The news media is awash with reports of measles occurring in an alarming rate. Hey, I don't think that is funny in the least, just to be clear. Many armchair freelance epidemiologists point to "anti-vaxers" as the source of this problem. Just today, I listened to a heated argument about vaccination on the radio, complete with the mandatory CDC paranoia (or insight) and discussion of mercury in vaccines (or not). This debate has been around for quite some time.
Let me inject a personal historical factoid: a bout of German measles (Ja, ich bin mir sicher, dass es deutsch war...) and pneumonia almost took be on an early trip to meet my Maker when I was five years old. One of my grandmothers reminded me often of that fact and it was a sad coincidence that her youngest son had died of the same, exact unfortunate set of circumstances.
Whether you're pro vaccination or not, I'm supporting your right to make that decision for yourself...but in my family, everyone was vaccinated and I'm thankful we never had a problem.
But Flipsters know that there is one geezer stamp we all share...and the young whippersnappers in Internet Land are probably still staring at the image at the top of the page and asking, "What is the heck is that??"
- If you know exactly what that picture is...
- If you have that same scar on your upper arm...
- BONUS POINTS!! If you know that the "powers that be" stopped creating those "scars" routinely in 1972...
YOU MIGHT BE A GEEZER.
A sure sign of a geezer is the telltale smallpox vaccination scar on their upper arm. And I'll bet none of us ever got smallpox, right?
[If you have the scar AND you've had smallpox...well, I want to know THAT...]
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