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  1. Why do guys do this?...

    Hey, waiters can have girlfriends, the fact that we don't is pure coincidence... Anyway I think the only explanation is that your gaze has a Cupidic effect and you should embrace your power and make eye contact with people everywhere you go.
  2. You guys have different values (at least in this one area) and radically different sex drives. I'm sure some people can work past that and have healthy relationship but for me those two things would make it a non-starter. Neither of you has to be in the wrong, you may just not be good fits for each other.
  3. Random Thoughts

    I like the green and white, pretty sweet
  4. Random Thoughts

    What is disrespectful about the kneeling NFL players? They're protesting an issue they believe needs changing and want America to be better. That seems patriotic. Why is one's conduct during the singing of the national anthem seen as such a significant indicator of one's level of patriotism? How does protesting the way they are protesting mean they aren't grateful they live here and proud of other aspects of their country? It seems weird to me that NFL games are used so much as a stage for patriotism anyway. I think it's partly a marketing ploy because their target demographic likes patriotic displays. Personally, I don't like to say the pledge of allegiance because it feels cult-ish and I feel like having the national anthem sung at every single sports event is over-using it. Doesn't mean I'm not glad I popped out of a vagina here, but it seems weird to me to be ultra-patriotic towards any particular nation. I'm all for boycotting the NFL though. I lost interest in football, and I can't watch anymore without thinking about all the brain trauma anyway.
  5. Stand-Up

    Partly inspired by the "MUSIC!" thread, I thought it'd be just swell to start a thread for those of us that love stand-up comedy. In another life, one where I have stage presence and good material, I am probably a comedian, disillusioned and dissatisfied with life, trying to make people laugh to raise his own spirits and self-esteem. So, if you have a favorite comedian, comedy special or bit, post it here! I know stand-up can get pretty PG-13+, so if this needs to be moved to Viewer's Discretion that's fine with me. I'll start with a pretty family-friendly comedian, Jim Gaffigan. All of his stuff is great, so it was hard to choose one clip. This is from his newest special, Mr. Universe.
  6. Sometimes I wish we didn't delete users' accounts except in special circumstances, but I can't say I'm sad he's gone. He always annoyed me but I never felt like engaging with him. He'd probably just call me an effeminate (the alt-right-christian way of saying "faggot" I guess) libtard heathen or something.

    Nice try. You're not going to murder me that easy!
  8. Marrying a 16 Year Old Girl?

  9. Melancholy Music

    Listened to this album a lot before I actually paid attention to the lyrics of this song
  10. I think it's more common for waiters to abstain from other things because waiting tends to line up with conservative belief systems that believe in abstaining from other things. I drink occasionally and primarily to get drunk because I enjoy it and it knocks the edges off, allowing me to make friends and bonds I wouldn't have been able to otherwise. It also leads to some hilarious moments. I hope to try other recreational drugs as the opportunities present themselves. I've been abstaining from sugary food for almost a year and a half and have lost like 40 lbs. Plan to abstain from sugary foods for the rest of my life, as I'm pretty much an addict and it's been the best health-decision of my life to cut them out.
  11. Ask an Atheist!

    I've been thinking about making this thread for a while, now, and just decided to go for it. It may or may not go anywhere, but what the heck. This thread is for people of all faiths, religions, belief systems, etc. to ask questions of those here who identify as atheists (as in, those who do not believe in any supernatural deities). Anything goes (It could even be WTM-related), so ask away! I should say, though, that since "atheism" isn't a belief system or worldview with any dogma or creed, don't expect to see answers like, "atheists believe this..." or "within atheism, we believe that...". But not believing in a god like most of the world seems to cause some interesting viewpoints sometimes. --- This thread isn't about me, so any of you other atheists (and you waffly agnostics too, if you don't believe in any gods) can feel free to jump in if you like, even if it's to argue with another atheist.
  12. Welcome back! I'm not too active any more, and a lot of the people from back in the day seem to either have left or just lurk these days. For me I just got busy with life and haven't had time or energy to post when I do happen to visit the site, and just drifted apart from everyone I used to talk to. Cool to hear things are good for you. I hear that. lol. I'll occasionally stumble upon one of my old posts and it's cringe city. Even sometimes when I still agree with my past self.
  13. Why I Don’t Hug Girls: Part 1

    This guy sounds like he needs a hug.

