December 16th, 2005


Richard Pryor

Am I just not looking around enough, or has there really been, you know, not that much attention to Richard Pryor's death?
I mean, not that I expect a parade or anything, but as he had been named the greatest comedian ever by Comedy Central, and he did a share of pretty amazing stuff, I haven't heard anything about it outside of landing on CNN at just the right time the day he died. Heck, if I hadn't been watching TV at that exact time, I wouldn't have even found out about it. Have you seen any headlines or TV spots about it?

Hair coloring question

I'm hoping someone can answer this or point me in the right direction to a community that can.

Instead of being smart and going to a professional, I decided to color my hair myself.
I went with a more blonde tint but it turned my hair a peachy, orangy color.
So I went to the store and bought more dye, this time a light brown.
My hair is still a terrible reddish color, but I want it back to mousy brown now.
How I can I fix this? What color should I buy to get it back to brown or at least to a normal blonde color, not peach, orange, or red?
I'm low on funds this week so I can't go to a salon and probably can't until after the holidays.

Kyouya - Outside the Lines

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Is there a way I can see what group of paintings were on display in a museum in 2001/2? I can't remember the name of the artist whose art was on display at the time, and it's driving me nuts.

Atlanta High Museum of Art, if that helps.

MSN Users

Do any of the MSN Messenger users here know a good place to get those animated emoticons? My library is seriously lacking.

Thank you. :)

(And I've already tried but couldn't seem to find animated ones!)
misc - cemetery

(no subject)

What makes somebody a good friend?

I don't mean like "we both love the same band" or anything, but... in the relationship, in the way they treat you, etc.. what makes the difference between an acquaintance and a friend? a friend and a best friend?
Meta - Berries

chill pills

So how do you calm yourself down during exams? :/

Lately I've been freaking out during mine, as in you look at something, think you can't do it, and just have a total brain freeze and think you're going to lose 10% right there. >.<

And obviously I prepare for it... but it still happens. My next exam (math/calc/killmeplz) is at 9am, and I'm already getting butterflies.

So what do you during exams to keep you calm and collected?

Don't make Santa mad!

Ever notice how around the holidays, whenever a child misbehaves, the parent always threatens them by saying "Santa wont come unless you be good".

Has that ever actually worked? Does that honestly make kids behave?

And secondly, for the kids who do in fact misbehave, do you think the parents ever do limit the presents?

Any stories to share?
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1. What's the weather like in California in september?
2. What's the weather like in Spain, Switzerland and Italy in November-December?

3. Have you ever hear of/been in the Continental Singers?
leave your turntable on plugin + Windows Media Player

I got an account at, and I downloaded the Windows Media Player plugin, but I can't for the life of me figure out how to install it. In the instructions, it says: The first time you run Windows Media Player after AudioScrobbler has been installed, you will be presented with the AudioScrobbler config dialog. When you have entered your username and password and ensured the plugin is enabled (see below), AudioScrobbler will begin to monitor Windows Media Player for playing songs. This isn't happening.

What do I do? I've tried just about everything I could think of.
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    "One Sweet Day"--Mariah Carey and Boyz II Men


Anyone out there have Crohn's or Colitis??
I have Crohn's, diagnosed when I was 18. I have a question regarding college, I currently go to a community college, but I previously went to a 4 yr and lived on campus. Said campus was 30 minutes from my house so I didn't worry about the IBD because I could always just go home if I was having problems.
Well, Im getting ready to transfer to a different 4 yr- upstate. I will be very far from home and will pretty much have to suffer the dorms. My question is, for anyone with IBD (and IBS)who has lived in a dorm setting, how'd it go? Tips? Advice? I know there is disabled student housing and Im wondering if that would be a good idea, but Im not sure how it's set up. Honestly, though, if I had a choice, Id rather live in the LGBT themed house, but Id also like to have a little dignity.

Thoughts on sex

1. how old are you?
2. are you male or female?
3. are you a virgin?
a. if yes, why?
b. if no, when did you lose it?
4. what are your thoughts on living with someone (like you would never do it, only if you've been dating for x months, etc)?
5. are your thoughts on sex tied to any religious beliefs?
6. how special is sex to you?

spare change

What is the largest amount of spare change you have ever had? (i.e. saved up in a can or something, not just in your pocket or wallet.)

When I moved in with the guy who is now my husband, he had a desk he'd had since childhood. One of the drawers was just full of coins that he always threw in there. I dumped all the coins into bags and lugged them to the bank. Total amount of change he'd had in the drawer??? $831.
Cold Stick Figure Guy
  • nere05

Just out of curiosity...

