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Pham Nuwen wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 11:25 Don't forget grey goose apple martinis dammit! You think they did all that marketing just for you to gloss over it? Damn commie ...
Grey Goose? I thought Absolut was the official SitC vodka. And it's pronounced "apple-tini".
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Warren wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 14:27
Pham Nuwen wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 11:25 Don't forget grey goose apple martinis dammit! You think they did all that marketing just for you to gloss over it? Damn commie ...
Grey Goose? I thought Absolut was the official SitC vodka. And it's pronounced "apple-tini".
I googled this since I wanted to point out you are wrong as usual. But I read a few interesting articles on marketing luxury brands and I'm kind of thankful you were wrong. Also yeah. You were wrong. It was the goose yo.
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 16:58
Warren wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 14:27
Pham Nuwen wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 11:25 Don't forget grey goose apple martinis dammit! You think they did all that marketing just for you to gloss over it? Damn commie ...
Grey Goose? I thought Absolut was the official SitC vodka. And it's pronounced "apple-tini".
I googled this since I wanted to point out you are wrong as usual. But I read a few interesting articles on marketing luxury brands and I'm kind of thankful you were wrong. Also yeah. You were wrong. It was the goose yo.
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As the resident vodka expert (heh) I'll have to side with Grey Goose being the cliched luxury brand. Absolut is strictly mid-range, and also gross. Also, fuck Sex & the City.
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Rachel wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 17:59 As the resident vodka expert (heh) I'll have to side with Grey Goose being the cliched luxury brand. Absolut is strictly mid-range, and also gross. Also, fuck Sex & the City.
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Hugh Akston wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 18:09
Rachel wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 17:59 As the resident vodka expert (heh) I'll have to side with Grey Goose being the cliched luxury brand. Absolut is strictly mid-range, and also gross. Also, fuck Sex & the City.
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Rachel wrote: 09 Oct 2020, 17:59 As the resident vodka expert (heh) I'll have to side with Grey Goose being the cliched luxury brand. Absolut is strictly mid-range, and also gross. Also, fuck Sex & the City.
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What the fuck? How did you do that?

Edited to add: Ah. Was not aware that was a feature
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Insert Lewinsky joke here.
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The quoted tweet is deleted, killing the joke afaict.
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Dangerman wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 12:14 The quoted tweet is deleted, killing the joke afaict.
Yup - anyone have a screenshot of the deleted tweet? Or just a quick quoted-as-best-I-can-from-memory/summation?
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lunchstealer wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 12:32
Dangerman wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 12:14 The quoted tweet is deleted, killing the joke afaict.
Yup - anyone have a screenshot of the deleted tweet? Or just a quick quoted-as-best-I-can-from-memory/summation?
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thoreau wrote: 29 Oct 2020, 21:40 Insert Lewinsky joke here.
Somebody get this man a cigar.
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Ellie wrote: 30 Oct 2020, 12:35 Elg8WbGWkAMbC4j.jpg

(sorry for the non-helpful red circles, that was already in the screenshot)
Ta very much.

Also this is WAY funnier now that I saw that it was from C. Clinton, not C. Handler as I initially read it.
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In August, the UK subsidized restaurant meals in an attempt to get people to go out and spend money, and may have thereby helped cause another wave of infections.

Bloomberg: U.K. Increased Covid’s Spread by Subsidizing Diners, Study Finds.
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Jennifer wrote: 04 Sep 2020, 01:13 Thought: I knew about the 1918 Spanish flu and how deadly it was well before covid struck, and I'm sure most if not all the people here did too. But until covid struck and all the news websites started doing related articles about the 1918 flu, I did not know things like, during the flu time there were mask/no mask debates, and anti-maskers as nutty as today;s making pretty much the same arguments. But after the flu burned out, things pretty much went back to normal and the flu had no obvious, lasting effects on everyday life or culture (although in retrospect, I wonder if at least some of the hedonism of the Roaring 20s had to do with people's being survivors of a deadly pandemic which mostly struck young, healthy people). Certainly, at least in America and Europe/"the West", there were no segments or subcultures of the population who kept wearing masks as a precautionary measure, let alone for style, and there weren't even mentions of or references to it in the literature, popular writing or movies of the 1920s -- at least, none I'm aware of. The masks vanished completely from popular memory and culture -- even someone like me, who likes reading about history in general and "daily life" history in particular, never heard of the masks, and even knowing about the 1918 flu and its effect on the war at all likely made me a minority, before covid.

I wonder: will the same thing happen with the Great Covid-19 Pandemic after it goes away (assuming it does), or will it be remembered and known in the future? Might there even be some permanent changes to society/social practices as a result of it?
Bits of anecdotal evidence to suggest this WILL be remembered, in ways the 1918 flu was not: the Halloween episode of the Simpsons had Lisa wearing a mask, and that night's Family Guy had a cutaway joke about a "pancake hospital" where the doctor is trying to save badly cooked pancakes until another doctor tells him "Pancakes aren't people. We need those rooms for covid."
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On my computer, "covid" is red-underlined as a misspelling, but covid-19 is not.
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My autocorrect insists on COVID (all caps) on this forum on my phone.
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My phone always autocorrects it to cover. Firefox spellcheck wants to correct it to oviduct.
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Funny. Mine defaults to Big Rona
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Pham Nuwen wrote: 06 Nov 2020, 11:05 Funny. Mine defaults to Big Rona
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