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Why we're not all going to die from Mexican Flu, by Drew Curtis age 7. Bonus: Headlines of the Week 4/19 to 4/25 
Posted by Drew at 2009-04-27 2:28:07 PM, edited 2009-04-27 2:41:54 PM (170 comments) | Permalink
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Finally, something of substance has appeared in the news. Swine Flu will kill us all. EVERYBODY PANIC.

First off, I mentioned this in my book in the chapter on Media Fearmongering (which, if you read it, you're already recognizing the signs in MSM today). The problem with being the guy telling everyone not to panic is that if you're wrong, you're an idiot. As opposed to being wrong when predicting the apocalypse, in which case everyone just laughs at how silly you were for predicting the apocalypse. If you want to win every argument with no danger of coming down with "Long Term Idiot Stigma", be a consummate pessimist. If you think about it, probably every argumentative asshole you've ever met is one.

Here's why you shouldn't panic:

- The Mexican Government estimates that 86 people (or more) have died from Swine Flu. Okay, that's tragic. But why the hell are we taking their numbers at face value? For starters, if you read the fine print the death numbers being tossed around are estimates. There are 18 confirmed deaths so far. Which ain't awesome, but it's a damn sight better than a hundred.

- In quite a few articles I've read, I've seen statements to the effect of researchers aren't sure why the cases in the US and Canada appear to be milder than the ones in Mexico and none have resulted in death. I know we'd all like to pretend that Mexico has its act together, but last time I checked Mexico was a third world country with third world healthcare. Do the math.

- Speaking of no one having died in the US and Canada, not only has no one in a first world country died from Swine Flu yet, but so far no one's even rumored to be in danger of dying. And most of the confirmed cases got better on their own after a few days at home. EVERYBODY PANIC

- It is no doubt a source of great disappointment to MSM that they can't add that Swine Flu is "drug resistant" or "there's no known cure". Because it's neither, it responds to Tamiflu and other treatments. Yes, I realize there are distribution hurdles in the event of a huge outbreak, but currently it's not an issue and I don't expect it will become one.

PS: if anyone is offended by my portrayal of the Mexican Government and their suckasstic healthcare system as a bunch of 3rd world incompetent boobs, which they are, you'll get over it


You won't see this discussion in MSM because, as humans, we're primed to act on fear. It's human nature. MSM is a reflection of what people are reacting to, not a reflection of what's actually going on in the world. People click the hell out of fearmongering articles, so MSM keeps running them. That, and no MSM outlet wants to be the guys who "didn't see it coming". Buncha pansies.

The problem with making fun of MSM pandemic reporting is that eventually there's going to be a pandemic. You don't have to be Nostradamus to make that call, it's as likely as War, Famine, Taxes, and me drinking beer after dinner (or during). So, although I put myself at risk of contracting "Long Term Idiot Stigma" by saying it, let me be the first to tell you this ain't the big one.

Don't Panic.

Headlines Of The Week for Sun 2009-04-19 to Sat 2009-04-25:

img1.fark.net  Fourteen horses die right before Florida polo match. It was a biatch getting them out of the pool    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Stephen Hawking rushed to hospital. Doctors fear he may never walk again    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Judge rules KKK Imperial Wizard's son is too stupid to stand trial for murder with his dad. Behold, the master race    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Man sues after being hit in the head with a discus. Says he faces hurdles daily and has now hired a P.R. firm to track and field calls from the media. The bar is set high, but he thinks he can win his case. Javelin    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Teacher/student sex suspect gets off on a technicality, teenage boys    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Whale protection research vessel collides with endangered whale. Officials say blubbering would serve no porpoise - it was just a fluke, and they've made the best out of a bad cetacean    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Indian tribe seeking restitution for lands lost in the 1800s. They plan to Sioux    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Badly mixed supplement to blame for polo horse deaths, most of the home runs hit in the 1990s    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Berlin to host the second annual international toad song contest, which will be sponsored by Bud. Weis. Er    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Couple caught having sex in dumpster. I told you she was trash    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Man finds Hidden Falls, falls    img.fark.net


