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Rothko's Harvard Murals

I'm having trouble finding color photos of the Rothko Harvard murals in their original settings (shot to show placement/context within the rooms and amid their furnishings, rather than showing details in the paintings themselves). If not on the web, is there a book containing such photos?
posted by Quisp Lover on May 5, 2016 - 4 answers

Has mutiny or piracy ever been punished with a mark or a brand?

I've been doing a great deal of research on the subject of tattoos and body markings and a question I've come across frequently (and found correspondingly very little literature regarding) is the use of tattoos or brands to indicate a punishment, specifically of crimes like piracy or mutiny. Is there any information on this topic? [more inside]
posted by Socinus on Oct 8, 2015 - 5 answers

Fun stories that are also good business lessons

I'm looking for similar stories like Mark Twain's quote "If you eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." More inside. [more inside]
posted by Georgia Is All Out Of Smokes on Feb 25, 2015 - 10 answers

Google Fails Me: What's a "Fresh Dry Skippy"?

In Mark Ronson's/Bruno Mars' "Uptown Funk," there's a reference to "smoother than a fresh dry Skippy" (or fresh-drawn Skippy). Does this actually mean something?
posted by WCityMike on Feb 14, 2015 - 8 answers

Like "Duck Soup," but in Teheran?

Does anybody remember a comedy sketch I saw on TV circa 1979? It was set in the post-revolution Iranian parliament, and it was based on the Marx Brothers' "Duck Soup"... [more inside]
posted by PlusDistance on Feb 5, 2015 - 2 answers

Help me Get Lucky with Mark Knopfler tickets at ACL Moody Theater

Mrs Tough Love - who does not share my gentle, sensitive demeanor - wants to see Mark Knopfler when he comes to Austin in September. [more inside]
posted by doctor tough love on Feb 1, 2015 - 6 answers

What does this cursive V mark on my necklaces mean?

I bought a couple necklaces at an estate sale. They are vermeil (gold plating over sterling silver) and as such bear 925 Italy marks on the clasps, and also have a cursive V that in a stretch could perhaps be read as a 6V or a GV but really just looks to me like a cursive V. I figure it's either the maker (and if so, does anyone know what company?) or it's a code I don't yet know for the amount/quality of gold used or perhaps it literally stands for vermeil. Google unhelpfully keeps offering initial necklaces of the letter V.
posted by vegartanipla on Sep 6, 2014 - 2 answers

Should I reach out to him?

I have been seeing a great guy non-exclusively for about three months (yep, the dreaded three month mark). We're both 27. Everything had been going very well up until this past weekend, when I met up with him and his friends at a concert. I was supposed to attend the concert with my best friend but we had a huge falling out the night before and I very inappropriately chose to drink my feelings. While I didn't do anything awful, I felt like my behavior was unflattering. He dropped me off after the show and the next day, I texted him an apology "for being annoying" and said I had a good time with hregardless and have a good day. 8 hours later, he responded asking if he made me uncomfortable. I said no, not at all, but I was self conscious that I had drank more than I intended. Two days later he responded "it's fine." I haven't heard from him otherwise. Communication up to this point had been good, and almost always initiated by him. I feel like I shot myself in the foot, but it also seems silly to throw away something good over something so minor. Is his silence indication that he's through? Should I give it more time to see if he comes around. or should I try reaching out again? [more inside]
posted by starsatnight on Sep 19, 2013 - 47 answers

Do drug dealers stamp their money?

I saw a post on tumblr, about why some larger bills have little stamps on them. The reason they gave is that drug dealers will stamp the bills to keep track of them. This makes absolutely no sense to me. So question one is, does this sound accurate? Does anyone have any way of saying if this is or isn't true? Question two, why the heck are these stamps on bills? Here's a picture of a purported drug dealer stamped bill.
posted by trogdole on May 11, 2013 - 8 answers

The menthol of autumn

I'm looking for the exact prose by author Mark Leyner that begins something like "My sister is the beautiful day, the menthol of autumn..." but google is just giving me reviews of his work. I think it was part of "My Cousin, My Gastroenterologist". Ta, Mefi people.
posted by evil_esto on Jul 29, 2012 - 4 answers

What the heck is this mark on my nose?

What the heck is this red (almost certainly inconsequential) mark on my nose? [more inside]
posted by his median eminence on Feb 1, 2012 - 9 answers

You have a nice face

Why am I such an easy mark? [more inside]
posted by holdkris99 on Jan 28, 2012 - 37 answers

Mystery symbol on 3DS

What does this symbol mean? It's a rectangle with two circles on the bottom like wheels, and a squat diamond on top. It's on the back of a 3DS. [more inside]
posted by lucidium on Jul 12, 2011 - 20 answers

Clear my skin!

How long should I give my new acne treatment? [more inside]
posted by queens86 on May 31, 2011 - 22 answers

Grade This!

What's the best way to approach a teacher about what I feel is an unfair grade? [more inside]
posted by oceanview on Apr 8, 2011 - 38 answers

Mark of the Web. When to use?

Mark of the Web - I am confused. I'm making a site that will be delivered via CD-Rom as an option (for offline use, contains a lot of video and some javascript). It seems MoTW is necessary. Is that right? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Jan 28, 2011 - 2 answers

Were Luke & Leia the hotties of their day?

