I first read about swine flu on a webcomic. I thought it was a joke ("you know avian flu? Now there's swine flu! Ha ha!") until everyone started talking about it. Nobody I know reads webcomics so then I knew it was true.
Now I keep hearing about it. The first case appeared in the Valley yesterday. Some woman who was in Mexico. We're predicting the growth rate of the flu in Calculus class. My model says there should be about 5000 cases in the U.S. by Monday but it'll probably be more.
I don't even know what it is.