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Possible Swine Flu Closes WOU

Just in from the Oregonian:

Western Oregon University announced late tonight that it would close through Monday after a student turned up with a probable case of swine flu at the Monmouth campus.

This is kind of a non-sequitur, but I’d really like to hear John Madden announcing the swine flu news. “Swine flu’s explosive offense has really taken countries by surprise this year. Watch as it [scribbles drunkenly on screen] finds the vector and … boom! With speed and unpredictability like that, swine flu could go all the way to a level six pandemic.”

  1. Booty Call says:

    No Pants, No Season

    I know this is a bit off topic, but I thought it was a great example of showing the world what the U of O represents. I saw this on the main page of Yahoo. The U of O makes headlines by having a pants-free Ultimate Frisbee team. As us Ultimate Frisbee wasn’t weird enough already. Way to represent, guys!

  2. Matt says:

    I think WOU’s administration would be a good candidate for most paranoid college campus in Oregon. I thought they had it pretty much locked in when they decided a ex-marine was a potential gunslinger, but really cemented their standing for me with this move.

    Ah well.

  3. Vincent says:

    “What you do, is you catch the swine flu. Then you go all the way to the University. Suddenly, they’re closing down the campus. THAT’S GOOD FOOTBALL!”

  4. nike urbanism duk says:

    It looks like they are willing to risk the lives of everyone on the planet to keep the Eugene marathon going.

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  6. Sakaki says:

    I don’t have to worry. Kill it with fire, Kill it with firepower, or kill it with Yoko Ono music.

    I have all three options.

  7. Alex Peters says:

    Honestly, Monmouth is only about an hour and a half away. That’s like a cough, a sneeze, and a trip home away for some people. Kill everyone with a temperature over 99.1. My zombie apocalypse plot may work out for me after all.

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