Wikipedia Watch is a website critical of Wikipedia. It is owned by Daniel Brandt, the leader of the Southwestern chapter of Aryan Nations and an Internet activist.
― GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:26 (7 years ago) Permalink
The first such article I read was published by Salon.com and can be found here (http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/08/29/google_watch/print.html). This article isn't so bad as the others, the author does expose Brandt's motives:
Brandt is not a disinterested party; the dispute between Daniel Brandt and Google is personal. He has spent thousands of hours building a Web site that he believes is both useful and important, and Google, in its algorithmic blindness, has given Brandt a lower page rank than he thinks he's entitled to. Brandt finds it genuinely hard to believe -- and even personally insulting -- that Google won't give him more credit.
However the article does paint Mr. Brandt in a friendly light, and so it lends credibility to his cause - a cause which most if not all search engine professionals would regard as absurd.
The crux of Brandt's argument can be summed up with these paragraphs from the Salon.com article.
When you type "NameBase" into Google, Brandt's site comes up first, but Brandt is not satisfied with that. "My problem has been to get Google to go deep enough into my site," he says. In other words, Brandt wants Google to index the 100,000 names he has in his database, so that a Google search for "Donald Rumsfeld" will bring up NameBase's page for the secretary of defense. For some reason, though, all of NameBase's deep pages -- its pages with specific names and citations -- have a low Google page rank, which causes them to show up low in the search results. Search for "Donald Rumsfeld" in Google and in the first five pages you get a lot of .mil and .gov sites, some news stories, and some activist sites. Namebase's entry on Rumsfeld doesn't come up. (It is in Google's database, but to find it somebody would have to first wade through hundreds of results.)
Why is a Nazi collecting people's names and citations?
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
― GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:49 (7 years ago) Permalink
One criticism of the Tribune Company is that they are responsible for the Cubs' perpetual losing. The Tribune Company discovered that the Cubs are more profitable fielding a poor team, rather than spending big on free agents. The Chicago Cubs are located in a trendy area of Chicago, causing them to have great attendance at home games, even when the team is doing poorly.
If the Tribune Company is so unhappy about this, why don't they just edit it?
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:03 (7 years ago) Permalink
― GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:12 (7 years ago) Permalink
― s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (7 years ago) Permalink
― latebloomer: Deutsch Bag (latebloomer), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:37 (7 years ago) Permalink
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 22:34 (7 years ago) Permalink
Plus, all the slang...
― Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 9 January 2006 15:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:19 (7 years ago) Permalink
― melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cobain/Grohl/Novoselic) - 5:02 2. "In Bloom" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 4:15 3. "Come As You Are" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:39 4. "Breed" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:04 5. "Lithium" (Cobain) - 4:17 6. "Polly" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:56 7. "Territorial Pissings" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:23 8. "Drain You" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:44 9. "Lounge Act" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:37 10. "Stay Away" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:33 11. "On a Plain" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:17 12. "Something In The Way" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:51 13. "Endless, Nameless" (Hidden track) (Cobain/Hongro/Nirvana)
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:29 (7 years ago) Permalink
it appears to have been edited again, not by me:
"Endless, Nameless" (Hidden track) (Cobain/Hongro/Cuomo/Urkel/Nirvana)
― Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:55 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:56 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:00 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (7 years ago) Permalink
Portions of the name sound like vulgarities in English and Spanish, leading to its use in various jokes. Titicaca is the lake that Cornholio, alter-ego of Beavis of MTV's animated series Beavis and Butt-head, claims to come from although he believes the lake is located in Nicaragua.
― kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 14 February 2006 03:08 (7 years ago) Permalink
The word 'Trekdom' is used interchangeably with 'Fandom' when referring to Star Trek Fandom or their fans and has been in use by fans of Star Trek fans for several decades.
After the recent cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise, the future of Trekdom is still uncertain, though it has been scaled back to its own core. Some may believe that Trekdom might die off, or it might be extinct at the onset of such conflicts such as World War III.
― Tuomas (Tuomas), Sunday, 16 April 2006 22:53 (7 years ago) Permalink
"Plus, all the slang..."But shouldn't the 81 be called a 010?
― dr lulu (dr lulu), Sunday, 16 April 2006 23:22 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Jimmy Mod: My theme is DEATH (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:11 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Pwnjabi MC (Matt Chesnut), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:24 (7 years ago) Permalink
Was what I found at the top of the page when I checked wikipedia a few weeks before starting a class on the Reformation.
― jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:51 (7 years ago) Permalink
― musically (musically), Monday, 17 April 2006 02:13 (7 years ago) Permalink
― Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 06:06 (6 years ago) Permalink
― Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 20:05 (6 years ago) Permalink
First go here:
Go to the Probe / Men in Video Awards section.
Click on the 1995 recipient of the "Best Bottom" award.
Note the expression on his face.
― Eric H., Monday, 4 June 2007 02:57 (5 years ago) Permalink
― strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (5 years ago) Permalink
Cultural imperialism at its WTF-est:
Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão GCL (born José Alexandre Gusmão, on June 20, 1946) is a former freedom fighter who became the first President of East Timor since independence from Indonesia.
His nickname, "Xanana", is taken from the name of the 1970's rock and roll/comedy group Sha Na Na.
― anatol_merklich, Thursday, 19 July 2007 16:19 (5 years ago) Permalink
On a radio interview, Trina said that the relationship was more of a "brother-sister" relationship. Later, on Victoria's RapBasement, Lil Wayne said he knew nothing of the rumors. During Wayne's childhood, he mistakenly got thought of as a gay guy but late he dismissed all these claims by watching naked gun 33 and a third.
― acrobat, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:23 (5 years ago) Permalink
And in the next chapter:
"Lil Wayne and Trina have recently ended their porno relationship, which was stated by Lil Wayne, himself, on BET's 106 and Park."
Did someone misspell "promo"?
― Tuomas, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
The cartoon image has been there for more than a month:
― StanM, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 07:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
(Phil) Hartman met comedian Paul Reubens while working with the group and the two became friends, often writing and working on material together. One such collaboration was the character of Pee-wee Herman and the script of the feature film Pee-wee's Big Adventure. Hartman also met Jon Lovitz while with The Groundlings. Hartman was fluent in German and a video circulated once of him doing a standup routine in the language.
Hartman worked part time as a graphic artist, including designing album covers for popular rock bands. Hartman's covers include:
* Steely Dan's 1977 album Aja
* Poco's 1978 album Legend
* Firesign Theatre's 1980 album Fighting Clowns
* Three album covers for the band America
* Crosby, Stills & Nash's logo.
― negotiable, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:14 (5 years ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
List of culinary nuts:
* Chestnuts, including:
o Chinese Chestnut
o Malabar chestnut
o Sweet Chestnut
* Cucurbita ficifolia
* Hickory, including
o Shagbark Hickory
* Kola nut
* Maya nut
* Oak acorns
* Ogbono nut
* Paradise nut
* Pili nut
― Rock Hardy, Monday, 8 October 2007 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
The Santa Ana winds (or Santana winds) are warm, dry winds that characteristically appear in Southern California weather during autumn and early winter.
― strgn, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
accompanied by a typhoon of timbales and a low pressure system of congas
― remy bean, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud
― the table is the table, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:58 (5 years ago) Permalink
(Rolf) Harris has played the didgeridoo on two albums by English pop singer Kate Bush, 1982's The Dreaming and 2005's Aerial. His biggest hit, however, was a gimmick-free rendering of the sentimental song "Two Little Boys" (1969), a departure for him in that he usually recorded either his own compositions or traditional songs. Harris also created one of his most famous roles in the 1960s, Jake the Peg.
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 16:25 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Heave Ho, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 16:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
concerning William Huskisson, the first person to die in a railway accident:
A curious fact about Huskisson is that some years before his death, he narrowly escaped being killed when a horse fell on him during his honeymoon.
― Grandpont Genie, Friday, 9 November 2007 10:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
This is part of the entry for a village called Heol-y-Cyw, a small village near where I live (Heol-y-Cyw translates as Chicken Street, by the way):
The village, and its surroundings, have approx. 600 inhabitants. One of the newest, and surely one of the most exotic of all is... a peacock.
Actually though there were peacocks at one of the nearby farms as far back as the 1970's because I sat on them.
― nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 11:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Also, Heol-Y-Cyw has been the subject of apparent UFO and unexplainable noises from inside it's forestry interior."
― braveclub, Friday, 9 November 2007 11:58 (5 years ago) Permalink
Oh yeah forgot about that bit.
― nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:02 (5 years ago) Permalink
Actor Marcus Graham:
Graham was going out with Nicole Kidman but he found out the relationship was not longer working when Nicole came to visit him in Melbourne with Tom Cruise after filming "The days of thunder" in the States. His flatmate told her Graham is not in when he actually was at home crying.
