Friday, April 3, 2020
So, I was on vacation in Morocco in February. I traveled there by ferry from Savona, Italy. On the way back all the eyes on the ferry were glued to the TV screens airing news reports on the first coronavirus cases and deaths in Italy. Lots of pale and worried faces. Scared, because for many their final destination was the most affected region with the corona outbreak.
Since ferry ride From Tanger-Med to Savona lasts around fifty hours, I decided to educate myself on this coronavirus. I downloaded several books about viruses and the one that looked easiest to understand was Flu Hunter Unlocking the secrets of a virus by Robert G Webster.
In the book Webster writes about his expeditions he organized to recover viruses from migrating seabirds, starting in Australia in the early 1960s. He discovered that influenza viruses circulate readily among seabirds, often without causing disease. These birds can then transmit the virus directly to humans or via intermediate hosts such as (poultry, pigs, dogs, horses…) where, with a few mutations, viruses can achieve pandemic proportions.
Half way through the book I realized that I won’t get much information on corona viruses from the book since they are different family of viruses than influenza. Still, I finished the book anyway since it contains an interesting story on how they recovered the H1N1 influenza virus, the one that caused the 1918 Spanish influenza pandemic. Eventually, they took some samples from bodies buried during the Spanish flu pandemic in mass graves in Alaskan permafrost and manged to isolate the virus that killed between 25 and 40 million (some estimates go up to 100 million) people worldwide.
The reason I remembered reading the book was the tale from a couple of days ago when I wrote what kind of food would be available to medieval quarantined people. For the source of eating habits in that period I just took the still-life paintings from 14th-17th century. This painting in particular
caught my attention. My brain was, “Ok, I don’t think we can blame Chinese people for causing every damn plague. Some plagues might as well originated in Europe.”
The brain was probably pissed because it remembered an article from a about year ago about customs police catching a Romanian guy smuggling 1.349 dead birds, including thirteen different protected species, into Italy to be eaten for exuberant prices. And I don’t know, anyone checked these birds for dormant influneza viruses?
And the brain got even more pissed because a few days ago I read an article about the biggest plagues in history.
Antonine Plague (death toll 5 milllion)
The plague is thought by modern scholars to have originated in China and spread westward along the Silk
Plague of Cyprian (250-266 CE)
This outbreak is also thought to have originated in China and traveled along the Silk Road to Alexandria and then on to Rome.
Plague of Justinian (541-542 CE & onwards)
This plague, considered the most devastating up to that time, is also thought to have originated in China and traveled to India via the Silk Route and then on to the West.
Thought to, considered, allegedly, supposedly, rumoured… fine evidence you got there.
Had to calm myself down, went to Mr. skin and searched for “flipping bird” scenes. Jessica Biel
, I remember that! Yes, you can do such searches!
Friday, April 3, 2020
Here are some celebrity trends and news headlines from the past week according to sch799.ru's logs and referrers from yahoo and google.Top 10 most searched for celebs in the past week:
Here are some new names I noticed among the searches performed at sch799.ru in the past week:
- Emma Watson
- Sophie Turner
- Julia Garner
- Katy Perry
- Peyton List
- Anna Kendrick
- Jeri Ryan
- Eiza González
- Karen Gillan
- Selena Gomez
Some interesting nude celebrity additions to the database from the past week include:
- Madison Thompson... stars on Ozark this season
- Shira Haas... an Israeli actress; nude on Netflix new series, Unorthodox. The series follows a young ultra-Orthodox Jewish woman who flees her arranged marriage and religious community to start a new life abroad.
- Lucia Bose... an Italian actress; died aged 89, having contracted coronavirus
- Alexandra Masangkay... nude in movie El hoyo
- Stephanie Matto... stars on TLC's reality series 90 Day Fiancé
- Sydney Schafer... stars in movie The Bygone
- Kerrie Hayes... stars on Netflix's series, The English Game, which tells the story of the invention of football (soccer) and how it quickly rose to become the world's game by crossing class divides.
- Jasmine Mathews... stars on ABC's series, The Rookie
- Oulaya Amamra... stars on Netflix's new series, Vampires which follows a teen who's half human, half vampire grappling with her emerging powers and family turmoil as she's pursued by a secret vampire community.
