February 2nd, 2007

amack: glowing

Mini DV-related stuff

I'm trying to capture video from a mini DV camera (panasonic). I've got it hooked up to my computer with a USB cable. I'm using Windows Movie Maker. The program isn't recognizing the camera as a video input device, and I'm just wondering if I actually need a firewire to do this, or if there's some way I can capture the video off the DV tape with just the camera and a usb cable.

My Philosophy class is getting to me...

1. If you could choose to switch lives with someone for a designated period of time, ala Freaky Friday, would you do it? Anyone in particular you'd want to switch with? Would you want to switch with someone permanently?

I'd love to be able to switch lives with anyone for a short period of time. I'm always curious about whether everyone's inner lives are as odd as mine. I'd love the change of perspective. If I got to choose with whom I switched, I'd probably choose to either try being the opposite sex or a total party girl type (my polar opposite). I don't know if I'd ever choose to switch permanently.

2. If you could live in a parallel universe with three people completely erased from it (as in, they'd never been born), who would you get rid of?

I'd probably do away with two high school teachers who emotionally screwed me up pretty badly (long story, they probably should've been fired but weren't). I'd also get rid of Neal Horsely, the creator of The Nuremburg Files.

3. What are your thoughts on perception, life, consciousness, existence, objective vs. subjective reality, and the like? Give me your philosophical ramblings on the meaning of life. Do you believe in a divine being(s)? Afterlife? Why or why not?

4. What song is most moving to you? Any that can make you want to cry?
chicken legs
  • bbsy

(no subject)

For those of you who use mineral-type makeup:

How do you keep your eyes from looking as if you have humongous crow's feet?

(I'm only 24, and it makes me look like I'm 40. I use Sheer Cover, and I'm currently using a Mac blush brush to apply it.)

Vicodin, random parties

You guys are all pretty street smart, as far as I know. So here's my question: my boyfriend had only one wisdom tooth removed and the surgeon gave him some Vicodin. He's having pain, but it's not horrible (meaning he's gotten by on half of one on most doses). We have a party tomorrow, and there will be alcohol involved. We both don't want any bad consequences, knowing that alcohol + Vicodin = not a good combo.

Do you know anything about the half-life of Vicodin, or how long it stays in your system before it's okay to consume alcohol?

P.S. The party is for Pocahontas Day, some completely random, obscure, yet absurdly fun holiday my friends made up. We watch Disney's Pocahontas and then proceed to the festivities. Have you and your friends made up any holidays and followed through with them annually?

(no subject)

A question that's been bugging me ever since my SO asked me if I ever wanted to marry him (he didn't propose, it was just a general "Say...." kind of thing).. To all you married people, why did you do it? I mean, with all due respect, I just don't understand what all the fuss is about. Why would you need a scrap of paper to prove what you both already know, that you love eachother? Knowing how many marriages end in divorce and how much easier it is (with respect to paperwork and the likes, not emotionally) to just break up when things go awry... isn't it kind of a risk? Or am I being completely cynical here?

Two Choices

So, let's say you have an abscessed molar. It's the last (meaning the one on the end) one on the top left. You have good dental coverage and cost, while a concern, isn't really the deciding factor.

You have two options;

1- Root Canal, build up, and crown. (Root canal and build up for the crown done in one visit lasting about an hour. You'd have a solid crown, the tooth would be "saved" about a day worth of discomfort after the fact) Total amount you'd have to pay for all is just shy of $400.00.

2- Surgical extraction. (The tooth isn't loose, all four roots are soild. The extraction would require cutting the gum, probably breaking the tooth, digging in the jaw to remove all of the root. It would take about 2 hours, cause more discomfort during and after, have a longer recovery time, and cause a higher chance of future complications to surrounding teeth.) Total cost you'd have to pay, $43.00.

You've never had either of these procedures before and have a "healthy" fear of dentists. Which would you choose?
Cat - Masked Avenger

Food for thought

I love this club, never a day without a post

H'okay here goes the questions..

