I am doing a freelance job where I translate, write, and design. How do I find out what my market value is? Is there a handy googleable title for what I'm doing? [more inside]
posted by Pwoink
on Dec 4, 2013 -
I can only remember one scene, where a woman is looking for a kid gone missing (maybe her own or maybe she was babysitting) and ends up finding him with a couple of pedophiles (a man and a woman) who have the missing kid and one or two others. The kid is hidden somewhere in their place and at first she is almost ready to leave, but then something strikes her as odd, and she starts noticing little details, like the nursery floor covered with plastic (to make cleanup easier). She comes back and finds the hidden kid and I think she ends up shooting the pedo couple.
The movie is from the last decade or so. I can't remember any of the actors. I think the missing kid story was just one of several intertwining stories in the movie.
posted by gakiko
on Nov 18, 2013 -
I currently jointly own a property in the US, that both parties agree I should take sole possession of. I would like to get a realistic appraisal value, in order to buy out the other person. Is there anything particular that I should discuss with a potential appraiser when I contact them? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by carter
on Nov 14, 2013 -
Sometime around 1997/1998 I read a strange book and since then I've forgotten almost all the details. About the only thing I can remember is that there were some creatures who 'spoke' multiple concepts at once. [more inside]
posted by Green With You
on Nov 5, 2013 -
[PronunciationFilter] The title is: Crathadh 't 'Aodaich & Zbadba
from the album Mo-Di by the band Mouth Music
. I think the title is Gaelic but I'm not sure. How would I say the title? Or what is a close approximation of the true pronunciation?
posted by zorm
on Oct 4, 2013 -
Dude singing softly...
"You're my favorite" (this line is repeated multiple times throughout the song)..."I can't explain it"...
Sorry. That's all I got. I tried a Google search but I keep getting referred to some country singer (Jason Jones) with a song by the same title.
BTW, what's a good Android app for identifying songs?
posted by AngryTypingGuy
on Sep 19, 2013 -
What's a good way to keep track of information about images of paintings I've downloaded (artist, title, year, museum, and so on)? [more inside]
posted by kristi
on Aug 20, 2013 -
It´s a story about a man who gets a message in his dreams coming from a civilization that´s living in a pore in the skin of his hand. He is told that every time he scratches his hand this will cause a catastrophe in their little universe, which has already happened several times before. Finally he agrees not to scratch his hand for a while.
posted by Faustulus
on Jun 20, 2013 -
Looking for some suggestions for roles/job titles for myself and a partner in a two person LLC. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by cccp47
on Jun 17, 2013 -
I have been offered a position with a company but they have low-balled the offer and downgraded the title (in my opinion). I have drafted an email response (which he encouraged since he is on vacation) and would love for the awesome brain trust to offer some thoughts! [more inside]
posted by Snackpants
on Jun 7, 2013 -
I recall reading a short story featuring a eco friendly alien or superhero driving a car or spaceship covered in plants and fueled by water. [more inside]
posted by j03
on Jun 7, 2013 -
My job is being reclassified, and I was asked to suggest a new job title. [more inside]
posted by COBRA!
on Jun 3, 2013 -
I read this sometime in the 80s. It was a chapter book, just shy of YA. And it's title was something like "The 45th Thing I Love About Amelia" or "The 45th Best Thing I Love About Anastasia" (wrong number, wrong name). Oh, and at the end, the mom opens a closet door and there's a dead dog inside or something. [more inside]
posted by hmo
on May 20, 2013 -
There is a mechanic in a city nearby who restores and sells (and maintains) first-generation Honda Insights. Most of the cars his shop produces have a salvage title. He offers exclusive repair and maintenance service to purchasers. I've done a lot of reading and talking to people about this car—a trusted coworker owns one of his restorations—and I'm pretty much convinced that I want what seems to be one of the most over-engineered, fuel-efficient, cool little cars ever made. So what am I missing? [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Apr 28, 2013 -
I have very little information. Maybe you read this too, though. Fiction with fantasy/paranormal elements, early or mid-90's, female author, gay romance/sex, ghosts, condom factory, divorce, maybe some Wicca? [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk
on Apr 9, 2013 -
What is the process and what taxes must I pay when transferring a car title from my father to me? Interstate snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by domnit
on Mar 25, 2013 -
In the USA, doctors in academic centers are interns (first year trainee), residents (subsequent year trainee), attendings (completed training), fellows (attendings who are further subspecializing and revert to trainee status). Also, leaders of primary teams and consulting services are both called attendings.
What's the terminology in other countries? I'm most curious about English speaking countries (registrars? consultants? LMO?) but would also enjoy hearing about others also!
