Big week, Pollketeers! Keep the questions coming!
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popespydie -- Why is it so hard to come up with new things to do on the weekend?
After the allure of blowing upwards of $60 on draft beer and shots you don't remember taking, it's hard to think up new things to do that don't involve consuming either alcohol or food.
There are so many great video games out.
Feh. Try buying a house. You'll solve that problem in no time.
Most activities and social clubs are geared towards people either older, younger, or much younger than us.
twicketface -- fivethirtyeight.com correctly predicted (can you predict something based on polling data) the electoral college results for every state. What's next for them?
Accurately predicting the top-selling box office movie of the weekend based on sales data.
Predicting that no matter how many or how intense the hurricane season will be, the most affected areas will be Florida, the Caribbean, and the Gulf Coast.
Having correctly predicted that once gas prices return to approximately $2 per gallon, the national trend of decreased gas consumption will end, reverting to levels last seen when gas was approximately $2 per gallon.
In spite of the enticing returns they may experience in the third quarter, predicting that pumpkin futures will experience a drastic crash in mid-to late November.
eideteker -- Three years from now, President Obama will be known for...
Standing firm in the White House, determined to go down with the ship like a good captain during the Russo-Venezuelan invasion of 2010.
That famous press conference when he suddenly blurted: "Enough already with the goddamned bailouts! All you people with ARMs, what were you thinking? And Detroit! Unions fucked you, why don't they bail you out? What do I look like, a freaking ATM?"
Though every modern president has tried, the public continues to subscribe to the fantasy that "talks" with leaders in the Middle East will solve anything. Realizing the conundrum, Obama met with great success after revamping it as a "rap session".
Invigorating the geek population after the State of the Union address in which he defended his slow fulfillment of the lofty promises and ideas he espoused during the campaign trail as "Oh that's just what we call pillow talk, baby, that's all."
subbes -- what's the matter?
Just about everything, in the physical sense.
I have had one of those eyelid spasms once every three or four hours for the past month. It's driving me insane.
And, I managed to bite my lip sometime over the weekend that I have rebitten at least once per meal ever since.
Nothing...why? Do I seem like something's the matter? Did I do something wrong?
ccjohn -- Is Axl Rose a lizard like a dinosaur, dead for millions of years or is Axl Rose a lizard, because he looks like a dead lizard except older and if no one remembers Axl Rose, who's more extinct, him or me?
He does not appear to have body hair. Lizard.
Everybody remembers Axl Rose. At least the Appetite Axl Rose. What we're hoping is extinct is this
We haven't heard much from Axl in the past 5 years or so, and everything we have heard has been bizarre. He may very well believe he is a lizard of some kind.
I'm sort of complimented that you think we're all so young that you're the only one who remembers Axl Rose.
absolutcalm -- Now that gay is the new black, what changes can we expect from BET?
106 & Park restructured as 18 & Castro.
Lil Jon & Eastside Boyz release a remake of their most famous hit, now titled Down Low.
Occasional airings of Roots replaced with Xanadu, To Wong Foo and Cabaret.
pooplord -- I just got a new job within my division and will be getting over a 15% raise. I was all excited until someone said, "I hear recent college graduates today make $15K more than we did, and that's just due to inflation." Other ways to deflate my spirits?
It probably took you anywhere between 3-7 years in the workplace to make as much as college graduates are making at their first jobs.
That raise just might make up for what your 401K lost last quarter.
Divide your pay increase by 26 and see how much that really turns out to be. Then figure out what fun new tax bracket you've earned yourself into.
With a 15% raise comes a 35% increase in responsibility.
renob423 -- what is it about football that makes an average, friendly person a total asshole who has to yell at the tv and talk shit about rivals. and why are so many fans so fairweathered? why is it all or nothing in football?
People by nature are television-screaming assholes. Football merely allows us the opportunity to reject our usual resistance to this urge and be as we are.
Football lends itself to fairweathering by nature of how easy it is to follow compared to hockey, baseball or basketball. One game a week per team at most for about 4 months. Fans of the other sports must maintain longer and more intense vigilance.
The question is, do the fans of the "rival" team even give a shit about your team? For every team that thinks the Cowboys are their rival, who do Cowboys fans really get worked up about beating?
It's like how people tend to lapse into the accent or speaking style of the people they're around. All the grunting and tackling and ass-slapping is contagious.
girlninja -- What, in particular, sounds better when said with a British accent? (You know, besides everything)
British colloquialisms. Especially when you've grown accustomed to the British person's accent and they toss in some word like "dustbin" and the music of the accent suddenly rings in your ear again.
Your own name. Hearing it in a British accent makes it sound so right.
Any word with a long "a" sound, like "part" or "father".
When their "th" turns into an "fh", or words that end with "a" end up with a half-silent "r" added.
observacious -- Are the Cabbage Patch Kid Preemies line of dolls an attempt to raise of awareness of the horrible premature birth rate in this country?
It's all about facing facts. The premature birth rate is out there. May as well embrace it. Hell, in the 1700's, baby dolls came with their own coffins.
This is an effort to change the perception of preemies from "worrysome" to "cute". Hello? Little things are cute.
They needed a way to expand their hold on the baby doll market with a new and different line. And the test market feedback on the "Thalidomidies" line was abysmal.
They are. And like all things that "raise awareness", they don't do anything but raise money for the person selling the awareness-raising product.
Even though we just took down the previous owner's Christmas lights, it's about that time to start thinking about Christmas decorations. And this being our first Christmas in our new home, we've got to do it right.