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Lunatic

The Headmaster
Posted on: 30 May 2006, 7:48pm

I'd first thought of M for Madman or Maniac, but it's also M for Mentally wonky (note to editor: replace 'wonky' with latest PC alternative) so PC people might consider it acceptable*. But L for Lunatic is unequivocal, and has the added appeal that it bolsters the disputed notion that the actions of asylum inmates are aligned with the motions of the moon**.

Our lamebrained Lunatic should be plainly out to lunch, plumb loco (leaning towards the lycanthropic), limited by a straitjacket, and locked up in the loony bin.

* Of course it wouldn't be after I'd illustrated it.

** A friend who worked in Friern Barnet Mental Hospital before its closure in 1993 reported that the loonies did in his experience act up a bit around the full moon, though if you look beyond the anecdotal the connection is inconclusive.

The Lawyer
Posted on: 13 June 2006, 10:55am

Let me assure you that the Duty Solicitor slot at the police station on the night of a full moon does tend to be busy, in a circus like way. So does the last weekend in the month (after payday).

The Headmaster
Posted on: 22 June 2006, 3:30pm

Ha ha, look at the loony, isn't he funny. It seems he's spilt some lemonade on the floor, and is that a thick brown crayon for writing on the wall? Maybe not. But at least it looks a healthy consistency.

Going to see the antics of the insane at Bedlam was a popular pastime in C18th England - Hogarth's set of prints 'The Rake's Progress' of 1735 ends with the hero providing amusement for the toffs in this manner. Nowadays we make do with Big Brother on the TV.

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