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The painting described in this poem hangs in the Chicago Art Institute, but no reproduction of it seems to exist online.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 6:57 PM
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Free fulltext access to science journals? the teasing abstracts, the intermittent reward of the some journals, argggggh


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 6:59 PM
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1. Love
2. Acceptance
3. A place to hang my hat


Posted by: ben w-lfs-n | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:00 PM
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I can download recipes, but not food.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:00 PM
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4: you can order food online, though


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:00 PM
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5: I sometimes order groceries online.


Posted by: Invisible Adjunct | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:01 PM
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I don't remember any instances of this happening, even though I know it has. I suppose if I don't find what I'm looking for, it gets buried under everything I do find.

That would be an even more bizarre phenomenon: losing the memory of forgetting.


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:02 PM
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Certain comments and posts on certain blogs by certain people.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:04 PM
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It was a LOT easier to find music reviews with search engines five years ago than it is now. The first 150 responses to any query nowadays are all stores and the occasional malware-riddled lyrics download site.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:06 PM
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1) Just now I was trying to figure out if the Boswell sisters were Protestant, Catholic, or Jewish. I never heard of them before today, but still, I was curious.

2) I second yoyo with a vengence.

3) I've had a hard time finding The Deposition of Christ by Bassano but I haven't looked much lately


Posted by: Saheli | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:06 PM
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Okay, my 2c.

Most recently, I was looking for the lyrics to a song that I head at a recent Jeff Warner concert. It was a very funny contemporary song (one of the few of the evening) about a laudromat romance, written in a parody of a ballad format. I wanted to post it here in honor of teo.

The first time I remember having the, "the intenet is less useful than I hoped" experience was in college when I was looking for a picture or a young Richard Nixon (I had claimed, incorrectly, that someone I knew looked sort of like a Richard Nixon -- I had forgotten how early his jowls developed).

I've also occasionally come up blank looking for audio stuff -- most recently a spec sheet for a panasonic chip.

On preview 8 gets it right.

On preview I see that


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:06 PM
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Suck.com's archives are hard to look through. I've spent a lot of time looking for Polly Esther's sniglets Fillers, with no success because all the text is graphical.

I met her recently, and praised her work. I was pretty effusive, and it was a social encounter, and it was clear that there was considerable overlap between what she experienced as flattery and as stalkery.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:07 PM
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I'm also terrible at finding pictures of things. I haven't tried to use anything other than Google for that, though. Not being a photographer myself I don't know how to work picasa or flickr or whatever else Eszter Hargittai would use.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:08 PM
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The exact original referent of the phrase "Eastern Promise". I know about:

-- the recent Cronenberg film,
-- the line "Giving an Eastern promise that they could never keep", from Graham Parker's "Discovering Japan" (1979) -- clearly a reference to a known phrase.
-- a well-known (in Britain) ad campaign for Turkish Delight candy; the slogan was "Filled with Eastern Promise".

But Googling "Eastern promise" gives references to the film, plus a million "cute" headlines about Asia (largely about trade, interestingly) that assume I know what the underlying reference is.


Posted by: DonBoy | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:13 PM
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a spec sheet for a panasonic chip.

I should add, that I take it as a sign of how high my expectations are that I expect to be able to type a part number into google and get something helpful.


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:15 PM
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Shave that bum fluff off, man.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:16 PM
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(This was a google search phrase.)


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:16 PM
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14 is exactly right.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:18 PM
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things that you've tried to find online and haven't been able to find

Nude pictures of my cobloggers.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:18 PM
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18: There are a few, but cobs, when properly logged, obscure the good bits.


Posted by: Wrongshore | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:19 PM
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1: Here's an image of the Latouche, though it really proves your point.

10.3: Here's a tiny one, but likewise it proves your point.


Posted by: Vance Maverick | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:19 PM
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Various items from my lost youth in the auld country, which was pre-internetty for longer than much of elsewhere.


