I was watching Boondock Saints today in school and instantly though of KROQKEN when I saw the Italian dude...
Is Ken mentally challenged? I just dont get it
Originally Posted by Wayne Coyne
I'm shooting for my Charter Membership...
Ken during Against Me in 2007.
oic. that makes sense now. thanks GPS.
Good for you Ken for being a fan of Mika Miko!!! I love them. The Drummer and I go way back. We used to be roomates for a while.
'01 '02 '03 '04 '06 '07 '08 '09 '10 '11 '12 '13...
Ken admits he has aspergers syndrome.
Why do I not have aspergers? The psychiatrist said I can carry on a conversation and look people in the high. I am also functional and able to hold a job. In addition, unlike aspergers people with very narrow interests, I have broad interests. He even told me that politics and music are both broad subjects, not narrow at all. In additon, people with aspergers lack empathy. Not me, I care for the feelings of others and have cared deeply for certain in my life, not just myself. I only used to say I had apsergers because laypeople assuemd I did and I just went along, not knowing any better. However, I decided to really find out for myself. Thank you Airport Marina Counseling in Westchester, California. My therapist, Daniel Ulin, looked a little like Morrissey.
Ken, you just don't know when to stop...and what not to reveal.
I have known you for almost 19 years. I can state that, while you might possess a few traits that are contrary to the textbook Asperger's case, you still have it.
I am not a psychologist. However, as your friend for nearly 2 decades, I was floored when I read the description of many symptoms of Asperger's. It was like I was reading a near-comprehensive list of your odd behaviors that I had witnessed over the years.
The above is very much a description of you. You are not shy by any means. However, you are infamous for engaging in "long-winded, one-sided speeches", where you state your opinion but do not care about anyone else's responses. You also will blurt out insulting, blunt statements at times, even if you don't mean to offend. You are more commenting on what you are observing, without regard for the consequences.Unlike those with autism, people with AS are not usually withdrawn around others; they approach others, even if awkwardly. For example a person with AS may engage in a one-sided, long-winded speech about a favorite topic, while misunderstanding or not recognizing the listener's feelings or reactions, such as a need for privacy or haste to leave. This social awkwardness has been called "active but odd". This failure to react appropriately to social interaction may appear as disregard for other people's feelings, and may come across as insensitive.
Even though topics such as politics and music cannot be considered "narrow interests", the rest very much applies to you. You become obsessed with a few different subject areas and seek to learn all you can about them, often to the neglect of many other basic areas in life. You also develop peculiar obsessions with seemingly meaningless endeavors, such as accumulating over 56,000 "friends" on Myspace. When I have asked you why you enjoy accumulating meaningless "friends" (especially given that most are bots/spam or bands/businesses), you cannot explain why it appeals to you.Pursuit of specific and narrow areas of interest is one of the most striking features of AS. Individuals with AS may collect volumes of detailed information on a relatively narrow topic such as dinosaurs or members of Congress, without necessarily having genuine understanding of the broader topic. For example, a child might memorize camera model numbers while caring little about photography. This behavior is usually apparent by grade school, typically age 5 or 6 in the United States. Although these special interests may change from time to time, they typically become more unusual and narrowly focused, and often dominate social interaction so much that the entire family may become immersed. Because narrow topics often capture the interest of children, this symptom may go unrecognized.
However, the biggest similarity to the above is your desire to learn specific details about subjects you have little interest in, such as the camera example above. In my case, you have picked my brain to learn the names of all well-known poker pros. You also want a constantly-updated list on the online poker sites allowing US players. At the same time, you don't know how to play poker, nor do you have any desire to learn. Textbook Asperger's right there.
How many times have people commented about the odd ways that you stand, or how you move? Doesn't the above sound a lot like the description of what you do?Stereotyped and repetitive motor behaviors are a core part of the diagnosis of AS and other ASDs. They include hand movements such as flapping or twisting, and complex whole-body movements. These are typically repeated in longer bursts and look more voluntary or ritualistic than tics, which are usually faster, less rhythmical and less often symmetrical.
Anyone who reads the above would think we're talking about you. You possess almost all of these traits.Three aspects of communication patterns are of clinical interest: poor prosody, tangential and circumstantial speech, and marked verbosity. Although inflection and intonation may be less rigid or monotonic than in autism, people with AS often have a limited range of intonation: speech may be unusually fast, jerky or loud. Speech may convey a sense of incoherence; the conversational style often includes monologues about topics that bore the listener, fails to provide context for comments, or fails to suppress internal thoughts. Individuals with AS may fail to monitor whether the listener is interested or engaged in the conversation. The speaker's conclusion or point may never be made, and attempts by the listener to elaborate on the speech's content or logic, or to shift to related topics, are often unsuccessful.
Need I go on?
Trust me, Ken, you have Asperger's.
Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Everything I post involves some form of getting real.
You ain't seen nothin' yet.
Everybody Wang Chung tonight.
Ken does have Aspergers are you kidding me. Read up on Aspbergers on the net and Ken has all the symptoms. He so afraid of change that he feels like at his age of 39 he can't go to Coachella by himself. Even though he has been there 8 times and knows what to expect. He's scared to go by himself. He needs someone to go with him like a babysitter. He afraid to camp not for the reasons most people don't want to camp but because he won't have a place to plug in an alarm clock and he's afraid he won't get up at 5am to be first in line to get in the venue. I said get a battery operated alarm clock. They do make them I have one. He's afraid to take a greyhound bus out there too for some unknown reason. I know people half his age who fly to other states for shows. Is it just me of is Ken being a big child?
If you think he has Aspergers, a documented neurological condition, then why do you describe his symptoms as character flaws and end up by calling him a 'big child'?
Fui quod es, eris quod sum. I once was what you are, you will be what I am - epitaph carved on Roman gravestones.