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Sweeping: classic or dud?

An essay on American vomiting habits.

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 15 January 2003 18:48 (seventeen years ago) link

oh, and how often does this sort of misreading happen to you?

jel -- (jel), Wednesday, 15 January 2003 18:48 (seventeen years ago) link

All the time.

I read An essay on American vomiting habits too and was thinking, "URGHH! SIck!" Then I thought maybe it was a spin-off of the Dieting thread...

Sarah McLusky (coco), Wednesday, 15 January 2003 18:57 (seventeen years ago) link

women and their choice of titties

N. (nickdastoor), Thursday, 16 January 2003 16:59 (seventeen years ago) link

The 12-foot penis of the Southern Left Whale.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha.

Lara (Lara), Thursday, 16 January 2003 17:05 (seventeen years ago) link

Jay-Z vs Giants Superbowl

That Girl (thatgirl), Friday, 17 January 2003 03:18 (seventeen years ago) link

are you a jaw for jesus?

donna (donna), Friday, 17 January 2003 05:02 (seventeen years ago) link

not a misread ILX title but a misread cd cover.

Im listening to Sam Prekop right now. Anyways, my friend came over to my desk and asked me what I was listening to. I handed him the cd. "Oh Sam Peacock huh? He any good?"

Chris V. (Chris V), Friday, 17 January 2003 18:16 (seventeen years ago) link

crust of shame, I thought it was going to be a thread about bad bread.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:20 (seventeen years ago) link

Today: "have you ever written on your lower body?" I had no idea WHAT it might be about.

, Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Do you get DJ Krush and DJ Krust mixed up too, jel?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:44 (seventeen years ago) link

haha I was just going to say crust of shame as well!

Kim (Kim), Sunday, 19 January 2003 21:47 (seventeen years ago) link

Would that be the state young men's* sheets can get into?

*Obviously we old men don't do things like that.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 22:00 (seventeen years ago) link

All the guys I know do their sheets like 4 times a day, it's bizarre.

Ally (mlescaut), Sunday, 19 January 2003 22:32 (seventeen years ago) link

"P.S. We Should Be Shopping Together Too"

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 19 January 2003 23:01 (seventeen years ago) link

one I started, "NYC: Fancy a Rubber"--Felicity and I were looking for bridge partners in the five boroughs--was misinterpreted by Jess, as I recall.

M Matos (M Matos), Monday, 20 January 2003 00:22 (seventeen years ago) link

'shopkeepers will be persecuted'

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 01:13 (seventeen years ago) link

panties that start too early

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 11:08 (seventeen years ago) link

'the point of prolapse'

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 20 January 2003 11:42 (seventeen years ago) link

t/s: miffy vs greg kitten

g-kit (g-kit), Monday, 20 January 2003 12:02 (seventeen years ago) link

Crap Intimidation Techniques

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 25 January 2003 17:01 (seventeen years ago) link

Lots of ppl misread my "Walking With Beasts" as "Walking With Breasts".

MarkH (MarkH), Saturday, 25 January 2003 17:27 (seventeen years ago) link

I just read "Fucked Country" as "Fucked Courtney" and thought, "Oh, here we go again..."

Arthur (Arthur), Saturday, 25 January 2003 18:04 (seventeen years ago) link


thom west (thom w), Saturday, 25 January 2003 20:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Rubbish Smiles

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 26 January 2003 17:42 (seventeen years ago) link

What do you think about when you masticate?

Put me right off my dinner, I tells ya.

Lara (Lara), Sunday, 26 January 2003 17:52 (seventeen years ago) link

'Convince me that I shouldn't eat men'

N. (nickdastoor), Monday, 27 January 2003 13:03 (seventeen years ago) link

I read FACK YOU AMERICANS as Fuck You Americans. Ha ha.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 27 January 2003 13:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Gazza is the new God.

Lara (Lara), Monday, 27 January 2003 14:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh hang on...

Lara (Lara), Monday, 27 January 2003 14:49 (seventeen years ago) link

Rubbish Smiles

smee (smee), Monday, 27 January 2003 16:54 (seventeen years ago) link

I got a better one: Rubbish Similies!

Lara (Lara), Monday, 27 January 2003 16:56 (seventeen years ago) link

Is that smilies there, or are you being clever again?

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 27 January 2003 17:03 (seventeen years ago) link


A stiffy so large that the easiest thing is just to measure it for a tuxedo.

