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lampbane has looked up 347 words, created 137 lists, listed 5499 words, written 837 comments, added 1326 tags, and loved 18 words.

Comments by lampbane

  • Slushie is a drink, this is for desserts... maybe I should make that more clear in the "about."

    January 12, 2012

  • reesetee: You mean like this?

    May 24, 2011

  • As in, does the game involve kittens? It appears so. Though the game also appears to only have 50 players.

    May 19, 2011

  • YES

    May 19, 2011

  • Maybe you were thinking about my Geek Culture list?

    May 19, 2011

  • Maybe you were thinking about my Geek Culture list?

    May 19, 2011

  • Absolutely (though how many are still active, no idea).

    May 19, 2011

  • Sure, why not?

    March 22, 2011

  • Penny Arcade (08/11/2010):

    "Every night, we are raped to sleep by the dickwolves."

    March 22, 2011

  • Penny Arcade (10/15/2010):

    "Is that really bad, or really awesome?"

    March 22, 2011

  • Penny Arcade (01/05/2011):

    "I had developed the Fifth Matter. Solid. Liquid. Gas. Plasma. And now, Slyrup."

    March 22, 2011

  • Penny Arcade (03/02/2011):

    "You're a white supremacist. This is PokApartheid!"

    March 22, 2011

  • Penny Arcade (01/20/10):

    "Our first song is... THE OWLBEAR'S LAMENT."

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (04/07/10):

    "Aaand... that's why they call it Jell-O."

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (04/09/10):

    "You just got Cthulhu'd!"

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (04/23/10):

    "You know what else is cool? Philandering. How does one get started with that?"

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (05/19/10):

    "Gunhorse. It's DLC."

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (05/24/10):

    "I just got into town and I want to mosey. How do I mosey?"

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (06/02/10):

    "It's like vaginal mouthwash."

    June 8, 2010

  • Penny Arcade (06/07/10):

    "It ends with you in the woods at some makeshift bazaar, seriously considering buying a pauldron."

    June 8, 2010

  • I'm sure there's a reason I didn't put them in in the first place, but it's been so long I can't remember.

    January 30, 2010

  • A Flight Is Diverted by a Prayer Seen as Ominous (New York Times, January 21, 2010)

    The plane, a 50-seat regional aircraft that was less than a third full when it took off from La Guardia Airport, had been climbing through the early-morning sky for about 25 minutes. A 17-year-old passenger in a whitish sweater took out something he had carried onboard, and strapped it onto his wrist and his head.

    To some people in New York, that is a relatively common sight: an observant Jew beginning the ritual of morning prayer. But to at least one person on US Airways Express Flight 3079 on Thursday — the flight attendant — it looked ominous, as if the young man were wrapping himself in cables or wires.

    January 25, 2010

  • Possibly the stupidest thing about the Avatar movie.

    January 13, 2010

  • GETTING THE “GET”: AN INVISIBLE PRISON BETWEEN MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE (The Brooklyn Ink, December 11, 2009)

    Hannah Nagila’s sons are 3 and 5 years old, and they already know what an agunah is. They have told their mother what their father tells them: “Daddy says you’re going to be an agunah until you pay back every cent.”

    Agunah is the term for a Jewish woman chained to a dead marriage. Under Jewish religious law, a husband must issue his wife an official bill of divorce, known as a get, to end an Orthodox marriage. The central provision of the get is simple: “You are hereby permitted to all men.” Without a get, the woman is branded an adulteress as soon as she enters another relationship. She cannot remarry under Jewish law, and any child from another man is labeled a mamzer, or bastard child. A mamzer can only marry another mamzer or a convert.

    Historically, agunah cases were the result of a husband’s death, disappearance, or mental insanity. Today, they more often stem from vindictive husbands who exploit the get as a form of control. The get becomes a bargaining chip—leveraged for large sums of money or custody of the children.

    December 12, 2009

  • Poetry Series Spurs Debate on the Use of an Old Slur Against Latinos (New York Times, November 21, 2009)

    The word sounds retro, but its corrosive power lingers. Once a cruelly common taunt that mocked the way Spanish speakers pronounced “speak,” it set off fights, shattered friendships and trampled feelings.

    Now that word forms the title of a poetry series — “Spic Up/Speak Out” — at, of all places, El Museo del Barrio in East Harlem, on Saturday.

