August 10, 2004

Clinical Impression:

It's nice, when you're feeling foul and grumpy, to stumble on bits like this:

Funk legend Rick James—best known for the 1981 hit “Super Freak” before his life tailspun into a living nightmare of wild sex parties, expensive drugs and shooting whoever he felt like—died Friday of Rick James-related illnesses.
Rick James-related illnesses. I can't find that one in the medical dictionary, which proves only that doctors don't know half as much as they think they do, because you can't tell me that shouldn't be the official diagnosis. You just can't. Posted by Ilyka at August 10, 2004 02:07 AM in hell is other people

That HAS to be the most public and biggest Freudian slips I've ever seen.

Posted by: Emma at August 10, 2004 04:17 AM

It makes sense. The condition of being Rick James is a chronic untreatable condition, and thus health insurance would not cover it. The poor guy never had a chance.

Posted by: Dr Alice at August 10, 2004 07:02 PM

"Natural causes"

That means he was using the really pure cocaine.

Posted by: Jim at August 10, 2004 07:02 PM