1:Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? 2:Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? 3:Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? 4:Have you ever stolen a street sign before? 5:Do you like to use post-it notes? 6:Do you cut out coupons but then never use them? 7:Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees? 8:Do you have freckles? 9:Do you always smile for pictures? 10:What is your biggest pet peeve? 11:Do you ever count your steps when you walk? 12:Have you ever peed in the woods? 13:What about pooped in the woods? 14:Do you ever dance even if theres no music playing? 15:Do you chew your pens and pencils? 16:How many people have you slept with this week? 17:What size is your bed? 18:What is your Song of the week? 19:Is it okay for guys to wear pink? 20:Do you still watch cartoons? 21:Whats your least favorite movie? 22:Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some? 23:What do you drink with dinner? 24:What do you dip a chicken nugget in? 25:What is your favorite food? 26:What movies could you watch over and over and still love? 27:Last person you kissed/kissed you? 28:Were you ever a boy/girl scout? 29:Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine? 30:When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper? 31:Can you change the oil on a car? 32:Ever gotten a speeding ticket? 33:Ever ran out of gas? 34:Favorite kind of sandwich? 35:Best thing to eat for breakfast? 36:What is your usual bedtime? 37:Are you lazy? 38:When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween? 39:What is your Chinese astrological sign? 40:How many languages can you speak? 41:Do you have any magazine subscriptions? 42:Which are better legos or lincoln logs? 43:Are you stubborn? 44:Who is better…Leno or Letterman? 45:Ever watch soap operas? 46:Are you afraid of heights? 47:Do you sing in the car? 48:Do you sing in the shower? 49:Do you dance in the car? 50:Ever used a gun? 51:Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer? 52:Do you think musicals are cheesy? 53:Is Christmas stressful? 54:Ever eat a pierogi? 55:Favorite type of fruit pie? 56:Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid? 57:Do you believe in ghosts? 58:Ever have a Deja-vu feeling? 59:Take a vitamin daily? 60:Wear slippers? 61:Wear a bath robe? 62:What do you wear to bed? 63:First concert? 64:Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart? 65:Nike or Adidas? 66:Cheetos Or Fritos? 67:Peanuts or Sunflower seeds? 68:Ever hear of the group Tres Bien? 69:Ever take dance lessons? 70:Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing? 71:Can you curl your tongue? 72:Ever won a spelling bee? 73:Have you ever cried because you were so happy? 74:Own any record albums? 75:Own a record player? 76:Regularly burn incense? 77:Ever been in love? 78:Who would you like to see in concert? 79:What was the last concert you saw? 80:Hot tea or cold tea? 81:Tea or coffee? 82:Sugar or snickerdoodles? 83:Can you swim well? 84:Can you hold your breath without holding your nose? 85:Are you patient? 86:DJ or band, at a wedding? 87:Ever won a contest? 88:Ever have plastic surgery? 89:Which are better black or green olives? 90:Can you knit or crochet? 91:Best room for a fireplace? 92:Do you want to get married? 93:If married, how long have you been married? 94:Who was your HS crush? 95:Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way? 96:Do you have kids? 97:Do you want kids? 98:Whats your favorite color? 99:Do you miss anyone right now?
Forgive me if I'm ceding ground on my liberal cred, but...
I literally screamed at the tv during GOP debate 69 of this Presidential nomination contest. I don’t even remember who set me off, but they were talking about Keystone XL and how President Obama was putting his re-election ahead of what was best for the country and that they, as POTUS, would approve the project immediately. My question: if you want to approve the pipeline for economic reasons, then you have the beginnings of a solid argument. You do not, however, win it outright. Who is going to have to bear the brunt of the cost if there is an environmental disaster? My proposal is simple, allow construction of Keystone XL, but require that the companies developing it and using it to transport oil to Houston pay for all of the costs of a disaster?
30 Day Letter Challenge: Letter to an Inanimate Object You Hate
Dear Dust Pan:
I don’t really know how much I have to say to you that I feel comfortable posting to the internet. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again; you. are. USELESS! I’m sure there was a time where humanity was appreciative of your questionable ability to gather debris from our dirty floors. I’ll even concede that you’re good at picking up most objects…except the one that’s in your freaking name! How do you expect me to use and abuse you if you can’t pick up DUST?! I can use my damn hands to pick up straws and zip lock bags! Also: the Swiffer Wet Jet makes you even further obsolete. You don’t even go here. Bye!
