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Chicken Soup my Ass

I am sick as a dog. I've been fighting it all week, but I definitely lost last night. In addition to the symptoms that have been bugging me all week, I have lost my voice.

Hooray.

In deference to my current state of affairs, today's queez will be in honor of the plague.

Poll #567230 bring out your dead

What popular barbershop hallmark owes it's origins to the Middle Ages?

What popular childrens ' nursery rhyme is about plague?

What is the earliest written reference to plague that western culture can cite?

Samuel II (circa 1310 BC)
1(8.3%)
Book of Armaments, Chapter 4, Verses 16 to 20 (circa 1429 BC)
1(8.3%)
The History of Henry of Thrapston (circa 1335 AD)
0(0.0%)
I Samuel I (circa 1320 BC)
3(25.0%)
I Kings 2 (circa 1270 BC)
1(8.3%)
I "Materia Medica" by Pedanios Dioskorides (circa 80 AD)
6(50.0%)

At the turn of the 20th century, what major US port city was wracked by plague? What ended the outbreak?

Shibasaburo Kitasato and Alexandre Yersin are famous for making what famous discovery at about the same time?

Because the devastation of the Black Death was outside their comprehension, people accepted unquestioningly the doctrine of the Pope and the Church that the visitation was God's punishment for their manifold sins. Presenting the Pope's message for Lent in February 2002, Archbishop Paul Cordes, the head of the Vatican's agency for humanitarian aid, upheld this view, maintaining that there was scriptural authority for the idea that those who contract illness do so because they have sinned and asserted that illness is the result of sin.

True
11(84.6%)
False
2(15.4%)

How long did it take the plague to move from the southernmost point in Europe to the Northernmost (just below the Arctic Circle)?

The 1918 influenza outbreak killed over 700,000 in the US, over 20,000,000 worldwide. What famous leader was among that number in the US?

What is the approximate fatality rate of SARS?

What two western hemisphere countries experienced a polio outbreak in 2000?



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timaeusdaspirge
Sep. 9th, 2005 01:07 pm (UTC)
you know, chicken soup wasnt meant as a suppository
(Anonymous)
Sep. 9th, 2005 02:48 pm (UTC)
hmm
yeah, i don't think i'd go there - anything involving a funnel and my bum is right out.
mrshellion
Sep. 9th, 2005 01:13 pm (UTC)
I don't know any of those answers!

Regardless! Find me online or email... lets discuss alternate plans, i.e. sunday evening perhaps?
lengjade
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:05 pm (UTC)
my mom told me that the red and white striped thing came from people wiping their bloody parts on a white rag, which the barber hung outside his shop to dry.

also: the fucking catholic church is crazy! long live the empire!
delascabezas
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:55 pm (UTC)
hmm
the church is nutso - as to the cloth, wouldn't it be a barber flag instead of a barber pole?
lengjade
Sep. 9th, 2005 06:57 pm (UTC)
dude
she said it fluttered in the breeze, and that's why the barber pole rotates--to attract the same sort of attention that a waving rag would. i'm just passing along info here, dude, i'm not a medieval times scholar. ;o)
bruteforcemethd
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:30 pm (UTC)
aw man, thanks - I finally know what I'm wearing on Oct 31.

"Maksked Doctor" it is!

they so easily could have used something less macabre to hold all their spices in - proving that even in the past people had fun with the misery of others.
delascabezas
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:56 pm (UTC)
heh
bird masked doc eh? make sure you get a swagger stick with plenty of wear and tear on it!

to this day, i haven't truly understood why they made the masks that way. the only thing i can think is that the first one made was adapted from a carnival/masquerade mask, which traditionally had those bird snout things.
bruteforcemethd
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:42 pm (UTC)
Re: heh
I'm going with "scare the crap out of plague victims."

The better to keep pus covered victims from grasping at one with.
lengjade
Sep. 9th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
why they look like that
i know that people used to wear long-snouted masks and put flowers in the ends, as they thought that would purify the air. they were kinda right. not really. so, as birds generally have tapered beaks, maybe they fiddled with the design of the long-snouted masks to make them resemble bird masks.
red_dinosaur
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)
feel better, B.
delascabezas
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:57 pm (UTC)
thanks lady
i hate being sick!
zerogenius
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:49 pm (UTC)
wow, interesting. I really need to make time to research and find the right answers to your quizes instead of just answering off the top of my head :)
delascabezas
Sep. 9th, 2005 03:58 pm (UTC)
ha
it is a fun outlet - either you answer flip and be funny (As many are) or you do some research and learn a bunch of meaningless shit along the way. call me the psychotic mr. rodgers.
gefiltebitch
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:45 pm (UTC)
i thought the plague was because of the dirty filthy jews?
(Anonymous)
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:47 pm (UTC)
yeah, no
that is what they thought, but after burning them all, they learned that jews jsut cause air pollution. if hitler had read his history, he would ahve burned a lot less of them.
gefiltebitch
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:50 pm (UTC)
Re: yeah, no
yes because clearly hitler's main concerns in life were with air quality.
delascabezas
Sep. 9th, 2005 04:53 pm (UTC)
totally
i mean, you ever SMELLED hasidim? course, they don't smell much better burnign. that is why he shaved them all before krupsing them.
idram
Sep. 10th, 2005 02:02 pm (UTC)
ring around the rosie?
any talk about the plague and I hear monty python, "Bring out your dead!"
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