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Technology orgasm nightmare

My friend asks: "I once saw a sci-fi film where people had worked out how to record conscious experiences and then others could experience it directly themselves. There's one bit where a guy ends up driving himself into an insane catatonic state when he loops this recording of someone having sex at the point of orgasm and plays it for 12 hours straight." Q: what is that film?
posted by urbanwhaleshark on Mar 15, 2014 - 13 answers

How can I fix up an old VW Beetle on an almost non-existent budget?

I don't have a lot of money, or experience, or tools, and about a year ago I asked about fixing up an old Fiat. Most people told me that wasn't a great idea, and that I should look into Volkswagens, and since then I've fallen in love with the VW Beetle. My question is this: what are some ways I can (1) find a VW Beetle that is a good candidate to wrench on that probably won't need everything but the chassis replaced and (2) get into the "old Beetle enthusiast" community without having a ton of disposable income? [more inside]
posted by epilnivek on Sep 26, 2013 - 7 answers

Is it possible to heal from this? Or at least survive it?

If you have experienced child sexual abuse and came to some sort of healing what do you wish you had known from the beginning? What words of advice do you have for someone just beginning to go down that path? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 19, 2013 - 17 answers

It's not a tumor, but this headache is going to kill me anyway.

I have had an insanely painful headache, possibly caused by a pulled muscle in my neck, for over week and nothing I have tried has helped. I have seen my doctor and his diagnosis/suggestions haven't really led me anywhere. Help me come up with more things to try before I go crazy. [more inside]
posted by joan_holloway on Jul 2, 2012 - 27 answers

Gimme more workouts! But let's make sure they all play together nicely..

Workout plans to compliment Insanity workout? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 8, 2012 - 4 answers

Have you ever heard of a person getting mad at someone for something they did in a dream?

My mom woke up from a nap today and got very angry at me, for no reason at all. I asked her what was wrong and she told me about a nightmare and how I wouldn't run away from these tigers or whatever, after she kept calling me. I just laughed my head off, but she was seriously angry with me. [more inside]
posted by starpoint on Jul 2, 2011 - 59 answers

Things that are more interesting than studying for the bar include:

I am interested in the problem of outing and coming out as it relates to mental illness. Can you point me to any good resources (books, articles, blog posts, anything) on this subject?
posted by prefpara on May 26, 2011 - 10 answers

Who are you and what have you done with my mother?

Over the past two years or so, my mother has undergone a complete, total and sweeping personality shift. She's gone from June Clever to Lizzie Borden. Can I get my real mom back? [more inside]
posted by Avenger on Feb 9, 2011 - 28 answers

your head will collapse but there's nothing in it

I'm suddenly very interested in stories, novels, films, music, poems, and comics/graphic narratives that take insanity, altered states of consciousness, and/or terminal illness as a primary theme. My general preference is for science fiction and speculative fiction, but suggestions from other genres would be very good as well. [more inside]
posted by gerryblog on Nov 16, 2010 - 41 answers

Make it go away.

What is this noise coming from the apartment upstairs? I'm being driven slowly insane. [more inside]
posted by venividivici on Jun 16, 2010 - 13 answers

Follow the yellow brick road! And take Munchkinland with you.

18 People traveling together! How do we arrange this without going crazy? [more inside]
posted by Talia Devane on Mar 18, 2010 - 11 answers

How do you deal with it when a friend won't stop ranting?

How do you deal with it when a friend won't stop ranting? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 9, 2009 - 30 answers

The stupidest miracle

I just did something banally amazing. Now I'm overcome with a profound sense of dread. Is this legitimate? [more inside]
posted by Lacking Subtlety on Nov 19, 2009 - 60 answers

Television advertisement showing the stock market as a frenzied sideshow

Saw a television ad several years ago with fantastic art direction depicting the stock market as a circus or similar frenzy of colorful, somewhat frightening characters. Can anyone help me track it down? [more inside]
posted by drdanger on Oct 12, 2009 - 0 answers

help me sleep... PLEASE.

