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December 4

Best non-fiction books about witches

I'm looking for readable, if not informative, non-fiction books about witches. [more inside]
posted by gc at 8:36 PM - 18 answers

December 3

Help me identify this bust

We found a miniature bust. Who is this person? [more inside]
posted by Ndwright at 9:09 PM - 14 answers

I need post-election house signage

I've been loathe to take down my Hillary 2016 sign, but eventually I'm going to have to do the thing. I want to replace it with something else, though, a sticker or sign that expresses inclusiveness and support for those who are most vulnerable in this scary new world. [more inside]
posted by you're a kitty! at 9:39 AM - 18 answers

December 2

Christmas Crackers with non-awful gifts

Crackers are a christmas tradition in my family, we all like the bad hats and bad jokes but I always hate the silly cheap toys, especially because every year some child gets excited by their cracker present and then dissapointed when they try and play with it and work out it is rubbish.(sometimes this child is 29yr old me) Can Mefi reccomend some christmas crackers with fun, well made gifts inside?
posted by Another Fine Product From The Nonsense Factory at 1:40 PM - 14 answers

What is this American accent?

Please describe the accent in this archetypical startup product video. [more inside]
posted by andrewcooke at 3:37 AM - 28 answers

December 1

Please recommend a book of naval history

I'm trying to come up with a Christmas present. My dad really loves naval history. I'd say his favorite periods are WWII (Pacific) and the Napoleonic wars, but I've seem him read and enjoy books from other periods. What books about naval history have you read and enjoyed?
posted by Alluring Mouthbreather at 7:02 AM - 19 answers

November 30

58 seats. 62 Koreans.

Sweet fiancé and I are getting married in a park, in July. Seating is extremely limited. How do I work this out? [more inside]
posted by roomthreeseventeen at 12:41 PM - 52 answers

Please help me identify these Mexican Day of the Dead figurines

I have two small DotD figurines, each dressed identically. Each wears a red top, with an ankle-length skirt decorated with a floral motif around its bottom hem. Each has a colourful scarf/stole draped over its shoulders, which reaches below the knees. Each has a tight black hat and a pair of round decorations on its head where the ears would be. In comparison to the head, these decorations are about the size of cupcakes. [more inside]
posted by Paul Slade at 9:04 AM - 6 answers

November 28

Help me ID this Italian lullaby (or pop song?)

Around 1957, the Italian maid sang this lullaby to my father and his siblings. Based on my grandmother's remembered lyrics, can anyone help me find it? Sulla sedia io mi dondolo / E tu sei fra le mie braccia / Piccolina della mama / Nina nana nin' oe' [more inside]
posted by lostburner at 11:51 AM - 3 answers

What is social capital?

What is social capital, when and how do people acquire it, and how do they use it? [more inside]
posted by A. Davey at 8:20 AM - 16 answers

November 27

What are the most interesting facebook groups to join?

After years of mostly ignoring facebook, I have decided to start using it more to learn interesting things and form an online community. In that regard, what do you think are the most interesting facebook groups to join, and why? I am an artsy and scientific nerd who likes intellectual culture, and I am interested in being exposed to new things.
posted by mortaddams at 5:16 AM - 6 answers

November 26

Looking for books/movies/whatever diving deep into how cities work

I have read Jane Jacobs, but what I'm looking for is a lot more detail... every time I travel, I wonder: how does this city work? What do people do? How do they organize themselves? I'm looking for books which answer these questions (an example of a book that is closer is City of Quartz, though still fairly high level). My holy grail is the unpublished book Lagos: How it Works. I realize this is fairly specific so anything coming close is certainly welcome...
posted by wooh at 11:46 PM - 11 answers

Making Twitter safer

So you may have noticed Twitter has a new option to report users for hate speech. How can I help link this to a safer Twitter by getting users banned? [more inside]
posted by sacchan at 1:01 AM - 4 answers

November 25

Grocery shopping for dummies.

I'm not an organized person, and find grocery shopping a most frustrating experience. How can I make trips to the grocery store more efficient? [more inside]
posted by Everydayville at 12:58 PM - 25 answers

What's the beef with the D.A.R.?!?

I've always known of this organization called the Daughters of the American Revolution but I'd never paid much attention to them until recently. Why are they controversial? Are they still controversial? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian at 8:22 AM - 32 answers

November 24

Did Mo Rocca really say that?

Watching the parade now on TV and I have a memory of Mo Rocca participating in the TV coverage of the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade once in the 90s or 00s. He was talking to some kids on the street along the parade route. He said something to them like "So how about those smallpox blankets, kids?" and then the camera cut away. Wait, really? [more inside]
posted by cellura p at 8:04 AM - 5 answers

Schlock Pop

What is the Millennial/Gen Z equivalent of Tiffany or Stacey Q? [more inside]
posted by greenskpr at 6:51 AM - 9 answers

November 23

Seeking well-written, expert takedowns of terrible things

So I've been thinking about some of the things I like reading on the Web, and I think I've identified a favorite micro-genre: long, thoughtful, in-depth expert critiques of terrible things. Can you help me find more Slacktivists, Jenny Trouts, and Maciej Ceglowskis? [more inside]
posted by fermion at 1:23 AM - 13 answers

November 21

What is an appropriate thank you gift for a personal trainer?

My trainer for the last year and a bit is moving to a new job. What should I get him? [more inside]
posted by any portmanteau in a storm at 6:52 PM - 4 answers

Ongoing weekend volunteer gigs in San Francisco?

Seeking a weekend volunteer gig that requires a commitment and works with people in the refugee, immigrant, Muslim, African American, Latino or LGBT communities. I don't have many super specialized skills, but I could do some tutoring, and I have a car. I'm open to lots of suggestions about how I can help. What are some organizations I should check out? [more inside]
posted by imalaowai at 6:01 PM - 2 answers

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