October 21, 2004      Share

We joke about health.
The flu is the big story.
Do the math, Chester.

The Top 7 Flu Haiku

7> Too sick for haiku.
Five syllables, seven, five –
Head hurts too much… bwaaarf!!

6> Corporateering?
Opportunity for gain,
Withholding vaccine.

5> Fever, chills and aches,
Painful localized swelling.
Is it flu — or love??

4> Wheeze, sneeze — jeez Louise.
Vaccination, where art thou?
Look behind the Bush.

3> Pain, aches, can’t get up.
It is either flu season
Or Monday again.

2> Padded body suit,
Gray wig, muumuu and walker.
I will have my shot!

and the Number 1 Flu Haiku…
1> The flu makes me sneeze
And thus press the wrong button.
Damn, voted for Bush!



Selected from 13 submissions from 5 contributors.
Today’s Top 5 List authors are:

Marcelo Rinesi, Buenos Aires, Argentina — 1, 3
Christa Grunewald, Leonardville, KS — 2
Susan Siegfried, Mendota Heights, MN — 4
Mary Ann McDonald, Sacramento, CA — 5, 6
William Prune Wickart, Danish Falls, MN — 7
Ann Fluinsa, LaGrippe, MD — Banner Tag
Fran Fruit, Winnetka, IL — List Moderator/Governing Bo