On Friday Open Thread

@paper bag princess i agree, if you wanna mess around with stuff like that outside the curriculum, you should be able to approach a teacher or some kind of mentor or adult at the school to supervise, on your own time.

however, that particular combination of chemicals is known to be dangerous and potentially fatal. it's absolutely not harmless, in fact there has recently been a wave of posts going around social media sites notifying people if they come across such a combination not to touch it because it's the movement of the bottle that activates it into an explosive. so while i am fearful that everyone involved in this is ruining the future of a young scientific explorer, i am also skeptical that the student was 100% innocently just messing around.

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 10:09 pm 1

On Friday Open Thread

@paper bag princess if school is not the place for teens to safely conduct chemistry experiments, what is?

Posted on May 3, 2013 at 8:35 pm 2

On Men I Might Regret Sleeping With Were It Not for the Music They Introduced Me To

ohhhhhh my 10:10 how i hate you for how i can never listen to copeland ever again.

the only upside is knowing how many bands i gave him and he is wrecked over now too.

Posted on April 24, 2013 at 12:06 am 0

On What's On Your Locker Door?

@excitedheart okay, still taylor hanson.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 6:47 pm 1

On What's On Your Locker Door?

back then: taylor hanson, nick carter and jared leto, always, plus an ever-rotating supporting cast including paul walker, rob lowe, ryan gosling, and eminem among others.

now: kyle chandler (i mean, coach taylor if we're being real) and harry styles. no one else matters.

Posted on April 8, 2013 at 6:46 pm 0

On This Is an Actual Video of Frank O'Hara

And I am all at sea, at war,
if I ever had a chance I left it
there on the iron deck, my star:
I stride upon, but cannot heft it.

But I should be the master of my ship
not just a member of the crew!
Though she may think that I will slip
into insanity and the blue,

I will not, for I more and more
am master of myself each day,
and sometimes from a savage shore
plunge into surf and swim away

***sigh*** i try to think of this every single day. that man just got it.

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm 0

On If '90s Dude-Crushes Were Food

@pajamaralls HOW DARE YOU nick carter is a perfect angel! but he would not be a thanksgiving food. he would be circus peanuts.

Posted on March 20, 2013 at 8:11 pm 0

On My Mad Fat Diary

this show is beyond wonderful. it is so complex and real and beautiful. british tv for teenagers blows away everything in the us away.

Posted on March 8, 2013 at 4:37 pm 2

On [Move/Do Not Move] Directly to [New City/Another New City]

@TheBelleWitch i agree with this very much, sometimes the questions are so far removed from my experiences that it takes the advice for me to examine my own opinion. when the questions leave me unsure of what i would do or advise someone else to do, i usually have a gut reaction that is for or against the response and that is very interesting to me.

Posted on March 6, 2013 at 9:53 pm 1

On "Do You Know Who You Look Like?"

@alabee i am really upset that someone would not take this well. i'll take a connie britton comparison any day.

Posted on February 26, 2013 at 12:24 pm 3