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In early January 2003, Townshend admitted having provided his credit card details to a commercial child pornography website, and viewing the child porn images there, which he claimed to have done for research purposes. He made the admission after his credit card transaction was discovered as part of Operation Ore, a large anti- child pornography operation. When a British tabloid found his name on this list and asked for a comment, he went public and requested a police investigation. His home was searched and his computers confiscated. Police returned the computers several months later and did not contradict Townshend's claim that the computers contained 15,000 of his songs but no child porn. In May 2003, he was cautioned by the police (acceptance of which is technically an admission of guilt), who decided not to press charges, after finding no evidence that he was in possession of child pornography. He was also placed on the Sex Offenders Register, requiring him to register with the police every year and if he moves house. Failure to do so would carry a five-year jail sentence.

His research claims were bolstered by a document he wrote and posted on his official website in January, 2002. In "A Different Bomb (," Townshend warns that portions of the Internet represent a terrible danger, primarily because it brings deviant material to deviant (and potentially deviant) people. The title suggests he views porn - and especially child porn - on the Internet as an inevitable negative, as scary as the atomic bomb. In March, 2004, Townshend was featured on a BBC television documentary in which he described his experiences as a result of the charges, stated that he was so upset by the accusations that he considered suicide, and apologized for the event. On May 19th 2005 Townshend turned 60.

kiddie porn sucks.

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:11 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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

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


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

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

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:52 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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

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

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

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

two months pass...

"Buddy Holly is gay"

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

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

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

OVERREACT MUCH? WTF am I missing something here?

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 06:28 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

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

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

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

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

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

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

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

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

HAH! It's fixed!

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

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

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

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

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

eight months pass...

First go here:

Go to the Probe / Men in Video Awards section.

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

Note the expression on his face.

Eric H., Monday, 4 June 2007 02:57 (thirteen years ago) link


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

one month passes...

Cultural imperialism at its WTF-est:

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

anatol_merklich, Thursday, 19 July 2007 16:19 (thirteen years ago) link

one month passes...

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

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

And in the next chapter:

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

Did someone misspell "promo"?

Tuomas, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:28 (thirteen years ago) link

unfortunately I searched Bey Logan afterwards

armoured van, Holden (sic), Wednesday, 10 March 2021 05:36 (two months ago) link

Clarence "Poochie" Osborne still runs the adjoining tire shop, Osborne's Tire Repair, and a stop there to chew the fat with Poochie and/or his top tire man, Samuel "Sammie" Bassett is as unique an experience as a visit with Jimmy "Duck" Holmes at the historic Blue Front Café.),[8][9]

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:05 (two months ago) link

From the (actor) James Mason's wikipedia page:

Family: Belinda Carlisle (daughter-in-law)

Am I the only person in the world that didn't know this?

Andy the Grasshopper, Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:16 (two months ago) link

*raises hand*

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:18 (two months ago) link

woah, weird

this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:45 (two months ago) link

She hasn't lived in the USA since 1994! (Provence from 1994-2017 and now Bangkok since 2017):

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Thursday, 11 March 2021 19:57 (two months ago) link

Ooh heaven is a place in Thailand

wake me up before you cuomo (Ye Mad Puffin), Friday, 12 March 2021 04:37 (two months ago) link

I was reading up on Don McLean, and I learned this about his (other) number one hit "Vincent:"

The song was a particular favorite of the rapper and actor Tupac Shakur, and was played to him in the hospital just before he died.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 12 March 2021 15:05 (two months ago) link

bloody bloody niiiight

Red Nerussi (Neanderthal), Friday, 12 March 2021 15:06 (two months ago) link

Centuries ago, physicians tasted their patients' feces, to better judge their state and condition.[4]

"Salvation Army FUCK!" (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 02:03 (one month ago) link

Also in 2008, Carr released his first book, The Origami Crow, Journey Into Japan, World Cup Summer 2002, a book that is at once a travel log about his journey to Japan, a poetry collection, an homage to Japanese poet Basho, heralded by many as the creator of Haiku, and also has some sports commentary thrown in.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 17 March 2021 16:32 (one month ago) link

The Buckwheat Boyz were an American novelty group founded by Marcus Bowens and Jermaine Fuller, with the later addition of J.J. O'Neal and Dougy Williams. The Buckwheat Boyz were signed by Koch Records, and recorded their first and only full-length record. The song "Peanut Butter Jelly Time" from this self-titled debut album became a popular internet meme after a Flash-animated music video featuring a dancing banana garnered attention online. The popularity of the song increased as it was featured on television series such as The Proud Family and Family Guy, and fellow Flash-animated series including Super Mario Bros. Z.

