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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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

seriously!

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

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

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

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

"Buddy Holly is gay"

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

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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
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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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

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

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

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (thirteen 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."

ROFFLE

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

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

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

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

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

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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (thirteen 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 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

LOL

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

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

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

Also known as
Alan Jesus George Jones Sprockets Mr. Spanky, Al Jaworski, The Duft

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Thursday, 28 February 2019 22:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Bort is the son of Bert and Ernie on the Muppets, he was adopted after the slavery epidemic.

mark s, Sunday, 3 March 2019 11:09 (one month ago) Permalink

In 1839, she was selling leeches to the Bristol Infirmary Hospital. She died from a fall on 24 December 1864 and was buried in the Hebron Road cemetery in Bristol.[3] Her daughter carried on with her business, lived alone in Bedminster in a house full of cats until her death in a fire in February 1900.[9][10]

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 6 March 2019 18:10 (one month ago) Permalink

The Warty Comb Jelly aka the Sea Walnut, people!

It has a transient anus, which means that its anus appears only when it needs to defecate and disappears after the act. There is no permanent connection between the gut and the rear of the body. Instead, as waste accumulates, part of the gut starts to balloon out until it touches the outer layer, or epidermis. The gut then fuses with the epidermis, forming an anal opening. Once excretion is complete, the process is reversed and the anus vanishes. The animals defecate at regular intervals: once an hour in the 5-centimetre-long adults, and once every 10 minutes or so in the larvae.

(I didn't actually learn this on Wikipedia, but am pleased this crucial fact made its way there so fast.)

anatol_merklich, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 20:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Sea Walnut, Transient Anus (2019)

mick signals, Wednesday, 6 March 2019 21:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Esperanto speakers are generally disappointed by the pronunciation of the language by the cast of Incubus.[2]

the scientology of mountains (rushomancy), Thursday, 7 March 2019 00:36 (one month ago) Permalink

His early work as a director included The Stepmother in 1972, a film that starred Alejandro Rey.[3] In 1974, he directed and produced The Teacher, shot in 12 days all around Los Angeles, on a budget of $65,000 using the investor producers home, her boat and clever use of the industrial abandoned (used mostly for location shooting ) industrial manufacturing section in east L.A., a film that starred Angel Tompkins, Jay North and Anthony James.[4][5] in 1975, he produced and directed The Fifth Floor, a film about a young lady who gets sent to the psych ward called "The Filth Floor". It starred Dianne Hull and Bo Hopkins.[6] Other films he has produced or directed include Mortuary, Separate Ways and They're Playing with Fire.[7] Crown International released the film and The Teacher has remained a popular cult film studied by film students all over the world to this day. I know because I am Angel Tompkins and I get the emails, the phonecalls, and the mail on facebook from the generation when the Teacher was released, the stories of young men keeping photos of me in their lockers, and taking them to college to keep in their dorms, and to this day, at collector shows the one sheets, posters and copied photos made from theatre press materials come from all over the world to me asking me to autograph them and their telling me, how watching the Teacher, "Got them through school and college" So in those 12 days of shooting limited budget, Marlene Schmidt and Howard Avedis did their best.and made Crown, tons of money. God bless with love Angel Tompkins In 2007, his film The Teacher s paired with The Pick Up and released on a DVD titled "Welcome to the Grindhouse: Two Sinful Shockers".[8] In May 2012, his 1983 horror film Mortuary was transferred to DVD, with special features included, in HD mastered from the original Inter-Negative. It was released by Scorpio Releasing in conjunction with Camelot Entertainment

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 9 March 2019 07:17 (one month ago) Permalink

omg

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Saturday, 9 March 2019 12:13 (one month ago) Permalink

On January 22, 1989, a review of the album was published in the daily issue of the Junction City, Kansas newspaper Daily Union. The review mentioned the song, saying, "'The Promise', a hit in the United Kingdom, is typical. Starting with a piano that picks out the melody, the song throbs along electronically with clear harmonies of Mann and Farrington piercing through the catchy melody."

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 March 2019 05:25 (one month ago) Permalink

"Rollin'" video received the award for Best Rock Video at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards. On September 10, 2001 (one day before the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack), Limp Bizkit received a letter from the World Trade Center, thanking them for featuring the towers in the video.

ciderpress, Wednesday, 13 March 2019 22:32 (one month ago) Permalink

http://i.imgur.com/C5YcUcL.png

mick signals, Saturday, 16 March 2019 16:00 (one month ago) Permalink

"'Let's Push Things Forward' grew on me…" remarked Pink Floyd's David Gilmour. "It's forward-looking and anarchic. It has its own anti-big-company ethos, which I like. And it has strange little quirks of timing that I find very hard to use. Perhaps it will influence me in the future. I don't know. But it's nice to hear something that works which is outside your usual frame of reference."

MaresNest, Saturday, 16 March 2019 23:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Just in case you've never read it before, the Wikipedia entry for 'Regulate' by Warren G & Nate Dogg is possibly the greatest ever.

