January 30th, 2007

ily

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For the people who live(d) in college dorms...did your school make you download Clean Access Agent when you got onto their network?  Anyone who didn't go to college/didn't have to download it, etc. ever heard of it?  What are your opinions on it, if any?

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white leaves bright grass

fish and vegetarianism

In response to the question about chicken-eating "vegetarians..."

Why is it often socially acceptable for vegetarians to eat fish? I became vegetarian very recently and didn't really think about if I was going to stop eating fish- the majority vegetarians I've known have eaten fish, so I guess I just considered it natural to. Is it because they're not raised in captivity? Do you think it's wrong for claimed vegetarians to eat fish? I'm interested in hearing people's perspectives. Also, I've been reading about how it's bad to eat fish because of all of the toxins in their bodies from polluted water, and I'm having trouble believing it after we are always told how good fish are for you.

Thoughts?
Me--State Fair

name that hemline!

What kind of hemline on a dress is it called when it isn't a straight hemline--it's angular, kind of a bunch of triangles hanging down versus a typical straight hem. What is the name for that? Google has failed me at finding something picture-wise that is what I am thinking of.
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SOME MILD CONTENT AHEAD. NOT WORK SAFE.

more questions!

cats or dogs? no inbetweeny-weenies!
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have you ever had a dream that was so so much like you've wanted in reality but you wake up and are disappointed becuase it's just a dream? that's so sad when it happens.
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what could it mean, in a dream, if someone sticks their tongue in your butt! this question and the above one may or may not be related. :) or, any places online where it might have some kind of answer to this would be good.
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i live in the student apartments up at college and our firewalls are terrrrible! i can't download anything, pretty much. i've tried torrents, youtube and any other kind of downloading possibility, but i am mostly just stuck. are there any communities or things online where i can have someone send me or direct me to see downloads of The L Word, seasons one through three? i am pretty much desperate. i do not have showtime, so i am stuck. :(
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what's the best revenge story that you've heard about? the best revenge that you've ever played? best played on you?


also, i'm glad i found this place! you guys answer so fast!
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Christmas'd!

Reality has become a commodity.

1. According to this, "encouraging the vandalizing of Wikipedia is a federal offense". Have the internets really become genuinely serious business, or is this as factually sound as everything else on Wikipedia?

2. I sent in an application for college today. I've not done this in about two years (Christ, I feel old), so refresh my memory: About when do you think I'll hear back? Does it vary greatly school to school?
M&M

ugh

I'm currently finishing up my grad studies applications, and one of the requirements is to provide an example of work completed within the last 2 years.

Do you think they want a fresh copy, or the copy that I submitted for my class?

I'm going to call the office in the morning to double check.
all three fuzz buckets

some questions about race

I grew up in a tiny town in Texas, in my graduating class there were 2 black people, one Vietnamese girl, and the other 115 people were white, and all 118 of us seemed to get along with each other fine and were friends, etc.. I guess I'm very sheltered because I really don't understand racism. I didn't understand what people meant about making fun of people of color. I was just like "What, you point and go 'haha, you are darker than me'?" Anyway, my boyfriend of 10 years is Hispanic and through him I've been able to understand more - about getting watched more closely than others when in school or a store and stuff like that. But there are still a lot of things I don't understand.

1) is cultural appropriation wrong? and is it racist? I've never thought it was wrong or racist (religious appropriation does bother me sometimes, not cultural, though)

2) what is racist? is it possible not to be racist? I've never considered myself racist nor have I ever been accused of racism, but i don't know, i've heard from so many people of all races that everyone is racist in some way or another, I guess it must be true. Is it racist that if I meet a new person from another race/ethnicity/culture I think it's cool to talk about their culture and stuff? Is finding someone's skin color attractive racist?

3) I don't understand how it is determined what race a person belongs to, by themselves or others. I've heard that if you are 1/8th black, you are black. (or other race/ethnicity) People who are part-black and very light skinned are "passing" when they call themselves white. But that 1/8th thing has always struck me as rather racist in and of itself. If someone looks white and calls themselves white, aren't they white? Or is feeling someone can define their own cultural identity in and of itself racist?
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Anyone else think Topanga was way too hot for Cory? Shouldn't she have been with Shawn?

Edited for context: It's 2 in the morning, I can't sleep, the only thing on tv is Boy Meets World on the Disney Channel or the story of a 750 pound man on TLC. It's the episode where Shawn gets involved in a cult and Topanga is hot and Cory is annoyingly whiny.

(no subject)

I had the intention to post about this buttttttt I think I forgot:

Ladies, what is the sweetest thing a guy has ever done for you?
Guys, what is the sweetest thing you've ever done for a girl you cared about?

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Zelda - Pink

Le sigh

Don't you hate it when you are in bed reading and you can't seem to stay awake, but then you turn off the lights and try to sleep and your eyes won't fucking stay closed?
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mmm

booze.

So you know how if you drink vodka the smell lingers on you for a day or so. Well what about Captain Morgan, does he linger on you also?