― Autumn Almanac, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
he is cool, paul carey eats dick cheese
― Heave Ho, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:43 (5 years ago) Permalink
Aged 14, Gerrard had trials with various clubs, including Manchester United. In his autobiography he claimed that this was "to pressure Liverpool into giving me a YTS contract." During this time he had an accident involving a rusty garden fork and could have lost his toe
Wikipedia also thought it was worthwhile putting in a redirect from "Stevie G"
― onimo, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:07 (5 years ago) Permalink
Cox is also notable for being the first person to use the word "period" on U.S. television in its physiological sense, in a 1985 advertising campaign for Tampax brand tampons.
― CharlieNo4, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:15 (5 years ago) Permalink
....wonder who said it first in a punctuation sense?
― Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
In 2007 Eric was honored by the President of the United States with an invitation to the White House where he met President George W. Bush, the First Lady and other dignitaries.
I heard dude was a hardcore gangsta, but DAMN!
― Oilyrags, Friday, 14 December 2007 03:04 (5 years ago) Permalink
oh god yeah i swear i heard Dublin talk about this Dube thing one time??
― Sarushima baby jive (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:17 (1 month ago) Permalink
― emil.y, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:17 (1 month ago) Permalink
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
yeah i remember that getting minor coverage a couple years ago
otherwise he seems as dull and complacent as every other retired millenial epl player turned pundit
― Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:20 (1 month ago) Permalink
t/s Dion Dublin's Dube vs Jody Craddock's painting
― Sarushima baby jive (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 15:20 (1 month ago) Permalink
"Gastronomy is the art of food eating."
― --808 542137 (Hurting 2), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:07 (1 month ago) Permalink
On Scooby-Doo's Daphne Blake: Her usual appearance consists of a purple dress, pink pantyhose, purple shoes, and a green scarf. In Scooby-Doo and the Cyber Chase, Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island, and Scooby-Doo and the Witch's Ghost she wore a purple and green three-piece suit with matching shoes. As a child, she wore a pink sweater, red skirt, and pink pantyhose with white go-go boots. In the 13 Ghosts of Scooby Doo she wore some other purple clothes with purple pants and purple high heels. At times she has also worn pink during this series.
― New Authentic Everybootsy Collins (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 16 April 2013 21:35 (1 month ago) Permalink
― Sarushima baby jive (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, April 16, 2013 3:17 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink
Yeah i saw him give an interview about it. He was trying to promote the whole range (they come in different sizes - I checked the website. they're also very expensive iirc). I can't remember what the usp was, but I think it was something like 'you can play it on any side' or something. There was some footage of a band using it, and everyone said how great and amazing yeah it was.
― Fizzles, Wednesday, 17 April 2013 17:58 (1 month ago) Permalink
By 2010, Anderson was no longer the default "friend" on Myspace, being replaced by a profile called "Today On MySpace" or "T.O.M.".
― charlie 4chan, internet detective (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 22:11 (1 month ago) Permalink
"Open the pod bay doors TOM"
― charlie 4chan, internet detective (Hurting 2), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 22:13 (1 month ago) Permalink
Bruce Edwards Ivins, chief suspect in the 2001 anthrax attacks
His pastimes included playing keyboard at his local church, Saint John the Evangelist; he was a member of the American Red Cross; he was an avid juggler and founder of the Frederick Jugglers. He played keyboards in a Celtic band and would often compose and play songs for coworkers who were moving to new jobs.
― and that sounds like a gong-concert (La Lechera), Wednesday, 17 April 2013 22:51 (1 month ago) Permalink
Stakeout earned mostly positive reception from critics, currently holding an 83% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 18 reviews. It was however panned by the British Minister Alan Clark, who described it in his diaries as "...total rubbish. By spastics for spastics. The Stakeout [sic], a particular - always embarrassing - Hollywood genre, the 'comedy thriller'. A Private Eye parody could not have been more ludicrous or more trite."
― r|t|c, Friday, 19 April 2013 00:15 (1 month ago) Permalink
LOL there is a gd anthology to be made of grumpy right-wing encounters w/ the 'popular culture'.
― Ward Fowler, Friday, 19 April 2013 07:55 (1 month ago) Permalink
Alan Clark otm except for the disablist slurs
― Sarushima baby jive (Noodle Vague), Friday, 19 April 2013 08:40 (1 month ago) Permalink
A 2005 survey carried out by the British Cheese Board reported that Stilton cheese seemed to cause unusual dreams when eaten before sleep, with 75% of men and 85% of women experiencing "odd and vivid" dreams after eating a 20-gram serving of the cheese half an hour prior to sleeping.
