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(Daily Mail)   Thirty-four-year-old woman falls at work, erases twenty years of memory (w/pics)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 83
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2012-08-09 02:18:32 AM  
Just hit her in the head again, she'll be fine.

/What?
//It works on TV!
 
2012-08-09 02:21:54 AM  
A 34 year old woman that thinks she's 14? Are you instantly a pervert if you bang her?
 
2012-08-09 02:22:04 AM  

ladyfortuna: Just hit her in the head again, she'll be fine.

/What?
//It works on TV!


Hell, it even works in you're under Loki's thrall.

/still better than that mess called DKR
 
2012-08-09 02:22:16 AM  
Um.

TFA: The last thing Miss Delaney, 55, remembers is putting her young son and daughter to bed in the early Nineties as a 34-year-old
 
2012-08-09 02:24:53 AM  
That's a hard 34.

The My Little Pony Killer: TFA: The last thing Miss Delaney, 55, remembers is putting her young son and daughter to bed in the early Nineties as a 34-year-old


Or this.
 
2012-08-09 02:26:40 AM  
I think she's faking it...
 
2012-08-09 02:28:01 AM  
She is a qualified nurse with a degree in psychology and gave university lectures on behavioural psychology before the fall, but now fears she will never work again.

Losing my mental faculties is my greatest fear. I'm absolutely useless at every job that doesn't involve sitting on my ass and thinking, so if my brain goes I'll be unemployable.
 
2012-08-09 02:33:33 AM  
And I believe this, because it's The Mail.

WTF is w all the Mail links on here? USA Today. The Daily Fail. What's next, The Enquirer?

I love it when a site created to poke fun at media becomes its tool. It's ok though, sell your country, your people, out, as long as you make a buck.
 
2012-08-09 02:34:32 AM  

Bondith: She is a qualified nurse with a degree in psychology and gave university lectures on behavioural psychology before the fall, but now fears she will never work again.

Losing my mental faculties is my greatest fear. I'm absolutely useless at every job that doesn't involve sitting on my ass and thinking, so if my brain goes I'll be unemployable.


My sister is an English professor specializing in Victorian literature (or something like that, I'm not 100% clear). She was in a bad bicycle accident in 2009 which left her with a subdural hematoma, one week in ICU, another in general admission, and six weeks in a rehabilitation hospital. She doesn't remember anything about us visiting or being at the hospital until a few weeks into the rehab. She's mostly recovered, and has been back teaching for a year, but she still subs out words sometimes and has probably 30% more difficulty preparing for classes/grading and writing her dissertation.

It's scary to watch and she gets super frustrated at times. Protect your melon =/
 
2012-08-09 02:38:57 AM  
The next time one of you folks calls me a troglodyte based on my nationality (USA), I'm just going to remind you that the Mail and the Sun are your two most popular newspapers.

That is all.
 
2012-08-09 02:41:26 AM  
It's an homage.

assets0.ordienetworks.com
 
2012-08-09 02:42:14 AM  

The My Little Pony Killer: Um.

TFA: The last thing Miss Delaney, 55, remembers is putting her young son and daughter to bed in the early Nineties as a 34-year-old


Every time a submission of mine is rejected, I remember that headlines like this get greenlit every day.

So I've pretty much stopped submitting headlines to Fark.
 
2012-08-09 02:47:11 AM  

Bondith: She is a qualified nurse with a degree in psychology and gave university lectures on behavioural psychology before the fall, but now fears she will never work again.

Losing my mental faculties is my greatest fear. I'm absolutely useless at every job that doesn't involve sitting on my ass and thinking, so if my brain goes I'll be unemployable.


Can't lose what you don't have ;-)

/ I keed
 
2012-08-09 02:49:21 AM  

Cornelius Dribble: Every time a submission of mine is rejected, I remember that headlines like this get greenlit every day.


I'm not saying the Daily Mail pays Fark to link its shiatty articles with shiatty headlines, but I'm at a loss for any other explanation for why we get so many of them.
 
2012-08-09 02:51:20 AM  
After one of my jaw surgeries left my mouth so sore it hurt too much to eat, I just stopped eating for about a week.

