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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Townshend

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 (http://www.petetownshend.co.uk/media/020120adifferentbomb.pdf)," 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 (sixteen years ago) link

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

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

seriously!

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

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

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

two months pass...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buddy_Holly

"Buddy Holly is gay"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 19:53 (sixteen 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

http://www.aetherometry.com/antiwikipedia/Section_I.html

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

OVERREACT MUCH?
Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002677060_wiki11.html

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

http://www.aetherometry.com/antiwikipedia/Section_I.html

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. http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2002677060_wiki11.html

Ha, the guy who tracked him down is a notorious crank... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Brandt

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

Wikipedia Watch
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search

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 Salon.com and can be found here (http://www.salon.com/tech/feature/2002/08/29/google_watch/print.html). 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 Salon.com 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
Website www.tribune.com
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."

ROFFLE

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevermind


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

megaroffle

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: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Douglas_Adams

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lake_Titicaca

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...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trekdom

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 (fifteen 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 (fifteen years ago) link

eight months pass...

First go here:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discontinued_gay_pornography_awards

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 (fourteen years ago) link

LOL

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lil_Wayne#Personal_life

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

Been listening to the Big Boys a bunch in the past week and just went to read up on some band history on the old wiki page and found this nugget as amazing.

"Horn player Tim Kopra became an astronaut and commander of the International Space Station. "

Mind blown...

earlnash, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 00:32 (four months ago) link

That can't be real? If it is that's wild.

earlnash, Tuesday, 1 June 2021 00:33 (four months ago) link

There's an archived Drowned in Sound article about him being a big fan of Echo & the Bunnymen, not totally surprising I guess!

heyy nineteen, that's john belushi (the table is the table), Wednesday, 2 June 2021 01:52 (four months ago) link

The chorus was by performed by some U2 fans that were hanging about outside studio 3 on Windmill Lane in Dublin. There was an attempt to record the team but it was a disaster. Somebody had the great idea of using beer to loosen up the team's vocal cords.

Anthony "Anto" Drennan is credited with playing lead guitar on the single. He actually recorded it in a single take which is very unusual.

in a bar, under the (seandalai), Saturday, 5 June 2021 20:36 (four months ago) link

Ron Dante’s Wikipedia page is amazing. Can’t pick just one thing to post.

AP Chemirocha (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 6 June 2021 20:08 (four months ago) link

two weeks pass...

The extremely bright light required for filming under the Technicolor process melted the wax figures, though many characters (Queen Victoria, Disraeli, Joan of Arc) were portrayed by actors. About half of the figures are portrayed by actors. This was the plan from the start, and may have been as much out of a desire to add life-like verisimilitude to the exhibits as to protect wax mannequins from the heat.

bulb after bulb, Wednesday, 23 June 2021 16:21 (three months ago) link

today in Wikipedia subheadingshttps://t.co/rGopvK2HFm pic.twitter.com/i7jvrL8bLI

— Ariel Edwards-Levy (@aedwardslevy) June 25, 2021

A viking of frowns, (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Friday, 25 June 2021 05:24 (three months ago) link

A+ screencap

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Friday, 25 June 2021 16:09 (three months ago) link


He has a tenor type voice and possesses almost 4 octave vocal range, with a melodic and aggressive vocal, always using the voice mix, a common technique in the musical style, but with a lot of drive, giving the impression of a torn voice in heavy songs, and a soft voice in slow songs.

cancel culture club (Neanderthal), Friday, 25 June 2021 16:34 (three months ago) link

Tran and Lance ride by on motorbikes and shoot Jesse dead for reneging on their bet, hitting the Volkswagen in the process.

peace, man, Friday, 25 June 2021 18:24 (three months ago) link

The meaning of "Unskinny Bop" has always been shrouded in obscurity.

Alba, Wednesday, 30 June 2021 18:44 (three months ago) link

it means high-BMI dancing

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 30 June 2021 18:49 (three months ago) link

On soul/blues singer Marvin Sease: There was a poster depicting Sease in the film, Pretty in Pink.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 1 July 2021 16:41 (three months ago) link

While the group was a ground breaking Christian metal band, today Vengeance Rising is known for vocalist Martinez's turning from Christianity to Satanism to atheism,[4] since he has continuously done interviews about it.

