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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2002 10:34 pm    Post subject: I have to ask.... What's wrong with you guys? Reply with quote

There's no such thing as normal..... so what's wrong with you?

Personally I have Tourette' Syndrome.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 12:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Normal is defined as the condition the big part of the population is under. The probabilities of being in the middle of all gaussians (one for every issue) is getting smaller for each feature you add to your observation. To make an example, how much time do people spend "normally" in front of their computers? Wanna bet there is no normal dude in these forums for this feature?

But enough with the theory, personally what comes as a problem (to others) is that I get *really* pissed off *really* easy. And my keyboard usually "pays the bill" for that... 3 kbs in 3 years...
(well, at least I chose an el cheapo part to express myself :P )
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 12:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KiTaSuMbA wrote:
Normal is defined as the condition the big part of the population is under. The probabilities of being in the middle of all gaussians (one for every issue) is getting smaller for each feature you add to your observation. To make an example, how much time do people spend "normally" in front of their computers? Wanna bet there is no normal dude in these forums for this feature?


Well, we know why KiTaSuMbA isn't normal... a bit over-analytical to be considered normal. :wink:

As for me. Um. Besides being a computer nerd (and proud of it, mind you), I'm a college student that actually spends money on good beer. Now, that's DEFINITELY not normal. It's all Natty Ice, Milwaukee's Beast, and Busch Light at all the house parties... Why use beer as an example, you ask? Simple. This weekend in Madison is a three-day all-out drinking fest. Halloween is legendary here. Last night, there were about 20,000 people on State Street here. And 99% of them were plastered. Saturday should draw in the neighborhood of 60,000. Tonight could be an off night. 15,000 if we're lucky. :D

Damn this cold weather. If it were even 50 F, I guarantee we'd break 100K.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What is Tourettes Syndrome?

anyway. i think there are plenty of "unnormalness" about me, but i know of very few, for example i can do good in school, but i dont.
my opinions about everything differs from my friends (mostley)
and im very asocial, sure i get along with others, but i enyoj being loonly than like go to a party or somethin, not when theres a good pary but most of em.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My abnormalities... hmm...
Alot of people think I'm abnormal because I refuse to go to the movies or Buy CD's from major labels (I make exceptions for really good movies *cough*jackass*cough*)
The only CD's I'll pay for are Bands on small labels or no label at all. usually If I like a band i make it a point to go see them and buy some merchandise. I just can't stant giving the corporate bigwigs 90% of my $20 and the people who do all the work the other 10%.

Alot of people think i'm abnormally lax too... nothing really bothers me at all. The last time I Got REALLY Angry was when My Power Supply and Brand New UW SCSI HDD Caught on fire. but I think that was acceptable rage. Other than that I never ever let anything bring me down.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 1:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nano - I"m no doctor and I tend to be politically incorrect and sometimes downright offensive at times so I'll apologize in advance... but anyway, Basically tourettes syndrome is a disorder that hinders peoples ability to stop themselves from doing the first thing that comes to mind. so they May have a tendency to call people assholes right to their face. they often spout obscenities at inappropriate times. and sometimes make erratic body movements, like a nervous tick. I'm basing this entirely on an Episode of Oprah Winfrey I saw a long time ago and the movie deuce bigalow :)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oliver Sacks is a neurologist who writes books that I have enjoyed consistently. Chapter 14 of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat describes a character named Witty Ticcy Ray, who has Tourette's Syndrome.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Neat freak.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Abnormality?

Well... I'm a musician... what else? :wink:
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Someone asked what Tourette's syndrome was... here goes an URL
http://www.wemove.org/ts.html

Anyways, buttomline is that I'm "Audio/Visually impressive" :)
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 4:18 pm    Post subject: left-handed and proud! Reply with quote

i'm left-handed and proud of it! :D
i refuse to use pencils because i just cover the side of my left hand in graphite (or whatevers actually in pencils nowadays). and i have the usual contorted left wrist that puts my hand and arm ABOVE what i'm writing so that what my hand is resting on has had lots of time to dry (the ink)

oh. and most people think i'm OCD... i usually agree with them.


i do the new york times crossword puzzle everyday (except sunday, sunday is all hype, the saturday is harder) and i've been collecting every puzzle i've done since the first of the year. NOONE gets to write anything in the puzzle but me. they can look and make suggestions but i'm the only one to write answers in. (cause it's in pen. see above for reasons why.) :D
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

rac wrote:
Oliver Sacks is a neurologist who writes books that I have enjoyed consistently. Chapter 14 of The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat describes a character named Witty Ticcy Ray, who has Tourette's Syndrome.

