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by pooteeweet
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:26 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stomach in rebellion... iron constitution melting, melting..
Replies: 20
Views: 5490

Re: Stomach in rebellion... iron constitution melting, melti

Has anyone ever tried the Green Tea Tom-Yum flavor of Mama brand instant noodles? My spicy food tolerance may have been lower then, so I could be wrong, but... Damn! That was some spicy ramen.
by pooteeweet
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:14 am UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help with MS Word pretty please
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: Help with MS Word pretty please

"Macros enabled"? I am, sadly, not computer-savvy enough to quite understand what that means. But the rest of your sentence makes sense--see, what I'm doing is updating old versions of documents so that they are consistent with the upcoming new edition of a textbook. So it's possible that ...
by pooteeweet
Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345958

Re: I can't believe it is the next day and I'm still DRNUK

I've spent over a week now not drinking, while my previous routine was to have several beers every night. I now wake up feeling even worse than normal. How does that work? :( I've been doing something similar lately. At first, I had a hard time falling asleep each night without the help of my usual...
by pooteeweet
Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:14 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help with MS Word pretty please
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Re: Help with MS Word pretty please

I don't think switching to another WP is an option. I'm editing some documents for a textbook publisher so I need to be sure that the files don't get all glitchy when I send them back. I recall having problems last time I used Open Office. I had to open the documents up in Word in order to print on ...
by pooteeweet
Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: The Help Desk
Topic: Help with MS Word pretty please
Replies: 21
Views: 1792

Help with MS Word pretty please

I know I should try and find this on various trouble-shooting forums but I don't have time and I have no idea what kind of search terms might possibly get results that are actually relevant. Please help this is driving me absolutely batty! For no apparent reason, the page suddenly scrolls waaaay dow...
by pooteeweet
Tue May 19, 2009 4:48 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345958

Re: The drnuk thread

Bourbon is good for when you get to leave work early after your new co-worker suddenly had a psychotic episode while you were alone in the classroom with her and the babies. :cry: It turned out fine (well, as fine as it could be) and I handled the situation well (hooray! it turns out I perform well ...
by pooteeweet
Sun May 10, 2009 11:39 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stomach in rebellion... iron constitution melting, melting..
Replies: 20
Views: 5490

Re: Stomach in rebellion... iron constitution melting, melting..

I realized I had lost my spiciness tolerance, a few hours after we decided to try the pizza with jalapeno topping. It burned more on the way out than it did going in. :shock: I had no idea that "spicy" could affect your anus! (TMI, perhaps... I'm just still kind of astonished at this.) On ...
by pooteeweet
Sun May 10, 2009 11:06 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345958

Re: The drnuk thread

aaaaaaaagghhhh.... groan... I got drunk and accidentally sat in the sun for a few hours. Now my face and neck are sunburnt. They are more sunburnt on one side than on the other. I hope it fades significantly by tomorrow! It looks silly, it hurts, and right now I'm not sure if I feel woozy from the a...
by pooteeweet
Sat May 09, 2009 9:50 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Actual Drnukenness!
Replies: 1358
Views: 345958

Re: The drnuk thread

How bad is it to drink and take ibuprofen? I know it can supposedly cause stomach bleeding (or was it liver damage?) but I really feel like booze, in conjunction with pain relievers, is probably the best medicine for these cramps. I was about to start debating whether or not to start drinking at noo...
by pooteeweet
Sat May 09, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: morning psychosis
Replies: 103
Views: 10329

Re: morning psychosis

Once I woke up in the middle of the night suddenly needing to puke. I stumbled towards where I thought my bedroom door was, and vomited in the corner before I could figure out why there was no doorway there. More recently, I woke my boyfriend up for a bit of fun. Afterwards he told me that he'd stil...
by pooteeweet
Fri May 08, 2009 10:06 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System
Replies: 47
Views: 4060

Re: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System

Sigh. I agree with everything you've said. All I've been trying to say is that these types of points might be worth giving 2 seconds' thought to, even if they end up being moot points for the current practical matters at hand. I don't oppose Affirmative Action! I don't believe it should be scrapped ...
by pooteeweet
Fri May 08, 2009 11:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System
Replies: 47
Views: 4060

Re: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System

I see the points in my (and aneeshm's) posts merely as questions which perhaps ought to be kept in mind (or occasionally discussed), rather than as arguments for or against anything. I think it's useful to incorporate various questions, issues, anecdotes, etc, into your point of view regarding any ...
by pooteeweet
Mon May 04, 2009 7:24 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System
Replies: 47
Views: 4060

Re: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System

Hmm. If I knew a goddamn thing about pedagogy or the specific ins and outs of school reformation, I would suggest focusing on education (not necessarily instead of AA, but perhaps in conjunction with it). I admittedly don't know much about AA programs, but it seems like they probably fail to address...
by pooteeweet
Mon May 04, 2009 3:37 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: cream soda (split from Rant)
Replies: 165
Views: 11240

