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Wasn't there a post about a Wired site to find lost works?

I recall a Metafilter post within the last year or two. It was about wired.com creating a site so people could try to track down lost works, whether lost Dr Who episodes, Hitchcock films, etc. They had some successes early on, I think. I googled and couldn't find anything, which is odd. Does anyone remember the Mefi post or the wired site?
posted by Slinga on Aug 28, 2013 - 4 comments

What are your Metafilter white whales?

You know that one comment you read once, maybe about the kindergarten teacher who speciously reassures you, "I always put on a condom before I teach?" Maybe the all-time perfect Ask Me flowchart for reconciling your career decisions with your sexual kinks? [more inside]
posted by grobstein on Mar 22, 2013 - 75 comments

You know, just in case I want to write something for the Fringe Festival...

I'm looking for a comment that I just can't find and want to read again. It detailed a version of Sex In The City as performed as a Beckett-like Black Box stage production. The women wailed a chorus of " THE SHOES" someone said " I fear I am not fecund". I have tried every permutation I could think of with no success. I'm 99% sure I read it here.
posted by The Whelk on Jun 23, 2012 - 73 comments

And there it is, gone !

A comment in this thread disappeared. What's up with that ? [more inside]
posted by lobstah on Sep 8, 2010 - 38 comments

Can we talk about it?

What was that article about someone, maybe a cartoonist (Gary Larson?), losing his voice? [more inside]
posted by Addlepated on May 12, 2010 - 36 comments

Play me off

Did I hallucinate a Metafilter comment? I remember reading the line "Play him hither, Lute Cat" on Metafilter recently and though it was so hilarious I needed to illustrate it. I wanted to give credit to the original commenter, but I can't for the life of me find the comment. All my styles of google-fu have failed me. Did this comment actually exist?
posted by The Whelk on Jun 30, 2009 - 55 comments

Your better memory is much appreciated

Does anyone remember a post on the blue about teaching English in China, possibly including links to a news story ending with murder and a blog that involved a lot of gratuitous sex with students? It might have actually been deleted for involving too much luridness.
posted by whitewall on Jul 26, 2008 - 4 comments

Bleep bloop

Looking for a post about a programmer who worked at Atari and blogged about his work... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 8, 2008 - 19 comments

trying to find an old askme about browser portal thingy

Coulda swore there was an AskMe about a site that would allow you to punch in a URL and see what the site looks likes on different browsers/platforms... but of course I can't find it. Anyone recall this or am I imagining it?
posted by dobbs on Jul 6, 2008 - 29 comments

Can't find it.

I'm looking for a member's homepage that was a collection of weird and interesting facts. Can anyone point me in the right direction? [more inside]
posted by 517 on Jun 29, 2008 - 15 comments

why does MeFi work, in 500 words or less?

Looking for analysis of what works on MeFi, probably a couple of years old, written IIRC by mathowie. [more inside]
posted by epersonae on May 7, 2008 - 29 comments

Where's that post about what happens in the ER?

I can't find the comment about what happens when you show up at the ER for a mental health issue. I'm pretty sure it was in an AskMe thread posted by an anonymous person with bipolar symptoms, and I'm pretty sure it was sidebarred. (Is there a sidebar archive? Pony request!) [more inside]
posted by desjardins on Apr 3, 2008 - 18 comments

I flipped a coin and decided to ask this question

Someone answered an AskMe question with a little poem about flipping a coin - help me find it? [more inside]
posted by ferociouskitty on Mar 28, 2008 - 18 comments

fun with the s.o. askme...

I need help finding an old askme about hanging out with one's S.O.... [more inside]
posted by honeyx on Feb 13, 2008 - 18 comments

Ambient Noise Transmogrifier

Where the heck is that post about the I-Pod type thing from MIT Audio Labs that would translate the ambient noise around you into music? [more inside]
posted by Baby_Balrog on Feb 2, 2008 - 2 comments

College interview AskMe?

Some time ago I recall reading a really good AskMe about college alumni interviews. Now I can't find it for the life of me. Help? [more inside]
posted by MadamM on Nov 18, 2007 - 3 comments

Where is the ask me post about brother in an accident?

A person's brother and sister-in-law were in a terrible accident and someone suggested retroactive COBRA. Where is this AskMe post? [more inside]
posted by k8t on Oct 24, 2007 - 3 comments


I'm trying to find a post from the past year about remodeled Airstream trailers that were for rent in a campground out west like New Mexico or Arizona. Searching has gotten me nowhere. Thanks.
posted by pieoverdone on Aug 14, 2007 - 5 comments

Lost a website for band booking rates

Quite a while ago there was a FPP that had a link to a website that listed the rates for hundreds of musical artists, plus their contact info or a link to their agent. As it turns out, a friend needs this to book an act. Does anyone remember this website?
posted by Kickstart70 on Jul 17, 2007 - 6 comments

Looking For An Old AskMe Thread

I'm looking for a post that I swear I saw on AskMe a while ago. It was a long discussion of why pop (soda, fountain drinks, etc) taste better out of Styrofoam cups than waxy paper or plastic (more inside).
posted by rossination on May 11, 2007 - 5 comments

old-fashioned names

Can anyone help me find that great AskMe post from a while back that was about finding a nice, semi-unusual, old-fashioned boy's name for a baby?
posted by arcticwoman on Apr 1, 2007 - 17 comments

Can someone help me find an AskMeFi post?

