Mental Dross

Title: “Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being”

Authors: Rudolph E. Tanzi and Deepak Chopra

Rank: 98

Blurb: “We are living in a golden age for brain research, but is this a golden age for your brain?”

Review: “After the chapter on weight loss I lost interest.”

Customers Also Bought: Twenty-six other books by Deepak Chopra.


Q. The power to reshape the brain — can you be more specific?

A. It means being more mindful of your own thoughts and feelings and becoming more proactive in taking charge of your brain.

Also known as neurosis.

Super Brain [Amazon]

Buy or Die [Stinque@Amazon Kickback Link]


“Explosive”? Not a word I like near my head.

Deepak Chopra, Tony Robbins, Dr. Phil, Dr. Drew, Andrew Weil, Suzy Ormond, Dr. Laura … all need to STFU. If your life is a shitshow and you buy one of their books, you become a person whose life is a shitshow who is worth $29.95 less than you were. STFU.

My brain is both a reprobate and incoragable. I keep telling it to get a hobby or a job or something, but oh no! Porn, porn, porn, porn, porn. In between bouts of pot smoking.

It’s like it isn’t even trying.

I’ve always found it fascinating how wrong both futurists and “human potential” gurus turn out to be in their predictions. Occasionally some, like William Gibson, are open about how poorly they can see the future: but most, Dipshit Chumpraw in particular, live in such a fantasy world that the falsification of the nonsense they spew never affects their future predictions or their defense of their previous stupid & thoroughly disproved ideas.

Only one of the human potential gurus created any accurate exercises for the present day person in their programs. That was Werner “Airhead” Erhard. If you look at videos made of persons attending E.S.T. programs you will see people wandering around oblivious to their surroundings, listening to the voices being transmitted to their earphones and arguing/agreeing with those voices. In other words, it looks like a typical cell-phone or iPod user in a typical present day urban environment. Self-absorbed, self-important, entitled, constantly “entertained”, unconnected to their peers/neighbors and angry when anything intrudes on their isolation.

I suspect it was purely by accident that his exercises predicted modern behavior, as the result has been the opposite of the Zen state of awareness & satisfaction in the here & now that Erhard claimed as his inspiration.

Mr. Bates is not to be fucked with.

@Dodgerblue: He’s almost as tough as the Dowager.

@JNOV: The Other Deepak.

Also, this is years late, but… Rapiscan? I can’t help but pronounce that with a hard A.

@nojo: Yeah. You’d think the Other Deepak wouldn’t need a Rapeiscan.

ADD: Jr got the pat-down again even after the scanner. Not sure if he was in a lucite box this time. Annnnd, he cut his locks when he was here. No one recognizes him now. Oh. And his winter break was boring hell. Not sure if he’s coming back this summer.

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