What do these three things have in common? Answer: They all make me giggle like an idiot.
Ok, so I have to admit that I have an addictive personality. If I could eat ice cream every day without blowing up like Jaws, I would do it. I would do it solely on M&M ice cream. mmmmmm. I become easily addicted to people (don't let that diminish my friendship with you. I still love you. I'm just trying to snort you.) There is a very good reason I don't do drugs; I'm fairly sure that I would overly-enjoy them to the point that I'd be THAT idiot. LSD looks like CareBear Gets Lost In Oz. Seriously. Eep.
So....I discovered =3 about a year ago. I know, I know...what was I doing with my time before that? Having a life. Oh. Wait, no. I was watching other stupid internet things. But...Ray William Johnson is possibly the most hilarious 6 minutes of my week. Eff. Excuse me while I go pee.
Where was I? Oh. Ray William Johnson. I don't honestly know why I watch his show. It is the worst of youtube - he finds the most awful bits of humanity...and then makes fun of them for 5 minutes. Ok. So it makes me feel like I'm not the only one looking around at my fellow humans and going, "WTF?" I do it every day. He just presents the horrible thoughts I have in my head and then yells them out loud and makes it funny. Good on ya. Anyway. I highly recommend him if you have 5 minutes on Monday and Thursday and you like making fun of idiots.
WHICH brings me to: The Rant of the Day!
A few months ago, I had someone get irritated with me for using the word, "Crazy" in a derrogatory manner. They accused me of empowering the word and making it AWFUL for anyone with mental illness. It bothered me then. Then about a week ago, I was reading Wil Wheaton's blog, and someone was again crying "NOT PC, NOT PC."
Speaking as part of the mentally defective sector of humanity - GET A CLUE AND DIFFERENTIATE. I have go-to-the-therapist-regularly-type-problems. Almost everyone is able to be diagnosed with mental illness. Mental illness, just like physical illness, comes in varying degrees. Some people get colds, some people have lung cancer. Some people have minor temper issues, some people have full blown schizophrenia. However, no one that has colon cancer screams "HOLY FUCK YOU'VE OFFENDED ME TERRIBLY BECAUSE YOU CALLED him SICK." Because people understand that when someone says, "Hitler was a sick bastard," no one assumes they mean that he had cancer and that made him a bastard.
When I say someone is mentally ill, I mean they are mentally ill. I don't call mentally ill people "crazy." I call CRAZY people crazy. Crazy =/= mentally ill. Has your therapist ever called you crazy? Mine sure hasn't. I refuse to assign weight to a word that no one is offending me with purposely. Here is my definition of "crazy" or "nuts" as it pertains to general societal use.
Crazy: A) Someone who has no consideration for other people, or how their actions affect other people. A narcissist. B) Someone who doesn't consider the repurcussions of their behaviors (ME! yep. I'm crazy, and trying to fix that). C) Someone that makes no sense in their actions, or isn't educated enough to make sense with their actions (insert poor Republicans joke here).
If you feel the need to assume that I mean "mental illness" when I say crazy, it is your problem. Crazy hasn't been a powerful word in a long time. Don't reassign it power by forbidding it. Fear of a name increases fear of the thing itself. READ POTTER. Rowling, you effin genius. (Hugs)