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"Brian Chase, 38, who until Friday was an operations manager at a small delivery company, told Seigenthaler he had written the material suggesting Seigenthaler had been involved in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy."

ROFFLE

latebloomer: Deutsch Bag (latebloomer), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:37 (8 years ago) Permalink

"In 1990, Winona played a primary role in another Burton project, Edward Scissorhands, alongside her then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. It is her only movie, other than 2002's Mr. Deeds, in which one can admire her natural blond hair which she has dyed dark since childhood."

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 22:34 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...
Some time around 1600, before the term acquired its current meaning, "windfucker" was an acceptable name for the bird now known as the kestrel.

Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:19 (8 years ago) Permalink

Some also like to skeet in the woman's eye. skeet skeet.

melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevermind


Track listing

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 (8 years ago) Permalink

megaroffle

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 (8 years ago) Permalink

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...
Someone did quite a number to Douglas Adams' page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:00 (8 years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (8 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca

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 (8 years ago) Permalink

2 months pass...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trekdom

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 (8 years ago) Permalink

"D-cup sized breasts are generally regarded as minimum specification in order to fully enjoy this act."

"Plus, all the slang..."
But shouldn't the 81 be called a 010?

dr lulu (dr lulu), Sunday, 16 April 2006 23:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

turn the "8" on its side; insert "1."

Jimmy Mod: My theme is DEATH (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:11 (8 years ago) Permalink

# "spagnola" (lit. "Spanish job", in Italy)
# "branlette espagnole" (lit. "Spanish job" (France)
# "espanhola" (lit. "Spanish job", in Brazil and Portugal)
# "ισπανικό" (lit. "Spanish job", in Greece)
# "cubana" (lit. "Cuban job", in Spain)

Pwnjabi MC (Matt Chesnut), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:24 (8 years ago) Permalink

Martin Luther was a cunt.

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 (8 years ago) Permalink

That Salon piece is a pathetic excuse for journalism. "Man, my conspiracy theory site doesn't rank high enough on Google when searching for an incredibly famous person! At least Salon's desperate enough to write about my plight."

musically (musically), Monday, 17 April 2006 02:13 (8 years ago) Permalink

4 months pass...
In [[2006]], Momus was appointed head booker for the American wrestling federation [[IWA: Mid South]].

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 06:06 (7 years ago) Permalink

The Cold War cycled through a series of high and low tension years (the latter called [[Détente]]). Historians continue to debate the causes of the low tension, but it was decided that the high tension was formed by the male romping between members of the Soviet and U.S troops.

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 20:05 (7 years ago) Permalink

8 months pass...

First go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discontinued_gay_pornography_awards

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 (7 years ago) Permalink

LOL

strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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 (7 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Wayne#Personal_life

acrobat, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:23 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

The cartoon image has been there for more than a month:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Black

StanM, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 07:28 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

holy shit

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

List of culinary nuts:

* Almond
* Beech
* Butternut
* Brazilnut
* Candlenut
* Cashew
* Chestnuts, including:
o Chinese Chestnut
o Malabar chestnut
o Sweet Chestnut
* Colocynth
* Cucurbita ficifolia
* Deez
* Filbert
* Hazelnut
* Hickory, including
o Pecan
o Shagbark Hickory
* Kola nut
* Macadamia
* Mamoncillo
* Maya nut
* Mongongo
* Oak acorns
* Ogbono nut
* Paradise nut
* Pili nut
* Pistachio
* Walnut

Rock Hardy, Monday, 8 October 2007 20:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

The Santa Ana winds (or Santana winds[citation needed]) are warm, dry winds that characteristically appear in Southern California weather during autumn and early winter.

strgn, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

accompanied by a typhoon of timbales and a low pressure system of congas

remy bean, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud

the table is the table, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:52 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Huskisson

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 9 November 2007 10:59 (6 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 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah forgot about that bit.

nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:02 (6 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 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Price

he is cool, paul carey eats dick cheese

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Gerrard

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 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Courteney_Cox

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 (6 years ago) Permalink

....wonder who said it first in a punctuation sense?