Random Question. get back at me. - sam.

(no subject)

I'm going to try and ditch my microwave but I need to talk it over with my room mate. It makes it too easy for me to eat more than I should and it takes up too much counter space. We both want to lose weight so it's not like she'll kill me for thinking it makes food too easily accessible.

How can I convince her that we don't need a microwave?

What would you do if you lived without a microwave?

Are you pro, anti, or neutral to microwaves?
Mr. Misto

Hannibal Questions!!

1. Has anyone here read the books? If so, which ones ( Hannibal Rising, Red Dragon, Silence of the Lambs, Hannibal ) and which was your favorite book?
Please note, I'm currently in the middle of reading Hannibal Rising, so no spoilers please. And I'd have to say Hannibal was by far my favorite book.

2. If you have/haven't read the books, have you seen the movies? Which was your favorite? Do you plan on seeing Hannibal Rising?
Yes, I've seen all the movies, not sure about Hannibal Rising through, and SoTL was my favorite.

3. Do you think that Hannibal Rising will be a gorefest, like current 'horror' movies, or if it will it be more of a just a Hannibal movie? Not too much bloodshed and gore. 

And another non Hannibal Question. 

4. Have you seen the movie Blood and Chocolate? How did it relate to the book? Would someone who loved the book like the movie or vice versa?

Annnd just for fun. ( I'm sure it's been asked before, please don't hurt me )


5. If you could be a super hero sidekick ( No, you can't be a superhero ), what would your nickname be, and what superhero would you work for? ( And you can make them up, what would your hero's name be, what would their powers be, what color cordinating outfits would the two of you wear... ect.). 
somebody

ANNOYED

A few weeks ago I bought a new laptop and at the time they told me it had a dvd burner (I bought a video camera at the same time) Its only now when I try to burn movies from the camera onto dvd I realise that it has no dvd burner. What should I do? Do you think I can make them give me a new computer or can I just have  dvd burner installed?
pbc

randoms :)

1. how many inches did you get last night? How many do you have right now? (i'm meaning snow, but eh, take it as you will, perverts lol)

2. what do you do for a living?

3. did you go to college, if so what did you take as your major?
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Please help! Virus problems. Don't know where to begin to fix.

I'm sorry but I'm very clueless when it comes to computers.
I downloaded Avast today and scanned and I have these viruses: bWin32:Netsky-J [Wrm]
Win32:Trojan-gen. {Other}
Win32:Trojan-gen. {UPX!}

The advice from Avast was to move it to the chest, whatever that means. So I clicked the button and it said I couldn't do that. I hit repair and it couldn't do that either.
I've been searching online for the remedy to these viruses and I read somewhere that I have to run a boot scan but I can't because I have Windows 98.

I know nothing about fixing viruses. I don't even know where to begin. The only things I've downloaded are Avast and CC Cleaner. I'm on dialup so Avast took like 2 hours to download.

Am I fucked?
Can someone please help me? Are there better things for me to download that will help?

The problem that my computer has been giving me is that when I'm online, it freezes after a while and I have to manually shut it down to restart it.

I only have 63.0 MB of RAM left.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. I'm sorry to post this here but I don't know where else to post.
puzzle

This is meant to be SERIOUS!!

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What would you do with your kids during the zombie invasion? Especially if you had an infant or very small children. I am not talking about kids that are older then 10 or so.

edited to add: What would you do if you were bitten by a zombie?

edited AGAIN: please state if you currently have kids or if you do not. I am just curious to see how the answers work out. And no, pets don't count as kids. Because the zombies tend to ignore the animals.
Give a dog a home

(no subject)

1) What are your feelings on women who have everything they want picked out/are already registering for baby stuff before they are even pregnant? (first-time mothers)

2) What are your feelings on women who have a huge file of things they want for their wedding, when they are single?

3) Do you think that eating meat is the equivalent of eating a huge pile of steaming shit?

4) If you were going to kill yourself, would you post a goodbye post in your LJ?

EDIT:
5) Do you think it's ever okay to say "I told you so" to your SO?
fara

Computer Question

We have a Dell PC (about 3 years old) that got a terrible virus despite an antivirus program. We've spent $250 so far to get it fixed, and it's still giving us problems, so we figure we have 3 options:

1. pay more money to get it fixed again and hope that this time it works
2. buy a new PC
3. buy a new hard drive and re-use the existing monitor and keyboard

My question is, which makes more sense in terms of money and time? for example, if I go to Circuit City and buy a new hard drive, can I just plug in my Dell monitor and keyboard? Will I have to buy new Microsoft Office software or can I install the copies that came with my original PC? Keep in mind that I don't care if I have the new Windows Vista or Windows XP.

Thanks!
Rejected

(no subject)

Do you ever wake up and randomly have sore muscles?

For example, my right hamstring is sore today, but I didn't exercise yesterday (I do Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday)
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[dance] pink side to side

Research.

Have you ever taken part in a clinical study that pays you at the end? If so, how was it?