    Pretty sure always being the initiator sucks for everyone. Ashley could have let Jake be the initiator at the beginning and still ended up at the exact same place 10 years later. Plenty of men (and women) stop "chasing" at some point, even if they were the initiator at first. It takes two, at the beginning and ten years later. I don't think it's smart to look at two relationships and make sweeping generalities about life and gender and relationships. This just looks like the author picked a couple situations that fit their worldview and made a cookie-cutter post out of it.
  15. Becoming an Atheist

    I've called myself an atheist for about 4 years now and started doubting about 2 years before that. The doubt hit me all of a sudden but going from that to accepting that I didn't believe anymore and moving on was definitely a drawn out and often painful process. I'm happier now and hope to one day soon be more open with my family and friends about it without feeling weird. (Former Christian; raised Christian from birth to college) For me the most interesting and toughest part has been having to figure out all of my beliefs, morals, etc. from scratch without a guide or dogma to start from. Worth it though in my opinion. Good luck with your new outlook and, no offense to others, congrats!
  16. deleted topics

    She deleted those topics herself, which wasn't possible before the forums were updated. I couldn't figure out how to take that ability away or restore the deleted topics. Will probably be a job for Mike
  17. Supermoon!

    I always read about these things while at work and forget about them at night... Need to start setting an alarm or something.
  18. MUSIC!

    Or the acoustic version
  19. Does he know how negatively it is affecting you to keep waiting? What's keeping you from getting married?
  20. MUSIC!

    This has been one of my favorite songs for years, mostly because of the piano and the overlapping singing parts starting around 3:25. I need to find more bands that use two singers this way.
  21. October Suprise

    What's the surprise?
  22. Random Thoughts

    Cassowary looks like a straight up dinsosaur.
  23. Hey, it's Mark...Just Checking In!

    Hey Mark, good to hear from you. I hadn't checked out your blogs before; I'll have to remember to check out your thoughts on the Disney movies I like. I'm doing pretty well. I finally got an engineering job back in January and while it's no dream job by any means the people are pretty cool, it's not too stressful, and it's allowing me to live decently and save up some money while I figure out what I really want to do. Still single (I thought you were gonna say you got married or something and I was going to be like, "So that's the secret, leaving the site!") As you may be able to see, the site has quieted down a lot. A shame, too, because we seem to have a steady stream of new people. I think it might be a nature of the site that the regulars get what they can get out of the community and move on with their lives. I've thought a lot about it...maybe we need a lot more not-so-much-about-waiting discussions to keep people around. I myself haven't been posting much. I generally check in once or twice a day on my phone to look at new posts and delete spam, but I haven't had the time or the attention span to participate much. How do you like blogging? I've been thinking about getting into that world. (Partly to vent my thoughts on certain things but mostly to have a base of operations for some artistic ambitions I have.) I already bought several domain names but haven't set anything up yet.
  24. MUSIC!

  25. Growing Taller

    Things you could try: - Wear a Native American chieftain feather hat. - Get swol. - Medieval torture - When a female approaches, go into an aggressive stance. Heels raised, weight on the balls of your feet, feet shoulder width apart, chest high, arms raised high above your head with open palms and curled fingers pointed towards the female. Bob your head up and down. This distorts your actual height and allows the *Matthew Stance(TM) to create its illusion. Also continuously flex the muscles in your face and neck. Not only is this intimidating and thus alluring to the female, but it also turns the skin an attractive shade of red, assuming you are light skinned. *Results from employing the Matthew Stance(TM) may vary. Not tested on humans. Incorrect use of the Stance can result in injury or death. Consult your doctor prior to use. Women that are nursing or pregnant may be more susceptible to the Stance, due to their heightened need for a powerful male companion.