November 15th, 2013

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Do you have a job where performance measurements are largely subjective/political? Does the fabric of your team function based on fake politeness that will eventually explode in your faces?

I think my seasonal job is going to be like that, but the money is decent, and it won't be forever.


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I have a Michaels gift card-it's an art supply store. I don't have much money for gifts so I was going to try and buy my mother in law and my sister in law's Christmas gifts there.

Do you know of any simple but nice craft ideas, or things I could get from a craft store that would make a good gift?

DK/DC: have you ever made a gift for someone before?
alice

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My boyfriend lives in Singapore and just had surgery that is going to leave him housebound for a couple of weeks. He pretty much just has his playstation to keep him company so I was thinking of buying some games online to ship straight to him. I know nothing about playstations-will a game for ps3 play on the earlier versions? What else could I buy online to have shipped to him?

Eta: I know he has GTA and assassins creed-any recommendations?
Magic

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You find out that your neighbor is breaking the law. You notice him doing something illegal. Which of these legal offenses would compel you to call the police? Anything you don't check, it's assumed that you'd just look the other way

Vandalism (you've seen him graffiti various houses in the neighborhood)
78(6.4%)
Possessing underage porn (you've seen him look at child pornography glacing through his window)
113(9.3%)
Domestic abuse (you've heard him scream at, and beat his wife as she sobs)
120(9.8%)
Mail theft (you've seen him go through other people's mail and pocket a piece or two)
102(8.4%)
Breaking and entering (you saw him force his way into a neighbor's house when they were at work)
118(9.7%)
Stealing cable
8(0.7%)
Public indecency (he walks outside to get his morning paper in the nude)
26(2.1%)
Grand theft auto (he comes home once in a while in a new car. He removes the plates. Buyers come back the next day and you never see the car again)
70(5.7%)
Vigilantism (you know he patrols your neighborhood with a bat, and he's returned with blood on the end of it. Local crime is down though)
72(5.9%)
Drug manufacturing (he operates a meth lab)
107(8.8%)
Drug distribution (he's a dealer)
66(5.4%)
Drunk driving (he drives home drunk at least twice a week. His car weaves down the street at a really disjointed, slow pace)
101(8.3%)
Prostitution (he's a gay gigalo who brings clients home with him)
19(1.6%)
Mugging/robbery (you've seen him come home with several purses. He'll empty the contents onto a table and sift through them, looking for valuables)
102(8.4%)
Animal abuse (he's beat his dog)
118(9.7%)
Starlet

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DO you know what size trousers/pants you wear? And do you know your actual waist/hip measurements? Do they correspond? As in, if you wear, say, a 32/32 in jeans, is your waist measurement actually 32"?
bad water!

stories, stephen king and 'stakes

can you recommend any thriller genre books for me? preferably that i can read on kindle?

i recommend for you ghost story by peter straub. i waited for so long for it to come out on kindle, and it was amazing! it even gave me the GOOD kind of creepy dreams. i'm also currently reading rage against the night which is an anthology of short horror fiction and is raising money for a man with motor neurone disease. there's even a stephen king in there (though i think that particular story was previously published in full dark, no stars - also a fantastic book!)

who is your favourite horror/thriller/scary author?

stephen king

what is your favourite stephen king novel?

the stand

what is your favourite stephen king novella?

so hard!! 1922, or maybe rita hayworth and the shawshank redemption

what is your favourite stephen king short story?

the man in the black suit. it's the second story in everything's eventual. i must have read the story about a thousand times without it making an impression until one day i found myself thinking about it and then i went and sought it out and reread it and found it profoundly disturbing. really really spooky, and i still can't put my finger on why!

have you ever read a book that had a bunch of spelling errors in it? the book that i'm reading now (rage against the night) has really strange spelling mistakes all through it. and not just confined to one story/author. for instance the word aesthetic is used instead of anaesthetic, vagrancies instead of i-have-absolutely-no-idea-what, but-defintely-not-that, and other silly things like that. real words, but not what they're meant to be. i have a ridiculous mental image in my head of the editor's teenaged child earning pocket money by typing up a bunch of stories that were sent in to the editor hand-written (sloppily) by the authors. trying to work out what this or that word is and just letting autocorrect work it out for him.

does it/would it detract from the enjoyment of the story for you? not for me, it makes me feel kind of… connected to the author in a weird way? like they are human.

(no subject)

to people in oregon/NJ: do you tip gas attendants for washing your windshield? does it matter whether they ask or not?

everyone else: if you were at home sick with a cold but feeling a little better, what would you be doing?
Genghis Kong

About last night....

Did you know I had a sex dream about you last night. It took place in ________

A petting zoo
0(0.0%)
Zero gravity (we were in a space shuttle)
22(48.9%)
The DMV
6(13.3%)
A ball pit
11(24.4%)
Disneyland's 'It's a Small World'
6(13.3%)

I was wearing _________

A horse mask
3(6.7%)
Spurs
6(13.3%)
A Victorian noble outfit
19(42.2%)
An edible Batman costume
10(22.2%)
Crotchless lederhosen
7(15.6%)

You were wearing ______

A Leela outfit (from Futurama), complete with single eyeball
11(24.4%)
Whipped cream sprayed in all the naughty locations
7(15.6%)
Restraints (there's no other way you'd be intimate with me otherwise)
8(17.8%)
A chainmail bikini
13(28.9%)
A crotchless vintage deep sea diving suit
6(13.3%)

You said 'I've never thought of ______ used in the bedroom before', seeing what I had in my hand

An eggbeater
12(27.3%)
Vick's Vapo Rub
9(20.5%)
A Twister mat
8(18.2%)
A whoopie cushion
6(13.6%)
Toy army men
9(20.5%)

And just as it was getting hot and heavy, you whispered ________________ in my ear...all sexy like, and I woke up

'I don't mean to pry, but do you have six fingers?'
10(22.2%)
'I've come here to kick ass and chew bubble gum...and I'm all out of bubble gum'
16(35.6%)
'Could I BE any more turned on right now?' (in Chandler's voice)
7(15.6%)
'Luke, I am your father'
3(6.7%)
'BOO! You whore'
9(20.0%)

And I would have thought it was all just a dream, except I found your _______ in my bed

Puddle-sized wet spot (Dear Lord, I hope that's a wet spot)
9(20.0%)
Mermaid body suit
20(44.4%)
Clown makeup
3(6.7%)
Stiletto galoshes
10(22.2%)
Crabs-B-Gone meds
3(6.7%)

And when you get around to it, can you return my ________? That'd be great

Wallet
4(8.9%)
Kidney
10(22.2%)
Cat
17(37.8%)
Dignity
13(28.9%)
Semen, #4924839372 through 4924839885. Last seen in the vicinity of your throat
1(2.2%)

And sorry what I did to your ________. That's never happened before

Hair
8(17.8%)
Car
5(11.1%)
Sense of self worth
14(31.1%)
Underthings
13(28.9%)
Urinary tract
5(11.1%)

I'm telling you all this by text, to the number you left me. This is ________, isn't it?

Chelsea
5(11.1%)
Miss Utah
11(24.4%)
Bubbles, the Naughty Clown
5(11.1%)
Agent BoPeep
9(20.0%)
Sister Henrietta
15(33.3%)
planet

most important lego brick?

Did you play with legos a lot as a kid?

What was your favorite set? piece?

Remember the translucent "lights" and blue windows that went on the spaceships... anyone else agree that those were the most important part of any lego collection?