What I talked about on the Rogan Experience
Now Looney Tunes makes more sense￼
If it happens more than once, does it negate this effect?
At this point I'm open to anything. But all I got after my last head injury were these stupid suicide headaches (CCH.)
Lol too late. I got in a car accident at 18. The only one I ever didn’t wear my seatbelt. Spider webbed the windshield and got a concussion.
“No, I’m not recommending you get punched in the head or hit by a car.”
Me and the person I hired off of Craigslist immediately after reading the post: https://youtu.be/TV5faBBHfkw
Ah! This goes back to the story you reviewed that I wrote—- “Tumble Salts.” I have been revising it. My life sure changed after that—-for sure.
My little Snickers passed away today. I had her for 18 years. Trying times and punches in the face do reset your mind and get you back on track when it comes to understanding what is truly important.
I just got done reading the first 3 short stories in Thom Jones "The Pugilist at Rest" and wow. The stories are tremendous. The combination of head injuries, descriptions, flash backs, head authority, and setting are just spectacular. It reminds me of all the stories my dad told me about the Tet Offensive. How they had to run out to the dead bodies in between human waves to gather the ammo off the warm bodies. How he launched a rocket into a Bus filled with NVA and listened to them scream as the fireball burned them alive. He told me how war is the worst thing we do to each other as human beings and it's part of the reason I joined the Navy instead of the Army.
I'm grateful for my health. I really don't want a head injury. I never wanted to go to war. I hope my writing can measure up to the Titans that went before me.
I was hit by a car in 2014 while crossing the street [in the crosswalk, I might add]. I don't have any memory of the incident - the side of my head met the concrete curb and knocked me out.
And despite the resulting concussion, I am still not a creative genius. Boo ☹️
I mean... if that's what it takes...
Side note, anyone every attempt anything like Edison's idea-sparking-while-dozing-off technique? I think there were a few other scientists/creatives who used falling objects while entering the dream state, but can't recall at the mo.
I’ve known too many people who’ve suffered from long-term consequences of brain injuries, some for more than a decade. Some of these were shocking accidents, some were from falling in the bathroom, or hitting in to the edge of a pool. Those who were affected so much after minor concussions had often had half a dozen or more over their lifetimes.
I wouldn’t recommend it, just like I wouldn’t recommend being in the control group for a randomized trial on the effectiveness of seatbelts.
Played tackle football in a gym in 5th grade. I had broken away for a touchdown and was sprinting full clip when a faster kid snagged my ankle. Spun around and smacked the back of my head on the tile floor. I dont recall having a concussion. Just that my nose started running after hitting my head.
Not that I can compare myself to Roseanne or Sam or you in any way. I very much still have a filter, but Ive never been afraid to broach subjects that most people steer clear of.
Or as Haunted phrased it "Shoo-rook!"
I go sparring 4 times a week, no big epiphany just yet. Might go and poke the biggest guy at the gym tomorrow, just to see if that shakes something up.
I heard somewhere that in pre-historic times, a clan who wanted to record an important event would traumatize a young child (by almost drowning him). The child would then remember everything that happened that day and be able to recount the event for many years. I can't find any evidence to support this theory.