On August 13, 2002, founding member and vocalist Jermaine Fuller shot a police officer non-fatally in the head and chest, then barricaded himself in a Las Vegas apartment, taking two men hostage. The hostages escaped unharmed. A recording was played over the phone of Fuller's brother-in-law, Snoop Dogg, attempting to convince him to surrender to no avail. After an 11-hour standoff, Fuller was found dead in the apartment's bathroom, holding a handgun in his right hand, with a gunshot wound to his right temple. The police stated that no officer had fired. Fuller's death directly led to the disbandment of the group.

"Salvation Army FUCK!" (Neanderthal), Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:12 (one month ago) link


nothing (Left), Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:34 (one month ago) link

not sure if this is a bombshell or a smear

Douglas Smith (writer)


CIA stooge

Douglas Smith is an American writer, historian and translator best known for his books about the history of Russia.

nothing (Left), Thursday, 18 March 2021 20:44 (one month ago) link

In 2008, an anonymous employee of the stricken financial company Anglo Irish Bank made lewd comments about *Dickie Rock on this Wikipedia page. The bank launched an investigation into how this had happened and the incident was reported in the Irish media some months later. Rock himself commented on the incident.[5]

(*great real names)

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 March 2021 13:25 (one month ago) link

I posted this in the Jethro Tull thread re: the prog-flamenco band Carmen:

David Clark Allen continued to pursue a music career after Carmen disbanded. He played guitar on Michelle Phillip's solo album produced by Jack Nitzsche and was managed by Herb Cohen during the late 70s. He wrote two songs (Shame and Stay) for Agnetha's solo album, Wrap Your Arms Around Me - produced by Mike Chapman and a single release by Swedish band Katz - Heart Beats Stronger. David was diagnosed with thyroid/throat cancer in the early 80s. After a successful operation and radioactive therapy, he changed his name to Housk Randall - and became a sexual anthropologist/photographer. As Housk he had 5 books published in 4 languages: Revelations, Rituals of Love, The Customised Body, Piercing, Radical Desire and Bizarre Rubber - a photographic fantasy catalogue for fetish designers DeMask. In 1996 he married, changed his name to David Randall-Goddard and established a successful family photographic studio Family Portraits.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 20 March 2021 13:32 (one month ago) link

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, (Jackie) Gleason enjoyed a prominent secondary music career, producing a series of best-selling "mood music" albums. His first album, Music for Lovers Only, still holds the record for the longest stay on the Billboard Top Ten Charts (153 weeks), and his first 10 albums sold over a million copies each.

Clem McFlannery's Clam Phlegm Cannery (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 23 March 2021 18:34 (one month ago) link

Didn’t he help break some color line by hiring jazz musicians?

The Ballad of Mel Cooley (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 14:47 (one month ago) link

I actually had no previous knowledge of his (apparently extensive) musical career, let alone the fact that he still holds a Billboard longevity record.

Clem McFlannery's Clam Phlegm Cannery (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 14:57 (one month ago) link

he has a track on some christmas lounge comp i own, i always assumed 'surely its not THAT jackie gleason'

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:00 (one month ago) link

Yeah, I came across one of his songs and thought first that it must've been some ill-advised one-off single of an actor trying his hand at crooning and then there was no crooning to speak of and assumed that some other dude with the same name must've been a band leader back in the day. And then the wiki research commenced.

You Can't Have the Woogie Without a Little Boogie (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:04 (one month ago) link


Canon in Deez (silby), Wednesday, 24 March 2021 15:45 (one month ago) link

Apparently the origin of the idiom "the whole nine yards" is one of "the most prominent etymological riddle of our time"

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 29 March 2021 15:44 (one month ago) link

"There once was a man from Nantucket" is the opening line for many limericks, in which the name of the island of Nantucket creates often ribald rhymes and puns. The protagonist in the obscene versions is typically portrayed as well-endowed and hypersexualized."

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 2 April 2021 01:36 (one month ago) link

jmm, Saturday, 3 April 2021 00:32 (one month ago) link

Waddell's career wound through a number of teams. He was notably unpredictable; early in his career, he would often leave in the middle of a game to go fishing.[2] He also had a longstanding fascination with fire trucks, and had run off the field to chase after them during games on multiple occasions.[3] He would disappear for months at a time during the offseason, and it was not known where he went until it was discovered that he was wrestling alligators in a circus.[4] He was easily distracted by opposing fans who held up puppies, which caused him to run over to play with them, and shiny objects, which seemed to put him in a trance.[5]

mookieproof, Saturday, 3 April 2021 02:02 (one month ago) link

That can't be real.

