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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 (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 (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 (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

xpost Holy shit, that Attack of the Killer Tomatoes trivia is true! Matt Cameron is the singer!

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 3 March 2020 14:44 (two months ago) link

Super Gran

Many guest stars appeared on the programme, including George Best, Spike Milligan, Eric Bristow, Roy Kinnear and Geoff Capes.[18] It was Patrick Troughton and Charles Hawtrey's final screen appearances.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Thursday, 5 March 2020 18:18 (two months ago) link

Rock star Newcastle Brown (Gary Glitter) arrives to enter his pigeon in a race.

Load up your rubber wallets (Tom D.), Thursday, 5 March 2020 18:21 (two months ago) link

As the band began to play, some of the audience began fighting with Ice-T. Body Count escaped the crowd mid-song, and the promoter immediately shut the concert down.[1]

Outside the venue, angry audience members trashed the band's tour bus. The band hailed a taxicab, but its driver abandoned the cab when the mob surrounded the taxi, leading the promoter representing Body Count to steal the taxi in order to escape, abandoning it and their tour coats a mile away from the venue.[1] They hailed another cab, and the driver attempted to take them back to the venue until the band screamed at the driver to take them to the hotel.[1]

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Friday, 6 March 2020 20:11 (two months ago) link

Italian film critic Marco Giusti writes that Rampling undresses as much as she can, but that it is Fabio Testi's physique that is imposing: Always naked and often framed at the height of his buttocks, it is causing the spectators some embarrassment.[1] Giusti perfectly remembers the sight of Testi's big hairy buttocks on the screen of the cinema Verdi in Genoa.[1]

JoeStork, Sunday, 8 March 2020 09:59 (two months ago) link

One anonymous Oscar voter told The Hollywood Reporter that the film's Oscar campaign turned them off. "What bothered me ... was that instead of focusing on the fact that this was an entertaining little horror movie that made quite a bit of money, they started trying to suggest it had deeper meaning than it does, and, as far as I'm concerned, they played the race card, and that really turned me off. In fact, at one of the luncheons, the lead actor (Daniel Kaluuya), who is not from the United States (he's British), was giving us a lecture on racism in America and how black lives matter, and I thought, 'What does this have to do with Get Out? They're trying to make me think that if I don't vote for this movie, I'm a racist.' I was really offended. That sealed it for me."

AlanSmithee, Thursday, 12 March 2020 19:18 (two months ago) link

Just out of jail, Ben (Giuliano Gemma) finds his old buddy Charlie (George Eastman), an adventurer from peanuts who ekes out a living doing the cheater.

God gave toilets rolls to you, gave toilet rolls to you (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 March 2020 07:03 (two months ago) link


mark s, Tuesday, 17 March 2020 10:34 (two months ago) link

On August 6, 1973, Wonder was in a serious automobile accident while on tour in North Carolina, when a car in which he was riding hit the back of a truck. This left him in a coma for four days and resulted in a partial loss of his sense of smell and a temporary loss of sense of taste.

pplains, Monday, 23 March 2020 18:20 (two months ago) link

guy can't catch a break

silby, Monday, 23 March 2020 18:27 (two months ago) link

Shouldn't have been driving IMO

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 March 2020 18:36 (two months ago) link

Ne And Er Thal!

pplains, Monday, 23 March 2020 18:44 (two months ago) link

Thanks so excited to be here on Star Search

sorry for butt rockin (Neanderthal), Monday, 23 March 2020 18:49 (two months ago) link

Genre Alternative rock[1]

1. ^Frutkin, Alan (November 1, 1994). "Luscious Lesbians". The Advocate: 57.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:31 (two months ago) link

I was feeling dubious about that designation until I noticed that they cited their source.

Unparalleled Elegance (Old Lunch), Thursday, 26 March 2020 16:35 (two months ago) link

(also called a scratch off, scratch ticket, scratcher, scratchum, scratchie, scritchies, scratch-it, scratch game, scratch-and-win, instant game or instant lottery in different places)

AlanSmithee, Wednesday, 8 April 2020 14:45 (one month ago) link

In November of 2017, drummer Mike Fuentes was accused of soliciting nude photos and statutory rape by a young woman. The incidents were have alleged to have occurred roughly a decade prior over the course of several years. The pair allegedly initiated contact on MySpace before meeting for the first time at a Pierce the Veil concert. Fuentes was 24 at the time, while the girl was 16, a legal minor.[where?] The woman stated they had sex after meeting again at a concert during Warped Tour. The relationship was said to have lasted until she turned 18.[39] No formal charges were brought publicly against Mike Fuentes for this allegation.

