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My friend texted me today, telling me that he just saw Danny Bonaduce. I wasn't sure how to respond. I like Danny, but I don't know if it's such a big thing that he's seen. What should I have responded with?
A couple of days ago I posted here asking what I should do for my birthday on Monday. Turns out, I have no choice in the matter and my boyfriend has planned out the entire day for me, but won't tell me what it is. So TQC, what does my boyfriend have planned? If you make me laugh, you win a cookie.
What are some very deep, touching, emotional, tear-jerking songs (preferably with a promotional music video but not necessary)? It could be anything from touching lyrics to the actual music to even the video.
Also who are some female artists solo/group artists that you think are exceptionally good at dancing? I'm looking for a good routine.
#1. Did anyone ever play that terrible, horrible, no good, very bad 24 DVD board game? What was it that Jack Bauer disappointingly said to you when you inevitably failed the game? It was something like "You failed, and because of that millions of people are dead.".
#2. You know that lady's voice you always hear when you get the voice mails (at least in the United States it seems to be the same lady for most cell phone voice mails). She says something like "_____ is not available, please leave a message." If you ran into that woman in real life and heard her talk, do you think you'd recognize her voice and immediately be able to say "that's the woman from the voice mail". Or do you think you'd be stuck trying to figure out where you recognize her voice from for the next 6 months?
For those of you who like movies, I'm wondering: if you ever watch TCM or the "Classic Channel" regularly, then how many times does the theme of some schmuck looking for a wad of money for some scandalous purpose seem to come up? I swear it's like in almost every movie they air except maybe sci-fi and horror genres. Have you noticed this too?
I would like to teach, but it's not the only thing I would enjoy. What's better? Major in a subject you really love (biology), and then you can fall back on teaching if you can't find an ideal job in the field. OR. Major in education, and just become a teacher, and you can teach whatever subject you feel like teaching?
Also, WTF can I do with a bachelor's in biology? Srsly. Science tracks, don't you have to just totally go all out and get a doctorate to accomplish anything?
Sooo, my wife and I decided to take a trip to Boston. We're 4 hours away by car, so we'll either drive there or take the $15 a ticket chinese bus. Anyway, here are the questions!
1) Assuming we drive, how's the situation with parking in Boston? We're from NY(C), it's difficult to find parking in manhattan, but not impossible. Also, even though most streets have meters, some don't and you can park for free for as long as you like (except on cleaning days). Is it possible to avoid meters and paid lots in Boston? Is it difficult to find metered/unmetered parking?
The house we recently purchased has track lighting in the living room. My kitten hates the track lights and will spend hours running up and down the couch, trying to figure out a way to kill it. He stands on the back of the couch and chatters and gets on his hind legs to try and box at the lights.
If someone's icon bothers you, is there a way to block just that icon from appearing or loading? My browser can block all images from a certain domain, but that would mean everybody else's icon would get blocked too.
Does anybody's icon rub you the wrong way? If so, who and/or which icon?
1. I might have missed it... why aren't the Olympics opening ceremony being broadcasted live here in the states? Is this something to do with the boycott issue? There's delayed broadcast tonight and they still label it "live" (on comcast website anyhow). What's up with that?
2. Will you be watching the Olympics this year?
3. Do you practice yoga? If you do, how do you learn (do you go to a class, from a book, a DVD)? If you watch it from a DVD or a book, can you make suggestions on which ones for me to use (for beginners)
In our office there's this guy from another department who's been standing on the other side of our tall cubicle wall just chatting away for the last 15 minutes. That's not the annoying part. For the entire 15 minutes he's been whooshing around this little plastic bag in his hands every 10-20 seconds like some mental defective with an OCD. Whoosh whoosh... 10 second pause... whoosh whoosh.
What's the proper armed response or terror alert color for this situation?
okay, so I need help. I got an e-mail w/ 3 attachments that I NEED asap, but it is in a mime file thing, and I can't open it. I've already asked them to send it again, but is there a freaky way to open it that I'm just to stupid to know???
If you had a 14 year old cat who all-of-the-sudden stopped eating, lost about 9 pounds and was looking raggety ... would you put it to sleep or do whatever you can to keep it alive?
Why I ask... My MIL is in this situation and she just spent an assload of money on x-rays and pills - they think he has cancer. The vet even showed her how to do an IV so she can give the cat fluids. She refuses to let go. :(
My boss keeps calling me, asking if I want to come in to work.
[[I work at McDonalds of all the unholy places on earth.]]
