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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Townshend

In early January 2003, Townshend admitted having provided his credit card details to a commercial child pornography website, and viewing the child porn images there, which he claimed to have done for research purposes. He made the admission after his credit card transaction was discovered as part of Operation Ore, a large anti- child pornography operation. When a British tabloid found his name on this list and asked for a comment, he went public and requested a police investigation. His home was searched and his computers confiscated. Police returned the computers several months later and did not contradict Townshend's claim that the computers contained 15,000 of his songs but no child porn. In May 2003, he was cautioned by the police (acceptance of which is technically an admission of guilt), who decided not to press charges, after finding no evidence that he was in possession of child pornography. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register, requiring him to register with the police every year and if he moves house. Failure to do so would carry a five-year jail sentence.

His research claims were bolstered by a document he wrote and posted on his official website in January, 2002. In "A Different Bomb (http://www.petetownshend.co.uk/media/020120adifferentbomb.pdf)," Townshend warns that portions of the Internet represent a terrible danger, primarily because it brings deviant material to deviant (and potentially deviant) people. The title suggests he views porn - and especially child porn - on the Internet as an inevitable negative, as scary as the atomic bomb. In March, 2004, Townshend was featured on a BBC television documentary in which he described his experiences as a result of the charges, stated that he was so upset by the accusations that he considered suicide, and apologized for the event. On May 19th 2005 Townshend turned 60.


kiddie porn sucks.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:11 (fourteen years ago) link

(obv. it is only the end that is the "unusual detail")

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:12 (fourteen years ago) link

I think the unusual detail is that Pete Townshend apparently has written 15,000 songs, all of which he houses on his enormo-computer.

Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:22 (fourteen years ago) link

seriously!

s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:26 (fourteen years ago) link

I hope he's got some good copyright lawyers -- the next few years may see big classic-rock hits for Sgt Finchley, the Funk Detectives, and Vice Squad Rockers.

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:52 (fourteen years ago) link

He saves his songs as .jpegs to save space and the resulting files just happen to resemble child porn.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:54 (fourteen years ago) link

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?

Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 20:11 (fourteen years ago) link

one month passes...
they deleted "kiddie porn sucks" :(

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 25 July 2005 16:41 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly

"Buddy Holly is gay"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 19:53 (fourteen years ago) link

two months pass...
So I'm sure everyone already heard that John Seigenthaler Sr. was VERY MAD that someone dared implicate him in the Kennedy assassinations in his bio on the wikipedia. So the guy who did it as a joke has come forward and apologized. Fine.

But he has also "resigned as an operations manager at a Nashville delivery company as a result of the debacle".

OVERREACT MUCH? WTF am I missing something here?

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 06:28 (thirteen years ago) link


No, that's not overreacting - that is a threat, no? A little scary if you ask me, but these reactions on the net are very...strange. Some people don't like Mr. Seigenthaler if you ask me.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:17 (thirteen years ago) link


Oh, I'm sorry - I misread. I thought you said Seigenthaler was overreacting. Of course you are right. Sorry it's too early for me to be reading this.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:22 (thirteen years ago) link


One more thing, if you follow the links, it appears that this whole thing is part of the 'anti-wikipedia' extremist movement (which would like to gain more credibility, but which is essentially extremist). The anti-wiki movement involves anti-science groups, far right groups, and Scientology, but watch them try to mainstream it. One way to do this is the 'hit them with both sides' strategy. This whole thing could be a ploy to bring traditional media attention to Wikipedia, albeit in a negative light...and hopefully, the extremist and scary anti-Wikipedia 'movement' would also gain 'legitimacy'. Who is hoping this will happen? Well, not only fringe groups, but whatever allies they may have in corporate America.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:32 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.aetherometry.com/antiwikipedia/Section_I.html

retarded and gay (bato), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:44 (thirteen years ago) link

The article about the Singing Nun has her categorized under "people who committed suicide", "people who died in their 50s", and the magnificent "people who committed suicide in their 50s".

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 12 December 2005 09:53 (thirteen years ago) link

OVERREACT MUCH?
Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002677060_wiki11.html

D.I.Y. U.N.K.L.E. (dave225.3), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:11 (thirteen years ago) link

I guess that makes slightly more sense. i thought he was so ashamed of himself he quit.

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:11 (thirteen years ago) link

The wikipedia article for Dougie Poynter out of McFly used to say something like
"Dougie lost his virginity at 15, which is an offence in the UK. It is not known whether he lost it to a boy or a girl." and for a while people would wiki-tussle deleting it, putting it back, deleting it again... but the article's been completely rewritten now. sadly.

baby i'm waiting (cis), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:20 (thirteen years ago) link

http://www.aetherometry.com/antiwikipedia/Section_I.html

ha ha I love cranks with an axe to grind.

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:22 (thirteen years ago) link

Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002677060_wiki11.html

Ha, the guy who tracked him down is a notorious crank... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Brandt

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:24 (thirteen years ago) link

Wikipedia Watch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search

Wikipedia Watch is a website critical of Wikipedia. It is owned by Daniel Brandt, the leader of the Southwestern chapter of Aryan Nations and an Internet activist.

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:26 (thirteen years ago) link

From the Google-watch-watch site:

The first such article I read was published by Salon.com and can be found here (http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/08/29/google_watch/print.html). This article isn't so bad as the others, the author does expose Brandt's motives:

Brandt is not a disinterested party; the dispute between Daniel Brandt and Google is personal. He has spent thousands of hours building a Web site that he believes is both useful and important, and Google, in its algorithmic blindness, has given Brandt a lower page rank than he thinks he's entitled to. Brandt finds it genuinely hard to believe -- and even personally insulting -- that Google won't give him more credit.

However the article does paint Mr. Brandt in a friendly light, and so it lends credibility to his cause - a cause which most if not all search engine professionals would regard as absurd.

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.)

Why is a Nazi collecting people's names and citations?

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:29 (thirteen years ago) link

ha he's not actually a nazi. That was an "unusual detail".

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:49 (thirteen years ago) link


Tribune Company
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Tribune Company
Type Public (NYSE: TRB)
Founded 1847
Location Chicago, Illinois
Key people Dennis Fitzsimmons, CEO & President
Scott Smith, President of Tribune Publishing
Patrick Mullen, President, Tribune Broadcasting
Industry Entertainment
Products television, newspapers, radio
Revenue 2% ($5.73 billion USD, FY 2005)
Employees unknown
Website www.tribune.com
The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. It owns the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday in New York, the Hartford Courant, The Baltimore Sun, the Daily Press, and many other media outlets. The Tribune Company is also a co-owner of the WB television network. The Tribune Company's revenues total billions of dollars each year.
The Tribune Company also owns Tribune Entertainment, which owns the distribution rights to several television shows including: Andromeda, Mutant X, The Beastmaster, Family Feud, South Park, Soul Train, Candid Camera, Earth: Final Conflict, and others.

One criticism of the Tribune Company is that they are responsible for the Cubs' perpetual losing. The Tribune Company discovered that the Cubs are more profitable fielding a poor team, rather than spending big on free agents. The Chicago Cubs are located in a trendy area of Chicago, causing them to have great attendance at home games, even when the team is doing poorly.

If the Tribune Company is so unhappy about this, why don't they just edit it?

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:03 (thirteen years ago) link

What makes you think they're "so unhappy"?

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:12 (thirteen years ago) link

the "techno-cult of ignorance" picture montage is awesome

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (thirteen years ago) link

"Brian Chase, 38, who until Friday was an operations manager at a small delivery company, told Seigenthaler he had written the material suggesting Seigenthaler had been involved in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy."

ROFFLE

latebloomer: Deutsch Bag (latebloomer), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:37 (thirteen years ago) link

"In 1990, Winona played a primary role in another Burton project, Edward Scissorhands, alongside her then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. It is her only movie, other than 2002's Mr. Deeds, in which one can admire her natural blond hair which she has dyed dark since childhood."

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 22:34 (thirteen years ago) link

four weeks pass...
Some time around 1600, before the term acquired its current meaning, "windfucker" was an acceptable name for the bird now known as the kestrel.

Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:19 (thirteen years ago) link

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

melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:22 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

four 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 (thirteen years ago) link

HAH! It's fixed!

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

two 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 (thirteen years ago) link

"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 (thirteen years ago) link

turn the "8" on its side; insert "1."

Jimmy Mod: My theme is DEATH (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:11 (thirteen years ago) link

# "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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link

eight 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 (twelve years ago) link

LOL

strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Wayne#Personal_life

acrobat, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:23 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (twelve years ago) link

(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 (twelve years ago) link

holy shit

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

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 (twelve years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

remy bean, Monday, 22 October 2007 20:56 (eleven years ago) link

woo, deez nuts had me laughing out loud

the table is the table, Monday, 22 October 2007 21:52 (eleven years ago) link

(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 (eleven years ago) link

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.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Huskisson

Grandpont Genie, Friday, 9 November 2007 10:59 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

"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 (eleven years ago) link

Oh yeah forgot about that bit.

nate woolls, Friday, 9 November 2007 12:02 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Price

he is cool, paul carey eats dick cheese

Heave Ho, Tuesday, 13 November 2007 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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

Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 15 November 2007 10:28 (eleven years ago) link

four 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 (eleven years ago) link

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

Tuomas, Friday, 14 December 2007 08:35 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

^^^I knew that

Dom Passantino, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:22 (eleven years ago) link

Well you could have told me.

Upt0eleven, Friday, 14 December 2007 11:36 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

"stereotypes of Laos"

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

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 (eleven years ago) link

"stereotypes of Laos"

http://i7.tinypic.com/21e3l7o.jpg

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:31 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

u right, just making a cheap joke.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:49 (eleven years ago) link

Burmese people dial the phone like this... Laotians dial it like this...

Kerm, Monday, 31 December 2007 07:51 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Ken_Behring&diff=prev&oldid=178761974

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 (eleven years ago) link

lol

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 31 December 2007 09:41 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

<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 (eleven years ago) link

Why must I fail?

clotpoll, Monday, 31 December 2007 19:16 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnerotomachia_Poliphili

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 (eleven years ago) link

Yo! It's the green machine

The Boxing Kangaroo, Thursday, 3 January 2008 21:11 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Namor

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 (eleven years ago) link

What's the so unusual about that? It's a pretty accurate description of that story.

Tuomas, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:36 (eleven years ago) link

Storm shaves the "bum" with his flames, I assume.

nate woolls, Friday, 4 January 2008 12:38 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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. [13][14]

Dom Passantino, Sunday, 6 January 2008 17:12 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

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 (eleven years ago) link

Urgh.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 01:22 (eleven years ago) link

'Sissy Penis Factory'.

i propose new gay thread now.

the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 03:23 (eleven years ago) link

also:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yipkIluJH8I

the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 03:27 (eleven years ago) link

:D

gff, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 05:14 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Don%27t_abbreviate_as_Wiki.png

"Don't abbreviate Wikipedia as Wiki!!"

DG, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 13:59 (eleven years ago) link

Nevertheless, an examination of recent sources shows that snuck is sneaking up on sneaked.

remy bean, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:28 (eleven years ago) link

I doubt this has ever really been on there (and it's screen/font/resolution dependent too) but anyway:

http://i18.tinypic.com/6t2mz3a.png

StanM, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:38 (eleven years ago) link

From 'California Games' entry:

There are some easter eggs in this game:

* On some random occasions, there is an earthquake during the skateboarding event. The H of the Hollywood sign falls down (The remaining "OLLYWOOD" might be a reference to the ollie.)
* You can hit the seagull in Footbag. Hitting the gull grants more points.
* There is a shark in Surfing who laughs. (This is not an easter egg. The shark, the dolphin or the gull appear quite often in surfing.)
* When practicing Flying Disc, a UFO occasionally 'abducts' the catcher of the disc.

Abbott, Saturday, 26 January 2008 04:53 (eleven years ago) link

The sound design for the original version of California Games was done by Chris Grigg, member of the band Negativland.
The gameplay for the footbag game was inspired by a scene in the movie The Great Dictator wherein Chaplie Chaplin juggles a balloon depicting the planet Earth with his feet.[citation needed]

Abbott, Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:20 (eleven years ago) link

whoa

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:47 (eleven years ago) link

Not unusual, but weird to read:

Dom Leone died of cancer in 1989.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed%27s_Redeeming_Qualities

nabisco, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:39 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algeria_national_football_team

I've had that up for 9 days now.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:41 (eleven years ago) link

wowowow

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:44 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Samueli&diff=prev&oldid=160425797

He has an intense daughter, Erin.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 31 January 2008 01:36 (eleven years ago) link

What are the unusual details in the Nanny and Algerian football articles?

Tuomas, Thursday, 31 January 2008 09:29 (eleven years ago) link

David Copperfield (comedian)

He is friends with Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull.

Alba, Thursday, 31 January 2008 22:31 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Davey_Boy_Smith

Smith's middle name, Boy, was the result of one of his parents mistaking the name field on Smith's birth certificate for the gender field.

onimo, Friday, 1 February 2008 15:52 (eleven years ago) link

Holy shit, I had no idea The Nanny was one of America's main exports!

Abbott, Friday, 1 February 2008 19:08 (eleven years ago) link

I did not know this:

Hello, Dolly! was originally entitled Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman,[7] until Merrick heard Louis Armstrong's recording of the song and changed the name of the show.

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 February 2008 13:57 (eleven years ago) link

According to the label, the name "Test Icicles" is derived not from the word testicles but rather from an alleged practice of early man involving the "testing" of icicles for their strength and fitness for use as weapons. This, however, is extremely debatable considering the fact that a previous side project of band members Sam and Rory was named "Balls".

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 2 February 2008 16:51 (eleven years ago) link

lol

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 February 2008 17:51 (eleven years ago) link

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/9882/aackyl4.png

Ol Bertie Dastard, Saturday, 2 February 2008 21:23 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duke_Ellington

This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. For other uses, see Ellington,had a porn website called anal adventure.

jaymc, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:10 (eleven years ago) link

title of picture: Duke Ellington is a fag

max, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:11 (eleven years ago) link

I know, that's even better!

jaymc, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:13 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boris_Yeltsin#Confrontation_with_parliament

See picture caption.

Nathan, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:05 (eleven years ago) link

Oh. It was just changed. Below the picture of the tanks shelling the Russian Parliament, it said, "I'll fix your wagon."

Nathan, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:07 (eleven years ago) link

Commingling

Commingling, which literally means "mixing together", is a breach of trust in which a fiduciary mixes funds that he holds in the care of a client with his own funds, making it difficult to determine which funds belong to the fiduciary and which belong to the client. This raises particular concerns where the funds are invested, and gains or losses from the investments must be allocated. In such circumstances, the law usually presumes that any gains run to the client and any losses run to the fiduciary who is guilty of commingling.
The problem of commingling is of particular concern in the legal profession. Attorneys are strictly prohibited from commingling their clients funds with their own, and such activity is grounds for disbarment in virtually every jurisdiction, because of the ease of embezzlement and the difficulty of detection. Similar rules apply for licensed real estate brokers handling earnest money and other professionals who hold deposits as agents for clients in absentia.
Commingling is also evidence that may be used in "piercing the corporate veil" of a sham corporation, where a person vainly attempts to shield himself from personal liability through "incorporation", yet fails to observe strict separation of corporate and personal property or accounts, among other improprieties.

Community property

In community property states of the United States, "commingling" non-marital property with marital property can make it community property. For example, depositing money received by an individual through inheritance – ordinarily considered non-marital, individual property – into a joint bank account may transform the money into community property. Most community property states apply a presumption of community property; where there is any commingling the burden of proof is on the party disputing the classification to "trace" the property back to individual property, and demonstrate an intent to keep it separated.

i Love diana

the table is the table, Sunday, 17 February 2008 21:28 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitamin_A#Recommended_daily_intake

Vitamin A is found naturally in many foods. Each of the following contains at least 0.15 mg (which is equal to 150 micrograms -500 IU). See Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin A or beta carotene per 1.75-7 oz. (50-200 g):

* liver (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish) (6500 μg 722%)
* carrots (835 μg 93%)
* venttani (817 μg 91%)
* Broccoli leaves (800 μg 89%) - broccoli florets have much less- see below
* sweet potatoes (709 μg 79%)
* kale (681 μg 76%)
* butter (684 μg 76%)
* spinach (469 μg 52%)
* leafy vegetables
* pumpkin (369 μg 41%)
* collard greens (333 μg 37%)
* cantaloupe melon (169 μg 19%)
* eggs (140 μg 16%)
* apricots (96 μg 11%)
* papaya (55 μg 6%)
* mango (38 μg 4%)
* broccoli (31 μg 3%)
* peas (38 μg 4%)
* beetroot[6]
* winter squash
* Soylent Green - Soylent Red and Yellow, however, are not fortified with Vitamin A.

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 18 February 2008 02:24 (eleven years ago) link

Artemis
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Artemis (disambiguation).

i like yummy tummy grape bread with cool purple spots having such a lovely ppppppppppooooooooooooppppppppppp

blueski, Wednesday, 20 February 2008 00:26 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cheeky_Girls

"The Cheeky Girls also love playing scrabble in their free time, and Monica once beat chat show host Jerry Springer in a game of scrabble that lasted nearly 12 hours."

Jarlrmai, Thursday, 21 February 2008 15:35 (eleven years ago) link

The "What What" video contains numerous examples of imagery symbolizing male homosexuality, anal sex, and the United States. The brown heart which appears throughout the video can be read as a reference to human buttocks, which is where the anus is located. The brown star is most likely meant to invoke the appearance of an anus (although it could also represent the performer's own rising-star status, or both). With the lips located in the center of this star, the image of an anus is again invoked. The purple zeppelin as a phallic reference seems obvious, although the metaphor breaks down when the performer then penetrates it via a rectum-like tube at the base of the vessel. The red, white and blue stripes of the zeppelin's interior, while at first glance appearing to be the French tricolore, in fact more closely resembles the colors of the United States flag. The validity of this reading is strengthened by the presence of the subsequent fireworks display, a clear reference to the independence day ritual of the country in question. Also, the fact that the performer rises through a tube might be a reference to YouTube itself.

clotpoll, Monday, 25 February 2008 00:16 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disco#Further_reading

Further reading

Brewster, Bill and Broughton, Frank (1999) Last Night a DJ Saved my Life: the History of the Disc Jockey Headline Book Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7472-6230-6
Lawrence, Tim (2004). Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979 . Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-3198-5.
Angelo, Marty (2006) - Once Life Matters: A New Beginning. Impact Publishing. ISBN 0961895446.
Peter Shapiro (2005) Turn The Beat Around - The Secret History Of Disco. Faber And Faber. ISBN-10 0865479526 ISBN-13 978-0865479524
Crazy Disco dance Tips by james "crazy disco" slim (2007)
Barney does the hustle by barney (1992)

31g, Monday, 25 February 2008 04:39 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Khizi

Khizi
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Xızı (Khizi)
Map of Azerbaijan showing Xizi rayon
Population (1999): 13,080
Area (sq. km.): 1,850
Capital: Xızı

Khizi (Xızı) is the least-populous rayon of Azerbaijan. The tiny capital village now sports a couple of amusingly pointless traffic lights.

laxalt, Monday, 25 February 2008 07:59 (eleven years ago) link

Not in the articles per se, but if I read the page database correctly, and assuming that low page ID reflects early entry, the first ten Wikipedia categories were

690070 Futurama
690451 World_War_II
690571 Programming_languages
690578 Professional_wrestling
690637 Algebra
690649 Anime
690672 Abstract_algebra
690747 Mathematics
690777 Linear_algebra
690803 Calculus

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:00 (eleven years ago) link

Category:Contents
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Shortcut:
CAT:
For the contents page of encyclopedic categories, see Wikipedia:Categorical index.

This is the top level of Wikipedia's category system, in terms of the functional category hierarchy.

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El Tomboto, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:14 (eleven years ago) link

It's been edited out, but Jeff Lynne's (of ELO) entry used to say:

"Trademark: Has worn sunglasses indoors and out since the mid 70s."

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:20 (eleven years ago) link

Not in the articles per se, but if I read the page database correctly, and assuming that low page ID reflects early entry, the first ten Wikipedia categories were

690070 Futurama
690451 World_War_II
690571 Programming_languages
690578 Professional_wrestling
690637 Algebra
690649 Anime
690672 Abstract_algebra
690747 Mathematics
690777 Linear_algebra
690803 Calculus

-- anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:00 (37 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

POLL

Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:38 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

We Are 138 is a song written and performed by punk band The Misfits. There are several theories and rumors about the origin of the song, including (but not limited to):

* The lyrics are inspired by George Lucas' first film entitled THX 1138.
* Some say that 138 is the Police code for "Drunk and Disorderly conduct".
* 138 is the highest The Misfits had come on "the charts" at the time.
* It's about sex (69 x 2 = 138).
* It's police code for grave robbing.
* In the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, the number 138 is said to refer to any ghoulish display of horror.
* The song refers to the year 138 A.D., in which the Roman emperor Hadrian adopted Antoninus Pius on condition that Antoninus adopt Marcus Annius Aurelius Verus. The song is told from the perspective of Marcus Aurelius.
* The song was originally an epic poem about the Triakis tetrahedron. In this version, all that remains of the original content is the number, which is the number of stellations in the shape.
* It's a secret code that the songwriter, Glenn Danzig, used as a child.
* It's the number of a union local that one of the members of the band was once a member of.
* The song refers to the asteroid 138 Tolosa, which was first observed by Henri Joseph Perrotin on June 23, 1875, exactly 85 years before Danzig's birth.
* It means nothing.
* $1.38 was the exact cost of a Whopper at the Burger King in Lodi, NJ, therefore suggesting that Glenn Danzig had a "whopper" at the time of recording.
* 138 was a number displayed by a wind-up robot toy.
* In Rocky III, there were 139 men auditioned for the role of "Thunderlips," a role which eventually went to Hulk Hogan. The song is from the perspective of the men who didn't get the role. This also explains the mention in the song of "Eye of the Tiger".
* The "1" represents a penis, the "3" a scrotum, and the "8" a pair of breasts, symbolizing that Danzig feels like an objectified, sexualized piece of meat.
* It was a prank to make people think it meant something.
* Killing without emotion.
* It was the number of Danzig's father's remarkably violent military unit in World War II.
* It means nothing but is just awesome to support it.
* police code for grave robbery

Danzig has commented on the different explanations that his former band mates have offered publicly about the song: "They didn't write it and they don't know what the fuck its about. It's about violence."[1]

antexit, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 11:52 (eleven years ago) link

* $1.38 was the exact cost of a Whopper at the Burger King in Lodi, NJ, therefore suggesting that Glenn Danzig had a "whopper" at the time of recording.

Actual lol

Savannah Smiles, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 11:55 (eleven years ago) link

Cast

* Jack Black as Jerry
* Mos Def as Mike
* Danny Glover as Mr. Fletcher
* Mia Farrow as Miss Falewicz
* Melonie Diaz as Alma
* Arjay Smith as Manny
* Paul Dinello as Mr. Rooney (court bailiff #1)
* Sigourney Weaver as Ms. Lawson (court bailiff #2)
* Paul Barman as Guy on couch
* Thomas Pynchon as Guy returning movie

The Yellow Kid, Thursday, 20 March 2008 15:29 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunglasses_At_Night

The original lyrics for the song were about a totalitarian society that made everyone wear their sunglasses at night; however under pressure from Hart's record company to make something more marketable, the song was altered to be more "romantic".

and what, Thursday, 20 March 2008 20:50 (eleven years ago) link

two weeks pass...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Winter

Winter works between his American home base and London, where he has been very successful directing music videos and commercials. Highlights of his work include directing several installments of the popular Peugeot Thelma & Louise campaign, as well as campaigns for Ford, the global launch of the all CGI Tony the Tiger for Frosties.

Alba, Sunday, 6 April 2008 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Jonathan_Williams#WP:BLP

^ lololol guess who he's talking about

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:16 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Talk:Xeni_Jardin&diff=prev&oldid=202104439

^ anyone care to figure out this

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:18 (eleven years ago) link

"Dear Sir/Madam,
You have shit for brains"

DG, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grandma%27s_Boy

#
# Allen Covert states on the commentary that for Jeff to be Grace's 3000th sexual partner, she'd "have to bang a guy a day." Actually, she would have had 55 sexual partners a year since she was 18 or 41 sexual partners a year since she was born.

get bent, Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:31 (eleven years ago) link

Michael C. Dorf is a noted Constitutional scholar, and is currently the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University.

[...]

He is a practitioner of blogging, veganism and, periodically, juggling.

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 18 April 2008 22:20 (eleven years ago) link

Kraftwerk were originally uncredited as authors for the song, marking the beginning of a sampling trend towards the group's catalog that has continued to be abused by many other artists. Soon after, the group pursued legal action against Bambaataa and Tommy Boy Records which proved to be successful. It is claimed by many that Planet Rock elevated hip hop music to the next level, and was the genesis of electro music.

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 28 April 2008 06:27 (eleven years ago) link

Mystery substance in Oakville

In 1994, over a two-week period in August, gelatinous substance reportedly fell from the sky six times. The mysterious goo allegedly contained white blood cells and several acids from the human stomach, and was reported to infect anyone it touched with symptoms of exhaustion, breathing problems, heavy perspiration, fainting, and other flu-like symptoms.[citation needed] Several animals in the area are reported to have perished because of this. [1]

The whole story was published in a 1995 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.[2] The mystery was later termed "acid rain" by authorities, although some believe it was evidence of chem trails.[citation needed]

The Reverend, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 10:16 (eleven years ago) link

A vampire is wearing a Hanson tee-shirt in the season 6 episode "Barganing Part 1" of the cult television series "Buffy the vampire slayer".

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 3 May 2008 10:00 (eleven years ago) link

"Radar Love" was a hit by the Dutch rock band Golden Earring. The song is considered by many to be among the greatest "driving songs" ever due to its lyrics about driving all night, its up-tempo beat, and its catchy sing-along chorus.

Abbott, Thursday, 8 May 2008 01:21 (eleven years ago) link

Taking the song at face value, its lyrics extol the virtues of the Young Men's Christian Association.

The Reverend, Sunday, 11 May 2008 02:03 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikivisual.com/index.php/Big_Punisher

During the notorious video footage of Big Pun pistol-whipping his wife, Pun can be heard to shout "Oh wrinklepaws" repeatedly. Nobody knows why.

moley, Sunday, 11 May 2008 03:12 (eleven years ago) link

I think this is an even funnier detail in the "Y.M.C.A." article:

Producer Henri Belolo recalls that he saw the YMCA sign while walking down the street with composer Jacques Morali, who seemed to know the institution fairly well: "Henri, let me tell you something. This is a place where a lot of people go when they are in town. And they get good friends and they go out." And Henri got the idea: "Why don't we write a song about it?"

This must've been written tongue-in-cheek, there's no mention at all in the article about what YMCA meant to gay culture.

Tuomas, Sunday, 11 May 2008 08:10 (eleven years ago) link

Gay square dancing:

Styling: Special styling variations (known as flourishes) are particular to gay square dancing (although they may diffuse into the community at large), and there are additional sound effects (dancers' vocal responses to the caller) connected with gay square dancing as well.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gay_square_dance

moley, Sunday, 11 May 2008 13:50 (eleven years ago) link

The whole entry on Odie is incredible:

In others he has been seen stting decoys, writing poetry, and finding a complete superhero outfit (making Garfield look like a loser)-In a few seconds! One theory is that there are two Odies, a smart one and the (more common) idiot. In one strip, Garfield went to see what was at the end of Odies tounge, and it turned out to be a second Odie!

Abbott, Thursday, 22 May 2008 00:16 (eleven years ago) link

From Talk: Steve Perry (musician) -

I've removed "Steve Perry is the best singer in the world.". -Nick

J0hn D., Thursday, 22 May 2008 23:48 (eleven years ago) link

Wonder Woman is a fictional character with huge boobs, a DC Comics superheroine created by William Moulton Marston and one of the three characters to be continuously published by DC Comics since the company's inception in 1944.

Oilyrags, Friday, 23 May 2008 17:43 (eleven years ago) link

reverted now, but it was def. there a couple of days ago.

Oilyrags, Friday, 23 May 2008 17:49 (eleven years ago) link

I've removed "Steve Perry is the best singer in the world.". -Nick

you can't wiki away the truth, Nick

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 23 May 2008 20:36 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Larry_Wilcox :

His company runs under a number of names, including UC Hub Group Inc., Three Inc, Luminart Corp, PSPP Holdings, INC., Allcom USA, INC., United Communications Hub, INC., ESAFE, INC., Energy Hub, LLC, S & S Associates, LLC, DCL Environmental Systems INC., Titan Alarm Systems INC., New Vista Films INC., and Wilcox Industries INC, and they are all shell companies used to withdraw money from the bank accounts of customers without authorization and to steal from their customers (as reported by Ripoff Report).

http://i32.tinypic.com/2epsw46.jpg

StanM, Saturday, 24 May 2008 13:31 (eleven years ago) link

( older version - one disgruntled customer vs. repeated wiki deletions?)

StanM, Saturday, 24 May 2008 13:33 (eleven years ago) link

What would Ponch think.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 May 2008 13:34 (eleven years ago) link

from the article 'Fabric discography'

Fabric Live 38 - DJ Craze (February 2008)
Fabric Live 39 - DJ Yoda (April 2008)
Fabric Live 40 - Noisia (June 2008)
Fabric Live 41 - Simian Mobile Disco (August 2008)
Fabric Live 42 - Ronan Keating (October 2008)

braveclub, Saturday, 31 May 2008 10:04 (eleven years ago) link

The Mekon's widow is known to have written to Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission, in 1993. Her letter reads: "Dear M. Delors, I used to be married to the Mekon, who, curiously, was remarkably endowed. Now widowed (you may recall his death when he was sucked into the planet Zurkon), I can only work upon his memory. The standard Essex cucumber has both the colour and, more importantly, the shape to give at least physical comfort. In the light of these points, I would be obliged if you were to inhibit the straightening of these vegetables - at least until after my death. Yours sincerely, Mrs Mekon"

ledge, Saturday, 7 June 2008 14:20 (eleven years ago) link

Shyamalan was born in Texarkana, Mississippi, USA.[1] His father, Toby Matthew Shyamalan, a atomic engineer, is a lamewad, and his mother, Betty (called Betty), is a Frankenstein and a Tuba player by trade.[2] In the 1960s, after Clown College (at the Bozo the Clown Institute of Making Funny in Beirut) and the birth of their first child, Toby, Shyamalan's parents moved to the United States. Shyamalan's mother returned to Arkansas to spend the last five months of her pregnancy with Yank Perkins at her parents' home in Boston (Tokyo).

and what, Wednesday, 11 June 2008 13:53 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pwn

Some popular quotes involving "pwn" include:
...
In a classic XKCD cartoon.
...

aaron d.g., Sunday, 15 June 2008 06:31 (eleven years ago) link

The Mekon's widow is known to have written to Jacques Delors, President of the European Commission, in 1993. Her letter reads: "Dear M. Delors, I used to be married to the Mekon, who, curiously, was remarkably endowed. Now widowed (you may recall his death when he was sucked into the planet Zurkon), I can only work upon his memory. The standard Essex cucumber has both the colour and, more importantly, the shape to give at least physical comfort. In the light of these points, I would be obliged if you were to inhibit the straightening of these vegetables - at least until after my death. Yours sincerely, Mrs Mekon"

This was actually very funny, at least if you can remember the discussion about the infamous EU cucumber directive.

Tuomas, Sunday, 15 June 2008 10:06 (eleven years ago) link

If WGN America is not on in your market be sure to let your cable operator know if you are interested in getting WKRP.

The Yellow Kid, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 04:31 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chupa_Chups#Logo

"The Chupa Chups logo was designed by the surrealist Salvador Dalí"

koogs, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 10:26 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Free_Nelson_Mandela

In 1984 the students' union at Wadham College, Oxford passed a motion to end every college "bop" (disco) with the song. The tradition continues despite his release.

ledge, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 11:55 (eleven years ago) link

The 880 is known as the Silver freeway according to the California Magic Freeway Color Code System. There is an association between the taste of a mountain-dew energy drink and the ambience of the silver freeway.

Phi Beta Kafka, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 11:56 (eleven years ago) link

Ledge that is 100% true and adhered to religiously.

Gravel Puzzleworth, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 13:48 (eleven years ago) link

hey well why not, nothing wrong with a bit of tradition now and then.

ledge, Tuesday, 17 June 2008 14:15 (eleven years ago) link

Mama (Genesis song)

The music video for the song essentially plays out the lyrics, showing Collins singing to a mysterious woman while Banks and Rutherford play in the background. One memorable sequence involves an extremely evil-looking Collins, cloaked in shadows and illuminated by a greenish light, performing the aforementioned sinister laugh.

Abbott, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 17:57 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Nealon

On a 1985 syndicated episode of the game show Sale of the Century, a relatively unknown Nealon is spotted as one of the friends congratulating and celebrating with champion Tim Holleran, who won everything on stage to win $166,875, including $90,000 in cash.

The Yellow Kid, Friday, 20 June 2008 20:33 (eleven years ago) link

On February 22 2006, Nealon[5] contributed a story to the New York Times about being wiretapped by Hollywood private investigator Anthony Pellicano, who has been indicted on racketeering and conspiracy charges. It was also revealed in a separate court case on February 27, 2006, that investigators working for the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus may also have targeted Nealon for wiretapping.[6]

The Yellow Kid, Friday, 20 June 2008 20:36 (eleven years ago) link

"In the first series, George buys Mildred a Yorkshire Terrier called Truffles (played by dog actor Pussy Galore)."

S-, Saturday, 28 June 2008 05:46 (eleven years ago) link

Blender was developed as an in-house application by the Dutch animation studio NeoGeo (not to be confused with the Neo-Geo game console) and Not a Number Technologies (NaN). It was primarily authored by Ton Roosendaal, who had previously written a ray tracer called Traces for Amiga in 1989. The name "Blender" was inspired by a song by Yello, from the album Baby.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 30 June 2008 17:03 (eleven years ago) link

from the Albert Fish page:

He boasted that he had "had children in every state,"[1] putting the figure at around 100...

Simon H., Monday, 30 June 2008 18:24 (eleven years ago) link

* This disaster was included as one of several different disaster scenarios in the 1993 video game SimCity 2000.
* The game's designer Will Wright used his experience of rebuilding his life after his home was burned down due to the fire as basis for the concept of the best selling computer game in history, The Sims. [11][12]

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 20:50 (eleven years ago) link

* The game's designer Will Wright used his experience as a military helicoptor pilot as basis for the concept of the best selling computer game in history, Raid on Bungeling Bay. [11][12]

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 20:56 (eleven years ago) link

Robin's Nest was a British sitcom starring Richard O'Sullivan as Robin Tripp, one of the lead characters in the sitcom Man About the House, which had ended in 1976. Robin's Nest aired for six series from 1977 to 1981, and co-starred Tessa Wyatt as Robin's girlfriend and later wife and Tony Britton as her father. It was made by Thames Television and aired on ITV.

Creators Cooke and Mortimer had to get special permission from the IBA (the then governing body of Independent TV in Britain) to be able to portray an unmarried couple living together; special concern arose at scenes in which Robin and Vicky were seen in an obvious state of undress in bed. In 1978, Robin and Vicky were married and later had a set of twins.

Bob Six, Wednesday, 2 July 2008 21:41 (eleven years ago) link

Among his fans, Todd Terry is known as Todd the God, God Terry, Todd Godrry, Godd Gerry (or, occasionally, simply God, because he might be a Five Percenter, but this is unconfirmed).

aaron d.g., Monday, 7 July 2008 16:20 (eleven years ago) link

Project Dogwaffle

Project Dogwaffle can be used to animate stick figures, and is for the more experienced.[citation needed]

Curt1s Stephens, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 05:27 (eleven years ago) link

Dick Ebersol, president of NBC Sports and a friend of Simon, was the highest bidder for a Martha's Vineyard Possible Dreams charity auction offering in which the prize was the revelation of the person whom "You're So Vain" was about. After making the winning bid of $50,000, Ebersol was given a private performance of the song at Simon's home. After a lunch of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and vodka on the rocks, Simon whispered the subject into his ear. A condition of that prize is that Ebersol would not reveal to anyone the actual subject. Later, Ebersol revealed that he was allowed by Simon to divulge a clue about the person's name.

jaymc, Tuesday, 15 July 2008 18:36 (eleven years ago) link

Emerging rap artist Plies released a dirty rap/R&B song with singer Tank called "You" where he makes graphic refernces to oral and anal sex as well as ejaculation. Most of Plies work focuses on drugs and violence and he is not a full-time dirty artist.

Curt1s Stephens, Wednesday, 16 July 2008 05:29 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D%C3%A9sir%C3%A9_Dondeyne

Mark G, Thursday, 17 July 2008 15:45 (eleven years ago) link

lolz

Born in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Cormega grew up in the Queensbridge Housing Projects in Long Island City, Queens, forming childhood friendships with future rappers such as Nas, Mobb Deep, Nature and Capone-N-Noreaga. When he was 4, he witnessed his mother's murder. After that, he moved in with his father and stepmother. Cory's stepmother insisted that he read one book a week, which he credited with getting him interested in writing.[1][2] He has since denied it was "a book a week", saying "that’s probably some Wikipedia bullshit. Everything they ever say is wrong."

bnw, Friday, 18 July 2008 18:05 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felching

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Saturday, 19 July 2008 21:44 (eleven years ago) link

In the United Kingdom felching by use of a straw or tube is known as Shrimping[1].

Curt1s Stephens, Sunday, 20 July 2008 00:06 (eleven years ago) link

that article used to be more expansive and useful. I call bullshit

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 20 July 2008 22:36 (eleven years ago) link

* The game's designer Will Wright used his experience of rebuilding his life after his home was burned down due to the fire as basis for the concept of the best selling computer game in history, The Sims. [11][12]

That's actually true, I have a couple of article about SC and Wright has mentioned it a few times.