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Saturday, 3 April 2021 08:30 (one month ago) link

In July 2017, Onitsuka Tiger launched the what it publicized as the first augmented reality sneakers, but was merely an app animating the shoe's logo on a phone screen.[9]

Mark E. Smith died this year. Or, maybe last year. (bernard snowy), Monday, 5 April 2021 14:00 (one month ago) link


this honking's on a bobo (Doctor Casino), Monday, 5 April 2021 14:27 (one month ago) link

Image caption: "Lee Ho Fook in London—the werewolf goes here to get beef chow mein."

sgt. pepper's one-and-only bobo honkin' band (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 7 April 2021 16:26 (one month ago) link

Sanders had grown increasingly reclusive and depressed due to a string of tragedies including the deaths of his third wife, his mother, and his brother Tom in the space of a year, followed by a failed sausage investment, which cost him millions

Duncan Disorderly (Tom D.), Friday, 9 April 2021 23:06 (one month ago) link

The singles "Guérilla" and "Dalida" were certified Platinum :)

Bignefs Proportionable (seandalai), Sunday, 11 April 2021 03:08 (one month ago) link

In the fall of 1976, vandals opened and desecrated 12 coffins and 10 urns. One crypt was completely opened and the coffin removed. The vandals opened the coffin, and placed a copy of Circus (a heavy metal music magazine) on the chest of the skeleton. The vandals also broke into a funeral niche, poured the human ashes on the floor, and drew a smiley face in them.

Would really like to know which issue of Circus that was.

pplains, Sunday, 11 April 2021 21:21 (one month ago) link

In 1978 he released an album, titled 2870, equivalent to an album of Pink Floyd. Which never happened in France and will never happen again.

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Thursday, 15 April 2021 21:56 (one month ago) link

Sisyphus was hired to provide accompaniment for Galt MacDermot's new play, Who the Murderer Was, at the Mercury Theatre in Notting Hill Gate, serving as the pit band.

It Is Dangerous to Meme Inside (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 April 2021 00:31 (four weeks ago) link

The wikipedia page for the 1904 Olympics Men’s Marathon might be my favourite Wikipedia page ever

— Sophia (@0ldoini) April 14, 2021

Portsmouth Bubblejet, Friday, 16 April 2021 12:12 (four weeks ago) link

our office is about 20 metres from the end point of the 1908 marathon. there's a metal line embedded in the pavement outside.

koogs, Friday, 16 April 2021 19:13 (four weeks ago) link

For many years, Everett co-hosted the Labor Day Jerry Lewis Telethon, which raises money and awareness for and about the affliction of muscular dystrophy.

Bewlay Brothers & Sister Rrose (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 19 April 2021 15:21 (three weeks ago) link

"In 2004, Wakeman revealed that he had had an extramarital affair with American-born designer Denise Gandrup, who first met Wakeman in 1972 and made several of his capes."

mark s, Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:31 (two weeks ago) link

Wouldn't surprise me to learn that the cape was a third partner in the relationship as well.

pplains, Thursday, 29 April 2021 14:34 (two weeks ago) link

That was before marriage-advice columns warned people to be suspicious if their spouse seemed to be spending an unusual amount of time with their cape-designer.

Bobo Honk, real name, no gimmicks (Doctor Casino), Thursday, 29 April 2021 15:09 (two weeks ago) link

Till death do you hem

Ezra Kleina Nachtmusik (Ye Mad Puffin), Thursday, 29 April 2021 16:41 (two weeks ago) link

Other examples include:
"Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger, dubbed for Hercules in New York"

oh, THAT Arnold Schwarzenegger. Thanks.

StanM, Monday, 3 May 2021 08:10 (one week ago) link

non-English-speaking and non-actor seem like helpful and relevant details in context there tbf, especially for the 80% of the world's population born after those stopped being biographical details about him. applause to that editor.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Monday, 3 May 2021 08:47 (one week ago) link

it felt weird to me but ok

StanM, Monday, 3 May 2021 09:31 (one week ago) link

Dave Coulier dubbed replacement of swear words for Richard Pryor in multiple TV versions of his movies

This is Pryor's "Peckerhead" routine come to life.

pplains, Monday, 3 May 2021 13:13 (one week ago) link

I'm tired of these monkey-fighting snakes on this Monday-to-Friday plane.

Frumious Cumberbatch (Ye Mad Puffin), Monday, 3 May 2021 13:33 (one week ago) link

He was virtually retired from the entertainment world and was treated like he never existed. From here on, the media would refer to him as the "former entertainer", and all the recordings and pictures taken when he was a Chanels/Rats & Star member were almost never broadcast anymore, and if they were, Tashiro's voice would be lowered to a hush or removed entirely, and no part of his body would show. Newspapers and magazines tacitly agreed not to talk about him at all.

From earlier in the wiki page:

Tashiro made his debut as a member of the group in 1980 and they came to be widely known for adopting rhythm and blues style. 4 members of the front singers including Tashiro wore blackface using shoe polish and they became famous and popular

Those crazy Japanese racists!

Authoritarian Steaks (Tom D.), Saturday, 8 May 2021 00:18 (one week ago) link

In 2015, Fuji TV canceled a Music Fair segment featuring Rats & Star and Momoiro Clover Z, after a photograph was circulated showing the groups in blackface.[1]

visiting, Saturday, 8 May 2021 00:53 (one week ago) link

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