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Mar. 16th, 2012 | 06:10 pm
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Welcome to Ask Me Anything, a community for asking, and answering, some of life's less Googleable questions.

If you're new, please check out the community profile. As with an empty swimming pool, there's just a few things we'd like you to be aware of before diving in head first.

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18/01/14 Current Community Events and Info:
Darcie was going to change the sticky but didn't. Some crap about buying a house, I find it hard to believe she's too busy to be online all of the time.

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I just NEED TO KNOW.

Nov. 22nd, 2012 | 02:15 am
mood: amused
posted by: soberloki in ask_me_anything

Poll #1880416 So very curious...
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 36

Which style do YOU prefer?

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Original
22 (64.7%)
Homestyle
2 (5.9%)
Extra crispy
10 (29.4%)

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(no subject)

Nov. 12th, 2012 | 07:46 pm
posted by: mocking0jay in ask_me_anything

Hey folks! Someone please tell me if I post too much. I just have lots of questions! And the forum I used to go to all the time is dying. =/

Anyway. So I want some opinions about my crappy job.Collapse )

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Obviously AMA is Psychic

Nov. 2nd, 2012 | 10:35 am
posted by: cpsings4him in ask_me_anything

On behalf of cakesobule, who would post this herself, but is unable, due to being held hostage by the slowest service people on the planet...

The cable gentleman has been sitting in his car talking on the phone for 20 minutes now. Meanwhile, Mudge freezes (because she's also waiting for The Gas Man). AMA, what is the cable guy doing?

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Oct. 12th, 2012 | 03:51 pm
posted by: stinkky in ask_me_anything

Jack and Anna are best friends. Jack has been vegan ever since he can remember. Anna was vegan for a month and then shortly gave up. Anna has just decided that she wants to go back to her vegan lifestyle. Jack tells her that it’s only vegan if you have the animals best interests behind your dietary decisions. He then proceeds to put together an extensive list of how animals are wrongly treated and a whole bunch of reasons why a vegan diet is necessary then mails it to Anna. 

Is Jack being a pretentious twat or simply being helpful? . 

Ripped from someones FB status. 

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Sep. 29th, 2012 | 10:44 pm
posted by: bonzifan in ask_me_anything

On what subject or question do you think you would dissagree with most of the other members of AMA?

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UPDATE!

Sep. 21st, 2012 | 09:24 am
mood: curious
posted by: nextdrinksonme in ask_me_anything

Have you used the new version of the LJ updater? What do you think about it if you have?


Inspired by not being able to find anything on this damned page, haha.

I think it's kind of ugly.

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May. 15th, 2012 | 07:07 pm
posted by: ink_smear in ask_me_anything

Help! I have a (first) date in less than half an hour and I can't choose which jacket to wear. We are going to a bar for some drinks. Please ignore how weird my face looks in these pictures.


Pictures!Collapse )

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Camp

May. 13th, 2012 | 07:04 pm
mood: artistic
posted by: mckendrie in ask_me_anything

This girl from church asked me if I wanted to be one of the counselors at a summer camp and I have nooo idea whether I should go or not.
  Have you ever been to a summer camp before? Were you a counselor? How did you like it?
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Writing from a Position of Power

Apr. 9th, 2012 | 05:14 pm
posted by: braidedmane in ask_me_anything

What is your opinion on an author who is a member of a non-oppressed group writing a character (particularly a main or POV character) who is a member of an oppressed group? I.e. a white person writing a POC character, a male writing a female character, a straight person writing a gay character, a cis person writing a trans character.

Can it be done well? Or is it bound to end in disaster? If it can be done well, do you have some examples?

(Particularly curious to hear from those of you who are a member of an oppressed group, but everyone's input is welcome!)
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P.O.T.O.

Mar. 17th, 2012 | 05:56 pm
posted by: mckendrie in ask_me_anything

What's your opinion on the Phantom of the Opera?

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(no subject)

Mar. 15th, 2012 | 07:24 pm
posted by: almostangelic in ask_me_anything

Prompted by the post from angi_is_altered

Do you think people should carry their criminal history for the rest of their lives, even for minor crimes? Are there some crimes that could be forgiven over time?  Is there some kind of "penance" that a person could do to expunge their record?

Secondly, if you had/have a criminal record, how do you, or do you ever, tell a new SO? An employer?
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Best iPod

Mar. 10th, 2012 | 10:22 pm
posted by: unmellow_yellow in ask_me_anything

What is the best iPod for mainly listening to music, in your opinion?

I have a first-gen nano, but it barely holds any songs and I'm looking for a new one that holds more music. I'm looking for a non-touch one (preferably), and a reliable one that won't crap out on me.

