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Modern Day Cowboy Bounty Men

Hello, I am working on a photography project --hoping to profile a few modern day cowboy bounty men who operate in the West (preferably find people off the beaten path) and who have a strong "cowboy look". Thank you in advance for your help...
posted by mm-ut on Sep 2, 2014 - 5 answers

West Side Story is the only Broadway musical I enjoy. Why is that?

The only Broadway musical I can actually, whole-heartedly enjoy is West Side Story. Am I the only one of my breed on this? Why might this be? [more inside]
posted by JimInLoganSquare on Jul 19, 2014 - 39 answers

classic cars in the West Midlands for hire?

The older boy wants a classic car for prom in Staffordshire near Wolverhampton. I found Kitt for £250 for five hours, but it didn't have back seats. The only car available from one classic car website I found is a 1979 Austin Allegro for £300 for the day. Hugely wrong on so many levels. How can I find a classic car in the West Midlands for a middle of the week prom in June?
posted by parmanparman on May 13, 2014 - 6 answers

LivingFilter: Western Town, Outdoorsy Girl

After living the nomadic life for many years, I'm starting to think about settling down again. Search criteria inside. [more inside]
posted by grinagog on Jan 29, 2014 - 24 answers

Looking for sweeping FICTION epics of the old west

Help me find more sweeping fiction epics of the old west like Lonesome Dove and Hard Country, please. Horses, cattle, cowboys, empty country, ranching, pioneers, prospectors, trappers, etc. Bonus points for very long books or multiple books in the series. I've read everything by Larry McMurtry, and know about Michael Garrity's series, having just finished Hard Country. What else should I read? (I have lots of nonfiction books lined up already, so let's concentrate on fiction, or near-fiction.) Thanks!
posted by bluesky78987 on Jan 27, 2014 - 21 answers

WVa water crisis - who came first?

Which facility was constructed first, the WVa American Water treatment plant, or the Freedom Industries chemical storage place? In other words, did WVAW "come to the nuisance," or did Freedom choose to build upstream from the water plant? what dates was each facility constructed? (and if Freedom came subsequently to WVAW, did the latter protest at the time?)
posted by mmiddle on Jan 15, 2014 - 7 answers

Another finding a photo help button

I found this photo on a blog a few months ago. I have been looking for a larger higher quality version and or the name of the photographer to find out if I can purchase a print. This is what I know. It is from West Side Story It appears a number of times on the internet, all small pixel sizes The photographer is NOT Ernest Hass or Phil Stern (the two photographers who were present taking photos at some stage on the production of Westside Story) Thanks, this one baffles me. When I have time I will go to the Motion Picture Academy Library (I live in Los Angeles) and see if I can find out anything more, but until then I thought I would let Mefi rip on it!)
posted by silsurf on Dec 11, 2013 - 3 answers

Heeft een van de commentatoren in deze video hebben W. Vlaamse accent?

Does one of the commentators in this video have a West Flemish accent? [more inside]
posted by wutangclan on Sep 27, 2013 - 4 answers

Wanted: A Win-Win Winter...

As a competent and responsible couple who will be available for a long-term housesitting or caretaking job (anywhere in the American West, BC or SE Alaska) throughout next winter and beyond, what are the best venues for us to both search for options and advertise our skills and availability? [more inside]
posted by AnOrigamiLife on Feb 27, 2013 - 5 answers

Dental recommendations for west of Chicago

I'm looking for a personal recommendation (i.e. not a yelp listing) for a great adult dentist in the near west burbs of Chicago or even the southwest burbs. So anywhere from Oak Park to Oakbrook and south to Tinley Park. Important: weekend hours, experience, knowledgeable staff, a dentist who won't scold or up-sell. Not important: flat screen television, high tech equipment.
posted by who squared on Feb 5, 2013 - 6 answers

Resources and reference material on the Old West

Need resources and references on life on the frontier in the post-Civil War Period. [more inside]
posted by ronofthedead on Feb 3, 2013 - 8 answers

Old Country Wedding in the New World

Looking for a rustic wedding venue in the DC/Virginia/MD (and potentially WV) region where the soon-to-be Mrs. Oneironaut and I can take over for the whole weekend, roast whole lambs, have a county fair atmosphere, and have the music and dancing go all night. We want to be able to control the space, have a house and potentially a few cabins available, and be within 30 minutes of a town with hotels. Any leads appreciated! And, this question is similar to this one, but we're anticipating more like 150 people, and don't need to be within an hour of the airport.
posted by oneironaut on Sep 21, 2012 - 4 answers

East in the West?

Did Eastern Bloc countries do on-the-ground historical research in the USA during the Cold War? [more inside]
posted by lstanley on Sep 18, 2012 - 3 answers

A "Where should I live?!" question!

