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   Attention Male Farkers: Do you have trouble recognizing emotions in verbal language or a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic

12 Nov 2012 10:55 AM   |   4376 clicks   |   Yahoo
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NowhereMon     
That's kind of the point isn't it?

12 Nov 2012 09:10 AM
Cythraul     
Maybe problems with the latter, but not the former. However, I don't drink. Example: Whenever family members say "I love you" before ending a phone conversation, my response is, "You too."

12 Nov 2012 09:16 AM
ThatGuyFromTheInternet     
So it;s not the Aspergers, just the fact I'm Irish?

12 Nov 2012 09:17 AM
NewportBarGuy    [TotalFark]  
Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.

12 Nov 2012 09:24 AM
dickfreckle     

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


GET OUT OF MY HEAD. YOU SAID YOU WERE ONLY CRASHING FOR A FEW DAYS.

12 Nov 2012 09:44 AM
dickfreckle     
I know it's Monday morning, but I don't have any appointments today. I was thinking bloody mary but I went with screwdriver instead. Hey, it's better than my nighttime go-to...straight scotch with a small water back if needed.

It was also a huge football day for me yesterday, with the Saints knocking the Falcons off their undefeated perch. You have to have a hangover remedy, and for me, it's more booze.

So yeah, I'm a (high-functioning) alcoholic. Wanna fight about it?

/dnrtfa

12 Nov 2012 09:50 AM
MaudlinMutantMollusk    [TotalFark]  
Probably?

12 Nov 2012 10:21 AM
Solty Dog    [TotalFark]  
I can detect vocal cues, I just don't care. Same for empathy.

12 Nov 2012 10:34 AM
jaylectricity    [TotalFark]  
They determined this using reading. So maybe alcoholics are bad readers.

12 Nov 2012 10:42 AM
AverageAmericanGuy    [TotalFark]  
I just use emoticons ;-)

12 Nov 2012 10:56 AM
jayhawk88    [TotalFark]  

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


So what happens if you're an alcoholic sociopath? Do they cancel each other out, or have we just solved the mystery of Mitt Romney?

12 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
Tourney3p0     
This may be the only time last week's SNL broke a news story before Fark.

12 Nov 2012 10:57 AM
kiwimoogle84     
Actually, I think you're just an average male. You'll probably be ok.

12 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
untaken_name     
Sh...sho wha? Fuggoff.

12 Nov 2012 10:58 AM
Mr.Hawk     
And my parents said I would never amount to anything.

12 Nov 2012 11:00 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic
Republican


*runs away*

12 Nov 2012 11:01 AM
Zion21     
And I'm probably not going to do anything about it.
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12 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  
SHUT UP AND GRAB ME ANOTHER BEER!

12 Nov 2012 11:02 AM
aaronx    [TotalFark]  
44 men, 22 drunks and 22, er, not-drunks, make a study?

I want one of them grants.

12 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
signaljammer     
This (besides FAS) is why the Islamists proscribe recreational EtOH.

12 Nov 2012 11:03 AM
kiwimoogle84     

Englebert Slaptyback: a weakened ability to show empathy? Good News You're probably just an alcoholic Republican


*runs away*


Oh for Christ's sale, run back to the politics tab, please. THE ELECTION IS OVER.

12 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
JackieRabbit     
I wonder what a small European looks like? One thing is sure: they study.

12 Nov 2012 11:04 AM
TKOtheKDR     
I think this applies to all straight males, not just alcoholics. As a guy, I don't really care too much about other people's emotions or underlying motivations. As someone who communicates directly and says what they mean, I want to be treated the same way. I don't have time for, what is in my view, nonsensical bullshiat.

Tell me what you mean and what you want directly; if you don't, then only you are to blame for any miscommunication.

12 Nov 2012 11:06 AM
Smeggy Smurf    [TotalFark]  

Solty Dog: I can detect vocal cues, I just don't care. Same for empathy.


In other words, alcoholics are honey badgers

12 Nov 2012 11:07 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

kiwimoogle84


Oh for Christ's sale, run back to the politics tab, please. THE ELECTION IS OVER.


1) It should have been obvious that it was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Sorry you missed it.

2) I do not visit the Politics tab. There is concentrated idiocy in there and I don't want to get any on my shoes.

3) I am aware that the election is over. I am also happy with the results.

12 Nov 2012 11:09 AM
spentshells     
Wow that is good news

12 Nov 2012 11:10 AM
Cybernetic     

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


You could be an alcoholic sociopath.

12 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
The Stealth Hippopotamus    [TotalFark]  
oh thank god, I thought I was just an asshole

12 Nov 2012 11:11 AM
kiwimoogle84     

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

Oh for Christ's sale, run back to the politics tab, please. THE ELECTION IS OVER.


