That guy - 2014-02-02 I don't care how staged these are or aren't. They are always hilarious.
CIWB - 2014-02-02 People used to think Chris Chan was staged. The lesson from that is that we should never underestimate how weird people with autism can be.
Nominal - 2014-02-02 Autism combined with wine-snobbery and being a foodie.
It's the insufferable trifecta.
cognitivedissonance - 2014-02-03 Shlansky seems to be high functioning, BUT, and this is important, I think it's been emphasized that he's unquestioningly loyal to Conan, obsequious to an absurd degree, and actively inoffensive within the entertainment industry. He is less an autist and more a sociopath.
*internet pipe in internet mouth, puffing internet smoke*
magnesium - 2014-02-03 As long as we're armchairing a diagnosis, I'd like to throw covert narcissism/son of a narcissist out there. Many narcissists are socially withdrawn and mistaken for introverts.
What I find really unpleasant about this guy, is he's demonstrating how my own inability to make eye contact without thinking about it is probably really unsettling for everyone else.