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Can you help me find a picture I probably saw on Reddit and/or Imgur?

I saw a picture earlier this year, probably on Reddit and/or Imgur, of two young kids on a carnival ride having the time of their lives. Right behind them were two slightly older kids or teens looking sullen and glued to their phones. The general layout was something like this. Does anyone remember seeing it, or can you help me find it? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 12, 2014 - 2 answers

Being a real _(person's name)_

I'm looking for first names that are used to describe a kind of person or that person's actions. For example: if you are accused of being a "Pollyanna", it means you have sort of a blind optimism or more generally harbor a positivity bias (and it's not usually a compliment). What are some other names that are shorthand for character traits? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 3, 2014 - 81 answers

What is the best way to track ebook price drops?

I have a new Kindle, I have a Goodreads account with dozens of books I'd like to read. There are probably hundreds of books I'd buy for the right price. What is the best way to track ebook temporary sales and price drops? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 11, 2014 - 10 answers

Munich in January?

I'm going to Munich the second week of January! What should I do in Munich in January? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Nov 18, 2013 - 9 answers

Collector wonders if collection is junk

In the past 6 months or so I read an interesting essay by a self-described collector. I believe he collected videogames and videogame toys/posters/etc, and I believe he had a picture in the post of some of his collection. I think it was on a blog or a gaming website. He was coming to the conclusion, or at least wondering if, his collection really was just "so much plastic junk" (and I think he used a phrase very similar to that). It was pretty short, maybe a printed page or two. Do you remember it or can you help me find it?
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 7, 2013 - 2 answers

Past performance is no guarantee of future results

I've noticed that most of what I read about science and technology is universally optimistic about the pace of knowledge (if not necessary its use). From tech journalists to science fiction writers everyone seems to believe that the possibilities of technology are boundless and the pace of scientific discovery is, if anything, accelerating and always will be. My question is: Is anyone credibly arguing the opposite? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on May 28, 2013 - 12 answers

Perfectly imperfect

What am I thinking of: A word or phrase that means "a blemish or imperfection (sometimes done on purpose) that emphasizes the beauty of the whole." For example: Cindy Crawford's mole, or an error purposeful done by a craftsman. I don't think it's wabi-sabi but I do think it's a borrowed foreign word/phrase.
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 5, 2013 - 8 answers

Paranormal documentaries

I grew up watching Leonard Nimoy's In Search Of... and later, Ancient Mysteries. I recently watched Chariot of the Gods? on Netflix. I also enjoyed the similarly styled promo videos for the new Bioshock game (part I, part II). What else would I enjoy? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 15, 2013 - 8 answers

Two houses, one lot

I've noticed something kind of unusual in many of the residential houses in San Francisco. Often times there's a primary residence facing the street (for example a three-story Victorian) and then a second, more modern building in the back yard (like a one- or two-story cottage). There's a second street number and usually a little gate to access the back building. It seems like a different family occupies the back unit than the front unit (and the front unit is sometimes further subdivided into what I assume are condos). A bunch of naive questions: [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Feb 7, 2013 - 19 answers

Help finding a unique kind of puzzle

Growing up my parents had a puzzle of an apartment building where every piece was basically the same shape. Four puzzle pieces made up the window to a room, in total there were probably 8 floors of 10 windows each. The challenge was putting the windows in the right order. So for example in one window someone would be throwing out a bucket of water, downstairs the person would remark that it's raining. In another a receptionist would say something like "you want #304, one floor up". [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 8, 2012 - 3 answers

Giant picture, terrible quality

Why does this happen: huge sized pictures with terrible image quality. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Nov 20, 2012 - 6 answers

What Went Wrong

I'm in the mood for some good political postmortems. Big races, little races, recent news, ancient history, whatever. Probably U.S. though. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Nov 8, 2012 - 6 answers

iPhone, why do you hate public transportation?

I did something stupid today and 'updated' my iPhone 4 to iOS 6.0. The new Maps app doesn't include public transportation options (as Google Maps did previously) which I use extensively here in San Francisco. What are my options? Will anything be as seamless as the Google Maps app was?
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 19, 2012 - 13 answers

Help identifying 'big sky' paintings

Ten or twelve years ago I saw a series of paintings I really liked at the Denver Art Museum. The paintings featured idyllic farm-like scenery under bright blue skies with white clouds. Distinctly the sky made up 80% of the image, so the ground and barns, etc. appeared to be quite small and the sky seemed huge. There were at least 3-5 of paintings in this series, and the canvases were very large. Can anyone identify the paintings or artist?
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 18, 2012 - 5 answers

Classical sources of omens,

What are the classical sources or compendiums of omens? Which books could I realistically find that list, for example, what a culture believes it means when a certain type of bird visits or what a rainbow means? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on May 30, 2012 - 4 answers

Clothes horse

I'm in my 20s and a man and I have a lot of trouble coming up with reasonably in style outfits. I'm looking for pictures of outfits with links to buy each component. Ideally, these would not be tied to any one brand (so, not Gap's looks for spring or something). Basically: "Wear theses things together and here is where you can find them." [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 6, 2012 - 10 answers

Phones with Friends

What are the advantages of owning the same brand of smartphone as your friends? Or to ask the same question another way: if all my friends have iPhones, what will I miss out on by getting an Android? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 19, 2012 - 48 answers

Category: "food" & "drink"

What do various poisons and toxins taste like? What flavor is lead, for example, or strychnine? How about common deadly household chemicals like bleach, or organic toxins like mercury/methylmercury? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 11, 2011 - 16 answers

Who gets the charitable deduction credit?

