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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 (seventeen years ago) link

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

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

seriously!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

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

HAH! It's fixed!

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

LOL

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

The song summons up a psychedelic landscape, where pink elephants roam with dancing moons and mermaids. It references fairy-tale characters and creates an image of children playing with each other.

scanner darkly, Saturday, 24 September 2022 18:18 (two months ago) link

"I suddenly felt somebody come up behind me and whizz me round so I was face down on the bed and then I felt a prick on my throat"

Narada Michael Fagan (Tom D.), Saturday, 24 September 2022 21:26 (two months ago) link

jmm's thread of NAME THAT TUNE from the wikipedia lyric summary

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 24 September 2022 21:45 (two months ago) link

Nice. Do you mind if I ask a mod to remove my username from the thread title? Just a bit self-conscious.

jmm, Saturday, 24 September 2022 21:56 (two months ago) link

of course! sorry

Tracer Hand, Saturday, 24 September 2022 22:00 (two months ago) link

no worries

jmm, Saturday, 24 September 2022 22:01 (two months ago) link

A lesser known fact is that there was a 6th member of the group 5ive. Danny Want, was released pre-signing of the first album deal, for reasons unknown to him. The dispute remains unsettled to this day.

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Saturday, 24 September 2022 22:57 (two months ago) link

Feel free to make the thread. I might extend it to Genius annotations too, since that's an endless source of gems.

― jmm, Saturday, September 24, 2022 1:21 PM (seven hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Sorry Tracer, I'm realizing this was really poor phrasing on my part. I was trying to say that I’d be down if someone wanted to start a thread like that (I don’t really like starting or taking charge of threads), and that a possible addition might be to include Genius annotations also. Whereas it definitely reads like I'm saying that I’d take charge of the thread if someone else wanted to start it.

Sorry for the confusion

jmm, Sunday, 25 September 2022 00:55 (two months ago) link

On the Lawrence Welk Show episode "My Blue Heaven" (1964), Dick Dale and the Lennon Sisters perform this song.

Ride On Proserpina (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2022 01:45 (two months ago) link

Unfortunately not _that_ Dick Dale.

an icon of a worried-looking, long-haired, bespectacled man (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 25 September 2022 03:10 (two months ago) link

Donkey Dick Dale?

Karl Malone, Sunday, 25 September 2022 03:33 (two months ago) link

So this one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUWeb3zAXSI

Ride On Proserpina (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2022 04:06 (two months ago) link

Sorry, guess this was really one for WRONG DUDE.

Ride On Proserpina (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 September 2022 04:06 (two months ago) link

According to Cameron, the appearance of the Na'vi character Neytiri had some specific inspirations and requirements: she was inspired by Raquel Welch's character in Fantastic Voyage and by Vampirella, noting in the latter's case, "the fact [Vampirella] didn't exist didn't bother me because we have these quintessential female images in our mind, and in the case of the male mind, they're grossly distorted. When you see something that reflects your id, it works for you.... Right from the beginning I said, 'She's got to have tits,' even though that makes no sense because her race, the Na'vi, aren't placental mammals. I designed her costumes based on a taparrabo, a loincloth worn by Mayan Indians."[3] This is somewhat of a non-sequitor because both marsupials (kangaroos, etc.) and monotremes (platypuses, etc.) are non-placental and yet both lactate.

Doctor Casino, Monday, 26 September 2022 12:11 (two months ago) link

I have never read a single sentence that made me want to see any part of that movie.

pplains, Monday, 26 September 2022 14:14 (two months ago) link

Until now!

pplains, Monday, 26 September 2022 14:14 (two months ago) link

In the decades since Babe: Pig in the City's release, the movie has developed a cult following.[4] Tom Waits expressed appreciation for the film during a 2010 interview with Mojo Magazine.[18] Radio personality/podcaster Jesse Thorn has also praised the film.[19]

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 28 September 2022 03:11 (two months ago) link

In 2015, it was reported Katz stays in touch with his Hocus Pocus co-stars.[4] As of February, 2022, Katz operated a cannabis company.[5]

Sonned by a comedy podcast after a dairy network beef (bernard snowy), Sunday, 2 October 2022 13:23 (two months ago) link

one thing leads to another

Doctor Casino, Sunday, 2 October 2022 13:48 (two months ago) link

They live in the Los Angeles area with their dog, Mr. President.

