kottke.org posts about diseases
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! A flyer for a talent show in Ontario says the show will feature "a live performance of Dainty Crime's hit song 'BIRD FLU' by 1 DANCE and SAMPLE KING". As I understand it, reggae/dancehall has a sizeable following in Canada. Could the outbreak of the so-called Jamaican strain of the bird flu dance have originated in Canada?
BIRD FLUE DANCE WATCH! Two very early strains of the bird flu dance, one of a dancing man in a bird costume and another of a dancing chicken puppet. Isolated outbreaks, I think.
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! This blog links to a BBC story about the Ivory Coast bird flu dance, but also includes a link to the Bird Flu song that appears in all of the YouTube videos (listen here). It says the song is by "mixmasters Sample King and 1Dance".
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH. YouTube user GOLDENSHOTTA has three bird flu videos, all of the Jamaican strain. Two more videos (1, 2).
BIRD FLU DANCE WATCH! A bird flu "riddim" from January 2006 from a student in South Africa (originally from Botswana). Not sure how this ties into either version of the flu dance (a third strain?).
Video of the aforementioned bird flu dance. (Could the bird flu dance be kottke.org's SARS mask art? Tune in all this week to find out!!)
New crazy bird flu dance is all the rage in the Ivory Coast. "If we kill all our chickens and poultry, our cousins in the village will become poor. So I created the bird flu dance to put joy back into our hearts." Article comes with a complimentary Funky Chicken joke...but not with a "this dance is sick, yo" joke.
The citizens of World of Warcraft are being infected by a disease that got out of hand, just like in the real world. "Blizzard recently added the Zul'Gurub instance to the game, where Hakkar, the god of blood, uses a devastating disease attack on anyone who dares fight him. Seeing as how it's a disease and most diseases are contagious, it shouldn't be shocking when some players come back and haven't been cured." (via waxy)