song by green day in their first non indie label record Dookie, track 7 to be exact. In the video they play mental patients in an insane asylum. Ps. green day never sold out, they grew up and changed their music unlike most bands with all the same songs
that basketcase video by green day is pure jokes!
When a given situation has no solution.
It makes reference in the form of a parabola to someone who has lost his mental health and has no cure.
It is said that people without cure to a mental disease used to be sent to a mental health care facility for life where they would manufacture baskets for the rest of their lives.
The economoy of Nicaragua is such a basket case.
Peter smokes two packs a day, he is such a basket case
Sometimes percieved as an insult, usually a stereotype or label.
A basketcase is common word used to describe a social outcast in school. Some characteristics of a basketcase included emotional instability, weirdness, and constant isolation from mainstream society. A basketcase is often independent and isolationist, in other words, anti-social.
This word was widely used in the 80s. Like most slang prior to the 90s, it has fallen into disuse. Today, a basketcase can be categorized in three groups known as the goth
, and punk
"You are such a basketcase!" - Random Prep
"I know, I don't follow the trend, you got a problem with that?" - Basketcase
1) Someone who is going mad or on the verge of a nevous brakedown.
2) A Green Day song sung by the one and only Billie Joe Armstrong. Arguably one of the great Green Day songs, if not one of the great songs of the 90's.
1) He is such a basket case.
2) Be quiet, I am listening to Basket Case.
The phrase has its roots in WW2. When a soldier came into a medical facility with a limb or multiple limbs detatched from his body, the nurses would call the patient a "basket case". As in they had to bring the soldier to them in a basket.
Modern day usage is to describe someone that is in need of extreme assistance(mental or physical).
Well Marge they brought in another basket case, a grenade blew off his legs.
someone whos emotions are filled with anxiety and obsession
Any mother would be a basket case if they found out their child was hit by a car.
some one that has a bunch of problems and mental and phycoloically
That girl has been such a basket case since she was dumped by her boyfriend.
a very nervous and distraught person(Formerly used to refer to someone who is totally physically disabled. See also nervous wreck
I was a basket case when it came to interviews.