Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Smackdown!: Swine flu vs. monkey pox

Swine flu

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.

Monkey pox

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


Anonymous said...

I was hoping someone had put this battle on up on the Net. In part, I'm a little dissappointed someone already did it, but mostly I'm happy I'm not the only wacko out there who thought of this matchup.

Wendy said...

Anonymous, the beauty of the Internet is that there is always someone out there that is a lot like you. (This is also the SCARY thing about the Internet, too.)

Jim Donahue said...

Wendy: That is so true.

Doug said...

Plus, it's more fun to say "monkey pox." Both words have that highly comical 'k' sound.

ChefNick said...

Lox and sock puppets and mocks and flocks and anonymous schmocks!

I LIKES the "k" sound!