Can someone help me find an AskMeFi post? I've spent ages searching and scouring the tags but can't find it. It may have been a year ago or so (not sure of exact date) but the question was about exercises for helping people get to know each other in a big new group - the context may have been a work conference. AskMeFi users suggested a lot of different techniques that a group organiser could employ to get strangers going together. Also if anyone could give advice on how best to find a tricky old post like this in future, please go right ahead.
posted by skylar on Feb 6, 2007 - 5 comments

I'm looking for one or more past AskMe threads

I'm looking for one or more past AskMe threads in which people shared how weight-gain or weight-loss affected the way they were treated by other people. I know I've read these stories, but I'm just not finding them. It's possible that the they were shared in threads that weren't actually about obesity, but how others perceive us. Can somebody with better search skills help me?
posted by jdroth on Dec 2, 2006 - 4 comments

Lost post: orange juice company labor policies

I'm trying to find a specific post from who knows when where we talked about the labor practices described in this Palm Beach Post series. Specifically, I remember someone talking about the orange juice companies, and how they either called or emailed them to find out if they did not support/use these practices from those they bought from. Did I imagine this? I can't find it anywhere. Does anyone recall this, or find it?
posted by evening on Nov 24, 2006 - 4 comments

Looking for a picture posted in a deleted thread

Looking for a picture posted in a deleted thread within the past few months, of a cat in mid-bath, captioned "Why do you do this?"
posted by ibmcginty on Nov 14, 2006 - 21 comments

I'm looking for an AskMe question

I'm looking for an AskMe question: someone who was offered a job but doesn't want to respond until they find out if they're going to get their dream job which they also applied for. I think it's pretty recent.

I've been searching the archives for like half an hour. Hope me, Metafilter!
posted by joshuaconner on Nov 7, 2006 - 5 comments

Looking for a video that was linked on AskMe or the Blue.

Looking for a video that was linked on AskMe or the Blue. It was probably AskMe because I believe the poster was asking for identification of the song. The video is mostly animated but features, as the main character, a Down's Syndrome man. It's very psychedelic and dreamlike. The highlight of the video to me was when the main character turns a cloud into a loaf of bread while driving down the road in a convertible. I've searched Google, AskMe and the Blue all to no avail. Please help!! Thanks.
posted by sublivious on Aug 2, 2006 - 19 comments

I am having trouble finding a post

I am having trouble finding a post to a cool web tool (java, maybe?) where you chose a parameter or some colors, then dragged your mouse around to make spline-y funky patterns. It seems it would have been especially useful to make cool mathy looking web backgrounds. I haven't the foggiest idea what search terms to even start with, and those I've tried have come up empty. Anyone know what I'm talking about?
posted by twiggy on Jul 16, 2006 - 7 comments

Point the way to the World Cup threads.

Excuse Me , Where are the world cup threads ?
posted by sgt.serenity on Jul 3, 2006 - 32 comments

Help me find this AskMe post

Help me find this AskMe post (what I remember): an American was thinking about traveling abroad, and was curious if, as an American, they would be unsafe/uncomfortable (in regard to foreigners' negative opinions of Americans, etc). I have been searching but to no avail. If anyone can point me in the right direction I would certainly appreciate it!
posted by apple scruff on Jun 25, 2006 - 9 comments

Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations?

Can anyone find or remember the link to a gallery selling framed mathematical equations? All the obvious search terms are escaping me, making me think that the post referred to the link's content in an oblique way. The art was very simple, just the equations on a white background with a black frame. It could have been on AskMetafilter or Metafilter, I do not remember which. Thanks!
posted by geoff. on Jun 12, 2006 - 5 comments

You have already lost the game.

Lost the game? Kindly keep it to yourself.
posted by Optamystic on May 12, 2006 - 133 comments

There was a post on Ask Mefi a couple of days ago

There was a post on Ask Mefi a couple of days ago about professional/personal sites. I know it was posted after my "online portfolios" question because I was thinking of it while reading the thread. Thing is, I can't find that thread anymore - not by searching, not by going through the archives. Anyone know what happened to that thread?
posted by divabat on Feb 9, 2006 - 4 comments

Can anyone help me find it?

There was a funny anecdote posted in either AskMe or normal ole Metafilter about project priorities, where someone was telling about an initial list at their workplace being A-D, and by the end the highest was like AAAAA+ and nothing was less than A. Can anyone help me find it? I found it funny and want to note its URL for posterity's sake.
posted by xmutex on Jan 13, 2006 - 9 comments

Does anyone remember a link to an online publisher that was posted in the last couple of months?