...That's all I've got. I'm looking into a couple of companies that do this, and seem to pay a ton of money. Wondering if I'll be a mutant after whatever it is they do, or if this is a good sane way to make some cash. :)
The Dude Abides

Medicine ?'s

1. What do you think is the greatest medical innovation (Ex. X-Ray machines, vaccinations, pacemakers, etc)?

2. Do you think there will be a cure for AIDS developed within the next 10 years? If there is, how much do you think it will cost?

3. Besides HIV/AIDS or any type of cancer, what do you think is the worst disease that a person could have?

College!

What do y'all think about transferring colleges? I currently go to a small private school in Northern California (eh what the heck I'll just say it...Santa Clara University), and I am mildly to extremely unhappy here. I'm a freshman. I really want to go someplace like NYU, or I REALLY want to go to Columbia (but that's a long shot), but I just want to go to school in a big city. I went to high school around here too, and this city just puts me to sleep.

San Francisco would be great too, but there aren't any schools there that are up to my standards.

Because I've already gotten into college and don't want to bother with researching anymore, does anyone know any good schools that AREN'T party schools, but are located in big or interesting cities where there's lots of stimulation?
mornington crescent

(no subject)

How much of an age difference is there between your parents?
Who's older?
How old were they when they first met?



My dad is about a month older than my mum and they were both 19 when they met. They didn't get married until they were 29 though.

who wants a ride

1.) Who are some movie characters with great mustaches?

2.) What is your favorite kind of mustache and/or beard?

3.) Have you ever had a mustache? If so, please describe it, or better yet post a picture.
Toast

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I'm looking for a new job, and it turns out that one that sounds promising is actually through a staffing agency. I have no experience with this sort of thing; it says that the staffing agency is actually the legal employer.
What does this mean, and is there a catch? Is it kind of like a temp agency?
Sardine

Ever do something REALLY stupid?

Ever do something REALLY dumb and not understand why you did it?

For instance, I was just walking back to campus, thinking about a million things, and had to cross the road. I looked one way, no traffic, and didn't even look the other direction until I was about to step out into the road, saw a truck coming (it was a fare distance away), and the just ran across the road. I mean, I wouldn't have gotten hit by any stretch, but I still can't believe I ran, and didnt just stop.

Needless to say the driver yelled obscenities at me.

God I'm having a stupid day.
depression

(no subject)

1. Why did my cable provider call me 7 times in 4 hours last Thursday? I called them and the agent didn't know, since my account is all up to date and paid for and such. I just noticed the missed calls because I'm in transition between phones and the one I'm no longer using is where the missed calls were. I have a feeling it was for some dumb survey but do they want my input THAT badly? LOL.

2. Is anyone else having problems uploading videos onto Photobucket? (I know there are other sites, but my Photobucket is password protected and I only want the people on my LJ friends list to see the video... not the whole damn internet.) Does the fact that it's a *.MOV file have anything to do with it? Never mind, the file is broken.

3. Where is that post about how you know it's cold? I tried to LJ seek it and it didn't come up.
jeanette

sleepiness

While ideally, one would sleep the same amount of hours each night, going to bed and rising at the same time...

which do you think is healthier? (or which do you KNOW is healthier ha ha)

A.  Getting the same amount of sleep every night.
 
or
 
B.  Getting up at the same time every day, and catching up w/a nap if you had a late night?
falling

bass tabs

Hello.

My boyfriend plays the bass, and I'd like to get him a couple books with bass tabs of some bands that he likes. I've looked on Amazon.com, and I cant find what I'm looking for, so I thought I'd ask here. I'd like to get him an official book with bass tabs for The Misfits, and The Strokes. I know a lot of songs have bass tabs online, but those are unofficial, and he doesn't like those. The Misfits and The Strokes both have an official book of guitar tabs, but I cant find one for the bass. Does anyone have either of these, or know if they exist?

I appreciate any help.

oldies

  1. Did you ever frequent friendster?
  2. Facebook?
  3. Myspace?
  4. Anyothers I missed?
  5. Whats your favorite Baseball team (like pro?)
  6. Whats your favorite kind of ice cream?
  7. Digital camera or SLR or Point and SHoot?
  8. What color is your ceiling @ home?
  9. Are you excited for valentines day?


My answers are in the comments

(no subject)

Is there such a thing as a "clear" screen saver or something that will display what's going on with the desktop?

I need to be able to see what's going. Most of the time when I leave the computer I'm running things I need to be able to glance back on from somewhere else in the room. A screen saver totally makes what's going on behind it hidden.

Any ideas?
gocubs

(no subject)

If you are planning to run ONE errand(say to somewhere nice and close to home) does your family immediately ask you to then do their errands for them?

This happens a lot in my family.

Are you happy to do it for them or does it annoy you?
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Work

Let's say you have to work 40 hours per week, every week. The good news is that you get to pick which 40 you work. What would be your ideal shift? Would you keep it basically the same, or would you mix it up from week to week?
Give a dog a home

(no subject)

1) I'm going grocery shopping today. What should I buy? Preferably things to make delicious mini-meals with.