1. What is the strangest thing you've eaten for breakfast?

2. What is the strangest thing you've EVER eaten?

3. If you were a guest at a house and you were served something you generally don't enjoy eating (not allergy related) what would you do?

4. Do you like to listen to music as you eat? If so what kind?

5. What kind of food will you not eat under ANY circumstances? (not allergy related)

6. Is anyone here part of a good recipe sharing community here? There are so many I just can't pick one!

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    amused amused

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the other day i was driving out and about w/my daughter, and as usual, we encountered our share of asshole drivers, so she came up w/the following:

national douche-bag day

after having several warnings and tickets for being douche-bag driver, you will recieve a letter in the mail stating that on a given date (24 hours), you will relinquish all rights to driving a motorized vehicle of any sort...you will be allowed to leave your home (go to the store, a mall, run errands w/said person, etc...) either on foot, on a bike, or as a passenger in/on a moterized vehicle...however, giving that the letter is fair warning, and you do decide to attempt to venture forth in a motorized vehicle (either yours or someone else's), it will be legal for anyone w/a gun (rifle, bazooka, cannon, etc...) to permanently take you out of the human race altogether. remember, you had been told in advance.

i think this about covers it...

would you add anything to it?
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    amused amused

(no subject)

I had a dream in my very short four hours of sleep that I sent three questions in a row to TQC and my computer wouldn't let me go back and edit it so I was getting flamed. Just thought I'd share.

If you have graduated from college or left school for any reason, what do you miss the most about being there?

I miss the dorm life. I actually miss some of the food but mostly I miss having people around to talk to all the time. I miss parties and going out to the bars and getting retarded then talking about it the next day and waiting to see who posts their pictures on facebook first.
  • __ria


what's the first thing that comes to mind when you see this? [view at your own risk, SFW]

has anyone ever used www.shutterfly.com? if you have, good/bad experience?

is there a site where i can upload my pictures and somehow get them developed on polariod type paper? to where it won't just be printed out like a regular picture but on a polaroid background, idk if that makes sense :|

whenever you're using the restroom (say you're #2'ing, lol) do you read the air freshener can? what about when you're taking a shower.. do you read the shampoo/conditioner bottle?

if you could change the spelling of a certain word, what word would it be?



My friend is trying to find a site online that will deliver a teddy bear to her boys work today as an apology for being pms-y and having bad days and being icky to him...
Where can I find a site that won't be too expensive?
Someday I'll be a flower

Name a Flight School!

If you were to pick a name for a flight school, what would it be?

My brother thought, "Crash Course Aviation" but I think that'd scare off potential customers.

Also, would you ever take flight lessons? Are you afraid of flying or do you like it?

Virus/internet security software

So our computer has been reformatted and we need virus scanning/security software. There are so many out there I have no idea where to start. We have Verizon DSL, which offers a security suite for $5 a month. We're running a Dell PC with Windows XP. What anti-virus software do you guys like?
The Receptionist Classic

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I'm not able to think rationally much right now, but I know some of you can. This is so lame, I feel like a total dipshit for having to ask.

Where can I write to U2? (Yes, the band.) Please, please don't go into the "OMG U2 is crap!" stuff. This isn't a mushy fan-girl request. You know how if you write to the White House/President, they'll send a fancy official letter to commemorate your anniversary or birth or whatever? I'm hoping that maybe just maybe U2 (rather, their PR peeps) can do something like that for my family (death of their #1 fan).

(no subject)

1. Have you ever worked in a union environment?

2. Would a union be a large deicision for you to take or turn down a job?

3. If you had a choice, in a union workplace would you choose to become a union member or not?

4. Do you listen to audiobooks?

5. Have you ever downloaded a book and/or magazine? Did you print it or read it on your monitor? What did you think of it?

