The Bumper to Bumper COVID-19 Comfort Zone - 3/20

BREAKING NEWS: It's now official -- tax deadline day is no longer April 15.


perhaps a rant or two? — on this story, which is not likely to inspire your average rube into believing that Washington blather about how we’re in all this together: Republican Senator Richard M. Burr “sold hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of stock in major companies last month, as President Trump and others in his party were still playing down the threat presented by the coronavirus outbreak and before the stock market’s precipitous plunge,” according to the New York Times. Three other senators, including Democrat Dianne Feinstein and two other Republicans, also sold major holdings around the same time.

WHERE SPORTS AND THE COVID-19 REALITY COLLIDE BEYOND A POSITIVE TEST RESULT — Eight months ago, two Italian Olympic gold medalists — Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli — celebrated a moment “later considered vital in Milan-Cortina’s successful bid to host the 2026 Olympics.” Now, they “feel like their worlds are crumbling apart” as they remain locked in their homes, only a few miles apart, in a section of nothern Italy that is devastated by COVID-19.

STOP THE DENIAL TRAIN, I WANT TO GET OFF — Am I the only one starting to get annoyed by continued assurances that there is no shortage, even of high-demand items, while the shelves that are supposed to contain those high-demand items continue to be empty? That’s not assigning blame — we know the hoarding has taken its toll — but if the products aren’t there, they aren’t there.

CAN SPORTS HISTORY SAVE THE THREE AND FOUR-LETTER SPORTS NETWORKS? — The sports networks continue to adjust to basically having to become sports history networks. Is it working? Are there other ways out of the box?

STILL UNDEFEATED — The workers who might be most nimble about adjusting to market conditions and still make things work during the COVID-19 pandemic are those in the porn industry. We’re not making this up.

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