November 5th, 2009

The Dude Abides

3 ?s

Have you ever had beer with pickles in it?


How glad are you that baseball is over?

(US Centric ?) How many states have you visited?
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    Kilo - Love in Her Mouth ft. Big Boi

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If you could get rid of any state in the United States, which state would it be? (meaning the state would become it's own country, and not a part of the U.S.)

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    Bon Iver - Skinny Love
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How many malls are in your city?

What are their names?
The Citadel and Chapel Hills.

When was the last time you actually went shopping at the mall?
My grandma and I took my daughter to JC Penny's last Friday, but we didn't go into the main part of the mall.
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    bored bored

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Do you know anything about Avatar? I've heard people talk about it like it's a pop culture kind of thing, but I'd never heard about it 'til they started talking about this new movie.

Why are the Hindus upset about it? There was something on the radio this morning about some major Hindu group filing a complaint against James Cameron because it offends them or something. I don't really know the details.

Okay, they just played the blurb again, and it said something about "avatar" being the principle of reincarnation in Hinduism. They are wanting a disclaimer put at the beginning and the end of the movie saying that it has nothing to do with Hiduism or reincarnation. Sounds like they only bring it up because it's slated to be a major release in India.
Peyton sig

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I saw a commercial last night for a game that supposedly uses your thoughts to move a ball. I THOUGHT it was called Mind Tricks, but can't find anything online about it. Does anyone have any idea what I'm talking about, and if so, what the hell is it called?! Thank you!

Edit: Got it. Thanks again!!
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Hiring your future boss

My boss left the organization in August. Since then, I've been promoted to a hybrid of her job and the things I liked about the job I was originally hired for. Her boss has become my boss.

We are soon going to be hiring a person to replace my old boss. This person will take on the remaining duties of my old boss not passed along to me, plus starting additional projects not yet tackled by other colleagues.

I am going to be a part of the interview and selection process. I've never interviewed anyone to be my boss before. I know that my questions during the interviews should focus more on the candidates management style and less on their qualifications. I also know that I do not want to appear to be solely focusing on finding the best fit for me, but on the best fit for our team, which includes me as this person's employee.

Anyone ever interviewed their potential boss before? Or have some sample questions I can ask?

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Is it really logical and necessary for families to lose their husbands, wives, fathers, and mothers because they were busting a crack house?

Isn't the hero who protects people from hurting themselves the person who says "I wish you would step back from that ledge, my friend"?

Who needs another martyr?

Beefcake...or death?

Poll #1481205 The Gay poll

What makes people gay?

They're born that way. They're wired that way, same as others as just hetero
They're converted into the lifestyle. Some friendly gay gets them interested and allows them to participate and soon, it's fabulous
Prison. They're converted into the lifestyle unwillingly
Complete aversion to the opposite sex' genitalia
Someone feeds them after midnight
Possession by a gay entity
Seeing the Smiths in concert more than once

Can a gay person stop being gay?

No. Same as a straight person can't stop being straight. They're wired that way
Yes, through prayer
Yes, but it'll require an exorcist
Yes, if you kill the leader of the gays, the rest all revert back to normal
Not really, but they can maybe be turned bisexual and view all genitalia as a buffet

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what was the most amazing concert you've ever been to and what made it amazing?
i saw 'the swell season' last night and it was so incredible i don't think anything will ever top it <3


TQC, I am feeling very freaked out and I don't even know why.

Will you comment back with ANYTHING to take my mind off this feeling of panic? Your life story, a random photo, your life problems, anything?


On a scale of 1-10, how annoying are toll roads (1 being completely indifferent, 10 wanting to kill someone over it)?

Imagine this:
You are headed to an event and you are slightly behind schedule, but its nothing terribly important.
You take the toll road as it exits closest to this event.
At the exit, you pull up to the lane with a bill changer, since all you have is a $5.00 bill to pay the $0.50 toll.
The machine proceeds to eat your $5.00 and give you no change.  You have no more cash.

You back up and change lanes to the tenant booth and politely explain what happened.  He tells you he can't open the bill changer and that the only way I can get my money back is by pulling off to the side of the road and waiting (for who knows how long) for somebody to be "called in" (at 9pm on a Wednesday?!) to open the machine.  He will not refund your $5.00.  You ask if he will let you through the toll and he says "50 cents".  There is not a gate across the lanes, only a red light.

What do you do?

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What do you think of authors by the names of:
D. Uck
S. Wan
M. Oose
B. Ing
S. N. Aps

Would you read their books?

