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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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

I think the unusual detail is that Pete Townshend apparently has written 15,000 songs, all of which he houses on his enormo-computer.

Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink


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

I hope he's got some good copyright lawyers -- the next few years may see big classic-rock hits for Sgt Finchley, the Funk Detectives, and Vice Squad Rockers.

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink

He saves his songs as .jpegs to save space and the resulting files just happen to resemble child porn.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

two months pass...

"Buddy Holly is gay"

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

two months pass...
So I'm sure everyone already heard that John Seigenthaler Sr. was VERY MAD that someone dared implicate him in the Kennedy assassinations in his bio on the wikipedia. So the guy who did it as a joke has come forward and apologized. Fine.

But he has also "resigned as an operations manager at a Nashville delivery company as a result of the debacle".

OVERREACT MUCH? WTF am I missing something here?

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 06:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

No, that's not overreacting - that is a threat, no? A little scary if you ask me, but these reactions on the net are very...strange. Some people don't like Mr. Seigenthaler if you ask me.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, I'm sorry - I misread. I thought you said Seigenthaler was overreacting. Of course you are right. Sorry it's too early for me to be reading this.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

One more thing, if you follow the links, it appears that this whole thing is part of the 'anti-wikipedia' extremist movement (which would like to gain more credibility, but which is essentially extremist). The anti-wiki movement involves anti-science groups, far right groups, and Scientology, but watch them try to mainstream it. One way to do this is the 'hit them with both sides' strategy. This whole thing could be a ploy to bring traditional media attention to Wikipedia, albeit in a negative light...and hopefully, the extremist and scary anti-Wikipedia 'movement' would also gain 'legitimacy'. Who is hoping this will happen? Well, not only fringe groups, but whatever allies they may have in corporate America.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The article about the Singing Nun has her categorized under "people who committed suicide", "people who died in their 50s", and the magnificent "people who committed suicide in their 50s".

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 12 December 2005 09:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

I guess that makes slightly more sense. i thought he was so ashamed of himself he quit.

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The wikipedia article for Dougie Poynter out of McFly used to say something like
"Dougie lost his virginity at 15, which is an offence in the UK. It is not known whether he lost it to a boy or a girl." and for a while people would wiki-tussle deleting it, putting it back, deleting it again... but the article's been completely rewritten now. sadly.

baby i'm waiting (cis), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ha ha I love cranks with an axe to grind.

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

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

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

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

Wikipedia Watch
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Wikipedia Watch is a website critical of Wikipedia. It is owned by Daniel Brandt, the leader of the Southwestern chapter of Aryan Nations and an Internet activist.

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink

From the Google-watch-watch site:

The first such article I read was published by and can be found here ( This article isn't so bad as the others, the author does expose Brandt's motives:

Brandt is not a disinterested party; the dispute between Daniel Brandt and Google is personal. He has spent thousands of hours building a Web site that he believes is both useful and important, and Google, in its algorithmic blindness, has given Brandt a lower page rank than he thinks he's entitled to. Brandt finds it genuinely hard to believe -- and even personally insulting -- that Google won't give him more credit.

However the article does paint Mr. Brandt in a friendly light, and so it lends credibility to his cause - a cause which most if not all search engine professionals would regard as absurd.

The crux of Brandt's argument can be summed up with these paragraphs from the article.

When you type "NameBase" into Google, Brandt's site comes up first, but Brandt is not satisfied with that. "My problem has been to get Google to go deep enough into my site," he says. In other words, Brandt wants Google to index the 100,000 names he has in his database, so that a Google search for "Donald Rumsfeld" will bring up NameBase's page for the secretary of defense. For some reason, though, all of NameBase's deep pages -- its pages with specific names and citations -- have a low Google page rank, which causes them to show up low in the search results. Search for "Donald Rumsfeld" in Google and in the first five pages you get a lot of .mil and .gov sites, some news stories, and some activist sites. Namebase's entry on Rumsfeld doesn't come up. (It is in Google's database, but to find it somebody would have to first wade through hundreds of results.)

Why is a Nazi collecting people's names and citations?

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ha he's not actually a nazi. That was an "unusual detail".

