The actor from a popular UK public service announcement about how to avoid swine flu … has been diagnosed with swine flu.
In the advertisement (video below) from the U.K. Department of Health, actor David McCusker first sneezes the “wrong” way in an elevator, spraying mucus everywhere, then sneezes the “right” way — into a tissue, which he promptly throws away and washes his hands.
The campaign’s tagline: “Catch It, Bin It, Kill It.”
Except now, according to the Daily Mail, McCusker has been diagnosed with swine flu.
“It was a shock when I found out,” McCusker told the paper.
“I quarantined myself and I’ve been getting lots of [grief] from mates,” he said. “I was supposed to ‘Catch It, Bin It, Kill It’ but instead I’ve been shivering, shaking and spreading it.”
About 36 in the UK have died from the virus.
Instead of “Cash for Clunkers,” you could call it “Crash for Clunkers.” While it may not stimulate the economy, it sure stimulated his friends and neighbors.
“It’s great family entertainment,” said Lisa Halverson. “Cheap family entertainment.”
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon last weekend, more than 300 people gathered at Moravitz Excavating to watch old cars race down a runway, launch into the air and crash into a gravel pit. It’s the brainchild of Bob Moravitz.
“You don’t get to do this kind-of stuff very often,” he said. “I mean, destruction of a car that really isn’t worth nothing anyway. So let’s just wreck it.”