The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

“You got debils in de head mon!”

In an obscure Dustin Hoffman movie, Hoffman plays a country and western star that jumps off his penthouse roof and lands in his psychiatrist’s couch. The psychiatrist takes on different personas and appears once as a Carribean voodoo doctor and tells Hoffman “You got debils in de head mon!”

On a theological note, when the centurion approaches Jesus in the gospels, his servant is “grievously ill with the  palsy”. Palsy was the Bible word for “tremors”, possibly even Parkinsons. The centurion tells Jesus he doesn’t have to come to his house, just as he has soldiers under him, Christ can just say the word and the disease would have to leave. It’s like a real person you can order around.

So what would the disease look like, what’s a “Parkie devil” look like? For your consideration; not terribly aggressive, rather sad and shakey, the meanest he gets is wearing carnivorous bunny slippers… “The Parkie Devil”…


Written by martyworld

April 4, 2012 at 2:12 pm

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