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Nevertheless, an examination of recent sources shows that snuck is sneaking up on sneaked.

remy bean, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:28 (twelve years ago) link

I doubt this has ever really been on there (and it's screen/font/resolution dependent too) but anyway:

StanM, Tuesday, 15 January 2008 19:38 (twelve years ago) link

From 'California Games' entry:

There are some easter eggs in this game:

* On some random occasions, there is an earthquake during the skateboarding event. The H of the Hollywood sign falls down (The remaining "OLLYWOOD" might be a reference to the ollie.)
* You can hit the seagull in Footbag. Hitting the gull grants more points.
* There is a shark in Surfing who laughs. (This is not an easter egg. The shark, the dolphin or the gull appear quite often in surfing.)
* When practicing Flying Disc, a UFO occasionally 'abducts' the catcher of the disc.

Abbott, Saturday, 26 January 2008 04:53 (twelve years ago) link

The sound design for the original version of California Games was done by Chris Grigg, member of the band Negativland.
The gameplay for the footbag game was inspired by a scene in the movie The Great Dictator wherein Chaplie Chaplin juggles a balloon depicting the planet Earth with his feet.[citation needed]

Abbott, Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:20 (twelve years ago) link


Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 26 January 2008 05:47 (twelve years ago) link

Not unusual, but weird to read:

Dom Leone died of cancer in 1989.

nabisco, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:39 (twelve years ago) link

I've had that up for 9 days now.

Noodle Vague, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:41 (twelve years ago) link


Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Sunday, 27 January 2008 18:44 (twelve years ago) link

He has an intense daughter, Erin.

kingkongvsgodzilla, Thursday, 31 January 2008 01:36 (twelve years ago) link

What are the unusual details in the Nanny and Algerian football articles?

Tuomas, Thursday, 31 January 2008 09:29 (twelve years ago) link

David Copperfield (comedian)

He is friends with Mick Abrahams of Jethro Tull.

Alba, Thursday, 31 January 2008 22:31 (twelve years ago) link

Smith's middle name, Boy, was the result of one of his parents mistaking the name field on Smith's birth certificate for the gender field.

onimo, Friday, 1 February 2008 15:52 (twelve years ago) link

Holy shit, I had no idea The Nanny was one of America's main exports!

Abbott, Friday, 1 February 2008 19:08 (twelve years ago) link

I did not know this:

Hello, Dolly! was originally entitled Dolly, A Damned Exasperating Woman,[7] until Merrick heard Louis Armstrong's recording of the song and changed the name of the show.

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 February 2008 13:57 (twelve years ago) link

According to the label, the name "Test Icicles" is derived not from the word testicles but rather from an alleged practice of early man involving the "testing" of icicles for their strength and fitness for use as weapons. This, however, is extremely debatable considering the fact that a previous side project of band members Sam and Rory was named "Balls".

anatol_merklich, Saturday, 2 February 2008 16:51 (twelve years ago) link


Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 2 February 2008 17:51 (twelve years ago) link

Ol Bertie Dastard, Saturday, 2 February 2008 21:23 (twelve years ago) link

This article is about the American Jazz composer and performer. For other uses, see Ellington,had a porn website called anal adventure.

jaymc, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:10 (twelve years ago) link

title of picture: Duke Ellington is a fag

max, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:11 (twelve years ago) link

I know, that's even better!

jaymc, Monday, 11 February 2008 18:13 (twelve years ago) link

See picture caption.

Nathan, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:05 (twelve years ago) link

Oh. It was just changed. Below the picture of the tanks shelling the Russian Parliament, it said, "I'll fix your wagon."

Nathan, Tuesday, 12 February 2008 22:07 (twelve years ago) link


Commingling, which literally means "mixing together", is a breach of trust in which a fiduciary mixes funds that he holds in the care of a client with his own funds, making it difficult to determine which funds belong to the fiduciary and which belong to the client. This raises particular concerns where the funds are invested, and gains or losses from the investments must be allocated. In such circumstances, the law usually presumes that any gains run to the client and any losses run to the fiduciary who is guilty of commingling.
The problem of commingling is of particular concern in the legal profession. Attorneys are strictly prohibited from commingling their clients funds with their own, and such activity is grounds for disbarment in virtually every jurisdiction, because of the ease of embezzlement and the difficulty of detection. Similar rules apply for licensed real estate brokers handling earnest money and other professionals who hold deposits as agents for clients in absentia.
Commingling is also evidence that may be used in "piercing the corporate veil" of a sham corporation, where a person vainly attempts to shield himself from personal liability through "incorporation", yet fails to observe strict separation of corporate and personal property or accounts, among other improprieties.

