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Dans Macabre
Apr 24, 2004

this thread is so old


Mar 31, 2019



Doom Mathematic posted:

He died of alcohol poisoning at the age of fifty-five as a result of a drinking contest, of which he was declared the winner.


goblin week
Jan 26, 2019

Television and film
In 1984, the Twinkie became known worldwide in countries that did not sell the confection, due to a reference in the hit film Ghostbusters.[28] In the film, the character Egon Spengler describes a speculated level of psychokinetic energy and uses a regular-sized Twinkie to represent the normal level of such energy in New York City. He then says that based on a recent sample, the Twinkie representing New York would be over 35 feet (11 m) long and weigh approximately 600 pounds (270 kg), to which the character Winston Zeddemore replies, "That's a big Twinkie."[28]
In 1978 film, The Deer Hunter, two hunters enjoy lunch while one dips a Twinkies in Mustard.
In 1979 film, The Jerk, in this early scene when protagonist Navin is served his favorite meal for his 21st birthday: Tuna fish salad on white bread with mayonnaise and a couple of Twinkies. When Navin leaves his party in a tiff, his mom comforts him privately with another Twinkie. Navin's surprising discovery that he is not a naturally born child of his African-American family is only mitigated by the repeated sweetness of those Twinkies.
The 1988 action film Die Hard makes light of Twinkie ingredients in an exchange between characters John McClane (played by Bruce Willis) and Sgt. Al Powell (Reginald VelJohnson).
In the 1989 film UHF, "Weird Al" Yankovic makes a Twinkie wiener sandwich, composed of a hotdog topped with Easy Cheese in a bun made from a Twinkie.
In 1990’s Die Hard 2, Twinkies appear in the desk of Sgt. Al Powell.
In the 1990’s film Gremlins 2: The New Batch, Billy is eating Twinkies with a gremlin.
In 1994 film Richie Rich, Twinkies make a cameo.
In 1994's TV series Seinfeld 's episode The Big Salad, Jerry references New man being wrapped up in a Twinkie.
The Simpsons episode Homer and Apu (Season 5 Episode 13, 1994) has an irate customer attempt to take his overcharged rage out on innocuous, innocent Twinkies at the Kwik-E-Mart. Apu scoffs at the futile effort to destroy the indestructible cellophaned treat.
Family Guy‘s Da Boom (Season 2 Episode 3) originally aired December 26, 1999, a year that fizzled into anticlimactic, unrealised fears for us, but the Griffins saw in a catastrophic Y2K. Peter, Lois, Meg, Chris, Stewie and Brian, survive a nuclear holocaust to be left in a world without food. Their only salvation from starvation may be at the ‘Twinkee’ factory, cleverly, ever-so-slightly misspelled, but a Twinkee is a Twinky is a Twinkie.
In the 1999 Disney film The Iron Giant, Turbo Twinkie is a late night snack concoction briefly consumed by Hogarth Hughes. The item consists of a Twinkies Snack Cake injected with a core filling of whipped cream.
In 2001's Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure, Twinkie wrappers can be spotted at the dump.
In 2005 film Madagascar, A box in the background of Twinkies is seen on the table of Marty’s birthday.
In the 2006 film Click, Micheal Newman gets involved to becoming overweight and argues with his son, seconds later he runs off with the box of Twinkies.
In 2007’s movie Disturbia, Kale Bracht builds a tower of Twinkies in his house.
In 2008’s film 21, Miles is laying on the couch eating Twinkies.
The Twinkie has cameo in the film 2008's Disney Pixar WALL-E were WALL-E keeps his collections on a shelf eventually Hal the cockroach sleeps in it.
The plot of the 2009 film Zombieland (also featuring Bill Murray) is partly driven by a tireless search for America's last Hostess Twinkie. Woody Harrelson's character, Tallahassee, mentions Twinkies' reputation for longevity.
The 2011 anti-hero film Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance makes light of the popular misconception that Twinkies will not become stale or deteriorate. The film's antagonist, who has the power of decay, grabs items of food, only to see it decay in his hand; when he grabs the Twinkie, it does not change.
