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kathleen / June 15, 2003 11:57 PM

You know, I might be more worried about it if it didn't have such a ridiculous name.

susan / June 16, 2003 8:06 AM

Is it more or less ridiculous than "buffalopox"?

jima / June 16, 2003 8:17 AM

Thank goodness we've got something else to worry about this summer, other than the usual scares of the West Nile virus and Japanese beetles!

amyc / June 16, 2003 9:21 AM

Stuck in my head for the last few days: The song "David Watts" with all instances of the title replaced by "monkey pox."

Wish I could be like monkey pox, wish I could be like monkey pox...

sr / June 16, 2003 10:10 AM

how the conversation went with a five year old.

he: so, like, do you turn into a monkey?
me: no, you don't turn into a monkey.
he: do you get it from a monkey?
me: no, you don't get it from a monkey, you get it from a prairie dog.
he: *blink-blink*
me: i know. it's confusing.
he: how did the prairie dog get it from the monkey? did they share a cup?
me: *blink-blink*
he: because that's how you get sick. you're not supposed to share cups. didn't their mommies tell them not to share cups?

Naz / June 16, 2003 12:27 PM

That sums it up perfectly.

We should all be wearing gas masks. Yes!

Leigh Hanlon / June 16, 2003 7:31 PM

It's like something out of a "Seinfeld" episode, right down to Phil's Pocket Pets.

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