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We ALL live here

June 26th, 2007 · 91 comments

Explains James, “My cool roommate tries to do something nice for the house, and then jerk roommate writes this.”

In the future, please consult with us before making house purchases. We ALL live here. Thx.

Seriously, Team Cormac all the way.

FILED UNDER: CAPS LOCK · excessive underlining · just an asshole · lighting · money · roommates · thx · whiteboard

91 responses so far ↓

  • #1   Mike

    Yeah, team Cormac all the way. How do they even live with this other guy?

    Jun 26, 2007 at 9:57 pm   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #2   Condom Man

    Cormac is a jerk who obviously spends way too much money on frivolous purchases, and then expects his roomies to cough up the dough. Seriously, light bulbs? I don’t think so pal. I’m not going halfsies on that tab.

    Jun 26, 2007 at 10:31 pm   rating: 9  small thumbs up

  • #3   Mela

    Were I Cormac, I’d take the CFL with me wherever I went in the house, plugging it and unplugging it for my own use.

    Jun 26, 2007 at 10:40 pm   rating: 37  small thumbs up

    • #3.1   nhbookworm bang

      HA HA…great idea. He should do it everywhere the mean roommate is sitting or sleeping.

      May 30, 2008 at 8:39 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #4   John T

    I dunno, I might resent having to chip in for matching blue bowls — save that kind of thing for after marriage, it’ll make it more special if you wait.

    Jun 26, 2007 at 11:10 pm   rating: 25  small thumbs up

  • #5   Tom

    Cormac, what a neat name. Fight the good fight, brother. Down with the evil bulbs.

    Jun 26, 2007 at 11:26 pm   rating: 4  small thumbs up

  • #6   Winnie


    Pan with a lid and matching blue bowls are fine if Mr. Cormack paid for it, but CFLs??!?!

    Seriously, CFLs are for the proletariat. GO HALOGEN!

    Jun 26, 2007 at 11:57 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #7   Juno Henry

    I kind of agree with the sentiment expressed, but it bugs me that it was expressed in that way.

    Which, of course, is why it’s up at Like, duh.

    However, i still think that if ever a situation called for a pulling aside of the person and a quiet but firm word in his/her ear — that was it.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 12:52 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #8   Lovecarrots

    I had jerk room mates who would buy stuff without asking – usually things I would never use in a million years like ash trays – and then they would expect me to chip in.

    However, light bulbs and a pan with a lid are fairly essential if you want to a) cook and b) find your way around the house at night. So I reckon this sounds like the kind of house where the only thing to eat cooked food out of is the lidless saucepan it was made in. If that’s the case, any bowls are a good idea, matching is kind of sweet.

    Go team Cormack.

    I could be talking bollocks though because I haven’t a frigging clue what a CFL is called in my country! ;-)

    Jun 27, 2007 at 1:06 am   rating: 8  small thumbs up

  • #9   Swinstead

    Sounds like you’re British (you said ‘bollocks’), CFL light bulbs are what we call enegry saving light bulbs.

    Replacing your light bulbs with them will save money but it’s a bit of an asshole-ish thing to just replace them and expect everyone to chip in without even asking them first. Should’ve asked then there wouldn’t be a problem.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 3:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #10   Elphaba

    Woah woah woah. We’re (including Jerk Roomate) all kind of assuming Cormac is asking everyone to pitch in for said lightbulb/bowl/pan purchases, by this declaration, but I see nothing of the sort…
    If he did it outta the kindness of his heart, then the reply is def. unwarrented…then again, if this is a “Look what I bought! Gimme Money!” then its a totally different story…

    Jun 27, 2007 at 4:39 am   rating: 15  small thumbs up

  • #11   Nattie

    Elphaba is quite right, there is no demand for buckaroonies. Cormac seems nice, a bit excitable but generally harmless.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 4:47 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #12   maizey12

    I agree with Elphaba and Nattie. I don’t get the impression that Cormac was asking for any sort of reimbursement. If I were his roommate (and we were responsible for paying an electric bill), I would thank him for buying the CFL bulb. As for the pan with the lid and the bowls, depending on my cooking/eating needs, it could go either way. But I don’t think Cormac was really digging for money here.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 4:56 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #13   Linz

    Ya know, I’ve heard of couples having huge fights when one person buys the energy saving bulbs and installs them without consulting the other. Evidently this is an issue that strikes some people in the pit of the soul. Perhaps Jerk Roommate is one such person who was horrified to see the change in light and potential environmental and financial savings to be made.

