HOLY CRAP! You've suddenly been transported back in time for no apparent reason! And standing in front of you is Adolf Hitler! You also realize that in your right hand is a lightsaber, and in your left hand is a flame-thrower!
Do you kill him?
If so, which weapon do you use?
But seriously, guys, what did Hitler ever do to YOU?
I'm not hurting for money or anything, I'm just kind of curious, and if you "donate" twice a week it works out to around $250 a month compensation. That could pay for a nice trip after doing it for a year and I've never been to Europe. However, I am kind of really creeped out by the process involved.
If you could relive one sports moment in history through the eyes of a person directly involved? Who would that be and what would the sports moment be?
I would want to be Doug Mientkiewicz of the Boston Red sox when they won the 2004 World Series after he was lobbed the ball from Kevin Foulke to end the game. Simple I know but it meant the world to Sox fans.
I was looking over some of the adult stories I've written and realized I've actually improved. The first story I ever wrote was riddled with cliches. It was kind of embarrassing to post it two years later.
Writers, have you looked at your past writing and laughed at how terrible it was?
What was terrible about it?
ETA: This is very embarrassing, but here is an excerpt. It's fanfiction for the game Valkyrie Profile, and the first adult story I ever wrote.
I know this has been asked, but for clarification, it's appropriate to wait two days before calling to ask about an application? Is that on the second day or after?
My eyes twitch randomly. Like, the eyeballs. I'll be looking at something and they'll jerk back and forth rapidly, losing focus. Why is that? Any ideas? It's happened for years, but lately it's been getting really bad. I need to go to my eye doctor soon, but I don't be like hurr hurr my eyeball twitches involuntarily HALP PLZ
Do you have heartburn right now? For some fucking reason, I do
Zombie and victim sex (instead of 'BRAINS' it's 'GROINS')
Mother Superior and bad orphan sex
Angel and Demon sex
Klingon sex (with the facial makeup)
Leper sex (complete with leprosy makeup)
Michael Jackson and Chuck E. Cheese restaurant sex
Say a couple (boy and girl) like to have furry sex, but prefer to wear lion suits when they yiff one out. However, she's wearing a Simba suit, and he's wearing a Mufasa suit. What terms would you use to describe this sexual encounter?
And before ya'll tell me to go out and buy traps, I live in an apartment complex where everyone has their own yard behind the house if they are on the ground floor, which I am, and I know my manager would flip his shit if he found out I was putting out traps. I've talked to him about the possum problem around the complex (they sure do love our overflowing dumpsters) but he's unwilling to do anything about it.
Is there something like a scent I can put around my yard that they'll stay away from, kinda like boric acid for ants? I was considering putting poisoned food out, but figured people wouldn't be too happy if there were a bunch of dead possums suddenly laying everywhere.
Any other way that wouldn't possibly get me kicked out of the apartments if it was traced back to me?
(I mean, I generally don't have a problem with them, but they've been getting really brave. I petted one last night because I wasn't looking while taking a smoke break and thought it was a stray cat. Really kinda freaked me out. I don't go rampaging into their little forest area behind the complex, so it'd be nice if they stayed out of my yard.)
i am driving to santa monica, CA tomorrow (it will take me less than an hour if the traffic is nice) to check out some art galleries at bergamot station. i'm going alone and i have aaaaaaaaaall day to waste.
does anyone know of any nice little things i should check out while i'm there? i've only ever been to santa monica once, and that was just on the pier. are there any nice little cafes or stores i should pop into for a bit? what do you suggest?
for whatever reason, for the next month you are only allowed to eat 5 foods. what 5 foods do you pick? (single-item foods, no turkey+veggies+cheese+bacon-on-a-wrap-&fries-with-that or anything like that.)
My cat got fixed last week and I noticed last night that she was licking her stitches so much the area was red. Since it's been a whole week, is this safe/okay for her to do, or should I discourage her from it? She doesn't do it often, it was only the once last night that I've noticed, they don't seem to bother her otherwise.
EDIT: The vet finally answered the phone and told me it should be OK but to keep her from doing it as much as possible anyway. OK yay I feel better now. :)
In other news, what are your plans tonight, TQC? Can I come along? :D
There's a girl in the Campus Center who was just arguing on the phone with her father. Usually, I mind my own business, but this girl keeps going and going and is yelling and crying and its just really sad, but also far too amusing. She also has a lisp, so she keeps trying to say things to argue about with "s"'s and it sounds so funny.
I'm going for the first time in about a week or so with my boyfriend. The amusement parks don't open until April and the water is probably still going to be pretty cold at the beach. I was curious if anyone had any particular recommendations of places to go or things to do while we are down there?
Someone in a community is selling a cute sweater (used but clean) for $6! You are willing to buy it. Then you look and see that the seller wants $12 for shipping.
- Would you still buy it? - Why the fuck would someone charge $12 for shipping?
