. . .Babies, babies, at least practice Informed Panicking. Those dressing-drenched Chicken Caesars won’t give you anything except swampy arteries. Yet, in a recent poll, 42 percent of collitch grads said eating infected chicken would result in a case of Avian flu.
. . .For one thing, the Birdie Bug hasn’t plopped on our shores in humans. Even if it were present in our American chix and robins, cooking kills it. You do braize your robins before you make robin stew, no? Oh—and don’t sleep in a chicken coop or bring your parrot to bed (you know who I am talking to).
. . .By the way, when CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta was explaining Bird Flu on “Real Time with Bill Maher,” all I could think was: “Yu-um, this guy is way cuter than he needs to be.” I went right back to thinking about sick chickens in Vietnam, though, honest.
. . . Still leery of the fowl ones? Some foamers are using the Birdie Bug as an excuse to lure people into the cult-like claws of vegetarianism (crazy talk about how vegetarians live long, are healthier, and scarf up few of the world’s resources, stuff like that). Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine is even offering a 16-page “Vegetarian Starter Kit.”
If you feel compelled to sign up.