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ScentFilter: I love Caress Moroccan body wash. Help me find a similar scent.

ScentFilter: I love the smell of Caress's Moroccan body wash. Help me find a similar scent in perfume form! [more inside]
posted by pghjezebel on Oct 7, 2009 - 5 answers

What can you see in satellite photos?

Satellite photos: what interesting features can be seen or measured in them (or other aerial photos), and where can I get a supply of images? [more inside]
posted by k. on Sep 30, 2009 - 12 answers

Any good job ideas for quadriplegics?

I am a 52 year old quadriplegic (C-4,C-5 incomplete) former oil and gas senior executive. Until recently, I've been able to both support my family and afford the post-Cobra health insurance premiums available through our Texas High Risk Pool. I'll will soon be overtaken by the myriad of expenses now beginning to snowball. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 18, 2009 - 5 answers

Oil: More than Strategic and Corporate Interests

Please help me understand the role of oil in the motivations for the 2003 Iraq invasion. [more inside]
posted by atmosphere on Sep 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Dollars and Rials and Bourses, oh my!

What difference does it make to the United States economy whether oil is traded or denominated in the US dollar or in other currencies? [more inside]
posted by Juffo-Wup on Aug 31, 2009 - 11 answers

Would like to learn something about this painting

Can you help me identify at least the painter of this impressionist painting? [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo on Aug 9, 2009 - 5 answers

My name is Daniel Plainview. I am driven and goal-oriented, and I endeavor to forge new possibilities in alternative energy.

In There Will Be Blood, Daniel Plainview delivers the line: "I have a competition in me." Could this be described as grammatically correct, strictly speaking? Or is it idiomatic, but not strictly correct? Is Plainview saying, essentially, "I have a [sense of] competition in me," a sentence that, were it to be spelled out as such, would lose its rhetorical punch? Could it be argued as a case of poetic metonymy or something of the kind? [more inside]
posted by Busoni on Aug 8, 2009 - 27 answers

What's with people oiling their hair and sticking the bangs to their forehead?

There seems to be a trend among older women, at least in Baltimore (mainly African-American ladies, but I have seen Hispanic and Caucasian women do this as well), of matting down hair with some sort of oil. The goal seems to be to get as much hair as possible as close to the scalp as possible. The bangs are then stuck to the forehead, and it looks like this is purely oil based. As I haven't yet had the kahones to ask one of these lovely ladies what's up with the hair, I was hoping someone knew: A. What sort of product is being applied to get this "just out of the oil bath" look? B. Is this an every morning thing, or do you apply just once a week? Once a month?
posted by ichthuz on Jul 23, 2009 - 22 answers

Assuming that I believe that the U.S. economy will not recover in the near future, what's a relatively simple way to make a bet that would profit from my belief?

Assuming that I believe that the U.S. economy will not recover in the near future, what's a relatively simple way to make a bet that would profit from my belief? [more inside]
posted by realpseudonym on Jul 17, 2009 - 18 answers

Stop Burning Dinosaurs.

Waste Oil Diesel. Any satisfied users? [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jun 27, 2009 - 4 answers

buying home - pay for unused existing fuel?

First time homebuyer - "its customary to purchase the unused fuel from the seller" urf? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Jun 22, 2009 - 39 answers

Are cheap fish oil capsules OK?

Are Trader Joe's Salmon Oil capsules still good for you even though they are so much cheaper then health food store brands? [more inside]
posted by bobbyno on May 25, 2009 - 12 answers

Cleaning -- and un-holying -- my mirrors

A couple of my mirrors at home have stubborn, sticky stains from drips of a resin-y oil. How can I shift them? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on May 21, 2009 - 18 answers

How to find dead parent's Texas mineral rights?

Finding deceased parent's Texas "mineral rights?" How can I do this cheaply? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 11, 2009 - 8 answers

Woodworking 204

Staining/treating pressed/sanded pine chairs. On the cheap. [more inside]
posted by porpoise on May 2, 2009 - 7 answers


Check Engine light is on and there is a ominous whirling sound coming from my engine? [more inside]
posted by slowtree on Apr 14, 2009 - 13 answers

Oil + Garlic = Free Botox!

