Monday, September 25, 2017

Sleep Deprivation

The real catastrophe in modern life.

Dick Gregory, the great black comedian, recently passed away.

I had been watching a series of interviews with Dick Gregory that were fascinating.

These interviews made Dick Gregory look like a raving old loon.

On the surface.

Listen a little closer when you have as much data loaded up in your brain as I do, Gregory sounded like one of the most brilliant people I have ever heard speak anywhere. He was hitting them out of the park. This was intermixed with gibberish.

I will never be certain whether or not Dick Gregory was inserting the gibberish in order to discredit himself deliberately out of a desire to only be heard by people who had ears for what he was saying.

I'll never forget one stretch of exposition, I think it went something like this.

"Soda pop and late nights. That's what killing our people. Whites too. Acid in the blood and only a couple hours of deep sleep. You won't see nothing grow back on that, everything stays broken but people still got to get up in the morning for work. You call these rich people's houses after seven'o'clock, they've taken the phone off the hook. They in bed by that time. They don't drink that crap they only sell it. They got all organic inside they house. They don't drink nothing that comes out of the tap because they know better! You think they don't know what is killing the rest of us? Of course they do! This is stealth! This creeps in and kills you while you should be sleeping, real slow! Wake up! It is killing you where you don't see it!"

I just don't think real madmen are ever making that much sense.

Gitcha vaccines, they're good for you


Midnight Avenue J said...

You and other commenters recently told me to look after my sleep. I *know* I should but I hadn't been. So I decided to get more real sleep.

I stopped taking meds to sleep. I take a strong mug of kava kava, no electronics after dinner, in bed by 9 pm. I've slept way better, longer, less frequent waking, the past two nights and already I feel more energized, less prone to anxious thoughts, more focus.

Gregory is correct. It's all a bread and circuses show to keep people dumbed down and unhappy. It's how you make useful idiots.

Phlebas the Phoenician said...

Methought I heard a voice cry ‘Sleep no more!
Macbeth does murder sleep,’ the innocent sleep,
Sleep that knits up the ravell’d sleave of care,
The death of each day’s life, sore labour’s bath,
Balm of hurt minds, great nature’s second course,
Chief nourisher in life’s feast.
Macbeth (2.2.46-51)

Texas Arcane said...


That is good news. I told you, it is better than a thousand doctors.

Now I just need to take some of my own advice. Easier to give it than to practice it.

Ron said...
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Sir Sweetstick said...

if you want deep deep sleep, reliably, try this (all over the counter):

2x tablets of melatonin

1/4 teaspoon ashwaganda powder <= tastes like dirt so be warned

1x ZMA tablet (zinc and magnesium)

looks like a lot of work (but isn't)

Kona Commuter said...

Alan Gould said...

Reminds me of some old Charlton posts about sleep deprivation being a common cause of acute psychosis, and hence easily curable, so long as you evade the clutches of modern 'medicine':

Ryan David G said...

I'm also struggling to sleep these days, the anticipation for the Grimoire manual is just too much

Kona Commuter said...

From my nursing days I recall that Florence Nightingale advocated sleep as treatment.

Years ago I stayed in a hotel as an employee. I slept 16 hours straight every night for 7 nights. I was so refreshed

Sir Sweetstick said...

i think South Park might be reading this site :) latest episode has Randy finding out he is part Neanderthal.