Wednesday, 29 April 2009

Swine Hunt

Unmitigated England doesn't normally get involved in current affairs, usually restricting itself to wanting to know why the 8.30 to Evercreech Junction is late. But I've wanted to use this cover in a blog for ages and hey presto! 'Pigs, Swine, Atishoo!'. And a recurring thought that however long the incubation period is of this latest flu bug, it's certainly moving faster than the samples that haven't turned-up in that white-coated lab. in North London yet. Susan Watts stood in a white coat amongst all the dodgy eggs on Newsnight on Monday and said they'd be in tomorrow (Tuesday). Last night she said tomorrow again, meaning Wednesday. Just now on the wireless (tuned-in to receive half-hour bulletins on the crisis so that we can prepare the bunker in the melon pit) some health official / scientist / passer-by said they might come today or tomorrow. So where are they? Still stuffed behind the pilot's seat on a 747? Still in a vacuum flask like in Billion Dollar Brain down at the shoe shop? Sorry, got to go, a Foden has just turned-up in the yard with the gas masks. You may laugh, this is a very nasty business.

6 comments:

Diplomate said...

what a timely post lord ashley - here at diplo hall we are in the process of constructing a pig arc in preperation for the arrival, in some 6 weeks, of a pair of tamworth porkers as the first stage in the new diplo sausage plant. MORE BREAKFAST !

Sue said...

Do you get 'swine flu from red 'swine or white 'swine? I need to know.

Peter Ashley said...

Ron Combo's got it from both I hear.

Diplomate said...

this deadly combination of bird/pig virus is of course a result of the old swine flew over the cuckoo's nest debacle - quite predictable really and a kick in the balls for those sceptics who maintain that pigs can't fly.

Diplomate said...

oh - and what a great picture of gordon,jacqui and alistair at lunch

Toby Savage said...

I've come out in s rasher. Is this the first signs?