Whatever happened to ring around the collar? In the 70's it was the scourge of the laundral sciences, but it has vanished off the radar. It's mere mention no longer elicits a visceral emotion of any kind.
Has it been eradicated in my lifetime, like smallpox?
Or, like mumps, is it just lurking, nursing its wounds, biding it's time, ready to strike without notice...kind of like Karl Rove?