"Project: Long Sleeve Shirt"
OPEN ON A BLANK SLIDE. A PROJECTOR IS HEARD. AS WILKIE
BEGINS TALKING, IT CHANGES TO A SLIDE THAT READS, "RESEARCH AND
DEVELOPMENT PRESENTATION 076-5848A"
WILKIE (NASALLY SOUNDING KNOW-IT-ALL): Sir, we
have some breakthrough ideas to protect people from the West Nile virus.
BOSS (AUTHORITATIVE SOUNDING): Time's wasting,
CUT TO A NEW SLIDE: A CAN OF BUG SPRAY. THE TITLE READS
"BUG SPRAY ACTIVE INGREDIENT 28% DEET (N-Diethly-3-Methylbenamide)".
A GASP IS HEARD.
WILKIE: Sir we call this
BOSS: Bug spray?
WILKIE: The name's a work-in-progress. (CUT TO
A NEW SLIDE: A CLOSE-UP OF THE BUG SPRAY BEING SPRAYED ONTO AN ARM.) You
apply it to exposed skin and clothing and voy-la - no mosquitoes.
BOSS: Impressive. What else.
CUT TO A NEW SLIDE: A SHORT-SLEEVE SHIRT WITH LONGER
SLEEVES STITCHED ON, AND A PAIR OF SHORTS WITH LEGS STITCHED ON. A GASP IS
BOSS: Wilkie, what have you done!?!
WILKIE: It's called Project: Long Sleeve. Longer
sleeves - and pants - will protect people from mosquito bites.
BOSS: You're good, Wilkie. You're very, very
CUT TO A BLANK SLIDE AND A SUPER:
The West Nile virus is no match for common sense.
Illinois Department of Public Health
and your local health department