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Author:  Mimi [ Wed Jul 10, 2019 18:15 ]
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I thought it’d be nice to have a thread for funny little website snippets and wikipaedia entries that make an interesting bit of reading for a slow afternoon.

Things like: Potoooooooo

Author:  Zardoz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:51 ]
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More!

Author:  Findus Fop [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:04 ]
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Indeed, good thread. Not of the same calibre but:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Huthart

She frequently doubles for Angelina Jolie (and is godmother to her daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt),[4] most recently in Salt.

Author:  Mimi [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 10:31 ]
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One of my favourite things to read about (and I’ve posted about it in various places before, so you may have already seen this) is The Vegetable Lamb Of Tartary

Author:  Kern [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:54 ]
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Bear Worship!

Author:  Kern [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 11:59 ]
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Mimi wrote:
One of my favourite things to read about (and I’ve posted about it in various places before, so you may have already seen this) is The Vegetable Lamb Of Tartary


That is brilliant!

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:01 ]
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Kern wrote:

That's Thursday night at Garlands.

Author:  Grim... [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:12 ]
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I'm sure we've had something like this before, but I'm buggered if I can find it.

Author:  Zardoz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:15 ]
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There was a thread previously with links to odd tales like The Dyatlov Pass Incident https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyatlov_Pass_incident

Author:  Dimrill [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:18 ]
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How aboot the Mariko Aoki phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Aoki_phenomenon

It's Very Zardoz™

Author:  Findus Fop [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:38 ]
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The Great Bits & Bobs Incident of 2011

Author:  Zardoz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:39 ]
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"Bookstores with narrow aisles may be particularly problematic."

Author:  Findus Fop [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:50 ]
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Dimrill wrote:
How aboot the Mariko Aoki phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Aoki_phenomenon

It's Very Zardoz™


Well I have an uncontrollable urge to read every time I enter the toilet.

Author:  Dimrill [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:55 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Dimrill wrote:
How aboot the Mariko Aoki phenomenon?

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariko_Aoki_phenomenon

It's Very Zardoz™


Well I have an uncontrollable urge to read every time I enter the toilet.


666 bananaz

Author:  Dimrill [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 14:57 ]
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From an Twitter, a list of odd TV board game tie ins:

https://timworthington.org/2019/07/11/a ... tion-game/

Author:  zaphod79 [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:21 ]
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Dimrill wrote:
From an Twitter, a list of odd TV board game tie ins:

https://timworthington.org/2019/07/11/a ... tion-game/


I've played the Dads Army one (my uncle used to have it) I seem to remember it being quite fun (remember this would have been 35 + years ago) - with you having to defuse bombs that blocked areas around the map - yes there was swastika pieces and i think if you flipped them over they were British flags on the reverse.

All very vague but I also think one of the cards was an air raid and you had to all then move to a shelter.....

In other politically incorrect games the other one he had that I remember was the battle of the little big horn - basically a group of cowboys in the middle trying to survive while being overrun with indians

https://boardgamegeek.com/boardgame/532 ... e-big-horn

Author:  MaliA [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 15:27 ]
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http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087

Author:  Satsuma [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:00 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:


I miss WTB. :(

Author:  zaphod79 [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:07 ]
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https://twitter.com/SimonParkin/status/ ... 4971097088



Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:08 ]
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Satsuma wrote:
Findus Fop wrote:


I miss WTB. :(

He was always trying to make us better. The friggin' eejit

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:08 ]
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MaliA wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087

One of the best

Author:  Dimrill [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:17 ]
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Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

Author:  GazChap [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:34 ]
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Dimrill wrote:

Jane, while John had had "had", had had "had had". "Had had" had had a better effect on the teacher.

//edit: Oh, it's even in that Wiki article.

Author:  Cras [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 16:36 ]
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MaliA wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087


87 is excellent.

Author:  Dimrill [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 17:48 ]
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Here's a good one: The Oh-My-God Particle

Author:  Curiosity [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 20:58 ]
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MaliA wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-087


That reminds me of the weird and wonderful book “House of Leaves” by Mark Z Danielewski.

Author:  Cras [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 21:32 ]
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There's a lot of crap in SCP but there's really quite a lot of excellent writing too.

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 21:45 ]
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Cras wrote:
There's a lot of crap in SCP but there's really quite a lot of excellent writing too.

The good ones tend to be *really* good

Author:  MaliA [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 21:53 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
Cras wrote:
There's a lot of crap in SCP but there's really quite a lot of excellent writing too.

The good ones tend to be *really* good


Link me do!

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 21:56 ]
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http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-j

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 21:58 ]
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http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096

Author:  DavPaz [ Thu Jul 11, 2019 22:00 ]
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http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-426

This one is about me. Would you like some toast?

Author:  Sir Taxalot [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 3:24 ]
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Findus Fop wrote:
Indeed, good thread. Not of the same calibre but:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eunice_Huthart

She frequently doubles for Angelina Jolie (and is godmother to her daughter Shiloh Jolie-Pitt),[4] most recently in Salt.


I remember her, she was a really good contestant! And Wesley 'Two Scoops' Berry who has also very good and, IIRC, able to jump over a car.

Author:  ApplePieOfDestiny [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 7:32 ]
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Berlin Brandenburg Airport

I love this story. Whenever I feel that this country is an utter shitshow that couldn’t organise a piss up in a brewery, which is often, it’s good to remind myself that even the best countries can still monumentally fuck something seemingly simple up on an improbable scale.

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:23 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-j

I love th

Author:  MaliA [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:24 ]
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DavPaz wrote:
http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-096


This is ace.

Author:  Kern [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:37 ]
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TV history site Transdiffusion is a fun way to scratch a nerdy itch,

The piece on the closedown of TV in 1939 is an enjoyable mix of mythbusting and source discussion.

Author:  DavPaz [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:48 ]
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Kern wrote:
TV history site Transdiffusion is a fun way to scratch a nerdy itch,

The piece on the closedown of TV in 1939 is an enjoyable mix of mythbusting and source discussion.

That's Chinny, right?

Author:  Kern [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 8:55 ]
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Not enough Sugar.

Author:  Dimrill [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:17 ]
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Timeline of the far future.

Author:  Nik [ Fri Jul 12, 2019 21:16 ]
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Quote:
50–400 million Estimated time for Earth to naturally replenish its fossil fuel reserves.

Well there's some good news for all those green liberal tree-hugging types who keep banging on about the environment!

Author:  Dimrill [ Mon Jul 15, 2019 14:24 ]
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Chimp Wars

Author:  Pundabaya [ Mon Jul 15, 2019 16:23 ]
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My favourite SCP: 2090

Author:  zaphod79 [ Mon Jul 15, 2019 17:23 ]
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https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/ ... es/576070/

Quote:
The Fax Is Not Yet Obsolete

Author:  Dimrill [ Mon Jul 15, 2019 22:34 ]
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List of common misconceptions. I hadn't heard of ~70% of them before. :S

Author:  Satsuma [ Tue Jul 16, 2019 0:27 ]
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That led me weirdly to https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/N ... 3250120703

Author:  Dimrill [ Tue Jul 16, 2019 16:29 ]
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Đorđe Martinović incident

Author:  Zardoz [ Tue Jul 16, 2019 16:48 ]
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We've all enjoyed the odd bottle of beer though, surely?

Author:  MaliA [ Tue Jul 16, 2019 16:59 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
We've all enjoyed the odd bottle of beer though, surely?


Not mine!

Author:  Kern [ Tue Jul 16, 2019 17:03 ]
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Zardoz wrote:
We've all enjoyed the odd bottle of beer though, surely?


And we all want a legacy.

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