I'd never heard the word "quarantini" until last spring, when holing up in lockdown mode with a necessary cocktail became a thing. But it turns out the word has been around for at least 15 years. According to Macmillan Dictionary, a "quarantini" is "a cocktail that you drink while in quarantine." And although we might associate the word with Covid-19, it was actually first used (as far as we know) in association with SARS on television's Scrubs.
In India, a massive surge of COVID-19 cases has led to a 21-day lockdown to control the spread of the virus, but in Rishikesh at least ten tourists from outside the country were punished for not abiding by the restrictions. The foreigners were sentenced to write down an apology statement 500 times. From NDTV: "I… READ THE REST
This is the trailer for an upcoming horror movie called The Djinn. Watching it reminded me of a story. Just before COVID-19 really came into its own in the winter of 2020, I spent a month on a working vacation. It was the last bit of traveling my wife and I were able to manage… READ THE REST
With about 16% of the US population fully vaccinated and cases of Covid around five times less than it was at its peak in January, things are looking up when it comes to beating the pandemic. Right? Wait, no? Ah shit. On CNN today Dr. Michael Osterholm, epidemiologist and Covid advisor to the White House,… READ THE REST
The Patriot mask is 100% made in the USA — and right now, it's up to 60% off. The world has changed. And while the ravages of a global pandemic may be slowly subsiding, some of the aftereffects promise to linger for years to come. Masks are now a part of our daily lives, with… READ THE REST
Maybe you're just like Meghan Trainor. Maybe you're really just all about that bass. If you can't imagine listening to your favorite music without some low-end register all but guaranteed to rattle your gut and shake loose a few internal organs, it's worth giving the Skullcandy Crusher Evo Sensory Bass Wireless Headphones a healthy listen. And… READ THE REST
There are area rugs that tie together a space. There are area rugs that offer a unique aesthetic to give a room a different look or feel. Then there are area rugs that do both of those things while also filling in the Venn diagram of supremely messing with your mind. And you better be ready.… READ THE REST