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- 27 October 2005 at 8:49 am #3255
This just in:27 October 2005 at 8:52 am #3871
after sending the above image to a few people, I promptly received this – which actually appeared – illustrating serious bird flu item – in India Daily (someone there creative w Photoshop?)28 October 2005 at 1:38 am #3872Anonymous
Thank You! Heres an update I did today for the ‘thoughful’ side of the Agonist.28 October 2005 at 6:29 am #3873Anonymous
btw it took me forever to find that pic at India daily. I stole it and used it for my update.7 November 2005 at 9:01 am #3874
spoof – yet informed – news report on H5N1 (which could kill between 5, and 150 million):14 December 2005 at 8:54 am #3875Anonymous
Any new pictures you’ve come across? The content in this string is great. I’ve used this to open up conversations in the hospital as a way of bringing up the notion that some of our patients this winter will have irrational fear and may be calling us more frequently.14 December 2005 at 2:26 pm #3876
HI David: Glad the photos (and video) help some; but I haven’t seen any other funny stuff like this since. Article here may interest you, if not seen already:
Afraid of the Bird Flu? The Worse Virus Is Fear: A pandemic that isn’t even here is driving my patients crazy
Related: Experts dismiss scare over bird flu Martin17 December 2005 at 7:36 am #3877Anonymous
Bird flu? Never mind The main thing is Mamy is here
Post edited by: martin, at: 2005/12/17 00:2520 December 2005 at 10:56 am #3878
more fun n frivolity at:
while those fruitcakes who have suggested culling wild birds to stop bird flu, Chairman Mao’s experiment should give pause for thought:Quote:[whatt happened in] the 1950s, when Mao Zedong ordered the killing of what he called the country’s biggest four evils – rats, flies, mosquitoes and sparrows?
The late Chinese leader’s “four pests” campaign proved the Communist Party’s power to mobilise China’s millions of peasants but the results were often unfortunate.
Mao Zedong’s mass extermination campaign went horribly wrong
The anti-sparrow campaign, for instance, was extremely effective but had tragic results.
Villagers were told to rush out to the fields, banging on pots and pans and screaming at the tops of their voices.
The sparrows and won’t have been just sparrows; many birds involved took to the air, and as the pandemonium continued, stayed there, too terrified to land, until they dropped dead from exhaustion.
The only trouble was that sparrows are a vital link in the food chain and are particularly fond of locusts. With no sparrows left to eat them, there was a plague of locusts, the crops were ruined and millions of people died in the ensuing famine. [famine not solely from the pests increasing in this way, but played a role]
China follows Mao with mass cull – during SARS
Post edited by: martin, at: 2005/12/20 02:5921 December 2005 at 5:38 pm #3879
I’m late to see this (via the Agonist forum), but still fun I think, and as relevant as back in Feb:
Hmmm… Dr Preston Douglas couldn’t be related to one Henry Niman, could he?9 February 2006 at 3:31 pm #3880
from South China Morning Post25 February 2006 at 10:06 am #388110 March 2006 at 9:46 am #3882
Just in case you haven’t seen this item of bird flu humor doing the rounds:
A bear, a lion and a chicken meet.
The bear says: “If I roar in the forests of North America, the entire forest is shivering with fear.”
The Lion says: “And if I roar on the great plains of Africa, the entire savannah is afraid of me.”
The chicken says: “Big deal. I only have to cough, and the entire planet sh*ts itself.”25 March 2006 at 10:35 am #3883
One Way For Bird Flu to Enter the country is on international flights.
Don’t get on an airplane that looks like this.7 April 2006 at 8:08 pm #3884Anonymous
Saw this T-shirt at http://www.topicaltees.co.uk
I’ve got Bird Flu – I can’t park, I’m weepy and it takes me 2 hours to get ready”7 April 2006 at 8:09 pm #3885Anonymous
Hope you can see it now29 March 2007 at 6:58 pm #3886
Here was a spoof movie poster for The The Atomic Cafe – a documentary presenting early atomic bomb era info clips, using black humour (says Wikipedia, anyway)
[link no longer working]30 April 2007 at 6:14 pm #3887
Just in! (from Werner, who has followed bird flu issue closely)25 June 2007 at 6:20 am #38882 May 2009 at 4:16 am #46095 June 2009 at 2:08 am #3697
Just seen daft posts on Facebook:Quote:*NEWS FLASH* It has just been announced that the world’s religious leaders have issued a joint declaration that the Swine Flu pandemic is the start of the Aporkalypse; In addition, Swine Flu has now crossed and mixed with bird flu – Scientists say they may produce an effective inoculation when pigs fly; however, they say that the pigs themselves will not be affected because they will be cured anyway….Quote:I also telephoned the Human Swine Flu hotline and all I heard was crackling.Quote:h crumbs I almost forgot, if you get any weird messages on email about swine flu, it’s just spam..
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