January 28th, 2007

minnie and zeus

HPV Vaccine

Article about making the HPV vaccine mandatory for 6th grade girls

What do you think about a public (or private?) school requiring female students to get this shot?  Is it the same as MMR and any other vaccines as necessary for public health, or does it get into privacy/personal issues as some suggest? 

Should the US govt provide this vaccine in it's Medicaid type programs for low-income children (where taxpayers pitch in to provide poor kids with needed health care services)?
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I'm looking for a very rare and hard to find CD. It is the self titled CD from 80s underground synth-pop duo, Vicious Pink.

I've tried amazon. I've tried ebay. I've tried doing a search on every music site that popped up in a search engine with no luck.

Can anyone help me out? I'll take either downloadable MP3s or a site that sells the full-length CD.
Kasumi of the DOA games
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Linux question

What's a good Linux distro to install on a virtual machine (like VM Ware or VirtualPC)?

The Fedora CDs I got with my Linux textbook kept crashing, it couldn't read the OpenSUSE DVD I was given, and Ubuntu installed itself with unreadable video settings.

Any suggestions? (Using VirualPC 2004, BTW)

sunset beach query! tv related question!

i totally merged 'days of our lives' and 'sunset beach' together ... i found who i was looking for! :)

strange question i know but this has been annoying the hell out of me for a while now. sad as it may be i used to watch 'sunset beach' on a regular basis, when it was aired really late on channel five here in the uk. i was wondering whether any of you could help me track down the name of one of the actresses who starred in the show. i cant for the life of me remember the characters name but she was a black woman, around late twenties/early thirties and if i remember rightly she was married to a doctor, or someone with a job similar to that. i remember in the show she was pregnant, and the baby wasnt he her husbands ... as the story often goes in sunset beach ... haha, but yeah if you can help that would be great! all id really need is a character name or the actresses name. thanks!
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    Relient K - Deathbed

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1.If you are talking to anyone on IM's right now, what is their name and relationship to you?

Do you have any friends that are awesome in person but you absolutely can't stand talking to them on the internet?

Will you share a bit of your most recent IM convo with me? pleaaaase :)

1. My best male friend, Keith!
2. YESS. I love my friend Katie but when I talk to her online she is ridiculously long winded(in her response's AND her away messages.)
3. Keef: is there anything more pathetic than professional wrestling?
Me: hmm
Me: professional nose picking
[23:30] Keef: ok... that would prolly be up there
Me: aharhar
Me: i love this lewis black skit
[23:30] Keef: well then why don't you marry it
Me: wow, are you 12?

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I'm sure you've all heard the term "preaching to the choir"... Arguing with a group who already agrees with you

Is there a point where you CAN'T preach to the choir without being violently rejected these days? (Sociologically speaking, it seems like the only point of this insular preaching is not to reiterate a point but to form solidarity in a group?)

(With 300 million in the 'States now, I suppose one needs to know where one's friends lie. It reminds me of monkeys screaming with glee at each other though. Counterpoint, homo sapiens sapiens IS an animal...)

What are your experiences? ...What is the point of an open mind? To get as much information as possible, like a score in an [old-fashioned] video game?

EDIT: Do you think it is because of better technology, which leads to more information, and that certain fragile principles are sensitive to this new information, making the people harboring those principles become defensive? Not to have a closed mind, but to reinforce their own principles to themselves?

How powerful is information?

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Oddest food you've eaten while sick that made you feel better?

Was utterly nauseous in New Zealand at an expensive Resturant, and ordered ice cream topped with Absinthe(Yes, the alcoholic drink. What they were doing giving that dessert to a 12 year old, I have no idea, but it was very tasty).

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1. Do you think some comedians (Carlos Mencia, Sarah Silverman, Lisa Lampanelli, etc) rely too much on shock and "bad words" (race jokes, gay jokes etc)?
I'm not politically correct, I'm just tired of unfunny comedians being regarded as hilarious because they throw around words like fag and spic. It can be funny, don't get me wrong, but when your whole routine seems to be based on it, it gets old after one or two sets.

2. I have to give a children's church (grades 1-6) lesson in about nine hours. I just finished a 12-week lesson on the ten commandments, and I'm not getting new material until this week (if I'm lucky). What should this lesson be on?
I don't want to be the asshole that says "serious answers only", because non-serious ones are fun, too, but I really do need some ideas. I have to sleep sometime. haha

Sexual Harassment

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But I need to do something. I'm sure you all agree, this has to stop.

So what do I do? Should I call the manager and tell him what's going on and to take care of it, despite her requests not to? Or should I just barge in the back and grab the wetback by his fucking collar and shake him up? Or just ignore it and let my girlfriend be uncomfortable at work.

And, if she's correct and they refuse to fire him, what further action can I take? I've got a feeling it's illegal to overlook sexual harassment (especially considering she's only 17). Anyone have any idea where I can find the specific laws pertaining to this, and who I should call to get this fucker deported?

double nostrils - piercing expierence needed.

