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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 (fourteen years ago) link

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

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


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

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

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

two months pass...

"Buddy Holly is gay"

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


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

I could swear I've heard the same thing about Beethoven biting his piano! Maybe they both did it

Dan I., Wednesday, 6 November 2019 22:00 (three months ago) link

Maybe it was the same piano

Mark G, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 23:03 (three months ago) link

Santa with Muscles is a 1996 American Christmas comedy film starring Hulk Hogan, produced by the Shuster brothers, co-produced executively by The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort and directed by John Murlowski.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 17:52 (three months ago) link

In August 1999, MGM board member Francis Ford Coppola was brought in by MGM to supervise another re-editing of the film costing $1 million at his American Zoetrope facility in Northern California. This work included digitally placing Bassett's and Spader's faces on the bodies of (a computer-tinted) Tunney and Facinelli, so that their characters could enjoy a love scene.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 11 November 2019 08:12 (three months ago) link

What movie is that?

Tuomas, Monday, 11 November 2019 08:23 (three months ago) link

Supernova - a very dire "we picked up this creepy guy marooned on a creepy planet" movie, rendered barely coherent due to the above-cited shenanigans and more, at least from the half of it that i've seen.

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 11 November 2019 11:48 (three months ago) link

Mr. McNabb, a retired police officer, related that in his opinion the murder was carried out by a somnambulist who was therefore unaware of the deed. He had never ventured this opinion officially for fear of being laughed out of the force.[4]

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 16:17 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Mangling presses the fiber ends back onto the fiber, so that the clothes remain clean longer. This could potentially reduce dust approximately 10 to 60 times however this is not confirmed.

mick signals, Friday, 29 November 2019 05:44 (two months ago) link

Can we get some confirmation on that please

Sam Weller, Friday, 29 November 2019 09:18 (two months ago) link

'Kim Jong-il was frustrated with his films in the early 1970s. He could tell that in contrast to the other films being released globally, his were stiff and lifeless. His diagnosis was a lack of enthusiasm from his actors and crew.'

pomenitul, Tuesday, 3 December 2019 17:06 (two months ago) link

At the height of the country and western boom in the UK in 1976, he had top forty pop chart hits with "You're My Best Friend" and "I Recall a Gypsy Woman".[10]

Was there a country & western boom in the UK in 1976? I don't have any stats to back it up but I think it is true that country artists stopped having hits in the UK in the 80s/90s and have never sold much since?

I've Got A Ron Wood Solo Album To Listen To (Tom D.), Friday, 6 December 2019 23:48 (two months ago) link

Development was directed by Tez Okano, who developed the game in secret for two years before presenting it to Sega. The company misconstrued the game as a joke at first and dismissed it, however a second presentation impressed them and allowed development to continue. Okano marketed the game himself with a small budget of $200, half of which he spent on a wrestling mask to conceal his identity.

ciderpress, Friday, 13 December 2019 23:22 (two months ago) link

The cartoon follows attempts of a blue aardvark named Aardvark (sometimes he claims he's an anteater) (voiced by John Byner,[1][2][3] impersonating comedian Jackie Mason), to catch and eat a red ant named Charlie (also voiced by John Byner,[1][2][3] but impersonating Dean Martin)

Lidsville U.K. (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 14 December 2019 11:18 (two months ago) link

Cosmic Psychos guitarist Robbie Watts died from 1. a heart attack (beginning of the page), 2. a heroin overdose (middle of the page) and 3. a heart attack (end of the page).

StanM, Saturday, 14 December 2019 11:32 (two months ago) link

His daughter is a teacher in New York City and his son is a very successful business man. His Irish talents are passed on to the rest of his family. His very successful son plays a guitar and his other daughter sings. The successful son’s son is a Boston University graduate and plays piano. Then his daughters kids play Gaelic Football and the girls play tin whistle and guitar. The son also plays the button accordion. Needless to say, the Irish culture has been passed down to another generation.