Trayce, Monday, 21 July 2008 04:27 (eleven years ago) link

Well, kind of: the fire thing isnt why he came up with the game, but it is why it had bushfires in it.

Trayce, Monday, 21 July 2008 04:28 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tata_Young

dylannn, Monday, 21 July 2008 06:21 (eleven years ago) link

excerpts from floyd landis's wikipedia page

The LeMond testimony

On May 17, 2007 Greg LeMond took the stand in the USADA arbitration hearing. Under oath, he described a phone conversation he had with Floyd Landis on August 6, 2006 as well as another with Will Geoghegan, Landis's business manager, on May 16th, the evening before the testimony. The major points of the testimony are as follow:

* In an August 6 phone conversation, LeMond allegedly told Landis that If you did (use banned substances), you could single-handedly change the sport. You could be the one who will salvage the sport, to which Landis allegedly responded What good would it do? If I did, it would destroy a lot of my friends and hurt a lot of people.[54]
* LeMond disclosed his childhood sexual abuse by a LeMond family friend to Landis. I was sexually abused before I got into cycling, and it nearly destroyed me by keeping it secret, LeMond allegedly said to Landis. (Lying about doping) will come back to haunt you when you are 40 or 50. If you have a moral compass and ethics, this will destroy you.[54]
* Will Geoghegan called LeMond at his personal mobile phone number the night before the scheduled testimony. LeMond's BlackBerry, with Geoghegan's phone number captured in the call log, was entered into evidence.[54]

According to Lemond quoted in the Sunday Times the conversation with Geoghegan was,

“Hello.”
“Greg?”
“Yeah, this is Greg.”
“Hi Greg, this is your uncle.”
“My uncle?!?”
“This is your uncle. Do you remember me?”
“Who is this?”
“This is your uncle and I’m going to be there tomorrow and we can talk about how we used to play hide the weenie.”
“Who the f*** is this?

sweaty palms, Monday, 21 July 2008 23:56 (eleven years ago) link

Like the previous comic strip that portrayed a woman’s gyrating rear as B.E.T.’s only contribution to television was pulled from a majority of newspapers; two of McGruder’s episodes in Season 2 of The Boondocks were banned from the air in the U.S. and Canada after depicting B.E.T. as an evil, cheap and ignorant empire, but were later aired in Canada and still are today.

Alex in SF, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 00:19 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Casanova

Sancho Vasquez IV is also Casanova.

There was a movie made with his last name as the title. Awesome.

nate woolls, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 12:16 (eleven years ago) link

From Maury (TV series):

Jack Hanna

Animal expert Jack Hanna comes to the show with animals, normally with at least one urinating and/or defecating on stage.

("urinating" made into a link, just in case the reader needs further clarification)

salsa shark, Wednesday, 23 July 2008 17:44 (eleven years ago) link

Rachel Barton Pine
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rachel_Barton_Pine

On January 16, 1995, Barton Pine was severely injured in a train accident in the suburb of Winnetka, where she taught violin lessons. As she was exiting a Metra commuter train with her violin over her shoulder, the doors closed on the strap to her case, pinning her left shoulder to the train. The doors, which were controlled remotely and had no safety sensors, failed to open, and she was dragged 366 feet by the train before being pulled underneath and run over, severing one leg and severely mangling the other.
She sued Metra and in 1999, the case went to court. Metra argued that she made the choice not to pull her arm out of the strap of the violin case due to the value of the instrument, a 400-year-old Amati valued at around $500,000, and thus she carried most of the blame for her injuries. The jury decided otherwise, however, and awarded her $29 million. Metra changed its conductor safety procedures following the accident and made other changes to the trains themselves.

...

Her taste in rock runs to heavy metal, with Van Halen, AC/DC, Black Sabbath, Anthrax, Metallica, Pantera, Slayer and Megadeth being among her favorites. She has met and jammed with a number of these, and in 1997 released a heavy-metal-inspired CD.

Allen, Thursday, 24 July 2008 16:43 (eleven years ago) link

In the first season, Jesse's last name was "Cochran", reportedly because one of the producers was a fan of attorney Johnnie Cochran. His name was changed after Season 1, when he came to be called "Jesse Katsopolis". The name change was due to Stamos wanting his character to better reflect his Greek heritage. No reason is given for the character's name change, but fans tend to believe it could have been a stage name, especially because the name "Cochran" also disappeared from his band's name "Jesse and the Rippers" after the first season.In one episode, Jesse admits his birth name was "Hermes", which actually happens to be his real-life paternal grandfather's name.

latebloomer, Friday, 25 July 2008 11:06 (eleven years ago) link

The protagonist of "All I Really Want" is a young, embittered female trying to find a connection in the world, yodeling and yelping after revealing that what she really wants is "some justice".

some dude, Monday, 28 July 2008 03:09 (eleven years ago) link

Sienna Rose Miller (born December 28, 1981) is a talent-free starlet and serial slut who has clawed her way up the greasy pole of show business, legs akimbo for every man Jack who cared to cast her a sideways glance.

Gukbe, Monday, 28 July 2008 05:21 (eleven years ago) link

Gervais Yao Kouassi (born 27 May 1987 in Ányama, Côte d'Ivoire), or simply Gervinho is an Ivorian footballer who plays as a striker for French Ligue 1 club Le Mans UC72.

He was named after comedian Ricky Gervais who part-sponsored the installation of drinking water in his family's village.

mizzell, Monday, 28 July 2008 15:10 (eleven years ago) link

Charles-Valentin Alkan(November 30, 1813–March 29, 1888) was a French composer and one of the greatest virtuoso pianists of his day.

Alkan died in Paris in 1888 at the age of 74. For many years it was believed that his death was caused by a bookcase falling on him in his home, brought down as he reached for a volume of the Talmud from a high shelf. This apocryphal tale, which appears to have been circulated by Delaborde, has been effectively disproved by Hugh Macdonald, who reports a contemporary letter from one of Alkan's pupils explaining that Alkan had died following being trapped beneath a falling porte-parapluies (a heavy coat/umbrella rack).

Bob Six, Sunday, 3 August 2008 08:18 (eleven years ago) link

It has also been reported as a practice in hazing[7] among athletic teams. This is described in an article by Robert DeKoven from Gay and Lesbian Times.[8]

“ One such story involved what school officials termed a hazing incident, which involved three varsity wrestlers and three coaches at Argo Community High School near Chicago. The school suspended the wrestlers and coaches for a hazing incident that involved the “tea-bagging” of several freshman wrestlers.
Cyd Zeigler Jr. reports that the incident occurred on a bus trip home last year on Dec. 1. ... According to the Daily Southtown, the three varsity wrestlers pulled freshmen, one by one, to the back of the bus. There, two of the boys held each boy down as the third boy shoved his testicles in the freshman’s face.

Teabagging again gained national attention in 2006 in the national media for a similar incident that occurred in Avoca, IA where the local wrestling team performed a similar initiation as the Dennis Horkenbach Chicago incident.

Bo Jackson Overdrive, Sunday, 3 August 2008 14:09 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sno_Balls

latebloomer, Monday, 4 August 2008 05:15 (eleven years ago) link

What's the unusual detail in that one? The mention of Prince?

Tuomas, Monday, 4 August 2008 08:12 (eleven years ago) link

Not from Wikipedia but from IMDB's bio section for Sean "P. Diddy" Combs:

Suffers from coulrophobia (fear of clowns), a condition so severe that he reportedly insisted on a "No Clowns" clause in his contract prior to appearing on the TV show "Fear Factor" (2001).

jaymc, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 19:42 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southfields

The area is also home to a significant South African community, who were supposedly originally attracted to the area in the early and mid 1990s through their awareness of its proximity to Wimbledon, a name which they knew from their fondness of sports in general and tennis in particular. New arrivals told their friends, and with the change in the job market in South Africa in the 1990s, a trickle of new arrivals became a stream in the years that followed. It is also rumoured amoung locals that the areas predominantly white population is a key reason for the large South African community.

The stickman from the hilarious "xkcd" comics, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 10:46 (eleven years ago) link

is all that just an overwritten version of "where de white women at?"

Mark G, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 10:53 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_O'Sullivan

After a family holiday in Ireland as a boy, O'Sullivan returned with a strong Irish accent and was sent to stage school to try to get rid of it, thus starting a distinguished acting career.

Alba, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 11:28 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hoy

Hoy shares his birthday - 23 March - with Sir Steve Redgrave, Roger Bannister and Marti Pellow of Wet Wet Wet.

ailsa, Tuesday, 19 August 2008 12:02 (eleven years ago) link

Trivia
Lists of miscellaneous information should be avoided. Please relocate any relevant information into appropriate sections or articles. (December 2007)

The Back to the Future movie series is referenced often enough in Ozma songs to warrant mention here. The song Lorraine is about George McFly's girlfriend who is Marty McFly's mother. The song Game Over contains the lyric "where I go I don't need roads," which is a play off Doc Brown's dialogue at the end of Back To the Future, while Come Home Andrea contains the line "girl make one man cry, make another man sing" - referencing the Huey Lewis and the News song "The Power of Love" as featured in the first film. A less obvious reference is in the song In Search of 1988, which says "Warp me back at 88" - the speed in miles per hour required to travel back in time in the films. Most recently, in the song Motorology 3:39 the lyric "I'm still dreamin' of clock towers and synchronicity" is most likely a reference to the clock tower featured prominently in the film trilogy.

Ozma's first three albums all used a similar technique of using the acoustic version of a prominent riff from a song in some other section of the CD. However, Pasadena does not follow this pattern. On Rock and Roll Part Three the ending of Track 9 is the acoustic melody of Track 1. Track 1 on The Doubble Donkey Disc is the acoustic melody during 2:09 to 2:35 of Track 4 and 1:44 to 2:13 of Track 5. On Spending Time on the Borderline the end of Track 3 is a stringed instrument version of the melody for Track 4.

Daniel Brummel can be seen in the upper right side of the cover for Weezer's The Good Life EP. He's the one with light blonde hair.

Ryen Slegr is of Czech origin.

Ozma appeared on Track 1 of "Hear You Me! A Tribute to Mykel and Carli" with the song "Iceland". This compilation benefit CD of various artists was released in 1997.

The old official band website ozmaonline.com had a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) theme. Also, the song "In Search of 1988" references Mario and Luigi of The Super Mario Bros. games. "Maybe in an Alternate Dimension (Flight of the Bootymechanic)" references Link, "the Zelda warrior".

In the song Flight of the Bootymaster the lyric "Wesley Willis starts to break down, feels the beat, and hits the dance floor" is an accurate description of the artist, a diagnosed schizophrenic, as he would often join the audience and headbutt his fans.[1]

Prior to the 2002 Warped Tour, Star Wick was a passenger in a car accident that caused her to require eye surgery due to the airbag inflating and causing her contact lens to tear her cornea. She missed a few dates and Derek Grant from Alkaline Trio filled in for her on keyboards while she recovered. [2]

The title of the CD Rock and Roll Part Three is a reference to the Gary Glitter songs "Rock 'N' Roll (Part One)" and "Rock 'N' Roll (Part Two)."

The song Eponine is most likely an indirect tribute to the character Eponine from the novel Les Miserables. The character of Eponine had an unrequited love for the character Marius Pontmercy. The song merges the themes of revolution and bolsheviks which are only loosely related to Les Miserables.

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 22 August 2008 03:49 (eleven years ago) link

Caballero probably attracted a lot of young skateboarders' interest to the band, but the music kept them coming back for more, and he wasn't the only skater in the band. Singer Gavin O'Brien was a heavy local at Winchester Skatepark and was more than able to hold his own in any session: vert, street, banks, whatever. Adam "Bomb" Segal's trademark high top Vans in all the bright, cool colors of the day had ollie holes on both shoes-the dude was doing switch tricks before anyone. Keith Rendon (drummer #1), Ray Stevens, II (bass) and Craig Bosch (drummer #2) were all accomplished skaters; Craig even has a trick named after him: the Bosch (a invert to blunt on a curb, ledge, etc).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Faction

altair nouveau, Monday, 25 August 2008 06:04 (eleven years ago) link

Plagurism

This seems like it's taken directly from an article, which is called plagurism.Ollie the Magic Skater 14:17, 29 April 2006 (UTC)

Dan I., Monday, 25 August 2008 06:38 (eleven years ago) link

Paul Morley (born 26 March 1957 in Stockport, Cheshire) is an English journalist, who wrote for the New Musical Express from 1977 to 1983, during one of its most successful and relatively notorious periods, and has since written for a wide range of publications. His style divided the NME readership of the time (an early, confrontational interview with Jerry Garcia was judged to have lost the paper several thousand regular readers),[citation needed]. British Alternative band The Cure played a version of their song 'Grinding Halt' with new lyrics parodying Morley's writing style after an unfavourable review of their debut album Three Imaginary Boys. He has been described as 'a nodder' and a 'pretentious git' on more than one occasion.

naus, Monday, 25 August 2008 07:07 (eleven years ago) link

Dr. Octagonecologyst

The music on the compact disc was originally recorded on a thermo-nuclear 387-bit, non-linear tracking system dithered down to 20-bit compact disc format. Because of its high resolution, however, limitations can be heard in the compact disc format.

ledge, Monday, 25 August 2008 07:43 (eleven years ago) link

(Bill) Paxton has the unique distinction of being the only actor who has played characters killed by an Alien (as Private Hudson in Aliens), a Predator (as Jerry Lambert in Predator 2), and a Terminator (as the punk leader in The Terminator, he also had a cameo role in Terminator 2 as a resistance soldier but was not killed). (Lance Henriksen would be worthy of this distinction but for the word 'kill': his android character was dismembered but still functional and he requested deactivation in the sequel.)

Dan I., Tuesday, 26 August 2008 03:30 (eleven years ago) link

the asperganoid point of order about Lance Henriksen elevates that one imho

Dan I., Tuesday, 26 August 2008 03:32 (eleven years ago) link

# Eli Wallach appears in "The Wrap Party" as an old mischievous man with an interesting[citation needed] – and familiar[citation needed] – past. Wallach was nominated for an Emmy for this role.

and what, Tuesday, 26 August 2008 21:34 (eleven years ago) link

Music video

A music video is being shot in Miami. Cameoes include Fat Joe, Trey Songz, The Inkredibles, and Jeezy's lamborghini.[1]

J0rdan S., Tuesday, 26 August 2008 22:36 (eleven years ago) link

Kathryn Jean Lopez, (born March 22, probably 1976), a native of Manhattan, is an American conservative columnist, who is nationally syndicated by the United Feature Syndicate/Newspaper Enterprise Association. She is also the editor of National Review Online. Her nickname on National Review Online's group blog "The Corner", is "K-Lo", a wordplay based on "J-Lo", the popular nickname for Jennifer Lopez. She is noted for being hideously obese.

Mordy, Friday, 29 August 2008 08:21 (eleven years ago) link

http://www.sadlyno.com/wordpress/uploads/2007/04/kathryn-jean-lopez.jpg

srsly though

J0rdan S., Friday, 29 August 2008 08:22 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_%22Rudy%22_Ruettiger

Rudy also had another part in the making of the movie, where during the recording of the score for the final game sequence, Rudy himself conducted the orchestra while composer Jerry Goldsmith looked on in tears.[citation needed]

g.makalin, Sunday, 31 August 2008 03:47 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Enough

The film received mostly positive reviews from critics. On the review aggregator Metacritic, the film had an average score of 95 out of 100, based on 32 reviews. On Rotten Tomatoes, 91% of critics gave the film positive reviews, based on 121 reviews.

Renee Graham of The Boston Globe said the film "portays the horror of domestic violence in a realistic way, but keeps viewers interested." BBC film critic Jamie Russell said "this reactionary thriller is matched only by the realisticness of its premise." Jim Judy of Screen it! said "it's just great that so much of the film is thrilling, interesting and well thought-out, or simply amazing." Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times called it "a movie that feminists everywhere will appreciate." New York Magazine critic Peter Rainer said "Realistic, suspenseful, dramatic, the movie will likely move the cause of woman warriors forward decades." Richard Roeper said "It's a wonderful movie, it really is and it makes perfect sense."

Joe Leydon of the San Francisco Examiner called it "a juicy, exciting, but serious drama, the kind of flick that manages the difficult feat of appealing to your instincts while making you feel proud of yourself." Joe Baltake of The Sacramento Bee said the film was "perhaps the guiltiest guilty pleasure in a long time."

Mordy, Sunday, 31 August 2008 06:15 (eleven years ago) link

I actually screen-grabbed this and saved it while ILX was down just to put it up here. It's been edited out now:

http://img110.imageshack.us/my.php?image=interestingwikibi3.jpg

Phil D. (Pancakes Hackman), Thursday, 11 September 2008 13:20 (eleven years ago) link

Gah.

http://img110.imageshack.us/img110/9698/interestingwikibi3.jpg

Phil D. (Pancakes Hackman), Thursday, 11 September 2008 13:21 (eleven years ago) link

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y176/edwardiii/britfilms56.gif

Edward III, Thursday, 11 September 2008 14:25 (eleven years ago) link

detailed analysis of the logic behind the Purple People Eater

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_people_eater

Chelvis, Thursday, 11 September 2008 23:57 (eleven years ago) link

"Written by Barry Cryer" (!)

Mark G, Friday, 12 September 2008 00:06 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Goodwin

James "Jim" Goodwin (born November 20, 1981 in Waterford, Ireland) is an Irish footballer, currently playing for Huddersfield Town in Football League One.

Born in Tramore, he began his professional career with Celtic before moving to Stockport County.

Jim played at the heart of defence with Manchester United's fellow Waterford man, John O'Shea when Republic of Ireland won the 1998 under-16 European Championships in Perth, Scotland.

He was capped once at senior level by the Republic of Ireland (coming on as a substitute for Robbie Keane against Finland in Helsinki in August 2002) and he has been captain of the Republic of Ireland U-21 team.

He signed by Scunthorpe United in 2005, but was released on May 8, 2008, along with two other players, with his last game being the victory at home against Cardiff City, when he was substituted at half-time, driving away from the ground and vowing only to return to pick up his tin of WD40 which he uses to lubricate the hinges on the metal opening in the top of his head. He left behind his pink matador cape with which he guided attacking midfielders through to the United defence.

On June 5, 2008, he signed a 3-year deal at Huddersfield Town. He along with 5 other players made his Town debut in the 1-1 draw against Stockport County at the Galpharm Stadium on August 9, 2008.

J4gger Dynamic Pentangle (Just got offed), Monday, 15 September 2008 19:26 (eleven years ago) link

You took that from the WSC email

Carrie Bradshaw Layfield (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Monday, 15 September 2008 19:56 (eleven years ago) link

i took it from a friend of mine who sent me the link on MSN, and yeah he's a WSC subscriber so blame him

J4gger Dynamic Pentangle (Just got offed), Monday, 15 September 2008 19:58 (eleven years ago) link

Tévez has a distinctive burn mark from his right ear, down his neck to his chest which was caused by an accident with Wayne rooney when he was a child[3].

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Tevez (obviously)

Ludo, Wednesday, 17 September 2008 19:31 (eleven years ago) link

From the 'Fetal alcohol syndrome' entry:

Facial features

Several characteristic craniofacial abnormalities are visible in individuals with FAS. [...]

* A smooth philtrum — The divot or groove between the nose and upper lip flattens with increased prenatal alcohol exposure. This, sadly, puts fetal alcohol syndrome out of the running as an explanation for Robert Mugabe's personality.

James Morrison, Thursday, 18 September 2008 00:27 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Eagles

On July 31, 1980, in Long Beach, California, tempers boiled over into what has been described as "Long Night at Wrong Beach."[7] Frey and Felder spent the entire show describing to each other the beating each planned to administer backstage. "Only three more songs until I kick your ass, pal," Frey recalls Felder telling him near the end of the band's set. Felder recalls Frey making a similar threat to him just as they began to sing "The Best Of My Love."

Dirty Sanchez (Bo Jackson Overdrive), Sunday, 21 September 2008 14:34 (eleven years ago) link

three weeks pass...

Not necessarily unusual but full of a sweaty obsession for very specific details, it's Linda Lusardi's wikipedia page:
Lusardi began her topless modelling career as a Page Three girl at the age of 18 in 1976 and in 1977 she appeared nude in the February edition of 'Mayfair' magazine. She was also nude but with her legs fully apart to completely expose her unshaven vagina in the November 1977 edition of 'Fiesta' magazine.

calumerio, Monday, 13 October 2008 09:23 (eleven years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micheal_R._Williams

In the 2007-2008 edition of the Tennessee Blue Book, Williams lists his party affiliation as "Independent NASCAR Fan."[3] In 2008 he ran for re-election to the State Senate as an independent candidate.[4]

Mordy, Monday, 13 October 2008 09:30 (eleven years ago) link

lol "Micheal"

caek, Monday, 13 October 2008 10:20 (eleven years ago) link

Lokomotiv Plovdiv's major opponent is the other local team, playing in the First division - Botev Plovdiv. Hooligans of the two teams often organise mass fights, usually on the derby days, at some secluded location in the city. Botev fans usually have their asses kicked by the Lokomotiv's supporters. Most people in Plovdiv, especially the educated ones, people of knowledge, support Lokomotiv. The team is the most popular one outside the capital. It is well-known that Botev was a communist party-favoured team during the communist era in Bulgaria. As such, the team was linked to the army, which was somewhat a common sructure with the communist party. Thus, plenty of army officials supported Botev. It is well-known that people in the army during the communist era were in the lower strata of the society in terms of knowledge and intellectual capacity. That is why well-educated people supported the other clubs in Plovdiv, most part of them being Lokomotiv fans. Obvisously intellectual capacity may be genetically inherited as nowadays, years after the fall of the Iron curtain and the communist regime, Lokomotiv Plovdiv is still supported by the intellectual elite in Plovdiv, while on the contrary, undereducated people claim their allegiance to Botev. Rivalry exists both on and off the pitch, inside and outside the ground. As time goes on the glory Botev achieved during the "golden" commo era of the club" fades away. This being so, some Botev supporters occupying some influential or representative positions take all and any actions, even not reasonalbe ones, to bring their team back to life but alas. History has turned to the right direction.

the educated ones, people of knowledge
but alas. History has turned to the right direction.
the educated ones, people of knowledge
but alas. History has turned to the right direction.

yungblut, Thursday, 16 October 2008 23:24 (ten years ago) link

Former Australian Prime Minister Bob Hawke was at one time the world record holder for fastest sculling of a yard of beer.[3]

sensual harrassment (naus), Thursday, 23 October 2008 06:55 (ten years ago) link

that's not an unusual detail, that's a point of national pride

boystown confidential (sic), Thursday, 23 October 2008 10:43 (ten years ago) link

Hear hear!

James Morrison, Thursday, 23 October 2008 22:48 (ten years ago) link

At Rock the Universe 2006, an annual Christian rock festival held at Universal every September, Relient K lead singer Matt Thiessen asked the fans to ride Back to the Future while it was still open, as they learned earlier that day it was closing. Each band is taken on a tour through the park every year.

imperial management trainee (latebloomer), Tuesday, 28 October 2008 06:23 (ten years ago) link

"Brookes is also known as a supporter of the Conservative Party, and an admirer of Margaret Thatcher."

from Bruno Brookes entry.

Autobot Lover (jel --), Monday, 3 November 2008 18:09 (ten years ago) link

Back to the Future is one of the best rides there!

rubisco (Abbott), Monday, 3 November 2008 20:38 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Shakespeare

Mordy, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 03:45 (ten years ago) link

Because I can't imagine it'll stay up there:

William Shakespeare
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
OBAMA WILL WIN TOMORROW!!!! SUCK IT, DAMN GMS!!!! :P

Mordy, Tuesday, 4 November 2008 03:45 (ten years ago) link

Formatting is key here:

"The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web for obvious reasons) is a system of [...]"

I'm totally going to start calling it that. Well not really.

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 5 November 2008 00:29 (ten years ago) link

Although it has now been removed, the end bit of the entry on Harbinger was curious -

Notable believers

Famous people who believed in harbingers:
Abraham Lincoln
Shirley MacLaine
Hilary Swank
Tupac Shakur
David Pleat.

---

What a team.

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Harbinger&oldid=234094666

GamalielRatsey, Wednesday, 12 November 2008 11:31 (ten years ago) link

Karim Dulé Hill (born May 3, 1975) is an Emmy Award-nominated American actor. He's best known for his roles as Josiah Bartlet's personal presidential aide (body man) Charlie Young on the critically-acclaimed television series The West Wing, and as Burton "Gus" Guster in the television comedy-drama Psych. He also has a role in Holes as Sam. He is often confused with actors Deon Richmond of The Cosby Show fame and Phill Lewis of The Suite Life of Zack and Cody series.

Deon Richmond (born June 2, 1978) is an American actor, known for his semi-regular childhood role as Rudy Huxtable's friend Kenny (nicknamed "Bud") on the popular NBC sitcom The Cosby Show.
Richmond was born in New York, New York. After The Cosby Show, Richmond went on to appear as a supporting character in sitcoms such as Getting By and Sister, Sister, and in feature films such as Scream 3 and Van Wilder. He starred in the 1999 feature film Trippin''. He also played the role of the "token black guy" in Not Another Teen Movie. He also had a role on the short lived NBC series Teachers. Most recently, he performed in independent horror film Hatchet. Richmond is currently in talks with several films such as Trippin' 2, The Louie Armstrong Story, Pablo & Ping Go To Hollywood, and a top secret big budget film.
He is often confused with Dulé Hill, co-star of the USA Network show, Psych

Mordy, Thursday, 13 November 2008 07:27 (ten years ago) link

A common law marriage is legally binding in some jurisdictions but has no meaning in others. In some jurisdictions without true common law marriages (e.g. Hungary), the term "common law marriage" is used as a synonym for non-marital relationships such as domestic partnership or reciprocal beneficiaries relationship (i.e. "shacking up").

Rolling draadje (Roberto Spiralli), Monday, 17 November 2008 20:21 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socket_478

While the Intel mobile CPUs are available in 478-pin packages, they in fact only operate in a range of slightly differing sockets, Socket 479, Socket M, and Socket P, which are also incompatible with each other. All in all this board was considered "the shit" mobo.

ledge, Wednesday, 19 November 2008 15:13 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Futura_(typeface)

The commemorative plaque left on Earth's moon in July, 1969 uses Futura.

koogs, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 13:26 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Birchall

Further recognition for Birchall came in 2008 when Trinidad author VS Naipul got a tattoo of Birchall in a goalscoring pose.

Ludo, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 13:48 (ten years ago) link

The commemorative plaque left on Earth's moon in July, 1969 uses Futura.

For some reason it makes me happy to know this. I'm glad it's not Comic Sans.

James Morrison, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:47 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Birchall

Further recognition for Birchall came in 2008 when Trinidad author VS Naipul got a tattoo of Birchall in a goalscoring pose.

― Ludo, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 13:48 (9 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

I added that about six months ago. It was original qf'd with the Naipul Wiki but that got edited back.

Peter "One Dart" Manley (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Wednesday, 26 November 2008 22:55 (ten years ago) link

History of Dog Breeds

Aboriginal groups or pariah dogs establish themselves near human population, and further develop and maintain themselves without further selection. Neither they carry any specialized working dog functions. Working, hunting and other functional breeds most likely appeared when there is a demand for certain traits that are prevalent to the extension of the point one can devote his time and efforts to establish and maintain the group of dogs that perfect in certain traits valuable for that individual.

^ this has been babelfished, right?

ledge, Wednesday, 26 November 2008 23:31 (ten years ago) link

Onoo began working on the independent circuit and was associated with the short-lived WrestleXpress and X Wrestling Federation.

Onoo owns a small car dealership in Iowa which, ironically, uses the same X as the before mentioned wrestling promotion - "X".

Peter "One Dart" Manley (The stickman from the hilarious 'xkcd' comics), Saturday, 29 November 2008 21:09 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gil_Scott_Heron

Scott-Heron's father, Giles "Gil" Heron of Jamaican descent, nicknamed "The Black Arrow" was a football (soccer) player who, in the 1950s, became the first black athlete to play for Glasgow's Celtic Football Club.

slag move (onimo), Monday, 1 December 2008 15:48 (ten years ago) link

Zillah is a city in Yakima County, Washington, United States, with a population of 2,198 at the 2000 census. Tourist attractions include the Teapot Dome Service Station, the fortuitously named Church of God Zillah, and the El Ranchito restaurant.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 08:49 (ten years ago) link

heh reading on...

Although the church is fairly conservative and some are unamused by this coincidence (the church was named long before the Godzilla movies began[citation needed]), the church embraces it, even putting a wireframe Godzilla float outside.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/8/86/God_zillah_1.jpg/250px-God_zillah_1.jpg

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 08:51 (ten years ago) link

The Clique's plot mainly follows the first novel in this series by Lisi Harrison. The books lead you through the middle school lives of five girls: Massie Block, Dylan Marvil, Kristen Gregory, Alicia Rivera, and Claire Lyons. The girls belong to the most popular group at their private all-girls school Octavian Country Day (OCD) called the Pretty Committee aka The Clique. Hi I'd like to mention that.. THIS MOVIE ROCKED!!!!! THAT IS ALL! :)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Clique_(film)

Abi Titmuss

She also starred in a sex tape, which is widely available on the internet. In The video also starred John Leslie and he described her vagina as a menace

nate woolls, Monday, 15 December 2008 16:05 (ten years ago) link

http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/288/jewelxk1.png

arular (unregistered), Friday, 26 December 2008 17:11 (ten years ago) link

XD

mufasa marchant (Curt1s Stephens), Friday, 26 December 2008 18:32 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Summer_Girls

This article or section has been nominated to be checked for its neutrality.

...

Music video

"Quality" is not an adjective that would be applied to the music video for "Summer Girls", nor for any other music videos in LFO's oeuvre. The video features the three gentlemen in the band, dressed like classic late-90s vintage d-bags, on a pier of some sort and later a beach. Our dignity-free trio walks around flirting with bikini-clad girls, some of whom are implausibly cute given the trio of men in question. Many, however, would more likely be classed as "anorexic" by 2008 standards. At one point in the video there's some break dancing. The guy with blond hair "raps" to the camera, demonstrating the remarkable ability to deliver lines like "When you take a sip, you buzz like a hornet/Billy Shakespeare wrote a whole bunch of sonnets" with no evident impulse to kill himself.

aaron d.g., Monday, 29 December 2008 01:50 (ten years ago) link

from the entry about Jimmy Edwards:

A Brighton and Hove bus is named after him. He had been married to wife Valerie for many years, however during the 1970s he was publicly outed as a lifelong homosexual by others much to his annoyance.

I guess it's just the phrasing that amuses me.

Bob Six, Tuesday, 30 December 2008 19:31 (ten years ago) link

The series was so popular in Germany that the TV Movie was released there theatrically under the name Alf - Der Film (Alf - The Movie) and was panned by critics and by fans, particularly for the Tanners' absence. At the time the show ALF was on in Germany, the roadside signs for the Moselle River town of "Alf" were frequently stolen by souvenir hunters.

pazuzu's petals (latebloomer), Wednesday, 31 December 2008 15:41 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Robert Williams (c. 1954 – January 25, 1979), a worker at a Ford Motor Company factory in Michigan, was one of the first individuals killed by a robot.

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:35 (ten years ago) link

Blanche Knott is the credited author of the politically incorrect Truly Tasteless Jokes book and its many follow-ons. According to the New York Times, the first volume was the biggest-selling mass-market book of 1983. The name is a pun directing the reader to "blanch not" at the offensive nature of the jokes within and an obvious pseudonym.

The actual author was a fresh-from-college employee at St. Martin Press named Ashton Applewhite, who ironically, given the many AIDS jokes contained in the TTJ books, went on to write an inspirational volume for AIDS victims.

゙(゚、 。 7 (cankles), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:41 (ten years ago) link

Danzig is one of few albums labeled as "explicit" despite the virtual absence of profanity (save for one use of the word "whore" in "Possession").

゙(゚、 。 7 (cankles), Monday, 19 January 2009 20:42 (ten years ago) link

Byrd joined the Ku Klux Klan when he was 24 in 1942. His local chapter unanimously elected him Exalted Cyclops.[2]

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:00 (ten years ago) link

Robert Williams (c. 1954 – January 25, 1979), a worker at a Ford Motor Company factory in Michigan, was one of the first individuals killed by a robot BUT NOT THE LAST

http://www.reelmovienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/12/terminator_robot.jpg

^likes black girls (HI DERE), Tuesday, 20 January 2009 21:04 (ten years ago) link

To this day, no one knows exactly how the Les Paulverizer works.

jsimp, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 03:18 (ten years ago) link

Production notes

In the film's original cut, McAlester lived, but test audiences made it clear how much they disliked the character (going so far as to shout "Die, bitch!" at the screen) as her actions had caused all that had gone wrong.[citation needed] Thus, the decision was made to re-shoot the ending so that her character died. Conversely, Sherman 'Preacher' Dudley, played by LL Cool J, was to die but test audiences loved the character so much that filmmakers re-shot the ending and had him live.[citation needed]

31g, Wednesday, 21 January 2009 03:28 (ten years ago) link

two weeks pass...

From 'Spoon':

It is used primarily for serving and eating liquid or semisolid food (sometimes called "spoon-meat")

talk me down off the (ledge), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 10:16 (ten years ago) link

I always get excited when I see this thread has been revived, and spoon-meat is no exception.

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 15:14 (ten years ago) link

from "André the Giant":

Actor Cary Elwes explains in his video diary of The Princess Bride that Samuel Beckett was a neighbor of the Roussimoff family while living in France. The Nobel Laureate would sometimes drive André to school.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andre_the_giant

akaky akakievich, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 18:17 (ten years ago) link

cool beans

cool app (uh oh I'm having a fantasy), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 18:37 (ten years ago) link

spoon-meat!!

s1ocki, Wednesday, 4 February 2009 18:45 (ten years ago) link

from max weinberg's

Weinberg was born in Newark, New Jersey. His sister, Nancy Winston, is a professional pianist and singer who is well known in New York City for her regular appearances at the Cafe Pierre, the Plaza Hotel and other top piano rooms. Weinberg played drums on Winston's self-titled debut CD. Weinberg also has another sister, Abby, a clinical social worker in the New England area. And Abby's two sons Jake and Noah are fans of their uncle.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 19:04 (ten years ago) link

lol

nosotros niggamos (HI DERE), Wednesday, 4 February 2009 19:05 (ten years ago) link

Haha that Beckett & André in Paris thing!

Sam: These bloody traffic jams.
And: But I can be late to school without getting the blame!
Sam: No matter. Always the same. Always the same. No matter.
And: Oh look! A lady with a very very small dog!
Sam: God fuck a cunt.
And: I'm bored. Got any comics?
Sam: And the fog. The fog is truly l'innomable
And: You just wiggled your finger. That's wonderful!

(yes yes I know he wasn't the one with that line)

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 7 February 2009 00:40 (ten years ago) link

oh sorry sloppy editing, last parenthesis shouldn't be there. I just decided against "I do not think that word means what you think it means".

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 7 February 2009 00:41 (ten years ago) link

One of the world's largest food companies, Kraft Foods, came under fire with consumer complaints and lawsuits regarding Kraft's commercial guacamole[2]. The main issue was that Kraft's guacamole contained less than 2 percent avocado and contains hydrogenated oils and artificial colors to try to approximate the consistency and color of avocados.

ian, Saturday, 7 February 2009 04:12 (ten years ago) link

Chris Hawkins

Chris Hawkins (born 23 September 1975, in Loppington, North Shropshire, England) is a presenter, performance DJ, reporter, journalist, producer, and music pundit and all round nice guy.

Chris Hawkins also went back in time to be reborn on the 6th Feb 1985 and went on to be a great scientist.

nate woolls, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 09:10 (ten years ago) link

Ulvaeus has suffered from severe memory loss and no longer remembers much of his life. He has little memory of being famous and has even turned to hypnotism to try and bring back his memory.

True, too, apparantly.

The Unbelievably Insensitive Baroness Vadera (Ned Trifle II), Tuesday, 10 February 2009 11:06 (ten years ago) link

Steven Edwards was born in the South Bronx, to parents from North Carolina and North Virginia. He was also a former bodyguard for Muhammad Ali. He met Tommy DeSimone as a struggling blues-rock musician, singer and songwriter on Queens Boulevard sometime during 1967 while earning money as a street performer. At the time DeSimone was selling stolen Rolex watches. Thomas began to think of Parnell as a "brother" and the two became close friends. It was around this time that Thomas adopted the same integrationist stance of Martin Luther King, that was adopted by Colombo crime family mobster Joe Gallo.

Coyote Ultra Nate (The stickman from the hilarious xkcd comics), Wednesday, 18 February 2009 01:02 (ten years ago) link

The US Postal Service released a stamp featuring Ogden Nash and six of his poems on the centennial of his birth on 19 August 2002. The six poems are "The Turtle," "The Cow," "Crossing The Border," "The Kitten," "The Camel" and "Limerick One." It was the first stamp in the history of the USPS to include the word "sex," although as a synonym for gender. It can be found under the "O" and is part of "The Turtle".

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 28 February 2009 20:51 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Weitz_(filmmaker)

Weitz is the son of the actress Susan Kohner and novelist/fashion designer John Weitz. Paul Kohner and Mexican actress Lupita Tovar are his grandparents.

Growing up in New York City, he attended The Allen-Stevenson School and later Collegiate. Then, he graduated from Wesleyan University, where he wrote the play Mango Tea. The play was performed off-Broadway.

WHO WONT Release OFF CENTRE ON DVD. SO please be free to download it off of bittorrent. He is the reason why illegal downloads are acceptable.

Dave Gahan, lead singer of Depeche Mode (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 3 March 2009 15:13 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kenny_g

Kenny is a qualified pilot and has been known to fly to many events. He is also one of the original investors in the Starbucks coffee house chain. He has one sister, Paula, and one brother, Brian. His brother's sons, David and John, both play guitar and are in several different bands.

