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Mystery mark stains seat! Blue butt print upon the tainted throne!

This morning, I was surprised to see the clear imprint of my wife's butt and thighs in a bluish tone on our white melamine toilet seat. Is the actual chemistry known here, and what should we do to avoid this in the future? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2014 - 19 answers

Seat swapping: a solution to vote splitting in Canadian politics?

The Canadian Conservative Party is currently at 30.2% in nationwide polls but, due to factors such as vote splitting and regionalized support, is currently projected to form a minority government with 131 out of 308 seats in Parliament. That's undemocratic. Idea: what if opposition parties agreed not to run candidates in specific ridings so as to create two party races (Conservative-Liberal in some ridings, Conservative-NDP in others). Would that be lawful? [more inside]
posted by justsomebodythatyouusedtoknow on Jun 6, 2014 - 4 answers

Disarming things one can say when giving up a seat on the bus?

I regularly run into a semi embarrassing situation when offering my seat to someone on the bus, and I would prefer to give both myself and the stranger in question easier outs. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Mar 26, 2014 - 52 answers

Help me pick an inexpensive standing desk seat

I moved from an Aeron knock off that was beautiful and comfortable to a adjustable bar stool when I realized over time, the chair was the source of terrible back pain. So now I want to get a seat that is more ergonomic but I can't make up my mind. I want to sit erect. I want a place to put my feet if I choose. I want it to adjust up to at least 32 inches. I want the seat angle to be adjustable. All of these do that but I want to make the best decision. Here are my choices: 1, 2, 3. I've narrowed the selection down to these three. They are in my price range and aren't too ugly. I spend a lot of time at my PC and on the phone but I don't want my back to hurt anymore.
posted by CollectiveMind on Dec 13, 2013 - 6 answers

Bicycle seat bag with a durable zipper

Anyone have recommendations for a large bicycle seat bag that has a durable zipper? [more inside]
posted by aerotive on Jul 7, 2013 - 6 answers

Need help choosing a rad pattern for a motorcycle seat.

I own a Kawasaki ZX-6 that I have done some moderate cosmetic customization to, including removing most of the fairings, reshaping the remaining fairings, removing the windshield, replacing the coolant tank and passenger pegs, and stickering the gas tank. The result is a street-fightery look that I'm quite proud of. Now I'm looking to get some custom vinyl printed and use it to recover the seats. I need help choosing a pattern. [more inside]
posted by 256 on Jun 13, 2013 - 6 answers

New car, yay! Hip pain, uh-oh.

A couple of weeks ago, I bought a new Subaru Impreza, which I drive for 45 minutes twice a day. Now I'm developing pain in my right hip, and I suspect there's a connection, or something I'm doing wrong, posture-wise. [more inside]
posted by dywypi on May 22, 2013 - 13 answers

Which toilet seat/bidet?

I've decided to install a toilet seat/bidet. Which one? [more inside]
posted by Marky on Mar 21, 2013 - 4 answers

Baby on a bus situation

So it looks like I might need to start taking the baby on the bus to her daycare, which is downtown. I say baby… she's pretty much a toddler now, being just under one and a half, and pretty squirmy with it to. My preferred travel option with her when on foot is to put her in a backpack, which she loves and which chills her right out, but we also have a stroller. So… what is the best way to carry her on the bus? I've considered just standing with her in the backpack the whole way, but it seems like there might be a safety concern. There's taking the backpack off and keeping her in it, which seems like it might have similar concerns. Taking her right out of the backpack and putting her in my lap seems like it might be the most safety conscious option, but that assumes a seat and that she will stay put - that later condition being highly unlikely. And then it may be the same deal with the stroller. Thoughts?
posted by Artw on Aug 31, 2012 - 35 answers

Save my vagina from the horrible maw of my bike seat.

Love my women's-specific road bike, hate the numbness and pain its saddle causes in my women's-specific parts. Help me fix this? [more inside]
posted by toomuchkatherine on May 24, 2012 - 19 answers

I Don't Need a Law to Be Safe!

I am trying to find the actual law which states that infants younger than one year old and under 20 pounds need to be in a rear-facing car seat in Minnesota. Not only can I not find the actual law, but I am getting conflicting information on .gov and .org websites. My research trail inside... [more inside]
posted by TinWhistle on Apr 4, 2012 - 9 answers

Best car-seat/stroller for a preemie taking cabs?

We hope to take our daughter home early next year, but she will likely be only 4lbs plus then. We've been given a Phil & Ted stroller, but we'd like initially to use something that detaches into a car seat. We don't drive, but use a lot of cabs, walking etc. in Singapore. The reviews online seem more for people with cars or bigger babies. Any advice or recommendations for a light stroller that will detach into a carseat that can be used easily in a cab?
posted by viggorlijah on Nov 21, 2011 - 11 answers

Tacoma/Child Seat

Child Car Seat in a Tacoma Access Cab? [more inside]
posted by Murray M on Oct 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Tell me about your experiences with bike seat neuralgia.

