First off i understand that Obama is African American but why is race such an issue? shouldn't we be focusing on his view first off and his color of skin second off.
personally i find it disgusting that race is seriously this big of an issue
And if you dont mind answering who are you voting for and why? (no simple answers, such as 8 years is enough or time for a change. Real answers TQC)
Its coming close to McCain or not voting not becuase i like him but i completely disagree with what Obama wants the gun laws for this country to be.
Obama wants to add more onto the Clinton semi auto ban to include all semi auto weapons that some such as myself use for hunting
Today, TQC, I got a girlfriend.
What's the best thing that's happened to you recently?
did you ask a lot of questions as a child?
Today my mother said to me, "I could never vote for someone with the middle name Hussein."
What is something idiotic someone has said to you recently?
If you could take a class on any topic you wanted, what would it be?
I'd love to take a Philosophy of Language class.
For the guys:
Please name one man that you would (theoretically) go gay for. An actor, musician, et cetera.
Now which fictional character would you do it with?
For the ladies:
Please name one woman that you would (theoretically) perform a <lesbian act with.
Now which fictional character would you do it with?
For those who just absolutely refuse to admit to their sexual desires for someone of the same sex:
Would you let someone of the same sex perform a sex act on you (blowjob, handjob, cunnilingus, etc)?
ETA: If you're gay/lesbian, name someone you would go straight for, plzkthnx.
I say hi to someone I know and he/she doesn't even bother to look me in the eye. Asshole, y/n?
where can i find these essays to read online?
"practices of looking" by marita sturken and lisa cartwright
"representation" by marita sturken and lisa cartwright
"the egg and the sperm" by emily martin
" a maid in the capital" by rigoberta menchu
thanks in advance
So, I've got a paper due tomorrow afternoon, and I haven't even come close to finishing it. It's 1.30amish, hereabouts, and the coffee is wearing off, I'm tired - but I don't want to waste too much time sleeping and risk not getting this finished.
So - how many hours of sleep is the minimum useful amount to be able to function the next day?
(After I hand this sucker in, I can totally come home and sleep, too.)
Any tips on staying alert and writing a good paper when tired, stressed, facing a deadline, and not completely confident that you know the material well?
Do you watch the Sci-Fi original series Eureka?
The show is also known elsewhere around the world as A Town Called Eureka.
Ladies, can you feel yourself ovulating?
Sharing a house with a couple - good idea or bad idea?
"Hi I am a burn victim. I'm required by law to inform everyone I come into contact with. Can I get a #1 with a Dr. Pepper?"
Someone came through the drive-thru today and said that! I didn' see it, but I heard about it. What would your reaction be if this happened to you?
If you live in a small town for ten years, is it common to know the names of all the streets around you?
What about a large city (within a block or two)?
Would you think anything of it if someone didn't recognize a particular street as being near where they live in either case?
Will you paste the last thing you copied please?
What is the greatest band in the history of the world?
What's your sign?
If you could teach me one thing, what would it be?
If we were making a baby, what one characteristic would it absolutely have to get from you? Not from you?
1. What is something you love to eat that most people would think is nasty? Details please.
2. If you could have any food/foods in front of you right now what would they be?
3. What is your favorite condiment?
4. Which food is hard/impossible for you to pass up?
What are three books everyone should read at a least once?
I spent 50 - 60 bucks on batteries because I thought Ike was going to hit Miami. However, he didn't. Don't get me wrong... Im super relieved, I just don't want 50 bucks worth of batteries lying around my house.
Will Publix (the supermarket) take them back?
What if I don't have a receipt?
I feel like they won't cause they know I don't want them cause Ike didn't come.
I could leave it for the next storm but I need the money.
My friends are throwing me a party on Friday to celebrate my 21st birthday. I was planning on partying it up all night and staying at that house. Today I learned we have a Store meeting at 7am on Saturday. Then I work at 12. Should I just not sleep and hate life all day Saturday? Or should I just tell them it might not work and possibly reschedule?
Throwing the party on Saturday is not an option.
