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Identify round metal whatsit thingamabobber?

It's mostly flat, and short metal sticks come out of the edges when you turn the top knob. [more inside]
posted by Edna Million on Jun 7, 2016 - 5 answers

Available comics for non-reading young girl w/ strong visual story

Looking for comic title for non-reading young girl with strong visual narrative. [more inside]
posted by BDoyon on Jun 7, 2016 - 12 answers

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What restaurant is this? My first thought was Chic-Fil-A or Five Guys, but the cup wasn't match and I can't think of any other fast food restaurants with that color scheme.
posted by michaelh on Jun 7, 2016 - 10 answers

Hack my sangria party!

I am hosting an event tomorrow at a nonprofit and have promised a free sangria bar. I have three types of sangria in mind, but in the interest of saving money, I'm wondering if I can buy fewer ingredients that I can duplicate over two or all three recipes. I'm getting overwhelmed by all the potential combinations, plus a general lack of knowledge on how different liquors will mingle with certain fruit/wine flavors. Help! [more inside]
posted by a.steele on Jun 7, 2016 - 22 answers

ISO a backpack-y convertible backpack tote

I am looking for a convertible backpack/tote bag that leans more toward the backpack end, i.e. a backpack with tote bag straps rather than a tote bag with backpack straps. Examples: [more inside]
posted by btfreek on Jun 7, 2016 - 10 answers

IoT toy for busy teacher/parent? Nabztag in 2016?

My sister didn't persevere through Lego Mindstorms NXT setup, so what kind of interactive, maybe internet-connected toy could I get her? [more inside]
posted by morganw on Jun 6, 2016 - 4 answers

Please help me understand this Dalek joke

On the cover of the most recent issue of the British satirical newspaper Private Eye are a series of Brexit jokes. One shows a Dalek saying, "sorry luv, I've dried." I don't get it, can anyone explain?
posted by johngoren on Jun 6, 2016 - 3 answers

Gift ideas for an overworked, overscheduled preteen?

Looking for a gift that could help a young girl deal gracefully with the stress of her teen years. [more inside]
posted by Anyamatopoeia on Jun 6, 2016 - 21 answers

Stickers on a MBP and heat

How will stickers/decals on the lid of my (2014-ish) MacBook Pro impact the heat dissipation? Major impedence, or negligible?
posted by curious nu on Jun 5, 2016 - 3 answers

ISO better Linux laptop

Last year I took my old Acer Aspire One and replaced Windows with Kubuntu, and in general I was quite pleased. I have been carrying it around in my backpack with my work Windows laptop. I use it for personal/educational development projects, and in general things that go easier on a laptop than a tablet (real keyboard, larger hard drive and screen, standard *nix software, etc.) [more inside]
posted by forthright on Jun 5, 2016 - 12 answers

Shoes & Lunch

My cousin's coming to Toronto to go to the Bata Shoe Museum with me next Saturday. We'd like to have lunch before we check out the shoes of antiquity. Can any recommend a good and inexpensive place for us to have lunch in the Bloor & St. George area?
posted by orange swan on Jun 4, 2016 - 11 answers

Dealing with a compulsive liar...run away or confront?

I met a person that I really enjoy the company of, and feel a very strong connection with. On the other hand, they're a compulsive liar and extremely manipulative. It's gotten to the point where I don't know what is truth and what are lies and having to keep track of it is becoming an obnoxious, draining task that is putting a strain on things. What is my best course of action? [more inside]
posted by Young Kullervo on Jun 4, 2016 - 45 answers

Help me support a friend who will not have a kid?

