SICK

A DISTURBING DICTIONARY FOR TURBULENT TIMES

WELCOME TO THE SICK BUREAU

Sick: THE BOOK

We are shocked and awed to announce the publication of Sick: A Disturbing Dictionary for Turbulent Times written by Isaac Cronin and Elizabeth Riley with illustrations by Rohitash. Sick is a 110 page full color paperback published in a 10” by 10” format with fifty definitions and illustrations.

The definitions are drawn from the movement against the commodification of daily life, CoronaVirus pandemic vocabulary and terms that address the apocalyptic crisis in disease and medicine. Rao’s illustrations are barbed counterpoints created in styles ranging from surreal to accusatory to disturbing.

The Sick Bureau is a federation of individuals who are helping sink the imperial ship of routine, narcissism, sadism and obsequiousness. Against this foundering hulk we are aiming the weapons of spontaneity, stabbing humor and surprise. Words are captive like we are and we strive to set them free.

FRONTLINE

Those at the forefront of the war against disease will turn around to face their real enemies and the protective barrier will become a barricade.

JOURNALIST

Paid to watch us die.

MARKET CRASH

When we realize simultaneously all we have to fear is the fear of money itself.

BATS

Stay up late, full of shit, great hearing, extremely agile, super social, long-lived, interspecies networker. Like an eclectic, bohemian Jewish record company executive. No wonder they are so suspect.

EXISTENTIAL EVENT

When life or death considerations take over even our grocery shopping experience. Is this world really any better than a caveman’s existence? The saber tooth tiger is everywhere.

WORK FROM HOME

First it was your kitchen and dining room (popups), then your car (ride sharing), then the bedroom (porn cams. Air bnb) now its your bathroom that is part of the productive apparatus. This is an invasion not a privilege.

FRONTLINE

Those at the forefront of the war against disease will turn around to face their real enemies and the protective barrier will become a barricade.
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