Sports:

img1.fark.net  Fifty-year old Mark Martin guides his AARP Chevy to the win in Phoenix. Promptly disqualified for having curb feelers that were out of spec    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  The Cavs bench nearly gives Detroit a bailout, letting them cut a 29 point lead to 7 in the fourth quarter before LeBron and his cabinet return to the game to restructure the plan    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Previously on "All My Celtics", Kevin and Leon were lost and Danny had a heart attack. Today we learn that Tony has been receiving death threats for months, while Rajon has a mysterious foot injury    img.fark.net


Geek:

img1.fark.net  You get a leech on your eyeball. Do you c)    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Dirty dead stars often survived by aimless, drifting rock groups after they are blown away. This is not another Kurt Cobain link    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Survey indicates that there are five times more paralyzed people in the US than previously thought, citing new survey method where researchers knocked on doors and actually waited more than two minutes for someone to answer  


Showbiz:

img1.fark.net  Madonna hospitalized after horse accident. She suffered minor injuries but expected to be back on her knees in no time    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Rachel Maddow's show has suffered a 40 percent audience drop since last fall, which is to be expected because the nice weather is moving her viewers outside to play softball    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Lindsay Lohan is scared to pump her own gas for fear of being burned to death, sudden overwhelming urge to fellate the nozzle    img.fark.net


Politics:

img1.fark.net  Jane Harman, vigorous Democratic supporter of illegal NSA wiretaps, completely outraged she was wiretapped. Jane, you ignorant slut    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Jesse Jackson offers to go to Iraq to free journalist. It's a deal, no trade-backs    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  McCain says Obama, in releasing the torture memos, is starting the worst "witch hunt" he's seen since his boyhood in Salem    img.fark.net


Music:

img1.fark.net  Pink Floyd sues record label over missing royalties, dark sarcasm, thought control    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Amy Winehouse wants to write children's books, in case your 9-year-old needs to learn how to freebase cocaine or make a bong out of some tinfoil and an apple    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Ringo Starr's drum skin from the Beatles-era to be auctioned and expected to fetch £100,000. It's in great condition and only been used for minimal, overly-simplistic beats    img.fark.net


Business:

img1.fark.net  Fishing is on the rise, despite a crappie economy    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  So, like the head of MySpace may be replaced by the former chief operating officer of Facebook. No word on how many times this has been Twittered    img.fark.net

img1.fark.net  Chrysler might not be able to Dodge Chapter 11    img.fark.net
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2009-04-27 03:30:52 PM  
Not sucking up, but this whole Swine Flu Frenzy is exactly as predicted in Drew's book. Absolutely hilarious to see it play out after reading all the prophesies and predictions that Drew's studied over the years.

//Will still panic anyway
///It's FUN!
////Twitter sucks (new window)
 
2009-04-27 03:31:23 PM  
Even NPR has picked up on this crap, they've allowed skeptics to voice their concerns, but they're still talking about this crap.

Should be a bumper day for advertising and hand sanitizer though. Two months from no one is going to remember what the big deal was.
 
2009-04-27 03:31:29 PM  
dstanley: third world country

first world country

What's a *second*-world country?


Traditionally Communist countries, like Russia and China.
 
2009-04-27 03:34:44 PM  
McFifenstein:

also, stop bringing "logic" and "other serious stuff" in here.
This is fark, pick a side and flame away.
it's also fun to take pot-shots at drew.



but this IS serious. This is the swine flu.

/my buildiings vents just shut down,
//grave danger of contracting the Swine
///pray for me
 
2009-04-27 03:36:13 PM  
travel4sanity: ///pray for me

typical christian, thinking some imaginary baby jesus is gonna fall from a cloud and heal your ailments.

see?
that's how you do it.
give it a shot!
 
2009-04-27 03:43:53 PM  
I watch MSM just to understand and take advantage of the current mental state of the average american.
/not evil
 
2009-04-27 03:45:26 PM  
All true enough, and also true that a pandemic is inevitable. But not to worry: Not everyone will die.

