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Spread the love, spread disease

Kuiper Beltran, Casanova-in-training

Issue date: 1/22/10 Section: Sex and Dating
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The month of January is a wonderful time. The lust that often accompanies sight of members of the opposite sex is mitigated by the fact that everyone leaving a heated building is adorned with so many layers of clothing. In some cases, it is impossible to identify them as members of the human race. In the event that someone is clothed in such a manner as to make enough of their face visible that they are easily identifiable, human biology's fallback kicks in and turns all of the mucus in their nose into a liquid with the viscosity of water. Excreting all of their mucus through the nose has the effect of making them akin to and as physically attractive as a running faucet.

The end result of this is that you find a comparatively low number of people with October birthdays, if you get my drift. However, one could almost consider these indignities to be logical biological defense mechanisms, birthed through evolution. In many cases, our desire to procreate is eclipsed by our desire for self-preservation, and avoiding intimate contact may aid heavily in department, as the season we now enter is one also marked by influenza.

Influenza is a disease which is roughly as pleasant as undergoing gastric bypass surgery without anesthetic. It also confers most of the same benefits by bestowing infectees with bouts of involuntary bulimia. The flu is fatal only in a small fraction of cases, and if you are a young adult, the possibility of death drops further. However, the flu is an experience which will likely make you lament the fact that it is not guaranteed to kill you. In addition to providing all of the comforts commonly associated with having red hot coals heaped onto your face, the flu can also cause you to miss class and fall behind academically. That, coupled with the possibility of death, means it is in your best interest to avoid the flu if at all possible. Avoiding the flu is as simple as completely avoiding contact with all members of the human race for six months out of the year.
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  • What makes a terrorist do what they do?


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