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by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 11:46 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575509

Re: Rant Thread

I'm going to revisit my living situation / domestic chores rant. I realize it's now several pages old and the thread has moved on. I've been reading the new content in those pages, I'm not just ignoring it all or trying vainly to bring focus back to the subject of my post. I just... have more rantin...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of
Replies: 30
Views: 3935

Re: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of

Brazil - make sure to get the directors cut 12 Monkeys - Brad Pitt as a mental patient The tricky thing is introducing other people to these movies, because part of what made them awesome was not knowing anything about them beforehand, but how am I supposed to tell people to go see them if I don't ...
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 06, 2009 2:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575509

Re: Rant Thread

RANT--Regarding Living-situation Shittiness: Nobody in this apartment besides myself and (maybe) my boyfriend knows ANYTHING about washing dishes or other very basic domestic chores. The roommate, his girlfriend, and our homeless dude REALLY REALLY SUCK in these areas. They're also all f...
by pooteeweet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 10:52 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575509

Re: Rant Thread

I feel silly for posting 3 times almost-consecutively... I was gonna edit my last post to avoid double-posting but (glee!) there are other people besides me awake at 5 in the morning! @ pooteeweet: Have you spoken to anyone about your position? Not getting paid the appropriate amount for the work y...
by pooteeweet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:53 am UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352619

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

I knew a guy named Fuk Yeung. And a girl named Pimporn.
by pooteeweet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 7:23 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Nootropics
Replies: 2
Views: 711

Re: Nootropics

Switch to American ginseng. Drink Mate in its tea form (is yours a pill or something?), it tastes good. I have no idea about the other stuff.
by pooteeweet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 6:10 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575509

Re: Rant Thread

Hee! It makes me kind of absurdly happy that someone took the time to read that in its entirety. Thank you. I think the hours-per-week thing and the job titles--and accompanying raises-- thing are technically separate matters. And even if I could sue, I wouldn't feel right about it because it's not ...
by pooteeweet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3575509

Re: Rant Thread

Work rant (long and convoluted, don't really expect many to read through it): I've been working at my daycare for over a year now (a respectable length of time considering the high turnover). Each of the classrooms is supposed to have a Head Teacher, a Teacher, and an Assistant Teacher. ...
by pooteeweet
Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:03 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: History and fetal alcohol syndrome
Replies: 10
Views: 2975

Re: History and fetal alcohol syndrome

Like with ergot poisoning!

Have researchers made any headway in figuring out the specifics of quantity/timing of alcohol consumption leading to FAS?
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 04, 2009 6:28 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Alternate History
Replies: 42
Views: 5452

Re: Alternate History

the_bandersnatch wrote:A great non-fiction book is the snappily-titled What If?: Military Historians Imagine What Might Have Been.


That sounds really interesting. I may just have to buy it.
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 04, 2009 5:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who wants cookies? [USA Cookie Club]
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: Who wants cookies? [USA Cookie Club]

Hmm. I'm going to have to start polishing up my cookie skills. I used to have a fantastic chocolate chip recipe, but I lost it a few years back and the website I got it from died when I tried to find it again. Lately I've been doing brownies and cupcakes with a surprising amount of success but those...
by pooteeweet
Tue Mar 31, 2009 5:13 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: BSG Creators and Cast Speak at UN
Replies: 4
Views: 536

BSG Creators and Cast Speak at UN

I'm still in the middle of watching this: video from UN archives UN Public Information Department, Sci Fi Channel to co-host a panel with Battlestar Galactica creators to raise profile of humanitarian concern. The discussion will explore some of the themes that are of importance to both the United N...
by pooteeweet
Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:25 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Who wants cookies? [USA Cookie Club]
Replies: 12
Views: 1415

Re: Who wants cookies? [USA Cookie Club]

About how much does it cost to send cookies in the mail? And how do you package them for minimal damage in transit?
by pooteeweet
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:28 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Kings
Replies: 46
Views: 5510

Re: Kings

I hate it when I get really into a show that only has a couple of episodes out yet. I want my good tv when I want it! Not once a week!
by pooteeweet
Sun Mar 29, 2009 2:21 am UTC
Forum: Gaming
Topic: Magic Carpet?
Replies: 5
Views: 1136

Re: Magic Carpet?

