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I want to find as many instances as I can, in articles or media about police brutality cases in the U.S., of someone supporting the accused officer by saying the officer "wouldn't hurt a fly" (that phrase, not just that sentiment) or the officer himself/herself saying "I wouldn't hurt a fly." Anything documented – the person might have said this in writing or in video/audio. What search strategies can I use other than exact-phrase google searches?
My family (4 adults in their 30s, 2 adults in their 70s and 3 kids - 3,4 and 6) are going on a Disney Cruise and have purchased the photo package, which means someone will take our picture many many times all week long. How can we make these photos more interesting? [more inside]
Where can I stream Mi Familia?
Have you seen some that are fantasy/magical/beautiful but not gross? [more inside]
We love sad, mopey Christmas music in our household. Honestly, it's pretty much the only time of year we really go deep on country music. Help us flesh out our Christmas playlist with the most tear-jerking Christmas tunes out there. [more inside]
In the Townes Van Zandt song "Pancho and Lefty," the first verse is in second person, but all of the subsequent verses about Pancho and Lefty are in third person. Who is the first verse addressing? [more inside]
I am trying to track down a book of party games aimed at adults that I looked about 25 years ago. I estimate that the book would have been published some time after 1958 and before 1990. I looked at the book in the early 90s. [more inside]
What are some movies where the primary storyline is about a romance between two people on opposite sides of a widespread war, and the fact that they have divided allegiances is what creates the primary conflict of the film? [more inside]
For the first time, I'm going to have my own Christmas tree! I've got a few childhood ornaments but not enough to cover a tree, so I'd like to make a bunch for this year. I'm searching for ideas and supplies to make some nice homey ornaments. [more inside]
In high school I remember a friend reading aloud the intro to a book about a professor who built a computer that started channeling the devil and chatting with him. [more inside]
I'm looking to expand my advent playlist beyond specifically holiday songs. [more inside]
BookFilter: An older children's chapter book about cats/pets in different historical situations, with pretty illustrations. [more inside]
A friend is planning a mini film fest at his place featuring films that all take place in a single night between dusk and sunrise. It's okay if it starts or ends in daytime, but he's shooting for films that are like 80% in the middle of the night. Ideas? [more inside]
Can you suggest holiday songs that express the themes of joy or gratitude but are not primarily about Jesus (e.g., no "Joy to the World")? [more inside]
I've been listening to Emahoy Maryam Guebrou's CDs while I work lately, and am looking for more solo piano recordings in this vein. [more inside]
So when I first started going to the gym, I sought out music that made me feel alienated and mechanical. But now I only want music that is melancholy with certain characteristics. And yet it also has to be, you know, work-out music. Examples inside. [more inside]
I remember seeing an unsettling poem literally about snow* but metaphorically about withdrawing into safe detachment and isolation, perhaps an allegory for dissociation or depression. It might not have been about snow, but I'm pretty sure it was.
I've lived in Chicago for 28 years, and I've never gone to see a genre movie that had an audience who had these kinds of reactions. Which are the right Chicago movie theaters for opening-night YELLING AND CLAPPING for genre films (especially Marvel)? [more inside]
How can I browse, skim, and search professional fiction book reviews for free, to find the fiction I want to read? [more inside]
About a year ago, my mum's friend sent her a Taishanese video on WeChat, it was a simple recording of a woman's voice listing a whole bunch of "good luck" blessings. Onscreen was the transliteration of what she was saying - captions in solid red traditional Chinese characters. I haven't been able to find it on youtube, but maybe I've been searching for it wrong. Anyone seen it and knows where I can get it? The video is pretty funny when the woman gets into it, and she talks faster and faster towards the end.