    Organizers say that the provocative title is intended as a postmodern take, inviting dialogue and debate over issues of identity. Some of the participating poets have embraced the title as a symbolic inversion of the word, that neutralizes its sting. But others are not so sure.

    “I guess I get it, but I don’t like the joke,” said Aracelis Girmay, a young poet who declined to participate. “It would be one thing if it were some underground place, but it’s at an institution. El Museo del Barrio is supposed to be the place that I would expect would guard our culture respectfully. This is giving dangerous permission to that word. It’s inviting it through the front door.”

    December 5, 2009

  • Background news; meaningless news that's on all the time. (Daily Show With Jon Stewart, December 1, 2009)

    December 4, 2009

  • A word frequently abused by weather reports, and as a consequence, I now despise this word.

    I always check the weather in the morning so I know what to wear. Winter coat, windbreaker, or no coat at all? Sweater or t-shirt? Regular shoes, or boots? Should I bring an umbrella? A hat?

    Now, they'll give you the current temperature, and that's fine, because if you're going out now you should prepare for the weather as it exists right now. But the tricky part is the weather later, when you come back. You know what it's like when you go to work, because the weather report will tell you and you can always look outside. But what about coming home?

    The weather report will tell you the high and the low. "Today, the high will be 69 degrees." And today is simple enough. If it's the high and it's today, they're most likely referring to midday, between 12-2, when most people go to lunch. But then they'll say, "tonight, the low will be 42 degrees." Now, you could assume that tonight means the middle of the night, like after midnight. But then the same report will give you the overnight temperatures! And unless you work really late or hang out really late, that doesn't do you any good. And it doesn't resolve what "tonight" refers to.

    Is it when the sun goes down? That would make it as early as 4pm in some places. Is it when the evening begins? But does the evening start at 6pm or 8pm?

    "Tonight" certainly doesn't mean when I leave work. If I prepare for the low temperature, I'm often overdressed at 6pm. I thought maybe it was 8pm, but again, I've been overdressed. Now I check the hour-by-hour temperatures to see what it's like when I leave work, and you know when those "tonight" temperatures usually hit?

    10pm.

    According to Weather.com, anyway. Whether there's been a big meeting amongst meteorologists to determine the exact meaning of "today" and "tonight" and "overnight" I don't know, but I'm going to guess no, because they still can't get the weather report right.

    This was all brought to you by the fact that in New York City today, the high is supposed to be 66 and the low 42.

    I don't know exactly how one dresses for that. Guess I'm using layers.

    December 3, 2009

  • I have a carton of Edy's Apple Pie ice cream in my freezer right now. The other day I noticed the carton doesn't say ice cream, it says "frozen dessert."

    November 25, 2009

  • This list still has broken characters (the 'o' with a macron). It's particularly troublesome because I can't get to the comments page for �?endan (which should be ōendan).

    November 25, 2009

  • USC professor creates an entire alien language for 'Avatar' (LA Times, November 20, 2009)

    Between the scripts for the film and the video game, Frommer has a bit more than 1,000 words in the Na'vi language, as well as all the rules and structure of the language itself. "I'm adding to that all the time," said Frommer, who says he would like to see the new tongue catch on in the way that Klingon has become a studied language among especially, um, engaged fans of "Star Trek."

    November 24, 2009

  • Ellis Island, now considered part of New Jersey.

    November 24, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (07/20/09):

    "Our Metaminds are forged of eight geniuses, acting in tandem, suspended in a perpetual nightmare."

    November 24, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (07/22/09):

    "We don't just identify profanity - we can predictively flag terms which are soon to be profane."

    November 24, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (09/04/09):

    "Blue is a flavor."
    "Yes. But only in the context of slush-based beverages."

    November 24, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (09/28/09):

    "If I made a 15 letter word, that shit would be on my fucking tombstone."

    November 24, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (11/02/09):

    "He's a wizard, and he used magic."
    "I get that, but in the context of..."
    "MAGIC!"

    November 24, 2009

  • Registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd.

    November 24, 2009

  • For when you need to talk like a Valley girl:

    "The walls in the mall are totally totally tall."

    (From Tiny Toon Adventures)

    November 23, 2009

  • The name that Eli gives to the Ancient camera device on Stargate: Universe. From "Kino-Pravda".

