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#2020 what a hoot

Hashtag-2020 got off to a heck of a start. We thought 2019 was crazy and it would all be over with after December 31, then it even got worse. It seemed like every single day of 2020 there was some world event we never imagined. Earlier this year I tried to keep a file of the crazy headlines that popped up every day, at some point I gave up.

This is what I had so far, does anyone remember any of this by now?

Dec 31 - Pope slaps woman's hand
Jan 1 - New Years, Dustin Parker shot in OK
Jan 2 - ?
Jan 3 - Soleimani drone strike
Jan 4 - ?
Jan 5 - Iran backs out of nuclear deal
Jan 6 - Ricky Gervais Golden Globes speech roasting most of Hollywood
Jan 7 - Iran fires missiles on Iraq/US base
        Ukrainian flight shot down
        Earthquake in Iran
Jan ?? - Australia is on fire
Jan 8 - Prince Harry and Megan announce leaving royals
Jan 9 - ?
Jan 10 - ?
Jan 11 - Iran admits shooting down airliner
         Anti-vaxxers picketing on street corners at SAP Center in San Jose
Jan 14 - Alameda SO evicts homeless squatters in Oakland
Jan 15 - Pete DeBoer (former SJ Sharks team) goes to Vegas Golden Knights
Jan 19 - SpaceX explodes a rocket for abort test
Jan ?? - Coronavirus becomes a thing in the US
Jan 26 - Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Feb 5  - Trump acquitted of impeachment
Feb 24 - DJIA/NASD drop off cliff due to coronavirus
Mar 6  - Required work from home at work for to weeks, until Mar 21st
         SXSW in Austin cancelled by city
Mar 11 - Trump bans EU->US flights, NBA suspends season, Tom Hanks has covid
Mar 12 - NHL suspends season
Mar 15 - Restaurants in Fremont close early in anticipation of SIP orders
Mar 16 - DJIA drops 2900 pt
         Bay Area "shelter in place" starts
         FB poke broke (srs business),
         Mandatory everyone WFH till April 7
         Some restaurants pivot to take-out only
Mar 19 - Whole state under shelter-in-place
         US Covid topped 10k cases
         Work tentatively WFH indefinitely
         My birthday home alone
Mar 20 - Kenny Rogers dies, CA allows to-go beer and drinks
Mar 27 - UK prime minister catches covid
Apr  6 - UK prime minister moved to ICU
Apr 20 - Oil futures for May contracts go negative $30
Apr 23 - Don't inject disinfectants or bright light, y'all
Apr 24 - Finally able to buy flour at the store
Apr ?? - Possible meat shortages as processing plants close
Apr ?? - People seriously believe 5G networks transmit the virus, setting fire to 5G sites
         People forget Bill Gates made his billions from Microsoft,
         say he invented virus to make more money
         People are dumb
Apr 30 - Finally see toilet paper on the shelves, frozen meat starting to get picked over
May  3 - Murder hornets invade WA/BC!
May  8 - Saddle Rack announces it's closing for good
May  9 - Elon threatens to close Fremont factory and move Tesla HQ
         Little Richard dies at 87
May 11 - Jerry Stiller, and double-rainbow guy die
         Shady Grove in Austin closes
May 18 - SF Bay Area counties start phase 2 reopening
         Trump casually announces he's taking hydroxychloroquine
May 21 - Yeast finally seen on the grocery store shelf
         Well, shit
May 25 - George Floyd killed by police
May 27 - SpaceX Crew Dragon launch - scrubbed
         US hits 100,000 covid deaths
         CDC warns of starving cannibal rats
May 28 - Boston Marathon cancelled
         California tops 100,000 covid cases
May 29 - More protests and riots break out
         CNN crew arrested on-air, CNN center in ATL vandalized
         Monkeys steal covid-positive blood samples from lab assistant in India

 

Today is April 20 and the craziness is still going on. I still haven’t seen toilet paper in stores in weeks. I wish I had kept better track of what was available in the stores.  I feel like two weeks ago I was finally able to buy bread, last week I was able to buy milk, eggs, and flour (but no yeast).

Today people are protesting in state capitols the economy should be re-opened. People seriously still can’t figure out how air works, either you’re protecting yourself, protecting others, or both.

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