    That aside- dude. It’s a lightbulb. Chill.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 5:13 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #13.1   anonz0 de whut

      A huge fight over light bulbs is never really about the light bulbs, though. ;)

      Mar 5, 2008 at 2:04 am   rating: 5  small thumbs up

  • #14   Mitsu

    holy crap! it’s just a light bulb! I wouldn’t complain, as this helps the environment, and these bulbs last like, 5 years!! GO CORMAC!!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 5:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #15   eh

    team cormac!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 5:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #16   Erin

    I think jerk roommate is just mad because he wanted yellow bowls.

    Team Cormac!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:02 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #17   Illay

    Yep, I agree with the lot of you who said “Hey, he’s not asking for money!”

    Hey Cormac, need a new roomie?

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:22 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #18   Mary

    Anything that starts with “In the future” means that an incredibly jerky comment is going to follow.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:35 am   rating: 7  small thumbs up

  • #19   Sazbot

    The ‘jerky’ room mate is probably just skint and too ashamed to say so. I used to hate it when my old housemates would buy stuff and I couldn’t afford to chip in, I was always SO ashamed.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #20   Peggy

    It all depends on whether Cormac expected everyone to chip in. If he did, then Team Roomate #2. If he didn’t, then Team Cormac. We need more info to determine who the asshole is.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 7:39 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #21   Otter

    I’ve had too many roommates in the past make too many purchases “for the house” which only themselves used. Screw Cormac… Plus those lights are toxic and stuff :)

    Jun 27, 2007 at 7:49 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #22   Cori

    Team Cormac (whether he asked for reimbursment or not)!

    I once had a roommate who complained about the fact that I expected him to split (along with 2 other people) the cost of a large plastic trashcan I bought at Target for the house. Apparently, he felt he should have been consulted personally before we switched from the “overflowing garbage bags stacked haphazardly around the kitchen” system.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 7:53 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #23   guttercup

    WTF? ‘Hey I’m mad you bought stuff for the house, don’t do that.’

    Cormac wins

    Jun 27, 2007 at 7:54 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #24   the cox

    I’m with Team Cormac, even though I think that he was either expecting the other flatmates to chip in, or buying that stuff out of a house fund. Do none of you Cormac-haters have roommates who would walk past a burnt-out light bulb for weeks without every replacing them?

    Cheers to ‘mac for holding back the darkness.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 8:00 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #25   anonymouscoworker

    Team Cormac, all the way. Jerk Roommate can sit in the dark.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 8:11 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #26   team vomit

    this website is turning into a team this team that kindergarten playground

    …… cut the team crap … it’s getting old

    Jun 27, 2007 at 8:11 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #27   Trixie

    Most guys would just as soon eat off the floor rather than spend their beer money on anything sensible, like dishes or lightbulbs

    Jun 27, 2007 at 8:32 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #28   Kelly

    I think Cormac is hawt. I’d cheat on Jerk Roomate with Cormac any day.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 8:40 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #29   F_uckTheRoommate!

    go team cormac. the roommate is a control-freak-douche. where is lizzie bordon when you need her? :)

    Jun 27, 2007 at 9:08 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #30   Crysilla

    Peggy, it’s lightbulbs for God’s sake!

    Bowls for eating are necessary. Even if the guy wanted each roommate to chip in, which by the response of Jerk Roommatee, Cormac did want some cash. These expenses are part of life.

    Go Team Cormac!

    Response #28 FTW!!!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 9:59 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #31   Brett

    Team vomit all the way!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 10:17 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #32   Parker

    Dear Team Vomit,

    In the future it would be nice if you could please CONSULT the REST of us before making decrees about what teams we should or should not support. Additionally, please stop eating my Hot Pockets.


    Jun 27, 2007 at 10:58 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #33   will

    Can we all agree on a moratorium on spelling “Thanks” with an X? Be it “Thanx” or “Thx” it makes me give Thanks to those who spell it properly.

    In addition, Team Cormac rules.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 10:58 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #33.1   Brigitte

      did you ever see the “thx sandra” PA note? I think that’s what everyone’s usually refering to – but I could be wrong…

      Jul 15, 2008 at 3:20 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

    • #33.2   Mishee bang

      Brigitte – did you ever see the DATE on the posting? THX SANDRA is a little over two months old, and this post is a little over a year old. So I don’t think that the THX reference in this post has ANYTHING to do with SANDRA.

