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US tax rebate for nonresident alien?

Am I, a nonresident alien who is a "US resident for tax purposes", going to get the $600 US tax rebate check in 2008? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Jan 24, 2008 - 7 answers

Whats the kids book about the three eyed/eared alien rabbit who lost its parents?

Whats the wonderfully illustrated childrens storybook about a little yellow three eyed/eared alien rabbit who has lost his/her parents on Earth? [more inside]
posted by 6am on Dec 18, 2007 - 1 answer

How does Government exclude Resident Aliens when it's illegal for anyone else to do it?

My friend works as a federal contractor, and he is a permanent resident / legal alien / green card holder. The thing is, it seems more and more federal contracts are requiring US Citizenship, which I can understand for the FBI and NSA and stuff... How does the government decide that US Citizenship is required for a contract. Is there a book of regulations they follow that I can see? [more inside]
posted by joecacti on Nov 8, 2007 - 0 answers

MovieFilter: Alien ship abducts kid, gives him galaxy map?

1980s-90s movie: An alien spacecraft had to upload the galaxy's map into the 90% of a kid's brain that was unused. [more inside]
posted by theiconoclast31 on Oct 29, 2007 - 6 answers

Short science fiction story about ice cream?

I'm trying to identify a short sci-fi story about ice cream, weight loss, and aliens... [more inside]
posted by suimin on Oct 16, 2007 - 11 answers

An alien blew up my brain!

Please help me remember the name of an old scifi novel about an alien that sucks knowledge out of other people's brains, killing them. [more inside]
posted by CuJoe on Aug 1, 2007 - 2 answers

AvP: King Me!

I'm looking for a cartoon of an Alien and a Predator playing chess or checkers. I believe it was used on an old AvP comic trading card. Does anyone know where I can find this image online?
posted by krisjohn on Jul 24, 2007 - 8 answers

Advise for illegal immigrant ?

A student at our university was recently shocked to learn that his mother and step-father are illegal immigrants who have been in the country for approx. 20 years. He was born in Mexico but has brothers and sister born in the U.S. His parents work, own a house here, ect. He has a job, is going to be a junior at the university and is planning on getting married. He has a Soc. Sec. card, but now wonders if it is even legit. He wants to find out what he should do next but is worried that he'll be immediately deported if he tries to get help. As a white-bread citizen, this is all Greek to me. What should I advise him to do?
posted by spock on Jul 2, 2007 - 11 answers

Blade Runner this ain't...

ChildhoodMemoryFilter: can you help me identify this old science-fiction film? [more inside]
posted by Neilopolis on Jun 28, 2007 - 5 answers

name that SNES game

I am trying to remember the of a SNES game I used to play that had been redone and was made available for PC. There was a post about it on me-fi about a year ago but I can't find it. The premise was that your character was transproted to an alien word and you have to escape their prison and find out how to get home. I have searched the following tags on me-fi: alien, game, games, videogames, and Nintendo. I remember the post mentioning that the creator was French so I even searched that and got nothing. I have searched other places with no luck. All I need is the name of the game and I will be set.
posted by graham1881 on May 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Remember that movie where a bunch of parasites took over the world?

I'm looking for titles of any movies [besides Alien] that feature parasites attacking pets, humans or other animals. I can't recall any names but I definitely recall seeing hilarious ones from the 50's as a kid. Bonus for ones that are old [but still rentable from Netflix], cheesy and gross [in a somewhat humorous way]
posted by special-k on Apr 25, 2007 - 47 answers

So, God is an alien?

My SO & I were having a conversation yesterday that somehow landed on the topic of alien life. Essentially, I said something to the effect of "even if there is intelligent life somewhere in the universe...". [more inside]
posted by Laura in Canada on Apr 12, 2007 - 61 answers

Exotheology

I have a question regarding the religious response to extraterrestrials... [more inside]
posted by Sangermaine on Mar 21, 2007 - 15 answers

Marrying a 20-year visa overstayer

My girlfriend is a very illegal immigrant living in the United States. When we get married, what will the residency process be like? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 20, 2006 - 28 answers

Title of an old movie...

I'm looking for the title of a movie where the setting is this: A group of researchers (military?) are in a blizzard or snow storm in what I recall is Alaska or the arctic. One of them is killing the others, and it turns out to be some sort of Alien or parasite. ... [more inside]
posted by iamabot on Aug 10, 2006 - 13 answers

Crawfish crises!

Um.. now that I have 20 pounds of crawfish, what do I do with them? [more inside]
posted by Ugh on Jul 1, 2006 - 23 answers

How to design an interface for aliens

Science-fictionish question here, but I figured if zombies were all right, hypothetical aliens would be too. Specifically, interface design for non-humans... [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Mar 18, 2006 - 19 answers

I know this hurts.

Why is a blank stare and a quizzical, staccato head-tilt to the left or right Hollywood shorthand for "I am inhumanly evil/possessed by a demon/a liquid metal killing machine/a humanoid but emotionless android", amongst others? [more inside]
posted by Jon Mitchell on Dec 23, 2005 - 19 answers

What were these 1980s alien toys?

Help me identify something from my childhood. I remember having a bunch of little "army men" style Martian figures between 1984 and 1986. They each stood about an inch tall, were made of rubber or resin of some kind (no plastic), and were basically a "Smurfs in Space" knock-off. What were these little guys? [more inside]
posted by Servo5678 on Feb 25, 2005 - 9 answers

What elements of cultural anxiety do the Aliens films represent?

My sister once took a film course where she learned that each film in the Alien trilogy (not including the 4th one) is supposed to represent some kind of cultural anxiety. [more inside] [more inside]
posted by invisible ink on Sep 10, 2004 - 22 answers

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