I found out that if you stop eating, your liver goes on vacation, and if you take SSRI's, they can build up in your blood stream and do really funky crap to your brain.

20 years seems to be a popular period of time to lose. I drove home to a place I had not lived in since the 90's, and then spent a couple weeks in the psych ward.

/Was fine after a few days on IV fluids and vitamins, but it took 12 days after that to get out of the psych ward.
 
2012-08-09 02:54:40 AM  

Shadow Blasko: After one of my jaw surgeries left my mouth so sore it hurt too much to eat, I just stopped eating for about a week.

I found out that if you stop eating, your liver goes on vacation, and if you take SSRI's, they can build up in your blood stream and do really funky crap to your brain.

20 years seems to be a popular period of time to lose. I drove home to a place I had not lived in since the 90's, and then spent a couple weeks in the psych ward.

/Was fine after a few days on IV fluids and vitamins, but it took 12 days after that to get out of the psych ward.



Gee, hallucinogens taken daily cause weirdness? Who woulda thought?

Real question is, what else is that crap doing to you?

No wonder American Idol is number one in USA, half the country is tripping balls on feel good hallucinogens.
 
2012-08-09 03:00:15 AM  
I remember reading about someone where amnesia was more than just forgetting memories. She essentially could not remember what it was to exist. The concepts of existence, the passing of time, life and death, cold vs. hot, literally everything was just gone. She lost the very core of everything. Wish I could find the article, it was just incredible.
 
2012-08-09 03:01:40 AM  

unicron702: I remember reading about someone where amnesia was more than just forgetting memories. She essentially could not remember what it was to exist. The concepts of existence, the passing of time, life and death, cold vs. hot, literally everything was just gone. She lost the very core of everything. Wish I could find the article, it was just incredible.


So, she forgot about giving up the butt? Bet her hubby was happy, for a night at least.
 
2012-08-09 03:02:15 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: After one of my jaw surgeries left my mouth so sore it hurt too much to eat, I just stopped eating for about a week.

I found out that if you stop eating, your liver goes on vacation, and if you take SSRI's, they can build up in your blood stream and do really funky crap to your brain.

20 years seems to be a popular period of time to lose. I drove home to a place I had not lived in since the 90's, and then spent a couple weeks in the psych ward.

/Was fine after a few days on IV fluids and vitamins, but it took 12 days after that to get out of the psych ward.


Gee, hallucinogens taken daily cause weirdness? Who woulda thought?

Real question is, what else is that crap doing to you?

No wonder American Idol is number one in USA, half the country is tripping balls on feel good hallucinogens.


Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.
 
2012-08-09 03:07:43 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.



You ever wonder WHY that is?
 
2012-08-09 03:12:44 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.


You ever wonder WHY that is?


No, I already know why that is. No need to wonder.
 
2012-08-09 03:21:53 AM  
It's actually pretty scary just how easily the brain can get farked - doesn't have to be major physical trauma, but things like

Capgras delusion (friends and family replaced by alien replicas)
Cotard delusion (I'm really dead)

in which victims are immune to any argument because they're certain they are right

then stuff that shows how little free will we have and how easily we are manipulated

false memory implantation
cognitive dissonance
etc etc

and even without approaching religious beliefs
 
2012-08-09 03:29:56 AM  
seems legit
 
2012-08-09 03:35:28 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.


You ever wonder WHY that is?

No, I already know why that is. No need to wonder.



Then you know you're tripping all day, every day, right? That you are taking a drug which alters your perception of the world around, and in, you? I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.

Dope to keep the people quiet.
 
2012-08-09 03:48:35 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.


You ever wonder WHY that is?

No, I already know why that is. No need to wonder.


Then you know you're tripping all day, every day, right? That you are taking a drug which alters your perception of the world around, and in, you? I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.

Dope to keep the people quiet.


Actually, it's just the opposite, but whatever gets you through the day.
 
2012-08-09 04:06:48 AM  

Shadow Blasko: Actually, it's just the opposite, but whatever gets you through the day.



