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What is it called when you remember forever where/whatever you were doing when you first heard of a world-changing event?

What's the term for a never-to-be-forgotten memory of an important event (e.g., when the space shuttle Challenger exploded), when you remember when/where/what you were doing when you heard of the event? [more inside]
posted by StrawberryPie on May 24, 2010 - 21 answers

Introducing Cornel West

What books or articles should I read to introduce me to the theology of Cornel West? [more inside]
posted by l33tpolicywonk on May 24, 2010 - 4 answers

Carbs & calories in Korean alcoholic drinks?

Does anyone know the amount of carbs and calories in a bottle of the Korean alcoholic drinks soju and Baekseju? (Just the regular soju in the green bottles, for example "Cham i sul Fresh" or "Choeum chareum".)
posted by seoulpenguin on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Avoiding mealtime awkwardness.

You're out to eat with another person, or a group of people. You're not hungry or are a light eater, so you've finished your meal before everyone else. During the natural pause when everyone takes a bite/chews, where do you look/what do you do to avoid the awkwardness of watching everyone else eat? [more inside]
posted by biochemist on May 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Check, mate! Help ID this illustrated chess book for beginners

Help me identify this very dramatically illustrated beginner's book about chess. [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

Fridge cooling woes

We just moved into a new apartment, and our cat promptly decided to hide behind the fridge (~20 year old Inglis System 2000, freezer on top). When we pulled it out from the wall to get her out, we decided to give the back a vacuum. I'm not sure when or how the condenser coils popped out like this but now they won't lie flush with the back again. I'm assuming this is why our freezer is no longer freezing and our food has thawed (as we just moved in, we had nothing in the fridge). Any ideas? Thanks in advance?
posted by avocet on May 24, 2010 - 6 answers

MacBook to VGA Projector

How to get an aluminum MacBook (2.4 GHz) to recognize a VGA Projector? [more inside]
posted by Danf on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

I just want even eyebrows!

[SeattleFilter] Please recommend the best place in Seattle to have my eyebrows groomed! [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Why shouldn't I move to Hawaii?

I'm considering moving from Saint Louis, MO to Hawaii, probably near Hilo on the Big Island. What is bad about this idea? [more inside]
posted by Kemayo on May 24, 2010 - 20 answers

Need translation of my mother's Japanese scroll

I have in my possession a scroll, approx 6 ft long, relating to my late mother's hobby of Bonkai (Japanese Tray Gardens). I shall be very grateful if the Japanese speaking MeFites can look at these pix on Flickr and give me a translation. "B. E. Wollen" is my mother's name, is it possible it is her own writing? Thanks in advance! [more inside]
posted by lungtaworld on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Suggestions for interesting non-fiction about Germany in the Middle Ages

I'm interested in reading some non-fiction about Germany (or The Holy Roman Empire) in the Middle Ages and I'm looking for suggestions. [more inside]
posted by picea on May 24, 2010 - 12 answers

How to help my ego recover after my boyfriend comment ?

My boyfriend said today while talking about some bad experiences about his ex girlfriends that he wrongly used to look for the wrong type of girl based more in their physical attractiveness. I feel hurt and resentful as obviously his comment implies I am not physically as attractive then, as he is with me . He's very handsome and quite often look /glances other girls when we are together. Should I said to him that I want to be with someone who thinks I am the most beautiful woman in the world and he also should stop looking other girls? That sounds pretty insecure and for sure it will push him away. But then how to deal with these feelings? I don't know what to say or how to react when I next talk to him, as I my ego is hurt and I feel very upset. please some advice. thanks.
posted by anonymous on May 24, 2010 - 29 answers

Please help me identify this song, so I can buy it from Amazon and listen to it a thousand million times and maybe someday put it on a mix cd!

Hivemind, can you help me identify this song? Beat : strong, very danceable. Vocals : female, thick (like honey). For part of the song, she ends each line with "uh huh." I feel like it's a (recent) popular song, but every time I hear it, there's too much ambient noise for Shazam! to identify it.
posted by Afroblanco on May 24, 2010 - 48 answers

"Nick Clegg"

I DESPERATELY need jokes about politicians for a speech tomorrow. Can anyone help me with some (relatively clean) and hopefully snappy material? [more inside]
posted by marmaduke_yaverland on May 24, 2010 - 16 answers

Has Your Therapist Fallen Asleep during your session?