I am posting an ad to CraigsList right now in search for a cleaning service. I was wondering if I should mention my apartment looking like I have my own personal dildo shop? I have everything locked in train cases as I have a three year old, but I'll admit shit gets lose and sometimes there's a little penis laying on the floor. Should I mention "Conservatives need not apply!"?
Whats the last thing you made?
You've come to realize that a coworker takes two pills from an unlabeled pharmacy-style bottle around (but not exactly) the same time every day. She makes no attempt to hide the pills, but she's never discussed any disease or chronic ailment. What do you assume she's taking?
do you eat more or less when you're depressed?
it tends to go back and forth for me. right now i'm not eating anything. all i had yesterday was a bowl of cheerios, a can of mixed veggies and two small cookies.
Is there someone you feel like you just keep fucking up things with?
Is there someone that feels like that with you?
Who would win in a fight, Santa Claus or the Easter Bunny?
How did you sleep last night TQC?
And what are you doing up so early?
I had something very verrrry important to do on the interwbez.....but I forgot what it was.
Can you help me to remember TeeKewCay?
You are my only hope.
ETA:you're not helping...much
My Boyfriend entered a raffle at the fall fair and apparently has won the grand prize.
A trip to the Bahamas.
1)Do you think its a scam?
2)Have any of you had something like this happen to you?
3)I bought a lottery ticket for the first time in my life...do you think I'll win?
4)If yes to three, what do you think I will do with the cash?
Would you say TQC knows more about your sex life than anyone else?
TQC knows more about my sex life than probably even I do.
I want to live somewhere I can walk to everything, but not in a bignormous city. Where should I go?
I am everything you want, I am everything you need, I am everything inside of you that you wish you could be. I say all the right things at exactly the right time, but I mean nothing to you. Why?
A chick I work with wore a loose fitting top the other day and totally flashed me when leaning over a desk I was sitting behind. I didn’t know what to say so I didn’t say anything.
Did she know I was looking right down her shirt?
Should I have said something? What?
Edit: She generally flirts with me anyway and I'd prefer she didn't do this again.
What was the last thing that upset you?
My ob/gyn made a face when she saw how much weight I gained... hah it was horrible
What was the last thing that made you happy?
Should I just go back to sleep?
Why would three men decide to do a barbie inside a hut?
I mean, isn't it something you do with a massive amount of friends in your backyard (where there is some sort of scenery) and either your neighbours are invited or they are pissed because they can hear everything but can't take part in?!
Edit: OR WHERE YOUR BACH IS SO YOU CAN SEE THE OCEAN/BEACH/MOUNTAINS~?
Who here likes the show Tales From the Darkside-even though most of them are corny?
How many of you knew that my question about the $200/month apartment was based on one of the stories?
What are the chances of someone getting back into the Marine Corps after being dismissed with an Other Than Honorable discharge??
(The ex was discharged 3+ years ago with OTH, and wants to get back in. Anybody know the chances? They told him he could try back after 2 years, but there was no guarantee they would take him)
I apologize if this has been asked recently, but I didn't see it in the first two pages of TQC questions.
Regarding the new Spore game, is it only playable when you're online, or can you actually play it solo and unplugged? I know the options would be greater while connected, but I'm considering buying it for my laptop, which isn't connected to the 'net most of the time (no wireless at home).
When did you last flip your shit over something? What caused it?
Edit: i'm making it more vague.
If you are sexually active, are you worried about becoming pregnant unplanned?
What would you do if you did become pregnant?
What have you grown out of? (Interpret as you wish)
how do you ask someone to be your BFF ?
Sorry for another post so soon after my previous one, but I need halp. I downloaded a torrent of an album, and when it finished and I opened the folder to put the songs in my iTunes, I see that they're all ".flac" files. I have no idea what these are, but they won't play in my iTunes. Wtf? Can I fix this? Or will I have to find a new torrent? :(
When is the last time you threw up?
What made you throw up?
TQC, i just found out one of my favorite bands broke up last October(i have no idea how i didn't hear about it until now).
will you post some lulzy shit to cheer me up? i'm really bummed :(
What are some of your shorthand notes when writing down heaps of shit in a very short period of time?
