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January 4

The best way to structure a relationship hiatus?

I have a relationship that is going phenomenally, 6 months deep. We have the same values, we're excited to support what the other is doing, and we have compatible goals for our future.... but he never got a chance to date as a single person. How to proceed? [more inside]
posted by thelastpolarbear to human relations on Aug 29, 2015 - 40 answers

December 27

Where/How to Watch Aranyélet Season 2 in the US?

I finished Season 1 a couple months ago with the help of tubitv but I can't find a source for Season 2 (with English subtitles, which I need) anywhere. I would gladly pay for it, but again, can't find a source (I tried signing up for HBO Nordic, but they wouldn't take my credit card). Anyone have any tips? Thanks!
posted by sevenofspades to media & arts on Jun 9, 2017 - 1 answer

Ideas for a fun date in Cleveland, April 11-13?

If anyone lives in Cleveland, I'd like hear your suggestions for a fun date. [more inside]
posted by Tehhund to grab bag on Mar 30, 2010 - 18 answers

December 20

Recommend independent or well-treated Astoria cleaners

Recommend a cleaning person or service in/near Astoria, Queens? If a service, one that treats its workers well. [more inside]
posted by brainwane to home & garden on May 24, 2010 - 5 answers

December 11

Dentist pulled four wrong teeth from my 10-year-old — what is justice?

My son's dentist pulled four teeth that were not supposed to come out. Help me restore order to the universe. [more inside]
posted by Glomar response to law & government on May 3, 2013 - 78 answers

December 10

Is this serious because emergency didn't think so?

Emergency took my black eye seriously yesterday, but ignored my abdominal pain today. It takes a week to get an appointment with my gp. Do I just pop painkillers and hope it goes away? [more inside]
posted by b33j to health & fitness on May 2, 2017 - 18 answers

Lip Balm Squeeze Tubes

I love Carmex. My wife hates it. I like being allow to still kiss her in winter, so I need to replace Carmex with something else. What other lip balms are worth trying that I can get in a small squeeze tube? [more inside]
posted by Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug to grab bag on Jan 11, 2017 - 41 answers

December 3

Seeking: Boston-area psychiatric care; a treatment plan; hope

I have a pile of treatment-resistant psychiatric symptoms, a long list of possible diagnoses given to me by different doctors over the years (including various mood disorders, ADHD, autism, and borderline personality disorder), and nearly a decade's worth of history with different psychiatrists trying different med combos with limited success. I want a knowledgeable professional who is a good diagnostician and listens well to help me dig through this shit and work out a treatment plan that makes sense. Can you recommend someone like that in the Boston area? [more inside]
posted by nebulawindphone to health & fitness on Nov 2, 2016 - 11 answers

November 30

Is there anything better than Slideshare?

I do a lot of public speaking for work. I usually make a page like this one with downloadable slides in various formats; I'd love to be able to embed my actual talk. I use Keynote to make/present my talks, but its PDF export is suboptimal and I can't upload those talks to Slideshare. Slideshare's PDF and Powerpoint options are no good. Is there somewhere else I can upload a Keynote presentation so that someone can click through it while reading the presenter notes, Slideshare style? [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to computers & internet on Nov 12, 2017 - 10 answers

November 18

Who was that 1980s stand-up comic?

Who was that 1980s stand-up comic? [more inside]
posted by JanetLand to media & arts on Jan 19, 2012 - 16 answers

November 17

My sexual harasser is running for office. Help?

A person who sent me unwanted sexual facebook messages about a year ago is now running for a major political office. Help me handle this in an ethical and responsible way. [more inside]
posted by anonymous to human relations on Jul 7, 2017 - 35 answers

November 3

What book did I read?

I have very little information. Maybe you read this too, though. Fiction with fantasy/paranormal elements, early or mid-90's, female author, gay romance/sex, ghosts, condom factory, divorce, maybe some Wicca? [more inside]
posted by blnkfrnk to writing & language on Apr 9, 2013 - 1 answer

November 2

Help me organise my spices and oils

I like to cook so have a lot of spices and various bottles of stuff, but I have a tiny kitchen. I'm having trouble getting my head around how to organise it. Details (and photos of current mess) inside. [more inside]
posted by Dext to home & garden on Feb 2, 2016 - 28 answers

October 22

Identify this 80s movie featuring Indy-type blond heroine and... Aztecs?