    November 23, 2009

  • BUMP

    (Backronym: Bring Up My Post)

    November 23, 2009

  • I can't embed, so a link to the commercial will have to do.

    They're also having an online competition called "Biggest GLEEk."

    November 21, 2009

  • A fan of the show Glee, as dubbed by FOX.

    November 21, 2009

  • It's father (+ honorific) in Japanese. I think it might also be written as otō, but my romanization skills are a bit fuzzy.

    November 21, 2009

  • "Lisa needs braces."

    November 20, 2009

  • Codfish fritter.

    November 20, 2009

  • The Days May Be Grim, but Here’s a Good Word to Put in Your Pocket (New York Times, November 19, 2009)

    “The Waterfalls” flowed in the East River. “The Gates” snaked through Central Park. Now New York’s latest large-scale public art project is being exhibited in an even unlikelier space: your wallet.

    On the back of seven million MetroCards distributed this fall is a single printed word: “optimism.” Composed in clean, bold, sans-serif letters, it floats in a sea of white just beneath the boilerplate fine print. Another seven million are on the way early next year.

    November 20, 2009

  • I can't edit the comment I made on this list. I have no problems editing anything and everything else.

    November 20, 2009

  • Can't edit a comment I just made (less than five minutes ago) on this list.

    (But I can edit this one just fine.)

    November 20, 2009

  • Avatar: The Last Airbender, "City of Walls and Secrets":

    Katara: The king is throwing a party at the palace tonight for his pet bear.
    Aang: Don't you mean platypus bear?
    Katara: No, it just says "bear."
    Sokka: Certainly you mean his pet skunk bear?
    Toph: Or his armadillo bear?
    Aang: Gopher bear?
    Katara: Just... "bear."
    ...
    Toph: This place is weird.

    November 20, 2009

  • I added \m/ to a list but I can't actually click through to the page (for reasons that are obvious, but still...).

    November 20, 2009

  • "I push the button. Not you push the button, I push the button." - Baby Plucky, Tiny Toon Adventures

    November 20, 2009

  • This is just a typo, but I think I'm in love with it.

    November 20, 2009

  • For some reason, I imagine the dramatic chipmunk when I see this. Can someone add in a recording of that musical sting?

    November 20, 2009

  • grantbarrett, thanks for the response. Will there be a way to submit examples, or do we still just have to use comments?

    Also, is there going to be a way to delete submitted pronunciations?

    November 20, 2009

  • It smells worse on the inside.

    November 19, 2009

  • A very cold place. One might even need to cut open a dead tauntaun to survive the night there.

    November 19, 2009

  • No one I know actually uses this word, so finding out it's the more common usage confuses me.

    We are not normal people.

    November 19, 2009

  • Finally made the move over yesterday, thought the place felt like an echo chamber at first but here everyone is. Yay!

    I kind of like the examples feature but the examples they give sometimes aren't very good.

    November 19, 2009

  • Period = T = 1/f

    August 26, 2009

  • c_b: They're not really my examples, I cut-and-pasted from the original website. Usually I italicize stuff I copy, but it was hard to read so I left it as-is.

    The outrage was great while it lasted.

    April 17, 2009

  • amazon rank

    Function: verb
    Inflected Form(s): amazon ranked
    1. To censor and exclude on the basis of adult content in literature (except for Playboy, Penthouse, dogfighting and graphic novels depicting incest orgies).
    2. To make changes based on inconsistent applications of standards, logic and common sense.

    Etymology: from 12 April 2009 removal of sales rank figures from books on Amazon.com containing sexual, erotic, romantic, gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or queer content, rendering them impossible to find through basic search functions at the top of Amazon.com's website. Titles stripped of their sales rankings include "Bastard Out of Carolina," "Lady Chatterley's Lover," prominent romance novels, GLBTQ fiction novels, YA books, and narratives about gay people.

    Example of usage: "I tried to do a report on Lady Chatterley's Lover for English Lit, but my teacher amazon ranked me and I got an F on grounds that it was obscene."

    Alternate usage: "My girlfriend wanted to preserve her virginity, and I was happy to respect that, then she amazon ranked and decided anal sex was okay."

    April 14, 2009

  • "Many of you feel bad for this lamp."