I have a very good friend who has tried most ways to have a child of her own. (Adoption is not really a possibility as she is not partnered). The ways she has tried have all failed, and she has had medical advice that she is "at the end of the road". Have you been told you won't ever conceive? What did your friends say that helped? Or not say? [more inside]
posted by esto-again on Jun 4, 2016 - 28 answers

quitting job to day trade for a living, Need Advice

male, 43 yrs old, married with two kids (7 and 2), the only wage earner in the family. i know this step is incredibly risky and probably selfish too, but i am tired of my job and don't see a future even assuming i finally climb to the top of my career track. figure this is probably my last chance to do sth i would remember on my death bed. details below [more inside]
posted by kingfish on Jun 3, 2016 - 141 answers

don't pander to public opinion, or do

I'm trying very hard to remember what I think was a book (likely with pictures) from my childhood (so probably the nineties) that involved pandas and the phrase (possibly as a moral) "don't pander to public opinion," but every combination of these things on google suggests I dreamed this or am misremembering it in a big way. Any ideas, hivemind?
posted by Nomiconic on Jun 3, 2016 - 2 answers

Where to stay in Cleveland

I'm fulfilling my childhood dream of seeing the Monkees - at the Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield Park this Sunday. I was planning to go with a friend, who was going to drive us there and back, but she had an emergency and can't make it. I can't drive at night, so now I need to pick a hotel with a shuttle to the Rocksino, and it's making me a bit crazy. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by FencingGal on Jun 3, 2016 - 5 answers

High-deductible health insurance plan: Who do I pay?

I have a high-deductible health insurance plan ($6,000) and this is the first year I will max it out due to a costly and ongoing medical issue. Bills are beginning to arrive from my GP, my specialist, and the hospital where I had bloodwork and surgery (outpatient but full anesthesia). There will be more as treatment continues. How do you figure out who to pay first? [more inside]
posted by mochapickle on Jun 3, 2016 - 16 answers

Sushi in Vancouver

I'm looking for a good, inexpensive sushi buffet in Vancouver that is easily accessible via skytrain or bus. We'd also like some place that doesn't serve sharkfin soup. [more inside]
posted by Canageek on Jun 3, 2016 - 13 answers

Subject verb agreement

OK, I can't believe I'm wasting a question on this, but can you help me with this subject verb agreement question? [more inside]
posted by widdershins on Jun 3, 2016 - 34 answers

How do I "talk transactions" at a Renaissance Faire?

Having never been to one before, I'm headed to my first RenFaire at the end of the month to vend (I know!). I have been doing extensive reading and practicing to prepare, and have come across several useful guides on "How to Speak Renaissance" - addressing people, casual conversation, even hawking wares. But none of these seem to cover the delicate subject of sales transaction itself. [more inside]
posted by turtlegirl on Jun 3, 2016 - 16 answers

Name a film that includes a transition/mix between soundtrack elements?

Curious to know if there exists a film in which two songs (ideally not score material) are essentially mixed as though they were selected by a DJ. One or both of the music sources can be visible on screen (band, radio, etc.), but stuff like a live band segue or DJ set doesn't really qualify as what I'm looking for. Or maybe this is super common, and I just never realized it?
posted by Jack Karaoke on Jun 2, 2016 - 5 answers

Help me change minds about the recreational use of marijuana

The audience: family, including 80-something mother who has a drink or two every evening before dinner, may drink a bit more on special occasions/parties (not meant to imply that alcohol is problem); 50-something brother and sister-in-law who are virtual teetotalers—she, because she "doesn't want the calories" and I guess he's keeping her company (they don't socialize much as a couple). [more inside]
posted by she's not there on Jun 2, 2016 - 20 answers

Sick of being sick

I am chronically ill. My former GP blew me off, and the stress of being constantly sick ruined my mental health, which led to a full on nervous breakdown. I'm seeing a psychiatrist this weekend. What is that like? [more inside]
posted by Ruki on Jun 2, 2016 - 10 answers

Font identification

What font is pictured on these album covers? (1, 2) Go, give mind, go!
posted by duffell on Jun 2, 2016 - 7 answers

What non-string instrument should I learn to play?

For years I have played strings but have a craving to learn another kind of instrument, maybe a woodwind. Help me figure out what the most interesting and fun new instrument for me is. [more inside]
posted by epanalepsis on Jun 2, 2016 - 21 answers

What kind of bug is this?

