What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by eumaas » 18 Aug 2018, 12:23pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 11:58am
America's rocketry pioneer who was also into the occult and libertarianism and blew himself up in an explosion at home: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pars ... _engineer)
Ah yeah I posted about him on the pre-crash board.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 18 Aug 2018, 12:55pm

revbob wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 12:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 11:58am
America's rocketry pioneer who was also into the occult and libertarianism and blew himself up in an explosion at home: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pars ... _engineer)
Drunk History did a good piece on this...

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/h71t46/dr ... py_email
Can't watch it in Canada cos of The Man, but I dl'd it. Thanks!
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by WestwayKid » 10 Oct 2018, 7:42pm

revbob wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 12:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 11:58am
America's rocketry pioneer who was also into the occult and libertarianism and blew himself up in an explosion at home: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pars ... _engineer)
Drunk History did a good piece on this...

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/h71t46/dr ... py_email
Quite the grim tale. His mother took a fatal dose of downers upon hearing of his death.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by BostonBeaneater » 12 Oct 2018, 10:29pm

WestwayKid wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 7:42pm
revbob wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 12:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 11:58am
America's rocketry pioneer who was also into the occult and libertarianism and blew himself up in an explosion at home: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pars ... _engineer)
Drunk History did a good piece on this...

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/h71t46/dr ... py_email
Quite the grim tale. His mother took a fatal dose of downers upon hearing of his death.
I’d have had a go at his wife. Why not?

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by revbob » 12 Oct 2018, 11:47pm

BostonBeaneater wrote:
12 Oct 2018, 10:29pm
WestwayKid wrote:
10 Oct 2018, 7:42pm
revbob wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 12:14pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
18 Aug 2018, 11:58am
America's rocketry pioneer who was also into the occult and libertarianism and blew himself up in an explosion at home: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Pars ... _engineer)
Drunk History did a good piece on this...

http://www.cc.com/video-clips/h71t46/dr ... py_email
Quite the grim tale. His mother took a fatal dose of downers upon hearing of his death.
I’d have had a go at his wife. Why not?

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by WestwayKid » 15 Oct 2018, 12:41pm

...for any Twin Peaks fans out there...Jack Parsons was featured in Mark Frost's The Secret History of Twin Peaks. It was the first time I'd ever really read anything about him.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Heston » 15 Oct 2018, 12:48pm

Looking up the meaning of "Alianza dollars"...

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

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Marky Dread » 15 Oct 2018, 1:02pm

Heston wrote:
15 Oct 2018, 12:48pm
Looking up the meaning of "Alianza dollars"...

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

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Dec 2018, 1:32pm

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

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by revbob » 05 Dec 2018, 2:48pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 1:32pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Kory » 05 Dec 2018, 7:39pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 1:32pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

What's Christmas without some goat-demon nightmare fuel?
From my friend just a sec ago:
Every 'krampus' picture I see, my anti-Semitism alarm goes nuts. Maybe I've finally inherited [my family's] racial paranoia, but I don't trust European folklore about bearded and horned people being anti Christian and stealing kids and shit.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 05 Dec 2018, 7:57pm

Kory wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 7:39pm
Dr. Medulla wrote:
05 Dec 2018, 1:32pm
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krampus

What's Christmas without some goat-demon nightmare fuel?
From my friend just a sec ago:
Every 'krampus' picture I see, my anti-Semitism alarm goes nuts. Maybe I've finally inherited [my family's] racial paranoia, but I don't trust European folklore about bearded and horned people being anti Christian and stealing kids and shit.
Quite plausible. I can see pagan origins and then appropriation by Christians as reinforcement of anti-Semitism.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 03 Feb 2019, 10:32am

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

Listening to Roger Kahn's The Era (which, btw, is marvellous in that baseball-as-romantic-mythology kind of way). He relates a story I'd never heard before, a teenage girl who became obsessed with a Chicago Cub player and stalked and shot him (inspiring The Natural).
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Flex » 03 Feb 2019, 10:59am

Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 10:32am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ann_Steinhagen

Listening to Roger Kahn's The Era (which, btw, is marvellous in that baseball-as-romantic-mythology kind of way). He relates a story I'd never heard before, a teenage girl who became obsessed with a Chicago Cub player and stalked and shot him (inspiring The Natural).
And that teenage girl would grow up to be... Jon Wolter.
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Re: What are you looking up on Wikipedia right now?

Post by Dr. Medulla » 03 Feb 2019, 12:46pm

Flex wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 10:59am
Dr. Medulla wrote:
03 Feb 2019, 10:32am
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ruth_Ann_Steinhagen

Listening to Roger Kahn's The Era (which, btw, is marvellous in that baseball-as-romantic-mythology kind of way). He relates a story I'd never heard before, a teenage girl who became obsessed with a Chicago Cub player and stalked and shot him (inspiring The Natural).
And that teenage girl would grow up to be... Jon Wolter.
Goddammit, I was feeling sorry for her being mentally ill; now I wish she'd gotten the chair.
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