Saturday, March 14, 2020

"Those Were The Days" (Colored toilet paper edition)


With no place to go, Scott Walker is bored out of his mind.


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What Ever Happened to Colored Toilet Paper?  (Apartment Therapy, 3/24/2018)
Sometime around the ’80s, colored toilet paper began to disappear from the shelves. Toilet Paper World quotes someone called the Toilet Paper King on a few potential reasons for its decline. (The Toilet Paper King, apparently, is Kenn Fischburg, president of Toilet Paper World. It is unclear where the authority for this toilet paper monarchy derives from, or whether the title is self-assigned.) Apparently doctors began warning people that the dyes in colored toilet paper could be harmful to their skin. And there were environmental concerns about the dyes, too.

"Those Were the Days" by Mary Hopkin debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending 9/28/1968.  It spent 14 weeks on the chart, peaking at #2 for 3 weeks.




What's the matter with Ted Cruz?


The coronavirus see-saw


Sources:

Where was Cruz when Trump spouted this nonsense?





Related posts:
March 11-15, 2020
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring a clueless Donald Trump,  (3/14/2020)
Coronavirus notwithstanding, 4 a.m. DNC bar time still a priority for Wisconsin state legislature.  (3/13/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: 2 Trump fanboys (and Freedom Caucus crazies) reinforce the notion of white male privilege.  (3/11/2020)
Stacking up responses to the coronavirus pandemic (the political rallies edition).  (3/11/2020) 

March 6-10, 2020
The White House burns, a 'raging' fire, while Mike Pence fiddles.  (3/10/2020)
Worldometer (and others) track the Coronavirus.  (3/10/2020)
Presenting Donald Trump, star of The Coronavirus Show.  (3/9/2020)
Trump coronavirus point-counterpoint (stock market edition).  (3/9/2020)
Channeling Bloody Mary: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the Coronavirus.  (3/9/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Sean Duffy's daughter ridiculed for parroting inane GOP talking point. (3/9/2020)
Dear New York Times, It's called bullying. It's an act of aggression. It has nothing to do with strength of character. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9/2020)

March 1-5, 2020
Dear Mike Pence, How's that coronavirus messaging stacking up? Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/5/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: To combat the coronavirus epidemic, Iran's leaders choose a terrible idea.  (3/4/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump fumes as coronavirus tanks stock market, sends re-election campaign strategy off a cliff.  (3/2/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Pence offers disturbing example of White House's disciplined approach to coronavirus messaging.  (3/2/2020

February 2020
The company he keeps: the Alex Azar connections.  (2/28/2020)
Meet Russell Vought, the 'acting' GOP hack that Trump installed at OMB.  (2/25/2020)
Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/24/2020)

On the drawing board: 14-story Pleasant View Park Apartments in Middleton WI



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A view of the site from the access road to Pleasant View Golf Course



Added orange arrows indicate how far into the lot Retiring Guy walked to take a few pics.

Planning documents:  City of Middleton Plan Commission





Looking northwest


Looking northeast


Rendering of what you'll see on John Q. Hammons Drive just west of the Beltline


On the drawing board in Middleton WI: Graber View Senior Living UPDATE


Tbe planned senior living center will fill the midsection of this photo

Photo by Retiring Guy


Original 3/2/2020 post starts here


Location:  Just south of Springton Drive, a cul-de-sac, between Highway 12 and Parmenter Street.


Not much to look at now.

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Association of American Publishers January-December 2019 book sales report



Industry Sales Posted Small Gain In 2019.  (Pubhsliers Weekly, 3/14/2020)


11/25/2019 update starts here


Trade segments up through September.  (Publishers Weekly, 11/21/2019)


10/2/2019 update starts here


Children/YA Has Strong July Sales Gains.  (Publishers Weekly, 10/2/2019)



Original 3/18/2019 post starts here


Related posts:
2018 books sales. (2/16/2019)
UPDATE. Books sales up slightly in 2017; downloadable audio soars, 3rd year of ebook declines.  (5/10/2018)

How now, Donald Trump (Suddenly sputtering re-election campaign edition)



Reported in Trump’s Re-election Chances Suddenly Look Shakier.  (The New York Times, 3/12/2020)

Original 3/9/2020 post starts here.


