Posts Tagged ‘comic’
I’ve been largely AWOL from gchat and facebook this past week, which is atypical for my internet-addicted ass.
This weekend, I got a few text messages from my usual buddies wondering what I was up to and if I was okay.
I am not okay and don’t have any advice for them to give me, but It was nice to know that people notice when I’m not around. (Just for the record, I’m only a little bit of a creep and/or weirdo.)
I’d also like to note that I’m happy to see webcomics lightening up serious topics and getting more exposure and understanding for mental health issues like anxiety and depression.
And to my depressed internet, buddies out there, also hibernating for the winter: Surround yourself with friends (if you’re up to it) and love yourself.
Categories: human nature Tags: comic, depressed, depression, friends, help, loneliness, robot hugs, webcomic
Stuart McMillen is a comic artist from Australia who uses comics as a medium to explore deep, often philosophical topics.
This month he writes about the experiment that purports that well-socialized and stimulated rats will actually choose opiate withdrawal over giving up their normal interactions. The rats in isolation cages do not.
Read the entire comic here.
Wiki article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rat_Park
Despite all our rage, we’re still just underfunded rats in a cage.
Categories: Science, Social commentary Tags: addiction, comic, drugs, heroin, opiates, rats, stuart mcmillen, webcomic
I realized I completely passed over WTF Wednesday. I think I browsed over some weird news but didn’t find much worth posting. The news has been boring lately; everyone already knows Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are terrible people.
Anyway, I’m in the middle of reading, “Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, A Life of David Foster Wallace” by D.T. Max. It’s mostly like reading every biographical piece on Wallace already written, except in a simple consistent style. I’m not all that impressed by it.
Another reviewer on Amazon nailed it.
The most annoying bit is its Ellmann approach to biographies, i.e., the mining of an author’s fiction and connecting its details (often forcefully) to the author’s life. Which Wallace cautions us against in his review of a Borges biography. Good approach or not, it’s sad to see something Wallace convincingly argued against applied to him (99% of the Shakespeare authorship controversy come from readers who think the Plays are autobiographical). Indeed, as a Wallace reader, it’s difficult to suppress the sense that this book is reductive. And doubtless, Wallace would have thought so too.
Note to self: Read more Borges. And then read Wallace’s review of the biography of Borges.
Webcomic to make up for the one I missed.
Categories: Webcomic Wednesday Tags: biography, comic, David Foster Wallace, DT Max, Every Love Story is a Ghost Story, webcomic
Webcomic Wednesday, 45 minutes late for me. But still on time on the West Coast.
I work in a pharmacy.
I got my flu shot today. My arm is a little sore. My boss thought it was awesome that I didn’t wince and fist bumped me after it was done.
Some people claim they get sick after the shot, but these people are crazy and don’t understand how inactivated viruses work. Science is pretty.
Categories: Health Care, Webcomic Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: comic, flu season, flu vaccine, funny, immunization, medical jokes, pharmacy
[edit: Had to throw in this Weird News Wednesday:
Answer: Sure looks like it. ]
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:
(Personally, I would think that this is the most sincere apology ever.)
“That awkward moment when you’re reminded that flowers are plant genitals.”
Also, not a usual segment here, but…
Puppy of the Day
Categories: Webcomic Wednesday, Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: aslan, best apology, chick-fil-a, comic, cute puppy, medium large, narnia, smbc, webcomic