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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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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


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

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

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

two months pass...

"Buddy Holly is gay"

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

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

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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

ha ha I love cranks with an axe to grind.

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

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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
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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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

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

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (fourteen 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."


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

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

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

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 (fourteen years ago) link


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 (fourteen years ago) link

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

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

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:00 (fourteen years ago) link

HAH! It's fixed!

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

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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) link

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 (thirteen years ago) link


strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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.

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

Dick Cavett guests?

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link

No, a clue might be that this is a complete list.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link

Did they get keys to a city or something similar?

Dan Worsley, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:22 (one month ago) link

They have all been given a particular honor, so you're kind of on the right path

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:23 (one month ago) link

Rear of the year award.

Dan Worsley, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:24 (one month ago) link

No, but equally unlikely

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

Haha, this is bugging me.

Some kind of US presidential honor?

jmm, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:29 (one month ago) link

You could say it's kind of an honor from an unoffical American national institution

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:33 (one month ago) link

i googled and haha what?

Defund the indefensible (NickB), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:35 (one month ago) link

Googled too, because I had nothing and, nope, never would have gotten there.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:39 (one month ago) link

Ok then

I would pay a lot of money to see an exhibition match featuring the surviving members.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:40 (one month ago) link

They all had Comedy Central Roasts?

Boring, Maryland, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:40 (one month ago) link

the Bad Sex Writing award

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:41 (one month ago) link

I just posted the answer above.

Anti-Cop Ponceortium (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:42 (one month ago) link

oh shit you weren't kidding

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 14 August 2020 16:42 (one month ago) link

So there was once a time where Henry Kissinger and nobody else was an honorary Globetrotter?

jmm, Friday, 14 August 2020 16:49 (one month ago) link

Carman in concert at Kingman First Assembly. Joshua and I went to the concert, it wasn' t much singing, but it was about helping people come to God so that was a good thing.

brimstead, Friday, 14 August 2020 17:46 (one month ago) link

America's Next Top Model

vitreous humorist (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 14 August 2020 18:48 (one month ago) link

Ratzinger gets ratzed again!

pplains, Friday, 14 August 2020 18:53 (one month ago) link

In 1976, the Board of Directors of the Harlem Globetrotters were sitting around the conference room table to discuss Agenda Item #1: who to appoint as the franchise's first-ever Honorary Globetrotter. The chairman asks, "are you all thinking of who I'm thinking of?" and they look at each other for a moment nodding and grinning before all shouting out in perfect unison, "Henry Kissinger!!!"

the burrito that defined a generation, Friday, 14 August 2020 19:22 (one month ago) link

Yoda was named as the oldest mouse in 2004 at age 4.[112]

mark s, Saturday, 15 August 2020 15:13 (one month ago) link

Subsequently, Martha Stewart dated Anthony Hopkins but ended the relationship after she saw The Silence of the Lambs. She stated she was unable to avoid associating Hopkins with the character of Hannibal Lecter.[89][90]

Maresn3st, Saturday, 15 August 2020 17:50 (one month ago) link

she really just liked Brian Cox better

popeye's arse (Neanderthal), Saturday, 15 August 2020 18:16 (one month ago) link

His debut album in 1969 reached number eight on the British charts[11] and his follow-up single, "Frozen Orange Juice", reached number 10 in the UK in 1969.[15][16] However, subsequent releases failed to chart. Sarstedt recorded songs include "Beirut", "Take Off Your Clothes", and "I Am a Cathedral"

Ned Raggett, Friday, 21 August 2020 16:13 (one month ago) link

You are a church
I'm a cathedral
Take off your clothes
I'll show you my steeple

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Friday, 21 August 2020 17:12 (one month ago) link

Ghost's Satanic theme has proven problematic for the group, especially in the United States. While recording Infestissumam in Nashville, Tennessee, they were unable to find choral singers who would sing their lyrics, forcing them to record the parts in Hollywood.

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Sunday, 23 August 2020 03:45 (one month ago) link

Important clarification

The Importance of Being Idle (song)

Noel got the title from the book of the same name, which he found whilst cleaning out a garage (it belonged not to him

オニモ (onimo), Monday, 24 August 2020 13:38 (one month ago) link

One of the albums to receive the "Parental Advisory" sticker was Frank Zappa's Grammy-winning album Jazz from Hell, presumably for the use of the word "Hell" in its title but also for the song "G-Spot Tornado", even though it is a collection of instrumental pieces and contains no lyrics at all.

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 25 August 2020 04:39 (one month ago) link

He recorded with Moondog, and was also for one night in 1981 a member of the English post-punk band Public Image Ltd.

Isinglass Ponys (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 August 2020 02:29 (one month ago) link

it was a night worth living for

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Thursday, 27 August 2020 11:52 (one month ago) link

Rufus finds the two teenagers struggling to finish their history paper, which tasks them to describe how three historical figures would view the present San Dimas, trying to obtain help from customers at a local Circle K convenience store. Rufus initially has difficulty convincing the two of his help when a copy of the phone booth time machine arrives, and versions of Bill and Ted from some hours in the future step out. They are able to convince their earlier selves that Rufus can be trusted by correctly guessing the number the two were thinking of: 69 (the sex number).

muntjac wagner (Neanderthal), Thursday, 27 August 2020 22:44 (one month ago) link

fun fact: Joan of Arc was played by Jane Weidlin

uncle samsung (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 27 August 2020 22:46 (one month ago) link

In 1996, “Geritol” was the punchline of a joke in season 1, episode of the sitcom Moesha starring Brandy.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Friday, 28 August 2020 01:10 (one month ago) link

(seen on Twitter)

Great line in the Wikipedia article for ‘Australia-Japan relations’

There was some tension in the early stage of the relationship, such as World War II,

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Friday, 28 August 2020 11:23 (one month ago) link

About the band Audience:

Years later people would listen to Axl Rose of Guns'n'Roses and find that Audience was ahead of its time. They were making music in the 1970s that would be "emulated" by bands like Guns'n'Roses. They were ahead of their time. Axl and the lead singer of Audience are almost indistinguishable except for the time warp.

