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lobotomize

(lə-bŏt′ə-mīz′, lō-)
tr.v. loboto·mized, loboto·mizing, loboto·mizes
Medicine To perform a lobotomy on (a patient).
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Unless we've all been lobotomized by our bureaucracies, we are all right-brain people.
Set in a mental ward in America in the 1950s, the drama features a half-dozen patients suffering various degrees of mental illness, from the lobotomized near-vegetable Ruckly, played by March Schrader, to the hyperactive Cheswick, played by Mike Dickson.
While I'll admit my own little dog has been fighting a series of infections and spent a lot of time at the vet, this private drama has little to do with the painting's emotional power: You'd have to be lobotomized not to feel something here--despite a palette of only a half dozen or so colors and forms as spare, assured, and graphic as a safety diagram, in an arrangement odd enough to approach the surreality of the daily.
What: Aaron Sorkin ponders what TV should mean to thoughtful viewers in a lobotomized culture while offering wit, heart and tons of great performances.
Exactly what the girl saw when her cousin died apparently has driven her insane, and the boy's mother actually wants her niece lobotomized to make sure the girl never tells the truth.
How many will return sightless, crippled, or lobotomized as a result of military battles fought in the "gap" with people whose sole offense is to resist assimilation?
The defining moment of his trip came after a tour of a Cuban madhouse, where a doctor had bragged that "in our institution, we have a larger proportion of hospital inmates who have been lobotomized than any other mental hospital in the world.
But whether it's vulgarians like Ainsley Harriott (who can't chop an onion without behaving like a backing singer for The Temptations), or effete, poncy types like Loyd Grossman (offering us nougatine of hake on a trio of lark's bowels and brains, trepanned and lobotomized, and served with medallions of barn owl on a warm sperm salad with thrice-poached Keta caviar surmounted on a bed of multicoloured glazed pigeon entrails), how often do you actually want to eat what they've cooked up?
But architecture is still a rare commodity, as commerce and capital seem to be determined to destroy it for the sake of expediting revenue or a lobotomized luxury.