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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 (," 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 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

(obv. it is only the end that is the "unusual detail")

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:12 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I think the unusual detail is that Pete Townshend apparently has written 15,000 songs, all of which he houses on his enormo-computer.

Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:22 (thirteen years ago) Permalink


s1ocki (slutsky), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:26 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

I hope he's got some good copyright lawyers -- the next few years may see big classic-rock hits for Sgt Finchley, the Funk Detectives, and Vice Squad Rockers.

nabisco (nabisco), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:52 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

He saves his songs as .jpegs to save space and the resulting files just happen to resemble child porn.

n/a (Nick A.), Thursday, 26 May 2005 19:54 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

Seriously though, I mean the who only had so many albums of new material, and he's only had a handful of solo albums, wtf are the rest of these songs? WHEN WILL HE UNLEASH THIS ON THE WORLD?

Allyzay flies casual (allyzay), Thursday, 26 May 2005 20:11 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

one month passes...
they deleted "kiddie porn sucks" :(

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Monday, 25 July 2005 16:41 (thirteen years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

"Buddy Holly is gay"

Curt1s St3ph3ns, Wednesday, 28 September 2005 19:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...
So I'm sure everyone already heard that John Seigenthaler Sr. was VERY MAD that someone dared implicate him in the Kennedy assassinations in his bio on the wikipedia. So the guy who did it as a joke has come forward and apologized. Fine.

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

No, that's not overreacting - that is a threat, no? A little scary if you ask me, but these reactions on the net are very...strange. Some people don't like Mr. Seigenthaler if you ask me.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:17 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Oh, I'm sorry - I misread. I thought you said Seigenthaler was overreacting. Of course you are right. Sorry it's too early for me to be reading this.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

One more thing, if you follow the links, it appears that this whole thing is part of the 'anti-wikipedia' extremist movement (which would like to gain more credibility, but which is essentially extremist). The anti-wiki movement involves anti-science groups, far right groups, and Scientology, but watch them try to mainstream it. One way to do this is the 'hit them with both sides' strategy. This whole thing could be a ploy to bring traditional media attention to Wikipedia, albeit in a negative light...and hopefully, the extremist and scary anti-Wikipedia 'movement' would also gain 'legitimacy'. Who is hoping this will happen? Well, not only fringe groups, but whatever allies they may have in corporate America.

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 08:32 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The article about the Singing Nun has her categorized under "people who committed suicide", "people who died in their 50s", and the magnificent "people who committed suicide in their 50s".

Casuistry (Chris P), Monday, 12 December 2005 09:53 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer.

D.I.Y. U.N.K.L.E. (dave225.3), Monday, 12 December 2005 13:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I guess that makes slightly more sense. i thought he was so ashamed of himself he quit.

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The wikipedia article for Dougie Poynter out of McFly used to say something like
"Dougie lost his virginity at 15, which is an offence in the UK. It is not known whether he lost it to a boy or a girl." and for a while people would wiki-tussle deleting it, putting it back, deleting it again... but the article's been completely rewritten now. sadly.

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

Apparently, he made the wiki entries from work, and the entries had been tracked to his computer.

Ha, the guy who tracked him down is a notorious crank...

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Wikipedia Watch
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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

From the Google-watch-watch site:

The first such article I read was published by and can be found here ( 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 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

ha he's not actually a nazi. That was an "unusual detail".

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 14:49 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Tribune Company
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Tribune Company
Type Public (NYSE: TRB)
Founded 1847
Location Chicago, Illinois
Key people Dennis Fitzsimmons, CEO & President
Scott Smith, President of Tribune Publishing
Patrick Mullen, President, Tribune Broadcasting
Industry Entertainment
Products television, newspapers, radio
Revenue 2% ($5.73 billion USD, FY 2005)
Employees unknown
The Tribune Company is a large multimedia corporation based in Chicago, Illinois. It owns the Chicago Tribune, WGN, the Chicago Cubs, the Los Angeles Times, Newsday in New York, the Hartford Courant, The Baltimore Sun, the Daily Press, and many other media outlets. The Tribune Company is also a co-owner of the WB television network. The Tribune Company's revenues total billions of dollars each year.
The Tribune Company also owns Tribune Entertainment, which owns the distribution rights to several television shows including: Andromeda, Mutant X, The Beastmaster, Family Feud, South Park, Soul Train, Candid Camera, Earth: Final Conflict, and others.

