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Jessica Alba's Tears on Her Way to Building a $1 Billion Business
  • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
    Interesting article. However, the answer to the question is always Biel. Always.
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      I'd like to get into Alba's business!
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        Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

        I'd like to get into Alba's business!
        Might be a good idea to start at the bottom and work your way up.
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      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      Interesting article. However, the answer to the question is always Biel. Always.
      Alba comes before Biel. And nobody comes before you.
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        Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

        And nobody comes before you.
        Hey, that's their problem.
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        • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
          Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

          Hey, that's their problem.
          Did you just get done taking "The Professor Carpet's Course On How To Satisfy A Woman"?

          Originally Posted by WalkingCarpet View Post

          All them millions from the movies not enough for her? She thinking of the future when she gets old an haggard and no more movie roles other than Grandma?? How pathetic.
          I agree. How dare she try to do more with her life? If she wasn't so pathetic, she would realize that her life only has meaning, if it's looking hot for you.


          "Thinking about her future"....yeah, that sounds pretty pathetic. If we just spent our time in the gym, worrying about another inch on our biceps....the world would be a better place.
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          • Profile picture of the author Dan Riffle
            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Did you just get done taking "The Professor Carpet's Course On How To Satisfy A Woman"?
            Hey, I've been married for 13 years. "Satisfying a woman" has been redefined to, "not throwing [my] damn shit all over the place."
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            • Profile picture of the author Claude Whitacre
              Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

              Hey, I've been married for 13 years. "Satisfying a woman" has been redefined to, "not throwing [my] damn shit all over the place."
              In other words, you're still in the "Honeymoon phase", where she hasn't completely domesticated you.

              My definition of "satisfying my wife" amounts to getting the crock pot out of the high cupboards, and setting up the Christmas tree.

              And second base is rubbing her feet. Third base..is rubbing between the toes.
              And a Happy Ending, is the end of season episode of The Walking Dead.

              The Walking Dead also parallels my sex life.
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            Originally Posted by Claude Whitacre View Post

            Did you just get done taking "The Professor Carpet's Course On How To Satisfy A Woman"?
            I bought a copy of that. It only has one page with the following printed on it:

            1 Have a big willy
            2 Have a big wallet

            That's it.

            Best $97 I ever spent.
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  • Profile picture of the author seasoned
    Well, I like BOTH the Jessicas!

    If the detergent hurt Jessica Alba, it likely COULD hurt the baby, but NOT because there was anything wrong with it. Of course, I never saw the point of perfuming something that should ideally only smell CLEAN anyway.

    As for the "autistic increase"? A 1% drop in autism, in the early 80s, would have been the equivalent of ALL current and past autistics being cured! Seriously, it could NEVER happen. In 1981, a number of people that psychiatrists, and many others, would earlier have LAUGHED at their being autistic, would have been declared autistic. Later, even MORE were declared autistic! So OBVIOUSLY, the number that had autism SKYROCKETED! It was NOT because so many more suddenly had it, but because the definition was broadened, to include more people!

    The girl in the next video COULD be autistic! If I told a psychiatrist that in the 1970s, they would have LAUGHED at the idea!


    And she talks about some stereotypes. The funny thing is that, in the 70s, some of them WERE true!

    And HERE is a person that IS autistic! She has declared that she has been diagnosed accordingly. And HERE, she talks about having aspergers, which is a type of autism, and mentions some autistic symptoms. Even in the early 80s, they may have said there is NO WAY she could be autistic! HECK, she is danish, and speaks english like she is american. The stereotypical autistic probably wouldn't even bother, let alone pull it off.


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    I just realized something! I like the girl speaking about the stereotypes. I thought it was VERY well done! And I remembered the title, so I showed it. Theanmish is an unusual name, and I thought she explained it well and in a normal way, so I showed HER. IRONICALLY, people think MALE when they think autistic, so here is a male:


    And another:


    Don't want to be considered sexist, for only showing females. Of course all are open about it, that first woman MIGHT not have been autistic, but she obviously had strong feelings about it.

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    Jessica alba in sin city was the bomb.
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  • Profile picture of the author thunderbird
    I'm starting to like Jessica Alba. She's definitely very smart and I think she is onto something about increasing autism rates. It probably wouldn't apply to genetic variations of autism, which really is an umbrella term covering many conditions that probably aren't even related to each other.

