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September 6

Seeking tools for goal tracking

What tools do you use to capture and track your goals, and periodically review them? [more inside]
posted by osmond_nash at 3:37 AM - 3 answers

September 5

Postcards for purposes

I signed up for that postcards to swing states thing and it turns out I'm very fast at them. Are there other causes I could write postcards for? [more inside]
posted by Mizu at 3:09 PM - 7 answers

September 4

Can you track down this book?

A few years ago, I checked a book out from interlibrary loan. There were recommendations in the back of the book. I can't find the book with these recommendations in it. [more inside]
posted by aniola at 10:03 AM - 11 answers

September 3

Do they make Rage Toys?

Some friends of mine are Going Through It. We'd like to send a Anger And Venting care package. [more inside]
posted by Lyn Never at 1:37 PM - 17 answers

September means 15 More Boston Location-Based Riddles!!

I'm still in a competitive scavenger hunt that takes me across Boston, to be the first to find a small token. They are placed in the last few days and just released. It's fun, but I'm in a competition where we are supposed to "use all of our resources". Askmi is a resource, right? [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle at 8:49 AM - 17 answers

September 2

Help identifying origin of mysterious handmade book

I found this fascinating little book at an antique store. The person who sold it to me did not know anything about it. Maybe you have some idea? [more inside]
posted by prewar lemonade at 2:20 PM - 2 answers

September 1

We really need these boxed out of our entryway.

The previous tenants keep having packages delivered to us. The only ones we can't figure out what to do with are the FedEx packages. We've contacted FedEx twice about them, both times they said they'd arrange a pickup in the next day or two and then never did. What now? [more inside]
posted by Ookseer at 3:02 PM - 8 answers

What is the name of this kind of statistic?

There's a kind of data I have seen and would like to see more examples of, but I don't know how to search for it because I don't know what it's called, assuming it is called anything. Basically, it is a way of determining the most popular distinctive thing in a given place/population. [more inside]
posted by jacquilynne at 8:20 AM - 9 answers

Clips where actors try to hold it together but lose it and laugh

I love clips where actors are trying hard to stay in character, but the hilarity of the scene makes them break down and laugh. One of my favorites is Jimmy Fallon losing it in More Cowbell. Please delight me by sharing your favorites!
posted by sickinthehead at 5:47 AM - 41 answers

August 31

Advice on researching senior communities?

I am starting research to help my dad, for whenever he wants or needs one. Do you have advice or helpful information? [more inside]
posted by NotLost at 10:26 PM - 16 answers

I want K9 to count down my mornings

K9, for the youth, was Dr. Who's weird robot dog in the 1970s / Tom Baker years. He occasionally counted things down for Dr. Who's girlfriend companion by saying, "Twenty minutes and counting Mistress! Ten minutes and counting, Mistress!" and so on. I want a timer that says this to me in K9's voice at one or two minute intervals. [more inside]
posted by mygothlaundry at 4:11 PM - 7 answers

August 30

Do you know people w/medical probelms because of flip flops/no shoes?

"What are the negatives of flat feet?" That is the heading for the list of issues caused by flat feet. [more inside]
posted by nfub at 3:50 PM - 18 answers

Looking for a bike rack recommendation

My wife and I recently bought Aventon Pace 500 bikes. We want to get a bike rack to accommodate both bikes as well as our son's bike. My son is 6 and has a normal bike. I feel completely lost when it comes to bike racks. We drive a 2019 Mazda CX-5 and a 2020 Honda Odyssey. Can anyone recommend a bike rack that would suit our needs? [more inside]
posted by NoneOfTheAbove at 12:56 PM - 11 answers

Star Wars junkies: can you give me the Cliff's Notes on the Sith?

I'm in bed with Covid, mildly symptomatic and killing time on YouTube, Disney+, NF, AmPrime, etc. I just finished watching the Star Wars films featuring the epic badass Darth Maul. A brief bit of looking into the character's back story has proven anything but brief: the vast amount of online lore and myth-making about the Sith, Maul, Vader etc is far more than I really want to spend the time getting into, so perhaps some mefites could weigh in the essentials? Thanks. May the force be with you
posted by BadgerDoctor at 7:20 AM - 4 answers

August 27

Best Video About X is Y

For any particular topic, what video (or video channel, etc.) is the best at that topic?
posted by NotLost at 8:49 PM - 16 answers

9 More Boston Location-Based Riddles!!

I'm still in a competitive scavenger hunt that takes me across Boston, to be the first to find a small token. They are placed in the last few days and just released. It's fun, but I'm in a competition where we are supposed to "use all of our resources". Askmi is a resource, right? [more inside]
posted by bbqturtle at 9:31 AM - 3 answers

I Moved to Japan for Language School: I'm Bombing and Need Advice

I've put why I'm bombing in the details, but what concerns me most is the volume/ rate of new information is beyond my capacity, so I'm not retaining it, which is demoralizing and bad for my grades. I've paid for school through the end of the year, but I think I should leave then (vs my official end date in April 24) - but now I don't have an apartment or car, although I can work for my former employer remotely as a consultant, and I have US and UK citizenship, should that make a difference. [more inside]
posted by my log does not judge at 3:40 AM - 18 answers

August 26

How to find the source of a 10+-year-old image

I've used this cartoon of Isaac Newton as an avatar online, off and on, for many years now. Does anyone know where it's originally from, or have any ideas on how to track it down? I have tried Google Image search and TinEye, but they only go back so far and all I can find are other people who have copied & pasted it from somewhere else. [more inside]
posted by Johnny Assay at 11:55 AM - 4 answers

Identify a car

Can you identify the make and model of the car in this low res image? Thanks!
posted by maleficent at 8:41 AM - 5 answers

How perfect does a 5 year old need his tumbled rocks?

So Step 1 of rock tumbling with our camping rocks is done. I know from various online articles and youtube videos that you're supposed to inspect them for rough spots and pitting and put them back to step 1 if they have any. They have some. But this is for a 5 year old, not a geologist jeweller. How much will some pitting matter for purposes of impressing a 5 year old? [more inside]
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 7:54 AM - 10 answers

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