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

What makes you think they're "so unhappy"?

GET EQUIPPED WITH BUBBLE LEAD (ex machina), Monday, 12 December 2005 15:12 (twelve years ago) Permalink

the "techno-cult of ignorance" picture montage is awesome

s1ocki (slutsky), Monday, 12 December 2005 17:44 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"Brian Chase, 38, who until Friday was an operations manager at a small delivery company, told Seigenthaler he had written the material suggesting Seigenthaler had been involved in the assassinations of John and Robert Kennedy."


latebloomer: Deutsch Bag (latebloomer), Monday, 12 December 2005 18:37 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"In 1990, Winona played a primary role in another Burton project, Edward Scissorhands, alongside her then-boyfriend Johnny Depp. It is her only movie, other than 2002's Mr. Deeds, in which one can admire her natural blond hair which she has dyed dark since childhood."

patrick bateman (mickeygraft), Monday, 12 December 2005 22:34 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
Some time around 1600, before the term acquired its current meaning, "windfucker" was an acceptable name for the bird now known as the kestrel.

Mestema (davidcorp), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:19 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Some also like to skeet in the woman's eye. skeet skeet.

melton mowbray (adr), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Track listing

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

though I think just the stray "Hongro" was funnier

Mr Straight Toxic (ghostface), Monday, 16 January 2006 13:56 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four weeks pass...
Someone did quite a number to Douglas Adams' page:

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:00 (twelve years ago) Permalink

HAH! It's fixed!

Bryan (Bryan), Monday, 13 February 2006 05:01 (twelve 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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

"D-cup sized breasts are generally regarded as minimum specification in order to fully enjoy this act."

"Plus, all the slang..."
But shouldn't the 81 be called a 010?

dr lulu (dr lulu), Sunday, 16 April 2006 23:22 (twelve years ago) Permalink

turn the "8" on its side; insert "1."

Jimmy Mod: My theme is DEATH (The Famous Jimmy Mod), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

# "spagnola" (lit. "Spanish job", in Italy)
# "branlette espagnole" (lit. "Spanish job" (France)
# "espanhola" (lit. "Spanish job", in Brazil and Portugal)
# "ισπανικό" (lit. "Spanish job", in Greece)
# "cubana" (lit. "Cuban job", in Spain)

Pwnjabi MC (Matt Chesnut), Monday, 17 April 2006 01:24 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Martin Luther was a cunt.

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 (twelve years ago) Permalink

That Salon piece is a pathetic excuse for journalism. "Man, my conspiracy theory site doesn't rank high enough on Google when searching for an incredibly famous person! At least Salon's desperate enough to write about my plight."

musically (musically), Monday, 17 April 2006 02:13 (twelve years ago) Permalink

four months pass...
In [[2006]], Momus was appointed head booker for the American wrestling federation [[IWA: Mid South]].

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 06:06 (twelve years ago) Permalink

The Cold War cycled through a series of high and low tension years (the latter called [[Détente]]). Historians continue to debate the causes of the low tension, but it was decided that the high tension was formed by the male romping between members of the Soviet and U.S troops.

Machibuse '80 (ex machina), Tuesday, 5 September 2006 20:05 (twelve years ago) Permalink

eight months pass...

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink


strgn, Monday, 4 June 2007 03:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

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 (eleven 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 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Reading that Stanley Kubrick used special lenses on Barry Lybdon so he could shoot in "natural candlelight."

Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:18 (two months ago) Permalink


Absolute Unit Delta Plus (Noel Emits), Sunday, 22 July 2018 12:19 (two months ago) Permalink

Bowie felt he had to continue to pander to the new mass audience he acquired with the album, which led to him releasing two further solo albums in 1984 and 1987 which, despite their relative commercial success, did not sell as well as Let's Dance, were poorly received by critics at the time and subsequently dismissed by Bowie himself as his "Phil Collins years".

