W.H.O.'s On First


"What's the new variant?"
"I mean the variant's name."
"The variant is Nu."
"Yes but what's the name."
"I'm asking you what is the new variant?!"
"The variant is Nu!"
"That's the new variant?"
"Well then go ahead and tell me."
"That's it."
"That's the new variant?"
"What's its name??"
"The variant is Nu!"
"Third shot!"

But apparently they decided to rename it Omicron, because nobody appreciates comedy any more; and they also skipped Xi to avoid pissing off China.


7 Responses:

  1. Skipping Xi didn't stop Boebert from tweeting a racist joke about it.

    For Omicron, I just saw a nicely 'shopped fake Robert Ludlum cover for The Omicron Variant.

    The next letter is Pi, we should get to work on jokes for it now.

    • Dude says:

      As that's one of my all-time favourite films, I'm (sadly) prepared for the meme-ification of that phase of the pandemic:

      • Dude says:

        On a related note, we've seen anti-vaxxers do everything from injecting bleach, smearing horse paste, and gargling iodine. Given how a few of them are getting vaccines (to follow required mandates) only to try (and fail) to "undo the vaccines"...

        Well, it's only a matter of time before this becomes the next recommendation from the MyPillow guy:

        • Krisjohn says:

          SPOILERS! Jeez.

        • Krisjohn says:

          "I'm asking you what they called the new variant"

          "What who called the nu variant?"

          • Karellen says:

            I just want to know what they called the new variant.


            The new variant is called Y?

            No, the next variant after the Nu variant will be called Y.

            How did we get onto the next variant?

  2. Andrew says:

    future Premier Omicron would like a word