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Is this dress too white to wear to a wedding?

Is this dress too white to wear to a wedding? [more inside]
posted by Viola on Apr 27, 2014 - 51 answers

Are afro wigs for a funk band politically correct?

Imagine a funk/soul band made up of white people, wearing Afro wigs on stage. Would that be fine, or rather politically incorrect? [more inside]
posted by willem on Mar 21, 2014 - 32 answers

Surely somebody sells a basic red and white striped t-shirt?

I'm headed to the beach next weekend. I have a spiffy boater hat for sun protection. I would love to find a red and white striped t-shirt to complete the Victorian/Edwardian-ish seaside look, but I am having a heck of a time finding one. [more inside]
posted by usonian on Jul 17, 2013 - 18 answers

How accurate is the white house siege in the film "Olympus Has Fallen"?

I read online that the director did a lot of research and consulted with military experts on how an actual terrorist siege on the white house could work. Of course, he also said that white house security experts have already planned for such an attack. I'm curious what would have been done differently in real life by the white house and DC security?
posted by Wanderer7 on Jun 28, 2013 - 10 answers

What's the best way to figure out someone's mailing address?

I'm writing a book, and I just got the following task from my editor: get a sizable (50+) list of high profile people who have written blurbs or reviews for similar books, and get their mailing addresses. Here's the kicker: I'm not supposed to contact them directly, unless I already know them personally. So! What's the best way to do this? I hear there are search engines that charge a monthly fee for this kind of information, but I'm having a hard time finding out which ones are good and which are scams. What do lawyers use when they need to track people down to serve them? [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jun 26, 2013 - 12 answers

Grammar Filter: [He is a "black" man] or [He is a black man]

Hello, I'm having some difficulty getting a conclusive answer to the question of which is more "proper" grammatically and in academia. When referring to "blacks" and "whites" in society, I used to write them without quotes until a professor corrected me. However, when I use quotes now, some people disagree. Could you all help me find the correct usage? Professors explanation inside... [more inside]
posted by Knigel on Mar 10, 2013 - 54 answers

Which kind of hair dye should I use?

Would you do Naturtint or henna? I have never died my blonde and white long wavy, healthy, happy hair. The problem is, I'm tired of my face being framed in white, while the backside is honey gold. I'd like to get some of the gold back in front again. But the question is how? [more inside]
posted by zagyzebra on Dec 2, 2012 - 17 answers

Do I have to go shopping before this wedding?

Some friends of mine got married last month in India, and they're having a large evening reception this weekend. I know that colorful is the way to go, but all of my colorful dresses are too casual. What I have left is a mostly black dress with a few grey panels, and a mostly white dress with a light blue floral print. Would either of those be ok, or should I go shopping this weekend? The bride had previously said that "a dress you would wear to an American wedding" is fine, and I don't want to pester her asking for specifics when I'm sure she has other things on her mind right now!
posted by amarynth on Aug 31, 2012 - 16 answers

What are these tiny white pellets on my desk?

What are these mystery pellets on my desk? [more inside]
posted by reverend cuttle on Aug 28, 2012 - 12 answers

Reverse Racism at Work?

While faxing at the front desk at my job, a few co-workers were sitting around chatting. An African American co-worker was telling few Hispanic co-workers a story about how her and her friends were overlooked while shopping at Coach, "because the clerk was only paying attention to the (mouths the word "white" while my back was turned) girls. She goes on the explain that they left the store and called to complain that they were ignored because of their race. I was the only white person there (and not part of the conversation) and I would never have been telling a story if the reverse was true, so was this racism in the workplace? I surely felt uncomfortable. What can/should I do?
posted by EquineProcine on Jun 18, 2012 - 49 answers

What's this book I didn't buy?

What book about white privilege did I look at that one time in a bookstore and not buy? Details inside [more inside]
posted by randomkeystrike on Jun 8, 2012 - 6 answers

Need video clips

I need to find a resource (or resources) where I can download old black and white clips. [more inside]
posted by kenaldo on May 9, 2012 - 5 answers

How do white iPhones look after a year of use?

Has anyone had a white iPhone for at least a year or so? They look so pretty in the ads. I wonder how they hold up in real life. [more inside]
posted by bchaplin on Apr 10, 2012 - 17 answers

Is an 8GB iPhone enough?

I am upgrading to an iPhone. Wondering if the 8gb would be sufficient, or do I need a larger capacity? [more inside]
posted by dbirchum on Dec 8, 2011 - 19 answers

Need a thick Aux-In Cable for my car.

