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Why was the car wash open while I was driving home from doing my food shopping? I've driven past it every week for the past few weeks on the same trip and it's been closed, but today it was open with a long queue of cars waiting to be washed.

Surely having your car washed at the car wash isn't an essential journey? I'm not aware of any rules having been relaxed.

I've only ever heard one pop song that mentions Eyam and it is this fairly apt little ditty

youtube.com/watch?v=MrorqVHMsa

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Another day in 2020's answer to Eyam, aka "the world"

Has there ever been a publishing phenomenon more annoying from the reader's point of view than the Twitter Thread? Get a blog, for goodness sake.

We can even follow your blog like we can your Tweets, through this magical new technology, RSS.

Sadly no photograph, it went straight into the bin and I came straight back inside to wash my hands given the current health situation

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Weird thing of the day: I went outside, and noticed a piece of litter had attached itself to the front of my car that hasn't moved for a week.

I picked it up to put it in the bin and noticed that it was a large carrier bag from a shop called GIFT LAND with an address in a mall in Dubai. One side had English, the other side the same stuff in Arabic.

How does a carrier bag from Dubai find its way onto my driveway in Yorkshire in the middle of a country-wide lockdown?

Coronavirus (sorry) 

Coronavirus, stay at home 

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Coronavirus, stay at home 

Coronavirus 

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"Dr Doom Galaxy Brain" is a genre of newspaper article that I wish would get in the sea. It always goes exactly the same: "here's some good news you might have read elsewhere in the paper, and now here's me to tell you why you're a moron for feeling faint glimmers of optimism and that you're all fucked for years to come".

We had it in the financial crisis, we had it during the Brexit farrago, and now we've got the exact same articles being written about the current situation. Piss off.

On the radio earlier: "That was Oasis. You knew that, of course, but they're still paying me so I've still got to tell you what the songs are."

Radio news we missed.

At the start of April, two licences were issued to new radio stations in Scarborough. The licences were awarded to:

- Scarborough Radio Ltd
- Radio Scarborough Ltd

This has all the makings of the Judean People's Front about it.

Genuine question: why are celebrities making a big deal about raising money for the NHS? Isn't that called "paying tax"?

For me, I have to start thinking what I do instead of university. Even if the lockdown ends, if my university course is online-only for a year or more, that takes away an awful lot of the reason I go to university in the first place.

I have to ask myself questions as to whether I can justify the fees for an online course, and what impact doing an online course full-time and not actually having anywhere to go will have on my health.

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So watch the websites of Abertay and Aberystwyth universities next(!)

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Aberdeen University is the first to admit that they're unlikely to be getting back to normal in September:

thetab.com/uk/aberdeen/2020/04

Expect a tidal wave of similar announcements now that one university have been the first to stick their head above the parapet. Perhaps they're going for it in alphabetical order.

I've had to turn off "Race Across the World" on TV. I turned it off last week, and gave it another go this week, but I had to turn off again after 20 minutes.

The last series was excellent, but this one is dreadful. It's all about the teams falling out - they've deliberately picked a bunch of mard arses who are going to bicker for thousands of miles across Latin America.

Still, I suppose it's the last we'll see of this particular format. It won't be back next year!

Coronavirus, urban planning 

The local council have sent me a letter saying that according to their records, I live on my own, so here are the contact details of local volunteers who can help me fetch my shopping.

Fetching my own shopping is literally the most exciting thing in my week right now, please don't take that away from me.

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