Tell me about your experiences with bike seat neuralgia. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

The easy way to sit up in bed.

I am looking to get one of those seatbacks that you can put in your bed, that will allow you to sit up in bed with minimal effort. Let me clarify - this is not a recliner. It's almost as if someone took a car seat and cut the tush part off, but added a bit near the bottom for stability. What is the offical term for them, and where can I find them?
posted by Sully on Jan 15, 2011 - 7 answers

2 babies, 2 cars, 3 car seats...

Please help me find the optimal/safest positions for 3 car seats (1 infant bucket and 2 convertible seats). [more inside]
posted by ramix on Nov 11, 2010 - 13 answers

Tiny baby is tiny. Car Seat doesn't fit!

My sister just had her first child and on the car ride home, she discovered that her tiny, 3 day old, 5 pound baby is too small for her infant car seat! Is there a safe way to modify a normal car seat temporarily for an extra tiny individual? Is there anything else she needs to know about dealing with an extra-small infant? [more inside]
posted by aristan on Oct 2, 2010 - 21 answers

Feets a-dangling While the Booze Hound Sleeps

My roommate is a pretty heavy drinker and smoker and he spends his Saturday nights passed out on the love seat in the den. His feet extend over the arm of the love seat. He sleeps on his back and I'm concerned that the pressure on his leg from the arm of the seat could cause a blood clot. Is this a real danger? Example of his position here.
posted by zzazazz on Jul 31, 2010 - 14 answers

Tear in the cloth of my driver's seat.

I've got a small (2-3 inch) tear in the cloth of the driver's seat of my car. Is there a "best practices" way to make sure this doesn't expand and require me to have the whole seat reupholstered? [more inside]
posted by Ufez Jones on Jun 25, 2010 - 12 answers

Securing a bicycle seat

Recommendations on securing a quick-release bicycle seatpost? [more inside]
posted by pulled_levers on Dec 18, 2009 - 16 answers

How does your comfort level in relationships show?

This is REALLY not about the toilet seat...or is it?!? Men, I need your advice!! Women, there is a question inside for you too! [more inside]
posted by hollygirl on Nov 22, 2009 - 73 answers

Kicking Children. Airplane.

How can I stop my toddlers from kicking the seat in front of them on an airplane? [more inside]
posted by zarq on Oct 8, 2009 - 56 answers

The Best Automobile Driver's Seat

Which driver's seat. To my surprise, replacement automobile driver's seat -baby -infant didn't google up anything useful. Surely there's a widely-held opinion as to which junkyard car seats are the best! [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Sep 3, 2009 - 20 answers

Do I need to replace my son's car seat?

Last night my husband was involved in a very low-speed crash -- the other party was a cement pylon. The crash popped the airbags and broke the plastic grill on the front of the car, but we don't see any other damage. My son's car seat was in the back of the car. (My son was not in the car.) Do I need to replace the seat? [more inside]
posted by anastasiav on Apr 22, 2009 - 22 answers

Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts?

Why are airplane seatbelts different from car seatbelts? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Mar 13, 2009 - 14 answers

no, I am not talking about bidets!

Why do public bathrooms in France commonly not have toilet seats on their toilets?
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on Feb 23, 2009 - 7 answers

It looks like either a king-sized beverage spill or small pools of dried blood, and neither are upholstery colors.

The rear seat belts on a 1997 Honda Accord bleed onto the upholstery. Is there any way to stop this? [more inside]
posted by fujiko on Oct 24, 2008 - 4 answers

need to dry car seat right now!

Need advice on drying out car seats quickly. [more inside]
posted by goethean on Jul 31, 2008 - 10 answers

Did Ford change the Aerostar seat size?

Will a 1997 Ford Aerostar third seat fit in a 1994 model? [more inside]
posted by The Giant Squid on May 2, 2008 - 1 answer

Safety restraints - no zip

Sluggish seatbelt retracting thingers: How to fix them? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Apr 19, 2008 - 6 answers

Out of State Seatbelt Ticket

I just received an out of state seat belt ticket, how will this affect my insurance? [more inside]
posted by crashlanding on Mar 20, 2008 - 4 answers

Another car shopping question, this time concerning seats and back support.