Posted by: Gonerill | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:19 PM
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21.1: Thanks! That's the kind of thing that amazes me about the internet. I did all my searches before November 11th of this year; I visited the Art Institute in June.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:22 PM
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As I mentioned in some other thread, just today I was foiled in trying to find out what happened to Cero, the shirtmaker of yore, whose products were a staple item for American WASPery.


Posted by: slolernr | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:29 PM
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I was actually quite surprised by how nonexistent their web presence was, slol.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:31 PM
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I remember another one.

There is a song whose lyrics I came across online years ago. I remember the lyrics being clever, but I am now unable to find any mention of the song online.

The song title was "Second hand smoke" and the chorus was, "Sweet Monique, I don't want to breathe unless it's your second hand smoke."


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:31 PM
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14: Ooh, an etymological challenge! I'll see what I can do.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:31 PM
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A Harvard version of this.


Posted by: NCProsecutor | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:34 PM
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In Chicago, in the early-to-mid 90s, there was the Scottie Pippin Dodge Store. Scottie, apparently before he hired good representation, did his own commercial. It was *amazing* and involved Scottie suggesting that I "step into one of these!" Then, without any notice, the store was renamed Western Ave. Dodge, the commercials were yanked, and Scottie was in Nike ads wearing a leather trench. YouTube does not possess this ad.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:34 PM
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I've been trying to purchase a Washington Generals jersey online for months now. It can't be done.


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:35 PM
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Nude pictures of my cobloggers.

Totally.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:46 PM
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The other day I was looking for a photograph of Robert de Montesquieu posing as the decapitated head of John the Baptist, and could not find it. Oscar Wilde as Salome is all over the place.


Posted by: mcmc | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:53 PM
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This was a recent experience of mine along these lines.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:56 PM
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31: I can't find nude pictures of your cobloggers either, B.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 7:57 PM
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English translations of things like opera libretti. (Presumably unavailable for copyright reasons, generally.)


Posted by: Brodysattva | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:07 PM
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29 - I spent years trying to find an ad for Jhoon Rhee martial arts -- a constant advertiser during Saturday morning cartoons in suburban DC in the '80s -- on YouTube; then someone finally uploaded one, and now Rfts has been exposed to the horrifically virulent jingle. Nobody bothas me!

But y'all have Moo and Oink ads! How are you not gazing into that abyss every day?


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:07 PM
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Without having read the comments, and answering straight, I have something, but dammit, it would have to wait until I get into the bookshop tomorrow. A medical journal on quackery in the UK, early 19th century. Fascinating recountings of strange behaviour on the part of medical practitioners.

Not a thing online, yet here it is, a run of neatly bound annuals chronicling the waving of hands, the application of potions, and so on.


Posted by: parsimon | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:07 PM
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snarkout -- Oh yes. The Moo and Oink oeuvre is truly without peer.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:09 PM
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36: Nobody boddas me either!


Posted by: Spike | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:13 PM
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Then, without any notice, the store was renamed Western Ave. Dodge

At Western & Grandville, only a couple of blocks from my house. I always wondered what the Scottie story was: like you say, it just changed, although about the same time as the allegations of abusing the girlfriend, I thought. So I always assumed a connection.


Posted by: I don't pay | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:15 PM
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Because I am a giant nerd, I often find myself looking for mid-century science fiction stories that I assume should be only (legitimately or il-), which generally aren't. There's some R.A. Lafferty kicking around, at least. I used to complain about not being able to find contemporary poetry, but this is either less true than it used to be or I've gotten better about finding it -- I had this transcribed in my email for years because I often wanted to refer back to it without digging out my notes from the class where I encountered it (and it's not in Komunyakaa's collection Neon Vernacular, which I own).

Oh, on the ad kick -- while DC's own Eastern Motors gets the YouTube love, I've never found the ghastly Nancy Kwan Pearl Cream ad from my childhood, which combines copy that could replace Said as the textbook explanation of "Orientalism" with a name that 12-year-old me was right, goddamn it, about sounding hilariously sexual.


