When a flashing light went on while I was driving, I uncharacteristically speeded off. When the police car caught up, the cop said, “Why did you run?” “Honestly, officer. I just thinking of my health." …The lack of travel, coupled with the Saudis flooding the market with crude oil, has caused gasoline prices to collapse. Gas down to $1.81 a gallon at the nearest station. It was $1.75 a gallon about a half mile down the road, but they replaced the price sign with “Make me an offer.” … Composer Richard Wagner wrote the opera, “The Flying Dutchman” ( Der Fliegende Holländer), about a ship doomed to sail the seas forever. The update being prepared, “Der Fliegende Holland America”, covers the story of a cruise ship doomed to lie off Florida forever with cabin full of virus infected passenger. It gives a new meaning to “Cruise to Nowhere.” … Although the Olympics have been postponed until 2021, there was a proposal to continue with the 400-meter relay. The races seem guaranteed to set records as members of the teams run in terror as their team mates and competitors get within six feet. … A friend of mine in Indiana said she had treated fresh fruit she picked up at a market with bleach “Ah, there’s nothing like that fresh taste of bleach,” I replied. … Another news report is that China's Shenzhen has banned the eating of cats and dogs after the disease broke out. Phooey; that means we probably won't be able to get any mu shu cat if we visit.
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For the woman in the TV advertisement who proclaims “Age is just an illusion” I would like to offer an exchange of knees. … There was a report that 700 members of the New Jersey State Police have tested positive for the coronavirus.