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

melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:22 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:56 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

LOL

strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (8 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 (8 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

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

Tuomas, Friday, 14 December 2007 08:35 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

^^^I knew that

Dom Passantino, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Well you could have told me.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:36 (7 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 (7 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 (7 years ago) Permalink

"stereotypes of Laos"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 01:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

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.)

heave ho?

roxymuzak, Monday, 31 December 2007 01:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

"stereotypes of Laos"

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

Just because Western people may not have stereotypes of Laos, that doesn't mean such stereotypes don't exist in, say, the neighbouring countries.

Tuomas, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

A son, Hubert Blaine Wolfe­schlegel­stein­hausen­berger­dorff, Jr., was born in Philadelphia in 1952, and was able to pronounce his surname by age three.[10]

List of people who are ready for woe and how we know this (seandalai), Wednesday, 15 July 2015 08:54 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

In the weeks before his death, he told friends and journalists that an unidentified American was following him, and that he feared his opposition to the auction could endanger his life. His behaviour became increasingly erratic, and once he insisted on speaking to a visitor in the garden because he said his apartment was bugged.

During the night of his death, his sister, Priscilla West, telephoned his apartment, obtaining only his answering machine, which had a new message with an American voice (this was found later to be the standard message tape supplied with the machine). Her worries about this resulted in the discovery of Lancelyn Green's body, face down on his bed, garrotted with a shoelace that had been tightened with the handle of a wooden spoon.

Murder was suspected, and there was some newspaper gossip. Because the CID was not called at the start, any evidence that might have been useful for a murder enquiry had been disturbed or removed during the course of dealing with the body. The Coroner returned an open verdict. Many of Richard Lancelyn Green's best friends thought it was not in his nature to commit suicide. However, some thought the death to have been an elaborate suicide, intended to seem like murder, to cast suspicion upon one of his rivals. This replicates the plot of one of the last Sherlock Holmes mysteries, The Problem of Thor Bridge, in which a woman commits suicide in a manner meant to implicate the woman with whom her husband had been flirting.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 20:02 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

Dreadlock Pussy was started in August 1997, with the intention of writing good songs in a degrading music business.

goole, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 21:47 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

David Grann wrote a great article about Richard Lancelyn Green. It's in his collection The Devil and Sherlock Holmes (or the New Yorker archives if you've got a sub)

Number None, Wednesday, 15 July 2015 22:19 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

possibly common knowledge but not to me

Jeffrey Allen "Jeff Skunk" Baxter (born December 13, 1948) is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s and Spirit in the 1980s. More recently, he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense.

List of people who are ready for woe and how we know this (seandalai), Thursday, 16 July 2015 22:39 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

In 2006, the financial services company Visa used a Baker-produced track from Afrika Bambaataa's "Looking For the Perfect Beat" as the backing music of a Visa Check Card commercial. In the ad, an animated worm drawn on the pages of a checkbook does the 1980s dance known as the Worm.

Neil S, Friday, 17 July 2015 11:31 (1 week ago) Permalink

File:Some Wart Removers are Flammable (11981319563).jpg
From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

mick signals, Friday, 17 July 2015 14:28 (1 week ago) Permalink

On December 22, 2009 Lil B released his second digital album entitled 6 Kiss to critical reception.[6]

Heroic melancholy continues to have a forceful grip on (bernard snowy), Saturday, 18 July 2015 17:27 (1 week ago) Permalink

The spiral track of a LaserDisc is 67 km (42 mi) long.

bizarro gazzara, Tuesday, 21 July 2015 20:11 (1 week ago) Permalink

What travels back to your brain's visual processing center, are thousands of parallel signals, each vibrating with information that has been pre-processed, by that eye-centric processor, to contain both color and shape and perhaps even an evaluation of emotional clarity. So not only is the color discerned by the interference of two colors, but the relationship between the cones themselves has further shaped the perception of both meaning and reaction, that either satisfies or revulses, and so alerts our reflexive reaction before ever being seen by our upper thinking centers at the back of our heads.[12]

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 22 July 2015 18:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joyce_DeWitt

Contrary to reports, she has never painted actor Abe Vigoda's garage doors, and has never met the man.

Josefa, Thursday, 23 July 2015 04:37 (1 week ago) Permalink

So not only is the color discerned by the interference of two colors, but the relationship between the cones themselves has further shaped the perception of both meaning and reaction, that either satisfies or revulses, and so alerts our reflexive reaction before ever being seen by our upper thinking centers at the back of our heads.

Good to see Oliver Sacks still well enough hand able to find the time to contribute.

Plasmon, Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:32 (1 week ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_October

He briefly managed a club called Revolution No.9 and for many years worked as an A&R man for Miles Copeland III's IRS label. He currently works for Brighton & Hove Council in the recycling department.

and she's baconing like she's never baconed before (DJ Mencap), Thursday, 23 July 2015 12:24 (1 week ago) Permalink

While there is no rule on whom one should greet, tradition dictates that groups send greetings to other groups whom they consider their friends. Other groups, usually newcomers to the demo scene who don't have sufficient contacts, prefer to greet groups whose works they consider influential or high-quality. Some groups occasionally send greetings to individual people.

mick signals, Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:51 (1 week ago) Permalink

Applause is always awarded for an entry after it was shown, even if it was a below-average quality entry by someone who never created a production before; it is usually the actual effort behind the production that's awarded. It is not uncommon to hear applause during the display of a demo or intro when a remarkable effect is shown; this type of display of respect is generally considered a huge achievement and is highly regarded by the creators.

mick signals, Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:52 (1 week ago) Permalink

Yakky Doodle is a fictional character created by Hanna-Barbera Productions. Yakky's name is an obvious takeoff of Yankee Doodle.

Really taking my willpower to avoid adding a [CITATION NEEDED] to that second sentence.

where the sterls have no name (s.clover), Thursday, 23 July 2015 21:59 (1 week ago) Permalink

This article possibly contains original research.

mick signals, Friday, 24 July 2015 14:22 (6 days ago) Permalink

if only Yankee Doodle was alive so he could sue for millions a la Yogi Berra

Hector Ringtone (DJ Mencap), Friday, 24 July 2015 14:27 (6 days ago) Permalink

In recent years, Booji Boy's concert appearances have seen him dressed in modern "hip hop" attire (including a sideways ball cap and sporting "bling"), with Devo member Jerry Casale introducing him as "Boogie Boyyyyyy."

LOL

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 25 July 2015 17:27 (5 days ago) Permalink

Much of the movie was filmed in an old, long-empty Masonic temple in Glendale, California, owned by actor Rock Hudson. The nine-story building was a series of makeshift "sound stages" stacked floor after floor, some big enough to create the midway scenes indoors. This was the studio used that year for production of The Creeping Terror, another low-quality monster movie. The Film Center Studios were popular with non-union producers, because they could turn off the elevator to lock out IATSE union agents, who found it difficult to climb the stairs to the seventh floor main stage.[2]

Gorefest Frump (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 30 July 2015 04:28 (3 hours ago) Permalink


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