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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 (," 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Seriously though, I mean the who only had so many albums of new material, and he's only had a handful of solo albums, wtf are the rest of these songs? WHEN WILL HE UNLEASH THIS ON THE WORLD?

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

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

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 25 July 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"Buddy Holly is gay"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 19:53 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer.

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

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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) Permalink

Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer.

Ha, the guy who tracked him down is a notorious crank...

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

Wikipedia Watch
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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) Permalink

From the Google-watch-watch site:

The first such article I read was published by and can be found here ( 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 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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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
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) Permalink

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

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

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

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

"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."


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

"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) Permalink

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) Permalink

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

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

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) Permalink


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) Permalink

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

four weeks pass...
Someone did quite a number to Douglas Adams' page:

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:00 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

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

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) Permalink

two months pass...

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

# "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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

First go here:

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink


strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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.

acrobat, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:23 (eleven years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Felix is quoted as saying

technically writing it into his own wikipedia entry counts as saying it

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Saturday, 27 October 2018 08:26 (three months ago) Permalink


the Warnock of Clodhop Mountain (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 27 October 2018 09:16 (three months ago) Permalink

Bach was dissatisfied with the standard of singers in the choir. He called one of them a "Zippel Fagottist" (weenie bassoon player).

mick signals, Thursday, 1 November 2018 20:58 (three months ago) Permalink

"fagottist" is the half of that that means bassoon player, fortunately

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Thursday, 1 November 2018 21:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Bellomo is the son of Salvatore Bellomo. He is the double cousin of Genovese associate Liborio Thomas Bellomo; their fathers are brothers and their mothers are sisters. This has led law enforcement to confuse their identities on several occasions. In 1997, Liborio Thomas Bellomo swore in an affidavit that he was guilty of federal charges instead of Bellomo

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 1 November 2018 21:44 (three months ago) Permalink

The song speaks of the mutual opening of hearts as being the only way to preserve a relationship once the partners have allowed themselves to grow apart. The lyrics acknowledge the fact that most relationships do not endure the test of time, yet still some are able to do so.

a butt, at which the shaft of ridicule is daily glanced (Old Lunch), Friday, 2 November 2018 18:38 (three months ago) Permalink

Rusty is a 76-year-old capo in 2004 when he first appears in the series, making his character born in 1928, in the Lupertazzi crime family, married to Gianna Millio. He is a capo that controls territory for the family in Brooklyn, New York and Queens, New York. The name Rusty is a pet name of Ruston or is a nickname for someone with red hair or a ruddy complexion.

mick signals, Sunday, 4 November 2018 19:33 (three months ago) Permalink

The word "duplex" is occasionally mispronounced with the last letter silent due to multiple misperceptions: (1) that the English word came from French, (2) that an English word naturalized from French needs to retain the French pronunciation, and (3) that the terminal -x would be silent in French. But (1) this English word came straight from educated English speakers' use of Latin (not by way of French), (2) most English words that came from French words use naturalized pronunciation, and (3) the French pronunciation of the French cognate ends in /ɛks/ anyway.

silverfish, Monday, 12 November 2018 18:23 (three months ago) Permalink

what? people call it like... a dupleh? do they go see a movie at the cinepleh? is brock lesnar the master of the german supleh?

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:34 (three months ago) Permalink

never heard this in my life, maybe you are thinking of the duplass brothers

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 12 November 2018 18:42 (three months ago) Permalink

It's a compleh issue.

pplains, Monday, 12 November 2018 18:55 (three months ago) Permalink

Surely nobody has ever said “dupley”

I have measured out my life in coffee shop loyalty cards (silby), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:29 (three months ago) Permalink

In Olympic and amateur wrestling there exists a move called a souplex, pronounced suplay, a Greco-Roman wrestling term derived from French.[citation needed] During his career, pro wrestling commentator Gordon Solie used the soo-PLAY pronunciation (as have the AWA's Rod Trongard and Terry Taylor), but almost all other pro wrestling talent pronounces it SOO-plex.[citation needed]

mick signals, Monday, 12 November 2018 19:55 (three months ago) Permalink

holy shit you just broke my head

vote no on ilxit (Will M.), Monday, 12 November 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Sossamon attended Galena High School in Reno, graduating in 1995. The day after her high school graduation, she relocated to Los Angeles with two friends, to study dance. "Nothing compares to that feeling when you first leave home and arrive somewhere new," she once recalled. "When we woke up in the morning, just making coffee felt amazing. It felt like being so free – just to wake up and make coffee and look at our couch. Nothing beats that".

mick signals, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 02:09 (two months ago) Permalink