    <object width="425" height="344"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/NRAhyl1fC4w&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/NRAhyl1fC4w&hl=en&fs=1&rel=0&color1=0x2b405b&color2=0x6b8ab6" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="425" height="344"></embed></object>

    April 13, 2009

  • <object width="480" height="295"><param name="movie" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/R7yfISlGLNU&hl=en&fs=1"><embed src="http://www.youtube.com/v/R7yfISlGLNU&hl=en&fs=1" type="application/x-shockwave-flash" allowscriptaccess="always" allowfullscreen="true" width="480" height="295"></embed></object>

    "Fuck land, I'm on a boat motherfucker!"

    April 7, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (01/28/09):

    "They're half wolf, half android."

    April 3, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (03/20/09):

    "Technically, the Darkbad is situated below the Shadowdark."

    April 3, 2009

  • Penny Arcade (03/09/09):

    "Book is the new wireless platform that never needs to be charged."

    April 3, 2009

  • How much is a handful, anyway? Does it depend on the item in question? A handful of marbles is a larger quantity than a handful of books. Some items cannot be held in the hand at all - a car, a house, a planet - so does the word even exist for them? And what about non-physical items, like downloads or ideas? Maybe then a set number, like five?

    April 2, 2009

  • Mobisode is worse.

    March 31, 2009

  • First-generation Japanese immigrants. Their children are called nisei.

    March 29, 2009

  • what's with all the "the"?

    March 27, 2009

  • New York Daily News, March 17, 2009

    March 27, 2009

  • That's actually on my Royal Pain in the... list.

    March 27, 2009

  • Made the list for the Top 60 popular Japanese words/phrases of 2008.

    March 27, 2009

  • Teeth.

    March 27, 2009

  • "Not currently engaged in Employment, Education or Training."

    March 26, 2009

  • "sf" could also be "speculative fiction"

    Or San Francisco, but I think those are differentiated by always writing the city in caps (SF) and the genre in lower (sf).

    March 26, 2009

  • "Just because I'm losing
    Doesn't mean I'm lost
    Doesn't mean I'll stop
    Doesn't mean I'm in a cross"

    March 26, 2009

  • "Violet." (flower)

    March 26, 2009

  • "Voice actor."

    March 26, 2009

  • "Cheer squad."

    March 26, 2009

  • "Cat."

    March 26, 2009

  • "Foreigner." Considered politically incorrect.

    March 26, 2009

  • "Continuous improvement."

    March 26, 2009

  • SCI FI Channel Press Release (03/16/09):

    By changing the name to Syfy, which remains phonetically identical, the new brand broadens perceptions and embraces a wider and more diverse range of imagination-based entertainment including fantasy, paranormal, reality, mystery, action and adventure, as well as science fiction. It also positions the brand for future growth by creating an ownable trademark that can travel easily with consumers across new media and non-linear digital platforms, new international channels and extend into new business ventures.

    Warren Ellis (03/16/09):

    1) Two of my Polish readers have just pointed out that, in Polish, "syfy" has a meaning somewhere between zits, filthy and scum. Oops.

    2) This came up elsewhere, but: "sci-fi" is a term coined by fanboy no.1, the late Forrest Ackerman, a wordplay-happy man who also came up with linguist joys like "imagi-movie" and "futuristicostume." The term "sf" for science fiction/speculative fiction was coined by author Robert Heinlein some eight years earlier.

    March 26, 2009

  • It's a blanket with sleeves.

    March 26, 2009

  • I learned this word from an episode of Batman: The Animated Series ("What is Reality?"):

    "If the planet were equitable, I'd still have my old job."

    They find the Riddler at the World's Fair.

    March 26, 2009

  • The new name of the Sci-Fi Channel. Because "sci-fi" was too geeky.

    March 26, 2009

  • Possibly Wikipedia's second-most overused word, after portmanteau.

    March 26, 2009

  • Depending on who you ask, this phrase means "victory," "hail," or "hallelujah" in Hindi.


    March 26, 2009

  • The final performance on a performance episode of American Idol. The singer is thought to be an advantage due to being the last person to sing right before the voting begins, thus they are the freshest in voter's minds. Many favored contestants have performed in the pimp slot, suggesting that the choice of performance order is not entirely random and is in fact, determined by the producers, who have contestants they favor.