Kenny is allergic to shell fish.

t. weiss, Friday, 6 March 2009 08:49 (ten years ago) link

OK, I know this isn't exactly an unusual detail, but I was trying to remember where "you can't handle the truth!" came from and I typed it into WikiPedia instead of Google -> it worked! Even though the quote isn't in the article at all!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You_can%27t_handle_the_truth

StanM, Friday, 6 March 2009 08:55 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sir_Alex_Ferguson

grew up in a tenement at 667 Govan Road

^Neighbour of the Beast!

the innermost wee guy (onimo), Friday, 6 March 2009 08:55 (ten years ago) link

Best thing in that horribly over-acted "You can't handle the truth!" scene is Jack going "you fucking people" - the phrase is permanently stuck in my head and floats to the front of my consciousness every time something irritates me, like people stopping in front of me in a doorway or people not standing on the right on the escalator - you know, important stuff.

the innermost wee guy (onimo), Friday, 6 March 2009 09:14 (ten years ago) link

"Sorkin took that information and wrote much of his story on cocktail napkins while bartending at the Palace Theatre on Broadway"

that's pretty unusual. dude couldn't afford a pad of paper?

i had no idea this was a play first, i actually assumed it was a john grisham thing.

ledge, Friday, 6 March 2009 09:36 (ten years ago) link

horribly fabulously over-acted. "I'm gonna rip out your eyeballs and piss in your dead skull! You fucked with the wrong marine!" Could watch that whole climax over and over.

ledge, Friday, 6 March 2009 09:39 (ten years ago) link

Lori Barbero (born November 27, 1961 in Minneapolis, Minnesota) was the drummer for the Minneapolis-based band Babes in Toyland. She subsequently played drums for the bands Eggtwist and Koalas.[1]

She was also part owner of the now defunct Minneapolis label Spanish Fly Records, whose roster included Smut, Dumpster Juice, Milk, REO Speedealer, Sleep Capsule, and Likehell.

In 2006, Lori was awarded with an Artist of Distinction award by Sound Unseen for her continuous contribution to the Minneapolis Rock and Roll scene.

In 2008 Lori drunkenly drove her car into somebody's house and then asked what was left of her fan base to pay for her DUI charge. She was last seen frying eggs at a Minneapolis Denny's.

She now works at Hole in the Wall in Austin, TX as a cocktail waitress.

•--• --- --- •--• (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 6 March 2009 15:28 (ten years ago) link

GZA explores many motifs and themes, such as chess, crime and philosophy.

rio (r1o natsume), Saturday, 7 March 2009 15:52 (ten years ago) link

lady burt stanton (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), are you 82.24.167.192? I note that that edit was only made on 5th March. It is, of course, quite easy to edit any wikipedia page, insert something absurd, then do a quick screen grab before the edit gets reverted.

dubmill, Saturday, 7 March 2009 16:02 (ten years ago) link

lady burt stanton (the schef (adam schefter ha ha)), are you 93.106.227.48? I have noticed some vvv strange edits being made on Wikipedia from this IP address, and honestly, I suspect you.

Alas, those pwns never came. (libcrypt), Saturday, 7 March 2009 18:03 (ten years ago) link

She's not 93.106.227.48 at all! Based on her WDYLL pics I'd guess she's about 36.29.38

:-)

StanM, Saturday, 7 March 2009 18:32 (ten years ago) link

oh dear...this was one of my favourite threads as well.

Bob Six, Saturday, 7 March 2009 18:34 (ten years ago) link

http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c102/OfMarrow/coulterapple.jpg

circa1916, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 06:23 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bathory_(band)

In an interview Quorthon stated that he was not conscripted for Sweden's army because of his long hair.

14 karat gold steen computer wizard (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Saturday, 21 March 2009 03:24 (ten years ago) link

page: Jesse Katsopolis

Relationships

In the episode 13 Candles, it is revealed that his first kiss was with Diane Van Zant.

During the show's first season, he is seen with several girlfriends. Some of them are:
Vanessa ("Our Very First Show")
Adrianna ("Daddy's Home")
Robin ("Half a Love Story")
Jill ("Half a Love Story")
Samantha ("The Seven-Month Itch, Part I")
Roxanne (Sea Cruise)
Eva Braun (World War II)

abanana, Sunday, 22 March 2009 04:36 (ten years ago) link

irlol

20 HOOS poppin steens on kawasakis (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Sunday, 22 March 2009 04:58 (ten years ago) link

Ronald Fraser

The pallbearers at his funeral were Sean Connery, Peter O'Toole, Simon Ward (who had played his son in The Misfit) and Chris Evans.

Say what you like Professor Words (Ned Trifle II), Monday, 23 March 2009 12:17 (ten years ago) link

Sailors sometimes called Madagascar "Island of the Moon",[12] a name by which it is referenced in the 1988 single "'Orinoco Flow (Sail Away)'" by artist Enya.

peter in montreal, Monday, 23 March 2009 14:53 (ten years ago) link

Franklin Delano Roosevelt (January 30, 1882 – April 12, 1945), often referred to by his initials FDR, was homosexual, and the 32nd President of the United States.

2 ears + 1 ❤ (Pillbox), Thursday, 26 March 2009 12:19 (ten years ago) link

However, despite some areas of Europe, such as Norway, still clinging to the use of oats in brewing until the early part of the 20th century, the practice had largely died out by the sixteenth century, so much so that in 1513 Tudor sailors refused to drink oat beer offered to them because of the bitter flavour.[15][16]

ian, Sunday, 29 March 2009 05:19 (ten years ago) link

stupid Tudors.

ian, Sunday, 29 March 2009 05:19 (ten years ago) link

same article:
Benjamin Disraeli is said to have enjoyed a meal of oysters and Guinness in the 19th century, though by the 20th century oyster beds were in decline, and stout had given way to pale ale.

ian, Sunday, 29 March 2009 05:22 (ten years ago) link

(Kristen) Bell has also stated that she still has the Catholic school uniform she wore in high school and is planning on wearing it on her wedding night .[50]

Cunga, Sunday, 29 March 2009 05:48 (ten years ago) link

Actually Kristen Bell's entire "personal life" section is filled with desultory facts that are tinged with heavy creep factor.

Cunga, Sunday, 29 March 2009 05:54 (ten years ago) link

It's not exactly wikipedia, but I had to post this somewhere:

scroll down to Learn More

mehlt, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 03:05 (ten years ago) link

i would pay a large sum of money for a night with kristen bell in a schoolgirl uniform.
i don't care if this makes me a crepe to some of you.

ian, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 03:19 (ten years ago) link

Kristen Bell is from Royal Oak. Neat.

Allen, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 14:37 (ten years ago) link

It's not exactly wikipedia, but I had to post this somewhere:

scroll down to Learn More

― mehlt, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 03:05 (12 hours ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Ask Tuomas!

Mark G, Tuesday, 31 March 2009 15:16 (ten years ago) link

Gaylord Perry was named after a close friend of his father's, who died while having his teeth pulled.[3]

tuppancewear party (The Reverend), Wednesday, 8 April 2009 03:02 (ten years ago) link

i thought this was pretty sweet:
Košarka (meaning basketball in Macedonian and Serbo-Croat) is an abandoned Turkish village in the mountains of the eastern mountain valley of the municipality Demir Kapija in the Republic of Macedonia. Most of its residents moved down, close to the highway to develop another village, Laki. Laki is not a registered village, yet, but electricity has been brought to the villagers. There is a fountain where the village used to be, yet, difficult to find, as the footpath has been worn, hardly ever used.

also i browsed Yello and its bandmembers, and it's quite a mess.

Ludo, Saturday, 11 April 2009 09:54 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Lambie_(footballer_born_1940)

Lambie left the club in March 1996 after a well publicised incident in which an enraged supporter, Keith G (for Grrr) Young, allegedly attempted to run the manager's car off the road.

the innermost wee guy (onimo), Tuesday, 14 April 2009 16:00 (ten years ago) link

browsed Yello and its bandmembers, and it's quite a mess

Went and had a look - Blank is pretty much a stub, didn't see anything especially wrong with Meier, and the main Yello one is obviously just written by many ESL hands, was there anything particularly unusual that leapt out?

Bostin' Legal (sic), Wednesday, 15 April 2009 03:46 (ten years ago) link

[The French town of] Ferney was first noted in 14th-century Burgundian registers as "Fernex." Four centuries later, however, Voltaire changed the "x" to a "y" due to the excessive number of towns in the region with names ending in "x," such as Maconnex, Saconnex, Gex, Versonnex, Ornex.

My preferred unusual wikipedia details are those where I can't tell whether it's interesting actual facts or someone making stuff up!

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 19 April 2009 02:07 (ten years ago) link

(aka [citation needed])

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 19 April 2009 02:08 (ten years ago) link

Haha there's more, whatta guy:

The château includes the main building, with a reconstruction of Voltaire's room (moved from its original location by later private owners), a garden with a fine view of the Alps, and a church dedicated, contrary to custom, directly to God. In the church's inscription, "Deo erexit VOLTAIRE" ("Erected to God by VOLTAIRE"), Voltaire's name is written in the largest characters.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 19 April 2009 02:10 (ten years ago) link

Steve Summers (born Steve Podwal) is the singer of the American hard rock band Pretty Boy Floyd (not to be confused with the now defunct Canadian band of the same name). Summers has appeared on all of the band's albums to date and boasts that he earned the nickname "Sex" for his sexual prowess.

goddam seals get SO much pussy (stevie), Sunday, 19 April 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

On the Beach Boys' last album, released 1992:

The album sold very badly (reportedly less than 1,000 copies) and was received less favorably than any album put out by the band to date. Critics attacked the album upon release and are still going at it today.

Bostin' Legal (sic), Monday, 20 April 2009 01:46 (ten years ago) link

The Roger Rabbit dance

The Roger Rabbit became a popular dance move in the early 1990s.[37][38] It was named after the floppy movements of the Roger Rabbit cartoon character. In movement, the Roger Rabbit dance is similar to the Running Man, but done by skipping backwards with arms performing a flapping gesture. Both The Running Man and The Roger Rabbit have since been called "outdated."[39]

j@gg3r th3 d@gg3r (stevie), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:02 (ten years ago) link

Went and had a look - Blank is pretty much a stub, didn't see anything especially wrong with Meier, and the main Yello one is obviously just written by many ESL hands, was there anything particularly unusual that leapt out?

this entire page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlos_Peron

and i'd say the entire life story of Dieter Meier is unusual. ("one time member of the Swiss golf team" "industrialist keeping himself busy with art exhibitions" like a plaque saying:

On March 23 1994, from 3 to 4 pm, Dieter Meier will stand on this plaque". He honored the promise 22 years later

Ludo, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:48 (ten years ago) link

so yeah you're right, there's nothing really wrong, but it did amuse me (i knew nothing about Yello before visiting those pages)

Ludo, Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:50 (ten years ago) link

ah yeah, if you'd never known about Meier, that could come off as one grand wikivandalism prank!

Bostin' Legal (sic), Tuesday, 21 April 2009 11:53 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IndoMie_Mi_Goreng

Indomie® Mi goreng is an instant noodles product line made under the Indomie brand by the Indofood company, the world's largest instant noodle manufacturer, located in Indonesia. It is distributed in many countries around the world.

We must stop buying palm oil products if we want to save the critically endangered orang-utan.

“Only 7000 orang-utans are left, in Indonesia and Malaysia, due to their homes in the rainforests being cut down,” says Dr Peter Pratje, the director of Sumatran Orang-utan Conservation Programme (SOCP).

Shame on Indofood for using palm oil.

one art, please (Trayce), Friday, 24 April 2009 04:47 (ten years ago) link

Not a lol at wikipedia; a lol at the French and their administrative divisions... Background: the most local level of administration in France is the commune, of which there are about 36 000. For instance, the city of Paris is one, with more than two million people, then there is...Rochefourchat:

Rochefourchat is a commune in the Drôme department in the Rhône-Alpes region in southeastern France. In the commune there is a single house, a converted barn, and the ruins of an old castle. The nearest communes to Rochefourchat are Saint-Nazaire-le-Désert, Les Tonils, Pradelle and Brette.

As of the 1999 census, there was just one permanent inhabitant, a 38-year old divorced man.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 24 April 2009 06:48 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ham_and_cheese_sandwich

In some American homes, ham and cheese sandwiches are a common element of hastily prepared, impromptu home meals. Thus, in a detective novel we read:

Bosch went into the the kitchen and got a beer out and made a ham and cheese sandwich. He stood by the sink eating and drinking and trying to organize things about the case in his head.[2]

DJ Khaled El-Amin (dyao), Friday, 24 April 2009 07:22 (ten years ago) link

[2]

Well it's only fair that Mr Connelly is credited for his literary effort.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 24 April 2009 07:38 (ten years ago) link

During his time at the Dutch club Ajax, Benni McCarthy and then teammate Mario Melchiot formed a critically acclaimed jazz expressionist band, Benni and The Melting Melchiots. Releasing one album, Benni and Mario Go South. A change in musical direction forced the duo to put the band on indefinite hiatus. Although a reunion is believed to highly possible in late 2009.

Ludo, Saturday, 2 May 2009 09:48 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doogie_Howser

In an episode of Roseanne, Roseanne has a dream after having undergone breast reduction surgery. She goes to the mirror and realizes that she has comically larger breasts than before. Doogie Howser (Harris) comes in and asks an upset Roseanne if they were supposed to be bigger than they are in the dream. Dan steps and excitedly remarks "Way to go, Doogie!" before Roseanne passes out. She wakes up to realize it was only a dream.

ambience chaser (S-), Sunday, 3 May 2009 14:20 (ten years ago) link

Skirting board incident

On Thursday 17 March, 1983 Dustin Gee purchased four packs of 6 foot skirting board from Wickes Building Supplies on Stirling Road, York. Gee was helping a friend with a DIY project at his home on Hall Rise in the nearby village of Haxby. Gee inexpertly lashed the packs of skirting board onto the roof of his brand new Austin Maestro. Gee drove down the A1237 towards his friend's house. However, as he turned left at the roundabout onto Haxby Road, the packs of skirting boards slid loose and caused two other vehicles to collide. Local magistrates subsequently fined Gee and endorsed his driving licence with penalty points. Gee spoke to the local press about the incident and said, “I’m not a very practical sort of person. Today, I learnt a lesson. Tomorrow I'll learn how to tie a proper knot.”.

nate woolls, Thursday, 7 May 2009 15:32 (ten years ago) link

It is conceivably possible that Richard Herring has vandalised "Andrew Gonk Collins" wikipedia entry:

In the podcast he often makes reference to Herring's collection of 80s toys and in particular to his massive lifesized pork cutlass of which he is particularly envious.

the sound of mu (sic), Monday, 18 May 2009 02:44 (ten years ago) link

and i'd say the entire life story of Dieter Meier is unusual. ("one time member of the Swiss golf team" "industrialist keeping himself busy with art exhibitions" like a plaque saying:

On March 23 1994, from 3 to 4 pm, Dieter Meier will stand on this plaque". He honored the promise 22 years later

All this is pretty much consistent with what Dieter Meier has told of himself in all the interviews I've read. Of course it could all be an elaborate hoax perpetrated by him (this would actually fit his character), but I wouldn't imagine some random Wikipedia contributor doing independent research on Meier's life.

The performance piece where he placed a plaque at a railway station in 1972 saying that he would stand there in 1994, and then kept his promise in 1994, has been documented though, I've seen pictures of it.

Tuomas, Monday, 18 May 2009 07:37 (ten years ago) link

That same year, whilst covering the war in Bosnia Bell was seriously wounded by shrapnel while recording a report. The grenade was fired by Serbian forces. He is often noted for wearing a white suit.

Jarlrmai, Friday, 22 May 2009 12:46 (ten years ago) link

The performance piece where he placed a plaque at a railway station in 1972 saying that he would stand there in 1994, and then kept his promise in 1994, has been documented though, I've seen pictures of it.

Yeah, I heard about the Kassell plaque on Norwegian radio in 1986, so it's def not invented later than that at least.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 22 May 2009 22:57 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carlito%27s_Way

To achieve the rough and choppy nature of the East River a WOW Wave Ball (a sophisticated Belgian device, which churns up controlled waves) was used.[12] The ZOW Wave Sphere from Portugal was originally considered, as it is a far more sophisticated device and can shape waves based on the target water temperature, salinity and ocean floor depth. However, the CEO of ZOW Waves, Fernando Trerrero, was indicted on (what some considered trumped-up) conspiracy charges just before principal shooting of the Rikers Island escape scene was to begin, and as such the ZOW Sphere was unable to be delivered on time. Belgian's WOW team was ready to take over, and eventually became the de facto wave generating spherical device supplier to the film industry.[11]

O Bama, Up Yours! (The Yellow Kid), Saturday, 23 May 2009 21:28 (ten years ago) link

Band members have stated that their first shows after the release of Shape of Punk to Come were devastating to them emotionally and that their final tour was not a good time at all, but awful.

the starring role in tostitos way (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 26 May 2009 06:45 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shocker_(film)
The movie's "title song" was recorded by The Dudes Of Wrath, which was composed of KISS' Paul Stanley and producer Desmond Child both on vocals, Def Leppard's Vivian Campbell and Guy Mann-Dude on guitars, Whitesnake's Rudy Sarzo on bass guitar, and Mötley Crüe's Tommy Lee on drums. Also backing vocals by Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony & Kane Roberts.

References to Guy Mann-Dude always make me happy - I keep forgetting about that... fellow.

Øystein, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 15:37 (ten years ago) link

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Moond is a clan of Jats found in Rajasthan, India. Ramesh Chandra Gunarthi in his book “Rajasthani Jatiyon ki khoj” (1977) has mentioned about the origin of this gotra. One of the sons of Raja Mangal Rao Bhojsi of Bhati clan was Moonda who joined Jats. The descendants of Moonda are known as Moond. The capital of Moond Kings was at village Mandore in Jodhpur district. Other places connected with the history of Moonds are villages Munda (Churu district), Mundsar (Bikaner district), Mundara (Pali district), Mandawa (Jhunjhunu district), Mundwa (Nagaur district) etc. in Rajasthan, India.

Moond Jats are presently found in district Sikar, Jodhpur, Bikaner, Barmer and Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan. SURENDER MOOND BUSINESSMAN SRI GANGANAGAR

ambience chaser (S-), Saturday, 30 May 2009 02:55 (ten years ago) link

Note that the title incorporates an intentional misspelling (contéee instead of contée). It may or may not incorporate an intentional dropping of acute accents in Sibérie/Siberie and m'était/m'etait.

The grammatically correct title would be Sibérie m'était contée. The title as written in capital letters on the album cover is SIBERIE M'ETAIT CONTÉEE. To interpret this, it is necessary to understand that the French language usually drops accents (diacritics) on capital letters, but nevertheless very often retains the accent for capital É (E with acute accent) when it occurs in a word-final or near word-final position, because in this position it could be mistaken for silent "e" and the word could be mistaken for another word: eg, conté (told [masculine]), conte (tale).

Thus, nearly all French language references interpret the title as Sibérie m'était contéee (Amazon.fr, album reviews, etc). However the official Manu Chao website manuchao.net gives the title as Siberie m'etait contéee (without accents on Sibérie or m'était) even though Sibérie appears elsewhere on the same webpage with the accent. It is not known if this dropping of accents in Sibérie and m'était actually reflects the singer's intentions or was merely done by the site's webmaster.

DJ Mr. Face Stabba, M.D. (Whitey on the Moon), Saturday, 30 May 2009 06:18 (ten years ago) link

Uno H2O Splash - Features a special "whirlpool" device that has you shake the Magic 8 ball type of thingy to reveal what you must do such as Wave Left or Wave Right

Brandy Frotte and Reel De La St-Jean (Ned Trifle II), Thursday, 4 June 2009 19:58 (ten years ago) link

from the entry for the Belushi/policedog buddy movie K-9:

The German Shepherd Dog "Jerry Lee" was played by Koton, a real-life police dog from the Kansas City, Missouri police department. In 1991, Koton was shot and killed while trying to apprehend a suspect in the murder of a police officer.

nabisco, Friday, 5 June 2009 19:31 (ten years ago) link

That is the saddest thing.

"Gin And Juice," the baddest groove in years (kingkongvsgodzilla), Friday, 5 June 2009 19:32 (ten years ago) link

But it will also make me watch K-9 in a whole new light: Koton didn't just play a police dog, Koton died in the line of duty

Here's to you, Koton -- actor, police officer, role model, and friend

nabisco, Friday, 5 June 2009 20:16 (ten years ago) link

ya what they don't mention is that he was working undercover at the time

s1ocki, Friday, 5 June 2009 20:18 (ten years ago) link

that just gave me an awesome idea for a kid's movie named doggie brasco

s1ocki, Friday, 5 June 2009 20:20 (ten years ago) link

That's right up there with this from imdb:

In the middle of the film, Dolly Parton and her colleagues send a nosy secretary to the Aspen Language Center in Colorado to learn French. The particular TWA 747 shown in the film later was used in reality on the ill-fated flight of TWA 800, which exploded off of Long Island, NY.

······ (Pleasant Plains), Friday, 5 June 2009 20:49 (ten years ago) link

later was used in reality

Whiney G. Weingarten, Friday, 5 June 2009 21:23 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Kattan

Kattan married model Sunshine Tutt on June 28, 2008, in California after proposing to her at her grandparents' home in Gainesville, Texas on Christmas Eve 2006.[2] Kattan's publicist told E! News on August 19, 2008 that the couple had separated but had no plans for divorce.[3] However, on August 22, 2008, Kattan filed for legal separation from his wife, claiming that the couple separated on August 10.[4]

I don't know which part of this story is the least plausible.

litcofsky, Saturday, 6 June 2009 07:28 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurosport

Eurosport offers viewers varied sports such as UEFA Champions League, UEFA Cup football, the Paris Dakar Rally, Monte Carlo Rally, the Olympics, cycling events such as Le Tour de France and Britain's Premier Calendar road racing series, tennis events including the French Open and the Sony Ericsson WTA Tour, World Championship Snooker, Australian Football League, wintersports, (although biathlon is usually cancelled to extend coverage of other sports) and youth sports like skating and surfing.

a frustrated biathlon-fan?

Ludo, Saturday, 6 June 2009 13:23 (ten years ago) link

I don't know which part of this story is the least plausible.

The idea of Chris Kattan being attractive to a woman in the first place, obv.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 6 June 2009 13:26 (ten years ago) link

Sveinung (born Frunz Dønezal, 1976 in Levanger, Norway) is a singer, songwriter and piano player. A 6 ft 5 in, 350 lb. gentle giant with a habit of pinching people's behinds (as a greeting),

got my Krystals stocked, run the whole mothafuckin block (roxymuzak), Sunday, 7 June 2009 10:45 (ten years ago) link


From Talk: Steve Perry (musician) -
I've removed "Steve Perry is the best singer in the world.". -Nick
― J0hn D., Thursday, 22 May 2008 23:48 (1 year ago)

Still on Steve's wiki:

Steve Perry is eligible for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, both as a solo artist (since 2009) and as a member of Journey (since 2000).

da croupier, Monday, 8 June 2009 01:51 (ten years ago) link

In the IBM entry:

Intelligent dance music, or Internet Dork Music(commonly IDM) is a popular name for an electronic music genre that emerged in the early 1990s at the end of the British rave era.

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Saturday, 13 June 2009 05:55 (ten years ago) link

Er...that would be the IDM entry. godammit.

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Saturday, 13 June 2009 05:56 (ten years ago) link

put a dork on it

SB "A Good Story" (onimo), Saturday, 13 June 2009 09:38 (ten years ago) link

Delta Burke has compulsive hoarding syndrome. "At one time I had 27 storage units. I don't have a big enough house!" she said. "My mom had it, it's my mother's fault. She saved the diaper I came home from the hospital in!"[6]

stop having a boring luna, stop having a boring trife (roxymuzak), Saturday, 13 June 2009 21:08 (ten years ago) link

In an episode of The Golden Girls, Sophia complained about the high price of Pepperidge Farm cookies and said not to buy them with her money.

ian, Saturday, 13 June 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

stop having a boring luna, stop having a boring trife (roxymuzak), Saturday, 13 June 2009 21:22 (ten years ago) link

Hurricane #1 were a UK indie/Britpop band, formed in 1996 by former Ride guitarist Andy Bell, along with vocalist / guitarist Alex Lowe, bassist Will Pepper and drummer Gareth Farmer. Signed to Creation Records (along with fellow bands such as Oasis, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Primal Scream) they released their debut album in 1997, entitled Hurricane #1. This included their first single, "Step Into My World", which reached number 29 in the UK Singles Chart (and a remix of which reached number 19 in 1997),[1] and other less successful singles "Just Another Illusion" and "Chain Reaction". Their other biggest hit single was "Only The Strongest Will Survive", which also reached number 19 in 1998,[1] and which featured on their second album, Only The Strongest Will Survive.

Bell quit the band in 1999 to become the new guitar player for Gay Dad.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Saturday, 13 June 2009 23:37 (ten years ago) link

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Vokuhila (latebloomer), Sunday, 14 June 2009 02:02 (ten years ago) link

what's unusual about a wiki entry for a band noting the year and reason that they split up?

Man GoGo (sic), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:47 (ten years ago) link

Audition also found its place at the number 11 spot in Bravo's 100 Scariest Movie Moments for its infamous torture scene. It is here that Rob Zombie and John Landis claim that the film is extremely disturbing.

stop having a boring luna, stop having a boring trife (roxymuzak), Sunday, 14 June 2009 07:02 (ten years ago) link

Harold's best friend & roommate, free spirit Kumar, is not afraid to let go of his inhibitions, making Harold the symbolic personification of the suppressed Asian-American employee and student in the United States. Harold, at times, lets go of his inhibitions, but only during moments of extreme duress, to the point where he amazes even the free-spirited Kumar. Harold is the yin to Kumar's yang, with the both of them being united through their enjoyment of cannabis smoking after a long day's work and or leisurely fun (such as aboard an airplane in the sequel, and an after work "Friday night special" in the first film).

Pleasant Plains, Sunday, 14 June 2009 15:52 (ten years ago) link

A bit of Punky Brewster o_0:

After suffering from gigantomastia as a teen, Frye underwent a breast reduction three months before her 16th birthday

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Sunday, 14 June 2009 21:25 (ten years ago) link

what's unusual about a wiki entry for a band noting the year and reason that they split up?

― Man GoGo (sic), Sunday, 14 June 2009 03:47 (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

Apart from that 10 minutes after accepting the Gay Dad job, he got offered Oasis instead?

Mark G, Monday, 15 June 2009 09:59 (ten years ago) link

So they should leave it out?! I don't get it.

s1ock doctrine (roxymuzak), Monday, 15 June 2009 10:28 (ten years ago) link

probably echoes of Why do people who hate music write about music?

abanana, Monday, 15 June 2009 10:56 (ten years ago) link

The cover photo was taken by Robert Mapplethorpe using natural light in a penthouse in Greenwich Village. The triangle of light on the wall was the product of the afternoon sun. The record company wanted to make various changes to the photo including airbrushing out Patti Smith's moustache but Smith overruled such attempts.

fit and working again, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 21:53 (ten years ago) link

Accidentally read that last line as including airbrushing out Patti Smith's moustache but Smith overruled such armpits.

Pleasant Plains, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 21:55 (ten years ago) link

Albums by Black Lace

1984 Black Lace
1984 Party Party
1985 Party Party 2
1986 Party Crazy
1987 16 Greatest Party Hits
1990 20 All Time Party Favourites
1991 Black Lace Bukkake Party Album
1993 Action Party
1995 Saturday Night
1997 Greatest Hits
1998 What a Party

dog latin, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:22 (ten years ago) link

I thought the lol about the Hurricaine entry was the whole "became X for Gay Dad" meme.

I'm Rick Wakeman, bitch! (Trayce), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:45 (ten years ago) link

yes

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 00:50 (ten years ago) link

but it's not unusual. he did leave My Singer's A Boxer So Don't Mess to join Gay Dad. this is like linking Gay Dad's wiki and going "lol it mentions Gay Dad!"

ghetto nanna (sic), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 02:08 (ten years ago) link

Apparently this is true. General Santa Ana played a key role in inventing chewing gum.

In 1869, exiled former Mexican president and general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna (infamous for his victory over the Alamo defenders) was living in New Jersey. He brought a ton of Mexican chicle with him, in hopes of selling it to raise funds to help him return to power in his own country. He persuaded Thomas Adams of Staten Island, New York to buy it. Adams, a photographer and inventor, intended to vulcanize the chicle for use as a rubber substitute. Adams' efforts at vulcanization failed, but he noticed that Santa Anna liked to chew the chicle, which the ancient Mayans had done. Disappointed with the rubber experiments, Adams boiled a small batch of chicle in his kitchen to create a chewing gum. He gave some to a local store to see if people would buy it; they did and he began production.

Brundlefly (kenan), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 03:03 (ten years ago) link

"Nothing Gold Can Stay" is one of Robert Frost's most famous poems. Written in 1923 , this poem was published in The Yale Review in October of that year. It was later published in a collection called 'New Hampshire' (1923), which featured other notable poems of Frost such as Two Look at Two and Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening. Some say the poem helped Frost to win a Pulitzer Prize. Only eight lines long, this poem is still considered one of Frost's best. "Nothing Gold Can Stay" is also featured in the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton and its film adaptation.

Stylistic devices

The relatively simple rhyme scheme is as follows:
AABBCCDD

The poem's meter is Iambic Trimeter.

nothing lasts forever and ever!!!!!

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 04:43 (ten years ago) link

Delmore Schwartz had the rock star, Lou Reed, as one of his students at Syracuse University and reportedly told Reed at one point, "You can write—and if you ever sell out and there's a Heaven from which you can be haunted, I'll haunt you," and Reed never forgot..[citation needed]

"Bytchass of Juxberry" rules (hmmmm), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 05:53 (ten years ago) link

In November 2006, Furtado revealed that she once turned down US$ 500,000 to pose fully-clothed in Playboy.[35]

from the reference:

And although the singer turned it down - she says she still wouldn't rule it out.

"I (was) offered half a million dollars to pose fully clothed," she said. "(To do it would be a) vanity thing, an egotistical thing Its not to say that I would never do it. Its intriguing, its very tempting. Its got to be under the right terms. We will see what happens."

Bob Six, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 07:34 (ten years ago) link

Nelly Retardo never more aptly mocked

ghetto nanna (sic), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 13:06 (ten years ago) link

Gay Dad were one of the last UK Britpop bands to be launched in the late 1990s. They generated massive news media interest and had moderate chart success, but they failed to sustain their popularity and broke up in 2002. The best-known line-up of the band (during their most successful period) was Cliff Jones (guitarist/vocalist), James Riseboro (keyboardist), Nigel Hoyle (bassist), Charley Stone (guitarist) and Nicholas "Baz" Crowe (drummer).

Mark G, Wednesday, 17 June 2009 13:08 (ten years ago) link

lol!

ghetto nanna (sic), Wednesday, 17 June 2009 13:15 (ten years ago) link

Seeing the reference in the Low thread about Travis from Days of the New being on A&E's Intervention ended up leading me to this nugget from the Tantric wiki page:

On March 9th 2009, Tantric announced through MySpace that their new album will be entitled Mind Control and that the band were in the process of recording the album. Produced by Brett Hestla (Creed), they have announced a tentative release date of August 4th, released exclusively through Arby's store locations, with the title track released to radio in June.

Really? Arby's?

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 June 2009 20:11 (ten years ago) link

that needs placement on the LOL thread

nabisco, Friday, 19 June 2009 20:21 (ten years ago) link

Do we have those anymore?

Pleasant Plains, Friday, 19 June 2009 20:25 (ten years ago) link

LOL threads or Arby's?

nabisco, Friday, 19 June 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

cause I haven't had Arby's in over a decade

nabisco, Friday, 19 June 2009 20:28 (ten years ago) link

huh gigantomastia, never heard of it.

An early case study dates to 1670. The initial patient died four months after the onset of enlargement. One breast removed after a woman's death weighed 64 lb.

Kitchen Paper Towel (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 19 June 2009 20:38 (ten years ago) link

what the

HIS VAGINA IS MAKING HIM CRAVE SALAD. (HI DERE), Friday, 19 June 2009 20:40 (ten years ago) link

Black Lace also appeared as themselves in the 1986 Film "Rita, Sue and Bob Too" performing the song "Gang Bang"

fit and working again, Friday, 19 June 2009 21:02 (ten years ago) link

The Arby's thing is actually making me giggle, I don't know why!

Bianca Jagger (jaymc), Friday, 19 June 2009 21:17 (ten years ago) link

it is without question the most giggle-worthy music-distribution scheme I have ever heard of

nabisco, Friday, 19 June 2009 21:19 (ten years ago) link

"Yeah, I'd like a Beef n' Cheddar, with curly fries, a coke... and say, is that the new Tantric album? I'll have one of those too."

the sideburns are album-specific (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 19 June 2009 21:19 (ten years ago) link

"the blazing new album Mind Control, available exclusively at ... you like roast beef, right?"

nabisco, Friday, 19 June 2009 21:21 (ten years ago) link

Black Lace also appeared as themselves in the 1986 Film "Rita, Sue and Bob Too" performing the song "Gang Bang"

Anybody who's never heard that should get right on it btw.

An early case study dates to 1670. The initial patient died four months after the onset of enlargement. One breast removed after a woman's death weighed 64 lb.

― Kitchen Paper Towel (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, June 19, 2009 4:38 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i've heard of this, it was 1/3 of her body weight i think???

The Neb-U-Taunt Ball (roxymuzak), Saturday, 20 June 2009 00:15 (ten years ago) link

I did some googling on the Arby's thing and apparently some members of Tantric used to work at Arby's before they started the band, so I think this is a pretty fun (and I guess meaningful, for them) joke.

Matt Armstrong, Saturday, 20 June 2009 00:21 (ten years ago) link

Exhumator had an industrial thrash metal sound, but its members weren't into the style.[8]

The Neb-U-Taunt Ball (roxymuzak), Saturday, 20 June 2009 01:54 (ten years ago) link

This is the first Cage album ever that contains no misogyny in the form of the word "bitch". It is not said once.

Whiney G. Weingarten, Saturday, 20 June 2009 01:55 (ten years ago) link

Also recently Red Stripe began sponsoring the International Festival of Thumb Wrestling held annually in Mason City, Iowa. Red Stripe Vice President of Marketing Randolph Samuelson III was the first black man to win this festival, and it has held a special place in his heart since he broke the color barrier and won the championship in 1971.

s4rgent boy tell em (The Reverend), Saturday, 20 June 2009 10:16 (ten years ago) link

lol @ tantric w/horsey sauce

latebloomer, Saturday, 20 June 2009 10:19 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disambiguation_(disambiguation)

StanM, Saturday, 20 June 2009 10:59 (ten years ago) link

damn you, ) .

StanM, Saturday, 20 June 2009 11:00 (ten years ago) link

In Utero is featured article, it lists its chart positions, and then 2 years later it finally hits the charts in Wallonia. (that probably happens a lot, but i still found it amusing)

Ludo, Saturday, 20 June 2009 11:36 (ten years ago) link

The chicken fingers are often diced and stuffed in a baked potato topped with butter, Cheddar cheese, and cream gravy.

^^^ have never heard of this, but think it sounds kind of delicious???

ian, Saturday, 27 June 2009 21:43 (ten years ago) link

The Jackson 5's influence on later performers has been profound, inspiring a number of performers from diverse fields, including pop emo band Dashboard Confessional,[3]

carpathian florist (roxymuzak), Saturday, 27 June 2009 23:14 (ten years ago) link

Notable posters have included Momus,[2] Simon Reynolds, PappaWheelie, Philip Sherburne, Drew Daniel of Matmos and The Soft Pink Truth,[3] John Darnielle of The Mountain Goats,[4] Frank Kogan, Ned Raggett,[5] former The Wire editor Mark Sinker, former Village Voice music editor Chuck Eddy, Peter Chung (creator of Æon Flux) and Fluxblog author Fatthew Perpetua. (citation needed)

carpathian florist (roxymuzak), Saturday, 4 July 2009 20:34 (ten years ago) link

Cartoon Network showing

When Cartoon Network aired the film, a mild profanity was left uncensored during the scene where the robot first appears, only three inches tall, and Walter orders it to "Get me a juice box, Biotch" The word was censored, however, for the second showing.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ironside

He is best known for playing villains, "tough guy" heroes and amputees

Akon/Family (Merdeyeux), Tuesday, 7 July 2009 12:39 (ten years ago) link

As the Crimson Tide do not have a logo on their helmets or uniforms, Big Al's likeness appears on much team merchandise and such.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Friday, 10 July 2009 16:11 (ten years ago) link

Mung bean, also known as green bean, mung, moong, moog dal (in bangla), mash bean, munggo or monggo, green gram, golden gram, and green soy, is the seed of Vigna radiata which is native to Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. The split bean is known as moong dal, which is green with the husk, and yellow when dehusked. The beans are small, ovoid in shape, and green in color. The English word "mung" derives from the Hindi moong.

The mung bean is one of many species recently moved from the genus Phaseolus to Vigna and is still often seen cited as Phaseolus aureus or Phaseolus radiatus. These are all the same plant.

It is also known by a select few that Mr Aiden Tinney dances like a mung bean. He is the only human being maybe even primate that can do this and though it is said to be embarrassing, scary and some what retarded, it does attract the affection of kuwaiti girls.

Colonel Poo, Sunday, 12 July 2009 18:42 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

gucci gone bonkers (roxymuzak), Sunday, 12 July 2009 21:56 (ten years ago) link

Rickman was chosen by Empire as one of the 100 Sexiest Stars in film history (No 34) in 1995 and ranked No 59 in Empire's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list in October 1997. Rickman became Vice-Chairman of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 2003. He was voted No 19 in Empire magazine's Greatest Living Movie Stars over the age of 50 and was twice nominated for Broadway's Tony Award as Best Actor (Play): in 1987 for Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and in 2002 for a revival of Noel Coward's Private Lives.