6. Have you ever bought a soundtrack for a movie you didn't like? (i.e, you liked the music, but not the movie.)

7. What TV show do you think, has the best soundtrack?

8. Do you buy any musical scores, or soundtracks for musicals?
angel fairy girl

(no subject)

Can u use those prepaid phone cards to call cell phones? I'm talking about the phone cards you can buy at Walmart that have mins on them and use them to call long distance....can you use those to call cell phone numbers?
me & mary


One day I hope to open my own bagel store.

1. So, what kind of bagel is your favorite?

2. What new flavors of bagels would you like to try?

3. What do you like to have on your bagel?

4. Do you like Bialies?

5. Would you try stuffed bagels?

(no subject)

If you were having some people over for dinner and you didn't know what they liked and didn't like to eat, what would you cook? Would you stick with the basic foods that almost everyone likes?
  • __ria

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what's for lunch? idk yet :( this one guy that we work with is here in the office and the guy that usually gets us the food doesn't want to get him anything (lol) so we're waiting until he leaves so that we can decide where we want to go.

ya'll know about the love project/scrapbook i mentioned a few days ago right? well i've been getting tons of feedback in re: to pictures.. but not a lot of messages. care to help me out with some quotes about love/relationships (both the good and the bad) or maybe some advice that i can put along with the pictures in the scrapbook? you can include your name and location if you want but it's not necessary. make 'em silly or as serious as you'd like it to be. they can either be something other people have said about love or your own take on it.
Beth a roni Present

Tax Question

We went and filed our taxes this past Monday and we think we got screwed.....what can you do if anything, if you think your tax guy didn't do his job right?  Last year, my husband I weren't married, so we filed separately of course, and we got back a total of 1400.00.  This year, we filed jointly, and we got back a total of 955.00.  Also, we already have our tax refund check, if that changes your answer any. Thanks!
Mr. Misto
  • ascara


1. What movie/Television character are your work habits/desk environment most like?
That dude from Jurrasic Park who steals the dino dna. My desk is covered with styrofoam schrapnel

2. What is the most fun/longest medical term that you know of?

3. Do you work in a cubicle, an open desk, or an office?

4. What is your favorite Invader Zim quote?
Gir; I'ma sing the doom song now!

Compulsive Lip licker?

I know this isn't a particularly deep question but I was watching the Tyra Banks show out of shear boredom and she was interviewing LL Cool J and I was wondering, why does he lick his lips so much?

I remember him licking his lips before but it was ridiculous today. I should've kept a count. I counted at least 11 times before a commercial break.
He kept doing it even though he had Chapstick with him.

Why does LL Cool J lick his lips so much? I welcome real answers and creative answers too.
Puddle Graphic

Smokers. The most evil that ever evilled? You decide.

Poll #919408 Smokin'.

What should we do to Smokers?

They need to DIE! Round 'em up and kill 'em! It's in the best interest of all.
Why don't we let them smoke in bars again? And restaurants? We'll give 'em their own section.
Let's leave them alone, hey!
Let the cancer kill them. Everyone who has ever smoked a cigarette will die of cancer dontcha know! (Yes, this means YOU!)
Hey wait... doesn't obesity kill more people then lung cancer anyway? Let's round up the obese populii!
Let's light a bunch of cigarettes and burn them all over their body. Then they'll really feel pain!

Explanation as always:

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    Rufus Wainwright. Guess what song? :)

(no subject)

more questions cuz my boss is gone and i'm bored again:

1. do you like peanuts in the shell, or shelled from a jar?
2. what does the world need now?
3. what's your favourite sexy song?
4. who's the last person you avoided and what was the excuse you gave?
5.what movie do you own, that even tho' it's not your favourite - you won't get rid of it?
mine's roadhouse - and i'm not a fan of patrick swayze
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Give a dog a home

(no subject)

Does anyone know what that cartoon was that was just really... wrong? It had a guy who would constantly make fun of the kid with cancer and/or would rape babies. I can't remember what it's called!

Found it!

Do you find this offensive?
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What are you doing tonight?

