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Who should teach me to put penis drawings on everyone's screen?

Homing in: Books for learning After Effects or AE and Flash. [more inside]
posted by cmoj on Jan 4, 2011 - 6 answers

why are there not any other podcasts with stories of midair bird collisions?

I'm looking for podcast suggestions. The Geologic Podcast is my current favorite podcast. While I do like the whole skepticism angle of it, what I really love is the sketches and anecdotes (particularly Not The Bible and the Ukrainian family stories). What other podcasts do this sort of variety-show silly voice sketch kind of material? I'm also open to audiobook suggestions (John Hodgman fulfills a similar thing, for example-- something about the topic jumping around-ness). [more inside]
posted by NoraReed on Jan 3, 2011 - 6 answers

Are my chances of grad school ruined?

Should I be looking for another person to recommend me for grad school? Initial very warm response, lukewarm response to follow up. (time sensitive snowflakes falling in my head) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 31, 2010 - 12 answers

Songs like Intro by the xx?

I'm looking for songs similar to "Intro" by the xx. The vocals on the rest of the album weren't my style, but I really like the ambient, building, (mostly) instrumental sound of that one track. Schiller has a lot of similar songs I like as well.
posted by slothdog on Dec 30, 2010 - 6 answers

Please recommend modern Spanish classical choral music

I'm looking for 20th and 21st-century Spanish classical choral music -- the Spanish equivalent of Whitacre, Britten, Lauridsen, Howells or Barber, for example. [more inside]
posted by impluvium on Dec 23, 2010 - 3 answers

Can anyone recommend a cheap(ish) fabric desk chair?

Does anyone have recommendations for a super-comfy desk chair for home? [more inside]
posted by newfers on Dec 22, 2010 - 17 answers

Good books for an adult new to reading novels

Looking for book recommendations for my 20 year old sister who has just realised that reading can be fun. [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Dec 15, 2010 - 55 answers

Do you know Emily Dickinson?

I would like to read a biography of Emily Dickinson. Do you know of a well written, not too highly academic one? [more inside]
posted by kanata on Dec 14, 2010 - 9 answers

How should I wrap a Christmas Cache of LARP weapons?

I decided to buy my wife a small Medieval LARP weapons cache for Christmas. I know she will like it, but I want to wrap this gift so it will really wow her. I am in need of a clever or creative suggestion to put together this gift - without spending more than about 25 bucks on some sort of the thematic presentation. Help me tie up the best gift ever! [more inside]
posted by faheypb on Nov 30, 2010 - 14 answers

Kichern in der deutschen?

For his birthday, my dad wants DVDs of German films/TV series. But they can't be grim or weird. German comedies are the safest bet. Do those exist? [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Nov 15, 2010 - 19 answers

Keep Nina Simone from driving my roommate crazy!

I've been listening to Nina Simone's "I'm Going Back Home" on repeat for the past few days -- what other songs will I love? Please keep me from driving my roommate crazy! [more inside]
posted by cimton on Nov 9, 2010 - 9 answers

Suggest a 1920 x 1200 monitor with simple non-glossy exterior?

Suggestions for quality non-glossy, simple exterior frame 1920 x 1200 monitor with standard VESA mounts and DVI? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream on Nov 9, 2010 - 9 answers

like The Fragile

I rather like Nine Inch Nails' The Fragile. What is some music like it? Sonically, stylistically, thematically, etc.
posted by nrobertson on Nov 3, 2010 - 13 answers

New Year/Fresh Start Songs

[Music recommendation filter] - Songs that convey a fresh start, a new beginning or a clean slate. [more inside]
posted by Kurichina on Nov 3, 2010 - 35 answers

What laptop should I buy?

Which laptop should I buy? Important are a nice 15'' screen and good battery life. It is going to run Linux. [more inside]
posted by cameleon on Oct 31, 2010 - 7 answers

Data mining book recommendation.

