The Dopamine Chronicles

An almost daily cartoon about Parkinson's

Symptoms of this mortal coil going south…

OKAY, so I listened to some very good speaker on the TED talks talking about how as we age, and the population gets older on average, we are going to see an explosion of neurodegenerative diseases (like Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, etc.) So I did this little sketch of one of the Mayan gods of death, “Death Seven”, cruising down Ryan Street hauling his Dos Equis and farting (inspired by an actual sighting of a tall thin man riding a bike with a huge sombrero…)

Death 7 was known as the “flatulent one” and was the patron god of alcohol (a bit of a party animal). The Mayans would hoot, holler and moan and groan when Death gods were rumored to be around. This would discourage them from killing you because one of their middle management demons was bothering you. They would pass by the house and say “Ahhhh…”

So, if your symptoms are bugging you, whine a bit, groan! Parkinson’s is one of those minor demons, you don’t die from it, you die WITH it… (also if you feel like farting, cut loose! party a little if you want!) It’s just your mortal coil telling you yer’ aging, we all do it…




Written by martyworld

August 9, 2013 at 11:24 pm

Posted in Parkinson's

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