Last night on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon“, Rachel Maddow told the host that during her time off last week, she had H1N1/Swine Flu.
“I had the flu,” she told Fallon. “The capital F Flu. I went and I got diagnosed, and everything, and I got the special swine flu drugs. I’m better!”
“The audience should be in a bubble right now,” Fallon told her.
“It was a really stanky flu and I had to take a week off,” she said.
Maddow added that while health care is usually “the most boring topic in the whole world,” it’s “been really fun to cover” because of the “dramatic,” “crazy” opposition.
The whole segment can be viewed here.
Another thing she mentioned was that while recooperating she watched the boxed set of I, Claudius. A 1976 BBC Television adaptation of Robert Graves’s I, Claudius and Claudius the God. Written by Jack Pulman, it proved one of the corporation’s most successful drama serials of all time. It also provided popular initial exposure for several actors who would eventually become well known, such as Sir Derek Jacobi, Siân Phillips, Sir Patrick Stewart, John Rhys-Davies and Sir John Hurt.
Glad to know that I’m not the only Roman history nerd out there. If you think our Senators are a tall trip, please take a look at the Senators of ancient Rome. I highly recommend the books and the mini-series. 🙂