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."
posted by kilo hertz
on Oct 29, 2012 -
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]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 24, 2012 -
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]
posted by arha
on May 26, 2012 -
Help me find two pieces of literature I read about thirty years ago, one a short story, the other a poem. [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan
on Mar 9, 2012 -
(Bear Meat Filter) - I came in to possession of some bear meat, best recipes/grillling techniques. [more inside]
posted by handbanana
on Dec 27, 2011 -
[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!
posted by kbibb
on May 17, 2011 -
Where can I purchase the children's book "Bear on a Bike" today in Cambridge/Arlington/Watertown, Massachusetts? [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley
on Mar 6, 2011 -
My coworker is curious about the expression "never put down your gun to hug a bear". What does it mean? [more inside]
posted by momus_window
on Nov 18, 2010 -
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]
posted by goml
on Sep 10, 2009 -
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]
posted by bkdelong
on Sep 1, 2009 -
How can we maximize our bear sighting opportunities when we visit Shenandoah National Park? [more inside]
posted by kenbennedy
on Jul 16, 2009 -
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]
posted by jeffburdges
on Oct 10, 2008 -
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.
posted by wolfsleepy
on Oct 3, 2008 -
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!
posted by merocet
on May 8, 2008 -
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?
posted by guruguy9
on Sep 27, 2007 -
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?
posted by martinX's bellbottoms
on Jul 31, 2007 -
For engraving purposes: Tell me (a) if this is right (b) what it looks like in one of the Japanese alphabets. [more inside]
posted by pax digita
on Feb 8, 2007 -
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.
posted by defmute
on Dec 17, 2006 -
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]
posted by OverlappingElvis
on Aug 8, 2006 -
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?
posted by specialk420
on Jul 5, 2006 -
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.
posted by Kwantsar
on May 5, 2004 -