Community property

In community property states of the United States, "commingling" non-marital property with marital property can make it community property. For example, depositing money received by an individual through inheritance – ordinarily considered non-marital, individual property – into a joint bank account may transform the money into community property. Most community property states apply a presumption of community property; where there is any commingling the burden of proof is on the party disputing the classification to "trace" the property back to individual property, and demonstrate an intent to keep it separated.

i Love diana

the table is the table, Sunday, 17 February 2008 21:28 (twelve years ago) link

Vitamin A is found naturally in many foods. Each of the following contains at least 0.15 mg (which is equal to 150 micrograms -500 IU). See Recommended Daily Intake of Vitamin A or beta carotene per 1.75-7 oz. (50-200 g):

* liver (beef, pork, chicken, turkey, fish) (6500 μg 722%)
* carrots (835 μg 93%)
* venttani (817 μg 91%)
* Broccoli leaves (800 μg 89%) - broccoli florets have much less- see below
* sweet potatoes (709 μg 79%)
* kale (681 μg 76%)
* butter (684 μg 76%)
* spinach (469 μg 52%)
* leafy vegetables
* pumpkin (369 μg 41%)
* collard greens (333 μg 37%)
* cantaloupe melon (169 μg 19%)
* eggs (140 μg 16%)
* apricots (96 μg 11%)
* papaya (55 μg 6%)
* mango (38 μg 4%)
* broccoli (31 μg 3%)
* peas (38 μg 4%)
* beetroot[6]
* winter squash
* Soylent Green - Soylent Red and Yellow, however, are not fortified with Vitamin A.

The Yellow Kid, Monday, 18 February 2008 02:24 (twelve years ago) link

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For other uses, see Artemis (disambiguation).

i like yummy tummy grape bread with cool purple spots having such a lovely ppppppppppooooooooooooppppppppppp

blueski, Wednesday, 20 February 2008 00:26 (twelve years ago) link

"The Cheeky Girls also love playing scrabble in their free time, and Monica once beat chat show host Jerry Springer in a game of scrabble that lasted nearly 12 hours."

Jarlrmai, Thursday, 21 February 2008 15:35 (twelve years ago) link

The "What What" video contains numerous examples of imagery symbolizing male homosexuality, anal sex, and the United States. The brown heart which appears throughout the video can be read as a reference to human buttocks, which is where the anus is located. The brown star is most likely meant to invoke the appearance of an anus (although it could also represent the performer's own rising-star status, or both). With the lips located in the center of this star, the image of an anus is again invoked. The purple zeppelin as a phallic reference seems obvious, although the metaphor breaks down when the performer then penetrates it via a rectum-like tube at the base of the vessel. The red, white and blue stripes of the zeppelin's interior, while at first glance appearing to be the French tricolore, in fact more closely resembles the colors of the United States flag. The validity of this reading is strengthened by the presence of the subsequent fireworks display, a clear reference to the independence day ritual of the country in question. Also, the fact that the performer rises through a tube might be a reference to YouTube itself.

clotpoll, Monday, 25 February 2008 00:16 (twelve years ago) link

Further reading

Brewster, Bill and Broughton, Frank (1999) Last Night a DJ Saved my Life: the History of the Disc Jockey Headline Book Publishing Ltd. ISBN 0-7472-6230-6
Lawrence, Tim (2004). Love Saves the Day: A History of American Dance Music Culture, 1970-1979 . Duke University Press. ISBN 0-8223-3198-5.
Angelo, Marty (2006) - Once Life Matters: A New Beginning. Impact Publishing. ISBN 0961895446.
Peter Shapiro (2005) Turn The Beat Around - The Secret History Of Disco. Faber And Faber. ISBN-10 0865479526 ISBN-13 978-0865479524
Crazy Disco dance Tips by james "crazy disco" slim (2007)
Barney does the hustle by barney (1992)

