Thursday, April 26th, 2012
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Will Crazy Cows Turn My Brain Into Swiss Cheese?

Now that mad cow disease is back, should you be worried? They say no here, but I'm a big believer in the idea that if something bad could happen it almost definitely will happen, so, yeah, go ahead and panic. Let's not pretend like there aren't tons of wacky cattle pieces in the system already. In fact, if you've consumed red meat in the last, oh, twenty years or so, it is fairly certain that BSE WILL EAT YOUR BRAIN. So there's really nothing to be done about it at this point. Might as well go have that burger.

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The BSE One Percent Doctrine?

In all seriousness/sadness, I do have a friend whose mom died of BSE (likely contracted in England, they think).

Mount_Prion (#290)

Hooray for posts that help explain the play on words that is my handle.

@Mount_Prion You were the first I thought of!

Aloysius (#1,808)

I have a slight modification to this rule, where if something could happen, the probability it will happen is directly proportional to how bad it is.

UncleStu (#232,509)

When ever a government says, "nothing to worry about", worry about it.

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