Friday, December 31, 2010

Free 2011 Wall Calendars


Download and Print January 2011 calendar for free by clicking and saving on each picture (JPEG). I created this calendar using Adobe In-Design ON 6/2010. Click on these small pictures to show enlarged pages of this 2011 calendar. After that, you can right click to save each image, and then print it out! This 26 page calendar can be also printed out via a PDF. It can be printed on card stock or more flexible gloss paper. It is in full color. Each 11 x 8.5 inch calendar has another 11 x 8.5 inch monthly picture above it, and can be spiral bound. This can also be done by Office and print stores. Please email and let me know if you would like me to send you the PDF file copy for free, or if you would like to pay for a deluxe one. I will make no monetary profit on this. It can be used as your monthly screen background.

This publication was created and produced by Andrew I. Lerner during July 2010. It is a calender for 2011 CE, during the Jewish years 5771 - 5772. Included are 12 of his favorite Rock music groups, and his respective favorite songs. The face logo is from Nirvana. The group of 4 symbols is from the fourth album by Led Zeppelin. The “peace” sign was created, and Andrew I. Lerner was born, on 2/21/58. “day” refers to the missing suffix for the 7 listed. The calendar was created for a Seminole State College project as part of Digital Media, Graphic Design specialization. It is intended for private distribution only.

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Thursday, December 30, 2010

FLoverida: Love FLorida Logo


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My Focus

I have received MAIL. A reader asked me: "My only questions is, why focus on the Asberger's aspect of your personality as opposed to your entire personality? You are Andrew before you are someone with Asberger's Syndrome."

I do not understand your reply above. An Aspie is someone who has Asperger's Syndrome. As an Aspie, I do not think the same way as NT people do. I explain primarily myself in my Web Log, especially with what I individual write. My primary interest is for the reader outside of me, to discover, know, and understand me. To say that I am an Aspie, helps one understand me through an established general definition. Your difference from me is invisible, and has a significance. Someone's race (like black or white) is noticeable but has no tangible difference in who one is. Every individual has a unique personality. Aspie does not mean or define one's personality. My personality is affected by using the Aspie operating system. I was born that way, as well as being named Andrew. It is who I am. As consequence of this, some commonalities of me and Aspie's are noticeable when compared to NT's. My Blog represents me as an individual first. It has been a very frustrating and lonely life for me. It was for not knowing my specific parameters or restraints when compared with typical people. Finally discovering the name of A.S., for my set of parameters, has given me profound focus, understanding, confidence, and
empowerment. I now know my unique gifts of strengths, a
nd defined limits. So as to promote greater understanding, communication, and cooperation of all people, I am driven to make all people, Aspie or NoT, know of our differences. I know myself, and report what I can most identify with in traits of all others. I explain these similarities I have with Aspies, and the differences with NT's. NTs are not all the same, neither are Aspies all the same. I have sets of similarities with "New Yorkers", Jews, and Aspie's. I do not share all traits or characteristics of either of these groups. However to know them, helps to understand me. I explain how a Typical Aspie is like me. I do not try to fit any stereotype of what an Aspie is. I was born a Jew. I do not deny I am a Jew. However, I find religion, such as being Jewish, inconsequential. I am not religious. I am Agnostic. I do not define this as my religious identity or persuasion. It is my purpose for living. That is of seeking knowledge for its own sake. I hope that others, who read the information that I provide, can help them realize their identity and focus, for a more productive and meaningful life. I am very much a unique individual first, and am not easily persuaded to conform. In some ways, it is impossible to conform to Typical people. I do not have a disease. There is nothing to be cured. I love who I am the way I am. This individual thinking is a strong commonality of Aspie's that contrasts us from NTs. I am an Aspie. Get used to it!

A few common traits of Aspies include
  • Small talk is difficult
  • Can become confused in complex social situations
  • Extremely detail oriented and focused on facts
  • Ability to focus for extended periods on a specific task
  • Difficulty interpreting and understanding what others feel and think
  • Maybe he believes he has no personality outside the Aspergers Syndrom personality.
  • Andrew I. Lerner Are you referring to the question asked by my reader at the very top of this posting? If so, it appears that you are assuming that the reader is a "he" and an Aspie. Is this true? Below that question, is my long answer. Is your statement addressed at MY explanation? Please, I look forward to your clarification. "Aspie does not mean or define one's personality."
    Maybe he believes he has no personality outside the Asperger's Syndrom personality?
  • Are you referring to the question asked by my reader at the very top of this posting? If so, it appears that you are assuming that the reader is a "he" and an Aspie. Is this true? Below that question, is my long answer. Is your statement addressed at MY explanation? Please, I look forward to your clarification.
  • Andrew I. Lerner ‎"Aspie does not mean or define one's personality."
  • Some folks when reading constantly about how you state you are Aspie may think that.Others may think you may use "ASPIE" to label yourself and follow some sort of guidelines that have been established by other information out there posted by researchers, doctors, ASPIES etc.
    • Andrew I. Lerner TY for this insight. I am so relieved to find out who I am, I want to save others from that struggle, and help others to understand them.
    • OK. Just try to think outside of the ASPIE box once in a while, which I know you do. Find a NT list and try a few of the listed charasteristics. You may surprize yourself!
    • Andrew I. Lerner Aspies think outside of the box. Most or typical people are in the proverbial box. Ironically, Aspies also have difficulty with the meaning and use of proverbs. My goal is to educate people how Aspies think. I provide this as my mission to... founder understanding and cooperation with this invisible disability both have with each-other. By doing so, people will also better understand me, and why I act the way I do. I and we do not react in the same way for the same reasons as an NT. I have personality traits that are shared with all other people. You can discover those by interacting with me. They are not specific to being NT or Aspie. There is not need for me to list them. However I have learned to use proverbs as most NTs do, as an example. The number one theme I come across in learning about our differences, is rudeness. For example, I have a hard time guessing what people mean or how they feel. I have decided, since I am often wrong, that I must depend on their explicit description on how they feel. I often hope they will do this. I want to avoid doing something that would be" inappropriate", offend, or hurt your feelings. I do not do things intentionally for this as a goal. I am not belligerent If I can not tell you how you expected me to have felt when I did something that that unknowingly offended you. To avoid upsetting people, I often ask them many questions to find out how they would feel, to help guide me of how I should act. They ofen have a hard time answering, or get annoyed by this. Hopefully you can see my continuous frustration. I experience "after guilt", when it is explained by them, after my action, that I upset them. NT "characteristics" have been treated as the standard" It is the different way in which Aspies process information that needs to be made aware of by all Neuros.
It is rare that people have the courage to be so open, honest, blunt and direct to me. People instead get constantly annoyed by me because I do not know.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Mail is not just postal anymore.

