Monday, February 24, 2020

Dear Trump loyalists Richard Shelby and Bradley Byrne, There's this other kind of flu goin' round. Best, Retiring Guy


Related reading:
4-year-old dies from the flu, family says.  (, 2/4/2020)

With 8,000-Plus Deaths in U.S. Alone, Flu Far More Deadly Than Coronavirus.  (The Weather Channel, 1/28/2020)
As opposed to 0 deaths from coronavirus in the U.S.
3 flu-related deaths in Alabama; widespread activity throughout state.  (, 1/4/2020)

Original 2/23/2020 post, "NIMBY PLUS SIZE:  Alabama freaks out over coronovirus.  Wouldn't want to live there if I were in a pinch", starts here.

Meet a coupla shakin'-in-their-booties, shittin'-their-diapers white guys.  'Trump loyalists', in other words. 

Bradley Byrne, super shameless


According to Merriam-Webster, the first known use of 'freak-out', as in 'to make greatly distressed, astonished, or discomposed —often used with out', occurred in 1966.

Other coinages from the same year include:
  1. acidhead
  2. blitzed
  3. druggie
  4. foosball
  5. granny glasses
  6. guerrilla theater
  7. head shop
  8. mind-blowing
Oh, what a year it was!

"Eight Miles High" debuted at #87 on the Billboard Hot 100 for the week ending April 9, 1966.  It spent 9 weeks on the chart, peaking at #14. 

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