Greetings, my fellow port swillers!

At this point, Ol’ Robbo is going to hold off setting his hair on fire regarding the dread coronavirus which seems to be occupying a largish percentage of the headlines.

It’s not that I don’t think prudent measures should be taken whenever some communicable disease appears on the scene.  Rayther, it’s that I’ve lived long enough and seen enough pandemic scare-mongering (SARS, swine flu, Ebola, AIDs, etc.), that I’ve grown cynical about it all.  When the bodies start piling up in the streets, then I’ll reach for the lighter fluid.

UPDATE:  A little apropos bit from one of my very favorite movies: