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Will they let her on the plane?

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 - 30 answers

Antique Tool identification assistance requested

I have a Challenge to all antique hand tool buffs. I'd really appreciate knowing what this tool is and what it was used for... The tool consists of a brass piece mounted to a wooden handle. The tool measures 6 3/4 " in total length. At the high point of the brass forefront, it is 1 15/16 ". The brass piece is 1 5/8 " wide. It has a tool stamp of 'IDEAL TOOL COMPANY' in raised letters on the reverse side of the upright brass fixture. I could not find anything like it on the Ideal Tool Company Antique website... I would greatly appreciate your expert opinions as to what it is and was used to accomplish. Thank you for your professional and generous offer to identify this hand tool piece !
posted by Jim Young on Jan 6, 2013 - 8 answers

help a textbook taught me something relevant and amusing once

I'm looking for an essay I read in a textbook. This would've been in the late 90s and it was a middle school Literature textbook. The essay was about writing. I remember that it included a bit about how you can't ask writers about writing for the same reason you can't ask the sea about itself (it will just gurgle at you). It also had a bit about breaking the rules when writing, talking about how writing guides tell you never to open a story with dialogue but then gave an example of a classic novel that opened with dialogue in French. [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Dec 20, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me identify this rock.

Help me identify this rock! [more inside]
posted by _DB_ on Dec 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Help ID uniforms in an old drawing

Help me identify uniforms worn in an antique pencil watercolor. And maybe a guess as to where it was recorded. [more inside]
posted by WickedPissah on Dec 14, 2012 - 9 answers

Sitcom about a former hero and former villain living in suburbia together

Okay, so there was this show (maybe on the USA network?) around 1990-ish, maybe. The premise was that a former superspy/secret-agent/hero had retired to the suburbs, and his former archnemesis moves into the house next door. They're still kind of enemies, but in a Simpsons/Flanders "friendly" way, instead of trying to kill each other like they used to. What is this show? [more inside]
posted by Greg Nog on Dec 7, 2012 - 2 answers

Help me ID a bird!

Can anyone identify this bird found in North Carolina? [more inside]
posted by feathermeat on Dec 5, 2012 - 10 answers

Hamlet the pig knight and his rusty twisted sword

I remember this illustrated children's book from the 1970's, a vaguely Arthurian fantasy with anthropomorphic pigs. I think the main character was named "Hamlet" and there were other pig themed puns. He had an Excaliber-like sword that was all rusty and bent up. Please help me find it again. [more inside]
posted by wobh on Dec 4, 2012 - 5 answers

What's this humorous SF mystery?

What's this humorous SF mystery? [more inside]
posted by exceptinsects on Dec 2, 2012 - 3 answers

Can you identify this bird?

I'd like to identify this bird. Can you help? It was perched last week in woods southwest of Boston. [more inside]
posted by cribcage on Nov 24, 2012 - 6 answers

What is this teapot?

I saw this tall teapot in the British tv-show Wartime Farm, so it's possibly British and from the 40s. I'd love to know what style it is, or anything that could help me find something similar - I've had no luck searching myself. Screencap of teapot
posted by Signy on Nov 6, 2012 - 7 answers

Late nights

What is the piano sample in the Jeremih/Sheek Louch track "Party After 2". For some reason I've always thought it was a George Gershwin sample, but I can't track it down. [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Nov 1, 2012 - 2 answers

What the heck is this plant bubble thingy?

What the heck is this plant bubble thingy? It's sitting in a vase at a restaurant in Bloomington, Indiana next to some little purple flowers (probably a different plant). It's pale green and purple with little hairs on it. It's about the size of a racquetball. [more inside]
posted by ErWenn on Oct 28, 2012 - 3 answers

Birds and windows don't mix

Calling fellow MeFi birders! What is this little fellow that hit my window? [more inside]
posted by Thorzdad on Oct 28, 2012 - 4 answers

Yes I'm ask metafiltering nineties techno. Don't judge.

In the mid-ninties, there was this techno song with a vocal instructing the listeners to raise up their hands, "raise them up." His voice was calm and could've been sampled from a movie (it was not like the more cliched sample of a dj or singer revving up the crowd, it felt almost religious). What was the name of this song? [more inside]
posted by history is a weapon on Oct 24, 2012 - 10 answers

The House of Possums

Please identify this tree (3 photo imgur album) growing in my backyard in Sydney, Australia. [more inside]
posted by vidur on Oct 24, 2012 - 21 answers

What was this song?

Name this song: female singer, sounds kinda new, on an indie radio station. Lyrics say something about "the worst" or "what's worse?" and "people say I'm _____ because I have no plans to settle down." [more inside]
posted by shortyJBot on Oct 19, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you identify this statue of a man holding a tetrahedron?