Re: Rant Thread

I was heartily amused. Especially by "[. . .] had given up hope IN US AND ASSUMED THAT WE WERE. that we're screwed." and the inappropriate use of "wince" when "whence" was meant. :) I think he meant "since." Here's a rant, on a related note, now that we've ha...
by pooteeweet
Mon May 04, 2009 12:50 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System
Replies: 47
Views: 4060

Re: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System

I would tend to agree with most of what's just been said. I see the points in my (and aneeshm's) posts merely as questions which perhaps ought to be kept in mind (or occasionally discussed), rather than as arguments for or against anything. I think it's useful to incorporate various questions, issue...
by pooteeweet
Sun May 03, 2009 10:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576159

Re: Rant Thread

Argh, remember when essays used to be fun? Anyone? Today, writing something thoughtful and intelligent feels like a chore - there's a plan, there are bullet points, I basically know what to say. It almost feels like a waste of time to rewrite. And if I don't finish soon, can't see Wolverine/the fri...
by pooteeweet
Sun May 03, 2009 11:58 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System
Replies: 47
Views: 4060

Re: The Wreck of the Racial Spoils System

Okay, first off, you're grossly oversimplifying the issue to make an irrelevant idealistic point. I don't care about 'denying individual agency'; I care about results. Fostering demographic equality creates a society that is more productive, more functional, more healthy, and ultima...
by pooteeweet
Sat May 02, 2009 4:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Correlation between churchgoing and support for war crimes
Replies: 93
Views: 6246

Re: Correlation between churchgoing and support for war crimes

On a side note: The religious group most likely to say torture is never justified was Protestant denominations -- such as Episcopalians, Lutherans and Presbyterians -- categorized as "mainline" Protestants, in contrast to evangelicals. Just over three in 10 of them said torture is never ju...
by pooteeweet
Sat May 02, 2009 3:14 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Sean Hannity volunteers to be waterboarded
Replies: 75
Views: 9170

Re: Sean Hannity volunteers to be waterboarded

God, I just wish this would just happen already... What a fucking pussy. Why can't somebody just roll up to the guy in a black van and kidnap him, extraordinary rendition-style, film him being waterboarded, post it to the internets, and let him go? Surely there are people out there with both the res...
by pooteeweet
Fri May 01, 2009 4:51 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576159

Re: Rant Thread

FUCK OPEN OFFICE!!!! My boyfriend has to turn in ALL his final projects in about 6 hours in order to graduate. He's had about 7 hours of sleep over the past week. I'm helping him proof-read/edit his papers thus: he e-mails me the documents as attached files, I open them in OpenOffice (because that's...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 9:31 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians on TV are nutjobs
Replies: 96
Views: 7001

Re: Christians on TV are nutjobs

[After "post review": The following is in response to Marzipan; haven't read sje's last post there and I would but I have to go make a dinner party happen. Woohoo! We're making summer rolls! (I'm a little bit excited. Summer's here! Well, basically.)] There's a huge difference between &quo...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:47 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352664

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Yeah, there's a name on a birth certificate somewhere, but it's only there to fulfill that legal requirement.
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:44 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576159

Re: Rant Thread

Really? You don't think this is potentially unhealthy? I mean, the kid in Big Daddy is 5. There's a big, big difference between a five year old and a toddler--in terms of crucial developmental windows and whatnot. The very most basic structures in your brain are getting built. Well, I don't know as ...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians on TV are nutjobs
Replies: 96
Views: 7001

Re: Christians on TV are nutjobs

I'm generally think less of people when I learn that they are religious. It's not really a voluntary thing. Someone says "I'm religious", and I think automatically "Oh man, this person is gullible/irrational/follows-along-with-the-crowd/doesn't-think/etc." I try not to judge the...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 6:33 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576159

Re: Rant Thread

Go back to where you got it done (or any of your friendly local piercers), and ask them to help you put it back in. They've always done it for free when I had that problem. If they balk, buy a $10 piece of jewelry and ask them to put it in for you. Spoilered for length: Nose ring insertion advice, a...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 4:17 pm UTC
Forum: Language/Linguistics
Topic: Think Before Naming Your Child
Replies: 1622
Views: 352664

Re: Think Before Naming Your Child

Back to names momentarily: Think before naming your child, but for Heaven's sake, PLEASE don't think TOO hard or long... There is a darling little baby girl in my classroom. For some reason her mother just can't, for the life of her, seem to settle on a name. Every couple of weeks, or sometimes day ...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 10:52 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Christians on TV are nutjobs
Replies: 96
Views: 7001

Re: Christians on TV are nutjobs

Back on topic (which has nothing to do with whether God exists or not): I would concede that some religious groups love to play the victim, and wail about persecution from the mainstream. Depending on where you live, and what sorts of religious or non-religious people you're exposed to, these claims...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 25, 2009 7:23 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Japan should never become a multiethnic society
Replies: 83
Views: 6312

