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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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

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

seriously!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

HAH! It's fixed!

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

LOL

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

^this

Santa’s Got a Brand New Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 December 2021 15:02 (one month ago) link

Oh wait, I thought that was about "Sweet and Dandy."

Santa’s Got a Brand New Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 13 December 2021 15:02 (one month ago) link

George Sanders

Sanders had grown increasingly reclusive and depressed due to a string of tragedies including the deaths of his third wife, his mother, and his brother Tom in the space of a year, followed by a failed sausage investment, which cost him millions...

Kim Kimberly, Monday, 13 December 2021 21:53 (one month ago) link

I have definitely posted that before!

When Smeato Met Moaty (Tom D.), Monday, 13 December 2021 22:00 (one month ago) link

Gotta be a "sausage king of Chicago" joke in there

Jeremy Ironist (Ye Mad Puffin), Tuesday, 14 December 2021 11:38 (one month ago) link

Europeans OTM.

When Smeato Met Moaty (Tom D.), Tuesday, 14 December 2021 12:28 (one month ago) link

The final photo on this page: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abingdon-on-Thames

big online yam retailer (ledge), Tuesday, 14 December 2021 15:02 (one month ago) link

reading through the entirety of

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Click_track

really taxed my brain

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Friday, 17 December 2021 04:11 (one month ago) link

xp Deserves to be on the Real England thread.

Kim Kimberly, Sunday, 26 December 2021 19:54 (three weeks ago) link

There was also a limited edition "Slime Pack" planned, which was never released after several packs leaked before shipping and the slime-substance was found to be toxic.

hopefully this review helped someone (Neanderthal), Monday, 27 December 2021 06:49 (three weeks ago) link

To avoid problems with European censors, Borkon cautioned Franju not to include too much blood (which would upset French censors), refrain from showing animals getting tortured (which would upset English censors) and leave out mad-scientist characters (which would upset German censors).

Vangelis fleadh (seandalai), Tuesday, 28 December 2021 22:51 (three weeks ago) link

In 2021, after complex work, Kilmer's voice was able to be re-created through AI technology using archival audio of his voice.

Maresn3st, Monday, 3 January 2022 15:17 (two weeks ago) link

On Guitar Slim, with no further explanation:

He got together with Muddy Waters in Los Angeles, California, for some lively playing.[10]

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Monday, 3 January 2022 16:42 (two weeks ago) link

.

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Razor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 3 January 2022 16:59 (two weeks ago) link

His childhood home was the Rosenbaum House designed by Frank Lloyd Wright. As a teenager, he attended The Putney School in Putney, Vermont, where his classmates included actor Wallace Shawn.[4]

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Razor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 3 January 2022 22:32 (two weeks ago) link

(More unusual details follow)

(I'm Not Your) Steppin' Razor (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 3 January 2022 22:32 (two weeks ago) link

Further novels in the Rennie Stride series are California Screamin': Murder at Monterey Pop (May 2009), Love Him Madly: Murder at the Whisky (March 2010), A Hard Slay's Night: Murder at the Royal Albert Hall (January 2011), Go Ask Malice: Murder at Woodstock (November 2012), and Scareway to Heaven: Murder at the Fillmore East (December 2014). The most recent in the series is Daydream Bereaver: Murder on the Good Ship Rock&Roll (published March 2016).

Maresn3st, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 18:07 (two weeks ago) link

LOL

Josefa, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 18:57 (two weeks ago) link

On French filmmaker Albert Lamorisse (The Red Balloon, White Mane:

He also invented the strategic board game Risk in 1957.

Andy the Grasshopper, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 19:57 (two weeks ago) link

damn!

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 5 January 2022 20:16 (two weeks ago) link

travelling back on the rennie stride clue-trial a bit carelessly i was briefly persuaded that these books are the work of the legendary PAT BAG formerly of THE BAGS -- which seemed genuinely like a bogdanoff twins arc tbh :(

mark s, Wednesday, 5 January 2022 20:42 (two weeks ago) link

The film was shot in Ireland to exploit tax breaks and local resources. [2] The film was also involved in a defamation suit between Dennis Hopper and Rip Torn where Hopper publicly stated Torn pulled a knife on him on the set of Easy Rider back in the 60s. Hopper's representatives tried to settle the defamation suit by floating the offer of a supporting role in Space Truckers which Torn's representatives refused.[3]

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Monday, 10 January 2022 03:10 (one week ago) link

Torn missed out on meeting Stevolende!

dark end of the st. maud (sic), Monday, 10 January 2022 03:27 (one week ago) link

Loool! I had to look that one up. Is there only the one post?

