Friday Among the Motes

Gleaned from “Info Wars”: Dozens of hippies who got stuck at a festival in Panama due to coronavirus realized that the collectivist utopia they sought after is actually “hell” as they bicker over food and territory. One doesn’t want to laugh too much at their misfortune, but dear God, this is funny. The Tribal Gathering Festival, billed as “paradise on earth,” was supposed to end on March 15, but 40 western hippies remain trapped at the site because Panama announced a national emergency due to COVID-19 and placed them under quarantine. A subsequent ban on all entry and departure flights now means the hippies are likely to be stuck in “paradise” until the end of May. Attendees complain about how they are “stuck in hell” as they struggle with bad weather and major sewage issues at the campsite.” Any sense of communitarian oneness appears to have been washed away as attendees’ bicker and fight over food and territory. Food, cleaning products and tobacco is all in short supply, with some hippies having to do manual labor to stay fed. Oh no, WORK! Reminds me of Maynard G. Krebbs.

Politicrits: Comrade DeBlasio drawing considerable heat for his hypocritical “do as I order and I’ll do as I want” park stroll with his wife while the rest of the city is on lockdown. This is at least the second time, the first was to the gym after they were supposedly closed. He certainly is a man of the people.

This guy had some real communication problems: Newly released details about a murder rampage that spanned 16 crime scenes are as puzzling as they are disturbing.The attacks in Nova Scotia unfolded over the course of 12 hours between April 18 and 19.Of the 22 people killed, 13 were shot and nine died in house fire. RCMP said the gunman also killed or wounded animals and pets that he found at the homes. But nobody is crying to ban or outlaw fire.

Working from home: Will Reeve, “Good Morning America” reporter, was doing his broadcast from home when he got caught not wearing any pants. (Wish I had a dollar every time that happened to me. Oh wait, I don’t work from home. Never mind.) Reeve, son of the late Christopher Reeve of “Superman” fame, took it in stride and the next day delivered a report on mistakes and things to avoid while video-chatting. That’s being a professional.

It’s the weekend. Jim Beam and I are gonna spend some time together so enjoy the Saturday story and the Sunday Rant. See ya Monday.Remember, you can always drop me a note and tell me you like what I wrote, you think I’m full of crap, or just about anything else. Threats of personal harm will be dealt with accordingly. Bye.

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