    March 26, 2009

  • I regret nothing.

    March 26, 2009

  • "So, does the carpet match the drapes?"
    "Yeah, but not the upholstery."

    March 26, 2009

  • Operation: Duckling Loop

    March 26, 2009

  • "Let's face it, I'm your statistically significant other."

    March 26, 2009

  • xkcd, "The Base Metaphor Explained"

    March 26, 2009

  • "I hear we'd go before a jury of our peers, and I've always seeded generously."

    March 26, 2009

  • Huzzah!

    March 18, 2009

  • I thought you said this was an open list?

    March 18, 2009

  • A person overly concerned with the precise use of words created by blending two words together.

    See this comment thread on a feed of Warren Ellis's blog.

    March 18, 2009

  • Makers of mediocre to outright crappy chocolate.

    March 10, 2009

  • Whether this counts as chocolate depends on which dictionary you look it up in; most standard dictionaries seem to just define chocolate as a product of the cacao bean that is then processed, while cooking dictionaries make a point of saying that white chocolate contains no chocolate liquor/cocoa solids and thus, is not chocolate.

    March 10, 2009

  • Wikipedia:
    Jamahiriya (Arabic جماهيرية, strict transliteration ǧam�?hīriyya) is an Arabic term generally translated as "state of the masses." The term, a neologism coined by Muammar al-Gaddafi, is intended to be a generic term describing a type of state, like a "republic ruled by the masses."

    In practice, the only state to which the term has ever been applied is Libya, of which Gaddafi is the Caid (translated Leader; strict transliteration Q�?ʼid).

    December 6, 2008

  • Wikipedia:

    Weta are around 70 insect species endemic to the New Zealand archipelago. Weta are large by insect standards, in fact some species are among the largest and heaviest in the world. Their physical appearance is that of a cross between a cockroach and a cricket with the addition of large legs. The name comes from the M�?ori language word 'wēt�?'.

    December 3, 2008

  • A Taste of Puerto Rico in Cities Across the Land (New York Times, November 29, 2008):

    Pasteles (pronounced pas-TEL-les) can usually be found at Puerto Rican holiday gatherings next to roast pork, steaming lumps of rice with pigeon peas, and sweet fried plantains.

    For a dish relatively unknown outside Latino culture, the excitement around pasteles runs high, especially this time of the year. It’s customary for Puerto Ricans, and some non-Latinos, to go in search of pasteles as soon as the leaves begin to turn in the fall.

    December 2, 2008

  • Male pregnancy.

    November 26, 2008

  • We managed to make it though a US presidential election without anyone listing this or nomination!

    November 25, 2008

  • "Love love."

    November 19, 2008

  • It took me a second to realize you were talking about traditional roller-ball mice.

    I love optical mice.

    November 11, 2008

  • Maryland!

    November 7, 2008

  • Sine qua non.

    November 7, 2008

  • Square root of 2?

    November 7, 2008

  • c_b: It was mostly because I hadn't heard any accounts of that happening recently, I was wondering if it was still a problem. It isn't.

    (Bigger problem is that the machines do still break, and sometimes that lever is hard to pull!)

    November 7, 2008

  • I was searching for accounts of toothpicks being used to rig lever machines, and discovered that was more of a problem in the early 20th Century. The machines being used now date from the 1960's.

    (We were supposed to switch to a touch-screen system in NYS some time ago, but it looks unlikely any time soon.)

    November 6, 2008

  • I've heard reports of optical scans being messed up by wet ballots.

    November 5, 2008

  • I might be a luddite, but at least with a lever machine, I feel like my vote is secure.

    November 5, 2008

  • Only one has a movie *and* a remake.

    November 5, 2008

  • Yeti sounds more exotic.

    Bigfoot... well, it has big feet, right?

    November 4, 2008

  • "I recommend you appoint a secretary of the Internet. Someone to impose some order on this mess."

    November 4, 2008

  • "Ron Paul evolves into Tron Paul."

    November 4, 2008

  • Bintulu Airport (Malaysia).

    November 4, 2008

  • The Daily Show.

    (Also known as the The Best F**king News Team Ever.)

    November 4, 2008

  • CNN.

    November 4, 2008

  • Reasearch is searching for rea, duh.

