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Are you a masochist?

Discussion in 'Personal' started by Lascarina, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    I'm going to try to watch the Stephen Fry programme this evening, But it will make me writhe.
     
  2. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    The Baftas?
    I hear he's quit twitter again over some comment he made.
     
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  3. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    No, not the Baftas. The thing about his manic depression.
     
  4. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    Oh, no that's too much for me. Either cringeworthy or will have me weeping so best avoided either way.
     
  5. foxtail3

    foxtail3 Star commenter

    Apparently he quit Twitter after being castigated for describing the winner of the costume design BAFTA as a bag lady. She did look pretty rough to be fair. Apparently, they are friends and it was 'bantah.'

    But of course, Twitrer went mad and Fry flounced. I think it's a shame that a subject of such importance is somewhat devalued for some people because of the person presenting it.
     
  6. Lascarina

    Lascarina Star commenter

    Doubtless.
     
  7. Flere-Imsaho

    Flere-Imsaho Star commenter

    The subject isn't devalued. The programme might be.
     
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  8. jacob

    jacob Lead commenter

    Whatever he is on, its all about him.
     
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  9. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    He's putting on weight too.
     
  10. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    You might find this programme I listened to last night interesting, Lascarina. http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/579/my-damn-mind

    It relates the story of a man with bipolar disorder who went through a series of delusions, interspersed with periods of lucid thought which led him to take himself off to hospital to be treated for the manic condition he was in.

    It's a bizarre, true story in which everything that could possibly have gone wrong, went wrong and he ended up being tasered and shot by the police whilst in a hospital ward.
     
  11. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    I saw the previous one - hard to believe it was ten years ago! I am not sure if I will watch as it's a bit too close to home.
     
  12. Lalad

    Lalad Star commenter

    I lost my husband to bipolar seven years ago and my son has inherited the condition.
    I will watch the programme because I want to see if anything has changed, but I find it hard to relate to Stephen Fry and I think he actually does bipolar sufferers a dis-service. Bipolar is a serious mental health condition that can have devastating consequences for sufferers and their families - I agree with Jacob: for Stephen Fry, it is all about him
     
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  13. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    He's a bit of a flouncer. Who cares if he goes, frankly?
     
  14. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Have watched a documentary on this before. It was good and worth watching as was the one he did on the HIV test.

    But other than that he has become a pain.
     
  15. aspensquiver_2

    aspensquiver_2 Senior commenter

    Yes but say what you like about him, he is bipolar. His experience of the condition, as it affects him, deserves an airing.
     
  16. Vladimir

    Vladimir Senior commenter

    Remember that unexpected spat between Patrick Stewart and James Corben? Stewart was being an idiot and that put me off him.
     

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