* Posts by Farizu

2 posts • joined 12 Aug 2014

BOFH: Why, I LOVE work courses. Please tell me more, o wise one!



The depressing thing is that Simon was pretty much spot on about what such courses involve. The REALLY depressing thing is that I'm booked in for one next month, and someone seems to have taken the precaution of removing all the sharp objects from around my desk.

Hollywood star Robin Williams dies of 'suspected suicide' at 63


Sometimes jokes hide pain

"Man goes to doctor. Says he's depressed. Says life seems harsh and cruel. Says he feels all alone in a threatening world where what lies ahead is vague and uncertain. Doctor says, "Treatment is simple. Great clown Pagliacci is in town tonight. Go and see him. That should pick you up." Man bursts into tears. Says, "But doctor...I am Pagliacci.”

The joke's an old one, and one that's been rehashed and attributed so many different times, but that doesn't change the truth of it. Sometimes our funniest stars are the ones hurting the deepest, darkest depressions. We can only hope that, one day, they'll find something that makes them as happy as they make us.

Unfortunately, it seems that poor Robin never found that something, so we're all left with nothing to do but hope that he at least manages to find some peace now.

RIP Robin Williams, we're poorer without you.

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