August 1st, 2013

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Have you seen any good movies lately?

How about a movie you hated?

I just watched Fruitvale Station and was blown away. It is so powerful and amazing. Michael B Jordan was perfect and Octavia Spencer was her usual amazing self. I'm still feeling upset about it. Even though I knew how it would end and what not, it still brought me to tears and shocked me. Ugh. I want to see it again.

I saw Only God Forgives a few days ago and I hated it. I cannot even express how MUCH I hated it. I loved Drive and was hoping for something similar but nope. It was SO SLOW... The plot was OKAY but I felt like it was trying too hard to be some dark, artistic deep film and it failed. FAILED, FAILED, FAILED. I actually left the theatre ANGRY that I had spent $6 to watch it.
Caffeine's love

What is subways august's 5$ feature foot long?

What 5$ feature foot long does subway have for this month, August?

They haven't updated their website yet - so have any of you by any chance been to subway since this morning?

My situation is such: I just finished my final exam for social psychology, have 4 hours till my next class, and subway is about a 15 minute walk from here - and I just happen to be hungry since I woke up late/ didn't have breakfast/bad start to day


Wasting your time and mine

Many of you scoffed at my naked text question the other day, so allow me to provide more options that your SO might say if he/she mistakenly sent you a naked picture of themselves. Which of these responses would you accept?

'A very merry unbirthday...TO YOU!'
'I have the power of invisibility, but it only works sometimes. Did you see Mystery Men...?'
'The flash on my new phone is so strong. It makes it look like I'm not wearing any clothes, THAT'S how strong it is'
'I was just showing my workout buddy how my abs are coming along'
'I was SOOO drunk that when I picked up my phone, I thought I was climbing into the shower. LOL'
'I was sending it to my ex to let him/her know what they're missing. Sucka!'
'It's this exercise for my acting class, and vulnerability. You didn't know I'm in an acting class? Yeah, started this week. Forgot to mention it'
'Damn evil twin took pictures of him/herself just to trick you into getting angry. DON'T GIVE IN TO THE TWIN, HONEY. I love you too much'
'I'm not entirely naked. See, I have on a ring AND a hair scrunchie. You're making a big thing about nothing'
'I was abducted by aliens and they stole my clothes! I texted you to get help'
'Happy anniversary!...of the first time to San Diego to visit your cousin. I can't believe you forgot'
None of these. They're all pretty bad

You catch me, fourcorners, in bed with your clone...doing things. Who are you most disappointed in?

Fourcorners. I thought you were far away and therefore tolerable, but now you're apparently closer and attracted to me. Sigh
My clone. You're a lot like me. Don't you have better taste than that?
Yourself. If you'd gotten home earlier, maybe fourcorners wouldn't have had to settle for your clone
This poll. I postponed fapping for this?
Technology. I knew I didn't need a clone, and now it's getting more action than I am
Thequestionclub. I wanted a TQC meetup, but not like this!
Life. Eeyore and Marvin understand. Sigh

On a scale of 1 to 10, how turned on are you right now?


Before we get started on all the graphic nudity, what should our safe word/phrase be?

The intro to Gilligan's Island
Zach Galifianakis

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My friend has got very heavily into a relationship with someone at work. Its affecting both their productivity, he's a chef and she's front of house, and people on both sides have noticed and are griping about it. She's losing friends over her behaviour and there is a very negative sentiment toward the two of them. Management are aware and higher-ups are equally as annoyed, to the point that I think they could get in big trouble. If she loses her job, it also means being deported.
Part of me feels like as her friend I should say something, but on the other hand she would just shoot the messenger and not thank me for it. She's very much convinced that its everyone else who is being a dick, not her.

Coworker Gave Me Generous Gift of Croussants...but they are growing blue mold!

    I've been broke before so it's always nice when someone at work offers me some food.
"Shine, I baked some cookies, would you like some?"
"Shine, I know you like healthy foods...try some of this, I made some extra for you."
"Shine, you like Italian, right? Would you like some of these?"

Yes, the women at work are very nice, and very generous. I never say no to food. There is also a nice old man here and once when I was broke I borrowed five dollars for lunch and gave it back the next day. I normally never borrow, it's not my style, but that time I did. Well, in his generous compassion, one day I suppose remembering when I was broke, he brought me a sandwich from home. Another time he gave me a package of muffins he had bought extra of at the store. He's a very nice guy. I'm a man but I can feel okay about another man buying me food, because he's a generous, polite old man who just wants to help a friend.

However, today he came into my office and gave me two packages of croussants, still in the plastic container from the supermarket. One was butter flavored and the other was covered in chocolate swirls. Well, I was about to cut the croussant open and spread butter on it when I saw the areas that were grayish and bluish. At first I thought it was just some natural coloring because it doesn't look like blue mold normally does on regular bread. But there is more of the blue stuff on another one; not just on the inside but on top of it.

So here is the problem, I'm dying to eat those croussants because I'm hungry and they look good from afar, but I can't/won't due to the blue mold. It was a gift, given to me for free. Do I tell him? When he asks me if I enjoyed them I cannot lie. But do I tell him now, "Uh, those croussants you gave me are moldy, and must be a lot older than you thought."? Or do I keep my mouth shut, not embarras the generous man, and lie about them being good? What would you do?

