Saturday, December 19, 2020

The infinite variety of Oreos

 

Photo by Retiring Guy

Since releasing the Birthday Cake Oreo in 2012 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of its signature cookie, Oreo has introduced 65 flavors....
[snip]
But the sales are not the point. Novelty Oreos, according to Mr. Parnell, play a much purer role: They help drive consumers back to milk’s alleged favorite, the 108-year-old paterfamilias, the plain old Oreo. In other words, the new flavors function as advertisements for the original.

Wisconsin Covid cases mapped and graphed (12/19/2020)



New York Times


Saturday, December 19.  
 Total tests (positive and negative):  2,743,682.  One-day increase of 10,876 (3,675 positive; 34%)

Total positive Covid-19 cases:  455,351

Counties with largest numerical gains = 65 of 72

  • 9 with 100 or more new cases
  • 12 with 50-99 
  • 18 with 20 to 49
  • 19 with 10 to 19
  • 7 with 5 to 9

The 65
  • Milwaukee (724)
  • Waukesha (301)
  • Dane (210)
  • Racine (136)
  • Dodge (124)
  • Outagamie (112)
  • Kenosha (110)
  • Brown (108)
  • Rock (100)
  • Fond du Lac (97)
  • Marathon (94)
  • Douglas, Sheboygan (80 each)
  • Jackson (78)
  • St. Croix, Washington (64 each)
  • Wood (64)
  • Ozaukee, Walworth (59 each)
  • Fond du Lac (58)
  • Winnebago (57)
  • Eau Claire (52)
  • La Crosse (49)
  • Clark (42)
  • Monroe (41)
  • Sauk (39)
  • Manitowoc (35)
  • Polk (34)
  • Chippewa, Juneau, Portage (32 each)
  • Jefferson (31)
  • Barron, Lincoln (30 each)
  • Calumet (29)
  • Columbia, Shawano (23 each)
  • Green Lake, Pierce (22 each)
  • Marinette (20) 
    • Dunn, Richland, Sawyer (18 each)
    • Door, Langlade, Waupaca (17 each)
    • Ashland, Burnett, Kewaunee, Trempealeau (16 each)
    • Vilas (15)
    • Grant, Green (13 each)
    • Oconto, Taylor, Vernon, Waushara (12 each)
    • Bayfield, Oneida (10 each)
    • Adams, Iowa, Wasshburn (9 each)
    • Buffalo, Marquette, Price, Rusk (7 each)

    WI Department of Health Services



    New York Times


    Link to other WI COVID posts:

    Related posts:
    Alabama.  (12/14/2020)
    Arizona.  (12/14/2020)
    Arkansas.  (12/17/2020)
    California.  (12/13/2020)
    Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
    Florida.  (12/142020)
    Georgia.  (12/14/2020)
    Idaho.  (12/13/2020)
    Illinois.  (12/15/2020)
    Indiana.  (12/19/2020)
    Iowa.  (12/19/2020)
    Kansas.  (12/3/2020)
    Kentucky.  (12/17/2020)
    Louisiana.  (12/5/2020)
    Maryland.  (12/16/2020)
    Massachusetts.  (12/15/2020)
    Michigan.  (12/15/2020)
    Minnesota.  (12/17/2020)
    Mississippi.  (12/14/2020)
    Montana. (12/18/2020)
    Nebraska.  (12/17/2020)
    Nevada.  (12/16/2020)
    New Jersey,  (12/15/2020)
    New York.  (12/15/2020)
    North Carolina.  (12/13/2020)
    North Dakota.  (12/132020)
    Ohio.  (12/5/2020)
    Pennsylvania.  (12/15/2020)
    South Carolina.  (12/16/2020)
    South Dakota.  (12/3/2020)
    Tennessee.  (12/4/2020)
    Texas   (12/5/2020)
    Utah.  (12/16/2020)
    Virginia.  (12/4/2020)
    Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
    West Virginia.  (12/16/2020)



    Apparently, that's not what Scott Walker heard

     

    Headline from The Verge


    Friday, December 18, 2020

    GET ME REWRITE: Trump sends in the clowns and arms himself for a coup

     

    The four 'chilling signs'


    It reads like satire.

