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“Excellent work, Agent 47. The FOGHAT ORGANIZATION will be pleased!”

“Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 23 July 2019 23:21 (ten months ago) link

"Peter Lemongello (born February 11, 1947) is an American singer known for his double album Love '76, the first album to be sold exclusively through television advertising."

Lemongello later worked as a housing contractor in Florida. In the early 1980s he was sentenced to ten years probation on charges of arson and insurance fraud involving luxury houses his firm was building; after violating the terms of the probation, he was in prison for 17 months.

On January 15, 1982, Lemongello and his brother, pro bowler Mike Lemongello, were kidnapped from a construction site, Mike was forced to withdraw more than $50,000 from a bank, and both were then left in the woods. Manny Seoane and Mark Lemongello (the brothers' cousin), both former Major League Baseball pitchers, turned themselves in to police and in 1983 were sentenced to seven years' probation for the crime.

Hideous Lump, Thursday, 25 July 2019 03:30 (ten months ago) link

Randi Mayem Singer, the writer of Mrs. Doubtfire, credits "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)" as one of the most important songs ever written and as the direct influence for writing the script.

visiting, Saturday, 27 July 2019 16:43 (nine months ago) link

lol I definitely remember posting that here

brimstead, Saturday, 27 July 2019 17:06 (nine months ago) link

Superior to ordinary mayonnaise, Danish remoulade can be very fat (up to 80%), but leaner versions are not hard to find. It's usually made with mayonnaise mixed with lots of tiny bits of cauliflower, cabbage and cucumber-(pickles) but no garlic.

mick signals, Tuesday, 30 July 2019 23:34 (nine months ago) link

In his contribution to the 1961 book The Shadows by Themselves Meehan gives very useful, timely and helpful advice to all would-be drummers on drum-kit care and maintenance.

The Pingularity (ledge), Thursday, 8 August 2019 11:00 (nine months ago) link

Somerset club Yeovil Town F.C., who traditionally wore an all-green shirt, modified their uniform to emulate Celtic's, inspired by the Scottish club's 2003 UEFA Cup run.

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Saturday, 10 August 2019 21:27 (nine months ago) link

As of 29 November 2018, Bros: After The Screaming Stops with a limited release, grossed £13,248 in the United Kingdom from 24 screens in its opening weekend, for a total gross of £13,248.

S-, Sunday, 11 August 2019 14:05 (nine months ago) link

Belgian magazine Le Soir Illustre claimed in their November 1979 issue (No. 2471 on page 26) that the French inventor Lucien Rosengart (1880 – 1976) came up with the game of table soccer in the 1930s when he was looking for things to keep his grandchildren entertained during the cold winter months. He called the game “babyfoot” instead of foosball. Employed at the Citroen automobile factory, Rosengart is credited with inventing the minicar, front-wheel drive, and the seat belt, among other things.[3]

Euripedes' Trousers (Tom D.), Sunday, 11 August 2019 20:19 (nine months ago) link

and a writer for Crank, an early-20th-century periodical

this is ethel voynich, is the daughter of the inventor of boolean algebra and the wife of the polish revolutionary and bibliophile that the voynich manuscript is named after

Her mother decided to send her to live in Lancashire with her brother, believing that it would be good for her health. Described as "a religious fanatic and sadist",[5] who regularly beat his children, he apparently forced Ethel to play the piano for hours on end. Ethel returned to London at the age of ten. She became withdrawn, dressing in black and calling herself "Lily".[5] At the age of eighteen, she gained access to a legacy. This allowed her to study piano and musical composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin, which she attended between 1882 and 85. During this period she became increasingly attracted to revolutionary politics. Back in London she learned Russian from Sergei Kravchinski, known as Stepniak who encouraged her to go to Russia.[5] From 1887 to 1889 she worked as a governess in St. Petersburg, where she stayed with Kravchinski's sister-in-law, Preskovia Karauloff. Through her, she became associated with the revolutionary Narodniks.[6

mark s, Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:40 (nine months ago) link

anyway, CRANK is a great name for a magazine imo

mark s, Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:41 (nine months ago) link

(in fact it was her mum who wrote for it, and also named it with its good not bad name)

mark s, Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:55 (nine months ago) link

On October 9, 2001, Durst was arrested in Galveston shortly after body parts belonging to his elderly neighbor, Morris Black, were found floating in Galveston Bay. He was released on $300,000[43] bail the next day. Durst missed a court hearing on October 16 and a warrant was issued for his arrest on a charge of bail jumping. On November 30, he was caught inside a Wegmans supermarket in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, after trying to shoplift Band-Aids, a newspaper and a chicken-salad sandwich with roasted red peppers on a pumpernickel baguette, even though he had $500 cash in his pocket.[24][43]

The Pingularity (ledge), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 09:06 (nine months ago) link

someone has put a bunch of fake shit in Sam Elliott's filmography for some reason

1981 Time Bandits Luke Peck
1982 The Thing Flik Whistler
1984 The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension Lock

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 21:39 (nine months ago) link

good work, someone

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 22:53 (nine months ago) link

Etymology 3
From Romper Room, name of a children's television series. See romp.

romper (third-person singular simple present rompers, present participle rompering, simple past and past participle rompered)

(Ireland, historical, transitive) To abduct (a victim) to a room where they are tortured and murdered.

