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Translations with High Style

I'm looking for some particularly good translations (into English) of world literature, from *any* place, period, or genre. [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on Aug 9, 2008 - 29 answers

Looking for a large, wall-sized map of the world

Does anyone know a place in NYC or online where I can order a wall-sized map of the world. I have an image of something similar here. I want to purchase as a wedding gift for two dear friends. The one in the picture is French, which is fine, it can be in any language. But it would be large enough for a wall, and with a beautiful antique look to it. That said, the less expensive options are preferred. All advice and suggestions welcome and thank you in advance!
posted by jazzybelle on Jul 14, 2008 - 12 answers

Great, absorbing books and films showing life in different times and places

I'd like to broaden my horizons by getting a better understanding of life in different cultures and time periods. Please recommend great books or films (fiction or non-fiction) which paint a broad, immersive, reasonably accurate picture of a place and time. [more inside]
posted by MetaMonkey on Jul 12, 2008 - 29 answers

Where does this shirt pattern come from?

What is the origin of these shirts? I have this shirt. i want to know where it comes from. not where it's made, but where in the world does this pattern and style come from? PatternShirt01.jpg PatternShirt02.jpg thanks!
posted by karl88 on Jul 2, 2008 - 4 answers

Kid, you look like you're ready to take on the world.

I feel like I can take on the world. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by LSK on Jun 14, 2008 - 9 answers

What gets the world's head noddin', feet movin'?

What music does the world listen to? [more inside]
posted by dosterm on May 27, 2008 - 29 answers

I need music for my Mage game

Help me find appropriate music for my Mage: The Ascension game set in 1997. [more inside]
posted by mr_book on May 21, 2008 - 18 answers

Which books are most representative of each city?

What one book will allow others to gain the truest insight into the soul of each city or region [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 6, 2008 - 16 answers

I want to swap stuff

I would really really love to exchange souvenirs from all over the world. [more inside]
posted by leigh1 on Apr 12, 2008 - 11 answers

Why does World of Warcraft slow down when I ALT-TAB to Windows?

Why does World of Warcraft slow down when I ALT-TAB to Windows? [more inside]
posted by katala on Apr 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Where can I find Pearl Cornioley's autobiography Pauline?

I saw the question in the blue a few days ago about Pearl Cornioley. Wikipedia mentions a book she wrote. Can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by stewiethegreat on Apr 3, 2008 - 4 answers

I'm going to Disney World!!! (Crap, what do I do there?!?)

Turning 24 in Disney World... what should we do there? I'll be there in 2 weeks for 4 days and need some ideas to make sure the SO and I are adequately entertained. So I need your suggestions for the Can't Miss things in and around Disney World. Please, help me plan my vacation! [more inside]
posted by CAnneDC on Mar 28, 2008 - 19 answers

Help me redeem my World Points for flights.

What's the best way to get a flight for the minimum number of points using my BofA (formerly MBNA) World Points? We want to go somewhere besides the US, the Caribbean or Mexico. [more inside]
posted by uvaleg on Mar 14, 2008 - 2 answers

A Savings Bond That Pays Off In Ameros Would Be Perfect, But What Else Is There?

My friends just had their first baby. Hooray! I'd like to send a baby gift, but would like it to be thematically consistent with my shower gift. Naturally, there's a catch. I'll explain... [more inside]
posted by peacecorn on Feb 23, 2008 - 10 answers

Are you guaranteed to be disgusted by 33% of the food on this list?

I once heard something along the lines of there being three foods in the world all of which hardly anyone enjoys the taste, even though many people enjoy at least two. One of them was peanut butter. Another might have been Vegemite. Where might I have heard this possibly false factoid? Any idea what the three items were?
posted by billtron on Jan 29, 2008 - 24 answers

The world, it is mad.

