Venue sound guys are also DJs. And yes, they take requests. Approach them at your leisure, but it’s best to do it when the band is sound checking because that’s when sound guys have nothing to do.
Oh My Rockness
give us some Show Etiquette Tips
posted by griphus
on Jun 14, 2012 -
"The Japanese Tradition" was a series of nine short, parody "How To" videos that gently mocked the formality of Japanese culture, from comedy duo Rahmens
) and Japan Culture Lab. They're available on DVD,
but nearly all of them can be seen on YouTube, including Sushi
(tea). [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Aug 25, 2010 -
Conversing with the matchless Judith Martin
I know you are all familiar with the work
of the inimitable (if syndicated) Judith Martin
Miss Manners, but I dared to presume that you have not come across this 2005 interview with her. In it she discusses the process of becoming Miss Manners, the cyclical nature of etiquette, her historical predecessors, sumptuary laws in Renaissance-era Venice, and the respective natures of aristocratic and democratic etiquette. Fascinating read.
posted by orange swan
on Oct 24, 2006 -
Speak softly, don't argue and slow down'
The reputation of the "Ugly American" abroad is not..... just some cruel stereotype, but - according to the American government itself - worryingly accurate. Now, the State Department has joined forces with American industry to plan an image make-over by issuing guides for Americans travelling overseas on how to behave.
posted by terrymiles
on Apr 16, 2006 -
[via mefi projects
] Tired of talking to the same people on AIM all the time? RandomProxy allows you to talk to someone randomly and anonymously.
Air out your problems with your boss or just find out what the weather is like across the country. Warning: Not for those who strictly adhere to the rules of conversation
posted by tozturk
on Dec 12, 2005 -
Business Card Etiquette
Do not play or fiddle with people's business cards - treat them with respect. A Western businessman once famously lost a big deal for picking his teeth with one of his colleagues' business cards, and was never given the opportunity to do business with the company again.
posted by KevinSkomsvold
on Apr 22, 2005 -
For those who throw good manners, common decency, and proper etiquette to the wind, here is a website collecting stories about social gaffes that are often hilarious.
posted by livingsanctuary
on Jan 26, 2005 -
19th Century Etiquette: For Gentlemen How to keep yourself from looking like an ass if you happen to go back in time.
Funny. "If one is walking with a friend, and happens to run into another, one is not obligated--indeed, one is discouraged--to introduce them to each other. So one can completely ignore the first friend while carrying on a conversation with the second, leaving the first to smile absent-mindedly, look in window shops, and half-heartedly laugh at comments you make even though he really has no idea what you're talking about."
posted by Count Ziggurat
on Dec 11, 2004 -
RFC 1855: Netiquette Guidelines.
"Never send chain letters via electronic mail. Chain letters are forbidden on the Internet. Your network privileges will be revoked... Remember that many people pay for connectivity by the minute, and the longer your message is, the more they pay.... Don't point to other sites without asking first."
posted by reklaw
on May 4, 2004 -
Tea. More than a beverage served hot or cold, for some it is a way of life. The British are renowned for their love of tea, so it comes as no surprise that The Tea Home Page
is a vast compendium of tea knowledge, games, quizzes and leaf reading
. Not so trite is the Japanese tea ceremony
. This site is beautiful in its calm approach to not only tea, but the digital world itself. Be sure to read A Brief History of Chanoyu
. You've heard of green and black teas, but what about white tea
? Lastly, I introduce you to Yogi Tea
, a company that is more than a tea seller. Do yourself a favour and have a cup today.
posted by ashbury
on Oct 1, 2003 -
How important is sportsmanship in the modern era? On Sunday afternoon at the IAAF World Championships, Jon Drummond false started in the 100m sprint and was disqualified. He refused to leave the track (initially prostrating himself in the middle of his lane) and ended up delaying the race by more than 50 minutes. In 1996, Linford Christie did something similar
in the Olympic games 100m final.
Is it just 100m sprinters, or is sportsmanship going out of fashion?
posted by daveg
on Aug 24, 2003 -
How To Bow
- learn Japanese etiquette for business and social situations in this quirky flash animation that offers practical tips on how to behave as a guest, how to avoid embarrassing dining gaffes, how to conduct a successful business meeting and what to expect in a public bathroom. Don't "drop a brick" - learn to avoid common mistakes!
posted by madamjujujive
on Apr 25, 2003 -
The Most Delicious Food That's Also Very Good For You -
- in fact, to my mind, the best
food in the world
, including all the tastiest unhealthy ones, is sashimi
. And sushi
comes second. But sometimes it's late at night or too early in the morning; you're broke; the restaurants
are closed; you're nowhere near Tokyo's Tsukiji
and all your sushi etiquette
; your favourite sushi websites
; your well-thumbed sushi books
and your fishy wishlists
...are of no darn use to you. Then
you remember it's late or early enough to hit your local fish market... And it's then
that this ideologically incorrect and Hawaii-leaning, California-dreaming, somewhat Englishly-challenged set of video tutorials comes into its own! Truth be told, for the price of one fresh mackerel, one sardine, a slice of salmon... and sashimi is yours! [But who am I kidding? It's just not the same. Oh well, Windows Media required for the vids.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Apr 19, 2003 -
Be Careful Out There: Your Etiquette May Be My Nyetiquette Oh behave!
We've all made faux pas, gaffes and complete
asses of ourselves when dealing with foreign cultures. Travelling abroad isn't even necessary - a simple sushi meal
is fertile ground for a vast panoply of unintended rudeness. While not even the most experienced traveller can insulate himself or herself completely from ocasionally shocking, disgusting or insulting his or her hosts, here is a little something worth keeping in your laptop. Some cultures are more difficult than others but I'll bet we all have our own embarrassing etiquette bloopers, right?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Apr 3, 2003 -