I am still not well at all and also still sad, and it still is very warm with
days of "tropical temperatures" both present and announced, and
indeed I do not handle that well at all,
what with ME, but then I used the occasion to view and listen some videos
over the last days - which I don't do often...
...with possibly shocking consequences:
Here are the shocking consequences (?) illustrated by the attendance of
my site over the last six days:
Is it my language? Is it the videos (most people with ME for years know
for years, presumably)? Is it he heat? Is it perhaps that people do
care so frightfully much about soccer? Or have I been too explicit and
unforgiving about man's inhumanity to man - which indeed is a
basic theme of my site, and which is not a theme most men like to
see discussed adequately and truly, because of its...
...all-too-human melancholy inducing properties?
I don't know, but I won't improve my ways to suit my readers, if that's
it (though I doubt it: it is probably mostly soccer + holidays + heat
) but speaking of man's
inhumanity to man ....
2. ... Freaks!
Here is a link to - what I think is - a full copy of (the released
version of) one of the most amazing and impressive films I have ever
64 min - 23 mei 2006 -
GeŁpload door Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Filmed in 1932, Directed by Tod Browning Also Known as,
"Forbidden Love", "The Monster Show", "Nature's Mistakes"
Prepare yourself to be shocked and awed - this is one of the great
films of all time.
If you want some background: Here is one of its most memorable
who has his own Wikipedia-entry
and who indeed he was a most amazing man any human
being can learn from. The film itself also has its own
Ostensibly, the movie is given to this theme:
but in fact its theme is man's inhumanity to man
- about which, for a change, also having been made with real
experts, it is truthful and honest. And bitter.
P.S. Then why
am I smiling, what with this shocking decline and these freaks and
Because it is a powerful film, and because I believe the developments
around XMRV are hopeful for persons with ME, whether or not ME is
(partially) causal for (subgroups of) patients with ME.