John Steinbeck included this inscription in a friend's copy of Cannery Row:
Kahn ni melm
Sener Ni Melm
Here is a copy
Any ideas on what it could mean are much appreciated. [more inside]
posted by JCMFD
on Feb 4, 2014 -
I am trying to locate a MeFi link from perhaps a year ago to a cancelled or unaired ITV/BBC pilot from the 1980s, and none of my MeFi/google/youTube searches in the past hour has unearthed it. Please help! [more inside]
posted by dickyvibe
on Jul 18, 2013 -
In the mid-1990s, a now-infamous guy on the international stage personally mailed me some original compositions he'd made. What can I do with them now? (Details to follow.) [more inside]
posted by CommonSense
on Mar 13, 2013 -
I just heard this on the local NPR station. Lyrics were about the opening of the seven seals and in the chorus, the singer sings "I'm the Revelator, I'm the Apostle John." And no, the song was not John the Revelator. The singer was pretty gruff, on a level with Tom Waits but I don't think it was him. I did lyrics searches on Google and found only a dozen versions of "John the Revelator".
posted by Ber
on Feb 11, 2013 -
Where can I sell a rare uncut 1999 Braves John Rocker set of 4 cards from the Boy Scouts of America Collector's Edition framed front and back? [more inside]
posted by isopropyl
on Jun 23, 2012 -
Does anyone know why the lights on top of the John Hancock Center in Chicago are glowing green today? [more inside]
posted by smeater44
on Sep 16, 2011 -
Looking for some background I swear
I read related the song "Sloop John B" to tales of ghost ships, zombies and other nautical/Caribbean folklore. [more inside]
posted by Brittanie
on Sep 4, 2011 -
I'm going nuts looking for this quote that I remember being attributed to John Shelby Spong. It was something about absolute certainty and society and it is driving me bananas. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Dmenet
on Mar 8, 2011 -
I recently saw a very unflattering photo of Julia Gillard
and it reminded me of a similar photo of John Howard that featured prominently in my local newspaper, "The Queensland Times" for a long while until people began to write to the editor about it. Can you help me find that John Howard photo?
posted by h00py
on Sep 9, 2010 -
What is the Creepy Airport Announcer voice saying at the end of the John Lennon song "Starting Over?" [more inside]
posted by tylerfulltilt
on May 26, 2010 -
What's the origin of "[Some really bad event for McCain is] Great news! For John McCain!
" ? [more inside]
posted by 0xFCAF
on Jan 9, 2009 -
Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get hold of a copy of the 1980's SABC (South African TV) series 'The John Ross Story: An African Adventure'
, made and set around the same time and locations as their excellent 'Shaka Zulu'
series? I know it exists but I can find no mention of its availability in any format, or even at the IMDB... Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard
on Jan 1, 2009 -
In Reformed Theology, what is the role of Satan? There is talk of foreordination and foreknowledge and absolute sovereignty of God so I don't understand Satan's creation and necessity in this theological framework. Can anybody explain the view or John Calvin's view?
posted by snap_dragon
on Nov 5, 2008 -
OldFinancialInformationFilter: Figuring out cost basis for John Hancock Income Securities Trust (JHS) under its previous CUSIP. [more inside]
posted by i love cheese
on Oct 4, 2008 -
I am rereading John McFees "Coming Into The Country" and I find myself wondering the same thing that I did the last time I read it. That is, "What are all those people in Eagle, Alaska doing now?" I found a nice aerial view on Google maps, and a site for their historical museum, however, what I would like to find is another book. Any suggestions?
posted by haikuku
on Aug 15, 2007 -
I have just watched the Vin Diesel vehicle The Pacifier (don't ask), and in the wrestling scene, one of the students is holding a placard saying John 3:16, which is the verse about God giving his only son as a sacrifice that we might be saved. Does anyone know why? Was the director sending a subliminal message? Is it a common high-school thing being satirised? It just struck me as odd. Thanks.
posted by Hermit
on Feb 23, 2007 -
My google skillz are failing me. I'm looking for a photoshop pic of 'Tiny Dancer' - specifically, the one where Elton John is holding Tony Danza close...
posted by widdershins
on Jun 30, 2005 -
Is the text of John Edwards' concession speech posted anywhere online? (Not Kerry, but Edwards?)
posted by gimonca
on Nov 4, 2004 -