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Americas Bank

I'm looking for a recommendation on a bank that I could access from both South and North America. [more inside]
posted by mcarthey on Jan 8, 2009 - 7 answers

South Beach and anxiety

Started a low-carb diet. Anxiety has hit the roof. Anyone have experience with this? [more inside]
posted by jujube on Jan 7, 2009 - 14 answers

Looking for an old South African TV mini-series...

Does anyone know where (or even if) I can get hold of a copy of the 1980's SABC (South African TV) series 'The John Ross Story: An African Adventure', made and set around the same time and locations as their excellent 'Shaka Zulu' series? I know it exists but I can find no mention of its availability in any format, or even at the IMDB... Thanks in advance!
posted by timpollard on Jan 1, 2009 - 1 answer

Getting sent to Seoul in January

I'm heading to South Korea next month and would like some info... [more inside]
posted by hylaride on Dec 23, 2008 - 7 answers

Safe, Cheap Parking on the Southside of Chicago

I've got friends from Bloomington, Indiana driving up to Chicago to visit for a few days. They were going to take the Amtrak out of Indianapolis, but the schedule is extremely inconvenient. I'm thinking they should drive up and try and park near a Metra or CTA station on the south side of Chicago, and take public transportation into the city. Any suggestions on what would be the best station to pick? [more inside]
posted by steinwald on Nov 30, 2008 - 12 answers

Can you help me plan a roadtrip from New Orleans through the US South

Work is sending me to New Orleans in February. I've never been to the US South, and I'd like to extend my trip with a little road trip to get a sense of what makes the South unique and wonderful and especially photogenic. Can you help with suggestions? [more inside]
posted by willnot on Nov 19, 2008 - 15 answers

how to become an amateur hosteller ?

I need an advice on a business proposal I want to do to my mother. [more inside]
posted by nicolin on Nov 16, 2008 - 8 answers

Last-minute cheap travel tips?

Me and my friends would like to go somewhere warm this February. We don't care where, and we would be fine with booking at the last minute. How do we get a great deal? [more inside]
posted by pseudostrabismus on Nov 6, 2008 - 13 answers

Is it worth it to keep paying the bills?

Is it worth it to keep paying my American bills while permanently overseas? Much more after the jump. [more inside]
posted by chrisinseoul on Oct 17, 2008 - 20 answers

I want to drive from North America to South America

I'd like to drive from Texas to Tierra Del Fuego. How do I pull this off? [more inside]
posted by Scientifik on Oct 16, 2008 - 10 answers

I Wanna Do Bad Things With You

MusicFilter: Mrs. Billtron would like more music like the opening song from HBO's True Blood, "Bad Things" by Jace Everett. She likes the sound of Chris Isaak and Junior Brown, which are the closest things in our mp3 collection, but misses the spooky vampire and warewolve ambience of the theme song. Any suggestions? Suggestions should err on the side of New Orleans rather than Nashville, since she just got back from Louisiana and really misses it.

PS I am really enjoying reading Margaret Atwood's The Handmaid's Tale at the moment.
posted by billtron on Oct 11, 2008 - 7 answers

In My Mind I'm Going to [North or South?] Carolina

Does "Carolina" used by itself mean North Carolina, South Carolina, or both? [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Oct 1, 2008 - 24 answers

American South Road Trip?

Road Tripfilter! Is it feasible to drive from NYC to New Orleans, hitting stops along the way, without going insane? [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Sep 29, 2008 - 29 answers

Why is South Africa abbreviated as ZA?

Why is South Africa abbreviated as ZA? [more inside]
posted by theseampsgoto11 on Sep 9, 2008 - 12 answers

Buddhist in the Bible Belt

As a Buddhist in the South, how do I politely deal with the often-asked question of where I go to church? I want to be truthful yet non-confrontational with my Christian neighbors and co-workers. [more inside]
posted by karmagirl on Jul 8, 2008 - 22 answers

Help me not bake my tomatoes!

I live in south/central (not coastal, not hill country) Texas. What time of day should I water my tomato plants? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on May 27, 2008 - 2 answers

How do I get married in a few days?

