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2012-10-27 08:22:56 AM
This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)
 
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2012-10-27 09:03:00 AM
This pretty much validates everything I've observed about grade school employees.
 
2012-10-27 09:07:44 AM
Sounds more like "birds of a feather flock together"; and when they do, they exacerbate each other's craziness.
 
2012-10-27 09:16:54 AM

Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)


You're obviously talking about Republicans, because science goes against the doctrine of Supply Side JesusTM

/good attempt though.
 
2012-10-27 09:26:28 AM
See: the movie "Bug".
 
2012-10-27 09:26:29 AM
This would explain the aliens that keep communicating to me through the television and radio. They are driving me crazy!
 
2012-10-27 09:26:40 AM
Explains the pol tab.
 
2012-10-27 09:28:09 AM

Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.) politics tab


FTFY
 
2012-10-27 09:41:30 AM
explains sports fans
 
2012-10-27 09:43:08 AM
This explains why my wife and I have such a healthy marriage.

//We met when she sent me anonymous death threats.
///I'm not actually joking.
 
2012-10-27 09:45:44 AM

ajgeek: Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)

You're obviously talking about Republicans, because science goes against the doctrine of Supply Side JesusTM

/good attempt though.


I think that was actually a quite perfect ad-lib describing politics. I think significant portions of our relationships with other humans are reactive in nature, so by that standard we define ourselves not by our own desires or beliefs, but rather by the desires and beliefs of others. Thus an individual may well not have any intrinsic values but may adopt or oppose the values of those around him.

Our sapience is imperfect in so many ways.

/i won't make any bones about it, i despise the republican party as-is
 
2012-10-27 09:52:13 AM
The author could have saved time by visiting the politics tab.
 
2012-10-27 09:52:16 AM

Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)


Done in one.
 
2012-10-27 10:12:40 AM

Makh: This explains the _penis_ political group.


Wait ... this MadLib doesn't make any sense.
 
2012-10-27 10:16:35 AM
Let's also remember our friend allophrenia.

//the cloud never lies
 
2012-10-27 10:26:32 AM
One more reason to not stick your dick in crazy or not let crazy stick its dick in you.
 
2012-10-27 10:27:47 AM
My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.
 
2012-10-27 10:27:52 AM
This very much reminds me of my mother and I relationship. I was raised in a fundie end times church with tons of 80's paranoia in Alaska. I then was pulled into homeschool for 6th-8th grades and socially isolated. I never quite came out of it totally, even after joining the military, the constant phone calls were like refreshers of crazy. Only a couple of years ago I cut off contact and my world became more realistic.

I was not prepared. It took a few years to hit bottom and finally get professional help. Still not well, but it takes time to completely redefine your existance.

Thank you, VA, for giving me time.

/don't support home schooling without state reps checking on the childs psych welfare
 
2012-10-27 10:41:57 AM

ModernLuddite: This explains why my wife and I have such a healthy marriage.

//We met when she sent me anonymous death threats.
///I'm not actually joking.


Brilliant. If at any point you want to upgrade to a more recent model you can shoot her, plant a knife and claim self defense, as you already have evidence against her.

/don't actually do this
 
2012-10-27 10:46:52 AM
Husbands and wives are one of the relationships commonly seen in shared psychotic disorder.

Reminds me of the Homolkas.


Sim Tree: Makh: This explains the _penis_ political group.

Wait ... this MadLib doesn't make any sense.


Isn't that just the Republican Party?
 
2012-10-27 10:47:22 AM

ajgeek: Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)

You're obviously talking about Republicans, because science goes against the doctrine of Supply Side JesusTM

/good attempt though.


Later today I'll probably be driving past the Institute for Creation Research. The problem with Makh's post isn't the use of the word science, it's the position of the blanks. The guys at the ICR would insist that what they do is science instead of propaganda. Although I bet you'd find touch of "shared psychotic delusion" there.

/The ICR is on my way from the massage parlors of Little Korea in Dallas.
 
