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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 (nine months ago) link

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

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


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


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

"Efisga" is mindshattering

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

anyway poll

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

I agree, gonna start a poll right now

silverfish, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 16:43 (nine 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 (nine 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

Waugh also merits a mention in the history of reggae music. The success of the movie adaptation of Island in the Sun and the Harry Belafonte title track provided inspiration as well as the name for the successful Island Records record label.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Monday, 7 October 2019 16:33 (seven months ago) link

Dimension Films chief Bob Weinstein demanded musical changes after being dissatisfied with Ottman's score, instating the song "What's This Life For" by rock music group Creed, which is featured in the film during a party sequence and also during the end credits.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 12 October 2019 19:21 (seven months ago) link

Halloween H20?

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 12 October 2019 19:57 (seven months ago) link


now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Saturday, 12 October 2019 20:04 (seven months ago) link

Today is the feast of St Gerard Majella, patron of

Children (and unborn children in particular); childbirth; mothers (and expectant mothers in particular); motherhood; falsely accused people; good confessions; lay brothers; tennis ball football, head boys and Muro Lucano, Italy

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Wednesday, 16 October 2019 10:43 (seven months ago) link

She was an avid tennis player, and once played with Milton Friedman despite the fact that it was snowing.[1]

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:03 (seven months ago) link

people you wish had beaten each other to death with tennis rackets

Xia Nu del Vague (Noodle Vague), Sunday, 20 October 2019 13:51 (seven months ago) link

I thougt that said St. Gerard Malanga there for a second, who'd be a perfectly fine patron saint of good confessions and lay brothers

The Ravishing of ROFL Stein (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:42 (seven months ago) link

kickstarter to canonise every one of pope andy's superstars

mark s, Sunday, 20 October 2019 16:57 (seven months ago) link

1979 saw his first major film soundtrack commission (Alexandro Jodorowsky's Tusk), but he had been releasing solo records at least a decade earlier, including at least four for the Chappell Music Library, as well as his album Chez Jean-Claude Petit, released in the early 1970s. In 1976 he collaborated with Pierre Delanoë, Toto Cutugno, Vito Pallavicini in a very popular and funky music for Mireille Mathieu called Ciao Bambino, Sorry.

mark s, Sunday, 20 October 2019 21:53 (seven months ago) link

In 1950, while living in the U.K., he fathered future Average White Band drummer, Robbie McIntosh. Colleano was not married to McIntosh's mother.

Michael Oliver of Penge Wins £5 (Tom D.), Sunday, 20 October 2019 23:33 (seven months ago) link

The band's name came from a sugar packet Mould noticed while eating at a diner with the other two members.

pplains, Monday, 21 October 2019 20:36 (seven months ago) link

For much longer than was reasonable, I was imagining 'Hüsker Dü sügar'

S-, Wednesday, 23 October 2019 07:11 (seven months ago) link

what a run-on sentence:

On October 16th 2019, in an interview with Loudwire and Consequence of Sound, Necrobutcher revealed that he also had had plans to kill Euronymous [who was killed first by Varg Vikernes] since he was disgusted by Euronymous's treatment of Dead, and in that same interview he spoke about the Lords of Chaos movie, saying that the movie saddened him, expressing that he did not like it, although he was surprised that Hollywood cared about Mayhem enough to make the movie, and he also objected to the movie because it was based on the Lords of Chaos book, which he described as "the worst book ever".

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Saturday, 26 October 2019 01:27 (seven months ago) link

Whatever position is adopted, care must be taken (e.g. by having the recipient's legs kept together) not to strike the back of the genitals.

Subaru owners I have wordlessly loved (bernard snowy), Sunday, 27 October 2019 12:35 (seven months ago) link

From the Murry Wilson article

When I am afraid, I put my toast in you (Neanderthal), Sunday, 27 October 2019 13:14 (seven months ago) link

The original Megatron was the leader and warlord of the Decepticons, a fictional faction of sentient self-configuring modular extraterrestrial robotic lifeforms from the planet Cybertron.

mick signals, Sunday, 27 October 2019 19:57 (seven months ago) link

Yeah, what a needless modifier, everyone knows the real-life Decepticons are lead by Shockwave.

Tuomas, Sunday, 27 October 2019 20:18 (seven months ago) link

Vocalist Dan Wigley stands at 6 feet 8 inches tall. Making him the tallest member of any punk band until the 6'10" Tobin Balwinkel formed Flatfoot 56 in 2000.

S-, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 11:58 (six months ago) link

Significant others: Agent Wayne Rigsby (coworker; husband), Agent Craig O'Laughlin (fiance, person that almost killed her; deceased)

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 30 October 2019 13:14 (six months ago) link

Takes place in a dystopian future where music, television and video games are banned, and the rock band Aerosmith is kidnapped.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 05:46 (six months ago) link

When James Hetfield sings it, he does not sing in a falsetto like King Diamond, but in 2008 (and again in 2011, with Hank Shermann, Michael Denner and Timi Hansen)[17] King Diamond performed "Mercyful Fate" with Metallica, and put the screams in where necessary.

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 14:34 (six months ago) link

Being completely deaf in one ear and barely hearing in the other, Edison would listen to a music player or piano by chomping into the wood to absorb the sound waves into his skull. The waves would then pass through the cochlea and into the auditory nerve and finally into his brain. Due to this method of listening, he could not stand vocal vibrato nor hear at the highest frequencies.

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 19:41 (six months ago) link

Man what Diamanda Galas would do to that poor man

Jordan Pickford LOLverdrive (Neanderthal), Wednesday, 6 November 2019 19:47 (six months ago) link

I could swear I've heard the same thing about Beethoven biting his piano! Maybe they both did it

Dan I., Wednesday, 6 November 2019 22:00 (six months ago) link

Maybe it was the same piano

Mark G, Wednesday, 6 November 2019 23:03 (six months ago) link

Santa with Muscles is a 1996 American Christmas comedy film starring Hulk Hogan, produced by the Shuster brothers, co-produced executively by The Wolf of Wall Street Jordan Belfort and directed by John Murlowski.

I'm scared my but won't fit in it. (Old Lunch), Thursday, 7 November 2019 17:52 (six months ago) link

In August 1999, MGM board member Francis Ford Coppola was brought in by MGM to supervise another re-editing of the film costing $1 million at his American Zoetrope facility in Northern California. This work included digitally placing Bassett's and Spader's faces on the bodies of (a computer-tinted) Tunney and Facinelli, so that their characters could enjoy a love scene.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Monday, 11 November 2019 08:12 (six months ago) link

What movie is that?

Tuomas, Monday, 11 November 2019 08:23 (six months ago) link

Supernova - a very dire "we picked up this creepy guy marooned on a creepy planet" movie, rendered barely coherent due to the above-cited shenanigans and more, at least from the half of it that i've seen.

weird ilx but sb (Doctor Casino), Monday, 11 November 2019 11:48 (six months ago) link

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