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:49 (nine months ago) link

i mean "romper room" has some of the darkest connotations i can think of but obv that hasnt carried over

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:50 (nine months ago) link


Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:51 (nine months ago) link

doesn't romp and its attendant implication of fun predate "romper room"

Οὖτις, Monday, 19 August 2019 22:52 (nine months ago) link

ladies, tbf, in the worst case ive read

ulster scots of course imo

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:52 (nine months ago) link

I imagine so.

Boulez, vous couchez avec moi? (Tom D.), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:52 (nine months ago) link

xp im sure it does but id never seen/heard "romper room" used in another context (may even be imagining ever hearing it in any context tbf) but even if only in my head its def a concrete janitors room they beat you to death in on sandy row

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:54 (nine months ago) link

just a bit of fun eh

Οὖτις, Monday, 19 August 2019 22:54 (nine months ago) link

tbf ive skimped the most unpleasant details

phil neville jacket (darraghmac), Monday, 19 August 2019 22:57 (nine months ago) link

On 19 August, the prime minister wrote an inflammatory letter to the President of the European Council, hilariously describing the agreement that he had previously voted for as "anti-democratic", and not consistent with his interpretation of "sovereignty". Despite the backstop explicitly being agreed as a temporary measure, he continued to highlighted that it was "inconsistent" with the UKs desired final destination for it's relationship with the EU. He also suggested that, despite Northern Ireland voting to remain in the EU, that this agreement would somehow undermine the Northern Ireland Peace process. Following much laughter, Mr. Tusk reminded Mr. Johnson that those opposing the arrangement without "realistic alternatives" supported re-establishing a hard border on the island of Ireland.

(Sorry for polluting yet another thread with this garbage)

The Pingularity (ledge), Tuesday, 20 August 2019 13:16 (nine months ago) link

Richards is a keen fan of shepherd's pie, a British traditional dish.[78] Stuart Cable, the ex-drummer of Stereophonics, recollected that he was once confronted by Richards because he had served himself a piece of the shepherd's pie meant for Richards.[79] The dish was also mentioned by Richards in his autobiography, advising readers to add more onions after cooking the meat filling to enhance the pie's flavour.[78]

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 11:39 (nine months ago) link

what exactly did Cable choke to death on?

what's wrong with being centre-y? (Noodle Vague), Wednesday, 21 August 2019 12:04 (nine months ago) link

Although one of the highest bridges in the US, exactly how high the main span is above ground still remains up in the air. When it was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1967, this distance was cited as 650’ over the Rio Grande.[9] And today that number is still widely used.[10][11] In 2010 however, the Highest Bridges Web Site came out with a substantially lower (565’) figure.[3] This height was most likely derived using a laser range finder but the site did not specifically reference it that way.[12] Wikipedia used this 565’ figure in 2012 when updating its List of bridges in the United States by height, but kept the 650’ (200 meter) figure for the bridge in its Rio Grande del Norte National Monument article. And then in 2015, a height of 600’ appeared on the scene.

pplains, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 13:02 (nine months ago) link

Also, kudos to how high the main span is above ground still remains up in the air.

pplains, Wednesday, 21 August 2019 13:03 (nine months ago) link

a chicken-salad sandwich with roasted red peppers on a pumpernickel baguette,

this sounds p good

johnny crunch, Friday, 23 August 2019 00:08 (nine months ago) link

While the provinces' delegates spent little time, if any, in settling on Canada as the name for the new country, others proposed a variety of other names:[25][2]

Anglia – the medieval Latin name for England
Albionoria – 'Albion of the north'
Borealia – from borealis, the Latin word for 'northern'; compare with Australia
Cabotia – in honour of Italian explorer John Cabot, who explored the eastern coast of Canada for England
Efisga – an acronym of English, French, Irish, Scottish, German, Aboriginal
Hochelaga – an old name for Montreal
Mesopelagia – 'land between the seas'
New Albion
Tupona – derived from The United Provinces of North America
Ursalia – 'place of bears'
Vesperia – 'land of the evening star'
Victorialand – in honour of Queen Victoria

silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:40 (eight months ago) link

