Dan Gould

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  • Birthday 09/14/1965

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  • Location Climbing out of a sinkhole in Plant City

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  1. Why Dave Brubeck is the Coolest Jazz Artist Ever

    Wilton is where I lived from age 11 (1976) thru high school and beyond. Unfortunately by the time I was into jazz I was spending relatively little time there. My parents knew Dave and his wife though certainly not well - I never met him or saw him around town (though to bring this back to New Canaan, I did once see David Letterman jogging on Route 33 (Letterman lived in New Canaan)). Where in the area did you live Brad?
  2. Sexiest album covers

    Anyone else think "Jennifer Beals" first? I surely did.
  3. And now the predictive standings sites can run their simulations off of this simulation, so when some team in the strat-o league outperforms their run differential, we can see how they will probably fall back in the standings over such a long season.
  4. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    http://shanghaiist.com/2020/03/27/urns-in-wuhan-far-exceed-death-toll-raising-more-questions-about-chinas-tally/ The implications of this for the accuracy of China's reporting is truly horrific.
  5. MLB Season 2020

    https://www.mlb.com/news/jimmy-wynn-astros-great-dies-at-78 There are many here with more memories of Wynn than me, as my knowledge and interest in baseball really starts in the early 70s but I do recall that "Toy Cannon" was to me the coolest nickname ever when I first heard it.
  6. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    I have inside information from Mount Sinai health system. Their modeling (not public info at this time) says 40 days to the peak in NYC. Maybe that is actually good if it is a flattened, but extended rise to the peak? Don't ask me for my source but I have no reason to doubt their info.
  7. The COVID 19 Restaurant Poll

    For the simple fact that when this first hit the news, Nancy Pelosi was encouraging people to go visit Chinatown in San Fran, as the number of people going there was noticeably down. Then, as noted above, the precipitating fact was that our favorite Chinese place was abnormally slow on what ought to have been a busy night and is now closed. Whether rational or not (and count me down for NOT), it is not surprising that Chinese restaurants might suffer at a time that a highly contagious, possibly lethal virus came out of China and severely disrupted life across the planet more or less.
  8. The COVID 19 Restaurant Poll

    I just tried to give an option for "not doing take out at all".
  9. Thought of this poll when, two weekends ago, I placed a take out order at the only Chinese place we have ever tried after moving to central Florida, and at 7 pm on a Saturday night it was a "ten minutes" wait, not the normal 20-25. Now, 9 days later, I saw that they have a sign up that they closed on the 23rd and "hope to re-open" by end of April. I have to assume that is a result of demand, and not that the family has to self-quarantine due to exposure/diagnosis.
  10. COVID 19 Poll

    I'm thinking I should redo the poll every couple of weeks or each month.
  11. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    Peanuts were salted and that was the only flavor that just barely came thru at about 10 percent normal strength. Still have a dry cough but that predated February illness.
  12. COVID 19 Poll

    If I want to eat, I cook. Been that way for a while. However this week will be a little different as we decided to conserve the meat on hand and she will be making her secret family recipe for Mac and cheese. Two notes about that: I had to convince her that her recipe needed ham to actually become a meal but I thought Mac and cheese came out of a box when I was a kid so this is pretty good compared to then. Correction, pretty *awesome* compared to back then. She just finished it and I just had a taste before it went into the oven .... With something new, those fried onion pieces on top.
  13. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    My symptoms were way less severe ... Just the loss of taste was odd for me. Never anything bronchial, whatever it was.
  14. COVID-19 2.0: No Politics edition

    Around the middle of February I missed several days of work with a pretty unpleasant flu (diagnosed By teladoc). Now I read that the loss or diminishment of taste/smell is a covid signifier and at one point I was starting to munch on peanuts that had essentially no taste. That lasted a couple of days I would say I also had the most hellacious coughing fits in which my throat would go into temporary spasm for 30 seconds or so. Never experienced that before. It's also true that shortly thereafter my office mates missed work, and last week right before we went to telecommuting, one of them may have had a relapse. So I am basically wondering if I actually had it. (My wife trailed me by a couple of days in her own experience of similar symptoms though I don't think she had a loss of taste.)
  15. COVID 19 Poll

    How do you stand?