31g, Monday, 25 February 2008 04:39 (twelve years ago) link

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Xızı (Khizi)
Map of Azerbaijan showing Xizi rayon
Population (1999): 13,080
Area (sq. km.): 1,850
Capital: Xızı

Khizi (Xızı) is the least-populous rayon of Azerbaijan. The tiny capital village now sports a couple of amusingly pointless traffic lights.

laxalt, Monday, 25 February 2008 07:59 (twelve years ago) link

Not in the articles per se, but if I read the page database correctly, and assuming that low page ID reflects early entry, the first ten Wikipedia categories were

690070 Futurama
690451 World_War_II
690571 Programming_languages
690578 Professional_wrestling
690637 Algebra
690649 Anime
690672 Abstract_algebra
690747 Mathematics
690777 Linear_algebra
690803 Calculus

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:00 (twelve years ago) link

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* Wiktionary: Fundamental
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For the contents page of encyclopedic categories, see Wikipedia:Categorical index.

This is the top level of Wikipedia's category system, in terms of the functional category hierarchy.

Alphabetical index of all categories Random category
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There are 10 subcategories in this category, which are shown below. More may be shown on subsequent pages.

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El Tomboto, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:14 (twelve years ago) link

It's been edited out, but Jeff Lynne's (of ELO) entry used to say:

"Trademark: Has worn sunglasses indoors and out since the mid 70s."

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:20 (twelve years ago) link

Not in the articles per se, but if I read the page database correctly, and assuming that low page ID reflects early entry, the first ten Wikipedia categories were

690070 Futurama
690451 World_War_II
690571 Programming_languages
690578 Professional_wrestling
690637 Algebra
690649 Anime
690672 Abstract_algebra
690747 Mathematics
690777 Linear_algebra
690803 Calculus

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Dom Passantino, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 09:38 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

We Are 138 is a song written and performed by punk band The Misfits. There are several theories and rumors about the origin of the song, including (but not limited to):

* The lyrics are inspired by George Lucas' first film entitled THX 1138.
* Some say that 138 is the Police code for "Drunk and Disorderly conduct".
* 138 is the highest The Misfits had come on "the charts" at the time.
* It's about sex (69 x 2 = 138).
* It's police code for grave robbing.
* In the Jewish mystical tradition of Kabbalah, the number 138 is said to refer to any ghoulish display of horror.
* The song refers to the year 138 A.D., in which the Roman emperor Hadrian adopted Antoninus Pius on condition that Antoninus adopt Marcus Annius Aurelius Verus. The song is told from the perspective of Marcus Aurelius.
* The song was originally an epic poem about the Triakis tetrahedron. In this version, all that remains of the original content is the number, which is the number of stellations in the shape.
* It's a secret code that the songwriter, Glenn Danzig, used as a child.
* It's the number of a union local that one of the members of the band was once a member of.
* The song refers to the asteroid 138 Tolosa, which was first observed by Henri Joseph Perrotin on June 23, 1875, exactly 85 years before Danzig's birth.
* It means nothing.
* $1.38 was the exact cost of a Whopper at the Burger King in Lodi, NJ, therefore suggesting that Glenn Danzig had a "whopper" at the time of recording.
* 138 was a number displayed by a wind-up robot toy.
* In Rocky III, there were 139 men auditioned for the role of "Thunderlips," a role which eventually went to Hulk Hogan. The song is from the perspective of the men who didn't get the role. This also explains the mention in the song of "Eye of the Tiger".
* The "1" represents a penis, the "3" a scrotum, and the "8" a pair of breasts, symbolizing that Danzig feels like an objectified, sexualized piece of meat.
* It was a prank to make people think it meant something.
* Killing without emotion.
* It was the number of Danzig's father's remarkably violent military unit in World War II.
* It means nothing but is just awesome to support it.
* police code for grave robbery

Danzig has commented on the different explanations that his former band mates have offered publicly about the song: "They didn't write it and they don't know what the fuck its about. It's about violence."[1]

antexit, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 11:52 (twelve years ago) link

* $1.38 was the exact cost of a Whopper at the Burger King in Lodi, NJ, therefore suggesting that Glenn Danzig had a "whopper" at the time of recording.

