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A few years ago I thought I read about a game -- not sure if it was a video game or a board game-- set in an alternate version of Tolkien's legendarium in which Frodo descends into the Mines of Moria with the Ring but never emerges again; the game proceeds with the forces of the Free People having to fight off Sauron without the Ring in their back pocket. Does anyone know the title? [more inside]
Can you help me find this book? [more inside]
My spouse (MeFi's own Comrade Doll) is about to quit a truly shitty job today. I want to make a "Quitting My Terrible Job" mixtape for her, STAT. I can think of a few right off the bat: "Take This Job and Shove It" by Johnny Paycheck and "Slack Motherfucker" by Superchunk. Give me some more! I need at least ten by say... 5 pm Eastern.
In keeping with my previous theme of caveman phrasing... I have run out of new comedies to fall in love with. Help me find more? [more inside]
Hi, I am helping to start a literary magazine at my children's elementary school. The kids will (ideally) be very involved in designing and editing it. What software/sites/apps/etc. should we consider using to create and publish it? More inside... [more inside]
How do create a video that is synchronized simultaneous playback four other videos? [more inside]
You all always know right away the movie I'm trying to remember, but this time it's a tough one. The line: "Screw you." Yep, that's it. More inside. [more inside]
If you are or have been involved in delivering arts (in very the broadest sense of the word) activities for young people in an outdoor/outreach type situation, what are the tips, tricks and even (portable) arts items that have changed your life? [more inside]
I'm looking to build a playlist of covers of english (or french) songs in arabic. I've gathered a few here, but I'm reaching my youtube-fu limits. I'm searching for songs that are sung in arabic, are covers of reasonably well known us, uk or fr bands, but I'm also eager to learn what search techniques I can apply to find more of those. Thanks for your help !
I was just going to buy KyleBrush.Com's watercolor brushes when he announces that he has sold everything to Adobe. What do I do now? Adobe CC subscription is not an option. [more inside]
I recall stumbling upon an "alternate" reading of the 2008 horror, The Strangers and I can't find it. See inside for what I recall from the theory (spoilers too but geez, it was almost 10 yrs ago): [more inside]
What are your favorite depictions of the internet/internet use in movies and TV? [more inside]
Emphasis on reluctant. Han Solo, for example. Katniss kinda fits the bill, but she drops the reluctance pretty early on I think. Who are your favorite reluctant heroes?
I’m looking for a chapter book (for 2nd/3rd graders) that probably came out in the late 80s or early 90s that had black and white illustrations [more inside]
I'm thinking about my next tattoo and I want to include a lyric written by Morrissey somewhere in it. But something...upbeat. [more inside]
I've had this melody bouncing around in my head for the last few days. I believe it is a theme song from an old children's show. [more inside]
What are some films that are primarily about codependent/abusive romantic relationships? I'm looking specifically for movies where the protagonist "escapes" the relationship in the end. [more inside]
A question about The Godfather. [more inside]
Looking for suggestions of songs with alternative arrangements or cover versions that interpret the same lyrics with different emotional notes: breezy, slightly off-putting, sad/deary/Sinister. [more inside]
I'm looking for a particular recording of the jazz standard "If I Could Be With You (One Hour Tonight)" written by James P. Johnson and Henry Creamer. The recording I heard was probably from the 40s or 50s, and features a few male vocalists (three tenors I think), all singing the melody in unison together (not harmonizing) over a pretty sparse arrangement. It was a pretty cool sound. Thanks for any help! [more inside]