I get these News Alerts on my Sidekick from CNN, MSNBC, and the Wall Street Journal. Usually they’re redundant and not too interesting: PRESIDENT MAKES SPEECH, or CELEBRITY RAPIST ACQUITTED AGAIN, 3 at once.
This morning I was beeped into consciousness by: NEWS ALERT: Researchers Recreate 1918 Flu Virus.
I sat up in bed and thought: what the fuck. Who did that? WHY? What the fuck are we fighting, fucking LEX LUTHOR?, as Get Your War On might say.
Sadly, the truth is a bit scarier than that, even. Apparently they did this in an effort to trace the mutations that brought us that superflu. And the results they got suggest that it began as a bird flu and spread to humans “without undergoing complicated changes”.
I should of stood in bed.