Data mining book recommendation. I would like a recommendation for a single book which would give me a comprehensive guide to data mining. Ideally this book would contain plenty of examples of real world applications of data mining techniques in a variety of contexts. Bonus points if it contains exercises which I can do myself in whatever software package they recommend. There is no shortage of resources online but I would value a recommendation from someone on here. [more inside]
posted by therubettes on Oct 27, 2010 - 4 answers

I need a little webcam, short and cheap

Looking for a unobtrusive cheap webcam to stick on my mid-sized laptop. What are my options? [more inside]
posted by nrobertson on Oct 20, 2010 - 4 answers

What book should I give to my father-in-law?

Book recommendations for a retired anthropologist? [more inside]
posted by TheGoodBlood on Oct 19, 2010 - 8 answers

I need a regular doctor

So I figure its time to stop relying on walk-in clinics and get a primary care doctor/general practitioner. I just don't feel comfy looking up a list online and randomly picking one. Does anyone have either a suggestion for finding a good primary care physician/general practitioner or can anyone recommend one in the north Tampa/Lutz area?
posted by Ikazuchi on Oct 14, 2010 - 7 answers

A Supposedly Fun Novel I'll Read Again And Again

ReadingListFilter: What is the most unmissable novel of the past decade? [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Oct 11, 2010 - 55 answers

You liked Imperium? You'll love...

Book recommendation filter: I am really enjoying Imperium by Ryszard Kapuscinski. Can you recommend something similar? [more inside]
posted by jojobobo on Oct 1, 2010 - 12 answers

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz Recs

Lazy Sunday Afternoon Jazz: I would like to live in the mood provided by this cover song, please recommend similars (preferably stuff from the past 20 years, vocals optional, absolutely no Diana Krall pls, thx).
posted by querty on Sep 19, 2010 - 13 answers

Reliable, non-crappy shared hosting provider with fixed pricing?

What is a reliable, non-crappy shared web hosting provider with fixed pricing? All the mainstream ones, and even some of the smaller ones (like A Small Orange) get terrible reviews. [more inside]
posted by nrobertson on Sep 15, 2010 - 26 answers

High thread counts are a good sign.

If you were going to check into a hotel primarily to have sex with the person you check in with, what hotel would it be? Specific hotel recommendations, general type preferences, and tips for successful sexy hotel stays welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 14, 2010 - 15 answers

Recommend me some exercise DVDs, or other cheapskate ways to get fitter!

I'd like to get more exercise, and I think an exercise DVD or two might be the answer. Can you recommend any? Other cheapskate exercise solutions also welcome, but the answer "go for a run" is unfortunately no longer a good answer for me. [more inside]
posted by handee on Sep 12, 2010 - 16 answers

Need good recommendation for an external monitor

Can I get a good computer monitor recommendation? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Sep 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Recommendations for a modern "The Inland Sea"?

Loved "The Inland Sea" by Richie. Recommendations for something comparable set in modern Japan? The more recent the better. Bonus points for Kindle/iBooks availability.
posted by avoidance on Sep 1, 2010 - 5 answers

NYCFilter: Can anyone personally recommend a dentist in Midtown?

NYCFilter: Can anyone personally recommend a dentist in Midtown? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Aug 30, 2010 - 8 answers

Uhh... I'm at a loss.

I've been having bad luck finding a good book lately. Naturally, I turn to teh interwebz for help. Please to recommend me a good book? [more inside]
posted by chicago2penn on Aug 29, 2010 - 21 answers

Mac girl in a PC world

Help me decide which Windows desktop my company should buy (mostly for bookkeeping/financial) [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11 on Aug 26, 2010 - 15 answers

Video game recommendation for a lover of Halo, please!

I like the video game Halo: Combat Evolved and have played it off and on for several years, both single player and multi player mode. I would like another video to game to play that is similar to the campaign Halo: CE, but in very specific ways, but is not Halo 2 or Halo 3. [more inside]
posted by nomadicink on Aug 21, 2010 - 13 answers

If you wrap the Internet around every person on the planet and spin the planet, software flows in the network.

BitTorrent Client recommendation [more inside]
posted by Mitheral on Aug 17, 2010 - 17 answers

Books about coming back to the world?

