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Joni Mitchell reminds me of someone. Can’t quite put my finger on it.

Ramses II!

Okay, that was mean. She’s always been a slightly strange looking person, age has just added a subtle layer of WTF.

There’s a long article on Joni Mitchell in NY Mag this month, if’n you’re interested. I was a huge fan in my teens. Back when she wrote great love songs, not incomprehensible jazz boolshit.

The other day, I was trying to tell Uncle B about the freaky disease she’s got, and I couldn’t remember the name. It was in the article: Morgellons disease.

Have you heard of this thing? The Wikipedia article states flatly that it’s a delusion. Which surprises me, since Wikipedia is usually willing to equivocate on controversial topics — so perhaps it’s not so controversial any more.

I read about it years ago, when it first appeared (2002, per the article). Sufferers believe itchy little colored wires or fibers come poking out of their skin. They claim the fibers, when analyzed, are not vegetable nor animal nor mineral.

Doctors say Morgellons patients are round-the-bend bugshit animalcrackers.

If you ever want to spend an afternoon down the rabbit hole, have a Google at Morgellons. You can start with the Morgellons Research Foundation.

How come the clever ones are always crazy?

sock it to me

February 10, 2015 — 10:08 pm
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