☮️ (peace, man), Saturday, 18 April 2020 14:46 (one month ago) link

On July 31, 2010, an advertisement containing words "Zimny Lech" (Cold Lech) was placed near Wawel. The controversy was that in Polish, "zimny Lech" means both cold Lech (beer), as well as cold (body of) Lech (Kaczyński), the former president of Poland, who was buried in Wawel on April 18, 2010.[4] On August 2, 2010, it was announced that the advertisement would be removed from near Wawel, as well as from other cities.[

clap for content-providers (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 19 April 2020 16:32 (one month ago) link

big fan of this billionaire brained lead

Griffith Rutherford Harsh IV (born July 25, 1953) is an American neurosurgeon. He is currently the Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery at UC Davis Health. He is married to Quibi President and CEO, Meg Whitman. He is a direct descendant of Revolutionary War General and North Carolina State Senator Griffith Rutherford (1721-1805).

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 26 April 2020 20:40 (one month ago) link

bonus excellent sentence:

In 2010, Meg Whitman ran for Governor of California with the support of her husband, which she lost.[8]

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Sunday, 26 April 2020 20:40 (one month ago) link

Where’d she lose him!? Is he still missing?

silby, Sunday, 26 April 2020 22:33 (one month ago) link

you can read it that way, you can read it as "she lost the support of her husband"

the one thing you can't read it as is "she lost the race"

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 27 April 2020 00:09 (one month ago) link

1 History
1.1 Fast Success
1.2 First Dark Age
1.3 From Lenny Kuhr to Teach-In
1.4 Multiple hostings
1.5 Before the Dublin sinking
1.6 The Changing Era
1.7 The Modern Dark Age
1.8 The Dutch Renaissance

coptic feels (seandalai), Monday, 4 May 2020 23:16 (four weeks ago) link

ha, someone loves their Eurovision drama

No mean feat. DaBaby (breastcrawl), Monday, 4 May 2020 23:35 (four weeks ago) link

from MC Hammer article:

"It's All Good" was the second single released, which would become a pop culture phrase as a result of its success.

I'm...pretty sure that song was heard by 300 people and had nothing to do with the explosion of the term?

genital giant (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 May 2020 23:42 (three weeks ago) link

Early life and education
Spiegelhalter was born on 16 August 1953.[7] He attended Barnstaple Grammar School from 1963 to 1970 then studied at the University of Oxford (Bachelor of Arts 1974) and University College London. He gained his Master of Science 1975 and Doctor of Philosophy 1978, supervised by Adrian Smith.[2][8][9]

In 2014 he played Samba drums with Luke Humphry.

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Sunday, 10 May 2020 08:49 (three weeks ago) link

later in the verse, he sings "And if you ask me how I'm feeling" and then shouts "I'm feeling bloody marvellous!"
In some countries, Astley will say things like "I'm doing pretty good!" or "I'm feeling fantastic, thank you very much!" instead of the usual 'bloody marvellous' comment.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 14 May 2020 20:27 (two weeks ago) link

Brian Levant was hired as director, knowing he was the right person because of his love for the original series. They knew he was an avid fan of the series because of his Flintstones items collection and the knowledge he had from the series.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Friday, 15 May 2020 05:28 (two weeks ago) link

She was diagnosed with manic depression in 1997, after becoming obsessed with the then prime minister's chief press secretary.

What a story, I'm suprised I hadn't heard about it before:

Frank Bough: I Took Drugs with Vice Girls (Tom D.), Friday, 15 May 2020 11:08 (two weeks ago) link

Baseball cards garnered national media attention again in early 2007, when it was found that Topps' new Derek Jeter card had allegedly been altered just prior to final printing. A reported prankster inside the company had inserted a photo of Mickey Mantle into the Yankees' dugout and another showing a smiling President George W. Bush waving from the stands. Topps Spokesman Clay Luraschi later admitted that it was done on purpose by the Topps creative department.