When an author, political figure or other speaker donates their speaking or appearance fee to charity, do they garner any tax benefits? Does this donation show up as a charitable tax deduction on their tax form? Does it show up as a charitable donation on the sponsoring organization's tax form? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 20, 2011 - 7 answers

I understand the irony of this question.

Looking for the song from a recent Bing commercial (sigh). [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 6, 2011 - 5 answers

Please help me find this video

1. Is this real (picture of a man making his french bulldog "wave" at the camera behind Wolf Blitzer on CNN)? 2. Can you help me find the video?
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Getting away with it.

The recent news about D.B. Cooper and the FPP on the Zodiac Killer have me wondering: What major crimes (if any?) have been solved after the death of the perpetrator? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 1, 2011 - 6 answers

And how did Salesforce get so big?

Has CRM ever worked for anyone? This is a serious question. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jun 13, 2011 - 16 answers

A sense of dread in an sunburnt land

I'm looking for examples of media that combine the landscape of the American West with the horror genre. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 28, 2011 - 44 answers

Not your grandfather's black New Balance

Here's what I want: leather sneakers that are acceptable for a young man to wear with business casual clothing. I want them to feel and wear like sneakers, but look nice enough to wear with wool pants and a button-down dress shirt in a professional environment. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 20, 2011 - 35 answers

Cold Turkey

I was deeply affected by this recent MetaTalk comment and I have some questions regarding internet addiction and productivity. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 10, 2011 - 15 answers

I was playing Bioshock recently, you see, and the plaster man imagery struck a chord.

Please help me identify a movie I saw quite some time ago: The scene I remember was a man running from a crowd of angry people at night in a bad part of town. I have no idea why he was pursued. He comes across a woman artist who conceals him in plaster/paper mache like a statute. For some reason the ruse doesn't work for very long. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Why orange?

"My orange box-cutter make the world go round;" This is a lyric from the Notorious B.I.G.'s song, "Sky's the Limit". Here's the wikipedia page about the song. What in the world does it mean? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 27, 2010 - 15 answers

What kind of wedding band do you wear?

I am a man and I'm getting married! I need a lot of help picking out a wedding band. I know my size and am looking for a non-traditional ring. Specifically I am looking at tungsten and titanium rings or rings with some kind of pattern. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Sep 9, 2010 - 33 answers

No more pinching or zooming for me.

The iPhone Stylesheet for MetaFilter pb created is oh so nice. What are some other websites that have awesome dedicated iPhone versions?
posted by 2bucksplus on Aug 27, 2010 - 11 answers

Garbage In -> Garbage Out

If you use canvas bags when you grocery shop, what do you do with your household garbage? Do you buy purpose-specific trash bags? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 7, 2010 - 42 answers

Yeah well we're Americans and that's the time off we get.

My SO and I are planning on taking about 9 days for a vacation and would like to spend about 3 days in London and 4 in Istanbul (plus travel time to and from New York). [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on May 12, 2010 - 16 answers

That's a real hot phone man...

Apple lost a prototype 4th Generation iPhone. Someone found it and sold it to Gizmodo, who then took it apart and posted pictures and video online. What laws if any are Gizmodo beaking? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 19, 2010 - 21 answers

Do I have a shot at being the expert?

Inspired by this question: I'm 26, let's say I wanted to become a world renown expert in a serious field of study in the next 10 years (or less). Is there a discipline I could start now, dedicate several years and concentrated study and become good enough to be the go-to expert quoted on the news? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 11, 2010 - 33 answers

The [story's] for the sad man...

I'm looking for a sad story I read on the internet. A son was browsing through his father's possessions after the father's death and came across a Pokemon game. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Mar 17, 2010 - 9 answers


What's a good "Mom & Dad are in town and want to take us to dinner" restaurant in Manhattan, preferably by Union Square? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Dec 30, 2009 - 24 answers

Lease AFTER moving in?

New York City apartment question: Is it normal for my broker to tell me I will receive hard copies of my lease a "couple of weeks" after moving in? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Oct 27, 2009 - 10 answers

JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker JetBlueTracker

I live in New York and my parents live in Sarasota, FL. There are two direct flights per day on JetBlue between JFK and SRQ. Is it possible to set up something up that would alert me whenever prices on these flights dropped below a certain amount? [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Jul 29, 2009 - 9 answers

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