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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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

four 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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

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

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

four 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

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

two 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

four 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 (ten 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 (ten years ago) Permalink

eight 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

LOL

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

one 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 (nine years ago) Permalink

one 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 (nine 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 (nine 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

holy shit

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

two 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud

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

two 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 (eight 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah forgot about that bit.

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

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

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

four 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

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

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

^^^I knew that

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

Well you could have told me.

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

two 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 (eight 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

As a spoof, the film has no pretense of historical accuracy.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Monday, 29 August 2016 21:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

In 1997 Coca-Cola settled trademark dispute with Babson Bros., an industrial cleaning product company whose cow-milking machine has been known as Surge since 1925.

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 30 August 2016 03:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

You do not want to know what's all over my keyboard right now.

pplains, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 03:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Since Hidden Treasures was so short-lived, only two commercials were made for it. A temporary mascot was made for the first commercial, a robot named H.T. – H.T. was said to have been programmed to try to figure out what was inside each of the cereal's pieces. He was dropped when the final commercial aired and shattered on impact.

jmm, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 04:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

dying at that for some reason

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 30 August 2016 04:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

the lack of a citation and the fact that HT seems to be an animated character kind of makes me doubt though

Number None, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 06:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Defunct breakfast cereals are a fun topic. So many cartoon mascots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_consumer_brands#Breakfast_cereals

jmm, Tuesday, 30 August 2016 13:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

In the general election she faced Republican Representative Rod Chandler, whom she defeated 54% to 46% despite being outspent by a wide margin. Chandler seemed to have the upper hand in one of the debates until for some unknown reason he quoted the Roger Miller song "Dang Me."

JoeStork, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 00:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^awesome

JRN, Wednesday, 31 August 2016 03:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Another major flaw is that when Rob Lowe enters the box car to see what kind of bomb is on board, why not just throw the crate out of the train?

an expired coupon for 50¢ off a moon pie (los blue jeans), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 05:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 7 September 2016 14:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Notable residents
William Alexander Graham- United States Senator, Governor, and Secretary of the Navy
Kevin Keck, writer
Jamie Hacking, AMA motorcycle racer
Tony Cloninger, former major league pitcher and long-time pitching coach for the New York Yankees
Holland Thompson (1873-1940), history professor, pioneered study of the industrializing post Civil War south.

NASCAR residents
Matt McCall
Hank Parker
Hank Parker, Jr.
John Reiser
Travis Carter
Matt Carter
Kyle Busch

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 7 September 2016 20:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Zadora has been married to Michael Jeffries, a detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, since 2005 and currently resides in Summerlin, Nevada.[23] Zadora and Jeffries met after Zadora contacted the Las Vegas Police to report a stalking incident

Josefa, Thursday, 8 September 2016 07:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Zadora has been married to Michael Jeffries, a detective with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, since 2005 and currently resides in Summerlin, Nevada.[23] Zadora and Jeffries met after Zadora contacted the Las Vegas Police to report a stalking incident

Great

For bodies we are ready to build pyramids (wtev), Friday, 9 September 2016 14:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Later career[edit]

Living with her sister from the 1980s until her death, Everett resided in South Beloit, Illinois, where she was involved in the Rhythm & Blues Foundation and the churches of the Fountain of Life and New Covenant. In 1989, a personal manager of Everett at the time brought her to the attention of Worldwide TMA, a management consulting firm in Chicago under the direction of Steve Arvey and Scott Pollack, former Chairman of The Chicago Songwriters Association, and started work on reviving Everett's singing career.

In 1990, her signature hit, "The Shoop Shoop Song (It's in His Kiss)" had been used in the movie Mermaids for the end credits, recorded by the star of the film, Cher. This reached #1 in the United Kingdom and charted well elsewhere in Europe. An article appeared in a British Sunday newspaper The Mail On Sunday with the headline reading; "Betty Everett Gets Her "Cher" Of A Hit". Fans (according to the article in The Mail On Sunday) were calling the London radio stations asking for the original to be played instead.

