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Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Christmas Eve Day greetings from Happy Larryville, GN!

Sven --

Both GoodwifeK and I think that turkey and provolone are an oddly good combo on sammiches.

*Shrugs*

I’ve got a lot of modest roof repair bids / reports to try and knock-out today. (Despite the reality that most of our clients’ offices will be closing early.)

They’re not particularly good money-makers, but it keeps the crew busy, provides service to current customers and generates overhead money. Also gives us a chance to get our proverbial foot in the door with new -- to us -- HOAs. (And we get to spot HOAs which will need more significant work in the near future, advise them of the general condition of their roofs and -- hopefully -- earn a modicum of trust by doing a good job solving their immediate problems.)

Hope ya’ll have a good -- and short -- work day; BBL.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Good morning and Merry Christmas Eve!

Supposedly a short day at work today; we’ll see how that goes. No one has quit this week…so far.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Reply to  Sven 2-0

Hai, Sven!

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

Happy Christmas Eve day, Gerbil Nation!
Good morning Fatwa and Sven!
Yep, short work day here -- oh, wait, nevermind.

Great game last night. Navy pulled it in the last minute and a half, then held on to win by one point. It was the first televised football game that I’ve been to and the impact of commercials can not be overstated. It was a tight game from start to finish. Team A commits a costly turn-over and instead of Team B gaining momentum and capitalizing on the change in energy, both teams huddle on the side-lines while the commercials roll for the next few minutes.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Don’t let this happen to you:

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Meh; close enough for gummint work:

As many as a dozen scientists may have been exposed to the Ebola virus at a lab of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, agency officials said Wednesday.

The potential exposure took place Monday when scientists conducting research on the virus at a high-security lab mistakenly put a sample containing the potentially infectious virus in a place where it was transferred for processing to another CDC lab, also in Atlanta on the CDC campus.

“High-security”?

I’m sure that a multi-hundred-thousand dollar (or more) review of procedures and more training will fix that right up.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

This is what happens when security procedures (whether for infectious agents, high-energy materials, or information) are not rigorously enforced at all times. People become complacent and the new norm becomes paying lip-service to the protocols.

Fatwa Arbuckle: Misanthropologist
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Too right, Paddy.

If that happened at a private lab, they’d have at least three dozen alphabet agencies crawling up their keisters along with the prospect of congressional hearings, enormous fines and (at least) threats of criminal prosecution.

Plus the CEO would become the next Emmanuel Goldstein.

Sven 2-0
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Sven 2-0
6 years ago

Well in the middle of the Christmas Eve madness of rushing around and all that. Bah, humbug.

You folks have a good night.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago
Reply to  Sven 2-0

Have a peaceful and reflective Christmas Eve, Sven and may the joy and wonder of this season be with you and Mrs. Sven tonight and always.

Paddy O'Furnijur
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Paddy O'Furnijur
6 years ago

The twice-baked potatoes are done, the carrots are steaming, the wine is breathing, and the port wine sauce has been made. All that is left is to put the tenderloin and gorgonzola wrapped in puff pastry in the oven.