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The official Coronavirus containment thread

By Daditude

10 months ago

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Post #1 Important warning Posted by Daditude (10 months ago)

Post #6 Coronavirus website with up-to-the-moment stats Posted by Daditude (10 months ago)

Post #172 Key posted, but no summary given Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (10 months ago)

Post #193 Name of disease and of the virus Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (10 months ago)

Post #209 Explains why you need social distancing Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (10 months ago)

Post #239 Comment on seasonality Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (10 months ago)

Post #251 Avoid ibuprofen Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (10 months ago)

Post #370 Info on chloroquine Posted by Pinball_Gizzard (10 months ago)

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#18 10 months ago

Glad you started this new thread. Hopefully it will remain politics free!

#22 10 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

When did daditude become a moderator?

Dont know but glad he is one.

#514 10 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

I would assume it was cause i was blasted.

If your wife finds out that you are up this late drinking beer you're gonna get blasted alright. Blasted right upside your head!

#519 10 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

The DKs are still the flavor of the day.

Those guys suck

#524 10 months ago

More than one person dying every hour from Coronavirus in NY......not good!


#527 10 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

There are two tow trucks in front of my house right now, I said " haven't you heard of go home or stay home by now?

At 3am?? Damn

#529 10 months ago

Go throw a beer bottle at them

#688 10 months ago
Quoted from GPS:

When in the bloody hell will Ohio Shut it down. What are they waiting for????? Shut it all down!

Shut what down? Everything is shut down already.

#704 10 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

our leader called it a hoax a

Stop spreading lies. That is 100% false!

#842 10 months ago
Quoted from MotorCityMatt:

Just watched American Factory on net flix because I am at home self quarantining. Watch it.

That plant is close to where I work at and I have had friends that work there. It pissed me off and let's just say it made me feel much different about the Chinese. You can decide for yourself if that's good or bad.

#866 10 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

Did I tell you somebody 2 rooms down found bedbugs in their room?! The Louisville Ramada makes Motel 6 look like the Broadmoor. I never found any, but sanitized everything anyway.

That loud shitty ass metal music that you listen to probably scared the bed bugs to death and made them leave your room!

#871 10 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Why did I just see on Fox, Watters World, that we are ready for War with Russia or China?

At least you are finally watching a good news channel. Jessie Watters is a douche though.

#1007 10 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

The American Factory documentary was produced by Barrack and Michelle Obama.


#1032 10 months ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Figures ? I don't understand. Would you have rather the documentary not have been made? To me, it shows what can happen in the country. It seemed like an honest assessment of what happened to that plant, whether anybody likes it, or not.
All I can say is that I am glad I am retired and not have to deal with this kind of crap.
I will say this from what I saw when watching it. That young Chinese guy wanted to hang some Chinese posters and the boss said, "No, when in Rome, do as the Romans do. So some US posters went up.
I can't remember but I think that factory was flying the American flag. Japanese/American Honda dealerships fly the American flag. BMW flies the American flag. Actually, I think most dealerships fly the American flag, no matter where the cars are made.
Would you like to guess/know what flags GM, and Ford fly over in China? I would, too. But I am guessing they are not flying the American flag, even though China makes those, too.

They also said American workers are lazy and that they dont work efficiently. I have to disagree totally. F*ck them all!

#1046 10 months ago

I got out today to go get some food and the grocery stores and Wal Mart was packed. I went to CVS and people just seem to act like nothing is happening.......kinda weird.

I am noticing much less traffic on the roads In general but like I said the stores arent slowing down any. My future grocery trips will be online orders only. I dont want to go around people unless I a absolutely have to. I'm probably not going to be able to keep from getting it considering I work around a couple nasty MF's but I'm going to do my part and try to stay safe.

#1048 10 months ago
Quoted from Coindork:

You clearly haven’t seen the rest of his posts.

Lol that's funny

#1051 10 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

Anyone else remember the mouth watering smell that KFCs in the 80s and 90s emitted? I would be riding my bike as a kid and 2 to 3 blocks away you'd start to smell that smell. Damn you better exhaust/squirrel fans:/

I still like KFC chicken alot. It's pretty good stuff! Nobody makes a better chicken sandwich than Chic Fil a though. Popeye's has a great one now but it's still not chic fil a.

#1055 10 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

I don't want to live in a world where I can't have cheese.

Amen brother

#1056 10 months ago
Quoted from Methos:

Stay away from that shit if you can. Results in high cancer risk/rates. Same with dairy.

I rarely eat KFC or Chic fil A either one but I like them, especially Chic fil A. That's the best damn chicken sandwich ever made period!

#1493 10 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

I brought a black friend to who-dey's home. Sounds like a real racist to allow that.

Yeah and dont tell him how I ran him off and called him all kinds of bad names and stuff........oh yeah and how we are really good friends now also. I'm so racist.

#1592 10 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

Yeah, the biggest gang of all us the US military. And i hope they wipe the street with assholes that think they can take the law into their own hands. If I pay my taxes for anything, it’s to clean the slate with assholes that think anarchy works.

Don't expect anyone else to protect you because they cant be everywhere. Hopefully you have the means to protect yourself, if not you are screwed..

#1599 10 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

For the benefit of what? Why does this freaking matter? It antogonizes the world’s “other” superpower, and, last time I checked, a major owner of US debt and property. This is just STUPiD posturing. And if you think it s important, you probably thought it was important to meet the town dweeb at the flagpole after school. Only China isn’t the town dweeb. And if you think they are, YOU are the town retard.


