Someone please help me out. This “flu” has gotten so much attention I had to address it. Just yesterday, I’m at the Starbucks on campus (I know) and a girl walks by with a tricked-out surgical mask on. GIVE ME A BREAK, LADY!!!! There have been ZERO reported deaths from swine flu in the US,* and you think…just possibly…maybe…the first one might be you???
What’s your motto? Better safe than stupid?
I mean, it could be worse. Your mask could’ve looked like this:
Please note the lady’s facial expression on the right – I’m pretty sure she’s really short on air, and not the good kind – see autoerotic asphyxiation on Wikipedia to see what I’m talking about - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
All I’m really trying to say is that if you were a guy, you would’ve deserved, and likely received, a prompt beatdown.
Of course, if you looked like this, at least you might’ve gotten a laugh or two…before you also cashed in on an inevitable ass-whooping:
With all due respect, I understand people have lost their lives. Just look at how Mexico has had to deal with it:
I’ve written thus far without actually discussing the virus itself. My question is: how did the virus spread from pig to human? Did Manuelito, horned up after a day’s work in the sun, decide to plow his sausage into some future sausage (thence to his wife, and so on)?
Anyway, it’s a good thing I don’t eat pork. Neither did this guy:
*Note: When I witnessed this, there had been zero cases, but it’s now my understanding that an infant died in the US after having recently visited Mexico and likely played in the local pigsty.
Honorable Mention: Avian Flu (which still got called Avian Bird Flu, in case you killed off enough brain cells in an engaging game of autoerotic asphyxiation and could no longer figure out what “avian” meant), and SARS.