My wife has been dropping hints (like anvils on my toes) that she would like a string of pearls for her birthday, and I'd like to oblige. I know nothing about buying pearls. I can probably afford it, but don't want to break the bank. [more inside]
posted by adamrice
on Sep 27, 2011 -
Emmylou Harris ordinarily uses a Gibson acoustic guitar, but on some songs (notably The Pearl) she uses a crazy guitar with its lowest string lifted off the fretboard as a drone. Who makes it?
Here is a (mesmerizing) video of her playing The Pearl
And here is a photo of her playing it.
(The pic shows the luthier's mark on the headstock, but I do not recognize it).
posted by capnsue
on Mar 6, 2011 -
Is there any factual basis to the idea that FDR knew the Japanese were going to attack Pearl Harbor, and allowed it to happen to get the U.S. citizenry behind the war? [more inside]
posted by tzikeh
on Mar 14, 2009 -
My mother gave me a pearl ring (one white and one black natural pearls on a simple silver band, can't find a close match online) to give to my fiance. It's incredibly small, and I would absolutely need to have it resized to fit her finger, by at least a half size, and as much as a whole size. What would that cost, and given the ring, is it worth it? It's from about 1970 or so. I'm in Chicago, is there any place that you can recommend?
posted by Oktober
on Dec 25, 2008 -
Rogers Mobile Locked my Blackberry Pearl and Threw away the key, what are some ways for me to unlock my phone. Links and direct solutions are more than welcome I can provide my IMEP key if anyone knows someone with a calculator but thats the only way i can find online and i know there are other, better ways to do this. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks
on Aug 20, 2008 -
Everytime I sync my blackberry with Outlook 2007 my task due dates get screwed up. By at least 500 years. Really. Is this a problem with outlook or does Microsoft know about my plan to get cryogenically frozen at some point? [more inside]
posted by rileyray3000
on May 20, 2008 -
is a recording of the CBS radio announcement of the Pearl Harbor bombings. I remember having a longer version of this exact clip, and right where this one ends an announcer with a classic American radio accent says "We take you now, to Washington". Where could I find that again? (I've googled, and all I can find is the abridged version). [more inside]
posted by phrontist
on Apr 3, 2008 -
I have a customer that is using a document imaging system that has a web search capability. They are having issues opening the images...of course there's [more inside]
posted by keep it tight
on Nov 30, 2006 -
I'm thinking of upgrading to the new Blackberry Pearl. Is their desktop software that syncs info (between my calendar, email, to-do's) compatible with the Mac, or will I need third party software?
posted by bronxteacher
on Oct 13, 2006 -