Is anyone watching that show "Juvies" on MTV?

Random thoughts...

1. What helps you go to the bathroom [#2 that is...]

2. a) Who created this community?
b) Why?

3. If you saw your best friends mother/father out with someone other than their SO would you inform your best friend?

4. a) Do you have a hard time trusting people?
b) Who would you trust with your life?
c) Who, if anyone would you take a bullet for?

5. Does anybody else (besides myself) lurk this community?

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My 'uncle' (actually my sister's godfather) is coming to visit for the weekend. Last time he was here he made a lot of comments about my boyfriend's ethnicity and made it very clear that he doesn't approve of him. My father invited my boyfriend over for Superbowl Sunday, so he'll have to be face-to-face with my uncle. How do I keep the peace without adding to any drama my uncle might start?

The 'Why not' ? poll

Who, through action or accomplishment, has made the strongest impact on the world?

Britney Spears
Vladamir Putin
Alan Greenspan

Who, through action or accomplishment, has made the strongest impact on the world?

Johnny Depp
Kim Jong-il
Frank Lloyd Wright

Who, through action or accomplishment, has made the strongest impact on the world?

Eminem and Tupac
Pope John II
The Wright Bros.

Who, through action or accomplishment, has made the strongest impact on the world?

Michael Jackson
Idi Amin
Oliver Winchester

(no subject)

How old were you when you got your driving license?

What is the legal driving age minimum where you live?

Did you pass the written test for your drivers license the first time around?

What about the driving portion of the test?

Any wacky stories about your driving exam?
  • ohlife

He's a tough one.

My boy loves his classical guitar, the Beatles, dark chocolate, Lost and is an Aerospace major.

Neither of us takes Valentine's seriously (but yay for us tolerating each other long enough to make it to our second V-day).

Any creative/fun/silly ideas for some sort of gift/activity I could give him that involves any of the above?

So far all I've been able to come up with is photoshopping the Beatles into an astronaut image, but I doubt Kinko's would let me make a poster out of that. It would pimp out his dorm, though. If only I could make a guitar-shaped mold for some chocolate...

Seriously though, you can actually come up with what you think is a good idea, or just type out whatever random thing comes to mind, or just snark on Valentine's in general. I love being amused. :D

(no subject)

Please tell me five interesting facts about yourself.

Examples of things I'd love to hear about:

"I have webbed toes!"

"My parents are cousins!"

"I beat Christina Aguilera on StarSearch!"

"My childhood pet was a slug!"

"I blew one of the members of Stryper!"

ETA: I changed "slept with" to "blew" because the members of Stryper are Christian and may not believe in pre-marital intercourse. I don't know for sure, I've never tried to sleep with them or blow them.
Cat - Masked Avenger

Exercise questions

Alrighty here we go..

Lately, I have been trying to get my weight down and tone myself up a bit. I run/ walk several miles daily, I do sit ups and push ups (not a lot of either yet)in the morning and some in the evening and I do dancing as well.

Here are the questions

1) Are there any other exercises that I should be doing so I can tone down my thighs and belly (two of my bad areas) ?

2) My eating habits are mostly snacking on fruits on nuts during the day (sometimes fudging with candy, I admit) and having one big meal, should I not be doing this? Should I be eating three squares with no snacks?

Thank you muchly!
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    cheerful cheerful

(no subject)

So let's say you worked for about a month in 2006, and left the job on a slightly bad note (boss treated you like shit, didn't pay you as much as promised, didn't let you go to hospital after a dog bite---you get the idea). You paid taxes on your checks and still have the stubs to prove it, and being a dependant student, you are entitled to a return.

February rolls around and you've still not recieved a W-2, and you try calling your old job and are either A) promptly hung up on, or B) left on hold until you finally hang up.

Isn't that illegal? Any suggestions, TQC? How the hell can I file my taxes?
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    drained drained

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1. What's your ethnicity? How many generations do you have to go back before you get to "the real deal" (ancestors actually from the country). I guess the second question probably applies more to Americans and Canadians than Europeans and such.

