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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 (ten years ago) Permalink

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


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:

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

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...

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:

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


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.

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:

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

holy shit

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:16 (nine 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 (nine 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.

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

he is cool, paul carey eats dick cheese

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

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

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...

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

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

"stereotypes of Laos"

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

The crux of Brandt's argument can be summed up with these paragraphs from the 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 (eight years ago) Permalink

"stereotypes of Laos"

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:31 (eight 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 (eight years 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 (one month 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 (one month ago) Permalink

love everything about that

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


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 (four weeks ago) Permalink

More importantly, however, "Puff" joined several other PP&M hits of the same era ("If I Had a Hammer", "Where Have All The Flowers Gone," and "Blowin' In the Wind" among them [the last composed and first recorded by Bob Dylan]) to become standards of American musical culture, the best-known and most widely loved examples of the folk-song genre that virtually all Americans know by heart and can sing along to.[citation needed]

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 27 September 2016 00:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Citation needed indeed, like a traffic citation though.

pplains, Tuesday, 27 September 2016 13:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Regarding Rudy Vallee:

He toured with a one-man theater show into the 1980s, occasionally opening for The Village People.

I hope they jammed on "Sex Over The (Mega)Phone"

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 28 September 2016 17:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The lyrics consist of the narrator ruminating on places that he has never visited, but feels that he has some proxy experience of via the music or other features of those places, or from having gone to similar locations. In the final verse, he observes that while he has "never been to heaven", he has "been to Oklahoma", where he has been told he was born, thus implying a kinship between the two places. However, the singularity of this kinship is called into question when he then implies that he could just as easily have been born in Arizona (a lyrical turn that has led many semioticians to surmise that Axton was an early aficionado of the works of Jacques Derrida).

hippie lady from california who loves that god (unregistered), Friday, 30 September 2016 04:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

<3 <3 <3

Doctor Casino, Friday, 30 September 2016 11:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bolded emphasis mine, plot c+p-ed sans abridgement:

The Whore (Norwegian: Hora) is a Norwegian comedy-horror film directed by Reinert Kiil and starring Jørgen Langhelle.[1]


Rikke is at work on a new novel. She leaves the city to visit her mother in Dokka in order to finish the book in peace and quiet,[2] but she is raped and brutalized by three local men.[3]

I Still Don't Regret My Crazy Town Neck Tat, and Here's Why (Old Lunch), Friday, 30 September 2016 14:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hyperbolic colors: these are impossibly highly saturated. For example, to see "hyperbolic orange": staring at bright cyan causes an orange afterimage, then on looking at orange, the resulting orange afterimage seen against the orange background may cause an orange color purer than the purest orange color that can be made by any normally-seen light.

And then the face of God appears, your self dissolves into a celestial field of light, and all color — including that red/green color that only Brian, that guy from eighth grade, has claimed to see in natural light— becomes fully visible to your third eye.

pplains, Monday, 3 October 2016 01:57 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Einstein, Kazanga, Sitar (abanana), Friday, 7 October 2016 19:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

After attending a soccer game in Bucharest, between FC Steaua București and West Ham United, he became a well-known fan of the Romanian team.[34][35][36]

That would be Larry Hagman, of course

Josefa, Monday, 10 October 2016 16:39 (one week ago) Permalink

In the mythology of the 21st century North Yorkshire Moors it is believed that if you dance nine times widdershins around a fairy ring of toadstools you will come under the power of the fairy people. The story of Fairy Cross Plain (Fryup Dale) chronicles the fate of a young boy, Thomas Skelderskew, who did just that.[citation needed]

21st century??

dancing jarman by derek (ledge), Sunday, 16 October 2016 14:46 (five days ago) Permalink

The notion of the wild haggis is widely believed, though not always including the idea of mismatched legs.

fat fingered algorithm (rushomancy), Sunday, 16 October 2016 15:01 (five days ago) Permalink

from the Wikipedia Articles Written in Real Time department:

The Wacken show has started - against all further schedules and expectations - with a performance of Savatage on the Black Stage, featuring Gutter Ballet as first song. From the line-up only Pitrelli was missing, replaced by Circle II Circle guitarist Bill Hudson, and they also had a support by Vitalij Kuprij on keyboards. After seven songs the band has left the stage, and on the True Metal Stage TSO has begun to play with Pitrelli and its non-Sava members. Caffery, Middleton and Plate have replaced them on several songs, and Stevens had a duet with Andrew Ross in the song The Hourglass.

Neanderthal, Wednesday, 19 October 2016 16:25 (two days ago) Permalink

this is from the Keaton's Cop article:

"Keaton is a policeman that believes he is being followed by Abraham Lincoln. He has been lonely and wants to speak to Abe but his trusty sidekick, Jo Bracey, talks him out of it.

Little does Keaton know, Jo has a massive man crush on him and plans on seducing him later that night.

While Jo is seducing Keaton, an evil and robust, pastry eating man breaks into the house and kisses them.

Keaton and Jo begin a torrid love affair in which they have a love-child named Jake. Jake is kidnapped by Lt. Spencer and the original pastry eating man. They take Jake to Big Mama's house and they begin to play naked twister. They end up drinking too much and tell Jake about the time Jo dressed up as Dog the Bounty Hunter and played baseball for LSU.

Keaton and Jo, along with Rick Dante, Jimmy Gable and Abraham Lincoln, concoct the worst plan ever and try to rescue Jake from Big Mama's house. Jo uses his favorite purse to knock the door down and attacks Big Mama with an adult toy. Keaton prances into the residence and throws pastries at the evil, robust man and that soothes him to the point of a coma.

Jo grabs Jake and promises never to play baseball for LSU or wear women's clothing again. Abraham Lincoln then becomes a pirate and jumps off screen.

The end."

Neanderthal, Thursday, 20 October 2016 04:36 (yesterday) Permalink

Check out the last edit. Someone removed half of the story for "obvious vandalism" but left that half?

a simba man (Will M.), Thursday, 20 October 2016 17:12 (yesterday) Permalink

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