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What TV Shows Are Like Burn Notice and White Collar?

White Collar is my all-time favorite TV show. Recently I've speed-binged Burn Notice on Netflix, and I'm almost done. I'm looking for my next fix. [more inside]
posted by radioamy on Jan 17, 2017 - 56 answers

Xinghai Castle seems to be two different designs

I just ran across this hotel in China which is built to look like a castle named "Xinghai Castle" in Dalian, CN. Looking into it though, it seems that there are photos showing it with two fairly different designs, how can this be explained? The designs are pretty different if you look closely. Did they tear down the whole old castle and rebuild it? [more inside]
posted by yticmic on Dec 13, 2016 - 6 answers

Converting house doorway temporarily into a fortified castle for a party

So my son is about to be six and he's having a "Castles, Kings and Queens" party (his choice of theme!) at our house at the end of this week. Like him, I too love drawbridges, moats, crenellations, portcullises etc etc. [more inside]
posted by dance on Nov 14, 2016 - 3 answers

What Lego set?!?!?

Help me pick out a Lego set! [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Oct 27, 2016 - 17 answers

Looking for plans of Highclere Castle

Where can I find detailed floor plans (and/or architectural drawings) of Highclere Castle (which plays Downton Abbey on TV)? I've already spent a fair amount of time on Google, but I've only found a few blurry bits and bobs. (I'd like to create a video game level closely based on the real castle.) [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on Aug 1, 2016 - 8 answers

What's the word for placing heads on pikes as a deterrent?

Isn't there a particular word for the deterrent method of putting thieves' heads on pikes outside a village perimeter to discourage further attacks on the villagers? [more inside]
posted by scrowdid on Jun 15, 2016 - 27 answers

Getting the most out of the Magic Castle

Hola Mefi, Growing up, my Dad was a party clown and stage magician. He wasn't half-bad, either! I have a lot of fond memories of learning little sleights of hand and spoiling the trick at other kid's birthday parties (Sorry.). And while Pops doesn't really do magic anymore, he still loves the theater of it and binges on YouTube shows etc. So, I snagged us an invite to the Magic Castle next time he's in town. Since I've never been: What's it like? Best/worst things to do? Stuff to avoid? [more inside]
posted by GilloD on May 16, 2016 - 12 answers

Where in the world are truly great castles...for kids?

My daughter, who is 5, would really like to visit a castle. She's very interested in Princesses and seems fascinated that I lived in England as a kid. "Right next door to the Queen?!?" she asks. Well, not exactly. [more inside]
posted by amanda on Apr 11, 2016 - 41 answers

Wedding venues at Scottish castles?

We'd like to have a small, lovely wedding on the grounds or in the gardens of a Scottish castle. The internet leads me down a sweaty, confusing little rabbit hole. [more inside]
posted by letahl on Feb 17, 2014 - 10 answers

"Scalper" ticket source for Stirling Castle Christmas events?

My mother and I have planned a somewhat last-minute trip to Scotland and we just discovered the Carols at the Castle event at Stirling Castle on the 15th. It is, of course, wildly popular and already sold out. Where might an enterprising couple of ladies manage to find tickets from those who have purchased them but no longer want/can use them? In the US I'd look on Craigslist for something like this, but that doesn't seem to be a popular option here in the UK. Gumtree hasn't given me anything either. Any way for us to track them down, or is it a sadly lost cause?
posted by olinerd on Nov 30, 2013 - 11 answers

Where in the world is this castle?

I just accidentally deleted a much loved picture on my pinterest and despite a lot of searching, cannot find it anywhere. Does this building sound familiar? It was old, white and European and had amazing brown line drawings of architectural details painted around the doors and windows. I think it might have been a minor Swedish or German castle but everything I find when googling with those terms is a lot grander than what I'm looking for. The trompe l'oeil was almost convincing from a distance but up close it had a simple hand painted charm - there was no shading or rulers involved. I really enjoy looking at buildings with hand painted exteriors (eg. Burkina Faso houses) so if you can suggest some others for me to look at, that would be fantastic too.
posted by Wantok on Aug 10, 2013 - 7 answers

You Do Remind Me A Little of Castle.

Do I continue writing a book I've enjoyed writing and researching when it seems I've unintentionally given it the same premise as Castle? [more inside]
posted by Effigy2000 on May 29, 2013 - 16 answers

DIY Waterproof Toymaking

I want to make a floating castle for my kids to play with in the bath. How can I do this? [more inside]
posted by Doleful Creature on Feb 28, 2013 - 10 answers

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's

Help searching for old PC and Playstation 1 games? Probably about early to mid 90's [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 29, 2012 - 10 answers

Help us do Wales right.

