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2013-01-11 11:51:54 AM  
I'd hit it like the knuckles of a CalTech professor.
 
2013-01-11 11:52:35 AM  

BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


Asperger's no longer exists in the DRM, so technically Fox got it right. Although, you are probably correct on their real intent.
 
2013-01-11 11:56:58 AM  

Carn: Thunderpipes: Nothing a smack in the face would not cure. 99.5% of all childhood mental illness is just lack of discipline. The rest is full retard.

That's brilliant jackass.


Truth hurt?

Here is a trophy, because you deserve it, and I want you to have self-esteem.
 
2013-01-11 12:00:44 PM  

drew is pedal: Is autistic the same as retarded?


The second half of your comment aside, I'll answer your question seriously: Autism appears to be, at base, a difference in sensory wiring that can confer mild benefits on the low end (such as the ability to be aware of lots of detail without requiring much attention) but on the severe end keeps the brain from being able to integrate all the input that's coming in and make sense of it (and much of the oddly-called-out "stereotypical behavior" in autistics is an effort to reduce the amount of information coming in by organizing the external world or producing sensory patterns that the brain can then smooth out).

It's apparently completely independent of intelligence per se, and some world-class geniuses can be so affected that they don't notice sexual appeal until it's pointed out to them in their 30s (Paul Dirac) while it's very likely that a significant segment of mildly-affected individuals of somewhat below-average intelligence who just have trouble reading social cues end up in trouble with The System because they're perceived as defiant or belligerent when they simply are oblivious to how they're coming across.
 
2013-01-11 12:02:12 PM  

blatz514: [entretenimento.r7.com image 850x1276]


Aw... still cute, but disappointed about the fake blue eyes...

rubi_con_man: This just in :

Men generally have only a marginal interest about the internal beings that inhabit the boob-and-vagina life support systems they use for masturbation.


Troll or asshole?
 
2013-01-11 12:05:14 PM  
She has nice shoulders.I'd hit it and make her mom watch.
 
2013-01-11 12:10:09 PM  
I like to see her O_o face.
 
2013-01-11 12:13:23 PM  
So what does she do? Paint? Chalk? Pencils? Watercolor? Fox fails to conclude the point yet again.
 
2013-01-11 12:20:11 PM  
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2013-01-11 12:20:16 PM  
www.krtv.com

I'd sleep with her, but people would just think I was farking retarded.
 
2013-01-11 12:21:02 PM  

cretinbob: Meh. Wake me up when the first Tourettes contestant is on.


"What do we want?"
"A cure for Tourettes!"
"When do we want it?
"Ass caulk!"
 
2013-01-11 12:22:45 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: sprawl15: ***snip***


Is your godson's name Charles Wallace, by any chance? Also, where do you live so I can avoid drinking the water there?
 
2013-01-11 12:32:09 PM  

The Angry Hand of God: I am growing so tired about hearing about people with autism, ADD, ADHD, Asperger's, etc. Can't people just stop making up names for these so-called "conditions," and take some responsibility? I get it, you are socially awkward. When I was a kid, that would just mean that you gotten beat up here and there, but you would just go home as the beaten up weird kid, not some completely dysfunctional, Ritalin popping mess with some poorly diagnosed trendy "disease" caused by getting too many vaccinations.


Hey farkface, what responsibility? It's in their farking genes, Go tell a person with Parkinson's to stop shaking. Just because something was recently discovered. In the middle ages they called Leprosy Hansen's disease, does that mean people didn't have Leprosy because they didn't understand the disease or have a name until later on? Same with Autism, it isn't new, it's finally being understood.

/ps, the term Autism has been used for 100 years, it isn't something new
 
2013-01-11 12:32:10 PM  
What an autistic beauty pageant contestant might look like:

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2013-01-11 12:32:24 PM  

puckrock2000: She does have an odd speech impediment - does she say "elk therapist" at 0:47?


She does, but then she's from Montana, so I don't think that was a speech impediment. She really does see an elk for therapy.
 
2013-01-11 12:33:12 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [www.krtv.com image 588x431]

I'd sleep with her, but people would just think I was farking retarded.


Slow clap.
 
2013-01-11 12:33:40 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


So she's annoying, but doesn't have any mental superpowers.
 
2013-01-11 12:36:15 PM  
img267.imageshack.us

And that's why we lose international pageants
 
2013-01-11 12:37:00 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [i47.tinypic.com image 639x342]

Which one's autistic?


The one on the right is autistic.
The one on the left is farking retarded.
 
