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I'm a boring person and I want boring music to go with my life.

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 - 55 answers

Isn't it Ironic?

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 - 3 answers

if it's going to be broken, it may as well be funny.

What creative poster/thing could I put inside the empty phone box in my elevator? [more inside]
posted by R a c h e l on May 14, 2013 - 35 answers

Can't Stop the Muzak

Where can I find some horrible, soul-deadening instrumental music like that heard on "Between Two Ferns" (link to Funny or Die video)?
posted by El Sabor Asiatico on Mar 22, 2012 - 4 answers

How much does an elevator cost?

How much would it cost to install an elevator in a five-story commercial building? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Jun 27, 2011 - 14 answers

Weird moving elevator buttons, why so blue?

Why do the elevator buttons seem to be moving? My eyes deceive me! [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte on Apr 24, 2011 - 6 answers

nothing new under the sun

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 - 45 answers

What movie is this from?

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 - 4 answers

Where's the seventeenth floor?

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 - 3 answers

Can you walk? You can? Then get out of the damn elevator!

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 - 41 answers

Where can I find prints of these Miles Davis/Jeanne Moreau photos?

Where can I find a good print of any of these photos of Miles Davis and Jeanne Moreau? [more inside]
posted by 6and12 on Apr 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Value of elevator access in four-story building

[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 - 5 answers

What is this tv programme I watched as a child?

[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 - 8 answers

a ride to to the moon?

Where are all the novelty science education elevators? [more inside]
posted by buttercup on Sep 7, 2008 - 1 answer

grab keys

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 - 17 answers

Italian Elevator Use Filter

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 - 23 answers

Where do they hide the counterweights?

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 - 13 answers

STOP, in the name of a heated discussion!

Can you really push the "stop elevator" button without getting in trouble? [more inside]
posted by nervestaple on Feb 12, 2007 - 21 answers

Perpetually semi-broken elevators & PA building codes

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 - 15 answers

Why does standing in front of an elevator give me vertigo?

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 - 16 answers

elevator malfunction

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 - 6 answers

Moral Nitpicking

What's worse, manners wise? (Elevator behavior / Train behavior) [more inside]
posted by prettyboyfloyd on Dec 17, 2005 - 54 answers

Name that ubiquitous, cheesy elevator music.

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 - 34 answers

Elevator noise in our condo

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 - 17 answers

Interior monologue, externalized.

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 - 28 answers

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