Can you come up with other weird initial+surname combinations?

Incidentally, one of those is a real name.
MLP - pinkie chicken

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How do you act normally when around your close friends - are you reserved or loud?

How do you act when intoxicated? Is this different from how you act normally?

How do you act post-orgasm? Is it similar to how you act drunk?
Dead Man&#39;s Hand

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On Black Friday, how much should I expect to be able to get a Canon digital SLR or a laptop for at the lowest?
I've never bothered taking advantage of those sales or anything, but this year my disposable income is making me do silly things.

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I am getting into bands with girl singers and i need some suggestions on some new ones. i like stuff like Garbage and No Doubt before they went all  r & bish.

any suggestions??

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I have recently acquired about 7 pounds of rabbit. Well, not me exactly, but my friend, who bought it because they wanted me to try it.

What do we do with it, besides stew?
Have you had rabbit? What does it taste like? 

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I found a dog on the road today and brought her home. She's not wearing a collar but she is house trained so I'm assuming she's someones pet. I'm planning on putting up signs around where I found her and also posting an ad on craigslist. Anything else I should be doing?

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What was the last movie you watched? did you like it?

When you go to a movie and it's playing in regular or the pricier IMax which do you go see?

Where do you rent movies? netflix, redbox, retail store or somewhere else?

Any movies you are looking forward too?
girls » barbie

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TQC, I missed my Music class, and now I'm seriously debating not going to my Anatomy and Trig class. Anatomy I can catch up on in a heartbeat, everything we do is on her website anyway, and Trig I'm already re-taking next semester. I had a test in Anatomy last Thursday (got a B), and a test in Trig on Tuesday, so there's no exam headed my way.

Pros: I save what little gas I have left, I can catch up on homework, and I can finish laundry/cleaning.
Cons: It's the end of the semester, and I'd be missing class, and then I have to justify it to my super nosy parents.


fuck yeah, skip your classes!
fuck no stupid, it's the end of the semester, you have to go!
do what you want!

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Lets just say you want a Wii. You have enough money to get it and a game now or you could wait and ask for it from your parents for Christmas.

Pros of asking for xmas is you won't have to pay as much (you will still have to pay for part of it) Cons are you have to wait

Pro of it now is you can have it now but cons is you have to spend pretty much all of your savings.

What do you do?

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Have you played Scribblenauts for the DS?

Isn't it awesome?

What fun things have you made? Or what items do you rely on?

I found you can make ogopogo, chtulu, and a giant squid fight under water.
I tend to rely on my trusty lasso, black hole, and pegasus
Mitty box

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Which is your favorite Robin Hood iteration?

The Adventures of Robin Hood (Errol Flynn)
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (Kevin Costner)
Robin Hood: Men in Tights (Cary Elwes)
Disney's Robin Hood
Some other Robin Hood I haven't mentioned
I hate all iterations of Robin Hood, therefore I hate fun

Poor Errol Flynn gets no love. And HOW CAN YOU HATE ROBIN HOOD?? One of you RH haters better explain this travesty to me!

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Imagine you're updating your FB status as you're reading this question..

What are you updating it to?

If you don't have a Facebook, ~imagine~ that you do. kthanx.

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One of my best friends has a friend who he ignores 50% of the time, and calls her names and then the other half of the time they hang out together.

I've noticed he's starting to ignore me and call me by her name as a joke.

Do I take a bitch down (being my friend...not the girl) or ignore the situation completely?

Are you brutally honest with your friends?
What was your last awkward conversation/situation with them?

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What's your favorite book series (if you have one.)

I like Harry Potter, The Lord of the Rings, and the Stephanie Plum books.  Generally popular stuff.

Is there a movie adaptation of a book that you prefer to the actual book?

The Shawshank Redemption was better than the short story (from Different Seasons).  The movie was almost identical to the original story except for two major plot differences.

poll time

Poll #1481427 Constriction and the Blue-Gilled Panther

How many of the following have you been eaten by?

sesame seeds
Welsh People
Kurt Vonnegut
pencil shavings
land sharks
radial arm saws
loose change
devil dinosaur, but not moon boy

Its mah hawt body, I can:

play in traffic
sell it for organs
transform into a pelican
read Twilight over and over again
do whut ah want!

Please Pontificate Below

Which one of these is the "magic number"?

Mean: 10.89 Median: 12 Std. Dev 5.25

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 Have you ever been to Action Park? Will you share your stories?  
I had gone many times, and other than falling off of the cliff dive, I have no personal injury stories.  Saw some stuff, though!

