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What's that scene where he calls a guy "Slumdog Millionaire"?

Trying to remember this scene: There's some TV show or movie where a white person says, "Hey, you, Slumdog Millionaire!" to address an Indian man whose name he should know but can't remember. Or maybe he's talking to his colleague and says, "Ugh, you know, Slumdog Millionaire in the accounting department." Does anyone remember what this is from?
posted by lizzicide on Nov 25, 2014 - 19 answers

Can you find the lecture about doxxing and vigilantes?

Circa 2010 I saw a video of a talk on dangers of twitter and hacktivism. The man giving this presentation gave an example of a tweet that angered hacktivists. One of them doxxed the twitter user and found out his/her address. A flash mob of angry people showed up at the doorstep. But the wrong address had been used. Then someone died (the homeowner? someone in the crowd? I can't recall.) [more inside]
posted by Monochrome on Oct 31, 2014 - 2 answers

tip of my tongue

Help me find a song I heard at Forever 21... [more inside]
posted by pintapicasso on Oct 10, 2014 - 4 answers

A word for someone who is a follower of trends

Can you think of a single word for a person or organisation who aspires to follow new trends and fashions? Not "hipster", which is in the ballpark, but closer to the business idea of a "fast follower"? Doesn't need to have negative connotations.
posted by dontjumplarry on Sep 18, 2014 - 29 answers

Help me identify these ..unique.. songs I heard on the radio.

I'm looking for two songs I heard on the radio but, mostly due to current [read: popular] songs that share the same keywords, my google-fu is failing me. Help me find them based upon the partially remembered lyrics and topics covered. This ain't yo' grandma's google request... [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Apr 7, 2014 - 7 answers

"Ba da ba da ba bup"

Need some help identifying the origin of this small, common riff. [more inside]
posted by one of these days on Mar 13, 2014 - 20 answers

Where've I heard this chanted chorus before?

The chanted chorus of this Korean song (at about 1min) sounds very familiar to me. What song does it remind me of?
posted by stebulus on Dec 9, 2012 - 9 answers

What's his naaaaaame?!

Help me remember this notable (Chicago?) activist guy. [more inside]
posted by nile_red on Nov 8, 2012 - 2 answers

What's that word that.....

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 - 17 answers

I'll take Poorly Remembered Bands for 200, Alex

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 - 43 answers

Wasn't there a guy keeping track of predictions?

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 - 9 answers

Name that song, Google Maps edition

Where is the music in this Google Maps for Android demo video from? It seems really familiar, especially starting at about 0:18. I've already run it through Shazam with no luck. [more inside]
posted by teraflop on Feb 23, 2011 - 2 answers

What's the quote like 'the world is my storage facility'?

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 - 5 answers

What is this real life diorama called? Kind of like a frozen scene from a play.

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 - 11 answers

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