2012-10-27 10:49:08 AM
img29.imageshack.us
 
2012-10-27 11:12:55 AM
see also: Randy Quaid
 
2012-10-27 11:17:38 AM

Too_many_Brians: This very much reminds me of my mother and I relationship. I was raised in a fundie end times church with tons of 80's paranoia in Alaska. I then was pulled into homeschool for 6th-8th grades and socially isolated. I never quite came out of it totally, even after joining the military, the constant phone calls were like refreshers of crazy. Only a couple of years ago I cut off contact and my world became more realistic.

I was not prepared. It took a few years to hit bottom and finally get professional help. Still not well, but it takes time to completely redefine your existance.

Thank you, VA, for giving me time.

/don't support home schooling without state reps checking on the childs psych welfare


Well, all i can say is we're all glad you mostly got out of that. Hope you get better :)
 
2012-10-27 11:23:07 AM
Folie a deux, one of those fun weird mental disorders.
 
2012-10-27 11:25:24 AM
www.superherostuff.com

Madness, as you know, is like gravity. All it takes is a little push.
 
2012-10-27 11:27:58 AM

I_C_Weener: Explains the pol tab.


AdamK: explains sports fans


explains this thread.

explains my comment
 
2012-10-27 11:35:27 AM
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2012-10-27 11:35:51 AM
all that's really necessary is social isolation and a difficult-to-break connection between the two people

Well, as long as they're happy together. They can just pretend everyone else is crazy.
 
2012-10-27 11:43:50 AM
*d'oh! I suffer from DNRTFA syndrome and thought I was actually contributing.
 
2012-10-27 12:28:36 PM

ajgeek: /good attempt though.


wildcardjack: /The ICR is on my way from the massage parlors of Little Korea in Dallas.


I know this isn't a popular opinion, but if I may as a scientist, explain that Democrats are sometimes too cheerleadery about certain scientists rather than looking at the actual research or results.

That being said, our climate is still changing. And we have a significant impact on many things. I'm glad our rivers are no longer burning.
 
2012-10-27 12:52:23 PM

orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.


You jave a child with Tourette's, and you can't spell it right?
 
2012-10-27 12:59:37 PM

LoneWolf343: orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.

You have a child with Tourette's, and you can't spell it right?


FTFM. Probably way to typo talking about someone else's spelling.

That's not what contagious means, either.
 
2012-10-27 03:21:24 PM

LoneWolf343: LoneWolf343: orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.

You have a child with Tourette's, and you can't spell it right?

FTFM. Probably way to typo talking about someone else's spelling.

That's not what contagious means, either.


That raised skepticism from me, too.
 
2012-10-27 04:17:24 PM
Pontypool
 
2012-10-27 04:41:26 PM

LoneWolf343: orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.

You jave a child with Tourette's, and you can't spell it right?


Not the same thing, and not at all funny, either:

www.itraveluk.co.uk

Turrets Syndrome can befall any home, so don't be smug about it. Many people find it a quaint novelty at first, but as you see, it can get out of control and become a real problem.
 
2012-10-27 04:44:41 PM
That's why I wear my bracelet, I don't want to be infected...

sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net
 
2012-10-27 06:22:18 PM
Can two people go crazy together? Is crazy contagious?

I find the question very tragically relevant.

One reason Parental Alienation Syndrome was rejected from the DSM is that it is a shared mental illness passed from one parent to the children.

"The bottom line - it is not a disorder within one individual," said Dr. Darrel Regier, vice chair of the task force drafting the manual. "It's a relationship problem - parent-child or parent-parent. Relationship problems per say are not mental disorders."
 
2012-10-27 07:41:24 PM

KellyX: That's why I wear my bracelet, I don't want to be infected...

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It's all fun and games until you fall asleep by the pool and someone "saves" you by stabbing you in the neck with an auto-injector of epinephrine.

/"it said he was allergic to pine nuts, and I smelled a trace of pesto. I've watched TV, I know what to do!"
 
2012-10-27 07:49:39 PM
I'M NOT CRAZY YOU'RE CRAZY!
 
