This whole naming brouhaha about Swine Flu cracks me up. First it's Swine Flu, but that offends both the people who depend on swine (hello powerful pork lobby!) and the people who find abhor swine (hello Jews and Muslims!). So, then somebody tries to name it Mexican Flu and as you can imagine, the Mexican government was not very accepting of that.
Personally I'm in agreement that Swine Flu is a terrible name just because the word swine generally has pretty negative connotations. Avian Flu might be a worse disease, but at least it has better marketing. Who the hell would admit to having something called Swine Flu? Yuck. If someone I knew came down with Swine Flu, I'd make fun of the little piggy all day long. Man, that would be good.
So, in less amusing news, I've spent the last few days home sick with a sore throat, cough, and fatigue.