1) It should have been obvious that it was a tongue-in-cheek comment. Sorry you missed it.

2) I do not visit the Politics tab. There is concentrated idiocy in there and I don't want to get any on my shoes.

3) I am aware that the election is over. I am also happy with the results.


I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.

*fingertips to temples* Never mind.

Back to the alcoholic thing...

12 Nov 2012 11:15 AM
Great Janitor     
What of you are like me, trouble recognizing verbal emotion and lack of empathy but drinks less than a beer a month?

12 Nov 2012 11:16 AM
abhorrent1     

NowhereMon: That's kind of the point isn't it?


I'll drink to that

12 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
Satanic_Hamster     
I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
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12 Nov 2012 11:17 AM
Gunderson     

Great Janitor: What of you are like me, trouble recognizing verbal emotion and lack of empathy but drinks less than a beer a month?


An Alcoholic that hasn't lived up to his potential?

12 Nov 2012 11:18 AM
pjbreeze     
Well I feel empathy for the beer that I'm drinking. I realize that it'll soon be gone and thru unseen processes will turn into urine and be excreted and flushed.

12 Nov 2012 11:19 AM
Pair-o-Dice     

The Stealth Hippopotamus: oh thank god, I thought I was just an asshole


My Grandpa always said be a hard-ass. Now I don't know if I'm a dick, a hard-ass or a drunk.

/all of the above?

12 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

kiwimoogle84


I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.


Aw rats, I broke Fark's multi-year streak of keeping every single thread 100% on-topic. Sorry, guys.

And the reason was that "it was a joke".

:-| 

PS Tongue-IN-cheek. In. Not 'and'.

12 Nov 2012 11:20 AM
LovingTeacher     

NewportBarGuy: Thank god. I thought I was just a sociopath.


Great! Now I"m a sociopathic alcoholic, I was just an alcoholic before, with a few more psychological discoveries I could be a world leader.

12 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
Pair-o-Dice     

pjbreeze: Well I feel empathy for the beer that I'm drinking. I realize that it'll soon be gone and thru unseen processes will turn into urine and be excreted and flushed.


I just teared up a bit. That was heart wrenching.

12 Nov 2012 11:22 AM
pute kisses like a man     

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
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drunks don't generally have wine collections if you drink too much wine or scotch or fine booze, that just means you love life. if you drink too much $5 a gallon vodka, then you are a drunk.

12 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
genner     
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12 Nov 2012 11:23 AM
kiwimoogle84     

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.


Aw rats, I broke Fark's multi-year streak of keeping every single thread 100% on-topic. Sorry, guys.

And the reason was that "it was a joke".

:-| 

PS Tongue-IN-cheek. In. Not 'and'.


I'm aware of the phrase. Pardon the typo. I was typing fast. Excuuuse me.



By the way Satanic Hamster, you win at life. Nice wine cellar-er, wine room.

12 Nov 2012 11:25 AM
Dull Cow Eyes     
Were the alcoholics....Americans?


/ducks

12 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
syrynxx    [TotalFark]  

Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.


You're not an alcoholic. Those are full.

12 Nov 2012 11:26 AM
blatz514    [TotalFark]  

pute kisses like a man: Satanic_Hamster: I'm not an alcoholic and you can't prove it.

And pay no attention to this picture of my guest bedroom:
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drunks don't generally have wine collections if you drink too much wine or scotch or fine booze, that just means you love life. if you drink too much $5 a gallon vodka, then you are a drunk.


You leave my Barton vodka out of this!

12 Nov 2012 11:28 AM
wambu     
I can recognize and be empathetic when I'm not busy not giving a shiat.

12 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
willfullyobscure     

Englebert Slaptyback: kiwimoogle84

I got that it was tongue and cheek but you brought politics into an unrelated thread. And for no reason whatsoever.


Aw rats, I broke Fark's multi-year streak of keeping every single thread 100% on-topic. Sorry, guys.

And the reason was that "it was a joke".

:-| 

PS Tongue-IN-cheek. In. Not 'and'.


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12 Nov 2012 11:30 AM
SweetSaws     

Great Janitor: What of you are like me, trouble recognizing verbal emotion and lack of empathy but drinks less than a beer a month?


Well then you're just a horrible person

12 Nov 2012 11:31 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

kiwimoogle84


Excuuuse me.


Tell you what: how about we agree that Steve Martin has been responsible for some good comedic material during his career?

12 Nov 2012 11:32 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
u could just take Ecstasy like Jenny McCarthy and have sex with trees. there's your empathy

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12 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     

willfullyobscure


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*sees pic*

*chuckles*

*clicks 'Funny' button*

12 Nov 2012 11:34 AM
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