Re: Japan should never become a multiethnic society

Yeah... Would somebody please explain why a labor shortage might be fixed by cracking down on immigration? Because, to a common layperson like myself with no real understanding of the complexities of such issues, it seems like the answer would be to invite young foreigners to fill in that labor gap....
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 18, 2009 8:32 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smokers cost society less money than Nonsmokers
Replies: 62
Views: 6628

Re: Smokers cost society less money than Nonsmokers

Its boosters say it's the perfect way to quit smoking because the nicotine mist contains no tar or any of the host of cancer-causing agents of tobacco smoke -- yet has the touch and feel of smoking. That, they say, makes the e-cigarette superior to other nicotine-delivery systems such as patches, c...
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smokers cost society less money than Nonsmokers
Replies: 62
Views: 6628

Re: Smokers cost society less money than Nonsmokers

Or they portray smokers as socially irresponsible people, who it is our right to stop. It's no longer an attempt to provide smokers with the information, and instead its become a moral crusade to make the right choice for smokers, because they can't do so themselves. The idea that 'smokers cost soc...
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 13, 2009 6:16 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Taxes Are Confusing
Replies: 8
Views: 754

Taxes Are Confusing

And they're due in 2 days! I was about to do it weeks ago and then forgot till yesterday. Whee! So... Here's a random question that I'm sure will only give me a headache if I type it into Google. Actually not so much a question as... general confusion. I'm filing online with H&R. Under the "...
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 13, 2009 3:55 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Smokers cost society less money than Nonsmokers
Replies: 62
Views: 6628

Re: Smokers cost society less money than Nonsmokers

Most of you seem to be missing the point. It has nothing to do with whether smoking should be discouraged. The point is merely this: The old argument of "smokers should pay more taxes to compensate for their diseases' financial burden on society" is horse-shit.
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:58 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need some participants for a school project on compression
Replies: 46
Views: 6817

Re: Need some participants for a school project on compression

Wait, are we supposed to have read the original, intact story or any of the summarizations prior to the one we are summarizing? I assumed not, since this game made me think of Telephone and Exquisite Corpse, which are totally contingent on each person's input being based only on what they receive fr...
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 13, 2009 1:27 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Hype your ripe snipes 'n' gripes
Replies: 28619
Views: 3576159

Re: Rant Thread

Get the hell out of grandma's house. I think it's pathetic that you moved back in and your boyfriend followed. I think it's ridiculous that mom lets you two stay there for free and you turn around and disrespect them every chance you get. I swear if you weren't my sister I would have already ran yo...
by pooteeweet
Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:25 am UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the books of Jim Butcher
Replies: 59
Views: 69493

Re: the books of Jim Butcher

Yeah, the translation was a touch clumsy at points, but I thought it kind of added to the charm--whenever I noticed it I'd start reading (in my head, not aloud) with a bad Russian accent which made it kind of fun. I do really love the fantasy world that is imagined in those books, combined with the ...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: If you're flying a plane, don't drink that Diet Coke...
Replies: 23
Views: 2403

Re: If you're flying a plane, don't drink that Diet Coke...

Well, awww... crap. :x Is beer carbonated the same way?
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 8:45 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Alternate History
Replies: 42
Views: 5452

Re: Alternate History

However, my favourite in this genre is Iron Dream by Norman Spinrad. And let's say I'm definitely NOT a science-fiction enthusiast at all. So the book must be really good to please me so much. Whuh!? I just looked that book up on Amazon and it costs $163 new! And "6 used from $75"! ...Ah,...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 6:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: If you're flying a plane, don't drink that Diet Coke...
Replies: 23
Views: 2403

Re: If you're flying a plane, don't drink that Diet Coke...

Wait, wait. I'm confused, and too lazy to rtfa or do any research. Is aspartame potentially really super bad for you or not? I'm kind of against diet drinks on principle (if you're worried about calories don't drink soda!) but sometimes I use them as mixers or drink diet energy drinks because I don'...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 4:20 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: Need some participants for a school project on compression
Replies: 46
Views: 6817

Re: Need some participants for a school project on compression

Ooh, this is fun. Like a combination of Telephone and Exquisite Corpse. I'm person C, summarizing Ralith the Third's summary. He forgot to mention that he's person B, summarizing Chfan's summary. A man named Randalph Carter tells investigators of the "horrors" that ensued when he and his b...
by pooteeweet
Sat Apr 11, 2009 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: Books
Topic: the books of Jim Butcher
Replies: 59
Views: 69493

Re: the books of Jim Butcher

Is this series what the TV show was based on? The description sounds fairly apt. I liked the show, I didn't even know there were books. Definitely on my to-read list now. Hmm. Your descriptions remind me of the Night Watch trilogy. Anybody read those?

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