Two days ago i was visiting a friend that pierces at a local tattoo shop in my town. When i was there i was telling him that i couldn't wait till i got my double nostrils done ...and blah blah blah. One thing led to another and i got my double nostrils pierced.
well when i got home i realized that both of my nostril studs are not long enough to go through the back and my skin keeps growing over it . I really don't want to go up there and be like.. " Omg there fucked up , even though i didn't pay for them. "
SO: '
If anyone knows how to force them to stay "Poked" through my nose please give me some of your advice/ what you did. Also comment on the whole friend situation


EDIT Thank you everyone for your responses that was quick. DAMN.lol
But thank you all!

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How many guys would walk past me before one stops if I stood outside of walmart, pulled my panties down, and started gyrating myself to full orgasm? Would somebody stop and say "I'll pleasure you m'am" and help a sister out? 1? 2? 3? 4 men? I am very good looking too, so I don't know. You never know in today's world full of so many raging gays and mama's boy, they might just walking on by. Because I am so hard up right now I'm about bangalang in my panties. Serious constructive replies only. As I've been told throughout my life there is no such thing as a stupid question - Only stupid answers. So take it from there.

My question is do you have to heat up an over before you put the meat in, or can you put the meat WHAM into a cold oven?

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How many fingers can you cram into your twat before you start to scream?

Why do we have 7 days in a week? Why not 10,11,or 12? It never seems to be sunny on Sunday. Questions I've been pondering over for ages, if only someone would relieve me from this storm of questions invading my mind.

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Why do guys have two balls and their dicks become very stiff but their balls are still soft. Why don't the balls become stiff as well? Why does a dick look like an elephant? Does it look like one to state the bigger your penis the bigger of an elephant man you are. Elephants and dicks, what do they have in common?
baby bubs

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Inspired by the other birth question...

What time were you born?

I was born at 12:33am.

ETA: since some people included this, I figured I'd add... do you know what day of the week? I was on a Wednesday.

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Sorry! Last post of the evening, I promise! Or if I post tomorrow, it will be longer.

Do you know where I can download

Bubbly- Colbie Caillat, for my itunes? It's actually not for me, it's a friend.

13 souls (sorry that this might be appearing in your friends page twice.)

Okay, hear me out on this. Please.

I was watching The Simpsons the other day and the episode about Bart selling his soul to Milhouse for $5 was on. This got me thinking about something that happened 10 years ago.

10 years ago, a friend and I held a contest. There was no prize for whoever won the contest, it was done just to observe some things; curiosity and a social experiment of sorts. We were in 8th grade and we wanted to see which of us could get the most kids to willingly sign over their souls to us by the end of the day. So we drew up a paper each that explained this and then drew severeal lines out with something along the lines of: I (their full name) hereby willingly give my soul to (our full names) on (date).

There were rules:
-No coaxing or pressuring or bullying. They had to willingly give us the soul.
-No promises of favors, money, or any other rewards in return for the signature/soul.
-Even though it was written out, we had to explain anyway so the kid knew what they were getting themselves into.
-If they wanted their soul back, all they had to do was find us in the day and we'd give it back, no problem.
-No repeat signatures and no same signatures from the others' list. We checked back with eachother on our way to each class.

At the end of the day, he acquired 11 and I acquired 13. One girl came to me at the end of the day for her soul back so I cut her section of the paper off and gave it back to her.

My questions are:
1. Is this some silly game kids play and not at all to be taken seriously?
2. Could anything bad happen because of this, like say: when I die if some of them are still around, will they be lacking something?
3. Is there someway that I've done something wrong and karma is kicking my ass for this because my life is pretty shitty in some areas? Have I already paid for this?
4. What can I do to make this right? I feel weird having had 13 people sign their souls to me at such a young age. I feel weird for them too.

I know that this could be taken lightly or heavily. I feel both. I just want to do what's right and I want to know what you think, your advice, how you feel about it.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
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    Infomercial bullshit because silence makes me uncomfortable.
bathroom tiles [personal - do not take!]

Work Out

Leaning against a wall and sitting on an imaginary chair...like the man is doing Collapse )...what does that do? Just make your upper thighs tighter or does it work the butt as well?

Other than leg lifts and lunges, what other exercise moves are there to tone up the butt and lower back?
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    Ciara - Oh

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i think i've decided that i want to donate 10% of the proceeds that i make from ebay and my lj store to a non-profit organization, but when i try to think of charities i blank out. more about me: i'm very equal-rights oriented, very animal oriented, pro-choice, education and gay-rights supportive... pretty much way left and looking for charities that kinda lean that direction. not looking for any religious-affiliated places either (like the salvation army).

my questions are:

1. what charities should i look into?
2. who do you donate to on a regular basis?
3. do you volunteer anywhere?

For you travelers out there...

What is the best* airline to go with when flying from the US to London, UK and why?

Economy seating, that is. I only wish I had the funds for First Class...

Thanks in advance. :)

* - in terms of comfort.

