Radio Citrus #11: Ebola extravaganza episode

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The fifth Radio Citrus for 2014. So am I going to hell for making fun of a disease which gives its victims a hemorrhagic fever with a 50 percent mortality rate?

I certainly hope not. I mean, who wants to go to hell?

Well, I do know who has a pretty good shot at eternal damnation: Shady companies which sucker victims’ families (and dotty senior citizens here in the U.S.) into buying cure-all oils which are supposed to be a cure for Ebola.

Worthy of the Fourth Circle of Dante’s “Inferno”

Glorified WD-40 cures Ebola? Really? REALLY???

I thought I had no shame, poking fun at a deadly disease. But comedy-in-bad-taste isn’t scamming anyone out of their money.

To be honest, I thought we’d gotten past these kinds of quacks, you know, like fifty years ago. But I forget that human stupidity is cyclical: Just as one generation figured out how to protect their money, a new, stupider generation replaces them, ripe with cash ready to be scammed.

My good buddy who wants to work for the CDC pops in for a few minutes to explain why Ebola isn’t nearly as bad as Swine Flu. And a second “expert” rambles on about diarrhea.

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This has nothing to do with Ebola. Just a promo for the funniest YTMND that I’ve seen all week.

Also on this episode:

  • MadTV correctly predicts that Ebola would spread to Sesame Street.
  • Bane gets away with murder because Batman didn’t take his Imodium.
  • Why Publix is chauvinist and thinks women can’t use a table saw.
  • A sneak peak at the future of Seinfeld, according to YTMND, which means Julia Louis-Dreyfus will die sometime in the next 12 months, and Kramer will have a show on Netflix next year.