Alan Rickman was recently set up by BBC Radio 4's Dead Ringers programme. The programme satirised Rickman's distinctive inflection when playing 'baddies.'

The episode "Peter's Progress" of the television cartoon Family Guy included a scene mocking Rickman's voice, by portraying him repeatedly calling his own answering machine.

Research to find 'the perfect voice' has indicated that Rickman's voice is one of the best.[15] The combination of his voice along with Jeremy Irons' voice was deemed the best voice based on intonation, trustworthiness, and soothingness.

dr. morb's adventures beyond the ultraworld (s1ocki), Sunday, 12 July 2009 22:58 (ten years ago) link

Deep in the San Pedro article in re: notable residents:

The Couches, nautical post-apocalyptic death rock band consisting of three nautical post-apocalyptic death rock dudes.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 13 July 2009 18:36 (ten years ago) link

Real-life parallels

-- During the 2007 season, the Los Angeles Dodgers added an infielder named Chin-Lung Hu. After Hu singled in a game against the San Diego Padres, Dodgers announcer Vin Scully remarked "And Hu's on first."

-- In 1920, Allie Watt played one game at second base for the Washington Senators.

anatol_merklich, Monday, 13 July 2009 23:20 (ten years ago) link

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C major
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
C major

Relative key A minor
Parallel key C minor
Component pitches
C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C
See also: C minor and C-sharp minor
C major (often just C or key of C) is a musical major scale based on C, with pitches C, D, E, F, G, A, and B. Its key signature has no flats/sharps.
Its relative minor is A minor, and its parallel minor is C minor. Many instruments, such as the piano, are tuned in C.
C major is one of the most commonly used key signatures in music. Most transposing instruments playing in their home key are notated in C major; for example, a clarinet in B-flat sounding a B-flat major scale is notated as playing a C major scale. The white keys of the piano correspond to the C major scale (however, some electronic keyboards are in B-flat). The Western concert flute and piccolo both have C major as their home key. A harp tuned to C major has all its pedals in the middle position.
C major is often thought of as the simplest key, owing to its lack of either sharps or flats, and beginning piano students' very first pieces are usually very simple ones in this key, and the first scales and arpeggios that students learn are usually C-major ones. However, going against this common practice, the composer Frédéric Chopin regarded this scale as the most difficult one to play with complete evenness, and he tended to give it last to his students. He regarded B major as the easiest scale to play on the piano, because the position of the black and white notes best fitted the natural positions of the fingers, and so he often had students start with this scale. A C-major scale lacks black keys, and thus does not fit the natural positions of the fingers very well.

A one-octave C major scale.
Nineteen of Joseph Haydn's 104 symphonies are in C major, making it his second most often used main key, second only to D major. Of the 134 symphonies mistakenly attributed to Haydn that H. C. Robbins Landon lists in his catalog, 33 of them are in C major, more than any other key. Before the invention of the valve trumpet, Haydn did not write trumpet and timpani parts in his symphonies, except those in C major. H. C. Robbins Landon writes that it wasn't "until 1774 that Haydn uses trumpets and timpani in a key other than C major ... and then only sparingly." Most of Haydn's symphonies in C major are labelled "festive" and are of a primarily celebratory mood.[1] (See also List of symphonies in C major).
Many Masses and settings of Te Deum in the Classical era were in C major. Mozart wrote most of his Masses in C major, and so did Haydn.[2]
Of Franz Schubert's two symphonies in the key, the first is nicknamed the "Little C major" and the second the "Great C major."
Although not that difficult for a guitar, C major is not considered ideal for the instrument. The three notes of the dominant chord (G, B & D) are available as open strings, but the root of the tonic chord is not.
French composers such as Marc-Antoine Charpentier and Rameau generally thought of C major as a key for happy music, but Hector Berlioz in 1856 described it as "serious but deaf and dull." Ralph Vaughan Williams was impressed by Sibelius's Symphony No. 7 in C major and remarked that only Sibelius could make the key sound fresh. However, C major was a key of great importance in Sibelius's previous symphonies.[3] Claude Debussy, noted for composing music that avoided a particular key center, once said, "I do not believe in the supremacy of the C major scale."
In musical catalogs that sort the musical pieces by key, whether they go by semitones or along the circle of fifths, they almost always begin with those pieces in C major.
A notable modern use of the key is Terry Riley's In C.
Most slot machines sounds are in C major to avoid sounding dark or sinister.[4]
Whereas traditionally key signatures were cancelled whenever the new key signature had fewer sharps or flats than the old key signature, in modern popular and commercial music, cancellation is only done when C major or A minor replaces another key.[5]

Most slot machines sounds are in C major to avoid sounding dark or sinister.[4]

dice in my pockets (csa), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 06:43 (ten years ago) link

Another version is that Cordet was in the booth next door doing the photo shoot for the cover and was on top of fibre glass, when she poured the honey on herself the honey fused with the fibre glass and her legs sticking her to the floor, as she tried to get up the skin got ripped off her legs, thus the scream, this put an end to her modeling career she then said that she would sue the band for everything they had, at this point the band manager stabbed her to death. This, however, is highly improbable as Ester Cordet is still alive

In 2009, Hufty will be appearing in the new Lowri Turner tv vehicle, Lowri Turns'er! in which Turner attempts to convert straight women to lesbianism, with the aide of Hufty's lesbian charms. The show will be broadcast on Bravo in the Summer.

can-i-jus (stevie), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 08:40 (ten years ago) link

Peter Jackman became England's best-known gurner, winning the world championship four times, beginning in 1998 with a face called the "Bela Lugosi."[3] He had his teeth removed in 2000 to make his features easier to manoeuvre. Three years later, he died playing golf in Spain when a cliff face collapsed underneath him.[4]

Dan I., Tuesday, 14 July 2009 18:09 (ten years ago) link

Revolution

In the year of 2008, West Memphis started to get vast Economic Development. The city began building its largest hotel by floors, the city's second skyscraper. During this time land developers started to invest in West Memphis' land. At the end of 2008 West Memphis' population doubled, getting to be the 14th largest city in Arkansas. In 2009 the city bought seven acres of land near the city's airport, making the city a little bigger. Later in 2009, West Memphis council members voted to get a kitchen incubator.

http://tinyurl.com/lrhdut (Pleasant Plains), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 18:42 (ten years ago) link

good to know!!

gucci gone bonkers (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 03:28 (ten years ago) link

The city began building its largest hotel by floors, the city's second skyscraper.

http://tinyurl.com/lrhdut (Pleasant Plains), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 03:34 (ten years ago) link

Prime would appear in the U.K. Marvel comic issue #234, "Prime's Rib!" This story is set in the near future, 1995, where Optimus Prime, Jazz and Hot Rod introduce the latest Autobot, Arcee, to the human feminists. She was met with displeasure by the humans, being called a token female and disliked for her pink color. They were then attacked by Shockwave, Fangry, Horri-Bull and Squeezeplay, who thought the Autobot would be unveiling a new weapon. The Autobots fought off the Decepticons, who escaped, but nothing seemed to please the human feminists.

can-i-jus (stevie), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 19:05 (ten years ago) link

Umm here are some things Wikipedia just taught me about Alicia Witt:

- "was discovered by David Lynch when she appeared on the television show That's Incredible! in 1980; she had recited Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet" *

- was home schooled by her parents and earned her high school diploma at age 14

- her mother "was noted from 1988–93 in the Guinness Book of Records for the world's longest hair"

- "On June 14, 2004, Witt modeled what is believed to be the most expensive hat ever made"

* this is not so unusual until you start imagining David Lynch kicking back watching That's Incredible!

nabisco, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:15 (ten years ago) link

https://www.atomicavenue.com/Covers/Medium/M/Marvel%20UK/Transformers,%20The%20(Marvel%20UK)/287545.jpg
someone please track this down and scan!

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:21 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fluxblog

Fluxblog is a street stall selling crepes created and updated by Matthew Perpetua.

The street stall selling crepes began in 2002 and began to differentiate between crepes and pancakes at the end of that year. Two crepes are commonly posted every weekday along with toppings such as whipped cream and Nutella and a separate savoury menu where a crepe containing shredded cheddar or bolognese sauce can be purchased.

Bizarro Morbius (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:31 (ten years ago) link

I guess one person's "unusual detail" can be someone else's "blatant vandalism".

suddenly, everything was dark and smelly (HI DERE), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:33 (ten years ago) link

i lol'd

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:38 (ten years ago) link

no ham sandwich, no credibility

tehresa, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:39 (ten years ago) link

* this is not so unusual until you start imagining David Lynch kicking back watching That's Incredible!

― nabisco, Wednesday, July 15, 2009 5:15 PM (23 minutes ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

is that weird? what's weird about it, really?

Cowardly G. Soundgarden (s1ocki), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:40 (ten years ago) link

she does a killlllll boogie-woogie piano exercise during the credits of one of the first season eps of twin peaks.

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 21:47 (ten years ago) link

the fluxblog wiki edits never fail to brighten my day

phillippa minge (electricsound), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 23:19 (ten years ago) link

http://www.fluxblog.org/fluxtees.html

available up to size 3XL!

(*゚ー゚)θ L(。・_・)   °~ヾ(・ε・ *) (Steve Shasta), Wednesday, 15 July 2009 23:31 (ten years ago) link

under http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hoboken_Chicken_Emergency

"Issaquah Middle School located in Issaquah, Washington (duh) used this as the fall play. "

It gets much worse after that.

Philip Nunez, Wednesday, 15 July 2009 23:37 (ten years ago) link

While reading up on the phenomenon of fainting and being knocked out, I found this tidbit in the entry for "vagus nerve":

Research has shown that women who have complete transection of the spinal cord can experience orgasms through the vagus nerve, which can go from the uterus, cervix and probably the vagina to the brain.[8][9]

Hott.

(I'm white, btw.) (kenan), Friday, 17 July 2009 02:41 (ten years ago) link

on Johshua Kennedy, Australian soccer player. this is the start of the article :)

Joshua Blake Kennedy (born 20 August 1982 in Wodonga, Victoria, Australia) is an Australian football (soccer) player who plays as a striker for the Australian national football team and Nagoya Grampus.[1] His general look is commonly compared to that of medieval and contemporary depictions of Jesus.[2]

o rly?! important to know :)

Ludo, Monday, 20 July 2009 19:57 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_&_Bernie_Winters

Schnorbitz once fell into a swimming pool at Terry Scott's house, only to be rescued by Barbara Windsor.

something like a phen (onimo), Tuesday, 21 July 2009 11:44 (ten years ago) link

.. while Sid James stood and laffed.

Mark G, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 11:53 (ten years ago) link

If it has not been already mentioned, I salute the description of how my home town's train station features "two large square hoardings featuring messages about available products at a given time, or 'billboards'."

The Real Dirty Vicar, Tuesday, 21 July 2009 15:24 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

dont blaze me dro (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 21 July 2009 15:51 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Watto

This article is about the Star Wars character. For the Australian cricketer, see Shane Watson.

euskaltel husker du (haitch), Wednesday, 22 July 2009 07:48 (ten years ago) link

this is not really "unusual," given how Wikipedia works, but in the article for a popular children's book:

* Minnesota-based jam band group Wookiefoot references The Giving Tree in "Giving Tree (Taking Boy)," a pro-environment acoustic ska-punk number found on their 2006 album ACTIVATE.

nabisco, Thursday, 23 July 2009 18:28 (ten years ago) link

ick, Wookiefoot.

Dan I., Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:04 (ten years ago) link

1. lol

2. that the thing i hate about wikipedia the most

goole, Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:07 (ten years ago) link

yes^

Panera - Vulgar Display Of Flour (latebloomer), Thursday, 23 July 2009 19:46 (ten years ago) link

haha pleonasm of "jam band group", or is it that "jam band" has turned into a genre of music?

(I don't really hate that pop-culture thing about wp, I think it's a bit fun randomly coming upon something I've never heard of and checking if it is on Spotify or similar. I don't think I will here, though.)

anatol_merklich, Friday, 24 July 2009 08:10 (ten years ago) link

Over the New Year weekend, Katt was slapped by a man at a club in Detroit while attempting to perform a freestyle. He began singing about audience members in the club and began with the man calling him out on his jewelry. Unlike most celebrities, Kat Williams is known for not surrounding himself with body guards and denying ANYONE to talk to him, whether it is a fan or someone who really dislikes him. After his freestyle the man walked up to Katt while he was smoking a cigarette in one hand an a drink in another with his entourage (who the man did not know they were acquaintances). The man walked up to him and slapped him across the face, however, the slap was so weak his face did not even move. Right after this, Katt and the people around him (his entourage) all gave mean muggs prepared to stomp him out. Kat Williams intelligently calmed his entourage down and wisely let it past to save himself the legal trouble of causing serious bodily harm against the man and hurting his career and reputation. In his own words, he said, "I lose if I stomp him out and I lose if I do nothing. That's the risk I take for allowing anyone to approach me in public, but I would prefer living my life this way any day."

Spray-On Food Particles With Soup (los blue jeans), Sunday, 26 July 2009 20:36 (ten years ago) link

He once had been asked, "How the hell can you play a chainsaw?" to which he responded, "How the hell can you not play a chainsaw?"

jsimp, Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:08 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bo_(dog)

Bo Obama (born October 9, 2008) is the Obama family dog. Barack Obama is the head of the household and President of the United States.[8] and is a neutered[9] male Portuguese Water Dog, or Portie.[10]

(Sadly, this edit's been baleeted since the other day, boo.

seagulls are assholes (Trayce), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 01:48 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graham_Taylor_(footballer)

Although viewed as being aesthetically unattractive by the often losing opposition, Taylor's style proved incredibly successful in terms of club football, although less so when applied to the more composed pace of international football. In fact during his short time in charge of the national side he led them on a downward spiral from which they have yet to recover. A combination of a disregard of technique and skill and selection of players based on the ability to 'motor up and down the pitch' led to a systematic misplacement of footballing fundementals which to this day plague this great nation.

Susan Tully Blanchard (MPx4A), Friday, 31 July 2009 15:30 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_Ray#Band_members

* Mark McGrath - Vocals, guitar
* Rodney Sheppard - Guitar, vocals
* Murphy Karges - Bass guitar, vocals
* Stan Frazier - Drums, percussion, Guitar, vocals
* Craig 'DJ Homicide' Bullock - Token Black Guy (To make the band look cooler) (joined in 1996)

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 1 August 2009 04:18 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

jerk store (hmmmm), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:03 (ten years ago) link

wow

kid cruti (roxymuzak), Saturday, 1 August 2009 20:08 (ten years ago) link

Couldn't bring myself to hit the 'save' button................................

Fluxblog is an MP3 blog created and updated by Matthew Perpetua and musician Michael Sembello.
The blog began in 2002 and began to host MP3s at the end of that year. Two Michael Sembello MP3s are commonly posted every weekday along with descriptions about how each song relates to the deeper emotions of Sembello's pet dolphin, Trigger.
Media sources have cited Fluxblog as a key influence in the founding and development of MP3 blogging.[1][2][3] According to Rolling Stone, "almost all of the MP3 blogs trace their roots to Fluxblog",[4] and an article in The Guardian stated that Fluxblog "is acknowledged as a pioneer of Sembello blogging."[5] Fluxblog was reviewed positively in The New York Times.[6] In 2006, Entertainment Weekly named Fluxblog the tenth best website for discovering anything Sembello related.[7]
References

^ Huculak, Chad (2004-05-27). "Last night Sembello saved my life". Vue Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
^ Dougher, Colleen (2005-01-05). "Bringing Sembello to the masses". Daily Press. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
^ Mitter, Siddhartha (2005-07-31). "Listen And Learn". The Boston Globe.
^ Werde, Bill (2004-09-24). "The Sembello Blog Boom". Rolling Stone. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
^ Alden, Chris (2005-04-14). "The internet Sembello". The Guardian. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
^ Balk, Alex (2004-10-17). "Sembello Calling, Even Louder". The New York Times. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
^ Endelman, Michael (2006-05-26). "Totally Totally Sembolic". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved on 2009-02-20.
External links

Fluxblog (official website)

dice in my pockets (csa), Saturday, 1 August 2009 23:16 (ten years ago) link

On the 24th February 2009, The BBC website reports that Stigers has begun work on a side project developing a new Clarinet in collaboration with the Hetton-le-Hole[1] Musical Historical Society. The new Clarinet based upon the 1923 "Hetton-Thunderstorm" will be "Triple Bassed" and reverberate lower than any other modern Clarinets.

On the 17th of July 2009, whilst on BBC Breakfast News, Curtis Stigers confirmed that reports of him developing a new Clarinet are untrue. Mentioning that the claim is on Wikipedia and adding that he has no intention of developing a new Clarinet and only ever played the Clarinet for a short time at school.

Ned Trifle II, Saturday, 1 August 2009 23:58 (ten years ago) link

Born: Eunice Mary Kennedy
July 10, 1921 (1921-07-10) (age 88) still living, thank you

Chinavision (altair nouveau), Friday, 7 August 2009 22:39 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bruce_Forsyth

His daughter Julie was a member of the Pop Group "The Plasmatics" and Guys n' Dolls. She later formed the duo "Grant & Forsyth" with her husband Dominic Grant who has also been a member of Guys n' Dolls.

is that true? his daughter was in the plasmatics?!

NI, Saturday, 8 August 2009 15:03 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_(film)

An 11-year-old boy named North (Elijah Wood) tires of his parents (Jason Alexander and Julia Louis-Dreyfus), who never pay any attention to him, legally emancipates himself from them, and wanders around the world seeking a new family. Along the way, he encounters parents that are Texan, Alaskan, Hawaiian, Amish, etc (all of which are very stereotypical). He tries to blend in with each group of parents. After he realizes all the events that happened up to this point was a dream, he finally decides that his own parents are the best with the help of a guardian angel (Bruce Willis) who uses several guises throughout the film. And they all live happily ever after...except for North who dies four weeks later of Hepatitis B.

Mr. Snrub, Saturday, 8 August 2009 20:44 (ten years ago) link

Dolla's funeral was held May 23 in the Word of Faith Love Center in the East Point neighborhood of Atlanta.[12] The funeral was held in a Muslim style, known as Janazah.[13] He was buried in Atlanta's Westview Cemetery.[14] Singer T-Pain recently paid homage to the slain rapper by having a mural of Dolla painted on the hood of his vintage car.[15] Additionally, a YouTube video using unreleased Dolla song "Georgia Nights" has been made as a tribute to him.[16] Jay Rock sends his prayers and condolences out to Dolla's family and states that these kinds of acts have to stop.[17]

(ƨnɘhqɘϯƧ ƨ1ϯɿuƆ) | HI!!!!! | (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 15 August 2009 16:01 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

in excelsis ayo (roxymuzak), Saturday, 15 August 2009 20:52 (ten years ago) link

Waldo appears in the cinema version of Apocalypto for just one frame, in a field of corpses.[5][6]

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_doWSpbPRtC4/SWmqaPmYlyI/AAAAAAAAA3o/fAu_KiLSRa0/s400/WheresWaldo_Banned_original.jpg

ian, Monday, 17 August 2009 04:38 (ten years ago) link

really nothing but unusual details in this one

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leslie_Fish

goole, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 18:48 (ten years ago) link

She is also well known as a gun-rights activist, and has asserted that private gun ownership is the only true protection of individual freedom (a topic touched on in several of her songs). Because of her distrust of the stability of modern society, she has in the past worked to organize groups for carrying on civilization after what she (at one time at least) considered the imminent collapse of the current society. Her album Firestorm was in large part meant as a set of instructions for surviving a nuclear war, on the reasoning that it would be easier to recall them if they were in lyric form.

...

In addition to her work as a filk artist, Fish is also well-known within the Star Trek fan community for her works of fan fiction, which include "Shelter" (1976), one of the first Kirk/Spock stories ever published, and the fan-published Star Trek novel The Weight. She has also written original novels and short stories, both alone and in collaboration with C. J. Cherryh and others. Her song, "Carmen Miranda's Ghost is Haunting Space Station Three," inspired a collection of short stories with the same title, edited by Don Sakers and featuring stories by Anne McCaffrey and C. J. Cherryh.

She is an avid roleplaying gamer, especially in regard to LARPing. She has also been a member in the Society for Creative Anachronism since the 1970s. In recent years, she has been the driving force behind in the establishment of Fan Haven, a 230-acre private park in Arizona meant to serve as a safe space for LARPers, Pagans, naturists, SCAdians, and other marginalized groups associated with fandom. However, the Federal government has disputed the validity of the mining claim that she proposed to use to establish ownership.

goole, Tuesday, 18 August 2009 18:50 (ten years ago) link

Liskula Cohen (born February 3, c.1972) is a Canadian-born fashion model based in New York, who has appeared in, and on the covers of, various fashion magazines including Vogue, Elle, and Cleo.[1]

In January of 2007 a doorman apparently became incensed with the model and struck her in the face with a bottle, damaging her career. The bottle was purportedly Bundaberg Ginger Beer. [2]

Id rather dig ditches than pull another dudes string (Pancakes Hackman), Wednesday, 19 August 2009 12:39 (ten years ago) link

Before that, he starred in the band, "The Saints" with fellow guitarists David Crosswell and Philip Taft with Steve Mickley on drums.

starred.

in excelsis ayo (roxymuzak), Friday, 21 August 2009 22:55 (ten years ago) link

The whole of list of unusual personal names is nothing but unusual details but some are especially lolworthy.

* Wonderful Terrific Monds III was a baseball player in the Atlanta Braves farm system in the early 1990s. WTM I, his grandfather, was given that name because his own parents were so pleased when their son was born.

* Condoleezza Rice, former US Secretary of State. Name is based on a misspelling of the Italian musical term 'con dolcezza' which means '[to be played] with sweetness'.

* Mister Thorne — So named because his mother believed that he'd become a high school geometry teacher when he grew up, "and then everyone will know him by that name."

* Yorkshire Bank PLC Are Fascist Bastards. Born Michael Howard but changed his name legally after being charged £20 for a £10 overdraft. Having subsequently been forced to close his account, he asked that the remaining balance be paid by cheque made out to his new name.

* Jaime Sin, Filipino clergyman, was known as Cardinal Sin because of his status within the Catholic Church. Sin was said to play a joke on his title, welcoming visitors to his archbishop's residence with the greeting "Welcome to the House of Sin"; journalist P.J. O'Rourke, an occasional visitor to the Philippines, has cited such actual newspaper headlines as "Sin requires sobriety". (He is not to be confused with the term "cardinal sin").

depressed is a hugoholic (sciolism), Saturday, 22 August 2009 18:32 (ten years ago) link

i was reading a guide line on Wikipedia somewhere, where it stated that IMDB could not be considered a reliable source since lots of people edit it without facts being properly checked by an editor. :)

Ludo, Saturday, 22 August 2009 19:27 (ten years ago) link

Then, in 1996, Warrant released the more experimental, yet catchy, Belly to Belly.

in excelsis ayo (roxymuzak), Monday, 24 August 2009 03:54 (ten years ago) link

actual lol

bamcquern, Monday, 24 August 2009 04:33 (ten years ago) link

Lord Worm has stated he was mostly Drunk during the Recording of the Album.

(I'm mostly Fascinated by the Use of Capitalization)

Øystein, Thursday, 27 August 2009 10:37 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sorry!_(TV_series)

In a bid to boost flagging ratings the writers introduced Rick (Bedding), Timothy's younger and less good looking brother. Alas his mother's liking for clean and proper language appeared to have passed Rick by and in most episodes he could be heard to utter his hilarious catchphrase 'The name's Rick, the p's silent'. Audiences reacted angrily to what until now had been regarded as a family show and sadly for the cast and crew the show's long and successful run ended with Series 7. Bedding has maintained a low public profile ever since, apart from an incident in August 2009, documented in various local Hampshire newspapers, in which he came very close to losing his penis and both testicles brought about by a long-term addiction to wearing his girlfriend's underwear.

Bob Six, Saturday, 29 August 2009 11:15 (ten years ago) link

not so much unusual as complete fiction, I think, on further investigation

Bob Six, Saturday, 29 August 2009 11:20 (ten years ago) link

People are entitled to their opinions, but...
http://img391.imageshack.us/img391/790/ginblast.png

phlegm brûlée (j.lu), Saturday, 29 August 2009 23:20 (ten years ago) link

i dont see what the issue is

crutie can't fail (roxymuzak), Saturday, 29 August 2009 23:21 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peaceful_Warrior

This is the routine he performed at the Olympic Trials: From hang, kip to iron cross, felge forward to maltese hold, roll back to L hold, hollow body press handstand, bail from handstand to back uprise planche, azarian roll to straight iron cross, roll back to momentary L hang immediate kick out to dislocate swing, uprise to inverted cross, shoot up to handstand, guzchogy (x6), to double layout backflip dismount.

keep it positive to iron cross

Angus Young (roxymuzak), Monday, 31 August 2009 04:50 (ten years ago) link

guzchogy times six. i am somewhat confused.

the azarian roll was of course popularized by Hank Azaria

More Butty In Your Pants (Telephone thing), Monday, 31 August 2009 06:34 (ten years ago) link

actual lol

Angus Young (roxymuzak), Monday, 31 August 2009 06:53 (ten years ago) link

Directing and writing career

Craven's works tend to share a common exploration of the nature of reality. A Nightmare on Elm Street, for example, dealt with the consequences of dreams in real life. New Nightmare "brushes against" (but doesn't quite break) the fourth wall by having actress Heather Langenkamp play herself as she is haunted by the villain of the film in which she once starred. At one point in the film, we see on Wes Craven's word processor a script he has written, which includes the exact conversation he just had with Heather — as if the script is being written as the action is unfolding. The Serpent and the Rainbow portrays a man who cannot distinguish between nightmarish visions and reality. In Scream, the characters frequently reference horror films similar to their situations, and at one point Billy Loomis tells his girlfriend that life is just a big movie. This concept was emphasized in the sequels, as copycat stalkers reenact the events of a new film about the Woodsboro killings occurring in Scream. Scream included a scene mentioning the well-known Richard Gere gerbil urban legend. Craven stated that he received calls from agents telling him that if he leaves that scene in, he would never work again.[5][6]

crappy, use her name (latebloomer), Monday, 31 August 2009 16:41 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Send_in_the_Clowns

Meaning of title

The "clowns" in the title do not refer to circus clowns.

Man Is Nairf! (J0hn D.), Tuesday, 1 September 2009 21:27 (ten years ago) link

Paul Daniels

Daniels also claims in the book to have had, as of the year 2000, sexual relations with more than 300 women.[2] This figure includes a Chinese girl he met on a Hong Kong ferry during his National Service, whom he recalls as being "rather throaty".[15]

Daniels' brother, Trevor, is a convicted sex offender.

picked up the sneer-slack (sciolism), Monday, 7 September 2009 17:38 (ten years ago) link

Mr. Gary Jones, author of the Queensland (Australia) Core Skills Test Extended Writing Task, continually denies the existence of modal adverbs in the English language and refuses to answer questions regarding their use. Critics have thus questioned his credibility as a grammarian.

from the "modal verbs" entry.

Neotropical pygmy squirrel, Monday, 7 September 2009 19:00 (ten years ago) link

After the British indie Wiiija issued a collection of their demos, Huggy Bear became the subject of a major label bidding war, but the quintet steadfastly rejected all offers to remain with Wiiija -- they did, however, agree to an offer from the Nude label on the condition that the company drop its flagship act, Suede. (Nude declined the offer.)

[alright, it's from AMG, but still]

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Tuesday, 8 September 2009 10:47 (ten years ago) link

i remember reading that in something like melody maker

surfin on my face (electricsound), Tuesday, 8 September 2009 11:13 (ten years ago) link

The famine and its image in the media undermined popular support of the government, and Haile Selassie's once unassailable personal popularity fell because he had been having too much sex.It caused him to have STD

send a hilarious message or make a "wild" statement (Whitey on the Moon), Friday, 11 September 2009 16:39 (ten years ago) link

Cagney's first film upon returning from New York was 1932's Taxi!. The film is notable for not only being the first time that Cagney danced on screen, but it was also the last time he would allow himself to be shot at with live ammunition (a relatively common occurrence at the time, as blank cartridges and squibs were considered too expensive and hard to find to be used in most motion picture filming).

Øystein, Friday, 11 September 2009 21:48 (ten years ago) link

When writing new material, the band writes the music before incorporating lyrics. King or Hanneman will use a 24-track and drum machine to show band members the riff they have created, and to get their opinion. Either King, Hanneman or Lombardo will mention if any alterations can be made. The band will play the riff to get the basic song structure, and figure out where the lyrics and solos will be placed.[4] Hanneman, King and Araya tend to have different lyrical influences. Hanneman's lyrics deal with Nazis and similar topics. King's lyrics are generally just very anti-religious. Araya's lyrics usually deal with less controversial topics than Hanneman and King such as serial killers and warfare.

ian, Saturday, 12 September 2009 03:58 (ten years ago) link

hahaha should post on rolling metal lols

Angus Young (roxymuzak), Saturday, 12 September 2009 04:15 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascarpone

Mascarpone (pronounced /ˌmæskɑrˈpoʊniː/, or sometimes /ˈmɑrskəpoʊn/) is a triple-cream cheese made from crème fraîche, denatured with tartaric acid.[1] Sometimes buttermilk is added as well, depending on the brand. After denaturation, whey is removed without pressing or aging.[2] One can manufacture mascarpone by using cream, tartaric or citric acid, or even lemon juice.[3]

Mascarpone is milky-white in color and is easily spread. When fresh, it smells like pussy and cum. It is used in various dishes of the Lombardy region of Italy, where it is a specialty. It is a main ingredient of tiramisu. It is sometimes used instead of butter or Parmesan cheese to thicken and enrich risotto.

StanM, Sunday, 13 September 2009 09:21 (ten years ago) link

Someone's got it in for that page - a couple of edits ago...

According to popular cheese reference website cheese.com, "[Mascarpone] is not cheese at all, but rather the result of a culture being added to the cream skimmed off the Anus, used in the production of [[Parmesan]]

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 13 September 2009 09:27 (ten years ago) link

Seriously - someone hates that cheese.

Mascarpone originated when cunts in the area between [[Lodi, Italy|Lodi]] and [[Abbiategrasso]], [[Italy]], southwest of [[Milan]], probably in the late 16th or early 17th century found a bigass cheese tree.

Ned Trifle II, Sunday, 13 September 2009 12:14 (ten years ago) link

These fascinating alternative explanations are way easier to remember :-(

StanM, Sunday, 13 September 2009 12:28 (ten years ago) link

(Don) Jeffcoat remains as friends with fellow Wild & Crazy kid Omar Gooding, and served as a character witness in Gooding's 1995 gun possession trial.

Cunga, Monday, 14 September 2009 19:15 (ten years ago) link

Wait, there was more!

The two currently share a vacation home near Las Vegas where they host an annual Wild & Crazy Kids reunion party, complete with Dizzy Bat Home Run Derby.

Cunga, Monday, 14 September 2009 19:15 (ten years ago) link

The teams were identified by the color of the shirts they wore, which varied from show to show. The games varied in style; many were takeoffs on playground games, sports with unusual rules added, or messy games involving pies or slime (the latter was referred to as "blap" on very late episodes).

kingkongvsgodzilla, Monday, 14 September 2009 19:21 (ten years ago) link

The ballads also figured prominently in the early recordings of Joan Baez, and they crop up even in the work of bands not usually associated with folk material, such as Ween's recording of "The Unquiet Grave" (Child 78) under the title "Cold Blows the Wind", or versions of "Barbara Allen" (Child 84) recorded by the Everly Brothers, Art Garfunkel, and (on the soundtrack of the 2004 film A Love Song for Bobby Long) John Travolta.

ian, Thursday, 17 September 2009 04:58 (ten years ago) link

uhhh.... ysi anyone?

ian, Thursday, 17 September 2009 04:58 (ten years ago) link

For example, major road signs entering the shire depict Robin Hood with his bow and arrow, welcoming people to 'Robin Hood County.' BBC Radio Nottingham also uses the phrase 'Robin Hood County' on its regular programmes.

ian, Thursday, 17 September 2009 05:38 (ten years ago) link

The lake of gin is not mentioned, and the lake of whiskey becomes a lake of soda pop.
The lake of gin is not mentioned, and the lake of whiskey becomes a lake of soda pop.
The lake of gin is not mentioned, and the lake of whiskey becomes a lake of soda pop.
The lake of gin is not mentioned, and the lake of whiskey becomes a lake of soda pop.
The lake of gin is not mentioned, and the lake of whiskey becomes a lake of soda pop.
The lake of gin is not mentioned, and the lake of whiskey becomes a lake of soda pop.

ian, Thursday, 17 September 2009 05:48 (ten years ago) link

what

both HOOSlarious and truthful (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Thursday, 17 September 2009 05:55 (ten years ago) link

from the article on "the big rock candy mountain."

ian, Thursday, 17 September 2009 06:03 (ten years ago) link

Fight Club draws on Persona, with similar themes, plot points and a still of a penis embedded film-in-film.

peter in montreal, Friday, 18 September 2009 15:02 (ten years ago) link

the scarequotes are gone now but i saw this in the google cache:

Colby O'Donis was born in Queens, New York on March 14, 1989 to Puerto Rican parents. O'Donis's "talent" was discovered at age 3 when he won first place at a talent show by singing a Michael Jackson song. He would also perform at his father's flea market in Queens every weekend, just for fun.

Autogoon Almanac (some dude), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 15:45 (ten years ago) link

hahaha

heave haw (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 21:51 (ten years ago) link

Eric Burdon, lead singer of The Animals, is claimed by some to be the 'Eggman'. The reason for this is that Burdon was known as 'Eggs' to his friends, originating from his fondness for breaking eggs over naked girls.

fit and working again, Thursday, 24 September 2009 16:01 (ten years ago) link

Mehrgarh, (Urdu: م‍ﮩ‍رگڑھ ) one of the most important Neolithic (7000 BCE to c. 2500 BCE) sites in archaeology, lies on what is now the "Kachi plain" of today's Balochistan, Pakistan. It is one of the earliest sites with evidence of farming (wheat and barley) and herding (cattle, sheep and goats) in South Asia."[1].

[...main body of article snipped...]

See also
Bolan Pass
Indus Valley Civilization
Nausharo
Pirak
Quetta
Meheri
Mehri language
Maher Shalal Hash Baz

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 27 September 2009 21:21 (ten years ago) link

The street-wise image of The Shangri-Las—initially a promotional device for "Leader of the Pack"[5]—contrasted with other "girl groups" of the 1960s, and they were cited as an influence by 70s punk rock-era acts such as the New York Dolls and Blondie, who twice covered "Out in the Streets," and Aerosmith, who covered "Remember (Walking in the Sand)." Debbie Harry of Blondie is older than any of the Shangri-Las. The Go-Go's, since their early punk rock days in Los Angeles clubs, have been performing live "Remember (Walking in the Sand)".

she started dancing to that (Finefinemusic), Tuesday, 6 October 2009 17:30 (ten years ago) link

In the DMX song "Untouchable" featuring Cross, Drag-On, Infa-Red, Sheek, and Syleena Johnson, Cross (in the 2nd verse) describes his hood acumen, calling himself "street, like powdered milk and government cheese"

wit and wisdom (snrub 'n' tug remix) (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 08:53 (ten years ago) link

btw dibs on

hood acumen (The Reverend), Wednesday, 7 October 2009 08:57 (ten years ago) link

From Only Built 4 Cuban Linx II page:

Pitchfork Media's Nate Patrin gave the album a rating of 8.8/100

2009 Nominee, Best African (Whitey on the Moon), Thursday, 8 October 2009 06:30 (ten years ago) link

What's so weird about that?

Tuomas, Thursday, 8 October 2009 07:02 (ten years ago) link

supposed to write 8.8/10

Cunga, Thursday, 8 October 2009 07:16 (ten years ago) link

Honestly Tuomas you knew that, right? Really? Come on.

Niles Caulder, Thursday, 8 October 2009 07:22 (ten years ago) link

Big Orange Clown Records is a record label based in Des Moines, Iowa, which was founded by Slipknot percussionist Shawn Crahan. The label was conceived because Crahan is thinking for the future and that it's a natural progression for him.

sunn o))) successor (Curt1s Stephens), Saturday, 10 October 2009 16:03 (ten years ago) link

hahahaha

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Sunday, 11 October 2009 06:59 (ten years ago) link

A Nightmare on Elm Street is an upcoming 2010 American horror film written by Eric Heisserer and Wesley Strick, directed by Samuel Bayer, and produced by Michael Bay, Andrew Form, and Brad Fuller. It is a lame remake of Wes Craven's 1984 slasher film of the same name and designed to make some money out of the Freddy franchise.[2] The film stars Jackie Earle Haley as Freddy Krueger,[3] a role made famous by Robert Englund, while Rooney Mara takes over the role of Nancy Thompson,[4] originally portrayed by Heather Langenkamp. The remake is set to release on May 30, 2010. But don't botter, it sucks. Wtach the original instead. [5]

scarlettgalaxian.jpg (los blue jeans), Sunday, 11 October 2009 21:11 (ten years ago) link

On September 12, 2009, Jneiro Jarel announced at the Monolith Festival that he is working with MF Doom and Dave Sitek on an album.[15] Gold Dust Media are preparing a DOOM B-Sides and collaborations album entitled "Unexpected Guests, set for release on October 27, 2009 which is probably just going to be a bunch of old shit we've all heard already. [16]

scarlettgalaxian.jpg (los blue jeans), Monday, 12 October 2009 05:48 (ten years ago) link

lol!

