There's a word that means "inflexible", "hidebound", "set in their ways", "slow to change". It's a metaphorical word similar to "ossified" or "calcified", but the metaphor related to the body and means, roughly, "paralyzed". [more inside]
posted by dontjumplarry
on Jul 11, 2012 -
I'm trying to remember the name of a band. They make slow, trippy, synth-y pop songs that are almost ambient. I'm pretty sure they have a silly multi-word name, along the lines of Neutral Milk Hotel or Natural Snow buildings, though it isn't either of those. I remember getting a distinctly hippy/granola vibe from their album art and song titles. They're recent, from the 2000s. That's all I can remember. I lost my whole music library a while ago and their name has been on the tip of my tongue for months.
posted by Rinku
on Nov 13, 2011 -
I seem to recall a site run by some guy that noted pundits' and analysts' forecasts. If an analyst said Vista was going to flop, this was the type of site to record that. I think I saw this site mentioned a couple years ago on daring fireball, or perhaps waxy. It definitely had the "claim chowder" vibe.
posted by Monochrome
on Aug 23, 2011 -
I read somewhere an interesting quote that was along the lines of 'the entire world is my self-storage space'. The thought went on to say something like 'Amazon.com and other retailers simply hold on to my possessions until I need them. Then I pull these items out of storage and pay a fee for the trouble of managing my inventory.'
Those lines aren't verbatim, and I cannot find the quote in my browser history. Where is it from?
posted by Monochrome
on Dec 14, 2010 -
What is this 'live photograph' called? I'm forgetting what this experience/event is called. The basic idea is actors posing in a scene - they're not moving, and I believe the 'audience' can move around and through these posed people. It is kind of like a real life diorama; I believe it was from the late 19th century; the term itself may be French; I'm making myself crazy trying to find this. [more inside]
posted by barnone
on May 1, 2007 -