[this is the OP, I use a different account from work because I'm paranoid]

My boyfriend's computer is Windows NT 2003 x64. I guess my older, crappier computer (Windows XP?) might be able to manage it, but it desperately needs a Windows re-install before I can think about trying to play games on it.
by pooteeweet
Mon Mar 23, 2009 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Comics/Graphic Novels
Topic: Bad Dog
Replies: 2
Views: 1725

Re: Bad Dog

Sounds like fun. I might have to buy it online next time I have $$ to spare. Are there sample pages up anywhere?
by pooteeweet
Mon Mar 23, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Screen culture may be changing our brains - Susan Greenfield
Replies: 41
Views: 4708

Re: Screen culture may be changing our brains - Susan Greenfield

While the article is full of sloppy logic (and annoying transcription typos), I'm surprised that xkcd's responses are 100% "this woman is full of shit and doesn't know what she's talking about, and just hates computers because she's old". Seriously, do none of you ever wonder about the pos...
by pooteeweet
Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:45 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Curious Local Flavours
Replies: 55
Views: 5220

Re: Curious Local Flavours

The southern foods list neglected to mention po-boys. Mmm. Fried shrimp po-boys. Cajun sausage po-boys. Also, Alligator sausage (preferable to fried alligator, which is a bit too chewy).
by pooteeweet
Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:37 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3259

Re: My new HFCS-free life

Hmm... I bet it makes a great substitute for simple syrup to mix tequila drinks with.
by pooteeweet
Tue Mar 17, 2009 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Curious Local Flavours
Replies: 55
Views: 5220

Re: Curious Local Flavours

quintopia wrote:I like maple syrup in lots of things too, as long as it doesn't involve the actual sap of actual maple trees. Give me maple-flavored corn syrup and I'll put it in all kinds of deserts (or drinks). Real maple syrup is disgusting.


:evil: Bite your tongue!
by pooteeweet
Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:54 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: My new HFCS-free life
Replies: 28
Views: 3259

Re: My new HFCS-free life

On a side note, I've started picking up Sobe drinks, since most of them have actual sugar, and taste decent. Um... I'm pretty sure Sobe is packed with HFCS. It really pisses me off when products like that are marketed as healthy, wholesome alternatives when they're really just as bad for you as any...
by pooteeweet
Tue Mar 17, 2009 3:52 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radicalised by the gov'
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

Re: Radicalised by the gov'

Well, part of it was just the circumstances and situation: Being in Louisiana, in summertime, in a totally wrecked city, sleeping on cots in kind of dirty living spaces with a bunch of strangers and no privacy, with no A/C, big fat flies everywhere (I found maggots in my dirty laundry once). Lots of...
by pooteeweet
Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:00 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: At least 15 killed in school shooting in Germany
Replies: 34
Views: 3160

Re: At least 15 killed in school shooting in Germany

Not " any mental difference." Just the one that makes him feel like he's entitled to go on a rampage and kill everyone who pissed him off, or heck, anyone who just happens to be in the wrong place that day. I almost shit myself when you said "criminals are made, not born." Did yo...
by pooteeweet
Mon Mar 16, 2009 6:40 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radicalised by the gov'
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

Re: Radicalised by the gov'

Aww, man... I need to go listen to some punk rock. I'm too young to feel so old and tired. What celandine said. The nuances. The nuances killed my youth. It happened gradually but the clincher was living/working with an anarchist Katrina-relief collective for a couple of months. It seemed at the out...
by pooteeweet
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Build-A-Baby Workshop
Replies: 65
Views: 6700

Re: Build-A-Baby Workshop

Discrimination in the sense of "this is preferred" would obviously apply for things like astronaut applications, just like they do today--you don't get to go up in space if you are physically unwell, end of story. But discrimination in terms of preferring the genetically perfected for eve...
by pooteeweet
Sun Mar 08, 2009 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 600541

Re: Religion: The Deuce

@ pooteeweet: You should know that the concept of motivation is a concept brought about by evolution. If we had a god, we/he had no need for a motivational system in our brains (because, really, our computers do without, so why shouldn't we?), Are you saying evolution and god are mutually exclusive...
by pooteeweet
Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:49 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Alternate History
Replies: 42
Views: 5452

Re: Alternate History

Oh, I think I've heard of those (read a review or synopsis or blurb somewhere). For some reason an image of hot air balloon warfare pops into my head. Is that a factor in these books, or am I thinking of something else entirely? Can't believe I didn't think of "The Man in the High Castle" ...
by pooteeweet
Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:38 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radicalised by the gov'
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