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TQC, a couple questions about math classes, if you would.

I'm taking a stats class for my last ever undergrad class at a community college and plan to transfer credit. Prior to the final exam, which was this morning, I have a 67.5 in the class, and I need a C (70 or better) to make the credits transfer. I had the exam, which is worth 15% of the final grade, and if I passed it will be a miracle. It was horrible. I studied my ass off all week for this and tried as hard as I could (math is NOT my strong suit) and I just blanked on the actual test for a bunch of the questions.

a) Seeing as it's an intro-to-Stats course, what do you think the likelihood of the professor curving the grade is? and

b) a friend told me I should speak to the professor and tell him that I only need two and a half more points, and he might give me a break. I think that that's a really rude thing to do, but I'm so desperate to just pass this class, I might give it a shot. What do you think?
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Kids and SO's

#1: Kid stuff
I have a 2.5 year old son.  The little girl across the street from us (cul-de-sac really) is 7.  She comes over, uninvited pretty much every day, staying for hours on end.  I don't mind usually except when it comes to snack/meal times.  She often shares my son's snacks but I don't want to feed her every single day or give her the impression that she can just help herself to his snack dishes anytime she feels like it, which she has begun doing.  She also will "ask" if he wants something, so it is in his head, and he will then ask me if he can have it.  I don't want to turn HIM down for healthy snacks, but I think she is being rude!  I've begun making her ask for permission EVERY time she wants some food or drink, and telling her that if she is hungry, she needs to go home and eat.  The rules have become that she can only have water unless I have prepared a snack specifically for friends to be included and she must ask before eating/drinking anything.  The problem is she doesn't really listen very well and I've had to get after her pretty sternly the last few days, letting her know in no uncertain terms that those were HIS snacks, for HIM, and that she wasn't my child and it was not my responsibility to feed her too.  One day she looked like she was about to cry and left without saying another word to me...but came back the very next day and started eating out of my son's sliced apple dish!  Am I wrong in thinking that I shouldn't have to feed her too?  Am I being rude when I get a snack for my son but refuse to include her?
 (And yes, talk to her parents blah blah blah but honestly they are NEVER around and don't give a shit what she does.  Even if they talked to her about it, it wouldn't make a difference after the first week because they would never follow up on it or reinforce it with her.)

TL:DR - Neighbor girl comes over every day uninvited.  Do I have to feed her when I feed my son?

#2 SO Stuff
What do you do when your SO gets into a bad mood and basically hates on everything?  I try really hard not to take it personally but it is hard because I'm involved so much in my partner's life that the things he complains about when he is in a bad mood usually involve me in some way.  I want to be supportive but I find it difficult not to get defensive so I usually just don't say anything.

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Unfortunately, you are forced to move somewhere where the roads are notoriously unsafe to drive or even walk on. which of these hazards would you be most willing to face on a regular basis?

Speed limit? What speed limit? Everyone just drives crazy fast, even in very bad weather.
No road work has been done in decades. Potholes like woah.
Drunk driving happens ALL the time
There are IEDs and/or mines planted on the roads, never know when you might trigger one
There is no clear demarcation of lanes, people sometimes drive into each other from opposite directions
Violent biker gangs rule the roads

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What was the last situation where things bothered you more than it should have or more than you thought originally?

I guess today? One of my co-workers (been here a little over a year!) got the employee of the month, which is great because he is a great worker and I love working with him. I don't really care about the employee of the month thing, but for some reason, later on, I realized how much it stung that I've never been one when I've been with the company for 5 years. I hate that the thought rolled through my head that nobody really cares enough to nominate me for it.

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Have any of you start a relationship long-distance and then turned it into short-distance by one of you moving closer to the other? If so, how was the transition? Was it at all like going from a kiddie pool to a regular pool?
Conan & his Amazing Friends

What should I do with my clothes?

I haven't grown an inch in height since 8th grade. Good thing I was tall for my age. I'm 5'11 and have been wearing size Medium for over 20 years. While I've always stayed in shape, I always maintained my M size. The last couple years, I've been a lot more intensive with my weightlifting and I've put on more muscle than I have in my entire life. I'm proud of my physique and will probably only get stronger. I really fill out my shirts.

And that's the problem. I'm buying size Large shirts to accomodate my new form, and I can still fit into my old M t-shirts, but any material that's more restrictive looks and feels really tight on me. I got dozens of M shirts that fall into that category that I don't wear much anymore.

So...should I sell them, or keep them around in case I fall off the wagon, or should I wear them and look like I'm bursting out of my clothes (dunno if that's sexy or not)?

Awkward weight questions

I'm dropping weight like crazy because of a serious illness. I used to be slightly overweight anyway, but the weight loss is just now starting to look concerning. How would you respond to questions from co-workers, classmates, and/or friends who see me and say either "You lost weight" or "You lost weight, you look fabulous!"? I don't want to talk about my health, because the conversation either becomes depressing or infuriating — you'd be surprised how many people think they're doctors once they find out you're sick and not getting better. How do you respond/divert from the topic?

DK/DC: Are your friends mostly of the same sex, or opposite? Why do you think that is? Has it ever caused problems with a significant other?