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 24 July 2018 11:15 (two months ago) Permalink

2 Career

2.1 1958 to 1968: Military service, Martial Art champion, Bruce Lee friendship, and training celebrities.
2.1.1 Military service and introduction to martial arts
2.1.2 Martial arts career and competition champion
2.1.3 Martial Arts instructor for celebrities
2.1.4 Meeting Bruce Lee
2.2 1969-1976: Early roles, First major film role. Steve McQueen friendship.
2.2.1 First major film role: Way of the Dragon. Supporting role: The Wrecking Crew, Yellow Faced Tiger, and The Student Teachers.
2.2.2 Steve McQueen encouragement.
2.2.3 First book: Winning Tournament Karate
2.3 1977 to 1983: First Starring role, breakthrough and subsequent success.
2.3.1 First Starring role: Breaker! Breaker!
2.3.2 Breakthrough: Good Guys Wear Black
2.3.3 Subsequent films: A Force of One, The Octagon, An Eye for an Eye, Silent Rage, and Lone Wolf McQuade.
2.3.4 First Video Game: Chuck Norris Superkicks
2.4 1984 to 1988: Mainstream success, critical breakthrough, and becoming Cannon Film's most prominent star.
2.4.1 Mainstream success and becoming Cannon Film's most prominent star
2.4.2 Subsequent films: Missing in Action 2: The Beginning and Invasion U.S.A.
2.4.3 Critical breakthrough: Code of Silence
2.4.4 Subsequent films: The Delta Force, and Firewalker. Cartoon: Karate Kommandos. Book: The Secret of Inner Strength: My Story
2.4.5 First film directed by Aaron Norris: Braddock: Missing in Action III Subsequent film: Hero and the Terror
2.5 1990s: Subsequent films, and television success.
2.5.1 Second, third and fourth films directed by Aaron Norris: Delta Force 2, The Hitman, and Sidekicks
2.5.2 Television success: Walker, Texas Ranger
2.5.3 Fifth film directed by Aaron Norris: Hellbound. Supporting role: Wind in the Wire. World Wrestling Federation: Survivor Series event
2.5.4 Sixth, and seventh films directed by Aaron Norris: Top Dog, and Forest Warrior.
2.5.5 Subsequent film: Logan's War: Bound by Honor. Book: The Secret Power Within: Zen Solutions to Real Problems. Total Gym TV infomercials
2.6 2000s: Subsequent films, and internet phenomenon.
2.6.1 Subsequent films: The President's Man, The President's Man: A Line in the Sand, and Bells of Innocence. Television role: Yes, Dear
2.6.2 Subsequent films: DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story, and Walker, Texas Ranger: Trial by Fire. Book: Against All Odds: My Story. Founding the World Combat League.
2.6.3 Internet phenomenon: Chuck Norris facts
2.6.4 Subsequent film: The Cutter. Columnist for the news website WorldNetDaily, western novels and commercial.
2.6.5 Book series based on Chuck Norris facts
2.6.6 Books: Black Belt Patriotism: How to Reawaken America and The Official Chuck Norris Fact Book: 101 of Chuck's Favorite Facts and Stories. Video Game: Chuck Norris: Bring On the Pain
2.7 2010s: Return to screen and commercials for major products
2.7.1 Commercials: World of Warcraft, T-Mobile, and BZ WBK.
2.7.2 Return to screen: The Expendables 2
2.7.3 Commercials: Hoegaarden, Fiat, United Healthcare. Video game: Non Stop Chuck Norris

diamonddave85​​ (diamonddave85), Friday, 27 July 2018 16:14 (one month ago) Permalink

Section headings are a nightmare

Someone please revert the disastrously long section headings that make the table of contents unreadable. (talk) 21:06, 22 July 2018 (UTC)

I have no problem reading them, that's why I made them. Honestly I don't get you go on all the pages I worked on instead of addressing that properly on my talk page. Filmman3000 (talk) 17:58, 23 July 2018 (UTC)

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Friday, 27 July 2018 18:51 (one month ago) Permalink

lol the very first thing on his personal talk page is his justifying himself for Gamergate related stuff. we also learn that his attempt to create an article for Non Stop Chuck Norris because "Plot section reads like and advertisement. Gameplay section appears to be copied from (online review)." the problems with the norris article are extensively discussed but he's stubbornly refusing to get it.