- Adriyan Rae... stars on Syfy's series, Vagrant Queen, which follows Elida from child queen to orphaned outcast, as she scavenges the treacherous corners of the galaxy, always one step ahead of the Republic government out to extinguish her bloodline.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
If this were Decameron’s plague, we’d have the last story telling day, then two more days of no work and back to the old life as before the plague happened. But since this corona virus is no ordinary flu, it looks like I’ll be stuck with writing the rest of the ninety tales as well, if I am lucky.
I listen to the experts on the current virus outbreak situation saying that quarantining, self-distancing, self-isolation… will flatten the curve and limit the spread of the virus and things will slowly go back to normal.
I checked some streams from Wuhan, which was in total lockdown for more than two months. if , temperature checking on every corner, wearing masks and gloves whenever outside, tracked by GPS all the time, taking voluntary two-weeks quarantine when traveling abroad, disinfecting every item you buy… is considered normal, then I don’t think I am particularly looking forward to the day the things will “go back to normal”.
Thursday, April 2, 2020
According to imdb, The Other Lamb seems to be the only movie having theatrical release this week. I am not sure where. Much safer to see it at home as it was also released on VOD yesterday. MPAA Rating for the movie says graphic violence, sex, nudity. Raffey Cassidy
stars in the movie as a girl born into an all-female cult led by a man. As things get weirder by the day, she begins to question his teachings and her own reality.
The second season of French series Les de l'hoquei features some nudity. Most notably, Laia Fontan
. The series is available on Netflix.
Actress Johanna Bros
is topless in movie Toute Ressemblance, available on VOD in France.
Spanish actress Alicia Sanz
is nude in movie En Brazos de un Asesino which is available on VOD, Amazon.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
It’s not like I haven’t cooked before the quarantine, but now, it seems like all I do is cook and eat. Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and a few snacks in between. Luckily, I am still allowed to go outside and burn some calories. Otherwise, I’d be more afraid of dying of obesity than catching that damn corona virus.
So, with my new love for cooking, I decided to check for any scenes related to food. “Cooking”, ok a couple of pages, “kitchen“ damn, thirty something pages, I have to be more specific. What was the title of that Cortney Palm
movie? Sushi Girl. Ah, “sushi” then. Mary mother of God! Women covered in food is a thing?
Got me thinking, what was on the menu during those two weeks of Decameron’s seclusion. What did they stock up on in medieval times? Sadly, not much info about the food and supplies they packed to weather through the fourteen days of self-quarantine.
They, definitely didn’t pack any toilet paper. Wikipedia says Joseph Gayetty is widely credited with being the inventor of modern commercially available toilet paper in the United States. Gayetty's paper, first introduced in 1857.
They also couldn’t pack corn, potatoes, tomatoes, coffee, tobacco, peanuts, no sunflower oil… as those were imported from America after 1492.
I checked some still paintings at and from 14th-17th century to see what kind of foods were available:
- Wheat… white flower for rich, whole grain for peasants.
- salmon, lobster, crabs, mussels, oysters
- Pig, wild boar, deer, hare, all kinds of birds, poultry, turkey, goose, ducks, pheasants, lamb
- raspberries grapes, cherries, pomegranate, currant, strawberries, mulberries, blackberries, plums, apples, pears, oranges, peach, figs
- Artichoke, asparagus, turnip, cabbage, carrots
Also spotted among the painted objects were cheese, olives, nuts, porridge, prosciutto, various candies, cakes, pies...
Not bad, lots of foods to pick from. Here are some things that landed in my cart during my end of days buying spree:
tuna, pasta, canned beans, corn, peas, soup, bouillon cube, rice, corn flakes, oats, raisins, cheese, prosciutto, canned fruit, chestnuts, some poultry, liver, multi vitamin tablets, sugar, milk flour, oil, eggs, ginger, vinegar, dried yeast, baking powder, salt, pepper, cabbage, apples, dried plums, potatoes, garlic, onions, dried milk, kids' porridge, mint tea, black tea and of course, roll of toilet paper...
Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Here’s a selection of the most popular, commented, discussed, viewed, liked, thanked, shared… non-nude celebrity photos and articles from the past week collected from various sources
around the web.A selection of the most popular celebrity posts from around the web from the past week:
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Doctors and nurses on TV 24/7, giving advice on COVID-19, do’s and don’ts. All my brain got out of it, nurse fetish mood for a couple of hours. Spent browsing Mr. Skin’s site for hot scenes of actress in nurse outfits. Sixteen pages, had to go through all of them to get to my favorite one. Amber Smith
in a nurse outfit from movie How to Be a Player.
