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Dead vermin, trash not getting picked up for a week?

I found a dead rat today, and the trash had literally been picked up hours before. So now I'm going to have a (double bagged, disgusting vermin) sitting in my trash can for a week while the temperatures get well into the "make dead things smell very very dead" levels. Is there anything I can do to stop my trash cans from smelling like death for weeks?
posted by aspo on Mar 29, 2016 - 17 answers

Is this guy dead? And what is the symbolism of the odd items behind him?

A picture from 1807 in Germany shows what could be a dead guy against a brick wall underneath iron rings and some kind of wreath or animal tail. What is the explanation for this? [more inside]
posted by stst399 on Feb 8, 2016 - 9 answers

Will a dead rat make my friend sicker?

Will my sick friend get even more sick by living with a dead rat smell? [more inside]
posted by raisingsand on Jan 29, 2016 - 5 answers

What animal is tis desiccated carcass?

A friend snapped this photo and is wondering what it is. [more inside]
posted by BeaverTerror on Jan 6, 2016 - 12 answers

How to block dead rat stench from coming up through my vents?

Our downstairs neighbours are using poison to combat a rat problem. Our bathroom already smells putrid from a dead rat somewhere in the vicinity of the relevant air duct. While the rats rot downstairs, can I block off the vents in my apartment to try to reduce the odour? If so, how can I do this safely, cheaply, and effectively? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Nov 18, 2015 - 15 answers

What phone and plan do I want?

The iPhone (2010-2015, RIP) in my pocket has finally perished and I have to look for a replacement. I am in southern Ontario and have been dealing with Fido mostly problem-free for fifteen years, but I am open to other suggestions. I am all over Canada frequently for work so coverage, it is a thing. Data is less important - my current plan has the lowest possible amount and I think I have exceeded the cap two or three times in five years. [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Sep 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Lynch and Herzog—in book form

Looking for Lynchian and Herzogian books and authors. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Oct 17, 2014 - 18 answers

Pixel light, pixel bright...ah me.

We've owned a largish Mistubishi HD TV, for five or six years. The only issues we've had were two: the lamp had to be replaced, and then the set began to shut down a few minutes after we fired it up. We wait until the little green light stopped flashing then fire it up again, and it works just fine. We do this procedure pretty much every time we turn the set on. But that's not my main problem now. [more inside]
posted by mule98J on Jul 30, 2014 - 3 answers

How to bring blueberry bushes back to life?

I got a pair of blueberry bushes recently. They were potted and intended for ground planting, but I was unable to plant them. I was out of town for a week and a half and they went about that long with little or no water. When I returned, the leaves were brown and crispy and the soil was bone-dry. I put them in the ground and watered them copiously every day, but it's been a few days and they seem no better. Is there anything I can do to revive them, or am I out of luck?
posted by Slinga on Jul 24, 2014 - 3 answers

Games like Don't Starve and the Walking Dead

I'm looking for easy-to-control but sophisticated games with a distinctly spooky sensibility. [more inside]
posted by pretentious illiterate on May 5, 2014 - 16 answers

Find photos of those killed in Ukraine's Maidan protests?

Does anyone know where I can find individual photos of those people who have died during the recent protests on the Maidan in Kyiv, Ukraine? [more inside]
posted by Kabanos on Feb 28, 2014 - 2 answers

Dead Screen, touch works on Droid. Creative repurposement?

So walking the dogs the other day, Lady zigged while I was trying to text, and my leash hand punched my texting hand, and the phone broke the screen (but not touch sensing). I got a replacement phone (I was due for an upgrade) but it seems ridiculous to have this hardware lying dormant due to one component being borked. [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Feb 15, 2014 - 6 answers

Gardenfilter: please help me save this plant!

I have had this plant for 12 years, I am attached to it. I don't know what kind of a plant it is, but it is in rough shape. [more inside]
posted by ibakecake on Jan 17, 2014 - 14 answers

Can you sue a dead person for libel or slander?

I am writing a novel (and hoping to publish it under a pseudonym), and I was hoping Metafilter's legal experts could provide some guidance: can you sue a dead person for slander and/or libel? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 12, 2013 - 10 answers

Is my Macbook dead?

Without any warning, my Macbook froze and now won't boot. I'm trying to determine whether it's fixable or a total loss. (Technical details inside.) [more inside]
posted by Kadin2048 on Oct 4, 2013 - 11 answers

Subwoofer appears dead but who is to blame?

About a week ago, the subwoofer attached to my Onkyo SR304 receiver made ominous popping sounds even when its audio input signal was removed. First time in 5 years. Now it makes no sounds, but the little green light on the front comes on and the fuse appears okay. Do you think the subwoofer died a natural death, or was foul play involved?---for example, do you think some kind of grounding problem caused its demise?
posted by Napoleonic Terrier on Sep 30, 2013 - 4 answers

How to get your information from a dead web service

Way back in 2008, I started logging my son's milestones and growth on totspot.com, which mysterious closed earlier this year. (Here's their defunct Facebook page). I'd like to get that information back. How does one effectively contact a dead website?
posted by k8t on Sep 15, 2013 - 7 answers

I'd rather not be our block's roach coroner forever.

