Homebound Americans Appear To Be Engaging In A Variety of Vice To Pass The Time – IOTW Report

Homebound Americans Appear To Be Engaging In A Variety of Vice To Pass The Time

Forbes

Conducting research on the activities of people self-quarantined at home shows interesting insights into the behavior of Americans. Most people are not heeding the hustle-porn huckster’s advice; they are choosing to decompress instead.

It looks like Americans are collectively channeling their inner-slacker attitude. People are consuming more alcohol, smoking weed, playing video games, eating a lot of junk food, binge-watching Netflix and adult films more than ever before. More


24 Comments on Homebound Americans Appear To Be Engaging In A Variety of Vice To Pass The Time

  1. Gonna be plenty of negative ramifications as a result of this.
    Not least of which is a reluctance to rejoin the workforce.

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  2. @Dan Knowles April 13, 2020 at 5:03 pm

    > Not least of which is a reluctance to rejoin the workforce.

    Why you know work for less than Pedro!?
    Why you know train Vishnu replace you!?

    MUH JOB MAKINGS!!!!!!!

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  3. Seriously though I am reading up on stuff like this:
    https://medium.com/@yinonweiss/lets-visualize-state-by-state-shutdown-effectiveness-on-covid-19-e13a5cdb50ad

    From the article:

    As a spoiler, there is not much evidence that State wide shutdowns have a significant impact on total deaths.

    One would expect that the faster a State shut down, the less deaths it would incur, but that’s surprisingly not what we find. There is virtually zero correlation between speed of shut down and expected death totals.

    Challenging the shutdown dogma has become taboo. “What, do you want millions to die?” might be a response that one gets, but we again need to look at data, which so far experts have continued to be wrong about over and over again.

    We should all rely a little more on data, and less on fear, when considering the next steps for our country.

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  4. I’m working fours/day from home and have shampooed the carpets and sofa, put in a pumpkin patch for the kids, fertilized the lawn, trimmed the topiary, put in concrete scalloped lawn and garden edging, edged the lawn, got the tomato garden ready to plant and sit around in the evenings smoking cigars and re watching World at War the BBC documentary. I suppose a Project 40 Churchill after a hard day’s work in the lawn and garden might qualify as a vice, but if anyone has a problem with that they can kiss my ass. I earned it.

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  5. Watching porn at home instead of at work just isn’t as much fun.
    The same goes for napping.

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  6. Hells yeah,
    Lazlo’s Old Man saved the world from communism by going off in the Korean war and doing Army stuff in Panama.
    I can save the world from the Commie Bug by staying home and doing bong rips, eating chips and drinking Nesbitt’s and RC cola and doing surveys to find out how much I know about 70’s TV Western stars.
    That he which hath no stomach to this fight,
    Let him depart; his passport shall be made,
    And crowns for convoy put into his purse;
    We would not die in that man’s company
    That fears his fellowship to die with us.
    This day is call’d the feast of Corona.
    He that outlives this day, and comes safe home,
    Will stand a tip-toe when this day is nam’d,
    And rouse him at the name of Corona.
    He that shall live this day, and see old age,
    Will yearly on the vigil feast his neighbours,
    And say “To-morrow is Saint Corona.”
    Then will he strip his sleeve and show his scars,
    And say “These wounds I got on the Toaster Oven.”
    Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
    But he’ll remember, with advantages,
    What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
    Familiar in his mouth as household words—
    Chef of Boyardee, Earl of Manwich and Johnny the Walker
    Be in their flowing cups freshly rememb’red.
    This story shall the good man teach his son;
    And Corona’s and Limes shall ne’er go by,
    From this day to the ending of the world,
    But we in it shall be rememberèd—
    We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
    For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
    Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile,
    This day shall gentle his condition;
    And gentlemen in England now a-bed
    Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here,
    And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
    That fought with us upon Saint Corona’s day.

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  7. I think if you have a shred of self-respect, you’ll get up, get decent, and tend to things. Maybe that’s just maturity talking.

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  8. #Left Coast Dan

    Here in Maine, the whitest state in the union, almost half the population lives in the two southernmost counties, York, and Cumberland.
    This sorry excuse of a governor shut the entire state down for the population that resides in just 7% of the entire land mass.
    Most of us have been practicing social distancing our entire life.
    We’re good at it because we prefer it.
    These two counties and the small part of Androscoggin County that takes in the Lewiston/Auburn city limits would have taken care of nearly two thirds of the population of this state.
    Instead, this little tin pot dictator shut it all down.
    Bitch !

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  9. The tweeter is just another A-hole trying to lure subscribers and sell you something.

    I have been a tradesman Owner /operator of a family business for a pretty long time, climbing roofs and fixing HVAC and Boilers.

    I am using this time to sit on my ass and let the millenials and bureaucrats who constantly disrespect us figure out stuff for themselves.
    Up here in Toronto, the media is regularly warning of fines and arrest. The Mayor wants to make sidewalks 1 way. Walk all the way around the block if the milk store is 100 feet to your left kind of laws.

    I am on S T R I K E against the useless of society! Like John Galt from Atlas Shrugged.

    So I Am: Pumping Iron, resting, drinking, cooking and generally rebuilding a body that has been on construction site for 34 years. I feel great!

    I an learning to relax and take care of myself for the first time in 50 years.

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  10. lol….. awesome link!

    takes you to forbes where if you do not pay for the site you MUST turn off your add blocker.

    No thanks…. next up will be that you must allow their cookies, then it will be you must turn off your anti-virus protection and give them your bank routing number for “security” reasons.

    ANY website that forces you to mess with you computers security is one I will NEVER go to again.

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  11. “Americans Are Excessively Eating, Drinking, Smoking Pot, Playing Video Games And Watching Porn While Quarantined”

    I’m retired so I guess I have a lot of catching up to do. Pot would be better than alcohol – less calories and a different buzz than weed. Not interested in porn, video games or stuffing my pie hole. I’m clearing out my pantry and getting rid of pots/bowls that I haven’t used in years. I think the thrift stores are going to be bursting out of their walls. I think a lot of people did a lot of cleaning while quarantined and will be donating their unwanted items. Every day I tackle a shelf….

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  12. @ jpm

    I couldn’t hold open even my paperback copy. Plus now I can’t read the print. Wish it were in audio.

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  13. I haven’t has a shower since March 19th. My BF says I smell like baloney. To which I said, “Then I certainly don’t want your salami.”

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  14. @Ann Thracts April 13, 2020 at 11:44 pm

    > I haven’t has a shower since March 19th.

    I haven’t has a shower since March ’19.

  15. What’s funny, and something the yuck-a-bucks haven’t seemed to figure out – is that THEY ALL STAYED HOME AND NOBODY MISSED THEM! Think about it! Still food in the stores. Still fuel at the gasoline stations. Still have water. Still have electricity. Phones still work. Plenty of dreck on TV. Radio still screaming nonsense and talk. Still got cigars. Liquor stores open. Dope stores open.

    All these assholes are “surplus population!”
    STAY HOME or GO TO WORK – makes NO difference, whatsoever!

    Sorta like an entire economy of gov’t workers!
    Or Unions! Each union trying to outdo the other unions in worthlessness!
    Who can sleep the most? Who can function the most drunk? Most doped?
    Cops are ticketing church-goers! Too fukkin lazy to catch criminals!
    Plus, criminals don’t pay their tickets – church-goers DO!
    All about the take.

    Wobbles the mind …

    izlamo delenda est …

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