My Halloween costume is this awesome bear hood, which I would like to make more awesome with a little customization. Suggestions welcome. [more inside]
I'm recently transplanted to southern Minnesota, land of ten thousand lakes but no Dogfish Head. It's 90 degrees and humid. What locally available brew will best substitute for my good old 60 Minute IPA? The successful candidate will be plenty bitter but will not have a ridiculous ABV and will not taste like a *!@# grapefruit.
Just came back from a weekend at Big Bear with a bunch of kids and not sure it was fun? [more inside]
I remember an erotic bear automaton from a movie. I cannot find it. This is bugging me. [more inside]
Does anyone recognize the t-shirt with a stylized bear logo worn here by J Mascis (Dinosaur Jr)? Is it a logo for something or a one-off design? [more inside]
Years ago I picked up a book at random that I thought had "Creative Education" or "Classroom" in the title, but every search I've done comes up empty. It's written by a teacher that used a stuffed bear that lived in a cave in the corner of an elementary classroom. I also recall a chapter on a 'Mr. Pen'. I'd like to find it again. [more inside]
I'm trying to identify an English-language book by its cover as seen in a photo of my friend taken in 1970 when she was a year old. The original image is hard to make out, but I inverted it and made it black and white. Does anyone recognize it? [more inside]
In Russian fairy tales, bears are named Misha. Or so my girlfriend, a student of Russian, says; so does Wikipedia and this New York Times blog which quotes something saying "all Russian bears are named Misha". But does this Russian bear have a last name? [more inside]
Asking for a friend: "I read a book when I was very young, a fantasy story for kids, that featured a character called Airy Bear, who would inflate himself and thus leap and bounce about. I cannot remember the name of this book and I really, *REALLY* want to know what it is. Help? The internet (or at least my search-term-crafting-fu) is failing me."
What are some great myths about animals? [more inside]
I'm a young person with no debt and a pile of money to invest. The catch: I'm not real confident about the long-term health of the US economy. [more inside]
Can you identify this teddybear and tell me where I can buy another one like it? [more inside]
I read an odd (and very stupid) novel around 1997. Please verify that this book exists and wasn't a product of my young addled mind. [more inside]
Help me find two pieces of literature I read about thirty years ago, one a short story, the other a poem. [more inside]
Army training accident referred to by Bear Grylls [more inside]
(Bear Meat Filter) - I came in to possession of some bear meat, best recipes/grillling techniques. [more inside]
Any recommendations for a camping site in the NYC area with decent bathroom facilities? [more inside]
[Bookfilter]: A friend asks "HELP! About 20 years ago I found a picture book at the library. It was about a little mouse girl who was being raised by a bear in Paris. The mouse had a name like Angelina -- but NOT Angelina Ballerina. Got any idea what it was?" Does this description ring any bells? Thanks!
Where can I purchase the children's book "Bear on a Bike" today in Cambridge/Arlington/Watertown, Massachusetts? [more inside]
Where does "strong like bear" come from? [more inside]
Long Shot: Help me locate this bear for a friend's birthday! [more inside]
Why would my sister's teddy bear have a crotch full of beads? [more inside]
My coworker is curious about the expression "never put down your gun to hug a bear". What does it mean? [more inside]
Did Paul Revere know what a polar bear was? [more inside]
Are there any books out there involving a girl eating burgers and turning into an animal? [more inside]
Help me settle a bet. I saw this video and thought it was a fake, but after I saw the unedited version I think it's real. My husband is sure it's a fake. Who's right? [more inside]
I am looking for a young child's easy reader book from the late 1960s/early 1970s about a bear and his bus. [more inside]
Looking for a picture/drawing of a bear statue from behind (possibly facing forward) - from what I recall, it looked like a chainsaw-cut carving of a brown or black bear out of a tree. Could be B&W lineart of one and I recall the grooves of the "fur flaps" being very deep but symmetrical - not rough-cut and not rounded. Thinking of using it along with a drawn "cub" of similar look & feel for a tattoo. [more inside]
Bearfilter: Help me name this grizzly bear bean bag! [more inside]
How can we maximize our bear sighting opportunities when we visit Shenandoah National Park? [more inside]
First contact and apocalyptic sci-fi recommendations please. [more inside]
What are the issues to consider when buying a bear market or market neutral ETF or mutual fund? What are the various strategies these guys employ? [more inside]
I would like to wear a bear costume for Halloween, but the only storebought options I have found on eBay and elsewhere online haven't quite matched what I'm looking for. This is basically what I'm after, as a reference. Or possibly even this one or this one. If anyone out there knows where to find something similar that would fit a 5'9" 130 lb person, I would be thankful (bonus points if I can buy it in the Vancouver, BC area) Full disclosure: I plan on drinking beer from a growler with 'Honey' written on it.
Why do the lenders give short sellers the stock? [more inside]
Teddy bear/stuffed animal repair in New York that doesn't cost a fortune? [more inside]
Classical Music Filter: Can anyone recommend pieces of classical piano music in a similar style to the Sonatica by Bear McCreary from Battlestar Galactica? I have some Olivier Messiaen stuff in a similar vein but would love more in the same mellow, slightly offkilter and whistful piano style. Thanks!
Where can I find a Forest Service PSA commercial where a beautiful lady tells you that "only you can prevent forest fires" before she pulls off her face to reveal Smokey Bear?
I'm looking for a cartoon I saw once with a bear asking permission to go to the prom. It only had one panel and I'm pretty sure it featured the sentence "I live in a subdivision." Has anyone here seen this cartoon?
For engraving purposes: Tell me (a) if this is right (b) what it looks like in one of the Japanese alphabets. [more inside]
looking for the title and author of a children's book about a polar bear. i don't remember the specifics of the story except for the fact that it ends, approximately, with the line: "polar bear, underwear." what i remember of the story is that the polar bear is on is way to the shower and involves him stripping down to his "polar bear underwear." i remember the artwork being somewhat strange.
I've been looking for a reproduction of a specifc woodcut of a dancing bear playing the violin for a long time (years and years) and I've almost given up hope - can anyone help me find it? [more inside]
yellowstone accomodations - any suggestions for an especially cool, rustic, funky, fun, offbeat, and or vintage accomodations in or around yellowstone national park- thinking small old funky lodge type place? [more inside]
GaySubcultureFilter: Why do bears say "woof?" [more inside]
Best gay bar in the Twin Cities metro area, Minnesota? [more inside]
Could a typical young man, armed only with a knife, (say, six or eight inches long) be trained to consistently "win" fights with a grizzly bear? Assume no element of surprise.