Back in the 1980s, I remember watching a bizarre sort of Indiana Jones-copycat treasure-hunting/western movie. It featured a young, blond Daryl Hannah lookalike and possibly Aztecs who liked to dip humans head-first in liquid gold before decapitating them. It was fairly violent stuff, and one scene had the characters being horrified when one of their comrades returned headless on a horse. The whole thing must have been somewhat tongue-in-cheek, however, because it ended with a humorous 70s-style montage that set up a (presumably fake) sequel with the blond girl as a butt-kicking Indy-type heroine. I am pretty sure it was made in the 80s, and I remember the dialogue as being English, but I could be wrong; all I know is that Bud Spencer and Terence Hill weren't in it. Ring any bells?
posted by gentle to media & arts on May 23, 2008 - 16 answers

October 15

Last time, you didn't have holes in your feet!

My father passed away this morning. I'm going through his file, and I came across JOKES.TXT ... which contains only the punchlines. Can the Mind please tell me the jokes? [more inside]
posted by dmd to society & culture on Mar 22, 2013 - 76 answers

October 10

Any suggestions for a woman who wants to stop carrying a bag?

I really enjoy the freedom of movement that comes from not carrying a bag and was wondering if you had any suggestions for a) women's clothes/unisex clothes/appealing men's jackets or other clothes with deep pockets b) some other alternative? [more inside]
posted by Geameade to clothing, beauty, & fashion on Oct 20, 2014 - 39 answers

August 13

A ticking time bomb

Music not on the NFL Films compilation CDs, played during the NFL Films production of Super Bowl 18(XVIII). What is the name of this song played behind John Facenda's narration of the Raiders versus the Redskins? [more inside]
posted by cashman to media & arts on Jan 29, 2009 - 2 answers

July 17

How can I stop my fight-or-flight about doing work from ruining my life?

My body physically hurts and is in pain whenever I think or attempt to do work or move towards my goals, and I am so ashamed by how little I've accomplished and by how much pain I am in. I really need all of your advice and support to get through this, so I can fulfill my potential and dreams in my life. Please help! [more inside]
posted by yueliang to health & fitness on Apr 9, 2017 - 25 answers

June 22

Impossible Question Filter

I have a Xiaomi Mi Box, it uses Android TV, and the default screensaver shows some kind of Google images. Help me identify one! [more inside]
posted by Literaryhero to computers & internet on Mar 11, 2017 - 5 answers

May 15


I have a long, ongoing feud with my mother. She is a narcissist and a drama queen and everything revolves around her and her needs. I am 47 years old and this has been going on forever. We recently stopped all contact. Last contact I had with her was mid-March when she hung up on me for the second time in as many months. I am disinclined to have any contact. However.... [more inside]
posted by Sophie1 to human relations on May 3, 2017 - 41 answers

April 9

Chasing Two Rabbits: weight lifting and a six minute mile

Can anyone recommend a routine that will allow me to continue weight lifting while simultaneously working toward a six minute mile? [more inside]
posted by mannermode to health & fitness on Jun 7, 2015 - 5 answers

Help me find this short story (interactive fiction, grown-up CYOA)

I remember reading a short story years ago, and it moved me so much that I've never forgotten it. I have, however, forgotten the title and author. Please help! [more inside]
posted by ToucanDoug to writing & language on Feb 3, 2017 - 5 answers

March 30

1970s mail-order cosmetics - company name?

In the 1970s there were ads in the back of magazines like Teen or Seventeen for a company that sold lip gloss and I think eye shadow etc., only by mail. The lip gloss came in cute little tubs, and I think they had a logo that had something to do with ladybugs, bumblebees, or butterflies. In middle school I became something like a sales rep and sold the items to my friends in order to get a discount for myself or perhaps free products. It was definitely not a big company like Avon or Mary Kay. Does this ring a bell for anyone? My sister and I are going crazy trying to remember!
posted by wisekaren to clothing, beauty, & fashion on Jan 3, 2017 - 68 answers

March 29

Should I buy the Clone Wars DVDs for my wife?

