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January 31

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I remember a skit on Conan O'Brien years ago (pre-Youtube) that was about a knock-off version of the show on the street done by a host with a thick accent, i.e., the 'fake rolex' of late night shows. The punchline was that Jon Lithgow was actually the special guest. I can't seem to find a link to it or mention of it; can anyone please help?
posted by michaelh at 10:40 PM - 0 answers

How to find an intellectual / creative community of South Asians in NY?

Seeking advice on how to find out about events, screenings, lectures, workshops, and gatherings organized by and for the South Asian community in New York City. [more inside]
posted by coastisclear at 4:36 PM - 0 answers

Spoil "Frog Music" for me.

Have you read "Frog Music" by Emma Donoghue? Can you spoil it for me? (Spoilers, probably, inside.) [more inside]
posted by Ollie at 1:33 PM - 3 answers

70s children's animated short film w men and women on separate islands

I'm trying to find a film that was shown to me when I was in first grade in 1976. It was a stop-motion animation film that was about a situation where all the men live on one island and all the women live on another island. They attempt to come together, but there is the difficulty of getting from one island to the other to contend with. The look of the film was like Gumby - it may have been claymation, but I'm not sure. Any ideas?
posted by cmp4Meta at 12:46 PM - 1 answers

More happy fun dancing videos please!

I love watching Urban Dance Camp videos on YouTube. What else should I watch? [more inside]
posted by heatherann at 12:02 PM - 4 answers

Mid-aught and fraught

What would your local indie/alt rock station be playing in 2005? Please give me that (with more specifications after the cut). [more inside]
posted by FirstMateKate at 11:47 AM - 14 answers

Can anyone translate the Georgian lyrics to this Giya Kancehli song?

Here is the song, entitled "Yellow Leaves" I looked high and low and couldn't find an English translation. Any help appreciated. Even better, if you find (or translate) - laying out the Georgian and English lyric line-by-line would be awesome. Many thanks, in advance, for any help on this!
posted by Vibrissae at 2:34 AM - 2 answers

Nude selfie tips ?

My boyfriend is abroad for 4 weeks and is requesting nude pics. I am more than happy to oblige but I don't know where to start, and my few attempts have been not sexy... So, give me your nude selfie tips! [more inside]
posted by anonymous at 12:39 AM - 21 answers

January 30

What anime is this?

Sorry if This is dumb to ask. But I've been wondering what this is.
posted by caplan at 11:36 PM - 4 answers

What's this song? Taped an hour of radio in 1983.

For the past thirty years I've been trying to identify every song on a cassette tape I made from the radio. I have now found them all, except one. Can anyone tell me what the artist and title of this song is? I have only two seconds of audio here. Here’s the backstory behind my pointless three decade old mission… [more inside]
posted by Italian Radio at 8:25 PM - 4 answers

Music suggestions like early Stooges

What bands can you recommend that sound similar to early "Fun House" era Stooges? [more inside]
posted by subtlemel at 12:00 PM - 16 answers

Podcasts (and blogs) about contemporary classical music?

Are there podcasts about the contemporary classical / alt classical / new music / experimental music scene? Particularly interviews with composers and musicians, talk about the music, and so forth; as opposed to playlists of the music itself. WNYC's Soundcheck and other public radio podcasts sometimes touch on this kind of stuff, but I want more! And not just John Adams and John Luther Adams all the time. Blog recommendations also welcome, but podcasts seem like a perfect format for talking about music.
posted by moonmilk at 11:34 AM - 6 answers

Examples of great black-and-white art and artists

I want to learn how to draw great black and white art. Composition, contrast, light, shadow, all the good stuff. I'm trying to gather good samples to learn from. [more inside]
posted by jgwong at 10:22 AM - 16 answers

Surely there are better songs than "American Pie"?

To observe the anniversary of The Day The Music Died, can you recommend songs about Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens or the Big Bopper? [more inside]
posted by kendrak at 10:08 AM - 11 answers

Reading poetry for beginners

I like reading poems when I come across them, but I never really seek them out - sometimes I Google a famous line to see where it's come from and end up reading the whole thing, but that's about it. I've also got no experience of the process of reading poems, what to get, how and when to read them etc, so I'd like to know about that too. The question in a nutshell is what should I, a complete newcomer do to start reading poetry. [more inside]
posted by Ned G at 7:11 AM - 16 answers

January 29

Looking to identify an anime show or movie I saw the end of

While I was living in Japan I used to catch bits of shows late at night after getting home. One I saw about 15 minutes of was really intriguing and I haven't been able to identify it. [more inside]
posted by Hoopo at 11:03 PM - 9 answers

Shows like Begin Japanology??

What are some shows that are like Begin Japanology? Things I like about Begin Japanology: close examination of foreign culture, high information density, lots of episodes, goofy host. [more inside]
posted by gregr at 9:15 PM - 3 answers

Can I Get a Refill?

I have a Cross Classic Century pen that came with a standard Cross ballpoint ink refill installed. I don't like the ballpoint refill. Do I have any options when it comes to other (read: better) refills that will work with this pen? [more inside]
posted by roomwithaview at 5:27 PM - 3 answers

What is this song from the Maceo Plex Boiler Room Set?

What is the song playing around 49 minutes into this Maceo Plex Boiler Room set? Link here. Song has a woman singing about how her blood earns her keep.
posted by oceanjesse at 5:27 PM - 2 answers

Largest Fictional Universe

What's the largest world/universe in speculative fiction, in terms of quantity of words of fiction set in that universe? [more inside]
posted by Prunesquallor at 2:06 PM - 22 answers

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