R with a circle around it stands for Right
L with circle around it stands for Left
Arrow pointing up is increase (down is decrease)
Diff is different
Ax is "on assessment"
Tx is "on treatment"
And arrow to the side (eg. x->y) means something start off from x and turned/reached y. It could also mean x eventually = y or something like that.
FOP=factors of production
Can you show me some of your more interesting ones and not like mine where it seems very obvious or something like that? (not like D is the shorthand for demand)
I use the Chinese characters for the seasons.
I am looking to move to Sevierville, TN come the end of the month and I was wondering: Where are the cool hangouts / people, good areas to live, etc? Will you be my friend if I move up there?
I'm alone in my office for the next hour! BWAHAHA! What should I do??
How does your weather be all like where you live?
It's pissing rain over here.
Last night after I went to bed I received two calls from a number I don't recognize (and googling it just comes up saying the number is from the city I work in, and probably a cell phone), both at 11:54pm. They also left me a creepy voicemail talking about how they watch me, can't wait to see me again, etc., etc., basically saying they stalk me and that they love me. They knew my first name as well, and the voice sounds KIND OF familiar, but I can't place it.
TQC, what should I do? Should I call the number back? Ignore it? PRETEND NOTHING EVER HAPPENED? It's kind of creeping me out, especially since now all of a sudden I keep receiving calls from OTHER numbers I don't recognize. :(
Will you show me the most grotesque, nightmare causing, vomit inducing photo in your arsenal?
From time to time, I get this really bad pain in my ribs; it's most often on the right-hand side. A sharp pain that escalates quickly into being severe enough that it's difficult to stand/do things (I most often sit or lie down until it passes) and which will gradually spead up to include my right shoulder and diaphragm area. The pain is kinda similar to what you get when you have really severe indigestion, except I've had that too and I know the difference, and in particular this is very specifically in the rib area and not the stomach.
I've mentioned this a few times to doctors but it's vague enough that they don't really know what to make of it. It's something that I've experienced for many years, as far back as I can remember. It's not common; I'll have months, maybe longer, between episodes. But they're acute when they do come.
Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? After twenty-five years I'm reasonably confident it's not anything fatal, but I'd really love to get some clue as to what's going on.
Note: When I was seven, I broke seven ribs down that side. I can't help thinking this might be related, but I can't remember for sure if I had these symptoms prior to the accident or not. We're talking eighteen years ago though, the ribs have long since healed, and I'm not sure why it would be such an occasional thing if there was something that hadn't healed right. I also used to have a friend who had the same symptoms, and had never broken any ribs.
what film and or movies do you think have the best soundtracks?
Is there a reliable way to download YouTube videos? The only things I find via google seem... not trustworthy... [edit: I'm really surprised at the amount of people still saying "google" after I said this...]
I'm making a new playlist on Pandora and I want to include all the awesome music from the 80's and 90's, but I can never remember artists names.
What artists would you put on your 80's and 90's playlist?
1. How would you define a "casual dating relationship"?
2. What was the longest you've ever gone without brushing your teeth?
3. Would you clone yourself if you really could? Why?
What is your favorite dip with chips, does it matter what kind?
Do chicken and waffles really taste good together?
What was your last update to your personal journal about?
Who was the last (non community) post on your friends list from?
What is the best way for a guy/girl to get you into bed?
What tv show do you think is incredibly overrated?
Mine? South Park. I would rather stab myself.
So, I went to sleep (good advice guys!) and woke up to find my cat snuggled against my back.
What was the last cute thing your pet did?
My friend is picking me up and showing me something at her house before we go out...what do you think she's going to show me?
(I have a feeling it's a new pet?)
How early do you usually show up for appointments?
Will you comment so that other TQCers can say whatever they want to you?
TQC , why do people think you put spaces between things like periods , commas , question marks , and exclamation marks ? seriously , where did they learn it ? i don't know what they're teaching in those damn schools these days .
How would one say "I miss you a lot" in Italian, informal?
