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Southern man does flawless monologue as a southern woman gossiping about "Miss Lindsey Graham." [more inside]
I have an old Timbuk2 Especial Medio backpack, and I'm getting bored of the way it looks. Any good ideas for how I can make it look more interesting? [more inside]
Am helping my kid move her two young children to their new home. We are going via train, grandkids are 2 and 4. Would love tips on helping her and the kids survive and manage the 4 days before the 4-hour train trip and the 3 days after we arrive. [more inside]
BabyNameFilter: Can you help me drum up some potential male baby names? I like English, Scottish and Welsh names with a few snowflake details thrown in. [more inside]
A dear friend died late last year, and he left behind a huge collection of political memorabilia, spanning the years from Eisenhower to Obama. It includes buttons, pamphlets, press releases, badges, ephemera—what we'd call "campaign swag" today, of all sorts. What sort of person can help us make sense of it all? [more inside]
What packing list was sent to MTV's Road Rule cast? What personal possessions did Scandinavian pioneers in the 1800s own on the farm? What does a typical billionaire have in their house? (Think Peter Menzel's "Material World", but even more.) [more inside]
I get dandruff. This is fine and I'm managing it and it's not a big issue, except in one aspect of my life: Tiny dandruff flakes get on my glasses gradually over the course of a day. They're a bit greasy and leave residue, so even if I blow them off they leave stains. Because of this, I have to clean my glasses at least once a day, and often twice, a process that is tricky to do without leaving smears. Help! [more inside]
I have to fill out another company's sign-in form for my work trips to gain building access, and have realized an opportunity to insert a dad joke or corny turn of phrase on a certain field of this form because basically no one reads it or cares except for the other people who might casually glance at what others have written; I'm seeking silly phrases to write there. [more inside]
My spouse and I are searching for a new place to live and we would love your recommendations. [more inside]
In January I bought tickets to see the Stones here in Houston. The original date was in April. But it was rescheduled to July 27th. This is also the date of my 40th high school reunion. And now I am torn. [more inside]
Vaguely remembered: topless self portrait hidden inside a locket [more inside]
As a family activity while with the grandparents, we took a family photo, made it into a puzzle, constructed the puzzle, and want to glue it and frame it! Unfortunately, we solved the puzzle right on the dining room table, and we don't want to glue the puzzle to the table. How do we transfer the puzzle onto something else, so we can glue it? [more inside]
Posting for a friend: I have bound copies of The New York World from 1871 to 1877. I wish to clear this out and I offered them to the rare book library at The University of Toronto (The Fisher Library) and to the rare book section of the Toronto Public Library. Neither of them wanted them saying that they are now available online or on microfiche. [more inside]
I just bought a new camera, and I'd like to carry it while riding a bike. I need a hard case to protect it in case of spills, but I'd like that case to be small enough to fit inside a backpack or courier bag. The camera is a mirrorless Canon EOS M5. Any suggestions? [more inside]
I received a Chinese tea set from Singapore. It was well thought of, though had been in storage for many years. The rest of the tea set is in good condition, however the container that is meant for the storage of the tea leaves has these unusual white marks on the outside. Any idea how these marks came about, or how they could be cleaned? [more inside]
For various reasons (transition hormones, years of heavy weed and cigarette smoking, sheer lack of practice) I can no longer sing like I used to. This is really bothering me in general and **really** bothering me as I prepare to apply to rabbinical school; once upon a time I had a nice sort of voice for a rabbi to have and right now I have an uncontrolled mess of raw material that I don't know what to do with. Here's what I need from a teacher: [more inside]
I'm looking for the cheapest solution to a telecom need I have. I have had the same cell phone number for almost 20 years in America. I recently moved to Russia. I am looking for ... [more inside]
How do you express anger in a healthy way? I don’t always have time to write in my journal, and assertiveness isn’t always appropriate eg if I’m angry at myself, so what else can I do? Please don’t suggest therapy - that is not an option I’m willing to consider- thanks.
Back around, say, 2009-2011, there was a post by someone who was sort of an ex-productivity blogger that was a send-up of the various 'zen habits' pieces going around. I remember things like "Freeze half of every pet" and "#19: Do #7 twice"; beyond that, I think the website was mostly shades of gray, with black text. This would have been someone who got linked to from Lifehacker, and probably from the Blue as well - either the pre-Hacker News design/programming crowd, or someone adjacent to GTD. Anyone remember/able to find the blog post 10 years later?
The flip side to this question... what are kids' visions of the future? I'm thinking specifically about what contemporary sci-fi is predicting for kids, but I would be interested to know what actual kids think the future and their adulthood will be like.