2) What's the deal with Windows Vista? Are of us PC users fucked soon because we're going to have buy this new edition? Does anyone have it yet/plan to buy it soon?

3) Is society emasculating males?

4) Lots of black people are born in the US. Lots of Asian people are born in the US. Are there lots of black people born in Asia? Are there lots of Asian people born in Africa? Or South America?

5) Do you think a stay-at-home mom who has never worked can understand the challenges that women face in the workplace?

6) Do you think a person with a college education is smarter than a person without one? Do you think a person with a college education could have more common sense than someone without one?

7) Do you think IQ matters in intelligence?

Okay, maybe this is more like it.

Taking good advice, because it is actually what I mean, so EDIT.

Dear pro-choice TQC'ers:

Do you think a woman should be able to have an abortion for any reason other than her immediate health or the positive recognition of very serious birth defects past the first trimester?

Non biast  biased sites:

http://nostalgia.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial-birth_abortion

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Partial-Birth_Abortion_Ban_Act

I'm thinking maybe this should be my last abortion question, eh?

(no subject)

1. what tv show do you tape/tivo?
2. what tv series do you own?
2a. which ones do you want to get?
3. if any, what cartoons do you own on tape/dvd?
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Hay Guys!

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For those of you who have bought a house/condo/townhouse...

What is the most important piece of advice you could give to a first time buyer?

How hard or easy would say the process of buying a house was?

What were some surprise expenses involved in the process?
The Dude Abides

Advice ?'s

1. Is this good advice or bad advice?: Here's a jewel, love your enemies and hate your friends. Enemies stay the same, friends always change.

2. What's the worst advice anyone's ever given you?

3. Do you think you give good advice? Do many of your friends come to you seeking advice?

4. Where do you get most of your advice from?

5. Who do you think gives the best advice?
Drink Me

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ok, so I'm home sick and bored out of my non-existant little mind.

what are some good things to do lieing on the couch?
any good (dial-up friendly) sites you recomend?
what should I eat as a snack? ice cream, sausage, or cookies?
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jeanette

FUNNY MEN!

A few months ago I received a confirmation email telling me that I am indeed signed up for tickets to the Daily Show w/Jon Stewart on March 15th.   TODAY I received confirmation that I am signed up for tickets to the Colbert Report - and I, in terror, thought they'd signed me up for the same date!! However, I was wrong, and I am seeing Colbert the day before.  Besides the fact that I'm so friggin excited!! this made me consider the following question:

IF THEY HAD BOOKED YOU ON THE SAME DATE!!! --

Which show would you pick??

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

The Colbert Report

(no subject)

yesterday my friend told me that when she stopped using splenda in her coffee she suddenly started losing a lot of weight (she was in the midst of a diet). she hypothesizes that this has something to do with how the splenda is metabolized. has anyone heard this before, that splenda stalls weight loss?
dead zone johnny & sarah

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1. What was Steve Urkel's transformation chamber called? I swear it had a name but I can't find it anywhere.

2. If you could only go to one concert for the rest of your life (that is, you choose once concert and that's it until you die), who would you go see?

3. If you were trapped on an island with your favorite person and ran out of food, would you kill that person to eat them?

4. Anyone watch Top Chef? Who do you hope wins tomorrow night?

5. For those in the US, does that Pedigree dog food commercial about the dogs in the pound make you cry?
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Magic

Whiskey Tango Foxtrot on a cracker

What you'd rather have

$4,000 cash
90(45.2%)
Free 5 year's supply of gas, applicable only to your gas tank. You cannot fill up barrels of gas for free and reselling them
43(21.6%)
Night of passion with your favorite celebrity
16(8.0%)
Ability to stop time for 10 seconds (you may do this power 3 times total before you lose the power entirely)
8(4.0%)
Voucher for one free surgery, expiration date: 12/31/07
14(7.0%)
3 minutes of your alleged 15 minutes of fame
1(0.5%)
$8,000 gift card for Victoria Secret Stores
6(3.0%)
$10,000 gift card for Starbucks
7(3.5%)
One favor from a mob boss. This can be used mainly for an illegal act done in your favor, or one act of bribery or intimidation (a warning), or one person beaten up. Favor has no expiration
12(6.0%)
Free breast job or penis enlargement
2(1.0%)

If and when zombie invasion occurs, what will your choice of weapon be?

Cricket bat
19(9.8%)
Chainsaw
19(9.8%)
Hand grenade
4(2.1%)
My fists (and a black belt)
1(0.5%)
The bible, crucifix
2(1.0%)
Sword
13(6.7%)
Handgun
11(5.7%)
Nuclear warhead
4(2.1%)
Lousy tasting flesh, due to a diet high in fast food and preservatives
14(7.2%)
Shotgun
26(13.4%)
A pointy stick, ideal for poking
6(3.1%)
Pickaxe
2(1.0%)
Flamethrower
41(21.1%)
My merry men in tights
17(8.8%)
I don't plan on surviving this undead armageddon, due to various physical shortcomings
15(7.7%)

Wait, we were mistaken! It wasn't zombies at all that would be attacking us. It's SCIENTOLOGISTS! Quick, what's your primary weapon now?

