I am interested in working on a publishing/performing career (think the sort of thing you see on The Moth
). However, I am female. I am aware that all women if they get well known anywhere will immediately attract trolls, stalkers, and potential rapists who will constantly send her death threats at bare minimum. Knowing this kind of thing is guaranteed to happen to me if I try to have a creative career makes me terrified to try. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 24, 2014 -
I’m no longer in love with my fiance and I’m not sure how I should proceed. The complicating factor is our children. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Apr 19, 2014 -
I'm looking for more love songs with a specific theme - essentially, "You drive me fucking crazy and sometimes I want to throttle you and we're both kind of fucked up AND ALSO I love you more than anything and need you more than air and think you're the best person ever." [more inside]
posted by DulcineaX
on Feb 7, 2014 -
There is someone in my circle of friends who I dislike, and recently I have become increasingly preoccupied by that dislike, to the point where it's actually making me uncomfortable. What's going on here? How do I cut this out? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Sep 19, 2013 -
I find this
collection of online critiques of Stewart Lee extremely funny (On Lee's own website). They range from 2 word comments like 'Sneering Tosser' to far longer considered treatises on why he is unfunny. Many of the longer comments are very reasoned but punctuated with hateful sentences like 'The c***.' Youtube
of him reading some of the comments himself.
The expressions of hate he inspires are hilarious to me. The range of techniques and expressions people use to convey their disgust and the sheer level of contempt and disdain is really funny.
I am looking for similar large collections of insults ideally directed at specific individuals, famous or otherwise. I am not interested in generic insults.
For the record I don't find Lee objectionable or particularly funny for that matter.
posted by therubettes
on May 4, 2013 -
Over on reddit, a commenter said that they once read a "social science study" which showed that people are more likely to rally in support of a cause when there's a common enemy to hate. It supposedly showed how when people were given the opportunity to unite and campaign for a positive cause, they showed little interest; but that the presence of a hostil opponent motivated the group to unite and rally against it. Can anyone think of a study along those lines?
posted by dontjumplarry
on Mar 10, 2013 -
Where can I read online stories of day-to-day work drudgery? Looking for true stories involving the Sunday Evening Blues™, sick feeling in the stomach upon arriving at work, wardrobe anxiety, things like that. [more inside]
posted by BostonTerrier
on Aug 16, 2012 -
I have been trying to deal with the shadows, or dark reality, of life: sex-trafficking, war crimes, war rape, rape, hatred, familial abuse, child pornography; even the "lighter" shadows of infidelity, corruption (of the 3rd World and 1st World), hard drug use and dealing of financial elites, etc.; and perhaps maybe even more importantly: the lack of public-moral outrage that would seek to eradicate such an infestation (strong words, sure - I don't mean to imply I want a 21st century witch hunt). [more inside]
posted by SollosQ
on Feb 24, 2012 -
In high school you hated math, but later you stopped hating it. How did this happen? [more inside]
posted by stebulus
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Has anyone invented a down comforter that doesn't spew feathers everywhere? Are these comforters available for purchase?
posted by pwally
on Dec 29, 2010 -
How do I stay sane at a job I hate? I am desperately unhappy in my current job and have been looking for something else. It's taking awhile though... how do I keep from jumping out the figurative window? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 29, 2010 -
A four year old boy who HATES sand. His parents both love the beach. He refuses to set foot on it. Anyone ever known anyone similar who got over it? [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe
on Feb 16, 2010 -
I'm gonna be moving outta the house when I turn 18. Any tips, tricks, or in-depth online guides out there that you think I may find useful?
posted by bobertdude
on Jan 11, 2010 -
I seem to remember hearing or reading about an ancient society whose word for love was the same as their word for hate. But searching online I can't find anything like that. What culture/language was this? Or did someone just make up this story?
posted by Josh Coe
on Nov 3, 2009 -
How can I stop hating the summer, sun, the beach, and people who enjoy these things? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Apr 22, 2009 -
The shameful and shameless adoption of Prop 8, as discussed here
, makes me wonder. What happens if a legally married gay couple from Canada moves to the US? Doesn't international law obligate us to recognize that marriage? What about a plural marriage from a muslim country that allows it?
posted by nax
on Nov 5, 2008 -
Please help me with a fun multilingual translation? Quick and easy, all languages needed. [more inside]
posted by Meatbomb
on Aug 5, 2008 -
Man who was raised in a culture where animals are meant to be working on a farm and not kept for fun... dating a dog-lovin' woman who owns a face-licking puppy. Clearly not a long-term match perhaps, but how to ease the discomfort of either party, respect everyone's feelings, and bypass disagreements? [more inside]
posted by miss lynnster
on Jul 22, 2008 -
I need song suggestions to help me make a (de)motivational compilation CD for work - along the lines of 'We've got to get out of this place' and 'I hate the world today'.
posted by xoe26
on Mar 20, 2008 -
I have a two part question, about mold in the US, in buildings and the like. I'm thinking of moving, and I'm also allergic to mold. So this is a huge concern for me.
a. What parts of the US is mold rare?
and b. What parts of the US is mold commonplace? [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Jan 15, 2008 -
Broadway Musicals? Why do I hate them so? I cringe when I hear "that music". What would you say to a hater of musical theater that might create an appreciation?
posted by Area Control
on Jan 1, 2008 -
Is my employer being unreasonable by taking too much of my personal time? What can I do about it? It is impacting my health and personal life. [more inside]
posted by |n$eCur3
on Oct 11, 2007 -
Searching for info or video of a 1960s-1970s animated US-televised public service announcement against 'hate.' Angry man approaches viewer, head swells and three-pronged arrows whirl in his heart. Head swells and turns red and bursts as narrator says '[when you] hate, you only hurt yourself.' Possibly American Heart Association? Will donate $10 to charity chosen by first person to point me to correct online video. Many thanks.
posted by eccnineten
on Aug 29, 2007 -
For a Friend: What are some songs about about people who used to see eye to eye, but now they hate each other and can't understand each other? Or about righteous people trying to smash down lower people?
posted by ruwan
on Mar 22, 2006 -
I have constant skin outbreaks and I don't know why. Sometimes I will be clear for a week and sometimes I break out. I know it must have to do with what I'm eating but I usually keep fairly consistant on how I eat. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Mar 13, 2006 -
My apartment has had no heat (which is included) since the beginning of the month. Basically the landlord has had no furnace for about a year and has only this past month started installing everything. I'm not sure how to proceed with compensation. [more inside]
posted by Napierzaza
on Oct 27, 2005 -
Did the movie NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (discussed here
) originate the device of having HATE tattooed on one hand, with LOVE tattooed on the other? [more inside]
posted by eschatfische
on Oct 25, 2005 -