    November 4, 2008

  • Nothing against them, it's just a real mouthful.

    November 4, 2008

  • Let me guess. whichbe was looking at This. Fucking. Election.

    October 31, 2008

  • Onomatopoeia for the sound a laser gun makes.

    See the Sarah Palin/Katie Couric Saturday Night Live cold open, 30 seconds from the end for an example.

    October 30, 2008

  • Apparently this is where we get the expression"You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow's ear" from. A sousier is a ratty purse.

    October 29, 2008

  • Taipei Songshan Airport.

    October 29, 2008

  • Unfortunately, while there is TAV, TAY, and TAZ, there is no TAX.

    October 29, 2008

  • Benguela Airport or Gen. V. Deslandes Airport (Angola).

    October 29, 2008

  • José Martí International Airport (Havana).

    October 29, 2008

  • Northeast Alabama Regional Airport.

    October 29, 2008

  • Gabbs Airport (Nevada).

    October 29, 2008

  • I've never heard this used for cops before. What is it?

    October 29, 2008

  • The sum of the Cursed Numbers on Lost, and the number of minutes between inputting the numbers at the Swan Station.

    October 28, 2008

  • R26, R28, R29, R33 ML, R33 WF, R36, and R36 WF New York City subway cars, painted red to combat graffiti.

    October 28, 2008

  • A French pastry made from egg whites, almond powder, icing sugar and sugar. Not to be confused with macaroon.

    October 28, 2008

  • Dried cranberry.

    October 28, 2008

  • "Maybe they're all reverse vampires and they have to get home before dark."

    - Lisa Simpson, The Simpsons episode 6x10 "Grampa vs. Sexual Inadequacy"

    October 28, 2008

  • This must only apply to people who move to the city; the settlers.

    October 28, 2008

  • Batman!

    October 28, 2008

  • Well then.

    Sometimes you feel like a nut...

    October 28, 2008

  • The school motto for the Xavier Institute for Higher Learning (formerly Xavier's School for Gifted Youngsters).

    October 28, 2008

  • Sadly, this appears to be unlinkable.

    October 28, 2008

  • Saying I lived in the "real Brooklyn" was amusing until Sarah Palin made her "real America" comment. Now it's just embarrassing.

    October 27, 2008

  • PVP, 24 Hour Comics Day 2006

    October 27, 2008

  • "What, are you dense? Are you retarded or something? Who the hell do you think I am? I'm the goddamn Batman."

    - All-Star Batman & Robin, written by Frank Miller

    October 27, 2008

  • The worst episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation. Sometimes things aren't just bad, they're Sub Rosa-bad.

    October 27, 2008

  • <3

    "I less than three you."

    October 27, 2008

  • A shape-shifting alien in Marvel Comics. Many established heroes were replaced by Skrulls as part of a "Secret Invasion" (which is the name of the current storyline in most Marvel titles right now).

    I like to point at people and say, "He's a Skrull."

    October 27, 2008

  • The golden ratio.

    October 26, 2008

  • Harvard University zip code and the name of their alumni magazine.

    October 26, 2008

  • From Wikipedia:

    The airport was originally named after daredevil aviator John Moisant, who died in an airplane crash on this land (which was devoted to farming at the time) in 1910. The abbreviation MSY was derived from Moisant Stock Yards.

    October 26, 2008

  • Sunshine Coast Airport, or Maroochydore Airport.

    October 26, 2008

  • Madrid Barajas International Airport.

    October 26, 2008

  • Dumatubin Airport (Langgur, Indonesia).

    October 26, 2008

  • Venustiano Carranza International Airport (Monclova, Coahuila, Mexico).

    October 26, 2008

  • Palm Beach County Park Airport or Lantana Airport.

    October 26, 2008

  • "French writer. Total loser. Never had a real job. Unrequited love affairs. Gay. Spent 20 years writing a book almost no one reads. But he's also probably the greatest writer since Shakespeare. Anyway, he uh... he gets down to the end of his life, and he looks back and decides that all those years he suffered, Those were the best years of his life, 'cause they made him who he was. All those years he was happy? You know, total waste. Didn't learn a thing. So, if you sleep until you're 18... Ah, think of the suffering you're gonna miss. I mean high school? High school-those are your prime suffering years. You don't get better suffering than that."

