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Tuesday, May 10, 2005

Sound (asleep) Advice

I had another one of my kooky dreams last night (not sure when; sometime between admission #2 and #3):

I was counseling one of the more prominent members of my community on his video game and blog addictions. Setting aside the fact that he is very unlikely to have these addictions in real life (at least the video games), and that it's most likely some projection on myself, and who knows why I chose this particular guy, I don't think the advice I gave was too shabby.

For the video games, I told him to pick definite start and stop times for when he plays, and to stop exactly at the right time. If he can't handle that, he should not play at all.

For the blog addiction, I advised not looking at or composing any blogs until he answers all his email and does all of the work that he's supposed to do on his computer first. Once you start reading even one blog, it's very hard to get any work done.

And it goes without saying, as with all of the advice that I dispense, whether when I'm awake or asleep, I have no intention of following any of it myself.

1 comment:

PsychoToddler said...

Blog addiction...what is that??!!
A Simple Jew | Homepage | 05.10.05 - 12:47 pm | #

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The most disturbing thing, of course, is that you had (at least) 3 admissions last night. That is truly hideous. I hope you get some good sleep tonight.
Doctor Bean | Homepage | 05.10.05 - 1:13 pm | #

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From your mouth to G-d's ear, Bean.
psychotoddler | Homepage | 05.10.05 - 2:02 pm | #

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And it goes without saying, as with all of the advice that I dispense, whether when I'm awake or asleep, I have no intention of following any of it myself.

אסיא אסי חיגרתך
מדרש רבה בראשית פרשה כג סימן ד

also

Neque imitare malos medicos, qui alienis morbis profitentur tenere se medicinae scientiam, ipsi se curare non possunt.
Cicero , Ad Familiares 4.5


JoeCool | 05.10.05 - 9:29 pm | #

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Huh?

E pluribus unum.

Yo quiero un burrito grande y dos cervesas, por favor.
Doctor Bean | Homepage | 05.11.05 - 1:29 am | #

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blog addiction - interesting term. Totally bogus term, no such thing. I am not addicted. no. no no siree. I only need to check blogs compulsively at meal times and occasionally in between just in case something may happen somewhere in the blogosphere, I do not wat to be the last to know.

Blog addiction - hahahaha! Sorry you had such a crazy night.
Kiki | Homepage | 05.11.05 - 9:29 am | #

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Someone help me out here with JoeCool.

Assia is "doctor". A doctor heals..something.

then something about cicero being an alien...
psychotoddler | Homepage | 05.11.05 - 1:38 pm | #

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It means: Doctor heal your own limp. It comes from Bereshis Rabbah.

The other quote (fairly famous one) is from a letter to Cicero saying something like: Don't be like bad doctors who profess medical knowledge to his patients, but don't know how to treat themselves.

Not too far back, most doctors at least knew enough Latin to at least recognize the words medicos and malos.
JoeCool | 05.11.05 - 3:25 pm | #

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How bout this one: The doctor who treats himself has a fool for a patient

JoeCool: Raising literacy on the internet one blog at a time
psychotoddler | Homepage | 05.11.05 - 3:50 pm | #

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I thought it was a patient who treats himself has a fool for a doctor.
JoeCool | 05.11.05 - 4:43 pm | #

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Who is more foolish? The fool or the fool who follows him?
psychotoddler | Homepage | 05.11.05 - 5:03 pm | #

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Do you think my doctor would be annoyed if I called to ask why my sense of smell "turns off" at the same time every night and why it "turns off" with A/C?
Me/WBS | Homepage | 05.12.05 - 4:02 pm | #

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Only if you call at 3 am to ask.
psychotoddler | Homepage | 05.12.05 - 4:36 pm | #