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July 3

I want a museum.

Where can I get a museum quality reproduction? Say I'm willing to spend a few hundred to a few thousand. The piece I'm currently lusting over is The Siren or The Green Abyss by Santorio. (You can see a picture of it here, may be NSFW). The painting is much more striking in person than the photograph shows. There are plenty of other paintings I would potentially be interested in getting reproductions of. [more inside]
posted by ethidda at 2:34 PM - 5 answers

Who are the Louis Armstrong's of guitar playing?

I'm looking for examples of clever guitar solos/improv that lean towards note selection rather than technical flash. More Louis Armstrong, less Joe Bonamassa. Preferably rock/indie/pop, thinking outside the pentatonic box. Who should I be listening to? [more inside]
posted by remlapm at 1:21 PM - 14 answers

Identify this statue with anal hornets

This statue of a naked man with some sort of hunting bird on his wrist floated by my Twitter timeline recently. It is perhaps most remarkable because the picture purports to show a hornets' nest built in, shall we say, the gluteal area. It looks like the statue is in a park, but where? And what is the subject?
posted by Devonian at 5:30 AM - 9 answers

July 2

House of Cards Episode Help!

Which episode of House of Cards featured the democrats hiding in their offices so Republicans would leave and they could quickly appear and win a vote? [more inside]
posted by Saebrial at 11:34 PM - 2 answers

TVFilter: ISO "family viewing" series

We have watched (it was a long winter) the entirety of Anne of Green Gables, Road to Avonlea, Wind at My Back, and Emily of New Moon. We (two adults, one almost 8 yr old) need a new, mildly addictive, not scary series, hopefully with a similar sort of flavour? [more inside]
posted by kmennie at 5:30 PM - 30 answers

How do I add a logo to a tent?

I'd like to add a white logo/slogan to a standard nylon camping tent. What's the best way to achieve this? [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! at 10:36 AM - 14 answers

July 1

What's this strange font?

Example 1, Example 2, Example 3 [more inside]
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 7:40 PM - 3 answers

O, to be in England...

I recall having seen something on TV maybe a decade or two ago in which a female character (or a male with a very high-pitched voice) was reciting the line, "O to be in England now that April's there[...]" several times with a very exaggerated/attempted British accent ("Eauuuugh to be in EEEEEEEEEEngland..."). I don't remember much more, and all my Google searches turn up is the actual poem that the line is from. I'd like to find this again; does it ring a bell to anyone? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup at 8:59 AM - 10 answers

Working on indie films

Sometimes you don't get paid at the beginning, is that okay? [more inside]
posted by winterportage at 8:11 AM - 8 answers

June 30

Help me identify a comedy show about a regular guy dating a starlet.

Help me identify a TV comedy about a regular dude who's dating a famous woman. [more inside]
posted by Sully at 10:13 PM - 3 answers

Television for binge watchers short on time

My fiancé and I like to watch television together, but our schedules are unusually busy this summer, so our usual 45 minutes shows aren't cutting it. Any recommendations for excellent 21-30 minute programs? [more inside]
posted by alligatorpear at 8:36 PM - 37 answers

Journalists who are experts in their subject matter

I am looking for the journalists that are experts in what they write about. [more inside]
posted by triggerfinger at 4:40 PM - 30 answers

June 29

Cinematography and Game of Thrones

Are there any blogs or tumblrs that are a collection of the really beautiful shots that Game of Thrones does? [more inside]
posted by Ideal Impulse at 1:59 PM - 3 answers

Japanese theatre question

Is there a Kabuki or Noh theatrical performance that features a funeral of a young person?
posted by Jason and Laszlo at 11:44 AM - 0 answers

Just beat it

Future Mr. Fallbala and I are getting married in September. We started looking at wedding rings and are wondering about materials, design and durability. [more inside]
posted by Fallbala at 2:31 AM - 10 answers

June 28

Is a depressing but good book a bad birthday present?

Is a depressing but good book a bad birthday present? [more inside]
posted by DeltaForce at 3:17 PM - 9 answers

What's the song in this Humans trailer?

What is the song in this trailer? I usually try not to ask these questions because only a few people benefit from it but this has been stuck in my head for days. There are a few other people asking the same question by the looks of the YouTube comments.
posted by anon_for_this at 2:16 AM - 2 answers

June 27

Looikng for a clip (or gif) of the "Turn it off!" scene from "Hardcore"

Found plenty of mash-ups, but not the original scene
posted by wensink at 2:02 PM - 0 answers

June 26

Who knows the minds of software gaming companies?

Can anyone offer insight into the way the market works for videos games? Half-Life remains without a third sequel eight years after it's last release. Portal remains without a sequel four or five years after its release. Aren't these GUARANTEED money-makers? [more inside]
posted by tunewell at 2:31 PM - 16 answers

Trying to remember a song with a spoken word element

I'm trying to remember a song I listened to many times years ago - it had a great spoken word part at the beginning of a woman talking about how we use wheels and doors for their emptiness - very similar to the Tao Te Ching chapter 11: [more inside]
posted by clockworkjoe at 11:05 AM - 1 answers

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