August 5th, 2013

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My Anglophile friend wants me to bring her back something from England, but she doesn't know what! What should I bring her, TQC?

DK/DC: What souvenir would you want from a country of your choice?

Paradigm Shift

A friendship is not a seafaring vessel

You have a new friend. You guys hit it off great. You have a similar sense of humor, share similar viewpoints, and appear to be matched intellectually. The number of inside jokes you share grows weekly. Then one day, your friend reveals something to you. A story, or an opinion you've never heard before. Which of these things would make you lose respect for your friend and think less of him/her, and see them in a new light, despite the wealth of similarity you share? Anything you don't check it's assumed that you could shake it off and not let it bother the relationship

'Evolution just doesn't make sense. Sorry, I just can't accept it. I think we were probably created'
'I'm getting my doctorate in Ancient Babylonian poetry. Betcha didn't even know that was something you could be a doctor in. I should be able to land a great job with this'
'Once a year I go hunting with my dad. It's how we bond. I once massacred an entire family of foxes, like 4 babies. Man, what a rush!'
'It's not a proud part of my past, but I've had 5 abortions. Still sleep like a baby at night'
'Hitler was a little misunderstood...'
'I once saw a bigfoot while camping. It definitely wasn't a bear'
'It isn't cool that gays can marry. What's next, people marrying horses? It's Adam and Eve, not Adam and Mr. Ed'
'I know he's married, but I still sleep with him. They're not even having problems. That's the messed up part. He's such a cheating pig, but damn, he's good in bed'
'It sucks that girl was raped, but with the way she was dressed, she had to be asking for it a little bit. There are no innocent victims here'
'I've slept with maybe...75 people. Maybe 80. Who doesn't go through a slutty phase? Or still kind of going through a slutty phase? Haha'
'Sometimes, after a long day of work, you just wanna come home, have a drink, do some blow, and kick back'
'Ugh, reading is for losers. This is the 21st century. Netflix is the new library'
I won't illustrate it here, but apparently, he/she is somewhat of a racist
'I go to a psychic every week'
'With just a little more of a push, we can remove abortion in the next year! That harlot Planned Parenthood will go belly up and America will be decent again'

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I am in need of sound financial advice. I have most of my money put away in a low-interest savings account because I am extremely risk-averse and do not have job stability. I am afraid that stocks will take a nosedive, and I might lose all of it. Does this sound logical? Or should I be allocating my money differently?

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In Star Trek, what sort of weapons do the Cardassians use? I want to say disrupters but it's been a long time since I watched any of Deep Space Nine and I can't remember.

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So, I'm trying to think well ahead toward Christmas and for my boyfriend I'd like to recruit an artist to do a stylized portrait of one of his ancestors that he/his family feels very connected to. Do you guys know how I could go about finding an artist to do this sort of thing? Are there like websites or something like that where I could see people's work/rates, because with the exception of a couple of my personal favorite artists, I'm pretty far removed from that particular scene.
Doctor 11 | I Want YOU
  • bang

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Is there a specific way to use a scented oil warmer?

I have one very similar to this, and it puts out scent better than Scentsy warmers, but I feel like I'm burning through my essential & fragrance oils incredibly fast, and some of them are pricy. Are you supposed to mix the oil with something? I thought of water, but then I figured, since oil and water don't mix, it would just burn off the oil and leave the water behind. I tried adding vegetable oil, but that really diluted the scent.

Am I doing it wrong?

A friend/family member's book

Imagine you are reading a book written by a friend or relative, someone you feel close to, that they sent to you as a Word document. You are the only one who they can get to read it, and they have you making electronic comments on the file. They told you they want any suggestions that you have. As you are looking through it, you see quite clearly that they are telling and not showing. So many things that could be pivotal scenes over many pages are simply short paragraphs. As a consequence, your suggestion to them is going to be to completely rewrite the book with the current book as the plot guide. You can already tell this after one chapter

In this case, would you keep reading what they have done already to comment on style, etc, or would you send what you already have done? (Keeping in mind that if they do rewrite, any specific style suggestions are going to be useless)
orion's belt.


I got an awesome iPad case for my birthday. Look at its awesomeness:

The problem is: I have an iPad mini. Not an iPad. But, I still want to use this case. Is there any way I can make it work? Does someone sell some kind of crazy iPad case inserts that will fit an iPad mini? The Googles have been of no assistance.


Tell me about a "first world problem" you're currently experiencing.