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 (5 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
The cartoon image has been there for more than a month:
― StanM, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 07:28 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 26 September 2007 20:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
List of culinary nuts:
* Chestnuts, including:
o Chinese Chestnut
o Malabar chestnut
o Sweet Chestnut
* Cucurbita ficifolia
* Hickory, including
o Shagbark Hickory
* Kola nut
* Maya nut
* Oak acorns
* Ogbono nut
* Paradise nut
* Pili nut
― Rock Hardy, Monday, 8 October 2007 20:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
The Santa Ana winds (or Santana winds) are warm, dry winds that characteristically appear in Southern California weather during autumn and early winter.
― strgn, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
accompanied by a typhoon of timbales and a low pressure system of congas
― remy bean, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:56 (5 years ago) Permalink
woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud
― the table is the table, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:52 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:58 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
― Heave Ho, Tuesday, 23 October 2007 16:34 (5 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
Oh yeah forgot about that bit.
― nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:02 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
he is cool, paul carey eats dick cheese
― Heave Ho, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:43 (5 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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
....wonder who said it first in a punctuation sense?
― Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 years ago) Permalink
So someone presented Eric B. for (the) president!
― Tuomas, Friday, 14 December 2007 08:35 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
^^^I knew that
― Dom Passantino, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
Well you could have told me.
― Upt0eleven, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:36 (5 years ago) Permalink
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 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
"stereotypes of Laos"
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 01:29 (5 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.)
― roxymuzak, Monday, 31 December 2007 01:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
― The Yellow Kid, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:31 (5 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 (5 years ago) Permalink
u right, just making a cheap joke.
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:49 (5 years ago) Permalink
Burmese people dial the phone like this... Laotians dial it like this...
― Kerm, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:51 (5 years ago) Permalink
From 1942 until his death in 1945, Adolf Hitler was given daily intravenous injections of methamphetamine by his personal physician, Theodor Morell as a treatment for depression and fatigue.
― Casuistry, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
man if that namebase guy wants higher google hits he should hire a designer. that is one crappy-looking site.
― tipsy mothra, Monday, 31 December 2007 08:47 (5 years ago) Permalink
Additionally, he was dodging accusations of laudering drug money during this time period. Some of his cocaine parties were truly epic in proportions
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 31 December 2007 09:32 (5 years ago) Permalink
― BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 09:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
unfortunately, they deleted my favourite detail :(
it WAS, under the "Fauxhawk" article, following the 'noted faukhawk wearers' list, a list of 'noted Phamhawk wearers', containing only one, a Tony Pham, student at *local high school*.
― derrrick, Monday, 31 December 2007 10:41 (5 years ago) Permalink
In the Wikipedia article on Dante, under the Life section it simply said "He had none", but that's been changed.
― Duane Barry, Monday, 31 December 2007 14:17 (5 years ago) Permalink
<i>Licorice has not been heard from since 1990, when her elder sister Frances reports receiving a letter which she says was 'certainly from Sacramento' — her last verified location. In fact, there is at least one person out there who is searching for her in Sacramento</i>
― clotpoll, Monday, 31 December 2007 19:16 (5 years ago) Permalink
Why must I fail?
During Victorian times, teenage girls were forbidden to bring honeysuckle home because it was thought to induce erotic dreams.
― Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 3 January 2008 15:54 (5 years ago) Permalink
The Ninth Gate
In 1999 Roman Polanski made a film about books and the devil staring Johnny Depp. During a scene where he is trying to scam some antique books from a collector's family he mentions that the family "might want to hold on to" their copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili amongst other super rare books. Great movie for bibliophiles!
― bernard snowy, Thursday, 3 January 2008 16:19 (5 years ago) Permalink
Yo! It's the green machine
― The Boxing Kangaroo, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:11 (5 years ago) Permalink
Seriously though, I mean the who only had so many albums of new material, and he's only had a handful of solo albums, wtf are the rest of these songs? WHEN WILL HE UNLEASH THIS ON THE WORLD?
if you want songs, write them. don't rely on someone else to do it for you. serious
― the galena free practitioner, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:36 (5 years ago) Permalink
Silver Age and on
Namor returned in The Fantastic Four #4 (May 1962), where a member of the titular superhero team, Johnny Storm, the new Human Torch, discovers him living as an amnesiac homeless man in the Bowery section of Manhattan. Storm shaves the "bum" with his flames, recognizes Namor, and dumps him into the river in the hopes of restoring his memory, which it does.
― the galena free practitioner, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
What's the so unusual about that? It's a pretty accurate description of that story.
― Tuomas, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:36 (5 years ago) Permalink
Storm shaves the "bum" with his flames, I assume.
― nate woolls, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:38 (5 years ago) Permalink
A few days after the contest a woman named Jean Westwood said that she was one of three women who sang for Belle and the Devotions, but they were in hiding. There were rumours that the song was stolen from the Motown classic Baby Love, an international hit in 1964, and originally recorded by Diana Ross and The Supremes.
― shantalla (seandalai), Saturday, 18 May 2013 01:42 (2 days ago) Permalink
Stefan Kendal Gordy (born September 3, 1975), better known by his stage name Redfoo, is an American singer, dancer, DJ and rapper best known as part of the musical duo LMFAO. He formed the duo with his nephew, SkyBlu in 2006 and they released two studio albums before going on hiatus in 2012. He is the son of the founder of the Motown Record Company Berry Gordy, Jr. He is also very notable for his big afro.
― yeeznuts (some dude), Monday, 20 May 2013 02:12 (19 hours ago) Permalink
Razorlight debut album, Up All Night, was released on 28 June 2004, reaching number 3 in the UK album charts. The critical reception was generally good, receiving good reviews from NME, Q magazine and Billboard, although they were also accused of lack of imagination, excessive use of barnyard noises and unoriginality for allegedly borrowing ideas from other influential bands such as The Strokes and The Goat brothers. Following the successful release of their debut album, drummer Christian Smith-Pancorvo left the group and was replaced by Andy Burrows. Up All Night was re-issued in April 2005, including the previously unreleased single "Somewhere Else", which peaked at Number 2.
In July 2005, the band performed at Hyde Park, London as part of the Live 8 series of concerts. However, the band came under fire for being the only band to use Chickens as back-up singers. The band was also criticised for catapulting pigs over the audiences heads, before detonating explosive devices which had been surgically inserted inside of the pigs by Johnny Borrell and other members of he band. The band subsequently claimed that due to their "fledgling status", they were unable to make such a commitment.
― my name is louis and i'm an acoleuthic (darraghmac), Monday, 20 May 2013 10:55 (10 hours ago) Permalink