More Time Travel in the time of COVID-19
October 8, 2020 8:43 AM   Subscribe

For a third round, comedian Julie Nolke travels back in time to utter vague and disturbing prophecies to her younger self. This time, October travels back to June, and appears to be finally losing it.

Previously on the Blue, June goes to see April, and April goes to see January (links in that post).
posted by Mogur (32 comments total) 40 users marked this as a favorite
 
I wasn't sure if I should resurrect that thread or start this one. Let me know if I should have just added this link to the previous post.
posted by Mogur at 8:44 AM on October 8, 2020


Just watched this, haven't seen the first two but have already hit subscribe (and mashed that like button!) after watching this episode. I hope it continues, it's not only funny but I think it helps (re) contextualize one's own progress through this decade-in-a-year.
posted by Godspeed.You!Black.Emperor.Penguin at 8:51 AM on October 8, 2020 [5 favorites]


I like the 4th wall poke at 3:55.
posted by doctornemo at 9:12 AM on October 8, 2020 [6 favorites]


The premise could be shaky but this delivers. Off to try the previous ones I ignored...
posted by abulafa at 9:25 AM on October 8, 2020


Okay that person is a master class in the exit stinger. Every video is golden and makes me want more.
posted by abulafa at 9:34 AM on October 8, 2020 [2 favorites]


I missed the first couple of these, and they're great! Thanks for posting!
posted by Monster_Zero at 9:37 AM on October 8, 2020


"RBG."
[Looks.]
"Nothing."

Hadn't seen the earlier ones, thanks, I needed a laugh.

(Thanks, I needed a laugh - 2020's motto.)
posted by NorthernLite at 9:37 AM on October 8, 2020 [1 favorite]


I love these a lot, although for some reason I felt this one didn't hit as hard as the last one. Possibly because we're all just numb from the constant horribleness of 2020.
posted by suelac at 10:04 AM on October 8, 2020 [16 favorites]


I had totally forgotten about Beirut blowing up. When she mentioned "at least no cities have exploded" and her future self was like "wellll" I literally had to think for a minute about what she was talking about. Any other year that would be on our radar for MONTHS. Two days after it happened I had already moved on to other disasters. WTF 2020.
posted by nushustu at 10:33 AM on October 8, 2020 [56 favorites]


I've followed her for years, she's great!
posted by drewbage1847 at 10:38 AM on October 8, 2020 [1 favorite]


All of her stuff is really good I hope she gets a Netflix show or something.

Is toilet paper a problem again? My store is all stocked up now. They even FINALLY got lots of antibacterial wipes and sanitizer and stocking up on those did a lot for my anxiety (I know that surfaces are less worrisome now but I still don't want to touch things at stores).

Funny thing; I just now finished the giant bag of rice I panic-purchased in March so I guess those last six months, which is good to know. I'm actually planning a Costco run to stock up again.

I'm not sure I'll ever eat all the beans in my pantry, but maybe when it gets colder.
posted by emjaybee at 10:55 AM on October 8, 2020


LOL this is the best one so far, imo. What a great series!

emjaybee, your store has wipes?!?!?! :O
posted by MiraK at 11:13 AM on October 8, 2020


Yeah teh wipes are store-brand (Albertsons) generic-looking, so I'm guessing it was some kind of specialty arrangement, but the shelves have stayed full.

/pandemic prep derail
posted by emjaybee at 11:22 AM on October 8, 2020


The first episode of the Home Cooking podcast has MANY bean recommendations. (Home Cooking is the Samin Nosrat + Hrishikesh Hirway supergroup. It is delightful, especially if you like food puns.)
posted by kaibutsu at 11:24 AM on October 8, 2020


Just a note, you (Mogur) did the right thing in making a new post, FPPs are archived and closed to further comments after a month.
posted by JHarris at 12:21 PM on October 8, 2020 [1 favorite]


Is toilet paper a problem again?

I think this might be referencing the second waves which are starting to hit various parts of the US. Could be wrong, though; maybe I'm forgetting something, which wouldn't be hard considering how much is going on.
posted by May Kasahara at 12:40 PM on October 8, 2020 [2 favorites]


Is toilet paper a problem again?

Apparently here in Southern Ontario, it is happening again - Costco is running out on a daily basis, the signs about limiting customers to "X-number of units" have been put up again. People are planning for another lockdown.
posted by rozcakj at 12:47 PM on October 8, 2020 [5 favorites]


Wow - I just watched the first one again this morning for some reason, so seeing this is making my brain a bit bouncy.

