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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Wolter » 23 May 2015, 9:19am

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BR16ADE_R055E wrote:A belated happy birthday, eh!
Marky, I'm stunned. I PM'ed Doc 2 days ago and it hasn't even been opened. I wonder if something kicked off in one of those MBLA threads that I don't read.
No. Nothing on the MPLA thread, the UDA, or the IRA thread.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Kory » 23 May 2015, 3:04pm

Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:A belated happy birthday, eh!
Marky, I'm stunned. I PM'ed Doc 2 days ago and it hasn't even been opened. I wonder if something kicked off in one of those MBLA threads that I don't read.
No. Nothing on the MPLA thread, the UDA, or the IRA thread.
I thought it was the UK thread.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Marky Dread » 23 May 2015, 3:17pm

Kory wrote:
Wolter wrote:
Heston wrote:
BR16ADE_R055E wrote:A belated happy birthday, eh!
Marky, I'm stunned. I PM'ed Doc 2 days ago and it hasn't even been opened. I wonder if something kicked off in one of those MBLA threads that I don't read.
No. Nothing on the MPLA thread, the UDA, or the IRA thread.
I thought it was the UK thread.
Nah it's just another council tenancy.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jul 2015, 9:11am

Apologies for repurposing this birthday thread, but I’m not big on starting new ones. Anyway, I’m back (I think). Short version of what happened is that I went on a new epilepsy medication back in April and one of the rare side effects is severe depression. And I won the lottery. It was a very shitty time of collapsed confidence and ego, but I’m off the drug now and it’s finally out of my system, so I’ve got a greater measure of balance again. Plus, as Rahm Emanuel put it, never let a good crisis go to waste, so I used the experience as therapeutically as I could, with plenty of self-evaluation and -reflection. I’m still reassessing a lot of things about myself, but one is that I really enjoy the group here. The quality of the minds and the conversation is simultaneously entertaining and edifying. So for that very selfish reason, I've decided to try to re-engage.

I do want to thank the people who contacted me and have checked up on me the last couple months (especially Jen; I've incurred a permanent debt to you). Folks likely don’t realize the value of your brief notes of concern and the like, but it did matter. A lot. For those who have dealt with depression (pharmaceutically induced or otherwise), you know that an isolated mind is a toxic pit and so hearing from people helped. I apologize to many of you for being a bit circumspect about what was going on with me—as well, a public apology to Gene, to whom I unfairly lashed out at—but having earned your concern means a lot and it’s something I won’t forget.
Endut! Hoch Hech!

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Inder » 28 Jul 2015, 9:30am

Been away and missed all this — great to hear you're doing better, Hooks.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Spiff » 28 Jul 2015, 9:34am

Yes, welcome back.

You were missed.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by revbob » 28 Jul 2015, 9:50am

Glad to hear you're okay. Now how about those Sawks?

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Marky Dread » 28 Jul 2015, 10:07am

Can't keep a good man down. :cool:
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by BostonBeaneater » 28 Jul 2015, 10:13am

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El Tiante approves.

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Zevon and Lee are going to keep an eye on you.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Dr. Medulla » 28 Jul 2015, 10:39am

revbob wrote:Glad to hear you're okay. Now how about those Sawks?
After Jeter abandoned us mortals, all baseball games have been just exhibition contests. Would the Sox have constructed such a laughable team if the games still meant anything?
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Flex » 28 Jul 2015, 10:42am

Yay, welcome back! You've been missed.
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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Heston » 28 Jul 2015, 10:43am

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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Heston » 28 Jul 2015, 10:44am

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So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Heston » 28 Jul 2015, 10:45am

Oops, double post, but yeah, welcome the fuck back Doc, glad you're feeling healthier.
So what does Marconi playing the mamba mean? "Marconi" is referring to the radio itself. It plays a deadly snake. The snake - the mamba - is slithering from the speakers. Ready to kill greedy corporations. Ready to free the world of all that is evil, and to leave behind only the youthful idealism encompassed by the tenets of rock and roll.

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Re: Happy Birthday, Dr. Medulla!

Post by Wolter » 28 Jul 2015, 10:47am

I never thought I'd say this, but thank goodness we have more Canadian content on the board again. Our long Showaddywaddy nightmare is over.

Welcome back, Docworm!
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