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Date: 09/30/10 12:00 PM

59 Responses to Tourettes Karaoke And The Hits Of The `80s

  1. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    September 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm
    Link: Tourettes Karaoke And The Hits Of The `80s - Guy with Tourette`s Syndrome rocks out to Spandau Ballet`s Gold. A great song made better!
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    September 29, 2010 at 11:05 pm
    Thanks for posting this.

    Can we start a campaign to get this guy on xfactor?
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 9:24 am
    Not gonna lie, I love Spandau Ballet.
  4. Profile photo of Skambankt
    Skambankt Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:13 pm
    Is it just me who think this guy would be a damn good rapper with all that swearing?
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    sarahjanae Female 30-39
    91 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 12:18 pm
    That would totally suck. I can at least control my tics. . .usually.
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    fabarati Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    Spandau Ballet is just so 80s. Which I actually like.
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    JumboCookie Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    This guy is awesome!
  8. Profile photo of fabarati
    fabarati Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:20 pm
    @Skambankt: Yes, it`s just you.
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    taylor_stone Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm
    I`d pay to see this guy in concert... Move the fuuck out of the way Justin Bieber....
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    raiin Female 18-29
    293 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 12:26 pm
    he needs to be on of them talent shows....
  11. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:36 pm
    Is it just me who think this guy would be a damn good rapper with all that swearing?
    Why would he want to rap when he has a singing voice like that?
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    SirLunchalot Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:37 pm
    His interpretation of Elvis is also brilliant;
    "You were always on my mind... F*CKERS"
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    Vligon Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:38 pm
    I don`t know anyone with tourettes ... only what hollywood / interweb has shown me ... is this guy for real?
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    greggpethers Male 18-29
    271 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 12:41 pm
    the internet is an amazing thing.

    awesome. one of the funniest things on IAB for a long time.

    well done!
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    idiotfilter Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:43 pm
    man...he has REALLY bad Tourette`s..........lol
  16. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:47 pm
    @Vligon My boyfriend has tourettes. Apparently cases like this where you curse loudly and make such violent movements are quite rare. Most people have a much milder form. My boyfriend has had tourettes since he was a child. As a child he found it much harder to control, but now hardly anyone even knows he has it. He`s never cursed because of it. He does make some small little noises occasionally (usually sounds like a muffled laugh or sneeze) but it mostly shows in little movements he makes (tics). Overall, it does not effect his life at all.
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:48 pm
    I have TS too, but nothing this bad. In a way, though, it seems like he`s attempting to be humorous about his disability. I applaud his bravery.
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    sheaton319 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:49 pm
    this is stupid
    Tourettes does not make you constantly swear
  19. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 12:55 pm
    Thanks for your insight doctor.
    No tourrettes does not "Make" you constantly swear it just happens. It`s a tick, sometimes the tick is a duck quack or a raspberry, sometimes it`s a swear. it depends on the situation. I have a friend with tourrettes and he will say the most inaprpriate things because he knows he shouldn`t.
    He got a new singer in his bang with a large nose, he was very consciouss of it and didn`t like it mentioned. As soon as my friend met him he shouted "aye up conky" and proceeded to grab his nose shouting "f*ck me look at the size of this!"
    Inapropriate but great fun to be around.
  20. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    @Handsompod I think sheaton319 just meant that tourettes does not necessarily cause a person to curse, and actually in most cases it does not at all. The way your friend`s tourettes manifests (sudden bursts of inappropriate words or phrases) happens in less than 10% of all cases.
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    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 1:13 pm
    @Handsompod

    I don`t know man, that sounds like he`s being overly dramatic. The few people I`ve met that were legitimately diagnosed with verbal TS would only shout single words, never a full sentence. I`m not doubting your friend has it, just that he may be up-playing it a bit. :\
  22. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 1:40 pm
    Yeah he does play upto it a bit, he usually just shouts woof-bollocks! and cuckcoos. He has the physical ticks as well and can`t sit still for love nor money. Give him his guitar though and it all stops. The inapropriate behaviour is funny though. When I showed him my prince albert he grabbed it and said PAAAAAARP! If any other guy had grabbed my dick he`d have had a sore nose. I just said DUUUUDE get off and laughed it off.
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    nielzz Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 1:52 pm
    There are people like this, but it doesn`t mean that this is real. tourettes has different kind of levels and forms. I have a low level of tourettes and have learned to control my ticks (most of the time) and none of the ticks I hafe is swearing. the ticks I do have is turning my eye`s in an odd way, cough and some more. but I know a guy who is also autistic and has tourettes, he in the other case swears at everything even his parent. so I cant say if this guy is for real, cus there are people like him.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 1:55 pm
    @Handsompod I never heard of someone grabbing other people`s body parts because of tourettes, but I`ll take your word for it. o_o

