Do you have Asperger's Syndrome? Answer these questions and find out.
I'm skeptical about this, but I find it fascinating. For years, I've suspected I'm an Aspie, and, as it turns out, I answered the questions exactly the way the researchers predict an Aspie would answer them. My "normal" wife answers them they way "normal" people do. I am almost incapable of understanding the "normal" answer. To me, the Aspie answer is obviously correct. Here
is a great discussion about the research. Here
is the original research paper (MS Word file). [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Nov 5, 2008 -
"The Photographer Ralph Eugene Meatyard
(May 15, 1925 - May 7, 1972) suffered a fate common to artists who are very much of but also very far ahead of their time. Everything about his life and his art ran counter to the usual and expected patterns. He was an optician, happily married, a father of three, president of the Parent-Teacher Association, and coach of a boy's baseball team." "His images had nothing to do with the gritty "street photography" of the east coast or the romantic view camera realism of the west coast. His best known images were populated with dolls
, with family
pictured in abandoned buildings
or in ordinary suburban backyards
." His most well known and last photography series "The Family Album of Lucybelle Crater
" (1972) was based on the short story by Flannery O'Connor
, "The Life You Save May Be Your Own.
" [more inside]
posted by Del Far
on May 28, 2008 -
The Worst Committee Charge Ever
A rather interesting Story from Normal, Indiana, where after an "animated" 1 1/2-hour
meeting Wednesday, the Normal library board voted 5-1 to form a committee to
develop suggestions in the wake of a dispute over a board member
breast-feeding her toddler at the library during story time.
They say about two dozen people were in the audience, some passionately
explaining the importance of breast-feeding, including in public, and it gets waaay funnier.
And, no, I am not making this up.
posted by Blake
on Dec 20, 2001 -