Archives for July, 2010

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Route 66 Tips for Proper English – Ain’t Dis Da Truth!

I received this e-mail the other day with some funny tips on Proper English and writing from a good friend!  I'm sure it has been passed around a lot, since it was fowarded to me and another 50 email addresses... Yes, he is one of those friends that just forwards stuff he likes.  Never saying hello or ever writing why he is sending it.  Well, other than writing in the Subject line, "you gut to see this"... OR " this is really funny."  When reading it, I got a bit of a chuckle because I'm sure my writing resembles a lot of it.

I thought I would do a little research on this list to see if I could find out where it originated. After a number of different searches, I found 3 sites. One attributed the list to William Safire's Fumble rules.   "William Safire compiled these quotes in his October 7 and November 4, 1979 "On Language" columns in The New York Times."

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Are You Gullible? President Obama Is Bipolar, Now Entering Depressive Phase [BREAKING NEWS]

Are you gullible? I tend to see right through jokes and it's hard to pull a prank on me since I'm so cynical.  To the people that do catch me ...it ticks me off!!

Well, here goes.  Mind you, the video below is a well executed prank declaring via the "Newsroom White House" that President Obama Is Bipolar, Has Entered Depressive Phase.  The video, released on August 17, 2009 from the FAKE Politics News Room, reported that Barack Obama was Bipolar.

I'm not sure of the comedy vs. the stigma, however, I did laugh a bit... But at first, I thought it was real!!  It wasn't till 27 seconds into the video I heard the word "onion news" that I knew this was a joke!!  The clip talked about Obama's health care and that he is now depressed. It has governmental-looking people giving you blow by blow socialism reports.

Yes, I like satire and fake news, but why does it have to be about mental illness...?  Well, you watch it and be the judge.
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By Chato Stewart of Mental Health Humor

Quick Cure for Mental Health Blues – Gopher It!

Do YOU need a Quick Cure for Mental Health Blues? I say Gopher It! I found this old photo of me then other dayand thought I would share it with everyone.  The Gopher Turtle of the “Tortoises (family Testudinidae) live on land. They are medium to large with a large, heavy shell and stumpy feet. Gopher Tortoises are the only tortoises native to the United States and the only tortoise found in Florida.”
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Ask Dr. Bob Bob

Ask Dr. Bob Bob: Agoraphobia, Mental Health Issues & Depression

Agoraphobia? Secret Mental Health Issues? GET to the POINT! These are the "taboo" topics Dr. Bob Bob tackles today!!
Perhaps you or a loved one can personally relate to these serious issues that may go unaddressed.  Many factors contribute to our over-all Good Mental Health!!  Identifying and changing habits that may "negatively" affect us is crucial. Are you or a loved one hiding at home?  From time to time, it is "productive" to examine our daily habits? How much time do we spend with objects vs. people we love?  Hopefully, Dr. Bob Bob will open some honest self-examination & positive dialog...share Dr. Bob Bob with family and friends as a conversation starter!!  A shared laugh breaks silence!!
Although I don't recommend following his advice!!!
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By Chato Stewart of Mental Health Humor

Hey! Are You Over Medicated? (NEW Cartoon)

We live in a time where there seems to be a pill for One to medicate if you can't sleep and one to medicate so you can stay up.  From pain to happiness there is a pill! I wonder, are we living in an OVER medicated world? What are your thoughts on this subject? My 9 Favorite Over-Medicated Cartoon | Over-Medicated Cartoon 2| Over-Medicated...
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Ask Dr. Bob Bob

Ask Dr. Bob Bob The Unqualified Psychotherapist Evolution

Ask Dr. Bob Bob The Unqualified Psychotherapist 's evolution and transformation started the day I posted it.   He started out as just a black and white cartoon, but as you can see with the three cartoons below he had a few changes over a period of two years.

In the second cartoon, you can see I added a little more life to the cartoon and in the last cartoon, Dr. Bob Bob came full circle.  His wacky, quacky advice is meant to fit his name.  The idea is to NEVER follow bad advice and Bob Bob is full of it!!
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Bipolar Dad

Chato’s Homage to Gary Larson (The Far Side) and Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbs)


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OK, if you have seen any of my mental health cartoons comics by now, you may have concluded my drawing style is that of a 'gag' cartoonist.  Also know as a magazine or single cell cartoonist. I was 'drawn' to this style from my love of Gary Larson's The FAR SIDE series. I would read his books over and over again almost to the point of obsession! My favorites were "The Far Side Observer," " The Chickens Are Restless," and of course, "Last Chapter and Worse: A Far Side Collection."

Gary Larson's sense of humor resonated within me and evoked a feeling of shared humorous comradery.  Larson's work came into my life when I was a young boy just hitting the awkward tween years.  I was around 12 when I saw my first Far Side in the Sunday Paper in Boston.  Living in a dysfunctional family filled with violence, verbal and physical abuse, I found comfort within his humor.
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4 UR Mental Health [3 Cartoons] Anxiety

Time to give you a little break 4 UR mental health! Often, we may feel anxiety and dread dealing with our daily challenges.  I know sometimes "I can't seem to shake this feeling of dread!" You know what?  Deep down a part of me believes my intuition is right!

I guess it's part of dealing with Generalized Anxiety Disorder?
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Ask Dr. Bob Bob

Ask Br. Bob Bob – I Gut The Power



Question:
Doctor Bob Bob, Some times I wish I could have a super power like my favorite super hero, Wonder Woman.  With my lasso of Truth I'd make my therapist tell me what she really thinks about me. I could then use my indestructible bracelets to deflect any thing I did not want to hear her say.  What about you Dov. What kind of super hero would you be?
Signed WW

Answer:
Dear WW, There is only one HERO...
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By Chato Stewart of Mental Health Humor

Beware of the Heat Wave – High Temperature, Humidity with Medications can Cause Heat Stroke

Living in Florida for almost 10 years, I'm more aware of the dangers of a "Heat Wave."  With high temperatures and humidity, everyone should be well-hydrated whenever they're out.  I always keep a gallon of water in the car just to keep me and the kids watered. This was not always the case.  When I started treating the Bipolar Disorder with medications, I ran into a problem a few times. What was that problem???  Hyperthermia, more commonly known as Heat Stroke!!!

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4 UR Mental Health [3 Cartoons]

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The following cartoons touch on the challenges of talking to people about Mental Health issues.
As you can see in the first cartoon, broaching the "sensitive" subject (with the direct approach) is not always the best approach.  The 2nd cartoon gets to the "beef" of the matter, focusing on how sometimes we need to make sure people "understand" -- AKA are educated about the actual illness!  Leading me to the fact that any diagnosis is just a "label" and we shouldn't have to clown around and let it identify us!
I hope one of these cartoons brings a smile to your day!  Please feel free to express your thoughts and comments below, Thanks.
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