That's one hell of a book. It's a classic! A MUST-HAVE for people in the field, mainly because it manages to communicate transparently some of the most peculiar CNS disfunctions in layman's terms. I really enjoyed it... and still take a look or two for fun's and relax sake.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 6:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got a double crown on my head, I gotta either grow my hair out moderately or get it cut real short, or else the hairs hit each other and go straight up in the back. dammit.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 02, 2002 6:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My right side of my rib cage is deformed, the cartlidge is pressed in at one point about 1.5 inches from hockey pucks. I am a goalie and got hit twice in same spot in ribs in one practice in high school by same kid with slap shots.

Other than that, I have a twitch, and my right wrist always hurts (Its not carple tunnle I swear!) :lol:
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 7:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmmm. I'm 6' 8" with US size 16 feet. (I'll let the europeans google for the conversions)

I'm fairly anti-authoritian and tend to be outspoken towards management when I percieve them using faulty logic. Well, I was when I worked for a different firm and actually could speak to management. Let's just say I don't work there anymore.

Now I'm a little smarter in picking my battles.

On the other part where some may consider me non-normal.

I've got five indoor cats and feed two others that are feral. Though we just picked up another cat who is now living in our basement. She was abandoned near our house and showed up at our feeding station. Obviously a prior house pet. We had her checked out at the vet and are trying to find her old owners, but failing that we'll see if we can get her a new home.

I also volunteer at a cat shelter, House of Dreams. I set up the website and have taken a lot of the pictures. (IIt's on a Linux box and the web pages are generated with Perl.) My wife is on the board as well. Now if only there was a way to make a living at it...
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 03, 2002 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lemming wrote:

I'm fairly anti-authoritian and tend to be outspoken towards management when I percieve them using faulty logic. Well, I was when I worked for a different firm and actually could speak to management. Let's just say I don't work there anymore.


And your nick is lemming????
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lovechild wrote:
And your nick is lemming????


My nick came from when my car went off a cliff with me in it. :P

That and I used to have a license plate frame that was given to me.
"Live to Ski, Ski to Die"
[img:bee9747864]http://www.kittydream.org/images/ski_crop.jpg[/img:bee9747864]
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

abnormal?

i always like to say im so normal im abnormal but its just a nice joke:)

well lets see hmm i guess being a surfer / geek is kinda odd.
either that or my choice of beliefs.
/flame proof suit i dont wanna argue religion but
the phrase I always hear is "your to nice to be a satanist(anton levey's theories)
/flame suit off once agian dont wanna start a religion topic :)

oh yeah i guess its kinda strange to have tatoos of from a anime series huh?
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lemming wrote:
Hmmm. I'm 6' 8" with US size 16 feet. (I'll let the europeans google for the conversions)


I feel for ya, I am 6'3" and wear size 13 narrow shoes. I can't find shoes that fit me anywhere. I don't wear anything but sneakers though. I have found that saucony makes good stuff in big and narrow ;)
I also can't find pants for a reasonable price in lengths over 34 inches. I need like a 35 or 36 length with 34 waist, and pants over $20 are too expensive. (college student)

Is that a pic of you skiing? If so, ouch.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The skiing was a non-painful accident. I actually landed back on my feet and would of kept skiing, but one of the skis then came off. I almost took out the photographer though. It was a NASTAR race. I was trying to improve on my times. Didn't work.

I did get a major concussion from one skiing accident where I continued down and took out one of the SLOW signs further down the slope. (I've actually recieved 5 major concussions. Two car accidents, one skiing, two bicycle. Then there are the minor ones.)

On shoes, there's a shoestore in Portland, Or. called Oddball shoes. It's the first time I've had an actual selection.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 5:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I procrastinate like hell! If i'm given a task I will generally do it at the last possible minute. Come to think of it i'm doing now. :)

Oh well better do my Homework. :)
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2002 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

man... normal ain't got shit on us...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2002 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had an open-heart surgery when I was twelve for a benign myxoma.

I get migraines.

But these all don't compare to what I'm about to say... Hold your breath:

I'm writing this in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 under Windows XP.

*gasp*
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jonemi wrote:
I had an open-heart surgery when I was twelve for a benign myxoma.

I get migraines.

But these all don't compare to what I'm about to say... Hold your breath:

I'm writing this in Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 under Windows XP.

*gasp*


So when was your lobotomy?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 07, 2002 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phantom wrote:
I got a double crown on my head, I gotta either grow my hair out moderately or get it cut real short, or else the hairs hit each other and go straight up in the back. dammit.


hehe, i got two crowns, or "cow-licks" as others call them, in the front and two more in the back. styling my hair is a bitch and a half, so i just get a buzz cut once a month and im good to go.

i'm a jack of all trades, master of none. i like to eat a lot. im a fat bastard. i dont care though.

i have little patience. i too have busted a few keyboards in my time. i've gotten better over the years, but only a little. lotta other minor things, but i won't delve into that here :mrgreen:

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