Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Smackdown!: Swine flu vs. monkey pox
PROS: Makes it easier to book a room in Cancun.
CONS: No staff in hotel, as they're all staying home with masks over their mouths. Has killed something like 150 people so far.
PROS: Most adorable plague ever.
CONS: "The illness begins with fever, headache, muscle aches, backache, swollen lymph nodes, a general feeling of discomfort, and exhaustion. Within 1 to 3 days (sometimes longer) after the appearance of fever, the patient develops a papular rash i.e., raised bumps, often first on the face but sometimes initially on other parts of the body." --Wikipedia
WINNER: Was there really any doubt? Monkey pox. It's adorable.
NOTE: My disease preferences haven't changed much over the years.
UPDATE: From (who else?) God Is My Codependent:
Oh, give me a pox
That The Velvet Blog mocks
As it posts monkey pictures galore
But leave out swine flu
It's a horrible view
Because frankly a pig is a boar