The Spanish Flu infected only up to 50% of any given population, and "One of the most striking of the complications was hemorrhage from mucous membranes, especially from the nose, stomach, and intestine. Bleeding from the ears and petechial hemorrhages in the skin also occurred."[14] The majority of deaths were from bacterial pneumonia, a secondary infection caused by influenza, but the virus also killed people directly, causing massive hemorrhages and edema in the lung.[13] The unusually severe disease killed between 2 and 20% of those infected, as opposed to the more usual flu epidemic mortality rate of 0.1%.[13][14] (new window)

So, even if this is the inevitable pandemic, only about 5%-10% of us will die, which would only amount to about 500 million deaths, give-or-take a hundred million or so. The only problem would be finding enough bulldozers to dig and fill the mass graves. So, relax. Even in the worst-case scenario, this sure to be no big deal.
 
2009-04-27 03:47:49 PM  
HA! FOUND YOU YOU BLEEEDING HEART FARKTARD FROM THE UPPER PENISULA! I'll show you and your neo-socialist friends a thing or two about politicking.
 
2009-04-27 03:48:26 PM  
CHEESE IT! IT'S THE FUZZ

/busted
 
2009-04-27 03:51:31 PM  
The only people who are going to die from the swine flu are the politicians and their pork-laden big government supported by ignorant people like McFifenstein, who will get the flu by the transitive nature of pork, politics, and the various diseases you get from close proximity to liters.
 
2009-04-27 03:53:19 PM  
El Chode: The only people who are going to die from the swine flu are the politicians and their pork-laden big government supported by ignorant people like McFifenstein, who will get the flu by the transitive nature of pork, politics, and the various diseases you get from close proximity to liters.

I can't get pork-sick, I'm a jew, can't you tell by my handle?
 
2009-04-27 03:53:53 PM  
Writing this from Monterrey, Mexico.

Being a survivor of the 1976 edition of this crap, let me tell you that even a "mild case" that doesn't kill you will certainly wish you were dead.

My city is pretty much shut down; no schools are open (daycare up through colleges and universities).

There was a run on masks and tamiflu & equivalents last night, so all stocks are totally depleted.

Government information is what it is (BS). We have one suspected fatality here from Friday evening.

People are being instructed to avoid shaking hands and kissing when greeting each other (we do a LOT of kissing in these parts as anyone who has visited will attest).

Panic? Not really. Cautious? You betcha. No sense in tempting fate.

As to medical care, I strongly disagree with Drew's opinion, but that is simply my take on the situation, having gone through the Mexican health system on a few occasions and am still here and mostly in one piece.

So, you all stay safe up there. This too shall pass...
 
2009-04-27 03:55:33 PM  
TEH JEWS IS TO BLAME ZOMG!
 
2009-04-27 03:57:39 PM  
Facts:

*This is a strain that has not been seen before that contains pieces of human, swine, and avian flu

*The virus is spreading from human-to-human

*There are confirmed deaths of healthy adults in the 20-50 age range

While it has yet to be determined how serious this outbreak is, there is definitely cause to be concerned from just these three facts. Pandemic flu is nothing to screw around with. If this works out to be less than lethal, then it is at least a good exercise in how healthcare systems respond worldwide. BTW, Mexico has already failed...no way a strain like this should cause 50 or so deaths and 1000s infected before realizing there is a problem...
 
2009-04-27 03:58:08 PM  
El Chode: The only people who are going to die from the swine flu are the politicians and their pork-laden big government supported by ignorant people like McFifenstein, who will get the flu by the transitive nature of pork, politics, and the various diseases you get from close proximity to liters.

TAG! YOU GOT THE SWINE-AIDS!
 
2009-04-27 03:58:21 PM  
Old_Gringo: So, you all stay safe up there. This too shall pass...

Along with your lunch, your dinner, some of your internal organs...
 
2009-04-27 03:58:32 PM  
Old_Gringo: Writing this from Monterrey, Mexico.

DAMMIT, YOU'RE GOING TO INFECT US ALL!
 
2009-04-27 03:59:05 PM  
h3dge: Facts:

*This is a strain that has not been seen before that contains pieces of human, swine, and avian flu

*The virus is spreading from human-to-human

*There are confirmed deaths of healthy adults in the 20-50 age range

While it has yet to be determined how serious this outbreak is, there is definitely cause to be concerned from just these three facts. Pandemic flu is nothing to screw around with. If this works out to be less than lethal, then it is at least a good exercise in how healthcare systems respond worldwide. BTW, Mexico has already failed...no way a strain like this should cause 50 or so deaths and 1000s infected before realizing there is a problem...