Update: Wow, thanks for all the help, guys! :D It's looking like British Airways is the way to go. I knew there was a reason for BA having one of the most expensive prices for economy seating. ;)
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In the Regency era, there were names given to men that defined the way they dressed and behaved. Some of these names are: dandy, fop and beau. But I know there's one more I am looking for in particular that's above the status of a dandy. It refers to someone who naturally gets how they should dress and behave without having to fake it. Can you help? Can't seem to get it on Google.
m'effondre // mylene

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Is anyone here Unitarian? What's your church and the services like?

I've considered starting to do the church thing as I never have, but I'm attempting to find some place that jives with my beliefs and doesn't try to tell me I'm wrong about stuff that can't be proven, but that seems to be more difficult than I'd expected.

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1. Have you ever had any teachers give you specific instructions as to title pages?

2. What exactly is a "response"? I haven't done one in about 8 years. All I have is 'no summaries or critiques'.

3. What is the shortest / longest period of time you've been at the same job?

Psychotic stalker downstairs...

I live in an apt. below my ex-boyfriend's. Earlier this week when I was in class, he trespassed into my apt. (unlocked door), into my room, and onto my computer, where he proceeded to send himself pictures of me giving my current boyfriend of 5 months a blowjob.. from MY email account no less.

Once I had the opportunity to delete what I HOPE were all copies from his email/computer, I did (he left his laptop in my apartment unattended). Then I confronted him and he denied it up and down, then knocked me to the ground (my roommate saw everything) and grabbed his laptop and left. But ever since then he has been hinting at the "files" he has in order to scare me into doing shit for him. The blackmail is already beginning...

A bit of background:

He has called me a slut/whore/etc. and hit/slapped me in the past
He has kicked me out of his car and forced me to walk for miles
He has manipulated me by threatening to kill himself
He has invaded my privacy before (once he stole my external hard drive full of personal shit and hid it in a safe for over a year; also got into my email multiple times)

I'm scared he still has copies of the pictures and is going to try to hurt me. What should I do? I am already moving back to my parent's house (an hour away from school... huge inconvenience for me) but I don't even feel safe there because he knows where I am, and the majority of the time my parents don't actually live there so I'll be all alone.

I feel like a police report detailing the fact he stole the pictures from my computer might be good, because that way if he starts distributing them it is clear that he does NOT own them and should NOT be distributing them.

Some people tell me a restraining order should be enough.

I'm scared, and really need advice. Thank you.


I thought of some other fucked up stuff he's done:
Once he threw a lit cigarette in my face.
MANY times he has gotten me in the car and told me he was going to kill us both and driven totally crazy.

In regards to THIS problem I feel I should add:
I have multiple text messages from his phone telling me to do what he says or "things will get ugly" and its a "good thing he has all his important files backed up."
I did NOT steal his laptop to get my shit off of it. He left it in my apartment unattended.
kihei akahi

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My dad is turning 62 in February. He's one of those guys who basically has all he needs. What he needs, he buys. He's IMPOSSIBLE to buy for. So I wind up getting him DVDs of movies/tv series that I know he loves but he probably doesn't watch because he loves to watch ESPN 24/7. So other than a blow-up sex doll, can you give me some unique and clever ideas on what to get him?
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Someday I'll be a flower


1. Are you creative? In what ways? How often do you "express your creativity" formally (practice an instrument, work on a painting, crochet, whatever)?

2. Do you own, or have you ever owned, a parrot? What kind? Did it speak? Do tricks? Like what? Pictures and stories appreciated!

3. As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? What are you going to be when you grow up? If not the same, why not? Are you happy with your choice?

My answers:
1. I like to play piano and violin, and I do a lot of craft-y stuff. I practice either piano or violin at least every other day. Most recently I got a How to Draw Fairies book, and spent a few hours yesterday drawing a fairy portrait. I'm usually "creative" several times/week, basically whenever I'm not killing myself in school.

2. I own a cockatoo and an African Grey.

3. I wanted first to be a missionary. Not a missionary b/c I'm agnostic. I also wanted to be a psychologist--I wanted to be htat for the longest time. Not a psychologist because I debated between psychology grad school and law for a year or so and decided I could do more good as a lawyer. In four months I graduate (woot!) and then I'll probably do poverty-law/civil rights type stuff. I'm usually happy with my choice, although for the first year or two of law school I thought quite frequently I'd made a mistake and shoulda been a psychologist. But now I like it.
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How do you eat your chili?

Poll #915616 How do you eat your chili?

What's in your chili?

Ground beef
Chunks of beef
Fake meat (e.g., TVP)
Some other meat (e.g., chicken, turkey)

How do you serve it?

Over spaghetti
Over shaped pasta (e.g., elbows, penne)
Over rice
With bread
With cornbread
On hot dogs
Just the chili

What do you put on top of it?

Green onions (scallions)
Sour cream
Oyster crackers
Something else

What utensil do you use to eat it?

Drink it from the bowl
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I hate to say it, but I'm an ignorant Western dog, and I don't know much about Buddhism at all.
Anyway, a friend of mine says that Buddha wasn't fat (or wasn't necessarily fat), and that the statues and such are off a good luck Buddhist, not Buddha.
Anyone who knows more about this is welcome to comment, as well as those who know nothing. Who knows? We might have some drama.

