mark’s bird flu shirt idea

I know it’s in incredibly bad taste, but sitting here this morning, worrying about contracting bird flu, it occurred to me that there might be a silver lining in this whole pandemic thing… And here it is…. I have an idea that will make me rich beyond my wildest dreams. I’m going to make t-shirts that say, “If You’re Close Enough to Read This, I Just Gave You Bird Flu.” If I can get them in stores by Christmas I’ll be able to buy and sell all of you. (I’ll also have a less expensive version that just says, “I Gave You Bird Flu,” for people who can’t afford the one with all the letters.)

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  1. john galt
    Posted October 15, 2005 at 2:40 pm | Permalink

    theres no human to human transmission (so far). Just stay away from those dammed Canadian Geese, If ever there was a reason to invade Canada this is it.

  2. mark
    Posted October 15, 2005 at 7:43 pm | Permalink

    If I was running the Bird Flu marketing campaign, every city in America would be blanketed by mysterious signs saying:

    “Human Transmission – it’s coming!”

    Maybe a shadow of a bird in the distance.

    It would generate a huge amount of buzz.

    I know we could make it bigger than 1918.

  3. Posted October 16, 2005 at 6:47 pm | Permalink

    I’d like to invest, Mark, pls sign me up for the IPO, if you will.

  4. Doug Skinner
    Posted October 16, 2005 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    If you have those shirts made by child labor in Asia, maybe they could include a dab of virus.

    Meanwhile, how about a face mask with a plastic beak? If you tried, you could get them out in time for Thanksgiving.

  5. Hillary
    Posted October 17, 2005 at 12:37 am | Permalink

    maybe something like this?

  6. Doug Skinner
    Posted October 17, 2005 at 10:47 am | Permalink


  7. mark
    Posted October 17, 2005 at 8:20 pm | Permalink

    I love it, Hillary.

    And I have an idea… I’m going to make Clementine “The Bird Flu” for Halloween!

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