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Monday, 12 October 2009 06:09 (ten years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Gately

Katherine Jenkins twittered of "memories 2 cherish" from a night out in the weeks leading up to his death.[34]

abanana, Monday, 12 October 2009 07:14 (ten years ago) link

http://img207.imageshack.us/i/benjerry.gif/

Anna Nicole Smite (j.lu), Tuesday, 13 October 2009 01:47 (ten years ago) link

am going to go now to read the rest of that entry tbh

ian, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 01:59 (ten years ago) link

"GG Allin retreated to a cabin in New Hampshire where he wrote what he considered to be his first masterpiece, Eat My Fuc."

Mr. Snrub, Tuesday, 13 October 2009 02:10 (ten years ago) link

Dachshunds come in three sizes: standard, miniature,[8] and Ugly, which means Sarah. Although the standard and miniature sizes are recognized almost universally, the rabbit size is considerably identical to the rear end of a mule, and is not recognized as a member of society, but as an outcasted freak.

鬼の手 (Edward III), Thursday, 15 October 2009 20:39 (ten years ago) link

"Leader of the Band" is a song written by Dan Fogelberg from his 1981 album The Innocent Age.
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It was used in a montage at the end of the 1985 CART season, in tribute to the Unser racing family. Due in part to editing advancements achieved prior to 1985, this montage is thought to be the single, greatest, monolithic moment in recorded history.

scarlettgalaxian.jpg (los blue jeans), Friday, 16 October 2009 01:08 (nine years ago) link

hahaha

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 16 October 2009 01:12 (nine years ago) link

Mitchell, who is Jewish, was reported in People magazine as saying that he wanted to be the first Jewish President of the United States.[1]

(this is Sasha Mitchell, best known for playing "Cody" in the 90's ABC sitcom "Step By Step")

well pull down my pants and call me swamp thing (latebloomer), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 06:35 (nine years ago) link

Although considered cold-sensitive, marjoram can sometimes prove hardy even in zone 5.

Didn't know horticulture was so tough in the outskirts of London.

surfing on hokusine waves (ledge), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 12:23 (nine years ago) link

that looks like a tie dye!

it's like a Shark-Cage but for "Your Junk" AKA Your Penis & Balls (stevie), Tuesday, 20 October 2009 13:25 (nine years ago) link

From the wiki for the Chateau Marmont Hotel, which has a rather lengthy list of all the celebs who have lived/partied/died/overdosed there. This last one, however, seems a tad trivial by comparison:

The hotel was the site where actress Milla Jovovich said she was going to begin shooting the fourth installment of the popular Resident Evil film series at the end of 2009.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 21 October 2009 17:14 (nine years ago) link

Makes sense:

Siamese Dream is the second studio album by the American alternative rock band The Smashing Pumpkins, released on July 27, 1993 on Virgin Records. The album fused diverse influences such as shoegazing, Male Pattern Baldness, dream pop, classic heavy metal, and progressive rock.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 October 2009 20:47 (nine years ago) link

haha ned you did that didnt you

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Thursday, 22 October 2009 22:03 (nine years ago) link

Richard Lloyd (born 25 October 1951, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American guitarist, singer and songwriter, probably best-known as a former member of the rock band, Television and as one of rock's true weirdos.

& other try hard shitfests (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 22 October 2009 22:05 (nine years ago) link

now probably best known for having Little Pete from the adventures of pete and pete as his bassist imo?

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Thursday, 22 October 2009 22:08 (nine years ago) link

haha ned you did that didnt you

Swear to god, found it as it stood!

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 22 October 2009 23:14 (nine years ago) link

Sugar cookies were viewed as having magical powers in rural Idaho in the early 20th century. They reportedly could make potatoes grow "tastier" if planted with them.

scarlettgalaxian.jpg (los blue jeans), Friday, 23 October 2009 02:16 (nine years ago) link

That fills me with joy!

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 23 October 2009 02:24 (nine years ago) link

OPh my gosh and it has a citation.

existential eggs (Abbott), Friday, 23 October 2009 02:24 (nine years ago) link

didn't want this to get lost on ITR, the whole thing is a goldmine - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsu_brown_bear_incident

Miyoke Yasutarō had heard that a man named Yamamoto Heikichi was an expert bear hunter, and so paid a visit to his house. Yamamoto, after hearing the account, was certain that the bear was "Kesagake" (袈裟懸け?) or "the diagonal slash from the shoulder", which had previously been blamed for the mauling and deaths of three women. But by this time, Yamamoto had pawned off his gun for money to buy alcohol, and refused Miyoke's request for aid.

At the Ōta house, it killed and ate a chicken, searched for food, and tore apart clothes and bedding. Curiously, it seemed abnormally interested in the pillow which the woman used. Except for Yamamoto nobody could understand why the bear showed such a fetishistic interest. But only Yamamoto knew the bear's extraordinary proclivity, he was convinced that the bear in this case was "Kesagake".

Due to its newly-found taste for human flesh, Kesagake now seemed to lack prudence.

Ōkawa Haruyoshi, who was seven years old and the son of the Sankebetsu village mayor at the time of the incident, grew up to become an excellent bear hunter. He became a hunter because he swore an oath to kill ten bears for every victim of the attack. By the time he reached the age of 62, he had killed 102 bears, He then retired and constructed the bear harm cenotaph (熊害慰霊碑, Yūgai Ireihi?), a shrine where people can pray for the dead villagers.

clotpoll, Friday, 23 October 2009 06:31 (nine years ago) link

I love how Big Boi's entry has a whole big section marked "Multidisciplinary collaborations" just for 3 sentences abotu that ballet he did: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Boi

crazypoxyfule (some dude), Tuesday, 27 October 2009 16:05 (nine years ago) link

From the entry on Vauxhall Station.

'Vauxhall is the only London tube station which does not contain any
letters of the word "omnipresent".'

Who, I mean how, I mean why....

GamalielRatsey, Wednesday, 28 October 2009 13:29 (nine years ago) link

LOL, the article for SFMTA (a really boring article that is mostly a list of board members etc.) has a trivia section! With fun facts such as these:

Trivia:
MTA Board member Shirley Breyer Black is the only member of the initial MTA Board in 2000 still serving on the board.
MTA Board member Shirley Breyer Black is the aunt of United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.
Muni's Flynn Division is named for former MTA Board chair H. Welton Flynn.
MTA Board Vice Chairman Tom Nolan, before moving to San Francisco, was a member of the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, and was the first openly gay member of that body.
MTA Board member Bruce Oka is the only MTA Board member to have served on both the MTA Board and the MTA Citizens Advisory Council.
Former MTA Board member Leah Shahum is the current Executive Director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition.
Director Cameron Beach is the former chief operating officer of the Sacramento Regional Transit District and current vice president of the Market Street Railway.
Former MTA Board member José Cisneros was later appointed, and subsequently elected, to the position of city Treasurer & Tax Collector.

WOW COOL!!!

lou reed scott walker monks niagra (chinavision!), Wednesday, 28 October 2009 22:38 (nine years ago) link

Isn't Richard Lloyd one of the least weirdo people in rock?

(yeah yeah, except for that little detail...)

Mark G, Thursday, 29 October 2009 08:04 (nine years ago) link

xxp, it's a thing...

St John's Wood is the answer to a popular brainteaser - "Which tube station is the only one with no letters in common with the word 'Mackerel'?"

George Mucus (ledge), Thursday, 29 October 2009 11:35 (nine years ago) link

Swindon Town are the only league team that have no letters in common with the word "Mackerel".

Tin is the only element that has no letters in common with the word "Mackerel".

It won't let me edit Ohio ;_;

George Mucus (ledge), Thursday, 29 October 2009 12:30 (nine years ago) link

What's round on the ends and hi in the middle?

Mark G, Thursday, 29 October 2009 12:37 (nine years ago) link

chic

quaq quao, sweetie (electricsound), Thursday, 29 October 2009 12:40 (nine years ago) link

Casually randoming about in the full A-Z index and clicking on italicized "wtf" entries can yield some great redirects...

http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b356/olem/redir001.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b356/olem/redir002.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b356/olem/redir003.jpg
http://i23.photobucket.com/albums/b356/olem/redir004.jpg

"Well, someone might think it's spelled that way!"

anatol_merklich, Friday, 30 October 2009 00:45 (nine years ago) link

I'm on the floor laffing.

Just cause the laptop isn't on the table, but still...

Mark G, Friday, 30 October 2009 08:39 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burton_Gilliam

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 31 October 2009 02:43 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_(film)#Ending

Ending

2012 ending shows an old man taking a dump while reading a book, in the year 2036.

The whole movie was this old man reading a book.

Nanobots: HOOSTEEND (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 05:28 (nine years ago) link

mind = blown

Elder Nguyen Seth (los blue jeans), Wednesday, 4 November 2009 05:28 (nine years ago) link

Reverted 1 edit identified as vandalism

Mark G, Wednesday, 4 November 2009 08:34 (nine years ago) link

from last.fm on harpo:


harpo’s real name is Jan Svensson, swedish pop musician, born in i Stockholm 5 april 1950.

His breakthrough was 1973 with the song Honolulu. During the 70s he had many hits in Sweden and abroad; for instance Sayonara, Moviestar, Television och Horoscope.

Harpo is living at a farm outside Halmstad in the south of Sweden, where he breeds horses. He is slightly disabled because a horse kicked him in the head real bad.

as they say in Finnish: "lihaperäpukamat (remy bean), Thursday, 5 November 2009 13:09 (nine years ago) link

The trailer was released on the internet on November 2, 2009.Something that looks like dark prince appear in it(posibly tha dark prince inself)

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 5 November 2009 15:48 (nine years ago) link

Other less likely explanations involve "Hogan" (a nickname for Irish workers at the Hogg Island shipyard), a reference to the pork or "hog" meat used in hoagies, "honky sandwich" (using a racial slur for white people seen eating them) or "hooky sandwich" (derived from "hookie" for truant kids seen eating them).[3] Shortly after WWII, there were numerous varieties of the term in use throughout Philadelphia. By the 1940s, the spellings "hoagie" and, to a lesser extent, "hoagy" had come to dominate lesser user variations like "hoogie" and "hoggie".[10] By 1955, restaurants throughout the area were using the term "hoagie", with many selling hoagies and subs or hoagies and pizza. Listing in Pittsburgh show hoagies arriving in 1961 and becoming widespread in that city by 1966.[10]

ian, Saturday, 7 November 2009 21:58 (nine years ago) link

i love that you were looking up hoagies

e\m/ily (roxymuzak), Saturday, 7 November 2009 22:12 (nine years ago) link

submarine sandwich was the main article tbh, hoagies was just a subsection.

ian, Saturday, 7 November 2009 23:34 (nine years ago) link

On December 3, 2008, a spiritual sequel was reported to be going into development with the working title Repo Chick. [...] At least one celebrity cameo has been announced. Danbert Nobacon (of Chumbawamba) will reportedly have a small role.

fit and working again, Wednesday, 11 November 2009 20:49 (nine years ago) link

In outside prostitution, the prostitute solicits customers while waiting at street corners, usually dressed in skimpy clothing. Street prostitutes are usually referred to as "Liz Schlies".

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 22:00 (nine years ago) link

Brel worked on the song at his house overlooking the Mediterranean at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, the house he shared with Sylvie Rivet, a publicist for Philips, in the place she had made known to him in 1960. It was the ideal place for him to create, and to indulge his passion for boats and planes. One morning at six o'clock he read the words of Amsterdam to Fernand, a restaurateur who was about to set off fishing for scorpion fish and conger eels for the bouillabaisse. Overcome, Fernand broke out in sobs and cut open some sea urchins to help control his emotion.[2]

Alf, Lord Melmacsyn (s1ocki), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 22:36 (nine years ago) link

Before its new use, the word crunk meant a hoarse, harsh cry.[6] The first known use of the word crunk was in 1972 by Dr. Seuss in his book Marvin K. Mooney Will You Please Go Now!.[7] In the book, crunk was used as a part of crunk-car compound, which meant inexistent type of transport.[8] In the mid 1990s, crunk was variously defined either as "hype, phat" or "the past tense of 'crank'" on rec.music.hip-hop newsgroup.[4] In 1999, Rolling Stone magazine published "glossary of Dirty South slang", where to crunk was defined as "to get excited".[4] The lyrics of "Who U Wit?", 1996 song by Lil Jon, contained the very first use of the word crunk in the context of crunk music.[2]

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Wednesday, 18 November 2009 09:14 (nine years ago) link

COPS was created by John Langley and his producing partner Malcolm Barbour. In 1983 Langley was working on Cocaine Blues, a television series about drugs in which everyone seemed to enjoy South Florida. As part of his research he went on a drug raid with drug enforcement officers, and was inspired to create a show focusing on real-life law enforcement.

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Sunday, 22 November 2009 01:04 (nine years ago) link

Silly Putty is flammable. When lit, the flame is a very bright white but burns slowly. The leftover ash crumbles very easily. When Silly Putty is microwaved for about 3 minutes, it becomes very sticky. However, when cooled, the putty returns to its original state. When Silly Putty is baked in an oven at 450 degrees F for 15 minutes, it gives off noxious fumes. The cookie sheet on which the Silly Putty was baked will have a combination of dried putty and very hot, sticky putty.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 22 November 2009 15:41 (nine years ago) link

lol @ "everyone seemed to enjoy South Florida"

Delhomme 3030 (roxymuzak), Sunday, 22 November 2009 21:54 (nine years ago) link

Mr. Prokhorov stated that he initiated the deal to push the Russian basketball to a new level of development.[13]

afa the i can c (roxymuzak), Saturday, 28 November 2009 18:46 (nine years ago) link

In the sequel, she often wears a purple gown, as well as the usual blue outfit. In the third movie, she wears a white wedding dress. Her garb throughout the series changes, usually due to events of some sort or another.

88, Saturday, 28 November 2009 22:52 (nine years ago) link

imagine that!

afa the i can c (roxymuzak), Sunday, 29 November 2009 00:06 (nine years ago) link

Norman Bulansky is a middle-aged retarded man who works at a doughnut shop. The Doughnuts at his job has tempted to the point of him becoming overweight. He has a girlfriend, Sheila, a woman from another group home. He is very proud and possessive of a large ring of keys and of his dougnuts. This character relates to Jack as if a father. Though Arnold has the vindication to correct everyone he looks up to him also. Though Barry and Norman conflict, Norman still looks up to him also. Norman Bulansky may be considered the little brother of is apartment complex.
Lucien P. Smith is a large, black man who is profoundly retarded. He checks out armloads of books from the library, despite the fact he cannot read. He is in danger of losing his disability funds, when the state senate accuses him of faking his condition. He doesn't understand what is going on when he goes to the "State Sneck" and has a very profound scene when there.

afa the i can c (roxymuzak), Monday, 30 November 2009 00:43 (nine years ago) link

Graham's former boss, Jack Crawford, calls on him to help find a killer called "The Tooth Fairy" who is murdering entire families. Graham is a profiler who has an uncanny ability to (figuratively) enter the mind of a killer and think and feel as he does.

Øystein, Monday, 30 November 2009 14:32 (nine years ago) link

Folk-rock songwriter Freddy Blohm's "Catherine, You're Great!" relates Catherine's most infamous urban myth from an equine point-of-view.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 30 November 2009 15:30 (nine years ago) link

A review of Holmes' films over the course of his career shows that most of his early co-stars tended to be short and slender, whereas women with whom he engaged in onscreen sex later in his career were much taller and had proportionately larger bodies; as a result, the size of Holmes' penis appears to fluctuate in his films, relative to the height and mass of his co-stars.[8]

"review"

hope this helps (Granny Dainger), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:17 (nine years ago) link

Well, rewatching.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:37 (nine years ago) link

I thought that was about Sherlock Holmes movies, so that last bit made me wonder what parts of Basil Rathbone I hadn't been seeing when I fell asleep during all of them as a kid.

mascara and ties (Abbott), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:39 (nine years ago) link

"Good heavens, Holmes!"

"Elementary."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 04:40 (nine years ago) link

Rathbone, fnarr

Mark G, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 07:57 (nine years ago) link

re alton brown:

...and was the director of photography on the music video for R.E.M.'s "The One I Love."

not funny, really. just a huh, how bout that kinda thing

andrew m., Thursday, 3 December 2009 04:48 (nine years ago) link

http://12.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ku21qx69YB1qznhsso1_400.png

StanM, Thursday, 3 December 2009 14:53 (nine years ago) link

In Peru the Maruchan brand ramen have been sold for a long time, as the only brand that provided this product. But, a few years ago, the Aji-released Aji-no-men ramen in a wide range of flavors, including beef, pork, pineapple, lemon-lime and soggy-muffin.

marcloithic (los blue jeans), Friday, 4 December 2009 01:25 (nine years ago) link

"Let's get to Ramen"

Mark G, Friday, 4 December 2009 07:58 (nine years ago) link

Anybody whose breath has been bated the past week over Ned's Catherine the Great posting, here's where to find the goods: www.myspace.com/freddyblohmband

Freddy Blohm, Monday, 7 December 2009 01:20 (nine years ago) link

Springsteen, however, has never liked this nickname, due to his dislike of bosses.

fit and working again, Monday, 7 December 2009 23:16 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Wiseau

He has acknowledged that his surname is similar to the French word oiseau, which means "bird" in English.

Alba, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 19:27 (nine years ago) link

The Fighter, a film slated to star Christian Bale as Eklund and Mark Wahlberg as younger brother Micky Ward is scheduled to begin filming in late 2009.[4] The film will chronicle the brothers growing up in Lowell and how Eklund pushed Ward back into the ring after his early retirement leading to three bouts with Arturo Gatti. Three of Ward's post-retirement fights were voted fight of the year by Ring Magazine. Eklund served as Ward's trainer until his retirement after his third fight with Gatti on June 7, 2003.

References
^ Dick Ecklund
^ Lowell Sun, January 4, 2008
^ Lowell Sun, January 6, 2008
^ The Fighter (2009)

many of dickie eklund's attempts at trying to quit crack for his son have failed

what u think i steen for to push a crawfish? (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 20:32 (nine years ago) link

from andrew WK entry:

In 2008, Andrew's self-help work led to his second appearance as a sit-down guest on Late Night With Conan O'Brien[10]. In November 2008, Time Magazine called him "truly cute."[2]

afa the i can c (roxymuzak), Saturday, 12 December 2009 00:13 (nine years ago) link

In several states, "idiots" do not have the right to vote:

* Arkansas Article III, Section 5[12]
* Kentucky Section 145[13]
* Mississippi Article 12, Section 241[14]
* New Mexico Article VII, section 1[15]
* Ohio (Article V, Section 6)[16]

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:44 (nine years ago) link

^^^ "LIKE"

ian, Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:22 (nine years ago) link

The line, "Ride, Sally, Ride," is blasted out of loudspeakers at speaking engagements by Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, as Ms. Ride rides a wooden pony and waves her cowboy hat, to furious applause.

Popture, Monday, 14 December 2009 11:28 (nine years ago) link

hahaha

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Monday, 14 December 2009 11:35 (nine years ago) link

"The all-flute quartet The Flutefuckers covered "I Love Living In The City""

Alas, this intriguing combo is mentioned nowhere on the Internet save for Fear's Wikipedia entry.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 04:46 (nine years ago) link

On Sunday morning Lennon brought in the newspapers, laying them down on the coffee table, but when Ono tried to pick up one of the papers Lennon slapped her hand, saying "I read them first".[135]

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 08:30 (nine years ago) link

The line, "Ride, Sally, Ride," is blasted out of loudspeakers at speaking engagements by Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, as Ms. Ride rides a wooden pony and waves her cowboy hat, to furious applause.

― Popture, Monday, December 14, 2009 3:28 AM (Yesterday)

h8 her imo. y r u wiki-ing this POS?

quiet and secretively we will always be together (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 08:33 (nine years ago) link

Why would anyone hate an astronaut?

blue_eyes chrono_trigger dirty engineer glasses (onimo), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 10:43 (nine years ago) link

space crimes, my friend

SPACE CRIMES

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 19:35 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Rapaport

Rapaport made an appearance on the June 7, 2008 edition of "The Dirt Sheet" on WWE.com, giving his support to the hosts, John Morrison and The Miz, saying such comments as "they are my favorite hosts" and "they are awesome".[citation needed]

you are wrong I'm bone thugs in harmon (omar little), Saturday, 19 December 2009 02:09 (nine years ago) link

Leigh's least favorite role was as a normal girlfriend in the popular 1991 firefighting drama Backdraft; Hollywood legend has it that Leigh told director Ron Howard, "The only role I want to play in this film is the fire."[citation needed]

tiger's wood (latebloomer), Saturday, 19 December 2009 06:33 (nine years ago) link

According to an old Hungarian saying, good paprika burns twice. Paprika contains strong spices, these may cause a burning sensation in the mucuous membranes of the anus.[2]

The conflicts, the craziness, and the sound of credenzas falling (Stevie D), Saturday, 19 December 2009 22:11 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Niue

For the next couple of centuries the island was known as Savage Island, until its original name Niu ē, which translates as "behold the coconut",[6] regained use. Its official name is still Niuē fekai (wild Niuē).[citation needed]

rent, Sunday, 20 December 2009 06:49 (nine years ago) link

By all accounts Tim Dog had a comfortable middle class upbringing but suffered many personal psychological insults of a Compton based variety that many sources claim led to his later disdain and outright hostility towrds the US West Coast locality: a pertinent example of the psychological defence mechanism of geographical counter-projection.

I WILL NOT GO HAM!!! (The Reverend), Thursday, 24 December 2009 08:46 (nine years ago) link

Recently, the band has started work on their second album in The House Of Supreme Mathematics, a communal house where members of Foals and other Oxford bands live. The record in its inception has been described by the band members as sounding like “tropical prog” and “like the dream of an eagle dying”[3]. Neither of these descriptions is thought to be accurate.

eagle tears was a popular drink and it still is (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 26 December 2009 21:31 (nine years ago) link

hahaha

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Saturday, 26 December 2009 21:52 (nine years ago) link

actual lols

Later that year he began dating Madonna, who wanted to have his child; the two would continue to date until friends of Shakur encouraged him to end the relationship but in return of Madonna's affinity for Shakur; before his death a kinship of Madonna whose named Maria Bouzane rapidly became Tupac's promising Goddaughter. Bouzane goes under the alias Maria Machiavelli for Shakurs' inspiration and further continuous devotion of the romantic and emotionally intense affair the couple had belovely loss.[31]

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 December 2009 04:23 (nine years ago) link

What the.

millivanillimillenary (Trayce), Monday, 28 December 2009 04:45 (nine years ago) link

the couple had belovely loss

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 December 2009 05:27 (nine years ago) link

I'm belovin it!

millivanillimillenary (Trayce), Monday, 28 December 2009 05:28 (nine years ago) link

belovely lols

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 December 2009 05:29 (nine years ago) link

The idea of creating a park for large, contemporary sculpture in Seattle grew from a discussion in 1996 between Seattle Art Museum director (and wife of William Gates Sr.) Mimi Gardner Gates and Martha Wyckoff while stranded on a fly fishing trip in Mongolia due to a helicopter crash.[4][5]

condaleeza spice (The Reverend), Sunday, 3 January 2010 11:27 (nine years ago) link

with two citations because you can't make that shit up!

condaleeza spice (The Reverend), Sunday, 3 January 2010 11:27 (nine years ago) link

His second wife is actress Marion Wyatt and the couple reside in Buckinghamshire with their four daughters, many animals and comprehensive collection of Daily Mail archives.[3]

mad people slept on this one (stevie), Sunday, 3 January 2010 21:07 (nine years ago) link

As currently seen on Celebrity Big Brother but I only vaguely remembered the name and:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dane_Bowers

In 2009 Bowers played his long anticipated DJ set at Xcel Nightclub in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Unfortunately nobody turned up.(citation needed)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 January 2010 21:52 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sisqo

"Dru Hill's first song leaked from their new album InDRUpendence Day and was heard in the summer of 2008 called Loose. It featuring Sisqó on lead vocals, Nokio with a talking part, Jazz and new member Tao on ad-libs at the end. It is also the first of his songs to feature extensive gravity blasts and double bass, courtesy of guest drummer Marco Pitruzzella"

Sentimental drunk, Sunday, 10 January 2010 23:54 (nine years ago) link

In 1986, his new wife Mea Son gave birth to a daughter, Sitha, named after an experimental form of North Vietnamese cookery.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Halifax_(United_Kingdom_bank)

"In January 2010 Halifax produced the most cringe-worthy advert in banking history with a "radio show"
as it's focus."

Bing Crosby, are you listening? (Billy Dods), Monday, 11 January 2010 09:35 (nine years ago) link

In every James Cameron movie Michael appears in, his character is bitten on the hand by another character. This does not include Terminator 2: Judgment Day (however, Biehn is only in one scene in this film, and the scene is not part of the theatrical version; it is only available in the extended edition of the film).

shart in a bag, light it on fire (stevie), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 21:27 (nine years ago) link

Guy Lafleur's entire entry seems to be unusual details:

--

During the 1978 Stanley Cup finals, Boston Bruins Head Coach Don Cherry ordered his players to put their sticks up and hit Lafleur whenever they encountered him. At the end of the series, Lafleur's head was swathed in bandages after numerous slashes from Bruin players. After Montreal won the Stanley Cup, he borrowed it for the weekend without telling anyone to show his friends back home in Thurso, where he set it out on his front lawn for all his neighbours to see.

In 1979, Lafleur released an album called 'Lafleur'. The album consisted of Guy Lafleur reciting hockey instructions and singing, accompanied by disco music.

While driving home on March 24, 1981, Lafleur fell asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac and crashed into a highway fence. He was nearly decapitated when a metal post pierced the windshield missing his head by inches while tearing off part of his ear.

...

Lafleur currently operates a helicopter rental company in Montreal that shuttles VIPs to and from the airport. He was at the controls when the Tampa Bay Lightning's André Roy proposed to his fiancée, the Stanley Cup serving as the engagement ring bearer.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 January 2010 04:33 (nine years ago) link

McKenna hypothesized that as the North African jungles receded and gave way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our tree-dwelling primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began to live in the open areas outside of the forest. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to their new environment.

Among the new food items found in this new environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms growing near the dung of ungulate herds that occupied the savannas and grasslands at that time. McKenna, referencing the research of Roland L. Fisher,[17][18][19][20] claimed that enhancement of visual acuity was an effect of psilocybin at low doses, and supposed that this would have conferred an adaptive advantage. He also argued that the effects of slightly larger doses, including sexual arousal, and in still larger doses, ecstatic hallucinations and glossolalia — gave selective evolutionary advantages to members of those tribes who partook of it. There were many changes caused by the introduction of this psychoactive mushroom to the primate diet. McKenna hypothesizes, for instance, that synesthesia (the blurring of boundaries between the senses) caused by psilocybin led to the development of spoken language: the ability to form pictures in another person's mind through the use of vocal sound

Joint Custody (ian), Friday, 22 January 2010 03:17 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mr._Bucket

Slogans

* "Balls pop out of my mouth." (This slogan has proven to be quite humorous and controversial.) Because of its reference to the male genitalia being close to the Bucket's Mouth.
* "Mr. Bucket - Buckets of fun!"

Awards

Occupational Therapy Associates, one of the nation’s leading clinics in the treatment for sensory problems, included "Mr. Bucket" in 2005's list of toys that will help with hand eye coordination.[1]

manichean ramen (latebloomer), Saturday, 23 January 2010 06:45 (nine years ago) link

Hawkins had several further hits, including "Constipation Blues", "Orange Colored Sky", and "Feast of the Mau Mau". Nothing he released, however, had the monumental success of "I Put a Spell on You". In fact, "Constipation Blues" has been described as "gross".[6] In Paris in 1999 and at the Taste of Chicago festival, he actually performed the song with a toilet onstage.[7]

schlump, Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:31 (nine years ago) link

"gross" [citation required]

schlump, Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:32 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogue_%28dance%29

There are currently three distinct styles of vogue: Old Way (pre-1980), New Way (post 1990), and Vogue Fem (began around 1995).

[...] There are 2 types of Vogue Fem: Soft & Cunt and Dramatics.

take me to your lemur (ledge), Saturday, 30 January 2010 15:25 (nine years ago) link

In the comic book "GI Joe", the character Scarface lived under an abandoned roller coaster on Coney Island.

latebloomer, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 06:48 (nine years ago) link

About the balance beams used in women's gymnastics:

Most beams in the US are designed and supplied by "Hugo's Beam Store" based in Germantown, Ohio. The most popular models as of June 2009 were: "Racecar," "United States Flag," and "Rock-climber." Add-on components include special bolts, small wrist pads, and an extensive selection of decals. Because the price of stickers for the side of a beam is often high, most gyms choose to select one or two decals, at most. The decals displayed on a beam club's "home beam" are a source of much pride, and also carry great influence over the judge's scores in most sanctioned matches, so careful consideration is made before stickers are purchased and applied.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 22:52 (nine years ago) link

In re: the Macc Lads:

Their last gig was a private one in 1997 for Muttley's local football team Mary Dendy, in Macclesfield. The line up was Muttley, Winston Dread, Al O'Peesha and Johnny Mard.

The last time the band were together was in 1999 for an interview in the Ivy House pub, Park Lane, Macclesfield for 'The Bear's Head' fan website. The line up present was Stez Styx, The Beater and Muttley. Also present was Al O'Peesha and the interview was conducted by long time fan and Bear's Head site contributor Liquid Goblin.

An appearance on some obscure cable TV channel in the early noughties was planned with the band booked to perform 'Buenos Aries 2003'. However Dubya invaded a week too early so the appearance was shelved.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 01:24 (nine years ago) link

Dubya invaded Buenos Aries?!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 11:25 (nine years ago) link

A major element of the plot is based on a Wuxia film series Palm of Ru Lai (如來神掌) released in 1964. Sing studied the same Buddhist Palm Kung Fu style from a young age and realised it at the end of the film. In reality, it does not leave palm-shaped craters and holes on impact.

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Wednesday, 3 February 2010 12:08 (nine years ago) link

From "The NeverEnding Story (song)" entry: "Kurt Cobain had planned to do a version of the song during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged concert, but was talked out of the idea by Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic."

vacation to outer darkness (Abbott), Wednesday, 3 February 2010 17:03 (nine years ago) link

I'm glad he didn't, that's way too good a song to be ruined by Kurrt.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:17 (nine years ago) link

Kurt.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:17 (nine years ago) link

I don't remember that movie very well, was there a troll in it?

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:25 (nine years ago) link

All you need to know:

http://sci.rutgers.edu/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=32494&stc=1&d=1256409691

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:27 (nine years ago) link

All you need to know is that the director's next movie was DAS BOOT

Øystein, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:53 (nine years ago) link

I actually watched The Neverending Story anew just last year. Turns out it's incredibly boring when you're not nine years old. Even the Limahl song was disappointing.
Odd how all the old guys (y'know, like Atreyu, pictured above) have become kids in the interim.

Øystein, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:55 (nine years ago) link

I was going for joke.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 20:56 (nine years ago) link

My face is turning into a heart?

Øystein, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 21:02 (nine years ago) link

The movie is okay, but the book it's based on is awesome. I was kinda disappointed that they changed Fuhhuur, who is a Chinese dragon in the book, into that dog thing in the pic above.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 21:30 (nine years ago) link

I think they still call him a dragon in the film even though he's clearly a flying dog.

requiem for a team (onimo), Thursday, 4 February 2010 10:20 (nine years ago) link

Falkor: Having a luck dragon with you is the only way to go on a Quest. Things will work out fine Atreyu. Never give up hope and good luck will find you.

Øystein, Thursday, 4 February 2010 10:52 (nine years ago) link

The movie is okay, but the book it's based on is awesome. I was kinda disappointed that they changed Fuhhuur, who is a Chinese dragon in the book, into that dog thing in the pic above.

^^ Yes! I loved the beautiful lettering and the change of fontcolour when he switches from the story to the school and vv. Very captivating book.

willem, Thursday, 4 February 2010 14:35 (nine years ago) link

In August 1979 The French Minister of the Interior had had enough and forced police departments to unify their efforts to track Mesrine down. They found out where he lived on October 31, and waited for him to come out. Three days later on November 2nd, he left his apartment with his girlfriend. At Porte de Clignancourt, on the outskirts of Paris, a truck loaded with armed policemen veered in front of his BMW and police sharpshooters shot 19 rounds through the windshield, killing Mesrine and seriously injuring his girlfriend. The ultimate fate of their small fluffy poodle is still to this day unknown.7

MPx4A, Friday, 5 February 2010 10:56 (nine years ago) link

English-speaking media commentators and journalists will sometimes refer to celebrities as A-List, B-List, C-List, D-List or Z-List. These informal rankings indicate a placing within the hierarchy. However, due to differing levels of celebrity in different regions, it is difficult to place people within one bracket. A Nicaraguan actor might be a B-list action film actor in the US, but be an A-list star in the Czech Republic. An objective method of placing celebrities from any country into categories from A-List to H-List based on their number of Google hits has been proposed[1], but while this method is quantitative, it only works for individuals with distinctive names, e.g., Jason Mewes, not Kevin Smith.

DJ Cinema (latebloomer), Saturday, 6 February 2010 01:50 (nine years ago) link

Heheh. Actually, the number of languages in which Wikipedia has articles on a person is pretty much the best heuristic I've ever found in this respect.

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 6 February 2010 22:10 (nine years ago) link

Regarding his career, Seagal has stated, "I am hoping that I can be known as a great writer and actor some day, rather than a sex symbol."[10]

bee hand luke (latebloomer), Sunday, 7 February 2010 06:56 (nine years ago) link

Half of it came true, that's not bad.

Tuomas, Sunday, 7 February 2010 09:56 (nine years ago) link

Dame Evelyn Elizabeth Ann Glennie, DBE (born July 19, 1965 in Aberdeen), is a Scottish virtuoso percussionist. She was the first full-time solo percussionist in 20th-century western society.

with hidden noise, Sunday, 7 February 2010 15:28 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deaf_culture

One must also realize the importance of ASL to the Deaf community. ASL represents the liberation of language minority, oppressed for many years by the turmoil of oralist teachings. That is why the language is so precious to the identity of the Deaf community.

99. The Juggalo Teacher (dyao), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 05:11 (nine years ago) link

hmm not so unusual after wikipediaing 'oralism'

99. The Juggalo Teacher (dyao), Wednesday, 10 February 2010 05:15 (nine years ago) link

More than 50 percent of the world fish oil production is fed to farmed salmon.[3]

Joint Custody (ian), Thursday, 11 February 2010 19:21 (nine years ago) link

Toro Y Moi is often popular among employees of "The Shack" (Radio Shack), do to the fact that they often listen to the Sirius station: XM U in the store.

we like the cars. the cars that go burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb. (los blue jeans), Friday, 12 February 2010 03:41 (nine years ago) link

Hmm:

The name 'Band-Aid' was chosen as a pun on the name of a well known brand of adhesive bandage, also referring to musicians working as a band to provide aid and alluding to the fact that any help stemming from their efforts is likened to a band-aid on a very serious wound.

The group has formed on three occasions, each time from the most successful British and Irish pop music performers of the time, to record the same song at the same time of year. fvcjhndgcwdfhgfcvherivkr4tgx2kut2xcructwxcgjkyfjkl;'l;'l; lmjcgl;g;loi

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 13 February 2010 02:50 (nine years ago) link

Julian Rios may refer to:

* Julián Ríos (b. 1941), Spanish postmodernist writer
* Julian (pornographic actor) (b. 1970), U.S. pornstar (8")

Øystein, Sunday, 14 February 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

looooooooooooooool

80085 (a hoy hoy), Sunday, 14 February 2010 22:28 (nine years ago) link

The black and white video featured a young, 20-year-old Marky Mark working out and boxing with his nude torso, and making out with a girl on a bed. The video made famous his sexy, well-toned body, which impressed many and was considered the main attribute that made Mark one of the sex symbols of the early Nineties.

It was included in the 1992 hit Disney movie, The Mighty Ducks, as well as the 1999 movie Analyze This.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 15 February 2010 00:57 (nine years ago) link

Seriously loving that one so much.

Tracer Hand, Monday, 15 February 2010 10:14 (nine years ago) link

Feel that Uncyclopedia deserves a mention in this thread somehow.

There's gold in them thar Beatles related pages......

http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/John_Lennon

Humphrey Plugg, Monday, 15 February 2010 23:17 (nine years ago) link

oh, by coincidence...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Pepper's_Lonely_Hearts_Club_Band

Year Chart Position
1967 US Billboard 200 1
1967 UK Albums Chart 1
1967 Australian ARIA Albums Chart 1
1967 Norwegian Album Chart 1
2009 Finnish Albums Chart 9

Mark G, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:07 (nine years ago) link

This morning I was thinking about Marky Mark's nude torso in the Mighty Ducks.

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:12 (nine years ago) link

It was included in the 1992 hit Disney movie, The Mighty Ducks, as well as the 1999 movie Analyze This, and in Tracer Hand's thoughts in 2010

take me to your lemur (ledge), Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:20 (nine years ago) link

That uncyclopaedia: slight smile, followed by much giggling, and then:

In the album Magical Mystery Tour Lennon wanted to succeed his famous "I am the Walrus" with "I has a Bukkit," a joyous scherzo. Sadly, the idea was shot down by the other members of the group. He described the incident later in his solo tune "Nooooo They be Stealin' Mah Bukkit!"

Mark G, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 10:24 (nine years ago) link

thumbs down

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 11:01 (nine years ago) link

yeah, the Lennon page had some lafs, but the rest of uncyclo is poor.

Mark G, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 11:15 (nine years ago) link

Suggs got his nickname from randomly sticking a pin in an encyclopedia of jazz musicians while he was still in school, to avoid being labelled as the member of an ethnic minority owing to his Scottish name.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 19:23 (nine years ago) link

That's c&p from a Word article, pretty much.