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1) What are you wearing? /heavy breathing
2) Do you usually change clothes upon arriving home from work/school/wherever? What are they, and would you be caught dead wearing them outside?

Right now I'm at home wearing my grey sweatpants and a t-shirt advertising Tabasco, with a couple of tiny holes and a mysterious stain that's never managed to wash out. Hot, I know.
Give a dog a home

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Inspired by this.

Do you think 7th graders should know what the opposite sex's genitalia looks like?


Do you think breastfeeding pictures should be behind a cut?


Have you ever begged for money on the internet? (hey, someone buy me a paid account, mine expired and i don't get paid till friday, kri kri kri)

Have you ever taken a collection for a friend on the internet?


Do you think gay couples should have certain requirements that allow them to adopt a child? Should they even be allowed to at all?


Why are some pro-life people so militantly "HAVE THE BABY EVEN IF YOU DON'T WANT IT, THERE IS ALWAYS ADOPTION", but then they think that gay couples shouldn't be allowed to adopt?

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if you're a one-hit-wonder from the 70's, about to appear at the oldies jam 102.7 fm summer cockpunch mixfest-- along with all you're other songs that no one cares about, when do you play the big hit

bam- right at the top, start big
in the middle somewhere- surprise those hippies
end- make them wait for it, close on a high point

Pokemon Card Question

This question will be about Pokemon cards. ._.

I have a Japanese Holographic Mewtwo card (its also a dark card and a Team Rocket card - yes this means its very rare). I've been searching for a list price on this card, and I found one for the nonholo one: $15.00. Would the list price for the card be higher or the same since the card I'm trying to sell is holographic? If it were higher, how much higher do you think it would be? I've looked lots of places and had no luck here. :|
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For those of you who are fans of Arrested Development, whose your favorite character and why?

I can't pick just one, but I adore Gob and Buster. For some reason I find myself admiring Lucielles humor as well.
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smushed bread

What can I do with a loaf of totally smushed bread? I don't want it to go to waste, but I have no idea what I could do with it.

My mother brought be a bunch of groceries a week ago (it was my birthday haha) and a loaf of white bread got smashed up in her car on the way over. It's perfectly good bread except for the fact that it's a smushed mess (and that it's white bread but whatever).

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So here is the hypothetical situation:

You are in church. When it is time to offer people the sign of peace (aka shake hands with anyone you want who is within arms length of you) the old man in the pew in front of you offers his hand, held out in the shaking position.

The thing is: Through the entire service you notice he has been sniffling, coughing, wheezing and sneezing, taking out an overly used tissue every 2 seconds to blow his nose, and wipe his face.

So, you look at the man, you look at his hand (which even still has some moisture left on it from his last sneeze)

What do you do?
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Ridiculous Religious Question of the Week

8:57 AM 1/28/07 · It kind of started with I am woman, hear me roar but I can never remember what the sound that came after that was. I mean, if it were I am man, hear me roar I'd expect it to be followed by a massive belch. From the 2nd Batman movie it was I am Catwoman, hear me roar and I'm pretty sure that was followed by a "Meow".

It's an empowerment thing.

Bet you're wondering what the Hell does this have to do with religion.

The way I see it Jesus was a pretty empowered guy: son of God, walked on water, raised the dead, great at party tricks; the guy had it going on. So naturally, goofy freak that I am, I had to ask myself...

...what would Jesus say in this kinda circumstance.

Sadly, I'm drawing a blank.

Fortunately I have all of you!

Please fill in the blank:

I am Jesus, hear me roar ________

How would Jesus roar?
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Personal Psychology

Inspired by the Dizzy Chair post:

Have you ever had psychosomatic/psychophysiologic medical symptoms?
One time I donated blood and the nurse inserted the needle into my arm so that the needle was kind of sucking up against the inside of my vein. The blood was draining really slowly. I started to feel faint because my circulation was compromised and then I threw up and then fainted. I can't donate blood anymore because when I do, I feel the exact same way, even though the blood drains perfectly normally. It's a shame, too, because I'm type O neg.

What about taste aversion?
I wouldn't eat pizza for the longest time when I was a kid because one time I got sick after eating it.
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    The Decemberists - Sixteen Military Wives
Typing Monkey

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Have you ever gone out of your way to do something nice for someone you really don't like/can't stand? If so, what did you do?

What do you think drives people to do something like that?

