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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
Photoshop function to display multiple versions of the image with different color casts. [more inside]
posted by jcdill
on Oct 8, 2010 -
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 -
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)?
posted by tmharris65
on Jul 10, 2010 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -
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 -