Reason, bag of shiny objects to distract ensuring mobs of Dianetic-readers
8(4.1%)
Cricket bat
7(3.6%)
Chainsaw
15(7.8%)
Nuclear warhead
3(1.6%)
Bible, crucifix
11(5.7%)
Platform shoes, which would give Tom Cruise an inferioity complex, forcing him to retreat
23(11.9%)
An inflatable Xenu doll, lifesize, which will scare off any scientologist, for fear of being oppressed by more negative thetan levels
11(5.7%)
Angry fists, spurred on by months of TomKat and Suri tabloid stories
3(1.6%)
Nothing. Scientologists are completely harmless. Simply wave your hands over your head so you appear bigger than you are, and they'll scurry off
42(21.8%)
A big can of L.Ron-be-gone (TM), a scientologist pest strip over each door
16(8.3%)
Gun
15(7.8%)
A sizable donatioin to the Scientology center will keep their minions off my back
5(2.6%)
I don't plan on surviving such an attack, mostly due to uncontrollable fits of laughter which would result in my heart exploding
34(17.6%)
tree

(no subject)

As I was putting the newly bought toilet paper onto the toilet paper stand (that decorative stick you buy to keep the TP nicely off the floor and with handy grabbing distance), I noticed that it smelt nice. So, reading the back of the package revealed that it had a scented core for your pleasure, and was tastefully printed to suit your bathroom decor (it has various sea creatures and objects!).

So, the question is - do you buy your toilet paper to match your bathroom/toilet decor? Do you like scented toilet paper? I've come across some that smelt like apples, which was odd.

Inspired by this post - what's the weirdest object you've heard of someone being intimately involved with?
Flash

Longevity v. the Soul

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Now my question is this:  which would you choose?  Do you pick a normal life with the absolutely certain knowledge that your consciousness will survive as energy or a soul, but with no idea what exactly you will experience in that state or where you eventually end up, and with the chance of meeting oblivion at the end anyway?  Or do you pick the guarantee of at least 4,000 years and possible thousands more, knowing you'll have perfect health and never lose mental faculties, but at the end of it all, you absolutely, positively will cease to exist?



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(no subject)

I am not good with people. I would much rather just close the door and pretend none of this all happened, hiding my head in the proverbial sand.

My son (age 10) got into a fight with a girl when they both raced to a phone to answer it. The phone hit the girls leg, and she said my son punched her. Whatever, he shouldn't have been racing to the phone in the class. (He had permission to answer it, she didn't).

Anyway, that afternoon, the parent of the girl shows up at my door and starts going apeshit about my son hitting her daughter. As soon as she started yelling, I closed the door in her face. She went ballistic screaming and yelling obsenities saying that if my son ever hit her daughter again, she would call the cops.

So, since this is the family has been at my son before (the Dad screamed obsenities at Ricky for not letting his 6 year play a game with him and his best friend), I decided to just end the relationship with this family.

They live three doors down.
I have told the kids they are not to play with them, or around their house. They can be on the sidewalk riding their bike, but they aren't to stop or play with them in anyway.

Problem is, now my son's friend, who plays with these kids occasionally, is taking turns playing with the girls because 'they said I had to play with them every other day'. His mother thinks I am being rediculous for not letting the kids play together anymore.

So, what do you think question club? I don't need my son accused of hitting this girl when he hasn't and have him brought up on charges with the police. What would you do?

I hate coming between kids but my son and this girl HATE each other, and the girl was moved out of my son's homeroom class because of their bad relationship.
blacklisted

Your opinions?

Woman jailed after reporting rape

By PHIL DAVIS
ASSOCIATED PRESS WRITER

TAMPA, Fla. -- A woman who told police she had been raped was jailed for two days after officers found an old warrant accusing her of failing to pay restitution for a 2003 theft arrest.

While she was behind bars, according to the college student's attorney, a jail worker refused to give her a second dose of the morning-after contraceptive pill because of the worker's religious convictions.

The 21-year-old woman was released Monday only after attorney Vic Moore reported her plight to the local media.

"Shocked. Stunned. Outraged. I don't have words to describe it," Moore said. "She is not a victim of any one person. She is a victim of the system. There's just got to be some humanity involved when it's a victim of rape."

Moore said the woman was not allowed to take the second emergency contraceptive pill until Monday afternoon, a day late, after reporters called police and jail officials.

Tampa police said they were changing their policy to give officers more discretion on when to arrest a crime victim who has outstanding warrants.
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So!

1. Do you think the Jail's Nurse had the right to deny her emergency contraception based on her own religious reasons?
2. Do you think that that she should have gone to jail?
3. Do you think the police should have dropped the rape case? (She's a criminal too, after all...)
4. She was at a pirate themed festival.. it was just historical accuracy at play here, right?