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Tribune Company
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Tribune Company
Type Public (NYSE: TRB)
Founded 1847
Location Chicago, Illinois
Key people Dennis Fitzsimmons, CEO & President
Scott Smith, President of Tribune Publishing
Patrick Mullen, President, Tribune Broadcasting
Industry Entertainment
Products television, newspapers, radio
Revenue 2% ($5.73 billion USD, FY 2005)
Employees unknown
The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. It owns the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday in New York, the Hartford Courant, The Baltimore Sun, the Daily Press, and many other media outlets. The Tribune Company is also a co-owner of the WB television network. The Tribune Company's revenues total billions of dollars each year.
The Tribune Company also owns Tribune Entertainment, which owns the distribution rights to several television shows including: Andromeda, Mutant X, The Beastmaster, Family Feud, South Park, Soul Train, Candid Camera, Earth: Final Conflict, and others.

One criticism of the Tribune Company is that they are responsible for the Cubs' perpetual losing. The Tribune Company discovered that the Cubs are more profitable fielding a poor team, rather than spending big on free agents. The Chicago Cubs are located in a trendy area of Chicago, causing them to have great attendance at home games, even when the team is doing poorly.

If the Tribune Company is so unhappy about this, why don't they just edit it?

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:03 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

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

"Brian Chase, 38, who until Friday was an operations manager at a small delivery company, told Seigenthaler he had written the material suggesting Seigenthaler had been involved in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy."


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

"In 1990, Winona played a primary role in another Burton project, Edward Scissorhands, alongside her then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. It is her only movie, other than 2002's Mr. Deeds, in which one can admire her natural blond hair which she has dyed dark since childhood."

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 22:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
Some time around 1600, before the term acquired its current meaning, "windfucker" was an acceptable name for the bird now known as the kestrel.

Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

Track listing

1. "Smells Like Teen Spirit" (Cobain/Grohl/Novoselic) - 5:02
2. "In Bloom" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 4:15
3. "Come As You Are" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:39
4. "Breed" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:04
5. "Lithium" (Cobain) - 4:17
6. "Polly" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:56
7. "Territorial Pissings" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:23
8. "Drain You" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:44
9. "Lounge Act" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 2:37
10. "Stay Away" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:33
11. "On a Plain" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:17
12. "Something In The Way" (Cobain/Nirvana) - 3:51
13. "Endless, Nameless" (Hidden track) (Cobain/Hongro/Nirvana)

Tuomas (Tuomas), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink


it appears to have been edited again, not by me:

"Endless, Nameless" (Hidden track) (Cobain/Hongro/Cuomo/Urkel/Nirvana)

Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:55 (twelve years ago) Permalink

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

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

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

HAH! It's fixed!

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

Portions of the name sound like vulgarities in English and Spanish, leading to its use in various jokes. Titicaca is the lake that Cornholio, alter-ego of Beavis of MTV's animated series Beavis and Butt-head, claims to come from although he believes the lake is located in Nicaragua.

kanye twitty (Jody Beth Rosen), Tuesday, 14 February 2006 03:08 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

The word 'Trekdom' is used interchangeably with 'Fandom' when referring to Star Trek Fandom or their fans and has been in use by fans of Star Trek fans for several decades.

After the recent cancellation of Star Trek: Enterprise, the future of Trekdom is still uncertain, though it has been scaled back to its own core. Some may believe that Trekdom might die off, or it might be extinct at the onset of such conflicts such as World War III.

Tuomas (Tuomas), Sunday, 16 April 2006 22:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"D-cup sized breasts are generally regarded as minimum specification in order to fully enjoy this act."

"Plus, all the slang..."
But shouldn't the 81 be called a 010?

dr lulu (dr lulu), Sunday, 16 April 2006 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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

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

# "spagnola" (lit. "Spanish job", in Italy)
# "branlette espagnole" (lit. "Spanish job" (France)
# "espanhola" (lit. "Spanish job", in Brazil and Portugal)
# "ισπανικό" (lit. "Spanish job", in Greece)
# "cubana" (lit. "Cuban job", in Spain)

Pwnjabi MC (Matt Chesnut), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Martin Luther was a cunt.

