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Joe Peacock
Joe Peacock is the author of two books, both named Mentally Incontinent (but they're different books), journalist and troublemaker who writes himself notes every day, designs and tours the world showing people The Art Of Akira Exhibit. He also writes his own bios.

Entries by Joe Peacock

An Open Letter to Henry Rollins

(1) Comments | Posted September 12, 2014 | 5:22 PM

Dear Henry,

This letter is a response to your article on LA Weekly called "Fuck Suicide" (and your subsequent apology).

This is my 7th attempt to write this letter. The previous six were, honestly, just bad. The first one played pretty heavily on how long I've...

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Meeting Richard, The Deaf Statue Of Liberty Guy

(3) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 1:32 PM

This morning, while driving through the town of Waltham, M.A., I happened to see what I thought was the perfect Instagram fodder: A man dressed in a foam Statue of Liberty costume standing out in the freezing cold all day long:


And by freezing cold,...

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All the New Year Advice You Could Possibly Ever Shove Up Your Ass

(19) Comments | Posted December 30, 2013 | 10:29 PM

In 2013, I divorced my ex-wife, had to close my company, lost my house, lost three pets, had to sell most everything I own and had to live on the kindness of friends and, in some cases, strangers. I've experienced some massive losses, and this is only the highlight reel.

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The Worst Possible Way to Help People With Depression (Or, 'Let's Talk About Depression, Part 4')

(0) Comments | Posted December 12, 2013 | 4:04 PM

There's a new campaign floating around Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to "help" those with suicidal thoughts and depression: 


The text, which is really hard to read (all mistakes are (sic)): 

The Lines
On December 15-20, we will draw 6 lines...

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Dear Joe: How Did You Beat Depression?

(7) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 1:49 PM

It was never on any of the aptitude and vocational tests I took in high school, but apparently I have the qualities of an advice columnist. Because I get a LOT of email asking about a LOT of things. One of those things, especially over the last few months, is...

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(1) Comments | Posted October 17, 2013 | 12:00 PM

Holy. Crap.

On Sunday, my phone was stolen during a poetry performance. Someone walked by my table and nicked it while I was talking. That in itself is somewhat poetic, isn't it? A tragedy or something. I dunno. What I do know is that, on top of losing...

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To the Person Who Stole My Phone Last Night

(1) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 5:00 PM

Dear Sir or Madam,

I won't lie -- I was angry when I realized you had stolen my phone.

I didn't want to believe it was theft when I returned to my seat after giving a poetry reading... I wanted to believe it had fallen under my table. But it...

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Need A Pep Talk? Here You Go!

(0) Comments | Posted September 24, 2013 | 6:26 PM

You're feeling down. You need a pep talk. You know what? Fuck a fucking pep talk. You don't need a pep talk. You're a badass!

Get up. Seriously, right now, get up and read this while standing. Don't sit. You're not a sitter, you're a doer! You DO shit! That's...

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We Can Save One Another

(1) Comments | Posted September 17, 2013 | 5:05 PM

Earlier today, I heard from the third friend of mine in two days about someone I'm connected to committing suicide.

I'm really taken aback by hearing the same sad news affect so many people I care about in such a short time. What I could really use right now is...

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An Open Letter to Pessimists (AKA the Internet)

(7) Comments | Posted September 9, 2013 | 2:02 PM

Dear Pessimists,

I know the drill. I was you, once. I remember what it was like. I was 390lbs, sitting in a cubicle at a software farm all day every day. I ate pizza pretty much three meals a day. I hated my job. But I was allowed to wear...

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On Grief, Grieving, Rebounds and the Like

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2013 | 2:06 PM

I know a thing or two about loss.

When we lose something, we begin to grieve. Depending on how close it was to us, this process goes somewhere from "Well, that sucks..." to "I think I may literally die from the pain I am feeling right now." If you cared...

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Let's Talk About Depression (Again)

(34) Comments | Posted August 21, 2013 | 6:03 PM

It's been a little while since I talked about depression (and the second part is here). Obviously, you've been reading quite a lot about my situation in life over the past month or so. It took me nearly 10 months to get to a point where...

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That Stupid Kitty Cat Lunch Bag

(664) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 3:47 AM

I couldn't help but dread going to the house today. I'm taking the light bulbs. The fucking light bulbs. Just so I don't have to buy new ones. Same with toilet paper, paper towels, cling wrap, and anything else remotely useful.

This is where I am in life now. I...

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I'm Getting Happy

(2) Comments | Posted August 5, 2013 | 3:02 PM

When you compare them side by side, actual happiness looks like total crap next to the things we do, say and buy to compensate for happiness.

You hear it all the time from zen transcendentalists: happiness comes from within. To achieve true happiness, shed want and be fulfilled with what...

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What I Did With My Wedding Ring

(36) Comments | Posted July 31, 2013 | 3:27 PM

One of the decisions you've got to make when you get divorced: What do you do with the wedding ring?

Of course, "sell it" is the number one most popular course of action. But for me, it was a lot harder than that. I'm a very sentimental type. I...

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It's Just a Song...

(0) Comments | Posted July 22, 2013 | 6:29 PM

It was just a stop for coffee. Just a quick run-in for some caffeine before getting to work on a new project with my friend John. Just a short, easy-breezy, shoot in-and-out java run.

And as soon as I walked in the door, I heard those strings. Those magnificent strings...

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Tearing Your Emotional ACL

(7) Comments | Posted July 12, 2013 | 2:52 PM

We are idiots when it comes to our emotions.

Yes, all of us. People, as a general rule, are dumb about our hearts and brains. We get hurt, and for some reason, we think the best solution to the problems of our days is to immediately plunge right back into...

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Putting the 'Fun' In Funeral

(8) Comments | Posted July 8, 2013 | 3:46 PM

Only me. I am the only one. There are no others for whom this kind of shit happens (pun intended). I am certain of it.

As you may have read, my best friend, Jeremy, lost his mother last week. The funeral was this past Saturday. It was a beautiful service....

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Gay Marriage: I Just Don't Get It

(123) Comments | Posted March 29, 2013 | 5:21 PM

I consider myself a smart guy.

I actively seek understanding and knowledge, and to that end, I read (a lot). I ask a lot of questions. I talk to a lot of people. I watch videos. I listen to talks. I try to pay attention to as much around me...

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Sex? At MY Comic Convention? It's More Likely Than You Think...

(7) Comments | Posted September 5, 2012 | 9:47 AM

Geeks have sex at conventions.

Scandalous, right? Gasp, shriek, oh the shock and the horror... Someone catch me, I believe I've caught the vapors, all...
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