    I have to admit that for a long time, I had a negative impression of Jessica Alba because of her unpleasant treatment of a friend of mine, hired to be her dance instructor, to prepare her for a role or something. But, we all have our quirks that can affect some people the wrong way.

    I can understand people's confusion when meeting a "high functioning" person with autism vs individuals on the spectrum who aren't harmonizing so much with neurotypical people. Mocking people about being confused about it is funny, maybe, but kind playing stupid, let's face it (which is all right because it is funny).

    With cases of "classic" autism (for want of a better term), a person suddenly stops talking around the age of 2 (as was the case with me) and becomes unresponsive to people, but can certainly be very responsive to other aspects of their environments.

    Many such individuals do eventually re-engage with people and human social environments and learn to harmonize with it to the extent that their autism is undetectable (even if it doesn't actually go away any more than, say, blue eyes go away). At that point, even I have got to ask, why bring it up (even though I am on the spectrum)? I did bring it up in another thread to pose a humorous question (well, I found it funny, anyway).

    I started revisiting and reinvestigating it all when I was watching my son for signs of autism. He's thriving, sociable, well-adjusted, even well-behaved (a recent development) and definitely not autistic in any discernible way (while, to be honest, I still am).
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    • Profile picture of the author seasoned
      Originally Posted by thunderbird View Post

      I'm starting to like Jessica Alba. She's definitely very smart and I think she is onto something about increasing autism rates. It probably wouldn't apply to genetic variations of autism, which really is an umbrella term covering many conditions that probably aren't even related to each other.
      GENETIC VARIATIONS? Autism defines a set of ways a person acts. The primary one is effectively a lack of social ability. That same characteristic is in All four variants. They recently changed the DSM, but as I recall it is still there in the 1 that remains. They are CLASSIC(AKA LOW FUNCTIONING) AUTISM, HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM, ASPERGERS, and AUTISM-NOS(Is Autistic, but not a clear fit with any of the other three)

      I have to admit that for a long time, I had a negative impression of Jessica Alba because of her unpleasant treatment of a friend of mine, hired to be her dance instructor, to prepare her for a role or something. But, we all have our quirks that can affect some people the wrong way.
      You never know. It could be HIM disliking an aspect of her. It could be HIM disliking an aspect of a character she played. It could be HIM disliking her methods. SHE could have had any of the same issues or merely been a bad teacher, etc... Frankly, I don't know WHERE I would put her.

      I can understand people's confusion when meeting a "high functioning" person with autism vs individuals on the spectrum who aren't harmonizing so much with neurotypical people. Mocking people about being confused about it is funny, maybe, but kind playing stupid, let's face it (which is all right because it is funny).
      The idea is that classicly autistic children can seem crazy and even POSSESSED, but some are FAR better than one could imagine, and the newer definitions broaden that SO much as to allow some people that I KNOW have been diagnosed AS, but haven't publicly come forward. You might be amazed at one.

      With cases of "classic" autism (for want of a better term), a person suddenly stops talking around the age of 2 (as was the case with me) and becomes unresponsive to people, but can certainly be very responsive to other aspects of their environments.
      HERE is the current DSM entry, courtesy of the CDC:

      Diagnostic Criteria for 299.00 Autism Spectrum Disorder

      Persistent deficits in social communication and social interaction across multiple contexts, as manifested by the following, currently or by history (examples are illustrative, not exhaustive; see text):
      Deficits in social-emotional reciprocity, ranging, for example, from abnormal social approach and failure of normal back-and-forth conversation; to reduced sharing of interests, emotions, or affect; to failure to initiate or respond to social interactions.
      Deficits in nonverbal communicative behaviors used for social interaction, ranging, for example, from poorly integrated verbal and nonverbal communication; to abnormalities in eye contact and body language or deficits in understanding and use of gestures; to a total lack of facial expressions and nonverbal communication.
      Deficits in developing, maintaining, and understand relationships, ranging, for example, from difficulties adjusting behavior to suit various social contexts; to difficulties in sharing imaginative play or in making friends; to absence of interest in peers.
      Specify current severity:

      Severity is based on social communication impairments and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior.

      Restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior, interests, or activities, as manifested by at least two of the following, currently or by history (examples are illustrative, not exhaustive; see text):
      Stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech (e.g., simple motor stereotypes, lining up toys or flipping objects, echolalia, idiosyncratic phrases).
      Insistence on sameness, inflexible adherence to routines, or ritualized patterns of verbal or nonverbal behavior (e.g., extreme distress at small changes, difficulties with transitions, rigid thinking patterns, greeting rituals, need to take same route or eat same food every day).
      Highly restricted, fixated interests that are abnormal in intensity or focus (e.g., strong attachment to or preoccupation with unusual objects, excessively circumscribed or perseverative interests).
      Hyper- or hyporeactivity to sensory input or unusual interest in sensory aspects of the environment (e.g. apparent indifference to pain/temperature, adverse response to specific sounds or textures, excessive smelling or touching of objects, visual fascination with lights or movement).
      Specify current severity:

      Severity is based on social communication impairments and restricted, repetitive patterns of behavior.

      Symptoms must be present in the early developmental period (but may not become fully manifest until social demands exceed limited capacities, or may be masked by learned strategies in later life).
      Symptoms cause clinically significant impairment in social, occupational, or other important areas of current functioning.
      These disturbances are not better explained by intellectual disability (intellectual developmental disorder) or global developmental delay. Intellectual disability and autism spectrum disorder frequently co-occur; to make comorbid diagnoses of autism spectrum disorder and intellectual disability, social communication should be beloiw that expected for general developmental level.
      ******YOU****** are referring to the FOLLOWING DSM entry!

      A. Apparently normal development for at least the first 2 years after birth as manifested by the presence of age-appropriate verbal and nonverbal communication, social relationships, play, and adaptive behavior.
      B. Clinically significant loss of previously acquired skills (before age 10 years) in at least two of the following areas:
      Expressive or receptive language.
      Social skills or adaptive behavior.
      Bowel or bladder control.
      Play.
      Motor skills.
      C. Abnormalities of functioning in at least two of the following areas:
      Qualitative impairment in social interaction (e.g. impairment in nonverbal behaviors, failure to develop peer relationships, lack of social or emotional reciprocity).
      Qualitative impairments in communication (e.g. delay or lack of spoken language, inability to initiate or sustain a conversation, stereotyped and repetitive use of language, lack of varied make-believe play).
      Restricted, repetitive, and stereotyped patterns of behavior, interests, and activities, including motor stereotypies and mannerisms.
      D. The disturbance is not better accounted for by another specific Pervasive Developmental Disorder or by Schizophrenia.
      You can see how it may seem SIMILAR to autism in a way. The same basic lack of social ability is there. But it is NOT autism! It IS CDD(Childhood Disintegrative Disorder). http://www.researchgate.net/post/Whe..._Disorder_gone

      Apparently the first three DSMs DID have it as a part of classical autism, but it was a genetic problem, and not a development one. So it was DROPPED from the DSM. The DSM IV had it though. Here is a list of proposed changes for the NEW DSM V: https://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2010/sli...edo_043010.pdf

      Many such individuals do eventually re-engage with people and human social environments and learn to harmonize with it to the extent that their autism is undetectable (even if it doesn't actually go away any more than, say, blue eyes go away). At that point, even I have got to ask, why bring it up (even though I am on the spectrum)? I did bring it up in another thread to pose a humorous question (well, I found it funny, anyway).
      Well, everyone's brain is effectively cut back(pruned) around 2,8,13, as I recall. Frankly, I believe this is just the normal condition gone awry. Only the parts that have practically never been used are supposed to be cut back.

      I starting revisiting and reinvestigating it all when I was watching my son for signs of autism. He's thriving, sociable, well-adjusted, even well-behaved (a recent development) and definitely not autistic in any discernible way (while, to be honest, I still am).
      WHY look for signs? With CDD, you won't see any until around 2, and THEN, they should be OBVIOUS! Autism is more subtle and may not be obvious until maybe 6 or so. Girls develop differently, and some things are tolerated more, so you may not notice with regular autism. Of course, girls CAN get CDD, just like boys, and those will be blindingly obvious as well.

