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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:26 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:52 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:54 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 20:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 25 July 2005 16:41 (twelve years ago) Permalink
"Buddy Holly is gay"
― Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 19:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― retarded and gay (bato), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 12 December 2005 09:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― D.I.Y. U.N.K.L.E. (dave225.3), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― baby i'm waiting (cis), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:20 (twelve years ago) Permalink
ha ha I love cranks with an axe to grind.
― GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― latebloomer: Deutsch Bag (latebloomer), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 22:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink
Plus, all the slang...
― Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 9 January 2006 15:29 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
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 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink
― Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink
― Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink
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 (eleven years ago) Permalink
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 (eleven years ago) Permalink
"Plus, all the slang..."But shouldn't the 81 be called a 010?
― dr lulu (dr lulu), Sunday, 16 April 2006 23:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink
― Jimmy Mod: My theme is DEATH (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink
― Pwnjabi MC (Matt Chesnut), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink
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 (eleven years ago) Permalink
― musically (musically), Monday, 17 April 2006 02:13 (eleven years ago) Permalink
― Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 06:06 (eleven years ago) Permalink
― Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 20:05 (eleven years ago) Permalink
First go here:
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 (ten years ago) Permalink
― strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (ten years ago) Permalink
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 (ten years ago) Permalink
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.
― acrobat, Wednesday, 12 September 2007 09:23 (ten years ago) Permalink
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 (ten years ago) Permalink
In August 2017, former NYPD officer Frank Serpico gave a speech live on Facebook and stood with police officers at the foot of the Brooklyn Bridge in support of Kaepernick.
― Οὖτις, Monday, 25 September 2017 20:44 (three months ago) Permalink
He was involved in regrettable efforts to rubbish the inventions of John Richardson Wigham.
― El Tomboto, Sunday, 1 October 2017 03:05 (three months ago) Permalink
Sobieski was spotted by a talent scout who noticed her while he was scouting the cafeteria of a New York City private school as part of a recreational visit.
― illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 11 October 2017 07:31 (three months ago) Permalink
In the late 1990s, the band's official website stated that their original name was Southern Whale Cult 1987, and that several albums had previously been released under that name. This was later admitted to have been a joke; the band had copied a presentation by the Cult and simply changed the name of the band in the text.
― MaresNest, Friday, 13 October 2017 21:40 (three months ago) Permalink
William Willett (British builder and a tireless promoter of British Summer Time) is a great-great-grandfather of Coldplay singer Chris Martin.
― Grandpont Genie, Thursday, 19 October 2017 09:10 (two months ago) Permalink
Also in 1985, "Now That We've Found Love" was back in the UK charts again as Paul Hardcastle decided to release a club remix but as with the case of his D-Train remix  putting the Hardcastle signature sound of electronic keyboards on the track and reverbing the opening vocal. Whilst the remix was a UK hit, the remix had seemingly lost its reggae roots and the Hardcastle remix has since largely been forgotten in the decades that have followed. The result being that most DJs and radio stations have returned to the original reggae version.
― she carries a torch. two torches, actually (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Wednesday, 25 October 2017 16:42 (two months ago) Permalink
Linehan and Mathews also made a rare appearance in the sitcom I'm Alan Partridge as two Irishmen considering Alan Partridge (Steve Coogan) for a contract. In the absence of a picture, Mathews is the fairer haired of the two in the scene mentioned (though according to the episode's commentary, this is a wig).
― Dan Worsley, Thursday, 26 October 2017 15:16 (two months ago) Permalink
The phrase "and now we can all get some sleep!'" followed by laughter is used during the Wiggles Meet The Orchestra DVD when introducing the next song. A subtle parent joke.
― mor frog bs (S-), Saturday, 28 October 2017 04:33 (two months ago) Permalink
It was built in 1996 in Nanjing, China. It is located by my grandparents' home and Caochangmen Dajie, next to the Da Ren Fa supermarket.
