Looking for advice on taking short business trips to far places. (And maybe extending those trips for non-business visiting) [more inside]
Please share your short, text-message-friendly, jokes. [more inside]
Where should a really short guy, especially a short fat one, look for clothes? [more inside]
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I need help coming up with a concise description of this hairstyle, preferably using hair/fashion industry standard terminology. [more inside]
Looking for a salon in Western NY Niagara or Buffalo area that can give me a nice textured short haircut - had an awesome guy here earlier this year but he has since moved to Cleveland! I have rather thick slightly wavy hair so this person will have to have some serious skill! Any suggestions?
I have never been a reader. I want to be. Recommend where I can start; online at lunchtimes at work. Bonus points for shorter stories (at first). [more inside]
Where can a short guy buy clothes that fit? [more inside]
I'm trying to remember the name and author of a science fiction short-story. Description inside. [more inside]
How to read short stories so I actually remember them? [more inside]
Your recommendations for online short fiction? [more inside]
My wife and I are going to Paris for a few weeks. Yay! Unfortunately I'll be in and out of conferences for the first 5 days while she is out sightseeing. My schedule will probably be pretty unpredictable, so we'd like to have an easy way to keep in touch, but cell phone rentals seem pretty expensive, especially since we'll only need it for a few days. We don't even really need voice - texting would work. Any ideas for cheap, short-term communications in Paris?
Recommend mystery fiction, especially mystery fiction by authors whose works were adapted into Alfred Hitchcock Presents
episodes [more inside]
I read this book of creepy short stories when I was younger and I can't find the book. One story was about a kid who is turned into a plant and another was about a guy being buried in the Hoover Dam. [more inside]
What short film did I see? It was 1988 and it was in an American Literature class at the local junior college. [more inside]
Looking for old sci-fi short story about patent system gone amok. [more inside]
I am trying to find a short sci-fi story but cannot recall either the writer or the title. The story is about a spaceship marooned on a hostile ice planet where they are constantly under siege from the indigenous race there - not described. The people undertake a genetic development programme to alter themselves and their offspring to cope with the outside environment and be more hostile, stronger and savage than the indigenous population. The denouement of the story is the leader telling the last generation of people there that the children are ready to leave .... and that is all I can remember. Can anybody give me any clues or even the name of the story?
Recommend good horror novels and short story anthologies [more inside]
Seeking short Fables / Parables about love, relationships, death and loss of friends. [more inside]
I need recommendations for small trees, or bushes or shrubs or something, that absolutely won't grow taller than two metres high, can handle dry conditions (Australian summers) and temperatures between -5 and +40 Celsius. Ideally they should either have pretty flowers or produce something edible (but not citrus, I have enough of those already). Needs to be available in Canberra. [more inside]
Authors who write (or wrote . . . if they're dead) Twilight Zone
and Outer Limits
-esque stories? [more inside]
What are your favorite podcasts ≤20-25 minutes in length? [more inside]
What's the best venue for short humor pieces to further my writing career? [more inside]
Is this a Short Sale dream, or nightmare?
I put an offer on a house back in September, a short sale. It was approved by the owner in September and selling bank in December. 10 days before closing, the loan officer I had been working with discovered that his bank doesn't write mortgages for anyone that has had a loan modification in the past 4 years. I modified under making home affordable in 2009. [more inside]
Please help me identify a Science Fiction short story about a dream world taking over from the waking world. It was very Philip.K.Dick ish. [more inside]
Can you help me find Zen short stories that would be easy for teens to digest? My children have really enjoyed tales like "Stone Soup", "Three Questions and Zen Shorts
by Jon J Muth but these have been read over and over and over to them since they were very young. They are getting older and craving more. [more inside]
Help me name this SF short story. [more inside]
Are you a guy who wears a 30-inch inseam in jeans, etc.? Share all your fashion secrets with me - specifically about clothes for the bottom half of your body. [more inside]
Rear projection gurus, advise me. [more inside]
I remember watching a short cartoon (which was probably an interstitial cartoon between shows). I want to say it appeared on the Showtime network.
It had a red 'squiggle'.. basically an upside down 'V' as legs as the protagonist.
I believe part of it was in a castle.
It's been ~30 years since I've seen this (and I was a little tyke at the time) but I remember enjoying it greatly.
I don't remember the plot, but I get the general impression that it was not of US origin... And if I had to guess, I'd say European/French was probably it's provenance. (Although I can't say for certain whether that's just me misremembering bits of it)
Is a modern short story that isn't sci-fi or fantasy called contemporary fiction? What's the genre? [more inside]
What grants and other financing options exist for very independent narrative films? [more inside]
Looking for a shorter-than-usual PCI video card that has either composite or s-video out. Anyone know of one that'll work? [more inside]
Please help me find a short story or poem that functions as an extended metaphor. Preferably one as obscure or ambiguous in its meaning as possible. [more inside]
Why does my electric range trip the circuit breaker when the oven and all burners are used? This behavior is new. [more inside]
Hit me with some great, freely-available, science fiction short stories. [more inside]
Does coffee stunt your growth. [more inside]
Where's a fantastic destination for an extra-special short break? [more inside]
I want to turn a short play into a short film. If completed, it'll be a low-budget affair seen at a few festivals and hopefully online; the play was first performed in 1990 and the playwright is still alive. How do I go about getting the rights to film his play, or see if I can even think about affording it?
I would like to know how tall my dad's uncles and mom were, and ideally go up the family tree to chart the outliers to identify the tall and short adults. Where might I find height data for ancestors who lived in the US? [more inside]
Help me find an only partially remembered short film I saw in the internet back in 2000 or 2001. [more inside]
An... accident happened to my hair. Help me find a short haircut! [more inside]
Why does my butt ache when I sit? [more inside]
Suggest your favorite short autobiographical humorous stories. [more inside]
How do I create a custom bit.ly-like short URL service in the same directory as a WordPress installation? [more inside]
Does anyone know what music is playing in the background of this Louis CK animation short? [more inside]
Who are some short story authors? Difficulties: Stories must be published after 1990, and “short” means fewer than seven pages per story. [more inside]
Short sale, then buy back? [more inside]
Dystopian short scifi animation film seen in the last year, about a man who is the last living member of dirty, trashy spaceship / plane that seems to have been abandonned a long time ago, and finds out that he is infected by the virus that killed his entire team. Then.. [more inside]
Suggestions for finding affordable, short term (2 months) housing in the Detroit / Hamtramck area for 8 adults? [more inside]
Short people of Metafilter, where do you buy leggings? [more inside]