What blokes are doing
Mick Gannaway decided that when he was out shopping or promenading people were getting too close so he designed a hat that should keep them at a proper distance. He says he's having a few test runs before going into production. His Get a Head Get a Hat & Co will take orders at a later date.
Whose cheese decided the shopping bags need to be washed? Keep the dewdroppers away, at least1
Yes, we're all encouraged to wear masks but Mick Gannaway reckons he can't see the benefit!
Ian McDougall rose to the challenge of masking, claiming he is Flying Fox Man. Have you got a mask photo to contribute?
Tom Snelling's wife wanted some heavy pruning and trimming done in the garden but he said "It will cost and arm and a leg to get a professional in. Don't worry I'll do it."
To while away some time and to keep the brain active John Chirio tried Sudoku ... foolish boy! The puzzle on the top left was done by his wife as an example. All the others are his work and it shows. Keep trying John. One of John’s mates said he would prefer to put bamboo slivers under his fingernails than do Sudoku - both equally painful and fruitless. Will he persevere?
Members of BLACs (Bloke's Lounge App Chats), undaunted by isolation, share a meeting online at 2.30pm each Monday using Zoom. The Zoom app is very easy to set up and the basic package is free for a 40-minute meeting time. Why not connect with a few of your mates on Zoom?
Or add another zoom and buy a Mazda!
El Presidente John demonstrates his version of social distancing. First find a nice quiet place all to yourself then lie own and read a good book. Alas, no gin and tonic allowed in the pool area. ☹️
WT! Ian Macca is aghast at the list of chores his nurse wife has left for him to do while she battles on at the hospital.
It came about on Friday because she asked him what he was going to do.
"Nothing," he said.
She: But you did that yestreen.
"I didn't finish it."
Some people never learn, eh!
SOLUTIONS - solving isolife's dilemmas
From KERRY KING:
I was having trouble getting access to Netflix on my TV.
The problem related to the fact that my iPad is my Wi-Fi device and my TV doesn't play nicely with it. I don't have NBN or ADSL connected as the alternative.
My son suggested I buy a device called a Chromecast (see photo) . It connects to my TV using one of the unused HDMI slots at the back.
Then I downloaded the Chrome Home app to my phone from the App Store went through a relatively simple setup process now I can use my phone to play a movie on Netflix and see it on my TV.
Thank you, Kez.
SUGGESTIONS on what to do, read, watch &c
FUNNY STUFF - chuckles & parodies. Cartoons
I'm normally a social girl
I love to meet my mates
But lately with the virus here
We can't go out the gates.
You see, we are the 'oldies' now
We need to stay inside
If they haven't seen us for a while
They'll think we've upped and died.
They'll never know the things we did
Before we got this old
There wasn't any Facebook
So not everything was told.
We may seem sweet old ladies
Who would never be uncouth
But we grew up in the 60s -
If you only knew the truth!
There was sex and drugs and rock 'n roll
The pill and miniskirts
We smoked, we drank, we partied
And were quite outrageous flirts.
Then we settled down, got married
And turned into someone's mum,
Somebody's wife, then nana,
Who on earth did we become?
We didn't mind the change of pace
Because our lives were full
But to bury us before we're dead
Is like a red rag to a bull!
So here you find me stuck inside
For 4 weeks, maybe more
I finally found myself again
Then I had to close the door!
It didnt really bother me
I'd while away the hour
I'd bake for all the family
But I've got no bloody flour!
Now Netflix is just wonderful
I like a gutsy thriller
I'm swooning over Idris
Or some random sexy killer.
At least I've got a stash of booze
For when I'm being idle
There's wine and whiskey, even gin
If I'm feeling suicidal!
So let's all drink to lockdown
To recovery and health
And hope this bloody virus
Doesn't decimate our wealth.
We'll all get through the crisis
And be back to join our mates
Just hoping I'm not far too wide
To fit through the flaming gates!
I know a great joke about the Corona virus, but you probably won't get it.
A man walks into a bar. "I'll have a Corona, hold the virus."
I sneezed in the bank today – it was the most attention I've received in ten years.
With all this talk of Corona virus the people who make sanitising gel are rubbing their hands together.
I went to the chemist today and asked the assistant what killed the Corona virus. "Ammonia cleaner,” she replied. “Oh, sorry,” I replied, "I thought you worked here ..."
Someone with a cold: "I just want to stay in bed and do nothing, I feel terrible." Backpacker with Corona virus: "I feel terrible, I think I'll go partying in Bondi, skiing in Austria, visit the Eiffel Tower and maybe do some white-water rafting in Camino de Santiago."
Don't worry, the Corona virus pandemic won't last long – it was made in China.
Definition of irony : when the Year of The Rat starts with a plague.
Ok, so if the Corona virus isn't about beer, why do I keep hearing about cases of it?
Before Corona virus I used to cough to cover a fart. Now I fart to cover a cough.