(( Note my dripping sarcasm above, of course. I'm freaking PISSED.
My answers:
1. Hell no. Bitch would be going down, let me tell you.
2. Possibly she should have been brought to court at a later date, but jailing her the night after she was raped? Completely f'ng unacceptable.
3. HELL NO. A violent crime or theft? I mean, obviously both crimes are terrible, but I would think the police should be more concerned about violent crimes, and bringing the perpetrators to justice for that sort of thing, especially when theyv'e found the woman who owes the $5000 and will be able to find her again, should they find asshole who raped her, since she'll be testifying.
4. I think it's interesting. But attacks happen everywhere. ))
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Feynman

Which would you choose...

...for air service between the US and Spain?

- American
- British Airways
- Continental
- Delta
- Iberia
- SAS
- Others you would recommend

I've heard bad things about Iberia, and good things about BA and SAS.

Edit - If you like a particular airline, what is it that you like?
elvis

(no subject)

ive found a recipe on foodnetwork.com for making pizza crust. it calls for bread flour instead of all purpose flour. 

what is the difference?

if i use all purpose flour will it ruin the integrity of the dough?

where can i find bread flour? (its not at my local safeway. i live close to a raley's and an albertsons)


OR

anyone have a good recipe for pizza dough/sauce?

A very cute Aye-Aye.

A question that I ask to all vegans!

I heard that a lot of Vegans will not drink milk/eat cheese/eat eggs because they believe that we are using the animals.



Then how come Vegans eat fruit? We have Tree Farms to grow fruit just like we have Dairy Farms to get milk. Wouldn't we be using the trees? They're alive too.


And why is it wrong to eat eggs? Chickens will lay unfertilized eggs regardless if we eat them are not. Why would they care if we took them? I had a pet bird that laid eggs all the time and didn't give a rats ass what happened to them.
flower

public transportation.

1. have you ever used public transportation?

2. why/why not?

3. what type?

4. when?

5. how often?

6. if you haven't or don't often.. why would you use it? (example, if your city got better public transportation, etc)

7. where do you live?

8. age?
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mornington crescent

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One of my hamstring muscles keeps twitching every few minutes. It doesn't hurt or anything, it'll just sort of spasm for a second then go away. I haven't been doing anything unusual with/to my leg recently, just normal amounts of walking. Why the hell is it doing this? What does it mean? Do I need more potassium? Do I have cancer? Is my leg going to fall off?

Edit for clarification: I'm not worried about it, mostly just curious because it's kind of weird feeling.
Georgie - Smiles

YouTube

What do you look at most often? Like sports, music, people doing stupid things, clips from tv/movies, video blogs, etc

Please embed ONE or TWO examples of a vid you really enjoy watching. Doesn't have to be your all-time fave, just something you're really enjoying right now. And put the title or a hint of what it's about, so we know what we're in for.

...

I look at people singing, mostly. Not like pop stars, but Boy soloists and choirs and stuff. And clips from movies.

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drama in the work place

One of my co-workers stormed out of work today, causing a bit of a scene. This leads me to ask you, TQC....

Have you ever caused a scene at work?
Did you ever quit your job in a not-so-silent-or-polite way?
What kind of drama have you started at the workplace?
If you've ever been fired, what happened?
Rainbow

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I. When do you think sex doesn't ruin a relationship? Just forget this question, I really don't know how to reword it, but it's coming across differently than how I wanted.


II. What little, simple thing makes you happy?


III. If you had the chance to rule one country for a week, what country would you pick?
bjork 2

Animal cruelty?

Inspired by this post instupid_free.

Do you use antibiotics? Have you received vaccines? If you were to be diagnosed with a serious medical condition, say advanced cancer, would you want the best treatment available?

Do you realize that a lot of modern medicine is based in animal research techniques?

I'm not saying that it should be done with no restrictions, but I find it a wee bit hypocritical that so many people argue against animal testing without doing their homework. Quite frankly, humans probably wouldn't be where we are today without it. Would you be willing to accept the consequences of medical and pharmacological treatment without animal testing?

I realize this is a lot of questions, technically, but it really all boils down to this:
If you're opposed to all forms of animals testing, what alternatives would you suggest?
If you're okay with some animal testing where do you draw the line?


Warning: Simply stating that you would only test for treatments/therapies relevant to "important" or "devastating" conditions won't count. This is subjective: Who determines what is important? Some people are severely affected by what appears to be a minor illness to someone not afflicted.

Also, if you're going to argue that we can now grow human tissue, are you for stem cell research? Have you ever tried to culture tissue and do you know what limitations may be faced?
P&R ; food of champions

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Have you or anyone you know ever worked at Quiznos? If so, did you or they like it there? What is the uniform like? I ask because I have a job interview there this week and they're offering me a lot of money, so I'm pretty tempted.
Kylie

For High School graduates:

Towmorrow I am working out my schedule for my Sophmore year, so I would like to know:



Does an Advanced Regents Diploma count for much, if anything?