#1605 10 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

They make all the medical supplies

It's time to change that then isnt it? I dont want to buy anything made in China anymore if I can help it.

#1612 10 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

sure, keep spinning it and denying the reality of 'why'. Anything to avoid the truth.

I'm not spinning anything. Why are you taking up for the people that are going to be responsible for killing tons of people?

#1616 10 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

Its a fact....seems to me all the lefties are making this a political issue

That's because they have nothing else so this is the newest hoax

#1617 10 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

The U.S. debt to China is $1.07 trillion as of December 2019.

I would tell them to stick that debt up their ass after this shit here.

#1700 10 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Don’t respond, report....though earlier today SOMEone said it was never called a hoax. Lol

I'm not saying the virus is a hoax. How about the newest witch hunt, would that be a better term?

#1709 10 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

The USA has and will always be melting pot. We fight and bicker. It might look like we are our own worst enemy. When it comes down to it we come together like always. You will see.

This is true BUT...we are more divided than ever politically so something has got to give eventually. The shit will hit the fan eventually and people will have to choose their side.

#1713 10 months ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

Singapore is doing Excellent, same as South Korea. From the past experiences with other Viruses, everyone was well stocked with masks, and they locked down really early.
This is the lesson to be learned. A 2-3 month supply of Masks per person, and more people can go out.
You cant go out without one, in most all urban areas. $30-$50 per person, for a 3 month supply.
On top of that they have the highest health care, at the lowest cost...roughly 1/3 ours.
Its a great model to use or adapt to fix our issues here in healthcare.

But but but....I thought masks dont help?

#1727 10 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I choose NFL. When is it starting...?

I dont know but Iam hoping between the warm weather coming and people staying home that this virus goes away and we can start the season on time. It looks like we are going to lose most of the MLB season as well. What are your thoughts?

#1730 10 months ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

Not sure I follow. Are you predicting a second civil war or something? The first one didn’t go so well, I’d hope we’d have more sense than to try that again.

I truly believe that we could be headed for that.

#1734 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Aaandddd...we’re somehow back to the circuitous, cyclical banter about right vs. left.

No not at all. I dont talk right and left on here really. I honestly try and stay away from that stuff because I know that it's a no win situation and not allowed anyways.

#1738 10 months ago

How long can we continue to be in lockdown like this until we have a total economic collapse and go into a depression? Serious question. I gotta believe we are only weeks away.

#1764 10 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

Unfortunately, I don't disagree. This is shaping up to be another Spanish Flu type pandemic with a lot of casualties domestically and globally.
I'm pretty scared for my elderly parents, and for myself. I have some asthma issues and this thing scares the hell out of me.

That's what everyone keeps saying but the death toll still doesnt seem to be astronomically high yet. Sure would be nice to see warm weather slow it down some and buy some more time for treatments and meds.

#1770 10 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

Exactly why we’ve made the decision to sanitize and delay opening all packages and mail right now. As this thing continues to spread, who knows who has handled the deliveries and exactly how long this stuff lasts on paper and packaging.

And could we please stop all the unnecessary junk mail until this is over with??

#1779 10 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Large quantities of alcohol?

If theres any truth to that then most pinheads should be pretty safe.

#1781 10 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

Well I have been thinking about the heat thing(temperature). I'm pretty sure it's UV light. Heat does jackshit and jack just left town! That is why the the other viruses die out in summer time. This is different animal it dies in UV light is the same but its very transmittable. Then boom some random ass skank infected you. Damn cloud cover!

That's true also but I read somewhere that this virus doesn't like temperatures over 79 degrees.

#1786 10 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

98.6 hasn't seemed to bother it much yet.

Yes I thought about that already also.

#1787 10 months ago

I have a feeling that the masks that all those people are wearing makes a person a lot more safer than what our experts are telling us.

#1792 10 months ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Pennsylvania's business shutdown starts at 8AM. Over 10,000 businesses applied for waivers...but they won't release the approval/denial statistics. These 10k businesses were ones from the generic listing of business sectors that were already ordered to close. Many businesses are already saying they will violate the order and keep working. My company supposedly applied for a waiver, even though we do nothing life sustaining...and i'm at work now. So long as these businesses feel they are more important than the people they are affecting, the US is doomed at stopping this virus in a timely manner. If it is so safe to be at work with 200 other people, I find it odd that upper management isn't out on the plant floor disinfecting surfaces to help others see that we are not in harms way. Oh wait, they are working from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

Yeah Ohio goes on a lockdown tonight at midnight but my company said F*ck you guys you're working anyways. Oh yeah and some idiot just got back from a cruise last week and he called off sick today. Between all of that and the nasty f*cking people that i have to share my work area with I know that I am 100% screwed. My company wouldn't shut down if a nuclear bomb got dropped on the building.

#1799 10 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

I have to call the hospital today as I'm scheduled for pulmonary test tomorrow but, to be honest I don't want to go in the hospital. I'm in the age bracket that is most at risk, although I question that with all the younger people coming up sick. Seems to me at this point there is no "at most risk" group, this virus is infecting and killing indiscriminately throughout our population.
Damn Who-dey, this will be the first time in 150yrs Cincinnati's Reds opening day parade will not take place. Lotta "first" unfortunately happening all over our nation during this outbreak.

Reschedule that test RW, it's not worth the risk dude. I would absolutely not go the hospital right now unless you think its totally neccessary.

