Walrus: Interesting that you should mention the flu. I'm currently reading "Flu: The Story of the Great Influenza Pandemic of 1918 and the Search for the Virus That Caused It," by Gina Kolata. The author remarks how strange it is that something that killed 40,000,000 people (yes, that's right) is so little mentioned in our history books. I wonder if there are any songs about it?
I suppose I shouldn't be indulging in thread creep. If anyone has anything interesting to say about this, please start a new thread.