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  1. Are you patronizing your local restaurants?  We had Fratelli's last night and a few days before we had Pizza Hut.  Both were take out of course.

    1. jd_1138


      We're having Chinese food tonight from the local chinese restaurant..........spicy beef lo mein, chicken lo mein, veggie fried rice, egg rolls

    2. GoldLeader


      And supporting local delivery drivers, like yours truly, is also an Awesome idea!  Be safe everyone!

    3. ls650


      I've had some fast food takeout recently.

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  2. Happy birthday carlsson.


    1. GoldLeader




      Carlsson,   Happy Birthday you son of a biscuit!

    2. save2600


      Happy Birthday Big C!  

    3. carlsson


      Belated thank you, all three of you. I honestly didn't see this status update. Perhaps it had worked better if you used the tagging function in the forum.

  3. How long do you think this virus has been among us?  It didn't just pop up out of nowhere two weeks ago.


    1. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      In the states at least November of 2019. Just learned my buddy had it last December.

    2. Keatah


      Mid-to late November 2019, depending on whose story you believe. It only became newsworthy when the China outbreak happened.

    3. CPUWIZ


      Man made in the U.S., project shutdown, China took it over and let it loose.

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  4. Anyone else having trouble with status updates?  Mine won't work and then suddenly it will work. Surprised if this gets through.

    1. carlsson


      Yes, I've witnessed that sometimes the box doesn't load, probably hiccups.

    2. Random Terrain

      Random Terrain

      No problem for me so far.

  5. Maryland is closing everything starting 5pm today.  Essentials like pharmacies, grocery stores, gas stations, mail, and banks will remain open.

    1. Keatah


      Till they close too.


  6. I went to the Walmart for regular weekly trip and they still had most of what I wanted.  I was surprised to see the canned food aisle was still there.

    1. masschamber


      Walks into walmart, looks at water, long life food, and toilet paper, takes toilet paper

    2. save2600


      Around here, pizza and other frozen convenience foods were the first things to sell out. Besides toilet paper and hand sanitizer that is. Plenty of fruits, veggies and vitamin supplements on the shelves still. ;) 

  7. Well, the stock market came "roaring" back yesterday.

  8. The local Walmart is completely out of TP.  I wonder if people have wiped out the dollar stores too.


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    2. MrMaddog




      Yeah people need to buy lots of TP for all that CRAP that's online...

    3. Shawn


      I watched some dingbat pay gas station prices for 6 four packs of Charmin TP tonight. I couldn't help but shake my head and laugh.

    4. jd_1138


      In 2001, they lined up at gas stations like the 1970's gas crisis.  TP is 2020's version of gas.  All the stores around here are out of TP.

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  9. Once the idiots quit selling off in the stock market, it will be a good time to buy while everything is undervalued.


    1. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      I just invest in a mutual fund, so I don't think I can do much more than put extra money as a one time influx towards shares of whatever the mutual fund stocks are. I don't really look into it too much, but I know I'm in the high risk high reward zone. I don't have the kind of money to bother any other way.

    2. Zoyous


      I think it's the rich people selling off.

  10. March "Madness" will go on but without fans in the stands.   That's going to be eerie.

    1. Tickled_Pink


      Just watched Manchester United play in the Europa League in Austria. Ugh! It definitely didn't feel right.

    2. GoldLeader


      And now it's just been cancelled.

  11. "I need TP for my bung hole."

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    2. jd_1138


      I need BP for my gas hole.

    3. cybercylon


      I read somewhere the reasons why people panic and hoard something like TP during an ongoing or pending disasters. Surprisingly, walking around with dirty butt wasn't one of them.

    4. frankodragon


      "Are you threatening me?"

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  12. Don't forget to spring back to the future.

    1. CPUWIZ


      My devices do that for me.

  13. "Roads?  Where we're going we don't need roads."

    1. Giles N

      Giles N

      Where I’m going there’s a Highway... 

  14. If they have to cancel the Olympics that would really suck.

    1. SSG


      It's better than passing the disease to every country

    2. Cobra Kai

      Cobra Kai

      I think they are worried about the athletes, because it's well known that the Olympics, summer or winter, is one gigantic sex orgy between all the athletes. Lindsey Vonn admitted it.

    3. Atarian7


      LOL Kobra


      You're right SSG.  Just hoping it will be contained by then or sooner.



