2 years ago my husband got all huffy and insulted that I hadn't seen all the James Bond movies and instated "Bondathon" where we watched one Bond movie, in order, every sunday every week until we got through them all. He had it all timed out so that the final week coincided with the release of Skyfall. I may not have liked all the movies (Oh my god, "You Only Live Twice" is utter crap!) but I really liked the experience otherwise. Give me some suggestions for other movie -athons that we can have. [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson
on Jun 26, 2014 -
For some reason, I’ve been thinking lately about the Monty Python sketch “Dennis Moore
”, which contains repeated snippets of a song about the main character. (The first instance begins at about 2:40.) I’m looking for similar shows, but played straight instead of as comedy. [more inside]
posted by five toed sloth
on Jun 8, 2014 -
I was listening to Handel's opera Agrippina I distinctly heard the first few bars of the theme from Rocky. Google does not seem to agree. [more inside]
posted by big friendly giant
on Mar 13, 2014 -
Help me remember music videos from that magical era when bands would record theme songs for (often horror) movies that were actually lyrically about the movies themselves and the artist would sometimes appear in the video and the video would be a story video and...well you know. Think Ramones' "Pet Sematary" or Dokken's "Dream Warriors" [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Feb 19, 2014 -
I've had a bit of music stuck in my head for a few days, and I just can't place it. It kind of feels like the theme song or battle music from a cartoon or video game, but I've asked around and flipped through the usual suspects, and nothing matches. [more inside]
posted by majcher
on Feb 13, 2014 -
Short version: My web site needs to be updated from Joomla 1.5 to a newer version. But it's running an old template that isn't compatible with newer Joomla. I'd like to hire someone to fix this problem. Where can I find such a person? What strategies might be possible to approach the problem? [more inside]
posted by Mayma Hosey
on Jan 18, 2014 -
*trigger warning terrible whistling* the theme song to something? If not, what is it? [more inside]
posted by h00py
on Dec 23, 2013 -
Google-fu has the flu. Need a Tumblr theme with the following characteristics: responsive design; minimal (aesthetically); single-column layout; no sidebar; supports tags; displays tags on homepage; supports tag pages; supports google analytics; has searchbox; has social media sharing on posts (including minimally twitter, facebook & tumbler); has section somewhere for "about site owner--brief bio, site owner's social media follow icons (minimally twitter, but fb, linkedin, & pinterest would be grand) & an email contact link; customizable color palette.
Love the look of Firefly, Footnote, & Simplist as aesthetic examples but both are lacking a few key things. Sadness. Most of the posts will be text, so a site geared toward photogs isn't ideal as there is usually so much white space. That's an issue with Simplist.
Thanks for using your noodle on my behalf. Appreciate the suggestions.
posted by Kalatraz
on Oct 26, 2013 -
Tumblr Themes: I am looking for a theme with specific features - one photo post at a time, with prev/next buttons. Would also like: rare layout. Help! [more inside]
posted by amicamentis
on Oct 10, 2013 -
I'm building a website that will offer in-depth player profiles and statistics. I'm looking for a Wordpress theme that lends itself well to this use -- I'm picturing the homepage being a list of teams & players, with each player name linking to his/her individual profile page. Are there any themes, free or paid, that would suit this purpose well? Simple & minimalist themes a plus. [more inside]
posted by averageamateur
on Aug 27, 2013 -
Can I draw names from a hat online, have each submission be unknown to the other participants in the drawing, and have the selection be emailed to all participants? [more inside]
posted by curse
on Apr 29, 2013 -
My father and I watched a documentary on TV in the 90s (likely TVO in Canada, possibly a National Geographic production?). It was about a boy named Ali who lived in the jungle with his father. It showed their daily life, how they hunted for food, etc. One scene I clearly remember is the father teaching the son how to create poison darts using toads.
I believe the title was "Ali's Jungle", but I can't find any references to it on the internet. My dad and I really enjoyed the theme song, which was hummed by the father as he played a thumb piano. Here is a recording my father made at the time:
Any help identifying this show would be appreciated!
posted by wivy
on Mar 2, 2013 -
I've not used WordPress for quite some time and the recent release of 3.5 with its new ways of handling media has me somewhat confuddled. [more inside]
posted by humph
on Jan 5, 2013 -
I need to buy a few small gifts that begin with the letter R for a family gift exchange. My budget is $20, the potential recipients range from an 18 year old college freshman to a 70 year old. [more inside]
posted by booksherpa
on Dec 26, 2012 -
Please help me to choose a WordPress theme for my (second) daily photo blog. My problem is that I want something so plain and simple that I'll probably have to pay for it, but the paid themes are complex and difficult for me to decipher. The content will be 365 posts and an archive gallery, presented as simply as possible. [more inside]
posted by cribcage
on Dec 22, 2012 -
[Chappy Chanukkah party]: Lots of latkes. Now I need help with music and games. [more inside]
posted by anya32
on Nov 28, 2012 -
Is there (a) such a thing as "companion themes" for WordPress and Tumblr and, if so, (2) where do I find them...?
Yeah, so, my new personal project is about writing, not design (which is where all the time goes that I think
I should be spending writing...) I want to collate images from Tumblr blogs onto my own Tumblr blog, then write about (some of?) the images and post it on a WordPress blog that's parked at my personal URL.
