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09.22.09 Will Sherman

A London museum is celebrating their new self-proclaimed title: “first public venue to purchase a rare artistic response to the swine flu outbreak.” The Wellcome Collection recently added a glass sculpture of the H1N1 virus by artist Luke Jerram to their millions of medical objects and oddities amassed by pharmaceutical millionaire Henry Wellcome before he […]

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09.02.09 Bucky Turco

While the media is back in panic mode about swine flu, the Center for Disease Control is taking another tact and embracing the media spread disease, endorsing it as cute, fuzzy and pink. This plush toy is being sold at the agency’s headquarters in Atlanta. In related news: run for your lives, it’s back! |Telegraph| […]

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08.31.09 Will Sherman

Ignoring requests to stop terrifying the masses, the World Health Organization reports that one third of Earth’s denizens will eventually catch swine flu. But don’t worry too much: a tenth of New Yorkers already caught the H1N1 virus and mostly didn’t die. |NYP| […]

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05.20.09 Bucky Turco

As NYC gives into the media spread Swine Flu epidemic and announces the closing of yet another school, other nations are asking the Word Health Organization to stop scaring the shit out of people. From Britain to the Far East, countries are requesting the global agency to “tread softly on pandemic elevations.” |DigitalJournal| […]

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05.07.09 Bucky Turco

There’s no stopping the rapidly spreading Swine Flu at this point, it’s a media epidemic of untold proportions as evidenced by this latest street art incarnation. Photo by Christapher Wayne […]

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05.04.09 Will Sherman

Research suggests a serious flu pandemic, with widespread employee absences due to sickness, could cripple railways and lead to serious shortages of food and goods. The only silver lining, for graffiti writers if shortages don’t leave them starting and out of paint: fewer workers and more trains in the yards. |WIRED| Photo by cesposito2035 […]

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04.30.09 Will Sherman

On The Today Show this morning, Joe Biden told Matt Lauer he advised his family to avoid “confined spaces” like airplanes and subways because of the Swine Flu. The unpredictable Vice President’s familial advice, far more drastic than any precautions recommended by the federal government, forced his spokesperson to correct his panic-inducing comments: avoid Mexico […]

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04.29.09 Will Sherman

Yesterday, we pointed out that Staten Island was the only borough without confirmed or suspected cases of Swine Flu. Unfortunately, it may be too late for the desperate quarantine measures we suggested to prevent the Wu Tang Clan’s island home from becoming infected: Health Department officials would not confirm today whether they were testing for […]

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04.28.09 Will Sherman

Currently, Staten Island is the only borough without any confirmed or suspected cases of Swine Flu. Earlier today, cases of the somewhat-dangerous, but media over-hyped virus were confirmed in Brooklyn and the Bronx, while a suspected outbreak was found at a Catholic school on the Upper West Side. Although the flu may already be lurking […]

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04.27.09 Will Sherman

How bad can things get south of the border? Real bad. On top of the Drug War, the poor people of Mexico have to deal with a total fashion disaster, not to mention this swine flu thing which has claimed over a hundred victims. On top of that, an earthquake hit Mexico City today. […]

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