Preparing a parent's obit in advance: Morbid? Wise? Avoiding a part of the healing process? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 25, 2012 -
My mom is in the hospital on a ventilator. She went in three days ago. Things are not looking very good at this point. They've tried weaning her form the vent 3 days in a row with no success. She has never filled out any advance directive paperwork. My siblings, stepfather, uncle and I have all heard various stories from her over the years for what she would want in this kind of situation. [more inside]
posted by Cat Pie Hurts
on Dec 9, 2011 -
Foreign Rights to a Book: How much should I charge?
In the last week, two agents from two different big literary agencies in a rich Asian country (not China) have, apparently independently, come calling for one of my non-fiction how-to books.
One gave this pitch, which seems to me low-ball: [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 8, 2011 -
Vegetable salads that keep or even get better, when already dressed
, for at least a few hours? [more inside]
posted by palliser
on Oct 14, 2010 -
I often find myself wanting to search sites like netflix and amazon with greater granularity than the sites currently offer. For example, I'd like to find every highly-rated thriller that takes place in another country and is available used for $5.00. Or if I'm searching netflix, I would want to find every foreign mystery that is rated at four stars or higher and is rated pg-13 or lower. Are there third-party clients or scripts that will accomplish these or similar tasks?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 31, 2010 -
I'm trying to build the best argument for why a company that committed in writing to licensing some IP of mine but are two years tardy in furnishing a contract owes me something
. [more inside]
posted by blueshammer
on Apr 28, 2009 -
Responding to an 'advance fee fraud' email. I've had a blatant 'advance fee fraud' email from someone in west africa wanting to buy my car online (I am in Ireland). I want to respond in a way that sends this would-be fraudster down the longest rabbit hole possible. [more inside]
posted by superfurry
on Jun 27, 2007 -
Videogamefilter: Where can I buy cartridge video games that have the secrets unlocked and saved? [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Apr 16, 2006 -
Suppose I were able to write a publishable novel. How much money would I get, as a first-time author as soon as it was picked up? How much would I make over all? Assume This an action sci-fi/cyberpunk type book (think William Gibson). [more inside]
posted by delmoi
on Oct 19, 2005 -
What are the legal ramifications of sharing the lyrics of a song on an album that has not yet been released? [more inside]
posted by themadjuggler
on Jul 9, 2005 -
I'm certain that somewhere out there, at least one of you has already seen an advance screening or sneak preview of "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy." I have to admit that the trailers look good, although I'm going to see it with low expectations and hope to be pleasantly surprised.
Anyone seen it and want to share an advance review?
posted by TeamBilly
on Apr 14, 2005 -
Gameboy cartridge carrying case. Looking for a way to carry GBA cartridges around without mucking them up. [MI please] [more inside]
posted by Lizc
on Jan 25, 2005 -