Thursday, April 30, 2009

Swine Flu Tied to Beloved Actor?

The Boston Globe has pretty reasonable swine flu coverage. It's mostly sane stuff that promotes caution, while avoiding things that just serve to freak people out. For instance, they avoided irresponsibly sticking a giant "OUTBREAK" headline on the front page of the paper like our local idiots did today.

Anyway, as part of their coverage they have this neat "flu spreads" graphic.

The graphic consists of six slides, but it's slide number four that really caught my eye.

That is clearly Wilford Brimley in an Army helmet. Thanks for the pandemic, Wilford!