      Jul 15, 2008 at 8:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #34   DUH

    To the Brit dude who got the meaningless explanation of what CFL means: It stands for Compact Fluorescent Lamp.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 11:16 am   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #35   Writer, Rejected

    Matching bowls. I mean underlined matching. That just goes too far. I’d rather live in a crappy non-matching, non-blue world by myself without that damn Cormac trying to make things nice on my tab.

    Team Cormac. Also, Team Vomit, why so crabby? (Have you been posting your vom on my blog too: Are you the one who called me Sour Grapes today?) We’re all just looking to have a little fun on a Wednesday afternoon. A little laugh in the middle of the week. Nothing wrong there. So, just simmer down, bud.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 11:52 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #36   Vampira

    Team Vomit,

    We are very excited to tell you you’ll be undergoing extensive training on the meaning of team. Remember there is no “I” in team adn we all want you to succeed in smiling like we have. Yeahhhh… ^_-

    Thanks so much!!!!!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 12:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #37   lauren Ceeeeeee

    I don’t know. The pan and the bowls are great if Cormac isn’t expecting chip-ins but CFL light bulbs can be about as ambient as my middle school cafeteria. I dunno about you guys but yellow tinted light everywhere would drive me insane. Maybe that’s the roomie’s beef. Either way, he didn’t need to write it on the dry-erase board. Talk to Cormac in person, Douche.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 1:21 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #38   Nunya

    I guess the second roommate would rather meet and deliberate extensively rather than just having someone pick up things for the house when the need is apparent. He’s acting like the guy is infringing on him by purchasing that stuff. If I were Cormac, I’d put the bowls and CFLs in my room and ban the asshat from using my pan.

    And I agree that these bulbs bring out the worst in people. I bought some a couple of months ago, and my boyfriend has a major attitude about it. Hell, I paid for them.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 1:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #39   Elizabeth

    CFLs are really cheap in California- the power company subsidizes the cost so they end up being about $1 each. They also come in a variety of color temperatures, so not all of them cast the sickly glow often associated with florescent lighting. One major complaint about CFLs is that they all contain mercury which could end up in landfill, blah, blah.

    Anyway, Cormac’s roomie is a wet blanket.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 1:35 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #40   Janey

    I’ve lived with roommates who buy stuff “for the house” that only they would use. Seriously. Cormac and roommate aren’t living together forever. What happens when they part? Who gets the matching blue bowls and pan w/ lid??? Probably Cormac. So unless he’s just buying them himself and allowing everyone to use them–Team roommate!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 2:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #41   S.S.

    I love how he emphasized that he bought **matching** bowls.

    Because we all know that bowls that do not match are not fit for eating.

    Even so, team Cormac all the way!!!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 3:25 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #42   Mattymatt

    The appropriate response would be,

    “Dear Jerkface,

    In the future, please consult with us before writing decrees on the whiteboard. We ALL use it.

    Thx u vry mch,

    Team Cormac”

    Jun 27, 2007 at 4:10 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #43   t

    call me confused…but i don’t see where in this note Cormac is asking his roommates to pitch in some dough.?
    team cormac all the way!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 5:43 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #44   LK

    oh man i had a roommate that would do “nice things” for me like put away my butter or put my mail in my room but it wasn’t because she felt like doing something nice. it was because she didn’t want any of my stuff anywhere in her way as if she owned the apartment and i was some random person that borrowed the second bedroom from her. AND if she was actually doing something nice like offering to get me anything at the store that i happened to need, she would totally fuck it up. even if i just gave her a short specific list. example: buying special K red berries (which i hate) after i had specifically written “regular special K.” and then i had to be stuck with paying for it when i didn’t even ask for it. (after that, i stopped accepting her offer to pick up a few things for me when she went shopping. especially since every time she offered to do anything at all for me she would make me feel bad/guilty about it every time i accepted her offer)

    so basically i’m with the second roommate on this one just because of my experiences.

    wow that was a lot but i have so much more to say about that roommate.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 5:52 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

    • #44.1   Brigitte

      but special K red berries is so YUMMY!!!

      Jul 15, 2008 at 3:24 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #45   Marc

    I’m the 4th roommate – me and jake have had it to about here with “Team Cormac”, which actually consists of “fratboy james” and “meathead cormac”. seriously me and jake are just messing around on second life, listening to music, and they keep going on and on about this stupid website, yelling at us and calling us emos.