SHORT VERSION: What exactly is the revised canon scope with regard to Clone Wars material? The first series only, both series (and films), or what? Will either of us enjoy it? On prior casual viewing nether show held our attention. Can I hire a Darth Vader birthday-gram service in Seattle? Longwinded stuff below. [more inside]
posted by mwhybark to media & arts on Jan 14, 2016 - 10 answers

February 15

Family activities in Barcelona

We're off to Barcelona for 5 days in August. What are some family-friendly (2 adults, a 5y/o, and a 1y/o) activities to do or places to visit? [more inside]
posted by EndsOfInvention to travel & transportation on Jan 23, 2017 - 11 answers

February 11

Marketing filter: How to find potential clients for freelance medical writing?

Marketing filter: How to find potential clients for freelance medical writing? [more inside]
posted by Wolfster to work & money on Jan 10, 2009 - 6 answers

January 29

All I wanted was a plaintext movie listings website...

It turns out I cherished as my go-to location to look at movie times. It was up to date, had no frippery, and was fast, and now the jerkwads at Google have shut it down. What can I use instead? I want to set my location, and I want to see theaters and movies and today's times, I want it all in as plain black and white, a poster thumbnail is acceptable. I want to see all the movies playing today and nothing else, ideally on as few pages as practical. The aesthetic I seek is craigslist, but for movies. [more inside]
posted by artlung to sports, hobbies, & recreation on Dec 27, 2016 - 16 answers

I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay ...

What should I do with 20 yards of this red and black fabric? (pic inside) [more inside]
posted by Melismata to sports, hobbies, & recreation on Dec 13, 2016 - 33 answers

January 25

Bang bang into the room, bang bang all over you (lightbulb explosion)

I have a lamp above my bed with one of those GE "energy saver" halogen bulbs, and without warning, it EXPLODED, leaving tiny shards of glass all over my sheets and the mess of laundry in the room. Yes, this happened in the middle of the night - miraculously, I had happened to step out to brush my teeth. I am sleeping on the floor in another room, but I just received a set of those fleece blanket-like sheets as a gift a few days ago. I am very paranoid about shattered glass - how will I get it out of the carpet (whatever the "durable" type they use in apartments is called)? Do the sheets go in the garbage? How about my other laundry? Once again, I hate the thought of shattered glass in a bedroom. (There is no mercury in this bulb - it is the teeny tiny glass fragments that scare me.) [more inside]
posted by Seeking Direction to home & garden on Jan 8, 2017 - 11 answers

January 2

What beer are Will Hunting and his crew drinking in the movie Good Will Hunting?

What beer are Will Hunting and his crew drinking in the movie Good Will Hunting? [more inside]
posted by mumblelard to media & arts on Nov 16, 2008 - 14 answers

December 3

Book title search, Part Nthing

Please remember this historical novel title for me. I'm sure it's been at least 15 years since I read a novel about a stonemason's apprentice. The master mason marked his buildings with the letter "H". It takes place somewhere in medieval England, I think. [more inside]
posted by angiep to writing & language on May 1, 2012 - 5 answers

October 20

Where can I get the Largo concert film?

I was watching some Jon Brion clips from this thread and was reminded of the concert film "Largo." It featured Brion, Flight of the Conchords, Fiona Apple, Louis C.K, Zach Galifianakis and heaps of other comedy and music acts performing at the old Largo Club in LA before they moved to the Coronet. Anyone know how one would be able to watch the Largo concert film that was made a few years back? [more inside]
posted by Start with Dessert to media & arts on Mar 9, 2013 - 5 answers

September 1

Looking for Art Exhibition CGI video

I'm looking for a source (video name, who did it, what the music is called, why was it made, is it available online, any other information) of the CGI video that appears at the very start of this YouTube video of Tomorrows World c1984 clip. [more inside]
posted by Dub to media & arts on May 4, 2008 - 3 answers

August 21

Choosing the best neighborhood in Baltimore

I am moving from San Francisco to Baltimore. I've been living in the Haight Ashbury, and I like Inner Sunset, Hayes Valley, Duboce Triangle/Castro, Mission, and SoMa. Can I get a similar environment there? [more inside]
posted by caitlinb to home & garden on Jun 25, 2013 - 13 answers

August 17

Uncomfortable shallow tear in skin; how to prevent?