Book Recommendation Filter: Please recommend books about recovering from trauma and reintegrating back into normal life and society. Experiences like cults, prison, war, abusive relationships, etc. where the person feels isolated from "normal" people. I'm looking for fiction especially but any genre is helpful.
posted by Dilemma on Aug 16, 2010 - 20 answers

Recommend some engaging ethnography

This recent link on the blue reminded me how fascinating ethnography can be. Now I have a hankering for some well-written works of anthropology or sociology that offer insight on different people and different ways of life. Please recommend some good books for me! This is for "pleasure reading," so really dense jargon is a turn-off, but they don't need to be written for a popular audience.
posted by bookish on Aug 13, 2010 - 18 answers

Need a dentist.

Looking for a dentist in the general vicinity of St. Louis. [more inside]
posted by mordax on Aug 11, 2010 - 2 answers

Recommend me some great South American fiction

Less magical, more realism. Recommend me some great South American fiction. [more inside]
posted by sleepy boy on Aug 10, 2010 - 16 answers

Camera recommendation please?

Camera recommendation, please? The primary use will be for capturing pics to be used in scrap books. List of needed features inside. [more inside]
posted by Unnecessarily Sarcastic Bitch on Jul 30, 2010 - 20 answers

Bueller?

I might arrive at Newark Liberty International Airport at 2:30am. The United ticket counter doesn't open 'til 4:30 am. Good idea? Bad idea? Bueller? (more beyond the fold) [more inside]
posted by the NATURAL on Jul 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Fellow literature nerds, help me out here

Yet another reading recommendation request. Fellow literature nerds, help me out here. Specific requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by Lobster Garden on Jul 26, 2010 - 45 answers

Free/cheap iPhone 3G app that lets you set an audio alarm for a future date and time?

Free/cheap iPhone 3G app that lets you set an audio alarm for a future date and time?
posted by Joe Beese on Jul 13, 2010 - 7 answers

Nature Book!

Book recommendation! Need a gift, fast! Nonfiction or fiction, but must deal in some way with humanity's relationship with the natural environment. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jul 9, 2010 - 33 answers

n00b + NYC food = ??

Times Square dinner recommendations for a NYC noob? [more inside]
posted by onhazier on Jul 8, 2010 - 41 answers

Does "overqualified" REALLY mean anything these days?

What's the best way to recommend a friend for a job that I know my institution will think she's overqualified for? [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj on Jun 24, 2010 - 8 answers

What's a really good, non-fiction book about a city?

BookRecommendationFilter: Where can I find another book like Maximum City by Suketu Mehta? [more inside]
posted by iktomi on Jun 18, 2010 - 7 answers

Family Lawyer in Albuquerque?

Asking for a friend: Can anyone recommend a good lawyer in the area of family law in Albuquerque, New Mexico?
posted by usonian on Jun 18, 2010 - 3 answers

Help me help him get this job!

My uncle is trying to get an interview with a company that counts my lab among its (relatively few) clients. I have a contact within the company who is not in the HR department, nor the department he wants to work in. Realistically, can I help him get an interview/a job? [more inside]
posted by supercres on Jun 14, 2010 - 4 answers

Where should we eat?

Yet another Chicago restaurant suggestion needed: 5 adults, 2 of whom's flight is coming in this evening and we want to give them a special "Chicago" experience. Preferably in the Loop? I live in Rogers Park and we don't want to have to go running all over the city. We will probably go straight from the airport to the restaurant. I'm also looking for a nice place to have brunch tomorrow near the Palace theater downtown. Have any thoughts? [more inside]
posted by amethysts on Jun 12, 2010 - 14 answers

If Coetzee wrote true crime, how would it look?

Summer Reading-Filter: intelligent true crime? Essentially, I want all the gruesome pleasure of the content, without having to cringe through a sensationalistic treatment thereof. [more inside]
posted by Beardman on Jun 9, 2010 - 49 answers

Recommend Tchaikovsky like composers

I really, really like Tchaikovsky's symphonies. What other composers would I like? [more inside]
posted by wrok on Jun 9, 2010 - 18 answers

If Elliot Carter had a radio smash hit it would be...

My ears, they are bored (music recommendation filter): I am looking for badass, virtuosic, intricate, musically interesting, preferably contemporary pop/rock music. [more inside]
posted by Lutoslawski on May 31, 2010 - 54 answers

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