If you follow me on Twitter, you know that today I posted my 10,000th tweet. Since I’ve been using the site for less than 2 years, this was an exciting yet sadly telling milestone for me… actually, it really wasn’t even that exciting. A month ago I had a deal with the people of Twitter that if I were to reach 10,000 followers, I would throw a naked keg party on my front lawn… now that would have been exciting! Anyway… so I decided to make my 10,000th tweet a reminder to get your ass vaccinated. Because it’s important. Because it saves lives. Because they’re not dangerous. Because because because.
36 hours ago (as I write this), I was given a flu shot. Right in the arm. I didn’t feel it go in. I didn’t feel it come out. (That’s what she said!) The life didn’t melt out of my face as the nurse pushed the plunger on the syringe. 36 hours later I still love hugs and I still suck at math… in fact, I suck at math so much that I thought my 9,999th tweet was my 10,000th. Seriously. Rain Man would have never gotten that wrong. I’m clearly not autistic.
Now, before you go correcting me on Rain Man, hugs, math and autism, explaining to me that it’s almost total fallacy, I’d like to point out that vaccines causing autism is total fallacy. See what I did there?
Anyway, my 10,000th tweet was bad math + vaccines. But mostly the importance of getting your kids vaccinated. I’m on a mission to get that through to people. VACCINES SAVE LIVES. So I’m posting the tweet again, here on Skepchick. Because most of you don’t follow me, and even if you do, you may have missed it. Even if you didn’t miss it, I want to remind you of my message.
I’ll warn you now, it’s not safe for work or anyone who is related to me… or anyone who already has trouble looking me in the eye when they talk to me. It is, however, my powerful new campaign to motivate people to get their vaccines. It may not work… but for now, it’s all I’ve got. And seriously, NSFW or my mom.
Tweet 10,000: Get your kids vaccinated. It’s good for them. It’s good for everyone. When you vaccinate, it makes me:Â
Yeah… every time you vaccinate, I rip my shirt off. Topless Skepchick and disease prevention… and all you have to do is do something you should be doing anyway. Everybody wins.