2013-01-11 12:38:41 PM  

kroonermanblack: pute kisses like a man: dletter: Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.

I understand what you are saying, but, at least from what I am aware, "Autism" has become a very "vague" term now for a wide range of conditions (as they call it, the "spectrum").  I'm sure for someone who has a child with a much more dramatic form, it is hard seeing someone like her who is fairly well spoken talk about her "struggles", but, at least technically, she probably still has "it".  It is probably more that at this point maybe they need to have some more specific terms (and I'm sure they do, they just don't get talked about publicly much, everyone just says "Autism").

getting mad at people who have it less bad is like getting mad at cancer survivors because someone in your family died of cancer (or just suffered a lot more)

But pillorying every drinker is still great if one of your family died to a drunk, right?


that's even more of a false equivalent than i made. would have been closer if the family member died from drink.
 
2013-01-11 12:44:15 PM  
From the pictures I'm sure she autistic. She must have gotten Titinus shots when she was young.
 
2013-01-11 12:44:29 PM  

bittermang: [i.imgur.com image 850x234]

Oh, so because she's Autistic it automatically goes in the Geek tab, too? Why don't you go fark yourself modmins, this is exactly the kind of prejudice she seeks to fight against.


You sound autistic and geeky.
 
2013-01-11 12:46:43 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img267.imageshack.us image 500x784]

And that's why we lose international pageants


Słodki Jezu!
 
2013-01-11 12:47:32 PM  

chrylis: Bladel: "For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.

There's at least a little redemption in being able to tell immediately that something's odd and get the appropriate counseling, training, etc. It's a whole other kind of burden to go for decades realizing that you just can't seem to click with people without being able to understand why, especially when you later find out that skilled help was available.


Yeah, this was my life. I was diagnosed at 18 and I thought it was "too late" - knowing certainly would have helped me through public school. I understand envying people who have it "better", and I can agree that people have it worse than me, but that doesn't mean it didn't suck for me too.
 
2013-01-11 12:54:11 PM  
we've always known super hot pageant contestants were dumb, Montana just stepped up and made it a medical certainty.
 
2013-01-11 12:56:27 PM  

minoridiot: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Is that like being borderline pregnant?


Y'know, women wouldn't have Plan B if someone hadn't believed in "borderline pregnant."
 
2013-01-11 12:56:39 PM  
I'd hit it.
 
2013-01-11 12:57:50 PM  
She should totally win! She's inspirational and I feel that she would best represent America in Miss Universe.

I'd fark that MR F

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2013-01-11 01:03:53 PM  
More like Hot-ism! Am I right? High Five!

Unless someone already said this I mean.
 
2013-01-11 01:05:05 PM  
She is well-spoken minus a small speech impediment. I was expecting something...derpier.

/would hit
 
2013-01-11 01:10:01 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: sprawl15:

So we could just get all of these auties and aspergers together to form a company, and pay them in skittels and batteries?

Hell, they could prolly do some awesome.

 
2013-01-11 01:12:22 PM  

litespeed74: From the pictures I'm sure she autistic. She must have gotten Titinus shots when she was young.


ohyou.jpg...ya, I loled.
 
2013-01-11 01:13:32 PM  
If pacing around a room for 45 minutes when you atre frustrated is autistic then I think I just found out what's wrong with me.
 
2013-01-11 01:15:05 PM  

The First Four Katy Perry Albums: Okay, so she's like mildly introverted or slightly Aspie or something. Not straight-up Rainman levels of retardation.


Never, ever, go full Rainman...
 
2013-01-11 01:16:40 PM  
Wait until Brent Mussberger gets wind of this.
 
2013-01-11 01:17:26 PM  

Monophtalmos: FTFA She said she struggles to communicate at times. She also said she often takes things too literally.

Looking clueless and giving stupid answers is pretty much an asset for a beauty pageant, so in fact a 'sperger might even possess an advantage.


But I bet the first guy that told her to go fark herself was in for a pleasant surprise.
 
2013-01-11 01:18:24 PM  

pute kisses like a man: dletter: Bladel: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.


"For the longest time I just really wanted to know what was wrong with me," she said. "When I was finally diagnosed I felt like it came too late."
As a parent of a kid who required hundreds of hours of speech therapy just to be able to finish a sentence, people like this really piss me off.

