Beware: layers of irony

July 21, 2008

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10:15 AM -- Toronto-based National Post reports on a mental illness whose time seems to have come:

  • Joel and Ian Gold, brothers and psychiatrists from Montreal, believe they have discovered a signature mental illness of the YouTube era: patients who claim they are subjects of their own reality TV shows.

    They have named the malady the "Truman Show Delusion," and though they are in the process of putting together a medical paper on the topic, their discovery is already causing a stir...

    The five patients Dr. Gold treated were white men between the ages of 25 and 34, the majority of whom [that'd be, uh, three?] held university degrees.

An exhaustive study then. Should be worth a grant or two. Doesn't take much to "cause a stir" in the "YouTube era," does it? Let me just give it the Larry Bump...

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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