Since I can't go all designery and both platforms are theme-based, I'm wondering if anyone's seen what I'll call "companion themes," for lack of a better term: themes that are adapted for the specific features of each platform, but that share at least a common aesthetic, if not full UI.
posted by OneMonkeysUncle
on Oct 22, 2012 -
Seeking recommendations for a "look what I've done" type Wordpress blog theme in the area of software development. Help me filter the Niagara of wordpress themes ! [more inside]
posted by southof40
on Sep 19, 2012 -
I am fairly new to Wordpress. Will I be able turn wireframes I design into a useable theme for a somewhat-complex website in 3-4 weeks? [more inside]
posted by Grafix
on Aug 30, 2012 -
Continuing Wordpress help filter: trying to append a certain word to the end of each title of the posts on my blog. Issue complicated slightly by this being a child theme, details inside... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jul 24, 2012 -
I'm currently shopping for pay themes for a Wordpress blog. A lot of theme websites have previews for their themes, but are rather limited in their implementation. Are there good review/forum sites for themes that aren't SEO backwash, or is there an effective search method to find sites that use a particular theme? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jul 12, 2012 -
Can you help me come up with some cute ideas for a customized onesie or other baby gift, having to do with tile
? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Jul 4, 2012 -
posted by codacorolla
on Jul 3, 2012 -
I'm designing a custom Wordpress theme as part of a project. In addition to the typical Wordpress install, there's also going to be a social media plug-in on top of it (which has already been picked out and installed by another member of the project). This is the most complicated bit of web development that I've done, so I'm curious: what sort of workflow should I set up to make things easy on myself? [more inside]
posted by codacorolla
on Jun 19, 2012 -
How can I better identify and understand "theme" and "subtext" (and "motif"?) in stories and not just take them (as I tend to) as a plot or a bunch of things that happen. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 5, 2012 -
What 70s game show used Henry Mancini's "March of the Cue Balls" as its theme music? [more inside]
posted by dopeydad
on Apr 28, 2012 -
TV shows that used thematically remixed/covered versions of their theme songs for particular episodes. [more inside]
posted by theodolite
on Apr 26, 2012 -
The new Upstairs, Downstairs
series on BBC uses a particular piece of theme music composed by Carl Davis. The theme sounds like it's based on a traditional English folk ballad, like something Vaughan Williams might have rearranged. Of course, it could be an original composition, but if it's based on an existing work I would love to know. Here
is a snatch (MP3 format) from a scene in season 2 episode 4.
posted by gentle
on Apr 9, 2012 -
Is there a better way to create Tumblr themes than using the "Customize Theme" window? Specifically, what I'd like to do is use a desktop text editor and be able to preview changes to the theme layout offline
instead of in the browser window. Is there some application or plugin (for Dreamweaver or similar) that will make this possible? Mac/PC agnostic. [more inside]
posted by mumblingmynah
on Mar 7, 2012 -
Help me identify the song used as Lex Luger's theme in WCW - also, is there a version with lyrics? [more inside]
posted by MinusCelsius
on Feb 7, 2012 -
The "Pink Panther" theme and the "Peter Gunn" theme are both jazz pieces created by Henry Mancini in the 1960's. But musically, how are they similar? If I add Lalo Schifrin's "Mission Impossible" theme ... is this a particular flavor or genre of jazz? If I like these as music, what other pieces (that are not necessarily theme songs) would I like?
posted by musofire
on Feb 2, 2012 -
I want to dress up my chrome browser to look like internet explorer 1 or alternatively, netscape! I haven't found any themes/designs myself, so im asking the hivemind! [more inside]
posted by freddymetz
on Jan 8, 2012 -
How many layers of organization and management are there to running a mammoth operation like Disneyland for a day? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage
on Jan 3, 2012 -
Silly question, surely it's easily answerable but I'm on a computer with no sound and have too much work to do to spend much time looking, so I turn to AskMe in hopes of settling an office disagreement before the workday is over.
The classic musical phrase which describes "mystery," "detective," etc. I think it's from a TV show. Tip of my tongue, but I'm drawing a complete blank.
It goes, "Duuuuum da-dum dum / Duuuuum da-dum dum dummmmmm...."
Notes are: 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1 / 1, flat-2, flat-3, 1, X.
Boss says X
is a perfect fifth. I say it's a flat-5 Who is correct? And what the heck is it from? Thanks AskMe.
posted by Balonious Assault
on Dec 5, 2011 -
What's the best way to build a website on Wordpress, if the website design has a unique layout? [more inside]
posted by inatizzy
on Oct 31, 2011 -
I have someone who wants a very specific look for a site but is on a budget, and before I get the design sliced and coded, I thought I'd check to see if anyone has seen a template that matches. We need to be able to pick all colors (background, sheet, etc), the sheet needs to have a shadow around it, and the sheet also needs to have deckle edges. The rest of the layout is pretty standard. Paid template is fine. Or, does anyone have recommendations for forums for theme recommendations?
posted by korej
on Sep 14, 2011 -
Could you guys recommend me some good themes or sites for getting good themes for Google Chrome? [more inside]
posted by forsukssake
on Aug 23, 2011 -