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(ABC News)   Kid has odd reading disorder. Can't stop reading.   ( divider line
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11780 clicks; posted to Main » on 12 Apr 2002 at 2:15 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-04-12 02:16:56 PM  
good for him.
2002-04-12 02:17:51 PM  
I can think of worse afflictions.
2002-04-12 02:18:36 PM  
Hooked on Books

Buy it now @
2002-04-12 02:19:02 PM  
I have the same problem with pr0n.
2002-04-12 02:19:07 PM  
Wait till this kid gets to Middle school and his friends start showing him Penthouse Letters. His mom will be so proud then to find them between the matresses.
2002-04-12 02:19:14 PM  
Have him read the comments thingees, that will cure him
2002-04-12 02:19:24 PM  
His parents should show him Fark message boards. That'll cure him once and for all.
2002-04-12 02:19:48 PM  
Is he one of those freaks from the Sylvan learning center commercials?
2002-04-12 02:19:50 PM  
Doh! Beaten by 10 seconds.
2002-04-12 02:21:50 PM  
Give him some books by L Ron Hubbard. If he survives the urge to kill himself, he'll never want to read again. You know, 'cause Hubbard's a hack. And stuff.
2002-04-12 02:22:02 PM  
April 11, 1997!!!
2002-04-12 02:22:33 PM  
Well, at least he's getting a head start on his nerd-dom.
2002-04-12 02:23:08 PM  
2002-04-12 02:23:35 PM  
Sounded like me as a kid, 'til I realized it's probably a form of Asberger's.
2002-04-12 02:23:55 PM  
I bet the kid is actually just looking at nudie pics that are wedged inside those textbooks.
2002-04-12 02:24:22 PM  
I suffer from this "disorder."

It's chronic, terminal, and I love it!

Beats the shiat out of personal inter-relationships..
2002-04-12 02:24:26 PM  
I saw this on the TEE-VEE last night, Hyper-Dyslexia.

I personally suffer from!!!

Archibutyrophobia - the fear of peanut butter sticking to the roof of your mouth
"Mom!! What did you put in my sandwich for lunch? Damn PB J sammich! What the FARK!! **Runs Away from Peanut Butter & Jelly Sammich**

Disorders RULE!!
2002-04-12 02:24:38 PM  
i agree thats sort of a good thing
2002-04-12 02:24:39 PM  
Same thing happened to me when I was a kid and found my dad's Playboy collection.
2002-04-12 02:24:59 PM  
I have the same disorder. I can't stop reading.

Did I say reading? I meant drinking. Sorry.
2002-04-12 02:26:15 PM  
That kid is going to have a huge career in either the housekeeping or food service industries.
2002-04-12 02:27:29 PM  
This must have something to do with Harry Potter and witchcraft.

Oh, and one more word in bold.
2002-04-12 02:28:49 PM  
Well, when your mother is Evelyn Woods...

(rim shot)

Thank you, I'm here all week...try the veal!
2002-04-12 02:28:53 PM  
"....It is accompanied by significant delays in language, and an inability to interact normally with others..."

The kid's behavior is making him out to be a farker of the future.
2002-04-12 02:31:25 PM  
Holy moley, this kid might learn stuff if he's not careful.
2002-04-12 02:31:29 PM  
One Thanksgiving, Alex was so absorbed in a book that he refused to join the family.

"It wasn't just something that he wanted to do. He had to do it," said Margie.

maybe this says more about the family than the kid, ever think of that, mom? i can think of many times during childhood that i brought armfuls of books to family gatherings justb ecause i knew my aunt and uncle (who had no children) were going to bring their damned stuffed squirrel puppet, that they always made talk to me and my brothers. god i hated that puppet. he even signed christmas cards they sent us--my aunt and uncle's names, followed by a paw print that was supposed to represent the damned thing's "signature."i mean, for the love of god, other people had cousins to play with, we had a goddamned stuffed squirrel, i mean, what the hell were they thinking...

um, i mean... right, reading, kid can read. good for him. keep it up [slinks away, humiliated]
2002-04-12 02:32:05 PM  
Mimic: I think it is hyperLexia.