Was what I found at the top of the page when I checked wikipedia a few weeks before starting a class on the Reformation.

jimnaseum (jimnaseum), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:51 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That Salon piece is a pathetic excuse for journalism. "Man, my conspiracy theory site doesn't rank high enough on Google when searching for an incredibly famous person! At least Salon's desperate enough to write about my plight."

musically (musically), Monday, 17 April 2006 02:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
In [[2006]], Momus was appointed head booker for the American wrestling federation [[IWA: Mid South]].

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 06:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The Cold War cycled through a series of high and low tension years (the latter called [[Détente]]). Historians continue to debate the causes of the low tension, but it was decided that the high tension was formed by the male romping between members of the Soviet and U.S troops.

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 20:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

First go here:

Go to the Probe / Men in Video Awards section.

Click on the 1995 recipient of the "Best Bottom" award.

Note the expression on his face.

Eric H., Monday, 4 June 2007 02:57 (ten years ago) Permalink


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

one month passes...

Cultural imperialism at its WTF-est:

Kay Rala Xanana Gusmão GCL (born José Alexandre Gusmão, on June 20, 1946) is a former freedom fighter who became the first President of East Timor since independence from Indonesia.
His nickname, "Xanana", is taken from the name of the 1970's rock and roll/comedy group Sha Na Na.

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 19 July 2007 16:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

On a radio interview, Trina said that the relationship was more of a "brother-sister" relationship. Later, on Victoria's RapBasement, Lil Wayne said he knew nothing of the rumors. During Wayne's childhood, he mistakenly got thought of as a gay guy but late he dismissed all these claims by watching naked gun 33 and a third.

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

And in the next chapter:

"Lil Wayne and Trina have recently ended their porno relationship, which was stated by Lil Wayne, himself, on BET's 106 and Park."

Did someone misspell "promo"?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:28 (ten years ago) Permalink

hahaha yeah it was wall ball at my school, "butt's up" was the thing that happened to the loser, who got pegged in the ass with the ball

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Friday, 16 March 2018 02:52 (two months ago) Permalink

"Murderball" around our way.

Mark G, Friday, 16 March 2018 07:33 (two months ago) Permalink

it was red ass here!! looks like that's an unusual AND necessary detail in an article!

flippy bard (Will M.), Friday, 16 March 2018 14:31 (two months ago) Permalink

Myers's musical style is the result of her upbringing and childhood musical influences, as well as collaboration with her co-writer and producer Doctor Rosen Rosen.

― mookieproof, Wednesday, March 14, 2018 10:14 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Someone is a Fletch fan.

Millennial Whoop, wanna fight about it? (Phil D.), Friday, 16 March 2018 14:33 (two months ago) Permalink

Doom was not invited to the wedding of Storm and the Black Panther.

El Tomboto, Sunday, 18 March 2018 06:05 (two months ago) Permalink

Noddy and Big Ears are building Noddy's house for one. Noddy suggests that they build the roof first, in case it rains. With no understanding of gravity or of the need for roof supports, this is perfectly logical to him.

mick signals, Monday, 19 March 2018 23:28 (two months ago) Permalink

Someone is a Fletch fan

or hates Fletch but likes a bad Chevy Chase movie

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:35 (two months ago) Permalink

Dunn performed stunts such as dressing in a gold string bikini as a meter-maid for a stroll around town, dressing as a bride for the "Bridezilla" competition, performing a cheerleader routine during the halftime break at a Broncos game, being scrubbed head to toe in a portable dog wash[citation needed], and a nude dash across a stage.[citation needed]

I'm just curious why it's only those two that need citations

just noticed tears shaped like florida. (sic), Wednesday, 21 March 2018 19:36 (two months ago) Permalink

In every Back to the Future film, he always ended up in a pile of manure (in reality, a heap of decayed sphagnum and other plant matters)

mick signals, Friday, 23 March 2018 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Cream cheese, substituted for the peanut butter, makes a cream cheese and jelly sandwich.

mick signals, Friday, 23 March 2018 21:03 (one month ago) Permalink

^ Citation needed

jmm, Friday, 23 March 2018 21:21 (one month ago) Permalink

In 2006, Mortification released a new album. It was originally titled Impaling the Goblin, but after many complaints[citation needed] that in some cultures this term had a sexual connotation to it, they changed the name to Erasing the Goblin. The album, with a cover which features a warrior throwing a sword into a goblin sitting on a rocking chair in a cave, is said to be a take on their older death/thrash sound around the time of their first 2-3 albums.

