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 -
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 -
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 -
What is the best treatment for dark circles under the eyes specifically for southasian skin type?
posted by page123
on Sep 13, 2009 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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?
posted by butterball
on Oct 20, 2005 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -