SurfingNewbieFilter: Where/how should I spend one week learning to surf somewhere on the East (US) coast?
Surfing Newb Filter: I want to spend a week learning to surf, sometime this month, somewhere on the US East Coast. Where/How? [more inside]
I'm trying to identify a song which has the main lyric of "chocolate kisses". Unsure of pretty much any other detail. [more inside]
Slumdog Millionaire: Late to the party, I watched this movie for the first time (and second time, too) this past week. [more inside]
Best movers in London? [more inside]
Have there been any good, scholarly studies on the "Chuck Norris" style of one-liner joke/folklore? How old is this style of joke? [more inside]
Which method of teaching should I be trained in, Montessori or Waldorf? [more inside]
So we're arriving in Rome at 6:50PM, is it reasonable to expect to get to Florence that same night by train? We're also considering a side trip to Stockholm, any secrets to getting there and back? [more inside]
I've been given the opportunity to write a weekly tech/computer/electronics column for my local paper and although I have plenty of column ideas I can't for the life of me come up with a name for it. So I'm asking the Hive Mind: what should I call it? More details inside. [more inside]
Is there a problem with PayPal right now, or is it just me? [more inside]
I donated blood almost a week ago and still feel weak. Has this happened to anyone else? When will I start feeling better? [more inside]
What should I cook for my mom for mothers' day? [more inside]
Last spring or summer I heard a spot on NPR about a couple in Madison, WI who plant thousands of flower bulbs in their backyard every year. It became a bit of an attraction in the neighborhood as they allowed people to wander around the yard to see the flowers. Does anyone know where this house is or can someone point me to the radio spot?
RCA audio connector - I'm getting intermittent sound from my left desktop computer speaker that is connected via an RCA connector to the main (right) one. What can I do? [more inside]
A friend and her 19-year-old daughter are going to be in Aurora, Colo. for a medical procedure next Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. What fun and distracting cultural activities can they do while there? They probably will not have a car.
What do Bel Biv DeVoe and Les Triplettes de Belleville have in common, vocally? [more inside]
I've recently had some tough relationship experiences, and I'd like to have some feedback on this. I'd like to focus on what I have learned, and then move on, which is why I need your precious help. [more inside]
Who makes gray soled, gray calfskin, sneakers? [more inside]
I am chaperoning a high school trip to Europe this summer. What are your tips and suggestions to making this trip a great experience for everyone involved? [more inside]
What is the benefit of "double red" blood donation over whole blood donation? [more inside]
What did we eat? We went for banh mi (Vietnamese hoagies) and they had other goodies in a deli case. We bought some kind of small squares, about one inch per side, and maybe 3/8" thick. Each was topped with a slice of onion and a slice of jalapeño. Inside each was a whole peppercorn. It was weirdly pink - at first we thought it was some kind of sweet bean dessert. Ground, pickled(?) pork. What are they called?
Is there a website where I can take a picture of myself every day and put it into a slideshow? Like the infamous video by 'Noah K.' [more inside]
Where can I buy pepper spray online in Canada? [more inside]
Romantic-era-art-filter: help me find the most beautiful painting that I've only seen once? [more inside]
What coat do I want? [more inside]
RelationshipFilter: After about a year of dating weirdos and loons, I met someone really neat. The problem: He's unemployed. Has been for a while. We've been dating for several months, and it's getting to the point at which I'm realizing that I really dig him. He seems to be pretty irresponsible, which makes me anxious. Is this relationship doomed? [more inside]
How do you find new books to read? I just finished another book, and need advice about the best way to find others I'll enjoy reading. [more inside]
Toilet poop shredders - my friend is convinced they exist but I have never heard of them. Is there really such a thing? [more inside]
I'm looking for fiction that vividly describes the physical and social atmosphere of a city or town, the way Dickens captures Coketown in Hard Times. [more inside]
How old was Icarus? [more inside]
My dentist told me that I should start to use an interdental toothbrush once a day. Are their any particular brands I should look out for or are the generics just as good? Also, any tips when it comes to using one?
The future Mrs. and I recently came into possession of a Hi-Steam SVP-24 Steam Iron, unfortunately I can't figure out how the blasted thing works. Any mefites have any experience? [more inside]
Could we make better swords today? [more inside]
I'm ready to buy a new desktop PC with Windows 7, and I can't decide whether to spend more money on a faster CPU or more memory, if either. Which would be better in the long run: i7-860 (or even i7-920) with 6 GB RAM, or i5 with 8 GB of RAM? Considering the CPU alone, is an i7 instead of an i5 worth the extra money? [more inside]
Why are these rugs staining my floor, and how can I get rid of the stain? [more inside]
Hardware question: is there a common sort of clamp for holding a round/tubular object? [more inside]
I need help identifying/remembering a visual artist who work(s|ed) with text. Shortish, punchy phrases; female; I first saw her work around 2000-2002. Anybody? [more inside]
I've been forced to take a break from running due to peroneal tendonitis (developed during week 6 of the Couch to 5K program). Can you give me some ideas for alternative types of exercises that will not aggravate the peroneal tendon? I plan to try biking, but I'm wondering what other options are out there. I do not have access to a pool. Thanks!
Rounding out my summer syllabus: Favorite studies, statistics, theories, essays, short stories, comics, poetry and other short readings about television? [more inside]
What's the cheaper alternative to Apple's 24" Cinema Displays? [more inside]
Help me with tips on better flash photography, please? [more inside]
I heard a retro song by a female R&B/Pop artist on Pandora and now can't remember any identifying details. Help? [more inside]
I recently received these antique postcards from a friend (with no explanation) and I'd like to know what exactly they are. They're of Soviet/Eastern European origin and seem to relate to radio somehow. [more inside]
I'm looking for a short sci-fi story that has eluded me for some time. [more inside]
Is it possible to find a good "renaissance man/jack of all trades" Legal adviser for my real-world questions/grown-up decision making? [more inside]
Looking for the best non-Kennedy Space Center location to watch the STS-132 launch. [more inside]
How can I make a very hard mattress softer without buying a new one? [more inside]
Thomas Mallory's La Morte D'Athur has a french spelling for its title. Was Mallory's story originally written in french, old french, or middle english, or something else. If it was written in middle english, as we suspect, why does it have a french title?
Seeking YA book - Main character is special-needs student enrolled in BOCES... [more inside]
How easy or possible is it to track when/where a PDF file is transmitted or opened once it goes out into the wild? [more inside]