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Oh, Owl POOP!

Today’s episode “Oh, Owl Poop!!” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

We bring you some good news from the goodnewsnetwork.org because this entire world needs some lifting up right now. We also talk a little more about some fun days to celebrate this fine, lovely second week of April. And Kym talks about sifting through owl poop and finding rat teeth. Read all those sentences again. Vurrrrry slowly. One is not like the others. It’s what we do.

Yep, Kym is BACK! Still by phone only, which is the new norm of course. We do a little catch-up, talking about the latest state of the union – NAY, the world – because we’re not sure there’s anyone actually on the planet having a conversation that has 100% nothing to do with coronavirus self-sheltering life. Well, come to think of it, we’ve heard of some people… thems that got no t.v.., radio, internet, phone, – living so far removed from technology and “civilization” and literally not even knowing we’re out here flailing around with bandana masks and hair-coloring kit gloves, losing our collective minds. Not gonna lie…we’re a hint of jealous. Anyway, the rest of us, we’re just over here talking about life on lockdown these last hmmmphsssaaahhy days (we don’t know anymore….21? 53? 1,203,290,932?).

So, to set the scene: We’re talking, catching up before getting into the topic – just chatting about working from home (or occasionally having to go into the office), Kym’s ongoing ordeal with tying up the loose ends from her dad’s passing, rainy April weather, the million+ mark in CV19 cases, Chris Cuomo’s tooth-breaking covid chills, nature-watching, recovery meeting hackers, celebrities entertaining us, a**holes billionaires quarantined on their yachts, ginger sun-basking, binge-watching Time Team, teen-agers in quarantine, Dog TV on DirecTV, Micheal Rapaport cussing out the parents of the world, and…Kym’s “collection of owl poop.”

Yes, in episode 90 you will hear Kym launch the most stellar detour in the history of The Mugly Truth Podcast detours. Deeeeeerailed. We said bye to the road. Hurtled down that brushy path. Flew into the woods. Straight over the cliff. She slid that comment in slicker than…owl s**t.

Yeah. We know what you ate last night. Photo by Jean van der Meulen on Pexels.com

And just as easily we got back on track and down to business. Because it’s what we do. It’s why our listeners love us. All five of you. Thank you from the bottom of our owl-crap-sifting hearts.

For links we mention in the episode, check out this list below:

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Oh, Owl Poop!” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Quaranteen Talk

Today’s episode “Quaranteen Talk” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

We are – like the entire world – trying to adjust to this temporary “new normal.” On top of that, Kym is still coping with taking care of business in the aftermath of her father’s passing. So, today’s episode is a bit different…Kym was unable to record this weekend, but we both felt it was important to maintain our episode schedule so today’s show is co-hosted by Kris’ 15 year old daughter Hayley. Kris and Hayley have a candid discussion about what it has been like as a family under quarantine. Oh, and we’re very aware there are a LOT of “likes” throughout the entire show. And the teenager isn’t the only one to blame. We’re, like, sorry you know?

So if you’re in quarantine, especially with kids (especially teenagers!) today’s episode might be helpful, we definitely hope it entertains. We are also hoping Kym will be back on next week. If not, we’ll see who will co-host next!

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “Quaranteen Talk!” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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TMT’s Quarantune 2020 Playlist!

Need a few hours of just fun, unusual, music from ALL genres and generations? Here you go! We don’t even know how many are in the list LOL!

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…And Justice For All  – Metallica

(Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams

After the Storm – Mumford and Sons

Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked  – Cage the Elephant

Alone Again (Naturally) – Gilbert O’Sullivan

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python

Anyone Out There – Duran Duran

Baby Did a Bad, Bad Thing – Chris Isaak

Baby Hold On  – Eddie Money

Be Good To Yourself  – Journey

Bedroom Toys – Duran Duran

Black Coffee in Bed – The Squeeze

Breathless – Jerry Lee Lewis

Burnin’ For You – Blue Oyster Cult

Burnin’ Up – Jonas Brothers

Call Me – Blondie

Can’t Touch This – MC Hammer

Carry On – Fun.