I bought a jug of laundry detergent and left it outside this girl's door (college dorm). I don't like her at all but I really don't have a reason for not liking her. Maybe it's guilt, then. Or the fact that most of my friends are friends with her, so I feel like I have to be nice.
hywh on a bike

flavor of love

so i've been strolling down my tv memory lane and i'm craving some flavor of love season 1. i've done some searching but come up short, does anyone know where i can find the first season, off hand? it doesn't matter the manner, streaming, torrent - anything works.

thanks guys

Party "dilemma"

I'm turning 26 in a few weeks, and I'm not in the mood to have a huge party or go out and get smashed or whatever. I want to have a nice quiet night in watching movies with just a few of my closest friends. Here's the "problem"--and I REALLY don't mean to sound snobby/egotistical--I have a LOT of friends, many of whom I see very often. But I don't want this to be a big thing at *all*. Plus, my apartment is rather small, and I can't fit that many people in it anyway.
I just want to invite 4 of my closest friends, but I have a feeling that lots of my other friends will be really insulted if they're not invited, too. But I really, really want to keep this small.
I hope this doesn't make me a big snob. :(

What should I do?
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    Hiroko Asakawa - Moon Revenge

One girly, one not so girly

1. How many bras do you own? I've never had any idea what the norm is. 2? 20? 200?

2. Could anyone recommend an album to get me started on any of the following artists? [Edit: preferably not best of compilations :)]
- The Who
- Led Zeppelin
- Roxy Music
- Jimi Hendrix
- Simon & Garfunkel
- The Doors
- Elvis Presley
- Buddy Holly & the Crickets

My Chair Makes Me Dizzy!

My doctor recently (last week) started me on new meds that have the side effect of dizziness and light-headedness. I don't get it when I stand up from sitting or lying down, but when I sit down in one particular chair (which happens to be the chair I sit in to do all my knitting and crocheting, of which I generally do a lot), I get light-headed and dizzy. Why is this happening, do you think? Could the chair be unlevel (it's a recliner)? I don't really lean back in it when I sit, and I've tried sitting with my legs up and down and it doesn't seem to make a difference. I have an appointment with my doctor tomorrow and I will mention this to her, but I wanted to know what you thought.
My half-brained theory is that it is "associative" dizziness brought on by a panic attack I had two weeks ago where I thought I was going to faint, and I sat in that chair during the attack.
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For those of you that go to the gym:

Do you look at the other people there? I don't mean a glance, but do you like check out what they're wearing, what they're doing? Do you care or do you mostly just worry about yourself?

I only ask because I'm going for the first time today and I don't know what I'm doing and I don't want people making fun of me ..

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1. Does your computer stay on all the time? Or do you turn it off when you're sleeping, at school, at work, etc?

2. If you have a printer, does that turn on only when you need to print something, or is it always on?
lol fags

internet history

I tried deleting my history on IE 6, but the "Clear History" button won't allow me to click on it. I can't right-click on individual history items and delete those either. Is there any way I can override this and clear the history?

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I just watched a show on The Weather Channel about how the mail system was disrupted because of Hurricane Katrina. They focused on the welfare checks that so many people were dependent on as their only source of income. 

Are you prepared for whatever natural disaster could strike your area? Do you have anything stocked up, like batteries, water, medicines, cash on hand? Do you even think about what you would do if any natural disaster (or man-made such as a terrorist act or WW3 broke out) struck your area?

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Do you drink Buckfast (or have you in the past)?

How do you drink it?

Where you live, what kind of people is it associated with?

I drink it either straight or with coke.

Here, the majority of people I see drinking it are students (mainly kayakers) or homeless people.
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1) Why do some girls wear tank tops, mini skirts, and flip flops when it is cold outside and then whine that they are cold?

2) Do you believe in God? Why or why not?

3) What's your favorite pasta shape?
Stupid Drunk

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So I got pulled over a few months ago due to driving my step fathers car that had just recently expired. I was issued a "fix it" ticket, and all that.

It turns out, my step dad wont re-register the car because it's a piece of shit. Plus my step dad and mother are so high in debt, it's scary. I got an extension from traffic court up until sometime in March.

How plausible is it for a traffic court judge to waive fees in a situation like this? I already told my step dad I'd see if I can pay the registration fees myself, but he said he's not even willing to bother with it.

So basically I have to either pay this ticket off, which is around $400, or try to get a judge to waive the fees. Any advice? heh.

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1. Is there anything you add to all/most of your meals?
Peas, lettuce, cheese, garlic. Normal meals like Pasta and a Tomato Sauce i'll make weird by adding extra garlic and peas. I usually have lettuce with every single meal.

2. The last dream you remember in one sentence? Do You usually remember them?
Yes, vividly every single night. Involved ex boyfriend and my old bedroom being redecorated, we had to sleep in a bed on my third floor landing. Should be having these dreams about new boyfriend. ooops.

3. Favourite 'Friends' Episode.
Hard one. The one with Ross' Tan. I don't know if it's actually called that but it's soooo funny! Also the one where Joey tells Ross that he's in love with Rachel and keeps on accidently hitting him.

4. Sweet or Savoury?
Savoury definitely. I hardley eat sweet things at all.

5. Even if you know that you're going to be in all day and not leave the house do you get dressed or stay in your PJ's?
Yes, I am lazyyyy</font>

6. What do you think of these names, which are your two favourite?


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What makes something cake vs. bread?

