there was no severed head in a bag, nor an Australian city under siege from a pig
All week there have been tantalising headlines, alluding to the onset of an actual epidemic in this country.
Today, the fast becoming tabloid-esque. The Age’s leading story bore the headline Second Australian tests positive for swine flu. Horrors, the pig flu has arrived!
Well, no, it’s actually an Aussie abroad. The rag doing yet another beat up.
But is did remind me of this:
The Day Nothing Happened”
June 4th, 1973 was much like any other summer’s day in Peterborough and Ralph Mellish, a file clerk at an insurance company, was on his way to work as usual when - nothing happened! Scarcely able to believe his eyes, Ralph Mellish looked down, but one glance confirmed his suspicions: behind a bush, on the side of the road, there was no severed arm, no dismembered trunk of a man in his late fifties, no head in a bag – nothing, not a sausage!….
I wonder what Monty Python would make of Swine Flu?