Where might my fiancé and I marry in South or North Carolina in the next few days? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 17, 2008 - 5 answers

How to improve my southern speakin' skillz

Please help me expand my base of quaint southern expressions, aphorisms and witticisms. [more inside]
posted by willie11 on May 8, 2008 - 103 answers

Roadtrip from Chicago to Houston: How and what?

Chicago to Houston in one week, two lovely gals, one Camry: We're taking a road trip the week before July 4, starting in Chicago and ending in Houston. Any route tips? Things to see? Do? Quirky free attractions to see along the way? [more inside]
posted by melodykramer on May 7, 2008 - 16 answers

Show Me the Way

What are some ways to tell the direction [North, East, South, West] you are headed? And more generally, what are some cool nature tricks you've learned through the years? [more inside]
posted by cloeburner on Apr 16, 2008 - 35 answers

Resources for a lesson about the South African Apartheid?

I need help planning a 50 minute presentation for a Holocaust remembrance day relating to the apartheid in South Africa. It will be focused on the music of South Africa, after giving some background information. Did I mention that it is for a bunch of 7th/8th graders and is happening on Wednesday? [more inside]
posted by ooklala on Mar 8, 2008 - 6 answers

Life in Jackson after Eudora & Katrina

I've been considering a position in Jackson, Mississippi. The job would be fantastic and a real step-up. The folks there seem eager to have me. The problem is Mississippi. My parents and sister now live there, but pretty far south (Picayune). I live in PA and before this mostly in the Midwest. Will I fit in? [more inside]
posted by Toekneesan on Mar 3, 2008 - 6 answers

Good Morning, America, Where Are We?

Calling all geography sleuths - can you ID the destination from the train route described inside? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Feb 16, 2008 - 9 answers

Any movies that deal with segregation in the southern United States?

Please name some movies that deal with segregation in the southern United States. [more inside]
posted by czechmate on Jan 20, 2008 - 32 answers

Moving to South Bend, Indiana

I am looking for a good area of South Bend, Indiana to live. I am moving for a new job (which I got thanks to mefi help!!) and am looking for apartments. I do not know the area whatsoever. I have around $700 a month to spend and need it to house two people. Any thoughts on locations and what areas to avoid? I know I can browse online but do not even know what are the better (safer) areas...
posted by snap_dragon on Jan 20, 2008 - 4 answers

The South: from King of the Hill to Real Life™ and beyond!

The South: from King of the Hill to Real Life™ and beyond. Help me sort out some questions I have on the nature of the South! [more inside]
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Jan 1, 2008 - 46 answers

Is this racist?

An upper class white Southern lady says of an athlete while watching sports on TV: "Look at him, he's dark. He's like charcoal." Is that a racist comment or am I oversensitive? There were no black people in the room when the comment was made. It made me uncomfortable but I didn't say anything.
posted by anonymous on Dec 29, 2007 - 51 answers

Bali Hai, or Hi Bali

I have two months to prepare for a two month Surf/Adventure trip to Bali, what should I not forget to take and what should I absolutely not miss when I am there, within reason.
posted by kanemano on Nov 26, 2007 - 13 answers

I Am Prodigy!

I'm looking for gifted children or 'child prodigies' in Asia that I could possibly get in touch with and interview but it's proving to be a little tough locating these whiz kids. Anybody got any leads?
posted by mordecai on Nov 5, 2007 - 10 answers

Where should I watch the Rugby World Cup Final in London?

Where should I watch the Rugby World Cup Final in London? [more inside]
posted by complience on Oct 17, 2007 - 9 answers

Whoooooooooooooooooooooooo does the f@%$!ing track?!

I can't believe I'm going to blow a question this, but here goes: I keep hearing this really lame hip pop track that features the artist calling out: Whooooooooooooooooo? Yoooooooooooooooooou! and then some references to superman. It's stuck in my head. I can't seem to google it. I've listened to everything on the charts. Help me go to sleep.
posted by phrontist on Sep 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Need help finding cheap one-way flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hong Kong

Cheap flights between Ho Chi Minh and Hong Kong, one-way only. Leaving around September 16th. Any recommendations? So far the cheapest found is £199 ($407) from expedia. Are there any other cheaper airlines?
posted by oh_do_shutup on Jul 28, 2007 - 8 answers

South Beachers show me the resources!

