Please recommend novels that deal with Uplifting sentient species, bootstrapping technology, a la David Brin's Upllift novels and Vernor Vinge's Zones of Thought series. [more inside]
posted by kittensofthenight
on Apr 18, 2012 -
I really enjoy great documentaries that span years and focus on individual development. For example, I found David Sutherland's Country Boys
or The Farmer's Wife
fascinating. I also really enjoyed 7 Up
. Please share other docs like this with me. [more inside]
posted by fyrebelley
on Jun 26, 2011 -
Somatic Experiencing is a method of recovering from emotional trauma-- I'd like to hear about experiences with the system because In an Unspoken Voice
describes it as dealing well with the paralysis aspect of trauma, not just the intrusive memories and explosive emotions, and I tend to be pretty stuck. [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz
on Apr 22, 2011 -
Does anyone know where I can find a list of the ubiquitous "several conservative members of congress" who recently spoke out against the clip from David Wojnarowicz's "A Fire In My Belly" video at the National Portrait Gallery? [more inside]
posted by Bengston
on Dec 30, 2010 -
I cannot believe I am blowing a question on something that most other MFr's will find so .... trite. But here I am. I need help identifying a Dr. Who episode. Of the recent variety. I suspect it will be answered within thirty seconds. [more inside]
posted by msali
on Nov 12, 2010 -
can someone identify these shoes? i am not very fashionable but i do like these shoes and if they are under $200 i might like to have them. thanks.
posted by denaps
on Jun 1, 2010 -
Help me find a song David Bowie wrote for someone else that sounds just like Bowie (not "All the Young Dudes") [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell
on Apr 3, 2010 -
If you saw two guys named Hambone and Flippy, which one would you think liked dolphins the most? I'd say Flippy, wouldn't you? You'd be wrong, though. It's Hambone.
I love the writings of Jack Handey
. His Deep Thoughts
(beware sound!) and his articles in the New Yorker.
I would love to hear recommendations of similarly funny writings.
posted by therubettes
on May 26, 2008 -
To which essay is David Foster Wallace referring in his final footnote in the introduction to "Best American Essays 2007?" [more inside]
posted by rjacobs
on Jan 16, 2008 -
Looking for the designer/brand/model # of these specs comedian David Cross is wearing. Link to pics inside
posted by stavx
on Jan 1, 2008 -
David Blaine living underwater for a week. How was it done? I don't have enough info on the stunt, so pardon my ignorance. Was the sphere uncovered the entire time? If it was covered at any point, why?
posted by sharksandwich
on May 8, 2006 -
I have tried google and message boards and the publisher's site to no avail. Any idea where I can get an official 2006 David Foster Wallace reading or book signing or appearance schedule? [more inside]
posted by pissfactory
on Jan 17, 2006 -
Not that I'm a fan or anything (and I'm not), but.... Back around the time of its release, a friend of mine forwarded me a very thorough point-by-point comparison of Marilyn Manson's Mechanical Animals
with ... well, key points from David Bowie's entire career. It was a very good read and had a lot of insight into the recycling of ideas in music. My google-fu in this case seems to be weak at turning up what I'm trying to find - anyone willing to take up the chase?
posted by kuperman
on Jan 14, 2006 -