For years, my Brooklyn apartment never had a single roach. Now I'm finding huge, dead waterbug roaches all over. Why? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Aug 10, 2013 - 12 answers

Dell Vostro 1400: Battery not being recognized. Possible culprits?

Is it even possible to replace the component that will allow my battery to be recognized again? [more inside]
posted by lizarrd on Jun 17, 2013 - 2 answers

Name that movie - thriller about man goes into past

I'm trying to think of a movie where a man is having an affair with another woman. During one of the encounters while he should be watching his child, the child accidentally dies I think by falling into a pool. After feeling grieved, he goes through some sort of cave in a park and goes back in time and can make things right again. Apparently, there's something weird about the new neighborhood he's in (spoilers so I won't say more). Anybody know what the movie is called?!
posted by jamnbread on Apr 13, 2013 - 2 answers

How to sell a valuable Grateful Dead poster?

An elderly family friend has an original poster (known as BG074) and program from the 1967 Jefferson Airplane and Grateful Dead concert at the O'Keefe Centre in Toronto. He is interested in selling the poster and program, and I've offered to help out. According to Wolfgang's Vault, "BG074 is among the rarest of posters. There are hard to verify stories that the original cache of posters was confiscated at the Canadian border by border patrol, but whether the posters were seized or simply put away by contented Canadians, this summer concert made a big impression." Accordingly, I've seen auctions and online memorabilia stores listing this poster in the $5,000 and up range, and the program for close to $1,000. What is the best way to authenticate and sell these items? I contacted Wolfgang's Vault but they don't normally purchase individual items, and the art dealers I've been in touch with don't deal with rock memorabilia. Is there a Sotheby's of rock? Is eBay even worth considering?
posted by Paid In Full on Jun 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Did I just get worms?

After eating lunch at a friends house today I was shocked to see that his dog was chewing on a fleshy dear head found in the woods. Now I'm worried that I could have contracted worms from the dog if it had been chewing on the head before it licked my hand when I arrived. Is there anything I can do early on to prevent infection? I don't want worms in my stomach, brain, or anywhere else!
posted by davidriley on Apr 4, 2012 - 13 answers

Would I really want CPR?

How long would I have to be dead (not breathing, whatever) before I would not want to be resuscitated with CPR? [more inside]
posted by feelinggood on Dec 11, 2011 - 18 answers

Halloween make-up for black skin?

My African-American son has darkish brown skin, say, like Eddie Murphy or Will Smith. For Halloween, he wants to be a dead soccer player, not exactly a zombie, though. How do I do this? [more inside]
posted by bluedaisy on Oct 30, 2011 - 8 answers

Name this movie about the dead returning to their lives — not zombies!

Can anyone tell me the name of the Scandinavian movie that has people’s deceased friends and relatives returning from the dead? Only they’re not zombies — they look rather well, in fact — and seem rather confused about why and how they’ve managed to return. They try to go on with their lives, taking jobs, resuming family duties… but strains appear, and social tensions. Plus, they just *aren’t* quite the same as they were before. [more inside]
posted by scamper on Sep 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Fried motherboard frying psu's?

Is my motherboard fried, and frying power supplies? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker on Aug 26, 2011 - 13 answers

Why are there constantly dead pigeons on one particular street in my city?

Why are there constantly dead pigeons on one particular street in my city? [more inside]
posted by coondognd on Jul 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Can this apple tree be saved?

A 5 foot tall tree I planted last year looks almost dead (leaves are dried up) but there are two foot tall healthy shoots coming out of the base of the tree (at ground level). Now what? [more inside]
posted by cda on Jul 9, 2011 - 7 answers

Need to figure out a replacement/alternative for my 12" Powerbook

Need to figure out a replacement/alternative for my 12" Powerbook. Any suggestions? [more inside]
posted by epiphinite on Jul 2, 2011 - 31 answers

I want to see a dead body.

I'm working as a producer in New York on a mid-scale documentary that is exploring the way we as a culture relate to death. I was having breakfast this morning with the director when we both realised that neither of us has actually ever been in a room with a dead body. Now, I realise that this is an incredibly odd question, but I'm really not sure how to go about arranging it. We would like to see a dead body before it has been attended by funeral directors and if possible to film our reactions to it while in the room, but more importantly have the experience of seeing one and filming our expectations and reactions. I'm assuming I can't just ring up the NYC morgue and ask. Anyone have any ideas about the best and most respectful way to do this?
posted by rudhraigh on May 13, 2011 - 18 answers

Oh god, why is there a dead deer under my deck?