Re: Radicalised by the gov'

I remember in various history classes constantly thinking to myself "Damn, I am fucking glad I wasn't alive then" Remember Feudalism? Or melee combat? Or the plague? Or torture for confessions? Or peasantry? Where do you see... none of that (Well, arguably aside from the torture)? That's ...
by pooteeweet
Sun Mar 01, 2009 1:24 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Religion: The Deuce
Replies: 5301
Views: 600541

Re: Religion: The Deuce

Have you ever read that Johnny the Homicidal Maniac where he dies and visits heaven and hell? JTHM arrives in heaven to find rows of people sitting in chairs. They all have superpowers but nobody uses them cause it's heaven, they just sit there being blissful. Then Johnny flips out and uses his supe...
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 28, 2009 2:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Yogurt: Still Healthy?
Replies: 20
Views: 2828

Re: Yogurt: Still Healthy?

Yogurt also tastes nice in savory foods. Use it like sour cream, add a dollop to beans & rice, or curry, or other soupy/spicy dishes like that. Poach an egg in the leftovers for breakfast the following morning.
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:34 pm UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Radicalised by the gov'
Replies: 33
Views: 4098

Re: Radicalised by the gov'

I read the news, and i see every day more crack pot schemes for identifying "Terrorists", or "protecting the children" and it makes me want to scream, do these people live in the same world as we do, do they even realize we exist. I wounder how can people be so clearly, ill educ...
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:55 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Alternate History
Replies: 42
Views: 5452

Alternate History

Recommend some good Alternate History novels. I can only think of one that I've read but the genre seems worth exploring. The Years of Rice and Salt -- by Kim Stanly Robinson, the same guy who wrote the Red Mars trilogy (which I've just begun reading-- and which is not alternate history but near fut...
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:18 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What to do with leftover lobster.
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: What to do with leftover lobster.

They have nervous systems? Wait, was I thinking of some other term altogether? Well, even if they didn't, I've always been a little skeptical of claims that certain organisms are too physically unsophisticated to feel pain.
by pooteeweet
Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:29 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: What to do with leftover lobster.
Replies: 7
Views: 1046

Re: What to do with leftover lobster.

Dammit, I keep eying the lobsters at the supermarket but never buy, knowing that when it comes down to it I probably won't be able to bring myself to drop them, live, into a pot of boiling water and listen to them scream (even though I know it's just the steam escaping from their shells, they're jus...
by pooteeweet
Sun Feb 22, 2009 9:39 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31511

Re: Arrested Development

Just... don't worry about the continuity. Most of the "Next time" stuff isn't meant to be taken seriously or plot-relevant, I think.
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:15 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Dead Like Me (TV and Direct to DVD movie)
Replies: 16
Views: 3321

Re: Dead Like Me (TV and Direct to DVD movie)

I like the episode where the hippies get mauled by a bear. And the one where the diner's short-order cook dies. And the one where George crashes at her co-worker's apartment.
by pooteeweet
Sat Feb 21, 2009 5:10 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Lie To Me
Replies: 9
Views: 1634

Re: Lie To Me

I like when they use examples from public figures to illustrate. Overall it's a fun show.
by pooteeweet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:52 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of
Replies: 30
Views: 3935

Good Shows/Movies You'd Never Heard Of

What are some things you've watched by happenstance, or out of boredom, which surprised you with goodness? Stuff that's underrated, or not widely known/discussed. Or stuff that's well-known or acclaimed, but in a way that made you stereotype it as something dumb, or not your type-- then turned out t...
by pooteeweet
Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:19 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Arrested Development
Replies: 65
Views: 31511

Re: Arrested Development

No... The title had two first names in it, a la "Bill and Ted's Great Adventure" or "Whosit and Miri Make a Porno." Actually, I'm going to go track it down via David Cross's IMDb profile. .... .... ....Holy shit! There's going to be an Arrested Development movie next year! (maybe...
by pooteeweet
Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Cake Decoration
Replies: 12
Views: 1816

Re: Cake Decoration

I came across this site a while back. Pretty fantastic stuff. http://englishrussia.com/?p=851 I was planning on trying to do an elaborate gingerbread house this holiday season but I didn't have the time... I have a frosting bag / nozzles and food coloring I picked up on a whim from the dollar store ...

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