Until recently, Tennessee has managed to avoid the current trendy viruses and diseases. The bird flu is still doing its thing overseas, and the current mumps epidemic appears confined to the Midwest. However, an entire herd of cattle in Maryville is starting to show signs of annoyed cow disease. According to the farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, “…they all just seem to have really short tempers, and fidget a lot when I milk them. And you should have seen the looks they gave me during artificial inseminations this week. The cattle are under close scrutiny and if any of them jump from annoyed to mad, they will be dealt with appropriately.”