Either way the coin comes up, Indianapolis loses: in just about a month, we'll be havin' the big, big wrap-up to a huge event that takes over the little town of Speedway and turns the race track for which the town is named into one of the larger cities in the state all by itself.
That is, we're planning on it happening that way. If fear of Swine Flu keeps people away, that will hurt the local economy; if it doesn't, we'll have a huge concentration of people from all over the world with a population density rivalling that of Harlem between the World Wars, a lovely situation to spread an illness like influenza and pretty good odds at least a few of them will be carrying it.
Heads, we lose; tails, flu wins. And there's no way to quit the game.
Could be quite a ride.
2 months ago