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The Why of Sam

By johnboy - 22 April 2006 35

GrodsCorp have a sympathetic yet insightfull look into celebrity blogger, and former RiotACT commenter, Samuel Gordon Stewart, including a comprehensive biography. No real surprises there but it does fill in some gaps. Sam has indicated his approval.

I still maintain that if SGS is to acheive his stated life goals (start a family, hold down a job) then he needs to understand other people a lot better than he does, and broadening his experiences is the only way to do that.

In any event have a read.

What’s Your opinion?


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The Why of Sam
Slinky the Shocker 5:07 pm 22 Apr 06

Nawnaw…it was more the question whether you actually knew what you were talking about, unlike me *he he he*

Binker 5:02 pm 22 Apr 06

Fair enough, but given there are only about 20 (or less)psychiatrists in town plus about the same number of psych regs it is a bit too identifying a question.

Slinky the Shocker 4:55 pm 22 Apr 06

Just curious 😉 Analysing your motivations I guess…

Binker 4:46 pm 22 Apr 06

Why? (I am allowed to use DSM to diagnose mental illness/dysfunction if that’s where your going, although, I’m not doing that but just suggesting the available history is consistent with AD)

Slinky the Shocker 4:32 pm 22 Apr 06

Are you a psychiatrist?

Binker 4:20 pm 22 Apr 06

You only need two out of four from “A” so doesn’t need to fit A(3) if fits two from A(1)(2)(4). Besides I’m not maligning him just having a punt at classifying him on a traditional psychiatric axis, if you deliberately parade yourself in front of the public (even if only a very small one) you have got to expect some analysis of your motivations.

Slinky the Shocker 3:47 pm 22 Apr 06

Just let him be for fuck’s sake. He’s mildly amusing, he’s got his own mind (a whacky one, but hey…) and he doesn’t hurt anyone.
And although I have no psychological training whatsoever, I can google Asperger’s, too and can tell you that he don’t fit Criterion A3 at all. “A lack of spontaneous seeking to share enjoyment, interests, or achievements with other people (e.g., by a lack of showing, bringing, or pointing out objects of interest to other people)” By dropping into Sam’s Blog, I have learnt more about the fookin’ Golden Microphone, 2CC, FU2 or Nattie than I needed in 22 lifetimes.
Don’t get me wrong: I disagree with basically everything that Sam ever said, but I think he’s just too easy a target…

Absent Diane 2:50 pm 22 Apr 06

unfortunately for samuel people who can’t assimilate generally get left by the wayside….. I do feel a little sorry for him….but there is a mass of people like that who can’t operate in society…. they all react differently… but eventually they just get dialled out of society…. which in the end is for the best for the race and for them..

Binker 2:44 pm 22 Apr 06

Well he seems to want a family (suggesting a desire for normal social interaction), although it should be noted that a desire for normal social relationships is not a diagnostic criteria for Asperger’s.
He seems to have a failure to develop peer relationships appropriate to developmental level (Criteria A(2)), and a lack of social or emotional reciprocity (Criteria A(4)) and an encompassing preoccupation with one or more stereotyped and restricted patterns of interest (radio) that is abnormal in intensity or focus (Criteria B(1)).

Anyway autistic spectrum disorders are way over represented in the internet using community so I’m just going with the odds.

(I’m only writing this because the voices are telling me too, I’m off to arrange my collection of other peoples toenail clippings by age, colour and density (tested by mastication) before photographing it and posting it on a blog)

annie 2:19 pm 22 Apr 06

I don’t reckon it’s Aspergers. Aspies WANT to relate to people and have normal friendships, they just don’t know how.

There’s no indication of that with Sam. He just wants to live in his bubble.

terubo 2:09 pm 22 Apr 06

Oh dear. I think Sam’s on his way to international celebrityhood. These things can be catching, like avian flu.

Binker 1:43 pm 22 Apr 06

Who ever he is his history reeks of Asperger’s (differential Dx being some non-specific brain fuckedupedness secondary to being premie and spending time in NICU)

johnboy 1:41 pm 22 Apr 06

pretty hard to start a family without doing the first of those.

Being able to talk to women is not an easy thing to learn for any of us men. But he’s going to need to get started as he’s got a long way to go.

rose 1:34 pm 22 Apr 06

Like getting laid, drinking shandies til he passes out and travelling the world in his pyjamas, johnboy.

I, too, have so many things left to accomplish before I have a small family and hold down a job.

annie 11:53 am 22 Apr 06

Far out. This just makes me feel sorry for him on the one hand, and on the other, amazed at his ability to be more inward-looking than a Yank on an overseas holiday.

It’s up to Sam if he wants to listen to talk radio and do the other things he does. I don’t care about that.

What I don’t understand is why, if you disagree with him, then he thinks you’re “being mean”.

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