Monday, October 13, 2008

Keith Said "We".

Keith said 'we', which was stupid, as if he's more than one person, but then he corrected that all in the same sentence and returned to the more appropriate "I".

Thanks But Reports Of My Demise... (19+ / 0-)

...have been greatly exaggerated.
Possible strep throat - first words out of the doctor's throat when he saw mine on Friday. But the traditional effect (feels like you're a rookie fire swallower and you don't know any of the tricks yet) was gone within a few hours of the application of Enough Drugs To Kill Rasputin.

We have lingering congestion, cough, wooziness but I'm going to give it a try today largely because I cannot sit around here again today, not with Richard Lewis due in the studio and Hockey Highlights to show.

Plus McCain's going back on Letterman Thursday so I suppose I have to be on standby in case he bails out again.

Also, watch our debate coverage. I'm on until 20 seconds before they start and again 20 minutes after they end...

"If you're going through hell - keep going!" -- Winston Churchill
Keith Olbermann on Mon Oct 13, 2008 at 07:59:17 AM PDT

on edit: 5:12: Keith also stated he "couldn't sit around here again today". Hmm, he must not like being at home much anymore. Use to be he couldn't stay at work much. Now he can't stand be away from it. Obviously, Richard Lewis and Hockey highlights are more important than his health and his gf.
Oh well, I guess he knows his priorities.


camille said...

maybe "we" means he and the girlfriend? if not, thats kinda odd

flowergirl said...

That's what I was thinking, but the whole statement there was odd anyway.

Anonymous said...

He's probably playing off of the "we" that you often get from nurses and doctors. "How are we feeling today?"

flowergirl said...

I thought about that too but dismissed it thinking he couldn't be that ridiculous, could he?hehe.

marinara said...

I've known people that couldn't sit around at home unless they were sick. Always have to be out doing something. Can't watch tv or listen to the radio. Have to be out talking to people, schmoozing, or whatever. Relaxing at home was always seen as a waste of time.

He's not trying to get away from Katy--he's trying to get away from himself.

flowergirl said...

I know people that can't stand to be at home either, but Keith himself stated that he spends at least 12 hours a day on the computer.
So I disagree that he's trying to get away from himself.
Also, if you look at it from KOE's point of view, why would Keith want to get away from himself when he loves himself more than anything or anybody?
Nah, ever since she moved in with him he has taken less vacation time and has added more work, such as FNiA. And I don't believe it has anything to do with it being an election year.
He had all of 2007 to spend good quality time with her but didn't do it.

A week of vacation either sitting at home or going to the Zoo is one week out of 52 that is spent with her.
I would like to think that he's just a workaholic but history refutes that.

I think he would rather spend time with celebrities and bashing the Republicans than to actually have a quality relationship with anybody.
If she's the only one he can stand being around then why isn't he around her more often?

marinara said...

Let me try to explain this a little better. There's your ego that you show everyone, and then there's the "real you", your inner self. If the two are not well integrated, you might seek to fill your mind with equations and problems and other things to consider, to mute your inner self and keep it from interfering with how you have chosen to present your outer self to the world. Most people do not have to do this to the extent that Keith does just to be able to function, but some do, so he is certainly not unique. It's sort of like people who need "white noise" in the background all the time, because they can't stand the quiet.

Whatever he did when he took all that vacation time pre-Katy, he was trying to get away from his inner self, by keeping his mind occupied. Which, in turn, drowns out his "inner voice" (voices?). He either can't employ those same methods now, or wouldn't dare, because of her. That could be a good thing for Keith, if he were like most men. But he's not. I feel resentment building up between them because of this.

What he does now to keep his inner self from intruding on his ego, is now actually work-related, instead of what he was doing. I don't even want to think about that.

I think he is a workaholic when he can get work. Even when he didn't have a steady job, he was writing columns or doing radio programs. But he was also alone, and able to keep his inner self in check--in private. Now that he doesn't have as much privacy as he once did, he compensates with more work.

I've never so much as taken a psychology class and have no experience in the field. I just get a feeling for what I see and read, and taken in it's totality, this is the sense of the situation I'm getting. Keith's life is a constant battle to suppress his dark side, because it does not serve his ego. You know, that thing he wants us all so desperately to see?

flowergirl said...

That makes a lot of sense. And you could very well be right.
That could also explain why he needs to see a therapist on a regular basis.
He has multiple personalities.hehe.
I'm just joking, but someone like him struggling with his inner self tends to make him two faced. Which could also be the reason why he's such a dickhead.

marinara said...

Ok, I'm going to say something gross. I ask for forgiveness in advance.

Keith's ego is his dick, and his inner self is the homosexual in the closet.

No, I don't think he's gay.

flowergirl said...

LOL. No forgiveness necessary.

I don't think he's gay either but I do think it's definitely borderline.
That could be what he's struggling with.

Anonymous said...

I think he's using the royal "we," as in Queen Victoria's "We are not amused." Queen Elizabeth (and all monarchs, really) still use it.

Let's be clear on one thing: seeing a therapist is not a bad thing, OK? There's enough stigma accompnying mental illness, it doesn't need to be perpetuated. And I'll bet a thousand bucks that someone you know--and know well--sees a psychiatrist and/or therapist and is on psychoactive drugs, and you have no idea that they do/are.

Olbermann's problem is that the therapist he sees IS HIS MOTHER'S FRIEND. And he has a lot of mother issues (among all the others). How honest do you think he is with a therapist who knows his mother? Or really, how honest do you think he could be with any therapist? I think he'd be scared to death to disturb his fragile public self-image.

Yeah, he needs help. But he'll probably never get it. The hallmark of mental illness is the lack of insight, and he certainly suffers from that (see fragile public ego above).

flowergirl said...

I never said seeing a therapist is a bad thing.
I don't agrue the fact that he's not "mentally" sound. In fact, I've stated numerous times that his therapist isn't doing him any good.
Your assessment of mental illness is spot on but I'm not going to walk on eggshells just because somebody may be mentally incapable of expressing himself in a true light.
If I did that I would have to live a life full of "political correctness" and I don't intend to do that.
I don't make light of most people who are suffering. And as for my personal friends, I tend to get more information from them than I should, but I try to understand their situation.

Keith isn't someone I will take that seriously unless something extremely horrible were to happen to him.
If he wants to laugh at his own mental problems then he will continue to suffer by his own submissions.
This isn't something that others have created. He did this all by himself.
I can see your point of view very clearly, and I agree with you, and I understand Keith doesn't want to admit his problems, but as long as he doesn't he will be the brunt of many jokes.

I can't stress how often I've brought this up in the past that he needs help. But at this point, I can't feel sorry for someone who isn't going to get the right kind of help he needs when it's clear that he knows he needs it.

ROFLMAO said...

My my my. You people certainly do like to practice amateur "psych"-olgy don't you? This must be where all the galpals migrated to.

flowergirl said...

Everybody is a closet psychologist.

As for the "galpals"? LOL. I can account for myself and KOE not being a part of that but as far as the others I cannot.
But really, what difference does it make? The last time I looked this was still a free country, and if those people want to vent their frustrations here then I welcome them.
In fact, I welcome anybody who's willing to talk about Keith. However, if people want to fight with each other they will have to go somewhere else because those comments won't get published.