Zappa’s Words of Wisdom

As I scrolled through my Facebook memories, I discovered the following artwork here, being shared by the page, “Vote 4 Nobody, Nobody Tells the Truth,” which I originally posted to my wall in June of 2016, and decidedly re-shared it to the wall of family, along with commentary…

“Politics is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex.” – Frank Zappamus

My Commentary: Some words of wisdom from Zappa…

Discussing Underused Words

The following correspondence originally took place upon the Facebook wall of family

Genaire: Buffoon is such an under used word.

Stacie T.: Especially since there are so many.

Genaire: True lol!

Asya D.: I just used it yesterday lol but so true !

Genaire: Nimrod also.

Sara: Add maroon to that list!

Genaire: I personally use maroon alot but find that I like the way buffoon rolls of my tongue lol.

Rayn: Add stooge, simpleton, and nitwit to the list, too!

Jordan K.: My all time favorite thing to call somebody is a “piece of shit” nothing makes me feel better.

Lyrics to Lauryn Hill’s Brand New Song, “Neurotic Society”

"Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)"

“Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)”

Yesterday, Lauryn Hill released a new song, entitled, “Neurotic Society”!

You can purchase a digital copy of the track from iTunes, here:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/neurotic-society-compulsory/id644961710?ls=1

Ms. Hill also made a statement about the details of her single’s release on her Tumblr account:
http://mslaurynhill.tumblr.com/post/49613417504/hello-all-here-is-a-link-to-a-piece-that-i-was

Here is my effort to decipher the lyrics:

(update: on May 13, Ms. Hill was kind of enough to release the actual lyrics to this song, here! I’ve now added a strike-through to each part that I got wrong)

Verse 1
:
We’re living in a joke time
Metaphorical coke time
Commerce and guru men
Run the whole world men
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Distinguishing Selective Mutism from Social Phobia

The following correspondence originally took place here, within the public Facebook group, “Adults with Asperger’s Syndrome“…

(replies from all third parties have been omitted for clarity)

2011-08-12 - Distinguishing Selective Mutism from Social Phobia

Anastasia M.: Anyone here who has social anxiety in addition to Asperger’s? I do and I wonder how many others do too. I ofter hear it’s quite common problem for Aspies. It’s basically fear of social situations. Anyone else thought of this?

Rayn: I have social phobia and selective mutism. They have been with me as long as I can remember.

Anastasia M.: Wait… isn’t selective mutism actually an extreme form of social phobia?

Anastasia M.: I might have it too, but they never diagnosed it, said a part of Asperger’s and social phobia, although in some situatons I definitely can’t speak and was always like that.. 😀

Rayn: As I understand it, Anastasia, social phobia and selective mutism are two separate conditions. However, up to 90% of those with selective mutism also have social phobia, so there is an undeniably strong connection between the two:

What is Selective Mutism?:
http://www.selectivemutismcenter.org/cms/what_is_selective_mutism.aspx

Either way, though, it follows sound logic to distinguish them from each other due to the fact that selective mutism is rare, unlike social phobia. Therefore, even if EVERYONE with selective mutism were to also have social phobia, not nearly all of those with social phobia would also have selective mutism.