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Sweeping: classic or dud?

An essay on American vomiting habits.

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

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

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

women and their choice of titties

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

Jay-Z vs Giants Superbowl

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

are you a jaw for jesus?

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

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

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

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

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

'shopkeepers will be persecuted'

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

panties that start too early

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

'the point of prolapse'

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

t/s: miffy vs greg kitten

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

Crap Intimidation Techniques

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

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

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


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

Rubbish Smiles

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

'Convince me that I shouldn't eat men'

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

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

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

Gazza is the new God.

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

Oh hang on...

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

Rubbish Smiles

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

I got a better one: Rubbish Similies!

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

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

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

bitter living through acronyms

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

olsen twins dead

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

Tom Ewing is smoother than a trunk full of milk.

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

I also thought it was milk!

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

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

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

frank kogan needs to know the diff between a pubic hair

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


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

This is the thread where we cure cancer.

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

Mariah Carey: why is she black?

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

Don't blame Zodiac Mindwarp

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

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

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

Hovercraft - classic or dud?

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

Lesbian Cover Versions

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

Like TaTu's How Soon Is Now, presumably?

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

Would you rather a Beatle have walked on the moon?

... seconded.

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 May 2019 11:58 (three months ago) link


Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:28 (three months ago) link

Lol yeah was thinking of posting it but on phone and can't search threads.

calzino, Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:29 (three months ago) link

Already have Blue Saturday for that tbf

specific goats my way (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 18 May 2019 13:42 (three months ago) link

obscurity in the age of screaming

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Monday, 20 May 2019 08:36 (three months ago) link

Beards you keep trying to like but can't get into

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 17:03 (three months ago) link

(came to post the preceding yesterday but was foiled by Tom)

5 favrite kind of animal. jaguar. giraffe. (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 21 May 2019 17:04 (three months ago) link

Rolling Favorite Trucks + Albums 2019

Ned Caligari (Tom D.), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:27 (two months ago) link

obscenity in the age of swearing

― (wins), Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:47 PM (seven months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Thursday, 23 May 2019 17:31 (two months ago) link

How do you take yr Glenn Branca?

the word dog doesn't bark (anagram), Sunday, 26 May 2019 22:31 (two months ago) link

Things you were shockingly drunk when you learned

mitt the hoopla (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 27 May 2019 00:51 (two months ago) link

Hatred of tunes

Velcromancer (Ye Mad Puffin), Sunday, 2 June 2019 03:07 (two months ago) link

Most of the time when I see The car's on fire and there's no driver at the wheel - The Tory leadership elections, I read it as The cat's on fire...

A is for (Aimless), Sunday, 2 June 2019 03:13 (two months ago) link

how to take a pop at work.

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 08:53 (two months ago) link

NSFW Murnau

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:34 (two months ago) link

Morrissey is a rapist


John Harris is a Guardian columnist (Tom D.), Wednesday, 5 June 2019 14:42 (two months ago) link

A thread about the Denis Miller-helmed reboot of DUNE

... (Eazy), Monday, 10 June 2019 23:18 (two months ago) link

spice must flow, chachi

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Monday, 10 June 2019 23:22 (two months ago) link

the day the music bummed

it doesn't help reading on my phone that is getting rained on.

calzino, Wednesday, 12 June 2019 20:32 (two months ago) link

Electric schooners

Morrie Antoilette (Old Lunch), Thursday, 13 June 2019 17:27 (two months ago) link

Hatred of runes

... (Eazy), Sunday, 16 June 2019 16:51 (two months ago) link

Did Miles Davis release any albums before 1975?

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Friday, 21 June 2019 10:57 (two months ago) link

Thom Yorke - Anime

I Ate Those Food (Old Lunch), Thursday, 27 June 2019 12:58 (one month ago) link

Any tapeheads or people who look like cassettes?

Mark G, Sunday, 7 July 2019 13:04 (one month ago) link

Things to do in Copenhagen to get well fred

breastcrawl, Thursday, 11 July 2019 06:54 (one month ago) link

A Thread For South Korea (including but not limited to time travel advice)

Logy Psycho (Old Lunch), Thursday, 11 July 2019 12:07 (one month ago) link

Animals for people who hate animals

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Thursday, 18 July 2019 08:38 (one month ago) link

things you once thought sonically acceptable which now horrify you to remember

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Thursday, 18 July 2019 10:29 (one month ago) link

New York City is for selfies

breastcrawl, Friday, 19 July 2019 13:16 (one month ago) link

should i grow a bear?

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Saturday, 20 July 2019 09:04 (one month ago) link

Beard say hi to me

CumuloNIMBY (Ye Mad Puffin), Saturday, 20 July 2019 18:42 (one month ago) link

Gene Simmons’ “Sex Monkey Kiss”

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 21 July 2019 06:45 (one month ago) link

Mount Eerie - No Fleshlight

sarahell, Tuesday, 23 July 2019 22:55 (four weeks ago) link

Can someone explain Eno to me?

van dyke parks generator (anagram), Thursday, 25 July 2019 16:49 (four weeks ago) link


Arthur Lowe & Love (Tom D.), Thursday, 25 July 2019 17:05 (four weeks ago) link

CocoRosie member goes to "Kill Whiney" Ironic dance parties and gets called out by as racist

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 31 July 2019 11:30 (three weeks ago) link

basking: does it come easily to you?

How to Book Michael Fish (Tom D.), Monday, 5 August 2019 18:31 (two weeks ago) link

Zooey Deschanel will have her revenge on Brooklyn

sarahell, Monday, 5 August 2019 21:23 (two weeks ago) link

barking: does it come easily to you?

imago, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

Mount Eerie - No Fleshlight

― sarahell, Tuesday, July 23, 2019 11:55 PM (two weeks ago) bookmarkflaglink

hahaha omg i was just about to post this

cheese canopy (map), Friday, 9 August 2019 18:23 (one week ago) link


... (Eazy), Saturday, 10 August 2019 16:19 (one week ago) link


Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Saturday, 10 August 2019 17:34 (one week ago) link

Inspired by recent, polarizing Silver Jews vs. Snoop thread - name your favorite David Berman lyrics / one-liners here!

... (Eazy), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 04:02 (one week ago) link

The Chinese Board, what are you drinking?

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 06:49 (one week ago) link

Which artists legalities have improved/worsened during the 2010s?

Come and Rock Me, Hot Potatoes (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 14 August 2019 18:15 (one week ago) link

marketing of melancholy

... (Eazy), Monday, 19 August 2019 19:12 (three days ago) link

(Worst-ever Smashing Pumpkins thread title)

Rumspringsteen (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:05 (two days ago) link

The smashing pumpkins poll thread had an even worse title than that

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 22:41 (two days ago) link

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