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Monday, 16 December 2019 14:48 (two months ago) link


Suliane Brahim: Laurène Weiss
Hubert Delattre: Martial Ferrandis
Laurent Capelluto: Franck Siriani
Samuel Jouy: Bertrand Steiner
Renaud Rutten: Louis Hermann
Tiphaine Daviot: Camille Laugier (season 1)
Anne Suarez: Lea Steiner
Naidra Ayadi: Leila Barami
Camille Aguilar: Cora Weiss
Brigitte Sy: Sabine Hennequin
Dan Herzberg: Gaspard Bellan
Cyrielle Debreuil: Anna Delambre
Thomas Doret: Rudy Guerin
Olivier Bonjour: Gerald Steiner (season 1-2)
Théo Costa-Marini: Roman Barthélémy
Samir Boitard: Paul Méric
Jean-Michel Balthazar: Maître Caubere
Pascal Elso: Pierre Winkler (Season 1)
Serge Riaboukine (Season 2)
Marina Hands: Delphine Garnier (season 2)
Guinea pig - Peanut. In both seasons

mick signals, Wednesday, 18 December 2019 19:51 (two months ago) link

If Peanut's not in it, I ain't watching.

Soup on my lanyard (Tom D.), Wednesday, 18 December 2019 20:08 (two months ago) link

The soundtrack album was intended to be released on multicolored liquid-filled vinyl, but problems with the manufacturing process prevented it.

warn me about a lurking rake (One Eye Open), Monday, 23 December 2019 13:39 (one month ago) link

Butts later[when?] invented another game titled simply Alfred's Other Game; it never achieved the commercial success of Scrabble.[citation needed]

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Wednesday, 25 December 2019 21:31 (one month ago) link

Players are called upon to pelt mutant artificial Christmas trees with snowballs, while avoiding the elves interspersed between the garishly colored mutant trees.[2][3] Mutant trees emerge from boxes that are marked "100% Fake" or "Made in China".[4] The trees, as the game says, have "mutated and are sucking the spirit out of Christmas".[2] The game features an "Xmas Spirit Meter" light which dims for every mutant tree missed or elf hit by mistake.[5] Between rounds the game provides "facts" about Christmas trees,[6] or, depending on your point of view, "didactic little warnings about the evils of fake trees".[1]

britain's secret sauce (seandalai), Thursday, 26 December 2019 01:03 (one month ago) link

The one armed Wampa is seen again in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019). It tries to get its revenge on Luke, but it gets cut in half and dies.

jmm, Monday, 6 January 2020 16:08 (one month ago) link


papa stank (Neanderthal), Monday, 6 January 2020 16:10 (one month ago) link

Not recognized among the bands of their day, they are still a charming reminder of the New Wave era.

Frozen Mug (Tom D.), Friday, 10 January 2020 23:48 (one month ago) link

The fist on the album cover would originally be Tate's own fist, but a different hand model was used because Tate wanted a more masculine-looking fist with hair on the knuckles.[25]

papa stank (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 January 2020 01:23 (one month ago) link

Barenboim worked to keep his relationship with Bashkirova hidden from du Pré, and believed he had succeeded.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Monday, 20 January 2020 22:01 (four weeks ago) link

Peter Gabriel initially wanted Dolly Parton to duet with him on "Don't Give Up"

Οὖτις, Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:21 (three weeks ago) link

Got here by looking up the drummer on Jagged Little Pill:

Matt appeared briefly as the drummer on the debut album of Michael Michael in high school. With hits White Guys and Dear Mr. Santa, cassette sales pushed the album to Double Plastic status.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 30 January 2020 21:54 (two weeks ago) link

The waste hot water from the Dungeness nuclear power stations is pumped into the sea through two outfall pipes, enriching the biological productivity of the sea bed and attracting seabirds from miles around.[citation needed]

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 12:31 (two weeks ago) link

gosh wonder which power stations' administrator could possibly be the source

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 12:59 (two weeks ago) link

also i've been reading a lot about river ecosystems and pollution this week, and i could easily imagine that "biological productivity" just means that raising the temperature of the water facilitates a profusion of bacteria, which is actually bad for marine ecosystems, since they'll deplete all the available oxygen.

Doctor Casino, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 13:38 (two weeks ago) link

I stumbled upon it looking up Dungeness' shingle beach. And then this afternoon on the radio I heard they're planning to dump Fukushima's radioactive water out into sea as well.

