The 21st-Century Disease

  1. INFORMATION CANCERMay 26, 2016 / 1:07 pm

    What i do not understood is in fact how you are not actually a lot more smartly-preferred than you might be now. You are very intelligent. You already know therefore considerably with regards to this topic, made me in my opinion believe it from numerous numerous angles. Its like men and women are not fascinated except it’s something to accomplish with Lady gaga! Your individual stuffs outstanding. All the time take care of it up!|

    • NOT THAT MIKE THE OTHER MIKEMay 27, 2016 / 10:11 am

      Are your opinions shaped by Facebook memes and bumper stickers? Do you listen to talk radio and find yourself saying “Hot dang, that feller’s right”? You may suffer from Information Cancer, a condition in which simplistic yet tempting ideas multiply aggressively in the mind, choking off rational thought. Without early detection and treatment, victims of this disease are reduced to barely-coherent ramblings like the one above. Here at the Center for Cognitive Cancer Prevention, we specialize in advanced therapies to fight Information Cancer. Although there is no miracle cure, with therapy and fact-checking, most cases can be brought safely into remission. Let us help; we are a non-profit organization devoted to mental well-being and not a front for a secret Soviet takeover even though that’s what Glenn Beck told you after he noticed our initials spell CCCP, honestly that’s just a coincidence and see you’re doing it right now.

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15 thoughts on “The 21st-Century Disease

  1. Faye May 27, 2016 / 12:58 pm

    “What i do not understood is in fact how you are not actually a lot more smartly-preferred than you might be now.”

    Story of my life. I don’t get it either.

    I expected that I would have been more smartly-preferred by the time I retired. Sigh.

  2. Faye May 27, 2016 / 1:01 pm

    Evidently USA at epidemic level. It’s like watching Lemmings heading for the cliff.

    • Catwhisperer May 27, 2016 / 1:35 pm

      So true. If only this Center really existed. Help us, Obi Mike — you’re our only hope!

    • dubravkamcvmd May 27, 2016 / 2:03 pm

      But they’ll drag us over with them.

  3. April May 27, 2016 / 1:05 pm

    “….with therapy and fact-checking…” Brilliant! Thank you Mike, I needed that laugh today…BIG grin😃

  4. Gigi_the cat lady May 27, 2016 / 1:37 pm

    If only more people would agnolege that they suffer from information cancer and seek treatment at the.Center for Cognitive Cancer Prevention !

  5. Duckie May 27, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    “My individual stuff is outstanding”? Why didn’t someone tell me?! This is so embarrassing!

    • Benvolio May 27, 2016 / 8:18 pm


  6. birdcage May 27, 2016 / 3:02 pm

    I believe in nothing from numerous numerous angles. That approach has served me well in life. Except with respect to Lady Gaga – I believe in her from an immeasurable number of angles.

  7. AuntieM1996 May 27, 2016 / 4:37 pm

    I guess I’m the only one who thought of this:

    • AuntieM1996 May 27, 2016 / 4:39 pm

      Halp! Mike!! How do I link a video? I’m apparently even more of a Luddite than I thought…

      • Not That Mike The Other Mike May 27, 2016 / 4:45 pm

        Apparently, the site doesn’t know how to process YouTube links in the short form, with “” in the URL. I updated your comment with a standard URL. Love that song, BTW.

  8. Kar May 27, 2016 / 6:08 pm

    That sentence structure makes my head hurt.

  9. Ms Can Opener May 27, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    Finally, I’ve found a diagnosis. Now I can run back to the Drs next week and tell them I have Information Cancer. I knew it was something, I just didn’t have a name for it. It’s such a relief to finally know.

  10. Em May 28, 2016 / 2:01 am

    Love this one! It reminds me of one of my favorites from CO which you wrote, called The Facinating Human Body. Hope everyone is headed for a good weekend!

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