Page 1 of 2 [ 19 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

ruveyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Age: 84
Gender: Male
Posts: 31,502
Location: New Jersey

22 Jun 2009, 9:54 am

Behold the question in the title.

ruveyn



Ebonwinter
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 25 Apr 2009
Age: 31
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,355
Location: Lexington, KY

22 Jun 2009, 11:08 am

We don't even really know who he was let alone if was autistic



0_equals_true
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 5 Apr 2007
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Posts: 11,038
Location: London

22 Jun 2009, 11:10 am

No



sunshower
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Age: 121
Gender: Female
Posts: 3,985

22 Jun 2009, 11:42 am

I don't know enough about him to answer, but I'm curious to see what others think on the issue.

I am personally of the view that just because someone's autistic, doesn't mean they're inherently good. I believe there can be good and bad autistic people, just as there can be good and bad non-autistic people.


_________________
Into the dark...


SilverPikmin
Deinonychus
Deinonychus

User avatar

Joined: 1 Aug 2008
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Posts: 360
Location: Merseyside, England, UK

22 Jun 2009, 12:36 pm

Is this a joke?



ruveyn
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Sep 2008
Age: 84
Gender: Male
Posts: 31,502
Location: New Jersey

22 Jun 2009, 12:43 pm

SilverPikmin wrote:
Is this a joke?


Finally!

ruveyn



Willard
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,647

22 Jun 2009, 12:47 pm

As a major feature of his MO had to include approaching strangers on the street and disarming them with his apparent normalcy into following him into dark sequestered corners (granted they were prostitutes by profession, but after the first two murders there was a high degree of public awareness of his activity in the area), I would guess probably not. That would require a highly developed set of social skills and a knack for thinking quickly under pressure - the very antithesis of autism.



SabbraCadabra
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 21 Apr 2008
Age: 37
Gender: Male
Posts: 6,437
Location: Michigan

22 Jun 2009, 1:10 pm

This is almost as good as the one about Hitler =)

Willard wrote:
(granted they were prostitutes by profession, but after the first two murders there was a high degree of public awareness of his activity in the area)


Right, but a working girl's still gotta make her money, so it was either starve to death, or take a risk with a serial killer (not to mention VD).


_________________
he had a lot to say, he had a lot of nothing to say
we'll miss him


Emor
Velociraptor
Velociraptor

User avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2009
Gender: Female
Posts: 464

22 Jun 2009, 1:24 pm

May I ask the point of these threads? The first one just ended up offending loads of people and no one found it funny once they figured it was a joke, and the second time, imo isn't exactly funny...
EMZ.



desdemona
Blue Jay
Blue Jay

User avatar

Joined: 26 May 2009
Gender: Female
Posts: 79

23 Jun 2009, 1:08 am

Emor wrote:
May I ask the point of these threads? The first one just ended up offending loads of people and no one found it funny once they figured it was a joke, and the second time, imo isn't exactly funny...
EMZ.


I don't know either. I think that they are meant to be provocative. Particularly since no one even knows quite who Jack the Ripper was, let alone what he was like. These threads follow the a standard format-- is some "evil person here" autistic?

Even if some really evil person was autistic, they certainly had something else that made them do the evil action, so the questions are really quite irrelevant.

--des



GoatOnFire
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 22 Feb 2007
Age: 33
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,986
Location: Den of the ecdysiasts

23 Jun 2009, 1:21 am

Of course he was.

He never got caught. Only an autistic could be that clever. :nerdy:


_________________
I will befriend the friendless, help the helpless, and defeat... the feetless?


Michjo
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 4 Mar 2009
Age: 36
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,020
Location: Oxford, UK

23 Jun 2009, 2:18 am

100% autistic, definately. Don't understand why you didn't present it as a statement instead of a question...



stripey
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: 6 Jul 2006
Gender: Male
Posts: 161

23 Jun 2009, 2:41 am

I don't see the point of the joke.



Willard
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 23 Mar 2008
Age: 61
Gender: Male
Posts: 5,647

23 Jun 2009, 4:21 pm

There is no joke except in the mind of the asker, who poses a question, assuming that the query itself is stupid, pointless and irrelevant, therefore anyone who answers it seriously must be stupid, or gullible, or whatever - then the questioner sits back and giggles to himself whenever someone poses a theory in response, as it makes him feel superior. He has fooled them all, tee-hee!

On the other hand, it's been said there are no stupid questions, meaning the person who deliberately asks one believing it to be so, is himself missing an opportunity for insight and is therefore, a fool.



flipflopjenkins
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

User avatar

Joined: 4 Jul 2008
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Posts: 168

23 Jun 2009, 4:35 pm

Ebonwinter wrote:
We don't even really know who he was let alone if was autistic


Why should we let that stop us speculating? 8)

Whoever he was, he was clearly a man of single-minded determination.



MrLoony
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Jun 2009
Age: 34
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,298
Location: Nevada (not Vegas)

23 Jun 2009, 4:54 pm

SabbraCadabra wrote:
This is almost as good as the one about Hitler =)

Willard wrote:
(granted they were prostitutes by profession, but after the first two murders there was a high degree of public awareness of his activity in the area)


Right, but a working girl's still gotta make her money, so it was either starve to death, or take a risk with a serial killer (not to mention VD).


:(


_________________
"Let reason be your only sovereign." ~Wizard's Sixth Rule
I'm working my way up to Attending Crazy Taoist. For now, just call me Dr. Crazy Taoist.