Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• I’m toying with the idea of taking my friend who has Asperger’s to a brothel before he returns to Canada. Good idea or am I insane? [Link]

• If I make a piece of clothing from a store-bought sewing pattern and then sell the clothing, aren’t I breaking some sort of copyright law? [Link]

• Why have the gas prices fallen rapidly in the last few weeks? [Link]

• Question for New Yorkers. I was thinking about switching from Oxford health insurance plan to the mid-level HIP plan. I can save a bundle. Is HIP just terrible though? Anyone have any thoughts, seen any rankings? [Link]

• I live in a house where the rent is shared amongst five people. One of those people left for Vancouver over a month ago. She hasn’t returned. What are our options? [Link]

• Can I occasionally smoke cigars around my Macbook without making it smell? [Link]

• We’re (myself, wife and 3m old daughter) going to Germany for a long weekend at the end of October. Wife and I have already got an annual travel policy, but need to get a policy for my daughter. Our policy is through the bank and they will not add her. [Link]