In Transformers: Dark of the Moon, Although Shia LaBeouf wasn't spotted eating one of the now-doomed snacks in the film itself, Hostess did have a highly visible (and highly hilarious) tie-in campaign with the movie's release. Behold, Chocwave cupcakes and Snoballimus Prime Snoballs!
In the film Foodfight!, A twinkie based character is named Twinkleton.
In 2012’s Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted, between the conversation of Alex and Gia is a red box of Twinkies behind her makeup on the top shelf.
In 2016's Sausage Party, A character of a food is a Twinkie named Twink.
In X-Men: Apocalypse, Quicksilver eats a Twinkie while in slow motion of his run at the same time saving the mutants.
In 2017’s Movie Justice League, a box of Twinkies can be notice between The Flash and Batman.
In Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, A snack of a twinkle is sitting on Miles top shelf in his room.
In She-Ra and the Princesses of Power, Catra brings Glimmer a Sponge Cake for dessert only for Glimmer to drop it on the floor in shock of Horde Primes Intentions.
A scene in the 2018 film adaptation of Mortal Engines has two characters eating something called an "...Inkie"; despite probably being over a thousand years old, it was still edible.
In 2019’s We Summon the Darkness, A box Twinkies hits the girls car window on there way to a party.
In 2019's Lupin III: The First, Laetitia inside of a big boat crate with Lupin finds Twinkie cookies in a little box
In the film StarDog and TurboCat, Buddy and Felix hide in a store from security guards in a mountain full of Twinkie Cereal.
In 2020's television series The Owl House, Amity Blight brings a Twinkie like cupcake to Luz with life Fairy's inside only for luz to be disgusted and Amity mentioned "The Ingredients are very fresh".
In The Movie Eternals, Druig is holding a box of Twinkies.
In Star Wars: The Bad Batch, Twinkies despite loosing there golden shells we’re now used as throwing objects during a fight in the cafeteria between the bad batch and clone troopers.
A scene in 2021's television series Star Trek: Prodigy, A box of Twinkies in the USS Protostar's Cafeteria was open during the crews meals.
In the 2021 film Ghostbusters Afterlife, Twinkies can be spotted inside the barn.
In 2021 film Thunder Force, a box of Twinkies can be spotted in the diner.
In My Little Pony: A New Generation, Hitch’s skin color resembles of a Twinkie.
In 2021 tv series Station Eleven, two survivors pack a ton of food in two carts one of the packages are Twinkies.
In 2021 film Sing 2, Twinkies can be spotted in stage of were Johnny and Nooshy enter.
In Samurai Rabbit: The Usagi Chronicles, Twinkies can be spotted in the food stand of the desert menu in Downtown Tokyo in the background.
In 2022’s Halo, Master Chief’s friend Soren hands him a small dessert sample of a Twinkie in response “ Doesn’t taste anything” in which Soren replies “It’s Freedom”.[29]
Video games
In 2014's Watch Dogs, A restaurant named Quinkies is similar to the name of Twinkies. Twinkies also make a cameo as a Twinkie Donut.
In 2015's Call of Duty Black Ops III, Hendricks is seen with the player eating a Twinkie on the VTOL.
In 2018's Spider-Man, Feast provides a big sponge cake for Aunt May in her time of service.
In the Dragon Age franchise, pre-baked bread was sometimes refried and hardened similar to a Twinkie.[citation needed]
Song lyrics
Twinkies are one of various products mentioned in "Junk Food Junkie", a Top 40 1976 novelty song by Larry Groce.
John Fogerty's 2004 album Deja Vu All Over Again includes the satirical, somewhat world-weary song "Nobody's Here Anymore", which ponders people's infatuation with modern technology and its ever more sophisticated consumer devices. "He got a stash of Twinkies up in his room" is a line lamenting the self-absorption and social isolation of the protagonist of the song's first verse.
"Habits (Stay High)", a 2013 song by Swedish singer Tove Lo, mentions Twinkies in the line "I get home, I got the munchies / Binge on all my Twinkies / Throw up in the tub / Then I go to sleep."[30] In an interview, the singer confessed she had thought that "twinkie" was a synonym for "cookie" and that Hostess had sent her a sample of the product after the success of the song.[31]