I've heard some people say it is some extra work, but it helps you get into better colleges. Then I've heard people say it is just extra sweating, and that colleges don't even care or look about/at that.
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DUDE

War vs. abortion

We often see debates over whether it is hypocritical to be against abortion, but in favour of capital punishment. The "pro-life" people tend to argue that it's different because capital punishment is only applied to people who've done bad and wicked things (in some theoretical perfect justice system, at least). But what about those who are killed in wars, etc?

Is it hypocritical to be pro-life, and work for a company like Lockheed Martin (which makes and sells weapons to governments around the world, as well as influencing foreign policy in certain major war-hungry nations)?
007mac

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1)If you have them, how many pairs of jeans do you have with holes in them? Did they come like that or did you just wear the hell out of them?
2)Do you have any friends who swear/curse on a regular basis?
3)Do you call them swear, curse, or cuss words? Or something else?
4)What was the last random thing that made you feel horny?
HP love

Help a guy out, eh?

What are some good vegetarian recipes I can try while my sister's away?
Preferably nothing with expensive ingredients...although not ruling them out.
I'm looking for basic things I could incorporate into my normal lifestyle, not anything too fancy.
Thanks in advance!
ahmunnaeetchu

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1. How many of you attended a liberal-arts or a private college? (I'm considering Flagler College.) How did you like it? Do you feel like you lost out on anything not going to a public university?

2. For all college-goers: What did you write about in your application essays? How creative is too creative?

3. Do you like your pizza with light, medium or heavy sauce?

4. What is your guilty pleasure?
photo booth

Listing your playlist

So somewhere around the interweb I saw someone post up all the songs in the iTunes library in this really nice and organized list format. I didn't pay much attention to it but now I really want to know how people do this.

How do you make a list you can post up online of all your songs in iTunes? I guess it's sort of like a way to show people of what songs you have and stuff. I've googled it but I can't seem to find my answer. So yeah thanks in advance to anyone who can solve my problem =D.
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Décor


I am decorating my bedroom in a ‘black and white’ theme.

Any ideas?

All I have so far is a black and white beadspread and a few pictures on my walls hung in black frames. Needless to say decorating is not my forte!
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stewie

help!!

A question for the computer geniuses of the club...

My cat walked across the keyboard and now I have to hover with the mouse at the top and bottom of my screen to get the toolbars to show up. Otherwise what's on the internet page takes up the whole screen and I can't see the start menu or the tab w/ file etc. on it at the top.

Any idea what's wrong/how to fix it???
pyramid eyebrows

Two questions, very unrelated...

1.  Do you have any favorite 'happy' songs?  By that I mean songs that make you happy in the sort of cheesy, 'I want to dance around and be goofy and stupid with my friends' sort of way?  If so, what are they?

Mine are Sister Hazel's "All For You", Embrace's "Ashes" and The New Pornographers' "The Bleeding Heart Show".  They're all corny, yeah, but they make me feel really happy and slightly dorky. 

2. I've never told anyone about this, although my mom has noticed me doing it before and asked me about it (I always tell her it's nothing).  When I'm watching television or listening to someone talk or things like that, and I hear a word that for some reason really appeals to me, I'll trace it out in thin air with my right index finger, over and over and over again.  If you put a notebook and pen in my hand, I'll do the same thing, only I'll actually write the word repeatedly.  The last time I did this was a few minutes ago with the word 'anesthetic'.  I'll trace it out again and again until I'm pleased with the way I wrote it out (even though it's in thin air and no one can see it, including me, lol).   At the same time, I'll repeat the word over and over again in my head as I trace it out. Anyway, I probably do this about a hundred times a day.  I've been doing it for longer than I can remember.  Does anyone else have this strange habit?  It doesn't interfere with my life, but it is sort of weird. 
addams family

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If you were a slightly geeky, rather feminine and generally sweet boy and you received a painting of a realistic heart done by your significant other and a t-shirt from your favourite webcomic would you be happy?



[For reference by realistic heart I mean a human heart and this is the t-shirt: http://www.splitreason.com/productdetail.php?id=330 ]




Also: What is your ideal valentines gift?

What are you buying for somebody? (if you are)

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can someone please explain facebook to me?  it seems so lame and like there are even stupider people on it than there are on myspace (if that's possible)...  is this true?  also what's the average age of someone with one?  i keep hearing these people talk about it and i am curious.
fight club

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I'm looking to buy handicrafts when I go out of the country this summer and sell them here in the US to help raise money to support a school in a third world country. Probably only spend about $200-500 there on them, but obviously charge more here. I know that duties are only charged on the price you paid for the items, and you're allowed $800 worth of stuff to bring back duty-free, but only for personal use.

So my question is does anybody know anything, or have any information about duties on imported goods you intend to sell in the US?

