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Just thought I would leaven the heavy discussions going on with some clips of the apparently (but never explicitly stated) Aspie TV character Abed Nadir in the TV comedy show Community.  The show works on so many levels for me, because (a)it's funny, and (b)it really does capture the spirit of community college, the way people from so many different age groups and backgrounds end up being friends.  But its most compelling contribution is Abed, who is just a perfect representation of Asperger's as I've experienced it, in everything from the strangely indirect way his eyes look at people to the profound immersion in pop culture trivia.  This may be frivolous compared to the discussions that are and should be going on with respect to gun policy and mental health, but I think if people want to know about Asperger's (and have a lot of fun), Community is the best entertainment-related option that covers both bases.

A "best-of" compilation of Abed's dialog.  Don't worry, it won't spoil anything for you if you haven't seen the show yet - you'll enjoy it just as much if not more in context if/when you do decide to watch the show.

Some of the clips in the next one are also in the ones above, but there are mostly different scenes worth seeing:

Everyone who attended community college, watch the intro to the show - it's like the most perfect artistic/musical expression of that experience:

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