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 -
My glasses have black plastic frames and they turn white when wet from water or sweat, how can I get them clean? [more inside]
posted by BugsPotter
on Mar 23, 2009 -
We're two people working on a complex project, and we're sending each other sixty emails per day, everything from brainstorming to future ideas to testing notes to expense tracking. We're burning out fast, and need to shift planning and discussion to project management software (web-based, please). [more inside]
posted by jimmyjimjim
on Feb 21, 2009 -
When I google my own name the first entry is from WhitePages.com which is displaying my address and phone number (I have a landline). I don't want it displayed!!!! How do I get rid of it??
posted by xm
on Jan 14, 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 -
Need photography help in the Kansas City Metro area. I have no photog back ground so I need some advice. I have several old black and white negatives from the 1940's. They need to be developed and printed. Then I want to archive them on cd's. The size is 6 1/4 inch by 3 1/2 inch.
Any recommendations? Thanks
posted by Upon Further Review
on Jan 7, 2009 -
What do I need to know when choosing a wall-mounted projection screen for my living room? [more inside]
posted by cortex
on Dec 20, 2008 -
Is there a firefox addon, or anything, that can change professional white webpages to a darker color? All this trendy white space bugs my eyes! [more inside]
posted by Citizen Premier
on Nov 30, 2008 -
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 -
How does one get clear, bright white healthy "eyeballs"? You know the white area around the pupil, or whatever you call it! [more inside]
posted by gttommy
on Sep 18, 2008 -
I have been teaching myself guitar over the past few years and I still don't understand how to structure and play a guitar solo. Let's say I am playing a simple blues progression (I-IV-V) ...I have taught myself the blues scale... but when do I play what note? And do I need to move the scale up/down the neck in time with the progression. I want to be able to noodle an original solo... not just copy something already recorded.
posted by punkfloyd
on Sep 10, 2008 -
I am at a new job with restricted internet access. They have a list of white listed sites, but no one seems to know what sites are on the list, and I can't ask anyone because the company uses a third party solution and their website doesn't have a list of the sites..
Is there a program that will determine what sites are on the white list by brute force?
posted by Infernarl
on Jul 14, 2008 -
SO setting the more pressing questions aside, I'm having an evening of wine and conversation with my former educational director and always friend...Wine is the libation of choice... [more inside]
posted by dawson
on Jun 29, 2008 -
Why does the water from our kitchen sink come out white? It appears to be thousands of tiny air bubbles and they eventually clear up a few minutes after I pour a glass of water. But what causes this? I'm assuming its safe to drink because its just air (and this is what I tell all our weirded out guests) but really...why?
posted by minicloud
on Apr 9, 2008 -
Any fishkeepers able to give me a definitive answer to how much formalin I need to put in my fish tank to try and cure a case of white spot (Ich)? [more inside]
posted by aqueousdan
on Mar 27, 2008 -
I need teaching resources about race: the biology of human "races"; why "race" is not biological but social; how racial categories have shifted over time and place; and related questions on teaching about race? This is as a supplement to reading The Mismeasure of Man
in a university "Critical Thinking" class. I need more science and verifiable cross-cultural examples to back up my "there are no biological races" claim. [more inside]
posted by LobsterMitten
on Nov 5, 2007 -
My tongue is white and has a thin white film and there is a bitter taste in my mouth. I use a scraper, floss and brush regularly and use mouthwash and h2O2. How do I get it to turn pink.
posted by Noodles
on Oct 11, 2007 -
Are there any devices that I can plug my headphones into to give my complete silence so I can concentrate at work? [more inside]
posted by niwnfyc
on Aug 24, 2007 -
How do I find a reputable photographer who will take artistic nude black and white photos of me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 28, 2007 -
What is it? Is it possible to repair? Or where on Gods green earth can I get a replacement? Slowly increasing white strip with sporadic coloured lines throughout on my notebook screen. Funnily enough it is more frustrating to look for the answer than it is to just try to ignore it. [more inside]
posted by mu~ha~ha~ha~har
on May 15, 2007 -
What are some films or television shows/episodes about corporate or white-collar crime? Bonus if you have a videoclip.
posted by catburger
on Mar 20, 2007 -
Help! Opening any text messages or emails displays a blank white screen on my Cingular 2125 (HTC Faraday) Windows Mobile 5 smartphone. [more inside]
posted by sprocket87
on Mar 14, 2007 -
What nerd-associated things am I missing from this list of unspoken visual gag/gripes found in the newish White and Nerdy
Weird Al video? Or is there an in-depth list of these already?
posted by vanoakenfold
on Dec 7, 2006 -
I just got my teeth cleaned and I'm bleaching them too. I drink 5-6 cups of black tea (with milk) a day which is no good for white teeth - what alternative beverages can I switch to that won't be so bad for my pearly whites? [more inside]
posted by forallmankind
on Nov 28, 2006 -
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 -
How do you succeed academically [or you know, in any manner] when your family doesn't value education? [more inside]
posted by Chorus
on Nov 5, 2006 -
I've been having a bit of problem getting my WB set just right on my new 30D. I think the canon's have a tendency to AUTOWB a bit too cool for my taste. I'm thinking about getting an Expodisc or something like it. Do they really work as well as the advertising says in setting your custom White Balance? Could I achieve the same effect by putting tissue paper or tracing paper on the lens while setting Custom WB? Help!
posted by damiano99
on Oct 18, 2006 -
On some days, my Outlook calendar has blue and white diagonal lines on the sides of the day. Why is this? I know these lines mean "tenative," but I only really know one way to set appointments. Why do some days have these and others do not. [more inside]
posted by 4ster
on Sep 28, 2006 -
A treasured white T-shirt (with logo) has gone from bright white to dull blue thanks to an errant blue T-shirt... [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy
on Aug 8, 2006 -