Restart was a Brazilian pop-rock band that independently formed the subgenre of happy rock in São Paulo in August 2008. It became one of the best known bands in the country at the time, and had been touted as being one of the pioneers in the use of colored clothing, especially in regard to their pants apparel.

TWELVE Michelob stars?!? (seandalai), Thursday, 6 October 2022 12:23 (two months ago) link

amazing

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 7 October 2022 10:40 (two months ago) link

Herzog's father, a fluent Irish speaker, was known as "the Sinn Féin Rabbi" for his support of the First Dáil and the Irish Republican cause during the Irish War of Independence.

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Saturday, 8 October 2022 12:26 (two months ago) link

Winchell, who had medical training, was also an inventor, becoming the first person to build and patent a mechanical artificial heart, implantable in the chest cavity (US Patent #3097366 of 1963).

Askeladd v. BMI (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 9 October 2022 16:26 (one month ago) link

Ezrin suggested incorporating rap, an idea dismissed by Gilmour.[29]

you can see me from westbury white horse, Sunday, 9 October 2022 17:08 (one month ago) link

Now I'm just imagining Geddy Lee's skeleton guy from Roll the Bones dropping by the houseboat to do a feature.

peace, man, Monday, 10 October 2022 11:27 (one month ago) link

The entry for Cecil McBee, noted jazz bassist for Alice Coltrane, Miles, Jarrett, etc

Later career
In the 2000s, McBee unsuccessfully sued a Japanese company that opened a chain of stores under his name.[2]

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 October 2022 20:27 (one month ago) link

"they could be talking about ANY Cecil McBee"

stank viola (Neanderthal), Monday, 10 October 2022 20:28 (one month ago) link

i really want the backstory to that

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 10 October 2022 20:55 (one month ago) link

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crimea#Hydrography

"Crimea river" redirects here. Not to be confused with Cry Me a River.

jmm, Tuesday, 11 October 2022 21:40 (one month ago) link

The album fuses sounds from NSYNC's earlier songs such as "Bye Bye Bye" (2000) with experimental genres, including hip hop and British two-step.[3]

you can see me from westbury white horse, Sunday, 16 October 2022 05:02 (one month ago) link

As time went by, however, her food began to seem outdated, with her love of the piping bag and vegetable dyes. As she grew older, she applied more and more make-up and wore vast chiffon ballgowns on screen. Cradock had always included relatives and friends in her television shows. Johnnie suffered a minor heart attack in the early 1970s and was replaced with the daughter of a friend, Jayne. Another assistant was Sarah, and there was a series of young men who did not last long.

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 02:12 (one month ago) link

oh man i should have waited for the Career Decline section of that one

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 19 October 2022 02:19 (one month ago) link

lol outdated food - good burn

| (Latham Green), Wednesday, 19 October 2022 16:34 (one month ago) link

On May 3, 2006, Wallace performed his most famous stand-up bit, which was a diatribe against the young generation's obsession with allowances with the oft-cited catchphrase of "Get Your Mess Right." While Wallace often jokes about the flippancy of modern youth culture (often citing the "dumb dumbs on their smart phones") this one joke in particular resonated with his audience, and he repeats it at every show.[3]

My name is Mike Cyclops. I work for (bernard snowy), Saturday, 29 October 2022 03:07 (one month ago) link

Music writer Steven Wells compared Sarah Palin to Jon the Postman in 2008, comparing Palin's public speaking to Jon's onstage performances.

MaresNest, Sunday, 30 October 2022 14:23 (one month ago) link

On the morning of 23 June 1959, Vian was at the Cinéma Marbeuf for the screening of the film version of I will Spit on Your Graves. He had already fought with the producers over their interpretation of his work, and he publicly denounced the film, stating that he wished to have his name removed from the credits. A few minutes after the film began, he reportedly blurted out: "These guys are supposed to be American? My ass!" He then collapsed into his seat and died from sudden cardiac death on his way to the hospital.[3]

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 November 2022 13:08 (one month ago) link

tbf he was one person who was never going to have a boring death.