So, you are saying that anti-depressants DON'T alter perception? What then? They just unlock the hidden you?

Dope fiends and stooges for the corporatists.
 
2012-08-09 04:07:10 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: .

WTF is w all the Mail links on here? USA Today. The Daily Fail. What's next, The Enquirer?

I love it when a site created to poke fun at media becomes its tool. It's ok though, sell your country, your people, out, as long as you make a buck.


I came in to say something similar, but you got it covered.

It's neither news nor funny.
 
2012-08-09 04:12:25 AM  

bakarocket: It's neither news nor funny.



We call it propaganda where I come from. I guess ol' Drew done got himself moved into the house and he just gotta go alongs wit dem now.
 
2012-08-09 04:17:21 AM  

bakarocket: Captain_Ballbeard: .

WTF is w all the Mail links on here? USA Today. The Daily Fail. What's next, The Enquirer?

I love it when a site created to poke fun at media becomes its tool. It's ok though, sell your country, your people, out, as long as you make a buck.

I came in to say something similar, but you got it covered.

It's neither news nor funny.




Nice handle, btw. Grew up near the SAC Museum, used to hang out there a lot. The Baka rocket was something I couldn't stop marveling over, my favorite exhibit by far. It was the first thing that really made me ask, "WTF is wrong with people?"
 
2012-08-09 04:18:00 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.



I don't know what is up with your brain, but no matter which anti-depressants I have been on the trees look exactly like trees have always looked.

/maybe I am being trolled
 
2012-08-09 04:19:46 AM  

Nidiot: Captain_Ballbeard: I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.


I don't know what is up with your brain, but no matter which anti-depressants I have been on the trees look exactly like trees have always looked.

/maybe I am being trolled


Ever looked at trees while on acid or shrooms?
 
2012-08-09 04:21:21 AM  

Nidiot: Captain_Ballbeard: I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.


I don't know what is up with your brain, but no matter which anti-depressants I have been on the trees look exactly like trees have always looked.

/maybe I am being trolled



Of course, a hit of acid doesn't take two weeks to have an effect. ADs are built up slowly, it makes it easier for the subject that way, and doesn't fark with his productivity.
 
2012-08-09 04:24:39 AM  
My 39 year old sister just fell in the shower due to a stroke. Well, they still aren't sure if the fall caused the stroke or the stroke caused the fall.

My mom has been sitting there with her every day since, watching her progress from total confusion to child-like learning to random memory rebuilding to short term retention to recognizing her own children. It's quite harrowing and the lighthearted play here actually makes me not feel horrible about it for a second.
 
2012-08-09 04:25:13 AM  
I have a friend like this as well.. lost all memeroies from 2nd year of high school til about 2 years ago (15 years or so). Its definitely strange...
 
2012-08-09 04:25:48 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: What's next, The Enquirer?


Why not? Wednesday there was a greenlight on a HuffPo piece about an Enquirer story. Because it's trashy to link to the Enquirer, but watering it down a level further away from their source makes it OK.
 
2012-08-09 04:28:18 AM  

ToeKnee666: My 39 year old sister just fell in the shower due to a stroke. Well, they still aren't sure if the fall caused the stroke or the stroke caused the fall.

My mom has been sitting there with her every day since, watching her progress from total confusion to child-like learning to random memory rebuilding to short term retention to recognizing her own children. It's quite harrowing and the lighthearted play here actually makes me not feel horrible about it for a second.


Of course, this is my life so The Sun wasn't there. Nor the Mail.
 
2012-08-09 04:30:54 AM  
I deeply sympathize with this poor, unfortunate woman's plight.
 
2012-08-09 04:31:54 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Captain_Ballbeard: What's next, The Enquirer?

Why not? Wednesday there was a greenlight on a HuffPo piece about an Enquirer story. Because it's trashy to link to the Enquirer, but watering it down a level further away from their source makes it OK.



That is the FOX/Limbaugh Model. Limbaugh says something outrageous and indefensible. Then Fox can report on the "reaction".
 
