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What might one see hiking in the woods at night that looks like glowing eyes?

What might one see hiking in the woods at night that looks like glowing eyes? [more inside]
posted by weston on Oct 31, 2009 - 25 answers

I want him to know I can relate to his dark side but how to bring it up after the fact?

How do I properly initiate contact with a person who dumped me because he thought I may not sexually accept the way he is? How can I let him know that I'm the same way too? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 14, 2009 - 13 answers

I'm too old for this $#!&

My bedroom creeps me the #%^* out. What can I do to alleviate my (somewhat) irrational fears? (hacks, consumer products, etc.) [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Sep 30, 2009 - 47 answers

You're one of us now! You don't belong to them anymore. Accept your fate!

Can anyone recommend some good books, TV shows, movies, or video games about people who battle it out with literal inner demons? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 28, 2009 - 35 answers

Dark circles under the eyes

What is the best treatment for dark circles under the eyes specifically for southasian skin type?
posted by page123 on Sep 13, 2009 - 10 answers

Shooting video in the dark on a budget

Please help me prepare for taking video in the dark next month! I know very little about taking video and I need help preparing for an event where I won't have any second chances for re-shooting. [more inside]
posted by segatakai on Apr 18, 2009 - 4 answers

HOW IMAXED THE WATCHMEN IS

Has anyone seen both the IMAX and general-release versions of Watchmen? -> [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Mar 10, 2009 - 6 answers

Don't let my jeans go light on me.

Can you recommend a brand of jeans that doesn't fade (or fades relatively slowly)? I'd also appreciate any tips you have to maintain color. [more inside]
posted by simplethings on Feb 12, 2009 - 24 answers

Rough sounding European folk music?

Help me identify this band I heard. Hungarian / Russian / Czech / Other Easter European folk orchestra? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Jan 29, 2009 - 20 answers

Give us a soundtrack for our walk away from the apocalypse

I am looking for songs that call to mind (music-wise, rather than lyrics-wise) the rather specific feeling of walking or driving away from a great disaster that has left one greatly scarred, but alive: Post-apocalyptic victory songs. [more inside]
posted by millipede on Dec 2, 2008 - 41 answers

Utah after dark

My husband is going to be staying in Provo, Utah, next week for work (visiting from New Zealand). He's busy during the day. What are the highlights for dinner food and things-to-see-at-night? He has a rental car. [more inside]
posted by slightlybewildered on Oct 31, 2008 - 9 answers

True or false: blonde hair will regrow darker if plucked?

True or false: blonde hair will regrow darker if plucked? [more inside]
posted by Ampa on Jun 28, 2008 - 11 answers

Where can I take a vacation for epic stargazing?

Where can I go for the awesomest stargazing possible? [more inside]
posted by BuddhaInABucket on Mar 2, 2008 - 39 answers

What else sounds like the Quake soundtrack?

I'm looking for music similar to the Quake 1 soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by Black Spring on Jan 29, 2008 - 13 answers

So SAD. Illuminate me.

I've been aware of a tendency toward winter blues for many years, but this winter is really kicking my ass already. I think I'm ready to look into a little treatment, and I'd like some advice. Yep, I've read all of the previous AskMes on this. [more inside]
posted by desuetude on Dec 19, 2007 - 19 answers

Shot in the dark about "Shot in the Dark"

Where are all of these covers of Henry Mancini's "Shot in the Dark" coming from, and where can I get them? [more inside]
posted by sandra_s on Oct 7, 2007 - 3 answers

Dark skies in western Washington

Where can I find some truly dark skies in western Washington state? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF on Aug 30, 2007 - 11 answers

Andreana Weiner: recent-ish pictures plz?

Can you find me some more recent pictures of Andreana Weiner, an American actress, other than from the ST:TNG s07e07 "Dark Page" with which co-stars a young Kirsten Dunst? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jun 24, 2007 - 1 answer

dark chocolate gift ideas

A special lady in my life has an insatiable lust for all things dark chocolate. What outrageous dark chocolate related present can I get for her? [more inside]
posted by null terminated on Oct 24, 2006 - 30 answers

Effects of solar eclipse spanning decades?

Any ideas on the effects of a prolonged solar eclipse, say 10-30 years? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on Oct 7, 2006 - 43 answers

Scared of the Dark

Two part question. I'm afraid of the dark. When I go to sleep I either leave the TV going, or the door open and a nearby light on. If I don't do this then I lie in the dark and watch shadows move, I'm on edge, and I lay awake for hours. This would be fine if I was 8, but I'm nearly 30. Am I the only adult in the world with this phobia? I'm planning to travel soon and will be staying in places that don't have a regular electricity supply, so I'll need to be comfortable in the dark.
posted by cornflake on Jul 14, 2006 - 34 answers

Catseyes

How quickly do other animals react to changes in light, and why are we so slow by comparison? [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Jun 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Do children see darkness as "blacker" than adults?

Do children see darkness as "blacker" than adults? [more inside]
posted by Bugbread on Apr 9, 2006 - 21 answers

Why Does Burned Coffee Rule?

Why does (what is the psychology of) Starbucks thrive(ing) selling coffee that, it would seem, most people find less than ideal? [more inside]
posted by ParisParamus on Mar 10, 2006 - 80 answers

trying to remember a childrens book i once read

Does anyone remember a childrens book about a place where its dark all the time except for one day a year when the sun comes out? In the story the little gets locked in a closet by other kids on the one day of sun? thanks!
posted by butterball on Oct 20, 2005 - 21 answers

Can you help me find these paintings?

I'm trying to find some artwork that I believe was posted to the front page a while back. The best description I can give is that it was paintings of various animals (mostly bunnies and bears) in odd situations including, but not limited to self-mutilation. [more inside]
posted by nTeleKy on Jul 6, 2005 - 6 answers

Bats ... they were like bats

Trying to remember the name(s) of a series of books I read, ooh, 10-15 years ago (ouch). Scifi/fantasy genre, female author. Susan something? Anyhoo, there were these big fortresses, and it was completely dark inside and all the people hid inside them while the big flappy things ruled the land outside. Your typical three-volume fallen from grace to rise again with the strength of our courage and sweat of our brows kind of thing, but (with a precious few moments) set entirely in these dark fortresses. [more inside]
posted by 5MeoCMP on May 15, 2005 - 8 answers

Blacklight and Beemers

A while ago, BMW started playing with UV / blacklight bulbs in its cars. What happened? [possibly UK-centric question] [more inside]
posted by twine42 on Apr 1, 2005 - 8 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

Not-Lame Country Music

Not-Lame Country Music: I understand that some Alice in Chains, Nirvana, etc. , songs have a strong "country" flavor, deep guitars, slow vocals, tons of mood, while still rocking. I know nothing about country music, and most of what I've heard doesn't do it for me. What dark, slow and moody Country music would you recommend?
posted by signal on Jan 19, 2005 - 60 answers

Why do porous objects appear darker when wet?

Why do porous objects (wood, textile, hair, etc) appear darker when wet then when dry? A googling gave me this ("surface reflection and refraction"), but that doesn't sound entirely reasonable, as it merely talks of light being scattered, but the light in question is already diffuse. This also gives some suggestions, but nothing conclusive. Any chem/physics MeFiers know this?
posted by fvw on Dec 12, 2003 - 7 answers

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