genital giant (Neanderthal), Saturday, 16 May 2020 03:37 (two weeks ago) link

O'Shea has been appearing on the stage since 1998. She is one of the most popular folk-rock singers on the Russian scene and cult author-performer in the youth (and especially in student) midst of Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and other cities. Also she is a very popular singer for the players of role-playing game movement.

coptic feels (seandalai), Sunday, 17 May 2020 12:22 (two weeks ago) link

The exact extent of the injury is disputed and controversial. Some suggest there was a cut; others say a removal. "Then, in the 1940s, during one of the many courthouse remodels, Clyde Arbuckle was called to inspect what someone called a “dungeon” in the basement area. While there, Clyde was shown a cupboard containing exhibits of past trials. Listed as exhibit A was a glass jar with a shriveled-up organ the size of an old prune preserved in formaldehyde—all that remained of Frank Baronda and the famous trial."

by the light of the burning Citroën, Sunday, 17 May 2020 15:07 (two weeks ago) link

Although Vikernes has condemned Breivik’s views, the two men share a fondness for the Norwegian candies «krokodiller» and «Heksehyl».

pomenitul, Sunday, 17 May 2020 15:45 (two weeks ago) link

They refilled the bottle to inoculate him and the other man as well. By mistake they loaded a pure culture of typhoid. The other man died immediately, and Bentine was in a coma for six weeks.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 18 May 2020 00:17 (two weeks ago) link

(ha, name immediately made me think of Potty Time but it couldn't possibly be him... Oh...)

koogs, Monday, 18 May 2020 01:24 (two weeks ago) link

When Type O Negative signed with Roadrunner Records, Steele signed his recording contract with a mixture of his blood and semen.[27]

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Monday, 18 May 2020 03:31 (two weeks ago) link

type ew negative

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Monday, 18 May 2020 10:03 (two weeks ago) link

- "Just put your John Hancock there."

- "My what? Well, ok!"

pplains, Monday, 18 May 2020 13:02 (two weeks ago) link

Nickelback has been described as various genres, including post-grunge,[85][86][87][88][89] hard rock,[90][91][85] pop rock,[92][93][94] alternative rock,[89][95] heavy metal,[85][96] alternative metal,[97][89][98] and nu metal.[99][100] Their earlier sound has been classified as grunge.[101] Nickelback was influenced by music artists such as Creedence Clearwater Revival,[102] Red Hot Chili Peppers, Metallica, U2 and Bob Marley.[10][103]

mark s, Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:45 (one week ago) link

— Bob Marley

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:47 (one week ago) link

some folks are born
made to stand in line
ooooh, to clubs they'll never get in

And when the band plays
Hail to the Chief
I wanna pop my pills like a Pez dispenser

I am a free. I am not man. A number. (Neanderthal), Thursday, 21 May 2020 22:49 (one week ago) link

Albert Midlane, failed ironmonger, poet and hymn-writer was born in Newport

Is Lou Reed a Good Singer? (Tom D.), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:32 (one week ago) link

Sounds like a Decemberists lyric.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Sunday, 24 May 2020 17:41 (one week ago) link

I am just entranced by the phrase

"Trapped in a hellish nightmare dimension and forced to serve as a bellhop to a world of non-European immigrants"

Without searching, do you know whose Wikipedia entry this is?

Guayaquil (eephus!), Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:05 (one week ago) link

Tim Roth?

Evans on Hammond (evol j), Sunday, 24 May 2020 19:16 (one week ago) link

Best Supporting Actress winner Maggie Smith became the only person to win an Oscar for playing an Oscar loser.

A White, White Gay (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 17:43 (five days ago) link

I was reading something about the SpaceX crew thingy and saw that SpaceX was considering naming a rocket "Launchy McLaunchface."

Went back a little while later and someone had edited it out. Hmph.

I bless Claire Danes down in Africa (Ye Mad Puffin), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 18:00 (five days ago) link


The term Lunchables emerged from a list of possible names for the prepackaged meal that included, among others: On-Trays, Crackerwiches, Mini Meals, Lunch Kits, Snackables, Square Meals, Walk Meals, Go-Packs, and Fun Mealz

BRAVE THE AFRIAD (onimo), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:34 (five days ago) link

The answer to mine was The Red Skull, btw

Guayaquil (eephus!), Wednesday, 27 May 2020 19:35 (five days ago) link

On-Trays is quite funny

koogs, Thursday, 28 May 2020 02:32 (four days ago) link

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