― XxxxxxxXxxxxxxxxXxxxx (dylannn), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 06:07 (two months ago) Permalink
oh shit, that’s the entire entry
― rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 08:54 (two months ago) Permalink
― Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 08:58 (two months ago) Permalink
From the entry on Mike Myers:
Both his parents were from Liverpool, United Kingdom, and he has two older brothers, Paul, an indie rock singer-songwriter, broadcaster and author, and Peter, a recently laid-off Sears Canada employee.
― JRN, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:53 (two months ago) Permalink
From the Answering machine entry:Greeting messages are partly considered as an art form, expressing the creativity and attractiveness of the operator of the TAD via remarkable wording and sound staging.
― mick signals, Thursday, 9 November 2017 00:14 (two months ago) Permalink
― Neil S, Thursday, 16 November 2017 14:59 (two months ago) Permalink
The song "(Don't Fear) The Reaper" by Blue Öyster Cult does indeed feature a cowbell playing throughout the song. According to Donald "Buck Dharma" Roeser, the lead singer and author-composer of the song, the sketch accurately portrays the band's look during the 1970s, but it inaccurately portrays some of the details of the actual recording:
― gimme the beet poison, free my soul (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 26 November 2017 19:12 (one month ago) Permalink
lol I've seen that detail before. always makes me giggle.
― fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 November 2017 19:14 (one month ago) Permalink
like there are people whose worlds might be shattered that the sketch wasn't historically accurate
― fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Sunday, 26 November 2017 19:15 (one month ago) Permalink
the early days of Kuala Lumpur = epic
Early Kuala Lumpur was a small town that suffered from many social and political problems – the buildings were made of wood and atap (palm frond thatching) that were prone to fire, lack of proper sanitation plagued the town with diseases, and it suffered from a constant threat of flooding. The town became embroiled in the Selangor Civil War due in part to the fight for control of revenues from the tin mines. The Chinese Kapitan Yap Ah Loy aligned himself with Tengku Kudin, and the rival Chinese gang allied themselves with Raja Mahdi. Raja Asal and Sutan Puasa also switched side to Raja Mahdi, and Kuala Lumpur was captured in 1872 and burnt to the ground. Yap escaped to Klang where he reassembled a fighting force. Kuala Lumpur was recaptured by Yap in March 1873 when Raja Mahdi forces were defeated with the help of fighters from Pahang. The war and other setbacks, such as a drop in tin prices, led to a slump, furthermore a major outbreak of cholera in late 1870s caused many to flee the town. The slump lasted until late 1879, when a rise in the price of tin allowed the town to recover. In late 1881, the town was severely flooded, following a fire that had destroyed the entire town in January that year. That the town was rebuilt a few times and thrived was due in large part to the tenacity and persistence of Yap Ah Loy. Yap, together with Frank Swettenham who was appointed the Resident in 1882, were the two most important figures of early Kuala Lumpur with Swettenham credited with its rapid growth and development and its transformation into a major urban center.
― El Tomboto, Monday, 27 November 2017 18:56 (one month ago) Permalink
At a dinner held at the King's House, Rastas claimed that acting Jamaican Prime Minister Donald Sangster had stamped his foot at Lulu, Haile Selassie's pet chihuahua, who, they swore, had responded with the roar of a lion.
― mick signals, Monday, 27 November 2017 21:50 (one month ago) Permalink
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Law_of_holes In particular the picture caption which is genius.
― Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 29 November 2017 08:18 (one month ago) Permalink
from Sopranos wiki so kinda cheating but...
