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Help identifying short film

Short, silent film of a cranky old white man who orders at a food court (?), gets up to get something to drink, comes back to find a black kid sitting at his table across from his chair and eating his food. Old guy continues to eat his food, puts up with kid eating his food for awhile, kid looks at old guy strangely for awhile, then shrugs and gets up and leaves old guy to finish the food. Old guy then stands up and realizes his food is actually sitting on the table behind him; that he sat down at the black kids table. Or something like that.
posted by Jackson on Jan 23, 2016 - 9 answers

Looking for a mattress protector that's waterproof, silent, and durable

I'd like a mattress protector for my daughter's double/full bed that's waterproof (no milk, pee or vomit leaking through), silent (doesn't make crinkly noises when rolling around on it) and durable (stays waterproof after many washes). Any suggestions?
posted by clawsoon on Aug 10, 2015 - 18 answers

How to deal with the slow fade/ silent treatment

I think my partner may be giving me the silent treatment/ slow fade to end relationship. She has form for this kind of thing. I'm wondering whether I should pre-empt it or just stay cool? [more inside]
posted by blokefromipanema on Jul 1, 2015 - 39 answers

What was that terrible non-sound I experienced this morning?

What was the silent "bomb" of a cell phone alarm the couch surfer on the other side of the wall detonated this morning? [more inside]
posted by Cookbooks and Chaos on Jun 5, 2015 - 11 answers

Can I wake up alone (without having to sleep alone)?

I need to wake up at least an hour before my wife does. Alas, she's a light sleeper and I'm a fairly heavy one. I've had my phone set for a vibrate alarm and keep it in my pajama pocket -- and it still wakes her up before it wakes me up. So I need something... subtler, but not too subtle (or else I'll sleep through it). The only thing I can think of is a wearable alarm a la Fitbit. Would that be likely to work? Anyone else in a similar situation?
posted by sesquipedalia on Apr 7, 2015 - 24 answers

Silent Night...

I'm trying to find a watch that does not beep when I press the button to illuminate the watch face. I also need it to have an alarm and to be somewhat water resistant (suitable for jogging/hiking in the rain). It would be awesome if this watch cost less than $50. Any suggestions?
posted by wearyaswater on Dec 25, 2012 - 8 answers

Hoping to recharge my mental and emotional batteries with some solitude

I keep thinking about solitude. I find myself drawn to the idea of a hermetic retreat lasting a week or more. I think I would like to be off the grid and perhaps even verbally silent for that time. I find myself imagining a facility in the woods of British Columbia that provides for the simplest of material needs and enables real solitude and introspection. I have found several such retreats on the web but it seems they primarily religion-based and I am thinking I might be uncomfortable in such a situation as I am an atheist. Have you had such an experience? Can you recommend any facilities that might enable such time? I would love to hear any insights you might have on the topic.
posted by royboy on Jun 4, 2012 - 16 answers

Help me build the quietest gaming desktop system, pro favor.

Help me build the quietest gaming desktop system, pro favor. [more inside]
posted by 6spd on Mar 25, 2012 - 11 answers

On-Line Silent Auctions??????

Doability of having a silent auction on-line...... [more inside]
posted by goalyeehah on Feb 20, 2012 - 4 answers

Can you help my girlfriend survive Silent Hill?

How can I make this custom T-shirt? [more inside]
posted by aftermarketradio on Jan 24, 2012 - 4 answers

Quiet keyboard?

Help me find a quiet keyboard [more inside]
posted by SevenSpirits on Dec 11, 2011 - 13 answers

My girlfriend is quiet

I'm chatty. She is quiet. What do I do? [more inside]
posted by pauldonato on Jun 26, 2011 - 47 answers

Why do so few allopathic/western medicine docs attempt to diagnose hypochlorhydria, or treat it?

MedicalConfusionFilter: Do I have hypochlorhydria (low stomach acid) and/or reflux, or not? There's at least 2-4 diagnostic gadgets out there for measuring digestive pH. One of them ought to confirm it for sure, no? [more inside]
posted by bitterkitten on May 6, 2011 - 14 answers

The role of the director in early french cinema

What did early (1900-1920) french film directors actually do? I get the sense from my research that early film directors in France were more like what one associates with producers nowadays. The "director" chose the script, chose the actors and the budget, and then left the execution to a cameraman who basically filmed everything as if he were recording live theater. This explains how someone like Louis Feuillade could "direct" hundreds of films each year. Is this assumption correct? [more inside]
posted by Omon Ra on Dec 14, 2010 - 7 answers

How do you handle the silent fade away from a person you spoke with for hours a day?