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:28 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eric_B.

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 (6 years ago) Permalink

So someone presented Eric B. for (the) president!

Tuomas, Friday, 14 December 2007 08:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doncaster

Paddington Bear - The toy bear was first made at Adwick Bear Garden by Jeremy Clarkson's mother.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:16 (6 years ago) Permalink

^^^I knew that

Dom Passantino, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

Well you could have told me.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

While shooting the stunt where Marty is being hanged by Tannen and his gang, Fox offered to try the stunt without using a box to stand on. He then miscalculated where his hand would slip between the rope and his neck, actually hanging himself, causing him to pass out. It was originally thought that there was a connection between Fox's Parkinson's symptoms and this incident.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 30 December 2007 18:31 (6 years ago) Permalink

From Laos national football team:

The 2006 Thai comedy movie Lucky Loser was originally filmed to be about a soccer team from Laos, but was later re-edited to replace Laos with a fictional country named Arvee, after complaints from Laotians, as the film mostly plays on stereotypes of Laos. Ironically, in the finished product, Arvee has made it to the second stage of World Cup qualifying as a lucky loser, just as Laos had really done during 2006 FIFA World Cup qualification.

anatol_merklich, Monday, 31 December 2007 00:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

I didn't hear about the Young Ones until I was in eighth grade when they started showing them on MTV. One of the seniors couldn't get through telling us about an episode without dying in tears, laughing so hard. And one of the bits he made sure to mention was "And in every episode, there's this dude that looked like Reggie Sleenrod sitting like THIS that no one even acknowledges."

I was kinda mad to find out later that he wasn't in every episode.

pplains, Sunday, 10 August 2014 17:36 (1 week ago) Permalink

i don't think most of them stand up very well in terms of funny, tbh, but the sets are always dense with peripheral stuff going on so i'm sure lots of us have noticed this before and then forgot about it

The aim of Rooney is spot correct (Daphnis Celesta), Sunday, 10 August 2014 17:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

See also

List of films featuring diabetes

koogs, Tuesday, 12 August 2014 17:13 (1 week ago) Permalink

Zeke wears his hat throughout the entire film because he does not struggle to pry open the cellar when the tornado approaches the farm. Hunk (Scarecrow's alter ego) closes and locks the cellar with him when Dorothy arrives at the farmhouse. Zeke and Professor Marvel (The Wizard's alter ego) are the only men wearing hats when Dorothy awakens from being unconscious.

who cares? the moon sucks. (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 12 August 2014 21:09 (1 week ago) Permalink

For geneticists, "Chuman" therefore refers to a hybrid of male chimpanzee and female human, while "Humanzee" or "manpanzee" refers to a hybrid of male human and female chimpanzee[2] (cf. tigon/liger). This distinction is not always followed in popular speech.

dem bow dem bow need calcium (seandalai), Friday, 15 August 2014 01:53 (6 days ago) Permalink

How the shit in my 25 years of obsessive Young Ones rewatches have I NEVER NOTICED THIS HIPPY.

the Bronski Review (Trayce), Friday, 15 August 2014 13:46 (6 days ago) Permalink

In her spare time, she says that she likes to read books and watch television with the other inmates, including Prison Break, which was a popular show among the inmates.

johnny crunch, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 03:15 (2 days ago) Permalink

The only differences between the movie version and the real saloon are the drapes behind the band and that the dance floor does not have round tables.

a curious shade of pale (onimo), Tuesday, 19 August 2014 08:40 (2 days ago) Permalink

<3 that one

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 19 August 2014 11:28 (2 days ago) Permalink

Several sources cite the lieutenant's name as "Philip Columbo". Columbo's first name Philip was conceived by Fred L. Worth. In Worth's book, The Trivia Encyclopedia, the fictitious entry about Columbo's first name was actually a "copyright trap" – a deliberately false statement intended to reveal subsequent copyright infringement.[29] When his false information was later included as one of the questions in the board game Trivial Pursuit, he filed a $300 million lawsuit.