U.S. Postal Service designating all new first-class stamps as "forever." Beginning in January, all new stamps good for 1 ounce of domestic first-class mail will forgo a printed denomination and be acceptable for the typical letter regardless of the current postal rate. "It was" 50 "years ago today...." The Beatles formed Apple records. Now Apple Inc.'s I-tunes bought The Beatles tunes. I made a different design in the same logo style that says "The Apples" At one time, Michael Jackson (1958 like me) owned the rights to all of their tunes. Paul McCartney is the most commercially successful songwriter in the history of popular music, according to Guinness World Records He is four years older than "when he" was "64".

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Literal detail

An Aspie' exclusively depend upon the standard literal written and verbal language to gain all understanding. An Aspie will not know what is on your mind, or how you feel, unless you you explain it exclusively with standard use of the common language. Aspie talks in a brutally honest, blunt, and direct way, which can be interpreted as rude. Aspie is an expert at detail, facts, and remaining within a narrow frame of reference. Therefore the big picture is hard to see. The reverse is true for Neurotypical people.

My new logo, with Aspie Slogan Alternative Reasoning, includes the following:
  1. The word Aspie, which is an individual with Asperger's Syndrome.
  2. A brief phrase explaining of how an Aspie compares to an NT, a typical person.
  3. My first initial and last name incorporated into the above phrase.
  4. A depiction of the Nuclear Disarmament or Peace symbol.
  5. The date that the above symbol was designed.
  6. The date that I was born.
  7. The E is upside down and backwards, representing you and our interactions.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Hyperlexic

Aspies are hyperlexic. They are obsessed with language and words in their struggle for communication. They are more closed off from other forms of communication, and therefore dependent on a directly intellectual form. This is a somewhat synthesized or artificial representative tool of words, as opposed to facial expressions or intonation. We hold these words and letters sacred, and its communication very seriously. We do not engage in the blasphemous or careless use of language as does the Neuro-Typical (NT). In our frustration to make sense of our world we depend on literal meanings. We concentrate on the specific details at the cost of seeing the big picture. We study details to find evidence that show us the facts and truth. By doing so, we see things typical people do not notice. This is just as we do not see the subtleties in physical or verbal expressions of NTs. It is for these reasons that I submit for your approval, my logo or and symbol. I call it "ASPIE = ALtERNativE Reasoning" I use it as my Avatar to identify me. If you are an Aspie you are more likely to be able to decipher why, by using your alternative reasoning. Can you figure it out?

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Viewpoint and Motive.

My viewpoint and motive is of the now and worldly. Some may find that there is a missing part. It may be refereed to as the spiritual or higher self. I do not recognize this. People perceive me as if my "inner being" does not feel or perceive. Death is Free.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

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Saturday, December 18, 2010

As Pie Employment

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http://life-with-aspergers.blogspot.com/2010/10/article-best-and-worst-jobs-for.html

80% of grown-ups with Asperger's do not have full-time jobs – not because they can’t do the work, but because they can’t manage to be socially acceptable while they get the work done.

Adults with Aspergers have a hard time finding jobs now. What will the jobless rate be for that group when — if current statistics are correct — the 1 in 110 children who have Aspergers try to become employed? As it is now, lots of adults with Aspergers are looking for full-time jobs, but their gifts are not recognized.
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Click the logos to the left and right to see an enlargement of "Aspie is ALtERNativE Reasoning". Aspie stands for Asperger's Syndrome or Wrong Planet Syndrome. Not only am I an Aspie, my name is hidden in this definition, or Aspie Slogan, that I assigned to it: Alternative Reasoning. I also call an individual with it, as having the Aspie Operating System. In this logo, I have substituted the math symbol "Pi" for the letters p and i. This illustrates a mathematically logical, and alternative way to reason out details, as Aspies do. To further bring attention to the meaning of Pi, "Alternative Reasoning" is in a circle or pie around "AsPIe". An Aspie may also notice how The letters A and e are next to the sideways equivalents of A and E. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_1FDrDMY-s3k/TQxpmqtDVLI/AAAAAAAABXs http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_1FDrDMY-s3k/TQ4zPqZ4xFI/AAAAAAAABYc/tQUnxACTTds/s200/ASPIE_ALt_vertical.jpg/xDgW5deZino/s1600/AsApie.jpg Aspie logos Aspie slogans Aspie symbols Aspie signs Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon ASpie logo ASpie slogan ASpie symbol ASpie sign Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie poster Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon ASperger logo ASperger slogan ASperger symbol ASperger sign ASperger icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign ASpie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon Aspie logo Aspie slogan Aspie symbol Aspie sign Aspie icon ASpie's are hyperlexic. Asperger poster. ASpie ASperger sign ASperger logo ASperger symbol ASperger icon ASpie ASperger design ASperger sign ASperger logo ASperger symbol ASperger icon ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASperger design ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASperger design ASpie ASperger sign ASperger logo symbol icon ASperger design ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASperger design ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASpie ASperger sign logo symbol icon ASperger design ASpie ASperger sign ASperger logo symbol icon ASperger design ASpie ASperger