I am looking for a new Aux-In Cable (3.5mm, male to male) to use my mp3 player in my car. I had a couple of cheaper retractable ones, but they usually break after a short period of use. I live in a cold climate and the cord gets cold in the car for long periods of time and I think this has an affect on its life. I have seen some people with thicker aux-in cables in their car and I have searched, but I can't seem to locate one for a decent price. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a thick (preferably white, but not critical) 3.5mm Aux-in cable?
posted by dbirchum on Nov 29, 2011 - 13 answers

Craigslist Whitetext Mystery

What are the mysterious, apparently non-sensical, religious-sounding words that are appearing as small white text on white background on Craigslist car+truck ads across several cities? [more inside]
posted by Extopalopaketle on Oct 10, 2011 - 3 answers

How to make a white dress not see-through?

I bought a white dress from a thrift store that fits me like a glove. Problem? It's see-through, and given the cut, I can't figure out how to make it not so. [more inside]
posted by quiet coyote on Jul 2, 2011 - 13 answers

Fashion Faux Pas?

Can I wear a white bra under a white shirt/tank top? [more inside]
posted by DisreputableDog on Jul 1, 2011 - 28 answers

Is there an opaque white pen?

Is there a truly opaque white (or bright colored) pen or marker? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on Jun 6, 2011 - 12 answers

Is this bush dying?

What is wrong with this bush? If it is dying, how can I save it? [more inside]
posted by rahnefan on May 23, 2011 - 8 answers

My Mackbook is a crackin.

How can I make the topcase (wrist area) of my 2006 white Macbook stop cracking? I have had Apple replace this part twice, and it has cracked yet again. There is a way for me to solve this problem. I know there is. [more inside]
posted by 4ster on Mar 21, 2011 - 9 answers

Fashion Victim white boots

White combat boots needed! [more inside]
posted by Attackpanda on Dec 29, 2010 - 14 answers

The whitest sketching paper

I am looking for the whitest sketching paper available. I don't know how whiteness is measured, some say bright white some pure white, and it is hard to compare online, so I am seeking your hand on experience. [more inside]
posted by convex on Nov 29, 2010 - 7 answers

Photoshop tool for color correcting

Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
posted by jcdill on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Dyeing leather white

I've got some vegetable tanned leather which I want to turn into my own made to measure sports bag. I want the bag to be white. Is there such a thing as white penetrating leather dye? [more inside]
posted by Sourisnoire on Oct 6, 2010 - 2 answers

White Plains to Manhattan

I'm taking a quick trip to NYC and the cheapest flights I can find are to White Plains. How difficult will it be for me to get from the White Plains airport into the city (my hotel is on Park at 26th)? Thanks!
posted by tmharris65 on Jul 10, 2010 - 7 answers

White flatscreen TV around 42"?

Looking for a good flatscreen TV, 42" or thereabouts... and white. I haven't been able to find anything that size that isn't in industry-standard black. Any suggestions?
posted by Riki tiki on Dec 2, 2009 - 8 answers

The cover of Patrick White's *The Vivisector*

What medical procedure (assuming it is a real one) is depicted on the cover of the Penguin Classics edition of Patrick White's novel The Vivisector? (This link goes to the Amazon page for the book. Not for the squeamish.) Try as I might, I can't make much sense of this image.
posted by Prospero on Apr 15, 2009 - 5 answers

How can I watch videos in black and white on my computer?

How can I watch videos on my computer in black and white? [more inside]
posted by siclik on Mar 24, 2009 - 8 answers

My sore bitter tasting tongue

Why is my taste bitter and my tongue has some sore white spots? [more inside]
posted by Grums on Feb 27, 2009 - 12 answers

Who moves Barney's water bowl on January 20th?

How does the U.S. presidential transition at the White House actually occur? Who does what where, when and how? [more inside]
posted by webhund on Jan 8, 2009 - 6 answers

I remember the album cover, but what's the title and who's the artist?

Years ago I had one of those "greatest album covers" books, and there was one (a jazz LP, I believe) that featured a gorgeous black and white photo of a woman floating in a lake or river, wearing a white dress, with only her face above water (the photo was taken benearth the surface, so her face wasn't visible). There was no writing of any kind on the cover. Anyway, I've been trying to find out which album that is for years now (the book is long gone), to no avail. Does this ring any bells with anyone?
posted by The Card Cheat on Oct 21, 2008 - 5 answers

Not oaky!

Very specific wine question. We're looking for a Chardonnay that has a very creamy, buttery finish. The example is Rombauer at $30 per bottle. What do you know of for way, way less that has this quality?
posted by fixedgear on Nov 23, 2006 - 14 answers

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