If you are at all into Political Correctness, you should probably leave now and go browse Lolcats. Otherwise, you have been warned.
Somewhere around the 1800’s, there was a hospital in England called “Bedlam.” It was a mental hospital, and in fact, where the word “bedlam” – meaning chaos – originated. Anyway, in the 1800’s, people could pay to see the “freaks of Bedlam” and laugh at their antics. So popular was this practice that they even had “Free Tuesdays.” In 1814 alone, there were 96,000 visits. Knowing what we know now, that those people were truly mentally ill, it was a pathetic and abhorrent practice.
However, I’m reconsidering the idea of a “Nuthouse”. Not for truly sick people. They need and deserve help, privacy, and respect. No, I’m thinking of a true nuthouse. A home for people like this.
Honestly, who thinks of some of this stuff?
So I propose that we open a true “nuthouse.” A place where we can put all those Darwin Award wannabes so they can’t hurt themselves or others, but we can walk around and actually see them in their habitat. These are not mentally ill people, they’re just what my uncles would call “dummies.” Because, seriously, who thinks putting fireworks into a coffee grinder and turning it on is a good idea???