There is a dead deer under my deck. Who do I call to get rid of it? [more inside]
posted by tylerkaraszewski on Apr 15, 2011 - 9 answers

Schrodinger's Actor

Dead actors and alternate universes? Does anyone remember this? Folks recall reading death notices of actors, who then turn out not to be dead, and people use this as (somewhat facetiously) an indication of parallel universes? I'm thinking of Robert Duvall in the Apostle, but I'm sure that there's other canonical examples as well.
posted by leotrotsky on Apr 12, 2011 - 12 answers

What to do about a possibly dead dog?

A family I know of, but do not know personally, has been looking for their lost dog for two months. Today on my way to work, I saw a deceased dog on the side of the expressway that matches the general description of the lost dog. What do I do next? [more inside]
posted by SuperSquirrel on Feb 17, 2011 - 15 answers

Things to do in Denver when your Hard Drive is Dead

What would cause a 320Gb hard drive to report as 2.2Tb? [more inside]
posted by unSane on Jan 31, 2011 - 9 answers

Trencreek, Trengoff, and Trenwith. But not Trendle.

I'm looking for lists of extinct surnames - family names that have fallen out of use entirely, on a global scale. I'm particularly interested in surnames of Anglo-Saxon/Brittanic origin, but would welcome resources from other backgrounds as well. [more inside]
posted by dorothy humbird on Jan 14, 2011 - 9 answers

What's up with birds falling out of the sky?

Why are birds falling out of the sky? [more inside]
posted by abirae on Jan 5, 2011 - 38 answers

Does a hit tooth almost always die?

I fell on my face ice skating two days ago and hit one of my upper front teeth directly on the ice. I've read plenty about teeth dying after trauma. Is this usually the case? [more inside]
posted by i_love_squirrels on Dec 21, 2010 - 15 answers

Droid dead screen help?

My Motorola Droid's screen is dead. The touch, power, sound still work but I can't see anything. Where in NYC can I go to have this fixed? [more inside]
posted by rmless on Dec 9, 2010 - 2 answers

Obscure Authors, Later Famous?

Who are now-famous authors who died while they were still obscure? [more inside]
posted by estlin on Oct 28, 2010 - 42 answers

What's wrong with my Red Dead Redemption disc?

What's wrong with my Red Dead Redemption disc [PS3]? [more inside]
posted by austere on Sep 12, 2010 - 10 answers

Grass, the natural prey of the miniature poodle.

We had a new grass lawn put in at the start of the year. Before long, it had developed yellow spots: pic 1, pic 2. A suspect has been brought in for questioning. She did not confess, only licking the detective on advise of counsel. Two questions: 1) Is she likely the real culprit? 2) What remedies are available? If it is her, I'd like to note that the whole point of the lawn was so that she could do her business out there. We'll get her a potty pad and encourage her not to go on the grass, but I'm doubtful that she'll always go where we want. [more inside]
posted by jewzilla on Aug 1, 2010 - 10 answers

Planning ahead for a pet's passing

I want to plans to deal with the eventual death of my pets. They're healthy and happy but I know small animals don't live too long, and I'd like to know what to do before I lose them. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 9, 2010 - 13 answers

How can we deal with the dead-animal smell?

Something (probably a lizard) has died in a pipe behind a wall, and it's stinking up our house. It's bad and it seems to be getting worse. What can we do? [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop on Jun 25, 2010 - 8 answers

Quotations about Advice and the Dead

What are some good quotations involving the phrase "the dead" or the word "advice?" [more inside]
posted by avoision on Jun 19, 2010 - 11 answers

Voices Underground

Is there any resource for finding specific phrases or types of phrase in dead and/or archaic languages? [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Jun 17, 2010 - 1 answer

Flooded trees in New England?

I'm looking for flooded woods in New England. I want to film something in a place where dead trees are coming up from the water. I see this frequently along the highway, and it's probably caused by reshaping the land to build the roads. Does anyone know of any parks in New England where this or something similar is happening?
posted by davidriley on Jun 11, 2010 - 9 answers

put me out of my cell phone misery

Boston Cell Phone Filter: Please help me with this seemingly simple cell phone decision. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

There will always be a moon over Marin?

I've always wondered about the lyrics to the Dead Kennedys' song "Moon Over Marin". It seems like one would have had to have lived in California in the late 70s-early 80s to get all the references in the song, so I'm hoping someone who did can explain them. [more inside]
posted by DecemberBoy on Mar 29, 2010 - 17 answers

Dead or alive?

Is this tree gonna die? [more inside]
posted by fixedgear on Mar 28, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me backup v3t contacts with a dead display

Motorola Razr V3t Owners: Help walk me through the button presses necessary to change my USB settings for use with Motorola Phone Tools since my screen died and I can't see my menus. [more inside]
posted by Elminster24 on Feb 25, 2010 - 4 answers

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