I want boring music to listen to. Not even elevator music: hallway music. Dull, faceless corridor music. Cheesy, soothing, soft. Commercial music, the kind of music that men in the 1970s thought would induce people to feel groovy and buy stuff. The music that plays in Animal Crossing while you get your haircut. Ceefax music
. Music you'd hear in an old Mad Men episode. Music that just sits there and doopey-doops while I concentrate and get important stuff done.
posted by glhaynes
on Aug 23, 2014 -
Looking for a short story, in which an elevator figured prominently, used to demonstrate literary irony in a gifted-talented/advanced placement middle school class. [more inside]
posted by crush-onastick
on Jul 19, 2013 -
What should I say when people ask me "what's new?" when nothing is really new...? usually takes place in an elevator or lunch line.
posted by Jason and Laszlo
on Mar 23, 2011 -
I vaguely recall a scene from a movie where an apartment building raises and lowers to let people off/on at the ground floor. I'm thinking it was a comedy. Does anyone know what movie this was in?
posted by itchylick
on Feb 18, 2011 -
Looking for a picture of an Italian elevator button panel that has the 17th floor / number 17 omitted. [more inside]
posted by querty
on Oct 25, 2010 -
If a building (in New York City) is listed as being accessible for disabled people, are you allowed to ask them if they're disabled before letting them use the elevator and deny them access to it if they say they're not? (I know this sounds offensive. It offends me. Please read the rest before judging. Thanks.) [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Oct 23, 2010 -
[Posting for a friend] What is the value, monthly, of having elevator access to a fourth-floor residence? [more inside]
posted by smich
on Apr 20, 2009 -
[Irritating-mystery filter] Of magical elevators, murder mysteries, Kenwood mixers and time travel: please help me identify this tv programme I watched once as a child! [more inside]
posted by badmoonrising
on Oct 13, 2008 -
I dropped my keys down the elevator in my apartment building. Is there any way I can retrieve them? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Aug 10, 2008 -
Italian Elevator Use Filter: Why do the Italians living in my building always press the down button on the elevator when they want to go up? [more inside]
posted by sdsparks
on Aug 4, 2008 -
I was at Water Tower Place mall in Chicago last weekend, watching the glass elevators go up and down. And then I wondered... where are the counterweights? [more inside]
posted by sbutler
on Jul 25, 2007 -
I've got a friend who works in a Univ. of Pennsylvania building with ongoing broken-elevator problems. I suspect the state of them is a legal no-no; how to go about filing complaints to straighten them out? [more inside]
posted by Drastic
on Feb 9, 2007 -
Why does standing in front of an elevator give me weird vertigo? It's as though the floor were moving up and down slightly. Is it just my brain anticipating the elevator motion and landing? Or am I sensing vibrations in the floor? Or some sort of air pressure thing? Or something about a vertical line dominating my field of vision? It is really dizzying and odd. Am I insane?
posted by unknowncommand
on Jan 4, 2007 -
I am currently renting a home that has an installed elevator built by American Crescent, that spans three floors. It appears to be 'jammed'... [more inside]
posted by docpops
on Jul 16, 2006 -
Name that ubiquitous, cheesy elevator music:
duuuuummmm....dedeee da duuuuummmmm....
de deeee da DUUuuuummmmm da Dooo.....
...da de DUUmmmmm da doooo.... da de duuummmm [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Feb 4, 2005 -
We just bought a condo in a 4 story apartment. The one downside is that it shares a wall with the elevator, and it makes quite a loud noise when it brakes (stopping at a floor), but not when it's in motion.
What would be the best solution? Is there one? Is it too costly to buy whatever part is needed to quiet that elevator and have a elevator professional fix it? As we are new, I'm loathe to ask the strata to impose a levy (also because it's probably only a problem for the 3 other people who share a wall with the lift).
posted by eurasian
on Dec 2, 2004 -
How many of you frequently talk to yourself? Why do you do it? Do you do it more when you're completely alone or do you do it when people are around? Are you halfway talking to yourself and halfway talking to the other people? [more inside.] [more inside]
posted by grumblebee
on Dec 22, 2003 -