I keep getting a small, shallow tear at the top of my butt. How can I prevent it from reoccurring? [more inside]
posted by anonymous to health & fitness on Jan 9, 2013 - 25 answers

August 6

Duvet or comforter cover help requested

Finally found the perfect-weight comforter in a tropical wool, but it sheds like crazy. [more inside]
posted by furtive_jackanapes to home & garden on Mar 12, 2016 - 7 answers

July 20

Book ID. Fantasy Book where Women Use Gem Pieces For Magic

This is Children's/YA book I read in the early to mid 1980s in the UK. Invaders from across the sea are occupying the young heroes homeland and are looking for something. The protagonist goes in search of a magic jewel/gem/stone to defeat the invaders. One of the few details I remember is that another magic gem had been used to solve a previous crises and the shattered pieces of it could be used to do some kind of magic by the female characters. [more inside]
posted by antiwiggle to writing & language on May 16, 2016 - 5 answers

June 28

Playing Cosmology of Kyoto (DOS) on a Modern Mac

Help me play Cosmology of Kyoto (I have a DOS disk image of the CD) on my Mac using VirtualBox. [more inside]
posted by Quisp Lover to computers & internet on Jun 15, 2012 - 11 answers

Spam solutions that avoid (silently dropped) false positives?

Sudden drastic surge in spam to my primary email address, that has lasted a month at the same steady intensity. Time for me to finally consider server-level spam filtering? The catch: my FIRST priority is avoiding false positives. [more inside]
posted by kalapierson to computers & internet on Jul 13, 2015 - 4 answers

June 19

Asphalt Driveway Do Over - Is a Second Life Possible?

My home driveway is old bulging, cracking asphalt. I want to remove at least part of it and replace it with packed stone and pavers. The asphalt companies I've called won't take the old asphalt - they say there's not enough for them to bother with. Are there any options for recycling this so it doesn't end up at the dump? [more inside]
posted by summerstorm to home & garden on May 14, 2016 - 5 answers

June 15

How to answer the salary history question?

A possible employer has asked for my salary history. Hooray, they're interested! But I want to make *more* if I take the new job. [more inside]
posted by underthehat to work & money on Jan 11, 2016 - 25 answers

June 14

coping with a potential crush

I have what seems to be a crush on a good friend. She is not available. What is the best way to handle this? [more inside]
posted by aaabbbccc to human relations on Jun 9, 2016 - 20 answers

June 13

Help me settle down for a long winter's nap with nice sheets.

Recommend durable all-cotton or linen bed sheets. No flannel or sateen. [more inside]
posted by fedward to home & garden on Oct 26, 2007 - 9 answers

New lips every day

Within an hour of waking up every day, my lips swell and start drying up. In a couple hours I can peel off a layer of skin, including a bit above the top lip. It's painful, unattractive and annoying. [more inside]
posted by bendy to health & fitness on Apr 26, 2015 - 28 answers

June 12

I was just handed a HUGE negotiating chip. Help me cash it in.

I am on the verge of quitting my job over excessive work, low pay, etc. I just discovered that a project I alone have Implemented is bringing in a huge unexpected financial windfall for my company. Help me translate this into more sustainable working conditions, for I am a well meaning sucker who is bad at negotiating and business confrontation. Extended details inside. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast to work & money on Jun 11, 2016 - 19 answers

WKRP: in which episode does Carlson throw the drawer out the window?

Which episode of WKRP in Cincinnati has Mr. Carlson accidently throwing a desk drawer out the office window? [more inside]
posted by JanetLand to media & arts on Jun 17, 2008 - 1 answer

June 11

Help me remember something truly trivial

Trying to remember a carbonated ginseng beverage sold between 1988 and 1994 at Whole Foods in Austin (and eventually sold at the incredibly fancy flagship HEB). I seem to recall that it came in a purple can and tasted vaguely like dirt. I haven't seen it since and it's driving me crazy that I can't remember what it was called. And no, it was not Ginseng Up.
posted by crush-onastick to food & drink on Jun 19, 2009 - 4 answers

May 16

It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp / It Was A Good Day Song ID

Please help me identify this song; it's a funky house track that samples both Ice Cube's "It Was A Good Day" and Three 6 Mafia's "It's Hard Out Here For A Pimp." [more inside]
posted by Amplify to media & arts on Nov 11, 2012 - 1 answer

May 2

Contacted by Asset Recovery Company - Actually not a scam.