Fact:
Midgets can see in the infra-red spectrum.
 
2009-04-27 03:59:09 PM  
Old_Gringo: Writing this from Monterrey, Mexico.

My city is pretty much shut down; no schools are open (daycare up through colleges and universities).


Sounds like my city when we get a few inches of snow....
 
2009-04-27 04:00:58 PM  
Shadowknight: When more than unvaccinated infants, the sickly, and/or extremely elderly people start dying from it, then I'll worry. Until then, just relax already.

I don't know if this has since been contradicted, but last I read most of the deaths and infections have been in otherwise-healthy young to middle-aged adults. In other words, not infants, sickly, or elderly.
 
2009-04-27 04:01:56 PM  
travel4sanity: Sounds like my city when we get a few inches of snow....

somebody played a cruel trick on you just now.
just thought you should know.
 
2009-04-27 04:02:16 PM  
IXI Jim IXI:

I'm trying to get some work done here. Difficult when laughing. Good shot!!!
 
2009-04-27 04:03:09 PM  
Old_Gringo: Writing this from Monterrey, Mexico.

Being a survivor of the 1976 edition of this crap, let me tell you that even a "mild case" that doesn't kill you will certainly wish you were dead.

My city is pretty much shut down; no schools are open (daycare up through colleges and universities).

There was a run on masks and tamiflu & equivalents last night, so all stocks are totally depleted.

Government information is what it is (BS). We have one suspected fatality here from Friday evening.


The city proper has population of 1.1 million, and the metropolitan area of Monterrey has a population of 3.8 million (INEGI 2005).

SOMEONE DIED IN A CITY OF 1.1 MILLION PEOPLE!!!
SHUT.
DOWN.
EVERYTHING.
 
2009-04-27 04:03:54 PM  
pars opercularis: "'Don't Panic.' It's the first helpful or intelligible thing anybody's said to me all day."

Hey, you sass that hoopy pars opercularis? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is.

/have some peanuts
 
2009-04-27 04:06:22 PM  
Bird flu...Swine flu...Ocelot pneumonia...Fiddler crab hunting season...

I want a farking pandemic, goddamnit!
 
2009-04-27 04:10:08 PM  
When people call 9-1-1 panicking about swine flu (like they did with bird flu), I should direct them to this post.

Well said Drew!
 
2009-04-27 04:10:25 PM  
tatum

Bird flu...Swine flu...Ocelot pneumonia...Fiddler crab hunting season...

I want a farking pandemic, goddamnit!


Fark had to create Foobies in order to prevent outbreaks of Fappititus A, B, C, and D.
 
2009-04-27 04:16:37 PM  
patricula: I'm not too worried about the pandemic. I mean, we have a medic and scientist, there's only one epidemic left in the deck, and we have only the red disease to cure. I'm sure the scientist will be able to trade or draw his fourth card shortly.

Such a good game.

www.rustang.net
 
2009-04-27 04:18:40 PM  
netweavr: El Chode: The only people who are going to die from the swine flu are the politicians and their pork-laden big government supported by ignorant people like McFifenstein, who will get the flu by the transitive nature of pork, politics, and the various diseases you get from close proximity to liters.

TAG! YOU GOT THE SWINE-AIDS!


WAIT you were a TFer, aren't you still inoculated for a few weeks?
 
2009-04-27 04:19:50 PM  
Swine Flu is people!

It's a cook book!
 
2009-04-27 04:34:03 PM  
Quel: I just got an email that went to all federal employees from the Director of the Office of Personnel Management about Swine Flu. Not exactly just MSM pumping this one up.

I got an e-mail message today too. My guess is you'll assume the content was negative.
 
2009-04-27 04:34:19 PM  
1. There are people (aka "nobodies, kind of like us regular people) in Mexico reporting that THOUSANDS may have already died from this, and that it is being ignored. Of course we only have CNN to listen to and they ALWAYS no more than nobodies, right?

