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StanM, Thursday, 3 December 2009 14:53 (ten years ago) link

In Peru the Maruchan brand ramen have been sold for a long time, as the only brand that provided this product. But, a few years ago, the Aji-released Aji-no-men ramen in a wide range of flavors, including beef, pork, pineapple, lemon-lime and soggy-muffin.

marcloithic (los blue jeans), Friday, 4 December 2009 01:25 (ten years ago) link

"Let's get to Ramen"

Mark G, Friday, 4 December 2009 07:58 (ten years ago) link

Anybody whose breath has been bated the past week over Ned's Catherine the Great posting, here's where to find the goods:

Freddy Blohm, Monday, 7 December 2009 01:20 (ten years ago) link

Springsteen, however, has never liked this nickname, due to his dislike of bosses.

fit and working again, Monday, 7 December 2009 23:16 (ten years ago) link

He has acknowledged that his surname is similar to the French word oiseau, which means "bird" in English.

Alba, Tuesday, 8 December 2009 19:27 (ten years ago) link

The Fighter, a film slated to star Christian Bale as Eklund and Mark Wahlberg as younger brother Micky Ward is scheduled to begin filming in late 2009.[4] The film will chronicle the brothers growing up in Lowell and how Eklund pushed Ward back into the ring after his early retirement leading to three bouts with Arturo Gatti. Three of Ward's post-retirement fights were voted fight of the year by Ring Magazine. Eklund served as Ward's trainer until his retirement after his third fight with Gatti on June 7, 2003.

^ Dick Ecklund
^ Lowell Sun, January 4, 2008
^ Lowell Sun, January 6, 2008
^ The Fighter (2009)

many of dickie eklund's attempts at trying to quit crack for his son have failed

what u think i steen for to push a crawfish? (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Tuesday, 8 December 2009 20:32 (ten years ago) link

from andrew WK entry:

In 2008, Andrew's self-help work led to his second appearance as a sit-down guest on Late Night With Conan O'Brien[10]. In November 2008, Time Magazine called him "truly cute."[2]

afa the i can c (roxymuzak), Saturday, 12 December 2009 00:13 (ten years ago) link

In several states, "idiots" do not have the right to vote:

* Arkansas Article III, Section 5[12]
* Kentucky Section 145[13]
* Mississippi Article 12, Section 241[14]
* New Mexico Article VII, section 1[15]
* Ohio (Article V, Section 6)[16]

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 13 December 2009 01:44 (ten years ago) link

^^^ "LIKE"

ian, Sunday, 13 December 2009 02:22 (ten years ago) link

The line, "Ride, Sally, Ride," is blasted out of loudspeakers at speaking engagements by Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, as Ms. Ride rides a wooden pony and waves her cowboy hat, to furious applause.

Popture, Monday, 14 December 2009 11:28 (ten years ago) link


(♥_♥) (roxymuzak), Monday, 14 December 2009 11:35 (ten years ago) link

"The all-flute quartet The Flutefuckers covered "I Love Living In The City""

Alas, this intriguing combo is mentioned nowhere on the Internet save for Fear's Wikipedia entry.

Guayaquil (eephus!), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 04:46 (ten years ago) link

On Sunday morning Lennon brought in the newspapers, laying them down on the coffee table, but when Ono tried to pick up one of the papers Lennon slapped her hand, saying "I read them first".[135]

Race Against Rockism (Myonga Vön Bontee), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 08:30 (ten years ago) link

The line, "Ride, Sally, Ride," is blasted out of loudspeakers at speaking engagements by Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, as Ms. Ride rides a wooden pony and waves her cowboy hat, to furious applause.

― Popture, Monday, December 14, 2009 3:28 AM (Yesterday)

h8 her imo. y r u wiki-ing this POS?

quiet and secretively we will always be together (Steve Shasta), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 08:33 (ten years ago) link

Why would anyone hate an astronaut?

blue_eyes chrono_trigger dirty engineer glasses (onimo), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 10:43 (ten years ago) link

space crimes, my friend


a black white asian pine ghost who is fake (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 15 December 2009 19:35 (ten years ago) link

Rapaport made an appearance on the June 7, 2008 edition of "The Dirt Sheet" on, giving his support to the hosts, John Morrison and The Miz, saying such comments as "they are my favorite hosts" and "they are awesome".[citation needed]

you are wrong I'm bone thugs in harmon (omar little), Saturday, 19 December 2009 02:09 (ten years ago) link

Leigh's least favorite role was as a normal girlfriend in the popular 1991 firefighting drama Backdraft; Hollywood legend has it that Leigh told director Ron Howard, "The only role I want to play in this film is the fire."[citation needed]

tiger's wood (latebloomer), Saturday, 19 December 2009 06:33 (ten years ago) link

According to an old Hungarian saying, good paprika burns twice. Paprika contains strong spices, these may cause a burning sensation in the mucuous membranes of the anus.[2]

The conflicts, the craziness, and the sound of credenzas falling (Stevie D), Saturday, 19 December 2009 22:11 (ten years ago) link

For the next couple of centuries the island was known as Savage Island, until its original name Niu ē, which translates as "behold the coconut",[6] regained use. Its official name is still Niuē fekai (wild Niuē).[citation needed]

rent, Sunday, 20 December 2009 06:49 (ten years ago) link

By all accounts Tim Dog had a comfortable middle class upbringing but suffered many personal psychological insults of a Compton based variety that many sources claim led to his later disdain and outright hostility towrds the US West Coast locality: a pertinent example of the psychological defence mechanism of geographical counter-projection.

