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Shut-in sounds: 33 of the best industrial albums

Here's another musical round-up to keep you occupied while holed up in your pandemic command bunker. The Pitchfork title of this piece is "The 33 Best Industrial Albums of All Time," but homey don't play that horse race. Your mileage may vary. My mileage varies. What would you add to this list? 27 Chris and Cosey Heartbeat 1981 “Industrial music for us was about being industrious,” Cosey Fanni Tutti reflected of her time in the pioneering group Throbbing Gristle. “It wasn’t about industrial soun...
Tags: Post, Music, New York, News, Los Angeles, Trent Reznor, Chris, Chris Carter, Peter, Reznor, Christopherson, Michael Gira, Cosey Fanni Tutti, Jarboe, Brandon Stosuy, Industrial Culture

HBO Made a Bunch of Stuff Free to Watch, Here's What You Should Check Out (or Skip)

HBO is getting in on the social distancing relief. The network has announced that dozens of its shows and Warner Bros. movies have been made available to stream without a subscription, starting today. We’ve picked some things you might want to check out, and some to probably avoid. You’re not that desperate.Read more...
Tags: Hbo, Science, Vampires, Warner Bros, True Blood, Happy Feet, Smallfoot, Detective Pikachu, Nancy Drew The Hidden Staircase, Lego Movie 2, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Social Distancing, Watch It Nerds

County sheriffs claim that prisoners sleeping head-to-toe count as being "six feet apart" for coronavirus safety

Prisons in America are already overcrowded, under-supported, and maddeningly profitable for the people who made them that way. And when people die in incarceration under more normal circumstances, it still tends to get ignored or covered up. As a result, some of them have been struggling with how to deal with social distancing, quarantine, and general medical safety during this pandemic. (Case-in-point: Joe Exotic may have been exposed to coronavirus.) Even in that context, the Massachusetts Dep...
Tags: Post, News, Prison, Prisons, Incarceration, Cdc, Massachusetts, Court, America, Prison Reform, Doc, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court, Mass Incarceration, Prisoners Rights, Massachusetts Department of Corrections, Hampden County

Fauci Urges Federal Stay-At-Home Order: ‘I Don’t Understand Why That’s Not Happening’

Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Dr. Anthony Fauci, who serves on the White House Coronavirus Task Force, called on the Trump administration on Thursday to issue a country-wide stay-at-home order to stymie the spread of COVID-19. “I don’t understand why that’s not happening,” Fauci told CNN anchor Anderson Cooper during the network’s town hall. The doctor said he didn’t “want to get into” the tension between states’ rights and federally mandated directives...
Tags: News, Cnn, Anderson Cooper, Donald Trump, Anthony Fauci, Trump, Fauci, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip, COVID-19, White House Coronavirus Task Force, Social Distancing

Syfy makes all four seasons of Battlestar Galactica free to stream online

The Syfy Network is making all fours seasons of Battlestar Galactica available for streaming online. No registration is required. The network has also made the two BG films, Battlestar Galactica: Razor and Battlestar Galactica: The Plan, available for streaming. But wait! There's more! The Battlestar Galactica mini-series (which I've never seen) is also now available for free streaming. This is welcome news for all of us who are fans of the critically-acclaimed 2004 reboot of the original 1979 G...
Tags: Post, Science Fiction, News, Syfy, Battlestar Galactica, Bg, Glen A Larson, Syfy Network, Social Distancing

How to keep your team’s productivity levels up while working virtually

Working from home is very quickly becoming the norm in today's world. To make sure you're keeping productivity levels up for both you and your team, here are a few things you'll need to double down on when managing a team virtually.
Tags: Productivity, Work From Home, Service, Radio, Agent, Lead Generation, Socializing, Building Relationships, Select, Back To Basics, WFH, Chris Pollinger, Social Distancing, Shelter In Place, Theme-month-202004

Why is everyone suddenly baking bread? I think I know

When I started seeing all of the posts on social media (and here on Boing Boing) about "pandemic baking," it made instant and perfect sense to me. But then, I started seeing people asking "why?" on Facebook and Twitter. My first thought was "this is clearly a question from non-bakers." If you've baked bread with any regularity, I bet you know why. The next thing I thought of was this piece I wrote for my 2014 book, Borg Like Me. In it, I talk about my time as a baker, living in a commune in my ...
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Florida Gov. DeSantis Will Issue Stay-At-Home Order After Growing Pressure