When I left work this morning there was a lot of traffic, everything seemed normal. It's going to be interesting to see how traffic is tomorrow morning when the lockdown is in place. As of right now I dont too many Ohioans giving a shit about this virus. The stores are packed and there is plenty of traffic.

I will say that in the evenings there is less traffic for sure. Other than that though Ohio seems to be operating full steam ahead. Bummer about the Reds because this is the best team they've had in many many years.

#1812 10 months ago
Quoted from PanzerFreak:

It sounds like Michigan is the next date to go on lockdown. I'm glad I sold a game early last week while I could.

They should have closed that state down years ago!

#1817 10 months ago
Quoted from Irishbastard:

So, I take it no one else is having a "Covid-19" party?
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Wow you have some really stupid effing neighbors!

#1822 10 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Best way to protect yourself from Coronavirus ... don’t go to large gatherings (10 people or more).

This makes zero sense to me why they are telling people this. It only takes one person to infect you. Im staying away from everyone i can!

#1828 10 months ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Germany has finally come out and directed people to stay away from gatherings of more than 2 people. That means you + 1 other person. Heck that is lower than the number of people in and average family of 2.5.

People who are stupid.....and there a lot of stupid people on this earth will look at the ten people rule and think as long as there are only ten of them that they are safe and can rub elbows as much as they want to. Thats what bothers me about that.

#1854 10 months ago
Quoted from PtownPin:

Just trying to balance out all your stupid comments

That would take like a year at least.

#2264 10 months ago

Ohio started their two week lockdown at midnight last night. On my way home from work this morning there were cars out the ass on the roads. So much for Ohio's lockdown I guess. Businesses are thumbing their noses at the governors lockdown looks like.

#2275 10 months ago

And then you have these f'Ing idiots here. This is a mega church, not your typical church...its HUGE!!!


#2716 10 months ago
Quoted from wesman:

I'm a dingdong laborer.

So I should call you a ding dong instead of a dipshit then?

#2717 10 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

general hysteria isn’t happening here.

Says the guy who has bars on his windows lmao.

#2725 10 months ago
Quoted from Cdonnerusmc:

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Damn that's a great collection of games!

#2726 10 months ago

So what am i supposed to about my dried up hands that I have from washing the shit out of them so much???? And don't say lotion either because while it helps it isnt helping enough. My hands feel like alligator skin dammit!!

#2736 10 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

We could always use more humor...especially in this thread. Do you have any memes?
I love the game room pics too. Got any?

Hes got my GOT in his gameroom. What a mistake I made selling that to him.....I miss it!

#2743 10 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Oh!! I see a lot of real estate where pins can go!

His wife wont let him buy any more. She about divorced him when he bought my GOT and didnt tell her.

#2749 10 months ago
Quoted from Gunnut40:

Oh ban for all grammar dick wads.

Go drunk your home! Lol

#2791 10 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Do a lot of you go to fox for your news? Serious question.

It's the ONLY place that I go for my news. Anything else is fake news!

#2796 10 months ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

A serious suggestion for you - put me on ignore. You clearly are agitated by my posts - and miss their point entirely - so why read them?
I’ve picked up about 5 new ignores from this thread, rather than bicker with people. Give it a shot.

I just gotta know, has anyone ever confronted you in real life from all the shit that you talk online?

#2798 10 months ago
Quoted from roffels:

It's literally what some talking heads and politicians are proposing - it's better to die than let the economy collapse. He's poking fun at that rhetoric, because of course it's a ghoulish take.

Doesn't matter, it's in very poor taste

#2824 10 months ago


#2825 10 months ago
Quoted from Oaken:

you should be angry and offended...just not at Levi.

Well sorry we are offended at Levi. Wonder if he would think it's funny if it happened to someone in his family and someone made a joke about it?

#3384 10 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Are the recovered US numbers really only 616? I thought it was way higher than that...if not..that's scary...

It's way higher than that because many people have already had it and recovered and never reported being sick.

#3392 10 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

"Discuss Politics and religion: Each to their own when it comes to these hot-button topics, but they have absolutely no place in the world of pinball. Please discuss them elsewhere."
I can tell you that we realize this subject is tied into politics somewhat, so it can be a bit difficult to divide the two for some. If you quote a political leader or share information that has come from a politician, we don't find it to necessarily be an issue. If you cast dispersions about political figures or parties, you will be moderated. We want information, not bickering. If you are not sure, you probably should not post it.

They should allow "one" thread where people can discuss politics. People who don't like discussing that could simply just not come in and participate in the discussion. Just my opinion.....

#3406 10 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

With all the people getting laid off, will they lose their employer healthcare?

If they're laid off permanently of course they will. No company has ever continued to give ex employees healthcare after they laid them off. Lol

#3409 10 months ago
Quoted from DaveH:

We can no longer discuss politics civilly. The division has been stoked so deeply that a thread that allowed it would just be a contest of who could get the other side to go away in frustration and anger. Pinside is not the place for it, as it would not end well.

I dont care personally because I dont talk politics much anyways but there really wouldnt be anything wrong with a thread where people could do so. If someone gets out of line and acts like a total ass you moderate them. If you dont like the thread topic then you just dont participate in the thread..its really very simple and not a big deal.

#3415 10 months ago

I heard NY is starting to look a little bit better? Hopefully that's true

#3416 10 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

It was 85° here in Texas today. I am sure we will get our 100+ days of 100+ degree heat, just like EVERY summer. Hopefully we won't have as many cases. I really feel for those that live in the big apple, though.

