You wouldn’t know to look at him, but Garo Nigoghossian is hardcore:
Behind the playful grin and light-hearted cadence of Zolton, the character Garo Nigoghossian plays in Dangerous People, there is some real rage going on. I've only recently connected with Garo online, so I’m still trying to break down that rage, but from what I can tell, most of it seems to be directed at the weak. And by weak, I don’t mean the innately frail—those sick and suffering souls who truly need care and protection—but rather the misguided assclowns who willfully choose the path of weakness. This is the kind of weakness manifest in sociopolitical movements built on posturing rather than principal, the insipid whiners who take offense at a coffee cup and the ass-grabbing leaders who slobber on them. Choice mental health professionals have a word for these people—the “worried well.” Not people with legitimate medical or psychological concerns but perfectly fit individuals who deal with existential angst by confabulating poor mental (and physical) health. Garo has no use for these anemic narcissists. Hell, the man went to the mat with a mean demon called cancer, so when it comes to chronic whiners, he's all out of f-words to give.
The latest video installment to Geek Pray Walkabout finds me doing a bit of geeking and a bit of praying and a bit of trying to take care of myself. No rhyme or reason ... just like life.
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The doctors have a name for it: confabulation. The filling in gaps in memory by unconstrained fabrication.
In the latter half of the 19th Century, there was this Russian psychiatrist named Sergei Sergeyevich Korsakov observed this behavior in chronic alcoholics. Most often, these patients resorted to imagination to compensate for irregular memory loss and impaired ability to acquire new information.
The phenomenon is called Korsakov's psychosis.
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