Lost in Space

Saturday, February 17, 2007

So that The Post doesn't have to, let me offer my apologies to Susan Yu and Teri Gullo [Free for All, Feb. 10], who were offended by Tom Toles's Feb. 8 cartoon about wayward astronaut Lisa Nowak. I cracked up out loud over my 6 a.m. coffee when I saw the cartoon.

Since when has absurd and bizarre behavior been automatically equated with serious mental illness? No doubt, Nowak had a spaced-out moment. Nonetheless, the fact that Yu and Gullo are so empathetic is interesting.

Should we be worried? I guess it Depends!

-- Pam Kincheloe


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