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It's the opposite of "cohesion" or collaboration. I call this the monkeys vs. spacemen effect. When I was in Seattle and hung with a group that was in the New Year's Parade the sure fire crowd-pleaser was to split into... [more]
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"We had an office full of people sitting with our jaws on the table..."
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I've read most of the authors you've read. Feel the same way about Connolly/Koontz. Tana French is amazing. I've read both Andrew Gross (The Ty Hauck series) and Brad Meltzer and neither one of them have enough books to have gotten repetitive yet, to... [more]
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Anonymized the question, this is from the OP:I felt guilty and bad about the whole thing until I read these replies, especially dialethia's. Blocked, thanks everyone.... [more]
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A professional thank you letter, copied to the Library Director, omitting rule-bending. Individual thank you cards, with flowers in a mug, and/or chocolates, and/or gift cert. for coffee, books, tea. It's excellent that you're doing this, it will... [more]
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Anyone who's interested in understanding human behavior knows it is true that not all men are _______ Then it's weird that people say it all the time, isn't it? Like, predictably in every single thread here, or other discussions on and... [more]
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[Stop arguing about birth control and just answer the ED question please.] [more]
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In fact, if you decide that it's a good idea to start redefining dictionary terms simply to accommodate people's liberal sensitivities, then surely it would be appropriate to include a list of those terms in the FAQ, so that potential new... [more]
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The details sort of don't matter. Block if he makes you uncomfortable. Don't DM with him any more. Unfollow him at the minimum. [more]
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I just can't see the whole torrid night in London happening between those two. I sort of could see it because Joan is neurotypical and likes other people and would like to be dating and likes to have a few drinks and we don't have any... [more]
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Staying in a marriage without love (and, that seems to be the case here, regardless of statements to the contrary), is not in the best interest of the kids. This is my feeling as well. I grew up with parents who were, for all intents and... [more]
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That was my take as well. [more]
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People, and culture, change. [more]
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Glad you're feeling a bit better. We've been happy to help. [more]
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[But if you're going to talk about outdoor cats, you pretty much need to not be a snarky jerk about it?] [more]
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I sort of want to know more about how this was found out to be fake It's just like cortex said. A few people had discreetly inquired (thanks for that), we poked around, found no obit, found a discrepancy in a social media setting... [more]
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does Shae's makeup seem to be significantly different Her cheeks looked totally different to me and I was trying to figure out why, whether it was makeup or the actress had gained/lost weight or something else. She looked "different... [more]
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[Stop talking about the preview please, it's enough of a grey area that it's probably not a great idea for here.] [more]
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I love these. A few I can think of - people who use sheets/blankets under a duvet+cover and people who sleep under only the duvet+cover (in cold places) - screamers vs. cryers (Oversimplified, but people who turn anger/frustration inward and... [more]
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I can't be the only one who was wondering exactly how much the camera would show when Theon got naked before stepping into the bath. Dudes who like watching tons of naked-for-no-reason window dressing bathtub and brothel ladies and find... [more]
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My favorite quote was the end of the decision It has been over forty years since Mildred Loving was given the right to marry the person of her choice. The hatred and fears have long since vanished and she and her husband lived full lives together; so... [more]
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LM is being diplomatic in case someone saw the question before it was anonymized but we have reason to believe it wasn't made in good faith. [more]
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Can I stay in a lighthouse or somewhere equally cool in Nova Scotia?
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why they as a woman might have legitimate fear of small enclosed spaces, of men, or people who present as men, or who have been socialized as men, in those spaces. If this is what you are saying, for you, then just say it. If not,... [more]
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Oh well, maybe this comment will get me a time out. That'd be par for the course these days. It's almost impossible to get a timeout just for a single comment these days, though bless your heart for trying....... [more]
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the truth is that I simply don't care one way or the other and would prefer to be completely neutral. In many cases what people describe as neutral is actually supporting the status quo. When there is a problem with the status quo,... [more]
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I think though that my own reluctance to "let go" as it were was certainly influenced though, by what I saw as, "I've never heard that before, what are you smoking, you idiot, you are just making shit up, and if you can't prove... [more]
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First question: what is the legal status of the custody arrangement? Is it informal or do you have something in writing/legal? (i.e. I read the mediator bit, was that official/legal?). If you have legal split custody, you split the tax credit. You... [more]
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Oh god I love Librarian Problems. I forgot Librarian in Black. Sarah is now a library director but she's still pretty upfront about what she believes and good with the snark when she needs to be.... [more]
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this is going to feature Jessamyn's epic trip to keynote speak at a conference on the Planet Hoth Per mathowie's advice, I am putting together an Exposure narrative about it but it's taking some time....... [more]
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Whether there is a God or not, there are some things that humanities tend to believe are wrong. Wrong is different from sin, to me. I don't have a religion and never did. I do not believe in the idea of sin. I know that other people... [more]
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Is there no problem the internet can't solve - Flickr finds only known photo of Phineas Gage
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Google (claims to) knows nothing about me My whole page says NA. Is this because I opted out early, or does everyone who opted out see this?... [more]
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Yeah definitely a joke. [more]
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[I strongly suggest moving on from the sinners part of this discussion since we seem to be having that same problem where one person's "just sayin" is another person's real life concern. Be mindful, please.... [more]
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Yes. Google knows and I don't think it's a secret. [more]
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I type like Bugs Bunny, it could have been me also. [more]
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I've thought in the past that studies that talked about "inflammation" as if it were a medical thing were sort of woo-ish. Am I wrong in that? I would be okay being wrong.... [more]
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That is a very good guess. [more]
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I feel like hatewatching or snarkwatching older shows is fine but assuming some current show is AOK for hatewatching might be a dicier proposition. And there's the everpresent "read the room" It's fine to be all "Awww man I really... [more]
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As near as I can tell it points back to this comment and has to do with whether you have the ability to fall in love with inanimate objects, as DUs wife was with the crouton at one point....... [more]
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I talk on the phone occasionally to T and T has asked me for my sister's phone number. I have demurred. Is this your choice or your sister's explicit request? I only ask because you seem to think it will be awkward to give out some... [more]
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You can pick your favorite 70s sitcom, just not all the 70s sitcoms! [more]
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You may be thinking of public domain? That is a real thing that is determined, fair use is more when it's okay to use works or part of works in your own works. The Copyright Information Center at Cornell has this list of resources to help you learn... [more]
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the fact that it was initially approved as an anonymous question It wasn't. Somewhat complicated story. [more]
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In short: yes. Longer answer involves some stuff we'd really prefer people email to ask us about. [more]
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[you guys get maybe one more pedantic go-round with this before it might be polite to take it to MeMail.] [more]
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the baby scene was awful because who wants to spend valuable game of thrones watching time having to mute the horrible shrill piercing shrieks of an angry cold baby I felt the same way listening to the background rape noises/images during... [more]
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When my father died I didn't hear from my ex-boyfriend but I did note a donation from his family in my father's name to one of the charities that we had mentioned in the obit which I thought was a very nice way to handle things.... [more]
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