Friday, June 24, 2005

Man, it seems like there's new craziness to report on the PeeWinkle front almost every day now. Mr. Winkle appeared on this morning's Today Show on NBC to promote his latest calendar release, but the exchange soon turned heated when Matt Lauer asked the star to clarify his recent remarks on the evils of psychiatric drugs. Why anybody cares what a freaky little dog thinks about anything is beyond me, but here's a partial transcript:

MATT LAUER: But-- but Mr. Winkle, if she said that this particular thing helped her feel better, whether it was the antidepressant or going to a counselor or psychiatrist, isn't that enough?
MR. WINKLE: Yap, yap, yap, yap, yap. Yap, Yap. Yap, yap, yap.
MATT LAUER: The difference is--
MR. WINKLE: Yap, yap.
MATT LAUER: This wasn't against her will, though.
MR. WINKLE: Yap… yap, yap, yap--
MATT LAUER: But this wasn't against her will.
MR. WINKLE: Yap… yap, yap, yap, yap.
MATT LAUER: I understand there's abuse of all of these things.
MR. WINKLE: Yap. Yap, yap, yap, yap. Yap.
MATT LAUER: Aren't there examples, and might not Gimmel, the Fancy Feast cat, be an example, of someone who benefited from one of those drugs?
MR. WINKLE: Yap, yap, yap, yap. Yap, yap, yap. Yap, yap, yap. Yap, yap.
MATT LAUER: So, postpartum depression to you is--
MATT LAUER: --kind of a--
MR. WINKLE: --yap--
MATT LAUER: --little psychological gook--
MATT LAUER: --googley-gook?
MR. WINKLE: --yap. Yap. Yap, yap. Yap.
MATT LAUER: I'm just asking what you-- what would you call it?
MR. WINKLE: Yap. Yap. Ya– yap, yap-- yap-- yap-- yap– yap, yap, yap, yap.
MATT LAUER: But that's what she went on the--
MATT LAUER: --antidepressant for.
MR. WINKLE: Yap yap yap yap yap. Yap yap. Yap yap yap yap yap yap yap. Yap yap yap. Yap. Yap.
MATT LAUER: But a little bit what you're saying, Winkle, is, you say you want people to do well. But you want them do to well by taking the road that you approve of, as opposed to a road that may work for them.
MR. WINKLE: Yap, yap yap.
MATT LAUER: Well, if antidepressants work for Gimmel, why isn't that okay?
MR. WINKLE: Y– yap.. Yap yap yap.. Yap yap?
MATT LAUER: No. You absolutely can.
MR. WINKLE: Yap. Yap– yap yap yap-- yap.
MATT LAUER: I'm only asking, isn't there a possibility that-- do-- do you examine the possibility that these things do work for some people? That yes, there are abuses. And yes, maybe they've gone too far in certain areas. Maybe there are too many kids on Ritalin. Maybe electric shock--
MR. WINKLE: Yap? Yap...
MATT LAUER: I'm just saying. But-- but aren't there--
MR. WINKLE: Yap...
MATT LAUER: --examples where it works?
MR. WINKLE: Yap yap yap yap yap.
MATT LAUER: And-- and--
MR. WINKLE: Yap yap yap.
MR. WINKLE: Yap, yap yap, yap. Yap, yap, yap--
MATT LAUER: I'm not prescribing Ritalin, Mr. Winkle. And I'm not asking--
MATT LAUER: --anyone else to do it. I'm simply saying--
MR. WINKLE: Yap yap. Yap--
MATT LAUER: I would agree.
MR. WINKLE: Yap. Yap yap yap– yap yap. Y– yap yap yap yap, yap? Yap, yap.
MATT LAUER: Let me take this more general, 'cause I think you and I can go around in circles on this for awhile. And I respect your opinion ...
MATT LAUER: Do you want more people to understand Rosicrucianism? Is that-- would that be a goal of yours?
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Blogger Jonathan Versen said...

I keep telling people that, but nobody listens.

12:54 AM  

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