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What is the Gen Y equivalent of "Play it again, Sam"?

I'm trying to think of indisputably iconic movie quotes from the 90s to the present, and finding it surprisingly difficult. One example is "You're a wizard, Harry". Any others?
posted by dontjumplarry on Aug 12, 2016 - 71 answers

Simple 2D line animation for presentation

Can you recommend a simple (very simple) 2D line and shape animator? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Feb 3, 2016 - 1 answer

The TV is screaming and it's not Halloween

Over the past few weeks our Samsung LCD TV has developed an odd habit after we turn it on. It will cycle on and off quite a few times before finally displaying a picture and sound (yesterday it took 25 minutes to come on). During the cycling the picture, if it displays, will be full of vertical lines (usually green or blue). There is usually no sound, except sometimes it will make a deafening screech that sends the cat running. [more inside]
posted by lharmon on Oct 12, 2015 - 5 answers

And the Intercontinental Thumb War Champion for 2015 Is...

What are some fun things a family can do together while waiting in long lines? [more inside]
posted by Andrhia on Jul 19, 2015 - 4 answers

Help me be safe in this driving situation! (USA Driving-Filter)

This intersection with a turning lane is usually very busy causing gridlock, and I need advice to stay safe. Basically both driveways are offset from each other so people in the turning lane need to occupy an overlapping space. Diagram and further details inside! [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle on Aug 4, 2014 - 15 answers

What to do tonight so everybody feel better about opening next week?

We're in the final week of rehearsal for a play that opens next week -- public dress rehearsal is on Thursday (unless it's cancelled due to lack of interest because Halloween) -- Real opening night is November 1. Most of us are in over our heads, line-wise. [more inside]
posted by Infinity_8 on Oct 23, 2013 - 17 answers

What's this line from this play?

I'm trying to remember a line from a play I saw performed years ago, and sadly I can't remember the title or the playwright. A woman tells her guy (boyfriend? husband? ex?) that there has to be some point of his life where she doesn't matter, otherwise their relationship is no good. Does that sound familiar to anyone at all? [more inside]
posted by scaryblackdeath on Sep 26, 2013 - 1 answer

Longitude lines in perspective, what shape are they?

I'm drawing/painting a globe (in time lapse, so the sun appears to rise) and trying to figure out what shape, exactly, the longitude (not latitude) lines are when a globe is flattened into a circle (I know I can just trace them, but I've gotten curious). So, the outermost longitude lines are tangent to the circle, they are half-circles, and the centermost line is a straight line from pole to pole, it's the progressively flatter curves in between that I'm trying to figure out. Do they have a name? Are they catenaries? Are they the curves of progressively larger circles? How do I construct them (easily)? Example image: HERE
posted by sexyrobot on Jul 26, 2013 - 11 answers


Is there anything I can do to minimize, hide, or slow down the lines developing under my eyes? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on Jan 10, 2013 - 17 answers

Lines on the page would be nice.

How do I put lines on these pdf documents? I'm going blind trying to match descriptions to dollars! [more inside]
posted by Ys on Dec 6, 2011 - 4 answers

How friendly is too friendly with an attached man?

Are you a bad person if your guy friend leaves his girlfriend for you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 30, 2011 - 56 answers

Help with vision problem

What are these moving lines in my vision? [more inside]
posted by Bulgaroktonos on Nov 20, 2009 - 10 answers

Some small entertainments for Disneyland queues?

What should I bring in my backpack to keep my 2 friends and I entertained in the ride queues at Disneyland? [more inside]
posted by carsonb on Jan 28, 2009 - 20 answers

Standing In Line

How do lines work where you live? I recently came across an article in the Encyclopedia Britannica [quote inside] about the novel introduction of the concept of "standing in line" by McDonalds in 1970s Hong Kong. Do other cultures today deal with lines differently? Where are lines accepted/rejected? Is the alternative a free-for-all, or are there other ordering schemes?
posted by Jeff Howard on Oct 22, 2008 - 76 answers

I thought Visio was supposed to be easy.

visio noob question: connected two shapes from center of one to center of other. Moved one shape. Connector line didnt stick to the same point on the second shape, it moved around and connected to a different point on it. How make it so that connector line stays in the same location no matter where I move the second shape? [more inside]
posted by jak68 on Jul 9, 2008 - 3 answers

Dermatologists (or those who go to them) help me prevent & treat wrinkles (details inside).

Dermatologists (or those who go to them) help me prevent & treat undereye wrinkles (details inside). [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Feb 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Firefox extension for long URLs?

Is there a Firefox extension that will let me edit long URLs on multiple lines, or do I have to keep editing them in text editors and copying them over? [more inside]
posted by neustile on Feb 4, 2008 - 7 answers

Laugh lines are not funny.

I'd like your real-life testimonials for wrinkle treatments that actually work. Bonus points if your skin is brownish. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Jan 22, 2008 - 13 answers

Weird Lines in Firefox

Strange lines/boxes appear in Firefox when scrolling or mousing over web items [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Oct 27, 2007 - 5 answers

Two becomes one?

How can I rewire all my phone jacks to one line (from two)? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Sep 9, 2007 - 27 answers

"not good! not good!"

what movie am i remembering? a comic scene where something crashes or goes too fast or otherwise goes wrong in a catastrophic way, and the guy exclaims, "not good! not good!" [more inside]
posted by thinkingwoman on Aug 19, 2007 - 16 answers

"A screen",the pittiful cry they heard. Then more wailing and gnashing of teeth.

What is it? Is it possible to repair? Or where on Gods green earth can I get a replacement? Slowly increasing white strip with sporadic coloured lines throughout on my notebook screen. Funnily enough it is more frustrating to look for the answer than it is to just try to ignore it. [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har on May 15, 2007 - 7 answers

Everything I do, I do it for you.

What are some ridiculously cheesy lines I can say to a girl? [more inside]
posted by yeti on Mar 23, 2007 - 61 answers

Wii Campout: Gameplan?

What all should I do to prepare to camp out for a Wii? Anyone else doing the same? [more inside]
posted by mrhaydel on Nov 8, 2006 - 18 answers

Use only as directed.

Making text a specific number of NTSC scanlines high in Final Cut Pro 5.1. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Oct 3, 2006 - 9 answers

Why are some days bluer than others?

On some days, my Outlook calendar has blue and white diagonal lines on the sides of the day. Why is this? I know these lines mean "tenative," but I only really know one way to set appointments. Why do some days have these and others do not. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Sep 28, 2006 - 2 answers

what's up with chat lines?

what's up with chat lines like livelinks & quest? are they fronts for escort services? I'm up late a lot & they play those commercials on tv constantly. I've always been kind of curious.
posted by octavia on Jul 27, 2006 - 6 answers

Computer Lines

Why does my computer keep doing this? Moving around an open window does this. The purple lines usually pop out of nowhere, independent of what I'm doing. It started this week and has been happening more often as time goes on. Restarting the computer seems to be the only cure.
posted by lotsofno on May 14, 2006 - 17 answers

Why do power lines buzz?

ScienceFilter: Why do high-voltage power lines buzz. [more inside]
posted by kc0dxh on Aug 23, 2005 - 11 answers

Cutting in Line

Line etiquette: When standing in a line and another lane is opened, what is the etiquette for who goes in that new line? What should it be? Is it different when there are no numbered "lanes" (meaning it's just another person helping people at the same counter area)? Should another line be created in that situation, or should there just be a single line moving at double speed?
posted by magnetbox on Jan 28, 2004 - 32 answers

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