Many years ago I had a fabulous lentil soup in a very nice Greek restaurant (in Greece) whose owners/chefs were Cretan, and which used many ingredients from Crete (which may or may not be pertinent to my question). This soup was very, very dark, like mahogany colored, rich but not thick, and fairly "oily" (which sounds bad, but it was heavenly), and it was soooo
good. Now, all lentil soup is good, really. Mine is quite marvelous, but I've been remembering this soup for so long, and have never figured out how it acquired that color, or what ingredient(s) made it so different and special. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by taz
on Dec 11, 2013 -
How can I give my fiance a wedding band that matches what he wants (simple white gold comfort fit band) special in some way? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jan 11, 2013 -
What do I do about my mom, and my 6 year old sister who may possibly have a mental problem? Long, snowflakey details inside. My first question on Metafilter, please bear with me, I really need your help. [more inside]
posted by thegunner100
on Oct 26, 2012 -
I'm looking for a web (or desktop at a push) app that will help me track customer special orders. [more inside]
posted by dance
on Sep 20, 2012 -
Help me figure out what blondish, male comedian I saw on a special that aired on Comedy Central in the early 2000s. [more inside]
posted by lankford
on May 9, 2012 -
Looking for a great place to ring in my 30th birthday--without spending days flying back and forth from Denver. In mid-March. Got some great ideas for me? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi
on Jan 26, 2012 -
Long ago (late 80s? early to mid 90s?) my sister had a videocasette tape of something that was presumably recorded from Showtime or HBO. It seemed to be a "special" of some sort that involved a guy in a very stage-like unrealistic bedroom interacting with large monster-like puppets and singing strange comical songs. I think at some point he also swung on a vine from one area of the room to the other. There were a lot of musical segments. I think at one point he was dressed up in a safari outfit, but I'm not certain.
I know I haven't provided a lot of details here, but maybe you know what I'm talking about?
posted by Feel the beat of the rhythm of the night
on Dec 22, 2011 -
Which of the "strange" features of Relativity Theory can be accounted for by appeal to the latency of light, which cannot, and why? [more inside]
posted by Eiwalker
on Nov 23, 2011 -
Doctor Who continuity: How important is it that I watch "A Christmas Carol" before the Series 6 DVDs? And if so, where can I obtain it as legally and cheaply as possible? [In case it isn't obvious, I haven't seen anything after "The Big Bang" yet, so let's try to keep this as spoiler-free as possible] [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay
on Jun 24, 2011 -
Is anyone familiar with an Easter puppet special that was on (I think) HBO in the early '80s? I remember that it involved a bunch of bunnies working in an Easter egg factory, and that the Easter Bunny ("E.B.") was fairly nervous and might've had a Woody Allen-esque delivery. It definitely isn't "Tale Of The Bunny Picnic" (though that looks pretty cute, too).
Bonus points if there's a streaming version anywhere online - I'd love to show this special to my bunny-obsessed niece. Thanks, all.
posted by mintcake!
on Apr 21, 2011 -
Where can someone who cares about children, especially those who are disadvantaged orwith special needs find a job outside of the classroom? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey
on Apr 8, 2011 -
Special Education Filter: What kind of questions do I ask someone interviewing to be my child's Personal Care Attendant? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Mar 25, 2011 -
Let say your handcuffed to a dead person. The only way to escape is to bite your way out. Would you need to chew off the whole hand or just the thumb and some palm? Now how could I recreated this visually for film? [more inside]
posted by bleucube
on Jan 24, 2011 -
I have a Masters and certification in Early Childhood. Now I'd like to work as a special educator. Seems the only way to get there is another Masters in Special Ed. I'd like to find a way to do this cheaply and quickly. I have looked into Teaching Fellows and similar programs, and all specifically require that applicants have no background in teaching. What can I do?
posted by rascalface
on Nov 5, 2010 -
10th anniversary happening in about 2 weeks. Aside from repeating vows, having trouble finding inspiration to put some magic in this for her. Any ideas?
posted by scottymac
on Sep 29, 2010 -
It's my 34th birthday next Sunday, and my boyfriend and I will be in a city where I don't know anyone. What are some things we can do to make it an enjoyable, special, memorable day?
posted by Hot buttered sockpuppets
on Aug 22, 2010 -
As a parent of a special needs child, what are some legal issues you wish someone had told you about before you had to deal with them? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn
on Aug 12, 2010 -
special needs filter: how do I help my high-functioning sibling gain independence? what have your experiences with special needs siblings been like? [more inside]
posted by elephantsvanish
on Jul 22, 2010 -
2010 is the year of My Happy Wife. Oh Wives, Girlfriends and other partners, help me find things - large and small - I can do with/for her, and give her, that will help make this her best year ever. [more inside]
posted by HopStopDon'tShop
on Jan 5, 2010 -
Prompted by the success of a previous post
, I have another special effects question. Is there a term of art for the stuff like extra model kit parts and other doodads glued to a model to give it a sense of scale and complexity? [more inside]
posted by bartleby
on Oct 8, 2009 -
This one's for us physics nerds.
- Is the speed of light our universe's only true constant? And does this explain why time dilation occurs most for extremely massive objects?
- Does time dilation only occur when an observer is present?
posted by jfid1
on Sep 21, 2009 -
Oh so many questions about building a web site: do I need software to help me or a person? what to pay? how to maintain? special circumstances make the decision complicated. [more inside]
posted by x46
on Jun 15, 2009 -
Condo Association wants to hit us with a special assessment that is almost $4000 EACH due to the repair of rotten wood trim on the outside of the buildings. Ideas on fundraising or cutting costs? [more inside]
posted by vermontlife
on Nov 17, 2008 -
Can you point me towards some articles about planning and methodology for developing small video libraries? [more inside]
posted by sswiller
on Oct 27, 2008 -
How do I age someone for a film? Looking for something relatively cheap/easy. We don't have any proper makeup experience. [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah
on Apr 22, 2008 -
What should we do and where should we go to make our 15th wedding anniversary one to remember? It's in early March, and we'd like to stay in the Pacific Northwest area. We plan to take a 3-day weekend, so a bit of a drive or short flight is in order. [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium
on Jan 22, 2008 -
Looking to propose while in Palm Springs this Thanksgiving. Any good romantic restaurants or locations that can be recommended?... We'll be spending the night at Sea Mountain Inn and I want to make this as special as possible...all ideas welcome...thanks
posted by matthelm
on Oct 30, 2007 -
What's the origin of the phrase "special (little) snowflake?" [more inside]
posted by dw
on Oct 5, 2007 -
Is there a comprehensive list of US schools for autistic children available in print or on the web ?
posted by jurczyk
on Mar 22, 2007 -
I'm looking for some suggestions on what to do this Vday. My Girlfriend and I rarely get to go out anymore because of my hectic work schedule and I want to make this year extra special... [more inside]
posted by unvivid
on Feb 7, 2007 -
How did Kubrick film the psychedelic 'stargate' sequence of "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Some of the movie's special effects are obviously crude CGI (like the cockpit displays during spacecraft rendezvous) but the ending seems far more sophisticated. Regular old animation? Looks too... digital. Articles on 'the making of' I've seen never discuss this all-important visual (although it's cool knowing about the spinning set used for example in the jogging scene).
posted by Rash
on Sep 15, 2005 -
I'm running my system under win2k Pro. In my OS folder are a bunch of subfolders with names like $NtUninstallKB810217$ Any reason not to delete them? I could really use the reclaimed drive-space (nb: I googled, and found links, but all want money to view the answer. How very un-askme!)
posted by Fupped Duck
on Jul 20, 2004 -