One of the things I love about doing a Balanced Breakfast on fm107 is that the less I prepare the better I am. I never know where the conversation will go, today I was all set to talk about a list of birding activities in Minnesota this month and ended up talking about bad movies like Xanadu and Grease 2. This led to conversations about avian flu and apparently ABC has the perfect sweeps week movie: Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America--brought to you by the same writer as Atomic Twister. Here's the weird thing, as of the day I created this entry the movie isn't up on Internet Movie Database and it's supposed to be filmed and in the can. ABC is keeping it quiet. Hmmm, wonder why? Could it be bad? I don't even want to think about how inaccurate the bird references will be. Non Birding Bill hopes that the movie will have Canada geese walking down the street, stalking their victims and then nonchalantly walking over and making a sudden attack.
I think this quote about says it all:
"We feel we're providing a level of awareness and we've gone to great effort to make sure the film is accurate," co-producer Judith Verno said.
What Judith is really saying, "We found all the scariest stuff about flu on the internet and put it in this movie. Oh, and I have seen birds fly by my office window and we had a book with birds on the cover available on the set."