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Friday, 27 July 2018 18:57 (one month ago) Permalink


devops mom (silby), Friday, 27 July 2018 19:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Games such as Revelation 7 and Xibalba, for instance, have attempted to avoid claims of violence by using "off the wall" absurdist humor with enemies such as flying, bat-winged clown heads (modeled after the biblical Jezebel) that shoot rays out of their nose

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 28 July 2018 22:06 (one month ago) Permalink

"When he died his computer was found logged on to a pornographic website." - from

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 28 July 2018 22:07 (one month ago) Permalink

Ben Schwartz is an American actor best known for voicing Dewey from the 2017 reboot of DuckTales. He will voice Leonardo in the next Nickelodeon series, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 30 July 2018 22:09 (one month ago) Permalink


devops mom (silby), Monday, 30 July 2018 22:09 (one month ago) Permalink

idgi (the detail or the meme)

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Monday, 30 July 2018 22:47 (one month ago) Permalink

DuckTales may well have a larger audience than House Of Lies or Parks & Recreation, but he's far more likely to be known for shows that his face and body appeared in for 5-6 years than a voice job that started last year.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 30 July 2018 22:52 (one month ago) Permalink

especially since I think even in this day and age relatively few young cartoon watchers are all that interested in who the voice actors are

devops mom (silby), Monday, 30 July 2018 23:47 (one month ago) Permalink

ahhhh okay. had never heard of him for any reason so it went over my head.

This is a total Jeff Porcaro. (Doctor Casino), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:00 (one month ago) Permalink

(also but less relevantly

is an American actor

I suspect a larger proportion of his income is from screenwriting than acting.)

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 08:33 (one month ago) Permalink

what has he screenwritten that would give him all of this income?

challops trap house (Will M.), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 15:38 (one month ago) Permalink

freelance Letterman jokes

devops mom (silby), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 15:44 (one month ago) Permalink

Attack (disambiguation)

Attack may refer to:
* In newspaper headlines, to save space, sometimes "criticise"

mick signals, Tuesday, 31 July 2018 16:26 (one month ago) Permalink

He had a day job writing at College Humour for years, and has had multiple production deals in film & TV.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 17:11 (one month ago) Permalink

today i was reading about "swill" tuomey. if he was alive today he would be the brains behind the trump administration. inspired this headline:

"They Ought to be Beaten: 'Swill-Milk' Tuomey," New York Times (October 29, 1878)

why doesn't the new york times run headlines like this anymore? jesus, no wonder newspapers are dying out.

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 23:54 (one month ago) Permalink

Don Shaw is a British screenwriter and playwright. His credits include Survivors, Doomwatch, Orde Wingate, and Bomber Harris.[1][2][3] Shaw stated that before he took on writing for Survivors, ' I was very much an up-and-coming hot-shot writer. I was being sought after by The Wednesday Play and Play for Today and things like that. ^^/^^^^/^^^ +++ &=M-(DE-)/CAR& L/EMK//15/33-(03-04-33)/11823+11833PS &/WAREN-D VE-WINS/20CWT/M/CM/Xe/L 2909-1500-BEL-(1)65950-000 app924/ (R/DE/IC/AR/US/DDC) El-ack -STVC -C/R/I/20CWT-L/EG/EM' [4]

adam the (abanana), Friday, 3 August 2018 09:36 (one month ago) Permalink

In 1999, the satirical newspaper The Onion published a story with the headline, "Christopher Cross Finally Reaches Mexican Border"; the headline was a reference to the song, and the three-sentence story made several specific allusions to the lyrics. Cross appreciated the honor.

