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I didn't mean to be a condescending bitch. Yikes....

After my grandma lost her shit with me last night, she's calmed down enough to admit to my father today that she feels like I can be really condescending sometimes. Eek. This is a piece that I want to work on improving, while I'm also learning to be much more on guard whenever I'm around my grandma. Can you help me be less of an annoyingly (unintentionally) condescending/smug person? Ugh. The worst. [more inside]
posted by ohyouknow on Feb 24, 2014 - 52 answers

Calling all hippies

In the mid 70s the spiritual teacher Ram Dass published a book titled Be Here Now. The format of the book was unique. Its unconventional 'square' shape, with an eclectic mix of text with hundreds of illustrations and various font treatments. It's still in print today. But there's a book that followed or copied the spirit of Be Here Now and I can't recall title: [more inside]
posted by zenpop on Jun 6, 2013 - 11 answers

Requested video cannot be displayed in your region

In the last few days I've received this message when trying to watch local content on CBC or Radio Canada: "The requested video cannot be displayed in your region". Perplexed because I am actually in Canada. Has my IP address been compromised? Is there a somewhat easy not too techy fix out there.
posted by jdcasey on Oct 1, 2011 - 6 answers

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom?

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

shameful school principle needs to be exposed

How can I get the word out about a bad school principle? [more inside]
posted by tangyraspberry on Sep 15, 2010 - 17 answers

TMB a Derby Girl...

I'm running out of time (and ideas) for my roller derby name. Please help me put a TMBG spin on it! [more inside]
posted by meindee on May 17, 2010 - 37 answers

But I thought it was hip to be square ...

How to not look like a square? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 10, 2010 - 64 answers

What does Daniel Plainview tell Eli?

What does Daniel Plainview tell Eli in There Will Be Blood? [more inside]
posted by jakubsnm on Jul 25, 2009 - 11 answers

An Obscure 1972 Tune (Virginia hold on)

An Obscure 1972 Tune "Virginia hold on" [more inside]
posted by bob4analog on Feb 12, 2009 - 11 answers

I eat badly and I need to stop.

Help me make better choices, food-wise. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 28, 2008 - 38 answers

Help me make a They Might Be Giants mixtape.

Help me make a They Might Be Giants mixtape. [more inside]
posted by sisquoc15 on Mar 3, 2008 - 25 answers

This Needs Answered

I went to school near Pittsburgh and now live in Ohio. Both at school and here in Columbus, I notice people leaving off "to be" in sentences. This needs fixed, that neads cleaned, those need washed. What's the deal here? [more inside]
posted by lohmannn on Feb 21, 2008 - 45 answers

passive voice question

He was killed; he got (himself) killed. It was sold; it got sold (possibly out from under me). What sort of semantic difference does using forms of "get" versus "be" in passive constructions convey? [more inside]
posted by kenko on Sep 8, 2006 - 12 answers

dui dad

I need help from a Chicago cop to arrest my Dad for a DUI... [more inside]
posted by phredhead on Nov 14, 2005 - 68 answers

MarkTwain SamuelClemens ComputerGames VideoGames games Simulators riverboat steamboat steamship LifeOnTheMississippi Missippi SteamPower RobertFulton JamesWatt

I've been listening to an audiobook of Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain, and the descriptions of being a riverboat pilot got me to wondering: has anybody ever released a riverboat/steamship simulator video game?
posted by PinkStainlessTail on Oct 23, 2005 - 15 answers

TMBG for kids?

They Might Be Giants Music For a Nine Year-Old--Disk Suggestions, Please.
posted by ParisParamus on Sep 28, 2005 - 29 answers

I wish it could be 1999 again...

In one year I will leave old Europe for a sunny side of this planet : indian ocean or french polynesia, It leaves me enough time to learn some new skill(s) in the IT field, Do you have any idea ? what will be the next wave ? ( beside taking english course ... ) [more inside]
posted by luis huiton on Jun 24, 2005 - 8 answers

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