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(Metro US)   Brad Pitt believes he suffers from "face blindness", just like Edward Norton   (metro.us) divider line 65
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2013-05-21 05:22:40 PM
There is no metro Arkansas choice.
 
2013-05-21 05:29:57 PM
So... he may still think he's farking Jennifer Aniston?
 
2013-05-21 05:39:13 PM

FirstNationalBastard: So... he may still think he's farking Jennifer Aniston?


Well face blindness plus with Angelina's double mastectomy, could you blame him?
 
2013-05-21 05:41:46 PM
I rarely forget a face, but I'm awful with names. I'll recall that I've met them, and frequently why I know them/the association I have with them, but I'll be damned if I can remember who the hell they are.

This is not a good thing for a journalist.
 
2013-05-21 05:42:51 PM
I can buy that. I have a moderate degree of difficulty recognizing people by face. I can watch a t.v. show or movie and say "Hey, that's so-and-so! They were in this-and-that," but it's almost always prompted initially by a familiarity with their voice, not their face. Show me two pictures of the same person, with their facial expression, makeup, or hair significantly altered, and I very well may not recognize that they are the same.
 
2013-05-21 05:43:13 PM
I can't begin to imagine how many people he sees/talks to in a working month. Probably more than I've talked to in my life.
 
2013-05-21 05:45:35 PM
cinema1544.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-05-21 05:49:40 PM
www.offoffoff.com

Can relate.

occasionally
sort of
 
ecl
2013-05-21 05:54:25 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: FirstNationalBastard: So... he may still think he's farking Jennifer Aniston?

Well face blindness plus with Angelina's double mastectomy, could you blame him?


Damn you.
 
2013-05-21 06:02:22 PM

ZMugg: [www.offoffoff.com image 400x265]

Can relate.

occasionally
sort of


What movie was that?
 
2013-05-21 06:03:08 PM
I used to think that, perhaps, I might have that problem - then, I realized that I simply didn't care enough about most people to be bothered with learning to recognize them by their faces.
 
2013-05-21 06:05:09 PM

AliceBToklasLives: ZMugg: [www.offoffoff.com image 400x265]

Can relate.

occasionally
sort of

What movie was that?


Memento

As for Mr Pitt, hmm, if you don't remember faces then that clearly indicates a part of your brain is missing young sir, the part... that remembers faces.
I suggest you sniff bottoms to identify people.
 
2013-05-21 06:14:07 PM
This is a real thing. My coworker cannot remember anyone not in the immediate area of his desk. If he sees you every day it's all good. People on the far side of our floor have taken to starting any conversation with a reminder of their last interaction. When we have to go to another floor, forget about it. He may as well be going to another planet.
 
2013-05-21 06:16:22 PM

Revek: There is no metro Arkansas choice.


Just click on Metro Minneapolis.
 
2013-05-21 06:30:50 PM

Decillion: This is a real thing. My coworker cannot remember anyone not in the immediate area of his desk. If he sees you every day it's all good. People on the far side of our floor have taken to starting any conversation with a reminder of their last interaction. When we have to go to another floor, forget about it. He may as well be going to another planet.


Sounds like me, except I don't remember people's names in other areas of my company because I don't give a fark about them.
 
2013-05-21 06:38:07 PM

YoOjo: What movie was that?

Memento


Right. I remember that was a cool movie.  It wasn't really about amnesia but about . . .

wait . . . . what movie was that?
 
2013-05-21 06:38:25 PM
Brad Pitt benefits from Brad Pitt disease, it is extremely rare, it is said that only .0000000001% of the population have it. Symptoms include being able to bang the hottest women on the planet, huge bank accounts and not giving a flying fark what anyone else looks like.Scientists are trying to isolate the gene and inject it into themselves.Wear a toupe ribbon to raise awareness.
 
2013-05-21 06:42:59 PM
Sounds like a perfect excuse to cheat on your wife.
 
2013-05-21 06:51:31 PM
I wonder if he recognizes his brother,Stu.
 
2013-05-21 06:58:30 PM
I was going to post the cover of that movie where Milla Jovovich has face blindness, but this one is better.

www.horror-asylum.com
 
2013-05-21 07:01:00 PM

FormlessOne: I used to think that, perhaps, I might have that problem - then, I realized that I simply didn't care enough about most people to be bothered with learning to recognize them by their faces.