    *TO TEAM CORMAC* – we just don’t like using lights – it’s light until 10pm now. don’t like cooking super healthy no-carb bullshit in you fancy pans (microwave, DUH!).. and don’t even need to get into the repressed homoerotic fantasies that made you buy 4 matching bowls. jesus.. why don’t you take a picture of THIS and send it in to a website!!#%!#% HUH!?!

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:03 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #46   tetetetigi

    Is it possible that Cormac didn’t buy these items but got some of them as gifts (except for the bulbs)? Like, he went home and his parents got him some extra bowls that they didn’t need, or took him to Sam’s club or something? One of my roommates goes home occasionally and comes back with a car packed full of food and stuff that her mom buys for us. I’d never complain. And my general experience with “house” shopping is that we trade off every week between the three of us for groceries, and if we finish something (or feel we used more of something than the other housemates) we run to CVS or something to replace it (like, I tend to drink more milk so I try to buy it more often).

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:08 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #47   Spruce Moose

    Vampira: Is that Special High-Intensity Training you have in mind for Team Vomit? Sounds like we should give T. V. all the S.H.I.T. he can handle.

    Wal-Mart has regular recycling of CFL’s, so you can dispose of them properly without too much trouble.

    I have 4 matching bowls; they say “Cool Whip” on the side.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 6:24 pm   rating: 3  small thumbs up

  • #48   Corey

    Marc, you’re an idiot. Stop whining about bowls and pans just because you live like a grunting caveman! You sound like a complete pig and an unappreciative asswipe. Get over yourself. You obviously don’t appreciate a good roommate when you have one. I hope you get stuck living with my current roommate one day. You’d be BEGGING for Cormac to take you back.

    Oh, and “we don’t use lights because it is light until 10?” You’re freaking retarded. So after 10, it’s lights out for everyone because you “don’t do lights” and can’t be bothered to flip a fucking switch? I can’t help but hate your mother for bringing a piece of slime like you into the world.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 9:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #49   wtf?

    writer rejected is a tad paranoid

    the team shit is annoying as hell

    team cormac! team michelle!! it’s getting old

    Jun 27, 2007 at 10:16 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #50   i'mwonderful

    jerk roomie needs to get laid.

    Jun 27, 2007 at 10:24 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #51   janine

    thx has a differnet meaning than thanks, will. it’s actually a synonym for f**k you.

    Jun 28, 2007 at 6:33 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #52   will

    Janine, Thank you for clarifying that for me.

    Jun 28, 2007 at 8:25 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #53   Kristi

    teams Parker and Corey FTW!

    Jun 28, 2007 at 6:49 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #54   Potbelly

    As anyone’s who has ever put dishes away knows, matching bowls are key not because of aesthetics but because they stack. It’s annoying to navigate a teetering tower of non-nesting bowls everytime you want to throw down some cereal.

    Jun 28, 2007 at 9:32 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #55   underindecision

    “I’ve lived with roommates who buy stuff “for the house” that only they would use. ”

    So, what? Roommates are not allowed to have possessions now?

    Not to mention, if i was announcing these purchases, it would be equal to announcing my willingness to share.

    Team Cormac.

    Jun 28, 2007 at 11:04 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #56   Jacinda

    Sweet LORD Team Cormac ALL the way. I completely had a roommate like that, who refused ANY sort of change, including lightbulb changes. Though she was a raging bitch and just decided to make a stand against everything.

    Once, we had a fee on our electric bill through no one in particular’s fault, and we had to each chip in $3 just to cover it, no biggie. My other roommate asked her for it, nicely, when she was making some pasta on the stove. Our BITCH roommate, turned around with a look of pure evil in her eyes and goes “ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME!?!? WHAT AM I!?!? MADE OF MONEY!?!?”, turned, ran down the hall to her room and SLAMMED the door so hard she cracked her doorframe. Leaving her pasta to overflow and boil, I went and took it off the stove and placed it on a heating pad on the counter. I was pretty much used to her insane antics, but my other roommate(who takes shit from no one, thank God) ran to Bitch roommates’ door and said quietly and calmly, “If I knew asking you for $3 would have been such a production I would have paid it out of my own pocket, you bipolar CUNT!”.

    I swear, I have never laughed so hard in my life. I had tears streaming down my face, belly aching laughs for at least half an hour.
    Seeing Bitch Roommate every day after that was just as funny. She never apologized, and we paid the $3. Since we have all moved out, I’ve heard Bitch Roommate has gone through leases and other roommates like water. They must not have liked being screamed at about tiny things. Who would have thunk it? lol

    Sorry for the long rant, this post just set it off for me!