I checked the customs and state department website, but couldn't find anything about items worth collectively less than $1000. There was a lot about shipping things back, and large purchases, and cargo, but I'm just looking to bring back some jewelry and maybe some skirts or something. I've heard of people doing this before, but just can't find any info about the kind of duties I'd have to pay.

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Favorite Shakespeare play? Go ahead an list your ultimate favorite, but I need one that's not Hamlet, Othello, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, or Much Ado About Nothing to read for an English class and I'd like suggestions.

My personal favorite is Hamlet and A Midsummer Night's Dream is my second.
anuna

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Have any of you ever purchased one of those "reverse look up license plate" thingies online? Which one? I'd like to purchase one, but they all kind of look like scams to get my credit card info.
Dink

masseusing for beginners

1. Good books to read if I'm interested in improving massage abilities?

I want to know so next time someone is all up and like "Oh man my back hurts" I can be like "Hey. I'll give you a massage." and I'll know how to work it and I'll be the most popular guy in school.
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gocubs

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What was something stupid you got in trouble for as a kid?

In 8th grade, me and my friend sat around in gym making up this list of everyone in our class. The list was what job we thought they would have in the future. We gave ones out like truck driver, stripper, etc...I think some girl saw us doing it and the gym teacher stole the paper and yelled at us for it. That's about the most trouble I got into at school ever....oh aside from the time in 5th grade when we got in trouble for making up fake packets of cigarettes and pretended to smoke them on the playground.
SeaHorse

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I've searched the website but cant seem to find my answer...

Can you buy Disneyland tickets at a Disney Retail store, I remember one of my friends doing that or maybe Im just imagining this?
yellow submarine

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Let's take a trip down memory lane and think about high schoolish age...or a trip down, um, yesterday for the youngins out there...

What nicknames have you and your friends come up with for your crushes so you could talk about them without worrying that someone would overhear? And please tell me other people did this! =P

Mine: Disco D, Disco C, Disco J (long story!), the Keebler Elf, Da-da-da, McFlurry....hmm I think we had more than that but those are all I can remember at the moment.

Live Smashing Pumpkins Music

Does anyone know where I can get some live Smashing Pumpkins music(preferably legitimately?)  ITunes and Ruckus don't have any live versions of their songs, and they have a few songs where I like the live version better than the original(Especially at some charity related concert they played in Atlanta in 1998). 
Barbarella 4

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I'm on the market for a new digital camera. My existing camera -- a Nikon CoolPix 3100 (discontinued model now, ha) is over three years old and has had its fair share of beatings + there are other things wrong with it, so it won't be long before it finally kicks the bucket. Therefore, I am off to go do some camera shopping tomorrow (I'd like a new camera in my hand at this time tomorrow. ;) ).

What brands do you guys feel are the top contenders? Nikon, Canon, Olympus?

Any good/bad experiences with the newer Nikon CoolPix models? Canon PowerShot models?
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Are you a Scientologist, or do you know anyone who is a Scientologist?

If you are, do you want to, uh, lend me a couple of grand so I can start out in your fine church?

Do you think Scientology is funny?

Do you lose respect for famous people you once liked when you find out they are a Scientologist?

Do you hold Scientology on the same level as all religions, or is it in a special place in your heart?


No, and no. But I do want to join, so I'll give you my PayPal account if you want to give me a couple of grand.

Yes.

Yes. (Beck, Chick Corea, Jason Lee. Why? Why?)

I think they are all equally ridiculous, for the most part. Some have just had more time to gain an air of legitimacy. But Scientology is even more ridiculous because of how much money people pay for the privilege of, um, being a Scientologist.
HP love

Non-serious, slightly amusing oddities.

1. Temporary kitten-like weakness:
I was watching a movie before, and laying on my arm. About halfway through, I decided I wanted some Coco Pops. So I went and got myself a bowl, then reached up for the box (very top shelf)...at which point I realised my arm was apparently very weak, and the box hit me in the face. Luckily, it was on its last bowl, so it didn't hurt (or not, since I'll now have to buy more).
2. Sleep deprivation induced idiocy:
Another time, a couple of years ago, I stayed up all night for some reason. Come morning, I went to get some cereal..I had a choice between Weet-Bix, Corn Flakes, and something in a green box. After a little consideration, I decided on Corn Flakes. I devised a number of very logical steps which I knew would lead me to the right box (having such poor concentration at the time). First, look for the blue box. That left me with two choices. Next, locate the one without any visible red on it, ruling out the Weet-Bix. After taking a minute to run through these steps, I pulled out the appropriate box, and proceeded to pour myself a bowl of whatever crap was in the green box. It was then that I decided to go to bed.
3. Consistent memory blanks:
No matter what, I never seem to be able to remember if I flushed the toilet. I know this about myself, and will often make a specific mental note indicating that I had, and the second I walk out of the toilet I think to myself "did I remember to flush?". This also happens when I go out anywhere: I can never remember if I did my fly up or not...

So tell me: what non-serious, slightly amusing oddities have you experienced? Just something your body or mind did, or does, to trip you up in some slight, superficial manner.