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29 May 2016 @ 09:42 pm
Which music video is this Prince gif from (sans Rpattz obviously)?

http://imgur.com/gallery/52JSG

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I chatted with another LJer some years ago and she lives in northern Italy, Tuscany as I recall.  Anyway, there's a custom among the region's restaurants to hang baggies of water in the kitchen to ward off flies and the baggies have a number written on them?  Like 13 or 42 or 69 or something?  It's, er, bugging me.  It seems she showed me a YouTube video about it ... thanks for any help.

FOUND not YouTube but photos, not on baggies but posted in kitchens.  The secret number is 58.
 
 
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14 May 2016 @ 10:02 pm
A few years ago I read a list of rules for living on a website. I don't think it was called that, maybe guidelines?. I think it was written by a woman, possibly a blogger. It might have been a list of what she felt was important.
I think one of the rules/guidelines  was something like -  if you try to help someone they may get angry, don't stop trying to help people.
I thought I bookmarked it, and now I can't find it.
Thanks!

Found! I'm so happy someone knew what it was from my terrible description.
 
 
11 May 2016 @ 02:32 pm
So I found this die a while ago in a cart at work...

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Anyone have any idea what game this comes from?

Edit: Found! It's from the Marvel Dice Masters Game. Thanks mrputter!
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24 April 2016 @ 06:40 pm
Hello! Does anyone know what kind of plant this is?

The picture was taken along the Long Trail in Southern Vermont, today, April 24th.


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The girl spends the summer with her best friend's family. The mother is an artist (and I seem to remember MC's mother considering her a housewife), and the father is hotheaded and possibly violent. MC sits with the black sheep brother while he drinks a beer out of a can; the can laying in the yard later infuriates the father, who also gets upset about raccoons and boat trips.

I thought it was "Loon Lake" or "Summer of the Swans," but those are different books altogether.
 
 
It's playing in my head at the moment using W.C. Fields' voice, but I'm not 100 per cent sure it was his routine. It's an anecdote and not on film or TV to my recollection. Maybe it was in a book? On Old Time Radio? Argh.

The scene is a bricklaying station on new construction. A novice bricklayer obeys his boss and places a large amount of bricks in the container to be hoisted to the men working on the scaffolding above him. The novice is standing on a board which acts like a teeter-totter and when he hauls on the pulley to lift the container, he himself is tangled in the rope and gets lifted. He's frantic and cuts the rope, which slams him to the ground onto the teeter-totter which then punts the heavy container into the air. He again gets tangled in the rope and is airborne once more. He carefully makes his way down the rope, but winds up on the teeter-totter. The container doesn't reach its intended target on the scaffolding and slams down again on the other side of the teeter-totter. Up the guy goes again! Rinse and repeat.

There might be more to this series of events. These are the ones that stick out. Thanks for any help. I asked at a W.C. Fields website some time back with no reply.
 
 
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28 March 2016 @ 10:15 pm
My great aunt died last year. This weekend I was visiting and my grandmother asked me and my sisters to look through her jewellery and take whatever we wanted, and I came away with a slightly odd-looking ring.

It's gold-coloured, but from the feel of it I'd say not real gold. Very flat band. Says 'regard' with a star-shaped crystal in the middle, so the inscription is like so:

REG * ARD

I suspect it's not anything very exciting - Google isn't turning up anything that useful, but I did learn that 'regard rings' (with a gemstone acrostic) were traditional at one point so it was probably a gift. But the overall affect is of something a member of a secret society might wear so I'm a mite curious!
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When I was a pre-teen(I'm 25 now) my mom bought me a manga that had a girl that washed up on a beach that this boy and his father(with like no technology/might have been wearing Tarzan-esque loincloth clothings. She had a choker with a shell on it, and the kid asked his dad what it meant and that she was unmarried.
I think the dad might have died from outsiders/those wanting the girl but I don't remember.
I just remember the girl and the boy ending up on the ocean and something involving an underwater mecha like fight suit, also something involving the end of the world(flat earth) with the water flowing over the edge and such.

I cannot for the life of me remember the name, and my mom never really checked in on what she bought me/wouldn't remember at all, and it got lost in a move. I only had one volume of it, and I sort of want to find/read it all.

Thanks in advance for the help.
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10 March 2016 @ 05:56 pm
Please help me discover the title of American film about a girl, whose mother is in a mental hospital, and she takes care of her little brother (named Liam) and sister. They are twins, at one point she tries to make pancakes with them and doesn't succeed. Her brother cries, she says to him "listen Liam, you are a brave cowboy, right?", but he continues to cry. Her father sees he can't take care of her. She is sent to live with her aunt, a boy falls in love with her and they kiss over a pool table in a basement. At the same time period TV in the basement shows JFK funeral. Her aunt sees her and sends her back to her father. Later they all go to visit her mother, and she bakes for her pancakes with syrope...
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