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Thursday, June 21, 2012

Sandusky...Histrionic Personality Disorder...Really?

Have you heard about this?  Jerry Sandusky Defense Permitted To Put Evidence Of Histrionic Personality Disorder Before Jury.  Being somewhat familiar with various types and degrees of mental illness, when I heard about this on the radio I was dumbfounded. 

From Wikipedia:  "Histrionic personality disorder (HPD) is defined by the American Psychiatric Association as a personality disorder characterized by a pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking, including an excessive need for approval and inappropriately seductive behavior, usually beginning in early adulthood. These individuals are lively, dramatic, vivacious, enthusiastic, and flirtatious. HPD is most commonly found in the United States and affects four times as many women as men.[1] It has a prevalence of 2–3% in the general population, and 10–15% in inpatient and outpatient mental health institutions."

Ok, I don't know exactly how the math would work (I'm off duty), but that would mean that there would be 1 person afflicted with Histrionic Personality Disorder in the hospital I just came from.  Or, if my math is wrong, still...in all of my visits at psychiatric units I must have run into 1 of them...right? 

Seriously!

What are the chances that Sandusky is part of the 2-3% of the general population?

Really?


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Monday, June 18, 2012

Sunday afternoon I'm going through the channel guide and I see on HBO "Abraham Lincoln's Vampire Hunter"  trailer coming on before another movie.  Seriously?  So I watch the trailer, and I read a bit on Wikipedia about the novel.  Lincoln learns that vampires are real from his father?  He learns that his mother didn't die from milk sickness, but from a "fool's dose of vampire blood?  He meets an old friend in Washington, who also knows that vampires are real...Edgar Allen Poe and if something isn't done about it, vampires will "enslave all humans in America".  So what does Lincoln do?  He gets into politics by day and hunts vampires by night wielding an axe to kill them.  Oh...and a friend of his turns him into a vampire believing that "some men are just too interesting to die" and Lincoln attends Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr's "I have a dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial. 

Seriously?  Are vampires necessary in a novel or movie to make it commercially successful?  Is it necessary to Mc f' up history to make it commercially viable? 

This is definitely NOT on my must see movie list.  It's absurd.

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sunday Stealing - The Imaginary Meme Part 5

 Welcome back to Sunday Stealing which originated on WTIT: The Blog authored by Bud Weiser. Here we will steal all types of memes from every corner of the blogosphere. Our promise to you is that we will work hard to find the most interesting and intelligent memes. You may have heard of the expression, “honor amongst thieves”. In that age-old tradition, we also have our rules. First, we always credit the blog that we stole it from and we will “fess up” to the blog owner where we stole the meme. We also provide a link to the victim's post. (It's our way of saying "Thanks!") We do sometimes edit the original meme, usually to make it more relevant to our global players, to challenge our players, sometimes to select that meme's best questions, or simply to make it less repetitive from either this new meme or recently asked questions from a prior featured meme. Let's go!!!
Today we ripped off a blogger named Hui Lin from the blog Conversations with an Imaginary Audience. It's 200 questions, so we will do it in parts. Lots of parts. She does not state where she got it from. But this is someone who could not come up a separate screen name and a blog name. But, it was probably stolen there as well. So, of course, that will be as far as we go. Tracing back our theft's thieves might take some time. Take the time to comment on other player's posts. It's a great way to make new friends! Link back to us at Sunday Stealing!


 
81. What’s your favorite action movie?  "Terminator 2"

82. Have (or are) you ever been involved someone much older than you? I have in the past and I've dated older in the past and I find it just doesn't work for me.

83. Do you believe in lust at first sight? Yes.

84. Favorite type of venomous snake? WTF?  Who has a favorite snake?

85. Do you drink alcohol?  On occasion.

86. If you wanted to talk to someone who'd lift your spirits, who'd you call?  My gf.

87. What do you wear to feel sexy?  That's between me and my gf.

88. Do you like to learn?  Yes.

89. Have you ever been hit on by someone who really overestimated their attractiveness? Not that I recall.

90. Where did you last go on vacation? If a 1 day getaway counts...Galena.

91. Dallas (as in J.R. & Bobby) returns this week. What film or TV series would you loved to be resurrected? I can't think of one.

92. Explain your karma beliefs. What goes around comes around.

93. When do you think that you have a hard life? Lately...all the time.

94. Favorite comic strip? I don't read the comics anymore.

95. Have you ever broken a heart? I'm sure I've broken a few.

96. Should pot be legalized? Yes.  Discovery Channel's Weed Wars, check it out.  Of course people will abuse it, like anything else, but I think it does have a place to help people with certain conditions, unlike alcohol which is truly just recreational.

97. Have you ever gone skinny dipping with someone that you shouldn't have?  Never gone skinny dipping.

98. What do you do when you're down? Try to pick myself up...duh!

99. Last time you were really angry?  Let's not go there.

100. What is your favorite flavor in general? Can't think of one.
 
Thank you for playing this week on Sunday Stealing! Please leave a comment or link when you have posted. Stop back and visit other player’s posts. That is really what this is all about, making new friends! Have a great week. See you next Sunday!

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