If not, can you tell me about any injuries you've seen at an amusement park?

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Have you ever done anything charitable?

Donated hair? Donated blood? Donated bone marrow? Soup kitchen? Sent cards to sick kids?
Want to send a Christmas card to a little kid whose dying and who's family is celebrating Christmas next week?

edit: Noah is in the last stages of a 2 1/2 yr battle with Neuroblastoma Cancer. The family is celebrating Christmas next week and Noahs request is to get lots of Christmas cards. Lets get him some, please send cards to: Noah Biorkman 1141 Fountain Viewcircle, South Lyon, Mi 48178 Lets see how many cards we can get to this little guy. Please pass this on.
Take a Look

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Have you ever taken an upper level course online? Would you recommend doing it?

I need to take two classes next semester (there are no other semesters, I'm fucking DONE in May), but they conflict with each other. My options are A: Take the 300 level course online or B: have one class @ noon on Monday & Thursday, thus screwing up my availability for my mandatory internship.

What would you do, TQC?
girls » barbie

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TQC, I'm trying to sell two pairs of designer earrings, and I don't know how to price them. Pair A is barely worn, and I paid $170 + tax for them. Pair B is well loved: the backs are missing (my dog chewed them up >:[) and the post on one of them is loose. They are no longer listed on the designers website, but I paid $240 + tax for them.

Considering the conditions of them, how much would you ask for Pair A? Pair B?

If I call the boutique and find out I can get replacement backs for Pair B, would that affect the value?

For those of you who do the whole designer thing: does it piss you off when you see fakes referred to as "Brand replica", "Brand-inspired" and "in the style of Brand"?
Yes, so freakin' much.

For those of you who dgaf: what is the last thing you spent any money on?

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My sister and I were thinking about splitting the cost of a baby shower gift for a cousin. My sister wants to spend $100 total while I don't have $50 to put in.

Is it reasonable to do $60/$40 or $70/$30 since I make way less than my sister?
Oh noes!

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What do you think about the Bermuda Triangle? Do you think it's a real issue or not? If you do, what do you think causes the weird electrical and magnetic anomalies?
Afton Drive


Did I actually just get banned for that post in which I didn't actually break rule #8? Without so much as a warning?
Well, ban this one too, I guess. Is this a flounce post? Shit.

(It wasn't just a link - I actually wanted to know what people think of those requests that are very common, and it definitely was not self-promoting.)


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Ever watch a TV show that you wouldn't have normally, because you were too lazy to change the channel?

'Cause I just did it with "Tyler Perry's House of Payne", and man oh man is it terrible. I've done it with some good shows too though.

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Doctor TQC!!!!

I've had a sore throat all day (but not one that affects my speaking voice) and at rehearsal i started feeling downright weary. I could barely stand up.  What kind of malady do I have?  Is it Swine Flu?  If not, what is it? Srs/non srs welcome.

What to do about school tomorrow? Should I go? I've got the SATs on Saturday morning. Should I just stay home and rest or tough it out?
qt: animal cookies

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1. If you had to give a fifteen minute speach to an audience full of strangers, what would you speak about?

Maybe pandas. They are surprisingly interesting creatures.

2. Have you had any strange dreams lately?

I had a dream of having sex with depressed Iggy Pop. :(


How long after an interview?

How long after a job interview would you expect to hear back from someone?

I had an interview a little over a week ago and I haven't heard back and I'm assuming I didn't get that one because they wanted several people for last friday from what they said during the manditory testing session, and they never called back after the interview.
Than I had an interview this past sunday morning (for a retail position) and they said they would call either way yet haven't and they wanted to start training this sunday.

I've got aninterview tomorrow at another retail place, my third one in a week and a half after months of not hearing from places and I'm nervous.

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What's the sickest you've ever been?

ETA: Mine - dengue fever about two years ago now, though a comparatively mild case (no bleeding out my eyes, yay!). Spent a week in bed, wishing for death, unable to stand up, crying just from the pain, daily blood tests for about five days straight, to the point where they were running out of veins to prod at, oral rehydration salts, complete loss of appetite to the tune of about ten or twelve pounds lost within two weeks, insane fever delerium and afterwards my aunt told me she was this  >< close to having me admitted to the hospital for intravenous fluids.

I was really sick as an infant (preemie, surgeries, lung collapse, blah,) but I don't really think of it, as I don't remember experiencing any of it. Not that it's a big deal.

