It's My Bad
What is The Great Beyond? It's anything your heart desires. Watching Sausage Party on the big screen at a Drive In, there was nothing funny about the movie, instead a reminder that summer is almost over and my mind won't be wandering while watching another movie because I want to make more time for writing. The Great Beyond is where you'll find something different to digest. Something to think about.
The party is over and now my eyes are staring into bright cancerous rays beaming from the computer monitor. Native rights are staring me straight in the face. Google-searching Aboriginal tells me it's a collective name for the original peoples of North America. I remember the first time watching Dances With Wolves and it basically glamorized the destruction of native tribes and ancient civilizations. A sad story, but bad people can't be stereotyped as the bitter Indigenous people. There's bad in every ethnicity, race or creed, and there's bad in every broken family. There's choices and consequences. We can learn from history to avoid stupid lifelong regrets.
Enter Ottis O'Toole. Lionheart Leaks portrays him as a struggling radio jockey playing the personality of Daniel Blowden and trying to make a good, honest buck. The sinister Johnny Electric hires him to play a crazy half breed and the rest is history. Chaos ensues. Hope is forgone and Ottis is smoking weed because he doesn't see any way out of a trapped life, void of opportunity. He tells stories and takes to the radio knowing he'll never get rich broadcasting on WRICH 109.9 FM.
But What Is Bad?
Sometimes -- it's not that bad. This means it's still bad, but there are degrees of badness. Going to the University of Wawa is bad, but it's not as bad as Mohawk College. My diploma would probably compare somewhere the same as a degree from Central Michigan University (if we're speaking Navajo or Media Communications which is comparable in my demented mind, tormented from years watching John Wayne movies). Today, there are courses online where you can learn the definition of bad with one click of the fucking mouse:
- 1.of poor quality; inferior or defective."a bad diet"
- 2.not such as to be hoped for or desired; unpleasant or unwelcome."bad weather"
Mental illness is bad and it's not good to joke about mental illness unless you've listened to Michael Jackson's Bad from beginning to end or you've got solutions on ways to improve mental health in the world. STOP and take a look around.
Here's 11 Things You Shouldn't Do If You've Got Mental Health Issues:
- Try to make your issues a headline in issues of local newspapers.
- Try illegal drugs.
- Work at not finding a job.
- Discover crime.
- Not listen to health care professionals.
- Discover new ways to re-invent bad.
- Not listen to family.
- Spend money foolishly.
- Try to become the next Michael Jackson.
- Miss health care appointments.
- Watch CNN all day and night.
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