Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Nile Schmile

Our high level of concern with West Nile virus seems so completely and utterly misplaced when you consider our LACK of concern for the ingredients of the crap-that-passes-for-food we eat.

You want irony? Here's irony. Parents are sending their kids outside covered with thick coats of insect repellent... right after feeding them a meal from McDonalds, which adds fat to your system, gets in your sweat... and attracts mosquitos.

Which is more risky, the 1:1,000,000 chance you'll be bitten by a mosquito with West Nile, or the 1:1 chance french fries will contribute to clogged arteries?

Don't sweat the small stuff, sweat the big stuff. And of course by sweat, I mean the thick, sebaceous kind that oozes slowly from your pores after gorging yourself with a Hardee's thick burger.

9 comments:

Amandarama said...

Actually, I'm going to pick up burger fixing today. Two kinds of cheese (swiss and blue), mushrooms, onions, bacon, maybe a little tomato...and beer. Lots of beer.

Dave Morris said...

Oh, don't get me wrong. I LOVE me a big juicy burger with lots of cheese. LOVE it. I'm just NOT worried about West Nile virus... is what I am sayin'.

Any chance you'd have an extra chair at your table???

phoenix said...

hehehe Dave, a good burger is hard to beat, but at my age West Nile is a concern. A good friend of mine works at the CDC in Puerto Rico, and that is what he studies. He gets birds and bird blood from all over the place. He studies for West Nile and Dengue Fever. Ironically he contracted Dengue outside of the lab. He was down sick for weeks.

Now, you guys got room for one more?

gary said...

BEER...I SMELL BEER!!!

Angie said...

Come eat at our house. I'll try extra hard not to draw flies to yourself. LOL

Lee Ann said...

ummmm yummy! But you are right Dave.

Kerouaced said...

Well said. It would probably be safter to eat mosquito burgers...

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Mosquitoes are tough. That is why they are not put in sandwiches.

Lightning Bug's Butt said...

I wish I could sweat fat. That would be great.