[(50 Garlics + 3/4 teacup of Olive Oil) * Food Processor] + Long Term Storage = Botulism? If yes, what could be used to replace the oil? [more inside]
posted by Memo on Apr 8, 2009 - 11 answers

Resources about Oil for High School Students?

Can anyone recommend some good resources (articles, books, DVDs, websites) about oil that are appropriate for a secondary school curriculum? [more inside]
posted by lily_bart on Mar 30, 2009 - 7 answers

Is non stick cookware going to give me cancer in 25 years?

What are the dangers and benefits of non stick cookware (teflon/generic teflon type)? It's obviously healthier to cook without using lots of oil, but I've heard rumors of health problems such as cancer being linked to long term use of non stick pans. [more inside]
posted by thewalrus on Mar 22, 2009 - 21 answers

Hot Oil for My Hair?

Do hot oil treatments for hair work? Are they good for curly/frizzy fairly thick hair? Will they make my hair silky smooth? Or do they do nothing? [more inside]
posted by bluefly on Mar 18, 2009 - 21 answers

How can I wash oil/grease out of my leather gloves?

How can I wash oil/grease out of my leather gloves? [more inside]
posted by autojack on Mar 10, 2009 - 5 answers

Oli Heater that uses Waste Engine Oil

What are the pros and cons of trying to switch heating systems from a traditional furnace to a waste oil heater that burns used gasoline engine oil, particularly for an automobile repair garage? [more inside]
posted by franklen on Feb 27, 2009 - 10 answers

Can I use metal paint on wood?

What exactly does it mean for paint to be formulated "for metal substrates only"? Can I use it on wood? [more inside]
posted by torticat on Feb 24, 2009 - 7 answers

Where can I buy Peanut Oil?

Where can I buy large quantities of peanut oil in New York City? [more inside]
posted by soy_renfield on Feb 22, 2009 - 5 answers

pan. zoom out. repeat.

gmaps filter: what am i looking at? [more inside]
posted by sponge on Feb 20, 2009 - 5 answers

Help me unstain my pans!

How can I prevent or remove polymerized oil from aluminum sheet pans? [more inside]
posted by saeculorum on Feb 17, 2009 - 14 answers


Is too much oil in a car engine something to worry about? [more inside]
posted by ghost of a past number on Feb 11, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I fix my walls?

DIY home repair - I would like to re-paint the walls in my apartment by myself. [more inside]
posted by alice ayres on Feb 10, 2009 - 16 answers

Help me with pressure and busting cells?

Nerdy-science-geek question: What kind of pressure am I looking for if I want to bust algae cell walls by sending a algae-concentrated liquid through a small aperture? I mean, behind the aperture, size of aperture, etc....knowing that the sudden reduction in pressure *should* bust things up. Any thoughts? Of course, I am wondering about doing this in terms of what I've read, and may experiment with in future, but don't have firsthand knowledge of. Thanks in advance!
posted by Kickstart70 on Jan 28, 2009 - 12 answers

What has mushrooms, garlic and oil and little else?

What simple pasta dish has just mushrooms and garlic and olive oil and some spices? [more inside]
posted by davathar on Dec 20, 2008 - 22 answers

Simple way to make long term bet on oil

Can anyone explain this website which shows the prices of crude oil options? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Nov 26, 2008 - 5 answers

Not that I'm complaining, but how did gas get so cheap?

Not that I'm complaining, but why have gas prices dropped so dramatically in recent weeks? I understand how they rose so high-- chaos in the Middle East disrupted the oil supply and hurricanes destroyed some processing capability in the US-- but I'm seeing close to $1.80 a gallon now when I thought I'd never see under $3 again. Forgive me for my ignorance, but I feel like I missed something.
posted by Faint of Butt on Nov 25, 2008 - 24 answers

Oil is dwindling. Right now it happens to also be cheap. I should "buy" it, right?

