In August of 2000, I was visiting Mountain View, CA on a work trip, and one evening, we went to a Mexican restaurant for dinner. They were playing mainly mariachi music, and a song came on, a cover of Billy Joel's "Piano Man", but in a mariachi style, with spanish lyrics. I asked someone what was playing and they said it was a muzak-like system, and that they didn't know song names and such... I've been searching off and on since then, but haven't found it.
Does anyone know anything about this? It was a really enjoyable cover, and really funny, being that there was no piano in the song...
posted by BleuLlama
on Sep 13, 2013 -
I love my boyfriend dearly but am starting to doubt our long term potential. I don't know if I'm asking smart questions, or letting my inner commitment phoebe dictate my thinking. [more inside]
posted by meb123
on Apr 25, 2013 -
How would I replicate this graph / wireframe look easily? Is there a particular name to this? [more inside]
posted by nathanm
on Dec 1, 2012 -
Dear AskMeFi: is has to be some way to get the effect I'm looking for on my walls but with a shimmer? I like this tree branch graphic
for my walls, but I would like to have it shine like glass beaded wallpaper
. As I understand it, glitter never sticks to anything you want it to but sticks to everything else. I'm just not sure how to get the effect on my walls that I envision. Ideally it would be removable because we live in an apartment. Thank you for your help!
posted by Issithe
on Nov 12, 2012 -
Hypothetical Question: Would it be possible to trade skin grafts with someone (cosmetically/ superficially) in lieu of wedding rings? Would a plastic surgeon be willing to do it, if it is possible? [more inside]
posted by howgenerica
on Jun 19, 2012 -
2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 4GB, 320 GB. Hi I won a Mac Mini at a local auction. I only got the unit and the power supply. I purchased a Mini-DVI to VGA Female Monitor Cable Adapter to use with my existing monitor. I have a keyboard as well. I hooked up everything but all I get is blank screen. One time I got a message insert bootable dvd, I think. Please help an apple newbie.
posted by Noodles
on May 11, 2012 -
I've been talking to a guy online for 4 months. He's cute and seems like a decent, fun guy w/ a full life and lots of friends. We've exchanged a lot of info/flirted through email, but nothing too deep. At first he took great interest in me - emailing me with open ended questions, always asking how I was doing and replying a day or two later. I went away for 2 weeks and he said he'd miss me, etc. Because of how silly I was with the guy I liked before him I was trying to manage my expectations ("nothing could come of it and it'd be okay!" I told myself) and play things cool by only reciprocating what he gave me, but recently we've hit a snag... [more inside]
posted by soooo
on Apr 26, 2012 -
I need a question that prompts extended conversation. There should be no actual answer to the question. It should probably be about music. [more inside]
posted by donpardo
on Feb 7, 2012 -
MMAfilter: The recent news that Cris Cyborg has been using steroids has caused her whole career to be called into question. But that made me question - how often are MMA fighters tested for steroids? [more inside]
posted by Sully
on Jan 22, 2012 -
Is it okay to dispute final grades? Can I ask certain assignments to be re-evaluated if I did not ask earlier? How do I go about doing this? [more inside]
posted by cyml
on Dec 20, 2011 -
In a job interview, the interviewer asks the interviewee questions. But what questions should the interviewee ask the interviewer? [more inside]
posted by lockstitch
on Jun 17, 2011 -
how far back can you go to get a lung xray for ct comparison? And does having single nodules in each lung increase chance for cancer?
posted by barberpowell
on Jun 6, 2011 -
So, anyone seen the new State Farm commercials? The recent series stars a mid-30 something guy either walking into a coffee shop, browsing a news stand, waiting by the curb in a city where a server brings him his....coffee.....and some other ones... [more inside]
posted by TeachTheDead
on Jan 7, 2011 -
Is there a word or phrase which describes the asking of a personal question, which would never normally be asked in normal circumstances, and isn't particularly relevant, during an argument or discussion on a particular topic?
posted by devnull
on Dec 21, 2010 -
Ugh. My zipper on my coat is stuck. It zips up and down, but won't go all the way down. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by zug
on Nov 28, 2010 -
What should friends know about each other? For lovers, there are lots of lists of "questions you should ask". I'd like to find something like that, but for good friends. [more inside]
posted by sninctown
on Oct 15, 2010 -
Help me ID this story/author: I've been listening to a little more Warren Zevon than usual lately, and this has tickled a vague recollection of a novella or short story (possibly from an anthology) about a white-collar werewolf working as a repo man or debt collector, driving a big ol' (green?) Cadillac. [more inside]
posted by MarchHare
on Mar 8, 2010 -
I need a subject or a theme. I'd like to read a wide range of books and discover lots of stuff. Last time I did, I was at the university, studying to get a degree in Comparative Literature. [more inside]
posted by nicolin
on Feb 24, 2010 -
YANMD filter - but there's something amiss with the right side of my body (I think). Lengthy. [more inside]
posted by patheral
on Feb 8, 2010 -
I am getting ready to purchase an iphone. Just wanted to know if I can access auction sites that require me to log in with a password. Also I would like to know will I be able to bid on items. Please help, as I don't want to make a wrong decision. Thanks
posted by Noodles
on Oct 28, 2009 -
Will a Hi-Defintion Satellite Signal go through tree branches in the winter months? [more inside]
posted by priested
on Oct 7, 2009 -
I'm looking for a forum that hosts discussion in the field of condensed matter physics and/or materials science. I'd like a site where scientists can go to ask and answer questions, similar to Ask.Metafilter, but a general forum would be good as well. Does anyone know of such a site?
