Horticurious: Please help me identify this plant that was growing among the catnip. [more inside]
posted by aparrish
on Sep 15, 2012 -
Help me identify some sights I saw on a recent Nevada / Utah road trip (antennas, houses, earthworks). [more inside]
posted by circular
on Aug 8, 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 me identify this tree? I tried to key it out but ran into the limits of my tree vocabulary. It's in Burnet Woods in Cincinnati and you can view photos of the tree
, the leaves
(which are alternate and barely serrated), the bark
, and the fruit
posted by toodleydoodley
on Jul 24, 2012 -
What kind of bag is this
? If I had to ask whether a shop had one in stock, what would I ask for? I first thought "messenger bag", but google pics show another style. Maybe a subspecies of the same thing?
posted by kreestar
on Jul 11, 2012 -
[Asking for a friend]: There is some sci-fi book I read at some point which I think was famous enough to be known by lots of folks in which the term "to scree" or "to skry" (or something very similar) was used to see the contents of people's minds (?) or the future (?). Help. Whats the actual term? And, what is the book and or series and or author?
posted by googly
on Jun 28, 2012 -
What command line tool should I be looking at for this slightly-intelligent batch image processing task? [more inside]
posted by brightghost
on Jun 27, 2012 -
I just saw a very odd aircraft -- a twin-engine passenger jet with an odd protrusion from the top front, taking off from Phoenix Sky Harbor. Any idea what it might be? [more inside]
posted by Alterscape
on Jun 1, 2012 -
Quick music ID question: What is the original hip hop track that this beat
is from? Also for bonus points, what's the sample from originally?
posted by cloeburner
on Apr 3, 2012 -
Plant Identification Filter: All sources say "elephant ear plant", but we're not entirely sure that's it. [more inside]
posted by sunshinesky
on Mar 30, 2012 -
Can anyone identify this
font? From the documentary on Henry Darger, "In the Realms of the Unreal." [more inside]
posted by fray
on Mar 3, 2012 -
I've got a lot of stuff. People like to borrow my stuff. And they sometimes forget whose stuff it is and I never get it back!
I had an idea to custom print my name, email, and phone number on narrow tape (perhaps vinyl based, similar to electrician's tape). Then, I can affix this tape to things that I loan out so that they're easily tracked back to me.
I tried looking around at various shops online, but the options are overwhelming, and they seem to be geared toward packing tape and business applications. All I need is one or two narrow rolls, not an entire box of the stuff! Has anyone done anything like this that can share some of your expertise with me?
posted by rinogo
on Jan 31, 2012 -
Can you help me identify what foreign dignitary, or royal family member with loads of secret service detail, I saw at Target today? [more inside]
posted by raztaj
on Jan 27, 2012 -
What is the song I've heard with lyric "Dylan is my inspiration", and repeating the word "Dylan"? [more inside]
posted by Perplexity
on Jan 12, 2012 -
I'm cleaning out my storage, and wanted to find out whether two objects are worth keeping / selling: A nautical insurance policy from Sept. 21, 1802 (front
), and a B&W photograph, on a 14"x20" piece of Kodak paper, of Mt. Saint Helens erupting, photographer unknown (photo
). More details inside. [more inside]
posted by markkraft
on Dec 26, 2011 -