Hyper-Dyslexia makes everything you read look like it is i written in Russian and the letters walk, talk and are out to nibble on your nether region.
2002-04-12 02:32:10 PM  
"Children with hyperlexia ... learn to read the language first, and then later on they learn what those sounds and words mean."

Duh, so give the kid a huge-ass dictionary first. Not only will it occupy him for 2-3 years, but then it will make the rest of his reading time much more effective.

Always thinkin'.
2002-04-12 02:33:24 PM  
At least this kid will never have to pay for a pizza ever again. [image from too old to be available]
2002-04-12 02:33:31 PM  
So...he can recognize symbols, but can't interpret their meaning? this "reading"?
2002-04-12 02:34:05 PM  
If he's not reading The Bible Then Kyler(pronounced: killer) is the antichrist.

End Communication.
2002-04-12 02:35:37 PM  
When I was his age I could beat Contra without the 30-life code (UUDDLRLRBA Start). This kid is bush-league.
2002-04-12 02:35:57 PM  
note to self: must proofread before posting
antoehr note to self: you arent funny. quit trying
2002-04-12 02:36:05 PM  
I feel sorry for the poor kid. However, I can picture him later in life communicating with people via Wile. E. Coyote-esque signs.
2002-04-12 02:37:29 PM  
"If you teach a child to read, he or she will be able to pass a literacy test"

"Rarely is the question asked: is our children learning?"

-the Moron-in-Chief
2002-04-12 02:37:43 PM  
Shaggy: You had me on the floor!
2002-04-12 02:38:14 PM  
Laughing that is...
2002-04-12 02:38:54 PM  
Computer + various programming books = remedy ... oh no wait.. that would just make him into more a social outcast. Just let the kid read, maybe he just doesn't like talking to kids about barny or finding out if some kid crapped his pants or not. Or maybe he's just a shy kid who doesn't like to be forced into talking to people about stupid things. Eh, I forgot where I was going with this so I'm done.
2002-04-12 02:39:20 PM  
warmbeer - was that not the universal cheat code for all 'tendo games? I'm 10+ years removed from setting eyes on a Nintendo and still remember that damn code.
2002-04-12 02:39:35 PM  
LOL Thanks Chanle51

Damn spell checkers what are they good for if you have no brains!

Pokes self in the eye! D'OH!
2002-04-12 02:41:01 PM  
I thought all kids had this problem, only with television instead of books.
2002-04-12 02:41:14 PM  
My reading list for Jimmy and Kyler (lame name, btw):

*clears throat*

anything by Charles Bukowski
The Electric Koolaid Acid Test
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
Naked Lunch
Penthouse Forum (read it while you can)
120 days of Sodom
2002-04-12 02:42:20 PM  
What a sicko!
2002-04-12 02:43:55 PM  
I like lemons
2002-04-12 02:47:21 PM  
Quick, get him PS2 and a DVD player!!

That oughtter clear it up real quick.
2002-04-12 02:48:15 PM  
Chanle51 - only Konami games, if I remember correctly.

And I thought it was Select Start, not just Start.. Been a long time though
2002-04-12 02:48:39 PM  
Don't forget "Atlas Shrugged."
2002-04-12 02:49:28 PM  
I had something like this when I was younger. I'd rather stay inside and read than play sports with the two neighborhood jocks.

They couldn't make it past freshman football when we hit high school. I graduated from college while they were still living at home.
2002-04-12 02:50:23 PM  
OBB: Similar, I was thinking the way to get him to interact with his family is to have them all wear short bios on signs around their necks.
2002-04-12 02:53:37 PM  
Hubbard's not a hack, it takes either talent or hardcore drug abuse (the latter has been proven he participated in) to write some of that crap.

Perhaps he should read Hubbard's "Grammar technology" that "uncovers a conspiracy by professors to overcomplicate the English language, who themselves, cannot speak correctly."
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