I'm a huge fan of retailers who have lifetime guarantees or warranties. I'm trying to make an effort to buy more from these places. The retailers that I've enjoyed with these features include REI, Eddie Bauer, The North Face, Eastpak, Jansport and Koss headphones.
Are there any more I should be aware of? I've heard about Briggs & Riley suitcases and Craftsman tools. Please let me know of any others and of your favorites.
posted by Borborygmus
on May 9, 2013 -
Basically I am a SERIOUS daydreamer and while I love this about myself and it makes me-time fun etc I have been told that I seem floaty and spaced out even in social interactions and I have noticed that people don't connect with me as much/take me as seriously!! This has not affected my daily functioning, but it is becoming a problem in my personal life and also in my work life because how am I supposed to achieve my goals if people don't connect with me or dismiss me because I seem 'distracted'... I would like to be more lively and focused and I would be grateful for any advice on that (I am anticipating lots of 'meditation' but would like other suggestions if possible as meditation is torturous and I have tried it and hated it.)
posted by dinosaurprincess
on May 6, 2013 -
I am wondering whether to move from a small town to a big city to boost my career. My partner has been offered a job in London, but is on the fence, 50/50, and is looking to me for the swing vote. [more inside]
posted by molloy
on Apr 26, 2013 -
I recently dated this guy whom I have to admit I liked him a lot for the sex in spite of everything else I hated about him. He is your definition of a player, he is hot and cold, talks to you one weekend, and not talk to you the next. After three months of hot and cold behaviors, I have finally decided to let him go but inside I am still hurting. Any heart to heart advice? [more inside]
posted by Likeashadow
on Apr 2, 2013 -
Is it possible for a person with dual citizenship (USA and Ireland; residing in the USA) to register and get insurance for an automobile in Ireland (the north of Ireland to be specific) if the person does not reside in Ireland? And if so, how? [more inside]
posted by aelish
on Apr 1, 2013 -
Anyone have suggestions for video games that do a great job of immersing you in sci-fi (ideally alien) worlds? [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee
on Mar 24, 2013 -
What is the name of the warbling, sort of buzzy effect heard on the background accompaniment part? (It's hard to tell whether it's strings or a synthesizer.) Is it some kind of delay effect? (Link inside question.) [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction
on Mar 21, 2013 -
I have an antique olive oil label, probably from France, that I suspect was printed in the early or very early 1900s. It reads as follows: "L'Aiglon Marque déposée Huile d’olive vierge extra douce Superfine Poids net 800 Gs". The printer's name is not indicated, nor is the name of the company. I would like to know when this brand name of olive oil was in use.
posted by kirsti
on Mar 8, 2013 -
We're headed to England for Christmas. The plan is to fly into Birmingham and then use Stratford-upon-Avon as a home base (there are two productions that we want to see at the RSC). Are we crazy to consider renting a car and driving in England?
Pros = We'll be able to drive to other locations we want to visit; we'll be able to get to supermarkets to stock our vacation rental.
Cons = December weather (snow? ice?)? Driving a manual (will renting an automatic be cost prohibitve?)? Most importantly: driving on the left?
posted by tmharris65
on Feb 16, 2013 -
I want to make brownies for my son's birthday and mail them to him. This is not a problem. What might be a problem, however... [more inside]
posted by DMelanogaster
on Feb 15, 2013 -
How Do I Write My First Book? I'm a bit shy and uncertain about the whole process and need some help in understanding how to just let the words and story gel into something readable. [more inside]
posted by watercarrier
on Feb 8, 2013 -
Within the past 4 years, I read an article in the New Yorker written by an older writer who had recently lost his younger wife. Where can I find this? [more inside]
posted by shushufindi
on Jan 11, 2013 -
I wonder whether there is a good listing somewhere of "Save the Cat" moments from movies? [more inside]
posted by steinsaltz
on Dec 15, 2012 -
From a famous poem by Elizabeth Bishop.;....Even losing you,(the joking voice, a gesture I love) I shan't have lied. It's evident the art of losing 's not too hard to master though it may look like(Write it!) like disaster.
