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Hmm, apples or grapes, probably...


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Back to good old favourites of Green Apples. Yum yum.

 

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(non-posionous) Spiders! Are you scared of them? Do you squash them if you find them in your house, or do you capture them and take them outside?


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Depends.  If brought to my attention from my wife I kill it.  Otherwise I typically leave them alone.  


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Spiders have eight legs - Happy Hanukkah!

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All spiders are named Skippy and are good boys.

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Spiderstend to be more venomous than poisonous, but either way, I don't really like anything with more than four legs if they're anything bigger than tiny. if a great big black spider shows up in the house I run away and get (usually) my dad to catch it and chuck it out the window. If no-one else is around I'll hope the spider goes on the floor and chuck the jug over it for my dad to chuck out the window when he's back from wherever he's gone :D.


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If a spider is just chilling on my wall or a corner of my room, I leave him alone. But if they get into my personal space and don't show any sign of leaving, I catch them and move them elsewhere.

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I usually try to put spiders outside rather than squish them, but sometimes they startle me and get flattened.

 

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Are there any commercials/jingles that you just can't get out of your head?


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There have been some that have gotten stuck in my head but thankfully none are taking up brainspace right now. 


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This one isn't really ear-worm level, but this one always makes me happy when I see it:

The Hershey Kiss commercial where they play 'We wish you a Merry Christmas' in bells. I love that one since it's a rare ad that's not too in your face, and it always reminds me that Christmas time is close.

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2 stupid adverts from the 90s are just stuck right in there and I can't get them out. They are for a food called Pot Noodle, a product I don't even particularly like. I can remember all the lyrics to them both, it's a horrible fate. Video 1 Video 2

 

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Best festive chocolate/candy?


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Terry's Chocolate Orange. The dark chocolate version.

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Chocolate coins! The chocolate might be cheap but coming down on Christmas morning and eating a whole bag of them from my stocking before anyone else got up was great fun.

 

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Hotels! When was the last time you stayed in a room that wasn’t your own/a friend's/family's?


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Heh. A few months ago, from the 20th April through to the beginning of June when we finally got a temporary house sorted while the buildy-people fixed our house after that little burny incident that happened...and actually, I suppose my room at that house doesn't really count as mine either, seeing how it was just a rented place. But we're back home now so yay :D.


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A couple months ago at a hotel while visiting my parents.  Didn’t start out too well with the wife and kid getting sick off the bat.  


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January 2018 for a 4-day boardgaming weekend. (And I'm already booked for 2019!)

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I... don't even remember. :-\ It's definitely been a while! 

Although, last weekend we had some folks crash our room for PAX Unplugged when their housing plans didn't work out as expected. Ended up going very well, all things considered, considering it was 6 people in a room with 2 queen beds an no other options (e.g., couches)! :-D 


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I'm with Rabit, I can't remember when I last stayed somewhere I didn't know the owners.

 

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Too hot or too cold?


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Right now, definitely cold -- although probably not too cold. We keep the house pretty chilly to save money, but I do have a cat on my lap almost all the time when I'm sitting down, so... ;-)  


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I'd rather be too cold than too hot - if it's too cold you can always add an extra layer and have the added bonus of being all comfy and snuggy. If it's too hot there's only so much you can take off...


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Neither.  I don’t care for either extreme.  


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Ah, just realized I misunderstood the question! 

Yeah, I'm with Ameena: I'd rather be too cold, as there are ways to make myself comfortable. 


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Rabit, you did not misunderstand the question. Some questions are worded as they are so there are multiple possible interpretations of how they could be answered.

I would rather my food be too hot than too cold, too hot can be corrected via time but too cold is a pain to correct, you reheat it and I can never get it just right, it's always either still too cold or now too hot!

 

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Pets! Do you have any balls of fuzz living with you?
 

 

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Yes too many at the moment.  1 dog and 4 cats.  


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I don't think I eat very much 'holiday' candy, but I do love me some cranberry ginger ale. It's only ever around durring the holidays and full of sugar, so I'm gonna count it.

Earlier this year I was invited to Disney World for a friend's birthday, and we stayed at the hotel that has all the African art and a zoo. Was a fun time over all.

I prefer the cold, but if I can get inside then either extreme is usually easily handled.