That Texas heat will kill off the virus hopefully!

#4330 9 months ago
Quoted from finman2000:

If it's made by GM it will be all rusted out far before it hits 100k miles.

More likely to just stop running when you need it the most.

#4333 9 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

LOL, I said the same thing when looking at the picture. I've been wearing the mask for a couple days now. Was only one other person wearing one. Now there are 3 more today with masks. Dozens of customers wear them now too. Always masks me feel a little safer dealing with customers when they are wearing them. Can only imagine they feel the same way about workers wearing them.

Smart man! I would wear one in your position for sure if they are available.

#4345 9 months ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

Aren't masks for people who are sick and not for people who are worried about getting sick? I thought the idea of masks was to keep your germs/illness/contagion from spreading to others.
From World Health Organization:
If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with suspected 2019-nCoV infection.
Wear a mask if you are coughing or sneezing.
Masks are effective only when used in combination with frequent hand-cleaning with alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.
If you wear a mask, then you must know how to use it and dispose of it properly.
When I see people with mask I think they may be ill... idk?

Fck the WHO, any moron knows that you are safer wearing a mask. You would have to be a complete idiot to think otherwise!

#4373 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

, I have Ozark season 3 in the queue to watch

Same here but I got sidetracked by of all things the Tiger King.....WTF??? Crazy ass show let me tell ya!

#4377 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

It is one of the top watched shows on Netflix, maybe #1. It has TONS of buzz. It's a real train wreck, but you can't look away.

Lol yes this ^^^ exactly! I dont know how it's going to end but it's been an entertaining ride so far to say the least.

#4378 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

It is one of the top watched shows on Netflix, maybe #1. It has TONS of buzz. It's a real train wreck, but you can't look away.

Holy crap, just finished Tiger King up and what a wild and crazy ass story that is. He is quite a character and so are many other people in the show. I just cant imagine having that kind of drama in my life. I don't want to give any spoilers so I'm just going to leave it at that. Definitely worth a watch though for sure.

#4504 9 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

I said majority rule. Not the electoral college. Guess you missed that part?
And yes, I think 250 years after the constitution was written some changes are necessary. They’re called “amendments”, and we need one to abolish the electoral college. So that the majority of Americans hopes and dreams aren’t highjacked by a bunch of yahoos gaming the system.

Man I seriously cannot believe your unamerican way of thinking (and those of you that agree with him either) and your hate for this country. Oh yeah and how the hell have you not been banned from this thread yet? Every post you make is about politics. Funny how some people like yourself can say anything that they want and arent held accountable.

#4511 9 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Electoral college is widely regarded as out of date. Not a radical assertion or “unamerican” whatever the ef that means...

The electoral college is f*cking brilliant and it was put in place for a reason. Educate yourself and find out why. Our forefathers were literally f*cling brilliant people.

#4515 9 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

I feel like us non-Americans should have our own designated thread where we just look at the headlines from America and silently mouth "W T F" every hour.
Would save pinside like 50% of all moderation

Good idea, you should go start one! Bye

#4518 9 months ago

It's not going to get changed so may as well forget it. The people that dont like the election results need to stfu and get over it. I've never seen this kind of crying and acting like stupid little babies in my life. I hated the last guy that got voted in with a passion but I still stood behind him a d wanted him to do good for our country. He didnt but I never wanted him to be the failure that he was I promise you. I would have been an unamerican POS if I would have been that way.

#4533 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

The thought also crossed my mind what if the other option was in charge now.

Exactly. You wanna talk about a f'ing disaster, now that would have been a disaster!

#4538 9 months ago
Quoted from Sinistarrett:

Good job dickheads.

Hes allowed to leave if he wants to. Theres not really much that he can say anyways that we dont already know is there? I'm not sure why he would be so bothered by what was being said but if it bothers him then he should leave I guess. This thread was not about him, it was about the coronavirus pandemic.

#4546 9 months ago

Yes really. I wasnt being rude, just being honest. I know people hate the truth and cant usually handle it but what I said was true..

#4549 9 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Us vs. them mentality i

That's a fact there. They have turned it into this. They started it and we will finish it.

#4553 9 months ago
Quoted from Reality_Studio:

Yup, I'm a Canadian. Long story short when I moved to the USA I had zero medical debt, zero school debt, zero debt period. The poor locals couldn't wrap their head around that concept as it seems like most Americans are drowning in some form of debt. Ironically even with all that debt, my schooling was better than theirs having done stuff like Calculus in high school. It made getting a job down here quite trivial.

Quoted from albummydavis:

Why did you want to move to such a shitty country?

#4555 9 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

Maybe take a walk or jog in place for a bit. Deep breaths. Seriously.

This is how I always am. I'm not mad at all, I just tell it like it is.

#4558 9 months ago
Quoted from Wickerman2:

You’re telling it how you see it. VERY ANGRILY. Grrrrrr

That's because I'm tired of all the BS. It is what it is and I'm not changing for anybody. I never have and never will take shit off of people and the older I get the more I hate stupid people.

#4566 9 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Sometimes you have to be blunt about this social distancing.

This is the truth. Theres a guy I work with that has always been one to invade your personal space I guess you would say. I've told him and told him to keep his distance from me and to please get out of my face. I actually yelled at him today and told him to get the f out of my face. Hes so f'ing stupid though that I doubt that he will stop doing it. Such a f moron!