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 24 March 2018 04:13 (one month ago) Permalink

what’s wrong with being sexy?

mookieproof, Saturday, 24 March 2018 09:52 (one month ago) Permalink

i saw on the nintendo wiki that roy koopa is named after roy orbison, but weirdly that trivia nugget is absent from orbison's wikipedia page

Roberto Spiralli, Monday, 26 March 2018 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

The sandwich was the first non-hamburger menu item brought in by new McDonald's company owner Ray Kroc.[11] Kroc made a deal with Groen: they would sell two non-meat sandwiches on a Friday, Kroc's own Hula Burger (grilled pineapple with cheese on a cold bun) and the Filet-O-Fish, and whichever sold the most would be added to the permanent menu. The Filet-O-Fish "won hands down"[12] and was added to menus throughout 1963 until reaching nationwide status in 1965.[13]

Louis Jägermeister (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 29 March 2018 18:59 (one month ago) Permalink

In this story, entitled "The Crate", a worker discovers an old crate that is chained shut and hidden in a university research lab. Hal Holbrook and Adrienne Barbeau take it from there.

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:04 (one month ago) Permalink

haha. thread for unusually succinct wikipedia details

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Thursday, 29 March 2018 21:04 (one month ago) Permalink

The Times once published an unintentionally humorous description of a Peter Ustinov documentary, noting that "highlights of his global tour include encounters with Nelson Mandela, an 800-year-old demigod and a dildo collector". This would still be ambiguous if a serial comma were added, as Mandela could still be mistaken for a demigod, although he would be precluded from being a dildo collector.

silverfish, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:30 (one month ago) Permalink

Either way, put Nelson Mandela last and there’s no real trouble

valorous wokelord (silby), Friday, 30 March 2018 16:45 (one month ago) Permalink

If you put Nelson Mandela last, that would imply that he is less noteworthy than a dildo collector

silverfish, Friday, 30 March 2018 16:47 (one month ago) Permalink

Emmy Award winner Michael K. Leader (now President of Leader Cinema Systems, Inc) was the Recording Engineer of note for the album “ Ahmad Jamal Recorded Live at Oil Can Harry's . Gary Barclay, then the Jazz producer for CHQM-FM in Vancouver Canada, was the Producer of note for this album, and NOT Ahmad Jamal as plagiarized in the list of credits.

Michael Leader has not been credited as Recording Engineer, nor has he been financially compensated for a recording session. Producer Gary Barclay has not been compensated as Producer, nor does his name appear on any credits.

Mr. Jamal has been financially rewarded for plagiarized work, without compensation being paid to Leader or Barclay. The term “theft” or embezzlement fits with my dealings with Jamal.

I am attempting to upload the AFM contract between Jamal and Barclay and am awaiting permission from Wikipedia to do so.

Signed: Michael K. Leader

Scam jam, thank you ma’am (Sparkle Motion), Sunday, 1 April 2018 02:50 (one month ago) Permalink

More "unusual details in wikipedia structure", but:

it turns out that "🏓" redirects to the "Table tennis" article.

anatol_merklich, Sunday, 1 April 2018 21:09 (one month ago) Permalink

One of Gary Larson's Far Side cartoons shows two chimpanzees grooming. One finds a blonde human hair on the other and inquires, "Conducting a little more 'research' with that Jane Goodall tramp?"[58] Goodall herself was in Africa at the time, and the Jane Goodall Institute thought this was in bad taste, and had their lawyers draft a letter to Larson and his distribution syndicate, in which they described the cartoon as an "atrocity." They were stymied by Goodall herself when she returned and saw the cartoon, as she stated that she found the cartoon amusing.[59] Since then, all profits from sales of a shirt featuring this cartoon go to the Jane Goodall Institute. Goodall wrote a preface to The Far Side Gallery 5, detailing her version of the controversy, and the Institute's letter was included next to the cartoon in the complete Far Side collection.[60] She praised Larson's creative ideas, which often compare and contrast the behaviour of humans and animals. In 1988, when Larson visited Gombe[59] he was attacked by a chimpanzee named Frodo.[58]

silverfish, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:08 (one month ago) Permalink