Andrew Farrell (afarrell), Monday, 27 January 2003 17:07 (seventeen years ago) link

bitter living through acronyms

jel -- (jel), Saturday, 1 February 2003 13:56 (seventeen years ago) link

olsen twins dead

rainy (rainy), Sunday, 2 February 2003 07:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Tom Ewing is smoother than a trunk full of milk.

rainy (rainy), Monday, 3 February 2003 08:52 (seventeen years ago) link

I also thought it was milk!

kate, Monday, 3 February 2003 09:48 (seventeen years ago) link

I actually read it as a "truck full of milk" and thought "mmm, smooth"

kate, Monday, 3 February 2003 09:48 (seventeen years ago) link

what do you do when you realize you are stuck at your "chosen profession"?

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 4 February 2003 22:18 (seventeen years ago) link

frank kogan needs to know the diff between a pubic hair

Chris P (Chris P), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 02:33 (seventeen years ago) link


electric sound of jim (electricsound), Wednesday, 5 February 2003 02:37 (seventeen years ago) link

I read this correctly: "Having cute girls barge into your room late at night telling you they've 'heard about your equipment'"

But misread the post: "Classic or Free Jizz?"

Curtis Stephens, Wednesday, 5 February 2003 02:38 (seventeen years ago) link

This is the thread where we cure cancer.

Wintermute (Wintermute), Thursday, 6 February 2003 13:10 (seventeen years ago) link

Mariah Carey: why is she black?

g.cannon (gcannon), Thursday, 6 February 2003 15:11 (seventeen years ago) link

Don't blame Zodiac Mindwarp

jel -- (jel), Thursday, 6 February 2003 18:15 (seventeen years ago) link

"this is the thread where we discuss the alternatives to evil"

JuliaA (j_bdules), Friday, 7 February 2003 15:21 (seventeen years ago) link

Hovercraft - classic or dud?

Alan (Alan), Friday, 7 February 2003 15:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Lesbian Cover Versions

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 9 February 2003 17:06 (seventeen years ago) link

Like TaTu's How Soon Is Now, presumably?

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 9 February 2003 19:38 (seventeen years ago) link

... a Triffid?

Bridge Over Thorley Waters (Tom D.), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 00:24 (three months ago) link

Euler (bad)

budo jeru, Tuesday, 24 March 2020 02:40 (three months ago) link

Le Bateau Ivre, Thursday, 26 March 2020 13:25 (three months ago) link

Rob Sheffield's Love is a Mix Tape – my dinosaur brain processed this to something very much like Rob Lowe has a Sex Tape

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Wednesday, 1 April 2020 21:47 (three months ago) link

This is a thread for ILXors ON THE WAGON (and for Wagon Christ)

El Tomboto, Sunday, 5 April 2020 15:33 (two months ago) link

Rolling hipster education into the shitbin thread

Doctor Casino, Monday, 6 April 2020 15:54 (two months ago) link

US Politics, April 2020 -- Wax the Van Returns?

Deflatormouse, Monday, 6 April 2020 23:44 (two months ago) link

This is a thread for ILXors ON THE WAGON (and for Wagon Christ)

― El Tomboto, Sunday, April 5, 2020

I love this by the way and I do SO wish there were a real thread for soul-baring sobriety confessionals and casual rumination on Luke Vibert crosstalk.

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 05:26 (two months ago) link

Deaf people who like effects pedals, an option to help me (and other small retailers) out

Deflatormouse, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 01:58 (two months ago) link

Richard Dawkins (raucous experimental UK folk racket w/ intense picaresque realness vox)

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Friday, 10 April 2020 09:52 (two months ago) link

two weeks pass...

your favorite of the mark kozelek cartoons

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Friday, 24 April 2020 10:57 (two months ago) link

do you clap for capers?

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 24 April 2020 11:16 (two months ago) link

^shout out to King Boy Pato

☮️ (peace, man), Friday, 24 April 2020 11:17 (two months ago) link

vague horror stories

The Corbynite Maneuver (Tom D.), Friday, 24 April 2020 18:59 (two months ago) link

torch bought a baby a dildo

(not one of my "favorite" misreadings fwiw)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 26 April 2020 01:56 (two months ago) link

revolutionary girl urethra

Piven After Midnight (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 26 April 2020 03:15 (two months ago) link

Batman --vs- Neu! - The Poll!