    -Frank (Steve Carell), Little Miss Sunshine

    October 24, 2008

  • Nausori International Airport (Fiji).

    October 24, 2008

  • Friedman Memorial Airport (Hailey, ID).

    October 24, 2008

  • San Carlos Airport.

    Structured Query Language.

    October 24, 2008

  • Fukuoka Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Fresno Yosemite International Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Hector International Airport (Fargo, ND).

    October 24, 2008

  • Emporia Municipal Airport.

    Electromagnetic pulse.

    October 24, 2008

  • Ely Municipal Airport.

    Electric Light Orchestra.

    October 24, 2008

  • Elmira-Corning Regional Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Eek Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Kearney Regional Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Jolly Grant Airport, also known as Dehradun Airport (India).

    October 24, 2008

  • Da Nang International Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • General José Francisco Bermúdez Airport (Carupano, Venezuela).

    October 24, 2008

  • José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Modesto City-County Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Warsaw Frederic Chopin Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Little Rock National Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Leesburg International Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Norman Manley International Airport, formerly Palisadoes Airport (Jamaica).

    October 24, 2008

  • Rome Ciampino Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • Wilkes-Barre/Scranton International Airport.

    Alien vs. Predator.

    October 24, 2008

  • Watertown International Airport.

    October 24, 2008

  • It's Ernest Hemingway, and it's like hober said - "For sale: baby shoes, never used."

    Used once means that they could be a pair of shoes bought for a portrait.

    October 24, 2008

  • Mobile Regional Airport.

    October 23, 2008

  • Mehamn Airport (Norway).

    October 23, 2008

  • Santa Monica Airport.

    October 23, 2008

  • Or the spot where the runaway bus hits.

    October 23, 2008

  • Rafael Hernández Airport, also known as Aguadilla Borinquen Airport.

    October 23, 2008

  • Either seem to be common, though one of the Urban Dictionary entries had a point - the extra 'i' adds a third syllable, where "kowai" only has two syllables. I've heard both spoken, maybe "kowaii" is more of a cutesy way of saying it?

    October 23, 2008

  • San Francisco International Airport.

    October 22, 2008

  • "Scary."

    October 22, 2008

  • Bob Hope Airport.

    Formerly known as Angeles Mesa Drive Airport (1928-1930); United Airport (1930-1934); Union Air Terminal (1934-1940); Lockheed Air Terminal (1940-1967); Hollywood-Burbank Airport (1967-1978); and Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport (1978-2003).

    October 22, 2008

  • "Cute."

    October 22, 2008

  • Fertilia Airport (Alghero Airport).

    October 22, 2008

  • Singapore Changi Airport.

    October 22, 2008

  • It makes more sense if written/said Clown Control to Mao Tse Tong except that no one spells it that way anymore so I thought it would be weird.

    October 22, 2008

  • Robin Hood Airport Doncaster Sheffield.

    October 22, 2008

  • Suvarnabhumi Airport or Bangkok International (ท่าอา�?าศยานสุวรรณภูมิ).

    October 22, 2008

  • Hong Kong International Airport or Chek Lap Kok Airport (赤鱲角機場).

    October 21, 2008

  • George Bush Intercontinental Airport.

    October 21, 2008

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  • Maybe! Or maybe "4 Color world". You choose!

    May 19, 2011

  • Maybe you were thinking about my Geek Culture list?

    May 19, 2011

  • I can't find your list about manga/anime (if you had one... I think so). I wanted to add fanservice, I saw your list about Japan in general but I'm not sure it's the right one.

    May 19, 2011

  • I liked that "This f***ing election bit. All but the "Ron Paul overlution" part. ...OK, never mind, that was pretty funny, too. ...Write him in!

    October 31, 2008

  • Hell yeah. We have the best damn marketing copy in... the... WORLD!

    *stiffens jaw, raises eyes slightly, gazes contemplatively into middle distance*

    September 6, 2008

  • Marketing copy will do that to you. ;)

    September 6, 2008

  • Lampbane, your citations on the American Gladiator word pages have absolutely made my evening. They make me feel almost... patriotic, I think.

    September 6, 2008

  • Thanks for the additions, lampbane.

    August 29, 2008

  • you're really into words, aren't you

    July 14, 2008

  • Fantabulous find, this page of yours :)

    January 19, 2008