Mark G, Tuesday, 16 February 2010 20:12 (nine years ago) link

It is a double entendre for dessert and sex, with a party attitude and a rouding backbeat. A cowbell can be heard during some parts of the song's bridge and solo (it is unclear if this is played by Sammy Hagar or Alex Van halen).

etsyban buttez (kingkongvsgodzilla), Wednesday, 17 February 2010 01:30 (nine years ago) link

Dental Work

In September 2009 Eubank revealed his new dental work which he had undertaken to correct his famous lisp- at a cost of £31,000. The use of crowns, veneers, implants and a bridge had removed the gaps in his teeth and reduced the lisp to a mild whistle. He also claimed he wanted to win back his wife with his new smile.

MPx4A, Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:19 (nine years ago) link

On his return, he lived in Stoke Newington, Dalston, Hackney and then Peckham; largely poverished.

nakhchivan, Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:23 (nine years ago) link

that's a fairly common trajectory for a poverished artist these days i suppose

nakhchivan, Thursday, 18 February 2010 00:25 (nine years ago) link

The Government of Hong Kong has extended Unicode and the Big-5 character set with the Hong Kong Supplementary Character Set (HKSCS), which includes Chinese characters only used in Cantonese, including the Five Great Profanities. The government explained that the reason for these characters being included is to allow for the Hong Kong Police to record criminal suspects' statements. Consequently, these characters are now also in Unicode.

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:05 (nine years ago) link

You are to tell us what the Five Great Profanities are this instant.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:14 (nine years ago) link

they are so Great ilx won't let me post them :>

←→ + P = ☽☽☽☽☽☽☽ (dyao), Saturday, 20 February 2010 17:18 (nine years ago) link

In the Land Before Time series, two wise and philosophical Troodon make an appearance as mysterious, possibly space-faring dinosaurs called Rainbow-Faces.

nitzer ENBB (latebloomer), Sunday, 21 February 2010 09:29 (nine years ago) link

Bryan Adams was approached to allow his song "Only the Strong Survive" on the soundtrack. He refused because he felt the film glorified war and he didn't want any of his work linked to it.

sharter the unstoppable ilx machine (history mayne), Sunday, 21 February 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) link

Aaron Lennon family is a Irish, English and Jamacian decent. But mainly English.

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:12 (nine years ago) link

Because BC is the English abbreviation for Before Christ, it is sometimes incorrectly concluded that AD means After Death,[4] i.e., after the death of Jesus. If that were true, the thirty-three or so years of his life would not be in any era.[5][6]

Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ (dyao), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:15 (nine years ago) link

sometimes that's what the 28 years of my life feel like tbh.....

quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:34 (nine years ago) link

The story goes that the Buryats did not know how to use firearms, so they decided to burn the muskets along with the dead Cossacks. The fire caused the guns to go off, killing a few people which made the Buryats think that the Russians were still fighting after they were dead.

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 23 February 2010 10:59 (nine years ago) link

A parable based on the life of Christ, it is full of references about the destruction of the world through massive constipation and a New Mexican setting.

on in the b.g. while you're grouting (stevie), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 22:31 (nine years ago) link

wait, waht

ABBAcab (Trayce), Tuesday, 23 February 2010 22:34 (nine years ago) link

In 1989, Kenneth Lamar Noid, a mentally ill customer who thought the ads were a personal attack on him, held two employees of an Atlanta, Georgia Domino's restaurant hostage for over five hours. After forcing them to make him a pizza and making demands for $100,000, getaway transportation, and a copy of The Widow's Son, Noid surrendered to the police.[3] Noid was charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, extortion, and possession of a firearm during a crime. He was found not guilty by reason of insanity.

Fetchboy, Sunday, 28 February 2010 15:55 (nine years ago) link

A dedicated oenophile, Kyle is partners with vintner Eric Dunham in Pursued By Bear, a winery in Washington's Columbia Valley. The name, suggested over dinner by Fred Savage, comes from a stage direction ("Exit, pursued by a bear") in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale.[12]

ILX's Dopiest Poster (latebloomer), Thursday, 11 March 2010 07:20 (nine years ago) link

{Ulrike} Ottinger developed her own bizarre surrealist film-style, which among other things, was marked by widespread abandonment of a linear plot and instead linger long in individual scenes, which in turn make überstarke and extravagant costumes of the imagination mostly female cast artfully to own collages were designed.

nakhchivan, Thursday, 11 March 2010 08:45 (nine years ago) link

That looks like a bad Google Translation from German.

Mark G, Thursday, 11 March 2010 09:30 (nine years ago) link

Bolam lives in Wisborough Green, West Sussex with his wife, the actress Susan Jameson (who co-starred with him in the TV series When the Boat Comes In and the current series New Tricks). They have a daughter. Bolam plays the violin with a local amateur orchestra, is a member of a barber shop choir singing baritone and is a playing member of West Sussex Golf Club at Pulborough. Apart from music, his other passion is ignoring actor Rodney Bewes (see above).

fit and working again, Thursday, 11 March 2010 19:47 (nine years ago) link

Barkley is well known for his fondness of golf. However, his swing is often regarded as one of the most bizarre and broken swings in the sport.[79] Barkley's swing unravels after he brings his club back. He starts to take it forward then jerks to a stop, throwing his body off balance, before wildly striking at the ball.[80] Once a 10-handicap golfer who could break 80, Barkley can no longer break 100 and finished last at the American Century Celebrity Golf Championship in July 2008.[80]

guapism rules (The Reverend), Thursday, 11 March 2010 20:41 (nine years ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s50K65PNeBU

Dan I., Friday, 12 March 2010 07:17 (nine years ago) link

wow that's the most retarded thing i've ever seen

hitler runoff (J0rdan S.), Friday, 12 March 2010 07:25 (nine years ago) link

I watched that 4x consec

guapism rules (The Reverend), Friday, 12 March 2010 08:50 (nine years ago) link

Maybe he's Crazy.

Mark G, Friday, 12 March 2010 08:58 (nine years ago) link

There ya go:

David Fonseca is already known by his powerful dancing on stage, equipped with his pair of Chuck Taylor All-Stars. He plays different instruments during the show and he is accompanied by his band, which includes: Sérgio Nascimento (drummer), Ricardo Fiel (guitarist), Rita Redshoes (ex-Atomic Bees in the piano and also voices; the second record single “Hold Still” it’s a David and Rita’s duet), Nuno Simões (bass player) and Paulo Pereira (hammond). David doesn’t just play his solo-career hits and the lesser-known tracks; he also plays (in most of his live concerts) “Angel Song”, the first music to be written by the artist, composed when he was only 18 and which was included in Silence 4’s first album. This theme is perhaps the one most loved among fans, both of the group and of David. At the middle of the show, he usually leaves the stage to return wearing a white suit, to announce that the “dancing time” has begun and that the “moonwalk” move is near. Then the crowd laughs.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 13 March 2010 23:21 (nine years ago) link

Dewey Readmore Books:

Many believe that Dewey was a Maine Coon cat, or possibly a Norwegian Forest Cat. Some others have argued he was a Tabby Cat, or just simply an alley cat. But he was so handsome and beautiful that at first, Vicki Myron had wondered if he was part Persian, which must make her feel quite silly now, bless her.

Anna Nicole Smite (j.lu), Sunday, 14 March 2010 04:56 (nine years ago) link

Uh, this entire article? I <3 my Wikipedia, but it's good to be reminded that the office of the actual real editor is not a waste of resources.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 14 March 2010 11:35 (nine years ago) link

According to Elliott Gould, he and Godard met to discuss the possibility of Godard directing Jules Feiffer's 1971 surrealist play Little Murders. During this meeting Godard said his two favorite American writers were Feiffer and Charles M. Schulz. Godard soon declined the opportunity to direct; the job later went to Alan Arkin.[citation needed]

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 14 March 2010 12:13 (nine years ago) link

In the entry for King Lear's Edmund:

---
Performance history

Stacy Keach
Raul Julia
Philip Winchester
---

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 23:13 (nine years ago) link

Because BC is the English abbreviation for Before Christ, it is sometimes incorrectly concluded that AD means After Death,[4] i.e., after the death of Jesus. If that were true, the thirty-three or so years of his life would not be in any era.[5][6]

― Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ (dyao), Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:15 AM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

sometimes that's what the 28 years of my life feel like tbh.....

― quiz show flat-track bully (darraghmac), Tuesday, February 23, 2010 10:34 AM (3 weeks ago) Bookmark

gimme a fuckin break we invented the internet

69, Tuesday, 16 March 2010 23:41 (nine years ago) link

From the entry on the Max Rebo Band:

"The group are classified as jizz-wailers, which, according to the Star Wars Encyclopedia, refers to a "musician who plays a fast, contemporary, and upbeat style of music."[1]

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) link

italicized there, too

How to Make an American Quit (Abbott), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 01:08 (nine years ago) link

In the episode "To The Death Baby" (see below) a beautiful sophisticated rich single lady millionaire heiress needs rescuing by Brett and Danny, played by Jennie Linden.[25] Who has a striking resemblance to one: J. K. Rowling. One of the dramatic closing credits for the show pops up at the end with dramatic music: for one Harry Pottle[26], an art director for most of the shows...(although in that particular episode, a different Art Director is credited).

aw beat de holy jasus.. (stevie), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 17:35 (nine years ago) link

In his time with Hull, Zayatte has scored four goals for Hull and scored four own goals.

tomofthenest, Thursday, 18 March 2010 13:42 (nine years ago) link

From the entry on Frank R. Stockton:

He supported himself as an alleged hot dog eating champion until his father's death in 1860; he broke the world record by eating 2.5 hot dogs and buns in 60 seconds.

demonic splendor, demonic majesty (Abbott), Friday, 19 March 2010 00:46 (nine years ago) link

In 2005, [Ozzy Osbourne] released a box set called Prince of Darkness. The first and second discs are collections of live performances, B-sides, demos and singles. The third disc contained duets and other odd tracks with other artists, including "Born to Be Wild" with Miss Piggy.

Half lies and gorilla dust (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 19 March 2010 08:02 (nine years ago) link

What's the unusual detail there? It's all true.

Tuomas, Friday, 19 March 2010 08:29 (nine years ago) link

It is unusually detailed.

anatol_merklich, Friday, 19 March 2010 15:22 (nine years ago) link

I just thought it was hilarious how that particular meeting was so blandly singled out among the more conventional collaborations - the ones with actual musicians. (I'd never heard of that particular meeting and had to confirm that it wasn't vandalism.)

Half lies and gorilla dust (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

Well, looking at the album credits, Miss Piggy is probably the most famous of those collaborators.

Tuomas, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:18 (nine years ago) link

(Though Slash and DMX might give her a good competition.)

Tuomas, Friday, 19 March 2010 18:19 (nine years ago) link

.....

i want to believe

DarraghmacKwacz (darraghmac), Friday, 19 March 2010 18:21 (nine years ago) link

As concepts of both hustle and flow are unique to African American culture, it turned out to be nearly impossible to find proper translations for international release of the film. For example, the Russian translation of the title means "The fuss and the torrent".

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 21 March 2010 23:43 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethyl_Meatplow

At one point:

The album label lists band members as Carla Bozulich, Harold "Biff" Barefoot Sanders III and Wee-Wee (John Napier). Bozulich later went on to found the band Geraldine Fibbers and Biff Sanders was a founding member of Eric Avery's side project Polar Bear. Wee Wee is currently attending Humboldt State University and in his junior year as a social work major with a minor in Native American studies in addition to producing and/or recording bands between semesters.

Further down the page underneath the usual 'stub' marker:

Half of this article is totally wrong and none of it represents the true spirit of the band. At least you know exactly what school John is going to.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 March 2010 23:56 (nine years ago) link

Umm, the one entry under 'Leon Czolgosz in film and popular culture': http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leon_Czolgosz#Czolgosz_in_film_and_popular_culture

James Mitchell, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 16:24 (nine years ago) link

There are fourteen entries there.

one of the jones boys (sic), Tuesday, 23 March 2010 22:08 (nine years ago) link

I think he means the last one.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 23 March 2010 22:32 (nine years ago) link

He knew full well, many years ago, what today's octopus wrestlers are just beginning to learn--that it is impossible for a man with two arms to apply a full nelson on an octopus; he knew full well the futility of trying for a crotch hold on an opponent with eight crotches.

it is just like an unknown puzzle till the end of the world (dyao), Wednesday, 24 March 2010 04:04 (nine years ago) link

The song is often misspelled as "Ferry 'Cross the Mersey", but according to the song's lyrics, the track is correctly titled "Ferry Cross the Mersey". "Cross" is not a contraction of "Across", rather, it is a request of the ferry: "Ferry, cross the Mersey." The ferry is the Mersey Ferry, which still runs to Liverpool from Birkenhead and Seacombe on the Wirral.

Mark G, Wednesday, 24 March 2010 11:31 (nine years ago) link

Sarah Silverman enjoys playing Scrabble on the Internet. One of her regular opponents is Alyssa Milano, who lives in the same building as her

Whats with all the littering? (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 25 March 2010 22:38 (nine years ago) link

Although the list of websites is kept confidential by the Media Development Authority, the following sites are currently not available in Singapore (based on user attempts):

it is just like an unknown puzzle till the end of the world (dyao), Friday, 26 March 2010 10:50 (nine years ago) link

By the late 1970s, his use of cocaine was becoming a serious problem. Professionally, it affected his ability to maintain an erection, as is apparent from his performance in the 1980 film Insatiable.

ain't no thang but a chicken ㅋ (dyao), Friday, 2 April 2010 03:38 (nine years ago) link

It is understood that Flash wears no underwear as it is impractical and uncomfortable at high speeds. The tight fitting spandex provides him all the support necessary throughout his rigorous movements.

Kaleidoscope Funk Network (Shakey Mo Collier), Friday, 2 April 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem is particularly popular in Britain

nakhchivan, Friday, 2 April 2010 20:38 (nine years ago) link

In 2009, Stamos announced that a feature film based on the show is still on. Stamos told The New York Daily News, "I'm working on a movie idea, but it wouldn't be us playing us. I'm not 100% sure, but it would probably take place in the first few years." Stamos has Steve Carell and Tracy Morgan in mind for the roles of Danny and Joey respectively.[12]

poop soup on a...ah, fuck it (latebloomer), Sunday, 4 April 2010 20:09 (nine years ago) link

In January 2008, the UFO religion Raëlian Movement nominated Barenboim an "Honorary Guide" "for his actions towards more peace in the Middle East and for championing Palestinian's [sic] rights while being a citizen of Israel."

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 00:01 (nine years ago) link

LCD Soundsystem is particularly popular in Britain

haha I learned this from wikipedia too

I sorta assumed the opposite because l0u1s jagg3r is basically my sample set for the category "british people"

iatee, Tuesday, 6 April 2010 00:02 (nine years ago) link

Among his fans, Todd Terry is known as Todd the God, God Terry, Todd Godrry, Godd Gerry (or, occasionally, simply God, because he might be a Five Percenter, but this is unconfirmed).

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todd_Terry

lord byron stingily (r1o natsume), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

It has been rumored that Veloso has also been collaborating with American hip-hop artists Lil Wayne and Sean "P-Diddy" Combs to record a Tropicalia/hip-hop fusion song to be released sometime in the summer of 2010.

ugh no thx

modern eunuch-like crooning (Shakey Mo Collier), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:46 (nine years ago) link

lol iatee if you see me evince a particularly dogmatic opinion rest assured it is probably because i have become irascible at most british people promoting the opposite opinion

uh is that miseplled? (acoleuthic), Tuesday, 6 April 2010 23:51 (nine years ago) link

Michael McDonald: And uncannily, you know, those things always have a little bit of truth to them. It’s kind of like when you get a letter from a stalker who’s never met you. They somehow hit on something, and you have to admit they’re pretty intuitive.

Anonymous stalkers basically otm

Cunga, Wednesday, 7 April 2010 00:23 (nine years ago) link

From the Power Metal article:

Instrumentation
Power metal guitarists and bassists generally play rapid streams of notes, but change chords comparatively slowly, with a harmonic tempo of once per measure or slower.

That's a somewhat odd way of describing it.

Phoenix in Flight (Cattle Grind), Friday, 9 April 2010 11:58 (nine years ago) link

From the article on Outnumbered's Tyger Drew-Honey:

Tyger is the son of actor and adult movie director Simon Lindsay Honey best known for his role as the bumbling, slightly confused porn character Ben Dover.

Crikey, bring your son to work day must have been interesting.

The Man With the Magic Eardrums (Billy Dods), Friday, 9 April 2010 12:17 (nine years ago) link

In Comic 367 of Questionable Content one of the characters says the 'girl from Cat Power' is hot.

cajunsunday, Friday, 9 April 2010 16:53 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OU812

Black And Blue
"Black And Blue" was a dripping with sex song, based on Sammy's experiences during the tour supporting 5150, where he was actually bruised up pretty bad.

Sucker In A 3 Piece
"Sucker In A 3 Piece" was a song written about a moment, when Sammy Hagar was visiting Cabo San Lucas, he saw an attractive 23-year-old woman poolside with a 60-year-old rich man, possibly a suit.

some dude, Saturday, 10 April 2010 18:01 (nine years ago) link

Hire this person for the 33 1/3 book!

Ponies are horse children (Abbott), Saturday, 10 April 2010 18:18 (nine years ago) link

Filk performer Luke Ski recorded a parody of the Tyminski/Allen/Enright recording of "Man of Constant Sorrow" for his 2002 album, Uber Geek, titled "I Am a Vamp of Constant Sorrow," about Angel, a vampire from the Buffy the Vampire Slayer television series.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Man_of_Constant_Sorrow

ian, Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:18 (nine years ago) link

In the popular cookbook The Joy of Cooking, the author's favorite recipes include "Cockaigne" in the name, (e.g., "Fruit Cake Cockaigne"), explained in the foreword to the 1975 edition as after the name of the Becker country home in Anderson Township, near Cincinnati, Ohio.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cockaigne

ian, Sunday, 11 April 2010 06:23 (nine years ago) link

Supermodel Agyness Deyn (Laura Hollins) has been photographed wearing a The Pop Group t-shirt.

nakhchivan, Sunday, 11 April 2010 14:44 (nine years ago) link

She is beyond good and evil.

Mark G, Monday, 12 April 2010 10:28 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Le_Proc%C3%A8s-Verbal

Then Adam addresses a small crowd in the town. His unnerving rhetoric ends in his arrest and commitment to an asylum. And there the interrogation begins. A writer at ilxor.com wrote that[3]

“ The Interrogation still holds the power to grip and astonish today. ”

(It's not even true, the ILX thread has some reviews copied from the publisher's website, it seems)

Mark G, Thursday, 15 April 2010 11:16 (nine years ago) link

Aye I just checked that, it's c&p'd from the publisher's blurb on Amazon.

Personnel

* Steve Salas - guitars, vocals
* Buddy Miles - drums, fuzz bass, vocals
* Bootsy Collins - space bass, vocals
* Gary Gooper, Bernard Fowler, George Clinton - background vocals
* David Friendly, Vince McClean, Matt Stein - digital bollocks

Retrieved from "http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Third_Eye_Open_(Hardware_album)";

a rhetorical style that implies an unwritten "now taste my ass" (stevie), Saturday, 17 April 2010 10:53 (nine years ago) link

Wingdings has a history of controversy. In 1992, only days after the release of Windows 3.1, it was discovered that the character sequence "NYC" in Wingdings was rendered as a skull and crossbones symbol, Star of David, and thumbs up gesture. This could be interpreted as a message of approval of killing Jews, especially those from New York City. Microsoft strongly denied this was intentional, and insisted that the final arrangement of the glyphs in the font was largely random. (The character sequence "NYC" in the later-released Webdings font, in turn, is rendered as eye, heart, and city skyline, which could be interpreted as "I Love New York". Microsoft has stated that this is intentional.)[2]

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/bc/Wingdings_NYC.svg/300px-Wingdings_NYC.svg.png

⚡ You vike this. (dyao), Monday, 26 April 2010 02:57 (nine years ago) link

haaaa

nakhchivan, Monday, 26 April 2010 03:01 (nine years ago) link

"Fandom" implies a subculture marked by youthful enthusiasm but comparatively little sophistication compared to scholarly literary criticism and thus marks the popular aspect of the general topic of the reception of J. R. R. Tolkien

nakhchivan, Monday, 26 April 2010 03:16 (nine years ago) link

In her coffee table book, Influence, Mary-Kate Olsen cited Darger as one of her favorite painters.

I Think Ur a Viking (dyao), Thursday, 29 April 2010 08:03 (nine years ago) link

Nice

nakhchivan, Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:07 (nine years ago) link

Darger was kinda great but should be defended from his terrible twee fans

nakhchivan, Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:09 (nine years ago) link

Michael Sams (born 11 August 1941) is an English rapist, kidnapper, extortionist, murderer and proper mental who kidnapped Julie Dart on 9 July 1991 and Stephanie Slater on 22 January 1992.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Sams

nate woolls, Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:09 (nine years ago) link

In 2002, Caroline Lucas took Simon Beadling to Disney Land with her son Theo. They went on: The teacups; the peter pan ride; the rocket ships and rode the Mark Twain boat.

nakhchivan, Thursday, 29 April 2010 10:48 (nine years ago) link

A French tickler is a latex condom that is designed with additional protrusions, for enhancing the sexual pleasure of the user.
A typical French Tickler uses a number of bumps, crests and falls in the lining of the latex ostensibly to make sexual intercourse more enjoyable or pleasurable for the recipient. They may also have hair-like protrusions.

;_;

I Think Ur a Viking (dyao), Thursday, 29 April 2010 15:24 (nine years ago) link

from the entry on George Selden (author of Cricket in Times Square)

In 1974, under the pseudonym of Terry Andrews, Selden wrote the novel The Story of Harold, the story of a bisexual children's book author's various affairs, friendships, and mentoring of a lonely child. The book is very descriptive of a time and a culture in Western homosexual practices. Extreme scenes of sado-masochism, orgies and other very shocking material, to some. It is also autobiographical in the sense the author writes of a character who writes Children's books and yet leads this Gay lifestyle that most would find of ill repute even today. The relationship to the boy and also the author own feelings regarding his own existence are the main keys in this novel.

ampersand (remy bean), Friday, 30 April 2010 12:08 (nine years ago) link

Dwayne Johnson
220px
Pipe at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival
Born May 2, 197 (197-05-02) (age 1813)
Hayward, California, U.S.
Other name(s) The Rock
Occupation Actor/Wrestler
Years active 1995–2004 (wrestler)
2001–present (actor)
Spouse(s) Dany Garcia (1997–2007)

MPx4A, Sunday, 2 May 2010 22:14 (nine years ago) link

Derek Bentley had a very difficult upbringing. In April 1938, he apparently fell 15 feet from a lorry and hit his head on the pavement, which caused his Epilepsy. During World War II, the house Bentley lived in as a child was bombed and collapsed around him, leaving Bentley with serious head injuries and concussed. :(

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 14:29 (nine years ago) link

.. including the frowny?

Mark G, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 14:48 (nine years ago) link

Exactly.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 14:48 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_culinary_fruits

jaymc, Tuesday, 4 May 2010 15:59 (nine years ago) link

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mortician_(band)

In 2005, vocalist Will Rahmer was arrested by Polish police for stealing a taxi following the band's performance in Zielona Gora.[4]

Sherman Helmsley Teabag (Cattle Grind), Wednesday, 5 May 2010 03:43 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Festival

There are two parades. I am sexy. The second is on Saturday and is the Grand Parade. There is a rice cooking contest, rice eating contest, farmers' banquet and the Queens' Ball. There is also entertainment continuously from early morning to midnight and an arts and crafts exhibit, which is held adjacent to the festival grounds and also on Main Street.Fuck me up.

Band Fag X (u s steel), Friday, 7 May 2010 19:37 (nine years ago) link

During the 1980s, "hedgehog-flavour" crisps were introduced in Britain, although the product did not in fact contain any hedgehog.[19]

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 9 May 2010 14:41 (nine years ago) link

Lambert's apparent credulity about the talking mongoose led Sir Cecil Levita to criticise him, suggesting that he was unfit to serve on the board of the British Film Institute, of which Lambert was a one of the founders and a prominent governor in the 1930s. Levita said that Lambert was "off his head" because he had believed in the talking mongoose and the evil eye. Lambert sued Levita for slander.

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 11 May 2010 23:34 (nine years ago) link

The summaries of episodes for the TV show Intervention mostly read like this:

From an early age, Anthony's father made him feel worthless. His parents divorced and his mother remarried, but she was still unhappy and turned to alcohol and drugs. ... Another blow came when Anthony's younger brother died of leukemia. Anthony spiraled downward and now he drinks half a gallon of vodka a day and takes whatever drugs he can find.

But then:

Kristen is a 20+ year old who shoots heroin and cocaine. She prostitutes herself in the streets of Baltimore to get high. She shoots up in her neck, straight hoodrat

oɔsıqɐu (nabisco), Tuesday, 11 May 2010 23:45 (nine years ago) link

Generally, lack of sleep may result in:[3][4]

* aching muscles[5]
* dizziness and nausea
* dry mouth[citation needed]
* hallucinations[6]
* hand tremors[7]
* headaches
* increased blood pressure[8]
* increased risk of diabetes[9]
* increased risk of fibromyalgia[10]
* irritability[3]
* memory lapses or loss[11]
* nystagmus (rapid involuntary rhythmic eye movement)[12]
* obesity[9]
* slowed word recall[citation needed]
* temper tantrums in children[3]
* yawning[3]
* symptoms similar to:
o Attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder[3] (ADHD)
o Psychosis[13]
o Psychokinesis

a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Thursday, 13 May 2010 03:37 (nine years ago) link

In an interview with Nuno Bettencourt, Brian May was questioned about whether the song "Delilah" was recorded using a talk box on Queen's "Innuendo" record. May answered: "Yes, I finally succumbed and used one ... I suppose there’s no other way to make the meow sounds, meow, meow, meow".

Myonga Vön Bontee, Monday, 17 May 2010 14:47 (nine years ago) link

Matthew Samuels (born October 16, 1986),[1] better known as Boi-1da (pronounced /ˌbɔɪˈwʌndə/; "boy wonda"), is a Canadian hip-hop producer from Toronto, Ontario. He has produced for artists and groups such as Kardinal Offishall, Clipse, Drake, Eminem, Saukrates, k-os, G-Unit, and The Diplomats among others. He is currently one of the most sought-after producers in Canada, if that means anything to you.[2]

forksclovetofu, Monday, 17 May 2010 22:02 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Rain_%28song%29

The song also won greatest gypsy fairground song after Travis the gypsy selected it to be the theme to his Purple Rain ride at the Knutsford Fair in 2008. This led to further success for the song as it became the most featured song in 18th birthday present flickbooks to date.

I don't want to go into my newt details (ledge), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 13:59 (nine years ago) link

lol what a weird sentence

(latebloomer) (latebloomer), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

weird couple of sentences, rather

(latebloomer) (latebloomer), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:07 (nine years ago) link

lol @ Boi-1da

Have a slice of wine! (HI DERE), Tuesday, 18 May 2010 18:09 (nine years ago) link

Mimsie, the kitten in the MTM logo at the end of each episode, is wearing a scrub suit and a surgical mask, which is animated to look like a mouth is moving underneath when he meows. In the final episode of the series, he is hooked on life support on a hospital bed and then dies. This was meant to symbolize the end of the series. In a twist of sad irony, the actual cat that was used for the logo had also died around the same time as St. Elsewhere's ending.

I don't want to go into my newt details (ledge), Monday, 24 May 2010 13:18 (nine years ago) link

X-Clan opened for Insane Clown Posse's Tempest Tour and, in January 2009, released an album titled Mainstream Outlawz.

Have a slice of wine! (HI DERE), Monday, 24 May 2010 13:20 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adamski

One date of particular note was at Cambridge Corn Exchange, in early 1990, when Seal leapt on to a smaller, lower catwalk stage, the coins in his pockets all spilled out, showering some of the front row literally with cash causing a fight.

literally with cash (ledge), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 09:40 (nine years ago) link

What's the unusual detail in the X-Clan text?

Tuomas, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:16 (nine years ago) link

Not an unusual detail, but Joey Kramer's article photo made me laugh:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/7/73/Joeykramerboston.jpg/220px-Joeykramerboston.jpg

nate woolls, Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:32 (nine years ago) link

xpost Tu omas: Probably that they opened for ICP.

Excelsior the Facebook (kkvgz), Tuesday, 25 May 2010 11:34 (nine years ago) link

These early conceptualizations of both kinds of hysteria carried notions of women's deficiency due to penis envy and feelings of castration. Sigmund Freud, has largely been discredited by other professionals in the psychology field. This is a very outdated theory that should be given very little or any credence. Paul Chodoff has written about the ways in which these diagnoses paralleled the misogynistic sentiment of the times.

Bummer for you, Sigmund. Little or any credence. :-(

Cunga, Wednesday, 26 May 2010 06:35 (nine years ago) link

A Spanish dub of the film keeps the acronym S.O.B., claiming that it stands for "Sois hOnrados Bandidos" (You Are Honest Crooks). Notice that the second word begins with a mute H, not with an O. The Argentine title for the movie was changed to Se acabó el mundo (The World is Ended), having no relation to the original title.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 28 May 2010 18:50 (nine years ago) link

At some point after his departure from the Wailers, Tosh developed an interest in unicycles and knitting, he became an accomplished rider, being able to ride forwards and backwards and hop. He often amused his audiences by riding onto the stage on his unicycle for his shows.[5][6] .

i don't care if big daddy kane signed your mommas tits (The Reverend), Wednesday, 2 June 2010 01:17 (nine years ago) link

I guess this is fame:

Much of the interest surrounding the band can be related back to the blogosphere, with indie blog I Guess I'm Floating introducing the band stateside in May 2009. Thereafter The Middle East had over one hundred blog entries from around the world writing about the band.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 2 June 2010 01:24 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_collar

Throughout history the city of Detroit is classified[by whom?] as a "hard working blue collar city" with tough labor jobs on the assembly line and other industrial work. Some[who?] say that Detroit has experienced the toughest of times for blue and white collar workers. [5] These individuals work their glistening, taut muscles almost daily in practical application.

sent from my neural lace (ledge), Friday, 4 June 2010 10:46 (nine years ago) link

lol

Blind Lemon Pledge (latebloomer), Friday, 4 June 2010 10:58 (nine years ago) link

Haha, I was gonna post that exact same clip after reading the Wikipedia quote!

Tuomas, Friday, 4 June 2010 11:25 (nine years ago) link

Bondi Beach: New Years Eve '06 is a studio album by Fatboy Slim. It was recorded before he played at Bondi Beach, in Sydney, Australia. It contains tracks that he later went on to play in his live set at Bondi Beach. The title is often mistakenly written without the apostrophe in front of the "06". However, the album art indicates that the correct spelling contains the apostrophe.

From Bondi Beach: New Years Eve '06
(Redirected from Bondi Beach: New Years Eve 06)

Señor Communications Adviser (sic), Sunday, 6 June 2010 12:28 (nine years ago) link

Biography

Early years, and the Battlecry Under a Wintersun era

3 inches of Blood was founded by the late and great Justin Blood as a means to share his passion for Rocking and Rolling all night and partying everyday

...Funtown. (roxymuzak), Thursday, 10 June 2010 15:10 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Uwaifo

Uwaifo's hobbies include swimming, bodybuilding, gaming, reading, writing, and bringing up other people's children. He is a Christian, and married with children.

He also is a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City.

thousands of masturbating weirdos (whatever), Saturday, 12 June 2010 04:56 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barber

In Italy the word "barber" comes from "te'barboiur" which means, a whale's vagina

tbh I actually believed this for about 10 seconds & was hoping for a more in-depth etymology.

if you see her, say ayo (unregistered), Saturday, 12 June 2010 20:55 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bow_tie#Stereotypes_of_bow_tie_wearers

crüt, Thursday, 24 June 2010 02:11 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shipping_%28fandom%29#Harry_Potter_fandom
^^ this whole article is kind of wtf fascinating.

ian, Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:41 (nine years ago) link

Many other couples remain popular among fanfiction writers, including Remus/Sirius, Harry/Draco, Draco/Hermione, Harry/Snape, Lily/James, Lily/Snape, Dumbledore/McGonagall, Draco/Ginny, Neville/Luna, Harry/Luna, Ron/Luna, Hermione/Snape, Rose/Scorpius and, occasionally, ships as far-fetched as Voldemort/Cho, Harry/Giant Squid, and Ron/Pansy.

ian, Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:45 (nine years ago) link

i've touched on the harry/snape preggo fan faiction before i think

LB (latebloomer), Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:49 (nine years ago) link

the shipping news

crüt it out (dyao), Saturday, 26 June 2010 03:58 (nine years ago) link

In the last few years Texarkana has developed very quickly, and a vast array of new stores and services have been popping up. Yet is still behind in times and lacks entertainment for the youth of the area. The youth commonly describe the only things to do in town are drink and, well use your imagination.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Texarkana

CONGO, M.D., Saturday, 26 June 2010 04:00 (nine years ago) link

[Removed Illegal Link]

hobbes, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 10:00 (nine years ago) link

what the hell

from wikipedia:

According to a 2009 interview, Snoop Dogg assisted The D.O.C. in seeking a voice therapist. It was found that The D.O.C.'s vocal cords are not irreparably severed or crushed, and that his voice could still be surgically restored by up to 70%. As such, LA-Based Publicist, Idalyze Nasiha Rose, has assisted him in finding a surgeon who will repair his vocal cords. The D.O.C. is currently undergoing final tests before the surgery takes place, which may or may not be televised.

hobbes, Wednesday, 30 June 2010 10:01 (nine years ago) link

Guttenberg has starred in three film franchises: Police Academy, Cocoon, and Three Men and a Baby. He has also appeared in such renowned films as Diner, The Bedroom Window, The Boys from Brazil, and Short Circuit. Guttenberg recently revealed on his Facebook site that Short Circuit was in fact an allegory for the Russian Revolution of 1917.[4] Although Guttenberg is known as a film actor, his roots are in the theater. His first film as director/producer/co-screenwriter/star was the adaptation of a Broadway hit, the stage comedy/drama P.S. Your Cat Is Dead (2002) by James Kirkwood Jr., co-author of A Chorus Line. Guttenberg also starred in the Cinderella pantomime at Churchill Theatre in Bromley, playing the Baron (father of Cinderella) in 2008.

death kebab of DEATH (Pillbox), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 14:06 (nine years ago) link

thought everyone knew that tbh

,,,,,,eeeeleon (darraghmac), Wednesday, 7 July 2010 14:12 (nine years ago) link

Raining Blood
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the Slayer album. For the phenomenon of blood falling from the sky, see blood rain.

underneath the moon and the stars (Whitey on the Moon), Thursday, 8 July 2010 06:53 (nine years ago) link

thought everyone knew that tbh

― ,,,,,,eeeeleon (darraghmac), Wednesday, July 7, 2010 10:12 AM (Yesterday) Bookmark

death kebab of DEATH (Pillbox), Thursday, 8 July 2010 06:59 (nine years ago) link

On Mailer's _Advertisements for Myself_:
"The first edition from Putnam featured a photograph of Mailer wearing a yachting cap for which the author was criticized."

Øystein, Tuesday, 13 July 2010 19:41 (nine years ago) link

Candid photo of rapper Phife Dawg enjoying some Funyuns (2009)

the new hot dawg stand in compton (Pillbox), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 20:31 (nine years ago) link

In Italy the word "barber" comes from "te'barboiur" which means, a whale's vagina

this is the funniest thing ever imo

les yeux sans aerosmith (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 20:43 (nine years ago) link

SleeperX is a four-piece experimental metal band from Perth, Western Australia.

...

Though active in the Australian metal scene, the band's penchant for noise-making, irreverent live performances (including the practice of Freemasonic rituals onstage) and unconventional instrumentation has earned them a reputation for innovation and spontaneity within avant-garde musical circles.

Additionally, lead singer, James Crossglans, is renowned in the local scene for the noticeable erections he gets on stage.

The band is currently in pre-production for its debut full length album, The Long March

moley, Friday, 16 July 2010 05:06 (nine years ago) link

i don't know whether to be more horrified by his stage antics or his surname

the dolly doctor movement (electricsound), Friday, 16 July 2010 05:19 (nine years ago) link

Bloody perth.

Gumbercules (Trayce), Friday, 16 July 2010 05:32 (nine years ago) link

wikibraggin imo

oh sh!t a ¯\⎝⏠___⏠⎠/¯ (sic), Friday, 16 July 2010 05:54 (nine years ago) link

People will brag about anything these days.

moley, Friday, 16 July 2010 06:49 (nine years ago) link

Never cross the glans!

Gumbercules (Trayce), Friday, 16 July 2010 08:19 (nine years ago) link

JTI [Japan Tobacco Inc.] runs a series of surreal posters designed to educate smokers about the finer points of smoking etiquette.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/thumb/d/d1/JTISnowman.jpg/652px-JTISnowman.jpg

(more posters in the article)

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 22 July 2010 12:21 (nine years ago) link

Today Pioneer Chicken operates in China under the name "California Chicken" because the Chinese there tend to pronounce "Pioneer" in a way which is socially undesirable in Chinese society.[citation needed] The pronunciation of "Pioneer Chicken" is similar to the word for prostitution.

_▂▅▇█▓▒░◕‿‿◕░▒▓█▇▅▂_ (Steve Shasta), Saturday, 24 July 2010 03:12 (nine years ago) link

The song was performed by Anthony Kavanagh and Alison Crawford during the UK talent-search show Grease is the Word.[17]
The song was performed on The X Factor by Same Difference, who later featured the song on their debut album: Pop.
The song was performed at leading UK Digital Games Industry Personality James Schall's wedding by the Disco Duck.
The song was covered at karaoke night at Tom and Jerry's in Winter Park, FL on July 21, 2010 during a kamikaze round.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nothing%27s_Gonna_Stop_Us_Now#Live_cover_performances. wtf....

