Blue Monday is bullshit


21 Responses to “Blue Monday is bullshit”

  1. Tom Pappalardo says:

    Goodbye, Blue Monday!

  2. Michael McGraw-Herdeg says:

    You can buy an autographed, limited series “Goodbye, Blue Monday” illustration from the Vonnegut museum in Indianapolis:

  3. blueelm says:

    I *do* get depressed in summer, but I always figured it was the searing heat and hatred of birthdays.

  4. awjt says:

    Every monday is Blue Monday.  I just don’t want to go to work.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Just do what I do: work seven days per week.

      • awjt says:

        I do like my job.  But wish I had a job that I can do from home.  I like to lounge around in the morning and not feel so compelled to meet with a hundred people and waste all my energy and patience on that.  I’d rather spend my energy writing code and being creative.

  5. Sara says:

    but it has good beat and you can dance to it!

  6. fnc says:

    I will admit I undergo a particular brand of slight melancholy as winter starts to fade, due to wanting to get out and explore but knowing I must spend the coming spring chained to a desk.

    But today, today is just a perfectly normal Monday.

  7. edgore says:

    If Blue Monday were a real thing, this would cheer you right up -

  8. Donald Petersen says:

    Once again, it’s probably influenced by where I live, but since it’s currently clear as a bell and 80 degrees outside, I felt perfectly chipper as I stepped out of the gym this morning.  Everyone else in my family is in bed with one bug or another, but I’ve a spring in my step and a song in my heart this fine day.

    That song, however, is decidedly not the major-key version of “Losing My Religion.”

  9. noah django says:

    Bullshit though it may be I still got hit pretty hard.  The factors about Christmas, resolutions, and holiday debt don’t really apply to me, so the calculation is suspect, but I’ll for damn sure be paying it more mind in the future.  Really though, I’m sure it had more to do with the solid week of rain we had.  Though I was familiar with the song, I never knew this was an actual thing until now.  Except mine was a blue weekend.  guess I’m ahead of the curve ;_;

  10. Today was my Grandfather’s funeral. 

    Pretty blue, I think. 

    • fiatrn says:

      I did that same thing recently.  Terrible day.  Life gets brighter soon.

      Also – don’t listen to too much old New Order right now.  I love their stuff, but now may not be the time.

      Denver, CO

  11. Cliff Arnall is not a doctor, either medical or academic. He lets people call him that and doesn’t correct them. He didn’t correct people calling him a professor of psychology either, and his link to Cardiff University is tenuous (he had a class in a nightschool that used some university premises – you know, like Homer Simpson did once – up until around 2006).

    He and I have a peculiar history. He’s my nominated nemesis.

  12. Bill Riedel says:

    Just read two books: Joe Bennett – How Bullshit Works and Beyond Bullsh*t: Straigt-Talk at Work by Samuel A. Culbert and you might find more in the academic literature On Bullshit by Harry Frankfurt.

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