I WILL NOT GO HAM!!! (The Reverend), Thursday, 24 December 2009 08:46 (ten years ago) link

Recently, the band has started work on their second album in The House Of Supreme Mathematics, a communal house where members of Foals and other Oxford bands live. The record in its inception has been described by the band members as sounding like “tropical prog” and “like the dream of an eagle dying”[3]. Neither of these descriptions is thought to be accurate.

eagle tears was a popular drink and it still is (a hoy hoy), Saturday, 26 December 2009 21:31 (ten years ago) link


S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Saturday, 26 December 2009 21:52 (ten years ago) link

actual lols

Later that year he began dating Madonna, who wanted to have his child; the two would continue to date until friends of Shakur encouraged him to end the relationship but in return of Madonna's affinity for Shakur; before his death a kinship of Madonna whose named Maria Bouzane rapidly became Tupac's promising Goddaughter. Bouzane goes under the alias Maria Machiavelli for Shakurs' inspiration and further continuous devotion of the romantic and emotionally intense affair the couple had belovely loss.[31]

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 December 2009 04:23 (ten years ago) link

What the.

millivanillimillenary (Trayce), Monday, 28 December 2009 04:45 (ten years ago) link

the couple had belovely loss

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 December 2009 05:27 (ten years ago) link

I'm belovin it!

millivanillimillenary (Trayce), Monday, 28 December 2009 05:28 (ten years ago) link

belovely lols

S.E., we runnin' this FAP shit (roxymuzak), Monday, 28 December 2009 05:29 (ten years ago) link

The idea of creating a park for large, contemporary sculpture in Seattle grew from a discussion in 1996 between Seattle Art Museum director (and wife of William Gates Sr.) Mimi Gardner Gates and Martha Wyckoff while stranded on a fly fishing trip in Mongolia due to a helicopter crash.[4][5]

condaleeza spice (The Reverend), Sunday, 3 January 2010 11:27 (ten years ago) link

with two citations because you can't make that shit up!

condaleeza spice (The Reverend), Sunday, 3 January 2010 11:27 (ten years ago) link

His second wife is actress Marion Wyatt and the couple reside in Buckinghamshire with their four daughters, many animals and comprehensive collection of Daily Mail archives.[3]

mad people slept on this one (stevie), Sunday, 3 January 2010 21:07 (ten years ago) link

As currently seen on Celebrity Big Brother but I only vaguely remembered the name and:

In 2009 Bowers played his long anticipated DJ set at Xcel Nightclub in Stowmarket, Suffolk. Unfortunately nobody turned up.(citation needed)

Ned Raggett, Sunday, 3 January 2010 21:52 (ten years ago) link

"Dru Hill's first song leaked from their new album InDRUpendence Day and was heard in the summer of 2008 called Loose. It featuring Sisqó on lead vocals, Nokio with a talking part, Jazz and new member Tao on ad-libs at the end. It is also the first of his songs to feature extensive gravity blasts and double bass, courtesy of guest drummer Marco Pitruzzella"

Sentimental drunk, Sunday, 10 January 2010 23:54 (ten years ago) link

In 1986, his new wife Mea Son gave birth to a daughter, Sitha, named after an experimental form of North Vietnamese cookery.

"In January 2010 Halifax produced the most cringe-worthy advert in banking history with a "radio show"
as it's focus."

Bing Crosby, are you listening? (Billy Dods), Monday, 11 January 2010 09:35 (ten years ago) link

In every James Cameron movie Michael appears in, his character is bitten on the hand by another character. This does not include Terminator 2: Judgment Day (however, Biehn is only in one scene in this film, and the scene is not part of the theatrical version; it is only available in the extended edition of the film).

shart in a bag, light it on fire (stevie), Tuesday, 12 January 2010 21:27 (ten years ago) link

Guy Lafleur's entire entry seems to be unusual details:


During the 1978 Stanley Cup finals, Boston Bruins Head Coach Don Cherry ordered his players to put their sticks up and hit Lafleur whenever they encountered him. At the end of the series, Lafleur's head was swathed in bandages after numerous slashes from Bruin players. After Montreal won the Stanley Cup, he borrowed it for the weekend without telling anyone to show his friends back home in Thurso, where he set it out on his front lawn for all his neighbours to see.

In 1979, Lafleur released an album called 'Lafleur'. The album consisted of Guy Lafleur reciting hockey instructions and singing, accompanied by disco music.

While driving home on March 24, 1981, Lafleur fell asleep at the wheel of his Cadillac and crashed into a highway fence. He was nearly decapitated when a metal post pierced the windshield missing his head by inches while tearing off part of his ear.


