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(Yahoo)   Attention Male Farkers: Do you have trouble recognizing emotions in verbal language or a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic   (news.yahoo.com) divider line 90
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2012-11-12 09:10:36 AM  
That's kind of the point isn't it?
 
2012-11-12 09:16:39 AM  
Maybe problems with the latter, but not the former. However, I don't drink. Example: Whenever family members say "I love you" before ending a phone conversation, my response is, "You too."
 
2012-11-12 09:17:16 AM  
So it;s not the Aspergers, just the fact I'm Irish?
 
2012-11-12 09:24:31 AM  
Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.
 
2012-11-12 09:44:13 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


GET OUT OF MY HEAD. YOU SAID YOU WERE ONLY CRASHING FOR A FEW DAYS.
 
2012-11-12 09:50:39 AM  
I know it's Monday morning, but I don't have any appointments today. I was thinking bloody mary but I went with screwdriver instead. Hey, it's better than my nighttime go-to...straight scotch with a small water back if needed.

It was also a huge football day for me yesterday, with the Saints knocking the Falcons off their undefeated perch. You have to have a hangover remedy, and for me, it's more booze.

So yeah, I'm a (high-functioning) alcoholic. Wanna fight about it?

/dnrtfa
 
2012-11-12 10:21:38 AM  
Probably?
 
2012-11-12 10:34:10 AM  
I can detect vocal cues, I just don't care. Same for empathy.
 
2012-11-12 10:42:32 AM  
They determined this using reading. So maybe alcoholics are bad readers.
 
2012-11-12 10:56:54 AM  
I just use emoticons ;-)
 
2012-11-12 10:57:04 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


So what happens if you're an alcoholic sociopath? Do they cancel each other out, or have we just solved the mystery of Mitt Romney?
 
2012-11-12 10:57:19 AM  
This may be the only time last week's SNL broke a news story before Fark.
 
2012-11-12 10:58:05 AM  
Actually, I think you're just an average male. You'll probably be ok.
 
2012-11-12 10:58:45 AM  
Sh...sho wha? Fuggoff.
 
2012-11-12 11:00:46 AM  
And my parents said I would never amount to anything.
 
2012-11-12 11:01:10 AM  

a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic
Republican


*runs away*
 
2012-11-12 11:02:15 AM  
And I'm probably not going to do anything about it. rewardslink.info
 
2012-11-12 11:02:44 AM  
SHUT UP AND GRAB ME ANOTHER BEER!
 
2012-11-12 11:03:05 AM  
44 men, 22 drunks and 22, er, not-drunks, make a study?

I want one of them grants.
 
2012-11-12 11:03:35 AM  
This (besides FAS) is why the Islamists proscribe recreational EtOH.
 
2012-11-12 11:04:00 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic Republican


*runs away*


Oh for Christ's sale, run back to the politics tab, please. THE ELECTION IS OVER.
 
2012-11-12 11:04:49 AM  
I wonder what a small European looks like? One thing is sure: they study.
 
2012-11-12 11:06:22 AM  
I think this applies to all straight males, not just alcoholics. As a guy, I don't really care too much about other people's emotions or underlying motivations. As someone who communicates directly and says what they mean, I want to be treated the same way. I don't have time for, what is in my view, nonsensical bullshiat.

Tell me what you mean and what you want directly; if you don't, then only you are to blame for any miscommunication.
 
2012-11-12 11:07:23 AM  

Solty Dog: I can detect vocal cues, I just don't care. Same for empathy.


In other words, alcoholics are honey badgers
 
2012-11-12 11:09:01 AM  

kiwimoogle84


Oh for Christ's sale, run back to the politics tab, please. THE ELECTION IS OVER.


1) It should have been obvious that it was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Sorry you missed it.

2) I do not visit the Politics tab. There is concentrated idiocy in there and I don't want to get any on my shoes.

3) I am aware that the election is over. I am also happy with the results.
 
2012-11-12 11:10:59 AM  
Wow that is good news
 
2012-11-12 11:11:42 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


You could be an alcoholic sociopath.
 
2012-11-12 11:11:51 AM  
oh thank god, I thought I was just an asshole
 
2012-11-12 11:15:08 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

Oh for Christ's sale, run back to the politics tab, please. THE ELECTION IS OVER.


