Ed Driscoll

You Bet Your Life

swine-flu-mask-5-09As James Lileks wrote in his column today, “Makes you wonder if we’ll have interesting masks should H1N1 turn into something bad; I recall the SARS epidemic led some Japanese to customize their masks. If you don’t think the end of the world is bad enough, wait until everyone’s walking around with Hello Kitty over their mouths.”

Customized masks? Mexicans certainly have the jump on Minnesotans in this department, as this Groucho homage demonstrates; many more found in this Guardian photo spread.

Ahh, the joys of the sleek, futuristic 21st century.

Update: What Happens if We Hit .00006 Percent? Just observe the instructions in the easy-to-follow graphic at the link.