2021 February

Tuesday, February 23, 2021

[Key West Quarantine Violator Sentenced] A judge has sentenced a woman to 30 days in jail for violating a COVID-19 quarantine order issued last July. Judge Mark Wilson sentenced Yohana Anahi Gonzalez last week. In July, Key West Police Department officers arrested Gonzalez and her roommate, Joses Interian, who live in the 1800 block of Harris Avenue, on one count each of violating a quarantine order and another charge each of violating an emergency preparedness directive. Neighbors had alerted authorities that Gonzalez and Interian were not abiding by mandatory quarantine orders. A neighbor of the owner of the home videotaped the pair leaving their property.
[Stocks] Today the DOW reached 4,000 for the first time in history!


When Johnny Winter was young, he would practice guitar for 6 hours a day.

[Pedestrian Mall] Lincoln Road, Miami vs Duval St, Key West. Tons of fountains, trees, flowers. Planter walls all over for seating. No curbs, easy walking. No delivery trucks barreling down, no Uber and Lyft jockeys scouring the streets. No section that gets worse then the lower end of the street, the later it gets (KW). Cannot city of Key West do something similar?
I need someone who knows how to remove a sash from a single hung window. I have a stuck channel balance and my problem goes beyond what YouTube shows. Business Directory on shows Window Wizard, but he texted me and said he’s been gone from BPK for years. (Ed: Thank you, I’ve removed them from the Business Directory)


[Covid 19 Birthday] Does anyone know where I can buy Napoleon in the Keys? We would like this as a birthday dessert. No lit candles because when you blow them out you spit all over your birthday cake

[Antidisestablishmentarianism. Floxinoxinihilipilification] I’m happy to see that I can dictate all sorts of words into an email. And I don’t have to worry about spelling them.  I don’t even have to define them. No, I do not dictate off-color words such as t****.
[Ink] I’ve been using cheap, after-market ink in my two printers and haven’t had a problem for twenty years. One of the printers ran out today and while I was replacing it I thought I should write to the Coconut Telegraph telling you about cheap ink. Wouldn’t you know it, the cartridge wouldn’t work! That was the only problem I’ve had with cheap ink in 20 years. It wasn’t really a problem because I bought so many that I have plenty of spares. I can buy all 4 ink cartridges for the price of just 1 manufacturer’s ink and I’ve never been able to tell the difference other than price, either in the quality of photos or documents.
There are two kinds of people in the world and I don’t care much for either of them. ~Eric Idle
[Organic Back Up Alarm] A back-up sensor warns the driver before the rear bumper actually comes in contact with something. Who invented this sensor? I’ll bet you think it was Ford, maybe GM; how about Chrysler? No.  Mercedes Benz, or possibly the French or Italian car manufacturers? No. It was a Japanese farmer named Kawasaki. His invention was simple and effective. It emitted a high-pitch squeal just before the vehicle itself backs into something. Here’s a photo showing where the idea came from.


[Virus Milestone] a half million people have died from the virus. To mark this milestone officials want to open schools and restaurants, and athletic events.

Beef Burgundy -Slow Cooker
5 slices bacon finely chopped
3 pounds boneless beef chuck cut to 1 inch cubes
1 cup Burgundy
2 cups beef broth
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup flour
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
2 tablespoons thyme, finely chopped
1 pound fresh mushrooms sliced
Parsley, chopped for garnish-In a large skillet cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker. Salt and pepper the beef and add to the skillet and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.-Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce and slowly add beef broth, and tomato sauce, and soy sauce. Slowly whisk in the flour. Add the sauce to the slow cooker.-Add garlic, thyme, and mushrooms to the slow cooker. Give it a good stir and cook on low until beef is tender for 5-6 hours.
-Garnish with fresh parsley and serve with mashed potatoes or egg noodles. Menu > Recipes > Main Dishes


[The 2020-2021 United States Postal Service Crisis] Patrons of the US Postal Service have been receiving the poorest service in years. It started when the new Postmaster took over. Link



Was Nancy Pelosi ‘Miss Lube Rack of 1959’. Link

[Marriage Pro Tip] If your wife asks you to do something, don’t respond with, “That’s your job.”

[Benefits of Eating Black Pepper] Traditionally, pepper was used as a carminative agent to help relieve gas as well as to stimulate gastric secretions. Link

[Cruise Ship Ban] State legislators hear arguments on cruise ship limits. Link
[Faith On The Wings Of A Dove] A phial of oil used in that kingly baptism by St. Rémy, France and still preserved in his abbey, was brought to him by a white dove, straight from heaven.  Accordingly, the kings were crowned there, from Philip Augustus in 1180 to Charles X in 1824.
[Happy Birthday Peace Sign] The peace sign was created February 21, 1958 by British graphic designer and Christian pacifist Gerald Holtom. Holtom was tasked with creating the banners and signs for a nuclear disarmament march in London and he wanted a visual that would stick in the public’s mind. The design is, in part. modeled after naval semaphore flags that sailors use to communicate. Holtom combined the codes for “N’ (two flags angled down at a 45 degrees) for “nuclear” and “D” (one flag pointed straight up and one flag pointed straight down) for “disarmament.”
[Ambulance Drone] Israel does it again. Video


If you drank this in your younger days, you’re not going to need the vaccine.



My cousin from NJ is coming down and she loves to dance. Guys, she will be at the Tiki watering hole on Friday.  And she is very horny!

[Vacation Rentals] State legislators have again revived a bill that would take away local control of transient rentals and give it to the state. Link
[Noisy Leaf Blowers]The City of KW is thinking of banning leaf blowers. How, may I ask are the city workers going to clean the tourist streets, with a giant vacuum cleaner that will make the same noise?
[Crook] Lawyer insures cigars from fire. Video