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 July 2021 19:31 (three months ago) link

fuck, this whole article is nuts: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vengeance_Rising

not up to Aerosmith standards (Neanderthal), Monday, 5 July 2021 19:38 (three months ago) link

A second Werewolf by Night first appeared in the third volume of Werewolf by Night and was created by Taboo of the Black-Eyed Peas, Benjamin Jackendoff, and Scot Eaton.[15]

peace, man, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:09 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtTxbbFzaGo

brimstead, Tuesday, 13 July 2021 03:25 (three months ago) link

The old county aristocracy would lead the way, making hay from the early adoption of this new technology.[26] But capitalism is creative destruction. The adoption of the new technology sowed the eventual demise of the old feudal landowning aristocracy. A new class of merchant-adventurers, inventors, innovators, and industrialists would slowly begin to displace the old landed fatcats

At Easter I had a fall. I don't know whether to laugh or cry (ledge), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:30 (three months ago) link

^yeah I also found that to be a weird addition to the Yahoo Serious wiki article

making splashes at Dan Flashes (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 20 July 2021 14:30 (three months ago) link

Aldrin reentered Eagle first, but, before ascending the ladder, he was the first human to urinate on the Moon.[91]

visiting, Tuesday, 20 July 2021 22:31 (three months ago) link

doesn’t count if you do it in your nappy, Buzz. write yr name in the dust or stfu

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 21 July 2021 00:40 (two months ago) link

three weeks pass...

Years active: 1981-nowadays

getting a little casual there arent we, wiki info box?

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Thursday, 12 August 2021 12:15 (two months ago) link

The band's name is pronounced /fɪʃə ˈzɛd/ ("fisher zed"), a pun on "fish's head" with the "h" dropped, as is usual in many British regional accents. The pun also relies on leaving the "r" unpronounced as in common British non-rhotic accents.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 12 August 2021 12:38 (two months ago) link

Outside of music, Mingus published a mail-order how-to guide in 1954 called The Charles Mingus CAT-alog for Toilet Training Your Cat. The guide explained in detail how to get a cat to use a human toilet.[16][17] Sixty years later, in 2014, the late American character actor Reg E. Cathey performed a voice recording of the complete guide for Studio 360.[18]

Mark G, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 07:32 (two months ago) link

O_0

"Bobby Gillespie" (ft. Heroin) (Tom D.), Tuesday, 17 August 2021 07:39 (two months ago) link

shit, cat

Number None, Tuesday, 17 August 2021 07:49 (two months ago) link

The algorithm was first published in the 1979 paper "Intersection numbers of sections of elliptic surfaces" by Cox and Zucker,[2] and it was later named the "Cox–Zucker machine" by Charles Schwartz in 1984.[1] The name is a homophone for an obscenity, and this was a deliberate move by Cox and Zucker, who conceived of the idea of coauthoring a paper as graduate students at Princeton for the express purpose of enabling this joke, a joke they followed through on while professors at Rutgers five years later

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 20 August 2021 23:30 (two months ago) link

According to his own account, Sax Rohmer decided to start the Dr Fu Manchu series after his Ouija board spelled out C-H-I-N-A-M-A-N when he asked what would make his fortune.

Derek and Clive Get the Horn Street (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 1 September 2021 02:55 (one month ago) link

two weeks pass...

A limited edition of this album was released as a brain-shaped CD, with a bonus 2-track CD titled Somnus Pecunia Cibus.[8] The reason for the bonus disc was to include "Go to Hell", which wouldn't fit on the brain shaped CD, due to the cutting required for the brain shape.

you had me at "giallo" (Neanderthal), Friday, 17 September 2021 05:41 (one month ago) link

Galaxy Records was closed down for good around 1990's due to conflict problems.

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Wednesday, 22 September 2021 14:00 (four weeks ago) link

The most widely known edition of snakes and ladders in the United States is Chutes and Ladders, released by Milton Bradley in 1943. The playground setting replaced the snakes, which were disliked by children at the time

edited to reflect developments which occurred (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Monday, 27 September 2021 19:45 (three weeks ago) link

good thing the children of the USA outgrew that weird quirk!

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Monday, 27 September 2021 19:50 (three weeks ago) link

"We sell a lot of products in the “Bag O'” line.. like Bag O’ Glass, Bag O’ Nails, Bag O’ Bugs, Bag O’ Vipers, Bag O’ Sulfuric Acid. They’re decent toys, you know what I mean?"

