We're All Gonna Die: The Infectious Pandemics of Summer 2012Lindy West8/28/12 5:00pmFiled to: Apocalypse NowHealthWest nile virusMosquitoesDeathDiseaseinfectionDengue FevermeaslesLegionnaires DiseasepertussisWhooping CoughNecrotizing fasciitisflesh-eating bacteriasyphilisebolapig fluswine influenzaCholeraTopFbshutterstock2142EditPromoteShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalinkDude! What a shitty garbage year this has been. I mean, pretty much every year in the history of years has been a shitty garbage year — "happiness" is really just a euphemism for "successful garbage mitigation" — but 2012 has been particularly gross in a lot of ways. Half the country thinks rape is hilarious. Republicans aren't so sure it exists. People are eating other people. The only place that isn't suffering a horrible drought is bracing for a horrible hurricane. All the other terrifying stuff Republicans think. And Phyllis Diller died!ShareTweet Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.