It's been a while since we've had a good, catchy (and catchy-sounding) potential-epidemic in this neck of the woods. I mean, sure, India gets an outbreak of bubonic plague now and again, but... well, it's been a few years since SARS, anthrax* or monkeypox, and CNN needs something to push. So, here we are.
This thing seems to be spreading faster than Paris Hilton's thighs, so I'm going to go on the record now to say I've always been pro-swine flu. Ever since it was first identified in northern Mexico, I've been saying this thing could be big — hell, it could be the biggest thing since that big Gnarls Barkley song, you know the one, the one where he sings all high and shit. The point is, if it gets really out of control, we all get to wear cool medical facemasks just like Michael Jackson and the Japanese do!
In conclusion, wash your hands.
* The band Anthrax, on the other hand, has a new album due out in June.