Does the phrase "It's a mad, mad world" have an origin? [more inside]
posted by misozaki on Jan 19, 2008 - 4 answers

An optimistic take on the world

My parents have been reading a lot of pretty pessimistic, doomsday books about the US, world, etc. I'd like to get them a book that has a more optimistic outlook, without being naive. Any suggestions, oh hive mind? I'm not too picky about topics, but I'd prefer broader rather than narrower.
posted by devilsbrigade on Dec 21, 2007 - 25 answers

Improving basic geography and cultural knowledge

I'm looking for books that will help me improve my basic knowledge of geography, other countries and cultures. [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Dec 17, 2007 - 5 answers

Much historical value to an old Guam WW2 Navy flight logbook?

My grandfather recently showed us an old handwritten flight logbook from when he served in Guam in WW2 with the Navy. Would scanning this serve any interest to someone? Might it be considered classified info? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Nov 29, 2007 - 8 answers

The old, weird Uganda?

What is your country's equivalent of The Anthology of American Folk Music? [more inside]
posted by 1f2frfbf on Oct 26, 2007 - 12 answers

60% titanium, 40% cotton.

Where can I get the signature shirt of Artie, the Strongest Man in the World... in three days? [more inside]
posted by nomad on Oct 24, 2007 - 9 answers

Where should I watch the Rugby World Cup Final in London?

Where should I watch the Rugby World Cup Final in London? [more inside]
posted by complience on Oct 17, 2007 - 9 answers

World According to the Clothing Industry

I need to make or find a large color map of the world, but in proportion to the clothing industry i.e. Honduras and China would be much larger than the United States or Canada. [more inside]
posted by Etta Hollis on Sep 17, 2007 - 8 answers

Where can I find historic newspaper circulation data?

Where do I find data about 1940s newspaper circulation? I want to see what was going on with newspaper readership in the 1940s, before, during and after WWII. I think that newspaper readership went up during the war and am trying to find data to prove it! I'm looking for 1940s circulation statistics for some of the big newspapers (NY times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune & Christian Science Monitor). I am finding very little reliable information. Is there a reference librarian in the house who could point me towards a reference book or source?
posted by pluckysparrow on Sep 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Rugby World Cup in Toronto

Are there any bars in Toronto or Niagara Falls showing the Rugby World Cup, apart from Scallywags in Toronto ? [more inside]
posted by gwynp on Sep 5, 2007 - 1 answer

World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon?

World of Warcraft filter: I want to create a group channel for all 3 guilds on the site channel. Possibly mod or addon? [more inside]
posted by spinko on Aug 13, 2007 - 4 answers

T-Mobile data coverage around the world: is there a single map showing all covered areas?

T-Mobile's Unlimited International Email add-on for BlackBerry currently offers data service in "90 countries and locations." Is there such a thing as a single map showing these 90 countries and locations? If not, what's my most efficient way to make one myself? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Jun 27, 2007 - 2 answers

A World of Warcraft mod to make life easier to quest?

World of Warcraft filter: Is there any mods out there that show you where to for the quest? instead of searching for hours... [more inside]
posted by spinko on Jun 23, 2007 - 13 answers

Help us plan our magical day!

Help me (very quickly) plan a Disney vacation. [more inside]
posted by thebrokenmuse on Apr 29, 2007 - 14 answers

Which books are most representative of each country?

I plan to read a novel from every country. Which books are most worthwhile, both as a means to gain the truest insight into the soul of each land, and also from a literary standpoint? [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Apr 4, 2007 - 96 answers

Japan/ese-ophiles: Help me find out more about this WWII-era phenomenon in propaganda in Japan.

Japan/ese-ophiles: Help me find out more about this WWII-era phenomenon in propaganda in Japan. [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Mar 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Miniaturized world fair cartoon?

I remember in my childhood a short cartoon. It was black and white and seemed from the fifties. It began with someone clicking on a capsule, or otherwise activate the enlargement mechanism of this thing that became an enormous world fair or luna park or something. [more inside]
posted by Baldons on Feb 27, 2007 - 4 answers

What qualities make Bill Clinton attractive

Why is Bill Clinton viewed as an inspiration to the world, whereas many other international politicians struggle to find the qualities that unite people? [more inside]
posted by Funmonkey1 on Feb 24, 2007 - 33 answers

The physical metafilters in the world

Is there a list of global regular events where a huge number of people gather? [more inside]
posted by daksya on Jan 20, 2007 - 25 answers

it's a small handkerchief?