Friday, December 10, 2010

Revolution

The following was not created by Andrew Lerner, and is not responsible for its content.

With the growing deficit and the recession stagnating, I feel I have a duty to share my beliefs on this, the United States. As the deficit grows with the “Economic Recovery Plan” and the remnants of the “War On Terror.” The ‘Middle Class’ in the United States is slowly shrinking, and with it goes the vast majority of the governments tax revenue. Which means that no matter who is in charge or what ideas they come up with, the deficit will continue to grow, the interest alone is accounting for over $200 Billion dollars annually now.

The lack of taxable income from the nonexistent middle class will drive the vast lower class into a greater sense of poverty, while taxes on the upper class increase to compensate. Once taxes increase enough on the upper class, those who can still afford it will move out of the country to protect their money. The main issue with this comes when the upper 1% of the population that controls 90% of the nations wealth leaves the nation—keep in mind this wouldn’t be limited to CEOs, athletes, actors, and those handful of inventors that created the teat that our society now suckles at, but also many of the doctors, lawyers, engineers and the highly educated residents that hold places of prestige in our economy—This will drive the remaining U.S. population, nearly overnight, into the conditions of a third world country.

Many of the people who are left in the country will migrate en mass to Canada or Central America creating job shortages, homeless problems, and an enormous economic strain on those governments, leaving an even lower population within U.S. borders. The increasingly low number of doctors within the U.S. means that even minor diseases run rampant. Meanwhile stealing what they need to survive, the citizens that are left will overrun the cities, the military will try to control the chaos, soon realizing the cause is just and the need for survival is great. The military will join the citizens and take up arms to revolt against the government that created this situation. The ensuing chaos and anarchy will eventually lead to a Chinese takeover of U.S. soil.

This may seem a harsh exaggeration, but the ‘elected’ powers of this government have been the same bloodlines since the formation of this government, the same monarchies and dynasties our “patriots” fought so hard against, the same people who are creating the increasingly large gap between the upper class and the general population (or should I say Feudalism, the nobleman and the peasants, sound familiar?) they are the same people that raped and slaughtered the native population of this country, the same ones that enslaved Afro-Americans for nearly four hundred years. The same bloodlines that deceived and lied to the Native Americans have been lying and deceiving everyone since then.

The current economic state has been stewing for the past two generations; we have been duped into thinking that the pursuit of the American dream means a lack of general humanity! Who cares if the unemployment rate in our own country is nearing 22% (8-12% that we’re made aware of is typically only the people that are collecting unemployment) if I can save $0.001 a unit to have them manufactured in sweat shops overseas that’s ok. If I can save $3 million a year on labor, who cares if I shut down these factories and lay off thousands of people right here in my city. All it took to stop this was a “Made in USA” sticker when you went shopping, rather than the “Made in Pakistan,” or “Made in Taiwan,” or “Made in Hong Kong.”

I have to question, did we really “win” the American Revolution? Or have the British been behind the scenes the whole time teaching us the illusion of freedom? Another exaggeration I admit, but I feel my point remains clear.

People fight constantly, it’s the Democrats fault, or it’s the Republicans fault. How about the simple fact that it’s both parties faults. Why? Because the parties are really the same thing; face it, it’s the same select bloodlines that have been running this country since the beginning. The same kinds of monarchies and dynasty rulers our patriots fought so hard to break way from, have been masquerading as democratic elections. People say, it’s a democracy if you don’t like it, vote third party: two things wrong with that; there is no third party choice, the popular ‘third party’ now is the “Tea Party” but every elected official from the “Tea Party” has immediately aligned with the Republican Party after taking office. The second is that this country is not a democracy and never has been, it’s a socialist republic. We elect the people into office who the Republican and Democrats parade in front of us, we might get six or eight to choose from but they are all part of the same money, same bloodlines, that have been in power since the beginning, and it’s the same corporations and private sectors that back both parties.

There's no change, no hope, and no relief coming from this government. Our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal, unfortunately with the same regime we tried so hard to escape. The bottom line here is that the people need to realize after nearly two hundred and fifty years, mistakes have been made in the government of this country that cannot be corrected until a shift of power has occurred. We need to remove the two party system, remove the candidates that are back by capitalist corporations that have been outsourcing all of our jobs, so their CEOs can make a couple extra million, and remove the “Patriot Act” in all forms. The government has taken away our inherent right to privacy in the guise of ‘national security’ to tap the phones or in a recent case apply GPS trackers to the cars of individuals with absolutely no cause, meanwhile there’s little to no evidence pointing towards the effectiveness of this act. The government is trying to keep tabs on those individuals either of Middle Eastern decent or the ones who could create trouble for the ruling class, just like they did in the 60s and 70s when MLK, JFK, RFK, Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers were assassinated

The only way to improve the government at this point is to revolt against it.