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Monday, 27 September 2021 19:55 (three weeks ago) link

That is a surprisingly interesting article. I didn't know the game was so ancient.

The morality lesson of the game was that a person can attain salvation (Moksha) through doing good, whereas by doing evil one will be reborn as lower forms of life. The number of ladders was less than the number of snakes as a reminder that a path of good is much more difficult to tread than a path of sins.

jmm, Monday, 27 September 2021 20:00 (three weeks ago) link

Compared to other types of insults, "your mother" insults are especially likely to incite violence.[3]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maternal_insult

New York Review of Wooks (swim), Tuesday, 28 September 2021 01:35 (three weeks ago) link

from Two Out of Three Ain't Bad article

The Japanese release changes the title of the song to use a percentage, translating it as "66% is good enough".[5]

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Thursday, 30 September 2021 16:29 (two weeks ago) link

Casting
Jennifer O'Neill was originally cast in the film but was told she needed to cut her hair because it would be easier to film the zero-G scenes. She gave in, drinking wine during the haircut and leaving noticeably impaired. She lost the part after a serious car crash on the way home.

Gardyloominati (Neanderthal), Monday, 4 October 2021 15:36 (two weeks ago) link

wowwww. great one.

is re: The Black Hole (1979) if anyone else was wondering.

I Am Fribbulus (Xax) (Doctor Casino), Monday, 4 October 2021 17:00 (two weeks ago) link

The band toured the United States and Canada in 2000, during which it had a fourth member, a giant robot guitarist named Zyclor.

bobo honkin' slobo babe (sic), Wednesday, 6 October 2021 16:38 (two weeks ago) link

xps, that haircut of Jennifer O'Neill's must have been the source of her short style in the Chuck Norris movie A Force of One. I thought that was a great look for her!

Josefa, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 16:50 (two weeks ago) link

Zyclor (aciclovir) is used for the treatment of initial and recurrent mucocutaneous Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV-1 and HSV-2) infections and the treatment of severe first episodes of genital herpes infections in immunocompetent individuals. It is also for the treatment of HSV encephalitis and neonatal HSV infections.

interesting name for a giant robot guitarist

Lavator Shemmelpennick, Wednesday, 6 October 2021 17:25 (two weeks ago) link

does this work as a place for just strange things you've come across generally? i couldn't find a mummified cats thread ..

http://www.strangehistory.net/2013/12/18/tens-of-thousands-of-egyptian-mummies-in-english-soil/

basically tons of mummified cats were shipped over from egypt and used as fertilizer around Liverpool

(this was mentioned in passing in one of the two American Gods related short stories)

koogs, Monday, 11 October 2021 06:05 (one week ago) link

also used for paint and maybe cosmetics iirc

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 01:21 (one week ago) link

I've watched enough episodes of Horrible Histories to know mummies were used for all sorts.

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 09:08 (one week ago) link

human remains from Napoleonic battlefields were exported to England as fertilizer in the early 19th century. There was no such thing as "too soon" back then.

calzino, Tuesday, 12 October 2021 09:20 (one week ago) link

Posted this in the "shockingly old" thread, but I guess it fits better here:

The Country Life cover features two scantily-clad models, Constanze Karoli (sister of Can's Michael Karoli) and Eveline Grunwald (who was also Michael Karoli's girlfriend).

joni mitchell jarre (anagram), Tuesday, 12 October 2021 10:06 (one week ago) link

Away from football, during his spell with Norwich,[41] he invented a percussion instrument called The Dube,[42] a form of cajón. In 2011, he accompanied Ocean Colour Scene during a gig at the University of East Anglia.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 10:19 (one week ago) link

Oh yeah, I remember reading about this, Dion Dublin?

Starmer: "Let the children boogie, let all the children boogie." (Tom D.), Wednesday, 13 October 2021 11:22 (one week ago) link

Yup, 'Homes Under the Hammer' took me there.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:33 (one week ago) link

The Country Life cover features two scantily-clad models, Constanze Karoli (sister of Can's Michael Karoli) and Eveline Grunwald (who was also Michael Karoli's girlfriend).

Karoli and Grunwald are also credited with the translation of the lyrics for Bitter-Sweet.

bulb after bulb, Wednesday, 13 October 2021 18:48 (one week ago) link


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