I just read an X-Files fanfic that had Mulder and Scully so out of character it was painful. And there were medical issues in there that don't exactly work out. I left a review pointing out all the things wrong. Should I feel guilty? Because I really feel guilty now and I don't know why.
is there a nice way to tell my friend to stop going ON AND ON AND ON about how his not-girlfriend wants to have his babies and wants to marry him and how they're so happy and how boohoo he hasn't gotten laid in a week, when he knows i'm fucking miserable as all hell being single? he keeps talking about it and while i'm happy for him, i'm REALLY sick of hearing about it. christ.
what's the best way to get my mind of things that isn't alcohol or weed?
You're playing scrabble and you rearrange your letters to only to discover that you have the letters to make up a really good dirty word (let's pretend that slang works... roommates and I accept slang words in our own game). Do you place the dirty word down on the board just to have it on there for shits and giggles or do you go for the word that has the most points (assuming you can get more points on another word, even if the dirty word is funny)?
1. Time Warner has pulled all of their artists' videos from Youtube today. Apparently, Time Warner wanted more money than Youtube was willing to give them to allow Youtube to keep airing their videos.
Was this a wise move on Time Warner's part since they were fighting for their artists? Or was it bad since music channels on cable are just about extinct and Youtube did a service by playing their videos and getting their music out there?
2. I know we've had quite a few video questions today but I want to know what is the most dramatic narrative video? That is, screw the music, what video on visuals and storytelling alone, made you feel like your heart had been ripped out?
Every day at about 1am my internet stops working. Clicking "Repair" doesn't work, neither does disabling and enabling. I just have to restart my computer and it works fine. This only starting happening since I reformatted my computer a week ago and it isn't the internet because it doesn't happen to my brother. Can anyone help?
this is a college town. most people should be gone by now, but somehow, there's a party upstairs, just like EVERY OTHER FUCKING NIGHT.
i wish i could call the cops. oh, how i wish! but my roommate is really good friends with one of the guys upstairs and i don't want to cause trouble. besides, this same guy bragged to me last year about how they once got the cops called on them by the former residents of my apartment because they were modeling high heels at 3am. he thought it was soooo funny. they're rich motherfuckers so they don't give a shit about paying fines.
i swear to god. they are playing the worst music (seriously..."the cup of life" by ricky martin) and jumping around and stomping all over the place. if i were to ask them to turn it down they would say, "oh, i'm sorry! we'll turn it down!" then lock their door and, you know, not turn it down. they're really dramatic, too, so they'd probably talk shit about me all over campus just like they talked shit about their last neighbors.
how do i get these assholes to SHUT THE FUCK UP? they need to be fucking beaten or something if even the cops can't shut them up.
I'm broke and need to bring something edible for Christmas dinner at my parents house. I'm so hungry that I'm over food as of now and cannot think of any good vegetarian dishes to bring. I'm sooo sick of my usual suspects, what should i bring?
My kitty got sick and was super dehydrated/wouldn't eat. We brought her to the vets where they held her overnight for 3 days and fed her with an IV. We brought her home today because they couldn't figure out why she was sick and it was a waste of money. She STILL won't eat or drink anything and instead just sleeps.
Is there anything I can do to help her? If she continues not eating, is it okay to try feeding her baby formula with an eyedropper? :/
Give me an example of a word that you know the meaning of in context but have difficulty defining? For example, the word ironic is easy to understand in context, but I have trouble defining it concisely without using it in a sentence.
If you are in AA or in/used to be in some kind of addiction treatment program, is there any such thing to you as a person who drinks regularly but is not an alcoholic? It seems to me that a lot of recovering alcoholics think that everyone who drinks is secretly an alcoholic in denial.
our house phone keeps ringing but no number shows up on the caller-id and when the phone is picked up, no one's there. they "left a message" on the answering machine but it was just silence. if you hang up the phone it just rings again.
what's wrong with the house phone, tqc? is it ghosts?
I was just watching Sunrise (a morning news show), and they were talking about how some American publishers thought it was offensive, or could be taken offensively, because it has nigger in it, even though the words have entirely different meanings.
