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  1. 5 points
    Harvey Weinstein sentenced to 23 years in prison for sexually assaulting two women in New York https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/harvey-weinstein-sentence-trial-sexual-assault/2020/03/11/398f2cf6-630b-11ea-acca-80c22bbee96f_story.html?fbclid=IwAR3D1nZkbMH1abdJcRtcPHhAY6Ji_REeJe41BhT4jPuVL4RFx6N3_6n89es
  2. 5 points
    I hope when Charles becomes king he cuts Andrew right the fuck out
  3. 4 points
    I am shocked to see that Amazon is experiencing great delays in shipping. I live in an area where same-day delivery is often possible. Now, I can't find a single item that I can get before the end of this week. I know they are experiencing uncommonly high demand and not a lack of workers -- although that, I fear, will change in the coming weeks. My husband (an electrician who works in a hospital) wasn't sure if he would be told to go home when he went into work today. Instead, he was told they are building temporary overflow structures in anticipation of a high number of COVID cases, so he will continue on for now (but thankfully outside, not in a high-traffic area). I wish this would all go away. OH OH - the guardian (uk) and le Monde (Paris) are reporting doctors are finding that ibuprofen may exacerbate COVID. If you get a fever and suspect you might have it -- do NOT take ibuprofen. Take Tylenol. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/14/anti-inflammatory-drugs-may-aggravate-coronavirus-infection
  4. 4 points
    Kate Beckinsale posted to Instagram following his sentencing. I can't figure out how to embed the post but here is a link, with the caption pasted below: These photos were taken at the premiere of Serendipity on October 5,2001. We all refused to go because holding a premiere mere weeks after 9/11 with the city still smoking felt like the most insensitive, tone deaf,disrespectful idea possible .But Harvey insisted. We flew into New York and somehow got through it. The next morning Harvey called me and asked if I would like to bring my less than two year old daughter to his house for a playdate with his similar aged daughter I said ok. I turned up and he immediately called for his nanny to take the babies to another room to play. I went to go with them and he said “No, you wait here .” The minute the door closed he started screaming “you stupid fucking CUNT, you CUNT you ruined my premiere .” I had no idea what he was talking about and started to shake.He said,”If I am throwing a red carpet you get in a tight dress, you shake your ass you shake your tits you do not go down it looking like a fucking lesbian you stupid fucking cunt .” The shock made me burst into tears.I tried to say “Harvey,the city is on fire, people are still looking for their relatives none of us even felt the premiere was appropriate much less coming out dressed like it’s a bachelor party .” He said,”I don’t care -it’s my fucking premiere and if I want pussy on the red carpet that’s what I get”.Screaming. Livid. I managed to get myself and my child out of there and yes that was one of many experiences I had that there was no recourse for,and falls under no felony.But I WAS punished for it, and for other instances where I said no to him for years,insidiously and seeming irreversibly. Hearing that he has gone to prison for 23 years is a huge relief to me on behalf of all the women he sexually assaulted or raped, and I hope will be a deterrent to that sort of behavior in this and any other industry. Having said that,the crimes that are not crimes,the inhumane bullying and sick covert abuse for which there is STILL no recourse no matter who you tell(and I did tell),these too need to go.I hope and pray that we as an industry can start to actually outlaw all abuses of power and expose them and eliminate them, for all genders,forever.And Rose,brava ❤
  5. 4 points
    As soon as they said coronavirus is not only airborne but also likely stays in the air after the infected person has left, I knew there was no way it wasn’t going to spread. That makes it more like measles than the flu and we all know how contagious measles is, well all of us except anti-vaxxers. The latest research says it stays in the air for up to three hours like measles. I don’t think it was ever going to be fully contained due to how contagious it is and the fact that most cases are “mild”. That said, this thing could have been slowed down had we not had an incompetent buffoon in the White House. We need widespread, affordable testing and sick pay for anyone that needs to be quarantined. There are disincentives for behaviors that would help prevent the spread, which is really scary.
  6. 4 points
    I do medical editing and fact-checking. I am by no means an expert on virology, but I do understand a fair amount of data and read a lot of published studies. I have been studying this thing since early January. As long as the cases were limited to China, I kept my anxiety and paranoia to myself. However, once it jumped to South Korea, I knew it was coming our way too, and with the current administration running things, I figured the situation would quickly turn into a clusterfuck. In early February I began planning for shortages and started stocking up on items we might need in the coming months. In mid-February I began sounding the alarm to my loved ones. There were moments when I thought -- you're fucking nuts! You got people out there worried over nothing! But now I'm glad I said what I said. I wish more had listened. I'm so over these tired-ass Facebook memes about how "it's just the flu" and "I survived ebola, y'all can miss me with this coronavirus shit" and a ton of other garbage that only serves to minimize a threat that has been exacerbated by an administration too focused on grifting rather than protecting its people. In other news, about 3 years ago the Smithsonian ran a fascinating article discussing the spread of the 1918 flu and how the American government aided its spread by suppressing journalists and the medical community from warning people about it. Thankfully, we have the internet and social media, which will HOPEFULLY prevent the same thing from occurring today, but only if we learn from history's mistakes. Ok rant over -- wishing all of my beloved fanchitchatters good health
  7. 4 points
    The one thing I really resent about this whole thing is that it’s made me feel sorry for Kate. I don’t like feeling sorry for royalty 🤣
  8. 3 points
    If any of you disappear for a week, just know we are all going to think you have coronavirus. Keep gossiping!
