The CDC has put a lot of energy into reminding us that swine flu is no laughing matter. So how, then, do they explain this: a giant, pink, stuffed, swine flu virus.
Also, the CDC has a gift shop? I had no idea.
In any case, the stuffed … er … toy? is made to resemble a swine flu microbe, only it’s pink and has a snout, so it looks kind of like a pig’s nose, too. (Weren’t we all supposed to forget that this germ came from swine so that we’d all start eating bacon again?) Manufactured by giantmicrobes.com, it sells for $7.95. And if pandemic flus don’t strike your fancy, you can also get a stuffed cold virus, E. coli, or ebola.
I suppose it might be something to cuddle up with while you’re recovering from H1N1 — what is that they say about keeping your friends close and your flu bugs closer?
What do you think — cute or creepy?