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Which way do you face in the shower?

I was astonished to find out this morning that my wife faces the showerhead when taking a shower. I face away from the showerhead and assumed everyone did the same. She says that most people face the showerhead and I'm the unusual one. [more inside]
posted by insectosaurus on Nov 23, 2016 - 267 answers

What is the British "what?"/"wot" closest to in modern American English?

What is the British "what?" or "wot?" closest to in modern American English? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Sep 28, 2016 - 44 answers

My mother is not a telemarketer

I just received a phone call from my mom's number (on my cell phone, so it showed up with her photo and everything), but when I picked up it was some scam offering me free nights at a motel. What just happened? How or should I report it? Do I need to worry that that my identity has been compromised?
posted by thecaddy on Apr 8, 2016 - 10 answers

What font is this?

I found this wonderful font and I can't figure out what type it is. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by katventures on Mar 19, 2016 - 8 answers

Wheat gluten vs soy based proteins. Your take on the battle.

I have recently seen some benefits from dropping animal proteins from My diet. I recently spent some time in Asia where wheat gluten based mock meats Are pretty common. I became a fan but wanted some feedback from you geniuses who may Have some history with this. Is wheat protein a healthier alternative?. As an aside, sorta, Have any of you made your own? Have you developed any time saving techniques? I await you wise words, hive
posted by citybuddha on Mar 10, 2016 - 5 answers

Was it a Sasquatch outside my tent last night? It was, wasn't it.

One of the most horrifying sounds I've ever heard woke me up last night as I was sound asleep in my tent. I'm assuming a sasquatch but maybe y'all can help me come up with an alternative explanation. [more inside]
posted by bfootdav on Jan 31, 2016 - 42 answers

What is this strange manner of box I see before me?

It is hard rubbish collection day where I live and today I picked up some wooden cubes that some one was throwing out. Picture here. The boxes are sealed cubes, light, with hand holds on either end, apparently intended to be carried, but not opened. My question: what would they have been intended for?
posted by tworedshoes on Sep 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Woman Without Hat!

I have this suede Australian outback hat that I bought at a garage sale a few weeks ago, for $6. I didn't examine it closely at the time, but it reeks of mold and must, leather small, and saddlesoap from a stab at self cleaning. Can I dry clean it? Here's pictures of the hat in question: My Poor Hat, two pics of it. It's a Walkabout brand Australian hat, size small. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23 on May 19, 2014 - 9 answers

Know the name of this movie involving blindfolded man & dress tie?

So for like 5 years I've been trying to remember what the name of this cheesy movie was from the mid to late 90s. What I can remember: There's a man who's in some kind of torrid romance with a woman. Halfway through the movie they're in front of a fire about to make love. She takes his dress tie and blindfolds him with it, and they go at it. We find out partway though that it's really her friend instead...and he realizes when the woman bends down to whisper into his ear "It will be our turn soon..." He removes the tie, says something like "Cammy/Dani etc" and the woman takes the tie, gags him, and basically rides him to completion. The only other thing I can remember about the movie is the specific song playing during that scene...which is Bahu-Rang's Strange Imagination by Joseph Pusateri. Any ideas???!
posted by PetiePal on Apr 29, 2014 - 7 answers

Fellow New Yorkers! I don't think it's a roach...but what is it?

Just moved to New York City to a clean, small apartment. I've been here a month and in the past few days have found several, small, brown bugs. My first thought, roaches! But these guys are really, really slow and come out in the daylight a lot. I've had roaches before and you can't catch them with your hands, these guys I can just swoop down and snag. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist on Apr 27, 2014 - 10 answers

What's the origin of the phrase "Christ, what an asshole"?

Wanted: A cultural history of the phrase "Christ, what an asshole." I know of some websites where the phrase is frequently used. But where did it come from?
posted by bicyclefish on Mar 7, 2014 - 4 answers

Help me not care what others think of me?

Why do I care so much what others think of me... I am feeling stressed at work I don't interact much as i have too much to do. I don't ha've time to talk. Others talk all the time generally bitching about others. By not getting involved and talk ing it's making me feel like I'm creating an atmosphere and a dark cloud hangs over me. Worse thing one particular lady is using this to her advantage calling me stroppy in front of others and making me generally feel worse by trying to get a reaction out of me as I'm too quiet. Obviously I react raise my voice and I'm left looking like a bitch. She is very negative and talks crap about everyone so I tend to ignore her and don't speak to her even though she lives closely in the same office. So what I'm asking is how do I control my emotions? Stop letting this poisonous negative co worker not get the better of me?? What can I say back to her when she calls me stroppy? I get very paranoid they are bitching behind my back. How do I stop thinking this?
posted by happiness01 on Jan 17, 2014 - 7 answers

The restaurant self-identifies as Cantonese, but I don't know...