How do you collect property/funds from a will you are suggestively entitled to? How do you concretely find out you are entitled to these funds? [more inside]
posted by thewolfandewe to law & government on Dec 29, 2015 - 11 answers

April 24

Restoring antique cabinet drawers: Ideas and Sources, please?

I've come into possession of an antique oak filing cabinet, and need help figuring out how to make the interior of the drawers functional. Restoration advice needed, please. [more inside]
posted by MonkeyToes to home & garden on Mar 17, 2013 - 5 answers

April 16

What's this short story about an owl(?) leading animals into darkness?

I have a memory of a short story I read years ago that no-one else seems to recollect. It featured animals as the main characters - mainly farmyard/woodland types. They become followers of a leader (an owl/cockerel?), who leads them to pastures new. The leader wants to remain in tight control, so he leads them underground(?) and emerge in a "new" land, but one where it is constantly in darkness. [more inside]
posted by Petrot to grab bag on Mar 31, 2013 - 3 answers

April 7

Name this piece of violin music

What is this piece of vaguely remembered classical music? The piece, or one movement of it, begins with an extended, ascending, dramatic violin solo that's a good minute long, and I think is titled something in the key of E. Any guesses?
posted by Jackson to media & arts on Apr 1, 2011 - 19 answers

March 28

How to make a bilingual child?

I'm trying to raise my son to be bilingual in English and Spanish. [more inside]
posted by signal to writing & language on Jan 5, 2009 - 20 answers

February 20

I love the anecdote, but I need proof!

Looking for a news article I read about Isreal and Egypt meeting at the State Department, and not saying anything until they agreed on how bad American coffee is. But now I can't find it! [more inside]
posted by BusyBusyBusy to grab bag on Oct 31, 2010 - 2 answers

January 27

Delicious Caribbean-style sandwiches in DC?

A couple weeks ago I went to Paseo and had a life-changing sandwich experience. Now that I'm back in the other Washington (DC), I'd like to find the next best thing. Where are these types of sandwiches available in the District? (Must be transit-accessible.) [more inside]
posted by capricorn to food & drink on Sep 3, 2014 - 6 answers

January 6

I. Need. To. Relax.

Looking for guided meditation apps for my iPhone or downloadable MP3s. I've been doing meditation in the morning and it helps me focus my day. Usually something like 5-20 minutes, general themes like calmness, gratitude, body scan, the usual. I've read the other questions, tried a few that have been okay, and have a few picky requests... [more inside]
posted by jessamyn to health & fitness on Dec 17, 2015 - 32 answers

December 9

Blood of nightingales

What is blood of nightingales dye and/or carpet pattern? [more inside]
posted by Nancy Lebovitz to grab bag on Nov 15, 2012 - 4 answers

December 5

Where are the hipster barbers in north-central Massachusetts?

Tell me about your excellent barber in the greater Gardner/Leominster/Fitchburg area who keeps up with current trends! Criteria: Knows what the hell I'm talking about when I tell them I'm trying to achieve a "slicked back undercut". [more inside]
posted by usonian to clothing, beauty, & fashion on Jul 22, 2015 - 4 answers

November 26

ThorConnWndClass is getting serious

ThorConnWndClass is getting serious. Anybody have a solution? [more inside]
posted by aqsakal to computers & internet on Oct 9, 2012 - 16 answers

September 20

Outliers lite: what can I accomplish in 3,000 hours?

I'm freeing up two hours a day in my schedule, and thinking about my mortality. In the next five years I'd like to spend that 3,600 hours to get really good at something in the area of music, art or programming, or some combination thereof. Which areas are most likely to show dramatic improvement with 3,000 hours of practice? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 to sports, hobbies, & recreation on Feb 2, 2012 - 27 answers