Thursday, July 10, 2008

The Art of Corpsing

Remember I told you that I suffer from HPLD*? I learned yesterday that I am not alone. My disorder may possibly be related to a phenomenon known amongst practitioners of the dramatic arts as 'corpsing'.

Sister pointed me to this blog, where I discovered a documentary on this very topic.

I am embedding it here as a Public Service Announcement to raise awareness of this apparently common and somewhat disabling condition.

Fair Warning: You know the drill; rude and suggestive language, blah, blah, blah. I suggest that HPLD sufferers exercise all due caution as this is a Class One Trigger.

Part I:

Part II:

I made the mistake of watching this at work yesterday afternoon. Risky behavior, I know, but that's part of the disorder: engaging in behavior known to bring on an attack. I got so close a couple of times that I had to stop playback and walk away from my desk.

Thankfully, the support phone didn't ring. That would have been awkward.

* OK, 'suffer' might be a slight overstatement, but the threat of anal leaking and/or asphyxiation are always present and not to be trivialized, I assure you.

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