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update to the end of life as we know it
moody cow
seperis
Yes, it has come to this:

The European Union's health commissioner Monday called on people to avoid traveling to both Mexico and the United States as health officials around the world worked to contain what appears to be a spreading swine flu outbreak.

Though notice the lack of--say, oh...Canada? Yeah, you can travel there, despite the fact that they had six so-called mild cases of this non-kosher-hotdog-ish flu (let's all thank deadlychameleon who redubbed swine flu to non-kosher hotdog flu due to it not being totally swine and let's just all admit it, somehow, still better than calling it swine flu). SIX CASES.

So. We've been isolated and left to die. Left to die. I am so betrayed by France. They gave us a statue! (of Liberty!) And fries! And some rather pricey manicures!

It's all very confusing. I still don't want to be sacrificed beyond Thunderdome to the Elder Gods, however. Let's just all take that as a given while we mull an impending low-tech future where we'll all be forced to use dial-up to access the internet, because let me be frank. I will give up running water before I give up the internet, so let's all concentrate on saving the electrical engineers and the people who maintain the mainframes, kay? We can rediscover indoor plumbing when we're sure network access will not be lost.

...would it be wrong to cough loudly around people who try to talk to me at work today? *curious*


Posting and running, but... That post? Just made my morning.

Do you think it's a coincidence that two posts under yours in my flist is the link to "Life after people"? It's coming. *g*

And Europe has had its first case in spain. We are not so safe anymore.

Ha! SPAIN. THIS IS SOME KIND OF EUROCANADIAN CONSPIRACY. US and Mexico? SEE THROUGH IT ALL.

You're here in town, right? Did you watch the local morning news this morning bring in a "medical expert" whose contribution was, "Um, we don't really know much, but we'll totally let you know when the CDC tells us what to say and in the meantime, wash your hands a lot and if you run a fever, don't go to work, okay?" with a perky smile?

I feel so confident. I kind of feel for her - she doesn't seem to have a lot of experience in front of the camera (with the "Um, you'll ask that question later, right?" comment) but jumpin jiminy, guys, just report, okay? Don't make a story and don't bring in so-called experts to shrug and say, "We don't really have anything to say.

Oh God I did not. I would have laughed hysterically.

Don't make a story and don't bring in so-called experts to shrug and say, "We don't really have anything to say."

God, I know. *facepalm*

...would it be wrong to cough loudly around people who try to talk to me at work today? *curious*

Personally, I am planning to. It helps that my allergies are having a party. (I saw someone in a mask in a subway train today. The end is nigh, I tell you!)

non-kosher hotdog flu. I must use that....

Front page of CNN has a poll: "Are you concerned that swine flu may spread to your community?"

*poltergeist voice* It's here!

Edited at 2009-04-27 01:36 pm (UTC)

Re: non-kosher hotdog flu. I must use that....

Ooh! I must go take the poll!

If you cough, don't forget to sniffle a bit and look wan.

I promise not to make sacrifices to the Elder Gods. There, there.

No Cthulhu worship! *stubborn* And active networks.

New here :) *waves hello*

THIS IS JUST PAYBACK FOR CUTTING US OFF DURING SARS.

Look on the bright side, maybe you'll get an awesome rock concert like we did.

Srsly, up here, we've gotten warnings about travelling to Mexico but not the US (yeah, like that's ever going to happen).

Hi! Nice to meet you!

THIS IS JUST PAYBACK FOR CUTTING US OFF DURING SARS.

One tiny boycott and OMG DRAMA.

Srsly, up here, we've gotten warnings about travelling to Mexico but not the US (yeah, like that's ever going to happen).

I am doing that map checking thing to see where the newest cases are popping up. This is stressful. I should not watch my doom creping toward me like a George Romero zombie.

We can rediscover indoor plumbing when we're sure network access will not be lost.

LOL! I'm kind of new to your journal so mostly enjoy in a lurkerish fashion, but the combination of that comment and your icon made me laugh so hard I think I broke something. I'm 100% with you in your priorities -- outdoor ablutions pale in comparison to the trauma that would be the lack of a functioning network! ;)

This! Dig a hole, you know, do business. Networks? Infinitely less easy to correct with a shovel and a strong stomach, you know?

Also, hi! Nice to meet you!

"Non-kosher hotdog flu." I will only refer to this IMPENDING LIFE ENDING PANDEMIC OF INCALCULABLE HORROR AND UNSTOPPABLE DEATH (tm CNN) as the non-kosher hotdog flu, from now on. AWESOME.


It has a better ring to it, don't you think?

Dial-up is an abomination, and we must work HARD to make sure we are not reduced to using it. We must maintain our civilization, people! And BTW, I sometimes cough on people I don't want to talk to and this was BEFORE the non-kosher-hotdog outbreak, so I say go for it! *thumbsup*

I'm hoping we cling to a minimum of broadband, you know?

It would be wrong, but extremely funny!

I love how they are ignoring all the cases in Canada too!

LOL about Canada. I guess it's #3 in the list for North America - as in dead last.

As for dialup - noooooooo.

Be sure and cough - a lot - at work today. :DDD

hah! My parents still have dial-up, who knew they'd been practicing for the end times all along....

And I am in last stages of getting over the flu (the regular type, not the non-kosher hot dog type), and I swear, today at work every time I coughed people looked over at me like I was the Outbreak monkey.

non-kosher hotdog flu

OMG I love you. But you knew that.

BTW, we watched a hideous semi-gay-porn movie called Cthulhu the other day, maybe we can blame it for the swine flu. You should watch it. Excreable. And it's available on Netflix.

Hee! A friend of min, johnnym77 just did a reviwe of that one like last week. Awesome.

I'm really enjoying your updates on this, as perverse as that sounds.