Does anyone remember a link to an online publisher that was posted in the last couple of months? It was a print/pay as you go thing. As in, if someone orders the book, they print, send and charge. I've searched MeFi and have nothing.
posted by snsranch on Jan 4, 2006 - 3 comments

Lost thread: wine crushing catastrophe

Please help me find an old (say, last 18 months) mefi thread: I don't remember what the thread itself was about, but within it, someone posted a link to a video of an accident a newscaster had while standing in a grape-crushing/wine-making vat on a stage. She falls, gets winded, and makes this weird gurgling noise. Almost immediately thereafter, someone posted a "remix" mp3 of the gurgling audio. I've rarely laughed so hard, but cannot think of the right key words to search for so I can share it with others.....

Also, I'm working under the assumption that since I'm asking a metafilter-specific question, that this is more apropos here than on ask.mefi. Please set me straight if I have that wrong.
posted by kimota on Dec 2, 2005 - 14 comments

I can't find this book collection app

There was a link in the blue to a cool web app for putting your book collection online. It would automatically pull a cover image from amazon or somewhere, and had a very clean interface. It did social web app stuff too. But its name was too clever and I've forgotten it. Metatalkers, I seek your help...
posted by mecran01 on Oct 13, 2005 - 14 comments

I think that I shall never see/A Link As Lovely as a Tree

Anyone remember the link to that dynamically drawn type tree (a recursive tree program that displays a graphic) or the link that was in its comments to the sketchy type tree? After 3 hours of searching I've given up. I really hope u find it in 3 seconds (feel free to brag). Not the one that is made from sounds. Thanks!
posted by uni verse on Oct 11, 2005 - 18 comments

Spoiler policy

FPPs with potential spoilers?
posted by Jairus on Sep 30, 2005 - 32 comments

Looking for a (deleted?) AskMeFi thread.

Looking for a (deleted?) AskMeFi thread. One of the first responses sarcastically mentioned being annoyed at smudges on his gold bars...
posted by blueberry on Sep 9, 2005 - 7 comments

I lost an askme thread: song sample calling for doctors

I lost an askme thread. There was one some time back asking for the source of a sample in a song where someone calls for certain military personnel.

I've tried Google and tried various AskMe tags, but I can't find it. Did I imagine it (including the responses suggesting that the poster look on various stock cue CDs)?
posted by Tuwa on Aug 16, 2005 - 3 comments

Does anyone remember an AskMe thread

Does anyone remember an AskMe thread about people who sleep with their feet sticking out of the covers? My searching skills are failing me...
posted by grateful on Jul 25, 2005 - 34 comments

I'm trying to find a link that was posted in the blue maybe three to four months ago.

I'm trying to find a link that was posted in the blue maybe three to four months ago. It was a WiFi site that had detailed maps of hot spots (I believe it was by lat/long). Anyone remember this? Sorry I can't be more specific. Thanks.
posted by KevinSkomsvold on Jun 23, 2005 - 5 comments

I can't find the page with google

[moved from the green] A while back I remember a metafilter user replying to some FPP with a link to their site with photos of street garbage they had taken. The photos were pretty good, and the captions were very funny. I can't find the page with google, and a search of the archives isn't helping, anyone know who I'm talking about?
posted by splatta on Jun 15, 2005 - 3 comments

Can you help me find this thread?

Some time ago I saw something here on Metafilter about one or more University Campuses (in California?) that laid out their sidewalks to follow pedestrian traffic patterns, possibly after monitoring said patterns for awhile. This may or may not have been the main topic of the thread. Can you help me find this thread?
posted by mai on Apr 17, 2005 - 5 comments

Lost & Found

I'm confused by this Ask Mefi question and just as confused by the "best" answers. Although a question is asked in the first sentence, the focus of the post is to use Ask Mefi as some sort of artsy fartsy lost and found.
posted by furtive on Mar 20, 2005 - 33 comments

I've searched but can't find it.

There was a post in the last few months that was a link to a photography site, mostly girls of a goth theme. The first few letters were "Phil" or something of that nature. It also mentioned Suicide Girls. I've searched but can't find it. Anybody remember the post and enough of the link to allow me to find it again? I'm trying to show it to a friend.
posted by ScotchLynx on Mar 12, 2005 - 9 comments

Can anyone help me find a not-quite-so-recent (last six months) AskMe post?

Can anyone help me find a not-quite-so-recent (last six months) AskMe post? It was about someone who suddenly found himself or herself making good money in a steady job and he or she wanted some kind of advice. If I recall, the question actually mentioned the ballpark salary. I'm beginning to think I imagined it -- I've been searching for an hour (job, career, salary, money, making, bringing) and can't seem to find it.
posted by ontic on Mar 2, 2005 - 12 comments

MeFi Passwords

Perhaps it's right in front of my nose....

Where do we go to change our MeFi passwords? What do we do if we, heaven forbid, LOSE our password to MeFi? Do we get kicked out of the kingdom for being big dorkuses? Am I just missing it?
posted by answergrape on Jul 31, 2004 - 16 comments

I'm looking for a particular thread on MeFi

OK, hoping this is the right place to ask this. I'm looking for a particular thread on MeFi; it was about dental tourism and chronicled the author's experience with a much less expensive system in South America. I found the linked article very interesting. Can't find the original post now; checked Google and MeFi search for all the obvious queries. Anyone remember this one, or did I not see it here?
posted by udeups on Jul 23, 2004 - 5 comments

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