#4581 9 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

While he still can?
Sorry whodey. That one was just too easy. Just my way of coping : )

It's ok we all get old if we are lucky. I can still take care of myself if I need to. Anyways I'm not that damm old yet lol. I'm only 54 jackass!

#4662 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

That will cause problems....

No doubt. How dumb

#4665 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

If they do that here in Texas, all hell will break loose. I'm not even joking...Texans will flip out.
I'm glad I stopped drinking.

I'm not sure what the point of it is?

#4669 9 months ago
Quoted from beergut666:

They tried it in Denver earlier in the week, lasted a few hours until things started to get out of hand. Lines running down the block outside of every store with people trying to buy before the closures. The more you try to restrict things, the more people will panic, and it will lead to acts of vandalism too. It is in the public's best interest to keep these stores open.

You can still buy it at a store surely though cant you? I think he just shut the bars and restaurants down for dine in.

#4676 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:It looks like it was a prank. I thought it was a joke by arcademojo, but the statement was a joke all together (rick rolled!)

What if I would have rioted and did something really crazy??

#4682 9 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

I did specifically ask Daditude to delete the post before Who-Dey bum rushed the closes beer distro. LOL

Just be glad you didn't say that happened in Indiana. Can you imagine what a guy like Gryszzz might have done? They would have came and arrested you for inciting a riot......or maybe rampage would be a better word!

#4720 9 months ago

I have a feeling that those charts are going to get so scary eventually that people arent going to want to look at them.

#4722 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I should have posted the linear curve. It's already scary.

I heard on the radio that they are expecting the hospitals to start getting overrun in Ohio in about two weeks and they dont expect it to level off until mid may. There is something that they aren't telling us about this. I am confident of that.

#4724 9 months ago

So 10K people have died in less than ten days? Not good!

#4731 9 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

without a quarantine, it almost ensures communities and states across the entire eastern seaboard will be devastated by the epidemic as wel

So true

#4734 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

You can only go so hungry for so long.[quoted image]

Looks good odin!

#4736 9 months ago
Quoted from Ed209:

I’m 43, wife is 45, kids 11.
Day 1: Started with a small cough that I thought was just from the allergies that usually hit me this time a year. Left for work one morning feeling fine then around 3 started to get lightheaded and dizzy after having long conversations. Rushed home and within four hours was in bed with phenomena like symptoms. Lots of growing pressure in the lungs, trouble getting enough oxygen when I breathed, fever, dizzy. Next morning my body felt like it went through war, coughing up a storm and just felt really weak. Slowly improved that day. Lungs still had lots of pressure, coughing a shit load but nothing was losing up.
Day 2-5: Over the next few days the pressure in the lungs started to dissipate and I started to feel better but still would have waves of fatigue. One day it got so bad I had to lie down after pouring myself a bowl of cereal. The fatigue lasted would come and go in waves for 3 days and my cough started to shift from dry to wet. Finally whatever was in my lungs was starting to loosen up and I was starting to spit out clear phlegm.
Day 6-7: Worried I was starting to relapse a bit. Lungs felt like sandpaper and the fatigue was so bad I was couch locked for the majority of it. FaceTimed with The parents on one of those days so they could talk grandkid and it just exhausted me from just talking.
Day 8: Energy returned but my lungs felt destroyed. Hurt to take deep breaths and when I did breath deep there was an additional breath noise. Luckily that progressively improved over the last week and I’m almost back to 100%.
Wife also had the fatigue and fever but luckily no lung, just GI issue. Strangely I only had hot flashes, no sustained high fever, just small spikes that only lasted a few mins.
It was the weirdest sickness I’ve ever experienced. Usually I feel it in my sinuses with a cold or sick to my stomach with a flu. This just felt like something was attacking my lungs, everything else felt fine.

Glad you and your family are ok. Sounds like you were borderline needing to be hospitalized.

#4740 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

As my long deceased grandfather who I still respect very much used to say.. mighty fine.

Pizza is like sex odin. Even when it's bad it's still good.

#4751 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

Good news is I've lost 76 pounds.

Impressive Dad, nice going dude for real!

#4754 9 months ago
Quoted from jlm33:

About the persistence time of the coronavirus on various surfaces, very disparate / conflicting results have been reported.
This scientific article (link here: https://www.journalofhospitalinfection.com/article/S0195-6701(20)30046-3/fulltext) summarizes findings from different labs and compares decontamination protocols.
The consensus is that it lasts longer on glass, plastic and steel (several days). Your takeaway pizza in a cardboard box is only a bit safer... but if I were you, I would put it back in the oven for 30' at 170°F or more before eating it.
Currently, the emergence of a novel human coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, has become a global health concern causing severe respiratory tract infections in humans. Human-to-human transmissions have been described with incubation times between 2-10 days, facilitating its spread via droplets, contaminated hands or surfaces. We therefore reviewed the literature on all available information about the persistence of human and veterinary coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces as well as inactivation strategies with biocidal agents used for chemical disinfection, e.g. in healthcare facilities. The analysis of 22 studies reveals that human coronaviruses such as Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) coronavirus, Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) coronavirus or endemic human coronaviruses (HCoV) can persist on inanimate surfaces like metal, glass or plastic for up to 9 days, but can be efficiently inactivated by surface disinfection procedures with 62–71% ethanol, 0.5% hydrogen peroxide or 0.1% sodium hypochlorite within 1 minute. Other biocidal agents such as 0.05–0.2% benzalkonium chloride or 0.02% chlorhexidine digluconate are less effective. As no specific therapies are available for SARS-CoV-2, early containment and prevention of further spread will be crucial to stop the ongoing outbreak and to control this novel infectious thread.