The dish at a faraway hole-in the wall Chinese restaurant was titled "egg fried soft noodles". [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jan 11, 2014 - 8 answers

Monkey Farm

My 3yo wants a monkey farm for Christmas. We have no idea what a monkey farm is. [more inside]
posted by Hogshead on Nov 24, 2013 - 37 answers

Please don't be a Ceti Eel

Woken up from sleep with a worm/larvae crawling on my eyelid. What was it!? [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Aug 19, 2013 - 9 answers

Pay-What-You-Can for Non-Profits

I work with a local non-profit advocacy organization that is working on changing behaviors (promoting walking & biking in town). We charge for membership, but recently someone suggested we expand our membership by making it a pay-what-you-can (or want) sort of system and possibly we would have more cash and volunteers to work with. Can someone point me to articles/books/anything about how has worked for other non-profits or businesses?
posted by katinka-katinka on Jul 27, 2013 - 7 answers

etymologists - what does straw have to do with it?

"Straw man" or "Straw purchase"- What's the origin of this term? It currently refers to firearms purchase by someone legally able to buy, who deliberately diverts guns to people who are unable to legally purchase guns (typically for a fee). It can also describe alcohol sales to adults who deliberately pass the booze or beer on to minors. What does "straw" have to do with it?
posted by citygirl on Jan 4, 2013 - 9 answers

contemporary song reminiscent of Air's "Surfing on a Rocket?"

This is a name-that-song. There's a somewhat recent song that is sort of similar to the refrain from Air's "Surfing on a Rocket" - the chords that start the song's main progression seem to have the same intervalic movement as the beginning of the refrain in SoR, and both songs have staccato clean guitar parts, though the guitar in the more recent song is more busy & sounds like it has the sharp string-on-fret attack of hammer-on playing (I could be wrong about that). I know I know this song & it is driving me crazy. For sociocultural context, I heard it last night in a bar/restaurant in Silverlake (Los Angeles). Thanks, amazing people!
posted by univac on Dec 22, 2012 - 8 answers

What should I charge as an online marketing freelancer?

What should I charge as an online marketing freelancer? (Details inside) [more inside]
posted by phoenix_fire on Oct 31, 2012 - 2 answers

What is this song?

What is this song: slow, dreamy synth song with programmed drum beats that played, in the last year or so, over a commercial that I believe featured a beach and was perhaps on MTV? [more inside]
posted by stresstwig on Sep 22, 2012 - 5 answers

1 month before work starts: what to do?

I'm starting work soon, any ideas on how I could best spend my time before it starts in one month? This is my second fulltime job since I finished my degree last year, and I'd be far away from home this time. Just wondered if there are worthwhile things to do in this not so short, but not so long period of time. [more inside]
posted by vastopenspaces on May 23, 2012 - 8 answers

UK Phone Home

Can we use our US iphones in the UK and Ireland? [more inside]
posted by troika on Mar 12, 2012 - 8 answers

Bacon gone awry?

My apartment building and apartment smell strongly of barbecue, like meat cooking. Sometimes I can smell good food smells from my downstairs neighbors as I walk by, but I can't usually smell it from inside my apartment. I guess what I would like to know is, um, is there some way I will know that my apartment building is on fire before it's too late to escape? Am I over-reacting? [more inside]
posted by bleep on Dec 16, 2011 - 7 answers

what now?

What now? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 27, 2011 - 19 answers

What vesion of Adobe air works with mac OSX 10.5.8?

This is a bit beyond my computer abilities... I am running mac OSX 10.5.8. I am trying to find a version of adobe air that will run on my machine but am just having the hardest time locating or even finding out what version works with my OS. Some love here would be appreciated.
posted by citybuddha on Nov 13, 2011 - 3 answers

colorbond sheets & insulation costs and who to use

hi, i live in south west victoria, Australia. i am about to put a color bond roof on my weather board house, has any one done this lately? I am at a loss, of who to start shopping with for the sheets, hardware needed and the insulation. Which is my other problem i have been told to use sisalation (not right spelling i know) but i have had good reports on foil board, what have others used? i do have fiber blow in insulaion, but some of its damaged due to rain getting in, would it be better to replace this with pink bats or more fiber fill or what? i hope some one can help thanks
posted by the finishing post on Nov 10, 2011 - 4 answers

I broke up with my first girlfriend of 2 years last night; did I do the right thing? / What am I doing with my life? *CAUTION: WALL OF TEXT *

I broke up with my first girlfriend of 2 years last night; did I do the right thing? / What am I doing with my life? *CAUTION: WALL OF TEXT * [more inside]
posted by Snorlax on Oct 18, 2011 - 25 answers

Where can I get a list of all the songs that appeared in the "Now That's What I Call Music" series?

