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On Swine Flu and the Jews

April 29, 2009

So the Mexican government is offended that the Israeli government has branded the swine flu “Mexican flu” out of a general Jewish squeamishness over being infected with something associated with pigs.

There is a disease spreading around the world, killing 7% of those it infects and the fucking Israeli government is worried about nomenclature. Why? Because 2,600 years ago, some sand-dwelling priest who believed in the spiritual efficacy of washing in cow blood committed to writing a taboo born of superstition and people living in the same fucking desert haven’t developed the good sense to cut the fucking shit.

Seriously. It is 2009. The Jewish religion has lived without the cow blood for a couple thousand years, isn’t it time to make nice with the porcine community? Look, I am not saying that the Chosen People need to start munching pork rinds, but how about shutting the fuck up about the name of a fucking disease? It’s a name. It’s a fucking name. Shut up. Shut up.

Whew. That being said, I hope you’re all safe from the Traife Plague. And content to blame the pigs and not the Mexicans.

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7 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 30, 2009 1:54 am

    First Spanish Flu, then Mexican Flu. No more latin Flus. How about a Serbian Flu instead?

  2. Saul permalink
    April 30, 2009 2:19 am

    How about Swine flu, Revenge of the Jews?

  3. Ian permalink
    April 30, 2009 1:59 pm

    How about Pig Virus, like Howard Stern’s old boss?

  4. Barry permalink
    April 30, 2009 8:19 pm

    Double-u ENNNNNN bee see

  5. Anonymous permalink
    May 2, 2009 12:17 am

    Oye Vey! Such a shonda my boychic using the F word.

  6. Barry permalink
    May 4, 2009 3:36 am

    Oy gevalt, mine foter reading my meshugga blog.

    Speaking of which, nothing really suggests itself as the Yiddish equivalent of “blog.”

    I say we give the world 5 years. On May 3, 2014, we ban the use of any language that still has no word for “blog”. Ok, fine – “blog” is arbitrary, but pick anything contemporary: “gigabyte” and “tanorexic” work just as well.


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