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Do you know what the West Nile virus is?

Asked at Massachusetts Street on August 24, 2012

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“A disease you get from mosquitoes”

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“It is a virus that originated out there. It is some strain of a bird disease I believe.”

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“Yes I do. It spreads by mosquitoes.”

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RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

I thinked I seen that come through in my junk folder buts I gots me that there AVG anti-virus protection. . . kinda like havin' a condom on my hard drive, don't ya know . . .

Flap Doodle 5 years, 8 months ago

That's what killed Cleopatra, wasn't it?

Terry Sexton 5 years, 8 months ago

"That's what killed Cleopatra, wasn't it?" snap

I heard she had asp-erger's.

somedude20 5 years, 8 months ago

Wow, I would of thought that with 13 or so remarks that one would say that west nile was brought to this country by that no good Muslim from Kenya. What a morning, first that cigar peace sign dude was all smiles and that warmed the cockles of my heart and now this. Did I just fall in love?

jonas_opines 5 years, 8 months ago

Is that a boy cat and a girl cat? Because if not, I still need to meet my outrage quota for the day.

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

I think I seen them same two skeeters. One of 'em musta bit a judge in Lubbock, now he's all hallucinatin' 'bout black helicopters, civil wars and Obama bringing in well trained UN troops and stuff. That there W.Nile virus must be some $erious $**t!!

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

Drier than popcorn flatulence out my way . . .

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 8 months ago

I don't worry about it. I always keep 3 or 4 tractor tires burning in the back yard. Mainly to hide the smell of my lab but it keeps mosquitoes and most living creatures away. Hey Autie, I wafted you a smoke signal last night. Did you get it? Wait, is it mosquitoe or mosquito? I bet Dan Quayle knows.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 8 months ago

Mountain climbing is a stupid waste of time. Really, what's the point? Jumping a motorcycle over 15 buses is stupid too, but at least Evel Knievel got to drink a lot, beat people up, and sleep with tons of women.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 8 months ago

I see some wine and fondue bar downtown just closed. Wow. What a shock. About 25 years ago, when everything else started going to hell in this town, a bunch of aging hippies started this stupid "Keep Downtown Vibrant" inititative. Now look. A bunch of boutique joints keep opening and closing in 2 months. I miss Dean's Books, across from the courthouse on Mass. A mean old lady worked there and they had this special section of really softcore porn mags. Every time I got near it the old lady would glare at me and say "You 21? The cops are across the street and they WILL arrest you!" Once when I was about 14 I called her on the phone and said my dad was house bound and could I come buy a Hustler for him if he wrote a permission note. She said okay, so I wrote a note, rode down there on my bike, picked up a Hustler, brought it home and, well, you know. I am not making that up, either.

RoeDapple 5 years, 8 months ago

Dean was cool, a good shot too. Liked his .44 Mag. Lawrence got too high priced for him though so he moved Dean's Books to 29th Street in Topeka. Passed away last year I hear . . .

Leslie Swearingen 5 years, 8 months ago

I used to buy books there all the time. Since I really, really love to read, that was the best place for me to buy books. He had a room with a curtain on the doorway that had all the adult stuff in it.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 8 months ago

Cool, Roe! I know where that store is! I used to drive by it on my way to work in T-town. I had no idea it was the same guy. I bet that mean old lady is dead, too.

Eddie_Haskell 5 years, 8 months ago

"Lawrence got too high priced for him"- Roe


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