The Sparky Covid-19 Briefing Bingo

Originally posted on raincoaster:
Welcome back, Possums, to the Zoolander and Friends hour. As you can see we’re continuing our unspecified, guess-if-you-can arbitrary narrative framing device series. First we were Happy, then we were Heavy Metal. Now, Sparky. Possibly even electric! Like that one annoying light switch that hums angrily and occasionally snaps at you…

The Heavy Metal Covid-19 Briefing

Originally posted on raincoaster:
Welcome to the second in our new series of Mystery Wrapped In A Riddle Though Otherwise Completely Arbitrary Narrative Framing Devices. Guess the over-arching theme and win a completely imaginary prize. Why? It’s been A Year, Possums. It’s been a year. The series will be ongoing till it’s over, which, who…

A Brief, Liminal Covid Briefing Bingo

Originally posted on raincoaster:
Because we didn’t have time to set up an elaborate framing device. If we had, we’d have used this one. https://twitter.com/owlerine/status/1357738633739051008 #Metaphor Or this: https://twitter.com/David_Moscrop/status/1357733515132100609 #SameMetaphorReally I’m beginning to think that, as 2020 was like being in the boat in Life of Pi, 2021 is just liminal space. https://twitter.com/JohnBirchall/status/1357385222363439104 Our video,…

Groundhog Covid Briefing Bingo

Originally posted on raincoaster:
It’s Groundhog Day, sure, but not exactly, because there was no Federal Covid-19 Briefing on February 2 of last year. Remember BC, Before Covid, when we believed that every year would be better than the last? Naw, who am I kidding? I’m GenX; we haven’t believed that since we were in…

Twofer Tuesday: Covid Briefing Bingo Double Bill

Originally posted on raincoaster:
Well, possums, we were bad. We neglected you last week AND this week; what is it about Tuesday that makes it so damn difficult to liveblog the Covid briefing? I’ll tell you: my god damned alarm not going off. What, after all, is the point of technology if we cannot use…

The Nicomachean Covid Briefing Bingo

Originally posted on raincoaster:
Good morning or possibly afternoon, kittens. We’re back online and losing the struggle to gain control of the television so I can do the Covid Briefing Bingo, so I’ll be Laterblogging it today. In adherence to our new naming convention, today’s bingo is named after one of the great works of…

Mark of the Covid Briefing Bingo

Originally posted on raincoaster:
We have been slacking kittens, but we’re here now. It’s Christmas Eve, also known as Justin Trudeau Eve, traditionally celebrated throughout the nation by doing shots of Sortil├Ęge maple whisky. He’s a Christmas baby, you see. The story is that Christmas Eve 1971 Margaret Trudeau, who was and probably still is…

How to Handle Covid-19 Briefing Bingos

Originally posted on raincoaster:
Good afternoon, kittens. Today’s briefing bingo was done live on Twitter, and laterblogged here because of internet speed-related technical difficulties. Our briefing bingo for today is named after the Bela Lugosi film “How to Handle Women.” Given that audiences for his live appearances were 90% female, and that he had five…