posted by raspberry jam and clothes iron
on Mar 24, 2013 -
Pretty please, help me! I sold my car in California in the middle of a move. We completed a bill of sale to be as official as possible, and I told the buyer that I'd mail her the title once the dust settled from my move. Now that I've unpacked, I can't find the title anywhere. The California DMV website lists some guidelines for replacing a lost title
, but I'm still confused. Who's technically the legal owner right now? Would it be easiest for the buyer to fill out this form and check that the title was "not received from prior owner" and get on with it? Or would that incur some sort of penalty for either of us? [more inside]
posted by red_rabbit
on Feb 12, 2013 -
Should I trade my rebuilt title vehicle for any other vehicle, just to get an increased trade in value? [more inside]
posted by NotSoSimple
on Dec 31, 2012 -
Buying a house while married but physically separated -- what are the possible issues? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Dec 14, 2012 -
Friend of a friend's mother just passed away, and between the death and the funeral, the mom's sketchy neighbor talked him into selling his car for pennies on the dollar. What now? [more inside]
posted by davejay
on Dec 6, 2012 -
BookFilter: The sketchy detail kind. This is about a young adult novel, available by the early 80s, set among a family of artists or writers in, I think, New York City. [more inside]
posted by Miko
on Dec 6, 2012 -
What are other modern fiction titles with superlatives? I'm thinking of "Everything is Illuminated" and "Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever". [more inside]
posted by whimsicalnymph
on Oct 31, 2012 -
I am thinking of creating a blog that focuses on longform journalism about sports and I need a name. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by reenum
on Oct 15, 2012 -
Help me remember the title of this genre novel about a military nurse named Honor? [more inside]
posted by phoenixy
on Oct 7, 2012 -
My best friend bought a motorcycle out of state (seller in OR, we're in WA). Seller claimed to have 'misplaced' the title and would send it to friend ASAP. Trusting the guy, my friend didn't even get a Bill of Sale.
Two months later, tabs have expired, no title and seller AWOL. I suspect he bought a salvage title bike and since he (facepalm) didn't get a Bill of Sale, he might be out several thousand dollars.
Does anyone know of any action my friend can take?
posted by black8
on Oct 2, 2012 -
Name That Story/Author: Latina mother asks husband to build rooms for new babies. The last room--is special. [more inside]
posted by dlugoczaj
on Sep 11, 2012 -
Can you help me identify this indie film from the last half of the 90s? It was shown repeatedly on either IFC or Sundance in that period. Set in LA, it seems now like a precursor to "mumblecore" films with non-actors poorly recorded with only a bit of a plot.
The protagonist was male, shorter, dark-haired, and kind of aggressive in the way he would talk to people; I especially remember he would mostly repeat what other people would say, maybe two or three times, rapidly, with this angry tone. [more inside]
posted by stevil
on Aug 18, 2012 -
How much in-house print and/or photocopy production can federal offices perform without violating 44 USC § 501? [more inside]
posted by Jamesonian
on Aug 14, 2012 -
I bought about a year ago car in Chicago, Illinois but haven't yet updated the registration info. What penalties could I be facing? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 26, 2012 -
So I was interested in this old Mercedes posted on craigslist and called the guy. He said it had just been crashed into in his driveway by his cousin and his insurance was "totaling" it; however it was really just cosmetic damage and there was a buyback option. The car would have "salvaged" on the title, but since he was getting paid by the insurance company, he would just let me have the car for whatever the buyback cost was. Called a few days later and he said that cost was $1000 less than the price he had originally advertised the car at, so I figured I might as well go look at it. Read on for the whole story... [more inside]
posted by wavejumper
on Jul 2, 2012 -
How do I stop WinAmp from displaying the song title in the Visualizations window?
posted by Trurl
on May 24, 2012 -
Please remember this historical novel title for me. I'm sure it's been at least 15 years since I read a novel about a stonemason's apprentice. The master mason marked his buildings with the letter "H". It takes place somewhere in medieval England, I think. [more inside]
posted by angiep
on May 1, 2012 -
What is an appropriate title for the overall manager of a regional office in Europe (Switzerland)? [more inside]
posted by Disco Moo
on Apr 24, 2012 -
Sorry but I have a sort of weird name-this-kids'-book question: Two kittens are trying to protect each other. I remember a couple of disjointed scenes and some dark themes of self-sacrifice, bravery, and loss. Please tell me I didn't imagine this. [more inside]
posted by beandip
on Mar 28, 2012 -
I'm looking for a book I read as a pre-teen. It's been years since I read it and I can't recall the name of the writer, or the title of the work. I recall a little of the plot, but not much.
As far as I recall, it was about a girl living in a small town in the east coast who falls into a pit, or cave, something like that, and is saved by a man made of earth and stone. [more inside]
posted by Rosengeist
on Mar 21, 2012 -
I'm trying to figure out the title of a book that describes one's personality, taking into account one's moon sign, rising sign, and Chinese zodiac sign. My boyfriend remembers this book from years ago... [more inside]
posted by Clotilde
on Mar 3, 2012 -
What should I use for an email signature? I'm a freelancer with a contract doing a research project for a media company. (It's for a community resource that will be publicly, freely available.) Part of that research is approaching various people and groups for information and opinions, and I don't know what to call myself that seems... credible. [more inside]
posted by Ookseer
on Jan 25, 2012 -
A familiar story: I read a young adult novel when I was a kid. I can't remember the title or most of the plot, but I remember enough details that it drives me CRAZY. [more inside]
posted by Coatlicue
on Jan 24, 2012 -
Please name this ODD song: I first heard it around 1984-6?
-Female voice. "punk" / Nina Hagen-esk absurd enough that it would never be a popular song.
-Asian "style" melody
-had lyrics "ou la la" in it.
-may have had words: "on the radio", "chickens", "other news" in it [more inside]
posted by santogold
on Dec 27, 2011 -
APA style emergency -- I usually write in MLA. I am writing a short (2-page) paper in APA, and I don't know the proper way to head it (you know, my name, date, etc.). My paper's due in 4 hours, I still have to write it, and I don't have time to wade through Google when it's only telling me how to do a title *page* -- not what I need! [more inside]
posted by DoubleLune
on Dec 1, 2011 -