That's right. Funny how no one asked the apes what they thought about it.

pplains, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:11 (one month ago) Permalink

lol! did not see the twist coming

Roberto Spiralli, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:19 (one month ago) Permalink


Frodo's aggression was not limited to Colobus monkeys and other chimpanzees. In May 2002, he killed a 14-month-old human baby that the niece of a member of the research team had carried into his territory.[46] As a result, the Tanzanian National Parks Department considered killing Frodo.[46] In 1988, he attacked cartoonist Gary Larson, leaving him bruised and scratched.[46] In 1989, he attacked Goodall, beating her head to the point of nearly breaking her neck.[46]

Tempted to spend the rest of the morning reading chimp bios.

jmm, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:24 (one month ago) Permalink

a simian who gave no fucks

mookieproof, Wednesday, 4 April 2018 15:27 (one month ago) Permalink

On May 30, 2015, a woman reportedly dropped off boxes of electronics for disposal at an electronics recycling center in the Silicon Valley of Northern California, and they would now like to contact her. Included in the items removed from her garage after the death of her husband was an original Apple I computer, which the recycling firm sold for $200,000 to a private collector. It is the company's practice to give back 50% of the proceeds to the original owner when an item is sold, so they want to find the mystery donor.[36][37]

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Monday, 9 April 2018 16:21 (one month ago) Permalink

Powell was born in London / Belgium. She has a brother. When she was in secondary school she participated in theatre classes.

This is the entire first body paragraph of a wikipedia article. Aside from the wild vagueness of this, how can you be born in London and Belgium?

challops trap house (Will M.), Monday, 9 April 2018 17:25 (one month ago) Permalink

very carefully

Number None, Monday, 9 April 2018 17:30 (one month ago) Permalink


The election took place on November 4, and Obama was projected as the winner at 11:00 PM EST.[211] In his concession speech McCain thanked Palin, calling her "one of the best campaigners I've ever seen, and an impressive new voice in our party for reform and the principles that have always been our greatest strength."[211] While aides were preparing the teleprompter for McCain's speech, they found a concession speech written for Palin by George W. Bush speechwriter Matthew Scully. Two members of McCain's staff, Steve Schmidt and Mark Salter, told Palin that there was no tradition of Election Night speeches by running mates, and that she would not be speaking. Palin appealed to McCain, who agreed with his staff.[212]

fuck the NRA (Neanderthal), Saturday, 14 April 2018 18:17 (one month ago) Permalink

pplains, Sunday, 15 April 2018 00:06 (one month ago) Permalink

Video nasty

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For the Only Fools and Horses episode, see Video Nasty (Only Fools and Horses).

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 17 April 2018 10:15 (one month ago) Permalink

George Raft starred in the 1969 Alka-Seltzer commercial "The Unfinished Lunch." It consists of Raft incarcerated and in the prison lunchroom. He takes a bite of the prison food and recoils. Suddenly he bangs his cup on the steel table. It ripples throughout the room. He starts intoning "Alka-Seltzer, Alka-Seltzer..." Soon, the other hundreds of inmates do the same. (The commercial was so popular that several weeks later Raft appeared as a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Raft told Carson that it took more than 7 hours to tape the 30-second commercial. Raft was enraged by the end of the day, thus making his inmate portrayal that much more convincing for the final editing. The film crew gave Raft his crumpled tin cup, which he showed to Carson and the audience.)

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 12:50 (one month ago) Permalink

The talk page for Alka-Seltzer, by the way, makes clear that the page has been burdened with in-depth descriptions of numerous commercials, and very little other information, for nearly a decade. The Wiki system in action.

explosion from DOOM courtesy of id software (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 17 April 2018 13:20 (one month ago) Permalink

broson, Saturday, 21 April 2018 22:56 (one month ago) Permalink

in the 2017 TV movie The Saint. The scene had Adam Rayner as Simon Templar and Enrique Murciano as FBI Inspector John Henry Fernack. Yes, the producers do not know that the FBI has only Special Agents, not Inspectors.

mick signals, Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:14 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Following his death, the BBC broadcast an hour-long tribute Mr Trebus: A Life of Grime.