2. What stereotypical traits known to your ethnicity/ies to you possess?

3. What kind of accent do you have, if any, and how strong is it? Give some examples of phrases you or your region typically use, or feel free to demonstrate your accent phonetically. :)

4. Can you speak a foreign language fluently? Which is it?

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Tax time!

How are you doing your taxes? On your own with just that little worksheet to guide you? A computer program? Did you pay a professional?

My answer: We went to H&R Block. Totally painless, totally worth it.
Princess Sputnik

Semagic question....

Hi. Any Semagic users out there?

I had to reformat my PC a few weeks ago and when I installed the 1.5 version of Semagic it kept displaying links of images when I'd paste them in. Before the reformat, I could post pictures as simple as cut and paste, I could even re-size images. I just updated and installed the latest version - 1.7 and it's still pretty much the same. Does anyone know how to fix this teeny problem? Thanks in advance.
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    Beck - 1000 bpm

(no subject)

1. Does anyone know what's going on in Everett, MA right now .. like with the helicopters and alleged guns? I can't find it online anywhere and I'm really curious.

Edit: Nevermind I just saw it on the news and apparently some guy broke into a home and was armed and then he took off and he's still "at large"

2. Do you like to put anything weird in your mac and cheese?

Scary Shit

Has anyone ever received games or .exe files that seems to be relatively harmless, but when you click on 'Play' or 'Start' the game disappeared and then this scary face jump out at you?

Or those 'Listen to this song being played backwards' websites, and when you turn up your volume really loudly, this woman with long hair pops up on your screen and start screaming?

Or variations of those. Did you get scared/shocked by them?

My ans: I scare very easily, so I hate those. It's a habit with me that if I'm viewing a video or a dubious website for the first time, I turn the volume down.


Has anyone here tried Relacore, either for stress reduction or weight loss?

I've been thinking of getting a bottle (stress = want to eat crap), and wanted some opinions before actually getting it.

(no subject)

I watched an episode of Heroes at my boyfriend's house the other day. His parents watch it all the time, but I've never seen it before. I want to catch up now, since it just looks so interesting, but the website only shows episode one, and then skips to nine. 

Where can I find all the episodes of Heroes?

You all are gonna hate me for this question...

Anyone else unable to log into MySpace right now? I keep getting this "Firefox has detected that the server is redirecting the request for this address in a way that will never complete" error every single time I've tried to login, whether from my computer or the other one in my house, and irregardless of browser. I just want to check some damn comments my friend left, and I can reach my page (it's private though) and other stuff, just not the whole login part.

So, anyone else dealing with this?

EDIT: Okay, this is even more WTF, since if I go to my profile page directly, it says I'm logged in, even though it's proving impossible for me to in any browser. I know I didn't get hacked, I just changed my password on it again last night, and it's just weird because if I clear everything (cookies and whatnot), it'll take me to the index, and it'll look like I'm logged in, but it gets stuck on the 'Skip this Advertisement' page, then takes me to an error page that evidently redirects incorrectly for every browser.

I'm just annoyed because the comment's from a friend who broke their phone recently, so this is the best way to set up shit and all... yeah. :P

EDIT2: IE finally let me in, it's all good. :P
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    Chumbawamba - Outsider
Beast mode!

(no subject)

How the heck am I supposed to keep my boss informed of all bills that we do not have?

If we have never, in all the time I’ve worked here, been billed for something, how am I to know that we haven’t been billed for it?

Does anyone understand how this is supposed to work? ‘Cause I sure don’t.

(no subject)

My friend had unprotected sex New Year's Eve and hasn't started her period since. She was supposed to start January 3, so she took four pregnancy tests (bought from pharmacy) on the 27 and 28 of January. All of the tests said that she was not pregnant -- how accurate, considering the day her period was missed and the days she took the tests, are these tests?

