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August 25

Did Lewis Carroll say this (or something similar)?

I'm trying to source the quote "In the end, we only regret the changes we didn't take." The Internet says Lewis Carroll, but there's no citation on any page that attributes it to him, and it's not in Bartlett's Familiar. Can someone tell me if he wrote this, or something similar (and where)? I get the feeling this is another case of the fake quote attribution syndrome that proliferates online, but I'd like to be sure. Thanks.
posted by dortmunder at 10:39 AM - 6 answers

Roleplaying Improvised Weapons

I've created a character for a roleplaying game that takes place in a modern urban supernatural setting. She is a crafty, street smart hacker who is not strong but is very dexterous and good with her hands. She specializes in improvised weapons. What are some weapons that would make sense for her? [more inside]
posted by lieber hair at 6:17 AM - 23 answers

What's with the rainbows in Seattle's Capitol Hill?

I recently visited Seattle in the US and saw quite a number of rainbow flags and rainbows painted on pedestrian crossings in Capitol Hill. WTF? Did I just happen in the midst of LGBT land or is there another significance I missed?
posted by Kwadeng at 1:35 AM - 7 answers

August 24

Who opened for Louis CK on Aug 1, Milwaukee, WI?

I've scoured the interwebs but can't find this info - who were the comedians who opened for Louis CK this night?
posted by 4midori at 9:48 PM - 3 answers

Places where you leave a city/state/province/country to travel within it

Geography-trivia-filter: Are there notable instances of where one must temporarily exit a territory to get to another destination within it? The most notable examples are Alaska (vs. the continental US) and other exclaves, but I'm also interested in instances where one basically cuts a corner of another territory just to get around within it.
posted by Seeking Direction at 7:25 PM - 43 answers

August 23

How to keep track of dozens of Tinder/Bumble people

Shallow daters of the hive ... how do you keep track of this stuff? There really should be an app that holds a screenshot and a few notes. [more inside]
posted by SockPuppetOfShame at 4:16 PM - 11 answers

Another “help me find a childhood book” question...

I'm trying to remember a book that was a gift from my aunt, a nurse, around 1980-ish. Target audience, probably 8-10 year olds. It was about how the body works, but it was a sort of eclectic bunch of anecdotes, stories, and facts, each one a page or maybe two-page spread. [more inside]
posted by Kriesa at 12:15 PM - 7 answers

Tisch School of the Arts Drama Acceptance Rate

Can anyone tell me what the acceptance rate for New York University's Tisch School of the Arts drama program is? If historical information is available, I'd be looking for it around 1991 -- if not, modern-day is fine. Knowledgeable word-of-mouth or educated guesses are fine if formal stats can't be officially found. I have already found NYU's university-wide acceptance rate, but that data's not useful for me in this case.
posted by WCityMike at 12:11 PM - 9 answers

Drumlines...Personalized Gift Bags...Tigers!

Help me throw the best bash ever! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy at 11:53 AM - 6 answers

August 22

Cop moves body to street he can spell

Somebody gets killed in the street, but it's a street with a difficult name, in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. A policeman moves the body around the corner and is asked why, and he says, I can spell the name of this street for my report. Anyone have a reference for this? [more inside]
posted by zadcat at 11:09 AM - 17 answers

August 21

How can I stress-test my hand-painted glassware?

I hand-paint glassware with alcohol inks for sale on Etsy and hopefully in local places. While I had just been doing things like candle holders, I'm now making items that would see more daily use, like mugs and teacups. I'm looking for some ways to make sure the ink will stay intact during normal use. More inside. [more inside]
posted by mermaidcafe at 11:38 AM - 7 answers

August 20

The classic where should I live question.

What cities should I be considering for my job search/living in as an LGB tech geek considering my other criteria inside? [more inside]
posted by Chicoreus at 7:32 AM - 27 answers

Preserving a four leaf clover

I have a four leaf clover that is very important to me; I pressed it successfully between the pages of a book. How can I preserve it going forward? [more inside]
posted by punchtothehead at 6:13 AM - 8 answers

Secret mailbox

I am in a difficult living situation and I need to receive some documents through the mail without a) the people I'm living with or b) my family knowing about the documents. Is a P.O. box sufficiently secret/private for this? (I'm in the US) [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:16 AM - 28 answers

August 18

Customized Card Help

I need to make a greeting card play a specific song upon opening; recordable cards available online might not be the answer. [more inside]
posted by gursky at 11:15 AM - 1 answers

NYC Rentals that Are Part of Hotels

Here's a challenge: I'm writing an article on NYC luxury rentals that are in hotel buildings and provide access to hotel amenities (such as room service, cleaning services, etc). W New York is an example of what I'm looking for. Finding these is tough. They are often really sneaky! Can you find one?
posted by Rock 'em Sock 'em at 11:08 AM - 9 answers

Chinese puns poster online?

Someone made a cool image illustrating some large number (more than 30 but less than 100?) of puns/proverbs/idioms in Chinese (I think Mandarin, but don't remember.) There was a key in English to each of the puns/proverbs/idioms, but the image had no words on it. Naturally, I lost the bookmark and can't find it now that I want to show someone else. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk at 8:54 AM - 2 answers

August 16

Who is this street artist?

A bar called Albatross at Ocean Beach in Fire Island has street art preserved from 1982. It's vaguely recognizable, and it sounds like it was preserved because the guy who did it has made a name for himself in the graffiti world. I like it. I am having trouble figuring out who did it. Can you help? Here are some shots I took--couldn't get one of the whole thing.
posted by jenbo1 at 7:03 PM - 4 answers

Tattoo font

As a follow-up to my previous tattoo question: I've decided I want to get a short line of text from a poem. But now I can't figure out what font it should be — I want it to be pretty, legible, and not ostentatious. Is there such a thing as a scripty font that's neither illegible nor ostentatious? Would a scripty font look tacky?
posted by a strong female character at 11:31 AM - 11 answers

August 15

I need some ideas for my ideas

What are some good methods of keeping track of my ideas? The "carry a notebook" thing is just not working. [more inside]
posted by Serene Empress Dork at 9:21 AM - 15 answers

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