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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 (8 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 (8 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

holy shit

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:16 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

remy bean, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:56 (7 years ago) Permalink

woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud

the table is the table, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:52 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah forgot about that bit.

nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:02 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:28 (7 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

In 2014, he caused controversy after subjecting Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland to a litany of inane questions during an on air interview.

xp

the final twilight of all evaluative standpoints (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 4 November 2014 04:50 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

In 2014, he caused controversy after subjecting Martin Shanahan of IDA Ireland to a litany of bigoted and racist questions during an on air interview.

Truly mind-bending interview.

hyggeligt, Tuesday, 4 November 2014 21:51 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Not there

Mark G, Wednesday, 5 November 2014 07:34 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

I don't know what that link is! Google CNBC and IDA for it in all of its woejus glory.

hyggeligt, Thursday, 6 November 2014 01:42 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

The Daily Telegraph has published at least four premature obituaries:

Cockie Hoogterp, the second wife of Baron Blixen, in 1938 after the Baron's third wife died in a car accident. Mrs. Hoogterp sent all her bills back marked "Deceased" and survived her premature obituary by over 50 years.[37]

(crosspost to "great real names")

legit new threat wrt to a norman invasion (seandalai), Thursday, 6 November 2014 15:05 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Band Aid

Band

Band Aid was a charity supergroup featuring mainly American, British, and Irish musicians and recording artists. Wikipedia

Lead singer: James Kerr

Origin: London

Founders: Bob Geldof, Midge Ure

Mark G, Friday, 7 November 2014 13:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

not a supergroup for geography

mookieproof, Friday, 7 November 2014 13:52 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Fran Healy: woo

NEVARR FORGET

the bowels are not what they seem (aldo), Friday, 7 November 2014 13:59 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

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

"Although amateur aficionados of mathematics are quite interested in this concept, professional mathematicians generally are not."

Walter MIDI (Crabbits), Sunday, 9 November 2014 21:06 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

hahahahah

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 9 November 2014 22:14 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

It is rare for Punch to hit his baby these days, but he may well sit on it in a failed attempt to "babysit", or drop it, or even let it go through a sausage machine.

abanana, Wednesday, 12 November 2014 21:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

Personal life

Father MC appeared nude in the August 1996 issue Playgirl in a photospread taken by Greg Weiner.[1] Despite the critical attention, posing nude opened an international fan base of admirers of Father's music and increased record sales.

Tuomas, Saturday, 15 November 2014 13:00 (1 week ago) Permalink

dunno if pictures count as details but:

legit new threat wrt to a norman invasion (seandalai), Saturday, 15 November 2014 16:48 (1 week ago) Permalink

Sam Slom is the sole Republican in the 25-member [Hawaii] Senate since it reconvened after the 2010 elections and is, therefore, minority leader. Slom technically serves on all fifteen Senate committees but cannot physically attend all of the meetings. He must depend on a Democratic colleague to second a motion that he makes on the Senate floor or the motion will die for lack of a second.

pplains, Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:39 (1 week ago) Permalink

pplains, Saturday, 15 November 2014 18:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 13:14 (4 days ago) Permalink

This article is about the television sitcom. For the social concept, see friendship. For other uses, see Friends (disambiguation).

"Central Perk" redirects here. It is not to be confused with Central Park.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 14:11 (4 days ago) Permalink

I don't think this has been posted here
http://citationneeded.tumblr.com

abanana, Wednesday, 19 November 2014 22:54 (4 days ago) Permalink

Despite urging by Grohl, though, Smear did not play a guitar solo during band introductions. On March 6, 2008, Smear joined the Foo Fighters for all portions (acoustic/plugged) of their show at the Forum in Inglewood, California. Urged by Grohl, Smear did play a guitar solo (eight notes) during band introductions. Since then, he has played a solo whenever asked to by Grohl.

a total laugh package (s.clover), Thursday, 20 November 2014 04:58 (3 days ago) Permalink

anonanon, Friday, 21 November 2014 00:32 (2 days ago) Permalink

I made this image with computer-generated imagery. 2 views of a man with an M2A1-7 United States Army flamethrower.

anonanon, Friday, 21 November 2014 00:34 (2 days ago) Permalink

The American Urological Association has projected that global warming will lead to an increased incidence of kidney stones in the United States by expanding the "kidney stone belt" of the southern United States.[26]

GYBE ALFOTHAD download from mediafire - Type: .rar Size: 53.25 MB (unregistered), Sunday, 23 November 2014 01:07 (4 hours ago) Permalink

In June 2000, a luxurious cardboard cube was sent to the radio stations.

death in Skegness (seandalai), Sunday, 23 November 2014 02:51 (3 hours ago) Permalink


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