    Wisconsin Covid cases mapped and graphed (12/18/2020)

     

    New York Times

    Friday, December 18.   Total tests (positive and negative):  2,732,806.  One-day increase of 10,429 (3,235 positive; 31%)

    Total positive Covid-19 cases:  451,676

    Counties with largest numerical gains = 63 of 72

    • 6 with 100 or more new cases
    • 12 with 50-99 
    • 24 with 20 to 49
    • 12 with 10 to 19
    • 8 with 5 to 9

    The 63
    • Milwaukee (513)
    • Waukesha (257)
    • Dane (211)
    • Brown (164)
    • Rock (112)
    • Washington (110)
    • Sheboygan (106)
    • Outagamie (94)
    • Kenosha (91)
    • Racine (89)
    • Winnebago (74)
    • Marathon (73)
    • Manitowoc (66)
    • Walworth (63)
    • La Crosse (59)
    • Fond du Lac (58)
    • Wood (56)
    • Dodge (52)
    • Eau Claire (50)
    • Jefferson, St. Croix (49 each)
    • Barron (47)
    • Ozaukee (45)
    • Green (38)
    • Green (36)
    • Monroe (35)
    • Sauk (34)
    • Polk, Sauk (33 each)
    • Door (31)
    • Monroe (28)
    • Calumet (27)
    • Portage, Shawano, Waupaca(26 each)
    • Trempealeau (25)
    • Douglas, Kewaunee (24 each)
    • Pierce (23)
    • Dunn, Grant, Jackson, Marinette (21 each)
    • Iowa (20) 
      • Columbia, Oconto, Oneida (16 each)
      • Clark, Crawford, ,Menomonie (13 each)
      • Vilas (12)
      • Ashland, Green Lake, Lincoln, Vernon (11 each)
      • Lafayette (10)
      • Pepin, Taylor (8 each)
      • Forest, Washburn (7 each)
      • Bayfield, Price, Rusk, Waushara (5 each)





      New York Times


      Link to other WI COVID posts:

      Related posts:
      Alabama.  (12/14/2020)
      Arizona.  (12/14/2020)
      Arkansas.  (12/17/2020)
      California.  (12/13/2020)
      Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
      Florida.  (12/142020)
      Georgia.  (12/14/2020)
      Idaho.  (12/13/2020)
      Illinois.  (12/15/2020)
      Indiana.  (12/5/2020)
      Iowa.  (12/5/2020)
      Kansas.  (12/3/2020)
      Kentucky.  (12/17/2020)
      Louisiana.  (12/5/2020)
      Maryland.  (12/16/2020)
      Massachusetts.  (12/15/2020)
      Michigan.  (12/15/2020)
      Minnesota.  (12/17/2020)
      Mississippi.  (12/14/2020)
      Montana. (12/5/2020)
      Nebraska.  (12/17/2020)
      Nevada.  (12/16/2020)
      New Jersey,  (12/15/2020)
      New York.  (12/15/2020)
      North Carolina.  (12/13/2020)
      North Dakota.  (12/132020)
      Ohio.  (12/5/2020)
      Pennsylvania.  (12/15/2020)
      South Carolina.  (12/16/2020)
      South Dakota.  (12/3/2020)
      Tennessee.  (12/4/2020)
      Texas   (12/5/2020)
      Utah.  (12/16/2020)
      Virginia.  (12/4/2020)
      Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
      West Virginia.  (12/16/2020)


      Capital Times gets an 'F' for this lazy, misleading headline

       
      Robin Vos, on the other hand, gives it an A+.




      Try this on for size.

      COVID-19 vaccine efforts involve 
      cautious approach, challenging learning curve

      COVIDIOTS spread the virus at church in Henderson County, North Carolina

       

      New York Times

      Charlotte Observer, 12/17/2020



      Meet Dr. Scott Charmoli, the dentist from hell

       

      Why is this man smiling?

      Hartford Family Dental Center (arrows added below)

      'Changing someone's life through dentistry' in ways his patients never imagined!




      Wisconsin State Journal


      Charmoli is accused of falsely telling patients that they needed crowns and then using his drill to break off parts their teeth during the procedure. Charmoli submitted X-rays and photographs of the chipped teeth to insurance companies to obtain coverage for the crowns, the indictment says. 
      Authorities say Charmoli performed more than $2 million worth of crown procedures between January 2018 and August 2019.

      Thursday, December 17, 2020

      Wisconsin Covid cases mapped and graphed (12/17/2020)

                                                               

      New York Times

      Thursday, December 17.   Total tests (positive and negative):  2,722,377.  One-day increase of 10,938 (3.643 positive; 33%)

      Total positive Covid-19 cases:  448,441

      Counties with largest numerical gains = 64 of 72

      • 6 with 100 or more new cases
      • 10 with 50-99 
      • 28 with 20 to 49
      • 14 with 10 to 19
      • 6 with 5 to 9