Fronted by a bearded Phil Collins (Tom D.), Wednesday, 2 November 2022 13:10 (one month ago) link

posted by seandalai in 2014, and still worth a 'wow.'

Doctor Casino, Wednesday, 2 November 2022 14:12 (one month ago) link

Frequently, Wilson has made references to "The Machine", a character from the movie 8mm. In an episode of The Cheap Seats, he had someone dressed as "The Machine" walk past in the background in full BDSM leather fetish apparel, supposedly unknown to him (but almost certainly teammate Pat Burrell). Another time, in an interview with Rome, Wilson appeared to receive a call from "The Machine" and pulled a leather mask (allegedly "The Machine's") out of his pocket to show to Rome.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 3 November 2022 04:05 (one month ago) link

He was awarded two gold medals.[citation needed]

(absent any context about the origin or meaning of said medals)

G. D’Arcy Cheesewright (silby), Wednesday, 9 November 2022 07:42 (four weeks ago) link

i don't believe there's a thread for obvious details in wikipedia articles

The Fat of the Land album cover featured an image of a blackback crab

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 13 November 2022 08:33 (three weeks ago) link

Might as well be Wiki if it's not:

mind blown by a YouTube comment of all things pic.twitter.com/uoJiHi4X8K

— Ben Sprung 🇺🇦 (@bgsprung) November 12, 2022

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 13 November 2022 16:09 (three weeks ago) link

In 1966, Sherman visited Australia. He did a television series in Melbourne, Victoria, for a live audience. During the performance, he sang a parody of "Molly Malone." It included a play on the word "but" (butt) which did not elicit a laugh.

What Sherman did not know is that Australians use the word "bum" where Americans would say "butt" (although usage of the word "butt" has since become widespread in Australia).

Otherwise, Sherman was well received by the audience. Afterward, he met with some of his fans and signed at least one autograph.

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Sunday, 20 November 2022 18:10 (two weeks ago) link

lol, that's a good article

After the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the public taste for Sherman's type of comedy lessened.[15]

jmm, Sunday, 20 November 2022 18:17 (two weeks ago) link

Despite his interest in health, Cummings was alleged to have been a methamphetamine addict from the mid-1950s until the end of his life. In 1954, while in New York to star in the Westinghouse Studio One production of Twelve Angry Men, Cummings began receiving injections from Max Jacobson, the notorious "Dr. Feelgood".[121][122] His friends Rosemary Clooney and José Ferrer recommended the doctor to Cummings, who was complaining of a lack of energy. While Jacobson insisted that his injections contained only "vitamins, sheep sperm, and monkey gonads", they actually contained a substantial dose of methamphetamine

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

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 10:18 (two weeks ago) link

After Watson was arrested, the band hired James Kontra as their vocalist, who eventually quit before a performance at Great Gildersleeves after a disagreement with Capuccio about how to hand out stickers.

Fash Gordon (Neanderthal), Sunday, 27 November 2022 13:06 (one week ago) link

The Griddler is a Mcdonaldland character that steals Mcgriddles. There is no pictures or video but people claim they saw him in commercials. He was used from 2003-2006 and has a Mcgriddle for a head like Mayor Mccheese or Officer Big Mac. There is not much else to say, exept that if we are lucky we will find a picture or video of him.

The only known appearance of the Griddler is in a post from the official Ronald McDonald instagram account, which mentions the Griddler.

formerly abanana (dat), Thursday, 1 December 2022 03:04 (one week ago) link

i had no idea Badfinger's "Without You" would end up being a cursed song for the songwriters

The two writers of the song, Ham and Evans, later committed suicide due to legal and financial issues. In Evans' case, it was a dispute over songwriting royalties for "Without You" that precipitated his action. Songwriting royalties had become the subject of constant legal wrangling for Evans, and in 1983, following an acrimonious argument with his bandmate Joey Molland over the royalties for the song, Evans hanged himself.

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Thursday, 1 December 2022 07:19 (one week ago) link

"While recording Sweet Emotion, Steven Tyler broke the vibraslap on the third attempt at using it. The break can be heard on the recording.[9]"

| (Latham Green), Tuesday, 6 December 2022 13:24 (two days ago) link


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