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 10 January 2022 13:59 (one week ago) link

The band were also affected by the death during the sessions of their friend Gram Parsons: on the day before Parsons' death, he and Richman had played miniature golf and discussed recording together.

bulb after bulb, Wednesday, 12 January 2022 14:05 (one week ago) link

!!!

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:06 (one week ago) link

I knew about the connection but not about that very last part.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:16 (one week ago) link

What, the miniature golf or the recording together? I can't help but be more excited about the former tbh.

Someone left a space telescope out in the rain (Tom D.), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 15:32 (one week ago) link

Ha, both but really the first of those tbh.

The Door into Summerisle (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 16:04 (one week ago) link

The music video was an unintended spoof of the music video for the single "Feel So Good" by rapper Mase,

I always thought the word spoof implied... intent?

Kompakt Total Landscaping (Will M.), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 22:19 (one week ago) link

From the Bowie wiki regarding the Diamond Dogs tour, which apparently had an enormous theatrical production thing going on:

Other props worked as expected: for the song "Big Brother", Bowie sang while atop a multi-mirrored glass "asylum", emerging during the next song ("Time") sitting in the palm of a giant hand covered in small light bulbs.[1]

The show in Tampa, Florida, was performed without any of the stage props because the truck driver driving those components ended up in a highway ditch after being stung by a bee.[1]

flamboyant goon tie included, Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:00 (one week ago) link

File under "Spinal Tap was too accurate to be funny"

nonsensei (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:48 (one week ago) link

Everyone's a critic.

Someone left a space telescope out in the rain (Tom D.), Thursday, 13 January 2022 15:51 (one week ago) link

Austin Churton Fairman (15 November 1924 – 4 April 1997), who used the name Churton Fairman but was more widely known under the pseudonym Mike Raven in the 1960s and early 1970s, was a British radio disc jockey, actor, sculptor, sheep farmer, writer, TV presenter and producer, ballet dancer, flamenco guitarist and photographer.

This guy obviously could never make up his mind what to do with his life.

Someone left a space telescope out in the rain (Tom D.), Friday, 14 January 2022 21:19 (one week ago) link

sculptor:
http://www.bodminmoor.co.uk/churtonfairman/jacob.gif

(could be worse)

mark s, Friday, 14 January 2022 21:27 (one week ago) link

And you should see his sheep.

Someone left a space telescope out in the rain (Tom D.), Friday, 14 January 2022 21:33 (one week ago) link

Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly felt that the album didn't live up to what it should be because it is too loud, but some songs on the album are good.[10]

Tracer Hand, Friday, 14 January 2022 23:17 (one week ago) link

totally addicted to this, thanks forks

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 20 January 2022 11:48 (yesterday) link

yeah this is cool

Ste, Thursday, 20 January 2022 12:01 (yesterday) link

although got to dispute "Gigabyte Technology - Electronics Company" being created in the year 789 !

Ste, Thursday, 20 January 2022 13:09 (yesterday) link

lol i complained about that specific example on the Spelling Bee thread

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 20 January 2022 13:20 (yesterday) link

I consistently underrate how old banks and companies are

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 20 January 2022 16:29 (yesterday) link

The other day I started with

"Gothic art - Style of Medieval art developed in Northern France" dated 1530.

The next card was "The Cure - English rock band" dated 1976.

I lol'd at the juxtaposition

umami dearest (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:16 (yesterday) link

the amount of detail going into Kreayshawn's attempts at completing high school always caught me as "who asked?"

At the age of 13, Natassia enrolled at MetWest High School, which she described as a "new alternative type of high school". Instead of having the usual classes, such as English and mathematics, she had to take an internship at a local radio station three days a week. She was dissatisfied with the lack of work and wanted to go to a normal high school, so she switched to Oakland High School. However, according to Kreayshawn, she "went to none of her classes, ever" at her new school, which led to her finishing the term with a 0.0 grade point average and getting expelled for truancy. After taking a short break, she went to Alameda High School but after a few months she was expelled. After the incident, she then enrolled in the continuation high school, Island High, where she then completed her second year. While attending, she again began skipping school for weeks on end. After two weeks, she returned to find out the school moved to a different location. Since she had no address or any contact with the school she was unable to find the new location and never went back.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:32 (yesterday) link

1530 is hella late and wrong for Gothic art

Johnny Mathis der Maler (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:45 (yesterday) link

Lol at “my school moved and I can’t find it”

Johnny Mathis der Maler (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 20 January 2022 17:47 (yesterday) link

i had that Gothic date in a game, it was for when it "ended" FWIW. why that particular year, i have no idea. picking "ends" to styles silly to begin with of course.

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 20 January 2022 20:20 (yesterday) link

that is legendary!! i mean her parents were probably flipping but wow

Tracer Hand, Thursday, 20 January 2022 20:24 (yesterday) link


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