ETA: Oh, oh, oh. THE GIRL DELETED MY (nice and not snarky at all) COMMENT ABOUT THE SHIPPING BEING TOO MUCH AND THAT I WOULD PASS ON THE SWEATER. THEN SHE LOWERED SHIPPING PRICES TO $8 WHICH IS STILL RIDIC.
Do you know anyone in a polygamous marriage? I'm not talking verygwen's sort of marriage, I'm talking Mormons and whatnot here.
Have you ever been to a Tastefully Simple party? Are the products worth the money? Do you have any favorites?
For those of you in Boston, do you know of any relatively cheap hotels in the city? Or in the Cambridge area? I'm talking less than 200 bucks.
My boyfriend is looking to come in next month, and given the debacle that was his last visit, he can't stay at my house. However, now that I have a job, I can pay for a relatively nice hotel so I can stay with him!
ETA: I understand that there's orbitz and hotels.com and everything, but I leaning towards information based on personal experience. Also, a lot of those places don't include little privately owned hotels, which can be cheap as well.
1. I bought a huge bag of TVP when I moved out, because some vegetarian recipe book said it was a pantry-staple. On reading the book, there aren't any recipes which include TVP. So, vegetarians - what can I make with this large bag of TVP that tastes good?
2. If you have an SO and are having friendly conversation (and perhaps a little bit of flirting) with someone of your preferred gender, at what point in the conversation does your SO come up? (I ask because I've been getting interested in this guy, he didn't mention any SO until considerably into the acquaintance, where he talked about being cold at a camping event, I said 'sounds like it would have been one of those stashing as many people as you can into a tent for warmth nights' and he said 'well, i was just lucky i had somewhere to share my sleeping bag with.' I sort of think it otherwise might not have come up.)
3. Have large piles of homework I should be doing (naturally, I am assuming best way to get piles of Criminal Law/Social Philosophy/Political Science reading and homework done is by asking inane questions on TQC...) -How do you motivate yourself to get work done that's not going to be assessed until the end of semester exam when it's a nice, sunny day outside?
4. For those of you not from Australia, what are your preconceptions about it?
can anyone point me in the direction of some (free) online dance/workout videos to improve my skillzzzz & give me a good workout at the same time? preferably hip hop/darren's dance moves type of stuff.
p.s. i've tried youtube but for some reason i can't really find a whole lot on there. but if you have a specific link, please share!
So, last night, someone broke into our car and stole our stereo and our CDs, and went through the whole car looking for anything valuable. (Luckily, those were the only things of any "value".) Now, this happened two years ago, the day after Thanksgiving, only they broke a window that time and we had to use our Christmas money to fix it. This time, they destroyed the lock on the passenger side door and we have to find the money to fix it.
If you could, how would you punish people like this? When is the last time you moved? Have you ever moved from somewhere because of something like this? If you haven't, would you?
What is the worst playground injury you have witnessed? Do you think it was avoidable? Do you think this is a natural part of childhood that happens in every school?
When I was in Grade Four, my friends and I were having races at lunchtime. We were using a glass window to stop ourselves. My friend Jemima won this particular race, but... ran directly through the glass window. She stepped back and brushed the glass off her, bleeding from lots of different places. Then suddenly we all started screaming because a huge chunk of her arm was hanging off and we could see her bone. Ugh. I can still see it in my mind now! She had to be rushed to hospital in an ambulance.
Yes, it was probably avoidable, but I guess kids aren't known for thinking ahead.
Yes. Even though I'm still quite horrified by this, I don't think it's all that out of the ordinary. Kids get hurt and you're not going to stop it happening.
Which businesses do you refuse to patronize, and why?
There is a local pizza place here that not only has very crappy food and unfriendly service (notorious for hiring people who hate other people), they also completely stole their logo that they place on all their menus from a national pizza chain. Do you think it's wrong of them to do that? I asked a few times if they were a franchise and they adamantly said no, they're local. But this national pizza place has the exact same name as they have so they just decided to take the graphic from the Internet and plaster it all over their restaurant.
OR AM I JUST A BAD PERSON BECAUSE I DON'T SUPPORT A LOCAL BUSINESS?!? I wouldn't turn them in, it just makes them suck all the more to me.
When applying for jobs at a large corporation, does it look bad if you apply for several different positions at once? What if you're applying through a parent company for jobs at several of their subsidiaries at once? What are your best job search tips? How did you find your most recent job?
Edit You're searching for jobs online and one of them asks you to e-mail a resume. Do you compose the body of the e-mail as your cover letter? Or do you submit a cover letter as an attachment and say "Please see the attached files"? Or is there some other option that I'm missing?
That werewolf question a while back made me curious for the opinions of others. How come there is no quintessential werewolf novel? Why do you think this is?
BTW this is not a homework question. I tried to make this into an independant study only to find that there isn't much out there unless I was to raid a private collector's library to read some poorly written 19th century gothic cliches. There is a reason that some books don't make it past first or second edition.