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Mar. 3rd, 2012 | 11:58 pm
posted by: dyheli in ask_me_anything

Do you find this ad insensitive? Or offensive?

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Guy-on-guy vs. Girl-on-girl

Feb. 27th, 2012 | 08:07 am
posted by: emmalinell in ask_me_anything

Why is it that a girl liking guy-on-guy is, generally, considered disgusting, but guys liking girl-on-girl is generally socially accepted?

What is your opinion on people liking guy-on-guy or girl-on-girl? 

(I read you could post two questions if they were related to each other, if not tell me and I'll fix it.) 

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For those who have gone on tour.

Feb. 20th, 2012 | 11:07 am
mood: curious
posted by: violentviolet09 in ask_me_anything

Any vets or current Military:

Is there any reason, while on a 2 week training course (over seas) that you would need to pay out of pocket for staying in a hotel in a popular city an hour away from Base?

Does the fact that it was a weekend and not a weekday change anything?

ETA:

Does it sound fishy?

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Feb. 12th, 2012 | 04:46 pm
posted by: nanini in ask_me_anything

What do you think of Zoos?

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*Cue National Anthem*

Feb. 11th, 2012 | 05:13 pm
mood: weird
posted by: doni_dyke01 in ask_me_anything

What's your take on someone hanging a flag (on the wall) from a country they're not from?

Inspired by me wanting a couple flags and feeling odd-ish about it.
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women in combat

Feb. 10th, 2012 | 01:05 am
posted by: dr_weber in ask_me_anything

What do you feel about women being in front line positions during military operations? In the US, we might be moving closer and closer to allowing women to directly serve on the front line.

As men, we feel like we should protect women and keep them out of harms way. When the ship goes down, it is "women and children" first to the lifeboats. I feel really queasy about putting women directly in the line of fire.

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Jan. 31st, 2012 | 07:13 pm
posted by: wristtattoos in ask_me_anything

Greetings AMA!

Do any of ya'll have some "unpopular opinions"?

According to Rachel Ray, I'm crazy because I find mushrooms gross.
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Opinion

Jan. 28th, 2012 | 03:30 pm
posted by: redefine_you in ask_me_anything

Would you say the the Beatle's film "Yellow Submarine" is appropriate for a 2 year old?

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Dr. AMA, weighing with a question. :)

Jan. 12th, 2012 | 06:39 am
posted by: fortuna_juvat in ask_me_anything

Well, now I've gone and done it.  Starting my fledgling Roller Derby career with Boot Camp this month.

I plan to make the incoming bruising and battering more tolerable by coming up with a really, really AWESOME Derby Name.

So, AMA what would you choose for a medical themed Derby Name?  I'm a third year resident in internal medicine and signed as a hospitalist for the next 5.  My partner in crime dropped out, so our planned names of "Morbidity and Mortality" are out.

Variations on a theme:
Code Black&Blue (ie, Code blue)
Hospice Hospitality

I will issue a vicious hip check in honor of the winner.  :)

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The Walking Dead

Jan. 6th, 2012 | 09:23 pm
posted by: bebemochi in ask_me_anything

I wanna ask about the Walking Dead.

Specifically, for those of you who have both seen the show and read the comic, how do you think they compare? Which did you like better?

My answers in the comments.

And let's just go ahead and put a spoiler alert here. I have read the comic through issue #48. A spoiler alert would be nice, but I'm not gonna cry about it.

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LEGO vs. Feminism

Jan. 3rd, 2012 | 12:37 pm
posted by: cp in ask_me_anything

Any LEGO fans in the house? This weekend we went to a LEGO store and found that a new theme just came out, aimed squarely at girls. There are sets like a beauty salon, a cafe, a bakery, a veterinarian's office, a treehouse, that sort of thing, and the new minifigs that come with the sets are also quite different and girly, for lack of a better term. This launch seems to have raised a bit of a furor among those who feel LEGO is now pigeonholing girls into the Barbie/Bratz sort of stereotypical girly-girl milieu. There's even an online petition beseeching LEGO to cut it out. What do you think? Legitimate accusation or much ado about nothing?

Additional/alternate question: This video is a mind-boggling tour of a vault where LEGO basically have a copy of every set they've ever produced. Like the guy making the video, I grew up on LEGO sets of the late 70s and early/mid 80s, so it brought back some strong memories for me. Can you think of any particular LEGO set(s) that rocked your world as a kid? The Galaxy Explorer was a big one for me, definitely. :)

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Legal question stolen from reddit

Jan. 3rd, 2012 | 09:05 am
posted by: mofoburrell in ask_me_anything

Here's the comic in question.

Suppose the injuries were more serious and the two guys were genuinely malicious. If you knew someone would get really hurt when they laughed and you told them jokes with the intention of hurting them, should this be illegal? Or protected as free speech?
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Dec. 21st, 2011 | 02:59 pm
posted by: ink_smear in ask_me_anything

What do you think of Ron Paul?

