Reporter for Stars & Stripes:
This…is…a thing now. https://t.co/j1olzMM3bt
— Chad Garland (@chadgarland) April 21, 2020
To be fair, this is aimed at the kids in the military families on bases in Germany. But it’s gonna be an entry for the ever-popular ‘game of soldiers‘ memes…
… Dubbed Desse the Physical Distancing Fairy, the frilly and feathery character was the brainchild of Victoria Hanrahan and Kimberly Stockton. Hanrahan is entertainment director for Ansbach’s Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, and Stockton is the costume specialist for THEATRIX, Installation Management Command-Europe’s theatrical costume collection and workshop…
Stockton, dressed as the winged and bespectacled creature with a silvery bouffant, colorful cloth face covering and white gloves, visited places where people gather on base, such as the post office and dining facility, to remind them of disease prevention measures in a memorable way. She’ll continue to do so randomly, the command statement said.
“(The visit) truly brightened my day,” said Dina DeBoer, family advocacy program specialist with Army Community Service, quoted in the statement.
Hey, Skippy’s List is still on line!
Some claymores and surface trip flares may be unaccounted for from the armory soon.
— Sad about sports guy. (Pre COVID19) (@MattyMok) April 21, 2020
Well I for one am glad to see that Bagram Batman was able to find work.
— SecNAV Speechwriter (@WiseguySix) April 21, 2020
What’s the army coming to? In my day, we were dead butch, we were.
@Omnes Omnibus: Surprised they found your old outfit in storage?
It is spring here in the southland, highs in the high 70’s today and in the lower 90’s by the end of the week. Turned off the heater, opened the windows and took off the girls sweaters. Spring is here my friends!
@?BillinGlendaleCA: Nah, nothing like it.
Good morning, fellow jackals !
Should you desire a grocery delivery from ShopRite of Newark, know that timeslot reservations for the sixth day ahead can be made starting at, roughly, two minutes after midnight.
There was a button, a couple of decades ago, “If you swallow a live frog, first thing in the morning, you can be sure that nothing worse will happen to you that day.”
And a sequel, “If you swallow a live frog, first thing in the morning, you can be sure that nothing worse will happen to either of you that day.”
Hoping that you have a good day today.
According the the Book of Arnold, there’s another use for frogs.
I remember the good old days when we used to talk about politics on this site.
Damn, I remember when spring was like high 60s and low 70s when we get warm rains. Yeah.
@cain: This is normal for Southern CA, mid to late May June gloom will arrive.
You can build a kingdom in my heart: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T08FbFeXcHU
In my day, the Army provided us with
PS magazine, featuring Connie
LOL on the physical distancing fairy. That’s inspired! I bet it makes the adults pay attention to distancing too – that’s something you’d remember!
@?BillinGlendaleCAEnh, June gloom has been unreliable for at least a decade now. Cali weather is a lot less predictable than it used to be.
In my day in the Navy, I got Z-grams and beer machines in the barracks….priorities sir….
@Fair Economist: It’s start and end vary, but we get it every year.
@Omnes Omnibus: I’ll do some enquiries, but something tells me this is not unusual. My dad had to dress as Tinkerbell once for some kind of roast on him. I have to see if that picture still exists.