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January 15

Help Me Get Stoned

I am looking for instructions/advice/personal tips on drilling small holes in small stones (beach and river rocks and pebbles). [more inside]
posted by fourpotatoes at 6:53 AM - 6 answers

January 12

Sleazy instrumental music for a circus-themed RPG

I'm running a D&D 5e homebrew campaign featuring circus performers solving a mystery in a town rife with crime and corruption. I'd like some music to play in the background that evokes sleaze, slyness, and highly-unusual goings-on. There must be no vocals or very minimal vocals (and preferably not in English if they exist). Any recommendations for that bizarre constellation of requirements? [more inside]
posted by lieber hair at 9:50 PM - 24 answers

A nice cup of tea all over my 100% wool yarn

I need help from all you experienced knitters and felters. I am making a pair of felted slipper clogs and I just dumped a full cup of steaming hot tea in my knitting bag. [more inside]
posted by BoscosMom at 5:02 PM - 5 answers

January 11

Longform tales of daring-do

Back when Outside Online was still good, they used to regularly publish longform articles, real life stories of people in dramatic outdoorsey situations. First ascents, dog-sled racing, cast adrift in the Pacific, etc, etc. I follow and although they used to publish these types of reports too, I feel that the number here too has diminished in recent times, although that may be confirmation bias. Where do I go to scratch this itch? What websites are publishing these type of articles now? Either general interest, or specialist sports sites are good, provided the writing is of a decent quality.
posted by fatfrank at 5:58 AM - 3 answers

January 10

it isn't the sock curse

I have a boyfriend. I wish to knit a pair of socks for this boyfriend. Help me find the right pattern! [more inside]
posted by Rush-That-Speaks at 12:23 PM - 8 answers

Help me find the fun in Civilization (the game)

I've tried to play civ repeatedly in the past and I always get to a point after 50 turns or so where I'm not doing anything besides clicking 'end turn' over and over again because everything is waiting in a queue and there are no actions to take. I eventually get tired of not doing anything and give up. [more inside]
posted by mattholomew at 6:00 AM - 12 answers

January 9

Board games for girls created by women

A friend of mine is planning to run an afterschool program for girls at a local library and specifically would like suggestions of board games for girls that are for, about, and by women. What have people played and liked that fit that category?
posted by Karmakaze at 8:02 AM - 14 answers

January 7

Queer friendly shooting ranges near the Twin Cities

Looking for either open public shooting ranges or safe and accepted shooting areas in the country near the Twin Cities in Minnesota that aren't terrible. [more inside]
posted by neonrev at 9:25 PM - 2 answers

Ball direction and camera angles during NFL broadcasts

Is there any rhyme/reason to the ball direction shown during NFL tv broadcasts, or is it strictly about what cameras are available in a given stadium (and/or which angles an editor chooses to use)? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand at 12:09 PM - 8 answers

January 5

How to watch cricket online in the U.S.?

Is there a way to stream the India vs South Africa test match online in the U.S.? The sites I'm finding are scaring McAffee and the Sony Ten 1 feed says it's 'not available in your geography'.
posted by pescadero at 12:35 PM - 5 answers

Bombogenesis Budget Tickets for Bears

Bruins filter: I'm in Boston for a conference and had tickets for last night's Bruins game as a gift for my (foreign, ice-hockey and Bruins-loving) boyfriend. The game was canceled and being as both of us live very far from Boston, we won't be able to use the tix they'll offer as compensation. We could make Saturday's game but the current ticket price is double our budget. Ticketmaster is no help (surprise!). Are we totally SOL or is there any way we could get to tomorrow's game?
posted by AthenaPolias at 9:57 AM - 4 answers

January 4

Real time board game involving pointing?

Some time ago I read about a real time board game involving pointing oddly shaped pieces at each other. [more inside]
posted by pravit at 6:13 PM - 5 answers

January 3

Crafters of Metafilter, help me save this toy deer?

I know it's ridiculous but there must be some way to revitalise it. Maybe I bedazzle it? Please help me with some ideas I just don't want to throw it out. [more inside]
posted by ibakecake at 8:39 PM - 7 answers

January 2

Motorcycle Enthusiasts, Riders, Mechanics...I need a little help!

I'm looking for a reliable online parts source/house. Please recommend the ones that work for you. [more inside]
posted by snsranch at 5:57 PM - 6 answers

Learn surf south Los Angeles

Moving to Los Angeles (next to LAX Airport) in 3 weeks. [more inside]
posted by raiguabe at 9:20 AM - 5 answers

December 31, 2017

Finding company for Lucha Libre in Mexico City on short notice

I'm in Mexico City for the next few days and I'm dying to catch the Lucha Libre show at Arena Mexico tomorrow (01/01). Given that I'm a solo female traveler with poor Spanish skills, what are the best, safest, and most immediate ways to find cool (and English speaking) strangers in Mexico City who want to get hype over sweaty mostly naked dudes doing muscle ballet together? [more inside]
posted by brieche at 6:25 PM - 1 answers

Looking for some happy creative projects

I'd like to do as many as possible lighthearted creative projects this year, so I'm looking for (adult) project ideas/tutorials. I thought making a bunch of critters would be fun, robots, aliens, dinosaurs, monsters, fairies, octopuses, etc...non-critter project ideas welcome also! [more inside]
posted by lemonade at 9:45 AM - 8 answers

How do I make my drone more visible?

Bought the kids a quadcopter for xmas. The trouble is, when it's more than 20 or 30 yards away, it's hard to tell which direction it's facing, so it's hard to fly it back. I've got some ideas for how to remedy this, but heaps of questions about those. [more inside]
posted by colin_l at 8:20 AM - 5 answers

December 30, 2017

It's not Alicia Dragoon

Schoolgirl in purple dress fighting wormy dragons and plant things. What is the name of this vaguely remembered Japanese Sega Megadrive game? [more inside]
posted by popcassady at 10:59 AM - 4 answers

December 27, 2017

Board games for practicing math skills

Can you recommend some board games for teaching/practicing elementary-aged math skills or mathematical thinking to our 7yo? Bonus points if they're also interesting for adults, double bonus points if they're not also explicitly about teaching math skills. [more inside]
posted by linettasky at 1:11 PM - 25 answers

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