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2009-06-04 07:11:50 PM
fark shi* motherfarkers!

/Almost controlled it.
 
2009-06-04 07:12:59 PM
Well sh*t, they f*cking changed the c*mg*zzling headline.
 
2009-06-04 07:15:12 PM
GungFu: I was watching a documentary about John Davidson on the BBC a couple of days ago.

The Brits will know him as the 'John's Not Mad' documentary from their childhood, which was groundbreaking for its open showing of a kid who swore - a lot.

Anyway, there were bits in the programme that literally had me laughing out loud it was so funny.

One bit had him walking his dog, and then he explains that he has a compulsion to tell his dog to cross the road whilst there's still traffic. The programme actually shows him doing this.

Then he explains that thank fark he has a smart dog that's come to realise that he's talking shiat and now ignores him, and only crosses the road when he crosses the road.

Damn, it was funny to see. There were other bits too that had me reeling. Like the bit where he says he can't play games like charades, as he's compelled to say what the the film, or tv show etc is, like he'll just shout out 'Jaws' before a question is asked. or when he plays hide and seek, and he'll just has to shout out 'I'm here. I'm here!'.

Or whilst in a session with other Tourettes suffers trying to outdo each other in the embarassing remarks stakes - where John shouts out 'I've got a stash of gay porn' out of the blue.

Shiat, I'm pissing myself as a type this. I can't help it!
It's the contrast, as the guy seems a real decent guy.

Anyway, there's stuff on BBC news about him:

What happened to the boy with Tourette's? (new window)

and the programme ( for UK viewers)

Tourettes: I Swear I Can't Help It (new window)




I watched the follow up program a couple of years ago. It's one of those things that makes you laugh out loud but be really sad inside at the same time.

I think the funniest (and worst) bit was when it was explained that the family basically just couldn't cope with it, and eventually the parents had split. But some years before that, when the marriage was starting to break down, his folks would be upstairs arguing and shouting and he'd be downstairs, pacing around and knowing what was going on. Every so often he'd just yell at the top of his voice -

"DIVORCE!"
 
2009-06-04 07:16:41 PM
Fark Sidious: Well sh*t, they f*cking changed the c*mg*zzling headline.

*** * ***** **** ***???
 
2009-06-04 07:23:35 PM
The Mad Highlander: Tourette syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder that was first discovered in 1885. It is a disorder with many myths that are perpetuated by modern society. Today, we are able to diagnose Tourette syndrome based on several symptoms. We are also able to better understand the genetic and neurological factors that cause Tourette syndrome, and we are able to treat the symptoms with medications and psychotherapy.

In 1885, the French neurologist Georges Gilles De La Tourette accumulated historical accounts of patients with convulsive motor tics and vocalizations. He assimilated these accounts with the observations he had made with his own patients. This brought about the discovery of the neurological syndrome that bears his name. (A Surgeon's Life 1). Today, it is estimated that one out of every 2,500 people are afflicted with Tourette syndrome (Guide 15).

There are several varieties of physical tics manifested by Tourette syndrome. These are classified into two groups, motor and vocal. Both groups can either have major tics (complicated) or minor tics (simple). These tics can vary in intensity, from mild to wild. Echopraxia is the mimicking of other people's actions. This is a major motor tic as it is comprised of complex actions involving more than on muscle group. For example, when a person with TS sees somebody else bending over to pick up a golf ball, he will feel compelled to bend over like he is picking something up. He will repeat this action over and over until it feels "just right." Chorea is described as jerky movements of the neck, arms, and legs. It is usually a minor tic involving only one muscle group at a time. This tic can appear very strange to someone walking down the street. The person's leg might kick out violently, or the arm may flail around wildly. It would appear that this person has lost all control of the offending appendage. Trichotillomania is the compulsion to pull one's own hair to relieve anxiety. Copropraxia is the giving of obscene gestures. These gestures can vary depending on the culture of the individual. The raising of the middle finger is a standard offensive gesture in many countries. The "OK" sign, while not offensive in this country, will probably start a fight in Mexico or Europe. Echolalia is the mimicry of other people's spoken words. This may be one word, or a complete phrase. I once knew a schizophrenic girl with a tic disorder. Someone mentioned the cookie called snickerdoodle in class one day. This girl went around for weeks blurting out the word snickerdoodle at any given time. Coprolalia is the shouting of obscenities. As with copropraxia, the words or phrases can vary depending on the culture. The obscenities shouted do not necessarily have to be "cursing" words. They can be anything that would be deemed socially unacceptable. If a person were to shout "God bless the USA" in America, we might think of them as a little strange, but not offensive. If he or she were to shout this same phrase in the Middle East, they would probably die. Palalia is the repetition of one's own words. Closely related to echolalia, the person hears himself say a word that catches his attention, and he is compelled to speak it repeatedly without meaningful context (Tourette Syndrome FAQ: Impulses 1).

