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WTF! An In-depth Analysis of TheBrotherMario’s Mind

 
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31 October 2012 17:50
 

Ok, I’d like to propose a focussed discussion to dissect the belief structures, motivations and processing functions of TheBrotherMario.
Using his published posts as the primary reference, I’d like to attempt to create a descriptive blueprint of the “Hijacked” mind and a considered proposal for a “Rescue” plan to repatriate the BM to the “Real” world.
I envisage a collaborative project, open to input from all PR members, including specialist research groups and a “crack” extraction team, selected and trained to execute the plan.
Pre-reading material:
The Mind of Mario - Is it Typical of the Religious Mind?
TheMarioBot
Would you fix TheMarioBot?
Reference Material
Also, if we keep this thread alive, it will provide a universal legitimacy for TheBrotherMario’s membership. Fun Providings!

 
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31 October 2012 18:25
 

They have already done an fMRI scan of Mario’s brain and, they didn’t find anything.

Next?

 
 
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31 October 2012 18:38
 

We’ve already done that over thousands of posts. Basically, take a look inside and you’ll find a horrible nightmare like in the movie The Cell.

 
 
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01 November 2012 06:54
 

Nice idea, Bignose. Let’s bring all the other threads and posts containing speculations on the Mario mind here. Perhaps we can all cooperate, using our various areas of expertise, in the writing of a considered conclusion as to the cause of the phenomenon and how to help those trapped in imaginary worlds like Marios. As well as a touchstone for rescue operations our work may help prevent others falling into similar error. As a moral being, I feel obliged to help the current crop of victims and help prevent others falling victim in future.

[ Edited: 01 November 2012 07:09 by robbrownsyd]
 
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01 November 2012 13:16
 

Nobody would love a thread dedicated to BroMo more than BroMo himself.  Frankly, I think it’s contra-indicated for his particular brand of personality disorder.

 
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01 November 2012 13:26
 
Mike78 - 01 November 2012 12:16 PM

Nobody would love a thread dedicated to BroMo more than BroMo himself. Frankly, I think it’s contra-indicated for his particular brand of personality disorder.

The answer to that problem is to disallow his participation on the thread. All he could do then is read our analysis. Further, I got the impression from him that he was exquisitely pissed off over another thread about him (started by me) on which he was not permitted to participate.

 
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01 November 2012 14:16
 

It’s called pre-enraging the bull before it is set loose in the ring.

More FUN that way.

 
 
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01 November 2012 18:26
 

Do what you like, but for me BroMo rates exactly high enough to be sportingly kicked across the floor, but nothing more.

 
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02 November 2012 12:45
 

Such an analysis is not to me worth the effort.  There’s simply no likely product worthwhile.  An analysis implies some decision that needs to be made that can be aided by an analysis; I don’t see that decision issue, but I may be wrong.

 
 
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02 November 2012 13:15
 
Dennis Campbell - 02 November 2012 11:45 AM

Such an analysis is not to me worth the effort.

Aside from this, we can easily gather that BM and N/A get an emotional charge from being all self-righteous here, and every post in response to them or about them corroborates their self-percieved righteousness and fuels further posting from them.  (Including this one.)

Every time we refute their position or question their reasoning, I’d bet that their thought process is similar to:  “See I was right, look at the shit I stirred up…”

/shrug

 
 
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02 November 2012 13:25
 
Jefe - 02 November 2012 12:15 PM
Dennis Campbell - 02 November 2012 11:45 AM

Such an analysis is not to me worth the effort.

Aside from this, we can easily gather that BM and N/A get an emotional charge from being all self-righteous here, and every post in response to them or about them corroborates their self-percieved righteousness and fuels further posting from them.  (Including this one.)

Every time we refute their position or question their reasoning, I’d bet that their thought process is similar to:  “See I was right, look at the shit I stirred up…”

/shrug

You have a point.  As long as they get any responses from their posts, they’re reinforced to continue to post.

 
 
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02 November 2012 17:14
 

I can see there’s varied support for this proposal.
Clearly, many posters are already quite fatigued from dealing with the BM.
Can I suggest initially using this thread as a repository for BrotherMario-isms.
(His particularly absurd and outrageous offences to reason)
Other than assisting with analysis of the idiot’s fictions, it may also be a cathartic process for weary posters, wishing to cleanse themselves after their encounters with the fool.

 
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02 November 2012 19:05
 

Brother Mario is an adult who still believes in Santa.  He belongs to an organization of like-minded people - millions strong.  They tell each other how to prove that Santa is real.  They have their own experts and scholars to substantiate their stupefying claims.

A few days ago NPR interviewed a middle-class Christian housewife whose husband has a good job.  To what does she attribute their success and good fortune?  Prayer for one thing, of course.  For example, the family was recently trying to decide whether to get a new book case.  Was it a wise thing to do right now?  They prayed about it.  She told NPR that God takes a personal interest in all their affairs and questions.  Yes, they should go ahead and get the bookcase.

The NPR reporter was polite enough, or politic enough, not to challenge this path to success, even as Hurricane Sandy surged toward the East Coast and the homes of thousands of prayerful Christians.

 
 
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03 November 2012 17:27
 

Well, I’ve invested a little time diagnosing the BM’s symptoms. This is what I’ve got so far:
Delusions are irrational beliefs, held with a high level of conviction, that are highly resistant to change even when the delusional person is exposed to forms of proof that contradict the belief.
Generally, in delusional disorders, these mistaken beliefs are organised into a consistent world-view that may appear logical, other than being based on an improbable foundation.
Typically, the delusional disorder sufferer may not have the insight to see that anything is wrong with the way they are thinking or functioning.
The grandiose subtype of delusional disorder involves the conviction of one’s importance and uniqueness, and takes a variety of forms: believing that one has a distinguished role, has some remarkable connections with important persons, or enjoys some extraordinary powers or abilities.
Delusions may arise from distorted ways people have of explaining life to themselves.
The most prominent cognitive problems involve the manner in which delusion sufferers develop conclusions both about other people, and about causation of unusual perceptions or negative events.
Studies examining how people with delusions develop theories about reality show that the subjects have ideas which they tend to reach an inference based on less information than most people use.
This “jumping to conclusions” bias can lead to delusional interpretations of ordinary events.
The prognosis for sufferers with delusional disorder is largely related to the level of conviction regarding the delusions and the openness the person has for allowing information that contradicts the delusion. Evidence collected to date indicates about 10% of cases will show some improvement of delusional symptoms though irrational beliefs may remain; 33–50% may show complete remission; and, in 30–40% of cases there will be persistent non-improving symptoms.
I recommend 100mg Quetiapine daily. Review in three months.

 
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04 November 2012 03:15
 

MIKE78: Nobody would love a thread dedicated to BroMo more than BroMo himself. Frankly, I think it’s contra-indicated for his particular brand of personality disorder.

ROB: The answer to that problem is to disallow his participation on the thread. All he could do then is read our analysis. Further, I got the impression from him that he was exquisitely pissed off over another thread about him (started by me) on which he was not permitted to participate.

Nhoj Morley - 01 November 2012 01:16 PM

It’s called pre-enraging the bull before it is set loose in the ring.

More FUN that way.

Yup. Fun. That’s what Mario’s for.

 
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06 November 2012 01:22
 

I thought one of the rules of the forum was that a thread could not be about a specific person who posts at this forum… particularly if takes a negative trajectory.

Jeff

 
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