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FCUG picnic lunch - Sunday, Oct. 18
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r***@iglou.com
2020-10-07 21:08:32 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at 11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican Restaurant at 7044 N Cedar Ave. (on the northeast corner of Cedar and Herndon Aves.) in Fresno.
Due to pandemic concerns, please bring your masks, and please be on time as nearly as you can, so that we may be seated in the outdoor patio at socially-distanced tables. As is traditional, the club will pay for the members’ lunch.
This is the first meeting since spring, so it will be good to see all who come to the lunch. Whether it’s small talk, Commodore/Amiga talk, or catching up on what’s going on your life, we’ll all be listening at the picnic lunch!

Truly,
Robert Bernardo
Fresno Commodore User Group - http://www.dickestel.com/fcug.htm

P.S. If you have any hardware orders to place or Commodore equipment to repair, I will soon be heading to the Pacific NW for a visit with Ray Carlsen.
Andreas Kohlbach
2020-10-08 22:49:20 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
Post by r***@iglou.com
Restaurant at 7044 N Cedar Ave. (on the northeast corner of Cedar and
Herndon Aves.) in Fresno.
Due to pandemic concerns, please bring your masks, and please be
on time as nearly as you can, so that we may be seated in the outdoor
patio at socially-distanced tables. As is traditional, the club will
pay for the members’ lunch.
This is the first meeting since spring, so it will be good to see
all who come to the lunch. Whether it’s small talk, Commodore/Amiga
talk, or catching up on what’s going on your life, we’ll all be
listening at the picnic lunch!
As much as I like meetings to enjoy some retro things, in the Corona
restaurant, while serving Corona beer, there might occur other things
having to do with Corona. No idea how local laws concerning meetings in
California are. But in many cities in Canada meetings are limited to a
small number of participants or completely prohibited. I'd rather not join
any meetings until the pandemic is over.
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Scott Lurndal
2020-10-09 16:21:26 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
Bob Eager
2020-10-09 20:58:30 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.

Really.
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Dan Espen
2020-10-09 21:49:46 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.

I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones I
see are along the lines of:

Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19

I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
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Bob Eager
2020-10-09 21:58:18 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
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J. Clarke
2020-10-09 22:16:13 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona
or (b) Corona is better at restocking.

In any case, Corona says that their sales are up 20%.
Bob Eager
2020-10-10 00:04:24 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona or
(b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
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J. Clarke
2020-10-10 00:06:05 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona or
(b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
So why are sales up 20%?
Bob Martin
2020-10-10 05:32:31 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona or
(b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
So why are sales up 20%?
USA != UK ?
J. Clarke
2020-10-10 08:28:44 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona or
(b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
So why are sales up 20%?
USA != UK ?
I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is
beer.
Niklas Karlsson
2020-10-10 08:42:06 UTC
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I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is
beer.
My experience living in London indicated that most British, at least in
that city, are - to put it politely - not picky with their beer. There
are exceptions, such as the enthusiasts in CAMRA (the Campaign for Real
Ale), but they're very much in the minority.

Niklas
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Ahem A Rivet's Shot
2020-10-10 10:04:17 UTC
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Post by J. Clarke
I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is
beer.
My experience living in London indicated that most British, at least in
that city, are - to put it politely - not picky with their beer. There
Indeed, it seems to me that for many drinking the beer is the price
for being in the pub socialising.
Post by Niklas Karlsson
are exceptions, such as the enthusiasts in CAMRA (the Campaign for Real
Ale), but they're very much in the minority.
Yep drinking beer for the sake of drinking beer is a minority habit.
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Bob Eager
2020-10-10 11:27:13 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year.
All beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona
or (b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
So why are sales up 20%?
USA != UK ?
I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is beer.
We don't, really. But it's nearer than most US stuff!
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Bob Eager
2020-10-10 11:28:02 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year.
All beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona
or (b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
So why are sales up 20%?
USA != UK ?
I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is beer.
I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.

