January 13th, 2013

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So apparently there is a prize given out anually for books with the oddest titles! Which of these award-winning books would be interested in checking out/reading, if you were going to be stuck somewhere with no other forms of entertainment?

Managing a Dental Practice: The Genghis Khan Way
14(6.1%)
If You Want Closure in Your Relationship, Start with Your Legs
20(8.7%)
Reusing Old Graves: A Report on Popular British Attitudes
22(9.6%)
Lesbian Sadomasochism Safety Manual
23(10.0%)
Natural Bust Enlargement with Total Power: How to Increase the other 90% of Your Mind to Increase the Size of Your Breasts
9(3.9%)
The Book of Marmalade: Its Antecedents, Its History, and Its Role in the World Today
13(5.7%)
Last Chance at Love – Terminal Romances
20(8.7%)
The Joy of Chickens
20(8.7%)
People Who Don't Know They're Dead: How They Attach Themselves to Unsuspecting Bystanders and What to Do About It
32(13.9%)
How to Shit in the Woods: An Environmentally Sound Approach to a Lost Art
22(9.6%)
Highlights in the History of Concrete
7(3.0%)
Versailles: The View From Sweden
17(7.4%)
Greek Rural Postmen and Their Cancellation Numbers
5(2.2%)
Proceedings of the Second International Workshop on Nude Mice
6(2.6%)
I would not want to read any of these.
0(0.0%)
shoes and bunnies

(no subject)

Do you have real seasons where you live? Or does the weather lean heavily in one direction/change drastically without warning all year? What was the weather like yesterday? I live in Savannah, GA and it's mostly just hot all year round. We've probably had less than a full month's worth of truly cold (I'm talking <55 degrees) days since October. It was 80 degrees yesterday!

Do you think it's weird when someone in their twenties or older is still super obsessed with vestiges of their childhood, like children's cartoons/toys or music that's as old as they are?
l&amp;s | froggie

What's that movie?

I remember seeing a movie when I was much younger but I can't remember the name of it.

There's a scene where there is a woman sitting or crouched down by a bathtub and a man comes in. She looks at the bathtub and it's now completely filled with scorpions and other creepy-crawlies. The man faceplants her into them. She screams, comes up for air, and the bathtub is empty.

Sound familiar?

Phone

Imagine yourself in this situation:

You're a woman who is trying to get pregnant. You take your phone to the bathroom with you, place it next to the sink, grab the cup that you pee in the dip your pregnancy tests, pee, then put the cup next to the sink. As you do so, the cup slips and your pee spills all over your phone.

What do you write on your insurance claim form about what damage occurred and how it happened?
Pocahontas

(no subject)

Did you have any silly misconceptions about the world when you were younger?

When I was little I believed that little girls grew up to be men and little boys grew up to be women, because that's what my cousin told me.

My boyfriend told me that when he was little he got really frustrated using a straw, because he didn't realize you had to suck the liquid up. He saw people using straws and it just looked like the liquid was getting pulled up the straw on its own.
What cute little hats you guys have!

(no subject)

For women: when someone 'talks to your chest', how literal can that get? Glances? Direct staring? How often does it happen?

[edit]
How much is considered socially acceptable? What about someone who's obviously staring directly in your eyes to avoid looking down?
[info]open_the_blinds)

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Poll #1889986 Help me make up my mind

Did you get a flu shot?

Yes
36(35.0%)
Not yet, but I plan to.
6(5.8%)
No
61(59.2%)

If yes, which side effects did you experience?

Flu-like symptoms
3(7.3%)
upset stomach (either end)
0(0.0%)
arm soreness
18(43.9%)
I did not experience any side effects
20(48.8%)

If no, why not? (feel free to elaborate in comments)

Bad experience with previous flu shot
3(4.8%)
Not available in my neighborhood
1(1.6%)
Just don't like needles
3(4.8%)
B/c I am not a high risk group
26(41.3%)
Other
30(47.6%)



I tried to get one on Friday but was told that nowhere in the neighborhood had any. I have been subsconsciously avoiding extremely crowded places and washing my hands way, way more than I normally do -- and I wash my hands a lot.
  • lutine

(no subject)

I'm trying to remember an animal that I saw once in an exotic petstore. It was similar to a badger and black-and-gray striped. I think I remember that it came from Africa. Any ideas?
Clem &amp; Joely

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What book off of my *priority list* should I read next?

The Long Walk (Stephen King)
14(11.5%)
Salem's Lot (S.K.)
10(8.2%)
Carrie (S.K.)
6(4.9%)
Whispers (Dean Koontz)
4(3.3%)
Rosemary's Baby (Ira Levin)
5(4.1%)
The Hot Zone (Richard Preston)
8(6.6%)
Ring (Koji Suzuki)
3(2.5%)
American Psycho (Bret Easton Ellis)
12(9.8%)
The Collector (John Fowles)
7(5.7%)
Dracula (Bram Stoker)
7(5.7%)
The Island of Dr. Moreau (HG Wells)
5(4.1%)
Donnie Brasco (Pistone & Woodley)
5(4.1%)
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Marquez)
14(11.5%)
1984 (Orwell)
22(18.0%)
Leon
  • callise

gamer questions

Has anyone played Wii-U?

Normally I'd just get a demo from my friend's because she owns every system known to man. However she did not get the Wii-U.

if you played it how is your experiences? What is your must have Wii-U game? Or what Wii-u games coming out that will make Wii-U a must have?

My view, I don't know about that HUGE controller. I feel like I just bought all the systems, I'm not ready to move on and buy another system.

So I was hoping to hear more on Wii-U?

This question more so for future references (I'm back at work, so not much time. I'm obsessed with Skyrim). Anyone own Resident Evil 5 or 6 for PS3? Do you own a head set? Would you be interested in playing co-op with me?

Resident Evil 5 I have played with all my real life friends. Resident Evil 6, I've only played once looking for some more playthroughts.
crematoire

FM transmitter for iPhone 5

I want to be able to play music from my iPhone 5 through my car radio, however my car only has a CD player and no auxiliary jack. I'm assuming this means my only option is to use an FM transmitter that plugs into my car's lighter socket. Has anyone used one of these before? Can anyone recommend one that's compatible with the iPhone 5? I've found a few online but the reviews weren't great.
alice

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How easy and cheap is it to buy a car in the US, and how much on average would insurance for a 21 year old be?
In Florida if it makes a difference. 

Also, how much should I be looking to spend on a phone tariff/any recommendations  I'd be using an iphone, not making international calls, but some kind of data inclusion would be good. 
Thanks!

ETA: Car wise I am looking for the absolute bare minimum I can pay, i'm happy to get something that'll fall apart once i've got my years use out of it. 
✞ motherfucking  gawjus
  • mick

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i want to stay home from school tomorrow. my mom says i can if i want to. it's really tempting but i should probably go anyway. should i take the day off or just suck it up and go?

what's your relationship like with your mom?
my mom is my best friend, we do pretty much everything together and she's so supportive and wonderful.

how much school did/do you skip in high school?
a lot. :(