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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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:56 (10 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 (10 years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (10 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 (9 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 (9 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 (9 years ago) Permalink

LOL

strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (9 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 (9 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

holy shit

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:16 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

remy bean, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:56 (8 years ago) Permalink

woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud

the table is the table, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:52 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah forgot about that bit.

nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:02 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:28 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

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

Tuomas, Friday, 14 December 2007 08:35 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

^^^I knew that

Dom Passantino, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:22 (8 years ago) Permalink

Well you could have told me.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:36 (8 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 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

"stereotypes of Laos"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 01:29 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

"stereotypes of Laos"

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:31 (8 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 (8 years ago) Permalink

small doug yule carnival club (unregistered), Thursday, 23 June 2016 20:42 (1 month ago) Permalink

don't know why but that is killing me

Harvey Manfrenjensenden (Doctor Casino), Friday, 24 June 2016 02:29 (1 month ago) Permalink

Oh god I remember those things! We had some in the 70s but I recall school banning them, everyone was ending up with wrist injuries.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Friday, 24 June 2016 04:04 (1 month ago) Permalink

In her autobiography Life Is Not A Stage, she acknowledges her occasional infidelity during her marriage to Bernstein, including an affair with then-New York City Mayor, John Lindsay, who the actress claims gave her crab lice.

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 30 June 2016 04:01 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

They Sure Don't Make Basketball Shorts Like They Used To is a 1998 self-released album produced by Hoobastank (then known as "Hoobustank"). It is significantly different from "modern" Hoobastank as its songs fit more into the genre of funk metal rather than post-grunge, especially through extensive use of a saxophone. A few tracks, notably "Naked Jock Man", contain rapped vocals as well.

!!!!!!!

Neanderthal, Saturday, 2 July 2016 23:33 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

That's a bombshell right there

JRN, Sunday, 3 July 2016 02:38 (3 weeks ago) Permalink

An internet meme related to confabulation is the Mandela Effect, a situation where a number of people have memories that are different from available evidence. The term was coined by paranormal enthusiast Fiona Broome, who says she and other people remember Nelson Mandela dying in 1980s, rather than in 2013.[61][62] A common thread of discussion regarding this "effect" is remembering the Berenstain Bears with a different spelling.[63] [64]

remove butt (abanana), Tuesday, 12 July 2016 20:40 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

go nuts

http://mandelaeffect.com/major-memories/

Number None, Tuesday, 12 July 2016 21:28 (2 weeks ago) Permalink

We've discussed that site before in some other thread, haven't we?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 07:43 (1 week ago) Permalink

Or in another timeline

Number None, Wednesday, 13 July 2016 12:40 (1 week ago) Permalink

North Carolina native, Jim Newman, is frequently asked if he is related to Lee Marvin. A quick look and you will know why (see photo).

File:Jim Newman.jpg l Jim Newman

remove butt (abanana), Wednesday, 13 July 2016 22:18 (1 week ago) Permalink

Schmidt has refined his Schmidt Sting Pain Index (scaled from 1 to 4) with extensive anecdotal experience, culminating in a paper published in 1990 which classifies the stings of 78 species and 41 genera of Hymenoptera.

ow!

ǂbait (seandalai), Thursday, 14 July 2016 16:23 (1 week ago) Permalink

Not sure if its online, but that paper has surprisngly evocative descriptions, like wine notes

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Sunday, 17 July 2016 06:07 (1 week ago) Permalink

Found some, describing various wasp and bee stings...

Hot and smoky, almost irreverent. Imagine W. C. Fields extinguishing a cigar on your tongue.

Instantaneous, like the surprise of being stabbed. Is this what shrapnel feels like?

Rude, insulting. An ember from your campfire is glued to your forearm.

Sharp, piercing, and imme- diate. You know what cattle feel when they are branded.

An odd, distressing pain. Tiny blowtorches kiss your arms and legs.

A ritual gone wrong, satanic. The gas lamp in the old church explodes in your face when you light it.

There are gods, and they do throw thunderbolts. Poseidon just rammed his trident into your breast.

Caustic and burning, with a distinctly bitter aftertaste. Like spilling a beaker of hydrochloric acid on a paper cut.

Immediate, irrationally intense, and unrelenting. This is the closest you will come to seeing the blue of a flame from within the fire.

Size matters but isn’t every- thing. A silver tablespoon drops squarely onto your big toenail, sending you hopping.

Burning, corrosive, but you can handle it. A flaming match head lands on your arm and is quenched first with lye and then sulfuric acid.

It’s crawled into your soda can and stings you on the tongue. It’s immediate, noisome, visceral, debilitat- ing. For 10 minutes life is not worth living.

Colorful flames. Fireworks land on your arm.

Swift, sharp, and decisive. Your fingertip has been slammed by a car door.

Electrifying, sharp, and piercing. Next time hire an electrician.

🐸a hairy howling toad torments a man whose wife is deathly ill (James Morrison), Sunday, 17 July 2016 06:12 (1 week ago) Permalink

The story of "Precious and Few" has many twists.

five memes that i can hardly stand to view (Doctor Casino), Monday, 18 July 2016 15:35 (1 week ago) Permalink

He reportedly spent much of his time toward the end of his life on the Internet.

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Saturday, 23 July 2016 15:12 (3 days ago) Permalink

Oh, has [rnd(ILXor)] got a wiki page?

Mark G, Sunday, 24 July 2016 10:55 (2 days ago) Permalink

...founded by three brothers, Joseph Cayre, Kenneth Cayre, and Stanley Cayre (the Cayre brothers).

mick signals, Monday, 25 July 2016 19:49 (Yesterday) Permalink

The brothers were also bears with a patented method of glancing at people.

Neanderthal, Monday, 25 July 2016 21:03 (Yesterday) Permalink

That's great. Practically an Eno lyric.

we're gonna live in spatula city (Doctor Casino), Monday, 25 July 2016 21:10 (Yesterday) Permalink


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