Rainman did NOT have Asperger’s. People with Asperger’s (such as myself) are distinguished from people with Kanner’s Autism in many ways, but a primary diagnostic criterion is that people with Asperger’s show no mental development deficit; in other words, they are of average to superior intelligence. Rainman clearly had intellectual development problems, hence he was autistic, not an Aspie.
As for Kanye having AS, it’s possible, but I doubt it. I think he has another syndrome: the “I am God and you are a gnat syndrome”, also called the Douche Bag Syndrome.
Hey Dr, we don’t appreciate posts from actual retards.
The sooner people stop buying his crap, the sooner he will go away. What a douchebag!!! Actually when I saw his hair on Leno that night, it reminded me that I need some new snow tires. So he is good for something.
I’ve been saying this for awhile
nobody listened, now you all know
It’s not Kanye’s fault
because he is, in fact mentally retarded
nothing he can do about it
and he loves fishsticks
Screw off, stop fucking crushing this guy and start talking about shit thats important like how innocent lives are taken everyday in wars
Mr. Important: The only bigger waste of time than reading Holytaco is reading Holytaco and not enjoying it.
WOW do you not know a joke when you see one? Of course you don’t or you would not be spending all day looking up mental disorders!
Cuntya does indeed like his fish sticks and I think you idiots do too!
What’s with his hair?
It’s like tiny aliens understand how much we hate him, so they landed on his head and made some tiny crop circles that translate into “destroy this”.
@derek: here’s me hoping you’re joking. If not, then: Fuck you, asshole.
(you see, people with Asperger’s are reknowned for having difficulty with sarcasm…)
i like fish sticks
Wow, I’m not Aspie (just a “Neurotypical” with a unofficially Asperger’s boyfriend, recently diagnosed father, and text book Aspie close friend, and a brother who likes to refer to himself as “An Autistic Superhero”) but I still had trouble telling if that comment was a joke. If it was it wasn’t very funny. If it wasn’t, I second your comment. Or maybe we should just pity him because he is a jackass. (I understand you have fewer mirror neurons, thus preventing “normal” expressions of empathy, but still, jackass nonetheless. )
Just because people have mused on other possible explanations for his oddities, doesn’t mean they don’t get the joke, though some don’t appear to, I agree. I thought it was hilarious, but immediately started thinking, no…Asperger’s isn’t quite right, what else could it be? And why is researching mental disorders a less valuable use of time than spending time on this website? I haven’t historically found intellectual curiosity to be particularly congruent with idiocracy. And why I have I posted three responses to this post, even though I could not recognize a Kanye West song for the life of me?
Though I DO like fish sticks so maybe you were on to something.
No, you’re the idiot! You are! No you are! You are times infinite!!
You’re adorable. Please be my no-sense-of-humour-Valentine.
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Kanye West does not have Asperger’s Syndome; in the words of Obama, ”he’s a jackass.” I understand this is a comedy website, but I am so tired of people diagnosing narcissistic bastards with AS because I actually have Asperger’s Syndrome. (I mean real Asperger’s Syndrome, diagnosed by a legit psychologist,none of that diagnosed on online bullshit.)
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I like fish sticks…
Raymond Babbit was an autistic savant. He didn’t have Asperger’s. Come on.
man incorrects, justin bent you over and proceded to fuck you up the ass with no lube and didnt even bother to give you a reach around. that must have hurt
“Asperger’s syndrome is one of the disorders on the autistic spectrum – a milder form of the condition that afflicted Raymond Babbitt, the character played by Dustin Hoffman in Rain Man.”
Nowhere else could I find an article stating that the character had asperger’s syndrome. After some research, I found that there are many overlappings of autism and asperger’s syndrome. Granted, I don’t have any personal experience in this field, so I don’t want to jump to any conclusions. Your website, on the other hand, did jump to a conclusion without showing a single reference showing that Raymond Babbitt clearly had asperger’s. If you can point me to a single article that states this, I will be satisfied.
Additionally, the real-life person that this character was based on, Kim Peek, has been found to not be autistic and rather has FG syndrome.
Based on the guidelines you provide, I’m sure that you could come up with dozens of prominent figures who have asperger’s. Shaq, Terrell Owens, Diddy; basically anybody with an ego and a mouth fits your description.
Dude it’s supposed to be a fucking joke, not a thesis paper that needs reference checking. Do you like fishsticks?
Nobody likes fishsticks. Grow up.
the difference between asperger’s and classical autism is the normal development of language.
I quote wiki:
It differs from other autism spectrum disorders by its relative preservation of linguistic and cognitive development.
incorrects you did affirm that he did not have Asperger’s
Does Every HT Reader Have Asperger’s Syndrome?
Incorrects got burned
Actually, Justin has a form of Asperger’s as displayed by his intense, extremely focused interest in Asperger’s syndrome. That and his intense, extremely focused interest in masturbation.
I had an ass burger last night. Whoo! There I go
The post wasn’t funny (so if it was supposed to be, it failed), but it’s actually a good point. It would explain why he says the first thing that pops into his head no matter how offensive, and lack of empathy for others.
I personally enjoyed this ^_^
I personally was considering Tourette’s but this makes more sense, Doctor.
Loved the comparison charts. I personally would go with narcissistic personality disorder or anti-social personality disorder, those commonly referred to as “sociopaths” in Law & Order, Special Victims Unit (or as I like to call it, Law & Order: Molested Corpse), though this terminology is not found in the DSM. Narcissism seems more right on; he shows traits of unreasonable positive regard, entitlement, etc. But then again, NPD is probably pretty common in the extremely wealthy and famous. Maybe he has a lot of things wrong with him. Or maybe, just maybe, Obama got the diagnosis right when he called him a jackass.
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