A Mexican friend of mine recently used a Spanish phrase that literally translates out to, "The world is like a handkerchief." He says it means the same as "it's a small world." However, he doesn't know the origins of this phrase or why it means that. Being mathematicians, we think it's that any point on the handkerchief can be brought arbitrarily close to any other point on the handkerchief. Does anyone know the origin of this phrase?
posted by bluefly on Dec 22, 2006 - 6 answers

What caused this aneurysm?

WWII Medical Mystery Filter: Why did this young woman have an aneurysm? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Oct 10, 2006 - 22 answers

Did Steve Irwin expore WW2 sites?

Did Steve Irwin do a series of shows exporing World War 2 battle sites? [more inside]
posted by Jesco on Oct 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Is there really a Bizarro World?

What is anti-matter? [more inside]
posted by grumblebee on Sep 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Help me find some latino music!

For some time I've been trying to find a specific type of acoustic latino music that I somehow really like. It is really peculiar situation, because I know how the music should sound, even though I don't know any artists or songs... [more inside]
posted by GrooveStix on Aug 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Can someone really be that ignorant?

"It is absolutely not true, I did not call him a terrorist. I'm ignorant. I don't even know what the word means." [more inside]
posted by blim8183 on Jul 10, 2006 - 22 answers

Round the World Ticket

Worldtripfilter: Is it possible to get fixed-price world trip tickets? [more inside]
posted by PuGZ on Jul 2, 2006 - 6 answers

I want to watch the Argentina vs. Germany match this Friday among Argentineans in Los Angeles

I want to watch this Friday's (June 30, 2006) Argentina vs. Germany World Cup soccer match with other Argentineans in Los Angeles. Where can I do this? [more inside]
posted by redteam on Jun 28, 2006 - 4 answers

Where to Watch World Cup in Rome

Anyone know a good place to watch World Cup games in Italy -- and not Italy games?
posted by jgballard on Jun 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Indonesia?

Indonesia: Should I go? How long for and where? What about a visa? 18,000 islands await me... [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Jun 18, 2006 - 12 answers

Another soccer/football question

I've played soccer my whole life, compared to my European brethren I know very little about the sport (and its stars). Anyone know a good book about soccer/football that will allow me to speak with authority when someone references Michel Platini, Franz Beckenbauer, or even Cisse or Ronaldinho?

Also, if you've been watching the World Cup, you've probably seen this great commercial (different from the question below). Does anyone know what the song is?
posted by Cochise on Jun 11, 2006 - 16 answers

Why do soccer players seem to have such low pain tolerance?

Why do soccer players seem to have such low pain tolerance? Not trying to insult the game or players, but it seems they roll around like they've been shot any time they fall. Why is this? [more inside]
posted by b_thinky on Jun 10, 2006 - 91 answers

Soccer bars in midtown

What are some places to watch World Cup matches in midtown, NYC? [more inside]
posted by blim8183 on Jun 1, 2006 - 8 answers

Where to watch the 2006 World Cup in New York ?

WorldCupSoccer(Football)inNewYorkFilter : A Mate of mine will be in NYC for the most important sporting event of the last 4 years. Where to watch ? [more inside]
posted by doogyrev on May 24, 2006 - 8 answers

Are office pools legal?

I'm thinking of organizing an office pool on the World Cup. I'm based in VA. I'd probably set up something similar to what gets done with NCAA bracket pools. My question is though: Is this illegal given US gambling laws? [more inside]
posted by Mave_80 on May 22, 2006 - 9 answers

Japan to the UK (via the entire world)

I will leave Japan to travel back to the UK this August and am looking for interesting, original places and/or ways to make my way back. Where/how should I go? [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on May 18, 2006 - 8 answers

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