Need help i.d.ing the most likely name for a bird I saw in Singapore, on Sentosa Island. Unfortunately, I have no pics. [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog
on Jun 29, 2014 -
I take everything seriously and overthink every last thing.
How can I lighten the f- up?
[Long, drawn out, unfun, over-thought more inside.] [more inside]
posted by Gucky
on Jun 24, 2014 -
A definite long shot, but I'm looking for the names of two of my favourite children's books from the '80's, these are picture books that were read to me about 25 years ago, and I'd love to find them for nostalgia's sake but also to read to my own children.
The first was about a little boy who follows a clown into his television, I think maybe at the boy's bedtime.
The second was about a boy and a monkey who go on adventures together, maybe to space, and I think there were trap doors or other neat ways of traveling. The illustrator of the book included these great doodles and tiny squiggles on every page (within the pictures not all over the text), and that's what I remember most, the great illustrations that were really intricate.
posted by lafemma
on Mar 4, 2014 -
A few days ago, as I drove down I-69, I saw two semi trucks heading in the opposite direction. Each transported a long, narrow metal object. I would estimate each object was the length of three semi truck trailers. It mostly resembled a knife blade in color and shape - something like a chef's slicing blade. It seemed to look serrated toward what would resemble the tip of the knife. What the heck were they transporting?
posted by rikhei
on Feb 28, 2014 -
Is this a polka dot plant? I need to know in case Mr. Muffin decides to munch on it (details and links to pics inside) [more inside]
posted by Calzephyr
on Nov 18, 2013 -
Two late night, basic cable TV/movie scenes, one involving death in front of children, and the other depicting the death of a child. Morbid details inside. [more inside]
posted by jpolorolu
on Jul 29, 2013 -
Super Hard TV/Movie ID: I am trying to ID an animated film/tv show I saw in the 70s. I recall it having an anime look, like Speed Racer or Star Blazers, but I am reasonably certain it wasn't either of these. [more inside]
posted by evilcupcakes
on Jun 20, 2013 -
What type of tree is this
? I'm sure it's quite common, as they're found all over Chicago. There were no old leaves on the ground nearby, and I'm useless at identifying leafless deciduous trees unless they're white and peeling. Thanks.
posted by heyho
on Apr 24, 2013 -
I was just going over our flight info-my husband and I and our two adult daughters are flying out to Texas to my son's wedding. I just noticed that our travel agent used my younger daughter's maiden name instead of her married name (she is separated but not divorced.) The travel agent is calling me back in a bit but how screwed are we? [more inside]
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies
on Jan 8, 2013 -
I'm flying next week. My only forms of photo ID are a temporary driver's license and an expired passport. Will the TSA accept these? If I have to go through additional screening, what should I expect? [more inside]
posted by Metroid Baby
on Nov 15, 2012 -
Help me ID this disco font
please? It's from an old flyer I'm trying to restore, the thin lines + jpg artifacts are stumping all the auto font identifiers out there. Thanks!
posted by Tom-B
on Sep 5, 2012 -
Song ID help: spacey, dreampop, female vocalist(s), with the refrain 'memories of Atlantic blue.' [more inside]
posted by googly
on Aug 20, 2012 -
(of what looks like a pile of cargo ships in the water) is doing the email rounds as "a ship that ships ships". What is it?
posted by kreestar
on Jul 26, 2012 -
Can you help identify tracks/artists in this ambient-downtempo mix from the early 2000s? Samples inside! [more inside]
posted by prinado
on Oct 13, 2011 -
Do very young children (she's 20 months) need--as in absolutely required, not simply 'discretionary,' 'recommended,' or 'helpful'--any sort of identification in order to board a domestic U.S. flight and fly in a parent's lap? [more inside]
posted by resurrexit
on Aug 31, 2011 -
Looking for an identification of this dialogue: "Is that cool?" "Yes. That's extremely cool." [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Please help me identify these seeds/pods found outside the Cité des Sciences & l'Industrie museum in Paris, France. There are a bunch of trees there and I'd like to know what kind they are. Seed pods closed
and opened up
. I also found a photo of the trees in bloom here
posted by bjrn
on Aug 8, 2011 -
Half-remembered board game ID question: In the mid-'90s, my family was visiting some friends who owned a strange board game involving evolution, species, a hexagonal grid, and lots and lots of dice. What was it? [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on May 23, 2011 -
Can you identify this
(seemingly) misidentified piece of electronic music? It's supposedly by Marumari and is called "Kid Icarus Fight", but I am pretty sure that's incorrect... [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y
on Apr 19, 2011 -
I took a picture and posted it on my site as a desktop wallapaper. I would like to title the image with the appropriate name of the tree — it was taken at Chicago Botanic Garden. Can someone identify this type of tree?
the image is here
posted by denaps
on Apr 7, 2011 -
Some websites I use log me in automatically (Facebook) with full access to the site. Some automatically log me on, but require PW confirmation if I want to do something that may potentially compromise my security (LinkedIn, Amazon). Some websites demand a login each time I access the page (banking/trading sites; some of which save my login ID, none of which save my PW).I know precious little about this stuff. Cookies, is it? [more inside]
posted by holterbarbour
on Mar 30, 2011 -
I saw this mysterious item on a kayaking trip in Ten Thousand Islands in January.
I can't even tell if it's plant or animal or what. . .
This has been bugging me for a while, thought I'd try here.
For reference, according to my memory this object is about 8-10" long.
Any clues are appreciated! [more inside]
posted by abirdinthehand
on Sep 21, 2010 -
Please help me find a song played before the Pavement concert in St. Paul last night! Byrdsy jangle pop with a chorus of "See you tonight" repeated. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory
on Sep 13, 2010 -
I've been trying in vain to ID this deep house track that features the following lyrics: "There ain't no pill that can fill this need" and "Somebody call the doctor" (there's more to it, but this is what I can remember). It was played at Panorama Bar, Berghain, by Kiki at around 11am or so last Sunday morning. [more inside]
posted by LMGM
on Aug 23, 2010 -