After finding out that Tony Soprano was the de facto boss of the DiMeo crime family, he attended the sit-down with Junior Soprano about taxing Hesh. He later acted as an intermediary between the DiMeo crime family (secretly run by Tony) and at least two of the New York mob families (possibly Mangano) John wife was built like a cow did you forget to wipe your ass
― fuck you, your hat is horrible (Neanderthal), Friday, 1 December 2017 02:26 (one month ago) Permalink
There is no "standard" C6 tuning; one popular one is C-E-G-A-C-E. This tuning is a good one for learning Don Helms' lap steel melodies from old Hank Williams records
― mick signals, Sunday, 3 December 2017 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink
Tulips are poisonous if prepared incorrectly, taste bad, and are considered to be only marginally edible even during famines.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 7 December 2017 20:53 (one month ago) Permalink
Vermin Love Supreme (born c. 1961) is an American performance artist and activist who has run as a candidate in various local, state, and national elections in the United States. Supreme is known for wearing a boot as a hat and carrying a large toothbrush, and has said that if elected President of the United States, he will pass a law requiring people to brush their teeth. He has campaigned on a platform of zombie apocalypse awareness and time travel research, and promised a free pony for every American.
― heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 13 December 2017 15:50 (one month ago) Permalink
In 2017, he (Chesley Sullenberger) made a cameo appearance as himself in the movie Daddy's Home 2.
― Oiled Launch (Old Lunch), Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:14 (one month ago) Permalink
On 17 November 2017, an inadvertent mail to one of the top fortune 500 companies internal distribution list that was triggered, affecting several engineers and managers. Mostly causing huge annoyance to most of them, some saw it as an opportunity for spreading holiday cheer and jest.[dubious – discuss]
― jmm, Monday, 18 December 2017 18:41 (four weeks ago) Permalink
In 1935, Colette de Jouvenel married Dr Dausse, a man she thought she knew. They divorced one year later.
― bernard snowy, Thursday, 21 December 2017 11:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Along the way he thwarts numerous Nort schemes, discovers and inadvertently destroys the only portion of Nu-Earth not contaminated by chemical weapons, and is betrayed by every female character he encounters.
― El Tomboto, Thursday, 21 December 2017 13:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink
"The lyrics are sung from the perspective of a person who finds that drinking red wine is the only way to forget his woes."
― justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Friday, 22 December 2017 18:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink
(...) continued to record for different record labels and charted a few songs, but stopped writing in 1978, feeling that his more "artistic" works were not appreciated. This was the time when his only visit to England led him to Kippax. He played the social club there but was outdone by 17 Elvis performers.
― anatol_merklich, Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink
― Newb Sybok (Doctor Casino), Sunday, 24 December 2017 14:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Anne Shirley ("Willsy") Wills (born 3 October 1944 in Wangaratta, Victoria) is an Australian television and radio personality, princess on the streets, demon in the sheets.
― rove mcmanus island (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 25 December 2017 10:46 (three weeks ago) Permalink
― Mark G, Monday, 25 December 2017 13:58 (three weeks ago) Permalink
Barn to home conversion is not and does not have to be detrimental to the historic integrity of a barn site.[ opinion ] Successful conversions can and have taken place.[ opinion ] The most successful residential barn conversions result from a combination of factors including a careful choice of barn.[ opinion ]
― Choco Blavatsky (seandalai), Monday, 25 December 2017 17:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink
opinions 4 u
Bruce Lee’s teacher, Yip Man has suddenly surged in popularity. Due to constant production of various movies and TV shows, this could be looked at as Yiploitation.
― mick signals, Friday, 29 December 2017 05:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink
However, the plan backfired when Martin was unable to swallow a chicken fetus in the immunity challenge.
― Einstein, Bazinga, Sitar (abanana), Friday, 29 December 2017 06:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Suddenly, Mustafa pulled a knife and cut off Bragadin's right ear, then ordered his guards to cut off the other ear and his nose. There followed a massacre of all Christians still in the city, with Bragadin himself most brutally abused. After being left in prison for two weeks, his earlier wounds festering, he was "dragged round the walls with sacks of earth and stone on his back; next, tied to a chair, he was hoisted to the yardarm of the Turkish flagship and exposed to the taunts of the sailors. Finally he was taken to the place of execution in the main square, tied naked to a column, and flayed alive." Bragadin's quartered body was then distributed as a war trophy among the army, and his skin was stuffed with straw and sewn, reinvested with his military insignia, and exhibited riding an ox in a mocking procession along the streets of Famagusta.
