Did I forget to blur something? Uh oh…

When I was in psyche ward lock-down (what, you didn’t know that BME was started by an escaped mental patient? I kid you not…) there was a big catatonic guy that always wandered around in torn jeans with his nuts hanging out. It was really funny. While I hated being locked up, in a lot of ways I do really miss living in a mental hospital because there’s so much humor if you can dissociate from the fundamental horror of it all… This photo kind of reminds me of those days.

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Shannon Larratt is the founder of BME (1994) and its former editor and publisher. After a four year hiatus between 2008 and 2012, Shannon is back adding his commentary to ModBlog. It should be noted that any comments in these entries are the opinion of Shannon Larratt and may or may not be shared by BMEzine.com LLC or the other staff or members of BME. Entry text Copyright © Shannon Larratt. Reproduced under license by BMEzine.com LLC. Pictures may be copyright to their respective owners. You can also find Shannon at Zentastic or on Facebook.

42 thoughts on “Did I forget to blur something? Uh oh…

  1. i agree about the whole ironic humor of mental institutions. its not like real life at all. its like a ridiculous vacation.

  2. Is it sad that I never even noticed his package hanging out until I actually read through this?

  3. As someone else who was on lockdown in the psych ward I know what you mean about humor. I always wanted to either write a book on my own or get a group of ex-mental patients together to make a collection of all those bizarre stories that make hospital life bearable.

  4. Who cares about the package hanging out? That guy is HOT! (-:
    Oh, yeah, and the modblog stamp IS nice.

  5. Shannon, you are an amazing person. I bet you’re fun to interview.

    And man, if you’ve got it, flaunt it!

  6. For a half of a second I really thought you were talking about the cigarette.

    Then I looked down a little.

  7. (I am assuming that this was taken at the said place, and that this is the said chap.)

    Nevermind the foreground, I’m just kinda wondering the need for a triceratops and a sheep, the size of a large dog at a psyche ward. I know that people interested in Psychology always like something to analyze, but through lawn ornaments?

    Insights greatly appreciated.

  8. …Oh, and there is no genius without an element of maddness. May you be curiouser and curiouser.

  9. This is probably one of the most interesting photographs I’ve seen in a while. It’s just too funny, from many angles… Encyfish, you’re a perceptivally funny person!

  10. Ewwww. This reminds me off the days of old when my dad would sit crossed-legged with his short shorts. (shudders)

  11. As someone who’s also spent time living in a psyche ward I certainly appricate the humour thing…I definately miss it too sometimes!

  12. Hey, I’m all for the crazy lawn ornaments. If I found a large triceratops, I would DEFINATELY have to keep it.

  13. #22 — 5 points!? ive only heard of/been in 4 points… do they strap your head down too? they always put a nice towel under mine so i’d have something to drool on.

  14. Seconded, Bot. “I though you were crazy, but now I can see you’re nuts.”

    I certainly don’t miss my time in the ward, but I did have to cope with a bloke who threw cardboard piss pots around. Quite amusing, considering that they were empty.

  15. well it depends…. if you were in a nice little private psych ward, everything is relatively nice. but if you’re in a government run mental hospital that takes away your rights and locks you up for as long as they fucking want, then it sorta sucks balls. :(

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