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Things like Dr. McNinja?

I'm enjoying the breathlessly ridiculous tone and pace of Dr. McNinja, which I think does a great job of avoiding the unstoppable-force vs. unmovable-wall dynamic of mainstream superhero comics. It plays fast and loose with everything, and has a fine sense of the absurd. It is only occasionally problematic (racist, homophobic) in its juvenile sensibilities, which is way better than most of its competition. What movies, books, and comics are comparable?
posted by jsturgill on Apr 22, 2014 - 12 answers

Morality, ethics, and right action.

It's been a long time since my philosophy courses in college, and none of the ones I took had a focus on ethics. In the back of my mind I've been wondering if anyone has explored whether there is a disconnect between morality + ethics on the one hand and right action on the other. (Right action is meant in the plain language sense--I don't recall if it's a term of the art or not, but I suspect it is.) [more inside]
posted by jsturgill on Mar 13, 2014 - 10 answers

What's the best, easiest way to clean my toys and action figures?

What's the best, easiest way to clean my toys and action figures? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Dec 8, 2013 - 7 answers

How to tackle multiple large personal projects?

I need some advice on getting things done. I have several large personal projects I've been trying to work on for a long time, but I am having trouble making even the smallest dent in each. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie on Dec 4, 2013 - 17 answers

Looking for pc action-adventure game from the 90's

-PC action-adventure game, mostly action, but I do remember simple adventure things like moving blocks or unlocking doors -first person view -can't remember how health stats and weaponry were viewed -Had to rescue a woman (go figure), but not sure if she was royalty or anything, just motivation to do the journey -Started in kobold (or kobolt) caverns, there was a spider cavern section where it was tunnels burrowed by the spiders themselves, a lava cavern/mining level where you had to break down a rock borer (might have been a laser) -mid to late 90's probably because it's graphics were close to Quake 2, just not as smooth [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Nov 22, 2013 - 9 answers

Highfalutin' Genre Fiction

Give me your most well written genre fiction! [more inside]
posted by latkes on Nov 4, 2013 - 49 answers

If they exist, looking for a bag of plastic crows

I remember going into almost any toy store or even drug stores and being able to buy a big bag of the little green plastic army figures for 2-3 bux. I am looking for something in the same vein. I am looking for little plastic crows. Anywhere from 2-5" in size. I figure with Halloween season abound, that it would be easier said than done. If they even exist? I have done all sort of google searches with different combinations of words and can't find anything even remotely close to what I want, again, if they exist. For a project of mine, really looking to stay within 50 cents to a dollar each at most. any shoppers out there can guide me in the right direction? thanks
posted by TwilightKid on Oct 26, 2013 - 13 answers

Is any pro-Obamacare action going on in DC?

I imagine a lot of people are angry about what the House is trying to do in de-funding Obamacare. This combined with other recent actions seem likely to lead to some kind of protest, but I can't find information about any event like this. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 21, 2013 - 11 answers

How to save create a Photoshop action to that saves files to server

Previously we used a Photoshop cs5 Action to save images that were already on our Windows file server to another folder on the server. We got a new server. The Action now longer works, seemingly because the path is different, though the drive letter is the same. I've attempted to record a new Action, following the steps in the old Action, but there's a problem. The new action records the name of the file, so all new files saves with that Action are saves names of the file used to record the action. The original action did not save the name of the file used when recording the action. We would like the new action to do what the old Action did How can I get Photoshop to record this action and not save the name of the file, so it can be used by multiple people on different Windows 7 machines? [more inside]
posted by Brandon Blatcher on Feb 20, 2013 - 1 answer

Appealing high school suspension?

Brother suspended for three days from his high school in California, due to 1. "racist comments"- from an off colour joke and 2. refusing to tell an officer his name. Is the disciplinary action taken equivalent to his behavior? How can we go about appealing it,if so? More details inside. [more inside]
posted by flying_trapeze on Jan 18, 2013 - 50 answers

Details, details, details...and then BAM!

As a reader of fiction (especially if you're a devotee of speculative fiction), how much do you like detailed descriptions and/or lists as part of the story? What if the story switches between detail and expediency? [more inside]
posted by batmonkey on Dec 28, 2012 - 12 answers

What's this action/post-apocalyptic Kiwi movie?

Help me identify this recent New Zealand movie about teenagers who return from a camping trip to find their city under attack. [more inside]
posted by jschu on Aug 10, 2012 - 5 answers

The source of "do and then you'll be..."? Looking for suggestions.