Ellie Crabcakes
Feb 1, 2008

Stop emailing my boyfriend Gay Crungus

goblin week posted:

In 1978 film, The Deer Hunter, two hunters enjoy lunch while one dips a Twinkies in Mustard.

Oct 29, 2011
False Dmitry's reign was marked by his openness to Catholicism and allowing foreigners into Russia. This made him unpopular with the boyars, who staged a successful coup and killed him eleven months after he took the throne. His wife of 10 days, Marina, would later "accept" False Dmitry II as her fallen husband.

Ornamental Dingbat
Feb 26, 2007

Michael Anderson Godwin, a convicted murderer in South Carolina who had his sentence reduced from death by the electric chair, sat on the metal toilet in his cell while fixing his television. When he bit one of the wires, the resultant electric shock killed him. Another convicted murderer, Laurence Baker in Pittsburgh, was electrocuted while listening to the television on home-made earphones while sitting on a metal toilet.[30]

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004

Birkenstocks saw another comeback among teens and young adults in the early 2010s, as well as in the late 2010s

Doom Mathematic
Sep 2, 2008
The show gained more notoriety when as part of a competition, two children were forced to go head-to-head in a stare-out contest to win their parents a car. After the competition was won, the boy who had lost then started to cry, which led the tabloid press to attack the show. The next edition showed the boy with the consolation prize of an assortment of toys, an apparent attempt to mitigate controversy, but which was followed by another staring contest (this time for a speedboat), again ending with the losing child crying.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat
Alvin and the Chipmunks is the first live-action/animated film starring Alvin and the Chipmunks since Little Alvin and the Mini-Munks was released in 2003, as that film features puppetry used for the Chipmunks and this film features computer animation used for them.

Feb 13, 2012

as a person who never leaves my house i've done pretty well for myself.
Jorts is an orange tabby cat that initially rose to fame in December 2021 for a viral Reddit thread discussing workplace attempts to train him that included him being smeared with margarine.[2][3][4][5] A Twitter account personifying Jorts (and his fellow workplace cat Jean) as a supporter of organized labor has since received recognition.

Jonny 290
May 5, 2005

[ASK] Me About OS/2 WARP
wrong thread there

Vincent Van Goatse
Nov 8, 2006

Enjoy every sandwich.


Jonny 290 posted:

wrong thread there

Is there a "Post the best things you can find on wikipedia" thread?

Jul 14, 2013

Good kitty
The Stifolder or Stiffoller Shvove are a Roman Catholic Subgroup of the so called Danube Swabians. There Ancestors once came ca. 1717 - 1804 from the Hochstift Fulda and sourroundings, (Roman Catholic Diocese of Fulda), and settled in the Baranya.[4] They hold there own German Dialect and culture, until the end of WW2. After WW2, the majority of Danube Swabians was expelled to Allied-occupied Germany and Allied-occupied Austria about the Potsdam Agreement.[5] Only a few People can speak the old Stiffolerisch Schvovish Dialect. Also a Salami is named after this People[6]

Archduke Frantz Fanon
Sep 7, 2004

Rao et al.'s argument against Sproat's arguments and Sproat's reply were published in Computational Linguistics in December 2010. The June 2014 issue of Language carries a paper by Sproat that provides further evidence that the methodology of Rao et al. is flawed. Rao et al.'s rebuttal of Sproat's 2014 article and Sproat's response are published in the December 2015 issue of Language.

goblin week
Jan 26, 2019

Snail egg output is meagre when compared to fish roe production such as that from sturgeon. As a comparison, one snail typically lays approximately four grams of eggs annually, whereas one sturgeon may have up to 18 kilograms (40 lb) of eggs.[2]

Oct 27, 2010

Bread Liar

Platystemon posted:

Jorts is an orange tabby cat that initially rose to fame in December 2021 for a viral Reddit thread discussing workplace attempts to train him that included him being smeared with margarine.[2][3][4][5] A Twitter account personifying Jorts (and his fellow workplace cat Jean) as a supporter of organized labor has since received recognition.


Sep 11, 2001

No one, Woodhouse.
No one.

Dead Man’s Band
In the Frasier episode "Three Dates and a Breakup: Part 2," Frasier Crane refers to a 1992 Pouilly-Fuissé as "the nectar of the Gods."

In the Season 5, Episode 1 of Frasier entitled “Frasier’s Imaginary Friend,” Dr. Frasier Crane (Kelsey Grammer) briefly mentions Pouilly-Fuissé when he makes a cell-phone call to an unseen character named Barnard, and says, “chill your finest bottle of Pouilly-Fuissé.”

In the Season 6, Episode 18 of Frasier entitled “Taps at the Montana,” Dr. Niles Crane (David Hyde Pierce) briefly mentions Pouilly-Fuissé when he says, “And then to top it all off, the Pouilly-Fuissé we ordered was a grave disappointment.”

Oct 29, 2011
The pumping of water is a basic and practical technique, far more practical than scooping it up with one's hands or lifting it in a hand-held bucket.

Sep 14, 2003

Gang identifiers
Gang identifiers used by Juggalo gang members include, but are not limited to:

Gang colors, depending on the individual set, especially black, white, and red[1][2]
Psychopathic Records clothing and paraphernalia[1]
Tattoos related to Insane Clown Posse and Psychopathic Records, including the six "joker's card" album covers and the record label's "Hatchet Man" logo.[2]
Throwing gang signs[1][2]
Evil clown-themed face paint, mainly in black and white paints[1][2]

Jan 2, 2005

Projects that X has considered and rejected include a space elevator, which was deemed to be currently infeasible;[55] a hoverboard, which was determined to be too costly relative to the societal benefits;[56] a user-safe jetpack, which was thought to be too loud and energy-wasting;[57] and teleportation, which was found to violate the laws of physics.[57]

Improbable Lobster
Jan 6, 2012

What is the Matrix 🌐? We just don't know 😎.