Then I spent four hours watching youtube videos, mostly on coronavirus. Lots of conspiracy theories floating around. I guess that’s why I got this idea for a horror story.
Here’s just a frame, an outline. Maybe I’ll be stuck in this quarantine for such a long time that I’ll come up with all the dialogues as well.
Any resemblance to real persons or other real-life entities is
purely coincidental. All characters and other entities appearing in this
work are fictitious. Any resemblance to real events or persons, dead or alive, or
other real-life entities, past or present, is purely coincidental.
Let’s say, it’s set in Washington DC, USA. We’re in a living room where Johnny, age 8 is watching TV.
And now a special announcement by the President of the United States from the Oval Office.
Dad, dad, dad, it’s the president.
“My fellow citizens…. These are dark times… We’re in a war against an invisible enemy. This virus doesn’t care about your race, your skin color, your religion, and as we’ve seen in the case of the U-strain mutation, it doesn’t care about your age either. We’re all in this together. According to our panel of scientists, who’ve done extensive simulations and tests on how to beat this enemy, our best and only hope to win this war is to cut off its source of reproduction... “
In short, the plan is to lock up everyone, either in their houses or in fallout shelters. Set up timer locks on every door, and if scientist were right, we should come out of it victorious after, I don’t know, 30 days when we’ll have the new address to the nation from the White House.
So, Johnny, his dad, and rest of the family were welded in their house. With a 30-day timer lock on their door. I don’t really know what they did for those 30 days, likely another tale on itself.
The lock goes off after 30 days, bright sunny day, birds are singing, a light breeze, the smell of fresh in the air… Johnny and dad go out of the house, the streets are mostly empty, a few people here and there, the couple is slowly walking towards the White House to hear the president’s announcement.
A couple of hundred meters from the White House Johnny’s dad sees his co-worker (something distracts him), greets him, starts chatting with him, while Johnny makes a few more steps towards the fence.
Dad, dad, dad, look!!
What? What is it?
One, two, three… five. Why is the flag red and only has five stars on it?
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
A few caps and a video clip of Argentinian actress Natalia Verbeke
from French movie Les femmes du 6e étage.
The movie is set in Paris in 1962, its story alternates between two different worlds. One shows the life of wealthy family living in a comfortable apartment, whose lives are devoted to making money and meaningless socialising. The other focuses on their household servants, mostly female Spanish immigrants working as maids.
Natalia could recently be seen starring on Spanish TV series El nudo. While she didn’t have any nude scenes on the series, her co-star, Berta Galo
, did. Definitely worth checking it out.
Here’s Natalia Verbeke’s nude scene from Les femmes du 6e étage. You can check out her other nude scenes from films and TV at .
Natalia Verbeke from Les femmes du 6e étage 
Monday, March 30, 2020
Are you one of those people wondering what to do with stocks of toilet paper you’ve accumulated in the past two weeks? Stores not accepting returns? Amazon, Ebay, Craiglist… killing your reselling business?
No worries, it can still come in handy! The only tournament I can keep my eye on these days, , has its category finals/division finals/position finals… not sure how to call them finals… Masturb-8 according to Mr. Skin.
Check the clips, wipe the sweat off your eyebrows, cast your votes, check the full videos. A role gone just like that. Enjoy!
Monday, March 30, 2020
Here's a list of some interesting celebrity appearances on talk and game shows this week.
Sophie Turner II
will be guest on Conan tomorrow. She’ll probably talk about her new series, Survie. The series follows Jane, who has to fight for her life when her plane crashes on a remote snow-covered mountain. Paul (Corey Hawkins) is the only other remaining survivor and together they embark on a harrowing journey out of the wilderness.
The series will premiere on Quibi on April 6th. Quibi is an upcoming American short-form mobile video platform. Its content is made specifically to be only streamed on mobile devices and can be viewed in either horizontal or vertical video, with the user able to shift to one or the other within the same video. Instead of typical half-hour TV episodes or two-hour films, content on Quibi will be delivered in episode chapters of 10 minutes or less
You can check the complete list and all the future lineups on talk shows on website.Monday (March 30th)Tuesday (March 31st)Wednesday (April 1st)(April 2nd)
Friday (April 3rd)