day 1. A letter to an inanimate object you hate. day 2. A letter to a dinosaur. day 3. A letter to a movie character day 4. A letter to someone you want to kick in the face expressing why you want to kick them in the face day 5. A letter to a celebrity you want to kick in the face day 6. A HEARTFELT letter to some food day 7. A letter to a historical event day 8. A letter to a giant space robot day 9. A letter to the coolest person you’ve never met day 10. A letter to an alien race. day 11. A letter to your last bowel movement day 12. A letter to a mythological creature day 13. A letter to a word you don’t like day 14. A letter to a word you love day 15. A letter to your crotch. day 16. A letter to your bed day 17. A letter to a video game character day 18. A letter to a website that ruined your life day 19. A letter to an animal you like day 20. A letter to an animal you think is fucking stupid day 21. A letter to something you’ve owned for 5 years+ day 22. A letter to something you want to fuck day 23. A letter to the drug of your choice. day 24. A letter to one of your bodyparts day 25. A letter to Gary Busey day 26. A letter to the future cyborg version of you day 27. A letter to band that really needs to break up day 28. A letter to a movie you hate day 29. A letter to a letter you’ve written day 30. A letter to a bowl of fruit
CREDIT: Can’t trace. If you have proof this this yours, please send me a message.
Doing this starting now! Also, not really doing this by days. I’ll write them as I please.
“Since 2008, it’s become clear to us in this room that democracy is an inadequate means of determining economic policy in a functioning capitalist society. For capitalism to survive, our nation will ultimately need to shift to a system where the rules are set not by Congress, but by those of us who understand how a market economy really works.”—
Ben Bernanke, Chair of the Federal Reserve, in his remarks as keynote speaker at the 2011 Goldman Sachs Winter Holiday Party. Well then. (via jakke)
Edit: jakke has proved that we’re all idiotic sheep. This never happened. Point proven, and you win the internet, man!
So I decided to watch old news clips on YouTube. Stumbled upon some featuring Gov. Jesse Ventura. Holy fuckballs, I hate conspiracies. Now I feel like I’m being watched and am scared to turn out the lights and don’t want to turn around and fuck I have work at 10am but I’m scare to sleep!!!!
Did you see the image that ran on the front-page of the Los Angeles Times (and other newspapers) depicting the immediate aftermath of a suicide bombing in Afghanistan? It’s terrible. Readers are understandably upset, and many are criticizing the Times for subjecting them to such visual terror. You know where we stand on this, so we’ll spare you our take, but here’s Deputy Managing Editor Colin Crawford (who, the Times says, oversees the paper’s photography staff) explaining the decision:
We never run this type of image without discussions at the highest levels in the newsroom.
We understand that it is a tough image to look at, but we felt the news value of the photo made it worth publishing. We feel that we cannot hide important news from our readers, even when it is unpleasant.
The war in Afghanistan is an important and complicated story, and the violence seems to never end. In these attacks, the fact that it was sectarian violence adds yet another layer to the complexity of the situation.
The photo, while gut-wrenching, shows just how many innocents are being killed. The bodies of dead, maimed and wounded children breaks your heart but also lets you know how indiscriminate the killing has become.
Do you think the Times should have run this photo?
Yes they should have run that photo and good for them.
Yep yep yep yep yep yep. If you want “news”-lite with pretty graphics, then “read” USA Today. Don’t water-down news.
My attitude toward sleep paralysis in the past has been a little bit like a neocon’s toward waterboarding: it only lasts for a second or two, how bad can it be?
It is scary as hell. That is the answer. It is awful and no one should have to go through it. I had also somehow fallen asleep with cactus arms, which only served to further the experience of being pinned down by an intruder while I couldn’t move. Because I was in the midst of an absurd dream, the longer I stayed immobile, the louder I heard a cacophony of terrible horn sounds; there were also lines of blackness encroaching on my vision from the outside that looked a bit like a camera shutter, and the blackness consumed my vision as I felt someone pressing harder and closer on me.
The second I was able to move again I wanted to call my mom and curl up at the foot of my parents’ bed.
I’ve had this one time in my life and it was terrifying. I was taking a nap and my college roommate was in the room and she said that right before I woke up it sounded like I was having a panic attack.
I have it from time to time - it’s really awful to feel that powerless. Sometimes I dream I’m drowning, but can’t move (and sometimes, though not always, I’ll wake up with a blanket or pillow on my face).
This happens to me relatively often. It really is the scariest experience. The worst is when it’s happened to me in the car on road trips with my family. I literally started crying (tears streaming down face) in my paralysis one time and that’s how I got my parents to wake me up.
I don’t really think it will do anything but harass Chik-Fil-A, but that’s a great day in my book, so I’m gonna pitch this.
We obviously can’t force people to stop buying Chik-Fil-A’s delicious, LGBT-hating chicken. It is just too darned good for people to resist. What I am pitching, rather than an all-out boycott, is a comment card campaign. If you succumb to the homo-hating, peanut oil-fried scrumptiousness, leave a comment card at your local restaurant asking Chik-Fil-A to stop their financing of unrepentant bigotry. Leave a note in any form that you possibly can. Most people who go to Chik-Fil-A don’t consent to an anti-LGBT agenda, they just want their fucking chicken nuggets! Note: If you do not currently patronize Chik-Fil-A for any reason, especially for their anti-LGBT views, continue your practice…but drop into your local Chik-Fil-A and leave a comment card anyway!