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The Bad Kind of Pandemic

My wife and I recently saw Contagion. At times this film was a bit spooky, as any realistic depiction of population-destroying virus should be. Brooding electronic music paired with a montage of empty streets and uncollected garbage gave me a sense of what the world would look like if the fragility of civilization were tested. Each scene is a vignette of the increasingly dire situation each character faces, and the consistent tempo makes the struggle palpable. Nobility wins the day, however, as sacrifices are made and lives are saved.

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The Good Kind of Pandemic

There is no good kind of pandemic. At least there isn’t if you’re referring to disease. If you’re referring ti fun, then there are a couple of very good kinds of Pandemic; the first being the video game developer named Pandemic Studios, the second being the board game Pandemic. While I love the work of the former, I write today to sing the praises of the latter.

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