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40: Yeah, there was a thorough image reshuffling at that time. (I once lived on Granville just west of Broadway.)


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:21 PM
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41: I remember that Peal Cream commercial and you are right! I would only add the frieze on Breasted Hall (the Oriental Institute at the U. of C.) to your curriculum. It has men in pith helmets receiving the wisdom of the east from nekkid guys.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:23 PM
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Psh, that wasn't hard to find.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:25 PM
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34: Have you found nude pictures of me yet? Because, if not, I gotta give credit to the strangers I sent 'em to during my slutty phase.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:26 PM
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I love that they add "Letters for reenactments on file."


Posted by: destroyer | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:27 PM
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46 to 45?


Posted by: NickS | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:29 PM
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PUHH QUEEM! On YouTube since July 2007!!


Posted by: snarkout | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:29 PM
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I can't decide whether "Puhh Queem" looks more like the name of some sub-Cthulhuloid cult's idol, the name of some Orientalist villan, or a Victorian swear.


Posted by: redfoxtailshrub | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:33 PM
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Google Image gives this for "Bitch PhD nude". Who is to say it isn't her?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:39 PM
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- The origin of this presumably apocryphal Lincoln Thanksgiving address

- The "Detective Conan O'Brien and Detective Former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich" sketch.

Otherwise, the Internet never fails.


Posted by: J-Dub | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 8:50 PM
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Is finding fulltext of academic papers really a problem for anyone who often wants the fulltext of academic papers?


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:20 PM
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ignoring older publications that haven't been scanned, I mean.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:20 PM
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Who is to say it isn't her?

Well, the room looks suspiciously clean, for one.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:21 PM
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Video of the following:
Ads for Dirt Cheap liquor in St. Louis
the "Carpet Lady" ads from the same market
the Kyle Farnsworth/Paul Wilson fight, which should be here but I can't open the files. They look to be in a real player format but that's not working for me.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:32 PM
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i mean i occasionally email myself a list of cites and walk into teh local University library pretending to be a student, but its not really on the up and up. and, the library trek sort of defeats the purpose of the internet, don't you think?


Posted by: yoyo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:32 PM
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I'm assuming that the photographer prepped the room?

"I don't think that these KFC boxes really contribute to the artistic effect, so it it's OK with you I'll put them out of sight over here, on top of your heap of dirty laundry".


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:32 PM
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Why are so many people looking for local TV ads on the internet?


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:33 PM
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Humorously poor production values.


Posted by: washerdreyer | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:34 PM
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Humorously poor production values.

Hard to find on the internet, indeed.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:35 PM
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56: That makes sense, but I guess I'm more wondering who it is who regularly chases down cites but doesn't have access by affiliation to schools or corps. that will give it to them.

Even without access to official sources, I find a lot of stuff is also posted at/near researchers pages, perhaps in draft form


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:36 PM
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I'm more wondering who it is who regularly chases down cites but doesn't have access by affiliation to schools or corps. that will give it to them.

Interested amateurs. There are more of us than you might think.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:38 PM
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I often am irritated by my lack of ability to get full-text papers when not on a school network.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:38 PM
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62/63: Ok, fair enough. The last couple of places I've been, I can bounce through the school network to just grab stuff from home or a cafe or whatever.

But really, a lot of it is there anyway at least in the disciplines I'm used to. Reasearch group pages, researchers home pages, citeseer, google, lots of papers pot up. I'll admit it's handy to have electronic access, but on the other hand some of teh aggreagators and journal sites suck to navigate, too.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:42 PM
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57: All my nekked photos were self-taken, and when you can see the bedside table you can tell it's covered in a fire hazard heap of old newspapers, magazines, and books.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:51 PM
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Hott!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:51 PM
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Meet sexy singles on SlovenlyFriendFinder.com!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:52 PM
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Yeah, now that I don't have an affiliation it sucks. Mostly I can get affiliated friends to download stuff and email it to me, though.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:52 PM
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66: Yeah, men who seem interested in the book pile as well as the nakedness usually proved to be worth talking to.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:53 PM
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I was really happy to realize the other day that I can still access JSTOR through the Teo U. library website.