Everett had secured an indie label deal in the USA and a new single "Don't Cry Now" had been recorded, penned by Larry Weiss (Trumpet Records, unreleased). In connection to the preceding events, Everett was booked and aired a 20-minute appearance on the hit TV show at the time, Current Affair. She was then booked to star at the 1991 Chicago Blues Festival which aired live worldwide on over 400 PBS radio channels, marking Everett's last live appearance on radio. Later that year, two concerts were booked for consecutive weekends in late October 1991; one at Trump's Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, the other at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. All had been arranged through management and Charles McMillan, Jerry Butler's longtime friend and personal manager. However, Everett declined to show for the engagements. Despite exposure, she was unable to resurrect her career because of health issues. SHE JOINRD A GANG AT AGE 48

She was inducted into the Rhythm and Blues Foundation's Hall Of Fame in 1996 and, about four years later, made her last public appearance on the PBS special Doo Wop 51, along with her former singing partner, Jerry Butler. This, according to The Independent (c. August 2001), was met with raves about the brief reunion where she "brought the house down". Butler, in his autobiography, "Only The Strong Survive", compared Betty with Gladys Knight as a singer in that she seemed to do everything so effortlessly.
Everett died at her home in South Beloit, Illinois, on August 19, 2001; she was 61.[1]

meh 😐 (wins), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Provel /proʊˈvɛl/ is a white processed cheese particularly popular in St. Louis cuisine,[1] that is a combination of cheddar, Swiss, and provolone cheeses, and tastes nothing like any of them.[2][3][4]

a confederacy of lampreys (rushomancy), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Man in the Moon is a McDonaldland character who appeared in McDonald's commercials. He is a living moon. Upset that he had never had a McDonald's hamburger Ronald McDonald got on his magic pogo stick and delivered burgers right to his mouth. In a 1988 commercial, Can't Wait for Dinner, the moon appears again as a full moon, as does The Sun.

a confederacy of lampreys (rushomancy), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Defunct breakfast cereals are a fun topic. So many cartoon mascots. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_defunct_consumer_brands#Breakfast_cereals

― jmm

no page for the lidsville-inspired general mills cereal Magic Puffs? wikipedia, you disappoint me.

a confederacy of lampreys (rushomancy), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

mind you the entire wikipedia page on Lurvills Delight is good:

Lurvills Delight was a popular carbonated soft drink in Wales between 1896 and 1910. Invented by twin brother residents of Ynyshir Harold and Iolo Lewis in 1895, the carbonated mixture included stinging nettles, Dock leaves and was infused with Juniper berry extract. The profits made from the drink were used to pay for 150 coal miners and their families from the village to emigrate to Pittsburgh and Denver in the United States. The drink ceased production in 1910 due to a shortage of Dock leaves in the local area.

The Lewis twins eventually settled in Fochriw, where they started a successful leather upholstery company, which continues to this day.

a confederacy of lampreys (rushomancy), Friday, 9 September 2016 21:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In the late 1980s, due to a manufacturing error, side one of several cassette copies of Walls of Jericho accidentally contained the music of Celtic Frost's To Mega Therion, confusing many first-time Helloween listeners.

Neanderthal, Monday, 19 September 2016 03:35 (six days ago) Permalink

love everything about that

Silence, followed by unintelligible stammering. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 19 September 2016 03:51 (six days ago) Permalink

I'm imagining all these dudes showing up to a Helloween concert circa 1985 and wondering why they don't know any of the songs

Neanderthal, Monday, 19 September 2016 04:06 (six days ago) Permalink

Two WW.Girl members, Aprilyn "Congratulations" Gustillo and Monique "Pak" Natada, were suspended for five days from the show on November 2010 because of a fight over lipstick.[10][11] On January 12, 2011, the WW.Girls group was given a three-day suspension for fighting over each other in Twitter.[12][13]

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 21 September 2016 02:47 (four days ago) Permalink

Plot[edit]

Hot August, to the queen, with the hetman diploma send to the capital of the Cossack. On the road he strikes up acquaintance to the loose Zaporozhets. On a halt the new friend told that sold soul to a devil and waits for payment. At night the Cossack didn't become goes to bed, decided to look that will be farther. As darkened, to the place of a halt the devil came, took away the horse, and with her and the imperial diploma. It was necessary to look for to the messenger loss in the wood overflowed with evil spirit. For the morning the Cossack said goodbye to the acquaintance and, already without stops, rushed off to St. Petersburg.

Suddenly...Soup! (Old Lunch), Thursday, 22 September 2016 15:18 (three days ago) Permalink


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