~ Oscar Wilde on needless Oscar Wilde quotations.
~ Dr. Gregory House on cold
'Man flu' (not to be confused with woman flu, nor the much less serious actual flu) is the single most fatal illness in the known universe. It is estimated that every year 482 million men die from this disease, making it more devastating than such great illnesses as the Black Death and the Black Death II. There is only one species known to man that is immune to the devastating man flu; Women. It is for this reason that many cynical women are unable to comprehend the sheer enormity of suffering induced by man flu, having only suffered their puny woman flu.
As there are absolutely no cures for man flu, there's no point in including the symptoms here as the sufferer will die within roughly a lifetime of contracting the disease. However, here they are anyway.
There are literally some symptoms of man flu. These can be;
- Sneezing your brains out.
- Coughing blood.
- Losing the ability to walk.
- Losing the ability to see.
- Losing the ability to do anything except groan in agony and claw at the uninfected
- Random loss of limb(s).
- Visions of Satan.
- Inability to visit his parents for the weekend
At present there is no known cure for Man flu. However, there are a small number of remedies that have been scientifically proven to ease suffering:
- At least a week off work, two weeks if especially serious.
- Having a TV next to the bed.
- Having the man's girlfriend/wife wait on him hand and foot.
Man flu in popular culture
Due to the sheer destructiveness of man flu, it has never appeared in popular culture, only the bible. It is widely believed that if one was to act having man flu the disease would immediately take hold and kill the actor within 100 years.