posted by Aanidaani
on Aug 17, 2009 -
We live in the state of Alabama. My son is 18 and a full time college student. He is starting a part time job to help with school. He will be making minimum wage and will work 20 or so hours per week. We are filling out his paperwork and came across the "Alabama Dept. of Revenue Employee's Withholding Exemption Certificate"
Would this apply to my son or do we leave it blank?
posted by Kam1761
on Aug 14, 2009 -
I was told that foreign films that entered Poland during Communist times were dubbed into Polish but all of the voice work for both genders was acted out by one man. Is this true?
posted by parmanparman
on Jun 23, 2009 -
I am selling a motorcycle on Craigs list and I am getting a few scammy kind of offers. I am thinking about playing one of these out and documenting the process on Facebook
I will not sell this bike to this person but want to see how for it will go ala 419 eater
Can anyone think of a reason not to do this experiment?
posted by citybuddha
on May 22, 2009 -
What do I answer my 5 yr olds question about "if everyone comes from mommy's belly, where did the first mommy come from?" I have no idea what the answer is...adults or kids. At some point in evolution a baby was born...from what??? I don't do the whole God/creationism thing so please none of that garbage. Thanks!
posted by aacheson
on May 5, 2009 -
I've got a holocaust survivor coming, and I get to ask one question. For some reason, I can't think of a question. We've covered most of the stuff in class, and I just can't think of anything to ask him. He's 82 btw, and hes coming to my college.
posted by Nighthawk3729
on Apr 30, 2009 -
Apologies, I know there is a lot on this topic, but I have a specific question that doesn't seem to be answered.
We are thinking of having kids. We both want them.
What should we discuss before we jump in with both feet?
Who will stay home, and for how long?
What kinds of names are you considering?
What forms of punishment / praise will be used?
When can she get her ears pierced?
There seems to be so much to discuss... and I want to start having the conversation before I get hormonal. This will be our first.
What conversations did you have before yours were born?
posted by saragoodman3
on Mar 26, 2009 -
Could a great college football team (like, USC) beat a lousy pro team (like, Detroit)?
posted by cogneuro
on Jan 2, 2009 -
What are some good relationship-themed 'question of the day'-type questions that don't make too many assumptions about the audience's gender/status/sexual orientation/etc? [more inside]
posted by logic vs love
on Oct 31, 2008 -
For minor pet health questions: suggest websites that are comprehensive & user-friendly? I'd like to avoid unnecessary vet visits. [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus
on Oct 30, 2008 -
Question-Asking-Filter: What would be the best way to ASK a question on AskMeFi that I want to ask? Pre-question question-answers within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Oct 3, 2008 -
Is there a Joomla component or other out-of-the-box system that does this already? --Website concept [more inside]
posted by muchomas21
on Sep 10, 2008 -
Do you know of any phrases that can be used to confuse someone in a conversation? I saw a list long ago but don't recall any if the phrases. It could be a question or an answer. The purpose is to say something that sounds
natural and like a plausable statement but is difficult to decipher (or even non-sensical) and makes the other person feel stunned and speechless as they try to figure out what you said. [more inside]
posted by mckennage
on Jul 9, 2008 -
Our corporate outing next week is going to include a few trivia questions, and we need a good way for people to answer. There will be 10 teams and a captain on each team.
Money's a little tight, so those cool electronic buzzers are out. I'd prefer not to suffer the chaos of shouting out answers and figuring who is quickest. So I'd like a method that's fun and accurate.
posted by VeniceGlass
on Jul 8, 2008 -
Totally silly detail of asking questions filter: When you ask for something, do you give them an out? [more inside]
posted by sully75
on Apr 18, 2008 -
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 -
Is there an open course codebase similar to ... Ask Metafilter? I have a fun idea for a specialized group Q and A blog, but I'm not much of a coder.
posted by clango
on Oct 15, 2007 -
When in Portugal recently, we ate a snack food which looked like a bean, tasted like a bean, and which we were told, to our surprise, was some kind of sea produce. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by imperium
on Aug 2, 2007 -
What artist's song/remix was used as an underscore in this Brian Jennings basketball highlight video? [more inside]
posted by DudeAsInCool
on Jul 18, 2007 -