2012-08-09 04:35:18 AM  

Gunther: I'm not saying the Daily Mail pays Fark to link its shiatty articles with shiatty headlines, but I'm at a loss for any other explanation for why we get so many of them.


Because the Daily Mail is an easy source of distorted stories which are ripe for Fark embellishment. As a general rule the Mail makes up its stories using events merely as a framing device for whatever agenda they're trying to promote. Fark has become the Mail's biatch, supplying this BS to a wider audience than it deserves.

It wouldn't hurt to put a quota on articles emanating from there, or at least weed out all the "nanny state" drivel which provides such lazy headline fodder for submitters.
 
2012-08-09 04:37:42 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Nidiot: Captain_Ballbeard: I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.


I don't know what is up with your brain, but no matter which anti-depressants I have been on the trees look exactly like trees have always looked.

/maybe I am being trolled

Ever looked at trees while on acid or shrooms?


Never having ever taken acid or shrooms I have no idea what trees look like under those influences, just that trees look the same for me now as they looked when I was not on any antidepressants. I've not been on Paxil either, so maybe Paxil is a better drug, since at least is does something. Personally I am beginning to suspect a lot of antidepressants do sweet f**k all.
 
2012-08-09 04:38:06 AM  
I can't be the only one here who's thought amensia could be fun. Also, a nice mid-range long coma.

A coma would be cool. I hate people, and I like to nap.
 
2012-08-09 04:40:29 AM  

Nidiot: Never having ever taken acid or shrooms I have no idea what trees look like under those influences, just that trees look the same for me now as they looked when I was not on any antidepressants. I've not been on Paxil either, so maybe Paxil is a better drug, since at least is does something. Personally I am beginning to suspect a lot of antidepressants do sweet f**k all.



No, they are powerful hallucinogens. They do something. But they do it slowly, insidiously. It takes weeks for the levels to ramp up to the point where they are effective. The whole Frog In Boiling Water thing.

Get off the corporate dope. Take some good acid and look at some trees. Then get back on the corporate dope and you will see it.
 
2012-08-09 04:55:48 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Nidiot: Never having ever taken acid or shrooms I have no idea what trees look like under those influences, just that trees look the same for me now as they looked when I was not on any antidepressants. I've not been on Paxil either, so maybe Paxil is a better drug, since at least is does something. Personally I am beginning to suspect a lot of antidepressants do sweet f**k all.


No, they are powerful hallucinogens. They do something. But they do it slowly, insidiously. It takes weeks for the levels to ramp up to the point where they are effective. The whole Frog In Boiling Water thing.

Get off the corporate dope. Take some good acid and look at some trees. Then get back on the corporate dope and you will see it.


Been on antidepressants for years now, I think my levels must have been reached. But I take it you are saying I need to have a separate hallucinogenic experience first before I can see that antidepressants are hallucinogenic because the change is so slow I am just incorrectly assuming trees have always looked like this. What if I drew what I see as a tree now and showed it to someone, would they look at my drawing and say "wtf are you on acid or something"? (btw I trained as a commercial artist and yes I can draw)
 
2012-08-09 05:11:25 AM  

Nidiot: Been on antidepressants for years now, I think my levels must have been reached. But I take it you are saying I need to have a separate hallucinogenic experience first before I can see that antidepressants are hallucinogenic because the change is so slow I am just incorrectly assuming trees have always looked like this. What if I drew what I see as a tree now and showed it to someone, would they look at my drawing and say "wtf are you on acid or something"? (btw I trained as a commercial artist and yes I can draw)



It can't be explained, or put down on paper. Just stay sober, draw a normal tree as best you can then show it to people who are tripping.
 
2012-08-09 05:20:49 AM  
ToeKnee666: My 39 year old sister just fell in the shower due to a stroke. Well, they still aren't sure if the fall caused the stroke or the stroke caused the fall.

My mom has been sitting there with her every day since, watching her progress from total confusion to child-like learning to random memory rebuilding to short term retention to recognizing her own children. It's quite harrowing and the lighthearted play here actually makes me not feel horrible about it for a second.


oh no, that's horrible.
39 is rather young for a stroke, isn't it?
 
