What Sick Is

There are TV shows about illness.
Those shows are about addicts with addictions.
Those shows are about the imbalanced with obsessive disorders.
Those other shows’ treatment of their subject matter ranges from clinical diagnosis to freakshow exploitation.

itsasickness celebrates interesting people – the most interested people in the world: the sick.

When I met my wife, it struck me that she was the most interesting person I had ever met in my life.  In our first conversation that night she geeked out about her obsessions.  At the time they were Django Reinhardt, her friend Frankie Manning, poet John Donne, the chemistry of nutrition and more.  I geeked out about my then-current obsessions which were the math of classical Indian ragas, politics, film, Salinger.  We talked all night and into the morning. I would have married her that very day.

Everybody knows somebody who is the most interesting person they have ever met.  These people are interested.  The people who are obsessed with stuff are beyond interesting, they are extraordinary!  Such people make the world less boring, and I believe, 100% more awesome.  itsasickness is about them.  The sick.

Maggie is obsessed with Jazz.
Barnaby’s obsessed with Apple products.
Alan’s obsessed with his dogs.
My mom is obsessed with tomatoes.

Interesting people are interested in stuff.

But are you sick?  That’s the question.

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