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Your Wikipedia find of the week
« on: September 25, 2010, 07:25:49 pm »
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I was slightly too young to remember this.  What a story, and what a mystery.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2010, 07:56:11 pm »
My saints day is my birthday. My parents (being atheist) claim no idea of the coincidence.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2010, 09:01:28 pm »
Quote
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Battle_of_Hastings

It's the prequel of what the English army had to do before Hastings at Stamford Bridge against Vikings, the post SB re-forming and hurried march down south with troop-gathering via London and also the fact that the actual B of H against the Normans was a relatively close-call that's the fascination for me.  
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 08:20:02 am »
My saints day is my birthday. My parents (being atheist) claim no idea of the coincidence.

My mother always wanted a boy (she'd already had my two older sisters) called Gregory.

I was born about 6 weeks prematurely...


...on the feast of St Gregory the Great.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 12:02:34 am »
I have a photo of my father in front of one of these with his bike.

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2010, 09:13:40 pm »
So, just like a few of the X Factor people then.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2010, 10:22:32 pm »
So, just like all of a few of the X Factor people then.

FTFY
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2010, 02:52:10 pm »
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And you thought it was a German word.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2010, 10:29:54 pm »
The excerpt from "The Magic Flute" on the Wikipedia page is classic.  She's about half an octave off the notorious F6 in that aria.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2010, 11:36:05 pm »
When I sing along (in my finest falsetto) I get closer to the notesthat she does.

The B side (Gounod's Faust)  - with a guy who really can't sing - is just as good.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2010, 08:02:24 pm »
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2010, 08:06:51 pm »
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2010, 09:56:42 pm »
The language code for Aleut (ale), which meas I can put Aleut names onto the Aleutians in case any of the 150 native speakers, all of whom are ancient and local, want to print off a wikimap to grumble - incomprehensibly - about how wrong it is.  ;D
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2010, 11:20:08 pm »
It was a breath of fresh air

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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2010, 06:00:47 pm »
Low-end fortified wine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Thunderbird, that sweet muck once beloved of students, is produced by the same people as those supposedly respectable E&J Gallo wines.
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2010, 06:12:04 pm »
I attribute my decline to thunderbird wine
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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2010, 06:20:26 pm »
My saints day is my birthday. My parents (being atheist) claim no idea of the coincidence.

My mother always wanted a boy (she'd already had my two older sisters) called Gregory.

I was born about 6 weeks prematurely...


...on the feast of St Gregory the Great.
you have two sisters called Gregory?






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Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #22 on: January 23, 2011, 06:34:15 pm »
Never tell me the odds.

Re: Your Wikipedia find of the week
« Reply #23 on: January 23, 2011, 06:46:20 pm »
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 ;D

What's amazing is that the audiences were complicit in the joke. It's said she never realised.

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