Virus poll update 3/5/21

Saturday Night Live’s vaccine game show

Saturday Night Live (2/27/21) opened with a skit of a game show where participants try to get the COVID-19 vaccine. This is not the first satirical game show about diseases. The Firesign Theatre had a comedy routine on their 1968 album Waiting for the Electrician or Someone Like Him called :”Beat the Reaper”. Participants in the game show had to guess what disease they had in order to get the antidote.

Terry Southern‘s 1958 novel Flash and Filigree included a game show called “What’s My Disease?”. My copy is packed up but here are links to descriptions. The one on Southern’s archives states that he wrote a screenplay based on Nathanael West’s A Cool Million. I would love to see a film of that. I think it would be best as a Tim Burton-style animated film.

The Black Doctors COVID-19 Consortium in Philadelphia

These doctors are doing a great job getting people vaccinated in Philadelphia. I donated to them and encourage you to support them, too.

Virus and vaccine misinformation

This crisis is bad enough without lies.

Virus news 2/14/21

Coronavirus graffiti

A terrible pandemic has inspired some fine graffiti all over the world

Coronavirus inspires world graffiti (

See the Recycled Propaganda web site. They sell hats and a poster based on this takeoff of Hunter Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas which had art by Ralph Steadman.


Virus news 2/8/21

Wisconsin Republicans oppose the governor’s mask mandate

To them, elections only matter if Republicans win.

Vaccine news 02/01/21