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Bird ‘Flu: The Musical

Are you prepared?

The Scene
On their way back to Earth, having been away for many years trying to discover a cure for avian flu, astronaut Bernard Matthews and his crew are brought out of their cryogenic sleep as their ship intercepts an interstellar distress signal. They crash-land on a planet that seems uninhabited, but are soon enslaved by giant, English-speaking chickens in leather jackets.

Sample lyric
“It swept the planet and laid us low,
This pandemic,
This terrible blow.

We travelled the skies, In search of a clue,
A prescription,
For this avian flu.

I returned with a cure, but now what really sickens,
Is that I’m being pushed around,
By a bunch of free-range chickens”

The Grauny’s other fantastic musical suggestions, including Oxford English Dictionary: The Musical, can be found here. This is all in celebration of NHS: The Musical and Shane Warne: The Musical… which are, scarily, genuine.

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Comment from Fern


    10.18, 20/06/2006

This might interest you. I came across it in my encyclopaedia while looking for something else.
Newcastle disease: A rapidly spreading virus-induced disease of birds and domestic fowl, as chickens, marked by respiratory difficulty, reduced egg production and, in chicks, paralysis. (after Newcastle-upon-Tyne, near which the disease was first reported in 1927).


Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    18.32, 20/06/2006

Fantastic!

I have to say, I’ve always felt a bit sorry for Bristol in this department…


Comment from Fern


    10.35, 21/06/2006

Oh dear, oh dear, that may be more than I wanted to know. But being public-spirited I shall have to pass the Bristol info on to one or two other people!




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