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Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker?

Can you read the (possibly Hebrew) word on the bottom of this salt shaker? [more inside]
posted by soelo on Aug 8, 2011 - 6 answers

Identify this song: Camarero

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.
posted by whatzit on Aug 4, 2011 - 3 answers

Can you identify this organ piece?

Can you help me identify this piece of music? [more inside]
posted by perpetualstroll on Aug 1, 2011 - 8 answers

Interactive fiction game title...

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?
posted by flibbertigibbet on Jul 27, 2011 - 3 answers

Help me identify this song... Pet Sounds + Joni Mitchell = ?

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?
posted by ageispolis on Jul 26, 2011 - 6 answers

SWF ISO Weird Long-Lost Mystery Painting.

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]
posted by julthumbscrew on Jul 5, 2011 - 15 answers

Radio KreyĆ²l

So, I have this song allegedly performed in Haitian Creole. What are they singing? Can you divine a title? [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jun 29, 2011 - 4 answers

I would take you home with me, if I only knew your name.

Mefi botanists: what is this strange cactus-like vine-y plant? [more inside]
posted by The demon that lives in the air on Jun 28, 2011 - 7 answers

Identify song about "trees on their knees" from a 1990s mixtape

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]
posted by goofyfoot on Jun 24, 2011 - 1 answer

Know any stories about camouflage tattoos?

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]
posted by komara on Jun 20, 2011 - 8 answers

Short story about a curmudgeon's home life?

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]
posted by churl on Jun 4, 2011 - 2 answers

Can anyone help me identify this?

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
posted by the_brewer on Jun 3, 2011 - 10 answers

Are you sure that it wasn't porn?

Please help identify this movie and, of course, I can barely remember the details. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Jun 3, 2011 - 7 answers

What bird can I hear?

Every night I hear this bird call outside my house at sunset. Do you know what it is? [more inside]
posted by billtron on May 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Do you this Poem?

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.
posted by harigopal on May 21, 2011 - 3 answers

Who the heck painted these?

Who painted these paintings from this movie? [more inside]
posted by Listener on May 17, 2011 - 23 answers

ID a song: "winter wonderland", "wanted to hold your hand", and beer...

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]
posted by Acer_saccharum on May 12, 2011 - 6 answers

What is this Fruit?

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)
posted by yticmic on May 7, 2011 - 17 answers

This thing makes a polio-stricken girl in a field look positively cheerful

Art ID: old print, possibly by Andrew Wyeth? Help solve this family mystery! [more inside]
posted by ErikaB on Apr 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Movie With Ghostly Children?

Can anyone help identify this classic movie about ghostly children? [more inside]
posted by Joey Michaels on Apr 22, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me identify this old Yiddish theatre piece

Help me identify this old Yiddish theater piece that was also on vinyl? [more inside]
posted by aleahey on Apr 7, 2011 - 2 answers

Hear the ringtone - remember the movie?

Which movie had a cell phone ringtone that sounded like this? [more inside]
posted by anon_for_this on Mar 31, 2011 - 8 answers

what kind of jacket is this

What is this awesome stripey jacket Richard Hammond is wearing, and can I buy one? [more inside]
posted by heatvision on Mar 24, 2011 - 5 answers

What is this insect?

We have just found this insect on our wall - it looks a bit like a caterpillar but can anyone help identify what it is?
posted by SRMorris on Mar 23, 2011 - 7 answers

What children's anthology is this?

Searching for a children's anthology probably published between 1950 and 1970. [more inside]
posted by brina on Mar 20, 2011 - 11 answers

Help me identify a movie from a small fragment.

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!
posted by crawltopslow on Mar 20, 2011 - 4 answers

What are you doing here, you're a title, titles don't belong in AskMes

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!
posted by jouir on Mar 17, 2011 - 9 answers

Identify the alien rubik's cube movie

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]
posted by white light on Mar 14, 2011 - 1 answer

Name that band

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.
posted by qwip on Mar 14, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me ID this possibly-scandalous movie!

Identify this movie! Girl brushing her hair, man and girl in truck, potentially disturbing dialogue. [more inside]
posted by Judith Butlerian Jihad on Mar 4, 2011 - 17 answers

Un-distorting a "jewish" sound clip.

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]
posted by flibbertigibbet on Feb 24, 2011 - 8 answers

Help me identify this short story based on the plot!

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]
posted by NucleophilicAttack on Feb 12, 2011 - 3 answers

Where's this face from?

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?
posted by Greg Nog on Feb 3, 2011 - 1 answer

Name this spider, please!

What is this spider? (1,2,3,4) [more inside]
posted by pemberkins on Feb 1, 2011 - 14 answers

Name That Song

NameThatSongFilter: He was telling me to throw my hands in the air, but it wasn't Taio Cruz. [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Jan 30, 2011 - 6 answers

Please help translate these sentence from a short story by Peter Watts

In the short story "Malak" by Peter Watts, what is the language and meaning of these two sentences? [more inside]
posted by bleary on Jan 28, 2011 - 8 answers

Help identify this instrument / sound.

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?)?
posted by Bugbread on Jan 24, 2011 - 6 answers

I'm probably the only one on the planet that remembers...

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]
posted by RolandOfEld on Jan 19, 2011 - 20 answers

Yet another song id request.

The first 10 secs of Rufus Wainwright's "Poses" reminds me of another song, possibly a movie soundtrack. Help me identify it, please!
posted by prenominal on Jan 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Music video identification

Help me identify a music video with anime-like influences. [more inside]
posted by komara on Dec 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me identify this neat crime jazz tune with trombones..

Please help me identify this crime jazz song (with great trombones!) from a sample of me whistling it. [more inside]
posted by circular on Dec 21, 2010 - 11 answers

What song is this?

Help me identify this song from a movie or TV soundtrack. [more inside]
posted by andrewpendleton on Dec 19, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me identify this painting!

Help me identify this painting! [more inside]
posted by doomtop on Dec 16, 2010 - 4 answers

What book was this?

What children's book was this I read a while ago? [more inside]
posted by LarrenD on Dec 10, 2010 - 9 answers

Another movie identification question.

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]
posted by krisak on Dec 7, 2010 - 2 answers

Follow the power lines

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]
posted by Happy Dave on Dec 7, 2010 - 14 answers

What's the best way to identify these songs?

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]
posted by boghead on Dec 5, 2010 - 10 answers

Identify these two songs from the late 80's/early 90's.

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]
posted by wivy on Dec 4, 2010 - 11 answers

What is this classical melody? Wagner?

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?
posted by stereo on Dec 1, 2010 - 6 answers

Name that tune? (2)

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]
posted by Cridland on Nov 26, 2010 - 5 answers

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