I've worked everyday this week, and on two of my day's off. I'm sick of coming in for them, but I know that I have to sometimes, just because they need people. Right now, I just want my fucking day off. Seriously, please? Anyway, I'm wondering if the next time they call I should just lie and tell them I'm seriously busy I have stuff going on, or if I should just go in anyway. yes, it's money, but... i'm getting annoyed. They pressure you into coming in and I'M SO OVER IT!! I don't WANT to come in any more.
Mmkay, so I am scared shitless. I have to be in court in an hour and a half for driving on a suspended license. I didn't know it was suspended (I've moved three times in less than a year, and my mother never received notice in the mail coming through my old address that the MVA had) and I've got a good lawyer. I have one point on my license from speeding.
1) How fucked am I? Maximum penalty in MD is $1,000.00 fine and/or up to 1 year in jail. 2)Can you please calm me the hell down? I'm not functioning on a level below hysteria at this point.
I am annoyed by the smallest sounds, particularly when I'm trying to concentrate. If someone is clipping their nails across the room while I'm trying to work, I get super frustrated. While many people may be able to tune these sounds out, I just get more and more steamed. Today, it's someone constantly swishing a bag; tomorrow it will be someone eating sunflower seeds (who knows). Turning up my music louder will give me the same headache I get from absorbing these sounds. I've tried the old, "just tune them out"...yeah, didn't work. Do you have any suggestions?
My best friend happens to have cerebral palsy. I don't think her case is that bad - I've heard of people with CP who need canes/walkers to walk. My friend has some minor problems, but I've never seen her not be able to do something the rest of us can do. Anyway, she's 7 1/2 months pregnant, happily married, wonderful, beautiful. Yesterday a woman we work with told me she'd heard someone refer to my best friend as a "mongloid." Saying "the mongloid that works in the office is pregnant, too." (if I am not mistaken, isn't that the completely ignorant thing that people say about someone with downs' syndrome? Which is clearly not what she has, and even if it was, that's so ignorant!). She didn't know who said it, but I told her to try to find out for me (there's about four hundred people where we work, so it's hard to know everyone's names).
If she finds out who it was, should I confront this person? What should I say to them?
(also, best friend has worked at this place for 4+ years - has been there since before it opened. Has proved that she is smart - she runs our accounting office, which tells you she must be pretty smart - and has never done anything to merit people being mean to her).
Assuming you are pretty well-stocked with staples (pasta, sauces, rice, other pantry stuff, etc), how much would you project it to cost for groceries for one average person (mostly meat and produce, but also perishable stuff like milk, cheese, eggs, yogurt, bread, etc) per week or per month?
What about if you add to the one average person another larger-than-average person (a big strong boy)?
The owner of my company is blind, and has been since shortly after his first Brooklyn Dodgers game (according to his official bio, anyway). I walk past his office frequently to get to mine. If he is next to his assistant's desk talking to her, is it less rude just to walk by without saying hello (when he knows that someone is walking by) or interrupt his conversation to engage him? I am inclined to say the former, but I am curious about your take.
ETA: I totally agree that it is entirely rude to interrupt, it just feels ruder and ruder to me each time that I walk by and it is apparent to me that he knows someone was there.
What I'm looking for specifically is a custom tattoo design -- rough concept is a graffiti-style rat, though done mostly realistically rather than anthropomorphic. Coloured if possible but can work with B&W. It will be a cover-up for an existing tattoo, so that needs to be taken into account with the design. I have several example pictures that demonstrate both the style I want, and one with a positioning that will work well over the top of the tattoo currently there.
Alternately, can anyone suggest a good place to find someone who'd be good for this sort of job?
Edit: I know tattoo artists do this as well. I'd still like to get a design put together so I can decide if it is something I want to go through with, and so I know the tattoo artist has a good idea of what I'm after. The artist also isn't someone I can just pop down casually to see.
Alright, so for some reason I am watching that Tyra Banks show. It's about people with wierd-ass cravings. Anyway what I'm getting at is: TQC, would you put cigarette ash on your ice cream and then eat it?
1. In the way of appearance, who do you find beautiful?
I don't mean hot, sexy, cute or even handsome. But beautiful in the classical way that if she/he lived in another time she/he would be the subject of a Renaissance painting or the Muse of an ancient Greek sculptor.
2. On a related note, can you be sexy without being necessarily good looking?
I've just started watching Homicide: Life on the Streets starting from the first episode. My boyfriend has been watching it since it came out in 1993 and he insists that Detective Munch isn't completely insane. I disagree. What's up with that dude?
