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The audiobook versions of Endworld Doomsday and Endworld #2 Fox Run because my need for audiobook versions of cheesy PA adventures knows no bounds.
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Short answer: I'm an organ donor.'Nuff said.

Longer answer: If my organs aren't useful for transplant, I hope they can be useful for research. I've considered donating my body to science for similar reasons. Once they're done with my body, I'd like it to be cremated and scattered in a few places: my childhood home, the graves of my dad and my grandmother and my fiance. And if somebody wouldn't mind shooting a bit of me into space, that would be greatly appreciated. Wouldn't mind drifting out to become an asteroid on Mars or float out to the Horsehead Nebula or something.
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In a sense, yeah (I think having kids is a fundamental human right -- edited to add this bit). I get edgy when people talk about licenses for breeding and/or parenting -- even though I have moments when it seems like a good idea (I work in customer service, after all -- nothing will make you hate humanity faster than customer service). Restricting the ability to have children is a dangerous thing since it's very easily used to destroy people. In the United States, in some cases up until 40 years ago, it wasn't uncommon for people to be sterilized for a variety of defective traits, including epilepsy, mental illness and poverty. It was an abusive system, created for the purpose of eliminating 'undesirables' in the American gene pool and was often turned against immigrants, minorities and the rural and urban poor. I see no reason to think that things would be any different now.

That said, while I think that a person has a right to have kids, they should still be held to some standards -- you need to feed your kid, you need to care for their basic needs, you can't beat or abuse your kid or allow someone else to beat and abuse them. Neglect is right out. Having a kid means you are taking on the responsibility of caring for them until they're big enough to care for themselves. You are responsible for their needs above your own (to an extent) and if you cannot or will not take on that responsibility, you shouldn't have kids.

The problem is, it's hard to know whether you have what it takes until you actually HAVE a kid. Yeah, some folks do -- I know I don't want kids, much as I like 'em in general -- but in general we get so many messages that having children is what everybody should want and how if you don't want to have kids there's something wrong with you and how wonderful and life-changing parenthood is that it can be hard for people to really grasp that parenthood isn't something that just happens, it's something that can take a lot of long, hard work.

Which is honestly where I think some of our problems lie -- I think it should be easier for folks to get help if they're struggling with parenthood or help to get out of the game if it's not something they can handle.
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Hot buttered Cheerios. Or Rice Krispies. You take butter, melt it in a pan, then pour in a bowl of Cheerios or Krispies and stir them around until they get all warm and butter-soaked and awesome. Amy thinks it's gross and weird and I'll grant it's about as heart-friendly as a lard bullet but my mom made it when I was a kid and it's a taste of my youth! *sad nostalgic eyes!*
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Hell yeah!

Our current car is named Larty, after the LAAT/i from Star Wars: Clone Wars. It's got a clone trooper hanging from the rearview.

My old car was called Blast Off since it had almost as many buttons as a space shuttle.

Amy's old Saturn was called Swindle 'cause of his color but usually just called car.

I come by it honestly though, my aunt Val had a blue Olds Delta 88 named Ralph Nader.
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Disagree. I owned my pets; doesn't mean I didn't love them and care for them as best I could.
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I've got three...no, four...

Howard the Duck
Night of the Comet
Buckaroo Banzai
Streets of Fire.

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