San Te, Saturday, 24 July 2010 03:15 (nine years ago) link

He was born in Dourados, Brazil, the son of Operário Futebol Clube footballer Adir Carneiro and Alzira Rosa de Souza. His name was chosen by his father, as a tribute to rock musician Jim Morrison from The Doors, and an admiration for the letter K.[3] Keirrison and his father bought a football club from Campo Grande, Mato Grosso do Sul state in April 2008, and renamed it to Centro de Futebol Keirrison, shortened as CFK9.[29]

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 27 July 2010 12:54 (nine years ago) link

In 2009, it was revealed that Run-D.M.C featured in a Michael Jackson song called "Crack Kills". The song was supposed to be on Jackson's 1987 album, Bad, but it was shelved due to the groups' negative attitude towards the singer and also because Bubbles bit Jam Master Jay[citation needed].

fit and working again, Wednesday, 28 July 2010 15:23 (nine years ago) link

In his music, Lecrae uses the word "Crunk" to refer to a spiritual high felt through Christ.

jsimp, Sunday, 8 August 2010 15:22 (nine years ago) link

"According to tradition, watermelons or any kind of pumpkin kept more than ten days or after Christmas will become a vampire, rolling around on the ground and growling to pester the living. People have little fear of the vampire pumpkins and melons because of the creatures' lack of teeth."

salsa shark, Tuesday, 10 August 2010 21:42 (nine years ago) link

In February 2010, Harley, a self-confessed technophobe, attributed poor literacy rates and the moral corrosion of British society to modern technology.[5] He also criticised his Wikipedia page as being filled with inaccuracies.[5]

are you some kinda rap version of marc loi (stevie), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 14:30 (nine years ago) link

From the Purple Drank article:

On July 8, 2008, Johnny Jolly, a Green Bay Packers player, was pulled over in his car for excessive music.

"Sir, please stick to just one album per day!"

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Thursday, 12 August 2010 14:10 (nine years ago) link

This is from IMDB, but has a similar vive: under the trivia for 'Bikini Girls on Ice', we're told: "The film is based on one of the director's friends who once told him about a dream he had about putting girls on ice."

The great big red thing, for those who like a surprise (James Morrison), Friday, 13 August 2010 02:39 (nine years ago) link

how come ilxor doesn't have it's own wikipedia page? i'd think this site is big enough.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:22 (nine years ago) link

ilm does

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Love_Music

kshighway61 revisited (electricsound), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:23 (nine years ago) link

oh I didn't search properly I guess.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:23 (nine years ago) link

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA WHAT THE HELL

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:28 (nine years ago) link

former Village Voice music editor and deceased rapper Eazy E's brother Chuck 5ddy

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:33 (nine years ago) link

wtf I'm dying with laughter atm

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:43 (nine years ago) link

Also, users Whiney Weingarten and deej have become infamous for their "internet beef" on the site, although it seems to be good-natured and slightly homoerotic.

plate of dinosaurs (San Te), Friday, 13 August 2010 03:44 (nine years ago) link

In Atlanta there are over one hundred active gangs in Georgia, but the most known gangs and the top most feared gangs are these gangs right here; 18thStreet, Black Gangster Disciples, Bloods, Crips, Brown Side Locos, Gangster Disciples, La Gran Familia, Latin Kings, La Raza, Los Zetas, Maltido’s 13, Mara Salvatrucha, Nortenos, Skinheads, Five Percenters, and the Aryan Brotherhood. Within in the major gangs such as the Bloods, Crips, and MS-13 there are many different “sets”.[3] Most of these gangs are from Atlanta, but there are many gangs that are found all over Georgia. Some of the gangs that I mentioned are not just Georgia gangs, but they are nation wide, for example the Bloods and the Crips were founded in California and have spread all across the United States and now they are the two largest and most well known gangs across the United States.[4] Organized gangs are not just found in the streets, but they are found in Jail too. The major gangs that are known in Prison are these; Crips, Bloods, Black Gangster Disciples, Skinheads, Aryan Brotherhood, Five Percenters, and the MS-13.

smart, sexy, sassy and full of beans (crüt), Monday, 16 August 2010 09:54 (nine years ago) link

I lol'd at the linked-to EW article ranking Stereogum and Fluxblog above ILM

dyao, Monday, 16 August 2010 10:02 (nine years ago) link

wait is "I Love Maple Syrup Urine Disease" the new 77

dyao, Monday, 16 August 2010 10:06 (nine years ago) link

As of December 2010, every member of the board wanted hen fap.

it is an outrage that this has been deleted

wikieditors trying to hide the truth >:(

Teddybears.SHTML (sic), Monday, 16 August 2010 13:36 (nine years ago) link

The song is said to be about Montell Jordan's height, who is 6'8", making him one of the tallest R&B artists.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/This_Is_How_We_Do_It

hen fap pizza (San Te), Saturday, 21 August 2010 16:56 (nine years ago) link

from the page about Macaulay Culkin:

On September 17, 2004, Culkin was arrested in Oklahoma City for the possession of 17.3g of marijuana and two controlled substances, 16 mg of Xanax and 32 mg of clonazepam while listening to Huey Lewis and the News.

Grandpont Genie, Monday, 23 August 2010 14:07 (nine years ago) link

From John Badham's entry:

Badham had worked for television for years before his breakthrough in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever. Starring John Travolta and Fran Drescher, the film is recognized as the most representational of the 1970s disco era.

Really?

a mix of music (Lionel Ritchie) and kicks (my tongue) (Phil D.), Monday, 23 August 2010 14:34 (nine years ago) link

Hugh Grant

Grant dabbled in a variety of jobs: he wrote book reviews,[36] worked as assistant groundsman at Fulham Football Club

a harshbuzz to my manpain (onimo), Monday, 23 August 2010 14:38 (nine years ago) link

Badham had worked for television for years before his breakthrough in 1977 with Saturday Night Fever. Starring John Travolta and Fran Drescher, the film is recognized as the most representational of the 1970s disco era.

Really?

I guess it kinda makes sense, as Fran Drescher is (besides Travolta) pretty much the only actor in SNF who's still well known today.

Tuomas, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 11:30 (nine years ago) link

Yeah, see, "starring" doesn't involve determining who might be famous X number of years down the road. If someone is in a movie for all of 30 seconds, "starring" doesn't enter into the discussion.

a mix of music (Lionel Ritchie) and kicks (my tongue) (Phil D.), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 13:10 (nine years ago) link

when I think SNF, I don't think Fran Drescher, at all

the day the Marc Lois took over (San Te), Tuesday, 24 August 2010 13:14 (nine years ago) link

you will now

goole, Tuesday, 24 August 2010 14:59 (nine years ago) link

# Joseph Ratzinger, Sr., the father of Georg Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI
# Maria Ratzinger, the mother of Georg Ratzinger and Pope Benedict XVI
# Rudy Ratzinger, a German DJ and industrial musician who founded Wumpscut (unrelated to Pope Benedict XVI)

nakhchivan, Wednesday, 25 August 2010 18:38 (nine years ago) link

The name Bob was retired in the spring of 1992, and was replaced by Bill in the 1997 season.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Saturday, 28 August 2010 04:46 (nine years ago) link

BLA is a 3 letter acronym that could mean:

Bacon, Lettuce, and Avocado sandwich
Boston's Logan Airport
Baltimore and Annapolis Railroad from its reporting mark
Generál José Antonio Anzoátegui International Airport: IATA airport code BLA
Basolateral Amygdala
Bavarian Liberation Army
β-lactamase
Biologic License Application: application that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) must approve before a biologic can enter U.S. market.
Spelling out the letters BLA (the first three letters in the word "Black") is a truncated abbreviation used to identify one as an African-American, and is a slang way to say the word "Black".[citation needed]
Black Liberation Army
Boston Latin Academy
Siksika language: ISO 639 language code
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture
Baluchistan Liberation Army

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:08 (nine years ago) link

they forgot black lion audio

the mandelbrot cassette (electricsound), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:11 (nine years ago) link

And BLAp

Widow of Opportunity (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 28 August 2010 16:13 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trevor_Horn

During the 1980s, Trevor Horn wore large nerd style glasses, which were then in fashion, when he performed. He stopped wearing such glasses in the 1990s, but still wears hard-framed glasses whenever he performs. One of his jokes, beyond wearing the large glasses, was that he was "a camera," consistent with his hits, "Video Killed the Radio Star" and "I Am A Camera".

YOUNG POLLY GERNO'S (Trayce), Monday, 30 August 2010 21:30 (nine years ago) link

The album was even better than his previous album Brainstorm , had two classic club bangers, the title track 'Whats the flavor' and 'We can do this', and further cemented Young MC as a hit maker.

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/What%27s_the_Flavor%3F .

funky brewster (San Te), Tuesday, 31 August 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royston_Drenthe

Music career
Drenthe has recorded a rap song with his friend, Liverpool winger Ryan Babel. Their song is called "Tak Takie".[citation needed]

cajunsunday, Tuesday, 31 August 2010 12:11 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heston_Blumenthal

For a 2004 dinner prepared for London chefs, Blumenthal prepared a six-course meal of dishes composed of, or flavoured with, bodily fluids. The amuse-bouche was a sorbet of semen (his own), chili powder and guava.[12]

dylannn, Wednesday, 1 September 2010 07:57 (nine years ago) link

DJ Yella is the stage name of Antoine Carraby (born December 11, 1967), a DJ, drummer, music producer, film director and pornographer from Compton, California. He was a member of the World Class Wreckin' Cru along with Dr. Dre. He later became a founding member of the pioneering gangsta rap group N.W.A (composed of Yella, Dr. Dre, Arabian Prince, Ice Cube, MC Ren, and Eazy-E). Along with Dre, he produced Eazy-E's debut album Eazy-Duz-It and all three N.W.A albums. He is also the godfather of the 2nd son of Eazy-E Derrick Wright better known as Baby Eazy-E who appeared in his fathers video Only If You Want It and is mentioned on the song Eternal E and he has made a song called RIP Popz to his father.

dy (max) ia (crüt), Saturday, 4 September 2010 20:14 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sans-serif

In Colin Wheildon’s tests on the comprehensibility (rather than the legibility) of serif versus sans serif type, sans died a thousand deaths.

shorn_blond.avi (dayo), Sunday, 5 September 2010 07:07 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Royston_Drenthe

Music career
Drenthe has recorded a rap song with his friend, Liverpool winger Ryan Babel. Their song is called "Tak Takie".[citation needed]

― cajunsunday, dinsdag 31 augustus 2010 12:11 (5 days ago) Bookmark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRn8k0HZb68

Siegbran, Sunday, 5 September 2010 18:49 (nine years ago) link

Ryan Babel let himself go.

no time for the prussian death cult (nakhchivan), Sunday, 5 September 2010 18:58 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Duncan_Ferguson

While in prison Ferguson developed a keen interest in Bolivan handcrafts.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Monday, 6 September 2010 12:49 (nine years ago) link

haha

no time for the prussian death cult (nakhchivan), Monday, 6 September 2010 12:53 (nine years ago) link

misspelled handjobs imo

pissky in the jar (onimo), Monday, 6 September 2010 13:52 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frankie_Fraser

his grandson Tommy Fraser is a professional footballer,[2] currently captain of League Two side Port Vale. According to legend, when he was at Brighton, Tommy was asked by a local reporter if his grandfather ever came to watch him play. "No," came the reply. "But he reads your reports and he was unhappy you only gave me six out of 10 last week." Tommy never got less than seven again.

pissky in the jar (onimo), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 13:39 (nine years ago) link

fuckin legernd

no time for the prussian death cult (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 13:48 (nine years ago) link

wonder if he gets 'the boys' to 'have a word' with opposition players before each game?

k¸ (darraghmac), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 13:51 (nine years ago) link

the edits on that ilm entry are hilarious

proprietor of gib (roxymuzak), Tuesday, 7 September 2010 22:04 (nine years ago) link

from an entry about a stephen king short story

"Overwhelmed with incredulous fury, Steve loses interest in reconciliation; Diane's self-empowering harangue is interrupted by a much-deserved slap across the face."

proprietor of gib (roxymuzak), Thursday, 9 September 2010 15:49 (nine years ago) link

Grammer studied singing in high school, among other more academic topics.[4]

I brake for breaks (lpz), Friday, 10 September 2010 15:27 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Inverclyde_Academy

Motto RESPECT HARRY POTTER

pissky in the jar (onimo), Saturday, 11 September 2010 00:11 (nine years ago) link

“It’s Tricky” was released to let people know that rap is not as simple as people think it is.

from RUN-D.M.C. article

Bo Jackson Cruise Control (San Te), Saturday, 11 September 2010 05:50 (nine years ago) link

lol

friends don't understand us, adults don't understand us (zorn_bond.mp3), Saturday, 11 September 2010 06:04 (nine years ago) link

http://i.imgur.com/KmrFI.png

LOL

Jesse, Tuesday, 14 September 2010 04:57 (nine years ago) link

RIP bass

friends don't understand us, adults don't understand us (zorn_bond.mp3), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 07:15 (nine years ago) link

Ian Stewart shows up quite a bit in the late 60s and early 70s. graph.fail.org

Fartbritz Sootzveti (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 15:39 (nine years ago) link

Buffalo wings were also mentioned fairly early on Bartles & James wine advertisements; the actor in the spots seemed confused, thinking that he had never seen a buffalo fly.

hypo ilxa/hermes ban (kkvgz), Tuesday, 14 September 2010 15:52 (nine years ago) link

In the episode "Calling All Customers", Mrs. Slocombe calls a lonely trucker on Mr. Humphries’ CB radio, setting up perhaps the most intricate "pussy" joke of the series. The trucker tells her he’s hauling dynamite, and proceeds to ask her about her interests. She notes gardening, but that her pussy is her favorite hobby. She exclaims that she has a mantel full of trophies and that it wins a medal every time she shows it. Then follows the sound of screeching tires and an explosion. Mr. Humphries laments, "He’s pulled off for a coffee".

Chinedu "Edu" Obasi Ogbuke (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:21 (nine years ago) link

Hurrah for youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jtziMfnWME&feature=related

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 20:49 (nine years ago) link

On March 8, 1983, Holland filed for divorce. Under California's community property laws, she was entitled to 50 percent of all the assets accumulated during the marriage, even though Carson earned virtually 100 percent of the couple's income. (Since, under the community property provisions of California law, each party legally earns half for themselves and half for their spouse.)

Not so much an unusual detail as an intriguing piece of redundance

Myonga Vön Bontee, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 21:25 (nine years ago) link

Cyndi Lauper's mid-tempo ballad cover version of "When You Were Mine" is also synthesizer-based. Lauper did not change the pronoun gender in the song lyrics, which caused it to allude that the lost love to whom she is singing is a gay man who came out of the closet and is having a new affair with another man, or to a bisexual male lover.

subtle like the g in 'goole' (dayo), Thursday, 16 September 2010 00:08 (nine years ago) link

From the entry on Chuck Clayton: "In stories where he plays sports, Chuck is usually seen with an afro, while in stories where he is focused on drawing he sports a flat top."

Mormons come out of the sky and they stand there (Abbbottt), Thursday, 16 September 2010 01:01 (nine years ago) link

In 1921, Andrew Kanelos was inspired by the frosty majesty of the Andes Mountains. Dumbstruck with inventive genius, Andrew or Andy as he was known by his friends, decided to bring this same beauty to people's mouths everywhere when he yelled from the infamous Dead Man's peak "I'll put that magic in your mouth."

Cosmo's Factotum (los blue jeans), Thursday, 16 September 2010 03:20 (nine years ago) link

hahaha

proprietor of gib (roxymuzak), Thursday, 16 September 2010 05:40 (nine years ago) link

not really unusual but intersting - I had no idea this was why Lester retired.

(from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roy_Kinnear)

On 19 September 1988, Kinnear fell from a horse during the filming of The Return of the Musketeers in Toledo, Spain, sustaining a broken pelvis. He was taken to hospital in Madrid, and died from a heart attack the following day. He was 54 years old. The film's director, Richard Lester, quit his own film career as a direct result of Kinnear's death.

pissky in the jar (onimo), Thursday, 16 September 2010 11:54 (nine years ago) link

it's the first picture's caption that's just killing me

Infant

aerosmith: live at gunpoint (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Sunday, 19 September 2010 03:23 (nine years ago) link

also from the talk page on that one, an unusual detail that has tragically been edited out.

seven toes?

Babies have also been known to be born with seven toes.

is this really necessary? 24.234.170.197 20:45, 3 December 2006 (UTC)

True - but they have been born with many other deformities too - they don't need to be listed. Maustrauser 22:50, 3 December 2006 (UTC

aerosmith: live at gunpoint (underrated aerosmith albums I have loved), Sunday, 19 September 2010 03:27 (nine years ago) link

LOL. "An infant".

Connect Four Tet (Trayce), Sunday, 19 September 2010 04:02 (nine years ago) link

loled @ "an infant"

zorn wears orange camo pants ffs (roxymuzak), Monday, 20 September 2010 05:24 (nine years ago) link

srsly lold so hard

p.m.s.b. (pre-mall smoke bomb) (zorn_bond.mp3), Monday, 20 September 2010 05:35 (nine years ago) link

From the page on Johnny Kidd & The Pirates:

The b-side to Johnny Kidd & The Pirates' 1964 single "Always and Ever" was a cover of "Dr Feel-Good", by the American blues pianist and singer Willie Perryman (also known as "Piano Red") who recorded the song as "Dr Feelgood & The Interns". The name of the song is slang for heroin. The band Dr. Feelgood took their name from the Johnny Kidd & The Pirates recording.[3]

Your cousin, Marvin Cobain (C. Grisso/McCain), Tuesday, 21 September 2010 18:48 (nine years ago) link

In 1998, Daniel Baldwin was found running naked through the halls of New York's Plaza Hotel shouting "Baldwin!" and was arrested for possession of cocaine.

p.m.s.b. (pre-mall smoke bomb) (zorn_bond.mp3), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 06:53 (nine years ago) link

Wonder where he kept it...

meta the devil you know (onimo), Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:02 (nine years ago) link

In his baldwin?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 22 September 2010 11:38 (nine years ago) link

haha, was he pointing out that he was a baldwin?! like "baldwin approaching! baldwin on the loose!"

hoos wears orange camo pants ffs (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 September 2010 01:47 (nine years ago) link

baldwin, or bald fail?

harbl madness (latebloomer), Thursday, 23 September 2010 05:36 (nine years ago) link

It was long reported that the final written words of Walt Disney were Kurt Russell's name scribbled on a piece of paper. Russell confirmed that he had seen the paper himself, but did not know what Disney was trying to convey.

Dan I., Thursday, 23 September 2010 22:04 (nine years ago) link

hahaha you are making that up

"SEX" drought, 2 wisks (zorn_bond.mp3), Thursday, 23 September 2010 22:05 (nine years ago) link

its true actually

hoos wears orange camo pants ffs (roxymuzak), Thursday, 23 September 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

As animals native to Europe, hedgehogs hold a rightful place in European folklore. Since the mammal did not possess any "righteous" qualities, it never made it to the court art; however, its relationships with fairy tales has been a long and fruitful one.

E-Mil Cioran (nakhchivan), Friday, 24 September 2010 01:04 (nine years ago) link

Whoa, the Kurt Sussel thing might actually be true!

http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2007/04/24/kurt_russell_confirms_that_walt_disney_s

Tuomas, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:28 (nine years ago) link

Russell.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 09:28 (nine years ago) link

wow

The Managing Director of Being (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 12:24 (nine years ago) link

it is true

hoos wears orange camo pants ffs (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 16:43 (nine years ago) link

I am sad, because the entry for Rude Dog and the Dweebs on Wikipedia used to have something in there about how there was a controversy about whether or not Rude Dog was "on 'roids"

Now it's gone :(

homosexual II, Wednesday, 29 September 2010 17:08 (nine years ago) link

# Mikel John Obi (born 1987), a popular Nigerian footballer based in England
# Victor Nsofor Obinna (born 1987), a renowned Nigerian footballer

The Managing Director of Being (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 September 2010 20:44 (nine years ago) link

Be careful what signs you make with your hands - you might get sued by a wrestler.

On August 31, 2010 professional wrestler "Diamond" Dallas Page filed a lawsuit against 3OH!3 for copyright infringement of his trademarked "Diamond Cutter" symbol. The gesture is made by connecting the thumbs and index fingers of one's hands in a single vertical plane. Page's gesture is meant to be in the shape of a diamond to correspond with his wrestling nickname, while 3OH!3's gesture is meant to symbolize the bands's name with the middle finger, ring finger and little finger representing the number three on either side of the empty space created by joining the index fingers and thumbs which represents the 'OH'. The lawsuit is for unauthorized use of the copyrighted logo which was used to promote the band. Page previously filed a similar lawsuit against rapper Jay-Z in 2005 which resulted in Page dropping the lawsuit for an undisclosed amount of money.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/3OH!3

moley, Saturday, 2 October 2010 01:02 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opus_17_(Don't_You_Worry_'bout_Me)

This song ties Bobby Darin's "Mack The Knife" for the most chromatic key changes in a rock or pop song. The song starts in the key of F# and modulates five times until reaching its ending key of B.

Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile (dayo), Saturday, 2 October 2010 04:36 (nine years ago) link

Acid Techno was popular throughout the early 1990s in the London squat party scene.(citation not needed - thousands of us were there)

♫ Ba-sic space, o-pen air ♪ (sic), Saturday, 2 October 2010 23:43 (nine years ago) link

haha!

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Sunday, 3 October 2010 20:53 (nine years ago) link

like that one.

Mark G, Monday, 4 October 2010 08:26 (nine years ago) link

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Monday, 4 October 2010 08:26 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ricky_Ross_%28drug_trafficker%29

"In 1996, Ross was sentenced to life ass rappings after being convicted of trying to purchase more than 100 kilograms of ne from a federal agent."

owenf, Monday, 4 October 2010 11:33 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gary_Kroeger

"Kroeger gave up ownership of the restaurant Figaro Figaro in Simi Valley, California. He has relocated to his hometown in Iowa and can still be seen in local theater, as well as the occasional infomercial.
He is now associate creative director for Cedar Falls, Iowa-based Mudd Advertising (www.mudd.com). Kroeger is a local celebrity in Cedar Falls where mocking his former SNL employment has become somewhat of a cult-status inside joke amongst the townspeople."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 5 October 2010 06:33 (nine years ago) link

The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones is the posthumous third studio album by American rapper Pimp C. The album will be released October 5, 2010.[2] It will be his final album.[2]

How defeatest, it's like nobody wants to give the witch doctors a chance anymore....

it takes a nation of will.i.ams to hold us back (San Te), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 14:22 (nine years ago) link

Paul Edward Valentine Giamatti (pronounced /dʒiəˈmɑːti/; born June 6, 1967) is an American actor known for the thick beard he often wears in films and his slight figure.

soon to be major motion picture starring john wayne (latebloomer), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 15:57 (nine years ago) link

The Naked Soul of Sweet Jones is the posthumous third studio album by American rapper Pimp C. The album will be released October 5, 2010.[2] It will be his final album.[2]

How defeatest, it's like nobody wants to give the witch doctors a chance anymore....

I guess after 2Pac this needs to be said out loud.

Tuomas, Friday, 8 October 2010 07:02 (nine years ago) link

Burton's later career included work with Ricky Nelson who died 25 years ago, Elvis Presley who died 35 years ago , John Denver who died 15 years ago, Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons who died almost 40 years ago, Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris.

fit and working again, Friday, 8 October 2010 18:43 (nine years ago) link

ya Tuomas but even then it's like "how can you say for sure" it's his last album unless there are truly no more unused verses of his lying around?

committee for the removal of eccentric, evil mods (C.R.E.E.M.) (San Te), Friday, 8 October 2010 19:52 (nine years ago) link

Arrested Development may refer to:

* arrested development, a medical term meaning stoppage of development
* Developmental disorder
* Arrested Development (group), an alternative hip-hop music group from Atlanta, Georgia
* Arrested Development (TV series), a television series that originally aired on the Fox Network from 2003 to 2006 (We are legally obligated to make this distinction)
* Arrested Development (radio series), a radio series that aired on BBC Radio 4 in 2000

What's with the legally obligated bit? Surely they would make the distinction anyway?

A brownish area with points (chap), Saturday, 9 October 2010 03:15 (nine years ago) link

the being legally obligated to make that distinction was a running joke in the show, wasn't it?

you forged the Finnish guy....in Americanese! (stevie), Saturday, 9 October 2010 09:15 (nine years ago) link

In the '80s and '90s in Latin America was born on power trio of rock Soda Stereo that revolutionized Latin rock and became the biggest rock band in the history of Latin American rock.

an experience no XBox 360 game could simulate (crüt), Saturday, 9 October 2010 19:48 (nine years ago) link

super enthusiastic esl kids are the best wikipedia contributors, as witnessed on every eastern european football prodigy page ever

journey to the end of nyt (nakhchivan), Saturday, 9 October 2010 20:09 (nine years ago) link

Ok, that is genius. Still lolling at it.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Saturday, 9 October 2010 22:29 (nine years ago) link

Rick (film)
(Redirected from Rick (movie))

bitchmaid (sic), Sunday, 10 October 2010 10:17 (nine years ago) link

They formed the Dreamland record label in 1979. Chapman later said that the label was an attempt to keep some of the partnership together. " I wanted Nicky Chinn to show me what he could do without me. So we started the label and put him in charge.The company folded after just 18 months.' Chapman was free to go it alone without the burden of the partnership." Those were difficult years, 1973 to 1978, I really didn't need a partnership and tried desperately to get away from it." It's a long story.

you forged the Finnish guy....in Americanese! (stevie), Monday, 11 October 2010 16:34 (nine years ago) link

In musician circles, the song is known for its highly influential half-time shuffle, as well as a blowing ending guitar solo played by guitarist Steve Lukather.

you forged the Finnish guy....in Americanese! (stevie), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 10:03 (nine years ago) link

Gregg has recently been working on a solo album with an expected release of late 2005 or early 2006, but because he was unlucky with mother nature it is not certain if and/or when it will be released (Hurricane Katrina wiped out his business ventures in Biloxi, leaving him in a bit of a folly).

you forged the Finnish guy....in Americanese! (stevie), Tuesday, 12 October 2010 14:42 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craniofacial_duplication

Although classically considered conjoined twinning (which it resembles), this anomaly is not normally due to the fusion or incomplete separation of two embryos. It is the result of a protein called sonic hedgehog homolog (SHH). (The unlikely sounding name of this protein was inspired by the Sonic the Hedgehog videogame character[3] and is part of an idiosyncratic naming tradition in molecular biology research that some have criticized as frivolous.)[4][5]

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 13 October 2010 22:07 (nine years ago) link

I remember learning about Sonic hedgehog homologs in biochem.

buildings with goats on the roof (James Morrison), Wednesday, 13 October 2010 23:45 (nine years ago) link

"Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)", also known as "Na Na Na (Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na Na)", and usually shortened to simply "Na Na Na" is the first single from My Chemical Romance's fourth studio album, Danger Days: The True Lives of the Fabulous Killjoys.

http://tinypic.com/r/s0wvar/7 (a hoy hoy), Thursday, 14 October 2010 00:09 (nine years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penn_Jillette

In July 1999, Jillette was granted U.S. Patent 5,920,923 for the "Jill-Jet", a hot-tub jet specially angled for a woman's pleasure.

discuss tin savage (onimo), Friday, 15 October 2010 06:22 (nine years ago) link

if that is not true it is funny as hell, but if it is true, grossgrossgross

contenderizer, Friday, 15 October 2010 07:03 (nine years ago) link

You find woman's pleasure gross?

Tuomas, Friday, 15 October 2010 07:21 (nine years ago) link

lord help

some droopy HOOS in makeup (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 15 October 2010 07:28 (nine years ago) link

Eh - Hydro-therapeutic stimulator Penn Jillette

shaane, Friday, 15 October 2010 14:59 (nine years ago) link

In 1998 Lesh underwent a liver transplant as a result of chronic hepatitis C infection; since then, he has become an outspoken advocate for organ donor programs and when performing regularly encourages members of the audience to become organ donors (tracks identified as the "donor rap" on the live recordings of his various performances).

not everything is a campfire (ian), Monday, 18 October 2010 02:19 (eight years ago) link

Samuel Beckett
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This article is about the Irish writer. For the Scott Bakula character, see Sam Beckett.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 19 October 2010 15:59 (eight years ago) link

Louise Jane Wener (born 30 July 1966, Gants Hill, London)[1] is an English writer and singer, formerly of the band Sleeper.

...

In 2009, she performed as the character Panzee in the BBC children's programme, 'Zingzillas'.

Harrison Buttwhistle (NickB), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 18:31 (eight years ago) link

Joan Baez sang a duet with The Inidgo Girls. Chris Cornell rocked his hair. Iggy Pop cut himself with glass and was bleeding during his performance of Lust For Life. The Cramps stole the evening. Queen Latifa and Ice T were at the top of their game and ruled the stage during the day.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 20 October 2010 18:33 (eight years ago) link

WOW

(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 20 October 2010 20:21 (eight years ago) link

Who could argue with it, really?

Meanwhile:

Internally at The Hartford the stag is referred to as "Larry". The nickname comes from the name of the actual stag used in a series of television commercials (Lawrence). Beginning in the early 2000s, television commercials use a computer-generated stag, not a live animal.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 22 October 2010 16:23 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feature_film

at the end of the article, apropos of nothing of course:

In 1995, one of the most important movies ever made in history, Toy Story, brung fully animated movies into the world. Toy Story was made with CGI and got over $100,000,000 in the box office in a month. Without Toy Story, almost all the 3-D Modeled movies wouldn't be shown. Toy Story is known as the world's first 3-D modeled movie.

sleepingbag, Saturday, 23 October 2010 00:59 (eight years ago) link

hahaha I imagined that being said by an overexcited and breathless nine-year-old.

17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Saturday, 23 October 2010 01:05 (eight years ago) link

Future projects, At 8pm on October 23, 2010 Karl will be hosting a musical showcase of his three favorite bands at the Legion in Brooklyn, NY. Karl plans to challenge all comers, Großkatze.

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 23 October 2010 22:07 (eight years ago) link

# In the Sanford and Son episode, Earthquake II, a box of Ritz crackers falls out of a kitchen cabinet during the first earthquake.

The Boondog Taints II: All Taints Day (stevie), Sunday, 24 October 2010 11:53 (eight years ago) link

The 'Kim Possible' page used to have a section about character shipping. I'm not sure if it's still in the article but I don't want to bother looking for it. Fan fiction related stuff like that ruins my day.

Just breaking it in, feels comfy (MintIce), Sunday, 24 October 2010 13:07 (eight years ago) link

The ingredients in Irn-Bru are a closely guarded secret, and the recipe is known only to Robin Barr, the Chairman - who announced his retirement in May 2009 - [3], and one unnamed person (who are not allowed to travel on the same plane together). A copy of the recipe is kept in a bank vault in Scotland[4]. Robin Barr himself mixes the essences of the drink in a sealed room at their headquarters in Cumbernauld once a month. Once Robin Barr steps down as Chairman, he will continue to be the company mixer, but will eventually pass on the recipe to his daughter (and company secretary) Julie.[5]

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Monday, 25 October 2010 09:33 (eight years ago) link

^serious personal involvement for a drink that sells as much as Coke in Scotland and is behind only Coke and Pepsi in the UK.

Tilting at Bushmills (onimo), Monday, 25 October 2010 09:34 (eight years ago) link

How do you mix the 'essences' for something that's the ingredient for millions of cans/bottles/etc, what: In a bathtub at home or something?

Mark G, Monday, 25 October 2010 10:08 (eight years ago) link

huh huh

once a remy bean always a (remy bean), Monday, 25 October 2010 10:42 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Hughton

Hughton used to have a column in the Workers' Revolutionary Party publication, Newsline.

State Attorney Foxhart Cubycheck (Billy Dods), Sunday, 31 October 2010 18:35 (eight years ago) link

the recipe is known only to Robin Barr, the Chairman - who announced his retirement in May 2009 - , and one unnamed person (who are not allowed to travel on the same plane together). A copy of the recipe is kept in a bank vault in Scotland

I'm sure this is all true - it's on Wikipedia, after all - but I've heard the exact same stuff said about the recipe for Vimto and Coke, amongst others.

Uncharted: Nick Drake's Fortune (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 31 October 2010 19:13 (eight years ago) link

from the Howie Long article:

MTV's Paul Gargano had an interview with Judas Priest lead singer Rob Halford, and asked this question: "If you could sleep with anyone famous, who would it be?" Halford looked at Gargano and said, “Howie Long”.[11]

Matt Armstrong, Sunday, 31 October 2010 23:04 (eight years ago) link

Former lead singer/songwriter Kyle Toucher now works as a visual effects/digital artist in Los Angeles, CA. He has done work on TV series such as Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek Voyager as well as in movies such as Serenity and Van Helsing. Toucher has won an Emmy for his work. The band is very proud of him.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 2 November 2010 00:46 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gong_Li

"Her collaboration with director Zhang Yimou was highly publicized, but a scandalous film she made with Zhang ("To Live") ended their professional relationship in 1995; the film was banned in China."

The New Dirty Vicar, Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:20 (eight years ago) link

Japan neighborhoods

GeoCities Japan has the following neighborhoods:[40]

* WallStreet (ウォール街, Wōrugai?) – Finance and business
* Epicurean Table (エピキュリアンテーブル, Epikyurian Tēburu?) – Dining
* Colosseum (コロシアム, Koroshiamu?) – Outdoor sports and health
* SiliconValley (シリコンバレー, Shirikon Barē?) – Computers and the internet
* SilkRoad (シルクロ-ド, Shiruku Rōdo?) – Travel
* Technopolis (テクノポリス, Tekunoporisu?) – Science and high technology
* Berkeley (バークレイ, Bākurei?) – Education and student life
* Heartland (ハートランド, Hātorando?) – Family and pets
* Hollywood (ハリウッド, Hariuddo?) – Films and performing arts
* Playtown (プレイタウン, Pureitaun?) – Video games
* Broadway (ブロードウェイ, Burōdowei?) – Pop, rock music, and concerts
* Milano (ミラノ, Mirano?) – Fashion, design, and shopping
* Milkyway (ミルキーウェイ, Mirukīwei?) – Dating
* MotorCity (モーターシティ, Mōtā Shiti?) – Automobiles and motorcycles

not everything is a campfire (ian), Thursday, 4 November 2010 18:51 (eight years ago) link

the wikipedia entry on british political comedy "in the loop" has a link to cannibal corpse parody band cannabis corpse,
which shouldn't be unexpected since they are in the movie, but this is a weird way for fans of 9/11 satire to find out that there's a cannibal corpse parody band named cannabis corpse.

Philip Nunez, Thursday, 4 November 2010 18:56 (eight years ago) link

explanatory illustration for stainless steel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel

http://i55.tinypic.com/2sanuh4.png

StanM, Sunday, 7 November 2010 09:25 (eight years ago) link

ha

Adrian Roosevelt "Adie" Mike (nakhchivan), Sunday, 7 November 2010 10:46 (eight years ago) link

Abs of Stainless Steel

Tub Girl Time Machine (Phil D.), Sunday, 7 November 2010 12:13 (eight years ago) link

Saul Bellow satirized this style as "Do you have emotions? Strangle them."

HOOS tremendo...steen ridically (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Monday, 8 November 2010 18:01 (eight years ago) link

What entry is that from?

17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Monday, 8 November 2010 18:01 (eight years ago) link

In 1998, Cryo Interactive Entertainment released Philip K. Dick’s Ubik, a tactical action/strategy videogame very loosely based on the book. The game allowed players to act as Joe Chip and train combat squads into missions against the Hollis Corporation. The game was available for PlayStation and for Microsoft Windows and was not a significant commercial success.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 02:31 (eight years ago) link

I'd love an Ubik game! someone should re do one.

Sunn O))) Sundae Smile (Trayce), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 03:04 (eight years ago) link

> You need Ubik. Ubik is safe when taken as directed.

GET UBIK _

> You don't see any Ubik here.

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 03:08 (eight years ago) link

i'm sorry joe but ubik is in another castle

okay, okay, i will stop

muus lääv? :D muus dut :( (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 10 November 2010 03:11 (eight years ago) link

Cassel was born Vincent Crochon in Paris, France, to Sabine Litique, a journalist, and French actor Jean-Pierre Cassel (born Jean-Pierre Crochon).[1][2] He is married to Italian actress Monica Bellucci, with whom he has two daughters, Deva (born on 12 September 2004) and Léonie (born on 21 May 2010). His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".

kkvgz, Friday, 12 November 2010 12:48 (eight years ago) link

hahahaahahahahahahahhahaha

(♥_♥) http://i46.tinypic.com/monk6.jpg (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 November 2010 18:04 (eight years ago) link

His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".
His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".
His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".
His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".
His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".
His brother Mathias is a rapper with the group Assassin under the name "Rockin' Squat".

(♥_♥) http://i46.tinypic.com/monk6.jpg (roxymuzak), Friday, 12 November 2010 18:04 (eight years ago) link

What entry is that from?

