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Jeremy McCreary

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Coronavirus piñata
« on: March 23, 2020, 02:07:29 PM »

In addition to all the social distancing, hand-washing, and surface-cleaning we must do now, it's important to keep our spirits up as best we can.

So toward that end, I turned a old working gear ball (aka "brain gear") into something much more useful: A coronavirus piñada filled with -- what else? -- toilet paper!



Ahhh, I feel much better now!
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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2020, 08:37:54 PM »

hilarious.  It needs a sign..."in case of emergency, strike with stick".  and hang it in the restroom
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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2020, 10:52:19 PM »

I love that it is over a baby grand piano.....or is that a grand piano?.  Yamaha!!!  Very nice.  Who plays?

Thanks for the laughs.
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2020, 12:48:54 AM »

I love that it is over a baby grand piano.....or is that a grand piano?.  Yamaha!!!  Very nice.  Who plays?
Thanks for the laughs.

Good eye! Yamaha 6 ft 2 in grand -- a very sweet piano. Used to play jazz, though never very well. Hand independence isn't one of my long suits.

Hmmm, this might be a good time to give the piano another go. Now that we're under a stay-at-home order till at least Apr 10 , my wife won't be able to throw me out. >:D
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #4 on: March 26, 2020, 02:20:31 PM »

hilarious.  It needs a sign..."in case of emergency, strike with stick".  and hang it in the restroom

Good plan!
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #5 on: March 31, 2020, 04:26:34 AM »

Larger version of the coronavirus gearball with the viral outer coat in black and the protein spikes orange:



Part of the underlying cage:



The gear axles go through the open holes in the orange parts.
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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2020, 10:14:06 AM »

I want to see you breaking the piñata once the epidemic is over  ;D
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2020, 11:48:31 AM »

I want to see you breaking the piñata once the epidemic is over  ;D

It would take a much bigger stick. The cage is really strong.  And those gears are expensive.

So when the time comes, I'll just take it apart -- piece by piece, and as slowly and painfully as possible.  >:D
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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2020, 07:49:24 PM »

Boo! You cannot call it a piñata then! >:(
If you need to sacrifice a few gears to celebrate surviving the 2020 pandemic, so be it. It's worth it! (specially is you make a video for us  >:D )

PS: It looks really nice!
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Jeremy McCreary

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Re: Coronavirus piñata
« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2020, 09:03:22 PM »

Boo! You cannot call it a piñata then! >:(
If you need to sacrifice a few gears to celebrate surviving the 2020 pandemic, so be it. It's worth it! (specially is you make a video for us  >:D )
PS: It looks really nice!

Okay, okay, I'll take the gears off and then break it open. The other parts are cheap.
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