With this generator, you get credit for the disease generated from your name.
|Doctor Unheimlich has diagnosed me with
|Cause:||a significant alignment of the stars|
|Symptoms:||chapped lips, frequent hydrophobia, mild seizures|
|Cure:||take a day off work|
Note: Not the Heimlich Maneuver, but Unheimlich (uncanny). A bit of a pun on both.
The Uncanny reminds me of Freud and Beckett. I have been thinking about the uncanny again just recently – the familiar which has become strange, the un-homey, the alien-ated.
That train of thought also leads me to James Hillman, a very interesting and very original archtypal psychologist. I’m about in the right place to read some more Hillman – it’s been a while. I didn’t even know that he had this book on war out.
Oh, and does anyone have any good ideas for homemade/inexpensive gifts? I have very little money this year and a few extra people that I would really like to give some sort of gift. I’ve slogged around a few stores, but haven’t really seen much. Suggestions? I’m not really much of a Martha Stewart. I’ve given candles and latte whips and custom cds with christmas music and decorated notebooks and signature graphics and I’m about out of ideas. If I had more money to spend on each person, I could get each one something they would really like – but I don’t. I know there are some clever people out there – help me out here! What do people do – I don’t really have that much christmas history to draw on. I only started celebrating it as an adult.