Le Bateau Ivre, Tuesday, 4 February 2020 14:13 (two weeks ago) link

Albee Square West is also the name of a street that originates at Albee Square. It carries northbound traffic for one block from Fulton Street at its southern end to Willoughby Street at itn end, Albee Square West becomes Gold Street, a one-way southbound street that continues north for two blocks to Myrtle Avenue. Both the mixed-use City Point development and the proposed One Willoughby Square development are located on Albeebuttsbigstinkyones−maps|url=,+Brooklyn,+NY+11201/@40.6902111,-73.9868246,17z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c25a4b56350787:0x420477a7223ab20d!8m2!3d40.6909921!4d-73.9834879%7Ctitle=Albee Square W|access-date=November 16, 2018}}</ref>

... that's Traore! (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 4 February 2020 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

The theme song of the film, written by Cliff was actually a ballad depiction of how Cliff was in real life, the lyrics "he walks tall with his head held high, before he backs down he would rather die, he's a mean machine, none tougher than, the man, man, man, man-cunian man!" were EXACTLY how Cliff lived his life. To those who REALLY knew him, rather than those who knew him vaguely or claimed to know him; his true friends who lived day by day, shoulder to shoulder with him through the 1980s and into the 1990s saw him live by his words and actually led by example, often daring to venture where others genuinely feared to tread.

Cliff took a short break in December 1985 and January 1986 when he was invited to join his friend Brian in Iceland, this is where Brian was co-producing a play, Trafford Tanzi with Jon Paul Baldwinsson of the Icelandic National Theatre. It was there that Cliff met Brian's old friend and 4 time World's Strongest Man, [Jon Pall Sigmarsson]. More information is on the web site which is the official website of one Cliff's closest friends through the 1980s and into the 1990s, Brian Sterling-Vete; Cliff's other great friend Stuart Hurst should also be consulted as he also worked super-closely with Cliff right through to the very end.

MOAR PETE (sic), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 08:34 (two weeks ago) link

(People whose friend Brian have obviously written their Wikipedia entry, S/D C/D)

MOAR PETE (sic), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 08:36 (two weeks ago) link

that whole wikipedia entry is a baffling work of art

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 08:48 (two weeks ago) link

a friend has found and ordered a copy of the novel of The Pike after I pointed him to this Wikipedia entry! He also found this picture,f_auto,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/1533564986979018786.png

The Gizmodo article about the film is pretty good:

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 15:23 (two weeks ago) link

man I should be more careful with my mighty powers of influence

MOAR PETE (sic), Wednesday, 5 February 2020 22:05 (two weeks ago) link

hah he's a sucker for Shaun Hutson-style horror schlock, you've done us all a favour!

Captain ACAB (Neil S), Thursday, 6 February 2020 14:04 (one week ago) link

In 2015, after receiving criticism for insulting the founding fathers of the Dominican Republic in a music video, El Alfa was sentenced to 15 days of community service. The President of El Instituto Duartino, Cesar Romero called for the boycott and destruction of El Alfa's albums for having disrespected the founding fathers. Part of El Alfa's sentencing was to clean the Plaza de la Bandera and to sing the national anthem for two hours for fifteen consecutive days. Additionally, El Alfa was ordered to hand out educational pamphlets about the founding fathers at traffic lights in Santo Domingo. He considered the situation a misunderstanding.

Tuomas, Friday, 7 February 2020 10:34 (one week ago) link

On the television series The Crow: Stairway to Heaven (1998), Phillips played the dual role of Talon aka Hannah Foster. With this role, Phillips became the first female to play a crow on screen.[3]

JoeStork, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:26 (one week ago) link


sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:27 (one week ago) link

Capitalization man

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:27 (one week ago) link

Either way, it’s hardly a milestone.

Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:44 (one week ago) link

At age 13, he survived the 1944 Hartford circus fire which killed 169 people in Connecticut, and he never sat in an audience again throughout the remainder of his life. Because of the event's trauma, he rarely attended theater, stating that the large crowds reminded him of what happened that day.

by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 11 February 2020 17:50 (one week ago) link

(the image used to show the 16-color capability of the Commodore Vic 20)

Paperbag raita (ledge), Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:10 (six days ago) link

Definitely got trump's skin tones

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:18 (six days ago) link

Is the Hartford Circus Fire about Charles Nelson Reilly or Hal Blaine?

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 13 February 2020 21:50 (six days ago) link

I immediately assumed Blaine.

Bougy! Bougie! Bougé! (Eliza D.), Thursday, 13 February 2020 22:23 (six days ago) link

Thanks a bunch, Johnny Crawford.

Crawford had a key role in the early career of entertainer Victoria Jackson, of Saturday Night Live fame. After the two appeared together in a summer stock production of Meet Me in St. Louis, he presented her with a one-way ticket to California and encouraged her to pursue a Hollywood career.

Sammo Hazuki's Tago Mago Cantina (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 19 February 2020 14:14 (nine hours ago) link

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