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2017-03-20 06:55:58 AM  
If they say that's the reason she's autistic, they just might get their funding restored.
 
2017-03-20 07:23:44 AM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If they say that's the reason she's autistic, they just might get their funding restored.


One funny vote! One! Mwa-ha-ha!
 
2017-03-20 07:23:56 AM  
I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.
 
2017-03-20 07:30:16 AM  
Did they do that in one of the recent movies?

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2017-03-20 07:33:20 AM  
It would be awesome if they named the character Jenny McCarthee
 
2017-03-20 07:40:48 AM  

Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.


He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.
 
2017-03-20 07:53:24 AM  

xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.


He's just a pompous ass. All the fame and toy residuals have gone to his red furry head.  The bastard.
 
2017-03-20 08:06:47 AM  

xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.


Big Bird used to have visual hallucinations but that got retconned
 
2017-03-20 08:06:57 AM  

Egoy3k: xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.

He's just a pompous ass. All the fame and toy residuals have gone to his red furry head.  The bastard.


Freaking Elmo.
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2017-03-20 08:08:34 AM  

Egoy3k: xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.

He's just a pompous ass. All the fame and toy residuals have gone to his red furry head.  The bastard.


HEY!  I hate him too, but there's no reason to bring race into this.  That's ugly, man.
 
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2017-03-20 08:10:47 AM  
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2017-03-20 08:15:29 AM  

HMS_Blinkin: Egoy3k: xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.

He's just a pompous ass. All the fame and toy residuals have gone to his red furry head.  The bastard.

HEY!  I hate him too, but there's no reason to bring race into this.  That's ugly, man.


Race? No you are mistaken I was simply calling him a communist.
 
2017-03-20 08:15:39 AM  
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2017-03-20 08:19:13 AM  

Egoy3k: HMS_Blinkin: Egoy3k: xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.

He's just a pompous ass. All the fame and toy residuals have gone to his red furry head.  The bastard.

HEY!  I hate him too, but there's no reason to bring race into this.  That's ugly, man.

Race? No you are mistaken I was simply calling him a communist.


Just go with 'cultural marxist' it sounds a bit like communist, but has the added advantage of not meaning anything so no one can disprove it with their elitist 'facts' or their fancy 'evidence'.
 
2017-03-20 08:27:29 AM  

ADHD Librarian: Egoy3k: HMS_Blinkin: Egoy3k: xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.

He's just a pompous ass. All the fame and toy residuals have gone to his red furry head.  The bastard.

HEY!  I hate him too, but there's no reason to bring race into this.  That's ugly, man.

Race? No you are mistaken I was simply calling him a communist.

Just go with 'cultural marxist' it sounds a bit like communist, but has the added advantage of not meaning anything so no one can disprove it with their elitist 'facts' or their fancy 'evidence'.


It's just like The Man to keep the furry red monster down.  You disgust me.
 
2017-03-20 08:35:26 AM  

ADHD Librarian: Just go with 'cultural marxist' it sounds a bit like communist, but has the added advantage of not meaning anything so no one can disprove it with their elitist 'facts' or their fancy 'evidence'.


Yeah but then people can just ask me to explain what it means and I'll be lost. Maybe it means that you like ballet, drink tea in clear mugs, and own a dashcam.
 
2017-03-20 08:39:35 AM  
The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?
 
2017-03-20 08:48:37 AM  
Incoming RWNJ outrage.
 
2017-03-20 08:56:05 AM  
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2017-03-20 08:57:16 AM  
Big Bird, like many avians, carries avian bird flu and worse.
 
2017-03-20 09:05:30 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?


I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.
 
2017-03-20 09:07:34 AM  

drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?


Depends on the funding.
 
2017-03-20 09:08:53 AM  
As the dad of a kid with autism, I'm glad they are doing this.  The 100% hardest part about dealing with the kids and the parents is that because they can't understand what he's doing they exclude him.   If there is a frame of reference, then that may be slightly better.  I do worry, though, that because every kid with autism is different and they are also usually boys, that this might funnel expectations.  My son is not shy, loves sirens generally and has a mixed bag of good and not so great social skills. Meh.  Whatever.  It's progress.
 
2017-03-20 09:37:37 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?

I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.


It's no different than the 90s, when suddenly every kid was diagnosed with a learning disability, even though a good third of cases were nothing more than laziness and general stupidity.
 
2017-03-20 09:41:57 AM  

stoli n coke: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?

I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.

It's no different than the 90s, when suddenly every kid was diagnosed with a learning disability, even though a good third of cases were nothing more than laziness and general stupidity.


Or overexpectation from little kids who can't sit and study quietly for two hours at a time.
 
2017-03-20 09:56:36 AM  

Russ1642: stoli n coke: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?