This
 
2013-05-21 07:01:32 PM

Le Grand Inquisitor: FirstNationalBastard: So... he may still think he's farking Jennifer Aniston?

Well face blindness plus with Angelina's double mastectomy, could you blame him?


Implying what, exactly, that Aniston is flat-chested or has implants?
 
2013-05-21 07:02:36 PM

Uzzah: Show me two pictures of the same person, with their facial expression, makeup, or hair significantly altered, and I very well may not recognize that they are the same.


I usually can't tell the difference between before and after pictures of people who had plastic surgery.  I still can't tell old nose Jennifer Gray from new nose Jennifer Gray, for example
 
2013-05-21 07:10:07 PM

grinding_journalist: I rarely forget a face, but I'm awful with names. I'll recall that I've met them, and frequently why I know them/the association I have with them, but I'll be damned if I can remember who the hell they are.

This is not a good thing for a journalist.




I rarely forget a face and if they are somewhat interesting, I never forget their face or name. It's farked up.

/uses "tricks" to remember names
 
2013-05-21 07:37:15 PM
I felt sorry for the guys packing into fark threads, posting lame fight club jokes like they thought they should

/nope, looks like I'm the only one
 
2013-05-21 07:38:22 PM

AliceBToklasLives: YoOjo: What movie was that?

Memento

Right. I remember that was a cool movie.  It wasn't really about amnesia but about . . .

wait . . . . what movie was that?


They sequenced the dvd backwards, that's all. Just play it backwards, then it's a movie about some stuff happening and someone dies at the end.
 
2013-05-21 07:45:00 PM
I have no problem with names or faces. I am quite convinced, however, that I could never be able to accurately describe how someone looks. I would be useless to a police sketch artist.
 
2013-05-21 07:57:16 PM
Doctor:  Bradd, I have good news and bad news.
Pitt: Okay.  What's the good news?
Doctor:  It's not face blindness.
Pitt: Oh, it's not.  That's a relief, I guess.  Then what's the bad news?
Doctor:  You do have a condition which affects your memory with mediocre to average looking humans, basically 99.9% of the world.
Pitt:  I do?  What's it called?
Doctor: Face BLANDness.  With an 'A'.  If they aren't super pretty you simply won't remember them, asshole.  I mean, sheesh, we still matter for the most part, deebag.
Pitt:  I'm sorry, where did meet again?  I'm afraid I don't remember you.
 
2013-05-21 08:08:42 PM
That explains Juliette Lewis.
 
2013-05-21 08:08:56 PM

Uzzah: I can buy that. I have a moderate degree of difficulty recognizing people by face. I can watch a t.v. show or movie and say "Hey, that's so-and-so! They were in this-and-that," but it's almost always prompted initially by a familiarity with their voice, not their face. Show me two pictures of the same person, with their facial expression, makeup, or hair significantly altered, and I very well may not recognize that they are the same.


I have a bit of that, as well.  I simply don't recognize people.  I could probably walk past my own sister, if she was somewhere I didn't expect her to be. I meet people, and I have no idea who they are, if I don't know them  well, and it's really awkward because I kind of look at them blankly because I honestly don't know why they are talking to me.  I'll usually wing it, but the worst is if someone like my boyfriend or someone in my band comes up and I have to find a way to introduce them when I have not a clue who the person I'm talking to (who knows me) is.  I usually play it off in a "oh, my! I thought you knew each other!" and hope they start talking and someone introduces themselves. 

It's not as bad with TV/movie people, but that's probably because I know who is in whatever I am watching to begin with thanks to things like the opening credits.

It's not a severe case or anything, but it's certainly not much of an aid with regard to my generalized anxiety.
 
2013-05-21 08:26:22 PM
That's ok, all (insert race) people look the same to me.
 
2013-05-21 08:39:53 PM
theperfectsilence.com

FACE.. BLINDNESS!!!
 
2013-05-21 08:57:45 PM

grinding_journalist: I rarely forget a face, but I'm awful with names. I'll recall that I've met them, and frequently why I know them/the association I have with them, but I'll be damned if I can remember who the hell they are.

This is not a good thing for a journalist.


So youre a tartleler.
 
2013-05-21 09:01:29 PM
Without her boobs how will he ever be able to recognize his wife?
 