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:00 (12 hours ago) Permalink

Beautiful.

xyzzzz__, Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:41 (12 hours ago) Permalink

That doesn't make much sense to me... Can trivia somehow be copyrighted? If Columbo really had a first name, and this Worth dude had mentioned it in his book, how could he have owned the copyright to that fact? IIRC these kind of copyright traps (intentional misspellings etc) are normally used to discover case where someone else has copied (parts of) your text wholesale and used it as their own, but I doubt the Trivial Pursuit card had the same exact wording as this guy's book.

Tuomas, Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:55 (12 hours ago) Permalink

The publishers of Trivial Pursuit did acknowledge that Worth's books were among their sources, but argued that this was not improper, as facts are not protected by copyright and the name appeared across several sources. The district court judge agreed, ruling in favor of the Trivial Pursuit publishers.

ledge, Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:57 (11 hours ago) Permalink

In the 1971 episode "Dead Weight", when Columbo introduces himself to General Hollister, the audience is shown a brief close-up of Columbo's badge and police ID; the signature reads "Frank Columbo".

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 21 August 2014 11:58 (11 hours ago) Permalink

Also see: Heterodox View Avenue, an example of a ''trap street'' used by mapmakers.

pplains, Thursday, 21 August 2014 13:20 (10 hours ago) Permalink

The bigger question is what dicks the Trivial Pursuit people were in making up questions back then. I mean that is actually just not knowable information by any reasonable standard, I hate shit like that.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:20 (9 hours ago) Permalink

Well, unknowable unless you sat around like me and read books like The Trivia Encyclopedia.

pplains, Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:24 (9 hours ago) Permalink

Yeah, but who wants to play Trivial Pursuit with four people looking to relax and scratch their brains a little for wacky facts, and one person who clobbers them because they've memorized the Trivia Encyclopedia? Basic calibration problem with the game in general IMO.

Doctor Casino, Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:27 (9 hours ago) Permalink

I raged a few years ago playing TP on the front porch of a friend's house for money. This wasn't some sort of "Moops" deal either.

The question was "What is the oldest baseball stadium still in use in MLB?" and I said Fenway. Guy says "Wrong! It's Tiger Stadium!" which of course was closed in 1999 and demolished a few years later.

We had an argument over "What the answer was when the card was printed" vs "What are the true and actual facts that exist in the present day?" that more or less ended with "Just go ahead and take the money then" and "I don't want your fucking money, I want you to say that I'm RIGHT."

Worse game than Monopoly.

pplains, Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:34 (9 hours ago) Permalink

So yeah, Dr. C. Perhaps I was the one person who memorized the Trivia Encyclopedia. I don't drink as much anymore though, fwtw.

pplains, Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:36 (9 hours ago) Permalink

"Reykjavik comma Iceland full stop."

and she's crying in a stairwell in Devon (aldo), Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:38 (9 hours ago) Permalink

I remember in the 1995 or 96 edition, they included a question that read something like "What lead singer from Pearl Jam was rescued after being carried offshore by a New Zealand riptide?"

how's life, Thursday, 21 August 2014 14:40 (9 hours ago) Permalink

That almost sounds like a Jeopardy question:

"This UK yachtsman who almost drowned in 1985 is also the lead singer of Duran Duran."

pplains, Thursday, 21 August 2014 15:10 (8 hours ago) Permalink

Feud with Aggro Berlin
On 11 March 2009, Chronik 2 was released, an album featuring the Selfmade Records artists. The song "Westdeutschlands Kings" performed by Kollegah, Favorite and Farid Bang, targeted insults at Sido, Fler and Kitty Kat from Aggro Berlin.[12]

On 13 March, a song titled "Früher wart ihr Fans" was released by Fler, Kitty Kat and Godsilla as a reaction. In the song, they accuse Selfmade Records artists of having created the feud for the sole purpose of marketing their album; Kitty Kat also attacks Favorite by referring to the death of his parents, who died in a car accident.

Kollegah responded on 20 March with the song "Fanpost", calling Fler a "fat potato" and claims that he was penetrated with a carrot.[13]

i was a downy lad, and twee (stevie), Thursday, 21 August 2014 16:22 (7 hours ago) Permalink


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