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"wash & go" shampoo is called "pert" in america. makes it sound a lot less manly, doesn't it?
that's very silly. Can you still get Wash & Go here? I don't remember seeing it.
i used it last night, and it's made my hair very soft.
because he'd left his head and shoulders on the motorway....
I'm very tired today and slightly delirious.
when i've only had a few hours sleep, i feel like my brain has been rewired in NEW and EXCITING ways.
I'm actually feeling pretty nauseous here. I should probably log off for everyones well being.....meh.
it was a good joke
I'm here all week
The French national anthem, "La Marseillaise," was composed by Capt. Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle.
Best national anthem ever by such a long way
(PS sorry guntrip)
We should make Jerusalem the anthem. And establish a republic, obviously.
it's actually quite hard to sing.
I could sing it to you now if you like. I still know evey word.
Is this a Kentish thing?
'and did those feet, in ancient time, walk upon england's mountains greeeeeeen'
It's the only hymn we used to sing with any oooomph
I quite often belt it out in the privacy of my own flat when I've staggered home after a few too many ales
you're expected to hit all the high notes.
my old school friends and I often sing it after nights out. everyone loves us.
Jerusalem fact: "Jerusalem" is actually a different poem by William Blake, with the subtitle "The Emanation of the giant Albion". The lines that begin "And did those feet..." are a prefatory poem to his longer work "Milton". They were set to music by Hubert Parry in 1916, 89 years after Blake's death,
Except for the Book of Thel.
I might dig my Blake out and start rereading him after I'm done with the current Shakespeare trip.
is called Dove in europe, yes like the soap
'Vidal Sassoon's Wash & Go'? Now it's just Wash and Go. I use it when I'm in a rush.
you're thinking of Siegfrid Sasson's Wash & Go
when humans are frozen to wake up in 1,000 years when there is no war and plenty of living space?
frogs will one day inherit the earth.
a similar thing - if there is a male/female population imbalance, they can change sex :)
No animal, once frozen solid (i.e., water solidifies and turns to ice) survives when thawed, because the ice crystals formed inside cells would break open the cell membranes.
not the freezing, but the fact that they fleshed out the dino DNA with frog DNA, and then they changed sex and started breeding :-)
one can turn into a male.
Similarly with hens
I take it they get experimented on like a bitch by 'scientists'?
Excellent stuff from the 'shpig.
but i don't have hair overall of me
how is this true?
do you mean the net growth of all hair?
so here it is. You know how Bender can fit any number of sizeable objects into his chest cavity, in apparent defiance of the laws of physics? Well, it turns out there's an extradimensional area called Hammerspace in which these objects are stored. A brief guide:
The term was invented by fans of Urusei Yatsura (the manga, not the Glaswegian lo-fi band).
not the glaswegian lo-fi band. although i did see them at esquires in bedford when i was about 17. we (jokingly) asked them if they were japanese. they looked confused
URUSEIYATSURATHELOFIGLASWEGIANBANDFACT: they had permission from Rumiko Takahashi, creator of Urusei Yatsura The Manga And Anime Show, to use the name.
URUSEIYATSURATHELOFIGLASWEGIANBANDFACT#2: after they split up, three of them formed a band called Project A-Ko, which is also also the name of an anime series.
Albums in America and Japan were released under the name of Yatsura for legal reasons. Urusei was mooted, but this is used as a slang term (meaning "fuck you") by the Yakuza, so was rejected.
i KNEW all my facts. can i have some indie points now?
i'm going to use them to upgrade my HP and mana!!!!
popularly used in computer games. HP being hit points.
Thanks to Fact-o-rama, I actually do learn something new every day.
with I think ALL of Urusei Yatsura in. It was massive! And a bit tedious after a while. I prefer the band.
just the silliness gets a bit wearing!
it suffers, like most of takahashi's work, from being far too long considering so little happens.
the anime also has this problem. there are 200 episodes. and six movies. and 13 straight-to-video specials.
still, when it gets it right it's both incredibly funny and quite poignant.
Futurama was the name of a General Motors exhibit at the 1939 New York World's Fair which depicted a futuristic landscape. It was also where a new invention called "television" was first exhibited to the public.
very very disturbing.