Copyright 2010 Devlyn Blackwell

Thursday, December 09, 2010

The good, bad, and identical


Two different restaurants. They look the same. They are in the same identical strip shopping center. One is good. One is bad. Read my reviews of both by clicking the link above.

Saturday, December 04, 2010

See the LED light


An L.E.D. light lit for eight days, uses LESS oil than a conventional light bulb does in one day! With today's foreign oil dependence, we could use the oil used in the rededicated temple. That oil gave eight days of light with one day's supply. This is what is celebrated during Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights. Put LEDs in your menorah. See the light. Feel the freedom FROM oil dependence. 12/23/06 posting. There are now USB connected menorahs and tiny little switches for each day! Please click on the phrase "1 = Comments, Reactions, & Feedback." immediately below this sentence to read more on this posting!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

The Apples. 1960-1970


"Apple records" was a record company founded by the Beatles, with a green Granny Smith Apple logo. Apple is the name of the company which founded iTunes. Those are the Apples. "Beatles for Sale" is finally for sale on iTunes — along with the rest of the Fab Four's albums, from "Please Please Me" to "Revolver" to "Abbey Road." I designed the stamp to the left to commemorate the musical group. I have modified it to be a part of a cover page in my Adobe Illustrator portfolio for my college class. The five cents sticker was applied, and the musical group's logo was replaced. I thought this posting would be applicable. The group existed from 1960 through 1970. Let it be.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Computer Desk For Free

Click picture for enlargement. Desk for computer system with hutch area for a large wide monitor, and tall tower. Very good and sturdy condition. Retractable keyboard shelf, and computer tower compartment platform. Compartment above tower for printer paper. Printer can go on top shelf. An additional shelf can be put on top of the right and left side planks on top. Sliders are under, for easy moving. CD rack holder is in cabinet. Magnetic door. Easy car transport, or roof top with ratchet straps. Maple finish. Grommet on desk top for wires and cables. IKEA. 31.5" width, 23.5" depth, 28.5" desk-top height, 60" total height. Separates into two sections for easy transportation of desk and hutch. Originally posted 10/15/10 @ $25. Sold 11/17/10 FREE.

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Wrong Planet Syndrome

AANE - What is Asperger Syndrome?

www.andrewlerner.blogspot.com Please read the column at the left, left click on all of the posting titles, pictures, and underlined blue words. Please click below, on "Comments, Reactions, & Feedback", below, to read reviews, and or write your own reply. This means a great deal to me.Each box, below the date below, corresponds to the letter of your choice: A = Funny. B = Informative. C = Clever. D = Disagree. E = Excellent. F = Frivolous.1) Please place your cursor arrow onto the little white box, next to the letter, that represents your selection. 2) press down to click. 3) A check mark will then appear, showing that you have voted. The counter for that box, will increment by your one rating (#).

AS is a “pervasive developmental disability.” That is, people with AS may often appear or act younger than others of the same age. Children with AS often show delays in multiple areas of functioning, such as gross or fine motor coordination, social skills, or executive functioning (organization, prioritizing, and follow-through). The brains of people with AS seem to process information and sensory stimuli differently than the brains of neurotypical (NT) people. This can be a source of difficulty, but it can also be a strength. For example, people with AS are often very good at noticing visual details or remembering facts, skills that are useful in many professions. On the other hand, the same people may be too perfectionistic, become too obsessed with details, or have so much trouble seeing the big picture that they cannot complete a project.

While respecting the abilities and humanity of people with AS, one should not underestimate their struggles and suffering. A society designed for and dominated by the neurotypical majority (i.e., people who do not have AS) can feel uncongenial and even overwhelming for a person with AS. In particular, living in the United States in the modern information age—in a crowded, complex, industrial society—can pose real challenges for people with AS. American children are generally expected to “play well with others” and grow up fast. Adults are expected to work 40-60 hour weeks under fluorescent lights, to attend meetings, work on teams, rapidly absorb oceans of information, and multi-task. Solitary pursuits such as hunting, farming, or tending a light house are less available today.

People with Asperger Syndrome usually experience:

* Difficulty knowing what to say or how to behave in social situations. Many have a tendency to say the “wrong thing.” They may appear awkward or rude, and unintentionally upset others.
* Trouble with “theory of mind,” that is, trouble perceiving the intentions or emotions of other people, due to a tendency to ignore or misinterpret such cues as facial expression, body language, and vocal intonation.
* Slower than average auditory, visual, or intellectual processing, which can contribute to difficulties keeping up in a range of social settings—a class, a soccer game, a party.
* Challenges with “executive functioning,” that is, organizing, initiating, analyzing, prioritizing, and completing tasks.
* A tendency to focus on the details of a given situation and miss the big picture.
* Intense, narrow, time-consuming personal interest(s) — sometimes eccentric in nature — that may result in social isolation, or interfere with the completion of everyday tasks. (On the other hand, some interests can lead to social connection and even careers. For example, there are children and adults with an encyclopedic knowledge of vacuum cleaners.)
* Inflexibility and resistance to change. Change may trigger anxiety, while familiar objects, settings, and routines offer reassurance. One result is difficulty transitioning from one activity to another: from one class to another, from work time to lunch, from talking to listening. Moving to a new school, new town, or new social role can be an enormous challenge.
* Feeling somehow different and disconnected from the rest of the world and not “fitting in”—sometimes called “wrong planet” syndrome.
* Extreme sensitivity—or relative insensitivity—to sights, sounds, smells, tastes, or textures. Many people outgrow these sensory issues at least to some extent as they mature.
* Vulnerability to stress, sometimes escalating to psychological or emotional problems including low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive behaviors.
* Normal to very high intelligence
* Good verbal skills, including rich vocabularies
* Originality and creativity including a propensity for “thinking outside the box”
* Honesty and ingenuity
* Careful attention to details
* Strong work ethic, with particular attention to accuracy and quality of work
* Special interests that can be tailored toward productive work or hobbies; individuals with AS who have intensive knowledge in one or more specific areas can channel their expertise toward new discoveries and creations in their chosen field
* Keen senses allow some people with AS to see, hear or feel subtle changes in the environment that others do not, resulting in phenomenal powers of observation