I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.

It's no different than the 90s, when suddenly every kid was diagnosed with a learning disability, even though a good third of cases were nothing more than laziness and general stupidity.

Or overexpectation from little kids who can't sit and study quietly for two hours at a time.


Or 20 minutes at a time. Fact is, pumping em full of Ritalin hasn't exactly been helping US test scores.
 
2017-03-20 10:04:08 AM  

plewis: As the dad of a kid with autism, I'm glad they are doing this.  The 100% hardest part about dealing with the kids and the parents is that because they can't understand what he's doing they exclude him.   If there is a frame of reference, then that may be slightly better.  I do worry, though, that because every kid with autism is different and they are also usually boys, that this might funnel expectations.  My son is not shy, loves sirens generally and has a mixed bag of good and not so great social skills. Meh.  Whatever.  It's progress.


My cousin(who is nearly 30 years younger and still in elementary) is the same way but his fascination is with toilets. I swear, in 15 years he'll be a millionaire by designing an ultra efficient yet affordable toilet for everyone.
 
2017-03-20 10:19:59 AM  

jayphat: plewis: As the dad of a kid with autism, I'm glad they are doing this.  The 100% hardest part about dealing with the kids and the parents is that because they can't understand what he's doing they exclude him.   If there is a frame of reference, then that may be slightly better.  I do worry, though, that because every kid with autism is different and they are also usually boys, that this might funnel expectations.  My son is not shy, loves sirens generally and has a mixed bag of good and not so great social skills. Meh.  Whatever.  It's progress.

My cousin(who is nearly 30 years younger and still in elementary) is the same way but his fascination is with toilets. I swear, in 15 years he'll be a millionaire by designing an ultra efficient yet affordable toilet for everyone.


I did a brief stint teaching drafting after 2008 threw my career plans out the window and the small college had a daycare. One of the kids was on the spectrum and he was obsessed with the echo in the tiled bathroom.  I was talking with the daycare worker (she was cute) one day and a little boy walked up and asked to use the bathroom and she told him "Yes, but no yelling." when I had a puzzled look on my face she started to explain, "He likes the echo_" when all we heard was, "I'm poooooooooping!"  

Never got a date though.
 
2017-03-20 10:31:45 AM  
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2017-03-20 10:37:57 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?

I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.


My takeaway is you don't know what you're talking about.
 
2017-03-20 10:51:26 AM  

NASAM: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?

I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.

My takeaway is you don't know what you're talking about.


Then you are part of the problem
 
2017-03-20 10:53:32 AM  
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I guess Tardy Turtle from Greg the Bunny was way ahead of his time.
 
2017-03-20 11:28:46 AM  
They should have him act like Rain Man because all autistic people act exactly like Rain Man.
 
2017-03-20 11:32:04 AM  

jayphat: plewis: As the dad of a kid with autism, I'm glad they are doing this.  The 100% hardest part about dealing with the kids and the parents is that because they can't understand what he's doing they exclude him.   If there is a frame of reference, then that may be slightly better.  I do worry, though, that because every kid with autism is different and they are also usually boys, that this might funnel expectations.  My son is not shy, loves sirens generally and has a mixed bag of good and not so great social skills. Meh.  Whatever.  It's progress.

My cousin(who is nearly 30 years younger and still in elementary) is the same way but his fascination is with toilets. I swear, in 15 years he'll be a millionaire by designing an ultra efficient yet affordable toilet for everyone.


I'm a grown ass man and I am still fascinated by toilets.  Who isn't?
 
2017-03-20 11:35:33 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: NASAM: Abe Vigoda's Ghost: drjekel_mrhyde: The real kind or the made up bullshiat kind?

I heard on NPR this morning that 1 in 68 of all children have some sort of autisum.

My take away was autisum is being over diagnosed.

My takeaway is you don't know what you're talking about.

Then you are part of the problem


"Some sort of autism" is a very broad brush now that Asperger's is included on the spectrum.  I would say 1in 68 is probably accurate given the new definition.
 
2017-03-20 11:54:29 AM  

The Googles Do Nothing: "Some sort of autism" is a very broad brush now that Asperger's is included on the spectrum.  I would say 1in 68 is probably accurate given the new definition.


I think his point is the definition is too broad
 
2017-03-20 12:08:33 PM  

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YAAAAAAH!


Y'know what?
Y'know what?
Y'know what?
Y'know what?
Y'know what?

/still cringing yet laughing over seeing this 15 years later.
 
2017-03-20 12:11:38 PM  

Prank Call of Cthulhu: [www.entertainmentgeekly.com image 640x480]
I guess Tardy Turtle from Greg the Bunny was way ahead of his time.