And on a completely unrelated note- whatever happened to datacollection and his series of incredibly spefic questions?
I'm thinking of pet rats. Have you ever had rats? Tell me all about it.
I'm reading up on it and I realize I need to have more than one so they can keep each other company, but I'm full of questions like "can I leave home for a day without them spontaneously dying?" and "are they expensive to keep alive and happy?" and so on. I've only lived with a cat and a dog at my parent's house and I didn't have to have the sole responsibility for them, so I'm quite pet-inexperienced. Should I just get a fish?
I take this opportunity to tell you about a girl I know who once said "well, if you get tired of pets, you can always just release them in a forest", lolz. :(
I'm hitting it off really extreme with a guy I just met. The catch is that he's fresh off a longterm relationship of at the very least a year and a half. And by fresh, I mean like.. he clipped the cord like 3 weeks ago. I'm near positive that it's he who broke it off, and I only really know about it because I know one of his good friends. This guy doesn't talk or reminisce about the ex, or even mention her at all. He's affirmed many times how much he likes me. I date a lot and have been single for 3 years, so I'm jaded and weary. But I like him and he strikes me as very sincere. I don't get along this well with everybody.
What would you do if you had a SO that smashed your windshield because he/she could not wake you up in middle of the night to talk about something important. Called you that same night 19 times and came to your house banging on the window and such to try to wake you up before he/she broke the windshield. And before that he/she threw your keys in the middle of the road while you were trying to go to your car because you did not want to deal with an argument.
oh and um while he was married to his ex-wife he broke her nose.
what would you do?
would you stay together with that person?
would you say this is a warning sign for abuse (any kind) later in the future?
thank you and sorry if this sounds pretty confusing.
I ordered a CD on January 17th, and sent a money order via registered mail to the company (I'm on the east coast of Canada, the company is based in Santa Monica, CA). There was a tracking number provided with it, so I was notified when the money order was delivered, on February 4th. But, I have yet to receive the CD. I've emailed the company twice to a)make sure they actually did receive the money order and b)to check on the status of the CD (is it in transit? have they shipped it at all yet? what?) I haven't gotten a response to either email.
So. Should I email them one more time (third time's the charm and all that?) If I do email, should I be all nice and friendly the way I have been in the first two, or should I threaten to report the company to the BBB if they don't answer my inquiry? I'm feeling a bit bitchy about the whole situation at the moment, so I'd be inclined to go with option B, but I'd like to get someone else's input on the whole thing.
1. Who doesn't crate their dog these days? I haven't seen an uncrated dog in so long. Crating is just standard practice around here, I guess.
2. Is catching feral cats illegal? Behind my apartment (under my window), there are TONS of cats that constantly fight, meow, get hit by cars, etc. and I don't think they belong to anyone. I've seen some lady put food outside for them (grrr) but they're very feral in nature and none of them seem to have tags. Anyway, I'm fucking sick of these cats and I called the ASPCA once and they never did anything. My landlord said he has some raccoon traps (where you catch and release them somewhere else), and thinks we could catch them in there and bring them to the shelter since numerous people in our building have complained about the cats.
That sounds kind of weird to me, but I don't know what else to do. What should we do?
My friend are I are going to NYC tomorrow from 10am to about 7pm, and we're looking for something relatively inexpensive and exciting to do, keeping the rain in mind. We're both under 21, and I've already seen Ellis Island (plus I'm a first generation American..) Any ideas?
Also, are there any festivals or flea markets going on tomorrow? Craigslist is only listing pages and pages of *sex toy parties* and clubs.
Hookers and Blow is not an appropriate answer, as we get plenty of that in Albany.
Has anyone ever tried acupuncture? I don't know much about it but I was wondering how effective it was. What did you try it for (if you don't mind sharing) and did it work? What was it like?
If that doesn't apply to you: How much do you like Easy Cheese on a scale of 1-10 (1 being "it is absolutely horrible and I can't stand it" and 10 being "it is the most fabulous thing EVER and I cannot live without it")? Care to explain?
Job A: 3.2 miles from home, laid back office, doing a job that I could do very easily and very well. Lower pay, better hours. Commute of about 5 minutes. More likely to cause boredom.
Job B: A 45 minute (minimum) commute. Starts half hour earlier, but I'd have to leave the house at the buttcrack of dawn to get there on time. Pays a dollar or so higher. More challenging, less likely to cause boredom. Also more likely to cause stress. Less outside people contact than the other job, which is good, because I'm not really a people person.
I hate job hunting. HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT. Don't like it, either.
There is something you really want to accomplish or achieve, and it is a worthy goal that you'd love to reach, but you procrastinate. Not just with anything, though...with other things that you enjoy. As a result, you have several worthy goals you want to reach, but you never reach any of them because they each distract you from the other.
How do you remedy the situation...and in the end reach all of the goals (and nip your procrastination/laziness in the bud)?