I heard on the news Monday evening that the alert for this Swine Flu has been upgraded and it is now two grades below being called a global pandemic. It's alarming and my sympathy goes out to the families of those who have perished.
Not to make light of the situation, but all this talk about flu at the same time that demolition has begun on the very wing of the Oregon State Hospital where One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest was filmed has me grateful for health care workers and even the Nurse Ratcheds of the world who are on the front lines of the flu war.
I thought you movie buffs and Ken Kesey fans might like to see a short clip of the inside of the building prior to the beginning of demolition.....
[note after initial post: I had to remove the video because the audio came on automatically, which was driving me nuts! This link will take you to the interesting video.]
If Mr. McMurphy doesn't want to take his medication orally, I'm sure we can arrange that he can have it some other way. - Nurse Ratched
While doing this post I found a new (to me) blog. Before she moved her website here: Nurse Ratched's Place, she wrote a post, titled In Defense of Nurse Ratched at her old blog. Click on the link to read it and also see that I acquired this Cuckoo art from her post.
My favorite nurse, however, remains Distracted by Shiny Objects over at A Tidings of Magpies.
The video below chimes "Cuckoo, cuckoo" in a farewell message to the Swine Flu. Now get out of here you crazy bug.