    My boyfriend`s tics are pretty mild. When we first started dating, sometimes I thought he was chuckling to himself and I`d be like "haha, what`s so funny?" and he`d be like "Oh, no sorry that was just a tic" and I`d be like "ohhhhh..... *awkward silence*" lol. Now though I am completely used to it and I do not even notice when he tics most of the time.

    He owns his own successful business and tourettes has not affected his ability to function as a business man. I don`t think any client has ever noticed.

    It sometimes gets bad when he`s very stressed or tired and it starts to hurt him. Like he`ll get some head tic repeatedly that gives him a headache, but even then that bothers him more than anyone else lol.
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    RubixCuban Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 1:57 pm
    u just let him grab your package... and wait you showed him your dick in the first place?.. what the f*ck?!?
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    nielzz Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    @pui Sounds familiar I also have tourettes and almost no one notices, and when I get stressed or tired I also get more tics.
  27. Profile photo of Handsompod
    Handsompod Male 30-39
    1109 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    RubixCuban, No, I didn`t just let him grab it. I`d just had it peirced and he was curious to see it. I showed it him he then just reached out and grabbed it. I should point out that this was in a crowded pub not in the showers or anything. He does things he knows he shouldn`t do, like the shouting.

    Pui, yes Jay gets like that sometimes. He gets very grumpy at night because he`s been so hyper all day.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 30, 2010 at 2:23 pm
    gee, that [email protected] was really [email protected] but ARRR [email protected] sad [email protected] HEADSMACK in a way too [email protected]
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    zombunny Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 3:39 pm
    I liked how the swearing kinda went with the beat of the music.
  30. Profile photo of madmaxxx
    madmaxxx Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 4:09 pm
    FU%^ I think im going to hell.....hhahhahahah
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    meganmakeart Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 4:39 pm
    bahahahah hell yeah
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    monkeyman828 Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 5:16 pm
    hes married. i wonder if he sang something to his wife that swept her off her [email protected] feet.
  33. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:28 pm
    This seems fake.

    If he had tourettes, why did all of his "drats" happen to be on the off beat between verses?
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    amgbac09 Female 18-29
    33 posts
    September 30, 2010 at 6:51 pm
    I knew someone who had Tourettes. If you said her trigger words she would bark like a dog.
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    deathxtra Male 13-17
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    September 30, 2010 at 7:15 pm
    This guy is awesome.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 7:42 pm
    really we shouldnt make fun of this!
  37. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 8:05 pm
    @Lolboy tourettes is somewhat containable and controllable. For example someone with tourettes can suppress a lot of their tics and release a burst of them later in private, so I don`t think it`s hard to believe he could suppress the tic until the end of the phrase.

    Although I`m inclined to agree. He could genuinely have tourettes, but swearing all the way through the song seems like he at the very least played it up a bit.
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    Nocciolina Female 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 9:51 pm
    Omg I totally love that song!

    And, you know, I don`t know much about this Syndrome, but I wanna believe this guy really has it
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    September 30, 2010 at 10:22 pm
    really we shouldnt make fun of this!
    Yes, we should. (PHUKK!)
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    fabbatruffs Male 18-29
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    September 30, 2010 at 10:56 pm
    Poor guy has got all kinds of tourettes going on. verbal and physical tics. its still funny
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    Handsompod Male 30-39
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    September 30, 2010 at 11:40 pm
    Lolboy, if the constant physical ticks don`t convince you watch his other videos where he talks about his tourettes. Not that he needs to prove anything to someone who thinks this is shopped.
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    deadlysporks Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 1:42 am
    he must really like that song, it looks like he was putting a ton of effort into keeping that under control (as much as needed at least)
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 5:41 am
    Once again, I get tourette`s (the ticks: verbal and physical)...