The evidence...https://t.co/dDi18qOIAo

— Lee Thompson (@leethommo) March 16, 2019

Dan Worsley, Sunday, 17 March 2019 09:24 (one month ago) Permalink

The way that has been wiped from the article now (because certain editors hate anything funny) is one of the worst things about wikipedia.

mfktz (Camaraderie at Arms Length), Sunday, 17 March 2019 10:44 (one month ago) Permalink

He is not to be confused with a British actor of the same name who is known to Star Wars' trivia buffs as "Fake Wedge" and who died in December 2012.

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Sunday, 17 March 2019 23:04 (one month ago) Permalink

As a party trick aged two, he would name the whiskered military men in his father's history books of the Great War, but he never felt the love or pride from them that he did get from his grandparents, who provided a home from home.[2]

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Tuesday, 19 March 2019 23:29 (one month ago) Permalink

Andy Leek (born 1958) is a singer/songwriter, poet and musician, known for his work with Sir George Martin. He is an original member of Dexys Midnight Runners and played on the number one single "Geno". He has also written the single "Twist in the Dark" for Anni-Frid Lyngstad of Abba. His solo single "Say Something" reached the number 1 position in Lebanon during the civil war.

Lammy's Show (Tom D.), Wednesday, 20 March 2019 00:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Although there are existing controversies that have taken on an international character about the origin and right of the traditional dish, these controversies have not triggered any significant consequences.

mick signals, Monday, 25 March 2019 18:03 (three weeks ago) Permalink

one for the english football nerds i suppose

He has, however, remained an outspoken critic of the game, and like all the Leeds United players of the Revie era, has remained fiercely protective of the reputation of both the manager and the club. He has suffered from arthritic knees in recent years.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Tuesday, 26 March 2019 21:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Arnold received neither screen credit nor lines in this strange appearance, but he did have a chance to display his massive pecs.

Sky rockets in flight, afternoon D-White (fionnland), Sunday, 31 March 2019 22:36 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The book was the necessary reading for the University Interscholastic League's Social Studies Competition in 2018.[7]

mookieproof, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 02:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Reception of Idaho Transfer has been mixed. Time described it as a "very deliberate and closely controlled film graced with a slow, severe beauty that makes its quiet edge of panic all the more chilling", whereas Jay Robert Nash in The Motion Picture Guide declares it a "useless piece of drivel about an obnoxious group of teens".

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 2 April 2019 09:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bethel,_McCurtain_County,_Oklahoma

This building is not a very active senior citizen's center but they have been known to meet to make quilts and eat. The building is used as a polling place for residents of Bethel and the surrounding area. There are two front doors to the building that open to separate rooms. In the 1980s and prior, people voted on the east side and the votes were manually counted by people on the west side. Currently, the east side is the senior citizen's side as well as the polling place and the west side houses a workout center. The building is about a half of a mile west from the Bethel Post Office.

⅋ (crüt), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 04:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

...which was the style at the time.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 12:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Where a Government has lost the confidence of the House of Commons, in other words has lost the ability to secure the basic requirement of the authority of the House of Commons to tax and to spend Government money, the Prime Minister is obliged either to resign, or seek the dissolution of Parliament and a new general election. Otherwise the machinery of government grinds to a halt within days. The third choice - to mount a coup d'état or an anti-democratic revolution - is hardly to be contemplated in the present age.

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

monocle firmly wedged in place there, tsk tsk

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hardly to be contemplated, darragh

moose; squirrel (silby), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

quite right quite right

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Wednesday, 3 April 2019 23:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

More recently, Wooten has developed a new electronic instrument called the RoyEl, which resembles a piano but plays notes not found in the traditional western music scales. This instrument is based on the periodic table of elements and the golden ratio.

In 2005, Wooten pleaded guilty to income tax evasion, after having been indicted on charges in 2001 that he had not filed or paid taxes between 1995 and 1998.[4] He earlier had been judged incapable of assisting in his own defense after filing incomprehensible sovereign citizen paperwork with the court.

change display name (Jordan), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

the Just Intonation ---- Sovereign Citizen axis

moose; squirrel (silby), Thursday, 4 April 2019 21:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

See also

* Allegory
* Autobiographical novel
* Blind item
* Creative nonfiction
* Defamation
* List of narrative techniques
* Non-fiction novel
* Semi-fiction
* Small penis rule

what if bod was one of us (ledge), Friday, 5 April 2019 11:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The song humorously describes about a marriage that is obviously opposite of one in a traditional manner, particularly because the wife -- the female narrator -- fantasizes of a luxurious lifestyle. The wife explains that, after finishing a supposed hectic workday, she undergoes a feminine makeover (supposedly at a local spa). She returns to a deteriorating mobile home, where she and her husband reside, with high expectations that her husband will provide her a romantically intimate evening, only to find herself unenthusiastically preparing supper for him while he watches television and consumes beer and clearly not caring to display any sympathy towards his wife.

☮ (peace, man), Friday, 5 April 2019 18:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Black spent his summers in a cabin on Fremont Older's property in California, next to a pool.[1] When MacMillan asked Black to write another book, he was too weak even to swim, according to Mrs. Fremont Older.[1] He didn't write another book.

seandalai, Friday, 5 April 2019 23:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

He has founded several startups, including Acacia Biosciences (now part of Merck & Co.)

