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(no subject) [Nov. 17th, 2018|11:14 pm]
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bennuheron
What is your favorite 'Far Side' Comic Strip?
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Are you uncomfortable talking about sex/sexuality? [Nov. 17th, 2018|03:13 pm]
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geminiwench
For me, all the topics are on the table.
I will talk about anything with anyone, including my parents, partners, priests, or presidents.

I am particularly interested in sex and sexuality (social history of, biomechanics of, neuropharmacology of, cultural interpretations of gender/sex, cultural sex practices both private and public, sexual trauma and treatment, sexual "disorders", formal doctrines/dogmas on sex, etc) and although I've found good talking partners on the subject, most people.... VERY SERIOUSLY would just rather not talk about any of it, Period. Most people seem to rely on either on the distance that objectification, euphemisms/slang, or second/third-person accounts of thought/action offer as a avenues of approach on this *ahem* sticky subject.

What about you?

Do you hate talking about sex in matter-of-fact ways?
Do you love talking about sex in anyway/anyhow?
Or do you love/hate taking about sex depending on the situation/person/theme?
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nevermind [Nov. 16th, 2018|09:07 am]
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kirstennnnnn

have you ever typed out a long, complicated preamble to a question for a group like this, finally couldn't figure out exactly what you wanted to ask, then just said "screw it" and deleted it all?

is that in the same realm as asking "what is the meaning of life?"?

or when you encounter something that just makes you think "?" or "i don't know what to do with this"?

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confess! [Nov. 15th, 2018|06:37 am]
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piperki

What's the last straight-up lie you told someone?

What's the last lie of omission you told, i.e. you left out information so you were lying by just not telling the whole truth?

Why did you lie, and how did that go?

Any other lie/half-truth you'd like to get off your chest now?

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A harmless addiction? [Nov. 14th, 2018|10:54 am]
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xxflyingsoulxx
One of my best friends is pretty much as addicted to weed as possible. I'm pro-legalization and believe it has multiple benefits, but he needs to smoke everyday, both before and after work. If we travel together, he finds sketchy ways to get a hold of some, even if it's for a 2-3 day trip. We're traveling internationally together this winter, and he even wants to find a way to get some there (now, it's Australia so a safe place but still illegal).

Do any of you have friends like this/feel this way yourself?  As a drug that is not technically physically addicting, it annoys me that he can't enjoy a vacation without seeking some, even if inconviences us or endangers him.

Is there anything to be done or just stand back and be thankful it's not something harder? 
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BLACK FRIDAY [Nov. 13th, 2018|10:17 pm]
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hajiomatic

How do you feel about 'Black Friday'

I run for the hills and hide
15(17.9%)
I'm FIRST in line. Give me bargains..
2(2.4%)
Why BLACK Friday? Why not a nice Taupe Tuesday?
4(4.8%)
I'm eating turkey sandwiches in bed
15(17.9%)
What's 'Black Friday'?
3(3.6%)
Ticky
12(14.3%)
That's racist
2(2.4%)
That's why I have Amazon Prime
19(22.6%)
So many bargains. So little time
8(9.5%)
I train for it all year long
4(4.8%)
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Bubble bubble, toilet trouble [Nov. 12th, 2018|10:08 pm]
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calzephyr77
[mood |curiouscurious]

Hi peeps, a friend and I wondered how common a certain dream is - it came up in conversation and curiosity got the better of us. They did an informal Twitter survey that didn't yield a lot of results, but I knew TQC would not disappoint.

Poll #2086903 Urine for it now!

Have you ever had dreams where you encountered a bathroom or washroom that was particularly wrong or unusable somehow? For example, no doors, plugged toilets or some other factor?

Yes
31(60.8%)
No
20(39.2%)

If you answered yes above, did you wake up to go pee?

Yes
23(71.9%)
No
9(28.1%)
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RIP Stan Lee [Nov. 12th, 2018|03:41 pm]
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kirstennnnnn

Who is/was your favorite Marvel superhero?