Bragadin's skin was later purloined from Constantinople's arsenal in 1580 by the young Venetian seaman Girolamo Polidori, who was there on business. He brought it back to Venice, where it was received as a returning hero. The skin was preserved first in the church of San Gregorio, then interred with full honors in the Basilica di San Giovanni e Paolo, where it still is.
― brownie, Friday, 29 December 2017 22:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink
― Stoop Crone (Trayce), Saturday, 30 December 2017 04:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink
ban l____ j_____
― mookieproof, Saturday, 30 December 2017 05:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink
According to Dan Cuickshank at BBC News, the Napoleonic wars were raging on during the early 1800s and England dipped its toes in the war waters in 1793 with the new Revolutionary France
(from an article on "Aqua-dramas")
― mark s, Saturday, 30 December 2017 16:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Rather than stand when performing, he seats himself on a stool (unusual for a performer in rock music), and by doing so was called in a May 1974 issue of Guitar Player "the guitarist who sits on stage."
― new noise, Saturday, 30 December 2017 19:40 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Pork chops and applesauce is a traditional dish in Spain & the U.K., consisting of cooked pork chops and apple sauce.
― mick signals, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Ah, so there are two things that go into applesauce.
― pplains, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Unable to tolerate the prospect of being imprisoned once more, in September 1793 he locked himself into his office and shot himself in the face. The pistol malfunctioned and he did not die even though he shot off his nose and part of his jaw. He then repeatedly stabbed his neck with a paper cutter, but failed to cut an artery. He finally used the paper cutter to stab himself in the chest. He dictated to those who came to arrest him the well-known declaration Moi, Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, déclare avoir voulu mourir en homme libre plutôt que d'être reconduit en esclave dans une maison d'arrêt ("I, Sébastien-Roch Nicolas de Chamfort, hereby declare my wish to die a free man rather than to continue to live as a slave in a prison") which he signed in a firm hand and in his own blood. His butler found him unconscious in a pool of blood. From then until his death at Paris the following year, he suffered intensely and was attended to by a gendarme, whom he paid a crown a day.
― pomenitul, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink
Leeves is the owner of the largest cork collection in the Northern Hemisphere. 
― mookieproof, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 19:07 (one week ago) Permalink
Winner of the Official UK Air Guitar Championships in 2000, 2001 and 2002. Leigh was more commonly known at this time as 'Satan Whoppercock'
― koogs, Friday, 12 January 2018 16:55 (five days ago) Permalink
Over a twenty-year period, payments are recorded to him for playing the part of God in the Drapers' Pageant, for making a hat for a "pharysye", and for mending and making other costumes and props, as well as for supplying new dialogue and for copying out the Shearmen and Tailors' Pageant in a version which Croo described as "newly correcte".
― El Tomboto, Saturday, 13 January 2018 20:08 (four days ago) Permalink
EastEnders received criticism for their portrayal of Bradley from resident of the Hertfordshire town where the character allegedly hailed from, Tring. Some residents of Tring believed that scriptwriters of the east London-based soap had portrayed their town as "snobbish", and there were complaints to Tring's Mayor, Mike James, who claimed that a lot of people were quite offended by the new character, who plays golf and drinks soya milk. A spokesperson from the soap apologised for the offence caused: "The character of Bradley Branning was by no means set to cause offence to the residents of Tring. In fact Tring was chosen after one of our storyline conferences in Tring, as the production team thoroughly enjoyed their stay [...] Bradley is by no means a snob. He has led a sheltered life because his dad left him when he was young. His mother wanted to teach him the value of money so encouraged him to get a job, which is why he worked as a caddy at the local golf course. He has a dairy intolerance and is allergic to nuts".
― Custard Cream, Sunday, 14 January 2018 12:05 (three days ago) Permalink
writing has helped her find purpose and a place, and the creative process brings her into occasional contact with something transcendent.
― mick signals, Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:58 (three days ago) Permalink