Quotes from Aspies:

I am eccentric and well loved, I have a good sense of humor and am a good mimic. But I cannot feel connection with others that lasts over space and time. Many mistake my one-on-one “intensity” for some kind of special friendship “intimacy.” I operate at a depth most people do not. — Camilla

I nearly failed my nursing placement as people thought I was arrogant, argumentative, and egotistical. I was devastated to find I had offended them. — Kylli

I do remember the moment I realized I was no longer attractive. It gave me some relief, actually. — Widders

The taxi driver pulled into my street and asked “Where are you?” I answered from the back seat, “I’m right here.” — Hope

http://blogs.plos.org/neurotribes/2010/10/27/im-right-here-rudy-simone-on-life-as-an-aspergirl/

http://www.wrongplanet.net/ http://www.inthelight.co.nz/spirit/asevolution.htm

  • Lack of interest in sex - Aspies do have sex, but in general are far less pre-occupied with such activities than NTs. It certainly isn't the main object of life. The sex drive is base instinct, something that drives the animals. The fact that Aspies are less sexually driven than the population at large suggests that they have evolved further from these base animal instinct. Socrates described man as being part animal and part Divine. Following this reasoning, the lack of interest in sex demonstrates an evolutionary step away towards the divine.
  • Not socially driven - NTs are perfectly happy in social situations. They will sit and talk and drink happily all day. There is a basic chemical/hormonal mechanism at work (Oxytocin, etc.) which in a way is an addiction. This is similar to the social animals, and there is nothing wrong with this - it creates a harmonious society suitable for supporting a large population without conflict. Aspies are chemically/hormonally different. The social interaction does not affect them the same way - thus suggesting they have evolved away from it.
  • Honesty - Aspies are known for being frank and honest. Individuals with the opposite trait, those who are shady, sly, dishonest, are often regarded as being of lower standing and less advanced. Honesty and integrity are qualities of evolved persons.
  • Advances in art, music, science - history has shown us that some of the greatest advances have been made by individuals who would probably be classified as Aspergers. For example, Einstein, Mozart. This enhanced ability in certain areas suggests an evolutionary step.
A few common traits of Aspies include
  • Small talk is difficult
  • Can become confused in complex social situations
  • Extremely detail oriented and focused on facts
  • Ability to focus for extended periods on a specific task
  • Difficulty interpreting and understanding what others feel and think

Sunday, October 31, 2010

A Clockwork Orange Day

You will have an extra hour that day to work on your clocks. 11/7/10 is clockwork day. You experience one whole hour twice. After 1:59am daylight savings time, it will be 1am standard time! I created this artwork during October 2003, for display in my window every 10/31 since then. It is usually on or near this date, that there is clockwork to do. This could give an hour sooner of darkness, which is appropriate in celebration of the scary holiday.

It is Orange day on Sunday 10/31/10. Orange is the popular color for the Halloween holiday, and the color of pumpkins. I superimposed a clock over a pumpkin. This represents two events. Since the clockwork is on something orange, it also implies the name of a motion picture.

There are many parallels of commonalities of both this holiday, and the movie titled A Clockwork Orange. One similarity of the two subjects is the doorbell. In both, the doorbell warns of scary monsters capable of doing evil heinous terrifying crimes. In both, the goblins wore costumes and cosmetics. In the movie, there was a strict policy not to answer the doorbell so as to avoid any criminal perpetrators. The door was opened, not knowing of the monsters and horror and terror to greet them. On the holiday, there is a policy to instead frequently open the door. Instead, it is expected to see goblins and monsters at the door.

Notice, that in the movie, all of the victims were wearing orange. In my home, I have a strict no-answer doorbell policy. This sign I put in the window, may scare people. That is what this holiday is all about. By this posted sign, I am warning people to go away. I will not answer the door. To me, children are monsters, and I want them to stay away from me. I dread this holiday, and want it to go away.

I do keep an orange lava lamp in my window. It goes on at dusk. The Artist to the left or above, is Brian Warner. I enjoy his songs, specifically Beautiful People and Sweet Dreams. His stage name is Marilyn Manson.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

College project.

