Saturday, April 10, 2010

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Instead of cutting the mustard anymore, Janna just cuts the cheese.

ephemerina said...

{snort}

Anonymous said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N-X_GFOKtDM&feature=related

this begins to explain how she can speak so much twaddle and not mean a fucking word of it. perhaps this also begins to explain why people who show the cluster b traits don't appear to have a conscience - they are not connected to emotional content in words - so can and will say anything. it has no intrinsic meaning.

today's screen capture: dread i

uh huh.

ephemerina said...

Great video! I'm not sure I agree with this diagnosis, though it would still be interesting to see what an MRI unearths. Janna's ability to weep over the death of someone that doesn't exist puts her in a different league, I think.

It does make me want to watch the entire lecture, though. I wonder what it takes to get those darkened regions to light up in a psychopath?

Anonymous said...

that's a good question. i wonder if anything does.

psychopaths are well known as being able to cry at the drop of a hat - part of the pity play, just one tool in the arsenal of things they do to get whatever it is they are trying to take.

Robert Hare,writes about the psychopath's unique relationship to language, including this same information, about neutral reactions to 'emotional' words.

ephemerina said...

Yuck. Ew.

Anonymous said...

Neutral reaction to 'emotional' words. This is interesting. No doubt, it enables her to tell the horrendous stories she always tells about the main characters - all the incestuous family, abuse, surgeries, dying (ad fucking naseum), losing of sight/ eyeballs, cancer, other diagnosis with fatal prognosis. All of this is easy for her BECAUSE she has no emotional attachment to it; no matter how many crocodile tears she squeaks out with that fake voice.

Regardless of how much she embellishes the stories with the true things she steals from others' lives, and regardless of anything she says that may actually speak to her true likes, IT IS ALL WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF A LIE. EVERY THING SHE SAYS IS GROUNDED WITHIN A CONTEXT OF A LIE. Existentially speaking, does that make her a lie?

What a horrid non-existence she lives. Happiness is only gained in the 'win', and no true connection possible. God only knows how her daughter survived living in that situation. I won't conjecture about her life, as I mean no disrespect to her. I pray that she doesn't have her momma's genetic propensity to seeminngly acting without conscience and conning people. Make no mistake - this is not a case of nurture of over nature in Janna's case. People are born like that and I don't think that any nurture or treatment makes a wit of difference; except, that they learn to manipulate people better. That this nightmare of a woman counseled people, once again affirms that there is evil in the world.