Putting My Family on Notice

I know my dad reads this blog occasionally, and no doubt Bitter will see this. If I ever lose my marbles to the point that I’m constructing satanic skull shrines on the veranda in the backyard, you have my full permission to have me committed to the loony bin, and keep me away from sharp and dangerous objects.

I say this now, being of sound mind and body. That is all.

8 thoughts on “Putting My Family on Notice”

  1. They will only keep you until your insurance runs out. Then they dump you to the care of your family. But they are making serious head way with new medications.

    I’m hoping we never need to find out. Either of us!

  2. Fortunately, developing schizophrenia after 25 is pretty rare. Not that the disease is common, but most of those who get it are in their early 20s, late teens.

  3. Interestingly enough, in the early 20th century, it was still commonly appearing into the early 30s. What changed? We don’t fully understand it, but there’s a pruning function on neurons in the brain that may run into problems if it continues after the brain has reached full maturity–usually in the 20s. Perhaps our nutrition is better, and our brains reach full maturity sooner now? More research required.

    Also, even a properly notarized document would not provide authority to have you hospitalized by your family or anyone else. The due process requirements have reached an absurd level–partly because of decisions that have concluded that mental hospital commitment is a more serious matter than sending someone to prison.

  4. I don’t see Sebastian saying that such a thing should be a reason to lock up just anybody. He’s just saying that, if hedid it, we should lock him up!

  5. Satanic?

    Looked like pretty generic pseudo-new-agery to me, when I saw the photo.

    Satanists go for overt symbolism, in my experience.

    (As for their “a number of occult groups”, I’d like them to give a list, because “fake skull on rotted oranges” isn’t ringing a bell for me.)

  6. Skulls and rotting oranges?

    “You got Shinto in my Voodoo!”
    “No, you got Voodoo in my Shinto!”

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