Also he lost his laptop once.[2][3]

jmm, Sunday, 7 April 2019 04:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Etruscan had some influence on Latin, as a few dozen Etruscan words and names were borrowed by the Romans, some of which remain in modern languages, among which are possibly columna "column", voltur "vulture", tuba "trumpet", vagina "sheath", populus "people".[9]

mark s, Sunday, 7 April 2019 10:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

In 1999, Lanzoni was struck in the face by a goose while riding Apollo's Chariot roller coaster at Busch Gardens Williamsburg.[5][6]

https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*q5L-SqlhiWNYibMfcw5XxA.jpeg

https://medium.com/@miketoole/it-has-been-twenty-years-since-fabio-killed-a-goose-with-his-face-on-a-roller-coaster-a87d51285890

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Sunday, 7 April 2019 11:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

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

In order to travel safely and affordably in France, Psalmanazar decided to pretend to be an Irish pilgrim on his way to Rome. After learning English, forging a passport, and stealing a pilgrim's cloak and staff from the reliquary of a local church he set off, but he soon found that many people he met were familiar with Ireland and were able to discern that he was a fraud.[4] Deciding that a more exotic disguise was needed, Psalmanazar drew upon the missionary reports about East Asia that he had heard of from his Jesuit tutors and decided to impersonate a Japanese convert. At some point he further embellished this new persona by pretending to be a "Japanese heathen" and exhibiting an array of appropriately bizarre customs, such as eating raw meat spiced with cardamom and sleeping while sitting upright in a chair.

... and that's just the start of this guy's story...

According to Psalmanazar, Formosa was a prosperous country with a capital city called Xternetsa. Men walked naked except for a gold or silver plate to cover their genitals. Their main food was a serpent that they hunted with branches. Formosans were polygamous and husbands had a right to eat their wives for infidelity. They executed murderers by hanging them upside down and shooting them full of arrows. Every year they sacrificed the hearts of 18,000 young boys to gods, and their priests ate the bodies. They used horses and camels for transport, and dwelled underground in circular houses.

Angry Question Time Man's Flute Club Band (Tom D.), Monday, 8 April 2019 17:50 (one week ago) Permalink

sounds like Ireland to me

Number None, Monday, 8 April 2019 17:56 (one week ago) Permalink

In 2001, the grounding of aircraft following the September 11 attacks left a number of performers stranded in cities they had been performing in.[5] After the attacks, a new wave of poetry slam started within New York City with a community focus on poets coming together to speak about the terrorist attacks.[5]

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:14 (one week ago) Permalink

yes, all those jet-setting slam poets being stranded. what a notable phenomenon

findom haddie (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 9 April 2019 23:15 (one week ago) Permalink

Two ways 9/11 could've been worse:

1.) If drones had been more prevalent, they would've flown them up the towers to take close-up videos of the stranded people.

2.) A large number of slam poets could've been stranded in my town for days.

pplains, Wednesday, 10 April 2019 01:32 (one week ago) Permalink

Whilst Rector at Glasgow, Kane had a column at the Glasgow University Guardian which was then edited by Iain Martin. Kane's copy was the subject of two notorious edits – a reference to the scholar Raymond Williams was altered to Kenneth Williams, and the sociologist Alvin Toffler to Alvin Stardust.[3]

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Friday, 12 April 2019 23:30 (one week ago) Permalink

this article is goddamn nothing but unusual details

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linx_(band)

Jaki Liebowitz (rushomancy), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:12 (one week ago) Permalink

An accompanying music video does not follow the dramatic story told in the song at all and instead centers on Jessica in a photo shoot.

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Monday, 15 April 2019 00:36 (six days ago) Permalink

junior giscombe's contribution to walsalls deep run in the paint trophy in 87 wont soon be forgotten

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 00:42 (six days ago) Permalink

It was confirmed on 7 September 2017 that the show had received a makeover with the set and titles card being updated. The new set will have Greek statues all around the back.

blokes you can't rust (sic), Monday, 15 April 2019 18:20 (six days ago) Permalink

So it turns out René Auberjonois is a Bonaparte. Huh.

His mother, Princess Laure Louise Napoléone Eugénie Caroline Murat (1913–1986), was a great-great granddaughter of Joachim Murat, one of Napoleon's marshals and King of Naples during the First French Empire, and his wife, Caroline Bonaparte, Napoleon's youngest sister.

A Cheetah Drenched in Applesauce (Old Lunch), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:16 (four days ago) Permalink

nice

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Wednesday, 17 April 2019 19:18 (four days ago) Permalink

Davis briefly dated musician Eric Clapton whom she refused to collaborate with because she reportedly felt his work was too banal.

silverfish, Thursday, 18 April 2019 20:22 (three days ago) Permalink

Aubrey was married to actor Derren Nesbitt, from 1961 to 1973. They had one daughter, Kerry but divorced after Nesbitt thrashed her with a leather strap

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Saturday, 20 April 2019 09:40 (yesterday) Permalink


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