Would you prefer that when used (assuming for cordial discussions where the participants aren't being inflammatory), the word is spelt properly, or censored (n*gger) or is only referred to (the "N" word)?
A co-workers brother passed away suddenly a few days ago. The obituary was very non-specific but the way it read I suspect it was a suicide. I lost my step-brother to suicide a couple years ago on New Years eve - so very similar timing. Is it appropriate for me to send him an email just saying I'm sorry to hear about his brother's passing and that I went through something similar? I won't mention that my step-brother was a suicide or anything, since I'm not 100% sure that's the case with his brother.
Or, would it be better to just leave things unsaid? I don't want to upset him any more either.
1)Do you think kids should be told there is a Santa or no? Why/why not? 2)Have any foolproof cold remedies? I currently have a runny nose and sore throat with a forecast of coughing in the near future. 3)Also, when I go to sleep I can't breathe through my nose now and I wake up in the morning with a dry tongue. Any suggestions on how I can fix this problem?
So for the past couple weeks when I would get to work, my computer would not turn on right away. I would push the button to power it up (we had to shut down at the end of every day) and nothing would happen. Ten minutes would pass, I'd come back, and it would turn on. Now? This morning, it just stopped working completely. An hour of pushing that button was no dice. Old Gateway, XP Home edition.
TQC, what is wrong with my work computer? Is it fried? Is it the motherboard? Is it gremlins? What is it?
In countries where they drive on the left hand side of the road, are the orders of the pedals in the driver's side reversed as well? I know that the turn signal thing moves to the other side of the wheel, and the shifting order is flipped too (or so I've heard), but do they move the pedals so that you engage the clutch with the right foot and brake/gas with the left? Or is it still the same as in US cars?
1. Christmas or Thanksgiving? 2. IHOP or Denny's? 3. Strawberry or Blueberry? 4. Ugly Betty or Pushing Daisies? 5. Winter Break or Spring Break?
1. Christmas. The presents, and I like christmas food better. 2. IHOP. It's just better. Denny's is cheaper though. 3. Strawberries. They're less bitter than blueberries, even though blueberries taste better in muffins and donuts. 4. Ugly Betty. It doesn't go overboard with it's corniness. 5. Spring Break. It's warm and I can go outside without being miserable.
dear dr. tqc, it's only 10:30 in the morning and i've thrown up five times today! i don't feel all that sick, but i can't keep anything down, not even water. it's making me very sad. last night i ate a frozen pizza then went out to a club and got shitfaced on warm sake. did one of those things poison me? any suggestions for things i should try to consume that might stay down? am i gonna die?
I need your help TQC! can you think of any awsome/well known/funny quotes from any of the following films/tv programmes? if not are there any others you can think of that a person who likes these films would like? its for part of a christmas present, and yes i realise im leaving it a bit late.
Shaun of the Dead Rocky Rambo Nightmare Before CHristmas Any Pirates of the Carribean
Spaced Black Books
thats all i can think of just now. also, if you are so wonderful, a picture of the scene in which the quote takes place would be most excellent.
I can now fit into some of the clothes I wore in middle school. Odd, y or n? If you're trying to lose weight, what's the size you want to wear ideally? What is your actual clothing size? (Please specify USA/UK/etc.)
So an acquaintance from school facebook invited me to a New years day brunch. I'm pretty sure its a courtesy invite, but the puzzling part is we don't have any friends in common why would she courtesy invite me?
Am I the only person that's had basically no luck with Proactiv? In the two and a half years I've been using it, it was working for a little while and then stopped. The only reason I've been using it this long is because I don't go through it that fast, and when my mom ordered it, she didn't realize it was a subscription and they kept sending it for a while, and I don't want it to just sit around uselessly. TQC, how can I fix my acne? Any suggestions? D:
Also, do you have any quirks or odd habits you'd like to share? I count stairs.
TQC, my dad just called and said he was going to come by today to bring me Christmas presents. We haven't spoken in a year, the last time I really saw him was when we got in a huge fight etc etc last October. My mom knew he was going to do this, but didn't think to warn me or anything.