2. The fear isn't that everyone is going to die, that is just what is swirling up by 13-year-olds on Yahoo Answers (seriously, go there and do a search for swine flu and look at the masses of them that have posted "OMGZZZZ!!1111! I HAVE A COLD!!!!111! IS IT REALLY SWINE FLU!!!!!!11111? AM I GONNA DIE!?????"
But the "scare" is that the flue is evidence that a virus has mutated, and also that it is genetically from an animal, *but* is being spread airborne.

3. The fact it seems we are being bombarded with the news is simply this. There are now HUNDREDS of news outlets. Everywhere you look online has "headlines" and scrolling messages with news stories, including this one. It's their job to post news, so of course they are going to post it. When I was a kid, you had 3 local T.V. stations that showed news for 30 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes at noon, and 30 minutes in the evening. That was it. Now you have multiple around the clock channels, and thousands of websites. Seriously, the idea we are being bombarded with this is overkill. There are just as many media sources with screaming headlines about Britney's latest incident. It's just what you choose to focus on.

4. As with anything threatening, would you rather not hear about it except on some right-wing conspiracy board under the headline "what the government isn't telling you! Thousands dead!" and wonder why no one is reporting it? Do you honestly think there is a way for the CDC to issue statements about this, but then say "only 4 people can report it so we don't sick of it"?

Here's an idea. If you are getting worn out from swine flu stories, go sit in your backyard.
 
2009-04-27 04:35:04 PM  
to fear the ridiculous premise of a swine flu is simply propagating racism.

aids is supposedly from africa. West nile Virus ... SARS and Bird flu from the Orient. This is the fear of outsiders, and how they influence us cozy white folk... Its the only reason we give any credence to it, in the first place, too...
 
2009-04-27 04:35:26 PM  
P.S. Sorry for all the ridiculous spelling mistakes above, I'm operating on very little sleep.
 
2009-04-27 04:41:21 PM  
colden46: I don't know if this has since been contradicted, but last I read most of the deaths and infections have been in otherwise-healthy young to middle-aged adults. In other words, not infants, sickly, or elderly.

That's the one thing that concerns me about this. In the 1918 pandemic, it was mostly the young, strong and healthy who died. Usually it is the weak, the old and infants who die.
 
2009-04-27 04:43:07 PM  
canyoneer: So, even if this is the inevitable pandemic, only about 5%-10% of us will die, which would only amount to about 500 million deaths, give-or-take a hundred million or so. The only problem would be finding enough bulldozers to dig and fill the mass graves. So, relax. Even in the worst-case scenario, this sure to be no big deal.

That means they'll be hiring bulldozer drivers? Finally, some good economic news!
 
2009-04-27 04:45:00 PM  
El Chode: netweavr: El Chode: The only people who are going to die from the swine flu are the politicians and their pork-laden big government supported by ignorant people like McFifenstein, who will get the flu by the transitive nature of pork, politics, and the various diseases you get from close proximity to liters.

TAG! YOU GOT THE SWINE-AIDS!

WAIT you were a TFer, aren't you still inoculated for a few weeks?


You willing to bet your e-health on it?

*poke* *touch* *lick*
 
2009-04-27 04:46:46 PM  
cornell_cng: Google maps show that we'll probably get North America, Europe, and Australia. Best case, it'll be an all but Madagascar victory, but Asia may close its borders...

Link (new window)


I always try to get Australia. It's easy to defend since it can only be attacked from one direction and you get extra armies every turn. Add North America and Europe bonuses and you are virtually unstoppable.
 
2009-04-27 04:48:11 PM  
We are all going to die here
Might as well say goodbye, dear
Grand Ole Party - Insane
 
2009-04-27 04:50:38 PM  
img340.imageshack.us
 
2009-04-27 05:00:26 PM  
netweavr: h3dge: Facts:

*This is a strain that has not been seen before that contains pieces of human, swine, and avian flu

*The virus is spreading from human-to-human

*There are confirmed deaths of healthy adults in the 20-50 age range

While it has yet to be determined how serious this outbreak is, there is definitely cause to be concerned from just these three facts. Pandemic flu is nothing to screw around with. If this works out to be less than lethal, then it is at least a good exercise in how healthcare systems respond worldwide. BTW, Mexico has already failed...no way a strain like this should cause 50 or so deaths and 1000s infected before realizing there is a problem...

