Saturday, May 02, 2009

there was no severed head in a bag, nor an Australian city under siege from a pig

Is it just me or do you think the Australian media is desperate to break a story declaring the arrival of Swine Flu on our shores?

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?

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Blogger Ann oDyne said...

In The Australian today, Nicholson's cartoon has all the banks around a table being told they are suffering Swan Flu.

The Health section has a photo of a mexican pig factory where the poor things are JAMMED into pens with no room to turn around. I hope everyone connected with that dies in pain.

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