(Original photo stolen from these guys)
Some of you may have heard about a health problem called the Swine Flu. As an official Hick Who Has Actually Seen a Pig And Perhaps Even Touched It, I Don't Recall, I would like to shed some light on the situation.
People, people, people. It's NOT time to panic! Pigs are nothing to be afraid of.
Okay, so Swine Flu? Is apparently not about pigs. Forget that.
Swine Flu is an illness you get from eating pork.
you're hurting me! Jeeze louise, don't kick me under the table when I'm
talking to my -- well whaddya mean pork meat doesn't cause the Swi --
really? It doesn't? Oh. It really is a flu bug? Oh.
Ahem. So . . . right. Not from pork. Heh heh heh . . . ju-u-u-ust testin' ya. Apparently the Swine Flu is really a flu-like illness people get from going to Mexico.
Dammit, DON'T KICK ME AGAIN! I swear -- huh? What? But half of Mexico
is -- are you sure? But that's the way it sounds on the news . . . all
right . . . just . . . BACK OFF, I mean it!
Turns out you DON'T get Swine Flu from going to Mexico, necessarily. But there's one thing everyone agrees on: the World Health Organization (the WHO) is working overtime on the Swine Flu outbreak. It's been pretty tough sledding for The WHO since there are only two of them, but really? How much help would Keith Moon have been, anyway?
(Photo stolen from The Who's official web site)
Right, right? SEE? I know this one! Okay, no more kicking.
In a speech before, um, a bunch of people today, at 5:15, WHO spokesman and pretty cool guitarist Pete Townsend said, "We just want to make sure the kids are alright. There's no substitute for caution. Anyway, anyhow, anywhere, avoid crowded places where germs congregate, like public transportation. Stay off the Magic Bus. Sneeze on your elbow. Stuff like that."
I rock at this citizen journalist stuff. OW!