So. I need to move and live with my best friend. We are looking to move west in the USA. She suggested southern Arizona and I suggests Oregon. We thought Cali might be good, but are open to pretty much anywhere. [more inside]
posted by fuzzysoft on Sep 5, 2012 - 25 answers

I am visiting the west coast for two weeks to visit video game friendly places. Where should I go?

I plan to spend 2 weeks in the west coast to one day move there. I am hoping to travel to various cities and explore video game related places. I want to network and talk to people from all video game walks of life, from indie developers to touring game studios. What places should I visit? What studios does tours? I was planning to tour around late June, but should I center it around PAX Prime?
posted by RockyK on Apr 17, 2012 - 10 answers

Cultural values affecting foreign policy?

To what extent do cultural values affect foreign policy making between U.S. and China? [more inside]
posted by espada0 on Feb 14, 2012 - 11 answers

When does CJ say 'last thing before I quit'?

On which episode of the West Wing does CJ Cregg say something like: "Ok, but this is the last thing before I quit?" [more inside]
posted by eleanna on Feb 7, 2012 - 2 answers

You and your wife have teeth alive, now haven't you?

Refreshing an old question: dentists in Los Angeles (specifically West L.A./Santa Monica). [more inside]
posted by mykescipark on Jan 23, 2012 - 10 answers

How to watch East Coast TV on the West Coast?

Is there a way to watch the major TV networks' East Coast feeds on the West Coast? [more inside]
posted by awesomedude on Sep 25, 2011 - 4 answers

Tell me and my partner where to go (politely)

Help me plan the great American Road trip(s) [more inside]
posted by smithsmith on Aug 14, 2011 - 58 answers

Why is one area of a pretentious zip code so much cheaper than the others?

Very long post regarding a first-time home buying quandary, and yes, I've read the other recent threads. My immediate questions (meaning I know I'll have more as this process progresses) are quite specific and as a result haven't yet been addressed here. Mainly, if the Birmingham/Bloomfield area of metro Detroit is supposedly synonymous, why are houses in West Bloomfield so much cheaper than those in Birmingham? What am I missing? And in my particular situation (age, childlessness, etc) is there truly an advantage to buying versus renting? [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Aug 1, 2011 - 16 answers

Best camp sites in Zion/Bryce

What are the most awesomely beautiful camp sites in Zion and Bryce in late May? Also where's the cheapest place to buy supplies? [more inside]
posted by jcrcarter on May 18, 2011 - 2 answers

A sense of dread in an sunburnt land

I'm looking for examples of media that combine the landscape of the American West with the horror genre. [more inside]
posted by 2bucksplus on Apr 28, 2011 - 44 answers

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom?

How do I make the most of this quarter, rediscover myself, and recover from hitting rock bottom? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 5, 2011 - 7 answers

American West, 1870-1890, what was goin' on?

[bookfilter] Recommend me a good book or two about the American West circa 1870 - 1890. History or historical fiction, for fun reading, not research. [more inside]
posted by exphysicist345 on Nov 14, 2010 - 27 answers

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering?

Veterans Day Special: How can disabled Vet and West Point grad best move into Software Engineering? [more inside]
posted by spmcbride1201 on Nov 11, 2010 - 16 answers

key west

has anyone driven hwy 1 to key west from Miami? any suggestions on where to stop along the way?
posted by matrjety on Oct 23, 2010 - 10 answers

East Coast vs West Coast Cars

Am I stupid for buying a car in LA when I am moving to Boston in six months? Are "west coast" cars different than "east coast" cars? [more inside]
posted by Spurious on Oct 15, 2010 - 27 answers

Why "medicine"?

Why did Europeans translate seemingly religious concepts of different Native American cultures as "medicine"? [more inside]
posted by otio on Sep 16, 2010 - 6 answers

The Myth of the Quick Draw

I read an article a couple of years ago, I think it was written by Larry McMurtry, about the myth of the quick draw. Essentially the writer said that no one in their right mind would approach an enemy with their weapon holstered and the quick draw is a myth of Western fiction. I've done some searching of databases and online and I can't find the dang thing. [more inside]
posted by zzazazz on Sep 7, 2010 - 13 answers

Roadtrip through the American West

Hey folks – I’m pondering a two week roadtrip through the American West this fall and would like your input. [more inside]
posted by Coyote at the Dog Show on Aug 12, 2010 - 14 answers

Must-See Scenic Drives and Attractions Driving West from Cincinnati to Seattle

What are some must-see scenic drives and attractions to be found on a one-way roadtrip West from Cincinnati, OH to Seattle, WA. Mid-40s opposite-sex couple who love photography, don't like hiking very much but appreciate a good hot spring, and are what you would call "foodies". We're thinking about the Badlands and Black Hills, but what else? Also, what stretches of road can we avoid to stave off boredom, and where should we drive instead of them? We can go a bit out of our way, but would like to be back at our jobs within a week.
posted by matildaben on Aug 4, 2010 - 11 answers

How to take care of a friend going through a transitional period.

