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    [–] AITA for not allowing my niece to use "promised" money from my grandma's estate to go to college? My family is derisively calling me "Scott's Tots" in order to get me to bend and give in, and it's sort of working. rtmfb 2 points ago in AmItheAsshole


    I think (but am not a lawyer, so am not certain) as executor you are legally required to follow the stipulations set out by the will. Pay yourself what you are allowed to for dealing with your family's BS. If you don't want to do that, transfer executorship to a lawyer, who will definitely charge and tell your family to pound sand.

    [–] Parents of Reddit, why are you disappointed in your adult child? rtmfb 5 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago) in AskReddit

    Poor money choices. Tats and concerts and music equipment and Uber eats and straight up Uber when we have decent bus coverage around us, but even when living with us rent free for a year couldn't be bothered to get a car.

    None of it's too bad, I just feel he's throwing a lot of the money away. I did the same on different stuff at that age, though, so I'm not too upset about any of it. He'll get there.

    [–] Library receipt goes viral after reader saves more than $7,000 by borrowing books rtmfb 1 points ago in books

    I love the library. Use it all the time.

    The argument that it steals from authors doesn't work, because I've borrowed a lot of stuff I would have never paid to read anyway. And if I want to read something again I'll probably buy it.

    [–] AITA for naming my dog Askim? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole


    I'm late and it's probably been said, but if you want to avoid playing the joke, I suggest answering with a full sentence, maybe explaining how it came about. "His name is Askim." Possibly add "I gave him a joke name almost a decade ago and it stuck." Or don't, you're not obligated to explain yourself. The full sentence is enough.

    [–] Just finished Deep Space Nine, Now it's my favourite Star Trek rtmfb 2 points ago in startrek

    I like it too. I know it could (and probably should) never get made today, but it still makes me laugh.

    [–] Just finished Deep Space Nine, Now it's my favourite Star Trek rtmfb 1 points ago in startrek

    The framing device would have been really cool in a mid-season episode. It being the series finale was the problem.

    [–] Leaked Draft of Trump Executive Order to 'Censor the Internet' Denounced as Dangerous, Unconstitutional Edict rtmfb 3 points ago in politics

    Obama killed a shit ton of people, too. No president is innocent, but he's still the one I would choose to raise my kids out of all the ones in my lifetime.

    [–] My grandpa and his best friend 1994 rtmfb 5 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    My daughter loves playing with makeup. She inherited a ton when my mom passed, so we usually just let her go to town. She likes painting her face with the eye shadows. Which was fine when it was blue, or red, or orange. But then one day she came downstairs in total blackface. That was a fun conversation to have with a 4 year old; why some colors are okay to do that with and others aren't. We finally got through when we explained that people used black to make fun of people who look like her friend from 5 houses down.

    [–] My grandpa and his best friend 1994 rtmfb 2 points ago in OldSchoolCool

    I didn't realize what my grandmother was calling dirt rolls (whatever you call the dirt that comes off when you rub your skin hard) until I was like mid 20s and she had been dead a couple years. She always said it so fast I always just heard it as one word and it never parsed. Blew my mind when it hit me...

    For anyone not familiar, she called them [email protected]#$%r babies.

    [–] AITA for not repairing my step son’s switch? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA. Boys will behave how they're raised. And you're doing it right.

    [–] ACAB rtmfb 2 points ago in LateStageCapitalism

    I agree with nearly everything, but still fail to see how godlessness plays into it. Are you saying atheists are racist?

    [–] AITA for not wanting my in-laws to visit our new baby? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NTA. You tried to set boundaries and she's trampling over them. I think this needs to be dealt with firmly, soon, or it's going to become a long term festering problem. Good luck.

    [–] Bernie Sanders And Elizabeth Warren Teamed Up Instead Of Taking CNN’s Bait rtmfb 1 points ago in politics

    I feel like the two of them need to have a meeting and choose just one of them to run, with the other offering full backing. Whichever of the two that is would then have a lock on the nomination. The only reason Biden is polling first is because Sanders and Warren are splitting like minded voters.

    Warren would be a fantastic Secretary of Education. Also president, lest it sound like I'm arguing it has to be Sanders. But of all the current inept, corrupt cabinet members, Warren replacing Devos would be my favorite thing.

    [–] ACAB rtmfb 16 points ago in LateStageCapitalism

    Please elaborate on how godlessness ties into this.

    [–] AITA for wearing a white dress to a wedding? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole


    I know nothing of fashion but I agree it seems to me the purpose of that 'rule' is to not upstage her.

    [–] What helps you go to sleep when you don't feel tired? rtmfb 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Not to be crude, but masturbating is the fastest way for me.

    [–] AITA for not wanting to adopt my sister's kids? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    NAH. You never wanted or planned to have children. Just because your sister died and her children were left parentless doesn't change that. Don't beat yourself up over this.

    [–] WIBTA if I don’t let my daughter put a lock on her door? rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    YTA. If you must, you keep a key. Let her masturbate in peace.

    [–] Fuck you Donald Trump rtmfb 4 points ago in baltimore

    To me the issue is that his criticism wasn't done for any positive reason. He wasn't trying to improve things, he just wanted to insult Cummings.

    That and an elected official attacking those he represents is in general a bad look. It's like a parent publicly insulting their own child. Even if the kid's a dipshit, there's a time and a place.

    [–] US soldiers now stationed inside migrant detention camp as ‘prison guards’ rtmfb 0 points ago in politics

    Presidential power has been growing for more than a century and a half, at this point. I'm a fan of what Lincoln and FDR accomplished, but we shouldn't ignore their parts in this, either.

    [–] The Next "Next Generation" rtmfb 6 points ago in startrek

    Writers came up with new comedic scenarios. Similarly, if the PTB are hiring good writers (some will debate this, but I don't feel that's the point here), those writers will come up with new, interesting challenges for whatever characters exist in the Trek setting with the new travel tech.

    In-verse, we've seen enough instant travel to know that it's scientifically possible. It is highly likely that the Federation, while still on the rise, would be pursuing this tech. It's a dramatic change, but it's internally consistent.

    [–] The Next "Next Generation" rtmfb 17 points ago in startrek

    New inventions change the world. The newly changed world still has challenges to overcome.

    In terms of entertainment media, the bulk of old comedy is situations that develop because of poor communication. Cell phones enable instant communication, killing the bulk of the old comedic scenarios.

    [–] The Next "Next Generation" rtmfb 19 points ago in startrek

    Cell phones are godmode for any sitcom from the 90s or earlier. Did they kill comedy after they became ubiquitous? The writers will adapt.

    [–] AITA for refusing to speak english to around my stepdad rtmfb 1 points ago in AmItheAsshole

    YTA. Who pays for the house? Unless it's totally your mother, his contributions to your home merit him the basic respect of speaking the language he has asked you to at the dinner table. He hasn't tried to ban you from speaking Japanese, or you would have mentioned it, so it's just one particular situation where he is feeling excluded in his own home and wants it to stop. It would be different if you didn't know English, but you do.

    He is an asshole for shit-talking your dad, but that's irrelevant to this situation, in which you are the asshole.