Later that year, he adopted the stage name "Little Tich", which he based on his childhood nickname of "Tichborne", acquired through his portly stature and physical likeness to the suspected Tichborne Claimant Arthur Orton. The terms "titchy" or "titch" were later derived from "Little Tich", and are used to describe things that are small.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 26 November 2018 16:37 (two months ago) Permalink

that's some good trivia

Number None, Monday, 26 November 2018 19:22 (two months ago) Permalink

During World War I, King ... was a frequent visitor to the Royal Navy and occasionally saw action as an observer on board British ships. It appears that his Anglophobia developed during this period, although the reasons are unclear.

pplains, Friday, 30 November 2018 12:47 (two months ago) Permalink

Rock samphire, Crithmum maritimum is a coastal species with white flowers that grows in the United Kingdom. This is probably the species mentioned by Shakespeare in King Lear.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 1 December 2018 02:15 (two months ago) Permalink

On December 31, 1967, John Derek recruited his wife to operate one of his cameras after he had been commissioned by daredevil Evel Knievel to film his motorcycle jump of the fountains at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. It was Evans who captured the iconic images of Knievel's devastating crash as the jump failed.

(That's Linda Evans of Dynasty fame).

Josefa, Saturday, 1 December 2018 04:05 (two months ago) Permalink

During 1979, Loggins and McDonald wrote "This Is It" for Loggins' ailing father who had to choose between life and death.

The house from the popular "Our House" song (bernard snowy), Friday, 7 December 2018 02:45 (two months ago) Permalink

in an ironic mirror of his son's career

biliares now living will never buey (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 December 2018 02:47 (two months ago) Permalink

That evening I rushed back to visit my father at the hospital with my first demo of "This Is It" in my hand. As I played it for him in his room, tears came to our eyes, we held each other and silently I knew he'd be alright. My father lived four more good years before suffering kidney disease created by lack of blood flow, and died in 1987.

pplains, Friday, 7 December 2018 03:27 (two months ago) Permalink

Not saying it's not a good/true story, but the sentence I quoted is really... something.

The house from the popular "Our House" song (bernard snowy), Friday, 7 December 2018 15:32 (two months ago) Permalink

He is the eldest son of actor Stellan Skarsgård (Also known professionally as "Stellar Skateboard" due to his short stint as an early skateboarding enthusiast)

mick signals, Friday, 7 December 2018 16:12 (two months ago) Permalink

^ that's a joke from the bad-movie podcast How Did This Get Made

sans lep (sic), Friday, 7 December 2018 18:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Maggot, like the other members of the group is a supporter of Liverpool F.C. although he has never seen them play.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 9 December 2018 01:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Bongusto enjoys playing football and tennis, and is very good[citation needed] at both sports.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:21 (two months ago) Permalink


slide guitar
buildings [1]

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:34 (one month ago) Permalink


Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Sunday, 16 December 2018 09:34 (one month ago) Permalink

The song details the travails of a couple geographically separated by the Mississippi river. They emphatically pledge that their love is too great to let the wide distance of the river keep them separated. Overcoming alligators and bouts of distraction (the man is often sidetracked by spending time fishing) the man pledges to somehow cross the river while the woman claims she'll go so far as to swim the distance (1 mile the song claims). This is an especially bold proclamation on her part as in 1973, arsenic, E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria levels in the Mississippi river far exceeded modern WHO recommendations by over 2000% (similar to current levels in the Ganges river).

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 21:01 (one month ago) Permalink

I was waiting for it, and I wasn't disappointed.

Would've also accepted statement explaining how due to current conditions, one would need to start swimming from a point one mile up the river to successfully reach the rendezvous point.

✈️✈️ (pplains), Wednesday, 19 December 2018 12:33 (one month ago) Permalink

In the 29th episode of the first season (Storm Center), it is revealed that Helen Kimble was strangled. This is not the method of choice for a man with only one arm.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:46 (one month ago) Permalink

The song details the travails of a couple geographically separated by the Mississippi river. They emphatically pledge that their love is too great to let the wide distance of the river keep them separated. Overcoming alligators and bouts of distraction (the man is often sidetracked by spending time fishing) the man pledges to somehow cross the river while the woman claims she'll go so far as to swim the distance (1 mile the song claims). This is an especially bold proclamation on her part as in 1973, arsenic, E. coli and fecal coliform bacteria levels in the Mississippi river far exceeded modern WHO recommendations by over 2000% (similar to current levels in the Ganges river).

this has now been edited out of the article

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 20 December 2018 17:56 (one month ago) Permalink

In July 2018, De Backer and his partner Maud birthed a daughter, Léonie.

calamity gammon (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 31 December 2018 10:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Catgut from kitgut or kitstring—the word kit, meaning fiddle, having at some point been confused with the word kit for a young cat; The word kit, being derived from fiddle in Welsh, a language whose native speakers are very musical.

mick signals, Friday, 4 January 2019 04:55 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

Dubious traditions, tracing the fraternity's origins even back to Roman Emperors Nero in A.D. 55, and its name to Titus in A.D. 79 because of their odd signs and ceremonies, are at best considered peculiarities.

