Memories

Dug these up from the old blog after a chat with a collaborator who recalled one of them fondly. I regret nothing!!!


Sometimes ya just gotta laugh.
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IMPORTED POSTS*

You’re the virus I got…

To the tune of Grease/You’re the one that I want

I’ve got chills, they’re multiplyin’, and I’ve got a sore throat
Home remedies that I’m tryin’, feels like I’m dyin

Really runny nose, now I cough and ache
and the doctor says its flu
Really runny nose, now it’s in my chest
To my lab I must be true,
There’s nothing  left, nothing left for Doc to do

Chorus: It’s a rhino I’ve got (a tiny little rhinovirus),
not the flu, Doctor
A rhino I’ve got (a tiny little rhinovirus),
not the flu, Doctor
A rhino I’ve got (a tiny little rhinovirus),
not the flu
It’s all I need (an A or C)
Oh yes indeed (yes indeed)

If you’re filled with secretions
Lungs too hard to inflate
Medicate, most aren’t worth mention, resistance you’ll make

Starting to wheeze, ’cause of cytokines
I need some air, maybe ’roids will pull me through
Starting to wheeze, is it RSV?
I don’t have two, just an HRV that’s all
Are you sure? Well those PCRs wouldn’t lie

Chorus: (repeats out)

Thanks to Katherine Arden and Cassandra Faux for helping me put these together back in 2008.

A new rhino type is coming to town…

To the tune of Santa Claus is coming to town

You better watch out
No need to try
Taking antibiotics
I’m telling you why
New rhino types have come in to town (Don’t gather ’round)

It’s making a list
Not sickening you twice
Will get to you if you’re naughty or nice
New rhino types have come in to town

Infects you when you’re sleeping
Infects if you’re awake
Can make you crook and wheeze a lot
Not so “common” for goodness sake!

O! You better watch out!
No need to try
Taking antibiotics
I’m telling you why
New rhino types have come in to town 

Thanks to Katherine Arden and Cassandra Faux for helping me put these together back in 2008.

This one came about during our work in defining the third rhinovirus (“common cold” virus) species, RV-C.

*Imported Posts

  1. This post from 22DEC2013 was posted over on my old blog platform virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au. It has now been moved to here.
  2. This post from 16DEC2013 was posted over on my old blog platform virologydownunder.blogspot.com.au. It has now been moved to here.

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