The source of "do and then you'll be..."? Looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by hollypolly on Aug 2, 2012 - 11 answers

Nerd action scenes?

Best nerd action scenes? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on May 15, 2012 - 25 answers

Damn Movie, get out of my head!

Movie filter: Help me find the name of the movie where all I remember is that it featured Asian actors, was shot in Asia and had a looooong climatic shootout in a field outside a village. [more inside]
posted by theobserver on May 8, 2012 - 14 answers

What is this book?

Looking for the title of a book I saw last year. [more inside]
posted by metaphorik on Mar 29, 2012 - 3 answers

I'm a stranger in a strange land of collective action.

I'm an American in Bangalore. Tomorrow, major unions have called for a nationwide bandh (strike). I'm having a major personal crisis about what to do. Listen, I know this isn't my country. And it's not my strike. But I'm very, very, very uneasy about what role I should be playing. [more inside]
posted by TheNewWazoo on Feb 27, 2012 - 27 answers

Treasure + history + adventure + action = awesome

Indiana Jones, Romancing the Stone, National Treasure, The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec and even Tomb Raider and Sahara. I love all these movies. Recommend me more of the same, please!
posted by slimepuppy on Feb 18, 2012 - 35 answers

Not A Lot Of Car Chases In Books, Are There?

Excellent Action Scenes In Books? I'm looking for examples of tense, fast paced action sequences in novels and short stories. The written equivalent to the cinematic on-the-edge-of-your-seat-oh-crap-the-person-may-die-how-will-they-escape thing. Bonus if the situation is complex yet reads like a clear, clockwork machine. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 8, 2012 - 42 answers

Shall we play a game?

Seeking Mac game recommendations. Back in the day, I enjoyed the hell out of Oni. The mix of hand-to-hand and gunfighting, the story, the visual style. What other games might I like? I am by no stretch of the imagination a hardcore gamer.
posted by adamrice on Jan 16, 2012 - 16 answers

Connect action figure with movie

Trying to remember a movie/tv show connected with an action figure I had as a child [more inside]
posted by AMWKE1984 on Nov 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Badass female characters needed.

The two most compelling female action characters I've seen are Hanna and Nikita (the original French movie one). The Mass Effect series does 'female badass' pretty well, and so too does George R. R. Martin (Game of Thrones et al.). Peter Watts is good at profoundly damaged female badasses. What other movies, games, books, and TV shows would I like that feature well-written female badasses? [more inside]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Oct 30, 2011 - 92 answers

Looking for action-adventure Dr. Jones style literature!

Help me find books (and authors) that are similar to Clive Cussler for a gift for my dad. Indiana Jones-ish derring-do! With author recommendations... where to start? [more inside]
posted by OnTheLastCastle on Jun 18, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me buy Bulk Action Sports Goods

How do I find closeout sales on action sports goods or bulk buys of last seasons goods? [more inside]
posted by matimer on May 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Korean Movie Recommendations

Recently, I saw "I Saw the Devil" and "The Man From Nowhere" and I loved both. What are some similar Korean movies with the same level of intensity?
posted by fizzzzzzzzzzzy on Jan 31, 2011 - 8 answers

Are these 1970s Star Wars figures worth anything?

How much are these original Star Wars figures worth? [more inside]
posted by Flying Saucer on Dec 27, 2010 - 8 answers

I know this word, but my brain thinks otherwise.

TipOfMyTongueFilter: What's the term (or terms) for the gap between intention (or perception) and action? [more inside]
posted by stuck on an island on Oct 19, 2010 - 9 answers

Acting Prior to Thinking

Several years ago a psychology experiment found that in emergency situations, the body seems to engage in fight/flight before the cortex determines that, say, a lion is running at us. Can anyone help me find that study? And, for extra points, any subsequent studies showing action coming before thought in other sorts of scenarios?
posted by Quisp Lover on Oct 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Who is my hero?

Action Figure Filter: Who is this guy? [more inside]
posted by Cosine on Sep 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Does anyone ever actually get fired for harassment?

Have you ever personally known anyone to suffer serious consequences for bullying or harassing others in the workplace? I'm talking about cases where you had a reliable account of both sides of the story and you had no reasonable doubts about the person's guilt, nor that they did in fact suffer the consequences. [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jul 22, 2010 - 40 answers

Well-written screenplay action?

