Unsolicited Advice in re Depression

It is important to observe, when enduring depression, the overlap between those who want to help but say they simply do not understand, and those who will, when you’re telling someone precisely how it feels, pick up their phone in order to interrupt and show you the latest New Yorker cover.

It’s probably for the best that you did not only yesterday discuss with this person the concept of timing in relation to when they choose to laugh out loud.

Unless, of course, you did.

Good luck.

Smug in motion

Because we all love the smug humor of the cartoons in The New Yorker … right?

Anyway, in case you haven’t heard, the damn things are animated now. I don’t know why, but they remind me of those all-purpose greeting cards. You know, the ones with the stupid joke on the front, and nothing inside?

Kind of like the print-edition cartoons, I suppose, but in motion.