Clampdown – The Clash

Controversy – Prince

Cough Syrup – Young the Giant

Crazy – Gnarls Barkley

Damn Right, I’ve Got the Blues – Buddy Guy

Days Go By – Keith Urban

Dead Man’s Party – Oingo Boingo

Dirty Old Town – The Dubliners or The Pogues

Disconnected – Beat Union

Distance – Christina Perri

Do It Clean – Echo and the Bunnymen

Doctor! Doctor! – Thompson Twins

Don’t – Ed Sheehan

Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

Don’t Stand So Close to Me – The Police

Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds

Don’t You Kiss My Cheek – Jools Holland

Down With the Sickness  – Disturbed

Drop It Like It’s Hot – Snoop Dogg

Eat It – Weird Al Yankovic

Evacuate the Dancefloor – Cascada

Every Breath You Take – The Police

F**k You, That’s Why– Smut Peddlers

Fabulously Lazy – Franz Ferdinand

Fear (of the Unknown) – Siouxie and the Banshees

Fever – Peggy Lee

Fighter  – Christina Aguilera

Ghost Town – The Specials

Girl on Fire  – Alicia Keyes

Glorious  – Skylar Grey

Gonna Buy Me a Dog – The Monkees

Goodbye To You – Scandal

Got The Time – Anthrax

Hell of a Season – The Black Keys

Highway to Hell  – AC/DC

Hit the Road Jack – Ray Charles or Melanie Martinez

Hush/I’m Alive – Blue Swede

I Ain’t Got Nobody – Bessie Smith

I Don’t Wanna Be an A**hole Anymore  – The Menzingers

I Feel Fine – Beatles

I Think We’re Alone Now – Tiffany

I Walk Alone – Marty Robbins

I Wanna be Free – The Monkees

I Want Candy – Bow Wow Wow or Cody Simpson

I Won’t Back Down – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

I Won’t Stand In Your Way – Stay Cats

I’m Stuck In A Condo (With Marlon Brando) – The Dickies

If I Ever Leave This World Alive – Flogging Molly

In My Head – T.S.O.L.

In Summer – Josh Gad

Institutionalized – Suicidal Tendencies

It’s Everything but Partytime – The Go-Go’s

It’s the End of the World as We Know It  – R.E.M.

