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
Andy Gill (born January 1, 1956) is a founding member and guitarist for the English rock group Gang of Four, considered among the most influential post-punk bands. Gill is known for his jagged style of playing on albums such as Entertainment! (1979) and Solid Gold (1980) and hit singles such as "At Home He's a Tourist," "Damaged Goods," "Anthrax," "what all men want," and "I Love a Man in Uniform."
Gill also produced much of Gang of Four's output, including their most recent 2005 release, and albums for many other artists including the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Jesus Lizard, The Stranglers, The Futureheads, Michael Hutchence, Killing Joke and The Young Knives, who have been nominated for the 2007 Mercury prize.
Andy Gill should not be confused with the Andy Gill who writes reviews for The Independent newspaper. They are however, the same person.
― nate woolls, Friday, 4 January 2008 13:11 (5 years ago) Permalink
So Johnny Storm's idea of a good time is going down to the Bowery and setting a homeless man on fire?
― antexit, Friday, 4 January 2008 13:32 (5 years ago) Permalink
Steve-O attended the "Rock The Bells" Hip-Hop Festival in San Bernardino, California in August 2006 to some controversy. The Concert was headlined by the Wu-Tang Clan and the event was organized as a tribute to clan member Ol' Dirty Bastard. While on stage with the Wu-Tang Clan, Steve-O exclaimed that he shared the same cell with O.D.B, albeit at different times. He proceeded to show his affection for ODB by getting nude, tucking his penis between his legs and doing a back flip. This upset Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon, and he threatened to assault him if he didn't apologize while tempers flared. 
― Dom Passantino, Sunday, 6 January 2008 17:12 (5 years ago) Permalink
Superbad is the soundtrack to the 2007 film of the same name. It was released on August 7, 2007 on Lakeshore Records. The album features original music by Lyle Workman and Bootsy Collins, as well as songs by artists such as Curtis Mayfield and Rick James. Interestingly, the film also included references of highly obscure and overlooked mid-1960s rock groups (the two police officers were featured listening to The Remains and The Amboy Dukes in their patrol car). Additionally, the film includes two songs (Pork and Beef & My Favorite Mutiny) by the militant hip hop group The Coup.
Also, it is awesome.
― 31g, Tuesday, 8 January 2008 08:10 (5 years ago) Permalink
As can be seen in the screenshot, MacPaint included a "Goodies" menu that included the FatBits tool. This menu was named the "Aids" menu in prerelease versions, but was renamed "Goodies" as public awareness of the AIDS epidemic grew in the summer of 1983.
― Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 13 January 2008 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink
X-Rated adult versions of C + C Music Factory's popular hits were released by an artist known as 'Sissy Penis Factory'.
― gff, Monday, 14 January 2008 20:55 (5 years ago) Permalink
Road Tripping Today
Today, modern road tripping is a fast growing hobby, and not just a means of vacationing. Groups dedicated to the art of the road trip, known either as professional road trippers or road enthusiasts, are becoming prevalent online. One such online community, and one of the largest, is Roadtrip America.
Road tripping, to some, has indeed become an art. Road enthusiasts frequently debate on proper gear, attire, and electronics. Other frequent debates include type of road trip (a ‘moseying’ road trip vs. a set schedule), use of in-vehicle DVD players to pacify young passengers, and, to a lesser extent, destinations.
Professional road tripping has spawned other activities, including dashboarding, caravanning (multi-vehicle road trips), RV-ing, county collecting, welcome sign photography, and other facets of the road tripping hobby.
― Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 00:44 (5 years ago) Permalink
― kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 01:22 (5 years ago) Permalink
'Sissy Penis Factory'.
i propose new gay thread now.
― the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 03:23 (5 years ago) Permalink
― the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 03:27 (5 years ago) Permalink
― gff, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 05:14 (5 years ago) Permalink
"Don't abbreviate Wikipedia as Wiki!!"
― DG, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 13:59 (5 years ago) Permalink
Nevertheless, an examination of recent sources shows that snuck is sneaking up on sneaked.
― remy bean, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:28 (5 years ago) Permalink
I doubt this has ever really been on there (and it's screen/font/resolution dependent too) but anyway:
― StanM, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:38 (5 years ago) Permalink