Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker? [more inside]
Camarero something something me muero de sed: What is the name of this Spanish language song about being at a bar on the beach and trying to get the waiter's attention for a drink? I last heard it in 1995 and expect it was made only a few years earlier. I thought the name was just Camarero, but I am not getting the right song by Google. The singer is male, the music generically Latin, and I am pretty sure you hear the drink being opened.
Can you help me identify this piece of music? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name of a piece of Interactive Fiction (IF) I once played, but remember almost nothing about. You start the game, sleeping next to your lover--and you can decide the gender of both your character and the lover--in what is essentially a hunting lodge. Your character can do something like shift into other times or other identities--I can't quite remember. I recall that it is supposed to be very long by normal IF standards. Any help?
Help me find a song! It was on Sirius radio on July 23, between 10am and 3pm mountain time. It was a female singer singing over what sounded like a very Pet Sounds-like arrangement. She sounded like Joni Mitchell to me. (Maybe it was Joni Mitchell!) The song also sounded very familiar. I thought it was Both Siders, Now, but I listened to that song again and that's just guitar. This song sounded just a little more upbeat, more poppy, but equally as beautiful. Any ideas?
Several years ago, my boyfriend and I saw a really weird painting/print/poster in a thrift store. We didn't buy it (nooo!), it disappeared shortly thereafter (NOOO!) and it's haunted us ever since. What WAS it? [more inside]
So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
Please help identify a song, or a band that played it - lyrics are below. It was on a now long-dead mixtape made in the mid-90s by a San Francisco resident, so I've always thought it was a San Francisco or Northern CA band, but could be wrong. The singer was female, an alto, IIRC, devoid of vibrato; the band had a pair of violins and a couple of acoustic guitars and employed different tempos within this song. The lyrical focus was ecology. [more inside]
A recent conversation reminded me of something I once read. It was in a Playboy magazine, likely mid-80s, and it was either a short story or an excerpt from a novel if Playboy even does that kind of thing. From what I remember it was written in the first person about a guy (a reporter?) who hears about this Vietnam vet that has learned some art of tattooing which acts as the perfect camouflage. [more inside]
I'm trying to come up with the name of a short story I read eight or ten years ago. It is a first-person narrative of the domestic life of a cynically detached man who lives with his wife and kid. [more inside]
Does anyone know what this is, found in our house, built in the 1920s? Looks too well made to be a nail. Marked with a W on the head. http://gallery.me.com/weissbier#100240
Please help identify this movie and, of course, I can barely remember the details. [more inside]
I am looking for a poem that I read in Time or Newsweek or some such magazine about ten years ago (probably longer). I am almost sure that the poet was Scandinavian and the poem was about the co-existence of good and bad things in the world. The poem illustrated this concept by talking about the existence of a tongue amongst sharp teeth and how a gentle heart is held by the rib cage. Any ideas? Thanks.
Who painted these paintings from this movie? [more inside]
Music filter - heard a song I liked and only caught snippets of the lyrics, "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and "beers". Help?! [more inside]
Can someone help me to identify this fruit? It is from South India and tastes a lot like coconut. The person who gave it to me wasn't sure of the name. Some research suggests it might be a "coconut apple" which is the inside of a very ripe coconut. It looks whitish/clear like ice-with a husk. Here are some pictures (1, 2, 3, 4)
Can anyone help identify this classic movie about ghostly children? [more inside]
Help me identify this old Yiddish theater piece that was also on vinyl? [more inside]
Which movie had a cell phone ringtone that sounded like this? [more inside]
We have just found this insect on our wall - it looks a bit like a caterpillar but can anyone help identify what it is?
Searching for a children's anthology probably published between 1950 and 1970. [more inside]
Help me Identify a movie based on a fragment of it. A mobster (somewhere in USA like NYC maybe) is in his home with his wife, and is lamenting to her that he must soon go do something or confront some people that he doesn't want to. And she says something like "you're the king of the castle, and I stick by you" or something to that affect. And that sometimes he'll have to do some things that aren't fun, but he will still have to do them. This is a mobster movie probably from 90's or 2000's. Thanks a lot!
