Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

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You know what this reminds me of?

The description of the telepathy-suppressing drugs on Babylon 5. Ivanova's description of how her mother's body and mind were so slammed by the drugs...

Also, a quote from a book that I was reading at lunch:

"Contrary to what you may have heard, God isn't everywhere. The only place He reliably hangs out is in the temporal lobes - at least, that's where Vilaynur Ramashandran found Him when he went looking in the brains of hyper-religious epileptics at UC san Diego... of course, a cure is the last thing many would want..."
-- Peter Watts, notes on "A Word for Heathens"

Hey! Here's a list of famous epileptics from Wikipedia. I'm gonna bold my favorites.

* Bud Abbott
* Grover Cleveland Alexander
* Alexander the Great
* Aristotle

* Buddy Bell - USA MLB player/manager
* Napoleon Bonaparte
* Richard Burton
* Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac
* Buddha
* George Gordon Byron, 6th Baron Byron
* Julius Caesar

* Truman Capote
* Lewis Carroll
* Agatha Christie
* Ian Curtis of Joy Division
* Dante
* Leonardo da Vinci
* Charles Dickens
* Fyodor Dostoyevsky

* Gustave Flaubert
* Danny Glover
* Tony Greig - Cricket
* Georg Fredric Handel
* Hannibal of Carthage
* Margaux (Margot) Hemingway
* Gary Howatt - Hockey (sport)
* Sir Elton John
* Bob Jones - Basketball (sport)
* Florence Griffith Joyner
* Tony Lazzeri - Baseball (sport)
* Edward Lear
* Vladimir Ilyich Lenin
* Abraham Lincoln
* Vachel Lindsay
* James Madison - President of the United States
* Michelangelo
* Mohammed
* Jean Moliere
* Sir Isaac Newton
* Alfred Nobel
* Nicolo Paganini

* Saint Paul
* Peter the Great
* Pope Pius IX
* Edgar Allan Poe
* Pythagoras

* Jonty Rhodes - Cricket
* Cardinal Richelieu
* Sir Walter Scott
* Socrates
* Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

* Harriet Tubman
* Vincent van Gogh
* William III of England
* Hugo Weaving - actor
* Neil Young
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