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will issue a stay-at-home order on Wednesday after mounting pressure to do so amid the COVID-19 outbreak. DeSantis had previously resisted against issuing the order despite health experts’ warnings that the large crowds on Florida’s beaches was ripe for further spread of the coronavirus. The governor had pushed back, arguing that a shelter-in order would hurt the economy. [Author: Cristina Cabrera]
Tags: Florida, News, Ron DeSantis, DeSantis, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Social Distancing

Nunes Complains Schools Closing In Response To Coronavirus Outbreak Is ‘Way Overkill’

Brought to you by the congressman who argued it’s a “great time to just go out and go to a local restaurant” during the COVID-19 outbreak. “The schools were just canceled out here in California, which is way overkill,” Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said during an interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham. “It’s possible kids could’ve went back to school in two weeks to four weeks but they just canceled the rest of the schools.” Saying he was “optimistic” about efforts to combat the coronavirus ou...
Tags: News, California, Gop, Fox News, Donald Trump, Laura Ingraham, Ingraham, Devin Nunes, Nunes, Devin Nunes R CA, Cristina Cabrera, TV Clip, COVID-19, Social Distancing

Annalee Newitz looks at the Great Plague of London and 17th century social distancing

Annalee Newitz has a piece in The New York Times about the "Great Plague" of London (1665-1666)--the last outbreak of bubonic plague in England--which ended up taking the lives of almost a quarter of the city's population. A lot of English people believed 1666 would be the year of the apocalypse. You can’t really blame them. In late spring 1665, bubonic plague began to eat away at London’s population. By fall, roughly 7,000 people were dying every week in the city. The plague lasted through most...
Tags: Post, England, London, News, New York Times, Oxford, Cambridge, Isaac Newton, Pandemics, Annalee Newitz, Charles II, Bubonic plague, Social Distancing, Coronapocalypse, Great Plague of London

All the social distancing hashtags you need to know

From #stayhome to #quarentineandchill to #safehands
Tags: News, Trends, Social Media, Hashtags, Coronavirus, Social Distancing

Staying the Course In a Crisis

In this age of social distancing, it is been more important than ever to be more intentional about connecting with our fellow humans. Now more than ever we need to be a community, so it feels right to bring back our popular Twitter chats. We want you to know that we stand with you and we're here to help you through this crazy time. Please join us for a special chat on Tuesday, March 31 at 1pm Eastern. Some of the questions we will be discussing, include: Should I wait until things are nor...
Tags: Pr, Chats, Covid 19, Social Distancing

The Quaranzine, a collaborative Instagram zine documenting life and thoughts during COVID-19

More wonderful art creation in the face of the fear and fuckery of COVID-19. View this post on Instagram March 30 / @louiegilot A post shared by The Quaranzine (@the_quaranzine) on Mar 30, 2020 at 4:00pm PDT View this post on Instagram March 29 / @sarahmirk A post shared by The Quaranzine (@the_quaranzine) on...
Tags: Art, Post, News, Rudy Rucker, Zines, COVID-19, COVID, Social Distancing

Dolly Parton is going to start reading us bedtime stories starting on April 2nd

Pangalactic goddess of love, mercy, and big hair, Dolly Parton, is going to start reading us all bedtime stories, beginning on April 2nd (7pm EDT). Weekly, Dolly will be reading selections from her Imagination Library, the collection of kids books that she gives away free to children every month, to the tune of 134 million books to date. Her first reading will be The Little Engine That Could. Dolly plans to do the readings for ten weeks and sees the effort as a way of offering kids (and all wh...
Tags: Post, News, Reading, Dolly Parton, Dolly, For the kids, Social Distancing

List of fines for coronavirus lockdown violations in Dubai

Dubai is going through a phase to impose precaution and prevention measures against the deadly Coronavirus. To make sure the residents take these measures seriously, which are totally for their benefit, the government has implemented a set of fines against violations these measures. List of fines for CoronaVirus lockdown violations in Dubai: • Dh50,000 fine […] The post List of fines for coronavirus lockdown violations in Dubai appeared first on Dubai Expat Blog.
Tags: Travel, Dubai, Flu, Living in Dubai, Coronavirus, Social Distancing