I understand what you are saying, but, at least from what I am aware, "Autism" has become a very "vague" term now for a wide range of conditions (as they call it, the "spectrum").  I'm sure for someone who has a child with a much more dramatic form, it is hard seeing someone like her who is fairly well spoken talk about her "struggles", but, at least technically, she probably still has "it".  It is probably more that at this point maybe they need to have some more specific terms (and I'm sure they do, they just don't get talked about publicly much, everyone just says "Autism").

getting mad at people who have it less bad is like getting mad at cancer survivors because someone in your family died of cancer (or just suffered a lot more)


No, that isn't what this is about.

It is about the next time someone proposes cutting special education funding, people will remember the quirky/cute pageant winner, and not the kid in the wheelchair trying to learn to read.  Or some celeb bimbo goes on Oprah and scares people about vaccines, and now we're spending tens of millions on urban legends instead of researching genetic markers or environmental factors.  All so someone can sell a few books, or this gal can get a trendy diagnosis and go from Miss Congeniality to Third Runner-Up.
 
2013-01-11 01:22:25 PM  
Having a speech impediment does not mean you are autistic, just that you prolly sucked too much dick to get this far in life.
 
2013-01-11 01:23:34 PM  
FTA:
She said she struggles to communicate at times. She also said she often takes things too literally

SO never tell her to eat pussy, right?
 
2013-01-11 01:24:31 PM  

scottydoesntknow: She looks a hell of a lot like Michelle Trachtenberg


I don't know, I think we should get them both naked and compare.
 
2013-01-11 01:26:27 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img267.imageshack.us image 500x784]

And that's why we lose international pageants


I forgot
 
2013-01-11 01:27:42 PM  

swangoatman: FTA:
She said she struggles to communicate at times. She also said she often takes things too literally

SO never tell her to eat pussy, right?


Her taking things too literally does not mean she's a robot and will just do whatever you tell her to. Although that's too bad, she could have been the perfect woman.
 
2013-01-11 01:28:05 PM  

SpiderQueenDemon: he's actually succeeded in training his pet pigeon, Mrs. Tesla,


Now that's a quality reference.
 
2013-01-11 01:28:13 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img267.imageshack.us image 500x784]

And that's why we lose international pageants


Now she looks Polish.
 
2013-01-11 01:29:34 PM  

busy chillin': The Stealth Hippopotamus: [img267.imageshack.us image 500x784]

And that's why we lose international pageants

I forgot


Actually didn't we win the last Miss Universe, or World, or whatever the fark it is?
 
2013-01-11 01:30:47 PM  

clydedog: BarkingUnicorn: First story I read about her said she had "borderline Asperger's syndrome."  But Fox, of course, had to amp it up a bit.

Krieghund: Happy Hours: clydedog: Borderline means not on the spectrum. So this headline should be: "slightly weird, socially awkward girl is pageant contestant". BFD.

I'm not a medical professional but I thought borderline meant right on the cusp of making a definitive diagnosis meaning at this point it's sort of a matter of opinion.
It's not like autism is a binary condition like pregnancy.
I don't know if doctors use a system of scoring to determine it, but if she's only 1% away from being autistic on the scale I'd say that's within a margin of error.

IIRC, you had to have 3 of 5 criteria to be diagnosed as autistic, but that's all changing now, with the new DSM.

You could have really bad problems in 2 categories, but not be autistic, but someone with less severe problems in 3 categories would be.

clydedog was just making a joke. I'm sure he isn't actually that ignorant.

I was referring to BU's comment. the word "borderline" isn't even used in subby's article. Who knows how the definition of "borderline" was parsed in whatever article BU is mentioning? In light of which, I can take "Borderline Aspberger's Syndrome" to mean "almost having aspies", which is just being unfortunately weird, in my book. Lighten up, dudes.


The other article quoted the girl saying "I was diagnosed with borderline Asperger's..."
 
2013-01-11 01:34:27 PM  

doczoidberg: Why are people so eager these days to have something wrong with them?

What? You need a diagnosis of some disorder to feel special, or something???


Is this your professional opinion, doctor? Why are people so eager to post their inane observations on Fark?

What? You need validation from other retards to feel special, or something???
 
2013-01-11 01:35:24 PM  

coeyagi: [www.chicagogluttons.com image 420x317]

oblig


That would be Asspergers Syndrome.
 
2013-01-11 01:37:20 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: And that's why we lose international pageants


Ukrainian women > Polish women

/shameless flag-waving
 
2013-01-11 01:38:45 PM  
What an autistic Miss America contestant might look like

Wait. You mean there have been some that weren't?

/pageant bunnies give humanity a bad name.
//Oh, yes. I'm impressed that an autistic girl can stand there and look pretty after 4 hours of makeup, hair, and costuming.
 
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