Along with the obvious physical tics, there are the less obvious mental symptoms of Tourette syndrome. These symptoms include Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Attention Deficit and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD-ADHD), Disassociation, and Impulsivity.

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder. A person suffering from OCD has recurring obsessions, or thoughts, that create a feeling of threat or alarm. These feelings bring about avoidance or escape responses. These responses include ritualistic actions, which are called compulsions. An example of this would be, a person has the thought that he will be harmed from the germs that are present on a doorknob. This person would either spend hours cleaning the doorknob with disinfe ...


Snickerdoodle. How about that!
 
2009-06-04 07:24:13 PM
some_beer_drinker: Fark Sidious: Well sh*t, they f*cking changed the c*mg*zzling headline.

*** * ***** **** ***???


Fuk I biatch fark tit???
 
2009-06-04 07:24:50 PM
H*adl*ne now ed*t*d.
 
2009-06-04 07:25:51 PM
Fark Sidious: Well sh*t, they f*cking changed the c*mg*zzling headline.

yeah. Remember when Fark didn't change the headlines? That was cool. You used to be cool, Fark.
 
2009-06-04 07:37:34 PM
dang, this one got a genuine LOL out of me and now it's just a prize puzzle from wheel of fortune.

Still, subby should be proud.
 
2009-06-04 07:38:09 PM
I guess it was supposed to be corksoakers.
 
2009-06-04 07:49:46 PM
Wasilla Hillbilly: Um, the non-cussin, non mostly-fictionalized Tourette's is boring. Mmkay?

I dunno, I saw a documentary on tourettes and this kid kept spitting on his birthday cake while his family sang happy birthday to him. Then they had to be nice and eat the cake. I thought it was funny. :)

I also knew this headline before it was censored for my safety. Good thing too. If I saw it twice I might go rape a nun or something. THANK YOU FARK!
 
2009-06-04 07:50:06 PM
TheShavingofOccam123: I guess it was supposed to be corksoakers.

Cooksockers.
 
2009-06-04 07:56:56 PM
I have a brother who has mild tourette's, so I'm getting a kick out of these replies...


/had to be done...
//brother really has tourette's, but it's a nose twitch kind of thing, kind of like a rabbit when it goes off....
 
2009-06-04 08:06:41 PM
Headline was funnier when it was the PG-13 version.
 
2009-06-04 08:06:50 PM
fark! Ass!

/Obsc...nope
 
2009-06-04 08:41:03 PM
Midnight Rambler:

... Rob?

/threadjack
 
2009-06-04 08:43:13 PM
I remember that girl that hiccuped for 6 months and it turned out they weren't hiccups, it was tourettes. I don't think sneezing is the right thing to compare it to, maybe hiccups. It can't be like sneezing because I can control whether I sneeze or not. I've had many formations in the military where I had to hold my breath until that sneezing urge went away. You can hold your breath and will away a sneeze, maybe not every time, but at least 90% of the time.
 
2009-06-04 08:50:22 PM
my neighbor has that.
or maybe he's just a redneck.
 
2009-06-04 08:52:49 PM
Bomb Mecca: I remember that girl that hiccuped for 6 months and it turned out they weren't hiccups, it was tourettes. I don't think sneezing is the right thing to compare it to, maybe hiccups. It can't be like sneezing because I can control whether I sneeze or not. I've had many formations in the military where I had to hold my breath until that sneezing urge went away. You can hold your breath and will away a sneeze, maybe not every time, but at least 90% of the time.

Ah, the urge to sneeze...

msnbcmedia.msn.com
 
2009-06-04 09:07:57 PM
Good headline, subby. I LOL'd

+1
 
2009-06-04 09:13:54 PM
BKITU: MILK FORCE NINE!

Beautiful. I had forgotten about that one. Now I'll have to try to dig up the original thread.
 