Can anyone identify the bug in this paperweight? Thanks in advance!
posted by hellomina on Jun 1, 2016 - 2 answers

Where can i find a flat-ish pillow?

I'm way over due for a new pillow but i can't seem to find one i like. I tend to use flat pillows as the others i've tried tend to make my head sink in or they're stuffed too much to the point it hurts my neck. If it helps i usually sleep on my side or back. Where can i find a good pillow or two?
posted by earthquakeglue on Jun 1, 2016 - 19 answers

I'm looking for a photo of an empty lot!

I am looking for a photo that I think is an archive photo (I remember it being black and white). It is of an empty lot in a city, and the image foreground is a sign explaining a bit of activism. [more inside]
posted by Catchfire on Jun 1, 2016 - 2 answers

Recommend a good seaside town near London in July

It should be within a couple of hours of London by train, but not Brighton (we go there a lot). Probably for just one night--a Sunday. It's for my SO's birthday, so someplace romantic would be good although it's not a requirement. Recommendations for places to stay, restaurants and pubs also welcome. [more inside]
posted by tiger tiger on Jun 1, 2016 - 11 answers

Is open carry of firearms legal in Minneapolis parks?

I witnessed this recently and am wondering what response, if any, was warranted? [more inside]
posted by werkzeuger on Jun 1, 2016 - 12 answers

Why is Numbers (the spreadsheet app) for ios doing this?

I use a Numbers spreadsheet on my iPhone 5S to keep track of my mileage for work. Sometimes -- but not always -- when I do a calculation, it gives me an almost-accurate but borked up number. [more inside]
posted by kitty teeth on Jun 1, 2016 - 7 answers

Workout podcasts

Looking for reliably upbeat, fast-paced and fascinating podcasts for my daily 30-40m workout. [more inside]
posted by rouftop on Jun 1, 2016 - 13 answers

Should I break up with him?

So, me and my boyfriend have been together for over a year and a half. Met online shortly after I got out of a 5 year relationship. It has been an interesting relationship. I've had really good times along with bad and doubts throughout. I feel like I am bad at relationships; I don't really have standards for boyfriends or something, I don't know what my problem is, and if anyone can point it out to me it might help me... [more inside]
posted by anon1129 on May 31, 2016 - 36 answers

12-inch iPad Pro case compatible with Apple smart keyboard

We just got a 12-inch iPad pro. I want a case that will be compatible with the Apple smart keyboard -- but I'm not crazy about spending $80 for the Apple-branded silicone case on top of the cost of the keyboard and the iPad. Can anybody recommend a third-party case that will protect my iPad, work with the smart keyboard, and not bankrupt me?
posted by yankeefog on May 31, 2016 - 2 answers

When I email myself, iMessage converts the email to text--how to stop???

I sometimes send reminders and to-do items from my phone to my gmail account. To do this, I send texts from my phone's text app (currently iMessage) to my gmail address. This system has worked fine for years. But ever since I entered/updated my Apple ID in my phone's System Preferences a day ago, all my reminder emails have been converted into texts. (It happens that my gmail account is also my Apple ID.) Each email is converted to an iMessage and shows up within the iMessage app ONLY, so I have a long -running iMessage conversation consisting of nothing but texts to myself. This is useless. Help?? [more inside]
posted by lotf629 on May 31, 2016 - 7 answers

Bday gift for tomorrow

A beloved person turns 21 tomorrow. Will be seeing said person this weekend. But would like to acknowledge this milestone on actual day. Difficulty level: said person is in Stockholm (suburb) and I'm in California. Stockholm is 9 hours ahead. Swedes: Can I get a Lilla My mug delivered? Flowers? Ideas welcome. Under $100. Thanks!
posted by Bella Donna on May 31, 2016 - 2 answers

Did Samson's riddle rhyme in the original?