1. How did you pick your LJ name? What does it mean?
2. In reference to thequestionclub, are you a question-asker or a question-answerer?

My answers: 1. First 4 letters of my name and last 2 digits of my grad. year. 2. More of an asker than an answerererer. -er.
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    curious curious
cat tea

Christmas gifts

What is your idea of a "big" Christmas gift? I always hear people talking about buying their kids, significant other, or whoever gifts and they'll say something like "Well, I got their BIG gift but I still haven't finished with everything else yet".

In your opinion, what price range would constitute a BIG GIFT? When you were a child, what kinds of gifts did your parents (or uhh, Santa) buy you?

My parents never really bought me a "big gift". I got a lot of little things - books, CDs, pajamas, clothes, etc. My brothers usually got a big gift because there was always something they'd want - like Nintendo, or xbox or an iPod, etc.

My fiancé has always gotten BIG gifts - he's an only child but I don't know if that's relevent or not. He is 25 and his parents still spend a huge amount of money on him. In recent years, he's received a laptop, an iPod, a Nintendo DS. This year, I just found out his mom bought him Sirius radio (or XM radio?I don't even know the difference), the Calvin and Hobbes box set (which is $100something), a $150 coat, a portable DVD player - and then the "little things".

What are your opinions on this? If you intend to have children, how to plan on treating the holidays?
panda dance

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For those of you who believe in marriage -

If you're already married, answer what DID happen.
Otherwise, answer what you think, and answer for yourself. [Like what's the ideal time for YOU to be dating or engaged, not for the general population]

1) How long do you think you should be dating someone exclusively because you get engaged? Why?
2) How long do you think you should be engaged before getting married? Why?
3) Would you ever get eloped? Why or why not?

I thought about this because I've heard that my ex wants to go elope in Vegas with his new week-long girlfriend. *roll eyes*

Note: if you do not believe in marriage at all, please don't answer, thanks.
misc - cemetery

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When people light cigarettes, they always have to have it in their mouth before they light it. Why?

...maybe that's a stupid question with a really obvious answer, but I'm running on 4 hours of sleep in the past 2 days and have never smoked a single puff.

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Are there any promotions running now with cell phone services that if you sign up with them, they'll pay off the early termination fee on your old contract?

- I have Sprint and I despise it, but still have nearly a year left in my two-year contract. I DO NOT want to pay the $175 cut-off fee, but will gladly switch to ANYTHING else in order to get away from Sprint and their craptacular service.

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So...In iTunes I have the shared music thing where I have other peoples libraries that I can listen to...I dont know why, I just accept it. My computer could possibly be ridden with spyware...either way. is there a way for me to get their music so it is permanently in my library? legally?

(no subject)

Okay, I want to make a Christmas mix for a friend of mine, and I want to make it really weird. Please give me some suggestions of songs to download that might fit this mix...

I'd like it to include:
--bizarre original songs
--maybe some Christmas comedy (nothing cheesy/cliche like 'Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer' though)
--unusual/unexpected covers of carols

Just nothing normal!

(no subject)

sadly i haven't been paying good attention to new music the past couple years. i've decided today that i need to play catch up. so far i'm ordering the gorillaz, modest mouse and new weezer cds. anymore reccomendations for favorite albums of the past couple years?
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cartoon cat
  • katyism

Christmas Card Lane

My hometown had a tradition every Christmas season, where all the residents on this one particular street full of expensive houses in the rich neighborhood would paint giant boards of plywood to look like giant Christmas cards addressed to the town residents, and blinky light displays and reindeer and santa figurines and whatnot in their yards. They'd really go all out and it was a tradition for kids of my town to walk down that street on christmas Eve and look at what all the different houses had done.

There was also another street where more rich people lived, and on Halloween they'd make haunted houses in their front yards, and the whole family in each house had CRAZY cool costumes and creepy light displays and the like for Halloween, and it was the ONLY street kids ever trick-or-treated on because the rich people handed out good candy, and it was so well-lit and the street would actually get blocked off from traffic for that one night.

I think what makes them neat is it was not something the city arranged or approved, it was just all the residents in a particular neighborhood agreeing to do it and it evolved over the years into something the city just let happen "for the children's sake" or whatever.

Anyway the question is does your town do stuff like this, or is it unique to my town? Will you ever go back to your hometown to see it again? I probably won't anytime soon, because my town doesn't exactly have any nice houses or neighborhoods or much of anything anymore. Thanks, hurricane Katrina!
  • limers

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Nerd question:

I know for sure that the Nintendo DS plays GBAdvance games as well. However, I've gotten two different answers when it comes to if it will play GB, and GBColor as well.