Were Carrie Fisher and Mark Hamill (who played Princess Leia and Luke Skywalker in the Star Wars Trilogy) considered really "good-looking" in the 70's? [more inside]
posted by Sully on Dec 30, 2010 - 42 answers

Book Mark

How would you feel if you received a book as a gift and found that it had a remainder mark? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow on Nov 23, 2010 - 70 answers

Helmet hair I can deal with, but I'm tired of helmet forehead.

My bike helmet leaves deep indentations on my forehead. The marks are really bad right when I get to work, and linger for most of the day. What can I do to get them to go away faster? How can I prevent them? I still get them when I use a head wrap in the winter, so a cap or a bandanna underneath probably won't help. My helmet fits comfortably and I'm usually well hydrated. [more inside]
posted by hydrophonic on Jul 19, 2010 - 7 answers

Marking Up Third Party Web Pages

There's an interview on a news site which I want to present (in its entirety) for my blog readers, but with certain passages highlighted by me. I don't want to violate copyright, so I won't publish a doctored version directly on my blog. Is there technology that lets one "mark up" third party web pages and present them as-is (i.e. no need for further collaboration) to an audience? Or is this just wishful thinking? :)
posted by Quisp Lover on Jul 3, 2010 - 11 answers

I want a fake rothko painting. how do I go about it?

I want a fake rothko painting. how do I go about it? [more inside]
posted by krautland on May 20, 2010 - 17 answers

Who marks up their art on purpose?

Is there an Asian practice of placing dots in the corner of paintings to show imperfection / humility? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on May 7, 2010 - 15 answers

Did Mark Twain ever comment on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church?

Did Mark Twain ever comment on the Seventh-Day Adventist Church? [more inside]
posted by Anephim on Oct 6, 2009 - 5 answers

Where's Mark now?

The Frontier House - what is Mark doing now? [more inside]
posted by Glendale on Sep 20, 2009 - 4 answers

Kirby Kreations

Jack Kirby/Fourth World filter: I have a question about the real people that influenced Kirby characters in the Fourth World series. [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Jun 2, 2009 - 1 answer

Whats up with Boingboing.net?

Whats up with Boingboing? [more inside]
posted by christhelongtimelurker on Feb 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Please help me find this quote!

"All of the words the preacher spoke weren't worth a single hair on her head."-??? (Not exact) I've googled this to infinity, where does it come from? More explanation beneath the fold. [more inside]
posted by skjønn on Feb 4, 2009 - 5 answers

What is this unexplained mark on my friend's neck?

What could have caused this weird mark on my friend's neck? It started out as a red patch, then turned into this... half-flower/sun-shaped thing! Picture. [more inside]
posted by ClarissaWAM on Aug 14, 2008 - 17 answers

Help me find the exact "eat a bullfrog" quote?

What is the original origin and exact wording of the quote that goes to the effect: "If you have to eat a bullfrog, don't look at it for too long. If you have to eat two bullfrogs, eat the biggest/ugliest one first"? [more inside]
posted by internet!Hannah on Apr 27, 2008 - 3 answers

It's a Wonder I got Through it at All

GuitarChordFilter: What are the chords being played in this video? [more inside]
posted by wittgenstein on Apr 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Google reader popup when hit "mark all as read"; how do I get this to stop?

When did google reader start having a popup in firefox asking "are you sure you want to mark these as read?" and how do I get it to stop? [more inside]
posted by uncballzer on Feb 9, 2008 - 2 answers

Drinks at the Mark

How should Mr. p and I dress for dinner at the Top of the Mark? [more inside]
posted by puddinghead on Feb 8, 2008 - 12 answers

Where can I find cool boots for men?

Are there any men's boots similar to Mark Nason but cheaper? [more inside]
posted by atmu on Jan 8, 2008 - 2 answers

"Matter is Lucifer crawling itself back to God"?

"Matter is Lucifer crawling itself back to God".... what's this mean then? [more inside]
posted by fearfulsymmetry on Dec 13, 2007 - 10 answers

Leopard is a virus. That you pay for.

I tried to install Leopard on my macbook, which is less than a year old. I got a kernel error, so I ran FSCK twice until no errors were showing up. I still get the blinking question mark, twice, then a normal boot sequence. Is this a software problem caused by Leopard (a friend's machine had the same response), a failing hard drive, or something else? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Nov 15, 2007 - 9 answers

He makes it look so easy.

I could paint that. Couldn't I? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 17, 2007 - 40 answers

Mark Twain in Recovery

Why is the quote "Denial ain't just a river in Egypt" so often attributed to Mark Twain? Is this not an anachronism? Does anyone know the real origin of this phrase?
posted by macinchik on Aug 12, 2007 - 21 answers

Affecting a corporation's credit report

How does a small business go about filing a mark on another small business' credit report? What other sticks are available to encourage invoice payment? [more inside]
posted by cCranium on Nov 15, 2006 - 7 answers

The longest unzipping of my life!

What version of Poe's "Hey Pretty" do I have? [more inside]
posted by kimota on Jun 5, 2006 - 10 answers

laptop screen scorch mark?

My wife has hp pavillion laptop for one year, under warranty. It suddenly has a black blotch about 2-3" , lightbulb shaped, on bottom of screen. looks like it was burned onto the display screen. any ideas?
posted by madstop1 on Aug 11, 2005 - 3 answers

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