Wall Street’s terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day ends with the Dow down 2,000.  (TechCrunch, 3/9/2020)



How Now, Dow Jones

Related posts:
March 6-10, 2020
Trump coronavirus point-counterpoint (stock market edition).  (3/9/2020)
Channeling Bloody Mary: White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on the Coronavirus.  (3/9/2020)
Coronavirus point/counterpoint, starring a grumbling Donald Trump,  (3/9/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Sean Duffy's daughter ridiculed for parroting inane GOP talking point. (3/9/2020)
Dear New York Times, It's called bullying. It's an act of aggression. It has nothing to do with strength of character. Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/9/2020)
Worldometer tracks the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.  (3/7/2020)

March 1-5, 2020
Dear Mike Pence, How's that coronavirus messaging stacking up? Best, Retiring Guy.  (3/5/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: To combat the coronavirus epidemic, Iran's leaders choose a terrible idea.  (3/4/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Trump fumes as coronavirus tanks stock market, sends re-election campaign strategy off a cliff.  (3/2/2020)
GET ME REWRITE: Pence offers disturbing example of White House's disciplined approach to coronavirus messaging.  (3/2/2020

February 2020
The company he keeps: the Alex Azar connections.  (2/28/2020)
Meet Russell Vought, the 'acting' GOP hack that Trump installed at OMB.  (2/25/2020)
Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy.  (2/24/2020)

GET ME REWRITE American Dream: The Nightmare Begins


Google search



Homepage


That dang coronavirus



American Dream Mall Closing Due To Coronavirus Concerns.  (Forbes, 2/13/2020)
The mall had planned to host a preview opening of the Dreamworks Water Park and some of the first retail stores to open at the mall on Thursday, March 19. The water park was opened to the public temporarily last weekend for advance “sneak peak” admissions.


3/12/2020 update, 'When it comes to shit luck, American Dream Mall has it by the truckloads", starts here.

Sorta like Wall Street yesterday!



N.J. Mega-Mall Tests Virus Fears With Shops, Water Park Opening.  (Bloomberg, 3/11/2020)
After two decades of false starts and setbacks, the grand opening of the New Jersey mall’s hundreds of retail stores, restaurants and DreamWorks water park is set to take place March 19. 
But the ribbon cutting comes as the deadly coronavirus spreads through the U.S., causing New Jersey’s first fatality, and a growing number of Americans are avoiding crowded spaces. 
The outbreak is the latest hurdle for the $5 billion complex next to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford. These have included developers pulling out, a partially collapsed roof, funding shortfalls, delayed opening dates and the loss of two high-profile tenants to bankruptcy months before it was slated to debut.

Original 2/6/2020 post, "New Jersey news:  Is American Dream Mall a nightmare in the making", starts here.



Welcome to the Era of the Post-Shopping Mall.  (The New York Times, 12/27/2019)
After 15 years in development, the project’s attractions are finally lighting up one by one, connected by networks of vast, unfilled corridors. In addition to Big Snow, there is a National Hockey League-sized ice rink, a Nickelodeon Universe theme park, and a dusting of retail: a Big Snow ski shop, an IT’SUGAR candy department store and a Whoopi Goldberg-themed pop-up shop selling her collections of ugly holiday sweaters and chic tunics. Teased future reveals include a DreamWorks water park, a Legoland, a Vice-branded “Munchies” food hall, a KidZania play land featuring a full commercial airliner and a field hopping with live rabbits.

Related post:
New Jersey news: Phillipsburg Mall death watch.  (1/29/2020)

Meet the U.S. House Charlie Brown Caucus, with special guest appearance by Donald Trump as Lucy



Surveillance Tools Will Lapse as Trump Signals Possible Veto.  (The New York Times, 3/12/2020)


HyCite corporate office UPDATE. March construction is complete site visit


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9/21/2019 update starts here

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8/26/2019 update starts here


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With vegetation in foreground

 With no vegetation in foreground





8/9/2019 update starts here.

From North Pleasant View Drive
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From the Natus employee parking lot

The usual left-to-right-and-back-to-center pan


7/3/2019 update starts here.

From the Natus employee parking lot
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From North Pleasant View Road




5/22/2019 update starts here.

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4/14/2019 update starts here.

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3/19/2019 update starts here.

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2/22/2019 update starts here.

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1/8/2019 update starts here.

From the Natus employee parking lot

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From North Pleasant View Road




12/6/2018 update starts here.

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11/1/2018 update, " Foundation work and elevator tower construction underway", starts here.

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10/17/2018 update starts here.

From the Natus employee parking lot

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From North Pleasant View Road






8/13/2018 update starts here.

At the intersetion of Airport and N. Pleasant View roads
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 About 100 yards south of the above photo

Looking north from the parking lot of Natus


6/29/2018 update, "No action yet", starts here.

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Original 4/4/2018 post, "HyCite Corporation plans to build corporate office in Middleton", starts here.

The site is at Airport and North Pleasant View roads

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A rendering



Supporting documents for concept review of Hy Cite Corporate Office.