We just adopted this 8 month old female Pekingese
from a shelter in the midwest. We started out working through Buffy-verse names, and got excited about Fred, which we long-formed first to Winifred, then decided that sounded like a middle name and tried to think of a very generic first name, like Lady.
We ended up with Lady Winifred and we call her Fred, but the grandparents object, and we're open to choosing something different, since we chose it before meeting her. [more inside]
posted by kevin is...
on Aug 28, 2014 -
Is there a reasonably priced (<$50) bluetooth headset for Android (HTC One) that can mute calls? I've done a healthy amount of research & I'm not sure why what seems like such an obvious feature is so curiously difficult to find.
posted by forallmankind
on Dec 21, 2013 -
Please recommend movies that view coherently with the sound off. The example that I offer is 'Cast Away,' which, even during the book-ends of its series of scenes that have dialogue, every last minute point of film's exposition is conveyed through blocking, apparent emotions, and, obviously, action. [more inside]
posted by herbplarfegan
on Jan 30, 2013 -
Where is a good place to repair a broken mute switch on the iPhone 4 in Springfield, MO? [more inside]
posted by rmttws
on Dec 28, 2012 -
I feel like I am experiencing sleep paralysis--I know I want to wake up but I just can't move. I've had no shortage of difficult life challenges over the years. Leaving a drug-addled, abusive family behind, holding dying loved ones, quitting cigarettes, I've ended LTRs in the past (and had them ended by partners too). I am not an over-thinker or an indecisive person and this feels so weird. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Nov 2, 2012 -
How to automatically mute (or pause) one audio source if any other audio source is playing. [more inside]
posted by Akeem
on Mar 15, 2012 -
A child, is 3 1/2 years old, and has never spoken a word. Parents (very, very born again Christians) finally decide, maybe they should take him to a doctor to get checked out or something.
This is my grandson.
MeFites, potential jury pool, what is going on with this beautiful young boy?
And how do I quell the urge to knock my daughter and son-in-law's heads together like Larry and Shemp?
Go look up pissed-off in the dictionary, I'll wave back. [more inside]
posted by timsteil
on Jan 24, 2012 -
I am trying to find this 1980s-1990s serial killer movie about a mute girl (from what I can remember always wear black clothes) and that on one of the scenes, a chopped body of a person was shown from a trash bag or something. Anyone known the title of the movie? I watched around early 1990s.
posted by LittleMissItneg
on Jul 10, 2011 -
How can I get the ringer/vibrate/silent switch on the side of my iPhone 3GS to start an app within the iPhone when I flick the switch instead of silencing the ringer? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly
on Apr 15, 2010 -
What are some physiological causes for Mutism/Aphonia? I'm looking for reasons that are organic in origin (so no 'selective mutism' or other related disorders). I'm also looking for reasons that aren't comorbid with another condition, such as Autism, Deafness, etc. [more inside]
posted by spinifex23
on Nov 29, 2009 -
The left control key on my keyboard has suddenly started toggling the mute on my master volume. How do I make it stop? [more inside]
posted by EarBucket
on Jul 23, 2008 -
I can't get my Mac laptop's internal speakers to work -- they just stopped one day. When I press the volume adjust buttons, the little bars don't move, and the classic circle-with-bar-through-it appears. I've checked the volume in System Preferences, and the "mute" button is not selected by accident.
posted by chinese_fashion
on May 17, 2008 -
Practicing & Playing Music in Washington DC: Learning the banjo without getting murdered [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Apr 22, 2008 -
Tell me/help me find some jokes about/involving not being able to speak. One of my coworkers has a throat... thing, that is keeping her from speaking today(bare whisper if she must), and possibly will last until tomorrow. I'd love to brighten her day with some jokes, and you can help. [more inside]
posted by ElfWord
on Jul 19, 2007 -
Can you think of a good monologue or short story that would translate well to being told/described using only body language, without words? [more inside]
posted by stray
on Sep 30, 2006 -
How in the world can I keep Windows XP from automatically muting the speakers when headphones are plugged in? [more inside]
posted by Stunt
on Mar 16, 2005 -
Hey, youse Jazzholes:
I'm in need of some cool jazz (not 'lite' jazz or muzak) with a muted trumpet
; brushes on the snare are optional but nice. Something that feels Kind of Blue
, maybe a sultry Near Myth
(with a horn instead of Bill Smith.) What's cool and new with jazz anyway? Sure, I love the Bad Plus, but I keep going back to the old stuff...
posted by Shane
on Jan 9, 2004 -