Like all pandemics, the Bozo Virus ran its course.
For those of us who were immune, we had to watch society go mad with clowning. Some saw the horrors of chainsaw juggling. Others experienced the exquisite madness of of buffoonibalism. We were there to witness the collapse of a global economy, the end of civilization as we knew it. In the years since, scientists have estimated that roughly four percent of the population was immune to the virus. We were not the only survivors, though.
Some of the afflicted were not as driven by the need to do bits, gags and business. Unlike most of the victims, who either starved to death, or who could not stand the dearth of applause, some survived the flatness of their frameworks. They lived, and so, passed on their virus-learned tricks and trade. Roughly four percent of the population survived BV too.
Geneticists have yet to determine what this will mean for the trajectory of the human species. What we do know is this — sales of unicycles are at an all-time high.
Alltop is selected for humor. Image by Tony Vazquez.