I was at my (ex) fiance's house and he served me something I perceived as cake (it was crumbly/ the consistency of most of the cake I've eaten and it was sweet). He called it "bread" and ever since then we've been arguing about it. This is probably why we broke off the engagement, so if you can give a good answer, y're saving our love! (jk)



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Have you ever just forgoten to eat?

I did today, apparently.  I didn't about it until I came home from Walmart and ate about 6oz of cottage cheese and a bunch of pringles, lol.


I have a from last night I really want to upload. The only problem is it's 107MB and Youtubes highest is 100MB. So

- Does anyone know a site very like youtube that I could host this on ? (Photobucket won't do it either)


- Does any one know of a (free) programme I can download to chop a bit of the end or decrease the file size ? I have windows movie maker and GIF animation maker but I don't know how to go about it.

EDIT : Video Egg let me do it !

& is anyone's interested :
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funky chicken

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I'm new to the whole "creating communities" thing.

I've created one. I linked to it in my journal, and a couple of my friends joined. I'd like to try to branch out and include people who aren't already on my FL.

How would I go about that without spamming? What's the most useful piece of advice regarding community growth that you've been giving? What's the most valuable thing that you've learned?

I don't want to spam random communities or random people, but I'm having a massive brain fart as to how to get this community to take off.
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My friend just stayed with me for five days while my parents were out of town, she just left early this morning and managed to not wake me up when she left. I know she is and will be really busy today and tomorrow.

Should I call her up and tell her "thanks" and possibly distract her from what she's busy with (I don't want to distract her), or should I wait til Tuesday when I see her at school to pull her aside and tell her thanks in person (while giving her the few things she left at my house)?
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!) Do you know the difference between corporal and capital punishment?
@) Do you ever not flush the toilet to conserve water?
#) What's the biggest city you've ever lived in?
$) How many ceiling fans are in your place of residence?
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movie stuffs

1)What were your favorite movies growing up?
2)have you watched any of them recently?
3+)Are you a fan of Rocky Horror Picture Show? Have you seen a live production of it? If so do you do the audience participation? Even when you watch the movie?

My Answers

1)I loved Sound of Music, Pocahontas, Mary Poppins,Grease and Roman Holiday(this is age like 5-8
i was all about musicals apparently
2) I cant find my Mary Poppins, but i watched Sound of Music today and i havent watched it in years.. i cant believe how much i still love that movie... i havent seen Roman Holiday in ages... im thinking i may need to go buy it tomorrow
3+)I absolutly love Rocky Horror I went to my first production of it last night and it was amazing. It was done so well.. although i feel that no one can play Frank-n-Furter like Tim Curry...also i couldnt help but notice how large the the guy who played Frank-n-Furter thighs were.. apparently no one has thighs..in garters..like Tim Curry either. And yes.. i was totally into the audience participation.. far enough to actually DO the time warp during the show... yes..it was fantastic.
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1. Have you ever consumed a scab? If so, was it your own?

2. What's the most disgusting thing you've done recently?
I blew my nose on my skirt yesterday.

3. Do you like these shoes? If you would wear them, what would you wear them with?
Yes I bought them today for $16! I'll probably just wear them with jeans, and whatever shirt I happen to be wearing regardless of whether or not it matches.

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I've never seen Titanic, nor have I seen any of the James Bond films, yet nearly everyone I talk to has seen these movies and is shocked to hear that I haven't.

What "classic" movies haven't you seen yet the majority has?

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I have a nice plump lower lip, yet my upper lip barely seems to exist! Besides injections, and obviously lipliner, which I wouldn't want to wear everyday, is there any way I could make it appear fuller?

Edit: I'm aware of those plumping glosses (see comments) but are there any other suggestions?

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Poll #915875 Phone Habits

When I'm not expecting a call and receive a call from a number I don't recognize, I...

usually answer
usually let it go to voice mail - if it's important, they'll leave a message
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1. If you heterosexual, have you ever ingested/tasted/touched another person of the same sex's semen/vag juice?

2. Have you ever been thrown up on?

3. Do you have any personal experience with depression associated with cocaine use (frequent or infrequent)?

4. Ugh. I have a new roommate -a transfer student- who insists on only hanging out with me and my other roommate. We don't have many similiar interests, we just happen to be available. How do I encourage her to leave me alone and make new friends?

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Money and such.

1- Have you ever won actual money (and not just points) off a site like Pogo.com? Which one, and how much, if yes?

2- What's the highest amount of money you've ever found, that wasn't your's to begin with? (If you stole it, um, maybe keep that to yourself. ;P)

3- Do you save your change in a piggy bank or jar of some sort? How often do you cash it in, if at all?

4- Are you saving up for anything right now? If yes, what is it?

5- Cash, cheque, debit or credit, which is your preferred way of payment?
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Transferring e-mails from an old account?

Hi all, I'm a newb. I saw TQC on Livejournal Spotlight and I've been lurking ever since, so decided to join. This is my very first question.

I recently graduated from one university (now I'm doing more graduate work at another). I am looking for a way to transfer e-mails from this old university e-mail account to a current e-mail account before this old account closes (besides forwarding all of them to myself). I searched through the e-mail account to see if there was an option to do this and found nothing.