All of the online translators I'm trying to use are giving me formal versions and not seeming correct. =/
What makes you so difficult to love?
If you stumbled upon some animal fight, would you try and intervene and save the losing animal, or would you step back and let nature take it's coarse?
Would it depend on the animal?
Perhaps you would be more apt to step in if they were domestic animals, rather than wild animals?
What would you do?
Will you tell the rest of TQC about the most awkward sexual experience you've ever had?
Why can't I stop puking? It's been like once to twice a day since Friday. Am I dying?
I'm a virgin, so unless it's the next Jesus, I don't foresee pregnancy in my future.
do you eat alone?
do you drink alone?
do you have quiet romantic interludes by your lonesome?
Inkjet or laser printer?
Mostly for school printing, but I want to print stuff for my wedding invitations/thank you notes.
1. what do you consider to be your sexuality?
2. if heterosexual, have you ever had a homosexual experience?
2a. how was it?
3. if homosexual, have you ever had a heterosexual experience?
3a. how was it?
4. how many friends do you have?
4a. how many of those friends are openly lgbt?
4b. how many are in the closet, or questionsing?
ETA: do you have any personal/religious conflicts with lgbt people? does it prevent you from befriending lgbt people?
1) What's your current weather like? It just got pitch black here and it's thundering!
2) Is there any form of weather you have never experienced? I have never experienced a tornado. I am thankful.
My sister in law is decorating her living room with Egyptian stuff, and wanted some electric wall sconces or torches.
I've only found one so far, which isn't really the right "look". And all the others I've seen are just for "Egyptian crystal"
Can anyone point me towards them? Something with scarabs, serpents, or one of the gods would be best. Needs to be electric, too, so no candle holders.
Just now I was eating almonds and I had to talk to my boss and I had an almond in my hand and I felt awkward so I shoved it in my pocket and then for some reason I kept putting my hand in there to hold it so it wouldn't fall out.
What do you think my boss was thinking when he saw me do this?
What was the last weird thing you did without realizing it?
TQC, I am an idiot.
I have GERD, but because my Prilosec makes me constipated, I avoid taking it a lot. However, over the last 3 days, my torso has felt like I've been digesting broken glass and sharpened knives. I broke down and got my Prilosec refilled and am on my 2nd day of the 14 day course. It also means that I'm stuck eating brown rice, broccoli and boiled chicken until my stomach can take anything with flavor.
Do you ever do something to avoid a negative reaction, only to wind up making things way worse? Will you tell me about one of those times?
Should I just stay home from my last class of the day? It's mainly a discussion class about the DaVinci code, not the book, but the theory. We are reading The Chalice and The Blade right now. I could read from the book while laying in bed. I just don't feel like walking to class and want to stay snuggled in my bed. I've been going a lot lately and that sucks when you are sick.
How long did it take you or your partner to show positive on a pregnancy test?
How did you let your family know (if you did)?
How old were you when you had your first child?
There are two dogs in my back yard and I don't know either of them. One of them is a huge bulldog (or looks something like one). They're refusing to leave. I opened the back door to and as soon as I did they they jumped up on the screen door and started barking and snarling. They've been prancing around for the last 15 minutes. What should I do?
They're also having a nice game of barking tag with the neighbours dog. It's really annoying.
Does your bathroom have a window? Do you keep a shade over it or leave it open? What can you see out of this window?
Why would someone put a window in a bathroom?!
I have to install my extra 40 gig hard drive in my computer.
I've never done it before.
On a scale of 1 - 10, is it hard?
I know enough about computers to build one, but I've never installed a secondary hard drive. =-\
Has anyone ever purched a refurbished ipod? Have you had any problems?
What is KFC's secret recipe? Why so secretive with it? If it was found out would people go fucking crazy and start opening bootleg KFCs and the corporation would go under?
Dear Teak Yuicy,
I just farted.
Are you outgoing?
Are you good at letting go?
Do you ever toot your own horn?
if you could sing like any famous person, who's voice would you want?
