When Life Gives You SARS

October 10th, 2003

“When life gives your SARS, make sarsaparilla.”

– Cory Doctorow

19 Responses to “When Life Gives You SARS”

  1. comment number 1 by: Keith Malek

    What the hell is sarsparilla?

  2. comment number 2 by: sean

    For Heaven’s sake Mr. Malek, you’re on the Internet. You could have looked up the meaning of “sarsaparilla” in less time than it took you to post that comment.

    From Webster’s dictionary (


    Pronunciation: “sas-p&-‘ri-l&, “s”rs-, -‘re-; “sa-s&-, “s”r-s&-

    Function: noun

    Etymology: Spanish zarzaparrilla, from zarza bush + parrilla, diminutive of parra vine

    Date: 1577

    3: a sweetened carbonated beverage flavored with sassafras and oil distilled from a European birch

  3. comment number 3 by: chs


  4. comment number 4 by: Vanessa, London, UK

    Yeah, but it’s sarsparilla, you twonk, not sarsAparilla.

    Look at my website address: see? spelt right.


  5. comment number 5 by: sean

    Dearest Right Honorable Vanessa in London:

    You wouldn’t troll a poor, lowly colonist, would you?

    Please consult a dictionary before misnaming your next Web log. It’s “sarsaparilla.”

    I already posted the Webster’s entry above.

    If you prefer common usage (how gauche!), consider that Google returns 6,540 entries for “sarsparilla” vs. 111,000 entries for “sarsaparilla.”

    -Sean in the colonies

  6. comment number 6 by: Vanessa, London, UK

    As detailed in the protracted email exchange with Sean, I was Wrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrong, and I apologiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiise forthwith. All is quiet once more at cheesebikini.

    (But flashmobs are still silly.)

  7. comment number 7 by: articus

    Make a huge batch will ya. 🙂

  8. comment number 8 by: fumanzoku

    when life gives you LAWS, make cheesebikini

  9. comment number 9 by: David D.

    And when life gives you AIDS, make LemonAIDS.

  10. comment number 10 by: Nick Douglas

    When life hands you lemons, it’ll be nasty lemonade:

  11. comment number 11 by: lexa

    agree with u

  12. comment number 12 by: mengoshmink

    Nice set of posts.

    I feel someone happier and confused for reading

    these posts; as my ex-gf explains to me, in my

    drunk state, to enjoy drink vodka you need to:

    “if you drink vodka the best thing to eat right

    after drinking is saulted cucumbers (not fresh


    Confused? I know I am, as the conversation


    Note: I dont drink vodka, and yes, she is drunk


  13. comment number 13 by: froggy

    Nice page!!!

  14. comment number 14 by: froggy

    Nice page!!!

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  16. comment number 16 by: benya

    I’m sorry

  17. comment number 17 by: nabour

    Excuse me.

  18. comment number 18 by: froggy

    Nice page!!!

  19. comment number 19 by: bilder

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