Just Keep Walking – INXS

Keeping the Faith – Billy Joel

Kick Out the Epic Motherf**ker – Dada Life

Kick Out the Jams – MC5

Killing Time – Joss Stone

Kissing a Fool  – Michael Buble

Lean On Me – Bill Withers

Let’s Go Crazy  – Prince and the Revolution

Lifeline – Spandau Ballet

Listen to the Man – George Ezra

Lonesome Town – The Cramps or Ricky Nelson

Lovesick – Lonesome Spurs

Madness – Muse

Minute by Minute – The Doobie Brothers

Misery – The Beatles 

Move Along – The All American Rejects

Move It On Over – George Thorogood

Out of Touch – Daryl Hall and John Oates

Outside – Foo Fighters

Over the Hills and Far Away – Led Zeppelin

Paranoid – Jonas Brothers

Party Out Of Bounds – B52s

People Are Strange – Echo and the Bunnymen or The Doors

People That Are Going To Hell – The Vandals

Put Your Records On  – Corrine Bailey Rae

Radioactive – Imagine Dragons

Rise  – Katy Perry

Rise Up – Andra Day

Rise Up – Imagine Dragons

Roamin’ House Boogie – Cab Calloway

Roaring 20s – Panic! At the Disco

Run Devil Run – Jenny Lewis

Save Myself – Ed Sheeran

Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) – Journey

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

Shelter – Duran Duran

Shiver –  Maroon 5

Should I Stay or Should I Go – The Clash

Solitary Confinement – The Dickies

Stand and Deliver – Adam and the Ants

Stay – Maurice Williams and The Zodiacs

Stayin’ Alive – BeeGees

Stop the World – Demi Lovato

Straighten Up and Fly Right – The Andrew Sisters

Strength – The Alarm

Stronger – Jennette McCurdy

Surrender – Elvis Presley

Swift Silent Deadly – Tiger Army

Take My Breath Away – Berlin

Taken Care of Business – George Thorogood

Temperature – Sean Paul

Tempted – The Squeeze

That’s the Way of the World – Earth, Wind and Fire

The Best of Times – Styx

The Champion  – Ludacris

The Climb  – Miley Cyrus

The Gambler  – Kenny Rogers

The Kids Aren’t Alright – Fall Out Boy

The Odd Couple – The Adicts

Things Can Only Get Better – Howard Johnson

Til I Collapse – Eminem feat. Nate Dogg

Time Bomb  – Rancid

Time of Our Lives – Pitbull and Ne-Yo

Times Like These – Foo Fighters

Too Close – Alex Clare

Tribal Connection – Gogol Bordello

TV Party – Black Flag

Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend

Under Pressure – David Bowie and Queen

Uptight (Everything’s Alright) – Steve Wonder

Wake Me Up – Avicii

Wake Me Up When September Comes – Green Day

Wake Up Alone – Amy Winehouse

Walk – Foo Fighters

Walk Away – Kelly Clarkson

Walkin’ After Midnight – Patsy Cline

Warriors  – Imagine Dragons

Wash My Hands – The Young Dubliners

We Are Not Alone – Karla DeVito

We Gonna Make Everything Alright – John Lee Hooker

We’ll Meet Again – Vera Lynn

Welcome to the Jungle  – Guns ‘n’ Roses

What’s Behind the Mask – The Cramps

Why Can’t You Behave – Ella Fitzgerald

Wicked World – Osaka Popstar

Wishy Washy – INXS

Work From Home  – Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign

Wrecking Ball  – Miley Cyrus

You Ain’t Alone – Alabama Shakes

You Be Illin’ – Run DMC

You Oughta Know – Alanis Morisette

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episodes on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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The Coronials Are Coming!

Today’s episode “The Coronials Are Coming!” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Hey here we are…over here. No. Not over there. BACK HERE. **Waving** Oh…wait… (pulls mask down…BOOP!) HERE WE ARE! Hi! WHOA…Stay back! BACK! No hugs. Are you a covidiot? We love you, but from a distance mate. We’ll stay over here, you stay over there, and once we’re done with our essential errands (you got any tp? no? ok…) we’re going back home. Where everyone who isn’t saving people, providing food, gas, or medicinal (and apparently construction) services belong. (Someone coughs in the distance) EVERYBODY DOWN!!!!!! Sorry. Sorry. Everyone ok? Sorry ’bout that. We’re just a little skittish. This is our first time out in…um…what day is it? Sigh.

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Isn’t that how it feels? Welcome to what we thought was just some distant, dystopian future in a sci-fi novel. In less than a week the world flipped upside down and now many people are self-sheltering to “flatten the curve”…many have lost jobs and the V Who Must Not Be Named statistics seem to have grown exponentially overnight. Oh, and you know what else is on the horizon with all this staying at home stuff? A baby boom! Yeah, come December, we’re gonna see the first results of some spectacular self-sheltering, because last we looked condoms were NOT flying off the shelves like Clorox wipes. We officially vote AYE for this next generation to be called Coronials. And come 2033 these Coronials will be Quaranteens, wreaking havoc on their poor parents like the virus they’re named after. Ok. Maybe not THAT bad. But honestly anyone who thinks that’s harsh hasn’t lived with a teenager.

Then there’s the naysayers, the hoaxers, conspiracy theorists, and the just plain stupidiotic who go around licking toilet seats on airplanes (really, it happened, we saw the video and NO WE’RE NOT LINKING TO THAT CRAP). Yep, the world is getting a ginormous 20-something middle finger to the “biggest government overreaction in the history of everything.” Let’s face it, some of our older generation isn’t being that helpful either. What is it with you people?!? If you’re not blaming each other for the world’s problems, you’re legit behaving JUST LIKE EACH OTHER! “PSHT, there’s no virus!” “PSHT it’s a government agenda!” “PSHT! It’s just a cold!” “PSHT! I’m not gonna catch it and if I do who cares!” “PSHT can’t make me stay home I have APPOINTMENTS.” Look. Us GenXers just want you all to f**cking go home and chill out. IT’S! NOT! THAT! HARD! But seriously, if we have to rely on the Kardashians and other social influencers to be the voice of sanity, we’re in trouble. And let’s not forget Florida. Now, we understand all those morons traveled to you, Florida, for spring break from all us other schmucky states, but you let them in. Go to your room – like the rest of us – and think about what you’ve done.

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Really, we’re wondering what this world is coming to. Who knew that our mental and physical health check-ins would include saying things like, “My anxiety level increases when I see the grocery store doesn’t have toilet paper or hand sanitizer…again.”

