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I am trying to remember the author and title of a short story in which a female professor is convinced that she is periodically having stigmata appear on her palms (and possibly her feet, I'm not sure). Can anyone point me to the author, title, and the book in which the short story appears?
I loved the podcast Movie Maintenance and am pretty sad that it's ending. I first learned of it through an AskMeFi thread and so I'm turning to y'all for potential replacements. What are some other podcasts that might scratch the same itch for me? [more inside]
There's an ad for Oreida potatoes making the rounds and it seems not everyone was aware that Ore-Ida comes from "Oregon-Idaho." A similar revelation about Arby's Roast Beef (RB = Roast Beef) made the rounds a few weeks ago. The arrow in the Fed-Ex logo is something not everyone knows about. What other logos and names have these hidden meanings? [more inside]
Hit me with some well written, page turning mysteries. All sub genres welcome but queer, POC centered, women, or genre bending especially of interest. [more inside]
Sometime between 2009 - 2011 there was a group in the US that did talent agent work for indie queer artists, with a very activist/community-oriented ethos. Their name was something like Philomena but Googling that gets me something different. Which group was this?
It is surprisingly challenging to find specific images from The Simpsons via Google. If you know what episode featured a boat getting stuck on or inside Lard Lad's giant donut, I would appreciate it!
I'm looking for an art print/poster that I got at Chicago MOCA sometime around April 2008. Lame attempt at a description inside. [more inside]
So far I've only got Julia Holter's Sea Calls Me Home and of course Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side.
I've often been fascinated with albums that were completed or almost completed, only for the same songs to be re-recorded and re-sequenced into an album similar to but extremely different than the original. The transmutation of the Beach Boys' SMiLE into Smiley Smile is probably the best-known version of this. What other albums were scrapped and ended up having a completely or nearly completely re-recorded alternate version released first? [more inside]
I recently happened across Queen Latifah's Last Holiday, about a woman who gets a terminal diagnosis and goes off on a life-changing adventure. It reminded me also of the movie Yes Man, about a man who changes his life by saying "yes" to new opportunities. Can you find me some more movies like this? [more inside]
Can you add to / edit this list of permanent installations in North America by the land art artist Andy Goldsworthy? Flickr link
Margaret Atwood famously said that she hadn't made up any of the horrific crimes in the Handmaid's Tale, that everything she described had been done SOMEWHERE at some point. Now that the TV show is in season 2 and going beyond the scope of the novel, I'm wondering whether the show's writers are keeping to that rule. I"m especially wondering whether anyone has ever compiled a resource online for these references (from the book and/or the series). I'm in a dystopian mood and I want to read about, e.g., forced adoptions in Argentina. Thanks!
Seeking advice for formatting a long-form electronic comic / short graphic novella for distribution on the web. Best practices, known pitfalls, presentation tips? (Details below.) [more inside]
I was just remembering back to the printing shop my junior high school had back in the 1980s, and I can't find links or descriptions of the processes I remember, mostly because "printing," as a subject, has changed a lot in the past thirty years and it's difficult to filter through all the noise with the generic terms I remember -- details inside. [more inside]
I would like to find a third studio quality movie to screen together as a set, in chronological order (of the story), set a decade-ish either before Velvet Goldmine or after 24 Hour Party People. [more inside]
In a video about the life of Buddy Holly, Crickets drummer Jerry Allison tells a joke but I can't quite make out the last part. [more inside]
I have an arts and music radio show on a local community radio station. People (even the ones I don't know!) think it's good. How do I get it on other stations so I can get more listeners? [more inside]
Does Yoda ever say the word sure in any existing instance of Star Wars? [more inside]
I’ve had fragments of a 90’s song knocking around my head forever but I can’t remember the band or the song title or anything useful at all! Can you help me ID this vague snippet? [more inside]
I really like well-written fiction books in which people work hard and fix up their town or farm or family business whatever. I also love games where you work to fix and upgrade something. What are your favourites? [more inside]