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  •  The juxtaposition of seriously deadly communicable (8+ / 0-)

    diseases and humorous comments related to same; that's one tough trick to pull off.

    You do a brilliant job of it sir.

    Skeptical scrutiny is the means, in both science and religion, by which deep thoughts can be winnowed from deep nonsense. Carl Sagan

    by sjburnman on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 08:03:29 PM PDT

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    •  Well, I may be the only one here who would even (8+ / 0-)

      attempt such a bizarre goal.

      I just ask the community to remember as progressive we are supposed to support appreciation of diversity and in biology genetic diversity give a specious many advantages.

      But, you'd be surprised at how many more people I can seduce into reading about otherwise scary and off putting viral stuff with even just modest attempts at comic relief and a breezy upbeat style.

      Humor Alert! No statement from this UID is intended to be true, including this one. Intended for recreational purposes only. Unauthorized interpretations may lead to unexpected results. This waiver void where prohibited. Artistic License - 420420

      by HoundDog on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 08:08:37 PM PDT

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      •  Correction: I meant species not specious. But (6+ / 0-)

        this may be another serendipitous unintentional improvement.

        Hey, I'm a a roll tonight. (This is not a duct table pun. I wouldn't want to get into any sticky situations.)

        Humor Alert! No statement from this UID is intended to be true, including this one. Intended for recreational purposes only. Unauthorized interpretations may lead to unexpected results. This waiver void where prohibited. Artistic License - 420420

        by HoundDog on Fri Jul 25, 2014 at 08:11:51 PM PDT

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