Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Cure for Depression

Big Pharma would like us all like to think that they and they alone have the cure for "Depression," that being their products that usually comes in the form of a pill.

Oh, Balderdash. OK fine, some people are borderline sane and some are clinically madder than a hen, so for THOSE people, sure, drug it up. And watch out for the side effects.

For me and most others within shooting range of "normal", I have found that Reader's Digest nailed the cure a long time ago, when they said "laughter is the best medicine".

Everyone has their own idea of what constitutes "funny", with some people like Howard Stern having truly sick senses of humor, but whatever floats your boat, boys and girls, whatever.

For me, if I'm sad, I just think of stuff like The Three Stooges plumbing a bathtub shower. Or Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Or Mel Brooks' Blazing Saddles. Or all 3 Austin Powers movies. Or "Animal House," especially Otter and (future U.S. Senator John) Blutarsky. Or the comedy routines of Dave Chapelle, Richard Pryor, and George Carlin. Or the alleged US Presidential candidacy of Donald Trump. Or even Abbott and Costello or Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy or the Marx Brothers. Or Mark Twain or Will Rodgers.. The Little Rascals. The Brady Bunch dressing mod and trying to be "cool." Art Linkletter's "Kids Say the Darnest Things." MAD Magazine's "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions." Or my 14-lb dachshund with a brain the size of a walnut and twice as dumb, the eternal puppy and comedy dog.

There are only 3 ways to travel into the past: MEMORY, looking out into the night sky, and reading books/watching videos about the great people in the past who have influenced whatever thing you're currently interested in.

If comedy doesn't do it for you, listen to upbeat Music. The Beatles and Green Day work for me. "76 Trombones" from The Music Man too.

And remember, "into every life a little rain must fall," so it's perfectly normal to be sad at times. Just don't wallow in self-pity, I mastered THAT self-destructive tendency at age 15, but, being a teenager sucks. Thank goodness it's only a temporary condition. It DOES get better, hang in there.

The Best Use of Mis-logic ever:

Blazing Saddles :

When Dean Wormer at Faber U. puts your "Animal House" fraternity on "Double Secret Probation" for failing party-boy grades, there is truly only ONE solution ... TOGA Party !    :)

The Three Stooges: A Plumbing We Will Go:

I will add more by the end of the day, rest assured. I'm open to suggestions as well.

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