Actual lol

Savannah Smiles, Tuesday, 18 March 2008 11:55 (twelve years ago) link


* Jack Black as Jerry
* Mos Def as Mike
* Danny Glover as Mr. Fletcher
* Mia Farrow as Miss Falewicz
* Melonie Diaz as Alma
* Arjay Smith as Manny
* Paul Dinello as Mr. Rooney (court bailiff #1)
* Sigourney Weaver as Ms. Lawson (court bailiff #2)
* Paul Barman as Guy on couch
* Thomas Pynchon as Guy returning movie

The Yellow Kid, Thursday, 20 March 2008 15:29 (twelve years ago) link

The original lyrics for the song were about a totalitarian society that made everyone wear their sunglasses at night; however under pressure from Hart's record company to make something more marketable, the song was altered to be more "romantic".

and what, Thursday, 20 March 2008 20:50 (twelve years ago) link

two weeks pass...

Winter works between his American home base and London, where he has been very successful directing music videos and commercials. Highlights of his work include directing several installments of the popular Peugeot Thelma & Louise campaign, as well as campaigns for Ford, the global launch of the all CGI Tony the Tiger for Frosties.

Alba, Sunday, 6 April 2008 20:21 (eleven years ago) link

^ lololol guess who he's talking about

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:16 (eleven years ago) link

^ anyone care to figure out this

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:18 (eleven years ago) link

"Dear Sir/Madam,
You have shit for brains"

DG, Monday, 7 April 2008 14:19 (eleven years ago) link

# Allen Covert states on the commentary that for Jeff to be Grace's 3000th sexual partner, she'd "have to bang a guy a day." Actually, she would have had 55 sexual partners a year since she was 18 or 41 sexual partners a year since she was born.

get bent, Saturday, 12 April 2008 15:31 (eleven years ago) link

Michael C. Dorf is a noted Constitutional scholar, and is currently the Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University.


He is a practitioner of blogging, veganism and, periodically, juggling.

Curt1s Stephens, Friday, 18 April 2008 22:20 (eleven years ago) link

Kraftwerk were originally uncredited as authors for the song, marking the beginning of a sampling trend towards the group's catalog that has continued to be abused by many other artists. Soon after, the group pursued legal action against Bambaataa and Tommy Boy Records which proved to be successful. It is claimed by many that Planet Rock elevated hip hop music to the next level, and was the genesis of electro music.

Curt1s Stephens, Monday, 28 April 2008 06:27 (eleven years ago) link

Mystery substance in Oakville

In 1994, over a two-week period in August, gelatinous substance reportedly fell from the sky six times. The mysterious goo allegedly contained white blood cells and several acids from the human stomach, and was reported to infect anyone it touched with symptoms of exhaustion, breathing problems, heavy perspiration, fainting, and other flu-like symptoms.[citation needed] Several animals in the area are reported to have perished because of this. [1]

The whole story was published in a 1995 episode of Unsolved Mysteries.[2] The mystery was later termed "acid rain" by authorities, although some believe it was evidence of chem trails.[citation needed]

The Reverend, Wednesday, 30 April 2008 10:16 (eleven years ago) link

A vampire is wearing a Hanson tee-shirt in the season 6 episode "Barganing Part 1" of the cult television series "Buffy the vampire slayer".

Curt1s Stephens, Saturday, 3 May 2008 10:00 (eleven years ago) link

"Radar Love" was a hit by the Dutch rock band Golden Earring. The song is considered by many to be among the greatest "driving songs" ever due to its lyrics about driving all night, its up-tempo beat, and its catchy sing-along chorus.

Abbott, Thursday, 8 May 2008 01:21 (eleven years ago) link

Taking the song at face value, its lyrics extol the virtues of the Young Men's Christian Association.

The Reverend, Sunday, 11 May 2008 02:03 (eleven years ago) link

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