2012-10-27 09:44:00 PM
This also explains how a person with a positive mindset, profound optimism, and all around good natured can greatly influence those around them as well. You have to think that if the crazy is contagious then the sanity is also contagious. I know I feel better getting away from it all to normal and sane people. Explains a lot, actually. Also makes perfect sense. It's less 'birds of a feather flock together' because instead of people of a similar mental disorder finding each other it's a person's nutty behavior rubbing off on someone else. I guess the Nazis had a whole lot of this going on.
 
2012-10-27 10:09:06 PM
Oh man, I love adlibs

Makh: This explains the dickbutt political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a Willow Smith. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and pineapples.)

 

I've had funnier. But this is the fickle nature of adlib humor.
 
2012-10-27 10:18:27 PM

Makh: ajgeek: /good attempt though.

wildcardjack: /The ICR is on my way from the massage parlors of Little Korea in Dallas.

I know this isn't a popular opinion, but if I may as a scientist, explain that Democrats are sometimes too cheerleadery about certain scientists rather than looking at the actual research or results.

That being said, our climate is still changing. And we have a significant impact on many things. I'm glad our rivers are no longer burning.


Both parties have a majority of people who still think a theory is still a hypothesis. I have no doubt this is because there is a miniscule percentage of scientists and engineers in Congress in general. All of them are lawyers. Every. bloody. one. If we had to listen to one thing. ONE THING our founding fathers had to say, it should have been that whole "keep your day job. Representation is a service, not a job."

Perhaps it's irony, but politicians have no business on Capitol Hill.
 
2012-10-27 10:30:52 PM
assets.nydailynews.com

I love this picture.
 
2012-10-27 11:23:32 PM

Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)


Done in one. Really excellent troll. The fanatics on both sides will think you are talking about them and they will all be mad at you. The good part? It is very probably actually true.
 
2012-10-27 11:27:51 PM

ajgeek: Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)

You're obviously talking about Republicans, because science goes against the doctrine of Supply Side JesusTM

/good attempt though.


And about Democrats since real scientific method goes against the cargo cult science of the Global Warming religion.
 
2012-10-27 11:33:03 PM

casual disregard: ajgeek: Makh: This explains the _________ political group. (I know they would say the same thing of me being a _______. But really, they are crazy due to their lack of adherence to reality by rejecting science and _________.)

You're obviously talking about Republicans, because science goes against the doctrine of Supply Side JesusTM

/good attempt though.

I think that was actually a quite perfect ad-lib describing politics. I think significant portions of our relationships with other humans are reactive in nature, so by that standard we define ourselves not by our own desires or beliefs, but rather by the desires and beliefs of others. Thus an individual may well not have any intrinsic values but may adopt or oppose the values of those around him.

Our sapience is imperfect in so many ways.

/i won't make any bones about it, i despise the republican party as-is


Eric Hoffer would like a congratulatory word with you. Link

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2012-10-27 11:37:16 PM

orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.


That sucks. My wife has it, so I feel your pain. She's treatable with Respiridone, and is good about taking her meds so the voices don't come back. What about your kid?
 
2012-10-27 11:41:13 PM

LoneWolf343: LoneWolf343: orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.

You have a child with Tourette's, and you can't spell it right?

FTFM. Probably way to typo talking about someone else's spelling.

That's not what contagious means, either.


I think that's the joke.
 
2012-10-28 01:37:49 AM

Just Another OC Homeless Guy: orclover: My oldest son (15), has severe schizophrenia (They list Autism till hes 16), Turrets, and a long list of other conditions. Contagious? Baby you got no farking idea how contagious crazy is.

That sucks. My wife has it, so I feel your pain. She's treatable with Respiridone, and is good about taking her meds so the voices don't come back. What about your kid?


My wife is on zyprexa instead of Respiridone, much cheaper and seems to work. She was prescribed Respiridone after her first hospitilization, and Zyprexa after the 2nd. Respiridone had the annoyance of having to increase dosage every 2 weeks, while the Zyprexa is 1 a day, and if the voices (she calls them 'thoughts') get bad she takes an extra tablet.

This damn article made me start to question my own sanity, for staying with her...
 
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