You can only use a fork, a spoon, or a knife for the rest of your life. You can't use all three, you can't use two different ones, you can use one kind only. Which one do you pick to eat your meals with? (you can use the ends of the utensils to spear if you need to)
if you have a good relationship with your grandparents, whats the last thing you did that made them happy/excited?
my pap likes to go up to his cabin and my mom told me he was thinking of going this weekend but was talking about how he didn't want to make me go along cause he knew i didn't always find that fun- and i called him up the other day to talk and just mentioned that it would be nice to go up to the cabin and mom told me later how he was so excited about going now. heh.
So, TQC, it's my 21st birthday on Friday and I'm going to Key West. There's just a little problem with this: I'm concerned that the island will still be, you know, partially under water by then. Do you think I'm going to get screwed out of a great first bar crawl by water, or do you think they'll have the water cleared out by then?
Any tips for negotiating the price when putting an offer in on a house?
Do I just pull a random number out of my ass or let my realtor help me figure it out?
What’s the best way to stop a chick you work with from crushing on you, and still maintain a good work environment with her?
Does anyone know the origin of the saying "if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention"?
I have to go run an errand later and I am going to get some dinner while I'm out. What should I get for dinner? I need something light to not hurt my tummy but all I can think of is broth, or crackers or bread and I don't want any of that stuff.
Did gas just jump $.25 a gallon in your area, too?
It was $3.72 and now it's $3.97. D:
I have to write a paper about a personal problem, or a problem thats at least relevant to my life or something.
I don't know what I could write about...I know none of you know me personally...but
do you have ideas of what I could write about? Could be anything...Serious answers only please.
What are you favorite rides/attractions at Walt Disney World?
For those who have never been: Do you want to go & why or why not?
If someone wanted to dye their hair, say...fire-engine red (it has been bleached beforehand), what brand of hair dye would you suggest for them to use? (It doesn't really matter if it tends to fade rather quickly or not, but I suppose that the longer it lasts, the better.)
Suppose a movie studio knocks on your door one day and says, "We want you to direct a movie but it has to be a porno." They offer you so much money that you can't turn them down and they also say, "We can get you anyone in the world to be in it."
Who are the two main leads that you cast to be in your porno?
What is your movie called?
What have you put off today?
What have you accomplished?
I put off laundry again.
I did clean 2 of the 4 toilets in the house though! And got my son to pee on the potty. Woo!
What is your favorite dish involving chicken?
EDIT: include recipie!
I am hosting a "sit around and watch Doctor Who like a bunch of nerds" party this Saturday.
WHO'S IN? (if you do not like Doctor Who, pretend we're watching something else)
What snacks and drinks will you bring?
We might need to take breaks from the TV and maybe play some board games... what are you bringing for us to play?
My best friend's parents are offering to fly us somewhere for a few days and pay for the hotel. We'll be doing a weekend trip- leave early friday afternoon, come back late Sunday. So we're thinking of somewhere west of Texas, because any flight longer than that wouldn't be worth it...
Any ideas where we should go? Don't suggest San Francisco... we live there. :-)
Edit: BTW, not 21. Otherwise we'd totally be heading to Vegas.
Is the top really that lonely?
TQCers, will you post a picture of your glasses?
Sometimes when I post to TQC I feel like I'm just talking to close friends. Do you ever feel this way?
1. Would you love to go to a Halloween party where there was a theme and it limited the era/style of your costume? Or would you be all "Ok, Hitler, I'm going to pass and do what I want."
2. If you think it's restrictive and lame, would you go to a regular Halloween party, and then a few weeks later attend a themed costume party hosted by the same people?
My husband and I can't decide between parties and wondering if people would be tired of dressing up in November since it's right after Halloween, or if people would be put off by "having" to dress up a certain way for Halloween.
Granted, there's always oodles of Halloween parties/bar events each year so it's not TOO restrictive but you know, I just wanted a general idea.
ETA: OKAY so let's say it will be in November, middle of the month. Would you be as excited about it if I had also invited you to a Halloween party two weeks earlier?
Should we just hold off on the speakeasy party? The 18th amendment WAS passed by Senate on my birthday so.... there's always that (in December).