A friend and I are planning a trip to Wales (we're both in the UK). The only thing she really wants to do is go to Snowdonia and do a bit of hiking, and the only thing I really want to do is go to Milford Haven, the town where my grandmother grew up. We also might want to visit a castle. How can we do this, without a car? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Jun 1, 2011 - 7 answers

Where was this photo of a castle on a cliff taken?

Tumblr attributions just lead me down a rabbit hole. Does anyone know where this photo was taken?
posted by timoni on May 23, 2011 - 9 answers

Looking for the bastard lovechild of your office pen holder and the Barbie Party Palace

I am looking for a pink castle-shaped pen holder. It should be suitable to hold the kind of stationary your average office worker needs. Glitter and fur a bonus. Must be from some where that delivers to the UK. [more inside]
posted by Helga-woo on May 3, 2011 - 8 answers

Sue Dawe need not apply

Trying to remember the name of an artist who does fantasy landscapes usually involving waterfalls, caves, and castles, with a touch of mystery and secrecy. [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on Jan 31, 2011 - 5 answers

Defense Strategies

Is it better to build a fort/castle on a plain or on top of mountain? [more inside]
posted by manny_calavera on Oct 4, 2010 - 16 answers

Day Trip from Barcelona

Should we take a day trip to Montserrat or Carcassonne while visiting Barcelona? [more inside]
posted by emilyv on Mar 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Castle/keep location

Anyone know where this old castle/keep is located and maybe a bit of its history?
posted by luvmywife on Mar 16, 2010 - 18 answers

Traveling inside UK from London

Will be visiting London again - in either September or October. I need to know the best (least confusing) reasonably priced way to travel to Whittington Castle in Oswestry, Shrophire - there will be 2 adults in my party.
posted by pamspanda on Jan 4, 2010 - 5 answers

Space cowboys don't wear scarves!

Does anyone recognize and know where I can buy this scarf Nathan Fillion was wearing? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Dec 1, 2009 - 6 answers

Help Me Remember These Obscure Toys

ObscureToyFilter: Help me remember a toy from my childhood. My siblings and I are remembering plastic, colored blocks and cylinders that unfolded to become characters. We recall a king and queen, almost certainly a pig, and maybe a cow. [more inside]
posted by sjuhawk31 on Sep 19, 2008 - 7 answers

Fishes upon fishes? Allegorical iconography?

What, if anything, is this picture from the comic book Castle Waiting based on? [more inside]
posted by shirobara on Jun 30, 2008 - 6 answers

Where is that?

What is this building? Castle, palace or maybe even a hotel, possibly on the Rhine or Danube. [more inside]
posted by Rash on Aug 4, 2007 - 12 answers

But mommy, I don't wanna be Martha Stewart

Help me not tidy other people's houses. [more inside]
posted by Solomon on Jun 9, 2007 - 16 answers

Final scene of

In the final scene of the novel "The Man in the High Castle" by Philip K. Dick.... [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Sep 30, 2006 - 20 answers


Why aren't there any White Castle locations on the west coast? [more inside]
posted by lain on Sep 17, 2006 - 32 answers

Affordable Ireland Accomodations

Traveling to Ireland in Sept. Will be renting a car in Dublin and seeing the countryside for a week. Any suggestions for affordable (<100 eu per person per night) castle accommodations? Recommendations on B&B's also welcome. Also, what are the must-see, non-"touristy" attractions.
posted by unccivil on Jan 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Where can I find episodes of Takeshi's Castle?

Where can I find episodes of Takeshi's Castle? [more inside]
posted by WinnipegDragon on Dec 15, 2005 - 4 answers

Looking for "Castle" computer game

Many years ago (late eighties/early nineties), I used to play a delightful DOS-based RPG on my father's Olivetti computer. It was simply called "Castle" and involved a quest through an ASCII-rendered castle -- fighting demons and ogres, acquiring inventory, and so forth. The Olivetti went to its final rest around 1996, but this computer game was, for me, just as entertaining as anything on the market today. Is anyone out there familiar with this game? Could anyone suggest where I could find a copy? Unsurprisingly, Googling "castle" doesn't seem to get me very far, and I'm not sure where else to begin.
posted by alsorises on Jul 31, 2005 - 9 answers

I can't find the title of a movie I saw as a kid in the 80s

As a web developer I can usually find what I want on the Internet. This however, has stumped me for over five years. Please help me find any info about this movie. I saw it in the 80s, possibly the early 90s. For the amount of detail I recall about the movie, I can't believe I've never found anything on the net. The description follows: [more inside]
posted by pelletierm on Mar 23, 2005 - 9 answers

Dark Castle

Did anyone used to play Dark Castle on the old Macs? I spent a lot of my childhood playing it... and I'm thirsting for more. Now I have a PC - does anyone know of a way for me to find it online? Or elsewhere?
posted by ORthey on Feb 25, 2005 - 17 answers

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