Posted by: teofilo | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 10:54 PM
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I frequently end up looking for things behind the paywall. I am very reluctant to pay $25.00 for a 25-page paper, and I don't have a university connections. (Books I can get).


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 11:02 PM
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I looted browsed through JSTOR a bit right before I lost my university affiliation.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 11:06 PM
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B protests too much. She looks good, though.

Would GoogleImage lie? What a weird thing to imagine.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 11:07 PM
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An interesting question, John.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 11:09 PM
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That said, quite a few public library systems have JSTOR access, I hear, and some allow people with library cards to access the databases remotely. The moving wall is still a problem, and there are some journals whose current and recent issues are carried electronically by only a few academic libraries. I had better access to history journals online through my university's proxy server than I had when I was in the library of congress using their computers.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 11:10 PM
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I want everything from wherever I am, dammit.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-18-07 11:10 PM
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The Minute Maid orange-juice ad where Robert Loggia burst into a kitchen and the two kids who are enjoying breakfast exclaim "Robert Loggia!". Then Loggia gruffly endorses the orange juice. I only saw it once. It was the damndest thing.


Posted by: Julian | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:14 AM
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I only saw it once. It was the damndest thing.

You can't rule out the possbility that it was a dream.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:16 AM
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But then again, it was not a dream, since I found it in one second on Google.


Posted by: Martin van Buren | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:17 AM
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Dream on, Ned.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:18 AM
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I guess whoever I am with the amazing Google skills will have to be anonymous.


Posted by: Martin van Buren | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:18 AM
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doh.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:19 AM
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I don't have a university connections

See, what one does is, one emails someone on Unfogged who does have such a connection.


Posted by: bitchphd | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:19 AM
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I didn't know that was how "Loggia" was pronounced. An educational evening in many ways.


Posted by: Martin van Buren | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:19 AM
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Robert Loggia was totally flirting with that kid.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:20 AM
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What a weird ad. Hmph.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:22 AM
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Theoretically, interlibrary loan can give public libraries - even small ones - access to larger libraries' resources. I've never tried this, and I suspect the turnaround time is pretty long - if the stuff ever arrives at all. Probably not worth it if you want just one article from one journal.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:28 AM
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U.Va.'s ILL classifies alumni as "Community Scholars" and is very unhelpful with borrowing from other libraries. Bastards.


Posted by: Stanley | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:34 AM
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83 is exactly right.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:37 AM
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88: My public university has a similar policy, although its alumni card is really good for people using the on campus resources. I was thinking of public non-university libraries and their interlibrary loan services.


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:41 AM
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That should be "the public university I attended", not "my public university".


Posted by: eb | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:42 AM
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lol eb doesn't even own a public university.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:43 AM
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Not providing easy internet access to academic papers is what lead to the downfall of western civilisation, which instead gorged itself on youtube videos of "funny" commercials.

Oswald Spengler was right.


Posted by: Martin Wisse | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 12:46 AM
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French elastic rhymes. Found lots of examples of people saying "oh wow, I used to play that! Wish I could remember the rhymes!"


Posted by: asilon | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 1:06 AM
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A couple years ago I searched for lyrics to a song I had heard at my summer camp in the 80s (a parody of the beastie boys. But then last spring I found it on youtube, so the internet wins.
I said in a thread a week or two ago that there are some things that you just can't search. A guy in my office has a ringtone that's some classic heavy metal song, but I can't find out what it's called by typing "bah bah bahbah bah bum" into google. Basically, all searches rely on being able to describe something in words- someone above mentioned art or photos, same thing.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 5:17 AM
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re: 95

There are music searches. There's a service I've seen trailed on the radio and in newspapers where you can ring a number, play a clip down the phone, and it tells you the tune.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 5:19 AM
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Incidentally "bah bah bahbah bah bum" sounds like 'Iron Man' by Black Sabbath.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MII3ns2KTBc

[pretty damn classic clip of that tune, too.

