This episode may fall under the self indulgent category. Seasonal allergies have been kicking my ass since The Bangles were hot. (I actually looked up the top songs of 1987 and that was not a great time for music. The Bangles "Walk Like an Egyptian" was #1. That's gotta be racist right?)
I appreciated my co-hosts indulging me. I mean, what choice do they have right? As the podcast dictator I have the option to edit the shows however I want. Before too long it'll just be me talking and music at the beginning and end.
I actually learned a lot researching this topic, even being an allergy sufferer for so long. I didn't really know the history. I didn't realize it was considered psychosomatic for many years. It's wild to think think that at one time you could go to a doctor and explain your symptoms only to have them tell you you're crazy. I also didn't know that seasonal allergies were once considered a disease of the elite and that rich people wanted to have hay fever. And some even pretended to have it! To that I say...go fuck yourself rich people! As an allergy sufferer who has had to go to school and work feeling like total butthole that angers me and I would have gladly given it to them if they had wanted. But, that was a long time ago. Back when the elite, rich people were assholes. Thankfully things have changed.
Excuse me I have to go blow my nose.
- Kevin Rosenquist