eideteker -- Last night, I had a troubling dream that my poll question was skipped over. I should _________.
Make sure my questions are the most awesome, most unmissable questions ever.
WRITE IT IN ALL CAPS. THAT'S HOW YOU GET NOTICED.
Get a hold of yourself. It's not like I'd skip a quarter of the total questions submitted this week.
Write a comment describing how you managed to make the Friday Poll such an intimate priority in your life so that others may learn and find the same level satisfaction and joy in it that you do.
popespydie -- What mischief can be performed with the following items? Rubber band, stapler, scotch tape? It seems like somebody is just staring at their desk trying to figure out what to do with the next 5 hours. Are you expecting your internet to crap out today? Better office supplies than these to play with:
The comb-bind machine (or if you don't have one, a hole puncher).
Sponge-top bottle envelope moisteners.
The postage scale.
The paper cutter.
pooplord -- A coworker of a friend used "WTF" in an work email. Appropriate or no?
Given the flurry of MILF, VPILF, DILF, GMILF and other -ILF acronyms last year, it appears all restrictions on direct and obvious allusions to curse-words have been lifted.
To a coworker/friend, appropriate, especially as a private aside email. As a rule, txt-speak should never be used in a serious work correspondence.
The terms SNAFU and FUBAR are as old as World War II, and common enough to be appropriate in work emails. Why wouldn't the other F be?
Depends on what you want in the long run: a promotion, or being remembered as the funny person who said WTF in an email.
absolutcalm -- Flight of the cochords, the lonely island crew or weird al yankovic?
Flight of the Conchords.
The Lonely Island Crew.
Weird Al Yankovic.
I have not watched Flight of the Conchords. While all the reviews I've gotten for it have been raves, they have all touted FotC's extensive use two of my least favorite comedic methods, "funny songs" and "it's so awkward it's funny". I must include the distinction between "funny songs", ala Tenacious D, which are unfunny, and "song parodies", ala Weird Al, which are funny (and thus, the correct answer above). Which of the following bad comedy tropes are your least favorite?
Muggy, overexaggerated ham-acting.
It's so awkward it's funny.
renob423 -- did you know christian bale was british (or possibly australian)? how can he be the AMERICAN psycho if he's a 4ener? is he ever gonna get all skinny like he was in the machinist again? would a skinny pat bateman be anywhere as effictive?
I did. And if I were going to be a dick about it, I'd say "actually, he's Welsh".
It's perfectly fitting for the actor playing Patrick Bateman not to be American: like all aspects of identity, everything we know about him is an act; a lie based on figments of his imagination that others take for granted at face value.
My clitoris and I certainly hope not.
If Patrick Bateman were a skinny freak, nobody would believe anything he said. But if he weren't trapped in that image-centric environment, he may not have needed to create the murder fantasies in which he fought back against the banality of it all.
We got the Red Ring of Death this week. What should we do with ourselves while we wait for the replacement?
Read a book, read a book, read a mothafuckin book.
Dust off some oldies but goodies from PS2.
Dust off some oldies but goodies from N64.
A few weeks of Spider Solitaire and Food Network Nighttime never hurt anybody.
From Evan: Since Godzilla represents aggression by the United States against Japan, what symbolic significance do other wacky Japanese things hold?
Hello Kitty: That the only variation in representations of Hello Kitty are in her clothing and accessories teaches nationalistic hegemony to Japanese children: change your clothes or your hat, but whatever you do, keep Japan Japanese.
Giant Penis-Testicle Demon Porn: Like the theory from the 70's that chubby hairy men in porns made the average man more comfortable, these creatures reinforce the civility of unimposing penises in contrast to the demonic large penis.
The cuteification of poop: Just about every other culture has coopted some Japanese fad as their own. Finally, something made and loved by the Japanese that no one else will try to duplicate.
Five-member teams of heroes that join to form one powerful unit (Voltron, G-Force, et.al.): while 4 islands make up the majority of Japan, the 5th member of these teams represents the other few thousand without which Japan could not be whole.