A good friend of mine is moving from their hometown in the east coast into a house with me and a couple of my friends in the west coast. We knew each other in undergrad and I made the move out 2yrs before earlier than her. This will be the first time she’ll be living this far from her hometown and as expected, she’s anxious, nervous, stressed about the whole move. [more inside]
posted by Wanderer7 on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Need a futon

Any experience with a west elm futon? [more inside]
posted by ihavepromisestokeep on Jun 22, 2010 - 5 answers

Help me put together a cinematic music mix for my Colorado mountain roadtrip.

Help me put together a cinematic music mix for my Colorado mountain roadtrip. [more inside]
posted by muirne81 on May 21, 2010 - 9 answers

Do clutch athletes exist?

Sports filter: Clutch vs Choker. What was Larry Bird's % of hitting game deciding shots compared to other basketball greats? [more inside]
posted by nathancaswell on Apr 15, 2010 - 8 answers

Please recommend a good painter and decorator in South West London!

Does anyone have any recommendations for a good painter and decorator who will work on my house located in South West London? [more inside]
posted by mr_silver on Mar 22, 2010 - 2 answers

Who were the cleanest pioneers?

Is there any historical record of American settlers or pioneers from the old west who were meticulously clean? [more inside]
posted by circular on Mar 15, 2010 - 21 answers

Which Parks? Shower Etiquette? Camping Ideas?

We are overwhelmed with choices for a 9-11 day driving trip from Los Angeles. Which national parks/areas are must-see, and which are skip-its? And other Car-Camping conundrums... [more inside]
posted by Lord_Pall on Feb 18, 2010 - 8 answers

Book explaining Islam?

What's the best book for obtaining an overview of Islam (and its attitudes towards 'Western' culture)? [more inside]
posted by edbyford on Dec 10, 2009 - 8 answers

How did saloons in the Old West get their liquor delivered?

How did saloons in tiny towns in the Old West get liquor delivered? [more inside]
posted by Senor Cardgage on Sep 22, 2009 - 11 answers

Which is the best book for a reasonably in-depth introduction to American politics and particularly the workings of The White House?

Which is the best book for a reasonably in-depth introduction to American politics and particularly the workings of The White House? [more inside]
posted by logicalsequence on Jul 6, 2009 - 10 answers

Over the rainbow...

I'm flying myself somewhere for my birthday this year, but seeing as I am a girl who would be all by my lonesome and without access to a car, I'm wondering where I should go. [more inside]
posted by wild like kudzu on Jun 13, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I Watch The Post-Sorkin West Wing?

Should I watch The West Wing after Season 4? (Spoilers) [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Apr 6, 2009 - 26 answers

Science of Listener Attention

Is the Science of Listener Attention a real thing? If not, is there anything similar I can learn? [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Feb 28, 2009 - 5 answers

Why have the NBA's western teams been better than its eastern teams in recent years?

Is there a geographical reason the NBA's Western Conference has been so much better than the East? What's the deal? [more inside]
posted by ORthey on Feb 19, 2009 - 37 answers

Whose Gaza is it anyway?

Is Gaza considered a separate nation-state from the Palestinian Authority by the Israeli government? [more inside]
posted by parmanparman on Jan 15, 2009 - 5 answers

The Han and Cinema

The Han and Cinema I am working on a paper on the Korean concept of Han and how Han is communicated directly or through the use of trope in film and television. Of particular interest are films and television from East Asia, those which feature East Asian actors, and those which are set in East Asia. The definition I am seeking to support or reject is the idea of Han as: The pain of victims that has festered in their hearts for a long time. My ideas thus far: The West Wing (2003) Episode 504 - entitled Han. The Good Earth (1937) In addition to the plot of the film of interest is the fact Anna May Wong was passed over for the role of O-Lan and the pain and woundedness and the sense of "Han" she experienced. M*A*S*H (1972-1983) set in Korea but not focused on Korea. The Korean people are merely a silent witness in the series, they have no voice. If you have any suggestions I would greatly appreciate it.
posted by the_binary_blues on Oct 27, 2008 - 7 answers

Bookfilter: what book(s) would my father love?

Book filter: Getting a head start on Christmas presents - what books would you recommend for my kung fu instructing, deadwood watching, social work teaching freemason father? [more inside]
posted by Acer_saccharum on Oct 13, 2008 - 16 answers

Bachelorette Party Fun in Paw Paw

How do I do an inexpensive and not lame bachelorette party in a tiny town in West Michigan? [more inside]
posted by eggerspretty on Sep 1, 2008 - 5 answers

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