Istanbul (not Constantinople) on Accordion: https://youtu.be/YRoMHnMK6Xw
Level 1: "There's a lion across the river." = There's a lion across the river.
Level 2: "There's a lion across the river." = I don't want to go (or have other people go) across the river.
Level 3: "There's a lion across the river." = I'm with the popular kids who are too cool to go across the river.
Level 4: "There's a lion across the river." = A firm stance against trans-river expansionism focus grouped well with undecided voters in my constituency.
Accordion link of the day is a mini-concert by Milan Řehák of three songs:
• Antonio Vivaldi - Winter (The Four Seasons)
• Nicolo Paganini / R. Würthner - La Campanella
• Michael Jackson / M. Řehák - We Are the World
SARUMAN (kneeling before a Palantir): What is thy will, Sauron, lord of Middle-Earth?
BURNING EYE: BUILD ME AN ARMY WORTHY OF-
MR. SNEEBLES: mew
BURNING EYE: WHAT IS THAT
SARUMAN: Forgive Mr. Sneebles, lord! I'll move him.
BURNING EYE: NO, NO. I TOTALLY WANT TO SEE THE CAT
It seems there is a whole lot of temperature checking going on in China: https://siderea.dreamwidth.org/1605405.html
Security theater is more important than I expected. Right now, what matters is that ordinary people take coronavirus seriously and act accordingly.
If having the president read off a teleprompter incorrectly gets the message across and gets a bunch of people to stay home and events cancelled, well, at least the most important thing got done.
Too bad it wasn't sooner, and it's unfortunate that so many travelers were inconvenienced over theatrics.
Former Googler, accordionist
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