la vache qui pleure (Noodle Vague), Monday, 23 April 2018 08:48 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Amid a high level of success, the company's West German executives accidentally opened a store in Konstanz in 1973 instead of Koblenz.[26]

noel gallaghah's high flying burbbhrbhbbhbburbbb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 23 April 2018 23:19 (four weeks ago) Permalink

The inclusion of "Easy Skanking" shows a meditative and laid-back Marley, partaking in Jamaica's most profitable cash crop during a spiritual time-out amidst the chaos of everyday life.

how's life, Sunday, 29 April 2018 12:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The horse was made an honorary member of George Thorndike Angell's American Humane Association. He also got 2 million kids to gather to pledge never be mean to animals. Also, every animal he met he befriended them and tamed them.

mick signals, Monday, 30 April 2018 02:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Heavy cream is best "when pert stable peaks are desired. Also used as a luxurious pourable garnish on fresh fruit and hot cereals."

mick signals, Monday, 30 April 2018 19:55 (three weeks ago) Permalink


In 27 BC, a large earthquake reportedly shattered the northern colossus, collapsing it from the waist up and cracking the lower half. Following its rupture, the remaining lower half of this statue was then reputed to "sing" on various occasions – always within an hour or two of sunrise, usually right at dawn. The sound was most often reported in February or March, but this is probably more a reflection of the tourist season rather than any actual pattern.[9] The earliest report in literature is that of the Greek historian and geographer Strabo, who claimed to have heard the sound during a visit in 20 BC, by which time it apparently was already well known. The description varied; Strabo said it sounded "like a blow", Pausanias compared it to "the string of a lyre" breaking, but it also was described as the striking of brass or whistling. Other ancient sources include Pliny (not from personal experience, but he collected other reports), Pausanias, Tacitus, Philostratus and Juvenal. In addition, the base of the statue is inscribed with about 90 surviving inscriptions of contemporary tourists reporting whether they had heard the sound or not.

maybe not that unusual but i found this amusing in a timeless people-will-be-people kind of way.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 00:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Leading the investigation into the theft was trilby-wearing Chief Superintendent Jim "Spud" Murphy, who was the subject of much media coverage. His detection techniques were unconventional, and a variety of clairvoyants, psychics and diviners were called in to help. During one interview, Mr Murphy told reporters: "A clue... that is what we haven't got."

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Friday, 4 May 2018 10:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

mick signals, Monday, 7 May 2018 23:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On May 21, 2009, Judge Morrison England, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed the case Sugawara v. PepsiCo, Inc.[27] The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, claimed she had purchased the cereal Cap'n Crunch with Crunchberries because she believed "crunchberries" indicated she was eating real fruit. Sugawara alleged that after four years of purchasing the product she had only recently discovered to her dismay that said "berries" were in fact simply brightly colored cereal balls. The judge commented "In this is simply impossible for Plaintiff to file an amended complaint stating a claim based upon these facts. The survival of the instant claim would require this Court to ignore all concepts of personal responsibility and common sense. The Court has no intention of allowing that to happen."[28]

Delightful in Microdoses (Old Lunch), Monday, 14 May 2018 14:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Together with the Little Mermaid of Denmark and Manneken Pis of Belgium, the Singapore Merlion is ranked in Japan as the 'Three Major Disappointments of the World'[3][4][5][6]. This meme was played out in episode 6 of the anime series A Place Further Than The Universe, when two of the characters expressed to their chagrin that the Merlion was not as disappointing as they thought.

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Singaporeans often substitute the term "Merlion" in lieu of vomiting, in reference of the constant gushing of water from the Merlion's mouth.[20] It is now used by Singaporean medical staff as slang for a patient who has intractable vomiting.

emil.y, Monday, 14 May 2018 14:33 (one week ago) Permalink

Good one!

mick signals, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:25 (five days ago) Permalink

The IP from which he made the edit was tentatively traced to vandalizing the Wikipedia entries for African wild ass, The Bronx, The Sopranos, Ron Artest, Stacy Keibler, and Naugatuck, Connecticut.

mick signals, Wednesday, 16 May 2018 02:25 (five days ago) Permalink

When joining English side Sunderland for a record £4 million soon afterwards, the club inserted a "Space Clause" that stated that if he were to travel into space his contract would become wholly invalid

cherry blossom, Sunday, 20 May 2018 21:38 (yesterday) Permalink

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