Superhero in general?

DK/DC...Is your TQC identity the superhero or the alter ego?

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Republicans who do upspeak? [Nov. 12th, 2018|06:38 pm]
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topum
Why republicans never speak in upspeak? I now suspect that there isn't a Donald Trump supporter in the whole world who speaks in upspeak. If you have ever seen one, please post the link to the video. I really need it to win a bet. Thanks gang.
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Nanowrimo [Nov. 11th, 2018|10:57 pm]
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calzephyr77
Poll #2086876 Are you participating in Nanowrimo this year?

Are you participating in Nanowrimo this year?

Yes
1(5.0%)
No
17(85.0%)
Maybe...I still have time, right?
2(10.0%)

If you participated in the past, did you finish?

Yes
2(22.2%)
No
7(77.8%)
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(no subject) [Nov. 10th, 2018|02:48 pm]
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bennuheron
Why is it that Gambling is illegal but buying and selling corporate stock isn't?
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Love Don’t Live Here Anymore [Nov. 9th, 2018|12:20 pm]
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piperki

My SO left town/left me this summer. I am still having a really rough time just coping day to day without him. It’s painful.

Now he’s talking about coming back for a visit. Why would he want to see me?

Will seeing him again just prolong the agony?

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(no subject) [Nov. 8th, 2018|07:41 pm]
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det_munch
Is it reasonable to expect your friend to listen to her deceased mother's voicemail and be angry if they don't want to?

background info:
This past summer I visited two mutual friends, we'll call them Biz and Reba. Shortly before my visit Biz's mother passed. She had a had been in the hospital with a heart condition and was taken off life support. Understandably, Biz has been having a really hard time with this, in many ways more so than many others would because intelligent and independent she has some developmental delays that make it hard for her to understand some concepts. This has caused her to blame the doctors for her mother's death even though there was nothing that could be done. She had been listening to her mother's last voicemail and at some point during the visit she wanted Reba and I to listen to the voicemail with her. Reba explained that because I was only visiting for a few days she would rather spend that time creating happy memories together. I explained that while I was there for her to talk to, I felt as if listening to the voicemail was something personal. We were there to support her in other ways. (along with another friend who for her own reasons declined to listen to it) Yet Reba is the only one she is angry at.
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Sell my stock...please [Nov. 8th, 2018|07:40 am]
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hajiomatic

If you have stock investments how do you know when its time to sell? Ideally...before it tanks

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(no subject) [Nov. 7th, 2018|04:39 am]
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laorion
Have you ever met a famous person that you were a fan of? (Real life, fb, Twitter conversation/dm) whatever?? Accident, stalker planned or anywhere in between? No names asked, but did it go well? How did it go at all?
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Live like your great-grandparents [Nov. 4th, 2018|06:47 pm]
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piperki

Supposing you abruptly time-traveled to a past era, and when you arrived you had none of your current 21st century possessions with you. How far back in time could you get by reasonably okay, given what you know now?

10 years
3(5.7%)
20 years
5(9.4%)
30-50 years
23(43.4%)
100 years
6(11.3%)
200 years
5(9.4%)
300+ years
11(20.8%)

In the era you selected, what would be the thing 21st-century you would find the most difficult to do without?

Internet
26(20.8%)
TV
3(2.4%)
Telephone
1(0.8%)
Electricity
12(9.6%)
Central heat
12(9.6%)
Water piped directly to your residence
19(15.2%)
Food already conveniently prepared
7(5.6%)
Modern apparel
2(1.6%)
Modern footwear
7(5.6%)
Mass transit at its current level of sophistication
2(1.6%)
Automobiles
3(2.4%)
Medicine
29(23.2%)
Other in comments
2(1.6%)

What would you NOT miss?