Fact:
Midgets can see in the infra-red spectrum.


stevetherobot: colden46: I don't know if this has since been contradicted, but last I read most of the deaths and infections have been in otherwise-healthy young to middle-aged adults. In other words, not infants, sickly, or elderly.

That's the one thing that concerns me about this. In the 1918 pandemic, it was mostly the young, strong and healthy who died. Usually it is the weak, the old and infants who die.


I learned a new medical term from all this: Cytokine storms. Your healthy immune system overproduces antibodies at the infected sites and clogs the area with fluid. If this happens in the lungs, like the 1918 flu targeted, you drown from your immune system trying to protect you.

Um, god, I'd like to report a end-user error in the human body.

/multiple ones, actually
 
2009-04-27 05:03:41 PM  
McFifenstein: travel4sanity: Sounds like my city when we get a few inches of snow....

somebody played a cruel trick on you just now.
just thought you should know.


what trick?
 
2009-04-27 05:10:29 PM  
T.rex: West nile Virus ... SARS and Bird flu from the Orient.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and guess that West Nile Virus was first noticed in Africa.

Then again, you're the Creationist that thinks polio isn't caused by a virus and that the vaccine for it is a sham, so I'm guessing deduction isn't your strong suit.
 
2009-04-27 05:21:13 PM  
Drew: You won't see this discussion in MSM because, as humans, we're primed to act on fear. It's human nature. MSM is a reflection of what people are reacting to, not a reflection of what's actually going on in the world. People click the hell out of fearmongering articles, so MSM keeps running them. That, and no MSM outlet wants to be the guys who "didn't see it coming". Buncha pansies.

As an aside, do you agree or disagree that given the size your site's readership, you are a significant part of this phenomenon?
 
2009-04-27 05:27:16 PM  
Drew sez:

farm1.static.flickr.com

that's all I needed to hear
/hotter than manbearpig fever
 
2009-04-27 05:52:48 PM  
Drew, one would think that if your interest is in discrediting the "MSM" and not contributing to unnecessary hysteria, you might have found it appropriate to have fewer than 10 links to this BS on the main page.
 
2009-04-27 06:09:22 PM  
The media may be prone to hysteria, but the WHO isn't. The WHO raided their pandemic alert to level four (of six today). This does not mean that a full-blown global pandemic is inevitable, but it does indicate a strong possibility.

The only reason the number of people diagnosed isn't higher is that, so far, most people have been misdiagnosed as having a run-of-the-mil strain of flu. The WHO and the CDC are curently investigating why the illness seems to be more deadly in Mexico than in the U.S. thus far, but thety already know that it has nothing to do with substandard health care in Mexico. There aren't many ways to treat the flu, after all, and some people are just not responding.

No, there's no need for panic, but there is for concern. It's almost May; this isn't the time of year we see outbreaks of flu in the northern hemisphere. That's one reason the WHO and CDC ae so concerned. Something's wrong here.
 
2009-04-27 06:11:48 PM  
rlv.zcache.com
 
2009-04-27 06:14:19 PM  
As a healthcare worker, my hospital sends us regular updates so we can be prepared. They sent this info out today:

"...While it appears that this illness is spreading , so far the cases in the United States have been relatively mild. In the U.S. cases, only one person was hospitalized and she had other significant chronic health problems.

...To permit the federal government to release stockpiled resources, this outbreak has been declared a Public Health Emergency; but as far as officials know now, this is still just an influenza outbreak.

...This particular swine flu is sensitive to oseltamivir (Tamiflu) and zanamivir ( Relenza), common antiviral treatments that are readily available."

This info is from the CDC and my hospital's "flu task force".

I hate the MSM fearmongering. It's more harmful than informational.

CDC
WHO

Hope this was helpful
 
2009-04-27 06:15:09 PM  
^who hot

i hope that travel restrictions wait until the weekend and not before wednesday

that way i'll get stuck in australia instead of here, at work

/mr. nice guy's tip of the day: there is no need to call a friend self-centered, try complimenting him on his ability to analyze how life-altering events in other people's lives affect him on a personal level
 
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