F**king near water.
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Ahem A Rivet's Shot
2020-10-10 11:55:44 UTC
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I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.
First heard about Watney's Red Barrel.
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JimP
2020-10-10 14:52:17 UTC
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On 10 Oct 2020 11:28:02 GMT
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I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.
First heard about Watney's Red Barrel.
In the Flying Circus it was.
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Bob Eager
2020-10-10 15:11:46 UTC
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I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.
First heard about Watney's Red Barrel.
In the Flying Circus it was.
I heard it long before that!
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JimP
2020-10-10 17:41:49 UTC
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I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.
First heard about Watney's Red Barrel.
In the Flying Circus it was.
I heard it long before that!
Well, we didn't get much British Telly back then. Unless you count
'Are You being Served ?', and 'Good Neighbors'. Monty Python came
along later.
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Andreas Kohlbach
2020-10-13 04:55:29 UTC
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I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is beer.
I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.
F**king near water.
I think it was Monty Python stating "American beer is like sex in a
canoe. Fucking close to water".
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JimP
2020-10-13 14:55:13 UTC
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Post by Bob Eager
I'm surprised that people in the UK will even admit that Corona is beer.
I've heard US beer described as like making love in a punt.
F**king near water.
I think it was Monty Python stating "American beer is like sex in a
canoe. Fucking close to water".
Yup, in one of their Flying Circus bits.
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Dan Espen
2020-10-10 00:28:47 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona or
(b) Corona is better at restocking.
People didn't buy Corona. One of the places I saw this is where a
relative works. They literally were not selling any.
When I walk in the door of my liquor store and look right to the back,
there are the stacks of Corona by the case. Usually 4 stacks.
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Andreas Kohlbach
2020-10-13 04:51:15 UTC
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Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
Maybe you did. So the explanations are (a) people didn't buy Corona
or (b) Corona is better at restocking.
In any case, Corona says that their sales are up 20%.
Anyone can support this with a source?

Anyway, been some time since the Italian band Corona
<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Corona_(band)> had a new song out. ;-)
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Dan Espen
2020-10-09 22:22:33 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
It's a scary thought, someone so dumb that they think similar names
mean something.
Maybe they slowly figured it out.

I saw my supermarket run out of almost everything
on the paper aisle. I guess people thought they
might have to wipe with dinner napkins.

Then there was a run on canned goods.
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Scott Lurndal
2020-10-09 22:40:55 UTC
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I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
It's a scary thought, someone so dumb that they think similar names
mean something.
Maybe they slowly figured it out.
I saw my supermarket run out of almost everything
on the paper aisle. I guess people thought they
might have to wipe with dinner napkins.
Then there was a run on canned goods.
Around here, it was paper goods. And long-grain white rice. It took
three months before the rice shelf looked normal (the risotto
rice I prefer was never scarce :-).
Dan Espen
2020-10-09 23:32:54 UTC
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I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
It's a scary thought, someone so dumb that they think similar names
mean something.
Maybe they slowly figured it out.
I saw my supermarket run out of almost everything
on the paper aisle. I guess people thought they
might have to wipe with dinner napkins.
Then there was a run on canned goods.
Around here, it was paper goods. And long-grain white rice. It took
three months before the rice shelf looked normal (the risotto
rice I prefer was never scarce :-).
The supplies of almost everything seem to be adequate.
I wasn't surprised.

What does surprise me is I can't buy or order an N95 mask.
Amazon has been telling me they're prioritized for front line
workers. Seems to me we should be swimming in high quality masks.
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J. Clarke
2020-10-10 00:04:15 UTC
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I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
Here, I have seen supermarkets stripped bare earlier in the year. All
beer stocks gone. Apart from Corona. I saw this.
It's a scary thought, someone so dumb that they think similar names
mean something.
Maybe they slowly figured it out.
I saw my supermarket run out of almost everything
on the paper aisle. I guess people thought they
might have to wipe with dinner napkins.
Then there was a run on canned goods.
Around here, it was paper goods. And long-grain white rice. It took
three months before the rice shelf looked normal (the risotto
rice I prefer was never scarce :-).
The supplies of almost everything seem to be adequate.
I wasn't surprised.
What does surprise me is I can't buy or order an N95 mask.
Amazon has been telling me they're prioritized for front line
workers. Seems to me we should be swimming in high quality masks.
If this was the America I grew up in we would be. However all the
companies that would have flooded the market have offshored their
production, and then His Orangeness started a trade war. Nixon has a
lot to answer for.
JimP
2020-10-10 14:49:07 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that _doesn't_
carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Only because I rarely leave the house.
Post by Bob Eager
Really.
Hmm, I doubt it.
I just did a search.
I don't see any point in actually reading any of the articles, the ones I
Corona beer sales still rising during COVID-19
I think the pandemic is increasing a lot of peoples drinking.
I've seen reports on the local news that say package stores sales are
up while bars are closed.

For those that don't know what a package store is, they sell liquor,
mixers, and snack foods. Some I have seen also sell bags of ice and
drink glasses.
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Charlie Gibbs
2020-10-09 23:47:33 UTC
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Happy autumn, C= and Ami aficionados!
The Fresno Commodore User Group has its annual “picnic” lunch at
11 a.m. on Sunday, October 18. The location – Casa Corona Mexican
^^^^^^
Do they also have Corona beer (which is from Mexico)?
I doubt that you'd find any pub, bar or restaurant in the US that
_doesn't_ carry Corona beer. It's pretty popular in the US.
However, I hear that sales of it have dropped a lot since the pandemic
began.
Really.
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