Facebook
38(13.4%)
Muzak
27(9.5%)
The Holiday Season(tm)
22(7.7%)
Instant food/just add water
17(6.0%)
Gender reveal parties and their ilk
38(13.4%)
Having 1000 things competing for your attention all the time
30(10.6%)
#dogsofInstagram
21(7.4%)
Political campaigns that go on for 2+ years
35(12.3%)
FOMO
24(8.5%)
YOLO
24(8.5%)
So many things, see comments
8(2.8%)

Do you have any skills that would be useful during that previous era?

Typing on a manual typewriter
34(10.1%)
Chopping wood
23(6.9%)
Riding a horse
19(5.7%)
Using a pay phone
36(10.7%)
Cooking things that didn't come out of packages
43(12.8%)
Growing food
31(9.3%)
Slaying things that shall become food
10(3.0%)
Running a printing press
8(2.4%)
Boat construction
1(0.3%)
Handy with a sword
6(1.8%)
Taking copious notes in longhand
31(9.3%)
Writing a business letter and using a dictionary to check your spelling
33(9.9%)
Needlework/sewing
31(9.3%)
Coffee preparation without electricity
18(5.4%)
Brewing or winemaking
8(2.4%)
Other in comments
3(0.9%)
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(no subject) [Nov. 4th, 2018|03:52 pm]
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bennuheron
Why is Rice-a-Roni called "The San Francisco Treat" if it's made in Chicago?
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to tell or not to tell [Nov. 2nd, 2018|11:58 pm]
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kirstennnnnn

I like to be informed about things that concern me or those I care about, although I have been irritated by being given emotionally distorted (exaggerated or dramatized) information that was a crappy source for trying to make a thoughtful decision (usually from my mother).  My dad used to try to hide things from people because he didn't want them to worry.  I hated that.  It made me not trust what was going on, like I might be imagining I am on solid ground but am really strolling over a future sink hole.  Some people (like my mother) say they want to know what's going on but when told have a tendency to blow it out of proportion (often making it all at least partially about themselves...see the drama and exaggeration from above), but may feel hurt or angry if not kept in the loop.  Rambling aborted...

Do you want to be told about questionable results or potential problems concerning your loved ones, or would you rather be kept in the dark until there are more absolute answers so you don't potentially spend time worrying?

Do you tell people close to you about questionable results or potential problems concerning yourself?

Should I tell my mom that I have to go back for more imaging due to "a finding" on my mammogram?

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Last meal Last words [Nov. 2nd, 2018|07:35 am]
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hajiomatic

If you got to choose your last meal...what would it be?

If you got to choose your last words...what would they be?

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halloween dilemma [Oct. 30th, 2018|08:59 pm]
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not_that_human
So my girlfriend and I had plans for Halloween. Original plan was to stay at home and watch horror movies, then my best friend texted an offer to hang out. Sensing an opportunity for my best friend to meet my girlfriend, I brought up the idea to hang out with the best friend to my girlfriend, who seemed receptive. We both could go in costume so this seemed like a good idea.

The plan is now to meet for lunch.

The best friend takes off a half day from work to hang out with us, I am very excited. Now, however, the girlfriend is waffling on the idea because she doesn't want to drive to Madison, which is about a 45 minute drive. I have offered to drive. Still no real response.

Should I cancel the date with the girlfriend to hang out with the best friend, who I rarely see and has taken a half day off of work, or should I back out of the best friend hangout to hang with the girlfriend, which was the original plan?

UPDATE, as requested: I ended up hanging out with the best friend. My girlfriend had to get her car fixed, so she was at the car repair place most of the day. Though we planned to have a movie session later that night, she fell asleep around 7 and stopped responding to my texts. Girlfriend and I ended up getting food on Saturday and we both apologized to each other for the mutual miscommunication. She also confessed to being very nervous to meet The Best Friend. I'm glad I got to hang out with the best friend, we drank beers and got cool Halloween flash tattoos.
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