So the price of oil is ridiculously low right now. But since we're running out of the stuff in the mid-to-long-term, can you explain to me why i shouldn't pour a nice big chunk of my investment egg into oil futures? [more inside]
posted by snortlebort on Nov 23, 2008 - 15 answers

Ill-prepared, but taking up oil painting anyway

Artfilter: I've decided to take up oil/canvas painting. I have good artistic sensibilities, but no formal training and no supplies. What do I need to know/own? [more inside]
posted by charmston on Nov 16, 2008 - 18 answers

Crude Oil Charts

Where can I find crude oil charts online? [more inside]
posted by fantasticninety on Nov 11, 2008 - 7 answers

Past prices on oil and airfares?

Is there a resource anywhere that will give me either (a) historical data for the last year or two on the price of oil (b) similar data for airline tickets or (c) ideally, both? [more inside]
posted by ricochet biscuit on Nov 9, 2008 - 3 answers

oil lens spectacles

I remember reading about these spectacles that'd let you control their focal lengths by varying an oil film between two rectangles of glass that were held together by the frame ('oil inside the lens'). Links?
posted by Taksi Putra on Oct 25, 2008 - 5 answers

Alternative energy - when, where, how, why?

What would it take of an alternative energy to make a serious impact in current global energy consumption? What cost/benefits would it need to demonstrate over and above existing sources? Who would need to seriously start using it? Anybody have some good sources of information or discussion on this topic?
posted by zaebiz on Oct 22, 2008 - 19 answers

Seeking Mass Energy Testimonials

For Massachusetts residents: Do you have experience with using the Mass Energy consumer alliance for heating oil? [more inside]
posted by dreamphone on Oct 14, 2008 - 2 answers

How much fuel would a national 55mph limit save a year?

If we lowered the speed limit nationally to 55mph, how much fuel would we save? [more inside]
posted by mikeyk on Oct 13, 2008 - 31 answers

Frozen Coconut Oil Turned Green

We had some coconut oil in containers in our freezer (we use the oil for popping popcorn - we buy it in bulk and then freeze it for later) and for some reason this latest batch has all turned green. [more inside]
posted by An Infinity Of Monkeys on Oct 7, 2008 - 8 answers

lock in or take my chances re heating oil rate?

I'm looking for thoughts on whether I should lock-in a heating oil rate of 3.79 for the season. [more inside]
posted by madamjujujive on Oct 1, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me locate a transcript of this clip.

Please supply me with a transcript of this Australian interview. [more inside]
posted by UnclePlayground on Sep 24, 2008 - 16 answers

old oil

Oil Filter: I'm resurecting a bike that's sat for 5 years. Do I really need to replace the engine oil? Surely modern oils are pretty stable and won't have degraded significantly in 5 years? [more inside]
posted by BadMiker on Aug 11, 2008 - 6 answers

Is there really such a thing as "foreign oil"?

Why is there so much talk about dependence on "foreign oil"? (Meaning, as opposed to "domestic oil," not alternative energy sources.) Is there really any meaningful distinction between foreign and US oil, given that the oil market is mostly global? [more inside]
posted by stupidsexyFlanders on Jul 31, 2008 - 17 answers

Please explain the economics of energy and oil.

How do gas companies get away with raising prices so much when they are reporting such high profits? [more inside]
posted by F.Jasmine Addams on Jul 31, 2008 - 16 answers

What is a dense/heavy transparant oil or inert/safe non-water-based liquid?

I need a crystal-clear transparent liquid that is as heavy (dense) or heavier than water, not dangerous, and not difficult to obtain. The heavier the better. The catch - it can't be water-based. [more inside]
posted by -harlequin- on Jul 18, 2008 - 23 answers

Latin American Geopolitics

Help me learn more about recent/current Latin American geopolitical turmoil. [more inside]
posted by symbollocks on Jul 18, 2008 - 11 answers

I can haz job? will travelz.

I'm interested in jobs where you go to some possibly unpleasant place, work really hard and come back flush. [more inside]
posted by sully75 on Jul 7, 2008 - 30 answers

How would I go about buying gold?

How would I go about buying gold? [more inside]
posted by muthecow on May 28, 2008 - 8 answers

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