Month: April 2020

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    We collectively gasped when we read of a tractor-trailer full of toilet paper going up in flames. This week, a more severe and darker tragedy struck when a tractor-trailer of N95 masks caught fire. More than 40 employees spent the last 28 days living at their factory, split between two 12-hour shifts working around the […]

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  • The week that was

    The week that was

    An elderly and reluctant Frenchman was ejected from an Air Force fighter during a retirement day outing. I promise you, this isn’t clickbait. As with every news outlet, Footwear News, looking for their coronavirus story, found it. “We are literally making electricity out of thin air.” Almost by accident, Yao noticed the devices he was […]

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  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Nudists sunbathing in the Czech Republic were reprimanded for not wearing masks. ‚ÄúCitizens can be without clothes in places designated for this purpose, but they must have their mouths covered,” said the police spokeswoman. As the novelty of the daily presidential briefings wore off and we grew weary of hearing the president boast of his […]

  • The week that was

    The week that was

    Field hospital tents were set up in New York City’s Central Park in anticipation of an expected surge of Covid-19 patients. The last time this happened was during the Civil War. Later in the week, the naval hospital ship Comfort docked in New York harbor. Comfort’s sister ship, the Mercy docked in Los Angeles harbor […]