Joan Baez serenades John Prine (and the rest of us) with "Hello in There"

Folk legend Joan Baez, upon hearing the news that fellow iconic American singer-songwriter, John Prine, was hospitalized with COVID-19, decided to play Prine's classic "Hello in There" from her home and dedicate it to him. News began to circulate yesterday through Prine's family that the 73-year-old singer was in the hospital and in critical condition with COVID-19. Today, his wife, Fiona, told SF Gate that the singer, who's been dealing with both lung and neck cancer in recent years, had imp...
Tags: Post, News, Folk Music, Joan Baez, John Prine, Fiona, Prine, Singer/songwriter, COVID-19, Social Distancing

Shut-in novelists with cancelled book tours promote each other online

Publisher's Weekly writes: Not to be outdone by the children’s and YA authors "signal boosting" their fellow authors on Twitter, two novelists, Caroline Leavitt and Jenna Blum, are promoting their colleagues with an ambitious initiative called A Mighty Blaze. Anyone can participate in the conversations on A Mighty Blaze on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram about new releases, but for authors wanting their books to be signal boosted on these platforms, there are a few requirements: the book has to...
Tags: Post, News, Instagram, Novels, Authors, Facebook Twitter, Danny, Caroline Leavitt, Publisher s Weekly, Jenna Blum, Social Distancing, Laurie Fox, Mighty Blaze Facebook

Little Free Library in Seattle converted into a "Peep Show"

I've seen reports that Little Free Libraries are being turned into free food pantries to help folks in this time of coronavirus. Now, hilariously, there's one in Seattle that's been converted into a "Peep Show," complete with a hot pink neon sign, and a rooftop one that reads "Chicks! Chicks! Chicks!" But you won't find anything lewd inside. Instead, you'll find a fun diorama of marshmallow Peeps. On Nextdoor, the Peep Show's creator, Cristie Kearny of Seattle's Crown Hill neighborhood, explain...
Tags: Post, News, Seattle, Peep Show, Boing Boing, Marcia, Little Free Library, Crown Hill, PEEPS, Happy Mutant, Positive Deviant, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Chicks Chicks Chicks, Cristie Kearny

'CANCEL THE RENT' projected on NYC skyscraper by The Illuminator

'CANCEL THE RENT' 'SEND MORE VENTILATORS' 'STOP ICE RAIDS' NYC-based political projection collective 'The Illuminator' staged a large-scale public projection in Manhattan on Saturday night to make several demands on local, state, and federal governments during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis. Here are images of the socially distant protest in light, which was projected from an apartment. View this post on Instagram ...
Tags: Art, Post, New York, News, Activism, Protest, Cdc, NYC, US, US news, Manhattan, New York State, Economic Justice, Picks, Coronavirus, COVID-19

Trump Says He’ll ‘Rely On Experts’ On Social Distancing Guidelines From Now On

It’s time to leave the precautionary measures against COVID-19 to the experts, President Donald Trump conceded on Monday. During a rambling, meandering interview on “Fox and Friends,” Trump explained his decision to push the social distancing guidelines to April 30 instead of Easter, as he had originally planned. “I listened to experts,” said Trump, citing doctors Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx, the two leading health officials on his White House coronavirus task force. Later in the interview...
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Trump Extends Social Distancing Guidelines To April 30, Abandons Easter End Date

President Donald Trump announced on Sunday that he would be prolonging the federal government’s social distancing guidelines to April 30 as a precautionary measure against the COVID-19 pandemic. “The better you do, the faster this whole nightmare will end,” Trump said during a town hall. “Therefore, we will be extending our guidelines to April 30th to slow the spread.” There would be a “very important statement” on the new guidelines on Tuesday, according to the President. “We can expect that...
Tags: News, White House, Donald Trump, Trump, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Social Distancing

How to Create a Virtual Tea Party

T Ching is launching a new category: Tea Parties. But under the current circumstances, I wanted to begin with this Virtual Tea Party prompt. If you’re running low on ideas for sheltering at home, we challenge you to create new ways to share tea. The first time I heard of a Virtual Tea Party was well before the Internet was so much a part of our daily lives. It was a fundraiser for a hospital. Teabags were sent with formal invitations to enjoy the tea while writin...
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Trump Extends Coronavirus Social Distancing Guidelines Until April 30

