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In Search of Swine Flu

Posted on Apr 30, 2009. 10 comments

I spent a lot of time writing this haiku which pretty much sums up my feelings on the recent Swine Flu hysteria. I hope you enjoy it in the spirit in which it is intended.
Oink Oink Oink Oink Oink
Oink Oink Oink Oink Oink Oink Oink
Oink Oink Oink Oink Oink
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This weekend we went to California Adventure in search of Swine Flu.
We looked high.
Ca_Adventure_ride
We looked low.
ca_adventure_humming bird
We even looked in our shamless plug.
fickleknitter_tape_measures
Finally we located flu but sadly it was only the Avian variety.

Maybe next year we'll get really lucky and find Swine.
PS If you are concerned that you or a loved one have contracted Swine Flu please visit this website which determines definitively whether or not you have the Swine Flu instantly.

Comments

  • Posted by Hilari on May 04, 2009

    Y’know, I don’t think this is one bit funny! My cousin had swine flu and in the end he wouldn’t eat unless we threw table scraps into his pen. And when the ears, snout and curly tail appeared…well, we knew the end was near. Finally, he begged us to eat him (slow roasted and smoked with hickory bbq sauce) I have to admit though, he was rather tasty….

  • Posted by Ida on May 01, 2009

    LOL.

  • Posted by mindy on May 03, 2009

    And I thought I was too tired to laugh after the crazy weekend at MD Sheep & Wool… thanks for the giggle and I’m borrowing that link! BTW- just for a chuckle- we went to a Target near the fairgrounds to pick up some extra supplies Friday night, and overheard that ALL the Targets were sold out of hand sanitizer.
    Great shot of that hummingbird- and how can I get me one of those tape measures? (since hamsters and bunnies like to chew the ends off of mine…)

  • Posted by yarnpiggy on Apr 30, 2009

    Best. post. ever. This piggy thanks you. :-)

  • Posted by Carrie K on May 01, 2009

    Whew! I’m so glad to find out that I don’t have it.
    No wonder you’re not done with your thesis. You’re writing poetry. When the muse hits…….
    ….see if it can take out that hat too. Good. Gawd.

  • Posted by AlisonH on May 01, 2009

    Love it!
    …whistling “Way down upon the Swine-y River, far, far away…”

  • Posted by La on Apr 30, 2009

    Thank goodness yours isn’t an Egyptian haiku, otherwise the last syllable would be BANG!

  • Posted by Victoria on Apr 30, 2009

    Bahaha!! That’s awesome.
    Love the haiku.

  • Posted by Kath on Apr 30, 2009

    Oh you and Laura just quack me up!

  • Posted by Heidi on Apr 30, 2009

    oh my…. laughing. so . hard…. trying not to spit coffee.
    I am right there with ya’ on this one…. the media wants to keep us in mass hysteria so we do not shift our focus to things being done right in front of us…yep I am totally a conspiracy theorist…
    remember remember the 5th of november.

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