Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Gotta Be Startin' Something

Every coupla decades, or so, like clockwork.
Swine Flu Epidemic of 1976

20 comments:

Heather Cherry said...

You know what they say about history...

No, seriously, do you know? Cuz I don't.

the Dread Pirate Rackham said...

OH MY GAAAWD WE'RE ALL GONNA DIIIIIIE!!!

ehem.

AL (the inventor ) GORE said...

I invented the Tami-Flu vaccine to prevent swine flu. I had a personal reason for doing so, but I'll still say a big "You're Welcome" to the World.

Boxer said...

Sorry, I can't read this... what does it say?.... after yet one more FREAK out by the media at large, I've dug myself deeper into my hole and this time....

I'M NOT COMING OUT.

Well, except for Vodka.

Gnomeself Be True said...

Ok, can you sum up what you are saying here?
I'm inclined to attribute this post to your "Paulian" tendencies, but I want to be sure I understand.

pamokc said...

Ha, I agree about 90%. My husband has a theory that all the news (especially local news) is designed to scare little old ladies into going to the grocery store to stock up. Not so diff than you theory.

EmmaK said...

The only way to really know if you have swine flu is if you produce 14piglets or start fondling overweight interns (no wait the last one was Bill I think)!!

K9 said...

look up who has stock in tamiflu. (besides big "al") look up what WHO level 5 (we are at 4 now) allows for the gubment to do (to us) and look at what you arent looking at right now. for instance: obama spending more in 100 days than all other presidents combined. maybe the swine flu is the EASY way out! grrrrrhahehehra on the bright side i might use the pandemic as an excuse to bail out of the california trip.

just like airport security; another exercise in submission. whateverya do dont take the vaccine or get in the boxcar to go to a safe location ;-) grrrhahahahahahahaha!

czar said...

Schwarzenegger declares a state of emergency, but says that citizens should not be alarmed. Of course not, because everyone always rests easy under states of emergency.

TROLL Y2K said...

I was going to object to Gnome using the term "Paulian" to refer to Moi and K9 and the rest of the Abandon The Fight squad. But the first 30 or so Google Hits DID refer to squeeky Ron Paul and not the historical Christian group.

The inner-webs are destroying history!

moi said...

Heather: It eventually turns around and bites you in the ass?

Pirate: Die Young. Stay Pretty.

Al: Oink. Seriously. Why don't cha run around the block or something?

Boxer: Clicky clicky and you'll get it blowed up.

Gnome: No, attribute to my Moi-ian tendencies, in which I get all Le Sigh whenever the gub'mint, in cahoots with the media, gets all scare tactic-ey on us. More people are killed each year driving cars fer cryin' out loud.

Pam: "Follow the money?" That, too.

Emma: Mmmmm . . . tastes like chicken?

K9: Now THAT'S Paulian! I've also heard a couple of conspiracy folk posit it's a liberal plot to wipe out half the human population as a way to ease global warming.

Czar: Aw, crap. I'm not sure I have an outfit for this state of emergency.

Troll: You know you want to join us on the Libertarian Dark Side. Come on over, we're making margaritas.

Rott Weiler said...

abandon the fight? grrrrrrrrhahahahahaha the fight has been *redefined*

see you on the road to damascus!

fishy said...

There MUST be another way to pump the sales of hand sanitizers.

Twelve Monkeys said...

We would never exterminate vast numbers of human oppressors in order to heal the earth!

moi said...

Rottie: You bring the pistols, I'll bring the pesos.

Fishy: Bwahahahahahaha! Good one.

TwelveMonkeys: Yes you would. But leave me Brad Pitt, won't cha? I'd like to smack him around a bit.

Gnomeself Be True said...

Sensationalism is the simpler explanation.
We need a vaccine for sweeps week.

czar said...

"you bring the pistols, i'll bring the pesos"??? my god, has someone else heard of the refreshments, perhaps the greatest two-album band of all time? do we actually have some musical common ground? or is that just what people say out there?

K9 said...

WHO calls in level 5 out of 6 on world pandemic threat. jaysus they are running the fear playbook.

moi said...

Gnome: I need a vaccine for it all . . . oh wait. That's what tequila is for.

Czar: The Refreshments ROCK! Yipee! Common ground! I think I found it with Gnome last week. Make way for the rip in the space/time continuum.

K9: Everybody. Get in line.

Margo said...

Gerald Ford looks very evil here. Were syringes that big then? (as if I didn't know) If you didn't buy something this week and wanna come play again this Saturday, or just stop buy if you want... I think I'm not buying a car this time :)