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(International Business Times)   Michigan struck by Legionnaire's outbreak, presumably due to Matter-Eater Lad's appetite   (ibtimes.com) divider line
    More: Scary, Legionellosis, Legionella, cases of the disease, reports of Legionnaires, Pneumonia, Legionella pneumophila, Michigan authorities, higher risk  
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2021-07-20 8:25:51 AM  
I wonder how many other buildings got sick during lockdown.
 
2021-07-20 10:38:16 AM  
Hmmm... they can't blame it on the flint water crisis or politicians this time....
 
2021-07-20 10:39:19 AM  
The dumbest superheroes name ever.  I was a big fan of the legion when I was a kid, but always hated that stupid name.

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2021-07-20 10:39:35 AM  
Stale headline.
 
2021-07-20 10:44:27 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: I wonder how many other buildings got sick during lockdown.


Tour buses in the UK hardly moved for 16 months and are now flat out with the ac running. Legionella will be as common as sunburn.
 
2021-07-20 10:50:14 AM  

Mr.BobDobalita: Hmmm... they can't blame it on the flint water crisis or politicians this time....


It still could be.  A NYC outbreak was definitely caused by them trying to save money by decreasing the hot water temps in subsidized housing.  The water was then at the perfect legionella temp.  They claimed it was from a cooling tower 20 blocks away.
 
2021-07-20 10:52:14 AM  
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Yeah, never f*ck with anyone who is willing to go into battle carrying just an axe.

/Yeah, yeah, I know it is a tool carried for ceremonial events, so lighten up and enjoy the joke.
 
2021-07-20 11:03:21 AM  

numfarvera: The dumbest superheroes name ever.  I was a big fan of the legion when I was a kid, but always hated that stupid name.

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They can do worse and they have.

Enter: Arm Fall-Off Boy!

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2021-07-20 11:09:39 AM  
Plorp.

snert.
 
2021-07-20 11:11:24 AM  
Bravo on Obscure Nerd Headline Of The Year, stubby, now back to my "Omega; The Unknown" fanfic
 
2021-07-20 11:13:09 AM  

numfarvera: The dumbest superheroes name ever.  I was a big fan of the legion when I was a kid, but always hated that stupid name.

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It was Klinger's origin story.

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2021-07-20 11:18:40 AM  

numfarvera: The dumbest superheroes name ever.  I was a big fan of the legion when I was a kid, but always hated that stupid name.

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Not even close.

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2021-07-20 11:20:12 AM  
FTA:  People can contract Legionnaires' disease or Pontiac fever...

My Brother-in-Law had Pontiac fever once.  He bought himself a GTO.


Ronnie & The Daytonas - 'Little GTO'
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2021-07-20 11:20:18 AM  

casual disregard: numfarvera: The dumbest superheroes name ever.  I was a big fan of the legion when I was a kid, but always hated that stupid name.

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They can do worse and they have.

Enter: Arm Fall-Off Boy!

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I AM BECOME DERP: Plorp.

snert.

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It was Klinger's origin story.

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FlyingJ: Bravo on Obscure Nerd Headline Of The Year, stubby, now back to my "Omega; The Unknown" fanfic

Matter-Eater Lad is the only comic-book superhero I know of with actual superpowers to have someone in the real world have the same superpower for real: the late Michel "Monsieur Mangetot" Lotito. He was even the Marvel definition of a mutant. For real.

One superpower a person could hypothetically have in the real world is one of the best powers in comics: the ability to duplicate other people's superpowers, like the Heroes of Lallor member Duplicate Boy (part of the LSH time and continuity). Since there are no (or extremely few) people in the real world with real super-powers, if you did have that power, you'd never know because there's nobody to duplicate.
 
2021-07-20 11:23:09 AM  
What a Legionnaire's outbreak might look like...
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2021-07-20 11:23:16 AM  
Long live the Legion. Always thought the lazy code names were funny compared to their "real" alien names. Also, Matter-Eater Lad is so cool he got a Japanese rip-off:

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2021-07-20 11:23:17 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: FTA:  People can contract Legionnaires' disease or Pontiac fever...

My Brother-in-Law had Pontiac fever once.  He bought himself a GTO.


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My first car was a Pontiac Sunbird. I don't know where my mom found that monstrosity, but it had the raddest parking brake. It was this giant two-limbed looking thing and felt like you were powering up a hyperspace engine or the death star's laser.
 
2021-07-20 11:23:23 AM  

SirDigbyChickenCaesar: Mr.BobDobalita: Hmmm... they can't blame it on the flint water crisis or politicians this time....

It still could be.  A NYC outbreak was definitely caused by them trying to save money by decreasing the hot water temps in subsidized housing.  The water was then at the perfect legionella temp.  They claimed it was from a cooling tower 20 blocks away.


COMALite J: casual disregard: numfarvera: The dumbest superheroes name ever.  I was a big fan of the legion when I was a kid, but always hated that stupid name.

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They can do worse and they have.

Enter: Arm Fall-Off Boy!

[Fark user image 850×405]
I AM BECOME DERP: Plorp.

snert.
SirDigbyChickenCaesar: It was Klinger's origin story.

[Fark user image 600×315]
FlyingJ: Bravo on Obscure Nerd Headline Of The Year, stubby, now back to my "Omega; The Unknown" fanfic
Matter-Eater Lad is the only comic-book superhero I know of with actual superpowers to have someone in the real world have the same superpower for real: the late Michel "Monsieur Mangetot" Lotito. He was even the Marvel definition of a mutant. For real.

One superpower a person could hypothetically have in the real world is one of the best powers in comics: the ability to duplicate other people's superpowers, like the Heroes of Lallor member Duplicate Boy (part of the LSH time and continuity). Since there are no (or extremely few) people in the real world with real super-powers, if you did have that power, you'd never know because there's nobody to duplicate.


They could duplicate me and you would know
 
2021-07-20 11:23:38 AM  
That reminds me: time to empty the dehumidifier
 
2021-07-20 11:25:30 AM  
2020 says Hey! we had one heck of a year.

2021 is saying HA!  Hold my beer, watch this!
 
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2021-07-20 12:11:10 PM  
On the subject of stupid superhero names/abilities, I present: dogwelder
 
2021-07-20 12:19:39 PM  

Mock26: [cache.20minutes.fr image 850x583]

Yeah, never f*ck with anyone who is willing to go into battle carrying just an axe.

/Yeah, yeah, I know it is a tool carried for ceremonial events, so lighten up and enjoy the joke.


I see my work here is done.
 
2021-07-20 12:27:15 PM  
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Never mind you said legionnaires
 
2021-07-20 12:28:19 PM  

I AM BECOME DERP: Plorp.

snert.


I'm so glad I'm not alone.
 
2021-07-20 12:32:53 PM  
Not sure if I'll be in the HOTY contest, but I'd vote for it.  The sensible chuckle I needed today.
 
2021-07-20 12:38:06 PM  
The government better not intervene.

Fox news told us it's not their job to protect people.
 
2021-07-20 12:47:57 PM  

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Never mind you said legionnaires


Hell's Bells- the only thing scary about that dreck was how loathsomely bad it was. The three major networks should never be allowed within ten feet of anything listing Stephen King on the source material.
 
2021-07-20 1:04:39 PM  

casual disregard: Arm Fall-Off Boy


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2021-07-20 1:23:23 PM  
I was wondering if covid's interaction with the imune system might help other illnesses make inroads on the general population. I was thinking of West Nile, viral meningitis; but this works too.
 
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