Monday, August 31, 2009

Adam: &REW ReviEW

ADAMREW: Often, during a good movie, I identify with, will feel like, and or even become the main character. In Adam, I "AM" the main character. I would prefer the name be called &rew or Aspie. However, at the end of the movie, you will see the reason for this name. As an Aspie, I will review this film from my perspective, with what I share in common with the Adam character. Adam 2009 at least met my expectations. It is a well done representation, and accurate portrayal of an Aspie. It does a successful job introducing typical people to us invisibles, who are intolerantly discriminated against. People with Aspergers Syndrome, were never in a closet. Thanks to this motion picture, they will now be more visible, and treated with the same respect and consideration that others are.

Many of the ASpects and frustrations of Aspies are brought to light. AS an ASpie introduction, this presentation was well done. Many of the situations and symptoms would vary by age and individual with A.S. I identified with many of those that were represented or documented. Except for kissing, I could not be more pleased with this introduction of us "aliens", aclimating to your strange world of NTs.

Many scenes were too subtle for NT reviewers to understand. They viewed them as extraneous or uneven. Even the unexpected ending seems an attempt to help you feel the frustration that we feel. In large part, the parallel story demonstrates the phoniness, dishonesty, and infidelity of typical people. I was surprised or disappointed that Star Trek or Mr. Spock was not mentioned. However, even many of the setting parameters matched my own real life. These would be NYC, Queens, apartment rental, new partner, science, space, electronics, computer, creativity, abuse by police, death of parents, job loss, and changing states.

The loss of job represents the intolerance, insensativity and discrimination that Aspies constantly have to contend with. The electronic voice represents stubborn creative independence. Also, this demonstrates inordinate attention to detail, and the inability to see the big picture. The space suit represents how logic does not address what might be socially inappropriate. The bed/interview dialog showed self-absorption. This is without question, the most treasured movie of my life. I definitely encourage everyone to see this picture!

Aug. 31 History:
1918 Alan Jay Lerner, son of the founder of Lerner stores, is born today. 1958 &rew Lerner's mother was born in 1918. A. J. Lerner will go on to become a Broadway lyricist and collaborate with Frederick Loewe on such Broadway classics as Brigadoon, My Fair Lady, and Camelot. Together they also wrote the score for the 1958 Academy Award-winning film, "Gigi."

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Adam DAY!

Exactly one month later to the day, another awaited movie that personifies me, is watched. It was once again in large luxurious vacant auditorium. This time,
Adam was seen!

This movie is the most anticipated film ever! It is the first major motion picture to portray an individual like myself. Until 2006, I frustratingly wondered what disadvantaged superior alien species I am. Now, world awareness is finally being brought to us Aspies!

2 Adult tickets to: Adam (PG-13) Sunday, August 30, 2009, 9:45pm, $22.00 Cinema Theater: Regal Winter Park Village, 20510 N. Orlando Ave., Winter Park, FL 32789, 407-628-0035

After P. F. Changs, and Adam, this was another perfect day, on the 30th, with partner.

&rew review is coming soon.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

1958: Michael Joseph Jackson

Ted Kennedy, who recently died, is buried today. Yet Michael Jackson has not been buried yet. He would be age 51 today like me.

NASA (1958) decided to call the station’s new treadmill the “Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill,” or the acronym C.O.L.B.E.R.T. Sunita Williams announced this on the Colbert Report. “Colbert” technically won the online poll, and NASA has a sense of humor.

By JIM KUHNHENN, Associated Press Writer Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press Writer – WASHINGTON – In a chilling forecast, the White House is predicting a 10-year federal deficit of $9 trillion — more than the sum of all previous deficits since America's founding. And it says by the next decade's end the national debt will equal three-quarters of the entire U.S. economy.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

asperger's syndrome

Tony Attwood: From my clinical experience I consider that children and adults with Aspergers Syndrome have a different, not defective, way of thinking.The person usually has a strong desire to seek knowledge, truth and perfection with a different set of priorities than would be expected with other people. There is also a different perception of situations and sensory experiences. The overriding priority may be to solve a problem rather than satisfy the social or emotional needs of others.The person values being creative rather than co-operative.The person with Aspergers syndrome may perceive errors that are not apparent to others, giving considerable attention to detail, rather than noticing the “big picture”.The person is usually renowned for being direct, speaking their mind and being honest and determined and having a strong sense of social justice.The person may actively seek and enjoy solitude, be a loyal friend and have a distinct sense of humour.However, the person with Aspergers Syndrome can have difficulty with the management and expression of emotions.Children and adults with Aspergers syndrome may have levels of anxiety, sadness or anger that indicate a secondary mood disorder. There may also be problems expressing the degree of love and affection expected by others. Fortunately, we now have successful psychological treatment programs to help manage and express emotions.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


