Saturday, May 2, 2009


Sorry that I haven't posted in a while, but I came down with a case of the Wine Flu.

Joe Biden didn't make things any better, flapping his jaws on national television telling everyone not to drink wine in any enclosed area, and that people shouldn't even take wine to school with them. Obama and his cohorts had to move quickly to do their damage control on him before the angry winemaker's lobby started blasting back at our gregarious number two man.

Now the expression on some of your faces indicates confusion. Monkuwino, you're talking about Wine Flu??? That's the first I've heard of that. I thought it was Swine Flu, not Wine Flu.

That's understandable but the confusion really comes from the White House, once again. The official announcement of this pandepidemicamonium came from an aide who had been listening to George Gershwin tunes on his Ipod right before he spoke to the public. So caught up in one of Gershwin's more popular recordings, "S'Wonderful," he started adding an "S" in front of other words and as you can now see, "Wine Flu" came out of his mouth as "S'Wine Flu."

Too embarrassed to admit his mistake, the aide just left it alone and let the press run with it.

Public service announcement: to protect yourself from this disease, just wear a gauze mask over your nose and mouth when you drink any wine until you get a signal from the government that the coast is clear. This also has the added benefit that you will not need to decant your wine beforehand.

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