Friday, May 15, 2009

Talk About Your Pork Projects....

Just when you thought it was safe to stop practicing safe hygeine and go back to picking your nose, swine flu rears its ugly head again. This most recent--and surprise--outbreak occurred at three schools in New York city. Hundreds of students have come down with flulike symptoms, and an assistant principal is in the hospital on a ventilator. Health investigators admit they are baffled as to why the virus is spreading so erratically.

Oh, and did I call it "swine flu?" My bad. The new official name for it is the H1N1 flu virus. The new term is scientifically more accurate and should have less of an adverse effect on the sale of pork products. Yes, apparently many people thought you could catch the bug from your bacon, which is impossible. First off, this is an airborne illness, and secondly, cooking kills germs. Thus, Egypt's decision to slaughter hogs was just stupid.... Even though it does the question of why people in a Muslim country are raising pigs in the first place.

But that's not the craziest thing to come out of this mess. That award has to go to the Israeli official who called the term "swine flu" offensive to both Jews and Muslims. He wants the name changed to "Mexican flu" to avoid any religious sensitivities.

Well, if nothing else, it's good to see the followers of both Islam and Judaism finally agree on something.

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