1) What character do I use as part of my name? a) The letter A.
b) An ampersand. c) I use a 3 instead of an E. d) I put an "&" instead of "An". e) The pound sign.

2) What is my favorite pizza topping? a) Ham b) sausage c) bacon d) Pineapple e) Peperoni

3) Which of the following do not define me? a) I am the A in LeArner. b) I can understand subtle messages in eyes & gestures. c) I use the Aspie operating system. d) ALtERNativE Reasoning. e) I found love in Florida, and by adding a "_ve" below it.

4) Which musical artist or group do I not like? a) Linkin Park b) Korn c) Pearl Jam d) Disturbed e) The Carpenters

5) How many employers have I had in my life? a) Three. b) 52 c) 13 d) 33 e) 47

6) Which of the following are true? a) I met Dick Clark, Henny Youngman, & Andy Rooney. b) My family was the original owners of Lerner Shops. c) The Playwright Alan J. Lerner was my great Uncle. d) I once earned $40K/year as a COBOL programmer. e) I was in a Star Trek Deep Space Nine episode.

7) Which statement is false? a) I oppose capital punishment. b) I am pro-choice in regards to abortion. c) Homosexuality is a normal and natural part of life d) Prostitution should be legalized e) The public sale of firearms should be banned.

8) At a party, what would I probably be doing? a) Dancing. b) Drinking beer. c) Watching the football game on the big screen TV. d) Staying in the computer room. e) Socializing with new people.

9) What is my favorite holiday? a) Christmas. b) Election Day. c) New Years Day. d) Ground Hog Day. e) Halloween.

10) My least favorite vegetable is a) Peas. b) Tomatoes. c) Potatoes. d) Broccoli. e) Asparagus.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Earth from Space

For a closer look at Florida, click on the title above.
Donations to Good Will 8/15/09
George Forman grills: 2 = Champ and medium size. 11 forks from K-Mart, Rubbermaid food storage containers.
Clothing: 5 pants, 2 shorts, 3 sleep pants, 1 sleep shirt, 1 sweatshirt Chemical Bank, 2 long sleeve T-shirts, 1 XXL T-shirt Alan D, boxer, brief, swimsuit Adidas, Woman top, 2 tall long-sleeve non-collar shirts. Golf shirts: 1 tall black, 2 navy blue B,B&B with patches of Led Zeppelin and Star Trek fan club, 5 Gateway with patches of USA flag, 1 Gateway with my old logo ironed on, 2 blue The Wiz. Other shirts and socks were recycled. The TV and Mirror were sold for $35 + $10. My entire wardrobe, and kitchen appliances were replaced with brand new. All the above are very rare major events.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Adam Movie Interview

Please click here, and every title. This film is a romantic comedy in which boy meets girl. All relationships have their unexpected challenges and their surprising awkwardnesses. In Adam, boy turns out to have Asperger's syndrome. People with that high-functioning variant of autism are often highly intelligent and verbally gifted, but socially off-balance. They can have trouble reading the emotional cues given off by the people they're talking to. AS an ASpie, I'm thrilled to find a major movie about Aspie for greater awareness. My definitions of Aspie are: A Lerner is in ALtERNativE Reasoning, with Aspie operating system. I'm &rew, found A in Lerner, and love in FLorida by putting _ve below.The movie Opens: August 29, in Orlando!

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Logo design for BSTP Inc.

This is my latest logo design. A logo was requested by Beaches Sea Turtle Patrol, Inc. This is my submission. It is an original design and creation by &rew Lerner.
What is your opinion and reaction? I would like to know. Please check the boxes below that represent you, and or click on reactions, feedback, or comments below. Click on my card above.
The response from BSTP was "Thank you for your submission. As I wrote before, we had closed out this project but I sent your entry to the board anyway. They appreciate your efforts but have decided to stick with the design already selected.