So I want to go to the movies tonight at a theatre that is about half an hour away but I'm not sure if my parents would be okay with me going since it's downtown. I live in the suburbs of the city and my parents are overly protective of me. (I'm 18 and still have to ask to go out places wtf?) Should I give it a shot at asking them to go first? or should I just tell them I'm going to the movies and let them assume which movie theatre I'm going to?
The central bank is an institution of the most deadly hostility existing against the Principles and form of our Constitution…Bankers are more dangerous than standing armies… [and] If the American People allow private banks to control the issuance of their currency, first by inflation and then by deflation, the banks and corporations that will grow up around them will deprive the People of all their Property until their Children will wake up homeless on the continent their Fathers conquered.
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The nuclear holocaust is coming. In preparation, an underground shelter has been built. The shelter will be able to house and hold enough food for 200,000 people, in a ratio of 10 women:1 man. After the human population aboveground is obliterated, the ones living below will repopulate the earth. Unfortunately, the builders of the shelter forgot to check for rats. As the first bombs are dropped, scientists realize with horror that the rodents left only enough food for one man and his ten wives. Who is the new father of the human race?
Is anyone else totally in love with Clinton Kelly from What Not To Wear? Do you watch that show? What is your favorite episode? They did a review kind of show today, and I got extremely giddy at the one with the guy who dressed really crazy. I loved that guy.
I have a bit of a problem. I work at a boutique and my boss often calls in to see how we are doing in sales. We often have the awkward silences and I almost dread having her call because this is how our conversations usually go:
Me: Hello, *store name* Boss: Hi! How's it going over there? Me: Oh, pretty good/bad. We are at *amount*. Boss: Oh, that's good/bad/whatever. SILENCE Boss: Okay well...we will talk to you later. Me: Okay. Bye!
So my question is, how do I get out of the awkward phone silence. What do I do?
Also, I often work by myself so I can't just get someone else to answer the phone. I cannot ignore the phone or my boss will worry.
That time of year again.....textbook buying season :(
1. Have you used http://www.chegg.com/ to get textbooks before? How'd that work out for you? 2. If you buy your books, do you sell them back at the end of the semester? 3. Taking any fun classes this fall? 4. How many semester hours are you taking this semester? 5. Do you prefer cookies or cake?
A girlfriend walks into the room where her boyfriend is watching golf on TV. She doesn't like watching golf, so she picks up the remote and asks him if she can see what else is on to see if there's anything that they both want to watch on.
Is the girlfriend being disrespectful by asking if they can see what else is on?
Do your boobs tingle when you're nervous? Mine do! I love that feeling. But it is strange, too.
If no, what physical sensations do you feel when you're nervous?
What reflexes do you have to soothe nervousness, that you can't seem to help? I always put my hand at my mouth, but I don't bite my nails. Since I've had my labret piercing, I fiddle that when I'm nervous, and I can't help it even when I consciously try not to do it. It's like a magnet.
a) if you find walking in high heels fairly easy (e.g. can battle lions in them) how did you get that point? Did you start off as a wobbly, slow mess? ("Guys, walk slower, I'm in heels!" is something I have to yell fairly often.)
b) Besides practice, practice, practice, do you know of any tips or advice for those learning to walk in heels?
c) I can stick three fingers between my foot and the shoe in a lot of heels; do you know of any brands that offer arch support? Know of any good inserts?
I found a pair of four-inch black suede, round-toed wedges with a small bow that I have affectionately titled my "Training Heels".
omg, TQC. Remember how I said we're going camping this weekend? Well, we're having trouble coming up with cooking ideas. We've got the basics: hotdogs (& veggie dogs!), corn, s'mores, eggs for breakfast, etc.
What else is good to cook on a camp fire?
Also, have you ever read anything by Zadie Smith? Thoughts?
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Batman 3 is in theatres, and you and your friends managed to get tickets to the very first show. It's such an important event, that at the very first show, Christian Bale and Johnny Depp (as the Riddler) and Zooey Deschanel (filling in for Maggie Gyllenhaal, as the role seems to be played by a new chick every movie) are going to be there in person to greet every person who attends this first show. It's a once in a lifetime experience, and you're excited. There's also a prize given to the first 1,000 people in line, that can't be purchased in stores. It's special. As you're waiting in line, excited, you get tapped on the shoulder "Hey, I'll give you $500 for your ticket", says one guy in a Batman mask. Do you sell your ticket?
