Now And Then: Pandemic Vs. Prepidemic

Yesterday news outlets reported/curated content informing/misinforming us that some 130 Secret Service agents serving President Forty Five have tested positive for the coronavirus pandemic.

Things were different under President Reagan during the preppy ’80s, when a pestilential prepidemic caused symptoms such as popped collars and argyle socks.

A mustache was believed to grant immunity. 

20 Comments on "Now And Then: Pandemic Vs. Prepidemic"

  1. Harbopper goes commercial | November 14, 2020 at 3:21 pm |

    That photo needs an accompanying theme song.
    The early 70s was the golden age for TV music.

  2. Thanks for the laugh, and for tweaking “American Pravda”! Berkeley Breathes turns out to be the humorless comrade his/her screen name suggests. Careful, gentlemen, you could be dragged off to reeducation camp!

  3. Secret Service agents with navy blazers, polo shirts, argyle socks, Bean boots, and Uzis – only during the 80s!

  4. Pete Findley | November 14, 2020 at 5:26 pm |

    It was better when it ran om THE FIREARMS BLOG two years ago.

  5. LongtimeReader | November 14, 2020 at 7:06 pm |

    Cool photo, and I see the humor you were going for, but the text falls totally flat. Might strike some as callous.

  6. Behind Enemy Lines | November 14, 2020 at 7:47 pm |

    All in good fun.

    And . . . crybaby, ‘B’ gone. Go wave your diaper somewhere else.

  7. Good to see the far right/conspiracy theory nut jobs have got such a good sense of humour. They’re going to need it next year when Captain Bonespurs ends up rotting in a prison cell.

  8. I’m a known lib around here, and my knickers are not in a wad over this joke or almost any other dark and/or irreverent pandemic humor. Cracking these kind of jokes is a common and human coping mechanism against sorrow and misery.

    However, it only works when the jokes are funny, not flat as LTR pointed out.

    Are you gonna be here all week?

  9. MinneapolisTrad | November 14, 2020 at 9:56 pm |

    I had hopes for a new direction here, but this is rough. Lame jokes and a photo that made the rounds months ago. If I’m looking for this kind of content I’ll turn to the shitposters on reddit. Respect to CC for getting out, but the good times are over.

  10. Goodness, again posting a ‘piece’ so dire that the writer’s embarrassment precludes signing it. You’ve never really been interested in clothes have you Mr Chensvold, only the slim prospect that ‘writing’ about them would in some way further your ‘career’. Maybe time to cut your losses and stick to the surfing…

  11. Actually lets strike the word “embarrassment” from my post above and replace it with what the lack of byline truly indicates: Cowardice.



  13. Apologies if this post caused offense. I will review the matter with the team. So that we better understand, please indicate which of the following is the reason you believe this post fell flat:

    a) attempted humor during pandemic

    b) suggestion media not trustworthy

  14. Berkley Breathes,

    You do realize that you don’t have to frequent this site don’t you? Perhaps you would like to start your own site.


    I think your patio looks very nice.



  15. Christian, I don’t have a problem with the post on either score. Anyone who has not yet realized that the media is not trustworthy isn’t thinking. As for jokes about the pandemic, Whiskeydent got it right—it’s just a common human coping mechanism. Don’t let a couple of whiners do to this site what they’ve done to stand up comedy on college campus (per Seinfeld, Cleese and Rock).

  16. sacksuit,

    You do realize that you don’t have to frequent this site don’t you? Perhaps you would like to start your own site where those who attempt to criticise the increasing political bias of this site are banned from posting in the comments section.

  17. “a) attempted humor during pandemic

    b) suggestion media not trustworthy”

    How about: c) Lame shitpost that the writer is too scared to own?

  18. Yuca,

    Is yours or Berkley Breathes’ speech being banned anywhere?

    Worked from home today, old BB OCBD, khakis, old RL ribbed cotton shawl collared cardigan in burgundy, old SAIL magazine promotional ball cap in navy and barefoot.
    About to join my wife on our porch for gins and tonic to be followed up with flank steak, asparagus and potatoes.



  19. sacksuit,

    Not as far as I know. I think you missed my point but anyway, props for wearing an old Brooks OCBD. Particularly if it’s a Makers and/or your khakis have a good rise and regulation length cuffs.

  20. Yuck, Berkeley BO, Minneapolis Riots,

    Congratulations, your pestilence will be spread throughout America now.

    Well stolen,
    Trailer Trad

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