    Jun 29, 2007 at 12:14 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #57   joebec

    i think it’s so hilarious that people actually bitch about the comments other people leave. OMG people! lighten up!

    Jun 29, 2007 at 2:56 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #58   conformist_panda

    I kinda agree with “LK // Jun 27, 2007 at 5:52 pm” on this one. Cormac is probably future-passive-aggressive. (I secretly think roomate James has totally misjudged Cormac.) I can totally hear Cormac saying, ‘Yeah I slept with your girlfriend; but what about the time you didn’t chip in for the matching bowls and pan? And the whiteboard too! You never contribute to the house; Asshat.’

    Also you CAN find alternative uses for “… roommates who buy stuff ‘for the house’ that only they would use.” i.e. pan with lid = bed pan. (You should probably only do that if they forbid you to use it though….)

    P.S. lol @:
    Erin “I think jerk roommate is just mad because he wanted yellow bowls.”
    lauren Ceeeeeee “Either way, he didn’t need to write it on the dry-erase board. Talk to Cormac in person, Douche.”
    Mattymatt Jun 27 “ … In the future, please consult with us before writing decrees on the whiteboard. We ALL use it. …”
    Spruce Moose “I have 4 matching bowls; they say “Cool Whip” on the side.”

    Jun 29, 2007 at 8:26 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #59   Strideo

    Cormac is quiet obviously the man! I mean his name is Cormac for crying out loud. His note didn’t even ask for money so why the nasty reply. If it turned out later that Cormac wanted money then why reply on the note? You wouldn’t!

    Do us all a favor Jerk Roommate and just do whatever Cormac tells you to because he’s clearly more awesome than you shall ever be!


    Jun 30, 2007 at 10:21 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #60   Strideo

    *quite obviously

    Jun 30, 2007 at 1:22 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #61   vanessa

    I think Cormac was asking what the other roommates wanted to get with the money they saved and was just suggesting ideas. Plus, I bet they have to split the cost of lightbulbs. My business shares an office with another business and we run into this crap all the time. They get all “pissy” if you don’t hold a freakin’ UN conference over every little decision. Then they complain they never have enough time to get anything done. Sometimes you just gotta make the decision for everyone. Go Cormac!

    Jun 30, 2007 at 8:30 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #62   Kitrah

    I’ve had the roommate who bought things for the house without consulting me. Often, when she did not expect me to split the bill, she would expect me to get the next thing (which was usually 3 times more expensive than what she bought).

    To solve the pent up frustration, we ended up putting a list on the fridge of all the things we thought the house needed. We each had veto power over the items. Anything that survived the list was split equally. Everything else was a personal expense – and the other couldn’t use it.

    Jul 1, 2007 at 7:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #63   RaggDolly121

    I hate it when ppl are just THAT selfish!

    Jul 2, 2007 at 2:15 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #64   stephanie

    The note is funny, but Team Cormac is even funnier.

    Jul 2, 2007 at 3:13 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #65   Sasha

    The thing about CFLs is that they last forever. That’s how they’re energy-saving, right? But if Cormac bought the bulbs towards the end of a year’s lease, he wouldn’t enjoy their long-lastingness. So he wouldn’t actually save money- he would just be paying it forward to the next renters. I’m with Team THX.

    Jul 3, 2007 at 7:35 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #66   the cox

    I love it! Esp. douche-y asshat “we don’t use lights” kid. I had a friend who was the same way. The only light he needed was from his computer monitor, he didn’t wash his underwear(he’d just wear it awhile and then buy new y-fronts), and his place stank of mold spores and cool ranch doritos. Sounds just like “marc” is the same sort.

    Oh, way to defend your position with homophobic rants, I can see who the mature one in the house is now.

    Jul 3, 2007 at 1:16 pm   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #67   Har

    I’m not sure why, but I found this particular note and the response incredibly funny,

    Jul 3, 2007 at 3:54 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #68   BriannaLynn Geier

    Hey, thanks for the idea of making little notes for the apartment.. I’m gonna make some real good ones for my roommates about keeping the fucking filthy kitchen clean..Hugs & Kisses from “ME” BriannaLynn Geier

    Jul 5, 2007 at 2:16 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #69   NicNack

    I agree with all the folks who pointed out that Cormac never asked for any money in return for these purchases. My roommates and I often make “house purchases” such as cleaners, light bulbs, trash bags, condiments, etc without expecting that we’ll be reimbursed, just that at some point in the future someone else will buy new trash bags or whatever when we need them. Cormac was probably just announcing that they got new stuff, and maybe hoping someone would say “thanks, C!”

