How is The Coronavirus affecting your life?

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  1. nivek

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    Just when you think you've heard it all...:ohmy8:

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    ‘Kissing the Coronavirus’ is the steamy viral-erotica novel you need to get through the pandemic

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has given people the opportunity to pick up new hobbies or introspect as they spend the bulk of their time indoors. Some people started journaling. Others picked up knitting. A lot of them just got really horny.

    If you fall into the last group, then boy, do I have good news for you. A new erotic novel on Amazon promises to whet readers’ sexual appetites with a steamy, topical tale about love in the time of coronavirus—or, more specifically, love with coronavirus.

    It’s called Kissing the Coronavirus.

    Surprisingly, Kissing the Coronavirus is not a literary masterwork from esteemed erotica author Chuck Tingle, but the debut work from author M.J. Edwards, who cranked out this 16-page mini-epic in an attempt to pay her bills after losing her job.

    Here’s the brief, tantalizing Amazon description for Edwards’ new “viral-erotica” book:

    Kissing Coronavirus is a steamy tale about forbidden love and dark desires come to life.

    Any reasonable person would be hooked by now, but if you’re still on the fence, allow these excerpts from Kissing the Coronavirus—as documented by Twitter user @lightsweaver—to sway you:

    Despite the devastation the virus was causing across the globe, Alexa felt a rush of excitement every time she picked up the Corona sample, like a pulsating, erect penis, desperate to unleash its devastation on anyone who touched it.
    And:
    Alexa pulled down her lab pants and pulled her panties to the side, her pussy so wet that the lace glided across her skin like a fat man on a water slide.
    Come on, do you really need more convincing?

    If you want to see how this salacious saga ends, you can purchase Kissing the Coronavirus for 99 cents on Kindle (it’s free for Kindle Unlimited users). You could have a personal stake in launching a writer from obscurity to stardom, as Edwards is obviously destined with her viral-erotica instant classic.


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  2. nivek

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    There's been a spike in new covid cases in my state and in the surrounding cities and towns near my county...We just went into phase 3 reopening and I guess people think the mask is no longer required which is incorrect...I drove into town today and 60 percent of the people I saw did not wear a mask indoors in public spaces...

    I'm going to be wearing my P100 respirator again beginning tomorrow whenever I go into a shop or public space...Too many people are putting others at risk...

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  3. Thomas R. Morrison

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    Over six months later I still remember this and laugh - every day it feels like a Buddhist trial on the path to enlightenment to refrain from touching my face. They say that it takes 3 weeks to break a habit: bull...shit.
     
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  4. Standingstones

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    Well done Grasshopper....
     
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  5. pigfarmer

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    :) I'm not sure it can be done. More inventive methods could be required
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  6. Thomas R. Morrison

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    I think we may have discovered the secret rationale behind the inscrutable ruff:

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  7. nivek

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    I went to Lowe's home improvement and Wal-Mart this morning whilst driving in to town and almost everyone was wearing masks today, I only saw two people not wearing a mask, one in Wal-Mart and one in Lowe's...That's a huge change and improvement from yesterday, people are noticing the new case spikes but they shouldn't wait until there's a spike to get the mask back on, we need to keep wearing it for a while...

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  8. Toroid

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    You can't go into any store here without wearing a mask.
     
  9. pigfarmer

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    Has all the sanitizing and cleaning sort of went away and nobody said anything? A lot of the public displays of that sort of thing around here - cleaning shopping baskets, spraying counters etc just seems to have faded
     
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  10. Thomas R. Morrison

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    It's kinda fascinating in a macabre way to see how this Darwinian IQ test is playing out. We're seeing in real time the battle between the mammalian monkey-brain's fatigue in the face of these essential survival measures (if not our survival, then the survival of others including our closest friends, coworkers and family members), and the paper-thin layer of neurons on the surface of our brain that engages in logical and dispassionate reasoning.

    Most people are succumbing to "pandemic fatigue" and have either entered the realm of total denial or specious rationalizations, prematurely throwing caution to the wind because their higher brain functions have lost the battle to the unruly emotional revulsion of the primitive animal brain to the unpalatable countermeasures required to combat this virus.

    It's very disappointing to observe the huge percentage of people - even many dear friends, whose resolve has already collapsed only about six months into this global crisis. Honestly my estimation of the innate tenacity and intelligence of the average person has taken a hit through this crisis - I had imagined that a much greater percentage of people around me would've shown greater fortitude when facing an immediate threat to our survival.

    The silver lining is that I have a new appreciation for those increasingly scarce few who are successfully enduring a similar test to the pain box that the Bene Gesserit administered to Paul Atreides, and I'm discovering a deeper level of respect for them - the true humans walking among us.
     