Highly subjective and highly wrong.

Orson Well Yeah (Dan Peterson), Friday, 28 August 2020 18:34 (one month ago) link

Having hygienic means for anal cleansing available at the toilet or site of defecation is important for overall public health. The absence of proper materials in households can, under some circumstances, be correlated to the number of diarrhea episodes per household.[3]

pass the cur's dossier (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 00:54 (three weeks ago) link

Initially, the album (Mr Bad Guy by Freddie Mercury) was supposed to feature duets with Mercury and Michael Jackson ... sources state that Mercury dropped out of any future collaboration after feeling uncomfortable working with Jackson’s pet llama in the studio.

The little engine that choogled (hardcore dilettante), Tuesday, 1 September 2020 20:00 (three weeks ago) link

Does Wiktionary count?

Feist typically adds a negative moral judgment to the description, implying gluttony, laziness, and/or unrightful wealth. For example, ein feister Kapitalist (“a fat capitalist”).

pomenitul, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:22 (three weeks ago) link

Was scouring Feist's - the singer, not the fat, nor Raymond Feist - wiki for a droll comment on the same thread that brought you there lol

Any connecting with feisty?

Monte Scampino (Le Bateau Ivre), Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:33 (three weeks ago) link

That was my assumption at first but her last name is Feist. Then again, I'm sure she knows about the connection and is cool with it.

pomenitul, Wednesday, 2 September 2020 13:41 (three weeks ago) link

Welk was awarded four US design patents:

A musically themed restaurant menu[32]
An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant[33]
An accordion-themed tray for serving food at a restaurant[34]
An accordion-themed ashtray [35]

オニモ (onimo), Friday, 11 September 2020 09:16 (two weeks ago) link

something about this sentence

Hamnett died in 1956 from complications after falling out of her apartment window and being impaled on the fence forty feet below.

mise róna (seandalai), Monday, 14 September 2020 12:50 (two weeks ago) link

complications of being impaled on a fence

velcro-magnon (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 14 September 2020 12:53 (two weeks ago) link

initially, her prognosis was better, until we found out she was missing all of her internal organs

Neanderthal, Monday, 14 September 2020 18:15 (two weeks ago) link

then she was downgraded to "critical"

Neanderthal, Monday, 14 September 2020 18:15 (two weeks ago) link

Sounds like her doctors were "on the fence" for awhile!

pplains, Monday, 14 September 2020 21:20 (two weeks ago) link

"you have been diagnosed with...complications"

mise róna (seandalai), Tuesday, 15 September 2020 00:37 (one week ago) link

On November 30, 2017, there was a massive fire that destroyed and damaged 21 buildings that caught the attention of national media.[10] An amateur blacksmith, attempting to mimic the show Forged in Fire, started a barrel fire to forge with before losing control of it.

handsome boy modelling software (bernard snowy), Saturday, 19 September 2020 23:21 (one week ago) link

Wow, looking up Sousa I learned a couple of good 'uns:

Sousa ranked as one of the all-time great trapshooters and was enshrined in the Trapshooting Hall of Fame. He organized the first national trapshooting organization, a forerunner to today's Amateur Trapshooting Association (ATA). He also wrote numerous articles about trapshooting. He was a regular competitor representing the Navy in trapshooting competitions, particularly against the Army. Records indicate that he registered more than 35,000 targets during his shooting career. "Let me say that just about the sweetest music to me is when I call, 'pull,' the old gun barks, and the referee in perfect key announces, 'dead'."

In his 1902 novella The Fifth String, a virtuoso violinist makes a deal with the Devil for a magic violin with five strings. The first four strings excite the emotions of Pity, Hope, Love, and Joy, but the fifth string, made from the hair of Eve, will cause the player's death once played. The violinist wins the love of the woman he desires, but out of jealous suspicion, she commands him to play the death string, which he does. He published Pipetown Sandy in 1905, which includes a satirical poem titled "The Feast of the Monkeys". He wrote a 40,000-word story entitled "The Transit of Venus" in 1920. He also wrote the booklet "A manual for trumpet and drum", published by the Ludwig drum company with advice for playing drums and trumpet. An early version of the trumpet solo to "Semper Fidelis" was included in this volume.

Sousa held a very low opinion of the emerging recording industry and he derided recordings as "canned music", a reference to the early wax cylinder records that came in can-like cylindrical cardboard boxes. He argued to a congressional hearing in 1906:

"These talking machines are going to ruin the artistic development of music in this country. When I was a boy… in front of every house in the summer evenings, you would find young people together singing the songs of the day or old songs. Today you hear these infernal machines going night and day. We will not have a vocal cord left. The vocal cord will be eliminated by a process of evolution, as was the tail of man when he came from the ape".

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 20 September 2020 13:08 (one week ago) link

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