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June 24

Short story about woman convinced she is materializing stigmata?

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?
posted by UrineSoakedRube at 5:56 PM - 2 answers

Help me find a replacement for Movie Maintenance

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]
posted by overglow at 11:43 AM - 7 answers

What other company names or logos have hidden meanings?

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]
posted by bondcliff at 10:53 AM - 28 answers

June 23

Mystery novels to distract me

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]
posted by latkes at 9:27 PM - 22 answers

Name of queer-centric indie artist/talent agency circa 2009-2011?

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?
posted by divabat at 7:39 PM - 1 answers

Did a boat land on Lard Lad's donut?

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!
posted by 41swans at 5:44 PM - 5 answers

Calling All Art Detectives (pt 2)

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]
posted by buzzkillington at 4:12 PM - 6 answers

Help Me Make a Playlist of Songs with Sax Solos

So far I've only got Julia Holter's Sea Calls Me Home and of course Lou Reed's Walk on the Wild Side.
posted by boghead at 11:29 AM - 43 answers

Albums that never were, yet are.

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]
posted by eschatfische at 10:36 AM - 28 answers

Looking for life-affirming film and tv about making big positive changes

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]
posted by 3491again at 10:22 AM - 18 answers

Know any more Andy Goldsworthy public installations in North America?

Can you add to / edit this list of permanent installations in North America by the land art artist Andy Goldsworthy? Flickr link
posted by Jackson at 9:12 AM - 10 answers

Historical precedents for the events in The Handmaid's Tale?

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!
posted by catesbie at 7:31 AM - 4 answers

How to Format a Self-Hosted Graphic Novel

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]
posted by Construction Concern at 6:01 AM - 3 answers

June 22

Small Printing Press, 1980s

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]
posted by AzraelBrown at 2:48 PM - 11 answers

June 21

Looking for a movie recommendation - lots of specifics 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]
posted by Pig Tail Orchestra at 10:35 AM - 28 answers

June 20

What three words are being said in this video clip?

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]
posted by davcoo at 8:30 PM - 4 answers

How do I get more ears on my radio show?

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]
posted by merocet at 12:55 PM - 6 answers

Sure or sure not, there is no sure.

Does Yoda ever say the word sure in any existing instance of Star Wars? [more inside]
posted by phunniemee at 11:30 AM - 8 answers

Help me sleuth this song?

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]
posted by freya_lamb at 1:28 AM - 3 answers

June 19

I need books and games that scratch my itch for improvement

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]
posted by Stonkle at 7:37 PM - 20 answers

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