    BUT...why is it always bad words and the most vile things being said. How come no one screams "Cuuupcakke", "Preeeettttyyy Laaddyyy"...

    I call BS ; -)
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    pui Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 6:15 am
    @Handsompod I think you should lay off those who are skeptical. You do not have to be so defensive about it. I think it`s actually admirable that people are starting to question every crazy depiction of tourettes they see in movies and on the internet where there are tons of people faking the disorder and making fun of it by over-exaggerating the symptoms. There are people who do have aggressive tics like this (I do believe this guy to be one of them), but it only happens in about 10% of all tourettes cases. People today still assume that everyone with tourettes swears constantly (thanks to what they`ve seen depicted in movies and on the internet) when in reality that is very, very rare. Having skepticism leads to people actually educating themselves rather than continuing to promote a stereotype.
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    Kalimata Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 6:15 am
    If this dude has truly embraced his tourettes and is comfortable making fun of it, good on him! How many of us would sequester ourselves away in our houses and hide from the world?
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    Stebano Male 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 7:01 am
    love the tourettes solo at 1:20
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 7:08 am
    This is just entertaining. Simple as that.
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    a1butcher Male 40-49
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    October 1, 2010 at 7:16 am
    I have a mild case of tourettes and it is really really noticeable when I eat for some reason.
    When I`m conscious of my "tics" I can suppress them but then the will just explode in a massive episode.

    It`s great for metal concerts though.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 7:58 am
    These kids don`t curse....
  50. Profile photo of pui
    pui Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 8:07 am
    @lostinkorea What is your point? To be fair, just because the swearing only happens in 10% of tourettes cases doesn`t mean it does not exist.
  51. Profile photo of MrTwidget
    MrTwidget Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 8:32 am
    I have a mild case of physical TS. For me it mostly consists of constant throat clearing, eye rolling, and neck cracking. It is slightly controllable, but the problem is that you have to concentrate on it continuously. Some of the other comments are correct in saying that you can sort of suppress it, but once someone with TS gets alone after a day of suppressing, they will typically have an outburst of "ticks". The only way I can explain it, from my perspective, is that it`s a repetitive habit that you have to do until it "feels right". Like my neck cracking, for example, I have to do it until it physically hurts. If I don`t it becomes a nuisance and bugs the crap out of me until I satisfy the "tick".
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 9:29 am
    It`s always funny to exploit tourettes for entertainment.
    Eh, it`s not even funny anyway.
  53. Profile photo of lostinkorea
    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 9:35 am
    @ PUI: I wasn`t trying to make a drating point. Can I watch drating youtube and link the damn video here. Is that okay princess. Other people can be on here as well.

    JESUS
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    GiveChase Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 9:52 am
    Yeah! Even Jesus is here!!
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    SchrdngrsCat Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 10:07 am
    @pui People with tourettes do not swear because the disease is forcing them do so. It`s normally just a subconscious reaction to the tics, like when you stub your toe.
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    pui Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 11:10 am
    @SchrdngrsCat There are different severities and forms of tourettes and there are physical tics as well as vocal ones. "Coprolalia" (the spontaneous utterance of socially objectionable or taboo words or phrases) is an extremely rare form of tourettes. My boyfriend has TS and he never swears because of it. He makes at most little muffled noises if at all. Those noises are not a reaction to his tic they ARE the tic. Tics are preceded by an "urge", similar to how before you sneezed you had an urge to do so. My boyfriend feels relieved after he tics similar to how you feel after scratching a good itch. The swear word IS the tic in cases of coprolalia, not a reaction to a tic. Someone with coprolalia has urges to suddenly say those words.
  57. Profile photo of Lolboy
    Lolboy Male 70 & Over
    798 posts
    October 1, 2010 at 11:29 am
    @lostinkorea: Bitter much?
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    DavidXJ Male 30-39
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    October 1, 2010 at 12:08 pm
    If I had Tourette`s, I would hope that the "f" word wasn`t the twitch my brain defaulted to. The "s" word or "crap" would be easier on everyone else, like my mom and grandma.
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    alley228 Female 18-29
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    October 1, 2010 at 11:06 pm
    I think this guy is an amazing individual for doing this, sort of channeling his tics into a rhythm. I love it! you rock, TS dude! :)

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