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(News.com.au)   Can't remember your PIN? Or the name of that film you love? Or why you just walked into the kitchen? You may be suffering from Busy Lifestyle Syndrome   (news.com.au) divider line 67
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2012-12-30 08:38:46 PM  
BLS = mostly BS
 
2012-12-30 09:00:35 PM  

phlegmmo: BLS = mostly BS


Only 2/3 BS. It's also 1/3 L.
 
2012-12-30 11:24:08 PM  
I was just peeking in to look for "PIN number" rage.  Not yet.
 
2012-12-30 11:26:37 PM  
or you just might be stupid.

/personal identification number number!
 
2012-12-30 11:27:47 PM  
There it is!
 
2012-12-31 12:40:52 AM  
I'm sorry, the only BLS I recognize is the one fronted by Zakk Wylde.

And the kirchen thing is explained by Silence.
 
2012-12-31 12:41:27 AM  
Kitchen.
 
2012-12-31 12:41:30 AM  

Bucky Katt: or you just might be stupid.

/personal identification number number!


But don't you hate it when you forget it at the ATM machine?
 
2012-12-31 01:35:42 AM  
Or you could have...Squirrel!
 
2012-12-31 02:13:49 AM  
"Stupidity; that's a learning disorder, isn't it?" ~ Tony Soprano
 
2012-12-31 02:14:59 AM  
imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-12-31 03:26:12 AM  

ktybear: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x601]


I want to print a thousand copies of that and send it to the people that run our computer systems.
 
2012-12-31 04:17:55 AM  
Sounds more like CRS: Can't Remember shiat
 
2012-12-31 04:17:58 AM  
Wow. This whole time I though I just drank too much sometimes. Well, I guess the party is back on!

YAY!

/staggers to liquor cabinet
 
2012-12-31 04:23:42 AM  
Or it could be the 7 and half pounds of weed I smoked in 2012.
 
2012-12-31 04:27:23 AM  
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2012-12-31 04:29:52 AM  
That damn room-to-room blanking.

Move to the next room to do something = near guarantee of instant amnesia of what I was going to do. DUUUUR what did I come in here for??
Go back into the other room = OH YEAH! I needed to get the thing!
Go back to the next room with the thing in it = DUUUUR what did I come in here for??

I need a house without any doors or walls.
 
2012-12-31 04:35:53 AM  
I knew I had something. Give me morphine!
 
2012-12-31 04:45:25 AM  
"Problems recognising faces, colours, shapes and words."
imageshack.us
 
2012-12-31 04:54:57 AM  
I thought you forgot what you meant to go in the kitchen for because it relied on the context of your previous surroundings or some shiat.
 
2012-12-31 04:56:53 AM  
Or it's...um...wait...what were we talking about?
 
2012-12-31 05:00:48 AM  
Or, as I call it, sometimers.

/I'm here all week
//Try your waitress
///Tip the veal
 
2012-12-31 05:01:09 AM  
Anyone with the problems listed in TFA may forget they need to seek help. This needs a solution!
 
2012-12-31 05:06:59 AM  
Wow, they have a name for everything now days. Recently someone said I had "Chronic Social Inhabition" because I refused to acknowledge them whenever they walked by. I just told them I don't care.
 
2012-12-31 05:11:11 AM  
I thought my memory problems were due to Old Drunk Syndrome.
 
2012-12-31 05:11:42 AM  
I can never remember the meetings with my parole officer.
 
2012-12-31 05:17:09 AM  
I can't remember anthing, dammit!
Where are my pants?
 
2012-12-31 05:22:07 AM  
Hm, I have an insanely busy lifestyle and I remember all kinds of shiat. Just not stuff I don't give a rat's ass about.
 
2012-12-31 05:30:49 AM  
I must say, I exhibit quite a few of those symptoms. But, like other farkers in this thread, I attribute it to years of partying.
 
2012-12-31 05:46:48 AM  

phrawgh: I can never remember the meetings with my parole officer.


My first parole officer was the same way. He was mellow. Then Mrs. Whips and chains came in. I don't have a point here, but I'd rather deal with a mellow fellow all day long than some rule abiding nazi.
 
2012-12-31 05:52:41 AM  

Mitch Mitchell: phrawgh: I can never remember the meetings with my parole officer.

My first parole officer was the same way. He was mellow. Then Mrs. Whips and chains came in. I don't have a point here, but I'd rather deal with a mellow fellow all day long than some rule abiding nazi.


Maybe next time you'll think twice before urinating in the park late at night when (almost) no one is there to see it, then!
 
2012-12-31 05:55:02 AM  
It's a hell of a disease, right after restless leg synome.
 
2012-12-31 05:56:22 AM  

Relatively Obscure: I was just peeking in to look for "PIN number" rage.  Not yet.


I have a personal pin number myself.

I also have busy bls syndrome...
 
2012-12-31 06:37:57 AM  

Bucky Katt: or you just might be stupid.

/personal identification number number!


Or maybe you should smoke less dope.
 
