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July 20

Name this French pop song
I only know four things about the song I'm looking for: [more inside]
posted by WalkingAround at 6:57 AM - 7 answers

July 19

Communities without newspapers
I'm thinking about starting a newspaper, maybe in a few years. So I am looking for communities without newspapers. Please tell me about the largest such one(s) you know of, about how many people are there, and anything else about the area that might help me decide.
posted by maurreen at 11:59 PM - 16 answers

All Your Vow Are Belong to Us
My youngest brother is getting married next month and, through the oft-celebrated-on-MeFi wonders of a Universal Life Church ordination, I'm set to perform the service. My brother and his spouse-to-be are both video game aficionados. I'd like to subtly insert some clever video game/nerd culture references into their vows. I'm not personally a gamer, though, so this stuff doesn't come naturally. What's more, I'd like to sort of walk a line such that said references would not be so over-the-top, eye-roll inducing, or confusing that non-gamers would be confused or irritated. Ideas?
posted by DirtyOldTown at 8:11 PM - 21 answers

West Side Story is the only Broadway musical I enjoy. Why is that?
The only Broadway musical I can actually, whole-heartedly enjoy is West Side Story. Am I the only one of my breed on this? Why might this be? [more inside]
posted by JimInLoganSquare at 6:06 PM - 39 answers

Double posting encouraged
I am interested in variations -- that is, not just a body count -- of the doppelganger and evil twin themes in fiction, folklore, and movies. [more inside]
posted by Clyde Mnestra at 1:39 PM - 58 answers

Name that MST
Asking for a friend: Which MST3K episode is this from? Crow gives Tom dating advice and one of his helpful tidbits is "Try not to bore her with your knowledge of war atrocities." [more inside]
posted by Librarypt at 9:04 AM - 3 answers

Rectify podcast
Is there a full-time, dedicated podcast for the show Rectify? I've only found partial segments. [more inside]
posted by tfmm at 2:37 AM - 1 answers

July 18

The name/location of the lighthouse in HIMYM??
Hi! Was wondering if anyone knows the name and location of the lighthouse in the Lighthouse episode of How I Met Your Mother. THANK YOU!
posted by LemonGardot at 3:55 PM - 1 answers

Best Books on shipping mail/news/orders/etc?
What is the best book on the history of sending mail, news, orders and other information by ship?
posted by michaelh at 9:33 AM - 1 answers

"Get Behind the Mule" - glorify my hard work with some appropriate songs
I'm looking for music that is about working hard (even if there are other themes and meanings as well, as in the title example), and isn't complaining about it. The Tom Waits song named qualifies, as would Lizzo's "W.E.R.K.", if that gives you an idea of both the range of music I am open to hearing and how far I'm willing to stretch the theme. Your ideas are appreciated.
posted by dee lee at 5:16 AM - 40 answers

July 17

Give me another 10-ton catastrophe on a 60-foot chain
After seeing Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds the other night and having my mind blown, I have been in the mood for nothing but Cave and Cave-y tunes. The Nick Cave station I made on Pandora has been remarkably awesome, but it’s left me wanting MORE. Americana-meets-rock, darkly atmospheric, fire and brimstone with a sexy swagger... you get the idea. [more inside]
posted by scody at 11:31 AM - 37 answers

Desperately searching for new webcomics
I am currently obsessed with O Human Star, which has so much of what I enjoy in a comic: a feeling of personal warmth (as opposed to 'cold action'), no convoluted action-y shading/perspective art-wise, unique storyline, science fiction vibes, no purely 'sinister' atmosphere, and nuanced gender elements. What else might I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by thegreatfleecircus at 8:19 AM - 13 answers

July 16

Looking for image of the word "push" that reads as "pull" upside down.
Maybe I'm just imagining this, but I seem to remember seeing an example of the word "Push" that when viewed upside down read as the word "Pull". My fever dream or a reality?
posted by jeremias at 6:47 PM - 3 answers

"Weird Al" covers by parody subjects?
Has any subject of a "Weird Al" Yankovic parody ever done a cover of their parody song in concert? Like, has Devo ever performed "Dare to be Stupid"?
posted by Small Dollar at 3:28 PM - 7 answers

How do I pick the best veterans' charity for my money?
I'm about to release the sequel to my military sci-fi novel, which did super well last year (self-pubbed on Amazon). Experience has shown that whenever I release a new book, all of the others get a sales bump. So for the first month of the new release, I'd like to donate anything I make off of the original to a good veterans' charity. Naturally, this has led me to a lot of questions. This is not the only place I'm asking, but the hive has always been of great assistance. [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath at 9:31 AM - 10 answers

Who, if anyone, is Randy Quaid channeling in Independence Day?
Randy Quaid's last line in Independence Day is "Hello, boys, I'm baaack!" He seems to be doing an impression of, or even quoting, some 1940's actress -- a real "dame." But who?
posted by musofire at 9:12 AM - 11 answers

Help me find more horror music.
Horror novels and horror movies are easy to find. Can you recommend me some good horror music? [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:33 AM - 45 answers

Why did 30 Rock drop so many storylines between Seasons 3 and 4?
I've been re-watching 30 Rock on Netflix this week, and I realized there were major story lines season 3 that seem to have been unapologetically dropped at the start of season 4. For instance, season 3 ends with a television event to find Milton Green a kidney...and, apart from a later mention of Elvis Costello, this major storyline is never mentioned again. Similarly, Jenna is focused on her movie about Jackie Jormp Jomp, but this subplot never re-emerges. Is there a reason?
posted by jefficator at 8:32 AM - 3 answers

July 15

Rare electric guitar gospel song (god is a good god)
I once went through a phase listening to all of the Thompkins Square, Numero Group, etc. gospel compilation albums, and I heard a song that had an awesome guitar part. I composed my own song around it, but now I'd really like to hear the original. I lost most of my music in a hard drive crash and now I can't for the life of me find the song. I think it's called "God Is a Good God" but I can't be sure [more inside]
posted by taromsn at 9:14 PM - 4 answers

July 14

Where can I order a personalized metal plaque?
I want to get a personalized plaque, pewter or some other metal, for outside. It will attach to a fence at all four corners so needs holes in the corners. It will have 4 lines of text. I need letters (some lowercase and some uppercase), numbers, quote marks, and a dash, and the longest line including spaces will be about 30 or 32 characters. [more inside]
posted by AllieTessKipp at 6:05 PM - 10 answers

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