I believe that eating out is far more dangerous than the experts are letting on. I've ate fast food 2 or 3 times lately but I've also decided not to eat it many times and went ahead and fixed my own dinner at home. It sucks if you cant even go get a pizza without worrying about coronavirus germs on it.

#5044 9 months ago

My gf has a friend who tested positive for the virus and is in ICU fighting for her life as we speak..

#5048 9 months ago
Quoted from Rondogg:

I can't think of a President in the last 90 years less suited to lead us during this crisis.
A chance to give everyone hope and bring us together and he pisses it away to yell at reporters and make everything partisan.

#5068 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

60 Minutes will be doing a report on how hospitals in New York are handling this. Probably already on on the east coast.
Wonder how this will affect the markets when they reopen tomorrow.

I've read that it is a nightmare there and the workers are totally stressed and putting in countless hours.

#5069 9 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

"Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University, reopened the school's campus last week. By Friday, nearly a dozen Liberty students were sick with symptoms that suggest Covid-19. https://t.co/dmgBQ27pdZ
"“I’m not allowed to talk to you because I’m an employee here,” one student living on campus wrote in an email. But, he pleaded, “we need help to go home.""

What an idiot he is!

#5079 9 months ago

I really do feel sorry for all of the hospital workers right now. I know they gotta be scared to death. I don't like coming to work either right now either in fear of getting this but their situation is just flat out scary.

#5085 9 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

CBC just covered rise of Asian racism in the US and a severe spike in Asians buying guns. US government officials tried to have the virus named Wuhan Virus, which was flatly rejected by the international community.
They interviewed people buying guns for the first time. They each said that "leaders" are responsible for the hatred they are living with.
Support your fellow Americans and slap down racism, even if it feels subtle to you. On the other side, it's not subtle.

I think the real story is that people in this country now hate China's government, not Asian people that are living here in the U.S. or even the people that live in China.

#5149 9 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

please take your trolling elsewhere.

No! Oh you was talking to him, sorry.

#5189 9 months ago
Quoted from Utesichiban:

I think China downplayed how bad this really was and how many actually died as well.

They lie about everything else so why should this be any different? They knew if they lied to us and said it wasnt that bad that we wouldnt prepare well enough for it and it would kill many more people. Now they are sitting back laughing at us.

#5192 9 months ago
Quoted from wrb1977:

Being this virus originated in China, they would have not seen this coming and had less time than the rest of the world to prepare but even more importantly less time to react. As contagious as this virus is, it would have spread like wildfire before they even knew what hit them. By the time they got their welders out the numbers would have already been higher than what they claim through this whole thing. It simply isn’t possible that their numbers are accurate.

There is so much more to this story than what we know and what we are being told. Soooooo much more.

#5195 9 months ago
Quoted from taylor34:

I don't understand why you guys even care about China's numbers. Right, wrong, who cares? Does it matter? What matters is how our own country handles it, wherever we may be living. It was clearly a very serious thing when it was happening in China, a bunch of countries (including the US) were very slow to react, while other countries like South Korea and Vietnam were on the ball from the start. We 'could' have shut down all flights and tracked down all people who had traveled to those areas and tested them aggressively but we didn't. This is the result of inaction.
To understand how locking things down can make such a difference, just look at our own country. Washington initially had way more cases than anyone else, was aggressive shutting things down, and has done a good job containing it. Washington is now 8th in cases. Based upon the logic you guys are spouting above, there's no way that should have been possible, but it was through being very proactive when they spotted the problem.
Other countries have their own issues, but in the US it's being caused by:
states all taking different approaches
no central approach from the states as a group
free travel to anywhere across the US still
lack of testing
and frankly huge grocery stores, nobody should be allowed in a big store anymore. Delivery to your house or to a car in the lot only. Protect people and employees when getting necessities.

It matters because the information that we could get out of them could really help us fight this and save some lives. Being truthful with us is the least they could do since they are the reason we are in this mess right now.

#5198 9 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Sorry, but let's get real here. You've been playing follow the leader from the beginning.

I have no shame at all in admitting I thought this was not going to be a big deal. I am always changing my mind on things as they evolve. I don't know everything and never claimed to. I am right a lot more than I am wrong but I was wrong about this. Big deal

#5200 9 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

The same could be said for our own country. If our own government is 'you're on your own' why do you think that's acceptable but expect different from China who you condemn.

Not going to discuss politics with you so move along

#5203 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I thought we were blaming bats just a couple pages back?

No not at all. We are blaming people that are dumb enough to eat one..

#5206 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

We are just using it as an excuse to post baby bat pics[quoted image]

He's too cute to eat for sure.

#5209 9 months ago
Quoted from o-din:

I do like chatting with the late night crew. I bet you guys can almost tell when I've been drinking or not.

Well you pretty much always act the same so you are either sober all the time or drunk all of the time. Which is it?

#5215 9 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

Well, it wasn't about 'that', it was about the rhetoric in the posts as if there isn't a reason other than China

Well I guess you're just going to have to get over it. Not sure what else to tell you really.

