What is this strange phenomenon happening with ostensibly house trained dogs soiling the house? I just threw out three area rugs that my 4 yr. old Beagle has ruined by pooing and peeing on them, even to the point of blackening the hardwood floor beneath. The very FIRST thing my son's dog does when she visits is crap and pee right in front of us! No shame.... [more inside]
Planning a bridal shower; need fun activities- especially funny questions for a "He said / She said" game. [more inside]
Pell Grant: What is the process? [more inside]
looking for more examples of this tracking/dolly shot in music videos. rules: 1. must be throughout the clip, no other camera motion allowed 2. repetitive, no single shot takes (kenya west - POWER, Michael Penn - TRY, UFFIE - Difficult) [more inside]
I want to live on a large expanse of land, but avoid insane $$$ in property taxes. They say having a farm is the way to go. In that vein: How many maple and birch trees would I have to grow and tap to produce enough syrup of each for personal use? (I'm guessing a gallon if I eat pancakes regularly.) [more inside]
YANML: I'm 25 years and 30 days old. I'm at a bar crawl in Pittsburgh. I just got denied entry to a bar on Carson St because my Ohio license is expired by 30 days. What is the Pennsylvania law for a bar regarding alcohol service for a 25 year old with an expired ID? I.E. how can I avoid getting blocked for the rest of the evening? Things to consider: Grace period for expired license, possessing multiple credit cards in my name (to verify identity) and obviously over the age of 21 based on physical appearance.
I have a lot of Hamburger Relish. Besides eating many many hamburgers, are there any recipes that require hamburger relish as an ingredient?
I had a phone interview for an entry level position at a small tech startup, but the interviewer is about forty minutes late with no signs of appearing. How do I respond? Possibly relevant: When I confirmed the interview, I forgot to "Reply All" and didn't CC it to two people. Because of this, my interviewer might have missed my confirmation or something.
BookFilter: Help me find this formative (but possibly terrible) 1970s sci-fi book I read in my youth! [more inside]
What sources would you recommend for me to learn more about Black Nationalism/Black power movement in the US? [more inside]
I'm trying to express my love for a certain dessert in a math/logic formula. I have this: π > ∼π , which I take to mean "Pi is greater than not Pi", and this: π > ∞-π, which I take to mean "Pi is greater than Everything but Pi". Do these make any sense or hold up in any legit way?
Is a secretarial or clerical job in a marketing agency a reletively low stress 9-5 job? [more inside]
I'm 29 weeks pregnant and have never felt this awful in my life. I can't tell if it's actually worse than normal, or if I'm just bad at handling it. [more inside]
What do to with six hours in Amsterdam? [more inside]
Costume ideas needed! The theme: virtues and sins. [more inside]
Movie Titles!!!! [more inside]
How do I identify exactly what my memory error bluescreen in Win Vista is. [more inside]
Background: I've been the step-dad to my boys for almost 10 years. They are now 12 and 13 and have no interest in spending time with their Bio-dad. [more inside]
Is the "angel of death" hallucination a real medical phenomenon? [more inside]
I remember a side-scrolling game my childhood but am unable to remember the name. There was a squat grey robot with a single peg leg with a wheel at the bottom and he had a cannon that you controlled with the mouse. Most of the game took place underground. There were bats, and there was a kidnapped professor. [more inside]
Are there any slang terms for the cervix?
I have kind of a weird problem with my 3rd gen kindle (wifi only). [more inside]
[movie/book filter]: looking for suggestions for movies/books that are similar to amelie, like water for chocolate, antonia's line, a very long engagement. [more inside]
In returning a computer bought on-line, could there be problems if what I send back is an identical computer obtained from a different retailer, rather than the one they originally sent me? [more inside]
Any tips for raising a child diagnosed with PTSD? [more inside]
Looking for good dispassionate history of the Christian church. I love to read history, and would like to go on a tangent. [more inside]
Movie device solves everything trope? [more inside]
We've been invited to an evening wedding in Seattle area at a swanky hotel which is black tie. Not our usual venue at all. Neither of us wants to spend lots to dress for a single social occasion. And my husband is a big guy with a long torso and short legs, so he is not easy to fit anyway. Thoughts on where to go and what to do to get dressed affordably?
I just bought a Samsung Vibrant (ver 2.1) from T-Mobile. What should I do to it to get the most out of it? What is the best Android mod available for it and what's the process? [more inside]
I want to make a PDF collection of my webcomic. What's the best approach? [more inside]
I'm an Englishman married to a Lithuanian - so we have 2 different, though similar, alphabets between us - how can we orthographically regularise our surnames? Alternative spellings? Double-barrelled names? [more inside]
Why, in the middle of winter (now, in Central MI), would a farmer plow under only a strip of land in the middle of his (previously harvested but un-tilled) field? [more inside]
Levenger Circa fans: If I buy a set of discs and a paper punch, will that be enough to build a Circa notebook with my own paper?
I half-remember a music video from the early 90s (possibly late 80s) that featured stop-motion animation. Everything in the video was covered with what looked like magnetized iron filings. Does any one know the song and artist?
Can a broken dipstick cause a car to lose two quarts of oil over a couple of months? Should I just replace the dipstick, or should I have a mechanic investigate other potential problems? [more inside]
How did you 'bed-train' your child? [more inside]
Frustrating super-slow music folder on an external hard drive. [more inside]
How are the Canada-US border crossings these days? [more inside]
Help me find the title of a 1970s-era movie I saw on Sci-Fi Channel in the late 90s/early 2000s. It was several short stories strung together, all very strange but not quite "horror" or "sci-fi". [more inside]
My XP desktop's motherboard spitzensparken. Kaput. Can anyone share advice on how best to migrate the contents of a crufty, crowded XP boot drive, to a new Vista system build, ideally booting on a new solid state drive? (Hardware recommendations on a new system are also welcome!) [more inside]
Which websites put a smile on your face when you're feeling down? [more inside]
I have moved to the loudest place on earth. Help me not lose my mind. [more inside]
I found the perfect job! Only problem - I don't have the experience they want. [more inside]
I was a jerk at work. I insulted another doctor in front of the whole staff. This requires an apology, obviously. Or not? [more inside]
When should we tell our families we're engaged? And why aren't we ready? [more inside]
Could this be considered "breed profiling?" I don't care if it is, but I don't want any legal repercussions. [more inside]
What is the best tablet PC available for around $500 that can run MS Word? [more inside]
I've had it with my cell provider -- going to a track phone. Will I hate it? [more inside]
I have difficulty articulating my thoughts coherently, when I write on a topic for more than 700-800 words. When I write less than that, I find writing difficult, but not as difficult. While in school, all of my papers were returned with remarks that my paper contained sentence fragments, sentences that didn't fit in with the rest of the paragraph, sentences that were their own paragraphs, and sentence fragments. [more inside]
Homework Filter alert! We need at least two sources which are against government regulation of water. Pro regulation sources we can find, Con sources have escaped us for the past week. [more inside]