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Old March 30th, 2010, 02:49 PM   #71
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Just for the record; are any of you aware of any historical figure without problems ?

Don't rain on our parade sylla1 !

You know they were all (,,,almost all) totally dementate !
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Don't rain on our parade sylla1 !

You know they were all (,,,almost all) totally dementate !
Yep. Don't forget, there is a thin line between genius and insanity
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Yep. Don't forget, there is a thin line between genius and insanity
You talkin'to me?????

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Here's about Mozart from the Wikipedia article on Tourette's syndrome.

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Although it has been speculated that Mozart had Tourette's,[93][94] no Tourette's expert or organization has presented credible evidence to show that this was the case,[94] and there are problems with the available data.[95]
Yeah. I heard that a long, long time ago and read up on him. I agree that it's not likely. Dr. Samuel Johnson had it though. It is very well described in Boswell. But there was no name for it.

Once upon a time I was at my doctor's office and started ticcing. I was bouncing my heel and toe on the floor. I asked him why I did it, and he said "What?" So I pointed it out and told him I could stop, but as soon as I quit concentrating on not doing it, I'd start it up again. He shrugged and said it must be a soft spot in my hind brain. Phooey. (Actually his words were a sensitive spot in my cerebellum, but that's how I heard it.)

Tourette's is popularly identified with one common sympton, coprolalia. Most Touretters don't have that though. The diagnostic criteria are multiple vocal tics and (usually multiple) motor tics.

Though I've only experienced very mild coprolalia (and very sporadically, thank goodness) I always remember a couple of items that stuck to me for a while. My trigger was sudden relaxation after emotional or physical stress. Reaching the top of a long hill and starting down on a bicycle was a good one. I'd suddenly start screaming "Hi, can I play with your dick?" So I once crossed the finish line at a marathon and screamed that at the pretty young lady about to hang a completion ribbon around my head.

The other one was when my daughter was in the University. I'd get off work and go over there and we'd race the 12 miles home on in-line skates. We came up the long hill from Riverside Park, and started down toward Lake St. Coming down the hill I couldn't catch up with her, and so I chased her about 20 feet behind yelling "What a lovely pussy you are, you are. What a lovely pussy you are." I don't think anyone we passed could hear what I was yelling, but I sure got one strange look along the way. I couldn't help it. I'm an owl; she's a pussycat.

A boy once asked Samuel Johnson why he did that. He replied. I thought I'd never forget his reply, but I seem to have so forgotten. (Ah, the autumn of life.) It was something like "Beware you never do the same, my boy. It's a curse." Johnson was touching every picket as he passed a picket fence. I do that too, sometimes. Or used to.

Sorry about all that personal crap, but I saw that OP about Mozart having Tourette's and it got me going.
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lol, really?
It's true. Hitler lost his other testicle to shrapnel in WW1
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Has anybody ever eaten that stuff? Is it any good?
I think I might ask my wife to go to the store on the morrow and buy me a bannana. Then I might just have to make me one to see if it is any good.
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Has anybody ever eaten that stuff? Is it any good?
I think I might ask my wife to go to the store on the morrow and buy me a bannana. Then I might just have to make me one to see if it is any good.
Here's the recipe straight from the King himself....

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Just for the record; are any of you aware of any historical figure without problems ?
I had the same thinking Sylla, back in post #56 or something. It's true enough for your average person even I think.
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