Thursday, September 22, 2005

Overdose

Overdose, n. The fatal dose of medicine when administered by any other than a physician.

2005 Update: A form of excess still recognized by Americans.

Happy Birthday to Poppa Pez.

39 comments:

Dr. Doo-Doo said...

Too much of a good thing.
Killing with kindness.

vdzom: New drug on the market?

Semisweet1 said...

Overdose, n. The amount of popular entertainment observed in the time it generally takes for ones eyes to focus.

Semisweet1 said...

Douggie,

Your def is on the mark. In America it ain't too much until Belushi keels over. Then we all bow our heads in very brief atonement. Well, you know, you get hungry from all that community remorse. Say, are there any Munchkins left? Just not the powder ones, they get all over my jeans.

Sar said...

Overdose: The ultimate trip on a one-way ticket.

Doug said...

Dr. Doo-doo, by good thing you mean...marijuana?

S, I live in a land that knows not munchkins. The tragedy of John Belushi's death is that it wasn't funnier.

A short trip, too, Sar. I hear the stewardesses are nice, though.

karma said...

what i can never have, even if i tried, of you

xxx


eprcdh: an OD-ied leprechaun

LeesahEm. said...

overdose-trying to find pleasure without concern for your limitations.

Indeterminacy said...

Overdose: Twice too much off a good thing.

(It took me all day to think of this.)

Dr. Doo-Doo said...

Mr. Dog: Whatever sinks your boat, canine guy.

Tom & Icy said...

tres

Sreekesh Menon said...

Tex-osterone!

a4g said...

Overdose, n. The quantity of drugs necessary to kill a normal adult, or fuel a successful career in fashion modeling.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Overdose, n.,:
CNN coverage on Katrina, or Michael Jackson, or ...anything.

Thanks for the shout out for Niks.

dddragon said...

Overdose: the inability to control one's exposure to a substance that can prove harmful. Death By Chocolate is excluded.

Semisweet1 said...

man, you're a cynical s.o.b. You wake up on the wrong side of Lela this morning?

Jamie Dawn said...

Overdose: From nimble wits to wimble nits.

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Overdose, n.,:
CNN coverage on Katrina, or Michael Jackson, or ...anything.

Thanks for the shout out for Niks.

actonbell said...

Overdose-implying that there is also an underdose and a correctdose. Therefore, it is not to be used to refer to nouns such as heroine, lye, or Drano.

AP3 said...

From wikipedia, I give you this "list of famous deaths by accidental drug overdose:

John Belushi, actor
Len Bias, college basketball star
Elisa Bridges, Playboy Playmate
Lenny Bruce, comedian
Tim Buckley, musician
Gia Carangi, supermodel
Dorothy Dandridge, actress
Nick Drake, musician
Bobby Duncum, Jr., professional wrestler
John Entwistle, musician
Brian Epstein, Beatles manager
Chris Farley, actor
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, film director
Judy Garland, musician
Trevor Goddard, actor
Tim Hardin, musician
Bobby Hatfield, musician (fatal heart attack was triggered by a cocaine overdose)
Margaux Hemingway, actress
Jimi Hendrix, musician
Curt Hennig, professional wrestler
Billie Holiday, singer
Shannon Hoon, musician
Anissa Jones, actress
Janis Joplin, musician
Sonny Liston, world champion boxer (possible)
Bela Lugosi, actor
Frankie Lymon, musician
Aimee Semple McPherson, radio evangelist
Keith Moon, musician
Jim Morrison, musician
Brad Nowell, musican
Glenn Quinn, actor
Marco Pantani, cyclist
Gram Parsons, musician
Robert Pastorelli, actor
Christopher Pettiet, actor
Kristen Pfaff, musician
River Phoenix, actor
Dana Plato, actress
Edgar Allan Poe, American author (possible)
Elvis Presley, musician
Dee Dee Ramone, musician
Elis Regina, Brazilian singer
Edie Sedgwick, actor and model
Layne Staley, musician
Sid Vicious, musician
Andrew Wood, musician and singer
Paula Yates, TV personality
Hillel Slovak, musician
Enrique Urquijo, Spanish musician
Frida Kahlo, Mexican painter"

Somethin' for everyone there, isn't there? Musicians seem particularly adept at overdosing, but I guess we knew that.

Doug said...

Karma, that's nice. Most people who meet me in person find I'm not too rich for digestion.

Masil, not to fear. I quit blogging anytime I want.

Indie, I hope you at least mowed the lawn.

Thanks, doo-doo man. I'll know where to go.

Icy, is that French?

Hah, Sreekesh, how's Californrogen treating you? Any more tolerable?

a4g, yup.

Tan Lucy, Tan Lucy my tolerance for CNN has gotten even weaker since I stopped watching.

Dddragon, you really need to meet Semisweet1. Did I mention he's a third-generation chocolatier?

Speaking of which, S, this surprises you how? I was cynical when you still hoped for love.

Jamie Dawn, I'm a little glad you don't go any further with that.

Actonbell, I'd add vegetables.

Thanks, Aral, ever the resource. I don't see any famous social services administrators on the list. What a relief.

Semisweet1 said...

back in the day, baby.

A Little Bar of Soap said...

I think I might be OVERDOSING on sin here!

Fred said...

Overdose. Friday afternoon, 2:45 pm, at the end of the school week.

Alice: In Wonderland or Not said...

Brad Nowell ;(

overdose, n. Self imposed non reality based training gone too far.

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Sar said...

Whoa, that was an anonymous overdose.

AP3 said...

Doug, the real bonus of that Wikipedia list is that it will send random Google-searchers to your blog! :-P

Doug said...

S, it's been a spell.

Soapy, purge with holy water and baking soda.

Fred, that's where you and I differ. Monday at 10.

I haven't had enough of Brad, Alice. Who is that?

Anonymous, that was brilliant. Took me a minute to figure out what your problem was.

Sar got it, though.

Aral, do you think I should put a "welcome random google searchers" sign up?

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sleepin' in again? This is gettin' to be a habit.

Doug said...

TLP, my computer ate my post. OK, and I overslept.

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