Thursday, October 14, 2010


So you're depressed.
Excellent, welcome to the club. Well, not exactly a club. I mean technically we do have membership of 5-13% of the population, but I think clubs do things. And usually get together according to some schedule.
But hey, at least we do a lot of the same activities. Like who here's edited Wikipedia? Be honest. And who here spends way too much time watching TV? Or still smokes? Or eats ice cream like you're gonna win something if you finish first? Like, look, I'm at the bottom of the Haagen Dasz and here's a coupon for a date! With somebody of the opposite sex!
Excuse me. What I'm trying to say is that, as a whole, us depressed's have a lot of "habits", if you will, in common. There are reasons for these. And, like any club, it's up to the senior members to show the newcomers the ropes, to guide them through the sometimes perplexing habits of depressed people, and to hopefully shed some light on life in general.
Personally, I only have about 96% figured out now, so feel free to join in at any time with your experiences or insights by commenting or emailing me.

Until next time, I remain your commander in crying at random commercials, 

Mr. Bookman

P.S. I'm just a regular guy, not a practicing psychological professional. My views are therefore lacking the diverse experience and systematic schooling of a professional. They're based off of personal experience, research, loads of therapy, and comparing notes with others in the club.


  1. Hey man, how come you gave up posting on this blog? I think it's pretty funny. I mean, I know you want to do Hebrew translations and all, but can't you keep up both personas? The frummy one who has weird issues and thinks girls are scary and the normal one who is hilarious and relatable?

    Just kidding. Sort of.

  2. Haha! I don't know. I don't have much more to say on the subject. The whole reason I started was to have a place for depressed people to congregate and talk about their issues. But my popular posts seems to be the funny ones. I spelled this out on my last post and in the one called "Proof that Blogging = Narcissism".

    I still write stuff for DovBear sometimes though. But it all has to be Jewish related there.

    Btw, I didn't know you were Jewish. It's nice to reach out to a fellow tribe-member. Thanks.


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