So what am I getting for Christmas from my estranged dad?
If you ring a doorbell...do you listen to hear if there is a sound coming from the house? Apparently the fed-ex guy came to my house, rang the bell and walked away.
-My door bell does not work, never has. If he knocked once, my dog would have heard him (I was awake, too)
WHY DIDN'T HE JUST KNOCK?!!! ughhh
His note said that I could go pick up my package at 8pm...except the office closes at 7:30. The woman from fed-ex said I could go there and wait for him as long as I'm there before 7:30. Should I do that?
I want to be anywhere but here, and want to have internet access. My friend told me that Starbucks (the closest thing with "free wifi") you have to pay for the wifi by the minute. Is that true? What about borders, do they limit the "free wifi" ? I do intend to pay for a drink and snakes I MEAN SNACKS! (lol. I must have my life on my mind) where ever I go if that counts.
we have a 3 unit condo group and we rotate taking the garbage out to the curb. when my upstairs neighbor does this, he wears latex gloves. is this weird? it would never occur to me to do that but perhaps it's common practice.
I just had a flash of genius about a present for my sister: A Crash Kit. My sister likes to party hard and then crash at her friends' place, so I'm putting together a kind of next-day kit. So far I have: -Flip flops (so she won't have to wear heels the next day) -Makeup remover -Asprin -A couple condoms -Contacts case and solution -A tiny compact hairbrush -Pack of gum
They gave me two weeks notice here at work, so I've been fucking off left and right. Today I took a 3 hour lunch. Now they're holding a meeting which I wasn't told about - do you think they're complaining about my performance?
Am I a giant douche for being so immature? I start school in a couple months so I'd have to quit anyway.
Is vitamin c an even substitute for powdered citric acid? Think in terms of bath fizzies.
If yes, how do I go about crushing up vitamic c to make it work? My dad picked me up two bottles of vitamic c tablets (pills, not capsules/caplets) and I'm not sure how to turn them into powder effectively so I can use them.
2:18 AM 12/23/08 · Assume that "action" and "adventure" are two separate categories. Using your own criteria based on that, would you say that The Mummy series and the Indiana Jones series are action or adventure films?
1. For those of you who smoke and have young children, if you ever use a baby-sitter that smokes, what are your rules about him/her smoking while baby-sitting the kids? Are they the same rules you yourself follow?
2. I just found out my best friend, and the only friend I have in my hometown, plans to move to a city three hours away after she graduates in May. Would it be imposing to ask her if I could room with her?
My doctor just gave me a prescription for Tramadol. The only pain medications I've ever taken have been over-the-counter ones. If you've taken Tramadol, how did it make you feel? What can I expect from it?
What are you a snob about? (be as detailed as you want to be)
Is there anything that you're picky about that truth be told.. you have no right, whatsoever, to be picky about? I hate it when people wear a sweatshirt/sweater with shorts.. MAKE UP YOUR MIND, it's either COLD or it's HOT. :|
For those of you who receive Christmas stockings, what are they usually filled with? Are they filled with smaller presents or treats like candy and chocolate? If you have one, what is your favorite stocking gift you've received?
My dad asked me to bring him something from McDonald's on my way home. I hate McDonald's and don't want people to think I'm eating it. Should I just get over it and get him McDonald's or should I bring him something else?
What purpose do your icons serve? be as detailed as you like. tell me your icon finding process, if you have one.
Mine are usually meant to coordinate with my emotions or sentiments or subject matter demonstrated in my icon. Like, I'll use my Jerri icon if I'm talking about sex, drugs, rocknroll, anything gross, and so on. But my winking icon (when its not christmasfied) I use when I'm extremely pleased with something or someone because it is my favorite icon. I recently got an icon of Steve Carrell, partly because I can use it when I dissaprove of something and I formerly had no icon that looked angry. I had to use my ear-popping one for that, which simply would not do. I use my Sad Sack Society Stephen one when I'm upset, "I shit thee not" usually when I'm bragging, and my Tobias one chiefly when I'm talking about Arrested Development. I usually have a few that I can use for just about any occasion. At one time, at least one of my icon has to be Jon Stewart related, at least one related to Strangers With Candy (non-Chuck) and cannot have more than three moving icons, not including the winking one. For a while I was having trouble deciding between two Stephen "lol" icons, one where it was more of a chuckle, and the current one, which is much more exagerated and loud. I found the former to be more appropriate in some situations, but the one I made, the latter, really gets the point across more effectively.