What types of games can the DS play?

Photography Question

I know my family and I are going to see Christmas lights before Christmas. What settings do I use to take a decent picture of Christmas lights while I'm sitting in the car?

I have a Samsung Digimax 301
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I don't have the manual in front of me, so if possible, could you tell me how to change the settings if needed?
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    busy busy

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I have a music folder and it has thousands of songs in it, however I want to become more organized so is there a quick way for me to make folders for each artist? and actually get the files into them without having to shft+move them all one artist by one? I have Windows XP

Is my Mom full of crap?

I'm not sure if this is true, but my Mom told me when I was a kid (so it's probably bull) that she didn't get my tonsils taken out - despite near-constant tonsilitis from the ages of 2-8 - that taking them out would only open me up to more infection. Her reasoning was (and supposedly it was backed up by our old Dr.) that the bacteria that caused the infection in the first place needs to go somewhere, so if the tonsils "catch" it, you're better off then if they're not there... then you would be more prone to appendicitis and other infections.

People who have been de-tonsilled, do you get many infections? Or is my Mom a big stinky liar?
gregory peck smart is sexy

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1. I really like the way my lips look after drinking brown soda. Does anyone know of a lipstick/gloss that could duplicate that effect? Preferably something light (and/or inexpensive, ha), but whatever. Oh, and I've tried just using brown lipstick but it makes me look like cheese.
2. Sex scenes in movies with family: If you knew something had a long, involved sex scene (say, History of Violence), would you see it with your parents? Your brother/sister?
3. What's the longest essay you've ever written?
4. Has anyone heard the Kings of Convenience cover of 'The Luckiest Guy on the Lower East Side' (The Magnetic Fields)? Is it weird, or good?
5. As soon as one posts to TQC, at least one more question comes to mind - true or false?
kitten pounce ball

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I've always wondered this about twins for some reason.

If you and your twin are adults, and you're going through a photo album of when you were little (and your mother most likely dressed you alike), can you tell who is who in the picture? I'm talking about identical twins, of course. :)

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Inspired by nicalycab

1. Do you enjoy it when myspace pages have music or videos?
2. Does your myspace page have music or videos? (not including band pages)
2a. If so.. when you put it on didn't you think about those of us who listen to our own music while browsing?
books = good

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I'm going out with one of my friends tonight, and we're a little tired of the same-old same-old. Normally we head to a little neighborhood gay bar/small club, but we're looking for something a little more interesting. The problems are: A) We live in a fairly boring city, and b) he's under 21, which isn't a problem for about half the bars/clubs around, but tends to be a problem for the stuff we want to go to. He's working until nine, which also limits our options. I'm a little tired of just going to a club...any suggestions?


How can you tell if you are hypoglycemic?

I get very shakey (my hands even visiably shake) and feel faint if I don't eat regularly, probably at least every 4 hours.

When that happens what is the most important thing for me to eat? Salt? Protein?

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I'm trying to set myself up with a little internet DJ show via WinAmp, but the SHOUTcast and the DSP instructions aren't well written and are confusing.

Is there anyone who has set it up before willing to give me a quick hand? (Once I understand how all the "pieces" fit together, I'll be able to work on my own.)

vegan ftw
  • naeko

age &relationships

1. How old are you, and how many relationships (including any you may currently be in) have you had?
(I'm 23 and I've had two.)

2. When did you start dating? [Your first actual SO in title, not first time you 'hung out' with someone of your preferred sex.]
(Age 16)

3. Do you lie about your age? Do you think you will ever lie about your age for vanity reasons?
(I have a habit of, once I hit ##-and-a-half, I say I'm the next age up; my mother did it when I was little- always told people I was a year older, if I hit the halfway mark. Other than that, no, I don't understand lying about one's age.)