2012-12-31 06:41:12 AM  

Temescal: phlegmmo: BLS = mostly BS

Only 2/3 BS. It's also 1/3 L.


The L is litres of alcohol consumed?

I once forgot my bank PIN for almost two weeks. That's what I blamed it on.
 
2012-12-31 07:06:48 AM  
At ths point, I', pretty sure psychologists are just making drunken bets on who can get the most ridiculous "syndrome" published.
 
2012-12-31 07:07:39 AM  
FTA: "researchers have invented a new malaise to describe this type of memory loss - Busy Lifestyle Syndrome (BLS)."

Will someone please, for the good of humanity, round up all the researchers, put them in a fenced in area, at the bottom of a deep pit, on an island, in some remote body of water, take away all their climbing rope, then claim to suffer from BLS so as to never to be able to locate the researchers again?
(they can have LCD tvs though to watch CNN)
If one climbs out, that's cool. At least they can be tracked easily. The rest can stay there with their busy lifestyles and other worthless studies.
www.expertcomics.com

And while we are at it, send everyone from MSNBC and FOX there too because they seem incapable of not reporting this crap.
.....and throw in Ann Curry.....abcnews.go.com.....and Matt Lauer just for good measure. encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Ok...that's enough for now.

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Happy New Year
 
2012-12-31 07:13:01 AM  
My PIN is 123456, the same as the combination on my luggage
 
2012-12-31 07:15:42 AM  
I forgot what I was gonna post here.
 
2012-12-31 07:19:53 AM  

Oznog: That damn room-to-room blanking.

Move to the next room to do something = near guarantee of instant amnesia of what I was going to do. DUUUUR what did I come in here for??
Go back into the other room = OH YEAH! I needed to get the thing!
Go back to the next room with the thing in it = DUUUUR what did I come in here for??

I need a house without any doors or walls.


That is the actual reason, according to some researchers, not these schmucks
 
2012-12-31 07:24:20 AM  
Yet another made up malady to help us shed even more accountability. Coming soon to an excuse bank near you:

* FCS (Fiscal Cliff Syndrome)
* UDS (Unprepared Disappointment Syndrome)
* EDS (Excellent Driver Syndrome)
* BRS (But Republican Syndrome)
* BDS (But Democrat Syndrome)
 
2012-12-31 07:26:38 AM  
It sounds to me like someone has observed normal distraction and forgetfulness, diagnosed it as if it were the forgetfulness that is an early symptom of Alzheimer's then put together a study to justify selling a new drug to the masses.

Of course, without a closer examination of the study I couldn't say for certain, but I do remain quite sceptical. Particularly as the conclusion states it as a new issue that didn't exist before but there don't appear to be any historical studies for comparison.
 
2012-12-31 07:28:54 AM  

ktybear: [imgs.xkcd.com image 740x601]


1000 guesses a second? Your IP address has just been added to my block list. Unless you are miraculously changing it every guess.
 
2012-12-31 07:35:22 AM  
BLS? Nope. CRS (can't remember sh*t)

Probably has something to do with the amount of alcohol and weed I consume. Having a drink now, about to go smoke out in the garage. Don't look at me like that, I just pulled a 12 hour shift. It's like 5:00 in the afternoon for me.
 
2012-12-31 07:35:27 AM  

HenryFnord: My PIN is 123456, the same as the combination on my luggage


You muss have fancy luggage. Mister "Six Digits Combo Lock". "Hey, Look at me with my six digit miniature luggage lock." Did you buy that at Sharper Image or from James Bond? I gotta know!

/Sp.
//es.
///cial
////ly drunk.
// yeah :)
 
2012-12-31 07:48:15 AM  
The other day, I lost count of how many sets of squats I'd done?
 
2012-12-31 07:51:44 AM  
In our house it's called, "Mama Syndrome," because I can remember the most useless trivia with damn near instant recall. But, something of any importance, like what is the name of that child standing in front of me, expecting breakfast, and I am off in the wilderness.

But I grew up, being called a combination of the first few letters of every older kid's name. Hey, BoMaJaKaUhYou, come here! It must be genetic.
 
2012-12-31 07:57:47 AM  
I'd argue exactly the opposite -- thanks to technology I don't have to remember anyone's phone numbers, my bank's website fills in the account numbers automatically and I only have to click in a search box and type "Sha" before it autofills with "Shaved Asian lesbians wrestling in a plexiglass tub of butterscotch pudding," even if it took a disturbingly long time to push "Sha Na Na" down the results list.

But, if nothing else, this article at least prepares us for the next round of MommyBlogs
 
2012-12-31 08:15:34 AM  
It's more "Stressed the fark out Syndrome".

Last year, I used my debit card in one store fine. Went next store, and blanked on the pin. Blanked hard enough, I never remembered it again, and had to go to the bank and change it.
 
2012-12-31 08:22:00 AM  
enjoy easy recall while you can. you may age and you will decay. you may get put on meds that will really piss you off as memory falls out your ear and runs out the door. nothing lasts forever. not even a Volvo.
 
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