I was wondering if any Metafilter crafters could help my wife out with a sewing problem she's having? Here's her question: "I make felt animals, usually of the jointed variety. I draw my own patterns and sew by hand, and it's been going fine up till now, but the last two creatures I made have both had a weird bunching at the neck. I've tried altering the width of the necks, the gussets, basting in advance, what-all, but I can't figure out what the problem is... [more inside]
On the recommendation of several friends I watched the entire last season of Masterchef Junior (US), and I was amazed at what 8-12 year olds on the show were doing, but part of me wonders how real the show really was. I've googled and can't find much beyond people saying it's fake and others saying it's real. Is there more info I'm missing? [more inside]
THE SITUATION: One of my good friends loves foxes. "Obsessed" is a strong word, but... she is deeply enamored. Fox socks, fox backpack, fox everything. [more inside]
About 20 years ago I was shown an album by a female painter. I would like to find out who she is, but I am having remarkably little success searching on the web. [more inside]
Emory University is planning to give a distinguished alumni award to H. Eddie Fox, who has been leading the fight against the inclusion and equality of gay Methodists in the Methodist Church (among other accomplishments). Students/staff/faculty are currently mobilizing to have that award rescinded. We have less than a week left. What is the most effective way to pressure Emory to rescind that award? [more inside]
Font ID: This is one of the fonts Fox is using on their new "FXX" network. Sans, geometric, no curves, only horizontal, vertical or 45 degree strokes. [more inside]
Twice recently my Gmail acct. has been hijacked by someone who is sending spam emails to some, but not contacts --seems to be only recently emailed (by me) people. The spam is an ad, as seen on Fox News for Raspberry drops weight loss aid. How do the spammers access my Gmail account? Could it be through my brand new Android cell phone? I am unaware of any other problems on my (Macbook) home computer. I have a secure WiFi router at home. No evidence malware or virus. I've changed my Gmail password, FWIW. Any suggestions on how/where to find a way from this happening again?
Looking for an artist previously featured in the magazine Hi Fructose...or I'm mistaken and I saw it in a tattoo magazine like Inked. [more inside]
google logic failure: Where can I watch the Fox News / Google republican debate from yesterday. I don't want highlights, just to watch the whole thing. Any help appreciated.
What's happening in this Gmail "Tea House" theme easter egg? [more inside]
Please explain "Postview Tracking." [more inside]
If I wanted to watch Fringe, what episodes should I watch If I don;t want to watch a lot of boring monster-of-the-week stuff? This list seems like a good starting point, though I'll happily include episodes that are watchable or good rather essential to the overall series mythology. For bonus points, which disks of the DVD library should I get from the video store to see the good episodes?
Why do the "Big 4" US broadcasting networks look so different in terms of quality? Or is it just my imagination? [more inside]
We have a dead fox in the middle of our yard in rural Vermont. There is rabies in the area. The game warden refuses to help. Garbage pick-up is not until Thursday. Please help with disposal tips!
Where can I buy ammonia in Sherbrooke, Quebec -- failing that, what are your creative ideas for fox repellent? [more inside]
Concise explanation of what is wrong with Fox News? [more inside]
I saw a photo of a person so alluring that I have to figure out who she is! The problem is, I can't find the picture now. It made the rounds online, so I'm sure one of you can help me out. About the witch and the fox... [more inside]
My uncle loves "The O'Reilly Factor" and relies on it for much of his news consumption. He sees Bill O'Reilly as a "straight-shooter". I'm trying to convince him of the folly of his ways. What evidence can I point to? thank you!
What crazy flag is this?
My mom is TERRIFIED about the recent Health Care Reform Bill. She is on Medicare and is certain that she will no longer have the access to health coverage that she feels she needs. It sounds like changes to Medicare could have consequences for her... what might those be? [more inside]
I type the word iphone a lot knowing It should be spelled iPhone but I'm lazy and would rather just right click it and correct it. I know I can right click it and add it to the dictionary but what I want it to do is give iPhone with the capital P as a suggestion. I have already added iPhone to the dictionary but dont want to add iphone because its the wrong spelling. My friend complains about the same problem when it comes to Facebook he spells it lowercase and wants spellchecker to give him the option of spelling it with the capitalized F. Just as it would if he typed amsterdam and it would suggest Amsterdam with the capitalized A. Is this possible to fix? Thanxs in advance.
Can foxes be domesticated? [more inside]
Help me rationally and calmly document the Bush administration to a friend who thinks history will hold it in "high regard"? [more inside]
I'm looking for musicians who've decided not to be on MySpace Music (because they don't want to provide free content/traffic for News Corp., because they don't want their work next to ads, or for other reasons related to MySpace). Where are statements, blog posts, etc., by such musicians? Your own thoughts on these issues are welcome too.
Is the screenplay for Diablo Cody's "Juno" online anywhere (other than the official Fox Searchlight site)? [more inside]
What happened with Luanne's pregnancy on King of the Hill? [more inside]
I must find the most fox-like dogs that exist! [more inside]
How does Fox keep scoring new TV shows from geniuses? [more inside]
DIRECTV/Fox Broadcasting Error [more inside]
How can I find out what products and services sponsor "The O'Reilly Factor" on Fox? [more inside]
I got my first chance to see Idiocracy last night, and I loved it, but I'm left wondering how well the film I watched reflects Mike Judge's intentions. [more inside]
On a typical day this year, Fox's audience is 845,000 while CNN's is 466,000.^ As a proportion of the US population (c. 300,000,000^), this is less than 1/300, or 0.28% (Fox) or less than 1/600, or 0.16% (CNN). How come they wield so much influence?
What's with that awful, seemingly random series of electronic notes played over the Fox logo at the end of the credits on the Simpsons? [more inside]
Good hotel close to Fox Theatre, ATL? [more inside]
Do wild foxes normally attack dogs? [more inside]
I have a friend that's trying to remember the name of a TV show from a few years ago that Fox cancelled abruptly. It was a drama about a family that had moved into a fire station and was having financial problems trying to rebuild it. [more inside]
Following a link to foxstore.com revealed another person's address, phone, and credit card information.
Following a link to foxstore.com revealed another person's address, phone, and credit card information. [more inside]
Yet ANOTHER Election Night Question: What network should I be locked into on Tuesday night? I want fairness, either by straight non-partisanship or true balance, good solid analysis of what each state's results mean as we go, and some personality and banter to keep it interesting. ABC? CNN? MSNBC? FOX News? (hah. just kidding about that one.)
I live in a suburban neighborhood with trees and fences. I have an elderly cat. Lately, I've noticed a fox running around the neighborhood late at night - should I be worried for my cat's safety? What can I do about it? [more inside]
How many TV stations are there nationwide? ABC, NBC, FOX etc. have different listings for each market and would therefore be a seperate station to work for. Bonus for who has the best looking news anchor in your market.
I've been watching 24 this season and it has gotten me interested in epidemiology. Can anybody suggest a good layperson's resource, either on the web or in print about the topic? I'm looking for information on how diseases spread and how the situation gets out of control. I've done my googlework, but most of the stuff seems to be to advanced for my current understanding or not very informative. Case studies and response projections would be awesome.