Evan, Monday, 27 April 2020 20:53 (two months ago) link

Has there been a thread about John Martyr?

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Sunday, 3 May 2020 22:19 (one month ago) link

Who is the oddest rapper/hip hop artist that is still relevant?

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Monday, 4 May 2020 23:57 (one month ago) link

Buying A Horse: C or D? (31 new answers)
― Oh No, It's Dadaismus (and His Endless Stupid Jokes) (Dada), Tuesday, November 29, 2005 12:10 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

And I was coming here to post that one!
― melton mowbray (adr), Tuesday, November 29, 2005 12:13 PM (6 years ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

It strikes again!!!

― cwkiii, Wednesday, August 29, 2012 4:32 PM (seven years ago)

And again, although I see some others in the interim.

My Chess Hustler (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 7 May 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

random old nap you are loving

Louder Than Bach's Bottom (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 11 May 2020 20:44 (one month ago) link

Rowan Atkinson IS The Batman

pomenitul, Tuesday, 12 May 2020 15:48 (one month ago) link

Showering: what's your j.o. strategy/order of events

budo jeru, Saturday, 16 May 2020 21:29 (one month ago) link

Top 100 Reasons You Aren't Doing That Thing That Clams Want to Be Doing

epistantophus, Sunday, 17 May 2020 01:14 (one month ago) link

Best line from Werner Herzog Magazine

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Monday, 18 May 2020 12:34 (one month ago) link

I'd subscribe.

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Monday, 18 May 2020 12:37 (one month ago) link

Do you Fap for careers?

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Sunday, 24 May 2020 04:13 (one month ago) link

Things you weren't shockingly old when you learned

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 24 May 2020 10:49 (one month ago) link

posters you would like to hang with

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Sunday, 24 May 2020 14:25 (one month ago) link

The emo cannon

calzino, Monday, 25 May 2020 19:04 (one month ago) link

Lisa Kudrow KIP

Trouble Is My Métier (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 23:44 (one month ago) link

Have you Ever *BUSTED WITH JOY* to Early Beatles Songs Such as "I Want to Hold Your Hand" and "Please Please Me?"

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 29 May 2020 04:52 (one month ago) link

rolling moist 2020 images

voodoo chili, Thursday, 4 June 2020 17:57 (four weeks ago) link

A rolling stone gathers no moist

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 4 June 2020 18:10 (four weeks ago) link

fascinating farts

wearaew (FlopsyDuck), Friday, 5 June 2020 01:14 (three weeks ago) link

Juliana Hatfield Sells Animals She Shot On Ebay

i will FP you and your entire family (rip van wanko), Friday, 5 June 2020 21:16 (three weeks ago) link


Captain Beeftweet (Tom D.), Friday, 5 June 2020 22:05 (three weeks ago) link

What is the best murder on "Sabbath Bloody Sabbath"?

Captain Beeftweet (Tom D.), Saturday, 6 June 2020 22:29 (three weeks ago) link

Due to a thread connection:

Wherein We Elect Our Favourite Videogames of… the 1880's, pt.1 (1880-1884)

neith moon (ledge), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 08:22 (two weeks ago) link

self-owning LGBTs of SPRING 2020

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 17 June 2020 08:27 (two weeks ago) link

Mansplaining a Digital Music Collection

Vaguely Threatening CAPTCHAs, Thursday, 18 June 2020 19:37 (two weeks ago) link

Films That Have Aged Baldly

Scampidocio (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 21 June 2020 15:31 (one week ago) link

Thoughts on him?

Future England Captain (Tom D.), Wednesday, 24 June 2020 00:10 (one week ago) link

The Dixie Chicks Return with Gallagher (2020)

ACABincalifornia (voodoo chili), Thursday, 25 June 2020 16:55 (one week ago) link

People who are preoccupied with horse and heroin

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 25 June 2020 20:56 (one week ago) link

OK, tell me all about Stüssy

peace, man, Friday, 26 June 2020 19:49 (six days ago) link

Politics's Hairiest Men

epistantophus, Monday, 29 June 2020 12:36 (three days ago) link

subtle, but:

what does shitpost mean, yo?

Evan, Monday, 29 June 2020 20:30 (three days ago) link

Thoughts on ham?

ultros ultros-ghali, Tuesday, 30 June 2020 17:45 (two days ago) link


(one misreading leads to another)

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Tuesday, 30 June 2020 18:33 (two days ago) link

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