2013-05-21 09:21:46 PM

W.C.fields forever: I wonder if he recognizes his brother,Stu.


I lol'd harder than I probably should have at that
 
2013-05-21 09:45:04 PM
It's early onset altzeimers, he should remove his brain just to be sure.
 
2013-05-21 10:24:02 PM
I thought face blindness was an all or nothing deal. If so then he can't recognize Angelina either, which I doubt is the case.
 
2013-05-21 10:34:47 PM

Decillion: This is a real thing. My coworker cannot remember anyone not in the immediate area of his desk. If he sees you every day it's all good. People on the far side of our floor have taken to starting any conversation with a reminder of their last interaction. When we have to go to another floor, forget about it. He may as well be going to another planet.


In more severe cases the victim cannot even recognize close family members.
 
2013-05-21 10:59:05 PM
Oh I recognize them alright.  I just pretend I don't.
 
2013-05-21 11:36:44 PM

DontMakeMeComeBackThere: I thought face blindness was an all or nothing deal. If so then he can't recognize Angelina either, which I doubt is the case.


Missing the obvious point - he's not looking at her face when he recognizes her.
 
2013-05-22 12:09:20 AM

grinding_journalist: I rarely forget a face, but I'm awful with names. I'll recall that I've met them, and frequently why I know them/the association I have with them, but I'll be damned if I can remember who the hell they are.

This is not a good thing for a journalist.


You sound like me.  I can remember their face and lots of facts about the person (job, likes, last conversation, where we met, favorite color, and whatever details in the conversations we have had) but I won't be able to recall their name.

There is a saying I have heard that I think applies to this: "There are two types of bartenders.  One will remember your name, the other will remember your drink."

I am the latter bartender.
 
2013-05-22 12:24:13 AM
I know the narrators name. It's quite obvious, really.
 
2013-05-22 12:29:26 AM
There's actual acreage in your brain dedicated to faces. If Pitt is bad at faces, he's probably good at origami or smelling.
 
2013-05-22 02:01:06 AM

Decillion: This is a real thing. My coworker cannot remember anyone not in the immediate area of his desk. If he sees you every day it's all good. People on the far side of our floor have taken to starting any conversation with a reminder of their last interaction. When we have to go to another floor, forget about it. He may as well be going to another planet.


Decillion: This is a real thing. My coworker cannot remember anyone not in the immediate area of his desk. If he sees you every day it's all good. People on the far side of our floor have taken to starting any conversation with a reminder of their last interaction. When we have to go to another floor, forget about it. He may as well be going to another planet.


How old is he?

Also, I wish there was an "interesting" tab to go along with funny and smart. I found that comment interesting
 
2013-05-22 03:13:24 AM
Oh blah blah blah. My son has it. It's not a suffering you self entitled twatwaffle. If you can get through life you are not suffering.

/I always wear black
//I look "trendy"
 
2013-05-22 03:48:10 AM
I have this. My latest episode was introducing my former dance partner as my motorcycle instructor. He couldn't figure out why I was going on and on about motorcycles and we were standing in a dance shoe store.

/embarrassing
//frustrating
 
2013-05-22 06:04:10 AM

AliceBToklasLives: YoOjo: What movie was that?

Memento

Right. I remember that was a cool movie.  It wasn't really about amnesia but about . . .

wait . . . . what movie was that?


I dunno, but if you find out, tattoo it onto your arm so you remember next time.
 
2013-05-22 06:07:18 AM
I've never been to good with names, but I remember faces.
/It's a shame about Ray.
 
2013-05-22 07:31:57 AM
Chuck Close actually suffers from the same condition. One of the reasons why his portraits are so hyper realistic is because it gives him a chance to study features if he intensely zeros in on them. Once he finishes a portrait he claims to have the visage seared into his skull so he'll always remember what the subject looks like.

I don't know if the same applies to the blotchy portraits though. That's a piece that requires entirely different brain work all together.
 
2013-05-22 07:33:48 AM
60 minutes did a story on face blindness / super recognition. I thought the crazy part was the people on the super recognition side. They interviewed a woman who could recognize every face she's ever seen. Even able to tell faces from childhood photos. I think she even guessed Morley Safer from a photo where he was less than ten years old. The brain sure is a crazy thing...
 
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