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  11. Dejan Corovic

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    The problem with coronavirus is that it is an invisible internal deseaze. So people don't fear what they can't see.
    It would be much more convinient to modify the covid virus so that it produces some morbid injuries that everybody can see. For example, a nice bloated lession on a forhead.
    I bet you then, everybody would be wearing masks whole day long.
     
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  12. nivek

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    Very interesting observation and colourful description lol, I think you may be correct although too I also think social media needs to take some of the blame here...There are many nuts on social media still beating the 'no mask' drums and shaming others...The whole of social media is disgusting to me and really needs to be taken down for the good of mankind, its algorithms will be the death of many...

    Here's an example:



    I know what you mean, some friends and neighbors who have been diligently protecting themselves and others with their actions have faltered and succumed to a point of being very lax in wearing masks in public as they have been so steadfastly doing in the months previous...

    Survival of the fittest...

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  13. Dejan Corovic

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    Social media gave people a new power to self-organize. Before you needed political parties, unions or governments to unite the will of many. But today, if there is a shared attitude, just a few FaceBook groups can help you network with like-minded people.

    That's both good and bad. In Ukraine and Egypt, social media brought down a dictatorship. But on the bad side we see the rise of stupid in Quanon and Flat-Earthers.
     
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  14. pigfarmer

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    I recently read World War Z. Light, easy read. From what little I've seen not like the movie at all. Humanity is confronted with a crisis and it's all about who reacts and how and without going on a lengthy gratuitous book review I can say you could literally lift the outline out of that book and apply it to what's going on now. When confronted with some great mass danger a certain percentage of us are just plain stupid and/or nuts and will not react in any useful fashion. Darwin will be handing out one way on-peak passes for the extinction train. The best we could hope for is that like a drowning person they don't take us down too. Of course, with a virus that's easy to do ......

    Had to look up the pain box - never read any Herbert or saw the movie but I understand. My pain box is a Big Box and its Orange and regardless of how I feel about that it's given me an excellent perch from which to watch humanity in action. It begins as a cold numbing dread and by the time I am finished for the day I am convinced the very fibers of my mortal soul have been compromised. I can feel myself being eroded like a rock in a sea of dumbness. No apparent physical damage, except for my busted feet. Disgusting, filthy people pulling their fingers out of their noses and ears constantly, wearing masks around their necks, wanting to touch me for God's sake. I am more nimble than Muhammed Ali after six months of this crap. When the bodies really start pressing for my own sake I go into what I call Frame 352 mode where I might be glimpsed but nobody would really believe it.

    We're all burned out from it.
     
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  15. nivek

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    You haven't seen the documentary The Social Dilemma yet, it has damming truths even stout supporters of social media cannot deny...

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  16. Standingstones

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    I have often wondered why so many people need to comment on certain subjects. Do these people think their tweets are going to change someone’s mind? I find it amusing how many times a person puts out something stupid and then needs to delete it. Frankly, I read a few of these comments and they are either stupid or annoying.

    Comments on religion or politics really gets the old bile stirred up. I like to just lay back and watch how people become so annoyed with each other.
     
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  17. Dejan Corovic

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    I'm watching it now. They just said, "If you are not paying for a product than you are the product". Hillarious.
     
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  18. Dejan Corovic

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    Yeah, all that "The Social Dilemma" is saying is "Ohhhh, we are poor consumers, and these evil corporations are milking us." Of course, that large corporations are milking stupid consumers, that's what baby boomers are born in the first place, to consume. Remember Brad Pitt from the Fight Club: "We do jobs we hate, so we can buy things we don't need".

    The whole documentary is made like only Facebook is milking consumers with the cheap psychological tricks, while in real reality every business had been doing it since the dawn of mankind. What's Vogue and Cosmopolitan doing than hyping up girls to spend all their money on shoes, cosmetics, and garments. Or do people buy an iPhone because it's a good phone or because it's overhyped by phenomenal consumer brainwashing (aka. marketing).

    If consumers don't spend money whole world machine stops. Consumers are just cattle in the modern economy and there is no way out of it.

    God bless the environment into which we pile all the unwanted things :(.
     
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  19. pigfarmer

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    from memory, this all reminds me of the advent of radio and the need for the FCC so that people generally fooking about don't screw up crap they depended on.

    how about we turn the Internet off every night and just play whatever anthem is appropriate?
     
  20. pigfarmer

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    People do what they do for the same reason your pet bird pokes at his mirror (and then preens constantly when not doing that)
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