If you're an average Joe you probably know Samson's riddle (Judges 14:14) as: "Out of the eater, something to eat. Out of the strong, something sweet." or something like that. Most English translations rhyme the [eat/meat] with [sweet]. But what about the original? [more inside]
posted by komara on May 31, 2016 - 6 answers

Let's stream this baby...

I am in search of a solution that would allow me to live stream an event. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by theartandsound on May 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Kind of similar to BitTorrent Sync, but for Chrome

I have 3 windows with about 50 tabs open in my Macbook. I now want to go to my iMac and have these same open tabs. How can I mirror that? [more inside]
posted by pleasebekind on May 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Woman's swimsuit, chlorine resistant

Is there anyplace in the Chicago area that sells chlorine-resistant swimsuits that I can try on in person? [more inside]
posted by Joleta on May 30, 2016 - 1 answer

When seeing roadkill, do you swerve, or smush?

From an ecological standpoint: When there is roadkill in the road, is it better to swerve around it, or run over it? [more inside]
posted by The otter lady on May 30, 2016 - 19 answers

"Cold-Calling" A Prior PhD Student Whose Dissertation You Read?

Is it appropriate to email a former grad student of a professor you might like to work with to ask about their PhD experience and the future of the niche field they studied? [more inside]
posted by sevenofspades on May 30, 2016 - 17 answers

Name That Critter! (Sespe Wilderness Edition)

While hiking to the Sespe Hot Springs in the Los Padres National Forest over the weekend, I kept hearing this vocalization. (The low moaning one that repeats six times.) What creature is it?
posted by mykescipark on May 30, 2016 - 4 answers

Medical Edibles - what do I do with ones I hate

I am trying to sort out using medical marijuana for chronic pain and I had no idea when I started out that it would all be so vague and experimental. I am now finding myself with things that I have tried and will not use and assume I cannot return. I hate just tossing 4 taffy bars that are just too high in THC for me. Yes I tried tiny bites. Hated it. [more inside]
posted by cairnoflore on May 29, 2016 - 7 answers

Mystery Dogtag Object

My in-laws recently moved, and found a metal dogtag-like object in the finished basement. It looks as though it has some purpose, but we cannot figure out what that might be. [Side One] [Side Two] [more inside]
posted by 1367 on May 29, 2016 - 2 answers

How to get my name off someone's tweet?

I recently Googled my firstname+lastname, which I don't share with anyone else as far as I can tell, and found a tweet near the top of the results which I'm not particularly happy about. [more inside]
posted by STFUDonnie on May 29, 2016 - 7 answers

Solo road trip advice, Virginia to Las Vegas - 4 days, full car

Virginia to Las Vegas. I-64 to I-70 to I-15. Four days on the road by myself. Any advice? [more inside]
posted by skewed on May 29, 2016 - 12 answers

Dealing with difficult strangers

A stranger thought I stole his citybike and proceeded to yell at me. I live in a nice area and this man "looked" to be a respectable middle aged business man, so it came as quite a shock for me. I know I shouldn't care about what crazy strangers say, but getting called a bitch and a fucking c*** really disturbs me! [more inside]
posted by Dooney on May 29, 2016 - 45 answers

Genealogy Sites?

It's been a few years since this question has been asked, and I know things have changed since then. There's so much info out there on the various genealogy sites, and I'm not sure what to do. Right now I have free trials with MyHeritage and Geni, but apparently a relative has done a lot of research into a certain branch of my family on Ancestry.com. I'm looking for insight on which to pick in terms of price and usefulness, etc.
posted by trillian on May 29, 2016 - 10 answers

Follow the stream...to safety?

I was reading this article recently about a woman who got lost on the Appalachian trail and sadly died. It made me think about how I had always been told (at least hiking in the Northeast of the US) that if you get lost, head downhill, find a stream and follow it to a town. Is that total BS or is it good hiking wisdom? [more inside]
posted by Toddles on May 29, 2016 - 22 answers

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