2012-08-09 05:31:45 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: It can't be explained, or put down on paper


...OK. Have you ever considered the possibility that you're just crazy?
 
2012-08-09 05:45:37 AM  

Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Captain_Ballbeard: Shadow Blasko: Who the fark is hallucinating on SSRI's?

In fact, it's pretty close to impossible to hallucinate on street drugs if you ARE taking SSRI's.


You ever wonder WHY that is?

No, I already know why that is. No need to wonder.


Then you know you're tripping all day, every day, right? That you are taking a drug which alters your perception of the world around, and in, you? I had a doc put me on Paxil once, over stomach issues lol. A couple of weeks later I was wondering why the trees looked like trees did when I took acid. Then I noticed that the nightly news didn't enrage me any more.

Dope to keep the people quiet.


Look here pal, I'm incredibly paranoid about anything, and even I think you're way overreacting. Calm the fark down.
 
2012-08-09 05:48:44 AM  

Gunther: ...OK. Have you ever considered the possibility that you're just crazy?


I'm thinking more asshole spectrum disorder than crazy in this case.
 
2012-08-09 06:18:01 AM  

robohobo: I can't be the only one here who's thought amensia could be fun. Also, a nice mid-range long coma.

A coma would be cool. I hate people, and I like to nap.


I have instructed every girlfriend that in the event of a coma there must be a DNS order.

/Do Not Shave.
//Yeah baby.
 
2012-08-09 06:18:48 AM  
make the most of every week, if not every day. brain damage is only a fall down the stairs or a fender bender away. mental illness may be lying dormant within you, waiting to present and make your life a living hell.

i was one of those co-workers who others would tease about wanting to read my manifesto, or making remarks about when i start shooting people from the top of the building to only wing them in the shoulder to make it look good in front of the others. this never made sense to me. if you really thought the guy in the next cubicle was a ticking time bomb, would you bust his balls about it? seems like asking for trouble to me.

i finally had a breakdown in the workplace. i was sent home, never to return to my employer of 13 years. that day began a really long road eventually leading toward becoming semi-functional again. i was diagnosed with a grocery list of psychiatric ailments, with bi-polar disorder at the top of the Hit Parade. in the early days i was on12 different meds. life became so horrible i realized i could not go on that way, and it made perfect sense to me to kill myself. this is how i learned that when you are really trying to kill yourself you are no longer in your right mind. obviously i farked that up, c'est la vie.

i've been on a cocktail of psych meds for years. my wife grew tired of seeing me sleep my life away long ago, and she has since cultivated a very busy, active social life with co-worker friends to the point where she is only home to sleep on workday nights. my marriage has become a loveless shell of a mockery of matrimony. i don't blame her. she deserves to have a life. i'm lucky she didn't divorce me years ago and leave me without insurance and homeless.

what i miss the most is being myself. the meds are supposed to take the extreme highs and lows off of the roller-coaster ride that my life is, but they don't. i gained a crapload of weight and i have huge biatchtit manboobs. it hurts my eyes to go outside and i can't expose my skin to the sun without getting long lasting discoloration/blotches. i cry hard several times a week for whatever reason. i had to get false teeth because they became ruined from the meds. and i still have problems with insomnia, which is becoming increasingly painful as i get older. it was so much easier when i was younger and could go without sleep for days. but the worst thing is not being able to work (huge side effects from the meds).

i don't contribute a paycheck to the household as i used to and that has seemed to make me have no value in my wifes eyes. that's what hurts the most. i know she doesn't want me here anymore. what pisses me off is that for the bulk of my adult life i was able to function (as in hold a full time job and pay taxes, contribute to society) when i was self-medicating with alcohol and street drugs. going the insurance route with lots of PhD's and medications i now only have enough energy to do housework and chores a few days a week. otherwise i have NO energy, or i've crashed & burned and sleep 24-48 hours.

sorry for rambling, i guess its therapeutic for me to just type away. if you're enjoying good health please make the most of it. no one knows what tomorrow may bring, so make today count.
 
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