Friday, January 20, 2006


Psychiatrist: Okay Mr. Shaughnessy, just relax. This is a simple word association test. I am going to say a word and all you have to do is reply with the first word that comes to mind. Do you have any questions?

Dan Shaughnessy: No.

P: Let's begin. "Up."

DS: Down.

P: "Right."

DS: Left

P: "Hot."

DS: Cold.

P: (mildly irritated) "Good."

DS: (quickly) Bad!

P: "Light."

DS: Dark!

P: "Pretty."

DS: Ugly!

P: "Soft."

DS: Hard.

P: (pause) God.

DS: (starts sobbing uncontrollably)

P: I'm sorry, our time is up.