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Trilby

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TIL that friendly's plastic spoons have razor sharp edges on them for some reason, and now I have a weird flap of skin hanging off the inside of my lip.
Haven't had a Friendly's sundae in such a long time. Of course back in the 80's we would be using regular spoons for these at the restaurants, I was more a Fribble fan anyway. Sad they closed all the Ohio locations.
 

Judge Holden

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Erm...today I learned that one of my favourite TV shows when I was a kid, The Young Ones had this fucking thing lurking in the background of god knows how many episodes and nobody fucking noticed until like a few years ago on the internet




Right now im planning a rewatch marathon to check this shit out while keeping the lights decidedly on because this actually spooked me out
 

Just A Butt

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TIL Art Spiegelman accused Steven Spielberg of ripping off the idea of Jews as mice for An American Tail.

This is why Maus was split into two volumes; so Artie could beat the release date.

(There was never any official litigation, and since the idea was ripped off of Nazi propaganda, I’d say there was never a chance for a court case anyway.)
 
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Slowboat to China

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Today I learned that through one side of my family, I'm descended from Captain John Underhill, a Puritan-turned-Quaker who massacred Pequot Indians in the 1630s. This isn't a powerlevel because this guy had like a dozen kids from two different wives and there's thousands upon thousands of people (including John Kerry, apparently) descended from this one lawfully-married murderous fuck machine.

Apparently he only managed to get the Pequot because the local Mohawks helped him out, though. Those tribes didn't like each other. So if I want mass murder bona fides, I'm gonna have to go out and earn them myself.
 

Cactus Wings

Coughing for Cash
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Erm...today I learned that one of my favourite TV shows when I was a kid, The Young Ones had this fucking thing lurking in the background of god knows how many episodes and nobody fucking noticed until like a few years ago on the internet

Right now im planning a rewatch marathon to check this shit out while keeping the lights decidedly on because this actually spooked me out
In the first six episodes of the series, a person whose hair covers their face appears in the background of some scenes, such as to the left when Neil gets hit by Vyvyan with a kettle in "Bomb". In the episode Demolition he appears slumped against the back wall when Rick is watching TV. These rumours of a mysterious fifth housemate have been the subject of fan speculation on the internet. In 2016 journalist Peter Farquhar sent members of the cast and crew email enquiries about this unnamed character. Writer Ben Elton replied saying "I have no idea what you are talking about I'm afraid..." but Geoff Posner, one of the directors of the series replied saying that he and Paul Jackson "thought it would be fun to have some ghostly figure in the background of some scenes that was never explained or talked about..."

That's fucking ghastly. Also just called 'the fifth roommate' as if the most natural thing in the world.
 
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Trilby

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In the first six episodes of the series, a person whose hair covers their face appears in the background of some scenes, such as to the left when Neil gets hit by Vyvyan with a kettle in "Bomb". In the episode Demolition he appears slumped against the back wall when Rick is watching TV. These rumours of a mysterious fifth housemate have been the subject of fan speculation on the internet. In 2016 journalist Peter Farquhar sent members of the cast and crew email enquiries about this unnamed character. Writer Ben Elton replied saying "I have no idea what you are talking about I'm afraid..." but Geoff Posner, one of the directors of the series replied saying that he and Paul Jackson "thought it would be fun to have some ghostly figure in the background of some scenes that was never explained or talked about..."

That's fucking ghastly. Also just called 'the fifth roommate' as if the most natural thing in the world.
At least the director had fun at the expense of everyone just noticing it 30 years after the fact.
 
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