A second reason

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Today's xkcd:

Mouseover title: ""I think I'll pass. These days I have a hard time feeling comfortable in crowded bars with loud music and lots of shouting." –me, after the pandemic, but now for a second reason"


  1. Benjamin E. Orsatti said,

    February 16, 2021 @ 8:44 am

    The pandemic, the internet, television, radio, the federal highway system, WWI, post-Enlightenment anomie…

    Maybe COVID-19 will be the "knockout punch" that will take down civilization once and for all. Oh well, we had a good 10,000-or-so-year run. Guess I'll start gathering some sharp sticks together to defend my cave.

    Also, where did this phrase, "I know, right?" come from? I get the feeling it originated in South Jersey, but it's crept its way all the way over to Western Pa. Can't say I'm a fan.

  2. KeithB said,

    February 16, 2021 @ 10:37 am

    You forgot fluoridated water.

  3. KevinM said,

    February 17, 2021 @ 8:19 pm

    Well, it's certainly killed off my go-to family conversation opener: "So, what did you do today?"

  4. JPL said,

    February 18, 2021 @ 2:27 am

    A second reason for declining invitations for social interactions: 1) risk of getting covid; 2) my conversational abilities have been destroyed by the social distancing. But other possibilities could be more interesting, e.g., reasons for his lack of normal human conversational abilities: 1) his suspicion that he is not a normal human; 2) the pandemic. There may be others.

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