El Tomboto, Thursday, 24 January 2019 02:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink

For the outside shots of Slash while he is playing the first solo, Rose had originally envisioned it taking place in a "cool field" of sorts. However, since the video was shot in winter, there were no good-looking fields around, and eventually the band decided to use a church in New Mexico. Coincidentally, this was the same church used in the movie Silverado.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 24 January 2019 05:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

In 2018 Reese Witherspoon added the book to her reading list.[6] Witherspoon stated it was "a mystery, a romance, a family drama....and yes it's 🔥 🔥 🔥!"[7]

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 24 January 2019 11:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Farrow married teacher Albert Morrill Bruns in December 1969[21]. They have three children and four grandchildren.[2] In 1981, she was nearing the end of a three-year affair with New York real estate heir Robert Durst when his wife went missing.[22][23]

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Thursday, 24 January 2019 22:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

[Margot Fonteyn] died from ovarian cancer exactly 29 years after her premiere with Nureyev in Giselle.

Your dad's Carlos Boozer and you keep him alive (fionnland), Saturday, 26 January 2019 14:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He became a supporter of English football club Wolverhampton Wanderers F.C. in 2017.[102]

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

also, fuck, the 1977 Saturn Awards For Best Actor, admittedly I am drunk but I am absolutely LMFAO

The Elvis of Nationalism and Amoral Patriotism (rushomancy), Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In the article on Sarah Kyolaba, former wife of Idi Amin:

From 1997 until at least 1998, Kyolaba ran Krishna's Restaurant in Upton Road, West Ham, London, which served dishes such as stewed goat, muchomo (barbecued meat with salad) and ekigere (cow hoof in gravy).[2] However, it was closed down for a time in November 1997 after environmental health inspectors found cockroaches and mice in the kitchen. Kyolaba avoided jail by pleading guilty.[1][2][3]

JoeStork, Saturday, 26 January 2019 22:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In early 2005, the Czech Television (ČT) started a contest to choose The Greatest Czech (inspired by the British show 100 Greatest Britons). By 15 January it seemed that most of the votes (by SMS, the Internet or mail) had gone to Jára Cimrman.[5] However, ČT decided to disqualify Cimrman, saying that only real people were eligible for the contest,[5] a decision that was strongly criticized by the public.

Mince Pramthwart (James Morrison), Thursday, 31 January 2019 01:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Could've been worse - portuguese version of that show ended up electing fascist dictator Salazar.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 6 February 2019 15:51 (one week ago) Permalink

The first edition Monster Manual notably included topless portrayals of some of its female monsters, including the succubus, Type V demons, lamia, and sylph.

mick signals, Thursday, 7 February 2019 01:51 (one week ago) Permalink

Maceration of byproducts from food processing plants sometimes involves the use of a chopper pump to create a "blended" slurry [weasel words]

mick signals, Saturday, 9 February 2019 16:57 (six days ago) Permalink

In 1819, Runge was invited to show Goethe how belladonna caused dilation of the pupil, which Runge did, using a cat as an experimental subject. Goethe was so impressed with the demonstration that

"Nachdem Goethe mir seine größte Zufriedenheit sowol über die Erzählung des durch scheinbaren schwarzen Staar Geretteten, wie auch über das andere ausgesprochen, übergab er mir noch eine Schachtel mit Kaffeebohnen, die ein Grieche ihm als etwas Vorzügliches gesandt. "Auch diese können sie zu Ihren Untersuchungen brauchen," sagte Goethe. Er hatte recht; denn bald darauf entdeckte ich darin das, wegen seines großen Stickstoffgehaltes so berühmt gewordene Coffein."
"After Goethe had expressed to me his greatest satisfaction regarding the account of the man whom I'd rescued [from serving in Napoleon's army] by apparent "black star" [i.e., amaurosis, blindness] as well as the other, he handed me a carton of coffee beans, which a Greek had sent him as a delicacy. "You can also use these in your investigations," said Goethe. He was right; for soon thereafter I discovered therein caffeine, which became so famous on account of its high nitrogen content."[1][2]

so am i reading this wrong, or was runge fucking around with belladonna in order to help people avoid the draft?

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Saturday, 9 February 2019 19:11 (six days ago) Permalink

The song inspired a 1981 television movie of the same name, directed by Dick Lowry, who also directed all but the last of The Gambler television movie saga pentalogy.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:05 (three days ago) Permalink

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