Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The Strange Pandemic Wisdom of El Pendejo

May 27, 2020
   We finally have someone who can see the light at the end of the pandemic.

Daily Whip Out:
"El Pendejo Shows The Way"

• The first to apologize is the bravest. The first to forgive is the strongest.  The first to forget is the happiest.

• The easily shamed will never learn.

• The problem with government of the people, by the people, and for the people, is the people.

• All days seems strange when you are living them. Eventually we will see the humor because in the end, everything is a joke.

• On the road to herd immunity, expect a stampede, or two.

• A smart person knows what to say. A wise person nows whether to say it or not.

• Times change, the complaints remain the same.

• You can't wake a person pretending to be asleep.

• Whoever said one person can't change the world never ate an undercooked bat.

• It's a slow process, but quitting won't speed it up.

• Your struggle is your strength. Your struggles will give you everything.

• There is a fine line between telling the truth and being a pendejo.

• If drunkards had wings the sky would be cloudy all day.

• The tiger and lion may be more powerful, but the wolf doesn't perform in the circus.

• A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

• When the secular wins there are less rules to break and, therefore, no more thrills to gain.

• Love lays down rules it delights in breaking.

   Other lessons are beginning to emerge. We merely have to pay attention. Here's what we know so far:

• Google has seen an increase in the search for "What day is it?"

• Alcohol sales have spiked 55% since late March.

• Quarantiners have created a new drink, called the Quarantini, which is a mix of vodka and Emergen-C, which is an effervescent powdered vitamin C supplement, thought to fend off Covid-19.

• A suggestion has been made that when this quarantine is over, we not tell certain people.

• We are turning into dogs. We get really excited about going for walks and riding in cars.

Daily Flashback Whip Out:
"Hungry Like The Wolf sketches"
January 21, 2020

The State of Print

 • The Atlantic laid off 68 editorial positions and reduced "executive's salaries."

• Buzzfeed furloughed 68 as well and cut all the salaries for anyone making over $40k.

• Conde Nast publishing group laid off "nearly 100" and cut pay to the remaining employees by 10 to 20 percent.

The Dallas Morning News cut the newsroom employees by 17 percent and "even more for executives."

The Economist laid off 90 "non-newsroom employees." Wow! Who would be left after that?

• Gannett furloughed "most of the 20,000 employees for one week in each of April, May and June."

The Los Angeles Times reduced work hours by 20 percent.

True West magazine has maintained pre-Covid salaries and everyone is working remotely.

"Don't wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don't wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don't wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom. The major value in life is not what you get. The major value in life is what you become."
—Jim Rhon, via Wonderful Russ

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