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No pets right now, haven't for over a decade now but it'd be nice to have some rats again. Best pets :D.


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I'll take the question for today:

With the holidays in full swing, many folks enjoy watching particular seasonal movies/tv specials. Two of my favorites in particular are 'How the Grinch Stole Christmas' and 'A Charlie Brown Christmas'. Another favorite is 'A Muppet Christmas Carol'.

Do you have any Christmas/Holiday specials you like to watch around this time of year?

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Christmas Vacation


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Catching up a little:

I too hate both extremes of weather, but I'll agree that too cold is often easier to mitigate than too hot.

No pets right now as my mom is more than enough work to care for. I'd love to be a happy cat owner again someday though.

I'll forever have a big soft spot for all the old Rankin/Bass holiday specials, with Twas the Night Before Christmas being a particular favorite. (Though it's hard to beat "Put One Foot in Front of the Other" in terms of favorite song specifically.)


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I am unfortunately petless right now, but cats are my pet of choice when I can have them. Not too needy but with enough of a personality to come pester you for love when they want it!

 

Christmas/Holiday movies? Not that I can think of... Die Hard? I don't go out of my way to watch it at Christmas but I would watch it if it was on.

 

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As we're talking about movies and stuff... Do you consume the media of other countries? Is there music you like that your country doesn’t produce? Do you watch things in different languages?


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I've seen 124 movies not made in the US (from 21 different countries)... probably about half of which were English language and half of which were subtitled. I'm hoping to increase that number soon by actively tracking it and seeking out movies from countries I haven't seen any from.

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Well, thanks to the prevalence of Hollywood/Disney/Pixar, the majority of films I've seen originate from over in the US. I've seen a few non-English films as well - a couple of French ones, for example, and some Animé (Akira and a few Studio Ghibli films). Music tends to be similarly US-produced since it's mostly soundtracks from films and computer games that usually come from over there. But at least some of the media I use does come from here in the UK :D.


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I like a lot of British comedy.

And has anyone else here seen Curse of the Golden Flower? It's AMAZING. It's like Macbeth, but if the emperor had ninjas.

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I do watch foreign language films, but they're usually 70s-early 2000 Hong Kong Action Flicks or (anytime) physical comedy, not high art (adds Curse of the Golden Flower to list anyway).

 

 

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Multiverses! If you could live anywhere, and remain you as you are now, which fictional reality would you live in and why?


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I’m not sure I remained as is that there is any fictional reality I want to live in.   Too many of them seem rather dangerous for the regular person.  


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I watch a lot of anime( a LOT of anime), but I try to expand my horizons whenever I find something interesting. I mostly favor the realm of animation, but a good kung fu movie or a good Kaiju film can make me change things up.

Whew, there's alot of choices... There's so many neat worlds to visit, but I can't really think of any right now that I'd want to live in permanently...

For now, I'll say the main reality of SotM. The rair chance of something happening that could make me a super hero is enough to draw me there.

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That's easy! I'd totaly want to live in the Pokemon world. Though I may be a tad old to just be starting a pokemon journey, but who cares! That would be a wicked amount of fun!

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Although (as Powerhound_2000 points out) fictional universes are very dangerous for us ordinary people, I think I would live in the corner of the multiverse where Shadowrun is real. Even with the megacorps it's pretty similar to life now, but with magic!

 

 

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Soda? Do you drink fizzy drinks? What’s your favourite flavour?


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Yes.  Mountain Dew used to be my drink of choice.  Currently my favorite is Cherry Coke.  


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I love soda, but I have to cut it with a lot of ice now a days. I love Dr Pepper, Mr Pibb, Mountain Dew Baha Blast... Along with most classic Coke products.

But the one I'm currently interested in is the Mountain Dew holiday flavor. It's a mix of cranberry and pomegranate, and it's pretty tasty. I've only found it in the 20 oz. bottles so far at places like 7 Eleven or my local supermarket.

Ah, I also love those touchscreen Coke machines you can find at movie theaters and the odd fast food joint. For those not in the know, those machines let you mix dozens of different flavors with your soft drink. A personal favorite of mine is Coke Orange, maybe with a few blasts of Lime.

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Just normal old Coke/Pepsi for me...also quite like Apple Tango, and Appletiser.


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It's pop.


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