Her period usually starts on the 3 of each month, so a month without starting is highly unlikely. So my next question: if she's not pregnant, what could be causing this?

MISC - moustache

(no subject)

For those of you who have seen An Inconvenient Truth, what were your thoughts on it? Did it change your thoughts or opinions at all? Did it reinforce previously held thoughts or opinions?

For those of you who haven't seen it, why not?

(no subject)

Do you ever have spans of time where you just can't keep food down?
Yeah, about a week out of the month I have to go on a clear liquid diet because food hates me.

Do you like subtitles?
What if whatever you're watching is in your native language?
Do you thinks americans have more of an aversion to subtitles than other cultures?


and I have a question.

Charlotte and Bob go to the bar with Charlie and all of those other guys. Charlie does something to piss off the bartender and he pulls a gun-type thing from behind the bar and starts firing. At first I thought it might be a repeating BB gun or something, but they're way too calm for it to be anything harmful. Plus, whatever he's firing looks luminescent.

What's he firing at them? Is it some sort of low-level stun-type thing?

cat tea

(no subject)

1. Would you rather have a headache or a stomachache?

2. For those who suffer from migraines, how old were you when you had your first one, if you remember?

3. Do you read job listings even when you're not actively looking for a job?

4. What are some topics you're not willing to talk about in detail on TQC?
My Point?


Should I trip the next little bastard I see rolling around the store on heelies?

My husband, son, and I went to pick up a new PS2. (ours finally died after all these years). So we're standing in front of the video game cases waiting for someone to come and give us what we came for, when some little bastard comes rolling by on those damn things. The second time through, he almost ran into me and my son. I wanted to punch the little fucker in the face.
misc - not a weapon

(no subject)

What's the dumbest thing you've seen today?

I went to do laundry and there was a handwritten sign on the washer saying it was out of order. Further inspection revealed that it wasn't broken, it just wasn't plugged in.
  • kit_n

For those who know martial arts

Just a question...

Let's say you've been pushed up against a wall (your stomach/face against the wall). Your attacker is applying pressure to your back, pushing you upwards (so your feet are barely touching the ground) and is too close to really perform any effective kicks.

How do you get out of that?

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I ordered a pizza around 7:10, they said it would be here in around 40 mins which is 7:50 right?
It's now nearly 8:10 and still hasn't arrived, boo.

How long do you wait to phone up again to question why your food hasn't been delivered yet?
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Lauren in 1984
  • pzelda

Camera update and piercings

I want to thank everybody that commented to my 30 January 2007 entry re: cameras. Here's the update- I went out and got myself a Canon PowerShot SD630 (somebody mentioned having that exact model in a comment to that entry). I'm looooooooooving it so far. Man, I really should have upgraded sooner! :-)

Oh yes, and now for some fun questions. :) I know this gets asked every now and then, but humor me. Heh.

1. What kind of piercings do you have RIGHT NOW?
2. How many times have you been pierced total?
3. What piercings do you no longer have now?

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    bored bored

(no subject)

Why do women squawk like chickens in groups?

My answer:

I'm pretty sure it's ancient behavior deriving from social disparity, and where/why the word henpecking came to be applied to specific female behavior.
Georgie - Smiles

(no subject)

1 - How long did you or your friends have your iPod before it broke? What sort was it?

2 - Looking forward to seeing Hannibal Rising?

3 - Is there anything in the world cheesier than High School Musical?

4 - Excited for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows? July 21st. =D

(no subject)

I want to own my own advertising company one day, but a lot of the time people tell me not to get my hopes up about it.

What would be their reasoning for this?

Are women less likely to have a successful business? Would possible clients be less likely to deal with a company if a woman was in charge?

Edit: I know owning a business is very difficult, I've worked with small businesses before and have seen how they work. And 'one day' to me means I'd like to wait maybe twenty years. I know that's a long time, but at the moment I'm only 18 and still in college, so to me it isn't a long time at all, if that makes sense.