I modified the one below, drawn by Jennifer Jones

Bike Missing

We miss our Bike. Woman's teal Mountain. RoadMaster Mt. Fury. 943 Bakewell Ct. Please come home.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Ass Burger

People with Asperger's Syndrome only see the cleverness of this picture. This might only be after they struggle to see the big picture: A woman, whose "Ass" has a "Burger" in it. Your emotional reaction of humor, excitement, nausea, offense or appropriateness does not concern the Aspie. It is just a Yummy way to remember "Asperger's". It also helps clarify the Aspie's understanding the dual use of the word "buns". At first glance, this only looks like a "big ass" burger! Did you laugh your ass off? This picture helps me aspire to replace the burger with a pie with Photo-Shop. What will that be called?

7/23/11: On this date, a cafepress.com shop I created of the same name and picture, was removed. Under the picture was The phrase "Asperger Syndrome" beneath that was the phrase ALtERNativE Reasoning." The shop description read as follows: This store uses Tasty mnemonic pictures and phrases to bring awareness to Asperger Syndrome and Aspies. It may be AS PIzza PIE, or AS  burger between two buns. An Aspie uses alternative reasoning, and a learner is inside. People with Asperger's Syndrome only see the cleverness of this picture. This might only be after they struggle to see the big picture: A woman, whose "Ass" has a "Burger" in it. It was the idea of A Lerner to use the picture in this way, and to use his slogan of ALtERNative Reasoning. Each merchandise description said "A tasty way to remember ASperger Syndrome with buns and burger. This and Aspies use ALtERNativE Reasoning. A learner is inside."

For misinformation on Ass-Burger syndrome, click here.

Friday, October 01, 2010

10-01-10 Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg is shown at left. He is a Jewish Atheist who has Aspie traits, and grew up in a NYC suburb. I share these facts, except I am an Agnostic Aspie. My Facebook profile page says: Agnositic: The pursuit of knowledge for the sake of knowing. FaceBook is a very powerful and wonderful tool which I embrace wholeheartedly. I consider it the greatest invention since The Internet, in 1958.

What could possibly be next for a website that was created in a Harvard dorm room six years ago? Try a Hollywood film, "The Social Network," that opens nationally on Friday and is already prompting discussion of Academy Awards.

Many of the film's details are contested. But the very notion that average moviegoers will go to a film built around the history of a tech company underscores the extent to which Facebook has become a cultural mainstay.

"Facebook is more than just a geek phenomenon. It's very mainstream," said Dave McClure, a former executive at Web payment company PayPal and now an investor in tech start-ups.

The world's largest social network, Facebook allows people to connect with their real-world friends and acquaintances online and do everything from sharing baby photos and personal news to playing electronic versions of Scrabble.

Grandmothers, politicians and rock stars are among the more than 500 million people using the service worldwide. That helped it surpass Google Inc as the website on which Americans spend the most time every month.

Facebook taps into a basic need that people have to connect with each other, said David Weinberger, a researcher at Harvard's Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

"Humans are an innately social species," said Weinberger. "We flock to social networking sites as it if was natural, because it is natural."

Under the direction of Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook's 26-year-old co-founder, the company has grown from a service available only to college students into a Web powerhouse, navigating a series of sticky privacy issues along the way.

It has become so big and popular, say industry analysts, that it poses a financial threat to established Internet businesses like Google and Yahoo Inc.

Still privately held, the company will not sell stock to the public any sooner than 2012, Facebook board member Peter Thiel said recently. A brisk market in private shares of Facebook already exists, with the company valued at more than $30 billion, according to recent trades on Sharespost, one such secondary market.

Thiel believes the new movie -- which he said "contains a lot of inaccuracies and petty lies and distortions" -- will nonetheless add to Facebook's influence.

"It is actually going to encourage young Americans to move to Silicon Valley and to try to start great new companies. So I think the movie will do a lot more good than evil," he said.

(Reporting by Alexei Oreskovic; Editing by Paul Thomasch and Peter Cooney)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