There's another premiere happening in your city. It's a musical that features Keanu Reeves singing his heart out, Carrot Top and Larry the Cable Guy playing rappers, Jessica Simpson playing a brilliant scientist who puts some of Stephen Hawking's words to music, and the whole thing is narrated by Bobcat Goldthwait. And those that attend the first show will be forced to meet the stars. You're walking by the line, and someone says "Hey, if I give you $20, will you take my place in line? I really don't want to see this, but I'm a movie critic and I have to report on this horrible film. What I do normally is I watch the movie, and record the film on this audio device so I can review it later. But I figure that if you tape it for me, I can skip the viewing entirely and just listen to the awful crap instead. Will you do this for me? Also, I'm afraid after the movie, I might actually lunge and attack one of the stars". Do you do this thing for him and earn $20?
I don't drive/don't have a car. One of my roommates does have a car. All three of us work at the same place. The one who OWNS the car has the exact same schedule as me. Work is 1 mile away, so figure I am in the car 1 mile, twice a day, five days a week, times four weeks in a month. So, I'm in the car forty miles a month, but divide that by two because figure roommate should pay to get there two, since she's going to work (they aren't having to go drop me somewhere else at work - we're going ot the same place). And then I'd figure in the fact that there are a LOT of afternoons that I stay late so I have to find another ride home, or I've walked a couple of times.
So, my question: should I have to pay not only gas money (I've been giving them $20-40 a month, which now that I think about how little I'm in that car, I'm about to drop it down to $5 a month), but one third of the insurance as well? (one third of the insurance would be about $35 a month).
He's the Dallas Federal Reserve President, and he said:
Add together the unfunded liabilities from Medicare and Social Security, and it comes to $99.2 trillion over the infinite horizon.
How much would we have to pay if we split the tab? Again, the math is painful. With a total population of 304 million, from infants to the elderly, the per-person payment to the federal treasury would come to $330,000. This comes to $1.3 million per family of four—over 25 times the average household’s income.
I bought some Advantage today from the vet closest to me, not the one that I usually see. I think the receptionist was less than thorough in her knowledge of the product, and often gave instructions with words like "I think" and "I guess" as modifiers. :( They didn't have anyone more informed on staff at the time either.
The product comes in three dose sizes, the largest being for dogs 55 pounds and over. If my dog is 150 lbs., does he still really only need the one dose? The company's website does not seem to help, nor does my googling. Any vet techs or large dog people here know the answer?
There's a GIF file floating around, and it's been posted in a few "show me your favorite gifs!" posts, that features a dude acting like a dinosaur, and another dude behind him opens an umbrella and makes it look like he's, uh. I don't know what the word is, but if you've seen it, you know what I'm talking about. I want to show it to my best friend but I haven't saved it, because I'm a dumbass, and I don't know where to look for it. Can you show me this GIF?!
Also, if you share a house/apartment/living space with other people, how do you feel about your personal belongings being in a public area?
It drives me absolutely bonkers, even if I'm not concerned with anyone using it or messing with it.
If you share a bedroom with someone in said house/apartment/living space, where do you go/what do you do when you want to kick said person in the face and/or just need some alone time?
*assume that you have no friends in the area, yet, and therefore can't go to one of their houses.
My friends want to go out tonight, and they want to go to the same stinky, smoky, crowded, shithole bar they always want to go to. I really, really, REALLY don't want to go there, and would like to go to the slightly pricer, not stinky smoky crowded shithole instead. We ALWAYS go to their bar, we NEVER go to the one I want to go to.
Am I a brat for saying "I'd like to go out tonight, but I don't want to go if we're going to [smoky shithole]?"
Downloading from a torrent site. How is it that with 7578 seeds and 5514 leeches I'm connected to exactly 0?
I know it's not a problem with my connection because when I download from a private tracker (where everyone has to keep a ratio of at least 1:1) I often get speeds of 2MB(yes, megabYtes) per second. The downloads start almost right away, etc.
But it can't be that out of ~13,000 people no one is uploading at at least 1kbps. So, what gives?
Also, I don't think it's the case with this specific torrent site, it's a popular one and I've been on other popular ones with approximately the same results...
Do you support/follow any bands local to your area? Could you share some band names? How did you discover them?
There's only two so far that I've found in my area that I really like. Jason Webley and The Bad Things. (Have you heard of them?) I saw The Bad Things for the first time at the Northwest Folklife Festival and a friend told me about Jason Webley.
You know how around Christmas some TV stations just broadcast continuous footage of a log burning in the fireplace? Well, what if they dedicated a channel to playing footage of a chicken or meatloaf slow-cooking in the oven? Do you think North Americans will tune in to watch fat sizzle?