      The 64
      • Milwaukee (840)
      • Waukesha (293)
      • Dane (255)
      • Rock (170)
      • Racine (135)
      • Kenosha (105)
      • Sheboygan (99)
      • Fond du Lac (90)
      • Washington (88)
      • La Crosse (87)
      • Outagamie (83)
      • Walworth (78)
      • Winnebago (75)
      • Brown (69)
      • Sau, (59)
      • Wood (54)
      • Eau Claire, Manitowoc (49)
      • Barron (47)
      • Pierce (43)
      • Columbia, Dodge, Dunn (39 each)
      • Green (38)
      • Marathon (37)
      • Marinette (36)
      • Monroe (35)
      • Chippewa, Clark, Jefferson (34 each)
      • Douglas, Shawano (31 each)
      • Oconto (30)
      • Iowa, Ozaukee (26 each)
      • St. Croix (24)
      • Grant (23)
      • Door, Juneau, Kewaunee, Lincoln (21 each)
      • Calumet, Portage, Oneida (20 each) 
        • Vernon (19)
        • Jackson (18)
        • Richland (16)
        • Adams, Polk (15 each)
        • Vilas (13)
        • Bayfield (12)
        • Green Lake, Sawyer, Taylor, Trempealeau (11 each)
        • Crawford, Washburn, Waupaca (10 each)
        • Burnett, Langlade (9 each)
        • Buffalo, Rusk (8 each)
        • Ashland, Pepin (6 each)

        WI Department of Health Services



        New York Times


        Link to other WI COVID posts:

        Related posts:
        Alabama.  (12/14/2020)
        Arizona.  (12/14/2020)
        Arkansas.  (12/3/2020)
        California.  (12/13/2020)
        Connecticut.  (8/21/2020)
        Florida.  (12/142020)
        Georgia.  (12/14/2020)
        Idaho.  (12/13/2020)
        Illinois.  (12/15/2020)
        Indiana.  (12/5/2020)
        Iowa.  (12/5/2020)
        Kansas.  (12/3/2020)
        Kentucky.  (12/3/2020)
        Louisiana.  (12/5/2020)
        Maryland.  (12/16/2020)
        Massachusetts.  (12/15/2020)
        Michigan.  (12/15/2020)
        Minnesota.  (12/3/2020)
        Mississippi.  (12/14/2020)
        Montana. (12/5/2020)
        Nebraska.  (12/3/2020)
        Nevada.  (12/2/2020)
        New Jersey,  (12/15/2020)
        New York.  (12/15/2020)
        North Carolina.  (12/13/2020)
        North Dakota.  (12/132020)
        Ohio.  (12/5/2020)
        Pennsylvania.  (12/15/2020)
        South Carolina.  (12/16/2020)
        South Dakota.  (12/3/2020)
        Tennessee.  (12/4/2020)
        Texas   (12/5/2020)
        Utah.  (12/2/2020)
        Virginia.  (12/4/2020)
        Washington State.  (6/12/2020)
        West Virginia.  (12/2/2020)

        The Apple Store at Hilldale is closed until further notice


        Photos by Retiring Guy



        6/4/2020 update, "Now you see it, now you don't (Hilldale Apple Store edition)", starts here.

        Photo credit:  9to5Mac (8/14/2017)

        Photo by Retiring Guy (6/4/2020)



        A person who lives in a building illegally is called a squatter

         

        Even if it's the White House.

        From Retiring Guy's postcard collection



        Headline from AlterNet

        Madison Youth Arts Center: December construction site visit

         

        Photo by Retiring Guy


        As a massive construction crane swings above and crews begin to finish a colorful, playful exterior and intricate interior, the $35 million Madison Youth Arts Center, a 65,000-square-foot gem, is taking shape as part of a larger 11-story housing and retail project by Stone House Development on the 1000 block of East Washington Avenue. 
        The four-story arts center, with a main entrance at the corner of East Mifflin and North Ingersoll streets, will be anchored by the Children’s Theater of Madison and Madison Youth Choirs but also offer much-needed studio, exhibition and performance space to many organizations that have long been starved for quality space.

         

        Patricia Lawson Stanton (1928-2020) Warren High School class of 1946


        1946 Dragon yearbook


        Patricia's high school activities:
        Assembly Plays (4); Band (3, 4); Candy Salesman (4); Dramatic Club (4); German Club (4); Girls' A. A. (2); Leaders' Club (3, 4)

         

        1967 Warren City Directory

        • Lawson Clysta E (widow That F) clerk Betty Lee h224 Pennsylvania Avenue West

          1983 Warren City Directory 

          • Lawson Clysta e Watson Memorial Home
          • Patricia and William live in Russell, according to the county listings

          The popularity of Patricia as a baby name is graphed here.  Let's take a look at Thad.


          Thad struggled to gain a foothold throughout his 80 years on the chart.  His best performance occurred during the late 60s and early 70s.  He peaked at #401 in 1967.

          Other class of '46 graduates:
          2020
          Betty Mae Bliss Werner.  (12/8)