2009-06-04 09:15:17 PM
The Mad Highlander: (blah blah blah blah)

For fark's sake, Tolstoy...

/tl:dr
//Don't have the patience to
 
2009-06-04 09:19:52 PM
Hagbardr: Beautiful. I had forgotten about that one. Now I'll have to try to dig up the original thread.

Well, I did find this one:

MILK FORCE NINE! (new window)
 
2009-06-04 09:37:42 PM
Oh I get it. The black man's not good enough for your fancy country club diease.
 
2009-06-04 09:41:10 PM
Gunderson: I have reverse Tourette's. Random people walk up to me and start cursing me out.

I LOL'd
 
2009-06-04 09:42:01 PM
FlyingPig: spentmiles: I am a white male with Tourette's, so I guess the headline is 2/3 accurate. I am one of the rare few that have a phonic tic. Only 10% of Tourette's patients exhibit coprolalia, so what you probably think of when you think of Tourette's is not quite accurate. I'm sure there will be a lot of jokes around that subject, so I just wanted to clear the air.

I have Tourette's also, and yes, for most sufferers, it's nothing like what Hollywood and South Park try to portray it as. That won't stop people in this thread from continuing to perpetuate gross misunderstandings of what the disorer is, though.


Why should it?
 
2009-06-04 09:54:11 PM
Hagbardr: Hagbardr: Beautiful. I had forgotten about that one. Now I'll have to try to dig up the original thread.

Well, I did find this one:

MILK FORCE NINE! (new window)


ask and ye shall receive
Original Milk Force Nine thread! (new window)
 
2009-06-04 10:00:29 PM
newton: Is there a movie about someone battling tourette's?
Ive known a couple people who learned to win over their impulses for the most part. It's astounding to know them. An interesting battle.


Battling Tourettes would be a great reality series.
A group of tourettes patients would be together on an island... or wait, in a mansion in BH and do something... there's an idea in there somewhere.
 
2009-06-04 10:08:49 PM
I have morning tourette's. Just ask my husband.
 
2009-06-04 10:24:06 PM
I saw this 1 hour long documentary about Tourette's [ok.. it was one of those evening programs like primetime or 20/20] a week or two ago,
and all 3 of the main kids on the show were girls, the majority of them white. and they had footage of this Tourette's camp, seemed like most of it was pretty much 50/50 boys/girls... maybe 60/40...

hmmm...
 
2009-06-04 10:53:22 PM
FlyingPig: spentmiles: I am a white male with Tourette's, so I guess the headline is 2/3 accurate. I am one of the rare few that have a phonic tic. Only 10% of Tourette's patients exhibit coprolalia, so what you probably think of when you think of Tourette's is not quite accurate. I'm sure there will be a lot of jokes around that subject, so I just wanted to clear the air.

I have Tourette's also, and yes, for most sufferers, it's nothing like what Hollywood and South Park try to portray it as. That won't stop people in this thread from continuing to perpetuate gross misunderstandings of what the disorer is, though.


WAAAAHH!!! Quit whining, you to girl babies...(cough) !cocksuckers! (spit)
 
2009-06-04 10:54:16 PM
Tumunga: FlyingPig: spentmiles: I am a white male with Tourette's, so I guess the headline is 2/3 accurate. I am one of the rare few that have a phonic tic. Only 10% of Tourette's patients exhibit coprolalia, so what you probably think of when you think of Tourette's is not quite accurate. I'm sure there will be a lot of jokes around that subject, so I just wanted to clear the air.

I have Tourette's also, and yes, for most sufferers, it's nothing like what Hollywood and South Park try to portray it as. That won't stop people in this thread from continuing to perpetuate gross misunderstandings of what the disorer is, though.

WAAAAHH!!! Quit whining, you to girl babies...(cough) !cocksuckers! (spit)


shiat! I meant "two"...cocksuckers...
 
2009-06-04 11:55:10 PM
Stossel!
 
2009-06-05 12:12:10 AM
Something tells me Tourette's is just as common in black boys. They just don't live long enough to get diagnosed.
 
2009-06-05 12:16:35 AM
Third_Uncle_Eno: I saw this 1 hour long documentary about Tourette's [ok.. it was one of those evening programs like primetime or 20/20] a week or two ago,
and all 3 of the main kids on the show were girls, the majority of them white. and they had footage of this Tourette's camp, seemed like most of it was pretty much 50/50 boys/girls... maybe 60/40...

hmmm...