Are you sleepy? Why or why not?
How soon after giving birth, is it possible to get pregnant again??
1. did you have a good day today? why or why not
2. on october 9th the post secret founder, frank warren, is coming to my school. should i pay $15 to go see the secrets and stuff?
3. what are you looking forward to?
Do you have a favorite style shoe?
Do you prefer, round, square or pointed toe shoes?
How many pair of shoes do you own?
Who is your favorite musician?
How long have you known your "oldest" friend?
Fifteen years. I just went out with her today, she's the best!
Do you say "I love you" to your friends?
Only to some of them
What do you use for school? Binders, spiral notebooks or composition books?
I'm left handed and hate binders, but I'm tempted to get one to organize my stuff for a science class that I have.
eh, and why not one more: Are you a lefty or a righty?
Hey Teek Yoo See,
Did you miss me while I was at work?
Will you post a picture of you at the last party/celebration you attended?
for those of you who love music - i've gotten real into ratatat, simian mobile disco, daft punk, brazilian girls - so what other artists are similar that i can download?
and if you cant answer that what's your favorite genre and band/artist/group from said genre?
What's your big secret?
Could you give me a clue?
If you'd open your head tell me what would I find?
Are you for real?
What do you feel?
Would you be angry if your SO got a job doing modeling for a fine arts school? What if it was nude modeling?
(by the way you are really really broke and could use the $15 an hour it pays)
How do you feel about people who model naked for fine arts schools?
I'm using windows xp and using the search function to find all picture files so I can move them to one folder.
When I try to click and drag it says it cannot read from the source file or disk. Any idea how I can get round this?
TQC, my SO's awesome hobbity librarian mom sent me a $50 B&N card for my 22nd birthday. For once, I have all the textbooks I need for my 19 credits of English courses, so I'm able to spend it on Cool Stuff instead of literary editing and publishing books. WOOTNESS ABOUNDS.
So far, I'm thinking I'll get:
Sputnik Sweetheart - Haruki Murakami
maaaaaybe Lullabies for Little Criminals - Heather O'Neill (have you read this? What did you think?)
Question 1: what other books do you think I should try? (Taste guideline: I adore Douglas Coupland, Janet Fitch, Peter S. Beagle, Dave Eggers and Chuck Klosterman. I can't stand Chuck Palahniuk.)
Question 2: similar, but if you've read one or both, what do you think of Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys and/or Fragile Things? I've read American Gods, Stardust and Good Omens and loved American Gods most of all, but have never read any of his other work. I know I'm late to that party (I'm such a bad English major).
Question 3: should I spend all the money on books, or should I cave and split it between my snooty lit'rahtshure and Project Runway Season 2 on DVD?
Whats going on in Chicago this weekend?
i have a really shitty neighbor and i want to sign them up for lots of annoying junk mail. do you know of anything i could sign them up for? alternatively, what weird things should i send them in the mail?
EDIT: THEY ARE PLAYING EDWIN MCCAIN (i'll be) REALLY LOUDLY AND YELLING AT THEIR CHILDREN RIGHT NOW. D: i need something SUPER ANNOYING TO DO TO THEM.
I'm meeting up with a friend at a picnic bench. On the way I pass Burger King, Wendy's and Taco Bell. Which should I get?
I really like chicken fries but I kinda wanna try that volcano taco... but then Wendy's has good burgers...
Dontcha hate when you don't know what you want?
I was watching the DIY channel and the show was directed towards women... and they spent a half hour segment just showing how to change a lighting fixture!!! I'm not all girl-power feminist or whatever the hell they call it, but I was kind of embarrassed for my gender at that moment.
What's something that you're proud of yourself for doing that would be considered traditionally for the opposite gender?
I was proud of myself for painting, installing carpeting and shelving, and assembling all the furniture in my room... when I was six months pregnant.
And I love boys who do dishes, just thought I'd throw that out there.
Do you ever wish you had a heads-up that there was going to be a certain kind of picture post soon so you could ready yourself?
What does your room look like? Pics welcome ;)