What are the lyrics of the Metric song Police and the Private
about? Drug addiction? Prostitution? Post-9/11 security? I have listened to it 50 times and it's driving me completely nuts; I can't figure it out. The last lines seems to undo the above meanings.
posted by luriete
on Nov 23, 2006 -
What is the secret meaning of the triple T's of phi sigma kappa?
Picture: http://www.gmuphisig.org/images/triple_t.jpg [more inside]
posted by Summer1158
on Sep 10, 2006 -
Is there a single word which means "negatively defined" (or "defined by its opposite" or "defined by not being other things" or "defined by the absence of something")? In English if you can manage (I cannot think of one), but maybe in another language? German perhaps?
posted by unknowncommand
on Apr 7, 2006 -
What is the word for...when someone speaks in a different accent or tone to depict the fact that they are not totally committed to what they are saying (either for amusement or fear of reprisal)? [more inside]
posted by pettins
on Mar 28, 2006 -
A few years ago I got a yen to rent "Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins". It was the middle of the day and the middle of the week, and the Blockbuster was empty. I was at the cash paying for the movie when someone else walked in and asked the cashier: "Do you guys have Remo Williams?" What are the chances of such a coincidence happening? [more inside]
posted by notcostello
on Oct 31, 2005 -
Does anyone know what Pearl Jam's "Daughter
" song is about? I love their "Jeremy" song, and this one, too... but I can't parse the lyrics on "Daughter" for the life of me.
posted by silusGROK
on Sep 27, 2005 -
had me wondering: Is there a difference between progressive and liberal? Is it a difference in kind, in degree, or some of each? Is it a case of using one word because the opposition uses the other perjoratively?
Started to ask this in that thread, then realized it would derail the discussion...
posted by alumshubby
on May 28, 2005 -
Does anyone know what the song "This Woman's Work" by Kate Bush is about?
posted by Muffpub
on Mar 25, 2005 -
Yesterday's Get Fuzzy comic strip appeared in my newspaper with one balloon smudged, one completely blank and a head-scratching graphic in the last frame. I assumed print problems, until I looked at the online version
which displays exactly the same way. I looked at the previous few days' strips, and it still makes no sense. Is it an in-joke? Does anyone have enlightenment to share?
posted by initapplette
on Feb 23, 2005 -
What does "krelboyne" mean? The smart kids in the gifted class on the show Malcolm in the Middle are called that. I've googled to no avail. [more, in the middle] [more inside]
posted by littlegirlblue
on Feb 1, 2005 -
[OffensiveSlangFilter] What exactly does "shay," as in "shay whitey," mean? From whence does it come?
posted by callmejay
on Jan 25, 2005 -
Do you know what you want out of life? How do you know? How did you figure it out? What tools and techniques are available to figure out the meaning of your life?
posted by webword
on Dec 11, 2003 -