Tuesday, Apr 17, 2007

Title: 1847

April 2007


Title: 1847

April 17, 2007
12:01 AM

I just wanted to clear up a misconception that seems to have come across, if this morning’s e-mail so far is to be an indicator.

I wasn’t trying to make a statement regarding clinical depression or anything like that. Prozac is a widely misunderstood drug by most people, and it HAS passed into the collective consciousness as a “happy pill”, despite how it actually works. It is in this context that I used it – it was merely an offhanded joke. I thought to myself, “who would sponsor an angry rant by Greg? How about someone who wants to help him calm down?” from there, prozac became no-zac, and I just tried to imagine what a company called “No-zac” would use as it’s motto. I’m not saying people suffering from clinical depression are weak or something.

Normally I would simply write this off as one or two people being overly sensetive, but I’ve gotten more than a few e-mails this morning, and I want to head it off, if I can.