OK this isn’t funny anymore. Gramercy Tavern is closed.
Let’s get right to the business.
As of Thursday, there were 218,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19, or the novel coronavirus, worldwide. Cases are expected to rise sharply in the United States, where the only individuals able to be tested so far have been pro athletes.
The Cannes Film Festival has been postponed due to coronavirus. “Given the current circumstances,” Festival President Pierre Lescure told reporters, “we have decided to give all of this year’s prizes to the 2015 film Room.”
Don’t forget, Anna from IT, you’re on mandatory work from (my) home!
Idris Elba has been diagnosed with coronavirus. Producers of the James Bond franchise have since released a statement reading, “We are so disappointed that Idris is now forever disqualified from playing James Bond.”
Actor Kristofer Hivju, who played Tormund Giantsbane on Game of Thrones, has also tested positive for the virus. Hivju refuses to confirm or deny that he got it from fucking a bear.
Jerry, gin and tonics do not “ward off” the coronavirus.
Two members of Congress have tested positive for COVID-19. Rep. Ben McAdams (D-UT) has called his diagnosis a wake-up call, urging Americans to think not of people like him, who have ample financial and other resources to deal with the virus, and instead focus on those less able to avoid infection and receive treatment, while Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) has pushed for aggressive new tax cuts.
The governor of Minnesota has signed an executive order designating grocery store workers as emergency employees during the coronavirus pandemic, allowing them access to free childcare. Governor Tim Walz said the extra care would not cost the state very much, as it consists of putting 20-40 children alone in a room labeled “QUARANTINE.”
If you haven’t signed up for Zoom already, what are you waiting for? And no, we will not reimburse.
Actress Vanessa Hudgens has apologized after making insensitive comments about the coronavirus pandemic on an Instagram Live broadcast this week. “Guys, I apologize, but, like, I get it,” Hudgens said on Twitter, “I mean, I did Rent Live! and, like, that’s about AIDS, too.”
Bernie Sanders won the Northern Mariana Islands Democratic presidential caucus on Saturday, gaining four for the territory’s six delegates. The caucus has taken on outsize importance this year because, in two months, the islands will be all that’s left.
Fuck- Eleven Madison Park, too? Fucking FUCK.
What is this, China?