― Pyotr Ilyich Chai Latte (Paul in Santa Cruz), Friday, 19 April 2013 19:41 (1 month ago) Permalink
At a library, PSY farts in his hand—cupping it to contain and concentrate the flatus—and then, depicted in slow motion, delivers it in front of the face of a girl (Kim Hyun-Joo).[note 2]
― media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Monday, 22 April 2013 09:15 (4 weeks ago) Permalink
"SOS" was ABBA's first major worldwide hit since "Waterloo" and, to date, is the only Hot 100 single (or #1 single in Australia) in which both the title and the credited act are palindromes.
― Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:40 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
That's an amazing fact, very useful.
― Eyeball Kicks, Wednesday, 24 April 2013 13:48 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
He has more than 555,555 fans on his weibo — and counting. His song “Yan Huo” on the Super Boys 2010 compilation album, My Stage, has been listened to more than 13 billion times. And he seems to be loved by all, in a similar way to how people loved Khalil Fong two years ago. He may have placed fifth in Super Boys, but that hasn’t stopped Chen Xiang from becoming the biggest surprise of this year’s competition.People say he’s like a little orange: clean, pure, quiet, emitting a fresh and clean fragrance. (His name on his weibo is “陈翔橙” — “Chen Xiang Orange.”)
― media conglomerates are pedaling the same product (stevie), Friday, 26 April 2013 09:27 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
For his last meal, Feguer requested a single olive with the stone still in it.
― Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Monday, 29 April 2013 01:12 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
In September 1996, [presidential daughter Amy] Carter married computer consultant James Gregory Wentzel, whom she had met while attending Tulane. Carter chose not to be given away, stating that she "belonged to no one".
― Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Monday, 29 April 2013 19:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
Wonder if Gibby Haynes' testicles made the wedding list.
― pplains, Monday, 29 April 2013 19:22 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
read that abba fact in alan partridge's voice, makes it so much better
― chilli, Monday, 29 April 2013 21:54 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
This whole thing:
― Huston we got chicken lol (Phil D.), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 14:07 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
reminds me of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1991_Austin_yogurt_shop_murdersgrowing up in austin, this case and the subsequent investigation/trials/etc surrounding it were like constant background static (as i remember it at least)
― 1staethyr, Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:16 (3 weeks ago) Permalink
― Nilmar Honorato da Silva, Thursday, 2 May 2013 03:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink
Berg is considered a "deadbeat parent" by the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, which has published information on Berg's failure to pay child support.
― Popture, Monday, 13 May 2013 01:48 (1 week ago) Permalink
A few days after the contest a woman named Jean Westwood said that she was one of three women who sang for Belle and the Devotions, but they were in hiding. There were rumours that the song was stolen from the Motown classic Baby Love, an international hit in 1964, and originally recorded by Diana Ross and The Supremes.
― shantalla (seandalai), Saturday, 18 May 2013 01:42 (3 days ago) Permalink
Stefan Kendal Gordy (born September 3, 1975), better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American singer, dancer, DJ and rapper best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO. He formed the duo with his nephew, SkyBlu in 2006 and they released two studio albums before going on hiatus in 2012. He is the son of the founder of the Motown Record Company Berry Gordy, Jr. He is also very notable for his big afro.
― yeeznuts (some dude), Monday, 20 May 2013 02:12 (Yesterday) Permalink
Razorlight debut album, Up All Night, was released on 28 June 2004, reaching number 3 in the UK album charts. The critical reception was generally good, receiving good reviews from NME, Q magazine and Billboard, although they were also accused of lack of imagination, excessive use of barnyard noises and unoriginality for allegedly borrowing ideas from other influential bands such as The Strokes and The Goat brothers. Following the successful release of their debut album, drummer Christian Smith-Pancorvo left the group and was replaced by Andy Burrows. Up All Night was re-issued in April 2005, including the previously unreleased single "Somewhere Else", which peaked at Number 2.
In July 2005, the band performed at Hyde Park, London as part of the Live 8 series of concerts. However, the band came under fire for being the only band to use Chickens as back-up singers. The band was also criticised for catapulting pigs over the audiences heads, before detonating explosive devices which had been surgically inserted inside of the pigs by Johnny Borrell and other members of he band. The band subsequently claimed that due to their "fledgling status", they were unable to make such a commitment.
― my name is louis and i'm an acoleuthic (darraghmac), Monday, 20 May 2013 10:55 (Yesterday) Permalink