― 17th Century Catholic Spain (Abbbottt), Monday, November 8, 2010 6:01 PM (4 days ago) Bookmark

hemingway

HOOS tremendo...steen ridically (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Friday, 12 November 2010 22:18 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttons_(song)

Like "Don't Cha" and "Beep", the song has a strong sexual undertone; a lady teases her intended male subject to help her take her clothes off (hence the main chorus line "I'm telling you to loosen up my buttons"). However, she accuses him of being intimidated, leading her to believe he's "all talk and no show". She claims that she's "heard what he's sayin' what he was going to do to her, but she's seen nothing". There is a presence of sexual frustration because the male involved refuses to unbutton the female's clothes, despite his verbal teasing. She seems frustrated because she is aware she's attractive but for some reason her men have not wanted to undergo sexual intercourse with her. The sexual frustration is embodied from her male partners' inability to have sex with her, and most probably causes the female's ever so slightly weakened - yet still large - ego. However, where most listeners would assume that the protagonist has finally lost interest, the song ends with the impression that she's still teasing the man to unbutton her clothes.

get the fuck out of my mouth (boxedjoy), Saturday, 13 November 2010 11:11 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Donovan

The punk era (1977–1980) had provoked a backlash in Britain against the optimism and whimsy of the hippie era, of which Donovan was considered a prime example. The word "hippie" became pejorative, and Donovan's fortunes with the public and the media suffered.[citation needed] In this period he guest-starred on Stars on Ice, a half-hour variety show on ice produced by CTV in Toronto, Canada.

honkin' on joey kramer (underrated aerosmith bootlegs I have owned), Sunday, 14 November 2010 22:17 (eight years ago) link

Legacy

  • The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation was established in 1944 by Conrad N. Hilton. Its mission is the alleviation of human suffering worldwide.
  • Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize created in 1996 by The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation
  • The Hilton College of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the University of Houston is named after Conrad Hilton,
  • The Conrad N. Hilton Chair in Business Ethics, The Hilton Distinguished Entrepreneur Award, and the Conrad N. Hilton Endowed Chair of Entrepreneurship at the College of Business Administration Loyola Marymount University
  • Paris Hilton

peter in montreal, Tuesday, 16 November 2010 20:30 (eight years ago) link

A+

my sex drew back into itself tight and dry (abanana), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 04:42 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pumapunku

Lets be honest here. There's no way the Tiwanaku had the technology or mathematical understanding to create these precision stones. This site was created by aliens. Period. End of story.

lonely is as lonely does, lonely is an eeyore (unregistered), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:26 (eight years ago) link

lol

glengarry glenn danzig (latebloomer), Wednesday, 17 November 2010 16:29 (eight years ago) link

"Baby's on Fire" is 5 minutes 19 seconds long.[5] The song begins with a tense high-hat and bass line, along several different kinds of electronic sounds. Eno's vocals enter after this, being described as "nasal" and "slightly snotty".[6] Following this first section of lyrics there is a guitar solo by Paul Rudolph and Robert Fripp with shifting drum beats as backing; the soloing continues through with the return of Eno's vocals as the song ends.[6]

Mark G, Friday, 19 November 2010 14:10 (eight years ago) link

it's true, i guess

nakhchivan, Friday, 19 November 2010 17:04 (eight years ago) link

But it's an unusual level of detail...

Mark G, Friday, 19 November 2010 17:16 (eight years ago) link

Doughman mixes trace amounts of his own blood into the ink used in the disc printing process, pioneering the concept of the GrisD. Rumors persist that there was confusion over the term "serious chops" in his contract with Ol' Scratch, and after some antics over semantics, can now grow sideburns to equal any cartoon samurai at will. Doughman's documented penchant for sleeping in a topknot may be the source of such speak.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 21 November 2010 22:02 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeremy_Kyle

Kyle is also a supporter of West Ham United[16]. Kyle also suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and has stated that he "licks his mobile phone to make sure it's clean", as stated in his book "I'm Only Being Honest".[17]

o0o00h really? (boxedjoy), Monday, 22 November 2010 13:45 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steve_Perry_%28musician%29

"Perry has recently re-kindled a childhood interest in cattle and dairy farming and currently has an interest in a small bovine insemination business in the Central Valley.[11]"

The baby boomers have defined everything once and for all (Dorianlynskey), Monday, 22 November 2010 14:01 (eight years ago) link

Lovin', Touchin', Squeezin' Inc.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 November 2010 15:14 (eight years ago) link

Kyle is also a supporter of West Ham United[16]. Kyle also suffers from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and has stated that he "licks his mobile phone to make sure it's clean", as stated in his book "I'm Only Being Honest".[17]

I read somewhere that he plays golf and licks his golf ball clean several times a round.

Lindsey Lohan is the new Extreme Noise Terror (onimo), Monday, 22 November 2010 15:58 (eight years ago) link

The Bung language is a nearly extinct language of Cameroon spoken by 3 people (in 1995) at the village of Boung on the Adamawa Plateau.[1]

calpolaris (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:08 (eight years ago) link

According to its Web site, MLB.com, Major League Baseball continues to recognize Cobb's final hit total as 4,191, though independent research has revealed that two of Cobb's hits were counted twice.

_| ̄|○| ̄|○| ̄|○ (dayo), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 04:09 (eight years ago) link

Also an apparent golfer, North Korean state media reports that Kim routinely shoots three or four holes-in-one per round. His official biography also claims Kim has composed six operas and enjoys staging elaborate musicals. Kim also refers to himself as an Internet expert.

sweaty palms, Wednesday, 24 November 2010 20:14 (eight years ago) link

After nearly a year in production, The Eternal Idol was released on 8 December 1987 and ignored by contemporary reviewers. On-line internet era reviews were mixed.

O RLY

"smokin' hot" albeit in a "Nickelback on iPod" sort of way (Shakey Mo Collier), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 22:36 (eight years ago) link

The Friendly's restaurant chain not only offers coffee milk on its menu, but provides free refills. Seeing as how this is not an inexpensive fountain drink, but rather milk and syrup, this is of notable significance.[citation needed]

_| ̄|○| ̄|○| ̄|○ (dayo), Friday, 26 November 2010 05:05 (eight years ago) link

tough citation to find probably

rent, Friday, 26 November 2010 05:23 (eight years ago) link

In spite of the usual convention of portmanteau words to describe hybrids, there is no consensus as to which word to use, though "chuman" or "humanzee" are used in popular speech.

lex eduction horror (nakhchivan), Tuesday, 30 November 2010 23:53 (eight years ago) link

In the middle of the park is the Bernhard Limey Wishing Well. It does not require coins, but you need to put your left shoe in the water for a wish.[citation needed]

e.g. delegates at a set age (ledge), Wednesday, 1 December 2010 14:54 (eight years ago) link

A chair can also be made out of a barrel.

not everything is a campfire (ian), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 03:09 (eight years ago) link

lol

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 03:10 (eight years ago) link

A brain that occupies only 1.5% of the braincase; the rest of the cavity is filled with fat

nakhchivan, Tuesday, 7 December 2010 05:10 (eight years ago) link

A brain that occupies only 1.5% of the braincase; the rest of the cavity is filled with farts.

steendriver DUMB BIG, his HOOS got HOOS (dayo), Tuesday, 7 December 2010 05:17 (eight years ago) link

As well as being a talented musician, Tveitan is also a capable artist and once considered doing the artwork for a Thou Shalt Suffer album

one pretty obvious guy in the obvious (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 9 December 2010 19:22 (eight years ago) link

On August 5, 2009, Silver Mt. Zion violinist Jessica Moss gave birth to her and Menuck's baby, Ezra Steamtrain Moss Menuck.[10]

he's Big but he's not Bobo (onimo), Thursday, 9 December 2010 19:30 (eight years ago) link

Oasis' lead guitarist Noel Gallagher has heralded No Way Sis as the "second best band in the world", and presented his doppelgänger Gerry Mckay with the golden Les Paul guitar he played in the video for "Some Might Say". As the hysteria surrounding Oasis died down towards the end of the 1990s, the demand for No Way Sis decreased and they split.

salvia divanorum (nakhchivan), Sunday, 12 December 2010 05:59 (eight years ago) link

u strove, nws
u strove

schlomo replay (acoleuthic), Sunday, 12 December 2010 06:05 (eight years ago) link

too weird to live, not rare enough not to die

salvia divanorum (nakhchivan), Sunday, 12 December 2010 06:12 (eight years ago) link

The intended premiere, "Captain Jack,"[7] displayed a toilet tank (which didn't pass the censor's office in time for the show's scheduled debut) and aired the week following the premiere. "Captain Jack" has claimed its place in television history as the first American TV show to display a toilet tank.[8]

Babylon and zing (stevie), Sunday, 12 December 2010 18:43 (eight years ago) link

With his Dutch fiancée Thirza van Giessen he has a son (b. 27 April 2010), named Mees (for some time it was believed he named him Messi after Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi; the actual name Mees is an old Dutch name, and does not have anything to do with Messi).[14]

nax arrrrrgh (nakhchivan), Saturday, 18 December 2010 03:40 (eight years ago) link

http://i55.tinypic.com/ket45e.png

StanM, Saturday, 18 December 2010 09:21 (eight years ago) link

Ant is taller than Dec at 5'8" and usually stands on the left of the screen.

fit and working again, Monday, 20 December 2010 22:21 (eight years ago) link

Pat and Mick were a British vocal duo consisting of popular radio personalities Pat Sharp and Mick Brown. The royalties from their record sales were donated to Capital FM's 'Help A London Child' charity. All their singles were produced by Stock Aitken & Waterman.

The pair were often portrayed as unintelligent in media coverage, but this served to boost record sales providing money for the charity in the process.

this guy ☜ (stevie), Thursday, 23 December 2010 11:20 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kelly_Marie

Kelly Marie chanced across the song "Feels Like I'm in Love" in a music publishing office: Ray Dorset had written the song in 1977 in hopes of having Elvis Presley record it: it's unclear if the song was ever pitched to Presley before his death that year.

buy lying (whatever), Tuesday, 28 December 2010 20:26 (eight years ago) link

"Pep rallies are events that occur primarily in the United States, Belize, Canada and Saudi Arabia."

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 06:12 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wonderland_Sydney

Sunway Group stated the September 11 attacks, the 2002 Bali bombings, the collapse of HIH Insurance, the SARS virus, the bird flu virus, "consistent losses" on the Asian financial crisis, the collapse of Ansett Australia, the Iraq war and the 2003 bushfires all contributed to the parks closure.[1] The Sydney Morning Herald stated : "[Sunway Group] blames Wonderland's demise on everything except poor management".[1]

舔我的阳物 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:07 (eight years ago) link

AA no I will not

dayo, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:08 (eight years ago) link

ahahahahahaha

舔我的阳物 (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 12:12 (eight years ago) link

http://i56.tinypic.com/257ku2s.png

StanM, Wednesday, 29 December 2010 15:35 (eight years ago) link

:)

Rockcrit from the Tuoms (nakhchivan), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 17:41 (eight years ago) link

(Sean) Lock has three children, his eldest two being daughters and a son.[4]

http://www.skewsme.com/img/conjoinedbabies_b.jpg

"Smurfette's Smurfy Adventsmurf" (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 6 January 2011 11:03 (eight years ago) link

The rest of Doropie's design didn't have any other Dorothy nor Oz references nor model in particular. But the character designer gave high priority to the point that quite a few people noticed in her design. Which is, Doropie having no eyelashes. Drawing eyelashing is a one of a expression method of a female character. But the character designer tried to make it cute without symbolic parts, and she was created. Her witch costume with a magical broom was the oldest heroine's design used in arcade and home video games back then. During its release, there was a tendency, "NES is for boys", among game developers. So there were many objections to set the girl as the protagonist of the game. The rest of the game's staff told the character designer that most video games during its release had male characters as protagonists, because people didn't have an empathy with female protagonists as playable characters.[2]

los blue jeans, Sunday, 9 January 2011 07:47 (eight years ago) link

From the All about the Benjamins article: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/It%27s_All_about_the_Benjamins

"Benjamins" are slang for $100 bills (USD), a reference to Benjamin Franklin's image on the bills.[citation needed]

strawberry shartcake (San Te), Saturday, 15 January 2011 14:31 (eight years ago) link

The high precipitation is often used in the marketing of the city, and figures to a degree on postcards sold in the city. For a period of time there were umbrella vending machines in the city, but these did not turn out to be a success.[31]

nakhchivan, Sunday, 16 January 2011 12:57 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stay_Up_Forever

Reception

While sales on this album are unknown, those who have bought it gave the album high marks for its diversity, sound, and style.Calling the album "the hidden gem" of albums.

johnny crunch, Monday, 17 January 2011 00:29 (eight years ago) link

De Bruyne was a popular kid. He was nicknamed "Witte,” due to his pale skin and blond hair, which is in contrast to his colourful character.

krugmayne (nakhchivan), Monday, 17 January 2011 00:43 (eight years ago) link

According to D-Block President Supa Mario, the album was not coming out when it was supposed to due to "Styles not beating Super Mario Bros 3 yet" (Interscope)".[citation needed]

from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_Is_Money_(Styles_P_album)

five deadly venoms (San Te), Tuesday, 18 January 2011 06:34 (eight years ago) link

Filmed with a budget of about $12 million, Under the Cherry Moon failed to gain any breakout audience, despite much pre-publicity (including a special MTV premiere in Sheridan, Wyoming). Coincidently, while attending the premiere in Sheridan, minor vandalism was reported on the feature film's vintage car. Police reported the vandalism as minor petty theft, including the extraction of valve stem covers and a priceless gas cap.

Stop Non-Erotic Cabaret (Abbbottt), Friday, 21 January 2011 05:14 (eight years ago) link

hahaha

nakh get on my lvl (roxymuzak), Friday, 21 January 2011 13:45 (eight years ago) link

Whenever Kuhn carries the ball, the Packers fans yell out "KUHN!." The extended yells of "KUHN" (pronounced: coon) sometimes makes it sound as if the stadium is booing.

KUHN!

taiga mutha (nakhchivan), Sunday, 23 January 2011 20:32 (eight years ago) link

Halling is a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers, his favourite saying being "Roethlisberger just had to unload and hope for the best".

He is an avid supporter of Southampton Football Club and regularly presents the club's season review DVDs, including 2003's "Hot & Wet Down South". In 1998 Halling received the 'Commentators Union: New Talent' Award.

taiga mutha (nakhchivan), Monday, 24 January 2011 02:12 (eight years ago) link

Ku-urns.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Monday, 24 January 2011 02:17 (eight years ago) link

Jazz pioneer Miles Davis approached the young producer to help fuse Jazz and Hip-Hop. These sessions would become his last album, 1992's Doo Bop. The project, released posthumously after Davis died during the recording process, leaving the project unfinished, generally garnered reviews.[5]

kkvgz, Monday, 24 January 2011 12:50 (eight years ago) link

hahaha

dark link (roxymuzak), Monday, 24 January 2011 17:25 (eight years ago) link

'released posthumously after Davis died'

Balls is significantly to the left of Brown (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 24 January 2011 20:14 (eight years ago) link

zomg

i guess you are the fattest and the ugliest (Matt P), Monday, 24 January 2011 20:24 (eight years ago) link

Dear lord.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 24 January 2011 20:37 (eight years ago) link

Albert Lawrence Brooks (born Albert Lawrence Einstein; July 22, 1947)

I did not know that. Wonder why he changed it.

Antoine Bugleboy (Merdeyeux), Saturday, 29 January 2011 18:09 (eight years ago) link

i scanned that quickly and thought it was saying that albert einstein was born albert brooks

dark link (roxymuzak), Saturday, 29 January 2011 18:47 (eight years ago) link

Liz Jones (born 5 September 1958[1]) is an English journalist and writer. Born in Essex, England to Robert (died 1998) and Edna Jones, she is the youngest and least favourite of seven children.

a nan, a bal, an anal ― (abanana), Saturday, 29 January 2011 19:02 (eight years ago) link

lol

dark link (roxymuzak), Saturday, 29 January 2011 19:24 (eight years ago) link

holy shit... super dave osborne is albert brooks' brother!!!!

marios balls in 3d for 3ds (Princess TamTam), Saturday, 29 January 2011 19:34 (eight years ago) link

Rex, sometimes known as Rex the Dinosaur, is a large, green, plastic Tyrannosaurus rex who suffers from anxiety, an inferiority complex ("I just don't think I could take that kind of rejection!") and the concern that he is not scary enough. He also has some excitement when he sees something good. Rex's worst fear (after Sid) is that Andy will get another, scarier dinosaur, but feels better after Buzz gives him a few pointers on how to roar more effectively. He is voiced by Wallace Shawn in the films and by Earl Boen in the Toy Story 2 video game.

In Toy Story, he states that he was manufactured by a subsidiary of Mattel (coincidentally, real-life Rex toys used to be made by Hasbro, but as of 2009 are indeed made by Mattel). He was first introduced when Woody wondered who moved his doodle pad, which turned out to be Rex, who tried to scare Woody with his roar, only not succeeding and thinks he just comes as annoying when he tries. He was really worried that Andy will get another dinosaur for his birthday. When Woody sent the troops to see the presents, Rex accidentally broke the batteries of the speakers when he was wondering what the last present was, which turned out to be Buzz Lightyear. Rex was really fascinated with Buzz's cool features. Buzz even once helped Rex roar. Later when Woody was jealous of Buzz, he accidentally knocked him out the window with RC. Unlike Mr. Potato Head and a few other toys, Rex knew that Woody knocked Buzz out the window by accident, yet he sides against him out of pressure for the other toys. Rex and the toys tried to save Buzz with a barrel of monkeys so Buzz could climb up. With that plan failing, Andy came home and noticed Woody was gone, making Rex unhappy, but he leaves remembering what Woody did to Buzz. When Woody tossed a Christmas light from Sid's house to Andy's house, Rex was surprised to see Woody alive. Woody then got Buzz's arm since Buzz wouldn't go himself, but he shows the toys Buzz's broken arm, which made Rex vomit. For Andy's move, Rex's moving buddy was Potato Head because everyone else was picked. When Woody escaped Sid's house, he goes to the moving truck and gets out RC and pushes him off to save Buzz, making Rex and everyone think he's trying to do the same with Buzz to RC. Rex seemed satisfied when Rocky tossed Woody out of the truck. When everyone noticed Woody was telling the truth all along, Rex felt guilty, and states "Great, now I have guilt!" At the end, Rex gained confidence, saying he could play as the dominant predator if Andy get a leaf eater.

The beginning of Toy Story 2, he is shown playing the "Buzz Lightyear: Attack on Zurg" video game, which terminates with Buzz being destroyed by Emperor Zurg, much to Rex's frustration. He accidentally clicked the remote control, making the Al's Toy Barn commercial come up. Rex was petrified when Woody was kidnapped by the Al of Al's Toy Barn. He accidentally ruins Potato Head's crime scene when they needed a plan to save Woody. He was brave enough to go with Buzz, Hamm, Slinky, and Mr. Potato Head to rescue Woody, thinking his video game experiences have prepared him for real combat. On their mission to rescue Woody, Rex was quickly exhausted, but did not give up. After crossing the streets inside cones, Rex and the toys enter Al's Toy Barn. Rex excitedly finds a "Buzz Lightyear" video game strategy guide, which he carried with him. When Hamm gets a car, Rex shows the strategy guide in front of everyone's eyes, making them hit a gumball machine. With all the spinning, Rex loses his strategy guide. In spite of that he is able to give Buzz (the toys take a "Bonus Belt" Buzz instead) pointers from information he has acquired from the manual. At one point, he parodies a scene from Jurassic Park by chasing after the car that the toys drive in Al's Toy Barn, in which Mr. Potato Head spots his reflection in a rear view mirror. When Bonus Belt Buzz spots the toys, not knowing who they are, Rex tells him he knows how to defeat Zurg, making Buzz #2 join them. They then sneak to Al's office, jumping to his bag. The real Buzz spots Al and the bag, with Rex's tail sticking out, making Buzz immediately go after it. In the elevator, Rex is considered to be the heaviest of Andy's toys when he loses his grip on the new Buzz's utility line and pushes the toys to the bottom, causing the new Buzz's strength to give out. Later, Buzz #2 and the toys use Rex as a battering ram to break into Al's apartment. Rex was very upset to leave Woody when he decided not to go with them. Woody later comes with them, but Al comes with the luggage, along with Woody and the roundup toys inside. When the toys go down the elevator after Al leaves the room with Woody and the Roundup gang, he witnesses the duel between Buzz #2 and an Emperor Zurg action figure. When Zurg is about to finish off Buzz #2, he turns away, not bearing to look anymore, but his tail knocks Zurg down the elevator shaft, making him feel overjoyed about finally defeating Zurg, but this time, for real. He did the navigation in the Pizza Planet delivery truck. At the end when they rescued Woody, Rex happily watched Wheezy sing You've Got a Friend in Me.

In Toy Story 3, he was seen to be especially sad about Andy's lack of attention to the toys, expressing joy when Andy held him for a few moments. He, along with Woody, is still sad about losing his friend (and Woody's girlfriend) Bo Peep as he mentions her early in the film. He is ultimately responsible for saving the toys' lives, when Rex uses his tail to tear out of a garbage bag they were about to be crushed in by a garbage truck. When the toys are donated to Sunnyside daycare, Rex was happy and pointed out Lotso's strawberry-scent smell. He was extremely happy about living in Sunnyside, and was visibly sad when Woody left Sunnyside. After a rough playtime with the toddlers, Rex's tail came off (then quickly put back on) and his hip and foot are covered in yellow paint. Rex comments, "Andy never played with us like that!" He was imprisoned by Lotso and his gang. Rex was really happy when Woody came back to Sunnyside, even hugging him. They decided to break out of Sunnyside. He had to create a fight with Hamm, which made a deluded Buzz come and break them up, with Jessie coming down and trapping him in a container. Just as in Toy Story 2, he is depicted as the heaviest of Andy's toys, as his weight combined with Hamm's was enough to prevent Buzz from escaping. The toy's escaped, but got pulled at the dump. At the garbage dump, Rex was the last to escape the shredder, and barely escaped it by grabbing onto a larger piece of metal than the other toys did to survive. While all of his toy friends and Lotso are riding on a conveyor belt full of shredded trash, Rex thinks that the light in the incinerator is daylight from his further sight, but it's a mistake. They all try to run away from it. He is seen to be the most horrified when Lotso leaves them to die in the incinerator, and is also the most solemn about going down it. However, Rex is saved by the alien toys commandeering a huge claw. The toys are finally given to a girl named Bonnie, and Rex becomes close friends with Trixie the Triceratops, who he plays computer games with and is seen together with often.

In an outtake of Toy Story 2, the toys use him as a battering ram, only for Rex to hurt his head when banged against the locked grate. Rex makes a cameo appearance in an outtake of Monsters, Inc. where he waits at the crosswalk with Mike and Sulley who both are smaller than him and used like the Jurassic Park Tyrannosaurus. Rex is a playable character on the Toy Story Racer Video Game. In the movie WALL-E, Rex is seen in the background inside the truck.

hoisin crispy mubaduck (ledge), Sunday, 30 January 2011 19:41 (eight years ago) link

Too much text, what's the detail?

Tuomas, Monday, 31 January 2011 07:36 (eight years ago) link

um that's the point

dirty man haw (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 31 January 2011 08:03 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclone_Yasi

Elsewhere

OMG Though the storm was situated several hundred kilometres southeast of Papua New Guinea, the outer edges of the large system brought strong winds, high seas and heavy rain to the country. In Milne Bay Province, local officials advised residents living along the coast to move to higher grounds.[24]

bum grapes of wrath (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 3 February 2011 10:24 (eight years ago) link

Associated Television, often referred to as ATV, was a British television company, holder of various licences to broadcast on the ITV network from 24 September 1955 until 00:34 on 1 January 1982.

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 9 February 2011 11:04 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buttstroke

sex cells (S-), Thursday, 10 February 2011 14:31 (eight years ago) link

Wow, Dirk Benedict (of "The A*Team"):

In 1975, Benedict was diagnosed with prostate cancer by an Italian psychic to whom he sent Polaroid photos, and was told that the cure would be castration. However, he never sought a diagnosis or treatment from a licensed medical professional. He rented a cottage and chose a life of seclusion and decided to commit to a macrobiotic diet and physical training along with fasting instead of going for the operation. He published a book on his experience called Confessions of a Kamikaze Cowboy to give more public awareness of the other treatment.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:20 (eight years ago) link

xpost

"Butt stroking" redirects here. For touching or fondling another person's buttocks in a sexual way, see groping.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:21 (eight years ago) link

sometimes i hate wikipedia

nakhchivan, Thursday, 10 February 2011 15:27 (eight years ago) link

Red Heat:

Reception
The movie had a mixed response from critics.[3] [4]

Box office
The movie sucks.[5] [6]

fit and working again, Thursday, 10 February 2011 16:47 (eight years ago) link

Personal life

Uwaifo's hobbies include swimming, bodybuilding, gaming, reading, writing, and bringing up other people's children.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Uwaifo

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Thursday, 10 February 2011 16:56 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Victor_Uwaifo

Uwaifo's hobbies include swimming, bodybuilding, gaming, reading, writing, and bringing up other people's children. He is a Christian, and married with children.

He also is a lecturer at the Department of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Benin, Benin City.

― thousands of masturbating weirdos (whatever), Saturday, June 12, 2010 4:56 AM (7 months ago) Bookmark Suggest Ban Permalink

i fellate myself and want to fly (whatever), Thursday, 10 February 2011 17:51 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Miami_Heat_seasons

Sports fans pay close attention to the 2007-2008 and 2010-2011 seasons...

werner herzog zwei (San Te), Thursday, 10 February 2011 18:04 (eight years ago) link

Charlie Parker trumpeter Red Rodney:

He also managed to give up drugs during the 1970s, although in 1975 he was incarcerated in Kentucky for drug offenses. While jailed he gave music lessons to guitarist Wayne Kramer of the MC 5.

lmao reminisces about his days in southern china (Shakey Mo Collier), Thursday, 10 February 2011 18:26 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vexx

The game's reception was mostly positive. Stated that the story is original, and that the game is fun, but isn't that challeging, but leaves you satisfied. Even though it is a great platformer many critics say it is late and that it should've came out during the regin of the Nintendo 64 game system.The website Gamespot gave the game 3 out of 5 stars. Even though the more common game would give it a 4 or 5. On the website IGN the PS2 got a much negative response, while the GameCube version got more positive. Even though people have said that it was a Mario knockoff of the controls, but was rated a 7.2 out of 10.

united colours of benelton (Schlafsack), Thursday, 10 February 2011 22:22 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Crane

In July 1978, Bob Crane was interred in Oakwood Memorial Park in Chatsworth, California. More than 20 years later, Crane's family had the actor's remains exhumed and transported about 25 miles southeast, to another cemetery, Westwood Village Memorial Park, located in Westwood. He came back to life.

omar little, Sunday, 13 February 2011 06:03 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_Creek

Contrary to popular belief, The Diamond Creek Cricket Club is a family and wife-friendly environment, with a variety of refreshments available to quench even the largest of thirsts.

^ when establishments write their own entries. Also I hate to think wtf 'wife-friendly' means.

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:10 (eight years ago) link

are they saying that wives are alcoholics?

StanM, Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:22 (eight years ago) link

I think they're saying any woman who goes there is married to a big yob.

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:23 (eight years ago) link

Written by our haitch?

xpost x2

sex cells (S-), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:27 (eight years ago) link

Fuck the whole Diamond Creek entry is o_0

"Down by the pub, there's a 'nudie' club, and that's where the creek boys hang around" is a chant that often echoes around the humbled halls of the Diamond Creek Cricket Club, after awe inspiring victories and countless perfection achieved by the likes of Helen Hansen. Most would agree, without her efforts in the scorebook, the D.C.C.C. would be something of a whisper in the memories of the older statesmen of the club, namely Adam Kerr.

sex cells (S-), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:32 (eight years ago) link

Diamond Creek's shopping centres have largely developed over the years, a Tuckerbag was built as the first shopping centre (later Foodworks) that supermarket is now a Ritchies Stores Supa IGA. A largely popular chicken + chips shop called Mr Rooster has been trading for some time. There is now a range of shops in the Diamond Creek Plaza, Tattersalls (within the newsagent), Bakers Delight, IGA Liquor, Chemmart (now Priceline pharmacy). There are several pizza shops including Celebrity Pizza, La Sera and further up Main Road back towards AD Ryans Restaurant, Da Vinci Pizza. There is a Commonwealth Bank on this side of Diamond Creek to complement the ANZ and Bendigo Banks in Diamond Creek Shopping Station.

In 2001 a large modern shopping centre called the Diamond Creek Shopping Station was built across the road featuring a Bi-Lo, Harvest Café, Noodle Bar, A deli, An Amcal and a range of specialty stores

WHO
THE
FUCK
CARES

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:41 (eight years ago) link

Reminds me of this entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Templestowe

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It's seriously 4,000 words of shit. It just goes on and on and fucking on.

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:43 (eight years ago) link

^^^ Much like Templestowe itself

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In 2001 also a McDonalds was added beside Diamond Creek Station. This is a 24 hours McDonalds and features a McCafe.

NEWS YOU CAN USE

sex cells (S-), Sunday, 13 February 2011 07:46 (eight years ago) link

^^^ Much like Templestowe itself

lol yes

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 13 February 2011 08:12 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Martin_%28comedian%29

On February 13th 2011 Martin posted on Twitter "My Wikipedia page is so riddled with errors and nonsense, I urge all to vandalise it to the shithouse".[5]

basically just a 2/47 freak out (sic), Sunday, 13 February 2011 11:50 (eight years ago) link

popular belief OTM re diamo cricket club, frankly

celebrity pizza has had signwriting for nigh on 20 years claiming THE BEST PIZZA'S in the region, god i always wanted to go in and clown them for that

scraping Doritos off the wheel (haitch), Sunday, 13 February 2011 12:04 (eight years ago) link

ahahaha sic

Most women do not like atheism.(8)(9)(10) (Autumn Almanac), Sunday, 13 February 2011 20:03 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coles_Supermarkets

A Giant Gift Card Giveaway ran from May to July 2009. FlyBuys members earned gift card entitlements and the chance to win cash prizes (10 x $100,000) over the promotion period. The gift card component of the offer was extended to October. Unfortunately, most participants caught rabies.[15]

the most cuddlesome bug that ever was borned (James Morrison), Monday, 14 February 2011 02:35 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smiley_face

In the 1970s, the happy face (and the accompanying 'have a nice day' mantra) is also said to have become a zombifying hollow sentiment, emblematic of Nixon-era America and the passing from the optimism of the Summer of Love into the more cynical decade that followed. This motif is evidenced in the era of "paranoid soul" such as "Smiling Faces Sometimes" (released by The Temptations in April 1971, and by The Undisputed Truth in July 1971), "I'll Take You There" (The Staples Singers, 1972), "Don't Call Me Brother" (The O'Jays, 1973), "Back Stabbers" (The O'Jays), and "You Caught Me Smilin'" (Sly and the Family Stone, 1971)

more barn (Myonga Vön Bontee), Thursday, 17 February 2011 10:10 (eight years ago) link

From Ohio Governor John Kasich's page:

Kasich has been undecided on the potential placement of slot machines at racetracks, although he claims to be considering the revenue option. He will be the first Governor to actually oversee operating casinos in Ohio. Kasich has in the past taken a historically Republican approach to gambling, that is cautious about (he is nuts) social impacts. Some have stated that one of Kasich's earliest Executive Orders may allow video lottery terminals at racetracks. [39]

All you have to do is combine 1 to 7 with (a) to (d) and you should ha (Phil D.), Thursday, 17 February 2011 13:43 (eight years ago) link

While still competing on DWTS, Palin appeared in a music video for an Alaskan symphony rock band, Static Cycle. The video was shot at the Ice Museum in Chena, Alaska, with Palin dressed in a fur hat and coat and played a mother-nature-type role of melting the ice.[69][70]

fuck you jan stepek you kurwa (nakhchivan), Sunday, 20 February 2011 19:08 (eight years ago) link

haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw

pre-prison, prison, and post-prison (latebloomer), Monday, 21 February 2011 06:39 (eight years ago) link

that's her kid btw, pistol brailin'

fuck you jan stepek you kurwa (nakhchivan), Monday, 21 February 2011 11:34 (eight years ago) link

Bibliography

* Bright Wings Broken (1996) ISBN 1-896-32995-0
* Slave To The Rhythm: The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (1997) ISBN 0-316-64041-7
* Liz Jones's Diary: How One Single Girl Got Married (2005) ISBN 1-844-00223-3
* Fur Babies: Why We Love Cats (2007) ISBN 1-844-00518-6
* The Exmoor Files: How I Lost A Husband And Found Rural Bliss (2009) ISBN 0-297-85443-7
* How to be a vacuous parasite and help destroy British Culture: The Liz Jones Story (2011) ISBN 1-701-2011

joe, Monday, 21 February 2011 15:42 (eight years ago) link

She attended Brentwood County High School for girls, though the school council strenuously deny this.

Jefferson Mansplain (DG), Monday, 21 February 2011 15:45 (eight years ago) link

* Slave To The Rhythm: The Artist Formerly Known As Prince (1997) ISBN 0-316-64041-7

This is a pretty good biography, btw - especially if you're interested in Prince as a person, and not just a musician. Haven't read anything else by Jones, so I don't know what she's done to merit the above Wiki vandalism.

Tuomas, Monday, 21 February 2011 16:33 (eight years ago) link

The engrossed copy of the Declaration is central to the 2004 Hollywood film National Treasure, in which the main character steals the document because he believes it has secret clues to a treasure hidden by some of the Founding Fathers of the United States. The Declaration figures prominently in The Probability Broach, wherein the point of divergence rests in the addition of a single word to the document, causing it to state that governments "derive their just power from the unanimous consent of the governed". The Declaration also plays a major part in Honour Among Thieves, a novel by Jeffrey Archer where Saddam Hussein tries to steal the Declaration and publicly burn it on July 4.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 22 February 2011 23:31 (eight years ago) link

Both his and Scooby's cowardice (as well as their appetites) have become so ingrained in their characters that they are often portrayed as being expert cowards. Both Shaggy and Scooby are adept runners, have become skilled contortionists due to learning to hide in small places, experts at building barricades from various kinds of furniture and other household objects (even designing one to be collapsible just in case they need to use the barricaded door/entrance as an escape route from the monster/villain). They are also experts in what is scary (both Shaggy and Scooby have been shown to use each other's fears in their competitions in stealing one another's food) due to their being craven cowards (In the episode "Camp Comeoniwannascareya" they use this knowledge to help a fellow camp counselor and the campers scare off the camp's greedy owner who wishes to turn the summer camp into a resort for only adults)

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 24 February 2011 16:44 (eight years ago) link

At the age of six, Uris reportedly wrote an operetta inspired by the death of his dog

nakhchivan, Saturday, 26 February 2011 18:21 (eight years ago) link

The Esperanza Spalding vs Justin Bieber edit reminds me of when I trolled the All About Steve page before the movie was released. I left funny descriptions of the characters as a commentary of how the main stars of the film are repeatedly typecast in the same roles.
Wikipedia wasn't happy with me and I couldn't edit for a while. I really wish I would have screencapped the page while it was up.

Is Aware That She Hasn't Replied Much Lately (MintIce), Saturday, 26 February 2011 18:29 (eight years ago) link

Recently, he has appeared in commercials in scenes from Comedy Central's new show, "Chocolate News," starring David Alan Grier.[citation needed] In addition, Barry enjoys harassing baristas 20 yrs his younger, and showing up late for comedy nights at small venues in Austin, TX demanding to be presented with an audience.

☠ (roxymuzak), Wednesday, 2 March 2011 20:38 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1903%E2%80%9304_FC_Barcelona_season

September 17, 1903 Arthur Witty relieves to Pau Haas in the presidency of the Club.

Joan Gamper cluster the boots to be dedicated completely to its business, although still will intervene in some remote parties. It is 25 years old and continues forming part of the sports commission.

The Barcelona disputes its first party abroad May 1, 1904, in Tolosa of Llenguadoc, France. It confronted the Stade Olympiq and destroyed for 2-3

Obese Pony-hating Liberal (Billy Dods), Sunday, 6 March 2011 09:10 (eight years ago) link

In the late 1980s, Pyun made Alien from LA, a PG children's fairy tale featuring supermodel Kathy Ireland's acting debut[citation needed], and Cyborg which starred Jean-Claude Van Damme. Cyborg opened as the #4 highest grossing film in America on April 7, 1989.[3] Cyborg is ranked as the 26th highest grossing cyborg/robot/android film of all time and the 86th highest grossing martial arts film of all time.

The Man Mens (Phil D.), Tuesday, 8 March 2011 20:46 (eight years ago) link

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tony_Curran

Curran is active in participating in marathons to raise money for charity and is currently in a relationship. He is a keen fan of Celtic Football Club.

Fig On A Plate Cart (Alex in SF), Thursday, 10 March 2011 18:04 (eight years ago) link

When the Shamen appeared on Top of the Pops, it was expected that Mr C should tone down the song due to its being broadcast. The group replaced the final lyrics: "Got any Salmon?" - with "Has anyone got any underlay?" The BBC were furious, and dragged Mr C into a room off-camera, to explain himself, only to be told that it was simply a gratuitous rug reference.[3]

Roberto Spiralli, Friday, 11 March 2011 03:06 (eight years ago) link

please let that be true

In Italian, Wimpy is known as "Poldo Sbaffini"; his surname is a reference to his scrounging habits. The Italian name was also adopted in the Greek editions as Πόλντο. In Spanish, Wimpy is "Pilón", Spanish for "pestle", which may refer to the character's body shape. In Sweden Wimpy is called Frasse and, unlike in the American version where he eats hamburgers, he instead eats parisare, a similar Swedish dish.

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 March 2011 16:30 (eight years ago) link

Reid was born and raised in Wyckoff, New Jersey, the daughter of Donna and Tom Reid, both of whom were teachers and day-care center owners.[1] She attended St. Elizabeth's Catholic Elementary, Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School, Ramapo High School, John F. Kennedy High School in Granada Hills and graduated from Barnstable Academy, an alternative high school. She also punched puppies in Manhattan, along with fellow actors Christina Ricci, Jerry O'Connell, Sarah Michelle Gellar and Macaulay Culkin.[2] Reid has twin younger siblings Colleen and Patrick and another brother, Tom.[3]

*emergency alternative display name (Pillbox), Thursday, 17 March 2011 03:03 (eight years ago) link

Cú Chulainn

Conchobar's wife Mugain leads out the women of Emain, and they bare their breasts to him. He averts his eyes, and the Ulstermen wrestle him into a barrel of cold water, which explodes from the heat of his body. They put him in a second barrel, which boils, and a third, which warms to a pleasant temperature.

on... imo (onimo), Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:21 (eight years ago) link

The Kristet Utseende (loosely translated: The Christian Appearance) is a Swed