  9. 3 points
    I’m glad he admitted to testing positive. One of my fears is being treated like Typhoid Mary if I or my family gets it. I think we have to normalize it to avoid such reactions in the beginning before testing is widely available and people don’t realize everyone has it.
  10. 3 points
  11. 3 points
    Looks like a lot of us review research papers for work My favorite is the Coronavirus vs flu memes Ugh, they aren't using comparable numbers. Not to mention CV seems to spread much easier than the flu. But I think I'm preaching to the choir here. Had dinner with my sister and her family last nite, mentioned that while the little kids aren't as likely to get it they are carrier monkeys and why they are shutting down schools (not to mention the parents that then go to the schools to pick up kids and spread it, etc.). My 5 year old niece and 7 year old nephew then joke-argued over who got to be the carrier monkey. Hey fykeylicious, next time your Spidey Senses flair up give us a heads up
  12. 3 points
    I do global health research 😉 Right there with you, fykey! I've been on the yo-yo spectrum of "oh shit this is gonna be bad" to "no worries, death rate won't be too high" and the past week+ my mantra has been FLATTEN THE CURVE which I've been screaming to everyone, because it's all about the infrastructure 🙂 https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/11/flattening-curve-coronavirus/
  13. 3 points
    Holy hot damn do they look good.
  14. 3 points
    The allergy season is really ramped up in DC right now because it’s been so warm. So I’m a mess. Today I went to target to buy allergy medicine coincidentally, and I look like a hot mess. You would not imagine how much free space I had to walk around target.
  15. 3 points
    Yeah, Meghan can keep on hating that fucking Donald Trump - not gonna make a difference when it comes to paying their security or living in the US. Not even sure it would impact their ability to make money - if they're going the Hollywood/celebrity route in whatever fashion, I don't think it matters. Also, WOW does the media (some media) have it in for Meghan.....
  16. 2 points
    As some (?) of you may know, I am self employed CPA. I am offering for you to drop off your stuff in my mailbox, I pick it up in yours or electronically submit it all. And I still have people that want to meet in person. I am encouraging no contact at all. But this is my first year pushing this out full time, so I cannot be choosy. Luckily most of my longtime monthly clients and happy conversing through email and phone. Definitely a different way to do business. Some people love the no in person, but most are struggling.
  17. 2 points
    I emailed my mom to wish her happy anniversary, said I hope she & husband were home, safe & healthy & quarantined. She went out to freaking Quilt Club today. Yeah, that's essential. Wait until she finds out she's disinvited from our house for Easter.....[yes, I am postponing that conversation....]
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  19. 2 points
    I was at Walmart and Harris Teeter (think midscale grocery) today. Lots of people lots of out of stock items. I have two appointments tomorrow - business related - in person. I think those will be the last ones until this is over. I work from home as a CPA and have the technology for my clients to submit everything electronically. Husband will still have to work - he is an HVAC supplier branch manager. Both College daughters are now home, but I have to get one back out to UCLA to get her stuff because Friday they cancelled in person for the rest of the year. If they had made this call two days earlier, she would have still been there 🤦🏻‍♀️ We have a family plan as to what happens when one of us gets sick. What room is quarantine room etc. I think we are as ready as we can be. I still plan to grocery shop weekly as normal. But that is about it. This is crazy!
  20. 2 points
    yeah, and that's bullshit. That's why this shit burns through communities, because people think they're too important to follow recommendations and they don't take it seriously until it's far too late. We have people here doing the same - playdates and get-togethers.....it's mind-blowing.
  21. 2 points
    My daughter just called from UCLA. Exams are this week, but they are moving everything online and asking kids to stay home until April 10. She just found this out, so she wants to check in with her Professors and then I will need to change her flight. I am hoping the airlines won’t give me a hard time
  22. 2 points
    Why won't she wear a bra with a full cup to avoid that god-awful line??!!! Dress was stunning, as is she, but ARGH that bra line is so annoying. She clearly favors the demi-lune style, as I see that bra line on her ALL THE TIME. And I hate it.
  23. 2 points
  24. 2 points
    I call B.S. on this blind item. The U.S. wouldn’t pay for her and Harry’s security even if she were a working royal because we’re not part of the commonwealth. The reason there was a question about whether Canada would foot the bill was because they are part of the commonwealth. There is no way either of them would expect the U.S. to pay even if Donald Trump wasn’t our president.
  25. 1 point
    Okay, this story made me laugh - had to share it >> Death by drive-by << "You're terrible, Coldplay..." Popbitch After two massive albums, Coldplay's long-awaited third LP was released in 2005 to some rather mixed reviews. An Australian man who was driving happily along the road had his attention caught by a woman in the car beside him, waving at him. When they pulled up at the lights, he wound down the window to hear what she had to say. "I've just bought the new Coldplay album," she called out to him. "Do you want it? It's crap!" The man said yes, so she chucked the CD through the open car window. At which point he realised the woman he was talking to was Toni Collette.