I didn't like #2 so I went in to this new one with low expectations, and I loved it.
posted by Mchelly at 12:49 PM on October 8, 2020 [2 favorites]


These are great! I knew who the proud boys were, long before January too.
posted by Going To Maine at 12:54 PM on October 8, 2020


I also missed the original post, so thanks for this one.

Can’t wait for the January 2021 instalment. I think.
posted by good in a vacuum at 12:55 PM on October 8, 2020 [2 favorites]


TP is an issue here in Chicago land as well, seems to be a pendulum where once a shop is out word spreads and people stock up. And by people, it's me. I stocked up. Our Local costco swings from an entire semi's worth of each of the two brands,* and then it's gone, and it's been like that for a couple of weeks. Stuff like Chlorox wipes have been unavailable for a little bit longer.


Anyway. Dig the real anger behind the "Just SAY IT" and how it echo's my reaction to Trump's debate.
posted by zenon at 3:29 PM on October 8, 2020


First comment on the last thread:

Along these lines, there's a new meme floating around about how, in the future, there will be semester-long university courses entirely about the history of 2020.
posted by J.K. Seazer at 1:46 on June 8 [10 favorites +] [!]


The other day on the birbsite I saw something along the lines of

Grad student 2047 A: My dissertation is on September 28 to October 7, 2020.
Grad student 2047 B: Isn't that a little broad?


How do I get off this crazy thing?
posted by Gotanda at 3:48 PM on October 8, 2020 [28 favorites]


Yeah, the joke I've seen lately on FB is that in the future people will write their political science and history dissertations on, like, October 2nd, 2020 with a little bit of October 3rd.
posted by jacquilynne at 3:59 PM on October 8, 2020 [8 favorites]


Grad student 2047 A: My dissertation is on September 28 to October 7, 2020.
Grad student 2047 B: Isn't that a little broad?


Which period is this most true of? I'd guess either the summer of 1914 or the autumn of 1789.
posted by clawsoon at 5:57 PM on October 8, 2020 [1 favorite]


Any other year that would be on our radar for MONTHS.

How long was the "Puerto Rico devastated by hurricane, WH disinclined to send emergency relief funds" news cycle, again?
posted by Greg_Ace at 7:54 PM on October 8, 2020 [1 favorite]


Remember how we found out President Deals only paid $750 in taxes twice in 15 years? That was last week.

These videos are so good, the trajectory of Julie from January -> October makes me wonder if she'll be pounding back straight whisky in the next one.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 9:22 PM on October 8, 2020 [1 favorite]


How long was the "Puerto Rico devastated by hurricane, WH disinclined to send emergency relief funds" news cycle, again?

In my mind, that new cycle was incredibly long, went away, and came back. We had the President fighting the mayor of San Juan, a reunion Hamilton show on the island, just fundraiser after fundraiser. (Which isn’t to say that Puerto Rico got the care it needed, at all.) You want a short disaster news cycle, I point you to the derecho that smashed up the midwest, didn’t even get a check-in thread on MetaFilter, and was followed immediately by Beirut.
posted by Going To Maine at 10:19 PM on October 8, 2020 [4 favorites]


I was totally planning on getting one of those back massage things and now I’m getting one even more.
posted by St. Peepsburg at 12:46 AM on October 9, 2020 [2 favorites]


I'm surprised Past Julie didn't go directly to slamming her head on the desk while waving a white flag in the air.

Wonder if any Julie will be left by December. Who knows these days?
posted by jenfullmoon at 3:41 AM on October 9, 2020


The massager on her back with the "aauauauauaauauaaua" just slayed me. She's wonderful.
posted by Fleebnork at 5:58 AM on October 9, 2020 [1 favorite]


I didn't know that 'Massage Gun" was a thing, but I just bought one.
posted by Faintdreams at 7:09 AM on October 9, 2020


Germane-ish:

Alexandra Petri in The Washington Post: “I’ve had enough news now, thank you”
Every time I close my eyes, even for a brief instant, something new happens that throws the whole year into chaos. I keep being visited by time travelers from two minutes in the future saying they are nostalgic for this time, right now, before the next thing had happened. WHAT THING? But they only sigh and vanish.
posted by Going To Maine at 11:45 AM on October 9, 2020 [4 favorites]


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