I've decided to try the South Beach diet. What resources should I use? There seem to be a ton out there, what worked well for you? [more inside]
posted by TheDukeofLancaster on Jul 27, 2007 - 9 answers

Statues for all

Can you help me identify these South Amercian statues? [more inside]
posted by Jacen on Jul 18, 2007 - 4 answers

South Beach eating and drinking?

Anybody have good recomendations on eating and nightlife in South Beach? Primarily interested in ceviche, cuban food, seafood, lighter fare, not really interested in Italian or big heavy meals. We have a reservation at Talula, thinking about Ola and would like to know about some of the newer places. Price does not matter. Nightlife we like loungey chill places, maybe a club one night if its worth it, not interested in sports bars, etc. Any other tips appreciated. We will be in town from a Thursday to Sunday.
posted by fumbducker on May 3, 2007 - 7 answers

ingmar bergman, who?

In the "Casa Bonita" episode of South Park, Jimmy tells the setup of a knock-knock joke: -Knock-knock! -Who's there? -Ingmar Bergman! -Ingmar Bergman, who? Before he can tell us the punchline, he is literally punched-out by Cartman. So my question is, does anyone know of an existing punchline to this joke? My hunch is that the South Park guys just made this one up. And if that's the case, can anyone think of a great punchline for this setup?
posted by fac21 on Apr 15, 2007 - 16 answers

Help me get a South African high school transcript

Can someone help me get a sample transcript/report card/curriculum/other literature from South African High Schools? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Apr 9, 2007 - 5 answers

How can a 21 year old from Taiwan live in South Africa for a year?

A friend of mine from Taiwan (and living in Taiwan) wants to move to South Africa. She has no idea how to do it, though, and so I thought I'd ask the crew here for ideas! Read on for more info... [more inside]
posted by phaedrus441 on Dec 26, 2006 - 3 answers

Photo booths in South Carolina

Where can I find a Polaroid (not digital) photo booth in South Carolina? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Dec 4, 2006 - 6 answers

Summertime in the City. [in a few months]

Am I crazy for thinking of living in Durham, NC without air conditioning? Considerations: I get really really hot, have a somewhat crazy internal thermometer, I have lots of books, and I don't want to be miserable. Problem: we found a super cute house and it doesn't have AC. What to do? [more inside]
posted by fionab on Nov 28, 2006 - 22 answers

Help fix my friend's Mac

Help me find a great place to get a Mac repaired in a few select cities in South or North Carolina. [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Nov 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Love it or leave it

What's the best way to get a job abroad? Specifically in the broad field of computers? [more inside]
posted by youthenrage on Sep 21, 2006 - 6 answers

Why is my website so popular in South Korea?

Why in hell is my site getting so much traffic from South Korea? [more inside]
posted by RakDaddy on Jul 18, 2006 - 16 answers

Changing how I make change: why is how I did it offensive?

Why is not placing change in a customer's hands offensive? [more inside]
posted by anjamu on Jun 24, 2006 - 67 answers

help me find a good video store in/around hermosa beach, ca.

I'm looking for a hip, alternative-minded video store in the south bay of southern california. [more inside]
posted by punch_the_mayor on May 28, 2006 - 2 answers

Arg!!!

This might be kind of vague but... [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Feb 3, 2006 - 8 answers

Segregation in the South?

Is there still segregation in the South (of the U.S.)? Are there still white only establishments that still exist?
posted by pelican on Dec 19, 2005 - 36 answers

savannah?

I'm going to Savannah, GA this weekend; so what should I see (and what should I avoid?)
posted by lilboo on Dec 6, 2005 - 13 answers

I want a T-shirt of this!

Is this picture a t-shirt? [more inside]
posted by kudzu on Nov 29, 2005 - 5 answers

Accessible minty appetizers

Every year at Christmas, my husband's family has a cooking contest. I don't expect to win, because Grandma is generally a lock. However, I'm a good sport and generally try to make a respectable showing. This year's theme is "appetizers with mint in them," and I am looking for tasty recipes. There's a catch though... [more inside]
posted by jennyb on Nov 25, 2005 - 18 answers

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