  15. My sister's dog attacked another dog.  She had to put down her dog.  :(

    1. retrorussell


      Sorry to hear; anytime a dog is put down it darkens my world.

    2. ∞ Vince ∞

      ∞ Vince ∞

      shit man! I know I don't know you, but that's heartbreaking. Pets are members of the family.  :(

    3. Atarian7


      Thanks for the kind words all.   For the most part she was a sweet dog and she was socialized, which is why

      I don't understand the attack.



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  16. Happy birthday Skippy B. Coyote.  (The user formerly known as Jin)

    1. GoldLeader


      Happy Birthday Jin!!   Oops!  I didn't know about the name change, but have  a Good one!!

    2. Isaiah Austin

      Isaiah Austin

      Happy Birthday, Skippy! :party:

  17. At the beginning of winter one of our meteorologists gave a prediction for snowfall totals.  We are supposed to get 37 to 50 inches.  So far we've gotten 4 inches.  I don't think we will get what was predicted. :D

    1. atari2600land


      Better than 0.0 inches.

    2. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Nobody can be happy with only 4 inches....

  18. Happy fake money-making holiday.

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    2. DuggerVideoGames


      I'll have you know that the money I used to buy myself chocolate peanut butter eggs is real; they wouldn't accept Monopoly money.

    3. Keatah


      We get completely absorbed into this holiday trend. We pass paper notes back and forth like in school.

    4. ls650


      There seems to be some pent-up frustration in this thread.  Must be a lot of single guys on AA...

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  19. This winter reminds me of the winter of '98.  We only got 1/10th of an inch of snow.

    1. save2600


      Take some of ours, please!  :grin:



    2. eddhell


      You can take some of our torrential downpour....I need a canoe to get to my driveway

  20. What's a reasonable price to pay for a heavy sixer?  I checked eBay and they are all over $100.

    1. masschamber


      If you don't care about the cx 10 controllers and grey psu I can sell you a heavy sixer with 2 cx 40s and a normal ac adapter for way than that, pm me if you are interested

    2. bluejay


      They can't be over a hundred! Heavy Sixer prices musta gone up. Exactly 370 days ago, I paid $70 for mine plus 1 CX10 and on CX40 with a Donkey Kong cartridge.

      Check this out:


    3. GoldLeader


      I totally vouch for masschamber as a seller if you do want a Heavy Sixer.  He'll treat you right and you won't have to pay ebay prices.

  21. Odd weather:  Barely missed getting hit by a severe thunderstorm yesterday morning and this morning woke up to 1/2 an inch of snow.

    1. Trinity


      Greta is in a bad mood...

    2. GoldLeader


      Be careful what you wish for eh?

    3. ls650
  22. I WANT SNOW!!!

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    2. GoldLeader


      You can have my share too!   Today it's cold and brightly overcast, but at least there's no new snow yet.

    3. Keatah


      Ehh we just got 1" dusting. If we're gonna have snow let's get it in style. A 30" blizzard please thankyouverymuch.

    4. atari2600land


      I want snow too, but I doubt we'll be getting any where I am this year.

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  23. It's 60 F right now.   Supposed to rain all week.  We've only gotten about 3 or 4 inches of snow all season so far.

    1. GoldLeader


      We got almost that much last night!   And pretty cold temps (9 degrees F) ...Not really looking forward to work today...

    2. atari2600land


      Here there has been 0.0 inches of snow this year.

    3. Joe C.

      Joe C.

      Colder than normal temps again so far this winter....

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  24. Punxsutawney Phil didn't see his shadow, predicts early spring. 

    1. Stephen


      Well, 56 and sunny here today.  Only the second day this decade that the sun has been out and average temp for today should be 32.  Hopefully the little guy was correct.

    2. Flojomojo


      And for those of us who don't get our weather forecast from woodchucks, the mildest January on record was a decent predictor of what's to come. 

    3. atari2600land


      Dang woodchucks! Quit chuckin' my wood!

  25. What a winter.  50's and 60's next week with rain.  I guess it's better than the "polar vortex".   But I'm a snow lover and would like it to be in the upper 20's with snow.

    1. ClassicGMR


      Winter? Since when?

    2. CPUWIZ


      LOL, it's 80 and sunny here.

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