Imagine if this country had been named 'Superior'. Everything would be completely different.

silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:44 (eight months ago) link


mark s, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 13:45 (eight months ago) link


mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 15:14 (eight months ago) link

"Efisga" is mindshattering

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:34 (eight months ago) link

anyway poll

president of deluded fruitcakes anonymous (silby), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:34 (eight months ago) link

I agree, gonna start a poll right now

silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:43 (eight months ago) link

The French-language Wikipédia article on bilingualism in Ottawa is dramatically different from the English one and may be the most opinionated Wikipedia article I've ever read, concluding:

Enfin, cette situation linguistique du français à Ottawa est humiliante pour de nombreux francophones du Canada (et en particulier ceux qui ne parlent pas l'anglais, nombreux au Québec) qui se rendent dans la capitale fédérale. Cela risque de favoriser donc le séparatisme québécois.[réf. nécessaire]

"Ultimately, the linguistic status of French in Ottawa is humiliating for the many Canadian francophones who find themselves in the national capital (especially those who do not speak English, who are numerous in Quebec). This may encourage Quebec separatism [citation needed]."

All along there is the sound of feedback (Sund4r), Tuesday, 27 August 2019 17:03 (eight months ago) link

He published a book that was banned in Suriname and misunderstood in the Netherlands.[1]

Today he dances jazz, but tomorrow he will sell his homeland (seandalai), Friday, 30 August 2019 22:53 (eight months ago) link

For Frank Sinatra's 1967 detective movie, Tony Rome, Hazlewood also wrote the theme song which was performed by Nancy. Lee Hazlewood shot a guy in 1963.

a bevy of supermodels, musicians and Lena Dunham (C. Grisso/McCain), Sunday, 1 September 2019 16:49 (eight months ago) link

Haraszthy was a writer in German (which he spoke from birth [dubious - discuss])

Abigail, Wife of Preserved Fish (rushomancy), Sunday, 1 September 2019 16:53 (eight months ago) link

The film was released on VHS in 1988 by MCA Home Video and contains a trailer for the film Positive I.D. at the end.

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Friday, 13 September 2019 18:49 (eight months ago) link

In March 1999, Manser successfully passed Kuching immigration by disguising himself in a business suit, carrying a briefcase, and wearing a badly knotted tie.

johnny crunch, Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:24 (eight months ago) link

The album went head to head with heavy metal band Slipknot's All Hope Is Gone on the Billboard 200 albums chart, seeing that both albums were released on August 22, 2008, therefore both albums were competing for the number one spot on the Billboard 200. LAX ended up debuting at number two on the Billboard 200, at first, it looked like LAX had debuted ahead of All Hope Is Gone by 13 copies. Initially, Billboard published an article stating that The Game had secured the top spot with a margin of 13 units, in what was described as the "closest race for number one since Nielsen SoundScan began tracking Data in 1991". Slipknot's labels Warner Music Group and Roadrunner Records asked for a SoundScan recount, a historic first. Nielsen proceeded to the recount, which placed LAX at number two with 238,382 copies, and Slipknot in the first position with 239,516 copies scanned, a margin of 1,134 copies. After the recount 12 hours later, the article was rewritten and Slipknot was awarded the number one spot

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 21 September 2019 17:34 (eight months ago) link

So many gems in this article.

Homosexual behavior is quite common in wild marmots.[77] (NOTE THE FOOTNOTE #)

After aggressive "necking", it is common for two male giraffes to caress and court each other, leading up to mounting and climax. (I SAW WHAT YOU DID THERE AND I DISAPPROVE)

In captivity, they have been observed to sometimes perform homosexual and heterosexual penetration of the blowhole, a hole homologous with the nostril of other mammals, making this the only known example of nasal sex in the animal kingdom.[65][66]

Poody Mae Bubblebutt, Miss Kumquat of 1947 (rushomancy), Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:11 (eight months ago) link

nasal sex in the animal kingdom

fake stereolab song titles

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:23 (eight months ago) link

definitely a collaboration with NWW

Poody Mae Bubblebutt, Miss Kumquat of 1947 (rushomancy), Thursday, 26 September 2019 01:33 (eight months ago) link

oh god yes, i can hear it now

times 牛肉麵 (Autumn Almanac), Thursday, 26 September 2019 06:09 (eight months ago) link

not so much a detail, but if you scroll down to the bottom of the Buffalo '66 article, you'll find that the film is rolled into the extended Buffalo Bills NFL Franchise extended cinematic universe.

soaring skrrrtpeggios (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Thursday, 3 October 2019 19:27 (seven months ago) link

Derek landy was very good at his job being a author. He had won the red house children award. This helped him in his career.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Friday, 4 October 2019 06:52 (seven months ago) link

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