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Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Wed Jan 13, 2021 7:36 pm
by Iceman
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Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Thu Jan 14, 2021 10:26 am
by kanga
I'm not sure whether this is 'entertainment' or 'wry commentary' on lockdown (and UK society) ..

Most days I try to look at BBC News' summaries of the national UK and Scots daily newspapers, which have images of the front pages of some of them. Recently I'd noticed that on the Financial Times' fronts there is a regular advertisement [GA alert :wink: ] for Lunajets, a corporate air charter service, presumably useful for the well-heeled in minimising travel difficulties in lockdown times; eg:

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpspr ... _ft-nc.png

.. whereas, on the Glasgow Times' fronts, there is a regular advertisement for a local company providing gravesite headstones, possibly currently in high demand in less affluent and therefore more moribund areas:

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cpspr ... stimes.jpg

:?

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:19 pm
by Iceman
Lunajets appears to be based in Switzerland. I guess that they’re both trying to drum up business, although with COVID and lockdown, I’d say that the grave stone maker is cashing-in on an ‘unfair advantage’ at the moment :lol:.

Iceman 8)

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:54 pm
by Morten
Similarly, the Telegraph seems to have had a run of ads for a cruise company on its front lately, offering to "Upgrade to Space and Luxury".

Needless to say that taking a cruise (whether upgraded or not) in times of Covid may be a shortcut to requiring a tombstone. Maybe they should team together for a package deal? :lol:

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:13 pm
by JAFO
Morten wrote:Needless to say that taking a cruise (whether upgraded or not) in times of Covid may be a shortcut to requiring a tombstone. Maybe they should team together for a package deal? :lol:


Maybe they should always pair them up, regardless of COVID.

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Thu Jan 14, 2021 2:22 pm
by akg1486
AIUI, private charter jets are doing much better than airlines. Top management who previously couldn't convince their employers of the value of private jets over regular CAT now have an extra argument.

Private jets can be a sensitive subject: Volvo and Ericsson earlier co-owned their own little airline called "Blue Chip" that operated Falcon 7X aircraft to fly the top management wherever they wanted to go. It wasn't a secret, but not generally known, either. A while back (pre-Covid), a newspaper published an article about the travel expenses of Ericsson's CEO. A week or two after that, Ericsson sold its share of Blue Chip. According to a spokesperson, that decision was not at all prompted by the publicity. (Sweden tries to portray itself as an egalitarian society--even though it's not--and politicians or captains of industry who take full benefit of their position can be punished hard in the court of public opinion. The Swedish PM still suffers from this after buying a Christmas present for his wife in a shopping centre while at the same time telling everyone to stay at home and postpone non-necessary activities. It became downright funny when a conservative MP berated the PM for this in an interview that, it was later disclosed, was done from her holiday in Spain.)

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Thu Jan 14, 2021 3:24 pm
by Iceman
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Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:08 pm
by Iceman
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Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Fri Jan 15, 2021 1:09 pm
by Iceman
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Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Fri Jan 15, 2021 4:21 pm
by Morten
Alexa, I am feeling that I want to have sex.

Alexa :
Most certainly... Don't worry. I am dimming the lights. Setting your AC to 22 C degrees.

The Viagra is kept on the top right shelf of your wardrobe. The gel is kept next to it.

I have hired your favorite Thai masseuse. She is just 12 minutes away as per her Uber ride status.

I have scheduled her payment from your credit card 2 hours from now.

I have checked your wife's GPS and she is shopping in a suburban mall. According to her buying checklist stored on my disk, she will take at least 2 more hours, plus according to Google maps traffic analysis, more than 1 hour to reach home.

Enjoy your sex. And yes, your condom is in the pull out drawer of the living room and the key to that drawer is in your wallet.

This is the last condom, so I have added condoms to your Amazon cart....

This is called true Artificial Intelligence...


MEANWHILE......

Wife:

Alexa, have you set it up?

Alexa:

Sure thing, he thinks you are going to take three hours. If you take an Uber home, you will be there in 45 minutes. I'm recording the whole thing with four cameras, you just need to walk in, we have the bastard cold.

I've got your divorce papers printed and ready, and your attorney briefed, case documents are drafted and will be completed tomorrow, $1 M. damages plus $10,000 per month alimony.

All set. Your Uber is waiting outside.

Now, this is Artificial Counter Intelligence...

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:00 am
by Boxkite
Iceman wrote:Image

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I am going to be thick here. From this photo that's been around since at least 2009, I see that the toilets, full or not, are going to get knocked into an open top car. But I can't see the relevance of the dates that have been added. :scratch:

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:10 am
by JAFO
Really @Boxkite?

You can't see the relevance of a thing which was full of sh it unexpectedly being tipped into and, therefore, ruining something which initially looked as though it might be brighter and better?

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Sat Jan 16, 2021 10:27 am
by Iceman
It’s just supposed to be humorous. I wouldn’t read too much into it :roll:.

Iceman 8)

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Sat Jan 16, 2021 11:06 am
by Boxkite
It is humorous, from when it was titled 'So,....how's your day going?'. But I honestly couldn't see what adding the dates did to the original joke. But, thanks to JAFO, I've caught up :doh:

Re: Covid19 - Lockdown Entertainment (not serious thread!)

PostPosted:Sun Jan 17, 2021 7:15 pm
by Iceman
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