Everything to do with chocolate (Autumn Almanac), Monday, 6 August 2018 04:15 (one month ago) Permalink

Aston suffered from manic depression and spent time in hospital. His behaviour, at times very difficult for colleagues to bear, led to problematic relations within the college and to a separation from his wife. He was found dead in his rooms in Corpus Christi on 17 October 1985 after a drug overdose.[1] The then President of the College, Sir Kenneth Dover, admitted in his memoirs that he had been exasperated with the effects of Aston's illness and, having exhausted all other tactics, he knowingly pushed Aston into a pressured situation which might precipitate suicide.[2]

( ͡☉ ͜ʖ ͡☉) (jim in vancouver), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

Pretty much the bulk of the entry for Foghat's "Rock and Roll Outlaws" album: The album cover shows a picture of the band near a Learjet in the Mojave Desert. Though the airplane displayed the band's logo, it did not belong to them; instead, the band simply borrowed it and stuck on the logo.[1]

Freddy "Boom Boom" QAnon (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 9 August 2018 14:53 (one month ago) Permalink

Leading an advance platoon in the Battle of Flers–Courcelette (part of the Battle of the Somme) in September 1916, he was severely wounded, and lay for ten hours in a slit trench, sometimes feigning death when Germans passed, and reading the classical playwright Aeschylus in the original Greek

Tim, Monday, 13 August 2018 11:34 (one month ago) Permalink

Chairman of the Board is a 1998 "comedy" film directed by Alex Zamm, starring Courtney Thorne-Smith and Carrot Top.

justfanoe (Greg Fanoe), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 20:22 (one month ago) Permalink

"They told me not to make something so sexual", she told New York writer Christopher Glazek, recalling a conversation she had with her record executives about the music video for her song "I Wanna Fuck Right Now",[5] whose refrain is: "I wanna fuck right now / I wanna fuck right now now".

challops trap house (Will M.), Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:34 (one month ago) Permalink

yeah i've been reading aretha's wiki page too. rip <3

Roberto Spiralli, Thursday, 16 August 2018 19:36 (one month ago) Permalink

He frequently lectured on pattern recognition using the concept of multi-dimensional space, and the 'caltrop', and would demonstrate the presence of feature-detection in the human visual system by means of a flash gun, the persistence of vision in the audience leading them to observe disintegration of a character fragment by fragment. 'Doc' Coombs was notable for a facial 'tic', which gave him something of the appearance of the 'mad professor', and these days would probably be classed under Tourette's syndrome.

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 16 August 2018 20:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Glenn Medeiros and his wife, Tammy, have been married since 1996. They have a son, Chord, and a daughter, Lyric.

lbi's life of limitless european glamour (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 19 August 2018 14:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Darts is a sport in which small missiles/torpedoes/arrows/darts are thrown at a circular dartboard fixed to a wall.

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Wednesday, 22 August 2018 15:33 (one month ago) Permalink

it's called a torpedoboard

A Box of After Dinner Comics Shipped to Your House Each Month (seandalai), Thursday, 23 August 2018 20:48 (one month ago) Permalink

in other news I was not award there are pro darts competitions televised where you can watch darts for hours - goes to who when the machines take over all jobs humans will never be bored

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Friday, 24 August 2018 16:56 (one month ago) Permalink

the wikipedia pages listing recipients of keys to the city are poorly monitored, thoroughly inaccurate, and a delight to trawl through. (the one on the detroit history page is almost poll-worthy.)

Arch Bacon (rushomancy), Saturday, 25 August 2018 00:42 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I was just listening to King Crimson's "Lizard" and wondered who played drums on it. Turns out it's one Andy McCulloch. You know, the yachtmaster. Yeah, you read that right:

Andrew McCulloch (born 19 November 1945, Bournemouth) is an English drummer who worked with Fields, Greenslade, Manfred Mann, Anthony Phillips, Peter Banks, Crazy World of Arthur Brown and King Crimson in the 1970s before becoming a yachtmaster.

After drumming for Manfred Mann in early 1970, he became Michael Giles' replacement in King Crimson. He appeared on just one King Crimson album, the jazz-influenced Lizard, released in 1970.

He joined Greenslade at its inception in 1972, remaining with them until their dissolution in 1976. He then guested on several releases, including "Opus One" with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, before leaving the music business. Despite at the time being referred to in The Guardian as being one of the most skillful and inventive drummers working anywhere in the jazz or rock spectrum, he left to become more involved with his other love, sailing.

As an RYA Yachtmaster instructor he skippered and taught on several yachts around Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Italy, France, Spain, Lebanon and Antigua.