The question is, what's the difference between " I shall never lie." and"I shan't have lied."??
posted by mizukko
on Nov 29, 2012 -
I'd like some recommendations for high quality movies, books, memoirs, tv shows, etc that cover the First World War (1914 to 1918) and the immediate years before and after. [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Nov 25, 2012 -
Christmas gift shopping for ladies in the office, need help with ideas and online shops! [more inside]
posted by xicana63
on Oct 29, 2012 -
My girlfriend has a favorite poem that involves a cricket (or possibly grasshopper) and a bird. I believe the bird has a red belly. Can you help me find the poem (it may also be a short story). I realize I'm being vague- sorry!
posted by razzamatazm
on Sep 13, 2012 -
There are SPOILERS in this question. I was wondering if anyone knows the breed of the second dog in the movie The Wake Wood, starring Aiden Gillen. [more inside]
posted by guitareste
on Aug 8, 2012 -
Retro-Travel Filter: How much did it cost to fly roundtrip between Detroit and Philadelphia this past May (2012; leaving on 5/24 and returning 5/29)? Or, how can I figure this out? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Jul 9, 2012 -
From "The Call of the Wild".-The sled was broken out. Men were holding their breaths,intensely unconscious of the fact.- Some classmates claim that the fact means that men were holding their breaths, not that the sled was broken. I can't talk them over to my point of view that the fact is that the sled was broken because only my intuition tells me so... How could you persuade them as a native speaker? Or are they correct?
posted by mizukko
on Jul 9, 2012 -
GraphicDesignFilter - Please help me figure out how this Kool and the Gang 7" sleeve was designed almost 30 years ago. [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Jul 1, 2012 -
I am looking for the best DVD (not Blu-Ray) prints of Silence of the Lambs and Manhunter. I know Lambs had a Criterion issue and regular issue, a 2-disc issue and perhaps more. Manhunter had a 2-disc issue (orange cover), a single issue, and perhaps others. I currently have the Hannibal Lector trilogy, which is all three movies in slimline cases with no extras. I am not sure if they are the same prints that come in single issue cases or if my prints are the high quality. When I say "best", I am referring to best picture quality first and then extras. I am not sure if newer issues lime my slimline set necessarily have the best picture or not simply because they are newer. My slimline set is just the bare bones movies, btw. So best print and if any extras that would be great. I know Criterion has commentary on Silence.
posted by snap_dragon
on May 24, 2012 -
Where do I find information about cutting edge, uber creative "this will blow your mind" kind of projects? [more inside]
posted by raghuram
on May 20, 2012 -
I've accidentally watched the American version of The Killing instead of the original. Is it now worth watching the Danish (Forbydelsen)? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo
on Apr 28, 2012 -
I have an interesting and challenging topic thought out for an essay, and I'm trying to find sources, but I'm stumped on how to word my search for reading material and sources on the topic. Help me find sources on how the internet changes the way we read! [more inside]
posted by Conspire
on Feb 10, 2012 -
My fiance and I are throwing a Simpsons-themed party not this not this Saturday but the next one. We're looking for 20-25 great lines/quotes from the show to use in the making of 20-25 custom T-shirts, each with a different quote on it.
My favorite line comes courtesy of Homer: "Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand"
Would love to hear others' favorites as well. Many thanks
posted by BadgerDoctor
on Jan 17, 2012 -
Looking for an audio version of Rimsky-Korsakov's "Peter and the Wolf" that I heard in the 1980s where the narrator describing the wolf pursuing the duck says, breathlessly, "Lope ... waddle ... waddle ... lope ..." (describing their movements, with violins screeching in the background). I am looking for the particular recording that said it this way. It is particularly humorous and has great narration by a male voice in English. I thought it was the Peter Ustinov, but apparently not, as I bought it and it doesn't have this line (unless there is an alternative version floating around).
posted by cmp4Meta
on Jan 16, 2012 -
holiday gift filter: personal finance books for a brainy but somewhat clueless academic obsessed with not retiring in poverty? [more inside]
posted by 5Q7
on Dec 8, 2011 -
The discussion on "The Thing" from here
was interesting, and I finally managed to watch the 2011 "The Thing 0" movie. It was not as bad as a feared, and I liked how it connected well with Carpenters version. Any other connections? SPOILERS INSIDE obviously, you should have watched both 1982 and 2011 movies. [more inside]
posted by lundman
on Nov 29, 2011 -
Can doing mental puzzles, riddles problems actually make us smarter or does it just make us more nimble with whatever smarts we already have? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Oct 29, 2011 -
this is potentially the strangest/most important question asked on askmetafilter: In the film The Vanishing, Kiefer Sutherland's character at one point is wearing a hat with hands on the front that clap together. First, does anyone know what I'm referring to? and secondly do you know where I can find one? i've checked ebay - they don't have it (unless "clap hat" is the wrong thing to type in). thanks for any help.
posted by matt755811
on Oct 18, 2011 -