#5217 9 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

You were wrong about the biggest deal in your lifetime, and the science was right in front of your face. Maybe time to be introspective?

I'm not a scientist. What do you want me to do kill myself for being wrong about something? Go on National TV and tell everyone that I'm an idiot or what? Lol

#5220 9 months ago

Gotta love the people that are being so boastful about being right about this don't you? Of course if they ended up being wrong they would act like they didn't say that we were going to have a crisis like this.

#5222 9 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

No, just reevaluate the way you consume and process information. Your the one who doesn't think it's a big deal that you failed to understand what was true. Said so yourself. It IS a big deal.

Wasn't the first time I've ever been wrong and it damn sure wont be the last either. Kind of hard to blame someone for being skeptical about something like this considering it hasnt happened on over 100 years isnt it?

#5225 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

It's tough not drinking these days...at least for me.

I used to be a HUGE drinker and I dont miss it at all. The hangovers started hurting worse and worse and I just decided it wasn't worth it. It would have killed me for sure if I would have continued drinking as much as I was anyways. I still drink a few beers here and there, I just dont drink to get smashed anymore. I do miss my wild partying days though I wont lie but you cant be 18 forever.

#5229 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I literally haven't been drinking at all for 5 months. I'm not saying I won't ever again in the future, but I'm not for the time being.
I have been sleeping much better, however.

My thing now is occasionally I love to go have a good micro brewed beer. I also enjoy a couple of Blue Moons in a frosted glass at home sometimes. Not much into drinking the 15 or 20 Bud Lights anymore.

#5310 9 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Love the logic: admit your wrong and all responsibilities for your actions disappear.

I really don’t quite understand WTF you are talking about or so upset about. What responsibilities could i possibly have for thinking this would not turn into the shit show that it has? Im pretty sure that about 90% of the population didn’t think that this would happen. You are acting like I’m the surgeon general or something and i told everyone in America that nothing was going to happen. Give it a rest dude. You already have heart issues so please dont have a heart attack because some dipshit named Who Dey on the internet didn’t think there was going to be a pandemic. I mean seriously, that’s just stupid.

#5314 9 months ago
Quoted from jlm33:

Moderation notice:
Please no more comments on Who-Dey admitting he was wrong... We got it and he got it ! Thanks.

Thank you! I mean its not like i was going off on people and making fun of them and telling them that they were stupid and stuff, i just didn’t think it was going to happen. I was wrong, not sure what the big deal is.

#5326 9 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

Ugh... reading comprehension.. again! Where did I say I have a heart problem? Never had a single issue in my life.
For you and your crew of deniers: Far, far, far less than 90% of the population thought this was "fake news." It's only the Fox crew that thought that. Most of the first world was amazed at the response. You supported this response.
You said you were wrong, and that's great. I commend you for it. But you also said you didn't care that you were wrong, a point you notedly left out in your reply. I simply responded by stating that you should care, and, sorry, I'm right. You should care. You should reconsider trusting Fox. That's it. But your blinders are on yet again. So run blind. Run free. I won't run with you though because, as we all know, my heart is such a concern.

You have mentioned that you are in pretty bad health many times and i thought you said that it was your heart. I could have swore that you said that you have had heart surgeries? My thoughts on this virus were not from watching fox news, they were MY own thoughts. I don't sit around and watch the news all day But when i do Fox news is my choice. Shoot me i guess for not liking Don Lemon on CNN or Rachel Maddow on MSNBC.

#5332 9 months ago
Quoted from Oaken:

who-dey at least we still have bubble hockey amirite?

Absolutely! The only problem is everyone is afraid to come over and play right now and quite frankly i don't want anyone over right now either so its hard to play by yourself lol. I have been playing more pinball than usual though so thats a good thing. Cant wait until all this is over though. Im sure my friends will be more than ready for some beers and bubble hockey by then.

#5338 9 months ago
Quoted from Tranquilize:

The only thing I'm debating you about is caring about being wrong. You don't care, and I think you should.

Im sorry but its hard for me to care about that and im certainly not going to beat myself up over it. Im not perfect and i never will be.

#5347 9 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

So many smaller company CEOs are all "screw you workers, you better keep making me money, health concerns be damned".

The big CEO’s are doing it also. My company definitely don’t care about their workers. Im grateful to still have a job during all of this but man i really wish that i could stay at home and be safe also.

#5443 9 months ago
Quoted from cait001:

OK hear me out:
Bubble hockey, except that the players can also be controller by motors. Connect two over the internet, play physical bubble hockey against an opponent elsewhere!
Edit: of course there would only be one local puck.... hmmm there has to be a good solution to this. holographic puck on the virtual side?

My bubble hockey is like a foosball table. You have to twist the handles to make the players smack the puck around. Maybe you could play NHL 20 on the playstation though? It would have to be with someone that sucked like myself though before I would do that. Most of the guys online would absolutely crush me!

#5461 9 months ago
Quoted from RWH:

Scammers are already at work contacting people posing as IRS agents and asking for their bank transfer numbers so that they can receive their money from the government. Simply no line these guys won't cross is there.

I've had three calls today telling me that my vehicle warranty has expired. When I tell them I would like to buy the extended warranty and they ask me what I drive and I say a 1978 Ford F-150 they hang up everytime....WTF??

Seems like they would still go ahead and take my money since it's a scam anyways.

