Posts Tagged: migraines
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Hello, Animal

I am an oblivious person. I don't notice things that bother me.

That doesn't mean I live a happy, contented life, or that I'm never bothered. I am bothered, I just don't realize it. If my kitchen is messy, for example, which is often, I do not prepare food in it. That may sound like perfectly logical behavior, but logic plays no part in what is actually a series of competing impulses. The way I experience not-cooking as a function of kitchen messiness is as a Thing That Happens Over and Over Until I Start To Wonder If There's a Correlation. It's not a decision I've made; rather, it's [...]

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My Migraines Are Making Me Root For Michele Bachmann

When I found out that Michele Bachmann got migraines she ceased to be this distant caricature of a crazy-eyed ideologue. The Buddhists say that understanding someone else’s suffering leads to compassion, and as stupid as this sounds I found Bachmann instantly more human simply because I get migraines too. It changed my bias. I stopped seeing her religious crap as some insidious flaw. Now I see it as a well-meaning flaw. I’ve been secretly rooting for her to win the Republican nomination ever since I learned about her affliction, ever since people started saying it somehow disqualifies her from office. Who you like in politics can be a weird and [...]

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Reporter Blames Flub On Fake Headache

Reporter Serene Branson's revelation that her bizarre Grammy recap was actually the result of a "complex migraine" has lead to increased discussion of the migraine headache, which is kind of remarkable when you realize that, like chronic fatigue syndrome, it is a completely fictitious affliction made up by lazy people who want to avoid fulfilling their obligations.