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Oh, Wikipedia, you are sooo very funny at times......

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

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Chloroxylenol is not significantly toxic to humans

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Chloroxylenol has the potential for causing lethal toxicity. It is poisonous when swallowed and even when it is unintentionally breathed in.

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Soon after it was created 'parachlorometaxylenol' was then called 'PCMX', but this was thought to be a horrible name and it was renamed 'Dettol' Then in 1930s it was marketed in England, and then in 1932 in India. It had a white on green bottle, similar to medicine bottles. Also it had a white sword similar to the Dr's symbol of a cross.


Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:37 pm
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Someone must really hate this university:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Universit ... de_Louvain

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The calotte is a Belgian student cap worn by students attending Catholic universities. They are emblems of student folklore dating back to the late 19th century. Nowadays, most calottes are passed by way of a ceremony known as the coronae. How they are passed and what must be known or done to deserve it depends on the Cercle or Régionale. One thing that is universally known, is that there is a lot of singing involved.

Cercles are notorious for their generally high output of alcohol (especially beer) and low level of cleanliness. Students tend to wear old clothes that they don't mind damaging or dirtying as a consequence, and the overall ambiance is more akin to a rave or a frat-party than a nightclub or sports bar.

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Sat Sep 16, 2017 4:48 pm
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"Korean painting"

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

It's just a jumble of disjointed facts. I'm still trying to understand this sentence:

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Korean artists from the middle 1880s til 1945 had a very difficult time when Korea was freed by the allies after the unconditional surrender of Japan.


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Bridging the late Joseon dynasty and the Japanese occupation period were noteworthy artists such as:

[*] Chi Un-Yeong (1853–1936)

and others.


Ummmm.... kay?

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Sun Sep 17, 2017 9:32 pm
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Once again, Wikipedia, you and your pathetic nerdiness make me laugh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Bushmills_Distillery
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In popular culture

The band NOFX mentions Bushmills in the song "Theme From A NOFX Album" on the 2000 release Pump Up The Valuum
Tom Waits mentions 'Old Bushmills' in the song "Tom Traubert's Blues" (which was also covered by Rod Stewart)
In the third-season episode of The Wire, Back Burners, Jimmy McNulty refers to Bushmills as "Protestant whiskey" when he is offered it after being told Jameson is unavailable
Burt Reynolds plays a Police Lieutenant in the 1975 movie Hustle whose favorite alcohol is Bushmills
Todd Rundgren cites "a half a pint of Bushmills" as a poor substitute for love in his song Hungry For Love from the 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star
In the 1982 film The Verdict, the Paul Newman character Frank Gavin orders Bushmills and water at his neighborhood pub
In Rescue Me[which?] the series, seasons 1–7, Bushmills is the common whiskey shared and favorited among the entire Irish Gavin Family and referred to in at least ten episodes
In Jackie Brown, a bottle of Bushmills is visible in scenes in Max's office and is referenced in the script.
In Independence Day, Jeff Goldblum's character is seen drinking a bottle of Bushmills, lamenting the end of the world
Hmm, time for a shot of Bushmills


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ericbarbour wrote:
Once again, Wikipedia, you and your pathetic nerdiness make me laugh.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Old_Bushmills_Distillery
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In popular culture

The band NOFX mentions Bushmills in the song "Theme From A NOFX Album" on the 2000 release Pump Up The Valuum
Tom Waits mentions 'Old Bushmills' in the song "Tom Traubert's Blues" (which was also covered by Rod Stewart)
In the third-season episode of The Wire, Back Burners, Jimmy McNulty refers to Bushmills as "Protestant whiskey" when he is offered it after being told Jameson is unavailable
Burt Reynolds plays a Police Lieutenant in the 1975 movie Hustle whose favorite alcohol is Bushmills
Todd Rundgren cites "a half a pint of Bushmills" as a poor substitute for love in his song Hungry For Love from the 1973 album A Wizard, A True Star
In the 1982 film The Verdict, the Paul Newman character Frank Gavin orders Bushmills and water at his neighborhood pub
In Rescue Me[which?] the series, seasons 1–7, Bushmills is the common whiskey shared and favorited among the entire Irish Gavin Family and referred to in at least ten episodes
In Jackie Brown, a bottle of Bushmills is visible in scenes in Max's office and is referenced in the script.
In Independence Day, Jeff Goldblum's character is seen drinking a bottle of Bushmills, lamenting the end of the world
Hmm, time for a shot of Bushmills


It sounds like an encyclopedia version of a Best Show sketch, "Smirnoff Ice" where H. Jon Benjamin tries to sell Tom Scharpling on the glories of various Smirnoff Ice drinks and they get more repellent as the bit goes on:


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Since 2005, Wikipedia has treated Robert Scoble like an Internet hero. His article was carefully guarded, usually by that incredible ass SarekOfVulcan, because he was "important".

Until October 20, that is. When it was revealed that Bob Scoble was, as it turned out, just another douchey "brogrammer" who likes to push around female employees.
https://www.theverge.com/2017/10/23/165 ... harassment
https://www.cnet.com/news/robert-scoble ... nt-claims/

The result on Wikipedia was a stupid editwar conducted by single-purpose sockpuppets. Some editors tried to insert info about Scoble's seamy activities, and the socks tried to remove or "soft-pedal" them. It's all over the tech press so pretending it didn't happen is a bit difficult; doesn't matter.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ue_Central
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... ns/Icronin
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:C ... Elfscience

And all this was unnoticed; until today, when Andrew Lih showed up and somehow made it clear that Scoble's article was not to be touched. There's nothing in the history or on talkpages, but the editwar abruptly stopped. "Interesting timing". Magic!


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Another riot of stupidity:

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

Look at the bottom entry. The only one who ain't real. It was also a red link for a long time that was later removed.

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James "Jim" Fitzgerald, a character from Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned


Added in June 2014 by Kraxler, a dependable German wiki gnome who likes to grind material about obscure American politicians.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =593455268


Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:59 am
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Fucking assholes in the Military History gang would be expected to do a better job with this. But it's shit, it was BETTER at one time, and no one cares:

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

Back in 2007 it was longer and even more garbled, but usable. Over the years various basement-dwellers and Koreans (?) showed up to muck around. It has no references today yet it did in 2007. Wikipedia sucking its own ass in classic style. Note they couldn't agree on the Latin spelling: "Panmunjom" or "Panmunjeom". Lol.

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =130219196


Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:23 pm
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lol

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pottersville,_New_York

No proper references, badly formatted and mostly taken off a disambig page that was badly assembled (?)

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?ti ... =532969076

I saw this partly because there's a new movie called Pottersville. It is a very very strange movie. I want to see it.

http://uproxx.com/movies/pottersville-m ... hendricks/


Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:19 pm
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Wikiproject Military History blows it again

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continental_XI-1430
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wright_R-2160_Tornado
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pratt_%26_Whitney_XH-3130
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lycoming_H-2470
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allison_V-3420

But, why? Why does the "great encyclo-thing" need long articles about failed aircraft engines from the 1930s? There is already a good catch-all article about the "Hyper Engine" program.

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


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