'People in the town of Chipping Sodbury were shocked to learn today that a member of their community had swine flu.' Guardian.
Nothing much happens in Chipping Sodbury, you see, they're easily shocked. When a Chipping Sod gets a mild form of flu, they're convulsed.
Meanwhile, the search for The Smoking Pig continues. He called me yesterday. His name is Ralph and he's on the lam in South Dakota. 'I'm with Willie Nelson,' he said, 'they can take me back to Texas but they won't take me back alive.' I invited him over to Palm Springs, it's pretty quiet here except for a closed school in Indio. But he likes seafood and, as my wife put it, 'You can't get a decent prawn in the desert.'
From Thought Experiments.
I promise I'll get over these Swine Flu quotes, but there's just something inherently delightful in a quote that involves pigs. No wonder they changed the name to H1N1.