Tuesday, December 8, 2020

[Post Office] Does anyone know what’s wrong with the Big Pine Key post office? Sometimes they are closed for no apparent reason and not even a note on the door. I sometimes have to drive to Summerland Key post office. Big Pine is hit or miss. I think the post office should be run by private parties. If it were privately run they would always be open when they are supposed to.
[New Tax] Monroe County looks at sea level rise taxing districts. Link
[Restaurant Review] Lunch at Marathon’s Isla Bella. It’s a beautiful place, but skip the food, at least the lunch. The conch fritters were greasy mush cooked in dirty grease. The service was amateur. The waitress got the order wrong twice, couldn’t speak English, couldn’t answer common questions about menu items. The sushi rolls had mayonnaise in one and cream cheese in the other. Yuk, it was like eating fresh garbage.

The beautiful landscaping looked like it had been growing for twenty years, not just two. Truly lush. The rooms were typical Pritam Singh, conch-y and delightful. Very Kesey.

I can’t say the same for the restaurant. It looked to be of a Mexican design that they forgot to finish. And the lobby looks like a taco bell without the bell on top. They said it was Italian. I wonder why they want people coming to the Keys to think they’re in Italy? Odd that.

Isla Bella is overpriced and cost the same as Little Palm Island without the exciting atmosphere. I’ll take Little Palm any day. 6 cocktails, 2 sushi rolls, greasy fritters (only 5–the cheapskates) and tip cost $180


[The Groom of the Stool] A royal position in England was a shitty job. Was the king’s toilet guy the worst job ever? Link

[Social Distance] Whenever this virus is over, I still want some of you to stay away from me.
[Christmas Decoration] I once had a job as a window dresser in a big high fashion department store in the northeast. Three of us were sent to the empty 5th floor to wrap presents and decorate trees for Christmas for their two stores. The three of us were decorating for a month. That’s a lot of presents to wrap. We were so bored with decorating so many trees, tying hand-made ribbons, and wrapping fake presents that we went nuts for about an hour breaking hand-blown glass ornaments. It started like a food fight, one carelessly thrown ornament, then another, and another and we went wild, screaming and bombing each other. We had thousands and thousands of them in cases piled high all over the place. It was one of the funniest Christmas ever. Smash, crash, shatter. What could be more fun for twenty-somethings? And we got paid for it! The glass was so thin it made a lovely sound when smashed against anything and everything. It took a long time to clean and dispose of the millions of shards all over the place. We were never found out. No one ever questioned one whole dumpster filled with broken ornaments or where thousands of them had gone. Merry Christmas!
[No WiFi. No Cellphone] If you love tech, you might want to steer clear of Green Bank, West Virginia. The small town of 143 residents has banned Wi-Fi and all other wireless signals, meaning there’s no cell service either. The reason for radio silence? Green Bank is home to the Green Bank Observatory, the first national astronomical observatory in the U.S. and home to the world’s largest fully steerable radio telescope. The equipment is extremely sensitive to interference, so in 1958, the government established the National Radio Quiet Zone, a 13,000-square mile area surrounding the observatory. Those who live within a 10-mile radius (which includes the town of Green Bank) can’t use bluetooth or even microwaves, unless they are in a special box that blocks electromagnetic fields. Living in Green Bank is a bit like traveling back in time — paper maps, phone booths, and freedom from many of our modern-day technological distractions. Link
[The Declaration of Independence] “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”


Bird feet appreciation time. Please take a moment to think about bird feet.

[“Prostate cancer”] Thank you for the responses on prostate cancer. The guy has it and he said he is just going to “watch it” for some strange reason. It was very nice to hear that there is cure.


[Mobil Hair Salon] Here’s a great idea.  I think the stylist serves the lower Keys.

[Masks] One thing good about this plague is it is culling out the idiots who won’t wear a mask or take precautions to avoid getting it!
[Climate] As if we didn’t have enough reasons to hate 2020, the United Nations just offered one more. On Wednesday, the U.N. and the World Meteorological organization released a report on the “state of the climate” and – surprise, surprise – it looks bleak. The year from hell is on course to be the third warmest on record, viruses are jumping out of nature to attack us, and the world has already warmed 1.2 degrees Celsius since pre-industrial times.

“To put it simply, the state of the planet is broken,” said U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres, in a speech at Columbia University. “Humanity is waging war on nature.” Link

[Dreamers] There are only two kinds of people on this planet, survivors and dreamers. The survivors use the dreamers for fun and entertainment and the dreamers think they are logically sound. Nothing could be further from the truth. Maybe this world plague will cull out the  dreamers and make things real again!
Socialism—share the wealth.
Communism–share the poverty.

A neck MRI costs $6,197 in Key West last month!

A serving size of chips is 10 chips. Actual serving six: I eat 10 chips while standing in the pantry with the bog open, trying to decide if I wont to eat chips.
Many of our postal workers act like gang members. When you make complaints about em, they retaliate, like it is a gang war. When in reality, they are malicious, lazy, dumber than dirt and routinely throw away and tamper with our mail. See how many people stood in line to vote, because they do not trust the thug gang members working a Federal job but thumb their black noses at their bosses? How do we start to privatize USPS and send these nasty thugs back to McDonalds?
[Murder] A note we can all take away, a bullet is worth more than silver.


New rapid test kits have now arrived from China.

[Internet Vital] Can the world end in a nano second by simply turning off the email and web? Yes, and it can happen if the bad guys want to take over your rights and freedoms.


Walmart holiday drone light show. Video