Tagged as #depression.


happy like me

I am talented at two things: training wasps to perform tricks, and volunteering. I'm so good at the latter that when I volunteered at the local Suicide Hotline, people stopped calling. My secret? I'd teach my callers how to train wasps. Worked like a charm, too. They would hang up, sobbing with gratitude. My point? Be inspirational! But also maintain an squadron or two of highly-trained wasps.
Ecard text: Sorry to hear you've been feeling depressed. My advice is to be happy. Like me.

elephants

Anniversaries are great. If you can keep someone from working out who you truly are for an entire year then you deserve a bit of a romantic celebration. Sadly it is becoming increasingly customary these days to spend your anniversary with your partner and not with prostitutes, but traditional values will come back into vogue, don't worry. Another war will see to that.
Ecard text: The fact that elephants are expected never to forget anything can make impending anniversaries for male elephants profoundly stressful, and been shown to lead to anxiety, depression and drug use. This elephant (pictured) is addicted to tranquilizers.

stegosaurus

'Sometimes people say they are sad and they list off their reasons for being sad and I think to myself: these are good reasons to feel sad, but I have some better ones. I guess that if someone is feeling melancholy then, well, why should it be for amateurish reasons? It's called 'seizing the teachable moment'. And you guys? You don't pay me enough.'
Ecard text: You have no reason to be unhappy. Here are half a dozen better reasons to be unhappy.

rational depression

Today's card is my way of helping people overcome depression. However, you should all understand that I can't do too good a job on Cheer Up Cards because pharmaceuticals companies will try to sue me for loss of income. So I hope you all have a *mostly* happy Tuesday.
Ecard text: I am sorry you are depressed and hope it is a rational depression arising from feelings of helplessness and futility about the world's burgeoning ecological problems and not because you have silly hair.

stealing helicopters

On Wednesdays I like to post an older card and then spend the rest of the day working as a volunteer at a telemarketing company. I'm surreptitiously turning the place into a preemptive suicide hot-line. Everyone I call is pretty confused, of course, but I guess I just believe in changing institutions from within.
Ecard text: People would not suffer from depression if they knew how to steal helicopters.

lack of sympathy

Ecard text: id hate for you to interpret my as a lack of sympathy or something. cause then i'd have to get all depressed and down-on-myself, like you are right now, which would totally suck for me. Oh God now you've got me all depressed and

advanced literacy

Ecard text: remember - advanced literacy can lead to feelings of despair and alienation. be careful to conceal this. instead, try to obey impulses originating from televisions.

i hope you get well

Ecard text: i hope you get well soon. funerals depress the hell out of me.