Ozzy when he was young and smooth-faced.

Riff starts at about 1min in.]


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 5:22 AM
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Lyrics to Polvo - Stinger (five wigs) and Harlem River Drive - Seeds of Life.

45: ?


Posted by: W. Kiernan | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 6:14 AM
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14: The exact original referent of the phrase "Eastern Promise"

According to the Oxford Dictionary of Modern Quotations, the phrase originates with the 1950s advertising slogan for Fry's Turkish Delight.


Posted by: Gdr | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 6:31 AM
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I don't fucking believe it. You should offer that as a service.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 6:33 AM
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Polvo

I knew all those guys when I was in college, and the bass player and I were in the children's choir together at church. When we were children, of course.


Posted by: apostropher | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 6:51 AM
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re: 100

It's sort of an in-joke with some musician friends of mine. We communicate a lot online and if one of us can't remember the tune the other will ask them to 'hum' it [in ascii]. It's surprising how often you can guess the tune that way.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 6:58 AM
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Through my public library I can get any book I want by ILL, but my only attempt to get an article has taken 2 months and counting. Even at the U Minnesota library JSTOR still asks me for money.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:03 AM
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Is finding fulltext of academic papers really a problem for anyone who often wants the fulltext of academic papers?

Yes. Regularly. Extremely frustrating for practitioners who want to read/respond to/cite a paper in a grant proposal, report, or op-ed. I often end up contacting the author and throwing myself on his/her mercy.

90: In my state, public libraries are permitted to request ILL items from academic libraries, but academic libraries respond at their discretion. Which means -- if they feel like it, if they have time, if they trust the public library patron not to steal it, etc. It can be useful, but it's not reliable.

With regard to the question in the original post: Local newspapers. Maddening beyond belief the way vital information is locked away from community members. Companies like this one not only don't make online archives available (free or pay!), but they have cut back on microfilm. So if you don't keep the actual paper copy, you can't trace the public statements of a local politician, or the bid history of public contracts, or anything else that is too small to make the big-city paper.

(Also, since when does an orange juice ad require presidential anonymity?)


Posted by: Witt | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:08 AM
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bbcddcbaggabbaa.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:09 AM
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You can walk into the MIT library and use their computers to download any article they have access to, and their hard-copy stacks are open as well. The main libraries at Harvard are restricted access, but you can walk into some of the smaller libraries and the computers there have the same network access to everything.
If you're not local, I've heard of people at those institutions who will send you any electronic article you request for $5 or $10 (much lower than what the ~$35 the journals usually want) which is totally illegal but a useful service.


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:10 AM
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105- Ode to joy?


Posted by: SP | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:12 AM
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Too easy. I'll look up Verklärte Nacht.


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:19 AM
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I figured that one out by humming it, which is easy because there's no rhythm. However, you can easily find that one by google.


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99: When did that campaign start exactly? Because I haven't found anything definite, but I did find a NYT article from 1950 that seemed to be using the phrase as an idiom.


Posted by: Minivet | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:25 AM
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Re: 96, 102, there's a description of the Verizon service here. Of course, it's only helpful if there's a recording of the song actually on, so good for if you are in a bar or listening to the radio and like "Man, this song is great! What is it?" I think this is because it is based on records of recordings, not, you know, the actual compositional elements of the song.

I think, anyway. I still haven't experimented with having it capture, say, someone doing a cover of a song, and see what comes up.

I've seen the program in action and it is pretty goddamed freaky. Also goofy at the point where it has a crazy graphic and flashes "ANALYZING MUSICAL DNA."