    Team Cormac!

    Jul 5, 2007 at 4:27 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #70   KittyPants

    18: Mary wrote:
    “Anything that starts with “In the future” means that an incredibly jerky comment is going to follow.”

    Could not agree more. Them’s fightin’ words!

    Jul 5, 2007 at 5:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #71   Y

    Writer, Rejected– that site pimp was ANNOYING.

    Jul 6, 2007 at 11:01 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #72   Y

    actually, maybe not so much annoying as painfully obvious and a little sad.

    Jul 6, 2007 at 11:01 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #73   GhostWriter

    Back to comment 57:

    It could have been even funnier if she said, ” “If I knew asking you for $3 would have been such a production I would have…


    (obligatory cheer for Team Cormac, if only to rile the anti-team team.)

    Jul 10, 2007 at 11:51 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #74   Summer

    LOL Ghostwriter

    Jul 11, 2007 at 1:11 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #75   Mierin

    Team Team all the way! I love this picking sides stuff. Don’t you team hatas realize that you are indeed forming your own team? Team Anti-Team?

    Cormac, how dare you write cheery notes and try to save people money? Your roommate does not have the money for such indulgences. How will he pay for his WoW or My Chemical Romance tickets? Now he might have to go another month without washing his HIM t-shirts, or cutting his bangs….

    Jul 14, 2007 at 10:16 pm   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #76   Midlife Crisis

    John T.’s comment made my day. Thanks, John!

    Jul 17, 2007 at 12:05 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #77   Ginevra

    Since Cormac’s not asking for money (as far as I can see), the issue jerky-roommate’s having with the new bowls/pot could be one I’ve had with several flatmates: different taste in housewares. I using nonstick pans, ex-flatmate objected to even having them in the house because the nonstick stuff has chemicals of some sort in it. I hate busy-patterned dishes, my boyfriend hates my plain white dishes. Etc. etc. The roommate’s note could just be a really bitchy way of saying ‘Even if I didn’t have to pay for it, I have to live with this stuff in my house for however long the lease is, can we at least get stuff we all can tolerate next time’.

    Wow, I never thought I’d be sticking up for the notewriter!

    Jul 18, 2007 at 9:42 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #78   sweavo

    I think the roomate was planning to marry an electricity co. heiress and is worried how this will affect the dowry.

    Jul 19, 2007 at 2:27 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #79   Joey

    Team Cormac!

    To Corey in reply #48, it’s called sarcasm you stupid hack.

    Jul 22, 2007 at 3:46 am   rating: 0  small thumbs up

    • #79.1   Joey's Stinky Foot

      I’d appreciate it if you could point out exactly where you see the sarcasm in Jerk Roommate’s statement. And why would you insult someone who’s apparently on the same team as you? And you call Corey stupid?

      Jun 10, 2008 at 11:53 am   rating: 1  small thumbs up

  • #80   m

    Note: Those lights may last a long time, but they’re very bad for the earth.

    That jerk roommate is just that. I agree with whoever (and everyone?) who asked how Cormac and the OP could stand living with the asshole.

    Jul 26, 2007 at 2:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #81   Janey

    Cormac rocks!
    How could anyone not love Cormac?

    Not only is his taste in pot and pan attire impeccable, dude is hung like a racehorse.

    Jul 29, 2007 at 5:17 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #82   Alistair

    Edmonton Eskimo lightbulbs!

    Aug 28, 2007 at 1:52 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #83   apology denied

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    Dec 4, 2007 at 8:32 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up

  • #84   Bri.

    Man, I get ocular migraines and let me tell you, there is nothing more irritating than fluorescent light when you’re getting one of those.
    People should really ask when making changes like that.
    Also, it’s rude to expect people have money to spend on extra bowls and then buy them, expecting to collect later. Not cool, that could dip into people’s food money for that month. :(

    Aug 5, 2008 at 1:46 am   rating: 2  small thumbs up

  • #85   su

    why do people keep mentioning that the guy expects others to chip in? he doesn’t write that anywhere. it sounds like he was trying to buy things for the house to be nice, not to be reimbursed. why do people keep commenting about his concern to be paid back?

    Jan 14, 2009 at 7:46 pm   rating: 0  small thumbs up


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