1) It should have been obvious that it was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Sorry you missed it.

2) I do not visit the Politics tab. There is concentrated idiocy in there and I don't want to get any on my shoes.

3) I am aware that the election is over. I am also happy with the results.


I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.

*fingertips to temples* Never mind.

Back to the alcoholic thing...
 
2012-11-12 11:16:04 AM  
What of you are like me, trouble recognizing verbal emotion and lack of empathy but drinks less than a beer a month?
 
2012-11-12 11:17:39 AM  

NowhereMon: That's kind of the point isn't it?


I'll drink to that
 
2012-11-12 11:17:56 AM  
I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
i58.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-12 11:18:15 AM  

Great Janitor: What of you are like me, trouble recognizing verbal emotion and lack of empathy but drinks less than a beer a month?


An Alcoholic that hasn't lived up to his potential?
 
2012-11-12 11:19:36 AM  
Well I feel empathy for the beer that I'm drinking. I realize that it'll soon be gone and thru unseen processes will turn into urine and be excreted and flushed.
 
2012-11-12 11:20:10 AM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: oh thank god, I thought I was just an asshole


My Grandpa always said be a hard-ass. Now I don't know if I'm a dick, a hard-ass or a drunk.

/all of the above?
 
2012-11-12 11:20:59 AM  

kiwimoogle84


I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.


Aw rats, I broke Fark's multi-year streak of keeping every single thread 100% on-topic. Sorry, guys.

And the reason was that "it was a joke".

:-| 

PS Tongue-IN-cheek. In. Not 'and'.
 
2012-11-12 11:22:04 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


Great! Now I"m a sociopathic alcoholic, I was just an alcoholic before, with a few more psychological discoveries I could be a world leader.
 
2012-11-12 11:22:21 AM  

pjbreeze: Well I feel empathy for the beer that I'm drinking. I realize that it'll soon be gone and thru unseen processes will turn into urine and be excreted and flushed.


I just teared up a bit. That was heart wrenching.
 
2012-11-12 11:23:03 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
[i58.photobucket.com image 850x637]


drunks don't generally have wine collections if you drink too much wine or scotch or fine booze, that just means you love life. if you drink too much $5 a gallon vodka, then you are a drunk.
 
2012-11-12 11:23:48 AM  
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-11-12 11:25:35 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.


Aw rats, I broke Fark's multi-year streak of keeping every single thread 100% on-topic. Sorry, guys.

And the reason was that "it was a joke".

:-| 

PS Tongue-IN-cheek. In. Not 'and'.


I'm aware of the phrase. Pardon the typo. I was typing fast. Excuuuse me.



By the way Satanic Hamster, you win at life. Nice wine cellar-er, wine room.
 
2012-11-12 11:26:54 AM  
Were the alcoholics....Americans?


/ducks
 
2012-11-12 11:26:59 AM  

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.


You're not an alcoholic. Those are full.
 
2012-11-12 11:28:17 AM  

pute kisses like a man: Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
[i58.photobucket.com image 850x637]

drunks don't generally have wine collections if you drink too much wine or scotch or fine booze, that just means you love life. if you drink too much $5 a gallon vodka, then you are a drunk.


You leave my Barton vodka out of this!
 
2012-11-12 11:30:01 AM  
I can recognize and be empathetic when I'm not busy not giving a shiat.
 
2012-11-12 11:30:52 AM  

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.


Aw rats, I broke Fark's multi-year streak of keeping every single thread 100% on-topic. Sorry, guys.

And the reason was that "it was a joke".

:-| 

PS Tongue-IN-cheek. In. Not 'and'.


stickerish.com
 
2012-11-12 11:31:44 AM  

Great Janitor: What of you are like me, trouble recognizing verbal emotion and lack of empathy but drinks less than a beer a month?


Well then you're just a horrible person
 
2012-11-12 11:32:49 AM  

kiwimoogle84


Excuuuse me.


Tell you what: how about we agree that Steve Martin has been responsible for some good comedic material during his career?
 
2012-11-12 11:34:27 AM  
u could just take Ecstasy like Jenny McCarthy and have sex with trees. there's your empathy

kastatic.com
 
2012-11-12 11:34:36 AM  

willfullyobscure


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*sees pic*

*chuckles*

*clicks 'Funny' button*
 
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