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Many are adjusting to working from home for the first time ever, many businesses are shuttering temporarily (or permanently), the U.S. government can’t get their collective brain cells in one spot long enough to pass a stimulus package to save their or our lives, and many (like Kris) are finding the transition of saving the world by sitting on the couch binge-watching Netflix and Amazon Prime fairly normal behavior.

And while we wait for the paper goods manufacturers to gather up the next big wave of shipments, we’re praying that the hoarders finally have enough paper goods and water to get through the next two decades apparently, so the rest of us can catch a freaking break.

But enough of that. We all know how ridiculous some people have become in this unprecedented time. Let’s focus on the good. China has reported it’s first no-new-virus days since the first outbreak occurred. We’re hearing reports that our lovely planet is healing because millions of us ARE stay inside, not traveling, and not driving around like the unwoke nutjobs that we’ve been. Apparently the canals in Venice are CLEAR for the first time in about 60 years. People are dropping the political vitriol (sort of) and playing fun games on Facebook – it’s kind of like 2009 again – and families are actually spending more time together. Some more successfully than others (we’re just saying that’s a statistically probable statement.) But mostly we see people combating the crazy and frightening with fun and humor. While eating tons of pasta.

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So today we brought a little levity to the Covid-catch-up. And we do so whilst being responsible Americans, socially distancing even from each other. Kym called in and Kris recorded it with the mic Kym would have used. Not a perfect set up by any means, we know, so the sound quality will be, ah…interesting. Just pretend Kris is some news lady interviewing some famous person calling in to the show. Ok? Ok. We also talk about some upcoming International Days you can celebrate whilst vacationing in the South of Living Room, or the Coast of Kitchen, or that sleepy little town of Bedroom.

For links about the days we talk about check out the United Nations website here and kalender-365 here. And apparently there are even more days we didn’t know about here.

For the video that simulates the effects of how viruses spread, please go to this Washington Post article with the four phases of quarantining – free-for-all, quarantining sick only, moderate social distancing and extensive social-distancing (self-sheltering) – scroll down to about the middle of the article to see the simulators.

But the true hero of the episode is Kym’s Stay Home Playlist. HIT IT LIL KYM:

  • Kick Out the Epic Motherf**ker by Dada Life
  • I Won’t Back Down by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
  • The Climb by Miley Cyrus
  • Time Bomb by Rancid
  • Wrecking Ball by Miley Cyrus
  • Work From Home by Fifth Harmony feat. Ty Dolla $ign
  • Don’t Stand So Close to Me by The Police
  • It’s the End of the World as We Know It by R.E.M.
  • The Champion by Ludacris
  • Glorious by Skylar Grey
  • Time of Our Lives by Pitbull and Ne-Yo
  • Til I Collapse by Eminem feat. Nate Dogg
  • Fighter by Christina Aguilera
  • Warriors by Imagine Dragons
  • Girl on Fire by Alicia Keyes
  • Let’s Go Crazy by Prince and the Revolution
  • Down With the Sickness by Disturbed
  • Rise by Katy Perry
  • I Don’t Wanna Be an A**hole Anymore by The Menzingers
  • Highway to Hell by AC/DC
  • Welcome to the Jungle by Guns ‘n’ Roses
  • Ghost Town by The Specials
  • The Gambler by Kenny Rogers
  • Only Human by The Jonas Brothers

And Kris added:

  • Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult
  • Dead Man’s Party by Oingo Boingo

Because apparently she is a morbid motherf….

So that’s it! We’ll be back next week with an all new show, because we are dedicated to bringing you our opinions and quirky sense of humor to try to help entertain you even if it’s for just a moment.

Oh, and we’re sorry (kind of, but not, but kind of?) for the C word (the OTHER C word…) but – in our defense – we were just quoting Better Things. THEY SAID IT FIRST!!!! IT’S THEIR FAULT. But in all honesty, haven’t we all had this fight to some degree or another with our mom/daughter? No? Just us? Okaaaaaay. (To be clear we have not ever called our kids the C word but not gonna say we haven’t entertained the thought once or twice. Teenagers/20-somethings, amirite?)

OK BYYYYYYYYYYYYEEEEEEEE.

Check out The Mugly Truth Podcast’s episode “The Coronials Are Coming!” on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts. Then all you need to do is 1) subscribe 2) download and 3) listen! AND!!! 4) If you enjoy what you hear, please leave a rating and a review (pretty please?). The more subscribers and reviews we get, the more opportunities we get to grow this podcast and bring you richer content.