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TQC, I'm home alone and heard the front door's handle jiggle earlier like someone was trying to come in the door. My dog even started barking because of it, so I'm pretty sure I'm not hearing things, and it stopped jiggling when she started barking. About 45 minutes or so after that, I thought I heard the doorbell ring, but I obviously refused to go downstairs and see. I am still extremely freaked out :( Should I call my mom's boyfriend and ask him to stay with me until my mom gets home from work (which won't be for about another 5 hours), just to be safe/stop me from freaking out? He only lives about a 2 minute drive from my house, so it's not a big inconvenience, and he already told me to call if I ever needed anything.

If you don't care, what are your plans for the weekend?

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Are there any trustworthy websites that will give you the latitude and longitude of any city you want? I have no maps anywhere in my vicinity, but need to answer a bunch of questions on it. I tried just googling, but I'm getting different answers on all the different sites.

Also, are there any sites that will tell me what rocks form from different sediments?

Do you like physical geography? Because I hate it at this point.

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Will you help me feel better by telling me about a relationship you desperately wanted to work, but you and the other couldn't make it work?

Or you know, if you want to tell me a fun story that works too. Like...... what's your favourite memory?

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I've had a pretty nasty cold all week. Sore throat, head ache, runny nose, ect. I am feeling better now, but I'm still pretty sick. I have a 2nd date this Saturday. Should I call my date up and tell them I'm too sick to go, or should I head out, have fun and just warn them that I've been sick and we probably shouldn't get too intimate?

Hair Dye

Do you color/dye your hair?
Or do you go have it done professionally?
If you do it yourself, what is your favorite brand of dye to use?
Do you leave it on for the recommended time?

I do it myself at home. The one time I had it done professionally, my stylist harped at me for saying I dye my hair (she said something along the lines of honey, you're a professional woman, you don't dye your hair, you color it....o_O)
I don't have a brand preference. I get whatever is one sale.
I always leave it on for longer because it never seems to take all the way if I don't.

enough is enough

sorry in advance if this is slightly lengthy...

so my job has been doing some shady things and my stepdad (who also worked there before) and i have decided it needs to be put to light.

several months ago they randomly started to fire people for things that were on people's backgrounds when they were hired. these people never lied about any felonies or convictions and never tried to hide them. most of the offenses were years and years old. at the most about 13 years old. there was no warning and these people were left to wonder why were they hired in the first place and allowed to work for years before any kind of problem arose. there was mass confusion and fear and it created a pretty uncomfortable working enviroment for anyone who had any kind of background. alot of people were left wondering when the hammer was going to fall for them. and then it just stopped. and not everyone who had a criminal background was fired. when the higher ups tried to "address" the issue no questions were ever really answered and we all were left wondering. "well what was all that for?"
and its not like these people had issues with violence or anything like that. most of it was things like possession, theft, traffic issues. and alot of the people who are still there had the same exact offenses as those who were fired.

and just recently they decided to take paid time off from part time workers, which i think is really unfair. they now get and alloted amount of unpaid hours a year while full time employees continue to get their paid time off.

there are other examples, but ive used so much space already...
how would you address this? do you know of any professional groups of any kind that could shed some light on the situation or assist, or have a site? i still work there, but dont plan on being there for too much longer. and though these things dont affect me personally i think it needs to be exposed or at least addressed.
thoughts? suggestions?
Snog: A Puppy&#39;s Guide to Love

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What strange or funny things does your roommate or SO do that makes you laugh, that they may not realize you know about?

**My SO just got out of the shower and is smacking his stomach with his hands. I can hear it two rooms over. LOL

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Do you have any dream pieces of furniture? Or is there anything you really, really want?
Will you show me?

I'm looking for an awesome bed frame but I can't seem to find anything I like. I was hoping I could get some inspiration from you guys/gals.

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If you could resurrect anyone (personal, historical, etc.) and have a drink with them, who would it be? Why?

What drink would you have? What drink do you think they would have?
  • Current Music
    Elliott Smith- Needle In The Hay
dead zone johnny &amp; sarah

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Do you think people have become too lax in using words like 'bitch' or 'slut' or even 'cunt'? Should a woman be proud of being a bitch (like so many bumper stickers and key chains proclaim)? Is there a difference if it is coming from the mouth of a man or a woman?
feel the rush


How do you deal with recognizing your mortality? That you are just a speck in time?

I want to help the world and make a difference, but how do you deal with realizing that in the end, nothing means anything and you will just disappear?

...or is that maybe not the case?