Lafleur currently operates a helicopter rental company in Montreal that shuttles VIPs to and from the airport. He was at the controls when the Tampa Bay Lightning's André Roy proposed to his fiancée, the Stanley Cup serving as the engagement ring bearer.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 January 2010 04:33 (ten years ago) link

McKenna hypothesized that as the North African jungles receded and gave way to savannas and grasslands near the end of the most recent ice age, a branch of our tree-dwelling primate ancestors left the forest canopy and began to live in the open areas outside of the forest. There they experimented with new varieties of foods as they adapted, physically and mentally, to their new environment.

Among the new food items found in this new environment were psilocybin-containing mushrooms growing near the dung of ungulate herds that occupied the savannas and grasslands at that time. McKenna, referencing the research of Roland L. Fisher,[17][18][19][20] claimed that enhancement of visual acuity was an effect of psilocybin at low doses, and supposed that this would have conferred an adaptive advantage. He also argued that the effects of slightly larger doses, including sexual arousal, and in still larger doses, ecstatic hallucinations and glossolalia — gave selective evolutionary advantages to members of those tribes who partook of it. There were many changes caused by the introduction of this psychoactive mushroom to the primate diet. McKenna hypothesizes, for instance, that synesthesia (the blurring of boundaries between the senses) caused by psilocybin led to the development of spoken language: the ability to form pictures in another person's mind through the use of vocal sound

Joint Custody (ian), Friday, 22 January 2010 03:17 (ten years ago) link


* "Balls pop out of my mouth." (This slogan has proven to be quite humorous and controversial.) Because of its reference to the male genitalia being close to the Bucket's Mouth.
* "Mr. Bucket - Buckets of fun!"


Occupational Therapy Associates, one of the nation’s leading clinics in the treatment for sensory problems, included "Mr. Bucket" in 2005's list of toys that will help with hand eye coordination.[1]

manichean ramen (latebloomer), Saturday, 23 January 2010 06:45 (ten years ago) link

Hawkins had several further hits, including "Constipation Blues", "Orange Colored Sky", and "Feast of the Mau Mau". Nothing he released, however, had the monumental success of "I Put a Spell on You". In fact, "Constipation Blues" has been described as "gross".[6] In Paris in 1999 and at the Taste of Chicago festival, he actually performed the song with a toilet onstage.[7]

schlump, Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:31 (ten years ago) link

"gross" [citation required]

schlump, Thursday, 28 January 2010 14:32 (ten years ago) link

There are currently three distinct styles of vogue: Old Way (pre-1980), New Way (post 1990), and Vogue Fem (began around 1995).

[...] There are 2 types of Vogue Fem: Soft & Cunt and Dramatics.

take me to your lemur (ledge), Saturday, 30 January 2010 15:25 (ten years ago) link

In the comic book "GI Joe", the character Scarface lived under an abandoned roller coaster on Coney Island.

latebloomer, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 06:48 (ten years ago) link

About the balance beams used in women's gymnastics:

Most beams in the US are designed and supplied by "Hugo's Beam Store" based in Germantown, Ohio. The most popular models as of June 2009 were: "Racecar," "United States Flag," and "Rock-climber." Add-on components include special bolts, small wrist pads, and an extensive selection of decals. Because the price of stickers for the side of a beam is often high, most gyms choose to select one or two decals, at most. The decals displayed on a beam club's "home beam" are a source of much pride, and also carry great influence over the judge's scores in most sanctioned matches, so careful consideration is made before stickers are purchased and applied.

anatol_merklich, Tuesday, 2 February 2010 22:52 (ten years ago) link

In re: the Macc Lads:

Their last gig was a private one in 1997 for Muttley's local football team Mary Dendy, in Macclesfield. The line up was Muttley, Winston Dread, Al O'Peesha and Johnny Mard.

The last time the band were together was in 1999 for an interview in the Ivy House pub, Park Lane, Macclesfield for 'The Bear's Head' fan website. The line up present was Stez Styx, The Beater and Muttley. Also present was Al O'Peesha and the interview was conducted by long time fan and Bear's Head site contributor Liquid Goblin.

An appearance on some obscure cable TV channel in the early noughties was planned with the band booked to perform 'Buenos Aries 2003'. However Dubya invaded a week too early so the appearance was shelved.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 01:24 (ten years ago) link

Dubya invaded Buenos Aries?!

Tuomas, Wednesday, 3 February 2010 11:25 (ten years ago) link

A major element of the plot is based on a Wuxia film series Palm of Ru Lai (如來神掌) released in 1964. Sing studied the same Buddhist Palm Kung Fu style from a young age and realised it at the end of the film. In reality, it does not leave palm-shaped craters and holes on impact.

genial anarchy (darraghmac), Wednesday, 3 February 2010 12:08 (ten years ago) link

From "The NeverEnding Story (song)" entry: "Kurt Cobain had planned to do a version of the song during Nirvana’s MTV Unplugged concert, but was talked out of the idea by Dave Grohl and Krist Novoselic."

vacation to outer darkness (Abbott), Wednesday, 3 February 2010 17:03 (ten years ago) link

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