What the fuck is that? It's like Futurama reimagined by the people that drew Crisis.
it's an anime-style futurama. although leela is apparently a pirate and has two eyes, so it's clearly been drawn by a retard.
She's wearing an eyepatch because she has ONE eye.
why would she wear an eyepatch?
She HAD two eyes, she lost one, leaving her with one eye. She wears a patch to cover the socket. They've obviously made her a human rather than a cyclops, presumably because whoever was drawing it couldn't get the one eye to look right.
they were a retard.
In other news, I notice that neither Olegrich nor Devonmalcolm are online this morning. I reckon they got battered last night to celebrate St George's Day and have called in sick to work before crawling back under the covers.
with their St George's Cross shouting racist abuse until 5am.
I know their type.
I was shelving books!
* at black people
You disgust me.
Our library is far more boring than that. I always look for eugenics books and books about how black people are hereditarily criminals because they have bigger skulls and heavier bones
a 14-year-old rent boy?
I don't have much experience of teenage rentboys. Evidently, you're more knowledgeable on the subject.
I order them in for guntrip and I get a commission.
but this one is too good to pass up:
On this day in 1184 BC, Greek soldiers entered Troy inside the Trojan Horse and took control of the city.
the validity of this "fact".
It's a well-known fact that Tony Blair's Father was a Tory, and many inside the Labour Party believe his father instructed him to join the Labour Party, and in a Trojan Horse fashion turn them into a Tory Party away from their natural principles and policies
I like that you're asking me to be precise about the date of events which occurred more than three millennia ago, if indeed they happened at all.
24 April 1184BC is established as the traditional date of the fall of Troy. Presumably this is derived from a combination of primary and secondary sources, archaeological evidence, and blindly sticking a pin into a calendar.
I went to see a play about Tony Blair last night. It was quite good.
as nobody seems to give a fuck about the fall of Troy (or even The Fall of Troy)
Sir Clement Freud
John de Mol
Cedric the Entertainer
endorsed the all-popular computer game Sensible Soccer
appear on the front of the first game, he performed the music
Excellent fact, DM.
until i read that, that he also performed the music for Big Break!
but I can't remember how the song goes. I used to watch that every week. I have no idea how prolonged exposure to Jim Davidson didn't turn me into a slathering racist.
you better believe I'm right.
We're gonna be snookering you, snookering you tonight
It was also composed by Mike Batt of Wombles and Katie Melua fame
as Meat Loaf so movingly sang. Mike Batt was also in the 1987 production of "The Hunting of the Snark" that's mentioned on Captain Sensible's IMDb page.
WombleFact: One of the musicians in the costumes was Chris Spedding, who released "Motorbiking" and produced the Sex Pistols' demos.
Celine Dion I would have said. After all they decided to drop 'It's All Coming Back To Me Now' for Bat out of Hell II in favour of 'I'd Do Anything For Love (But I Won't Do That)'
Good Womble fact though
i bet he bought titanic on dvd JUST for the dion track in it.
Sir Clement Freud
John de Mol
Cedric the Entertainer
is called ostraconophobia.
An ostrakon was a shell or a shard of pottery used as a voting ballot.
In Ancient Greece, the voting public would write or scratch the name of a person in the shard of pottery.
When the decision at hand was to banish or exile a certain member of society, citizen peers would cast their vote by writing the name of the person on the piece of pottery; the vote was counted and if unfavorable the person was put out of the city, thus giving rise to the term ostracism.
The inconceivably large scale of the universe is a continuing source of wonder to me.
a million times bigger than an ant? I wonder.
the combined weight of all of the worlds ants is much more than the combined weight of all of the worlds humans
let's just give up.
I particularly enjoyed Sarah from Norwich's comment:
"I am a self-confessed "peristerophobe". I am terrified of birds in general, but most especially pigeons. I detest flapping wings, beady eyes and sharp beaks of all kinds, even large birds like swans petrify me. But pigeons, I think, are the worst because they are fearless. They have become so used to people that they do not fly away when you approach them, as most birds do. Walking round the city centre when pigeons are flying straight at your head is truly terrifying."
It had lost both its feet and was walking around on stumps.
I'm guessing yes.
she'd stay well out of my face