Posted by: m. leblanc | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:36 AM
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JohnEmerson -- ask the folks here and someone will email you the pdf when you need JSTOR or ProjectMUSE or whatever.


Posted by: oudemia | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 7:47 AM
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Wellcome trust has begun requiring that all papers supported by new grants be available in public access full-text. The equivalent NIH proposal is part of the recently vetoed (enormous) HHS bill. These won't be the articles copyrighted by the publishers, but will be fulltext of the manuscript with a link to the copyrighted article.

Google books is a wonder.

The AOL search history flap was interesting. An arbitrary user's google clickstream will never be available for free. If only medical and credit histories were as carefully guarded.


Posted by: lw | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 8:19 AM
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99: [On Eastern Promise] -- thanks. It seemed like it must be older, but with documentation I'll accept that as answered. (Or, I didn't know the campaign was that old.)


Posted by: DonBoy | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 10:01 AM
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My wife went to college with Mimi Rhee, and poor Mimi never lived those commercials down....


Posted by: JRoth | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 11:16 AM
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In another thread here people were trying to out do each other with their geek cred and who had the lowest Slashdot ID and whatnot. I wanted to point out that I had a low ID until the great ID reset of whenever it was -- and you wippersnappers don't even know it happened!

I could not find any corroborating information for this though so I remained quiet so as not to make you'all think I was off my meds. So does anybody else remember when this happened?



Posted by: ukko | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 3:59 PM
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re: 116

I was involved with setting up one of the first UK ISPs. Before the web was even invented. Slashdot, indeed.


Posted by: nattarGcM ttaM | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 4:31 PM
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wait, someone claimed slashdot was oldschool geek? That's wrong on too many levels.


Posted by: soup biscuit | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 4:33 PM
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I was just looking for that promo ABC ran years ago when they showed Titanic on Thanksgiving. Pilgrims and Indians swaying side to side together singing 'near, far, wherever you are . . .' Couldn't find it. This internet is useless.


Posted by: Nápi | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 8:29 PM
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No, my LispM is old school geek.

There were some people commenting on who had the lowest Slashdot ID and and so on and I just wanted to point out that some of us even had IDs prior to the current batch that were lost to the mists of time. Anyhow, I am happy my old ID is gone as it was tied to my given name. Then again I took a while to get the transition from the-cool-kids-get-to-use-their-names era to the pseuds-are-teh-awsome era.


Posted by: ukko | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 8:47 PM
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Slashdot ID? What's the point. When I wanted something done I just e-mailed CmdrTaco.

The first e-mail account I ever had was on the world's very first commercial ISP. When I first considered registering a domain, it was anathema to even mention the idea of charging for them. I tried (unsuccesfully) to get my office to adopt the internet before Moosaic was a gleam in Andreesen's eye.

For all that I'm not really very old-school. My first computer was a IIgs, my first modem 1200 baud, and I never really got my head around Tymnet or Blue Boxes before the fun was pretty much gone out of them.


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 8:53 PM
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What did the old-school huffers huff?


Posted by: John Emerson | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 9:07 PM
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122: nitrous is a classic, man. Nitrous has been nitrous since oxygen was oxygen. Huff history!


Posted by: Sifu Tweety | Link to this comment | 11-19-07 9:09 PM
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104
(Also, since when does an orange juice ad require presidential anonymity?)

I think what happened is that whoever-it-was posted under that name by accident, like his Web browser filled it in with the auto-complete function and he was too quick to hit "post." And then he didn't correct it, because that would give away that whoever-it-is posts presidentially as Martin van Buren.


Posted by: Cyrus | Link to this comment | 11-20-07 2:37 PM
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I thought of a good one. The origin of the "mecha-lecha-hai, mecha-heini-heini-ho" or similar onomatopoeia that appears sometimes in Jewish kitsch things as well as near the beginning of "Pretty Fly For a Rabbi". I know it didn't originate with Weird Al.


Posted by: Cryptic Ned | Link to this comment | 11-20-07 5:56 PM
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