Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Animal cookie-itus the silent killer

Swine flu has been in the news recently along with bird flu, mad cow, and crazy chicken. I may have just made up that last one but who would know? It got me wondering what animal illness they will come up with next to shock us into hating pets. It always seems to be news when some animal illness kills someone but the regular people flu has an estimated 63,730 annual deaths attributed to influenza and pneumonia. Was it a slow news day? Why do these stories always seem to make the front page. In other words you are more likely to be hit by a bus on your way to work than to get swine flu and die. They should do a shocking story on the upswing of people that choked to death on animal cookies and call it animal cookie-itus what the cookie company is not telling you, story at 10. I guess they are tired of talking about the recession so they decided to scare all these out of work people to death by telling them that there is a rampant case of some unknown virus sweeping the nation, and oh by the way we are rubbing it in that you don't have health insurance anymore. Ya, that should cheer people up. Perhaps next time they can show the dangers of owning puppies and how leprechauns are the reason that your bank failed. Thanks credible news sources and until next time this is Syden Insomniac good night, and good luck.

7 comments:

Tonia said...

The panic is caused from those that know what happened in the 1918 influenza (similar to what is going on right now). They estimate the deaths at a low of 20 million and a high of 100 million. The strain kept evolving and so they couldn't keep on top of it. Of course today we have better medical care, information, etc. but everytime one of these breaks out people are worried it will turn into another epidemic we can't control. By the way, if you look up the 1918 influenza on wikipedia it lists famous people who died and Edward Cullen from Twilight is listed as one of the victims.

Syden said...

why on earth would you look up famous people who died in 1918?

Tonia said...

Because I don't have a life

unrecognizable said...

I just want everyone to know that regardless of the fact that Obama is now president, we need to invoke our right to bear arm. If someone sneezes on you in an airplane, subway, or crowded room, they attached first, shot them it is self defense

unrecognizable said...

of course it would help if I would proof read,* Right to bear Arms, and *Attacked

unrecognizable said...

and *shoot, darn it. I'm going to give up

unrecognizable said...

would someone just sneeze on me and end my misery