Twenty-five years and three days later, reality takes a tip from fiction and charts “Weird Al” Yankovic’s new album Mandatory Fun at number one, with over 100,000 sales during it’s first week. In his 31 year long career, with 14 studio albums to his name, this is the first time he’s hit the top- and the first comedy album by ANY artist to hit #1 since 1960! Congratulations, Al!
Commentary time. This strip hits a bit home for me because depression has made me stumble quite a few times in life, and every time I’ve stumbled I fell behind a little more. Soon, I’ve fallen so far behind that I can’t even see the same people I was in the race with. There’s a lot to this metaphor, and I feel it all the time. Almost any meeting of friends reminds me of how I’ve fallen behind, and I never read facebook because seeing everyone ahead of me in the race is so discouraging.
I guess if anything can be taken from this strip is theimportance of getting help as quickly as possible, as any lost time to depression is forever gone. It puts your life on standby while everyone else’s is still going on. And the more time you spend in depression limbo makes it difficult to get back.
This is a really negative post, I’m sorry. But this is depression comix.
It’s been ten years since I’ve been able to get moving again, five of them in and out of therapy for suicidal tendencies (the doctors out here are really shitty). I am 41 in three weeks and I’m still going to school for an IT degree because my injuries are too severe for any type of job actually available out here aside from my night audit job, which I haven’t gotten a raise for since ‘07. And most of my family refuses to have anything to do with me because I won’t make it “easy” for them by coming onto Facebook where everyone who’s ever known me can see that I am in the EXACT same point I was when I graduated high school back in ‘91.
Just opening my eyes is difficult some days, but I move because everything else is around me.
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Robin Thicke is unapologetic about how rapey ‘Blurred Lines’ is, meanwhile the dude who parodied it issues a public apology for one word.
And that is just one reason why I love Weird Al.
It’s great that he’s addressed this but are we really supposed to believe that NO ONE during the extremely lengthy processes of writing a song, recording it, mastering it and animating the music video wouldn’t have brought it up?
Hell, Hasbro got a Transformers toy named “Spastic” ONTO THE SHELVES before someone corrected them. It happens.