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Pls validate my unwavering opinion

Dec. 14th, 2011 | 01:11 pm
posted by: sdx in ask_me_anything

Photobucket


Actually, AMA, I just want to know:

Do you find this:
a) funny?
b) not so funny?
c) completely sexist/misogynistic?
d) some kind of special snowflake answer?

(fyi, this pic posted on my facebook generated 109 comments yesterday)
And if you're someone you know I got lots of respect for (you guys know who you are) I really want your input.

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More texting questions

Dec. 13th, 2011 | 01:35 pm
posted by: teapunk in ask_me_anything

Do you think texting and driving at the same time should be banned everywhere in the US? (Or wherever you live?)

On that same note, do you think that texting by voice command should also be banned?

Why or why not? My answer in the comments.

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Inspired by The Most Enhanced Woman doc

Dec. 5th, 2011 | 11:53 am
posted by: angi_is_altered in ask_me_anything

Is there a book or documentary that completely changed your point of view on a certain subject?

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Interesting

Nov. 28th, 2011 | 10:23 pm
music: Trace Adkins - Honky Tonk Badonkadonk | Powered by Last.fm
posted by: lexigrapheme in ask_me_anything



Very late edit: The image links to an article about a tool that can quantify image alteration. Derp OP is a derp for not pointing you guys to that.

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Nov. 27th, 2011 | 01:39 pm
posted by: doerofnone in ask_me_anything

The orange soda post made me think of this.

How do you feel about this public health ad? Effective, or just too gross? There's also a series of matching posters in our subway showing people getting smacked in the face with blobs of fat.

Fatsmack! from HealthyBoston on Vimeo.

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(no subject)

Nov. 24th, 2011 | 08:26 pm
posted by: mrflagg in ask_me_anything

Has Penny's influence turned Amy Farrah Fowler from innocent butterfly into wanton harlot?

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Inspired by the woman who lost her face from a chimp attack.

Nov. 22nd, 2011 | 02:32 pm
posted by: angi_is_altered in ask_me_anything

Do you think there should be a ban on having certain animals as pets?

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Car hunting

Nov. 21st, 2011 | 01:10 pm
posted by: ezekiel_stryker in ask_me_anything

So I'm on the hunt for a car that I'll probably be buying in April/May of next year. (I guess it's a birthday present to myself).

I'm test driving things now to see how I feel. The run downCollapse ) So it comes to my questions:

I'm going to test drive some Toyta and so Subaru sedans coming up quick here, but while I was at Kia they talked me into sitting in the Soul (they didn't have an automatic trans otherwise I would have test driven it). And I liked the roominess and the small size of it.

So, those who own/have owned/have driven or been a passenger in: How do you feel about the Kia Soul and/or the Kia Forte? How long has it been owned and is it your/the primary vehicle? Hows the torque/can it handle mountains?

Thanks in advance!

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Music

Nov. 14th, 2011 | 10:11 pm
posted by: ministry_victim in ask_me_anything

Who do you think is the most over-rated musician from the 1990's

The criteria, I suppose, is that they had to be more than a one-hit wonder, and had to be culturally relevant for more than five minutes, figuratively speaking.

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(no subject)

Nov. 14th, 2011 | 03:32 am
posted by: marijuanakills in ask_me_anything

What do you suppose that your primary mode of transportation says about you? Cars, bikes, mass transit, scooters, your feet, it all counts for this question. Kudos if you account for any bumper stickers or magnets that you sport on your vehicle or if you cite things like the particular make and/or model and what they mean in respect to you. It all counts.
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Trade/Labor Union

Nov. 11th, 2011 | 10:54 am
posted by: shehangbrightly in ask_me_anything

Are you for or against the Union?
Explain your answer.

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There are people who are way too into bacon

Nov. 10th, 2011 | 08:43 pm
posted by: suibhne_geilt in ask_me_anything

...and there are people who are way too into pie.

Poll #1794048
Open to: All, detailed results viewable to: All, participants: 62

Who's more annoying?

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Pie Cultists
17 (27.9%)
Baconites
44 (72.1%)


Inspired by my just having had dinner with my normal Thursday night folks. This week, it was a diner renowned for its pie, and even before the server got to taking our orders I had heard the word "PIE!" so many times, I was about ready to rip some bitches' vocal cords out with a soup spoon, and salt the motherfucking wounds.

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Conrad Murray

Nov. 7th, 2011 | 01:40 pm
posted by: teapunk in ask_me_anything

So Michael Jackson's doctor, Conrad Murray, was just convicted of manslaughter and remanded without bail, so he is effectively going to jail immediately.

