Ask Your Doctor about SOHDD, Sense of Humor Deficit Disorder

I was really perplexed. Was I suffering from SOHDD? I think many my age do.

I know, its tough times: politics, COVID-19, sitting in a hard chair contemplating the lint in my naval, watching dust bunnies swirl about the floor, but SOHDD, Sense of Humor Deficit Disorder, previously known as Irony Deficiency Anemia?

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Holy Mother of Jehosaphat, certainly not me.

I didn’t understand. I obviously needed help.

But then I asked my doctor.

He recommended doctor recommended rediculin.

Rediculin, taken as directed, will LIFT your spirits.

Add laughs to your lethargy.

Certainly did mine. I am now finding my naval very funny, especially when there is a little fluff of cotton in it from my tattered underwear.

And the dust bunnies? They are dancing a Nuryev-like ballet.

I found some old Carrot Top routines on YouTube. Hilarous.

And Amazon just dropped off my order from the Acme Anvil Company. They dropped it from a helicopter.

I know, rediculin tastes kind of yuckky, but that’s the point: Nuyk, Nyuk, Nyuk.

A few recommenations: You should take it with food. SPAM works.

And have to stick with it for it to work. After a few days, your ribs start to tickle. Sometimes it does take a week or so of use to progress from droll to slapstick, but it is a journey worth taking.

If you read the label – the type is mouse turd small – there are some side effects.

You can do too far.

Pratfalls, for one thing.

You could be hit by a swinging ladder

…or a falling piano

…or bust a rib laughing.

Or you could be tempted to get in front of a train and start running.

About 5% of users develop Kwazy Wabbit Syndrome…curable with a gin and carrot juice Martini.

But do ask your doctor about rediculin. You won’t be sad that you did.

In rare instances it could make you die laughing.

Russell Johnson is a writer, filmmaker and former broadcaster living in Sonoma, California. He is author of the book and audio book Tales of the Radio Traveler and does a weekly humor  podcast, Gone Astray – Russell Johnson available on iTunes, Spotify and most other podcast outlets.


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