FaceBook

Am I an Agnostic Socialist that does not recognize authority or respect convention? Chantri Waddoups No, you're an Aspie. Bess Ortiz where do you come up with this stuff.... Andrew I. Lerner its what I do. Robbie Aasdf ‎*poof* in a puff of anti logic...this evens out to zero. it's sorta like.."what would chairs be like if our knees were in the back of our legs?" Nancy Goldfarb That best describes you are most Aspies like this? Andrew I. Lerner Every Aspie is an individual in every sense of the definition. Bess Ortiz ‎@Robbie lol! @ Nancy did you think all Aspies were like Andrew because he made known to all that he is an aspie and you don't know any other aspies? The difference between the shapes of Long Island and Florida is one is tiny and exited, and the other is big and flaccid. Which do you prefer? Bess Ortiz a whoppie cusion! Jennifer Jones Now now we are actually just in those bondage under pants that keeps us down. Jennifer Jones So Florida isn't flaccid it's kinky. There is a difference. NYC has six Boroughs: NY, The Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, and Florida. Long Island has 5 counties: Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk, and Florida. Arlynn Beyer Palmer and Irma Laureano like this. Andrew I. Lerner went to the book store looking to pick up a "Where's Waldo" book, but I couldnot find one anywhere! Well played Waldo, well played indeed... Is a nickname that spelled differently, but pronounced the same, a homonym? Ex: "&rew" and "Andrew" David Danger McIntosh Technically, yes. Then again, English rules change overnight, so who really knows. In Publix, my new neighbor came over to and introduced herself. She said she knows me from my web sites prior to moving in. Ooooh, &rew might have a stalker! Nice to see some people are actually doing some research. Smart American! :) Television does not get better then Mad Men Andrew I. Lerner *** just did her first biking since 1974? She just got this bike from Pat Peterson. I may be buying a bike for Robbie Aasdf. Bess Ortiz I don't think you will have go buy a bike, your wife may tire quickly from hers.. Andrew I. Lerner Bess: You are so wise. :) Pat Peterson Very good photo of you, Andrew! Andrew I. Lerner Thank You Pat. *** was comfortable and successful on the bike. Jim did an excellent job with the bike. Andrew I. Lerner is happy about selling his stereo for $100 via Amazon.com Please search my blog for details. Please click "Like" below if you are happy for me. September 19 at 8:38pm Feedback (5) Gloria Nunamaker and Kati Koto like this Pat Peterson I am very happy for you! Now, tell me about *** bike ride. Remember we wanted a non-smoking bike. I hope she enjoyed it. Pat Peterson Your mother painted beautiful pictures, also! Andrew I. Lerner Thank you Pat, for appreciating her artwork on the anniversary of her passing. Jim did an excellent job. Andrew I. Lerner Mad Men: Tune in tonight to AMC's Sunday original programming with Mad Men at 10/9c. Please click "Like" below if you like Mad Men. September 19 Irma Laureano likes this. Andrew I. Lerner Religious Jews did not eat two slices of lasagna at 1:30am. 1) It is Yom Kippur, which includes fasting. 2) Meat and Cheese together in not kosher. 3) Yum is not another word for "Yom". September 18 David Danger McIntosh likes this. Robin Axelrod Matheson Kippur is not another name for a smoked herring. You like this. Andrew I. Lerner ‎??? I did not know that ??? I just know that locks is not smoked salmon. A kipper is a whole herring, a small, oily fish,[1] that has been split from tail to head, gutted, salted or pickled, and cold smoked. Dan Homan I am not Jewish, but I think the correct tesponse should be "you should only have nachos" Robin Axelrod Matheson Love it! Andrew I. Lerner Dan may not be Jewish, but he is 1) an Aspie 2) is Superman 3) Stayed at a Holiday Inn Express. ‎"Montana GOP policy: Make homosexuality illegal" How can something that happens naturally be illegal? We may have to do a lot of genetic engineering, that I am sure the GOP opposes as well. Someone from the Sheriff dept. rang my bell and knocked on my door at around 1:37 am this morning. When I answered the door in my non-superman pajamas, I believe he asked for a "Scott Bateman". I verified my address, told him my name, and said I never heard of that name. Robin Axelrod Matheson I hope they apologized for the interruption of your sleep. Andrew I. Lerner Thank you. But no. Bess Ortiz Wow. Doesn't surprise me because i worked at the jail house for 3 mts a long time ago. Stupidity runs rampid there unfortunately. Elanor Audrey Cactus is growing so fast. She has taken root in Lake Mary, Florida while her namesake Elanor Matheson is taking root in MI. Elanor Matheson Wow it looks so happy!! :D It will go dormant a bit in the winter time, its probably just enjoying its nice new home :D Andrew I. Lerner was going to make 2 1-hour round-trips to Rob for swimming, hot-tub, friends, and a homemade lasagna dinner tonight. He's more concerned about getting his things together and trying to get a job at the moment. He has no transportation, job, or UIC. Only food stamps. He may be homeless soon *** cooked from... scratch, the lasagna shown below. What say you? is this sad? There was Huge amount of terrific food. So sad we could not share it with him, or more than the one unemployed friend who did come. Jennifer Jones His food stamps came in yesterday though so he had food at least. But a person has to do what they have to do. Hard to have fun with that much hanging over one's head. September 16 Gloria Nunamaker Andrew I know *** worked hard on this and it looks and I bet tasted good and you were willing to do all the driving to get him but maybe his pride stood in his way Jennifer Jones Wouldn't it better to ask him directly instead of speculation? September 17 Andrew I. Lerner I agree Jenn. I had already called him as I told you, and you have already reaffirmed above, the discussion we 3 had previously had. Gloria: I appreciate your support, and urge you to talk with him. "Peggy" Olson (born May 25, 1939)[1] is a prominent fictional character in the AMC television series Mad Men, and is portrayed by actress Elisabeth Moss. Initially, Peggy is secretary to Don Draper (portrayed by actor Jon Hamm), creative director of the advertising agency Sterling Cooper. Later, she is promote...d to copywriter, the first female writer at the firm since World War II. She later joins Draper when he leaves Sterling Cooper to become a founding member of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. We named the Kitten below, Peggy, on 9/12/10 Andrew I. Lerner's wife is cooking from scratch a wonderful home made lazagna dinner tonight. Pat Peterson is coming Robbie Aasdf has canceled. Would you like to come over for a free dinner? Please click Like below or call me. See FB info or my blog. Alan Da Costa Ahh, homemade lasagna sounds good- ENJOY! Andrew I. Lerner Enjoyed Peggy the 4-week old kitten since yesterday. (named after Peggy Olsen of Mad Men) September 13 Courtney Prevor, Bess Ortiz and Robin Axelrod Matheson like this. Andrew I. Lerner is finding school work lonely, depressing, and difficult. September 11 Chantri Waddoups You're not the only one. Thank You Chantri. Jennifer Jones Breathe and take a moment and listen to some music then go back to it. You can do it! Thank you Jennifer. I tried that and it is working. Andrew I. Lerner is willing to pay you up to $10/hr to read to me for Seminole State College of Florida. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, and with creating a web page is preferred. Reading the text book, of what I will then do on the computer, keeps me focused. I have a hard time concentrating, and can not multitask. You would provide the objective structure and discipline that I find almost impossible.September 14 Daniel דָּנִיֵּאל Segard סִיגַרד If you can get the book in PDF format you can have PDF Reader speak the book to you. A monotone voice that mispronounces some of the words, but that will keep you alert! Andrew I. Lerner Thank you so much! I can get a book on cd audio with a human. I need a human presence to motivate, and make sure I stay focused and active. Can you identify with what I am going through? Daniel דָּנִיֵּאל Segard סִיגַרד Yes, I load books to my mp3 player and learn while I'm out bicycling. Just sitting and reading doesn't give me as much, my mind wanders, etc. Andrew I. Lerner Yes .... mind wandering. However I need to take action on a computer keyboard and touch pad as I read each step. Also I can not multitask. I can only drive the bike. How about you in multitasking? Daniel דָּנִיֵּאל Segard סִיגַרד The bicycling is pretty much "autopilot" to me after all of these years. I'm aware of what is around me sufficiently to avoid hitting anything or being hit. My auditory learning is frequently linked to where I am. So if I re-listen to the same section of a lecture, my mind pops up a memory of where I was on my bicycle when I heard it. Likewise, sometimes if I'm off on the same trail, I'll remember what was being said on the lecture the last time I was through the area. Bess Ortiz cant you get your wife to just read to you? Daniel דָּנִיֵּאל Segard סִיגַרד At $10 an hour it keeps the money in the family! Bess Ortiz ‎@Daniel yea for real! Bess Ortiz ‎@ Andrew how did you manage college life before and graduated with a degree? Andrew I. Lerner Bess: she finds it torture, and does not consider reducing her debt by $10/hour real money. She also does not know the subject matter, and has no interest in what I am pursuing. Daniel: I did see it that way, but she does not. If I do not give her cash, she does not think it is worth it. Bess: I took one class each quarter. It was still hard, but I was also 25 years younger. What say yous? Bess Ortiz Okay. You are married so either way she will receive money from you earned or not. It will be less if you start paying for help. I understand that she may not have the same interests as you and not bother helping. I am that way with my husband because when I help more and more became expected of me to the point where I could not do anything else. Andrew I. Lerner Bess: Thank you. "It will be less if you start paying for help." Do you mean to my wife? Bess Ortiz Your wife will get less money if you start paying it out to a stranger. Metro Burger is opening in a former Pilates studio in the Heathrow-Lake Mary area. They serve Ultra-premium gourmet hamburgers served in a fast-casual, metro-chic atmosphere. The menu includes fries (regular and sweet potato), onion rings, chili and fried dill pickles. 33,609,000 combinations of hamburgers available at Metro Burger® September 10 John Holliday likes this.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Statistics are not disturbed.

