In the Seinfeld episode "The Cartoon" Elaine submits a cartoon idea to the New Yorker (that she steals from Ziggy). It depicted a pig at a complaint department saying "I wish I was taller". I'd like a copy to print out for my cubicle but can't find it anywhere.
What's the deal with my water heater? [more inside]
Statistics question: How many tries are necessary for 99.9% chance of full coverage of a heterogenous population? [more inside]
Are there any great books out there about whining? My toddler is well on her way to becoming a regional champ & it's a problem. [more inside]
Does anyone know where the Dave Eggers quote, "Still though, I think if you're not self-obsessed, you're probably boring" is originally from? [more inside]
Can someone explain this image to me? What's the joke? (uh, yeah, I'm totally asking for a friend.)
Help me search and replace all instances of a word that are not preceded by another specific word. [more inside]
WiFi: it's not a range extender I want but... something else. [more inside]
Book Recommendations for Post-Divorce pain and anxiety? Help me help my girlfriend who is recently divorced and consumed with fears about being alone. She needs something positive and empowering to give her some strength to face the future and get comfortable living alone. She's in her early 30s with one child and she initiated the divorce because she was so unhappy.
Is there a website out there where I can enter the names of two species and be given the approximate date when their last common ancestor lived? Bonus points if it tells me what sort of species this ancestor probably was, and for showing me the part of the tree of life relating to these species. Thanks!
Wrong dog ate the phenomav- now what? (And we're dogsitting!) [more inside]
Moving house: our new appartment comes with its own refrigerator and washing machine. We can store our own fridge and washing machine in a shed in my mothers yard. How can I best protect the machines against moist conditions and subzero (Celcius) temperatures in winter?
How do I refresh someone else's IP? I can't load a specific site I usually access every day when I am connected to my home ISP, although I can get to the site when I'm at work and on my smartphone. Absolutely NONE of my browsers can load the site, even those which I've never uised to visit the site before. When I contacted my ISP tonight, the tech said that he could access the same site from his computer, so it doesn't appear to be a DNS issue there. I have no problems loading any other sites on my browsers. What gives? [more inside]
How should I clean my EGR port? The check engine code says "inadequate flow through the EGR valve." [more inside]
I suspect potential food poisoning. Ride it out or try to 'squash' it? [more inside]
How do you keep your self-esteem level high and your unhappiness level low while remaining friends with your ex who has a new girlfriend? [more inside]
Due to a fiasco involving a failed service provider, I have to put together a small (5-10 pages) website in the next 72 hours. Since the domain name is still under the contractor's control and resides on her server, I must use CMS Made Simple (which is fine, given the need to update the site regularly). Otherwise it's a completely blank slate... and so am I. [more inside]
What are your best vegetarian enchilada recipes? [more inside]
In which book does Feynman describe the notation he made up for calculus? And what symbols did he use? [more inside]
Looking for suggestions for drive through the midwest of things to see and roads to take. [more inside]
Basic mySQL/PHP question. Help me understand how this simple while loop involving mysqli_fetch_array() works. [more inside]
Just had an endometrial biopsy due to postmenopausal bleeding that started over the Labor Day weekend. The results could take two weeks or more and my next appointment is not for three weeks. Do any of you folks who are not my doctor know if this is a safe length of time to wait should it turn out to be cancer?
Why won't my car's OBD system re-set and clear the CA Smog Test?! [more inside]
Need help finding relevant California Tenant law information. [more inside]
Best place to watch Buckeye football in Denver? [more inside]
You're not our doctor, but we wonder if you might have any ideas to help explain our dear friend's oxygen level never rising above 85-88. [more inside]
I read the most beautiful children's book a few years ago. All I remember is how moved i was at the end. Help me find it again! [more inside]
I received a weird email from my Mum a couple of days ago, which was obviously from a hacked account, but I just thought that it was from a fake address as happens sometimes. However it wasn't. Please help! [more inside]
I'm moving my 14 year old cat to my new apartment this weekend. How can I make this transition go as smoothly as possible? [more inside]
In Havana, Cuba this weekend for a quick weekend trip. Suggestions for good tango clubs? [more inside]
I got the new iTouch. My wife wants the old one. How do I make this work? [more inside]
Are you in web? What are your job descriptions…toot your own horn and impress me! [more inside]
Finally moved to a big(ger), cheap(er) apartment in Brooklyn with my boyfriend after years in a tiny apartment in Manhattan with my best friend. Now that I have more space and disposal cash, I want to make my apartment a real home. Suggestions, please? [more inside]
I recorded a podcast today on an Edirol R-09 hard-disc recorder, but once I've extracted the file to my hard drive, I can't open the file. It's not the kind of recording I can replicate, and I'm in trouble. Can I rescue the data? [more inside]
How do I prevent Antivir/SecuritySuite infections? [more inside]
Husband and I are thinking of going to Savannah, Georgia during the Christmas holidays. The threads here on Savannah as to where to go and eat have been very helpful. My question is, if we plan to arrive in Savannah on Christmas Day and stay for about 5, 6 days, will the shops and restaurants be open during that period? Or will they likely be closed for the holidays. Oh, we'll probably drive to Charleston too, so it would be helpful to know if the city closes down during the holiday season as well. Thanks!
I'm purchasing a computer. It requires Win7 Ultimate and I have a choice as to how that happens. [more inside]
Does anyone know if there is, or ever has been, a recognized significance in a character's exiting stage right or stage left? Like, do bad guys typically exit stage left, etc. I know almost nothing about theatre, and this seems like it would be an esoteric trope or something. TIA.
Have the New Orleans area oak trees already dropped their leaves by Thanksgiving usually? [more inside]
I'm lacking motivation in college academically, and nearly everything else. [more inside]
In Zinnemann's Day of the Jackal, a worker at a train station hits the wheels of a train before it leaves, producing a ping. Why would one do this with a train? [more inside]
Anyone have any idea who made this plate? I recently found a beautiful plate at a charity shop, but half of the maker's mark has worn off. It is cream with 3 hand painted orange-red poppies and a green edge, and I think it may be from the 1930s. I don't think it's particularly valuable, but I'd like to see if I can find anything to match it. There are a few pictures on my Flickr page. I've tried Googling, but haven't found anything yet.
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]
Columbia, South Carolina first-timer advice. I'm heading there in October for a Gamecock's football game, part of a continuing yearly visit to different SEC football venues, and would appreciate recommendations for convenient/quality/reasonable lodging, campus area bars and restaurants, music venues and other stuff that must be seen and done.
Can anyone explain these odd bokeh effects I saw in the film "Adventures In Babysitting?" [more inside]
I need flamenco boots. What's the best way to go about getting them on a college lad's budget? [more inside]
Tomorrow the kids are going back to school. What song links can I click on after the magic bus rolls down my street and takes them away, to aptly celebrate my enduring the longest summer ever?
I have a photo that I want to rotate a couple of degrees, but all I have on my computer is Paint which will only do it 90 or 180 degrees. I don't want to download a program because this is my work computer, but I don't want to wait till I get home, as I don't have internet access at the moment. Is there something online similar to Photobucket that will let me upload a photo and then edit it, and that is able to custom rotate images? I've tried googling but can't find anything. Any help greatly appreciated!
Help me figure out how to do cluster analysis on discrete data. [more inside]
What are some English words and terms that have changed meaning significantly in the last century or so? [more inside]