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Wow, rd95. That's horrific. I'm glad that you're alive, even if, as you say, it's like going through puberty again.

It's brave sharing this stuff, especially online, but I'm glad you did. If I could hug you, I would, brother.

Not much else I have to say, except you're awesome. Thanks for sharing. :)

One of the things that interests me about Asperger's, perhaps ASD in general, is sensor overload.

Most of us have filters that block out noises/senses/whatever to prevent the overload from happening. Am I right in assuming people with ASD don't have those filters?

    I'm 'on the spectrum,' but not by much

If I may ask, what is meant by this?

JonG97  ·  link  ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: April 4, 2018

I've had a break from university, about a week in fact. I'm starting classes again today.

I watched a show on the ABC, which is Australia's national broadcaster. It's called Employable Me, and features three people with neurological conditions attempting to obtain employment. It was pretty eye-opening in a lot of ways.

Firstly, how people with neurological disorders (autism, Tourette's) find it difficult to even get jobs and stick to it.

Secondly, what it's like to be a parent of a child with such a disorder. Most of the people on the show were in a single-parent family, which might say a lot how taxing it would be for the parents.

Thirdly, employers need to see the abilities of their candidates, rather than their disability.

Overall, I quite enjoyed it.

Plus box sets look really cool on your shelf! There's something satisfying about owning a complete series on DVD or Blu-ray, in my opinion.

Yeah, that is true. I still like the tactile nature of physical media, though.

    Never saw, but mentioned in the thread?

    Quantum Leap.

Definitely recommend it, if you can get your hands on a DVD of the series. Depends if you're into sci-fi/time travel (but it's more dramatic than sci-fi).

You're right, dude, that is sad. Great story, though! I felt your pain quite keenly.

I wonder about those poor souls who got caught in the middle of the transition from VHS to DVD. You've got a stash of tapes with entire seasons of TV shows stored away in them.

How do you cope with the fact that DVDs offer more storage space than analogue tapes?

Not every season on DVD, mind you.

Damn, steve, how many VHS tapes did it take to store the whole series?

I'm actually young enough to say that Northern Exposure is before my time (I was born 2 years after the show ended). Guess that would make first run viewers feel old.

Thanks for this amazing list, rd95.

I agree about Get Smart. Amazing show, and it still gets laughs to this day.

Personally, under Cartoons, I'd also put Beavis and Butt-Head. It's dumb and crude, but it is a fantastic satire of teenage life, and it is just a hilarious show in general.

I agree, there's so many great shows out there to whittle it down to a single show. I put Quantum Leap there because that's the one I've been watching recently. There are many more that I regard as classics.

My dad used to love that show! He'd watch it on DVD quite often, though I never really got into it.

Actually, Quantum Leap has two actors from Northern Exposure in one episode, called Catch a Falling Star. Janine Turner and John Cullum (thanks, IMDB, for that last one.)

So, I wrote this poem yesterday. As a Christian, I thought that people might need to hear this message of hope and encouragement.


Are you not as valuable

As the birds in the sky

The fish in the sea

And the lilies of the field?

The Creator Himself wove you

Every fabric stitched just so

All of you was seamlessly made

Not a corner untouched by His mark

What we see as imperfections

God sees as perfections

Your purpose He thought out

Long before you took your first breath

He made you beautiful

Blameless in His eyes

His steady hand created you

You are His masterpiece

Does God not cherish you

As he does the flowers of the earth

The mighty oceans roaring

Or the trees standing tall as giants?

He does, my friend, He does

Your value is more than you think

You are loved more than you ever imagined

And His plans for you are grander than your wildest dreams.