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Wash Your Hands!

Today’s episode “Wash Your Hands!” is on Apple Podcasts, SpotifyOvercast, Libsyn, Pocket CastStitcher, iHeartRadio, or anywhere you listen to podcasts.

Yep. We’re throwing our opinions into the manic mix that is Covid-19 hysteria. Amidst illogical shortages of toilet paper, and (slightly less illogical) hand sanitizer everywhere you look, we’re putting our caffeinated heads together to talk (sometimes heatedly…KRIS) about the absolute insanity that has gripped our nation and the globe. Even as of this writing, major sporting events are being cancelled, stocks have nose-dived, and God forbid you try to find paper goods anywhere. So we’re just saying, “stay calm, stay logical and DO. NOT. BEND. TO. THE. MOB. FEAR. MENTALITY!” And just for the record, we’re predicting that hand lotion will be the next big thing to go scarce, because washing our hands 20 times a day while we sing the ABC or Happy Birthday song, PLUS sanitizing, is doing quite the number on our overly germ-free mitts.

Here’s our take on the whole thing, and then we’ll provide links to the sites we mention as well as clear up any of our own missteps in the discussion:

  1. Wash your hands. Duh.
  2. Fill one of your now-empty hand sanitizer bottles you carry in your purse or car with liquid soap. Toss a bottle of water in your car and boom, you’re the king and/or queen of hand cleanliness. While sanitizer is great in a pinch, it does not, CANNOT, take the place of washing your hands!
  3. Don’t shake hands with people. Don’t even fist bump. Alternatives are: elbow bump, wave, jazz hands (dear God, yes please and make sure to upload videos of such interactions to social media). And there’s always the bros “‘Sup?” head-nod or the Spock/Vulcan hand thingy that only a smattering of the population can actually achieve. (Nerdnote: do NOT attempt the Mork version, as this entails the ability to do the Spock hand salute, with the addition of inserting your V into the V of another person who also does the Spock hand thingy, and…you know what…Nanoooo Nanoooo. We’ve jumped the shark). Screw it. Bring back the ol’ bow and curtsy.
  4. Don’t hate people who have Covid-19. Don’t. Why would you. Who are these jerks sending these poor people who have the misfortune of getting sick hateful comments? Oh, yeah, the same a$$holes who buy cases of toilet paper to up-price and sell to people who can’t find any BECAUSE THE A$$HOLES BOUGHT IT ALL TO RESELL… aaaaaaaaaaaand INSANITY LOOP! If you want to be pissed at people, THAT’S a good group to start with, along with Nazis, child abusers, people who use all the washing machines in your apartment complex laundry room, coworkers who take the last cup of coffee and don’t make a fresh pot, and people named Kip and Muffy.
  5. While we’re at it, don’t hate Asian people thinking they automatically carry the virus because of their race. THAT. IS. RACIST. BULLSHIT. Stop. Stop right now.
  6. Cough and sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
  7. Don’t wear face masks unless you have symptoms. This saves the masks for people who truly need them. Better yet, if you really need to, you can wear a bandana which is washable. We also suggest whistling the theme song to “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly” if you do. Please do this. And again, post it to social media, thank you.
  8. Don’t touch your face. HAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAAHAHAHHAHHAHAAAA. Good luck with that, let us know how that goes BECAUSE WE CAN’T STOP TOUCHING OUR FACES.
  9. Don’t panic-purchase. Please don’t. You’re feeding the frenzy and being part of the problem if you do this. Case in point: the day after mainstream media picked up social media posts of empty store shelves in Washington state, local stores in Southern California began putting PALLETS of unopened shipments of toilet paper out. Great message. To some it may have said, “we’re ready.” To most it shouted, “WE’RE GONNA RUN OUT BUY AS MUCH AS YOU CAN RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE DIDN’T EVEN HAVE TIME TO UNBOX THIS CRAP IN THE WAREHOUSE!” Ergo, scared consumers caving to panic-purchasing, which led to no toilet paper or hand sanitizer on shelves. All across the country. Within a couple days. See, here’s the thing. Washington state currently has the highest concentration of deaths from Covid-19 with 19 of the total 22 deaths in the United States. So, yeah, we understand the panic Washington residents felt. We do not, however, understand empty shelves in Tustin, California, which is hundreds of miles away. That, dearest friends, is the power of misinformation, mob-fear, and feeding the frenzy. Thankfully at least one Albertson’s in our area has put a limit on purchasing. Logic and cool heads must prevail or we’re going to “oh my” and “dear me” ourselves right over a damned cliff. Just buy what you need and one extra to make you feel better.
  10. Fact check what you post on social media. Also ask yourself, is it helpful or is it frenzy-fodder? If it’s factual and helpful, go ahead and post. If it’s not…you’re part of the problem.
  11. Make your own damned hand sanitizer using specific types of alcohol (at least 70% or higher alcohol content) and gel (such as aloe vera). You can temper the alcohol odor by adding your favorite essential oil. Good luck finding the ingredients though. #rollingeyes. Here’s a link to a diy hand sanitizer recipe, or if you want to go Breaking Bad on it, check out this link at the WHO’s (World Health Organization). We’re wondering if Everclear will work? Asking for a friend.
  12. Stay home if you’re sick. That whole “I’ve never missed a day of work” mentality has to go bye-bye. Sorry. It’s pretty egotistical to bring your drippy noise and raspy cough – masked with OTC meds (if you can find them that is) – to work just to maintain some arcane office record. No one is clapping for you Frank! The office doesn’t think you’re amazing Karen! They all want you to stay the hell away from them. Go to bed. Get better. Now, we get that there are some businesses who don’t give a rat’s behind if you’re sick…if you don’t show you don’t get paid. That sucks. It really does. And we’re sorry you have to work for jerks. Just try to get better, love.