Does anyone know of some sort of program that I could use to do this?

If so, do you have any experience using it? I don't want to use something random without the reassurance that someone I can talk to has used it before and it worked for them.


Edit: It's a web-based program.
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why do i know this?

What are some topics that you have unwillingly gained a large amount of knowledge in, not because YOU'RE interested in them but because your s/o is?
What sort of crazy/boring events or activities have you been talked into attending because of it?

mine are pro-wrestling, and American politics. Did you know that the 20th Royal Rumble is tonight? Well, i did. At one point he was listening to Air America Radio for 12 hours a day. And going to a taping of WWE RAW was more boring than i ever expected.

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When you buy things with pseudophedrine in them (Sudafed, Claritin, Allegra, Mucinex, PediaCare, etc.), do you have to give your ID and have your name written down?

What do you have to do?

We're watching Titanic. That's how this came up.

1. I said to my roommate that every year we have a Titanic slide at our block party. She was telling me hoe horrible that is. I said "It's been almost 100 years." She said "That's like a WTC slide." I said "But that was on purpose. The Titanic was an accident. I'm not making fun of it, but it's easier to deal with. Plus, like I said, if happened almost 100 years ago." She said "Some people believe the Titanic was on purpose. They think the captain was a terrorist."
Has anyone else heard that?

2. Also. What is your opinion on this picture?

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3. Do you like the movie Titanic?
I don't like it, only because it makes me depressed at the end and I cry. But we're not really paying attention, so I'm not that affected this time.

GIRL FIGHT. choose your weapon.

Poll #915895 Fisticuffs.

Who would win in a girlfight smackdown?

Abigail Breslin from "little miss sunshine' she might kill you with cuteness
Dakota Fanning from oh, just pick one of her 89,472 films
Tatum O'Neil from 'Paper Moon' she would be wearing that cute hat
Tatum O'Neil from 'Bad News Bears' because she drank beer and pitched better than boys
Shirley Temple, using her mad tapdancing skillz
Tootie from 'the facts of life' who would say "oooh, we're in trouuuuuuuble" a lot between smacks
Jan Brady, because she is the middle child, which makes her pretty bitter
both the Olsen Twins together, after breakfast, of course
Jodie Foster from 'Taxi Driver' using her hooker shoes
Brooke Shields from 'Pretty Baby' using a body double, of course
Brooke Shields from 'Endless Love' using her mad luv-makin skillz
Brooke Shields from 'Blue Lagoon' AFTER she gives birth

Fur vs. Leather?

I have a friend who makes a big deal out of the fact that she doesn't wear fur or eat meat.  However, she wears the heck out of leather shoes and leather coats.  I asked her if she thought that was a little hypocritical, but she got huffy and said wearing leather is "different" than wearing fur.

What do you all think?  Is it wearing fur and leather equally cruel, or is there a difference?

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I have two friends who call themselves vegetarians, but still eat chicken and fish. Whenever I ask them about how they can call themselves vegetarians if they eat animals, i get a "fuck you" or "chickens don't matter."  Both of these friends use claim to be vegetarian because they love animals and don't want to hurt them. If you're a vegetarian, do you make certain exceptions? Why, in your mind, is it okay to eat certain animals but not others?

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Are you a believer that family runs deeper than the bloodlines?

I most definitely am. My mom was married shortly when I was a kid and the asshole's son lived with us but he and I got along really well. We lost touch after my mom left the dad and just today, after ten years we're back in touch. *Cool points for myspace* He told me I am most definitely his long lost sister. This makes me happy because I am biologically an only child.

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Is any one else creeped out by  or scared of those little pool cleaners that scoot around the floor of the pool?
(They freak me out to no end - I refuse to go in pools if they have a pool cleaner in them)

And for the not-so-crazy: Never mind your biggest fear, what's the first thing that comes to your head when I ask what are you scared of?
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Inspired by the other fruit post about which fruit you eat the most,

What is (are) your favourite fruit? If you like, list a few (read: 2 or 3 is fine, but not like 5 or 6 kinds)

As for me,

(no order)

1. Nectarines
2. Oranges
3. Avocado <3
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I'm in need of a humidifier, but I don't really know much about them.
1. What brands of humidifiers are good? or bad?
2. What particular features should I be looking for or staying away from?
3. Are the ones that emit cool "steam" better than those that emit hot steam?
4. Where is a good place to buy one?
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Ghost stories! I need!

So... somewhat related questions.

1. When you were a little kid, and you had nightmares, did your parents give you something that they said would keep the nightmares away?

2. What are your favorite ghost and/or really fucking creepy things to read? I think I've read most of the ghost story archives around and I'm thinking more along the lines of the 'Creepiest thing you've ever seen?' thread on the Penny-Arcade forums, the Something Awful ghost story threads, and the 'Very Vaguely Creepy' thread from the Straight Dope message board.

Speaking of, two more questions.

