I love my mother, but sometimes because of her my brother and I don't take things seriously. Such as swine flu. We both agree, it is terrible. People are dying. That is bad.
However, because of our mother, and how very seriously she takes these things, my brother and I have taken to joking around about it. Bea Arthur? Killed by swine flu. Swine flu is going to come and kill us all. We're simply all going to die. Then we start to laugh after doing a lot of "da da duuuuummmmm"s.
We're not bad people, honestly. And we know this isn't funny, but damn. There is literally nothing we can do about a pandemic. We can try to make sure we won't get it. Everything else is out of our hands, so we might as well laugh.