He now charters his own yachts around the Greek Islands in the summer season, as well as teaching, skippering and examining.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 27 August 2018 20:54 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Two weeks before The Pat Sajak Show was canceled, on March 30, 1990, radio host Rush Limbaugh made headlines when he guest hosted the program...

After a commercial break, Limbaugh attempted to address the topic of affirmative action, but was heckled again by several male audience members wearing ACT UP T-shirts, calling him a "murderer" before he could make a point. Limbaugh sat silently with the camera focused on him for nearly a minute while audience members continued shouting phrases such as "You want people to die!" Limbaugh responded with, "I am not responsible for your behavior."

A True White Kid that can Jump (Granny Dainger), Wednesday, 29 August 2018 16:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A note for future expansion of this article: In Chapter 6, McGee is thinking "Not necessarily Helo'ise and Abelard, Romeo and Miss Capulet, or even Nappi and Joe. But just a crumb of some kind of love there, lad." Nappi and Joe is a reference to Napoleon and Josephine, popular romantic figures at the time, and there was a silent movie with that title, directed by Alexander Butler, in 1924.

mick signals, Wednesday, 29 August 2018 23:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bruckner was a good-natured man, but lacked social graces. He was also retiring, awkward, and childishly naïve, and his almost primitive ingenuousness and simplicity was mixed with a generous portion of rustic cunning. His short, corpulent, comfortable figure and his quiet, easy manner contrasted as strongly with such a romantic appearance. Coming from humble origins, his clothes were generally far too big and/or untidy. He was slightly above average height, but was rather overweight and so looked shorter. His eyes were blue and he had a big nose. He kept his hair so short that he appeared bald.[31] He was a very private man, and a deeply devout Catholic.[7] He liked beer and was a hopeless romantic. He never married, but proposed marriage to many young ladies only to be always turned down.[7] For a period he was obsessed by numbers.[32]

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:24 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I love Bruckner's symphonies but was half expecting to read that he liked wearing xxl t-shirts and enjoyed a hand shandy on the quiet.

lefal junglist platton (wtev), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

1980: Saddam Hussein, Iraqi President at that time, was awarded the key to the city by Mayor Coleman Young, for having donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to a local church.

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The origin of the name 'toad in the hole' is unclear. It is often thought to refer to the sausages peeking out through the gaps in the batter and may derive from the "Antediluvian Toad", a phenomenon of live frogs or toads being found encased in stone, which was a scientific fad of the late 18th century.

Winner of the 2018 Great British Bae *cough* (ledge), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:37 (three weeks ago) Permalink

During the 1820s, English geologist William Buckland conducted an experiment to see how long a toad could remain alive while encased in stone. He placed toads of different sizes and ages into carved chambers within limestone and sandstone blocks, then buried the blocks in his garden. A year later, he dug up the blocks and found that most of the toads were dead and decayed. A few toads that had been in the limestone (which did contain small pores) were still living. However, Buckland found them all dead after reburying them in the limestone for another year. Buckland concluded that toads could not survive inside rock for extreme lengths of time, and determined that reports of the entombed animal phenomenon were mistaken. Most scientists agreed.

Number None, Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

In 2007 the richest 1% of the American population owned 35% of the country's total wealth, and the next 19% owned 51%.

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

xp Lol I found a much longer report on that experiment in a 19th century encylopedia. An outstanding contribution to science.

Winner of the 2018 Great British Bae *cough* (ledge), Thursday, 30 August 2018 19:57 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Tizer is lemon, lime and apple flavoured. Also mentioned in Rick Riordain’s book “The Ship Of The Dead” in his series “Magnus Chase and the Gods Of Asgard”.

Non, je ned raggette rien (onimo), Saturday, 1 September 2018 18:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

“Paul Roland writes nice melodies and has a very particular personality but he is too intellectual for me!" (Frank Zappa, 1988).[citation needed]

by the light of the burning Citroën, Monday, 3 September 2018 19:11 (three weeks ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

In 1996, he offered $1 million to anyone who could produce a video showing where Whoopi Goldberg was funny.

Engles in the Outfield (cryptosicko), Friday, 21 September 2018 04:13 (three days ago) Permalink

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