Holy crap, I've watched the show through twice and never clicked on the name.
 
2017-03-20 01:04:02 PM  

Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.


He's just a vampire. Early vampire mythology had them as obsessive counters. There's a great scene in X-Files where Mulder stops a vampire by dumping a box of toothpicks or something on the ground and the vampire getting pissed that now he has to count them.
 
2017-03-20 01:04:56 PM  

xanadian: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He seems to have a obsessive/compulsive disorder:  counting.  Now, I wonder what Elmo's story is.  Always referring to himself in the third person.


Elmo's a small child monster. He's like 3.
 
2017-03-20 01:07:05 PM  

Mr. Coffee Nerves: If they say that's the reason she's autistic, they just might get their funding restored.


HBO stepping up and funding that show has been amazing. They're clearly getting more money per-episode from HBO (production value is WAY up) and all HBO is asking in return is a 2 week exclusive before it rolls out to PBS and the PBS app. It's freakin' awesome.
 
2017-03-20 01:18:25 PM  

meanmutton: Mr. Coffee Nerves: If they say that's the reason she's autistic, they just might get their funding restored.

HBO stepping up and funding that show has been amazing. They're clearly getting more money per-episode from HBO (production value is WAY up) and all HBO is asking in return is a 2 week exclusive before it rolls out to PBS and the PBS app. It's freakin' awesome.


I thought it was more like 6 month exclusive before it shows up on PBS.

Either way... it isn't like they are ever that "time sensitive" anyway.   Everyone was "up in arms" about it, but, 90% of every episode they've done since 1970 can be shown to a 4 year old today and be as relevant as when it was created.  Might there be some "odd" things like rotary phones or cassette tapes or old 80s computers showing up... sure, but, for what 3-6 year olds need to get out of the show, it doesn't matter.

Honestly, while PBS already has a digital subchannel for "PBS Kids"... they should just do another one that is 24-hour a day Sesame Street episodes.   And considering they've done 4,384 episodes, almost all of them 1 hour until this season, that is over 4,300 hours of shows.... that is 179 days they could run consecutively 24 hours a day and not repeat an episode.   If they do 3 8-hour blocks a day and repeat 8 episodes 3 times per day, that would be 4300/8 = 537 days.... effectively over a year and a half without rerunning an episode on another day.
 
2017-03-20 01:39:22 PM  

meanmutton: Ragin' Asian: I thought they introduced The Count decades ago.

He's just a vampire. Early vampire mythology had them as obsessive counters. There's a great scene in X-Files where Mulder stops a vampire by dumping a box of toothpicks or something on the ground and the vampire getting pissed that now he has to count them.




1:40-the Count
 
2017-03-20 01:46:53 PM  

doczoidberg: They should have him act like Rain Man because all autistic people act exactly like Rain Man.


Maybe not go full-Rainman, but a totally unexpected "medical episode" freakout over some seemingly minor change to the situation would be interesting. If done respectfully but not to a point that it frightens young viewers, it might do a lot teach children how to react to an autistic classmate or friend.
 
2017-03-20 01:47:16 PM  

MugzyBrown: The Googles Do Nothing: "Some sort of autism" is a very broad brush now that Asperger's is included on the spectrum.  I would say 1in 68 is probably accurate given the new definition.

I think his point is the definition is too broad


The current definition requires "clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning." Is that too broad?

The problem isn't with the inclusiveness of the definition, it's with people faking the symptoms for secondary gain.
 
2017-03-20 01:51:18 PM  

doczoidberg: They should have him act like Rain Man because all autistic people act exactly like Rain Man.


Definitely.
 
2017-03-20 02:03:36 PM  
This week, 60 Minutes introduces a Muppet on the spectrum.

Muppet on the Spectrum is my Laurie Anderson cover band.
 
2017-03-20 02:08:42 PM  

meanmutton: There's a great scene in X-Files where Mulder stops a vampire by dumping a box of toothpicks or something on the ground and the vampire getting pissed that now he has to count them.


There was a similar scene on Supernatural with a fairey played by John Lithgow, I believe.
 
2017-03-20 02:30:13 PM  

doczoidberg: They should have him act like Rain Man because all autistic people act exactly like Rain Man.


I remember when all "beauty pageant' contestants switched their career goal from "World Peace" to "Working with autistic children".  They apparently thought they were going to Las Vegas with Dustin Hoffman.
 
2017-03-20 03:36:23 PM  
The new character is called Vaxxie the Cow. She comes with her own catchphrase. Whenever she tells people and Muppets how she got vaccination they all shout:  We know! We know! You've told us like a million times. Shut the Fark Up, Vaxxie!

I predict a short life-span for Vaxxie. Oscar the Grouch wants steak.
 
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