I'd like to get hold of a long list of all the songs that have been on the "Now That's What I Call Music" music compilation (from number 1 right up to the current 79). Is that possible and, if so, how? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Sep 15, 2011 - 7 answers

Bug detectives! What bug is this??

What bug is this? We have a bunch of them, and they seem to like fabric (and they like to hang on for dear life). Are they going to eat our clothes? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Aug 6, 2011 - 4 answers

He's free now. He went back to the trees.

My first "Whats this bug?" ! [more inside]
posted by shesaysgo on Jul 7, 2011 - 3 answers

For real?

Is AIDS (or HIV) been...cured? What? [more inside]
posted by hal_c_on on Jun 6, 2011 - 13 answers

What is early labor like?

What is early labor like? [more inside]
posted by cymru_j on Apr 24, 2011 - 23 answers

WUT is this clip on Stephanie Miller?

StephanieMillerFilter: Help me find a sound file she used (burnout girl saying "Wut?") on her show. [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Mar 30, 2011 - 6 answers

what is this webcomic

Webcomic, drawn in a typical newspaper cartoon panel style, sort of raunchy, with a douche-bag main character who is sex obsessed. Ongoingstories, not gag panels Every weekend there is a retro strip, of the same character as a boy. What is it?
posted by PinkMoose on Feb 19, 2011 - 4 answers

confused by ebooks

bunch of questions/confirmations about getting a reading device., mainly about formats and what is possible on the different devices. Despite reading a number of articles about the different devices, i still can't figure it out. [more inside]
posted by alkupe on Nov 6, 2010 - 6 answers

Javascript error

Javascript not behaving as expected with nested for loops. [more inside]
posted by Electrius on Oct 19, 2010 - 5 answers

Seriously...do people really eat that?

In the movie "Blood and Bones," Takeshi Kitano plays a Korean, and in one scene prepares a container with chunks of pig. [more inside]
posted by dubitable on Sep 15, 2010 - 8 answers

What part of [equation] don't I understand? Most of it.

Help me understand my hard-to-understand calculus shirt. [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Jul 5, 2010 - 9 answers

What is it?

What is this? [more inside]
posted by Chrischris on May 12, 2010 - 9 answers

Can anyone identify these songs by their melodies?

Can anyone identify one of these songs I have stuck in my head? (Links below) - Please help! [more inside]
posted by cdenman on Oct 27, 2009 - 6 answers

Movie in which thieves sync their heist with songs?

What's that movie in which two male thieves synchronise the timing of their heist by whistling jazz songs? [more inside]
posted by oxit on Aug 23, 2009 - 14 answers

What command and conquer style computer game should i play?

What command and conquer style computer game should i play? [more inside]
posted by freddymetz on Apr 30, 2009 - 26 answers

I invite you to name this painting

Name this painting! Here's a link to one of the best portraits ever. But who is it? Who painted it? When?
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Apr 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Or En Aye Ay? What does this song mean?

You may very well recognize this song. It is from this movie. What does it mean? Does the first stanza and/or chorus spell something? Please help! [more inside]
posted by crazyray on Apr 11, 2009 - 9 answers

What are these weird things?

Weird stuff I found in Canada: what kind of mushrooms are these? What kind of sea creatures are these? [more inside]
posted by Beautiful Screaming Lady on Mar 26, 2009 - 3 answers

business twin monitor - what to buy?

Staff member wants a new business PC with twin screens. Just tell me what to buy. [more inside]
posted by sydney54 on Feb 19, 2009 - 12 answers

I don't mind lumps in my mashed potatoes, but none in my bed please.

How can I get the lumps out of my goose down mattress pad? [more inside]
posted by Advocate, I on Feb 6, 2009 - 4 answers

Name That Movie

[Oldmoviefilter]: What is this movie? [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph on Jan 13, 2009 - 8 answers

Erectile dysfuntion at 18?

Erectile dysfunction at 18? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 8, 2008 - 18 answers

I'm using my AskMe question allowance to track down a Language Log post! what.

I am having a devil of a time locating a Language Log post that is almost impossible to search for. It's on the declarative "what," and all the keywords I thought I was remembering aren't turning up the right result. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Oct 6, 2008 - 3 answers

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