Dans Macabre
Apr 24, 2004

That's awesome tbh

Dans Macabre
Apr 24, 2004


Claim that the United States Naval Academy's first mascot before Bill the Goat was a gorilla called the Navy Monkey. 12 years,
10 months May 27, 2009 April 5, 2022 added, removed Type 1 (Admission of hoax). The statement was added by a new account on 27 May 2009. The account made no other edits to Wikipedia aside from this. On 5 April 2022 a user on Twitter claimed to be the person who added the hoax, saying they did it so that they could wear a gorilla costume while presenting their school project on the Naval Academy.


Jan 15, 2007

That's nice that they provide a leaderboard right on the site.

Dans Macabre
Apr 24, 2004

wa27 posted:

That's nice that they provide a leaderboard right on the site.

Tired: banlist.php
Wired: this thing

Dans Macabre
Apr 24, 2004

Jul 11, 2008

Pick is used primarily for business data processing. It is named after one of its developers, Richard A. (Dick) Pick.[2]

Dec 30, 2011

I wanna sing one for the cars
That are right now headed silent down the highway
And it's dark and there is nobody driving And something has got to give

It stars fellow Minecraft YouTubers such as Sapnap and TommyInnit,[1][7] who roleplay as characters loosely based on themselves. They engage in lengthy conflicts over political power and rare artifacts.[8]

Sep 10, 2003

peed on;


The Kirov Prize, a speedskating match in the city of Kirov, was named for him. The Kirov Prize is the oldest annual organised race in speedskating, apart from the World Speed Skating Championships and the European Speed Skating Championships.
its the oldest organized speedskating race in the world, except for, uh, the two that are older

Jul 16, 2010

#1 Loser at SpaceChem
I'm sure that prize, with the same name as the city the competition takes place in, is named after that person and not after the city in which it's held.

Dec 30, 2010

Я выдуман напрочь

Jabor posted:

I'm sure that prize, with the same name as the city the competition takes place in, is named after that person and not after the city in which it's held.

The city was renamed after the guy so it's a perfect circle

4lokos basilisk
Jul 17, 2008

ContinuityNewTimes posted:

The city was renamed after the guy so it's a perfect circle

but since the guy was named after his dad, shouldn’t we update all these references??

Dec 24, 2007

In early 1949, the Burmese government arrested the Karen leader of the armed forces and replaced him with radical Burmese anti-Karen nationalist Ne Win.

Sham bam bamina!
Nov 6, 2012

ƨtupid cat
The game has been criticized for its brutally difficult Hard Mode. There have been no videos on beating the game in Hard Mode on real hardware.

Sep 11, 2001

No one, Woodhouse.
No one.

Dead Man’s Band
The lyrics describe, in the first person, the narrator's drive to play drums or improvised percussion to the exclusion of other activities such as work or education.

Progressive JPEG
Feb 19, 2003

To accommodate their growth, in February 1997, they announced that they were moving their corporate headquarters to a 7,200-square-foot office suite in Executive Plaza III, an office building on 11350 McCormick Road and part of the Hunt Valley Business Community.[8] The deal, assisted by MacKenzie/O'Conor, Piper & Flynn Commercial Real Estate Services broker William W. Whitty Jr., was expected to be completed by March that year.[8] The company had 13 employees at the time.[8]

Progressive JPEG
Feb 19, 2003


Aug 6, 2011

Nine states ban the keeping of non-human primates,

Aug 16, 2014

I just want to see you. I won't ask you any questions. I won't ask you about things you don't want to talk about.

In early 20th-century molecular biology, some mysticism surrounded the use of 288 to count protein structures, largely based on the fact that it is a smooth number.[23][24]

A common mathematical pun involves the fact that 288 = 2 · 144, and that 144 is named as a gross: "Q: Why should the number 288 never be mentioned? A: it is two gross."[25]


Dans Macabre
Apr 24, 2004

In the mobile app Sniper Shooter, the third mission in the first level, ironically titled "Gangnam Style", is a segment when you have to kill a man impersonating Psy, and the level features many references to this song, such as the quote on the victory screen being "Oppa Gangnam Style", and the bonus mission is to kill three Sexy Ladies, which is another reference to the song's lyrics.

ninja edit: probate me

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