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    Poll: Houseguests: How Long is Too Long?

    I am genuinely curious at what other people think about this: At what point does a houseguest outstay his/her welcome?

    Also, at what point do you think a houseguest should offer to:
    - Do some...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    I realize I'm only about a month late on this, but I went to go see The Grand Budapest Hotel this past weekend, and generally found it lovely. All of the painted set miniatures and candy-colored...
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    Re: Schoolio's Movie Corner

    Hey thanks for the heads up on this. I have been wanting to see The Punk Singer.
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    Re: Words I Should Know The Meaning Of, But Don't

    Rampageous
  5. Re: Moogfest 2014 - April 23 - 27, 2014 - Asheville, NC

    Also Raleigh has Hopscotch Fest every year, which is pretty fantastic.
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    Re: Sled Island 2014

    I wish I could take the train. Canadian rail does not appear to be an option for Calgary.
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    Re: Sled Island 2014

    Considering this.
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Let me guess: you're an active user of PUA techniques?
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    This is the beginning of some great short-form nonfiction.
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    Re: Merge Records 25!

    Also, this festival is going to be sweet and if it wasn't on the second week of a new job for me I would totally go.
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    Re: Merge Records 25!

    I thought I recognized that news anchor, and then I remembered why:

    bHWYXkVVrFo
  12. Re: ThatGirl's Job Search-Resume Questions /Help Thread

    I have experienced both cases -- sometimes companies themselves book everything and pay up front, and other times they let me book and reimburse after the trip. And sometimes they intend to pay...
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    Re: The Cooking Thread

    I also do the lemon/caper combination with chicken frequently. So much yumminess.

    Marsala is also good.
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    Re: Share your favorite kid-friendly songs

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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    Wtf. Courtesy of the Freakonomics blog, one of the most offensive pseudo-scientific arguments I have seen in a long time:

    cO1ifNaNABY
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    Poll: Re: An important test of linguistic acumen

    According to the Oxford English Dictionary, "hide-and-seek" is generally more accepted, especially in British English, and dates back to prior to 1672, but "hide-an-go-seek" is an alternate form used...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It wasn't really overtly horrible service. I'm sure the salesperson was just having a bad day. We're all only human. I just didn't want to deal with it.

    What happened was that I was browsing, and...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Just to follow-up on the Gatsby event, I never got my act together with additional accessories, so I think I'm just going to use some earrings I have and try to do fairly dramatic makeup and hair. Or...
  19. Re: Post Nude Photos Of Yourself That Won't Get You Banned

    General question for the thread: Is there a certain age cut off after which point you would no longer desire to see a nude photo of man or woman? Does whether or not you enjoy that man or woman's...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It's a good point.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Erm, I was thinking the headpiece would basically be my main jewelry focus.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    What about something like the below? Is that too big and obvious?

    http://img1.etsystatic.com/038/0/8695393/il_570xN.551877859_cx5f.jpg
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Super cute. I can also see myself perpetually swatting the dangly bits out of my face. Heh.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Woohoo! I like the idea of gold t-straps and maybe a diadem.

    I have not seen the movie.
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    Re: Musicfest NW 2012

    I'd imagine there will also now be non-fest shows put on by all the venues as an unofficial supplement to the lineup, so it could potentially actually end up being MORE bands total.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Oh my gosh I want it all.
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    Re: Musicfest NW 2012

    Woah random bump.

    I agree, as someone coming from out of town, I found MFNW (1) difficult to navigate due to sprawling locations, (2) difficult to attend because not that many people can take 5 or...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It's a charity gala, not a wedding, so I just bought the cream one. Now I need to figure out how to make it more evening-ish and gatsby-ified with accessories :)
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Ok, choosing from four possibilities after weeding through all options, given size availability, ship time, etc:

    [1] Mesh Top Fringe Dress in Black, $112
    http://i60.tinypic.com/18gglf.jpg

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    Re: Austin Psych Fest 2014

    Hi I'm gonna be there this year. Woot!

    Ps Gribbz can I crash on your couch?
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    It's probably so deeply discounted because they are trying to offload the last few items in stock -- only 2 of the 10 sizes are still available.
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Ah, thank you! These are great!
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    I will be attending a gatsby-themed charity gala in a couple weeks, and it just occurred to me that I have no sartorial plan whatsoever despite the fact that I will be up on stage presenting for a...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    Robin, if these weddings are causing you financial stress, I think you should seriously consider having a frank conversation with the bride(s). Surely if you outline the situation and suggest that...
  35. Re: And we miss Coachella, much like the deserts miss the rain.

    I'm skipping again this year. I'm sure it will come as no surprise to anyone. There are just so many other things I would rather do with the time and money.



    I'm giving this a one-year overdue...
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    Re: The Girls Only Thread

    I knew there was a reason I have been taking so many classes on new product development in business school!
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    Re: Public Commentary on Private Messages

    TomAz has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.
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    Re: The Bad Mood Thread

    Maybe he means "Don't Walk" -- like crossing during the flashing pedestrian crossing signal? No idea.
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    I agree on the renting a car.
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    Re: 2014 New Year's Resolutions

    How is everyone doing? I've been failing at everything except for miles, which I am kicking ass at.
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    Re: Next time you try to look hot...

    Meanwhile, in Russia...

    http://img.gawkerassets.com/img/19ennvwskeytrjpg/ku-xlarge.jpg
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    I think that was the presale price in November, so I'd imagine it will be more now that the lineup is announced.
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    Re: Sasquatch! Festival 2014

    Sadly I start a new job on July 7, so I think weekend two is out for me for being a responsible adult related reasons. However, I like The National, Neko Case, Elbow, Mogwai, First Aid Kit, Bob...
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    Re: It Rubs The Lotion On Its Skin: A Thread About Dating

    This collection of infographics on online dating is pretty fascinating:

    http://www.wired.com/images_blogs/design/2014/02/2202FF_lovebynumbers_06.jpg
    ...
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    Re: The Post Your Picture Thread

    The shirt is fine. The pant/sock/shoe situation, and photo resizing skills, I'm less sure about.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Dammit, I knew I should have gone to law school. There is sadly a distinct absence of flaming sledgehammers in my future profession of choice.
  47. Poll: Re: Would you want a Quiet/Family camp area at Coachella?

    I want a quiet area WITHOUT kids.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    SO ANGRY.
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    Re: Reddit AMA request: Paul Tollett

    I agree, but that doesn't stop me from wanting to know.
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    Re: The Default Thread

    Hah. I appreciate this Gothamist piece. It makes me so angry when real estate developers try to use juliet balconies as a selling point for crappy condos and lofts in pseudo-hip areas of town.
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