What words are the chorus singing beginning here in Knee Play 4 of Philip Glass's “Einstein on the Beach”? Alas much googling has failed me.
Please help me identify this glass bottle. [more inside]
Identify-that-song-filter: What is the current top-40's rap song with sample of high-pictched male(?) indian singing looping repeatedly in the beat? [more inside]
Identify-this-board/card-game-filter: you play 'answer' cards and the most appropriate one wins. [more inside]
Need help identifying a bird I saw today. I was driving along Jordan Lake, near Chapel Hill, NC. A large bird flying over the lake folded its wings in slightly, and glided down, in a slight partial spiral, to the lake surface and grabbed a fish. I'd guess I was about 200 feet away. I've seen eagles and osprey at the lake. This bird was that size, with a very large wingspan. Coloring: Appeared black; may have been dark brown. Markings: White on the trailing underside of the wings, at least one-half the width of the wing, beginning at the body and continuing approx. 80 percent of the way to the wing tip. I didn't notice any other markings.
This morning I had this really nice Israeli spread - and I hesitate to use that word because it's quite liquidy - which I would like to know more about. What's in it? Can I buy it anywhere else? What is it called? The name is comething like "chrinach," it's considered a student food (cheap, easy to make), and it has a salty, maybe malty or yeasty taste. Making it is easy: start with a concentrated paste, add water little by little; add salt, garlic. Has the color and texture of wallpaper paste, but tastes awesome. Goes great with bread, vegetables. What is it!?
Identify this plant. [more inside]
Bad scan, old handwriting; can anyone decipher this handwritten Irish placename? [more inside]
I'm looking for help with a very vague song identification for a song I heard in the early 2000s on FUSE/Much Music USA. Barring that, I'm looking for recommendations of websites that help identify songs. [more inside]
Do you recall a TV show or movie where the characters used the word "rape" as a mnemonic device? [more inside]
What's that shoe? Please help identify a men's sandal. [more inside]
Can you identify this classic/blues rock song from a 4-bar GarageBand remake of a guitar melody? [more inside]
My parents were eating in a Cracker Barrel last night and saw this thing hanging on the wall. What the heck is it? [more inside]
Can you help identify this old airline pin? It's an angular bird with a curved beak and blue markings on the tail, about the size of a normal airline "wings" pin, probably from the 1960s or earlier. [more inside]
What font is this? [more inside]
What is the source of this half-remembered myth/folk-tale about an apple which grew when stamped on? [more inside]
What bird did I just see harrassing a squirrel in my Toronto backyard? (Sorry, I couldn't get a camera in time so I have just a verbal description, no picture). [more inside]
Help me identify this flower. [more inside]
What strange sci-fi movie or show am I sort-of remembering from ~20-22 years ago featuring a woman giving birth to an egg through her belly button? [more inside]
Help identify this creature/thing! [more inside]
Help me identify a book I read in the mid-90's! All I remember about it is that it was a crime novel, about a guy on death row, and the big surprise at the end of the book is that he and his lawyer (an ostensibly straight married man) wind up having some kind of sexual encounter before the client is executed. At least I think that is what happened - I could be making up some of the details. But hopefully this is enough to go on - thanks, book sleuths!
I am looking for images of a Marilyn Minter painting that I believe was called Goldfinger. [more inside]
A saw a winged bug today, but don't know what it was. Can you help me identify this bug even though I have no foto, only a description? [more inside]
My wife and I bought a sketch and a watercolor, both of which have visible signatures, but that we cannot decipher. Images: Sketch Img 1 & 2, Painting Img 1 & 2. Does anybody recognize the artists or have any suggestions on how to ID the artists? [more inside]
For a friend: "Help me identify this survival horror game I remember playing several years ago." [more inside]
Trying to identify a (possibly migrating) bird by its call, which sounded like CHEE-fo-TEE-TEE. I heard it in southwest Pennsylvania in April. My attempt at mimicking the call is inside. [more inside]
Need an pop / dance music enthusiast to identify a current song. Includes live amnesia cover version of what I think was the chorus. [more inside]
Please help me find the names of three vaguely recalled movies from my past: a teen flick from the 80s, a dubbed (possibly Italian) horror film from the 70s, and a scifi adventure from the 60s (maybe)? [more inside]
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
Please help me identify this lizard found at my home near Ft. Worth.
Help me identify a poem? It was about a train ride, I think it described the view through the train window, and I think it was written in dactyls. (It had a rhythm to it that felt like a train ride.)
I have a song stuck in my head and can't remember what it is. It's a fairly tranquil, folky song sung by a woman. What I can remember of the lyrics has something about years: "[something something something] nineteen sixty nine [something] seventy eight." Ringing any bells?
Help me identify the poem by Adrienne Rich to which the title of Ghazal on Half a Line by Adrienne Rich, by Marilyn Hacker, refers?
Can someone help me identify this plant--seems to be a succulent of some type. I've taken a couple photos of it here: photo 1 photo 2. The spoon is there for scale. [more inside]
Do you know a children's book about an owl teaching a class of animals, including a mouse, to cook? [more inside]
Can someone identify the words spoken at the beginning of Ground Zero's “Revolutionary Pekinese Opera” (“Opening ~ Flying Across The J.P.Yen”)? You can here the phrase spoken on youtube here. I'm reasonably sure the voice is speaking Chinese.
What was this (now slightly squashed) black and red bug? Back. Underside. It appeared mysteriously today in our apartment, in NJ. It was almost 0.5 inch long.
Can you name the song [29-second excerpt, 462k mp3] that's playing all too quietly in the background of a scene from season 2 episode 8 of Happy Endings?
Help me name this movie my 80 year old grandmother only gave me the barest of information on... this is a longshot....Can you do it? [more inside]
Any SeatSniffer fans? the band I mean! searching for a song [more inside]
Programmers soon learn that
“Any code of your own that you haven't looked at for six or more months might as well have been written by someone else.”This maxim, generally cited as “Eagleson's Law [of Programming]” (and often extended “Eagleson is an optimist; the real number is more like 3 weeks”) has been floating around the internet for ages*. But who is Eagleson, and where did this notion originally appear? [more inside]