President Trump announced Sunday the nationwide social distancing guidelines will remain in place until April 30, saying the "peak" of the coronavirus pandemic is expected in two weeks.
Tags: Trump, Coronavirus, Social Distancing

Doctor on the front lines in NYC shares his thoughts to his family and friends

Dr. David Price of Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City shares information in a March 22 Zoom call with his family and friends on empowering and protecting them during the COVID-19 pandemic. As with any information coming out during this crisis, consume at your own risk and know that the situation and advice may change as knowledge of the virus and conditions on the group change. I found this nearly one hour video to be extremely informative, level-headed, and moving. The bottom lin...
Tags: Post, Video, News, NYC, New York City, David Price, Weill Cornell Medical Center, Coronavirus, COVID-19, Social Distancing

Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: RING or WRING at the end of any one line (Submission Deadline: April 11, 2020)

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using RING or WRING at the end of any one line. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) The best submission will be crowned Limerick-Off Award Winner. (Here’s last week’s Limerick-Off Award Winner.) Additionally, you may write themed...
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Report: White House Officials Are Warning Trump Against Social Distancing Deadlines

President Donald Trump’s been campaigning for an end to social distancing measures against the COVID-19 pandemic by Easter, and several of his aides are reportedly trying to tell him that setting such a deadline is a bad idea. According to NBC News, the advisers have been urging Trump to stop making definitive statements about the coronavirus, which continues to spread throughout the country and has yet to be contained. So far they have been unable to dissuade Trump, who fears the sinking eco...
Tags: News, White House, Massachusetts, Nbc News, Donald Trump, Trump, Charlie Baker R, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Trump Against Social Distancing Deadlines

11 Nerdy Things You Can Watch and Read for Free While Social Distancing

There are only so many times you can rewatch episodes of Futurama or Love is Blind. For folks wanting to branch out beyond Netflix and Hulu, or take a momentary break from Animal Crossing, there are plenty of places to watch cool shows and films online for free—as well as some services to help keep you reading, too.Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Horror, Fantasy, Netflix, Showtime, Streaming, Sci Fi, Hulu, Sling TV, Cbs All Access, Amazon Studios, Samurai Jack, Shudder, Quibi, Star Trek Picard

Alabama Gov. Refuses To Issue Shelter In Place Order: ‘We Are Not California’

Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey (R) said during a new conference on Thursday that she would not issue a shelter in place order that 21 other states have enacted to prevent further spread of COVID-19. “Y’all, we are not Louisiana, we are not New York state, we are not California,” Ivey told a reporter who had asked about a potential order. “And right now is not the time to order people to shelter in place.” The governor asserted that businesses need to stay open to provide food, medical supplies and job...
Tags: New York, News, California, Alabama, Louisiana, Donald Trump, Ivey, Kay Ivey, Kay Ivey R, Cristina Cabrera, COVID-19, Social Distancing

Doc Pop is creating t-shirts with social distance/self-isolation messaging in black metal band logos

Our pal Doc Pop writes: I've been working with artists on Fiverr to convert health advice messages into extreme metal band logos. I'm sharing the results on this Twitter thread. I'm releasing some of my favorites on Threadless as shirts and sweaters. All the proceeds from the sales are being donated to workers at Mission bars and restaurants (via gofundme, online tip jars, or sending it directly to workers through venmo).
Tags: Post, News, Mission, T-shirts, Black Metal, Doc Pop, Social Distancing, Coronapocalypse

5 Ways To Reduce Stress And Boost Immune System While Social Distancing

by Wendy King is the Director of Health and Performance for Hub International As social distancing becomes our new “norm” over at least the next several weeks, the pressures may be overwhelming. There are challenges finding childcare and keeping necessities stocked, never mind keeping yourself safe at work and out in the world. And how much disinfectant is enough, anyway? We all need to think about practical coping strategies while dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are five to employ to...
Tags: Startups, Stress Management, Hub, Centers for Disease Control, National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, Thinking Aloud, Managing Stress, Wendy King, Employee Assistance Program EAP, COVID-19, Social Distancing, Health and Performance for Hub International