      Steve
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        Originally Posted by seasoned View Post

        GENETIC VARIATIONS? Autism defines a set of ways a person acts. The primary one is effectively a lack of social ability. That same characteristic is in All four variants. They recently changed the DSM, but as I recall it is still there in the 1 that remains. They are CLASSIC(AKA LOW FUNCTIONING) AUTISM, HIGH FUNCTIONING AUTISM, ASPERGERS, and AUTISM-NOS(Is Autistic, but not a clear fit with any of the other three)



        You never know. It could be HIM disliking an aspect of her. It could be HIM disliking an aspect of a character she played. It could be HIM disliking her methods. SHE could have had any of the same issues or merely been a bad teacher, etc... Frankly, I don't know WHERE I would put her.



        The idea is that classicly autistic children can seem crazy and even POSSESSED, but some are FAR better than one could imagine, and the newer definitions broaden that SO much as to allow some people that I KNOW have been diagnosed AS, but haven't publicly come forward. You might be amazed at one.



        HERE is the current DSM entry, courtesy of the CDC:



        ******YOU****** are referring to the FOLLOWING DSM entry!



        You can see how it may seem SIMILAR to autism in a way. The same basic lack of social ability is there. But it is NOT autism! It IS CDD(Childhood Disintegrative Disorder). http://www.researchgate.net/post/Whe..._Disorder_gone

        Apparently the first three DSMs DID have it as a part of classical autism, but it was a genetic problem, and not a development one. So it was DROPPED from the DSM. The DSM IV had it though. Here is a list of proposed changes for the NEW DSM V: https://iacc.hhs.gov/events/2010/sli...edo_043010.pdf



        Well, everyone's brain is effectively cut back(pruned) around 2,8,13, as I recall. Frankly, I believe this is just the normal condition gone awry. Only the parts that have practically never been used are supposed to be cut back.



        WHY look for signs? With CDD, you won't see any until around 2, and THEN, they should be OBVIOUS! Autism is more subtle and may not be obvious until maybe 6 or so. Girls develop differently, and some things are tolerated more, so you may not notice with regular autism. Of course, girls CAN get CDD, just like boys, and those will be blindingly obvious as well.

        Steve
        That was interesting. It doesn't reveal what causes changes of behavior characteristic of autism, be it genetic or environmental causes. Is there something I said that you disagree with and were trying to disprove?
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    You mean you didn't like her after seeing sin city?

    Blasphemy.

    Who is this jessica biel person, probably trying to ride on jessica alba's popularity from Sin City.
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      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      You mean you didn't like her after seeing sin city?

      Blasphemy.

      Who is this jessica biel person, probably trying to ride on jessica alba's popularity from Sin City.
      Who are you asking?

      Her looks? She's as gorgeous and sexually appealing as women get, IMHO. In Sin City, you need a fire extinguisher, she's so hot.

      Her personality? I don't know her, but she wasn't nice to a friend of mine who she hired to train her in dance moves, so I got a negative impression based on that. My impressions of her are getting more positive now. I have to respect her intelligence and business acumen.
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      Originally Posted by socialentry View Post

      You mean you didn't like her after seeing sin city?

      Blasphemy.

      Who is this jessica biel person, probably trying to ride on jessica alba's popularity from Sin City.
      Biel used to be Riffle's girlfriend. And for that reason alone, I rejected her as my concubine.

      I believe she also has been acting....but most people know her as "Riffle's ex girlfriend".

      Originally Posted by Dan Riffle View Post

      A little Kleenex will fix you right up, Rod.
      My favorite line of yours, from your last porn movie.

      Originally Posted by whateverpedia View Post

      I bought a copy of that. It only has one page with the following printed on it:

      1 Have a big willy
      2 Have a big wallet

      That's it.

      Best $97 I ever spent.
      You didn't buy the upsell. I also got his course on "Flexing To Impress The Ladies"
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    Jessica Alba all the way.
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    Alba is hotter. Biel is cooler. She's from Colorado and is a Bronco fan and detests guys from Ohio.
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    All them millions from the movies not enough for her? She thinking of the future when she gets old an haggard and no more movie roles other than Grandma?? How pathetic.
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    I'm still stuck on Jessica Alba in Sin City.... one of my favorite all time movie scenes which I can play over and over and over again.

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      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      I'm still stuck on Jessica Alba in Sin City....

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      A little Kleenex will fix you right up, Rod.
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