Here are some interesting statistics of people who read my blog. Notice, that that the most views, (9,545) was for a favorite Rock group of mine called Disturbed! The ad about my bed frame: 10 views.

Title, date, comments, Page views
Disturbed Aug 9, 2007, 3 9,545
Sandra Rinomato May 29, 2010 835
Aspects of Aspergers & Sex Jul 4, 2007 323
Eyesore of I-4 May 7, 2010 183
Towelie Sep 15, 2007 19
SSC FL logo Oct 27, 2009 11
Poster Bed Frame $450 Sep 1, 2010 10
דור האיקס Mar 24, 2007 6
Generation 1958 Mar 23, 2007, 3 5
Eyesore of I-4 May 7, 2010 5

My College Degree

On this day in 1987, I earned and received my Degree of Associate In Applied Science from the City University Of New York.

LaGuardia Community College
in NYC has been Voted 1 of the Top 3 large community colleges in the US in a national survey.

This was originally posted in 2007 as "Twenty (20) years ago today".

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Edith Miriam Lerner

Andrew I. Lerner remembers his mother today. It was on this day, in 2002, that she passed away in Florida. She was born Edith Miriam, in 1918 NYC. She passed away at the start of Big Brother, my favorite TV show at the time. The concept of George Orwell's "Big Brother" gave her the "willies". Perhaps FaceBook is the manifestation of this Big Brother concept. I was born FORTY (40) years later, in 1958. The period of my extreme youth, is documented the the AMC TV program "Mad Men" which is on tonight at 10pm and at 11pm EDS. 9pm Central time. The above picture was taken at my Bar Mitzva on Feb. 21 , 1971, in Syosset. In the rear, and on the left, can be seen the Grandfather of Jeff and Alison Wernick. This was also the Year that Lois Labowitz got married to my brother. Lois and her family, including in Syosset and NYC, are mourning the loss of another Edith who also passed away this month, also in the lower-east side of Florida, originally in NYC. I moved to Florida from NYC in 2005, two years after my mother was laid to rest here. Lois, her Mother, Richard, and I were the only ones at our Father's funeral in Florida 2008.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Help me through school.

www.andrewlerner.blogspot.com I am willing to pay you up to $10/hr to read to him for or at Seminole State College of Florida Heathrow. What experience do you have with Adobe Illustrator, and with creating a web page? Someone reading to me from the text book, of what I will then do on the computer, keeps me focused at the task at hand. I have a hard time concentrating, and can not multitask. You would be somewhat near the position of a tutor, and provide the objective structure and discipline that I find almost impossible to do by myself.

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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

5771 Calendar

L'Shana Tovah Tikateivu! May you be written for a good year of 5771! Please let me know if you would like a copy of the calender, that covers January - December.
Electronic Version: free. Printed: $12.