Can anyone help me identify this meme/macro? The usual format is something like "What are you doing there, you're an X, Xs can't Y." It's usually on a picture of something unusual, as in the example. If anyone knows the name of this meme or where I can find more of them, I'd appreciate it. Thanks!
Identify the 80's movie (could be a TV episode): "Toys" found on the moon by astronauts are brought back to earth and turn out to open alien portals which are discovered to be the true source of unsolved "kidnappings". [more inside]
Manchester, UK band mural identification. On a recent trip to Manchester I came across this image of a band on a wall on High St near Thomas St. I'm curious as to the name of the band. Here is a link to the google streetview which, unfortunately, shows a different mural.
Identify this movie! Girl brushing her hair, man and girl in truck, potentially disturbing dialogue. [more inside]
I need help un-disorted a sound clip. There is a sound in Civilization 4 that plays whenever you discover Judaism. I could not place it--and I know my Jewish prayers--so I dug in the install folder and found the full file. It is heavily distorted in a way I cannot quite figure out. Could someone help me see if this was ever a prayer to begin with, or was just random vocalizations approved as being "Jewish enough" in order to avoid offending people with actual prayers? [more inside]
Help me find the name/author of a short story with the following plot: human children are the work slaves of gremlins (goblins?), and made to do manual labor underground. Those with good behavior and who are getting older are "graduated" and told that they're being freed, but after a gremlin-only "ceremony," are killed for food instead. [more inside]
I've had this image of a face stuck in my head for a few weeks now, and I'm sure that it's from a TV show I saw as a child. I believe the image may have come from a skit about a sketch artist trying to identify someone, and that -- within the skit -- pieces of that face were erased and re-drawn. Maybe at some point, a hat is drawn onto the top of his head? I want to say this skit may have been on Sesame Street. Can you tell me what skit I'm thinking of?
NameThatSongFilter: He was telling me to throw my hands in the air, but it wasn't Taio Cruz. [more inside]
In the short story "Malak" by Peter Watts, what is the language and meaning of these two sentences? [more inside]
There is a certain organ sound used in a lot of old prog music. A grindy organ sound. A perfect example is here, starting at 2:48. What is the instrument, and, if applicable, what is the setting / tone / whathaveyou (for example, if the instrument were a Hammond organ, what button would be pushed / levers flipped / etc. to get that sound? If a Moog, what dials would be turned, more or less?)?
What is this (probably late night) movie that haunts me from my early childhood? Worm-like monsters, flamethrowers perhaps, holes in the walls of an underground (underwater?) cave, perhaps a submarine... [more inside]
The first 10 secs of Rufus Wainwright's "Poses" reminds me of another song, possibly a movie soundtrack. Help me identify it, please!
Help me identify a music video with anime-like influences. [more inside]
Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
Help me identify this song from a movie or TV soundtrack. [more inside]
Help me identify this painting! [more inside]
What children's book was this I read a while ago? [more inside]
Another movie identification question: it was about a girl helping her parents maintain a pool house. No or very few words spoken in the movie. In the end the house gets demolished. [more inside]
Identify a post-apocalyptic sci-fi novel for me - the only thing I remember about it is the hero(ine?) following the rusting stumps of electricity pylons through a bleak, post-apocalyptic (nuclear?) landscape. [more inside]
I've got 10 or so electronica mp3's I imported into iTunes off an unlabeled CD. What's the best way to identify the song title and artist? [more inside]
Help my father identify two songs he recorded off the radio in the late 80's / early 90's. One is bluegrass and the other is alternative rock. [more inside]
What is this theme that's stuck in my head? I haven't found it on musipedia, shazam and google. Part of me wants to say Wagner, but what piece?
Can you identify these melodies? The first is 1980s synthpop. The second is production music from a ready-made package of tunes used in midlevel entertainment TV programming in Hollywood about ten years ago. Any information appreciated! [more inside]