Do you have any opinion/thoughts on this?
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Question!

Nov. 2nd, 2011 | 04:35 am
posted by: misskittyrawr in ask_me_anything

What are your opinions on cat declawing? I have never had a cat declawed but this kitten is seriously insane. She's very cute, and I love her. My daughter is very gentle with her already but everyone in this house is already the proud owner of deep claw marks. I am only looking for personal stories, not any crazy judgment business. Some people get insane about this.
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To Shave... or not to Shave?

Nov. 1st, 2011 | 11:25 pm
posted by: crazysax1 in ask_me_anything

Hey guys, this is a question that I've been wanting to ask for the longest time, so I'll come out with it.

What are your beliefs on women who are bald? I know that there are multiple reasons why women can be bald; my reason is because I'm doing it for my grandmother who was diagnosed with lung cancer since late April and due to the chemo treatments, her hair has finally started to fall out and it's to a point where she is nearly bald. So I thought that I would support her by going bald. I've been shaving my hair shorter and shorter since late April in preparation for going bald and the deed is going to be done when I'm back home from college during Thanksgiving Break.

I've been reading multiple comment threads and the crowd is generally fifty-fifty about women being bald, saying that it isn't sexy or only men should only have the bald look. The only times where it seemed okay was when a woman was fighting cancer.

To end my post, I wanted to ask for your beliefs on bald women. Wish me luck, guys! I'm excited to do this; I love my grandmother very much and she too is thrilled to see how I'll look in the next couple of weeks. Thanks for taking the time to read this post!

(By the way, I think women who are bald definitely carry themselves and I think that's sexy! You can definitely tell that I'm a supporter, haha!)

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(no subject)

Oct. 29th, 2011 | 04:22 pm
posted by: joospjos in ask_me_anything

Inspired by that bad sex questions a couple of days ago.

Do you think it's easier for a man or a woman to be considered "good" or "bad" in bed? Or is there no difference in your opinion?

Feel free to explain if you think it depends on the type of sex (het, f/f, missonary or whatever) or something else.

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Dogs are Carnivores, not Cornivores

Oct. 22nd, 2011 | 02:34 pm
posted by: teapunk in ask_me_anything

If you have a dog, would you feed it a raw meat diet? What are your opinions on feeding raw meat to dogs?

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(no subject)

Oct. 14th, 2011 | 10:39 pm
posted by: anfractuousity in ask_me_anything

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Which is worse: the dress, or the photoshop job?

I think I'd have to fire someone who photoshopped one of my models/products that badly.
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(no subject)

Oct. 11th, 2011 | 10:38 am
posted by: whorishness in ask_me_anything

Is the absence of politeness automatically rudeness or just a lack of effort?

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(no subject)

Oct. 8th, 2011 | 03:23 am
posted by: onmute in ask_me_anything


How far would you go in agreeing/disagreeing with this statement? 

picture/statement under the cutCollapse )

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(no subject)

Sep. 24th, 2011 | 09:52 am
posted by: undead_seagull in ask_me_anything

Someone you know and like has a very strong opinion on something. Your opinion on the topic is completely at odds with theirs. You are 99.9% sure that there is absolutely nothing you can say or do that will change their mind. Do you still argue your point?

What if their opinion is hurtful, offensive, and/or just plain wrong? Still with just a snowball's chance in hell at swaying them, do you argue your point then?

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i judge people in halloween costumes

Sep. 24th, 2011 | 10:42 am
posted by: shehangbrightly in ask_me_anything

What are your thoughts people who chose to wear 'stereotypical' halloween costumes?
Think blackface, sexy first nation girl, italian pizza dude, muslim terrorists, for example.


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bring it on

Sep. 22nd, 2011 | 06:45 am
posted by: shehangbrightly in ask_me_anything

Do you support the death penalty? Why or why not?

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(no subject)

Sep. 20th, 2011 | 07:45 pm
posted by: joospjos in ask_me_anything

Imagine this scenario:
There's a person in your life that likes to have debates with you regarding a variation of topics. You don't necessarily dislike them or like them, but it's safe to say that your opinions are different in many topics and that there's some traits this person has that you find annoying, and plenty of their statements are offensive to you. You believe that this person's arguements are a result of their personality, like wanting to be provocative, always wanting to have the last word, go against the brainwashed crowd, believing a) is right and b) is wrong because *they* always do a), or justify their prejudices about other groups etc. Of course you're biased, but this isn't a question about whether you're right in your own beliefs or not.

What I'm wondering is, if you and this person had plenty of arguements about almost every and any topic (except personal attacks on you), would you keep counter all their arguements on the current topic or would you eventually call them out on what you believed was the underlying reason they kept arguing for the things they did?

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