The group finds a teenage delinquent has been living near the farm, and his attitude has been only worsened by the nuclear holocaust. Link
Creep (Radiohead song)
Additional family were revealed in a McDonaldland VHS tape “The Legend of Grimace Island”: Grimace has an unnamed mom, an unnamed dad, a grandma named “Winky”, a great, great grandma named Jenny Grimace, and might have a brother named “King Gonga,” who is the king of all Grimaces. Link
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Iam Hungry - A short-lived McDonaldland character who was the self-proclaimed “Vice President of Snacking.” He was introduced in 1998 and dropped in 2001. The character was a floating, fast-moving green fuzzball with orange arms and a monstrous face. He would often appear when Ronald was dining with kids and would constantly crave food. He would never stop pestering them until he got...
I Love the New Millennium
Recurring segments Sisqó’s Hotties I Wanted To See In A Thong: Musician Sisqó, known for the “Thong Song”, shows three women from each year that he would like to see wearing a Thong. Link
List of Cluedo characters
The butler was the lead character in the 1985 film Clue: The Movie, and was played by Tim Curry. He appeared as an Englishman named Wadsworth, who was always ever so neat and tidy with his buttling. Link
The Love Language
The Love Language began amidst a torrent of quarter-life crises and angst. Following a split with his band, The Capulets, Stuart McLamb and his girlfriend broke up and he fell into a serious drinking binge which ended in him waking up with his extremities bound. Link (Thanks, ragdoll)
When presented with a reflection, females gazed into their own eyes and made friendly gestures such as lip-smacking and swaying. Males made more eye contact than with strangers or familiar monkeys but reacted with signs of confusion or distress, such as squealing, curling up on the floor, or trying to escape from the test room. Link (Thanks, Clara)
Villagers paid taxes to the government with the salt they made, and as taxes were high, salt for fish-curing was used frugally. The same salt was used many times for this purpose, resulting in a stinky dried fish, which was later called kusaya. The resulting, tea-colored, sticky, stinky brine was passed on from generation to generation as a family heirloom, as it were. Link
Use as weapons Beer bottles are sometimes used as makeshift clubs, for instance in bar fights. Pathologists determined in 2009 that beer bottles are strong enough to crack human skulls, which requires an impact energy of between 14 and 70 joules, depending on the location. Link (thanks, Ken!)
Big D and the Kids Table
Different stories exist about the band name’s origin, especially about running over pets named Big D. However, lead singer Dave McWane has said that the band actually got their name when a friend told him that if he ever started a band he should call it Big D and the Kids Table, so he did. Link (Thanks, ragdoll)
Bacon Ice Cream
Bacon ice cream has received a mixed reception, as a combination of sweet and savoury flavours it was designed to be controversial. So while Blumenthal’s combinations have won him awards such as “Best restaurant in the world” and three Michelin stars, in 2004, rival chef Nico Ladenis showed his disapproval for the Michelin Star system by suggesting that bacon ice cream shows such...
Père David's Deer
Alternative Name The species is sometimes nicknamed sibuxiang (Chinese: 四不像, pinyin: sì bú xiàng), literally meaning “four not alike”, which could mean “the four unlikes” or “like none of the four”; it is variously said that the four are cow, deer, donkey, horse (or) camel, and that the expression means in detail: “the hooves of a cow but not a cow, the...
Herbert Morrison (announcer)
“Oh, the humanity” The phrase has also been used in a cynical way to decry exaggerated responses to minor tragedies - examples being on the “Turkeys Away” episode of WKRP In Cincinnati, “The One Where Ross Can’t Flirt” episode of “Friends”, The Red Green Show, Heathers, Wayne’s World, “The Pothole” episode of Seinfeld,...
Wallis and Futuna
The culture of Wallis and Futuna is Polynesian, and is very similar to the cultures of its neighbouring nations Samoa and Tonga. The Wallisian and Futunan culture share the same but different cultural values, events, language and various other stuff that makes the island so unique. In Wallis and Futuna, culture is very important and is treasured by the inhabitants. Simple things such as...
With the new trio finalized, Prince renamed the group Vanity 6 (the number representing the group’s breast count). Link (Thanks, Mark)
“Wowsers!” is also a signature expression used by the cartoon character Inspector Gadget. Link
The concept springs from the basic truth that many government agencies and corporations do use helicopters, and that some of these helicopters are dark-colored or black. Link (from spinor)
Western New York
Western New York consists of 12 western counties in New York State:Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua, Erie, Genesee, Orleans, Niagara, Wyoming, Monroe, Wayne, Livingston and Ontario, with a land area of 8,973 square miles...
The Irresponsible Captain Tylor
One of the largest points of dispute within the story is the actual competence of Tylor. Several characters say of Tylor, “I can’t decide if he’s an idiot or a genius.” Whether he is a genius or an idiot is up to each individual viewer. Link
A Visit From St. Nicholas
In A Muppet Family Christmas, the Sesame Street Muppets perform a play based on the poem, with Ernie narrating as the father (the main character) and Bert as Mamma (he lost a coin toss). The monsters appear as the reindeer, with the Two-Headed Monster as Santa (and Grover as the mouse who is not stirring, literally). The narration omits the line “The children were nestled, all snug in their...
Colonist (The X-Files)
In the two-part episodes ”Colony” and “End Game”, Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz along with some help from David Duchovny created what would become a recurring character named the Alien Bounty Hunter. According to Carter, Duchovny came to him and said “wouldn’t it be great if we had like an alien bounty hunter?” Carter was positive towards the idea and...