Has your therapist fallen asleep during your therapy session? [more inside]
posted by ChicagoTherapyConnection on May 24, 2010 - 41 answers

Asked to photograph a wedding, need help with pricing

I need help setting wedding photo pricing. [more inside]
posted by saffronwoman on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

Where can I send my mini-shampoos?

I'm in hotels all the time (about 16 nights a month), and it just occurred to me that those little bottles of shampoo and stuff could go to a better cause than just hanging in the room after I leave. Should I donate them to a homeless shelter or some other organization, or would they rather just have a check? Any specific places that are in need of toiletry supplies?
posted by jnaps on May 24, 2010 - 28 answers

Where can I learn to teach science using the outdoors?

I'm looking for college-level courses that focus on instructing teachers (either preservice teachers in training, or active teachers) how to use the outdoors in their science teaching. [more inside]
posted by franc.o.bolos on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

cardiology/mitral valve prolapse questions

Recently was hospitalized for acute bacterial endocarditis. The follow-up cardiologist visit is summed up as follows; "..had his echo/doppler study performed today. It shows mitral valve prolapse, which is quite severe. There is a suggestion of ruptured chordae involving the posterier leaflet. There is thickening of the posterier leaflet and a very severe mitral regurgitation. His left ventricular systolic function remains normal and his left atrial dimension is only mildly dilated. At this point, we are going to manage him medically and further management will depend on his progress". There is no medication yet, and I am due for a follow-up visit soon. Have been researching; and also want to ask advice of hive, for areas/questions to prepare. Subjects include his mention of future possible replacement; exercise and diet for heart health; anxiety related to MVP. Help me focus on a valuable discussion with the doctor.
posted by ebesan on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me feed a crowd of hungry wedding goers.

We're hosting a small, casual wedding reception for about 30 people and I need some ideas for food. Ideally, the recipes will be make-ahead (some reheating or finishing touches are ok), easily expandable, relatively simple, and will hold well room temperature or in a crock pot. [more inside]
posted by Kimberly on May 24, 2010 - 20 answers

What was life like in the 1980's?

Looking for movies that evoke how it is to live in the time in which they are set. [more inside]
posted by reenum on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

Tips for passing road test.

Help me ace my road test next week (and boost my confidence). [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 24, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I get my dog to take a pill when I can't hide it in food?

How do I give an anti-nausea pill to my dog when he won't eat? [more inside]
posted by emumimic on May 24, 2010 - 7 answers

What songs have a military sounding snare drum in the background

What songs start with a snare drum (like a military parade) or have a snare throughout the song? [more inside]
posted by birchhook on May 24, 2010 - 35 answers

USAA is screwing me over, what can I do?

USAA is screwing me over, what can I do? They've kidnapped my money and while telling me I'll get it back, won't give me anymore information. [more inside]
posted by bindasj on May 24, 2010 - 23 answers

I'm interested in streaming sports from around the world in Canada; what are my options?

I'm interested in streaming sports from around the world in Canada; what are my options? [more inside]
posted by Hiker on May 24, 2010 - 6 answers

Help keep my dog sane while he recovers

My dog had a severe laceration to his paw yesterday. He's been stitched by the vet, but paw stitches are fragile and require a dog to be kept inactive. What can I do to keep him from going insane? [more inside]
posted by fremen on May 24, 2010 - 13 answers

I Mead Help!

Where to find good mead in the Atlanta area? [more inside]
posted by dortmunder on May 24, 2010 - 3 answers

Keeping the RATINGS when moving iTunes stuff to a new Mac

Helping my father re-create iTunes on his new iMac—AND keep all of his song ratings. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on May 24, 2010 - 10 answers

seeing many types of blind through a new lens?

Can I get contacts if I have presbyopia (needing progressives) AND astigmatism? [more inside]
posted by kch on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Biking with a baby in the city

What's the best set-up for biking with a toddler in the city? [more inside]
posted by sandor on May 23, 2010 - 19 answers

Cheep! Cheep! Uh oh... Duckling rescue!

Baby duck filter: I seem to have come into possesion of a wild baby duck. I am in Montreal, and I want to be responsible with this poor little ball of fluff. Help! [more inside]
posted by Phalene on May 23, 2010 - 20 answers

Over Worked Marine Biologist Filter

Asking for a friend. He's a marine biologist who usually does ecological impact studies prior to any kind of construction work along coasts or out in the oceans. He works world wide and constantly. He spends a great deal of time out in the field and it's becoming detrimental to family life. [more inside]
posted by snsranch on May 23, 2010 - 5 answers

How should I handle this somewhat awkward dating situation?