How do you handle the silent fade away from a person you spoke with for hours a day? [more inside]
posted by boostershot on Aug 21, 2010 - 17 answers

Lady Helen's Escapade Location?

Where can I find a copy of Lady Helen's Escapade? [more inside]
posted by philosophistry on Mar 4, 2010 - 1 answer

ModdingFilter: Any recommendations for a 0 decibel home theather PC setup?

ModdingFilter: Any recommendations for a 0 decibel home theather PC setup? [more inside]
posted by 3mendo on Jan 11, 2010 - 9 answers

Why can't I give it a rest, already??

So, as some of you may remember, I have a roommate. Usually we get along great, but we bicker about once every two months and every time we do it triggers all sorts of anxiety for me. I'd like to hear some advice from people who have similar issues. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Nov 11, 2009 - 21 answers

I need a SILENT wall clock

I need a good, classy SILENT clock. [more inside]
posted by Bazoo on Oct 31, 2009 - 6 answers

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings and turn it back on afterwards?

How can I remember to always put my mobile phone on silent before meetings or seminars? And to turn the sound back on when the meeting is over? Any useful tricks? I don't seem to have a problem remembering this in artistic environments, only in work environments.
posted by grouse on Oct 1, 2009 - 18 answers

Is there such a thing as a silent pump for an indoor fountain?

Is there a silent pump for an indoor fountain? [more inside]
posted by x46 on Sep 17, 2009 - 5 answers

I'm so over this roommate drama.

So, I have a roommate. I love her, we usually get along just fine, but recently we argued over some financial stuff and now we're not really on speaking terms. How the heck should I handle this? (Long post, long story) [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Aug 1, 2009 - 24 answers

Help me design my perfect computer workstation setup!

Help me design a computer workstation setup for home that incorporates a 30" screen, a Linux compatible video card, a possibly height adjustable desk, and a silent or very quiet desktop machine. [more inside]
posted by pbh on Jun 9, 2009 - 7 answers

Software override for iPhone stuck on SILENT?

My iPhone silent switch is stuck on SILENT (silly idiot me) - is there a software override? HELLLPPP! [more inside]
posted by kairab on May 19, 2009 - 10 answers

Watched the Birdie

A woman's head on an owl's body. What film did I see? [more inside]
posted by popcassady on May 17, 2009 - 5 answers

Silent Drums for Kids?

My kid (8 years old) turns out to have a very good sense of rythm. I'd like to get him a drum set for xmas. A *silent* drum set. [more inside]
posted by asavage on Nov 26, 2007 - 19 answers

Help me build and buy a (gaming capable) Shuttle barebones machine in Australia

I am trying to buy a barebones machine for everyday use with a side of gaming. Small case plus huge graphics card cooler/fan don't mix well. Also, Australia seems expensive. Think you can help? [more inside]
posted by kandinski on Oct 18, 2007 - 9 answers

The Little Traveling Shot

What is the earliest generally-accepted use in commercial cinema of the following three shots: a lens-based zoom, in or out; a traveling shot using a dolly to follow a scene's protagonist (as in moving from room to room laterally); and a traveling shot using a dolly to effectively create a zoom, in which the framing of the protagonist becomes tighter as a result of a shorter distance to the subject? [more inside]
posted by mwhybark on Sep 18, 2007 - 5 answers

Where can I see silent films in Dallas?

Where can I see silent films on the big screen around Dallas? [more inside]
posted by doppleradar on Sep 8, 2007 - 6 answers

Origin of a drastically false assumption about actual alarm system status?

Where does the idea come from that an alarm company can actually tell whether the system actually is armed? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on Jul 10, 2007 - 12 answers

How to find copies of obscure silent films?

Searching for copies of obscure silent films which my great-grandfather directed or acted in. [more inside]
posted by Durhey on Jul 12, 2006 - 4 answers

Silent Keyboard Recommendations

Recommendations for a silent (or as close as possible) USB computer keyboard? It will be plugged into an IBM ThinkPad T42.
posted by NotMyselfRightNow on Apr 10, 2006 - 8 answers

Games, March 2006, Pg 35

Are there any common english words with a silent letter F, J, Q or V?
posted by yeoz on Jan 8, 2006 - 40 answers

phone with a digital answering machine

ProductFilter: I'd like a phone with a digital answering machine that can be set to be absolutely silent by default, but which will ring if the caller enters a numeric password. [more inside]
posted by Zed_Lopez on Jan 19, 2005 - 8 answers

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