I've always wanted to know how funny people became funny. What particular attributes, behavior, types of humor makes them so hilarious? Do some of them practice jokes in advance? Do they watch comedians and funny tv shows a lot? [more inside]
After my grandma lost her shit with me last night, she's calmed down enough to admit to my father today that she feels like I can be really condescending sometimes. Eek. This is a piece that I want to work on improving, while I'm also learning to be much more on guard whenever I'm around my grandma. Can you help me be less of an annoyingly (unintentionally) condescending/smug person? Ugh. The worst. [more inside]
In the mid 70s the spiritual teacher Ram Dass published a book titled Be Here Now. The format of the book was unique. Its unconventional 'square' shape, with an eclectic mix of text with hundreds of illustrations and various font treatments. It's still in print today. But there's a book that followed or copied the spirit of Be Here Now and I can't recall title: [more inside]
In the last few days I've received this message when trying to watch local content on CBC or Radio Canada: "The requested video cannot be displayed in your region". Perplexed because I am actually in Canada. Has my IP address been compromised? Is there a somewhat easy not too techy fix out there.
How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
How can I get the word out about a bad school principle? [more inside]
I'm running out of time (and ideas) for my roller derby name. Please help me put a TMBG spin on it! [more inside]
How to not look like a square? [more inside]
What does Daniel Plainview tell Eli in There Will Be Blood? [more inside]
An Obscure 1972 Tune "Virginia hold on" [more inside]
Help me make better choices, food-wise. [more inside]
Help me make a They Might Be Giants mixtape. [more inside]
I went to school near Pittsburgh and now live in Ohio. Both at school and here in Columbus, I notice people leaving off "to be" in sentences. This needs fixed, that neads cleaned, those need washed. What's the deal here? [more inside]
He was killed; he got (himself) killed. It was sold; it got sold (possibly out from under me). What sort of semantic difference does using forms of "get" versus "be" in passive constructions convey? [more inside]
I need help from a Chicago cop to arrest my Dad for a DUI... [more inside]
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I've been listening to an audiobook of Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, and the descriptions of being a riverboat pilot got me to wondering: has anybody ever released a riverboat/steamship simulator video game?
They Might Be Giants Music For a Nine Year-Old--Disk Suggestions, Please.
In one year I will leave old Europe for a sunny side of this planet : indian ocean or french polynesia, It leaves me enough time to learn some new skill(s) in the IT field, Do you have any idea ? what will be the next wave ? ( beside taking english course ... ) [more inside]