  • wendye

butt songs

What are songs about butts? So far I've got: 

*Baby Got Back by Sir-Mix-A-Lot
*Poison by BelBivDeVoe
*Ass-n-Titties by DJ Assault
*Bootylicious by Beyonce

I'm drawing a blank on any others.  Thanks!

(no subject)

Imagine that you are able to travel back in time and when you do so, there in front of you stands toddler Hitler, completely unaware of who you are or where you came from! You already know the future, now, what would you do in this situation? Would you allow the future to go as it did, or would you alter it?
What do you think would happen if you killed toddler Hitler? (Or anything else)

Today in my world history class we spent about 30 minutes on this subject while we were supposed to be taking notes! I thought it was pretty interesting, maybe interesting enough for tqc.
  • pi3r4t

For the poked TQC!

So, do you have any curious piercings? What are they? What was getting them like?

I used to have my septum pierced, as well as a vertical labret. Neither were too curious, but I loved them all the same. They were neat bonding experiences with my mom, as well. She got her septum done when I got mine, and she got tattoo work done while I had my vertical labret done.

I'm thinking of getting a Collapse ) on Valentine's day (after considering for a year or so). Any of you have an experience with them? Know how much they cost around your town?

Transfer =S

Hey TQC!

So, I'm thinking of transferring schools next year. Courses and the school transfer application have to be in within a couple of weeks and I was planning on making my decision by the end of this weekend.

So here's my situation: I'm not sure if I should stay at the high school that I'm currently at or switch to another one. The one that I am currently at is about 5 minutes driving distance and about 45 minutes walking. It's a medium sized school with about 1500-1600 students. I'm a minority in the school (I have no problem with this!! It's just that my parents want me to date within my own religion which is Judaism and its hard when 60% is Asian, 30% is Afghan/Persian/etc and 10% is white with about 2% of that being Jewish) and the other school is about 90% Jewish. As well, the latter is a bigger and newer school. It has 1200 enrolled for next year. It is about 15-20 minutes driving distance depending on the traffic/weather and in the next town. Walking is definitely out of the question.

I'm really not sure what I should do. I have a good support base and a fall back at my current school where over the past 5/6 months I have established many friendly relationships (keeping in mind that I am a grade nine student and have just entered high school and having completed my first semester). At the other school I know some people but I'm worried about making new friends all over again and being confused with the school (typical new student) especially being shy when I first meet people.

I'm not looking for any drama about race or religions related issues... if I had a problem with it I wouldn't be living and learning in such a multicultural community. I would just like some advice about what I should do. In advance, thank you so much for your help!

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    frustrated frustrated

why don't girls like each other???

do any of you ladies have a lot of totally platonic male friends, but hardly any female friends??

do you have a theory on this?

i don't get it. i am 26, and i just can't seem to relate to other females. most of them just seem catty, and i am never interested in what they have to say. sure, i have lots of "casual" female friends that i talk to online, or will hang out and chat with briefly if i happen to run into them, but i have no close female friends, none that i would just call up to talk or to want to hang out with. haven't really since highschool. i don't know what it is, but i just relate to guys and enjoy the company of them 100% more than females. i'm by no means a tomboy or anything, i am in a good solid relationship with a great guy, and i dunno, he just does not understand why i have no girl friends. i can't really explain it either.

can anyone help me get to the bottom of this?? i have never understood this phenomenon.
Radical Edward, Edward Wong Hau Pepelu Tivrusky IV

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Does anyone know why Korean MMORPGs (other companies also, but I notice it's most common in Korean games) ask you to set a gender when creating an account, and force all your characters to be that gender? This is as opposed to most American MMOs where you can set the gender of each character on your account individually.

Since it's appropriate to the question... how many readers here play MMOs of any type? Are you male or female? Do you generally play male, female, or both genders of characters?
sweet dee mothafucker

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So, I am feeling pretty down because I am almost 98% sure I didn't get into the college I wanted to get into. It's not a total big deal because I am not a school person anyway and that is why I didn't apply to many schools. About 2 years ago I wanted to volunteer abroad rather than go to college right away.