How should I handle this somewhat awkward dating situation? [more inside]
posted by freem on May 23, 2010 - 31 answers

Where buy Jim Wilson's Big Fat Mama - rockabilly song

where can I buy a recording of Jim Wilson's "Big Fat Mama" - a hilarious hillbilly song from sometime in the 1950's or so that I just heard on WFMU 91.1 on the way through NYC. [more inside]
posted by 8699oriel on May 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Is the instant tent a camping nightmare?

Do you, or does anyone you know, have a Coleman Instant Tent? What do you, or they, think of it? [more inside]
posted by wg on May 23, 2010 - 9 answers

gameboy music making...

just got an original gameboy and i'm wondering what the better music making cartridges/solutions might be. any ideas or suggestions? thanks!
posted by artof.mulata on May 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Something fishy?

Where can I learn more about a recurring motif of images of acquatic life in Werner Herzog's films? Jellyfish, fish, etc?
posted by fixedgear on May 23, 2010 - 1 answer

A digital guitar neck, customizable by me…

I'm not a programmer and don't really want to try to become one, but I'd like to build a little graphic app/utility and am wondering if it might be possible using something like Flash or HyperCard or some other similar no-coding program. Details within… [more inside]
posted by dpcoffin on May 23, 2010 - 12 answers

Word art

Hi I have a list of words i'd like to print them on A4. I'd like them to be differnt clours, hight, font i'm looking for a program that will allow me to do this easily. Any ideas? Kinda like this Thanks!
posted by lpoulter on May 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Help me root my Droid!

I think I'm ready to take the plunge and root my Motorola Droid to install a custom ROM. But I still have a few niggling questions. [more inside]
posted by malthas on May 23, 2010 - 6 answers

Has the sun set on these?

[JapaneseTranslationFilter] Can I still eat this? [more inside]
posted by bardophile on May 23, 2010 - 8 answers

The Fungus Blob versus the Weeping Fig

I replanted my indoor ficus benjimana/weeping fig about two weeks ago, putting it into a much larger pot, and using some Home Depot gardening soil. A few days ago, a thin-foam-like, white substance appeared over portions of the soil. Today, I notice I have large, blobby, mushy, fungus-looking things growing on the top of the soil. The tree, however, looks fine. What is this gross stuff, and should I do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by not_on_display on May 23, 2010 - 10 answers

Tap water question

This morning while cleaning the crock pot, I noticed that the baking soda I was using was foaming up, as if i had added an acid like vinegar. So, I poured some baking soda in a clean bowl, to see if it was the water. It foamed! Is there a reason my tap water would be so acid? The only thing I found on the internet was a vague suggestion the chlorine can cause acidity in the water. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on May 23, 2010 - 16 answers

Help me identify this Nike watch.

Help me identify and find a manual for this Nike watch. [more inside]
posted by bgrebs on May 23, 2010 - 2 answers

electrical energy from your car

How can you run a large appliance (e.g. a washing machine machine) off of a running automobile? What's the best way to convert the huge amount of power generated by the car into 110V A.C. at a high wattage? [more inside]
posted by grizzled on May 23, 2010 - 5 answers

Are you my mommy, puppy edition.

What shelters in the Baltimore City area will give a pit bull type puppy a chance? [more inside]
posted by QIbHom on May 23, 2010 - 15 answers

Are foreign vs. domestic car brands statistically more reliable?

Are foreign vs. domestic car brands statistically more reliable? [more inside]
posted by Dr. ShadowMask on May 23, 2010 - 18 answers

Emergency trade show display in Las Vegas by Tuesday morning?

Emergency trade show display in Las Vegas by Tuesday morning? My colleagues just went to Las Vegas for an important trade show. We had a lovely display background made for our booth - a Skyline Mirage. Unfortunately, our guys forgot to take the display on the plane! :/ We need the booth to be ready by noon on Tuesday. Can we get a similar display made in Las Vegas by that time? Any ideas most welcome! [more inside]
posted by krilli on May 23, 2010 - 13 answers

Hoping for another Askmefi Mystery Machine Victory

Anyone know what city this is? [more inside]
posted by mreleganza on May 22, 2010 - 5 answers

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