Human existence in the last
10 years has featured absurd events. Perhaps that is why this decade
will be known as the millennial double zero period as it included such a
variety of bizarre happenings that only insanity was safe.The neurologist-writer in charge of
understanding the brain in this epoch must extract appropriate evidence for this brainless if
not mindless period via essay collections such as this one. In so doing,
Neurosatire/NeuroAbsurdia is hatched under the direction of Van Gross, MD. Sometimes
understood as post-rationalism, absurd thought can also be linked to the
psychotic. In that psychosis is of interest to neurologists as an entity making believe it is part of
neurology, it would seem appropriate to welcome post-rationalism, psychosis and
the absurd under the neurological roof, while in the spirit of neurology,
expound on the phenomenology via satire and a literary theatre of the absurd.
Many also insist "The Aughts" bypassed true existence in that those
years were so bereft of meaning and purpose. People suffered great trauma from
late 2000-late 2010 but under the banner of absurdity, many believe there
should be some mitigation of same nightmare since "we''''re all out of our
minds anyway" whether recovering from impeachment madness, examining loose
chads to decide presidential elections, murdering innocents to access celestial
virgins, starting weather crusades, being a "birther", talking
nonsense at Townhall Meetings on healthcare, or quasi-justifying an earthquake
as religious retribution, the Decade of the Zeroes or the zeros, or zorro, the
fox so cunning and free, that epoch from 2000-2010, that "Aughts"
Decade, that Would''''ve, Could''''ve, Should''''ve Oughts Decade, or as some have
called it, That Aughtistic Period (or at least an ADD case) demands an
explanation, indeed a neuropsychiatric elucidation or some kind of testimonial
if not a humor packed roast in print. Hence, the emergence of Van Gross, MD,
satirist and local riff raff.
Van Maniac is the last in the Van
Gross, MD Neurosatire/NeuroAbsurdia Essay Collection for the "Middle
Period" of the Aughts Decade.
Thus, it represents Book #5 in the notoriously
provocative Five Books of Van Gross''''s.