4. What do you think is an appropriate age for teens to start dating? Does that age differ between boys and girls?
(Generally I think 15 is a good age to start dating, for both boys and girls.)
  • Current Music
    Coldplay - In My Place

(no subject)

So the rug in our apartment sucks. It's rough and rigid. It's not very comfortable to lay or crawl on. Is there any way to soften it up a little bit? My son is crawling all over the place and It gives him a really bad rug burn. I don't even crawl on the floor because of it. =(
cartoon cat
  • katyism

fashion again

I really like vintage-sheer-frilly clothes like this but I don't know how to wear them since they're sheer. I've always been a jeans-and-hoodie person, but I want to start wearing nicer clothes from the vintage shop. I found that Anthropologie makes clothes just like what I'd find at the vintage shop. What would be appropriate to wear under these blouses? Be as specific as possible, I already know most of you will say "a cami" or something but I'm looking for info on the best cut, color, whatever of an undershirt that would look good with these specific blouses.
petit prince

music-ish questions

1. if you have an ipod and if it's engraved, what do you have engraved on it?
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2. ok, this one is weird: say you're listening to a song and, due to context and rhyme scheme, you anticipate a lyric coming up, but then it turns out the artist doesn't use that word that you think is coming, does that bug you? for example, in the song "jesus walks" by kanye west, the song goes...

"Cause we’re the almost nearly extinct
We rappers are role models, we rap we don't think
I ain't here to argue about his facial features
Or here to convert atheists into believers"

and when i hear that i think, "why the hell didn't he write 'or here to convert athiests into preachers'? it rhymes! it makes sense!" maybe i'm just crazy, but does this kind of stuff occur to anyone else?
  • Current Music
    "mack the kinfe" bobby darin
  • _mazzy

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how do i go about shrinking a cardigan sweater?

i ordered them through the mail & they're too big. they're mostly cotton but also have nylon & spandex in them.
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I've googled, I've vivisimoed, I've wiki-d.
I can't find the lyrics to Give a Jew Girl Toys by Sarah Silverman.
They would make an excellent Chrismukkah gift for my boss.
Please Help.

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1. What in your opinion constitutes a healthy relationship?

2. If you could choose between experiencing mild but remarkably steady long lasting happiness or moments of the most wonderful euphoria you've ever felt coupled with a lot of blah and angst, which would you choose?

3. Why do you love life?
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    swearing's for art students - elle milano

i've always wondered...

do you talk on your cell phone while waiting in line at stores?

do you talk on your cell while being rung up by the cashier?

if you do talk on your cell phone while being rung up, why?

i work as a cashier and it always annoys the hell out of me when people talk on their cell phones when i'm ringing them up. i always wondered why people thought this behavior was OK. (i won't be all angry and flame you if this is something you do, i'm just wondering about the reasoning behind it.)
  • very

even though it IS anthother one...

why do you think there are so many questions about sex/gender roles/relationships? other than the fact that talking about the physical act of sex is still a bit taboo under some circumstances. why is the u.s. still so hung up on sex when most of the world doesn't care?
cat tea

Love and Marriage

Similar to some of the relationship questions asked a few posts back...

1. How many people have you been in love with?
2. How old were you the first time you were in love?
3. If you've been in love more than once, how did you feel when you broke up with your first love (if you ever did?) Did you think you would never love anyone again?
4. What do you think of relationships that start in high school (or younger) and end in marriage?
5. Do you think that to have a healthy marriage, you should have experienced other relationships and had other experiences (sexual or otherwise)?

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Do you watch House, M.D.?
Do you know any character Hugh Laurie has played in any other show/movie?
If yes, did you before he appeared in House?

edit - & I'm not asking because I don't know what else he's done, nor do I want a list, I just want to know how much other people knew. :)
  • Current Music
    What You Waiting For? // Franz Ferdinand
  • goop

just nosy.

Do you use eBay?
- Have you ever bid on something that you didn't want all that much and you won it anyway?
- What was it and how much did you pay for it?

Do you ever buy things from people from LJ communities?
- What kind of things?

How much funds to keep in your PayPal on average?
- How often do you spend?

What was the largest paycheck you ever got and why was it larger than usual?

What was the smallest paycheck you ever got and why was it smaller than usual?
  • grimxr


1.) Has anyone, who was annoying as hell, ever had feelings for you? What happened? (like screech from saved by the bell)
2.) What is the one item in the world you could never part with?
3.) I am in first Year University, and lately I have been a bit worried about the future. I am in humanity and art classes, and I’m wondering what are some good careers that include the arts, and are obtainable? (Something like teacher or historian) Any suggestions would be very helpful!
4.) What is the scariest thing that has ever happened to you?

Sorry if these questions have been asked before!
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    Some movie on TV

(no subject)

What make-up brands/companies are animal/environmentally friendly? (i.e. NO animal testing) Conversely, which brands or companies aren't? And how do you know the answers to these questions?
kiv dancin.
  • behka

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have you ever had any problems with amazon?

i've never had any problems til recently; now it's saying my account doesn't exist.
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    loretta lynn -fist city