One of a number of painting/pictures I acquired recently is of a statue in which a man is holding a tetrahedron (pic 1 | pic 2). I am fascinated by the image, but have no idea about actual information about the statue. Artist, title, location, intended subject matter, etc., etc. Any help in identification and/or additional info would be great! [more inside]
posted by jkrobin on Oct 15, 2012 - 7 answers

Identify This Children's Book

I need help identifying a children's book that may have been illustrated by someone whose style was similar to that of Maurice Sendak, Audrey Wood, and even Tomie dePaola. [more inside]
posted by These Birds of a Feather on Oct 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Eyeglasses ID / Suggestions (Metal cylindrical posts)

I am looking for a pair of glasses / companies which produce eyewear which have two metal cylindrical posts as their style. Brands appreciated. I have so far been looking at Oliver People and Salt Optics but would like to broaden my research and options. Any history (who originated it)/name to this style would be appreciated! Cheaper alternatives will also be considered. Examples: 1, 2. Thanks!
posted by nathanm on Oct 8, 2012 - 10 answers

Help me remember the title of this pulpy novel about a military nurse named Honor?

Help me remember the title of this genre novel about a military nurse named Honor? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy on Oct 7, 2012 - 1 answer

[Name-that-plant-filter] What is this potted plant/tree?

[Name-that-plant-filter] What is this potted plant/tree? [more inside]
posted by tabubilgirl on Oct 2, 2012 - 8 answers

What was produced at the "Red Desert" factory?

What was produced at the factory at the beginning of Michelangelo Antonioni's Red Desert? [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen on Sep 26, 2012 - 2 answers

Brightening up a dreary corporate parking lot - what is it?

Can anyone identify this plant? It's growing on the edge of a parking lot in Largo, MD.
posted by ryanshepard on Sep 17, 2012 - 7 answers

Plant ID

Horticurious: Please help me identify this plant that was growing among the catnip. [more inside]
posted by aparrish on Sep 15, 2012 - 6 answers

What typeface is this?

What typeface is this?
posted by Kattullus on Aug 29, 2012 - 9 answers

What are these tiny white pellets on my desk?

What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 28, 2012 - 12 answers

What plant is this? (KY)

What plant is this? [more inside]
posted by wanderingmind on Aug 26, 2012 - 8 answers

Brooklyn fruits?

What fruit tree is blooming behind my apartment in Brooklyn? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Aug 12, 2012 - 20 answers

Please help me identify this bird.

Can you help me identify this hawk-like bird? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Aug 11, 2012 - 9 answers

Help me identify some infrastructure along the interstate in NV and UT.

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 - 7 answers

Who owned this feather?

What bird used to own this feather? [more inside]
posted by Burhanistan on Aug 4, 2012 - 19 answers

Ships shipping ships?

This picture (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 - 7 answers

I don't know a petal from a petiole. What's this tree?

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 - 15 answers

What is my dog?

Can you please suggest what my mixed breed dog might be a mix of? Bonus points if you don't say "German Shepherd". [more inside]
posted by Kriesa on Jul 18, 2012 - 45 answers

Identify this Bag?

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 - 8 answers

Green bug on my grubby building's windowsill

What bug could this be? [more inside]
posted by Julnyes on Jul 9, 2012 - 7 answers

Here's another book question for you!

Please help me identify this book! [more inside]
posted by msali on Jul 6, 2012 - 8 answers

What flowers by the path?

What garden flowers are these, planted in a garden in the Netherlands? [more inside]
posted by zadcat on Jul 3, 2012 - 4 answers

ID this shrub

Shrub ID Filter: Can you identify this shrubbery? [more inside]
posted by rocketpup on Jun 29, 2012 - 9 answers

"To scree" or not "to scree" - that is the question

[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 - 27 answers

how to intelligently place a crop box

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 - 4 answers

Identify this bug?

Is this a termite or not? Should I freak out or not? [more inside]
posted by monocot on Jun 23, 2012 - 7 answers

What are the bugs I found living on a messy desk?

What are these bugs I found while cleaning off a very messy desk? [more inside]
posted by rhiannonstone on Jun 21, 2012 - 5 answers

Can you help me identify this plant/weed (found in New England)?

Can you help me identify this plant/weed (found in New England)? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Jun 17, 2012 - 9 answers

What is this animal?

What is this animal? - the rest of the site is NSFW [more inside]
posted by Elminster of Labor on Jun 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Spiders just waiting to take over the world.

Spider identification! Warning: not safe for arachnophobes! Please tell me what kind of spiders these are. [more inside]
posted by sadtomato on Jun 9, 2012 - 5 answers

Name That Strange Plane!

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 - 6 answers

Large Red Flower identification

Flower identification: What is this large red flower? A picture of the plant. [more inside]
posted by la_rousse on May 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Font ID

Please identify the font(s) in use in this image. [more inside]
posted by DU on May 8, 2012 - 9 answers

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