I test drove a Nissan Versa and I liked the car very much, but felt that maybe my lower back hurt after 45 minutes or so of driving--even though the seat felt good when I first climbed into it. Otherwise, great value. And when I talk to other people who own this car, they tell me how comfortable the seats are. I'm 5'11", 160 pounds--pretty average I would suppose. So my question: 1) How likely is it that my back will "adjust" to the car? 2) If the seat doesn't work after awhile, has anyone had success with lumbar support products (pillows, etc.)--or is that just wishful thinking? [more inside]
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Jul 28, 2007 - 12 answers

My milkshake brings all the stains to my car

Spilled chocolate milkshake + cloth car seat + several months time = Icky stain. Remedies? [more inside]
posted by sprocket87 on May 18, 2007 - 14 answers

How do I remove rusted toilet seat hardware?

So I have an OLD toilet seat with hardware that is pretty much completely rusted/broken down. I cannot get the nut down the plastic screw with ANY type of wrench/screwdriver/plier combination. How do I remove the seat hardware without breaking the toilet??? [more inside]
posted by lattiboy on May 17, 2007 - 18 answers

Seat backs with no spine! Why?

Why are chairs so uncomfortable? I mean the less-expensive corporate type, like you might find in an American meeting room or new-style classroom. There's only negligible support when you lean back! [more inside]
posted by Rash on Mar 30, 2007 - 7 answers

Car seats in the city

Car seats in cabs/cars for hire in NYC? [more inside]
posted by pomegranate on Mar 16, 2007 - 12 answers

Help! I desire a $700 chair. Is there any hope?

Is $700 too much to spend on an office chair? Are there any alternatives to the HAG Capisco Saddle Seat chair? [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Mar 5, 2007 - 19 answers

Dry out my Yamaha!

My scooter has a wet seat. Not at first glance, but the foam cushioning seeps out water when I sit on it (I left it outside a while ago in some heavy rain), making it necessary for me to sit on a plastic bag every time I ride. It's been dry everyday for two weeks, and the thing still seeps water! How can I dry the seat out? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Teach me subway manners

Teach me manners: when to give up my seat on public transportation. Much [more inside]
posted by fogster on Sep 21, 2006 - 67 answers

Car seat covers

Does any know of a company that makes sedan seat covers for the back seats. I have searched the web only to find front seat covers. The make of the car is a Honda Accord.
posted by Noodles on Aug 24, 2006 - 3 answers

Generating student seating charts?

Dear Mostly-Random-Student-Seating-Filter: Can you think of a tool (or a clever method) for regularly generating new seating assignments for students sitting at tables? Other criteria inside... [more inside]
posted by chr1sb0y on Jul 25, 2006 - 10 answers

How to fix a bike seat post in place?

How can I fix my bike saddle to the correct position? [more inside]
posted by spiff101 on Jun 15, 2006 - 12 answers

Mini Question

Will a standard baby seat properly (comfortably) fit in the back of a new MINI? [more inside]
posted by punkfloyd on Jun 13, 2006 - 15 answers

For the last time, I'm not going to buy a @#$@ing SUV!

Cars and car seats: I have a 2-door 2005 Ford Focus ZX3. The baby is coming in six months. Should I plan on buying a new car? [more inside]
posted by crazycanuck on Jun 10, 2006 - 15 answers

How to win a seat in the House of Reps?

What is involved in running for a seat in the House? Right now there is an uncontested seat in my district, (AR-03) Arkansas, going to Boozman (R). He has a lot of financial backing and and a solid religious support base but he is also batshit insane. I am a 32 year old network/computer specialist that works for the university with no previous political experience, I am pretty good organizer and a fair public speaker and would do well on web activism. but I am not sure if this would even make a difference in a real congressional race as I have no $$$, if there was another candidate I would support them, but this guy is running unopposed so somebody should do something!
posted by los pijamas del gato on Mar 21, 2006 - 24 answers

Possible to relocate car seats?

Is it feasible to relocate a car seat to provide more legroom? I'm tall, and the new cars I'm interested in do not have enough driver legroom. Are there companies who can move the seat hardware back? Will this void warranties or otherwise damage the car? I'm thinking of some of the smaller Hondas and Toyotas such as the Toyota Matrix and the Honda CRV.
posted by Jackson on Nov 20, 2005 - 12 answers

The Greatest Ethical Consideration Of Our Time

Why must the toilet seat be left down?
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posted by twine42 on Oct 7, 2004 - 76 answers

Toilet lid up or down when you're finished?

Toiletfilter: Up or down? And before you answer, I'm not talking about which way to hang the toilet paper. (Lift the lid and come inside.) [more inside]
posted by emelenjr on May 26, 2004 - 68 answers

Do those bead car-seat covers work?

Do those wooden-bead car seat covers you see taxi drivers using (at least in NYC) really work? Are they comfortable for long drives?
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 1, 2004 - 12 answers

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