Can you point me to some feature film scripts that have well-described action sequences? [more inside]
posted by Bookhouse on Jun 2, 2010 - 12 answers

Even the notion of a career for life is outdated, what should I do?

I need help with what to *do* with my life - career wise...certain conditions apply. I would really appreciate any help. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Adventurous Quests

My boyfriend has been playing Psychonauts for the past couple of weeks and I like the concept of different worlds with different challenges, skills, and puzzles. I also enjoyed playing Myst. What other adventurous quests are there? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Feb 19, 2010 - 31 answers

Short but action-packed films?

Please help me find short films (animated or live action) that I can watch online. Difficulty: only looking for action/adventure-themed shorts. [more inside]
posted by np312 on Nov 3, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me chat!

Asking for a friend: Java/action script 3 question - Remote Shared Object Question with Red5 Flash Server and Flash AS3 [more inside]
posted by yoyoceramic on Oct 8, 2009 - 2 answers

Slogans, Quotes or Mottos Lauding Action Over Overthought/Overplanning?

I'm looking for mottos, slogans, or quotes that are short enough to be easily remembered, that are meant to spur someone to take action towards their goals, and/or that warn against overthinking and overplanning and staying in your head – in other words, that laud the merits of action over thought. I've already thought of "just do it" (which is the precise sentiment I'm looking for), but it is so overplayed that it doesn't have much meaning any longer. Any sentiment of any length is appreciated, but ideally it would be something that easily sticks in your mind.
posted by WCityMike on Apr 3, 2009 - 81 answers

Batch processing multiple-page PDFs

I need to batch process a 54-page PDF through Bridge (or Photoshop) and it doesn't seem to be saving properly. [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme on Mar 18, 2009 - 2 answers

Help me replicate my beloved Photoshop 5.5 action!

In Photoshop 5.5 I was able to create an action to resize a layer/selection to a maximum width (say, 200 px). I could quickly select objects of varying initial sizes, run the action, and voila, everything fit neatly in a column. I've had Photoshop CS4 for over a week and can't figure out how to replicate this; my resizing seems to always be happening as a percent of the original size. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Feb 8, 2009 - 17 answers

Bollywood action movie recommendations and Amitabh Bachchan

In Slumdog Millionaire, we were shown a bunch of Amitabh Bachchan clips from some of his older moveis. What were they? - I'd like to hear your other Bollywood action movie recommendations too! [more inside]
posted by joelf on Jan 12, 2009 - 5 answers

Why does my toilet backup with soap and water and what can we do?

My toilet is constantly backing up with soap and water to the point where it overflows and floods my condo! What is the problem? What are my legal options? [more inside]
posted by DorothySmith on Jan 4, 2009 - 16 answers

Affirmative v. Negative Action

Preparing a speech on college affirmative action policies for a debate tournament, could use some help... [more inside]
posted by LSK on Dec 11, 2008 - 9 answers

David vs. capitalist greed and corruption

I would like to sue Citibank. What would be the most effective way to go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by brandnew on Nov 25, 2008 - 22 answers

Did Payback run away?

I'm looking for the best one man revenge against the world films ever. [more inside]
posted by fire&wings on Oct 19, 2008 - 50 answers

help me record my snowboarding trip!

I would like to get some video footage from an upcoming snowboarding trip and download it to my computer at a later date. What equipment would be suitable for this? My budget is £100 (~ $200 US) [more inside]
posted by oliverst on Feb 18, 2008 - 4 answers

Action movies that lack an action hero?

Can you recommend any action movies with unexpected heroes who use unexpected skills to get by? [more inside]
posted by giggleknickers on Feb 3, 2008 - 26 answers

Action for sending URLs

I send a lot of URLs via email. Inevitably the url's are so long I have to first go to a site like tinyurl.com and truncate the url and then copy that new url and then paste that into my email. Are there other options? [more inside]
posted by zenpop on May 12, 2007 - 10 answers

GET+POST in same form?

Is it possible to set the action attribute of an HTML form, such that the method is POST, but the action includes GET variables? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Oct 26, 2006 - 8 answers

What was that darn movie???

Can you name a movie that played during a free preview weekend (about a year ago)? [more inside]
posted by JigSawMan on Oct 2, 2006 - 12 answers

Mental Action

Can we believe at will in the same way that we can raise our arms at will? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Jul 9, 2006 - 64 answers

Class action risks

Might a business blacklist customers for participating in a class-action settlement? [more inside]
posted by rolypolyman on Dec 29, 2005 - 11 answers

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