As for links, here you go:

  • Kym’s snowflake underwear actually did resemble this photo of a coronavirus. Whoda thunk?
  • What’s in a name? Coronavirus aka Covid-19 aka SARS-2. What exactly is everyone talking about? This link to World Health Organization’s article on naming the virus helps clear this little conundrum up.
  • Influenza is deadlier? Looks like it, according to this CDC chart. And be sure to read this paragraph a couple times to really let it sink in: “CDC estimates that influenza has resulted in between 9 million – 45 million illnesses, between 140,000 – 810,000 hospitalizations and between 12,000 – 61,000 deaths annually since 2010.”
  • Covid-19 asymptomatic issues explained here, by the University of Minnesota Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy.
  • Interactive map. This is a great interactive map by Johns Hopkins CSSE updating the numbers of cases, recoveries and deaths worldwide. Do the math. The numbers show recovery rate is much higher than the death rate globally. EDIT 19 March 2020: We have updated the link for the map to go directly to the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center in order to provide a safe, direct link to the source. Please be wary of sites claiming to have a link to the map as they may have possible malware attached. You can find more information about this by going to Snopes.com.
  • Mythbusters! Read this WHO article which debunks many myths currently being put out there.
  • Hotter countries spared? While President Trump recently claimed we could be seeing a drop in cases by April as weather warms up, scientists are conflicted about the apparent reality that countries with warmer climates, such as India, aren’t being hit with these types of viruses as much as regions with colder weather. Read more about this theory in this article.
  • Hoaxes! Here is the Al Jazeera article talking about the misinformation spread by mainstream news media based on social media posts.
  • Baby, It’s Not Me, It’s You. For the Washington Post article about conspiracy theories that the US is being blamed by some other countries (ahem, Chiiiiiiiiiiina??), go here.
  • Bill and Melinda’s Excellent Adventure. To found out just how much Bill and Melinda Gates actually spend to help others, check this link out.
  • Hip Cool Conspiracies. For the Rolling Stone article listing their favorite conspiracy theories and hoaxes, go here.
  • Oh, Rush. Here’s a link to the Washington Post article to back up Kris’ statement that Rush Limbaugh is trying to blow this all off as a weaponized threat to destroy Trump. Don’t come at us.
  • More fact-checking. And here’s a bonus fact-check article from The Guardian for your edification.
  • Last but not least. We couldn’t find the article Kris mentioned reading (she thought it was from the CDC) about what the Coronavirus does once you’ve got it, but here’s a National Geographic article that is very similar (and may even be the same article, now we’ve read through it). It’s to educate you. If you’re prone to overreaction, panic, or hypochondria, maybe you should skip this one. But if you’re interested in how Covid-19 affects the body, it’s an interesting read.

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