One of my LJ friends is in Africa right now through Canada World Youth organization. Basically, she spent 3 months in Canada (doing what I am not so sure) and now 3 months in Africa, I believe. It isn't really volunteering though. It's more like integrating with the community, becoming part of the culture, and in the end also helping the people learn.

My question is... what are some similar organizations and programs that I can join that do this? I believe the CWY program is only for Canadians and I am American.

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1) What's the best way to make candied orange peels? Answers plez.

2) Why do people in the mid-west think I'm stuck-up because I'm from the west coast and why do people on the west coast think I'm below average intelligence because I live in the mid-west? (I'm in the U.S. by the way)

3) Are you bringing sexy back?

4) Why do people try to stare me down when I'm five inches taller than they are?

5) Have you ever made someone cry? How?
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Beam me up

Thanks to the amazing advances of technology, there is now available a matter transfer device. Instead of spending 12 hours and hundreds of dollars flying across the world, you can spend about $40 and five minutes and get transferred directly, anywhere.

The catch is, there's a 1 in 25 chance that when you come out the other end, you'll be invisible. Irreversibly.

Would you still use it? How many times would you risk using it? Who would you visit?

If 1 in 25 is too much of a risk, what chance would be acceptible? 1 in 100? 1 in 2000?

If you became irreversibly invisible, what would you do?

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I have this song stuck in my head and i can't get it out... i just want to know where it came from or if it is even a real song from somewhere....


" yummy yummy yummy i got food in my tummy........"
sad girl

Commercial Songs!

Okay, there's a few commercials that have some catchy tunes and I don't know how to find out who they're by. Can you help me, oh questionclub?

1. Honda civic commercial, with the several different versions of the same guy getting in the car, driving down the road, and then all the different versions vote in little stands. Song is sorta electronic, I catch, "workin' on the streets" as one of the lines.
Found! It's "The Huddle Formation" by The Go! Team.

2. Geico commercial, with the caveman in the airport. He's on the walkway and notices the sign saying "so easy a caveman can do it" and he gets upset. It's a very mellow song, goes something like, "And everywhere I go...there's always something to remind me..."
Found! It's "Remind Me" by Röyksopp.

3. I think it's Verizon? Some cellphone commercial. I'm actually annoyed by the song now, but I just want to know who sings it! It's the "Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, somethin's got me started..."

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1)Meh, probably been asked, but who are you rooting for on Sunday?
2)Are you having/going to a superbowl party? If so, what kind of yummy treats will you be serving/bringing?
3)Did you know that February is Black History Month? What do you know about Black History?
4)What languages have you learned or attempted to learn?

Freaky Friday!

What's the freakist thing that's ever happened to you on a friday, especially if lj related?

I just posted an ad on CL to get rid of some bar stools I no longer need, and the SO of someone of my friends list responded to my ad. Spooky part? When they asked out of the blue if I was crazkykimmy during the email exchange. What makes this really freaky is I live in NYC, and I know this person on my friends list in life.

PS: I am drinking. Should I mix my malted beverage with irish whiskey or gin as my 2nd beverage?

PSS: I am charging an iPod shuffle I got in Christmas of 2005. The white srtick kind? How do I know it's charged? Will that orange light turn green?

Diamond Rings

I'm looking for a diamond ring for my SO. She's hinted at wanting one for her birthday/ Christmas, but I wanted to wait. I think our first anniversary (which happens to fall 2 days after Valentines) is a good reason to go ahead and get one.

I'm looking for something on the cheaper range. Way cheaper. Not that I want extremely low-quality or anything, but just something small and simple. She knows I'm on a budget, and she likes smaller ones anyways.

My question is: Does anyone know of anyplace I can find one online? A reputable website with real, decent jewelry? Or am I just better off going to an actual jewelry store?