Participation in television history During the November 17, 1991 broadcast of Herman’s Head, the very first commercial advertisement for condoms aired in the United States. This landmark occurrence, along with the involvement of the series, was later developed as a question over a decade later on the Meredith Vieira-hosted Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. Link (Thanks, Ryan R)
Popular Culture As of May of 2011, there was a Facebook petition to make the Squidbilly Georgia’s official state animal. Link (Thanks, Doug)
New Girl (TV series)
Main cast Max Greenfield as Schmidt, one of Jess’s new roommates. Schmidt is the stereotypical ladies man and so-called “douche bag” of the group. Link
Good & Plenty
According to writer Judy Dutton and scientist David Sugarman from the Ontario Science Centre, the scent that women find most attractive is cucumber and Good & Plenty candy. Link
Rather, Willis said he wrote the song as a reflection of young urban black youth fun at the YMCA such as basketball and swimming, etc. That said, Willis has often acknowledged his fondness for double entendre. Willis also revealed that he wrote the song in Vancouver, British Columbia. Link (Thanks, Sam)
Hideki Saijō (西城 秀樹 Saijō Hideki?, originally Tatsuo Kimoto (木本 龍雄 Kimoto Tatsuo?), born April 13, 1955 in Hiroshima) is a Japanese singer and television celebrity most famous for singing the Japanese version of the Village People’s hit song Y.M.C.A., called Young Man. Although the original version was camp, Saijō’s version was intended to seriously inspire “young men”. ...
The House of Dies Drear
Red Herrings There are red herrings, like when Mr. Pluto wears gloves you think he is hiding something on his hands, how he dresses weird. That sends you in the wrong direction, so you think that has something to do with why he is acting so strangely. As a matter of fact, this is because the man that barges into the Smalls’ house is not Mr. Pluto at all. It is Mayhew Skinner, Pluto’s...
The names Castor and Pollux come from a pair of brothers in Greek mythology that make up the Gemini constellation. The story itself, most notably the hatred between Archer and Troy, is very similar to that of Hector and Achilles, who fought against each other in the Trojan War. Additional influences may have come from the fact that the Greek and Roman god of archery, Apollo, was closely related...
As a dancer in Israel he joined a dance company produced by the Rothschilds. Ron toured extensively with the dance company. In 1993 he retired from dancing start a new career in cooking. Ron on this mom and dad said: “My mother was born in Vienna and was rescued from the ghetto by American volunteers … [and later] put on a boat to Israel. My father lost most of his family in the Holocaust....
Heartbreaker (Led Zeppelin song)
Robert Plant sings about a woman named Annie, who is up to her old tricks again; the lyrics recall a tale of a man painfully wizened after their encounters. Link
The Cat Came Back
There are many versions of the song. In one, the cat is yellow. Link
Committed (2000 film)
Eventually Joline is committed, hence the title, and her belief in true and lasting love is broken… or is it? Link
PaRappa the Rapper (anime)
Unlike the game, there’s very little rap incorporated into the series’ soundtrack (whereas the game was focused only on rapping). Link
The Simpsons Sing the Blues
“Do the Bartman” inspired a dance, “The Bartman”, that was popular in early 1991. Link
Black Friday (shopping)
Whereas the 1996 film Jingle All the Way depicted a comedic dramatization of somewhat chaotic antics that people may go through in order to achieve their holiday shopping goals, recent years have seen a marked increase in extreme chaos resulting from people’s desires to take advantage of Black Friday sales. Link
An open fly is a fly that has been left unzipped or unbuttoned, usually unintentionally. It is often considered humorous if a person is caught with his or her fly down. Link
At the time of his death — from pancreatic cancer on January 24, 2010  — Roberts was married to Eleanor Criswell. He appeared as captain of the CBS teams for Battle of the Network Stars 11 and 12. Link
According to “Jungle” lore, anything is funny as long as “Yakety Sax” is playing at the same time. Link
Softening of hard consonants and removal of soft consonants Typically occurs when a hard consonant is in the middle of a word or a soft consonant ends a word. Example: “Would you please han me my cup of wader an the paper from the kitchen couner?”Link
Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable
Although intended as a comprehensive reference work, early editions of Brewer’s are highly idiosyncratic, with certain editorial decisions highly suggestive of the author’s personal bias. For instance, a list under the entry for John purported to show the bad luck associated with that name, ending “Certainly a disastrous list of Popes” despite several being described merely...
The term “shitbox” is American slang for a car that is prone to breaking and completely un-dependable. Shitboxes are differentiated from Beater and Econobox cars in that shitboxes were badly designed cars and were un-dependable from the day of production. Furthermore, shitbox cars are differentiated from Lemon Law cars because a Lemon is an exception to the normal quality, where-as a...
Cameos The band Galactic Cowboys perform in the film under the name “The Sons of Thunder”. Their sole musical contribution to the film, “Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful”, was omitted from the soundtrack and is not available anywhere. Even the band does not have a copy. Link (Thanks, Ryan)
Han purple and Han blue
Han blue in its pure form is, as the name suggests, blue. Link
The series is also notable for being the first anime to introduce jiggling breasts as a form of fan service, which led to such movement being sometimes called the “Gainax bounce”, and also lead to the show being nicknamed “Bustgunner” by fans. Link
After Diff’rent Strokes, Plato’s career declined, although she did get a role in Beyond the Bermuda Triangle, and small part in Exorcist II: The Heretic. Link
There was a controversy over a single word in the script of the premiere, “soda”. The character Pooch said, “You just drunk the last of my soda.” The next morning it was a recurring topic on local radio station WDZH (98.7 AMP) about which is the proper term for soft drink in Detroit, “soda” or “pop”. The winner was “pop”. The...