3. Anyone know if there's an archive of the Very Vaguely Creepy thread anywhere? Apparently it got lost somehow because no matter how I search I can't find it.

4. Any hints on what to search for to dredge up more ghost story threads in the Something Awful archives? I'm trying to find the cemetary story especially - it's the one that showed up in the archive someone had on their blog. There were several smaller stories, and the blog had the first few and possibly the last few, but there were two or three in the middle missing.

(Answer to number one, by the way: In some ghost threads people mention that their parents gave them 'magic' stuffed animals... for me it was Camphophenique, the antiseptic stuff; they told me the smell warded off nightmares, so I would put it on my wrists every night. XD)

Quote from tonight's "House"

Just watched an episode of "House" on Fox and liked a quote from one of the characters, but didn't remember what it was exactly. I'm hoping someone got it or is about to watch it (if your time zone is different). 
The quote is about 38-40min into the episode and takes places while House is in a room with a girl who says that she will base "this moment on who she's in a room with" and he responds with something to which she says "all life is is a series of who we get stuck in a room with" or something like that. 
I'm wondering what that was exactly. So please help me out if you can.

A girl thing?

Lately my best friend has been calling my boyfriend's cell phone. The first time she was drunk, and the second time she was bored. Now, I felt bad at first for being angry at her for it, but the more I think about it the angrier I get. She hasn't called me without a reason in 3 months. (She's been away at college) Now in the past 3 weeks she's called my boyfriend twice. He even thinks it's weird.

Now my question is...how am I supposed to go about letting her know it bothers me? I know that she won't understand, because she always does stuff like this and I usually tell her it bothers me and she says that I don't make any sense. We've been best friends for 8 years and nothing she's done has bothered me this much. I don't want her to get mad at me like the last few times I brought up things she does that I don't like. What should I do?

Comforting a grieving friend.

My friend just lost her brother today. She left school and drove to NY to be with him before he died and is supposed to come back soon. 
I can't for  the life of me think of something appropriate to do which would be nice. I called and sent my sympathy and of course told her to call any time for any reason, etc etc. But I wish there was something I could do additionally. 
Does anyone have any ideas? 
I know that nothing will really help, but maybe something to distract or comfort someone who goes through this. 

Sidekick3 vs enV

Ok so heres the deal.  I'm overdue for a new phone, and on my birthday (april 15th) my parents were going to purchase me the new verizon enV phone.  But then I thought about it, verizon's texting plans suck, so if I got the enV and used it to get on AIM, then I'd always go over and be forced to pay the overage.
So I thought since i'll also be turning 18 on that birthday, why don't i switch to Tmobile , get the actual phone I really want (sidekick 3) and then have unlimited texting. Also, i did a comparison online, and if I got everything I wanted on my plan with Verizon it would be 80 bucks a month, but with Tmobile 50 bucks.  But I've only ever had verizon and heard that Tmobile has awful service, I'm afraid it will suck and I'll regret it. 
My  questions are:

Should I stay with Verizon and settle for the enV, or switch to Tmobile and get the sidekick3?

People who have Tmobile, how is the service?  Any complaints at all?

What would you rather have: Sidekick3 or enV? why?

Keep in mind my parents will be paying for the phone either way, I just have to pay for the plan or at least half of it.
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Need ideas

I work with kids and I need some new ideas for games and stuff.
First off all, are there any good templates or examples of board games that kids can make themselves.
Also, are there any games played with a basketball that aren't HORSE, or Knockout? Neither I nor my kids know of any new ones.
Oh, they're 2nd and 3rd graders.
If anybody knows of anything that could help me out, I'd really appreciate it.

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Am I being ridiculous for insisting on switching banks because they took down their whole system this weekend and we can't check our balance?

My husband thinks I'm being irrational, but I'm seriously pissed off. I knew they were taking down the online banking, and the phone system, but they shut down the ATM, too and we have NO way of telling what charges have gone through and not.

Anyway, here's more questions:
1. What was the last really weird combination of food that you will probably never eat again, but was really great at the time?
2. Do any of the general broadcast TV stations in your area have an anchor during the commercials?
3. On your credit report, is it better to have "Settled for less than amount" (with the credit card company) or show it going to a collection agency and settling with them?
4. Who in your family do you talk the most to? Are there people in your immediate family you haven't spoken to in years?

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Does anyone know where (online) I can find actual psychology experiments? As in reports on them with their materials, procedure, results, discussion, etc. Specifically ones that investigate coginitive psychology or memory. More specifically, the primacy and recency effects. Anything would be amazing though.

(My googling skills have gone to hell tonight, so I'm hoping someone here will have better luck/not castrate me for asking this)

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Are you a pack-rat?

What kind of stuff do you keep around that really doesn't need to be kept?

If you live at home with two parent type people, do you ever feel like you are more of an adult then the two of them?

1. My mom's fiance thinks I am but I just keep sentimental things..2like ticket stubs and every card/letter I get
3. Ugh yes. I actually told them in the kitchen tonight "You guys drive me insane. All you do is boss each other around! Act like adults and accept the others way of doing things!"