Will you give me a TMI description about something that nobody else likely cares about?
So, this year my Husband & I are in a different state from all of our family, and I'm on call for work, which may or may not mean I spend 2-6 hours working on Christmas Day. We're planning to open a few gifts and eat snacky things around the house, versus me making a big meal which I may or may not get to actually enjoy (given the work thing). I'm already planning on making bacon-wrapped chestnuts, as these are one of our once-a-year treats.
TQC, what else should I make for a special Christmas hors d'oeuvres feast? Nothing too complicated, please!
I think I am allergic to my new job (at Starbucks). What can I do/take/eat that will actually prevent me from sneezing all over everyone's drinks? SRS ANSWERS ONLY PLS. NO HOOKERS AND OR BLOW. COCAINE WOULD JUST EXACERBATE THE SITUATION.
I just got accused of being drunk on the phone with a friend. I wouldn't find this insulting (hey, everyone is on vacay) but he knows I planned to leave here in about 15 minutes to go meet him to finish up shopping. So he thinks I'm gearing up to drive drunk.
Should I just go shopping by myself and let him fend for himself?
is there any kind of medical or psychological problem that involves smells staying in your nose or nostrils for a crazily long time or something?
because seriously, it's weirding me out. i threw up about two weeks ago, and this week, i've randomly been catching whiffs of it, even when i'm in places and clothes that my vomit had absolutely no contact with. and about three weeks ago, i drank a shitload of rum. and last week i was randomly catching whiffs of rum, even though i wasn't around rum at all. and lots of other occurrences like this. and i do shower and blow my nose regularly.
i just discovered that carly schroeder and jenna boyd are two different people. carly plays the little brother's friend in lizzie mcguire, and the little girl from mean creek, and jenna plays bailey in sisterhood of the traveling pants.
why does my sister keep stealing antibiotics and vitamins and taking them to school and telling people they are ~cool pills~? she is lame but this is upsetting me because vitamins are expensive and i don't know where to hide them anymore :( i need to get a safe, y/y?
TQC, the Ghost of Christmas Past has come to visit me in the form of a zit on my chin that is so big and swollen I can feel it on the inside of my lip. It is a headless, painful mass. If Santa needs a fill-in for Rudolph, this zit can do it.
What are your favorite acne-banishing techniques? I haven't had a breakout in a long time, as my skin is rather dry. It is also a bit sensitive.
i have a blank canvas that i would maybe like to paint/draw on for my older sister (who is an artist, so she loves these gifts, especially from me) tonight for christmas. the problem is that it will take me awhile, i'm sort of lazy/tired, and i can't think of any good ideas right now, so i don't want to half-ass something on a canvas that i will have to spend a few hours on. she's also gonna hang it up at her new place, so i don't want it to be boring. i also found an old sketchbook of mine an hour ago from when i was around five or six full of really strange drawings. i know she would looooooooove that on its own, but i sort of feel bad just giving her a gift i didn't make this year (if i didn't go with the canvas idea, obviously). should i stick with giving her the sketchbook and go to bed early tonight for a change, or should i stop being useless and paint something as well? I'M SO LAZY
Saturday night my parents are having a wine tasting for about 20 guests from around 4-7ish, so I plan on getting out of the house. I'm just going to head to the shopping center to grab dinner at Moe's maybe look around the stores,however-should I need to kill more time, should I go hang at Panera's with my laptop even though I'd likely not buy anything?
my boyfriend and i want to take a short vacation sometime in the spring, like late marchish. the problem is, we have no money...well, we're willing to spend about $400 each for the entire thing. we live in California, by the way
does anyone have any suggestions?
we both don't really like to drink, so no big party places (i'm also only 19. he's 23). we like sports, not the beach so much, and not really huge fans of big cities.