Actually, that may be skewed as Tourette's has a co morbidity with autism and ADHD which largely effects boys. Completely non relevant fact, when girls are diagnosed with the above three it is usually more severe and with the case of autism usually a co morbidity of retardation.

More often than not, a parent will get their children diagnosed with the latter and the former is never mentioned or is misdiagnosed as OCD.

Furthermore, regarding the program, most special needs camps try to keep a male to female ratio even. Makes for better pairings and socializing ie: pick a partner to make your clay ashtray.
 
2009-06-05 02:22:05 AM
CeroX: "Sigh... I hate having to explain to people how life works...Hollywood creates their own version of things like tourettes, retardation, autism, etc. in order to be able to use it as a form of entertainment. Yes, most people understand that these conditions are not funny when confronted with the REAL version. It is not cool to give someone with downs a hard time, but it is hilarious to watch an alligator bite off johnny knxville's nuts because he is hollywood retarded...
Hollywood retardation does not equal real retardation
Hollywood tourettes does not equal real tourettes
hollywood retardation is funny, real retardation isn't
hollywood tourettes is even funnier, while real tourettes is not...
am i getting through to you at all
?"

Thank you, CeroX ! This should be a Public Service announcement poster. 'Law & Order' portrays bi-polar people as maniacal murdering maniacs in multiple episodes. I'd love to meet that writer and kick their arse.
 
2009-06-05 02:43:24 AM
PanicMan: Fark Sidious: Well sh*t, they f*cking changed the c*mg*zzling headline.

yeah. Remember when Fark didn't change the headlines? That was cool. You used to be cool, Fark.


I'm not sure if you watched the thread, but I think it got changed because Farkers asked for it.
 
2009-06-05 03:53:49 AM
Wasilla Hillbilly: ok shiat gets filtered but cocksucker is good to go. Fark is weird.

A long time ago, I nearly got banned for saying cocksucker in an AudioEdit thread. Can't ban me now mods, I'M ON TOPIC! FARKSHIATBIATCH!
 
2009-06-05 09:42:10 AM
FlyingPig: spentmiles: I am a white male with Tourette's, so I guess the headline is 2/3 accurate. I am one of the rare few that have a phonic tic. Only 10% of Tourette's patients exhibit coprolalia, so what you probably think of when you think of Tourette's is not quite accurate. I'm sure there will be a lot of jokes around that subject, so I just wanted to clear the air.

I have Tourette's also, and yes, for most sufferers, it's nothing like what Hollywood and South Park try to portray it as. That won't stop people in this thread from continuing to perpetuate gross misunderstandings of what the disorer is, though.



Dude, I've got it, too. Relax, and don't take everything so seriously.

Mine isn't too awful, though. I just have several tics, usually rolling my eyes or moving my eyebrows. Still managed to anchor a nightly news show, though. :D

Anyhow, I'm at a meeting one day, and some biatch comes in and starts talking all kinds of shiat, and one of my tics fires off. She looks over at me and says, "What the hell is this?!" and mimics my eye rolling.

I looked down because I wanted to laugh, but instead, I just quietly muttered that I had TS and told her how sorry I was.

Never laughed so hard afterward. She was mortified.

/PISS OUT MY ASS
//FASHION BUG
///SLASHIES
 
2009-06-05 09:49:57 AM
img2.timeinc.net

ball hair
 
2009-06-05 11:07:35 AM
Phone surveys, yay.

Minorities may have an extra disincentive to tell a stranger over the phone when someone in the household has a medical diagnosis. Not to mention, perhaps minorities are less likely to receive proper medical care in the first place, and so their children are less likely to be diagnosed.
 
2009-06-05 11:55:16 AM
Hmmm... Echopraxia
*twitch*
*right click left click right click left click ... RIGHT LEFT .. much better...*

YEAH THANKS A LOT MOM AND DAD
 
2009-06-05 01:02:13 PM
No, man, it's Up, Up, Down, Down, Left, Right, Left, Right, B, A, Start.
 
2009-06-05 01:59:49 PM
FARK DRUDGE!
 
2009-06-05 02:28:12 PM
NICKEL, DIME, QUARTER!
 
2009-06-05 03:10:25 PM
All I could think of was the Garfield Halloween special. At 7:12 I swear he says "ahhh, shiat, fark it!"

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