As circumstances with the COVID-19 virus develop minute by minute, Dave took the opportunity to talk with Ricochet icon, member Doc Jay. As expected, the good Doctor was not at a loss for words, wisdom, expertise, or a little mischievous fun, as he assesses the growth of the virus and what we may expect in terms of containment and treatment.

Ricochet Member Old Bathos stops by for a discussion that ranges from Irish traditions to what it’s like being one of Ricochet’s moderators.  Finally, lest you fear that things are getting too serious on the program, Ross Perot has some thoughts he’d like to share on the current madness (though we recommend putting down your drink while listening to this segment).

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  1. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    Thanks so much for @DocJay, the most missed member ever. I read every single thing he ever wrote, some posts of which made me cry and some made me laugh out loud. Does anyone have any knowledge of why he no longer graces us with his presence on our site? He says he’s retired at 54? No man with that much intellectual energy can possibly do nothing, so I’m curious about what he’s really doing.

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  2. Ultron Will Inject You Now Coolidge
    Ultron Will Inject You Now
    @Pseudodionysius

    As long as he doesn’t come into contact with Gamma rays, I’m good.

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  3. La Tapada Member
    La Tapada
    @LaTapada

    Thank you, Dave! (and Doc Jay and Old Bathos). This like a pleasant visit with family.

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  4. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):

    Thanks so much for @DocJay, the most missed member ever. I read every single thing he ever wrote, some posts of which made me cry and some made me laugh out loud. Does anyone have any knowledge of why he no longer graces us with his presence on our site? He says he’s retired at 54? No man with that much intellectual energy can possibly do nothing, so I’m curious about what he’s really doing.

    Glad you enjoyed the proceedings!!  It was great to chat with Doc. He’s doing well, and I have a feeling he isn’t exactly listless,…but he is enjoying focusing on family and friends at the moment. 

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  5. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    La Tapada (View Comment):

    Thank you, Dave! (and Doc Jay and Old Bathos). This like a pleasant visit with family.

    Yes,  exactly that.  It was like visiting with family.  Which, come to think of it, was the case with every single Ricochet gathering I’ve ever attended. Once all this is over with, perhaps we should think of having another gathering!

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  6. Percival Thatcher
    Percival
    @Percival

    Of course “nitwittery” is a word. If you’ve used it, and I’ve used it …

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  7. Ansonia Member
    Ansonia
    @Ansonia

    Fantastic episode. Thanks so much, Dave.

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  8. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Percival (View Comment):

    Of course “nitwittery” is a word. If you’ve used it, and I’ve used it …

    That settles it then. 

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  9. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    Every few months or so, I do a little Googling for the errant Doc Jay, and then I find out that Dave had him trapped under a rock.  Looking forward to listening.

     

     

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  10. Dave Sussman Contributor
    Dave Sussman
    @DaveSussman

    Wonderful hearing my two good friends chatting. Great episode Dave! 

    Jay and I need to reschedule our Bruins/Kings hockey game when life begins again… you should join us!

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  11. colleenb Member
    colleenb
    @colleenb

    Great podcast as usual. But I’m worried that Alphonse has the Wuhan Virus or is he still, ahem, celebrating the LSU win. I mean Ross is great but Alphonse is the man.

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  12. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    Dave Sussman (View Comment):

    Wonderful hearing my two good friends chatting. Great episode Dave!

    Jay and I need to reschedule our Bruins/Kings hockey game when life begins again… you should join us!

    Thanks so much!! It was fun putting it together as always.  And I’d very much enjoy taking in a hockey game!

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  13. Dave Carter Podcaster
    Dave Carter
    @DaveCarter

    colleenb (View Comment):

    Great podcast as usual. But I’m worried that Alphonse has the Wuhan Virus or is he still, ahem, celebrating the LSU win. I mean Ross is great but Alphonse is the man.

    Alphonse thinks Souther Comfort will inoculate him from the virus. He’ll be back though.  

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  14. Gazpacho Grande' Coolidge
    Gazpacho Grande'
    @ChrisCampion

    I miss Doc’s writing and commentary.  It was killa.

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  15. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    Dave Carter (View Comment):
    Alphonse thinks Souther Comfort will inoculate him from the virus. He’ll be back though.

    In large enough quantities, it will do the job before the virus can.

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  16. Arahant Member
    Arahant
    @Arahant

    It was great to hear from Jay, and also to hear Old Bathos’ voice.

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