Insanity, craziness or madness is a spectrum of behaviors characterized by certain abnormal mental or behavioral patterns. Insanity may manifest as violations of societal norms, including a person becoming a danger to themselves or others, though not all such acts are considered insanity; likewise, not all acts showing indifference toward societal norms are acts of insanity. In modern usage, insanity is most commonly encountered as an informal unscientific term denoting mental instability, or in the narrow legal context of the insanity defense. In the medical profession the term is now avoided in favor of diagnoses of specific mental disorders; the presence of delusions or hallucinations is broadly referred to as psychosis. When discussing mental illness in general terms, "psychopathology" is considered a preferred descriptor.
In English, the word "sane" derives from the Latin adjective sanus meaning "healthy". Juvenal's phrase mens sana in corpore sano is often translated to mean a "healthy mind in a healthy body". From this perspective, insanity can be considered as poor health of the mind, not necessarily of the brain as an organ (although that can affect mental health), but rather refers to defective function of mental processes such as reasoning. Another Latin phrase related to our current concept of sanity is "compos mentis" (lit. "sound of mind"), and a euphemistic term for insanity is "non compos mentis". In law, mens rea means having had criminal intent, or a guilty mind, when the act (actus reus) was committed.
He first appeared as Philip Sterns in The Incredible Hulk #363 (December 1989) and as Madman in The Incredible Hulk #364 where they were created by Peter David and Jeff Purves.
Fictional character biography
A former schoolmate of Bruce Banner, Sterns develops a deranged love/obsession with Banner's "career" as the Hulk. Sterns subjects himself to a multitude of experiments involving gamma-radiation to emulate his "hero." This results in Sterns turning into a distorted monstrosity with vast superhuman strength, and develops multiple personality disorder. From this point, a much stronger, arguably deranged, personality gives him ‘orders’ to carry out.
Calling himself Madman, Sterns hatches a plot to kill the Hulk, giving him a poison injection that rapidly deteriorates his physical state. This puts the Hulk in conflict with various members of his rogues’ gallery, most notably the Abomination, turning weaker and more emaciated for every battle. Samuel Sterns, the Leader and Phillip's brother, comes to the Hulk's aid and helps him track down Madman to find the antidote. He explains that Madman "scares him," but can’t force himself to kill his brother. During the ensuing battle, Madman suffers a psychological breakdown, completely submerging his original personality, and Hulk manages to cure himself, as well as poison Madman, leaving the latter on the verge of death, with the remedy dropped barely out of reach.
"Madman" is an unfinished song by John Lennon and was recorded by The Beatles in January 1969 during studio sessions later identified as the "Let It Be" sessions.
Although the song was introduced during the sessions that would eventually become the Let It Be album, it apparently was never completed at that time. Of the two known recordings of the song during Beatles sessions, Lennon moves the lyrics around and alters its arrangement. A similarity between this song and Lennon's "Mean Mr. Mustard" from the Abbey Road album has been often noted.
The early slams included bully, sexist, misogynist, sociopath, racist, sham populist, a pathological liar and narcissist, fascist, sexual harasser, demagogue, and even madman. Seeking deeper historical context for his outlier ways, writers consulted history’s back pages in efforts ...
MARTYR OR MADMAN? And here I was, back at the gallery, staring at the same man, asking myself that same question, like thousands before me ... Southern newspapers, on the other hand, expressed disgust at how this violent madman could ever be deemed heroic ... So why the “madman” moniker? The Oxford English Dictionary defines the term “madman” as.
This is where major championships go to die ...The Open. Full-field scores ... Day 4 ... Over the course of 20 surreal minutes Spieth consulted with one rules official, then another. He herded the massive crowds this way and that, and paced around like a madman before finally coaxing a 3-iron short of the green and getting up and down for an all-world bogey ... .
But here’s the rub. the executive branch may never again be allowed to regulate on these subjects if the Congressional Review Act is employed ... Repudiating Reaganism, which won the Cold War, he’s embracing Nixon’s “madman theory” of foreign policy. He’s consulting with the disgraced former president’s advisers.
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Yes, I am a fan of Surreal Gourmet... Yes, even when he sported that madman scientist hairdo! When I'm not running around Kuala Lumpur on consulting engagements, I spend my time mostly in the kitchen, turning simple ingredients into delicious, gourmet-looking dishes ... ErnaMalia Mohd Rajion is a freelance management consultant based in Kuala Lumpur. .
Artists whose work is on display range from Portland up to Vancouver BC...Monroe, who provided some consulting for the exhibit, got an advance look at "Comics at the Crossroads" and pronounced it "a very well-done show.".Madman creator Michael Allred and his wife/colorist Laura were at the museum, and Allred reported that he was "impressed ... -- ... .
Tell No One. (131 mins, 15) ...Grow Your Own. (101 mins, PG) ... 4 ... The same cannot be said of Messages, an abysmal serial-killer thriller that parachutes in a couple of washed-up US has-beens (Jeff Fahey, anyone?) to waddle around rural England in pursuit of a sub-Manhunter madman. The clodhopping script is written by consultant pathologist WayneKinsey ... .
Is that the logic of a madman? ... It'll affect the process of consultation, but not the policy.' ... A sane person would assume that a consultation about a decision would be part of the process of forming that decision ... A madman, however, would believe that 'consultation' need not actually mean 'discussion' if he doesn't want it to be.
In another incident, a former government contractor testified that in 1994, Bolton threw a tape dispenser at her, made offensive comments about her weight, shouted threats, chased her down a Moscow hotel hallway, pounded on her door and “generally behave(d) like a madman.”.