#5469 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I had my identity stolen a few years ago. They stole my tax return and opened some credit cards...who knows what else?
I have been desperately trying to get unemployment, but all the offices are closed, they don't answer ANY calls (despite me trying hundreds of times...yes...hundreds), and I can't get through online because it says my SS # has already been used.
I'm hoping it is just a web glitch, but it could be scammers again.
My wife and I both lost our jobs, and we have 3 kids and a mortgage. We desperately need to get unemployment.

That really sucks. I pray that things get better for your family soon.

#5517 9 months ago
Quoted from Rezdog:

Beats fighting over politics.
We all seem a little more friendly today. Even my buddy who-dey

I've been working my ass off all day, ain't got time for your guys crap!

#5554 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I envy these guys with room for 30 pins.

I envy the guys that can afford 30 pins.

#5747 9 months ago
Quoted from vicjw66:

I’m sure there are plenty of meth dens in the Midwest that will be more than happy to take you in for $250 a month. Just don’t pay in advance. Expect to pay double that on the coasts. They will supply you with a soiled mattress and a bucket. Don’t ask me how I know. Lol.

Your infatuation with dogging the Midwest is weird Vic. What's so bad about the Midwestern states?

#5753 9 months ago

If you dont want to be scared then dont watch this. I can only hope that this guy is wrong....at least a little bit.

#5757 9 months ago
Quoted from Mizzou0103:

Here’s some anecdotal evidence around spread. tl;dr
60 people without symptoms attended a choir practice. They all used hand sanitizer before entering. No one shook hands or hugged. Within two weeks 45 of the 60 had gotten it.
Update: Didn’t realize this was already referenced. I’ll keep the link.

That’s unbelievable that something could be that contagious.

#6448 9 months ago

This Doctor tells it like it is, no bullshit or beating around the bush.

#6451 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Send that to wolfemaaan.

I would but theres no hope for that guy at all. It would be a waste of time.

#6691 9 months ago
Quoted from Multiballmaniac1:

She is evil. Buying all n95 masks months ago. I called fbi. She’s been doxxed also online. I don’t usually agree with doxxing but she deserves it.

If this is true I hope the B*tch gets what she deserves!

#6708 9 months ago
Quoted from Pinball_Gizzard:

Just because they were all singing doesn't necessarily mean the virus was transmitted airborne. Respiratory droplets can be created when coughing or clearing the throat. In addition, singing itself is a very different activity vs talking. There is much more air being forced from the lungs so you could consider the possibility that a higher amount of virus was placed into the air. There are cases of physicians contracting coronavirus from intubating a patient or doing a bronchoscopy where large amounts of virus is put into the air. Similar situation.
Also a choir is in very close proximity to each other and likely are touching each other or common surfaces intermittently which is another possible mode of transmission.

I have a question. I know your not suppose to touch your face BUT, let's just assume that your cheek or chin or forehead is itching, is it safe to scratch your face like that occasionally? I understand you shouldnt touch your mouth, rub your eyes, or pick your nose but would you get coronavirus by scratching your cheek or forehead if it was itching?

#6728 9 months ago
Quoted from Zablon:

more like 98/2

You are right but for us older pinheads you are wrong. The death rate for people 50 and over is much higher than the 2% death rate for the entire population.

#7100 9 months ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

Our SC governor still refuses to issue a stay-at-home order, claiming we are unique here in SC.

Time to get rid of that old fool sounds like!

#7154 9 months ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

the vast majority of people shopping were wearing masks and gloves.

Where are people getting these masks and gloves?? I cant find any anywhere.

#7159 9 months ago
Quoted from arcademojo:

eBay/ Amazon. And other online places.

Looked on Amazon and ordered some and then found out they wouldn't arrive until june so I said F it I'll be dead by then anyways and I cancelled the order.

#7172 9 months ago
Quoted from Jaybird815:

I did that before Covid.

Lol no doubt. Why do so many people wear their pajamas to wal mart?? Unbelievable!

#7176 9 months ago
Quoted from loneacer:

My mom tried to take her dog in Walmart last year. No it's not a service dog, she's just loopy.

Lol that's kinda funny also because another question I have is why do so many people take their dogs to Lowes? I've never noticed that in wal mart but always in Lowes seems like.

#7177 9 months ago

I actually wouldnt mind taking my old hound dog shopping with me but I know that he would end up shitting on the floor so I'm not chancing it!

#7180 9 months ago
Quoted from Wolfmarsh:

I use them for mowing because of my allergies

Man I hear ya on the allergies brother. That grass tears me up. I mowed yesterday and it got to me a little bit but not as bad as it usually does.

#7375 9 months ago
Quoted from Gryszzz:

I knew at least one guy here would love the salty savoriness of Aldis nuts in his mouth.

Well he is a Cowboys fan ya know.

#7473 9 months ago
Quoted from PinJim:

Have you been to Pins Mechanical in Cincinnati? Been wanting to check it out. The Columbus one was excellent.

Yes I have and it's very cool. So is Arcade legacy bar edition on Spring Grove Ave.

#7486 9 months ago

I cant really say anything because I will get a whoopin but this thread just got a million times better. I really would love it if we could just have one day where we could unload on each other, that would be sweet!

Welcome back Iceman!

#7496 9 months ago
Quoted from Daditude:

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I got too Dad, I'm walking the plank right now.

#7535 9 months ago
Quoted from TheFamilyArcade:

That’s what I’m laughing (crying?) about. People are going all Mad Max end of the world and it’s been TWO WEEKS!

YOU are kind of acting like that more than anyone!