Please help me sleep. Please :( [more inside]
posted by isoman2kx on Jul 28, 2009 - 51 answers

somebody help me

I've recently taken on, what I've found to be, the most miserable and painful task ever. That is, finding a mental health provider that is covered by my insurance... (Long "please-for-the-love-of-everything-good-in-this-world-Help-me" story.) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 28, 2009 - 6 answers

To Ph.D., or not to Ph.D? That is the question.

Should I get a Ph.D.? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Nov 2, 2008 - 43 answers

Does insanity exist outside the subjective viewpoint of a given society?

Does insanity exist, outside the subjective viewpoint of a given society? [more inside]
posted by datter on Oct 2, 2008 - 50 answers

I thought I taw a pouldycat.

What is the deal with people who are following 800 others on Twitter and have no website linked to their account? I'm talking (apparently) private citizens here, not brands. You look at their twitter page, and it's just a photo, a name, and 800 friends. What are they trying to accomplish? Do they really read all the incoming tweets? Are they just hoping to make some random selection of people interested in them?
posted by bingo on May 23, 2008 - 17 answers

=(pulling my hair out + gah!)

Excel for Mac - Where the hell did my comments go!!?? [more inside]
posted by fillsthepews on Mar 14, 2008 - 3 answers

Is it time to cut my losses?

My job isn't all it's cracked up to be. Do I keep at it and hope it will improve or do I take another leap? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Feb 25, 2008 - 7 answers

Elvis be gone!

There is a very loud, very bad Elvis impersonator within spitting distance from my office window. I work very hard in a high stress position at a non profit, and he is really ruining my job satisfaction. The cops won't do anything, I've tried. I don't get paid much, so I can't afford to bribe him. I have tried listening to music through headphones to drown him out but that's almost as distracting. [more inside]
posted by plague on Jan 31, 2008 - 30 answers

Not an easy task.

How do I help my brilliant - but broke - friend go to school? [more inside]
posted by laughinglikemad on Dec 27, 2007 - 23 answers

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for?

I have accepted that if I wish to preserve my reproductive organs, I will need to acquire a long coat rather quickly. but what to look out for? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Dec 3, 2006 - 25 answers

Things that go WAAAA! in the night

Parents, what has worked for you in getting infants to sleep for longer stretches at night? [more inside]
posted by mcstayinskool on Oct 11, 2006 - 35 answers

chicagofilter: that noise is driving me nuts. what can I do about it?

chicagofilter: that noise is driving me nuts. what can I do about it? [more inside]
posted by krautland on Oct 4, 2006 - 17 answers

I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please.

I've lost my hair, I've lost my youth and now it's time for my hearing to follow. recommend a stereo system, please. [more inside]
posted by krautland on Sep 4, 2006 - 14 answers

Bare Dementia

A young woman suddenly starts shouting, and tearing at her clothing. Moments later, she is stark naked and dancing all over the sidewalk right in front of my house. Why? [more inside]
posted by nlindstrom on Aug 3, 2006 - 35 answers

Virginity is actually driving me insane ...

Here's the problem: I'm fat, I'm balding, I'm in my early thirties, I'm a virgin, and I am beginning to very much need sex. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 25, 2006 - 73 answers

What's the deal with the popularity of Moonbat?

Explain to me the popularity of "moonbat." [more inside]
posted by Astro Zombie on May 24, 2006 - 20 answers

Beatles religious conspiracy email

This is the third in a series of ranting Beatles conspiracy emails I've recieved, roughly one every six months for the past year and a half. Where are they coming from? [more inside]
posted by nonemoreblack on Aug 4, 2005 - 13 answers

Dead Pixel

I just got a new laptop which I like very much, but there is one dead pixel on the right side of the screen. I'm debating if I should exchange it. It really isn't that big a deal, but it seems like one of those little things that might slowly drive me insane if I keep it. [more inside]
posted by furiousxgeorge on May 18, 2005 - 17 answers

apt-get screwed my network interface!

Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
posted by jojopizza on May 6, 2005 - 7 answers

Mental breakdown in 5... 4... 3... 2...

When work is getting far too crazy for you to keep up how do you cope? I've been made the lead on a project that was pretty out of control to start with and things have just been getting worse as the project gets more and more successful. What advice do you have for handling the stress before I find myself telling my CEO exactly where he can go stick whatever nearby objects are available for sticking. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 6, 2005 - 12 answers

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