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July 26[edit]

1988 olympic swimmer —Preceding unsigned comment added by 71.223.221.47 (talk) 01:01, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Swimming at the 1988 Summer Olympics. Clarityfiend (talk) 01:42, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

rapper[edit]

Anyone know any rappers who have good lyrics but are unpopular? I want to know because I'm making some rap songs and it's kind of hard coming up with lyrics, so this way I can just copy some unpopular rapper's lyrics and no one will know. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.223.225.52 (talk) 05:17, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Copyright infringement. --Nricardo (talk) 05:32, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
For a minute I thought this was the name of a rapper! Fribbler (talk) 19:26, 29 July 2009 (UTC)

Don't worry I'm not copying entire songs word for word. I'm only going to take a few lines from each song, so then it will be so little it can't be considered copyright. And I'm not planning to sell my music either. I just make rap songs for fun. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 221.223.225.52 (talk) 08:32, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

You might be better off using poetry...that would seem to me to be a little more original at least. Or you could try rapping the lyrics of non-rap songs. I think that even in your situation there are better ways to come up with material than outright reproduction of existing raps. -Elmer Clark (talk) 10:05, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Terminator Salvation[edit]

Where can see a photo of Helena Bonham Carter as Serena Kogan from Terminator Salvation? David Pro (talk) 14:48, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

I went to Google Images, input "Bonham Carter Terminator Salvation" and came up with numerous sites containing one image of HBC in the film, including this one. Karenjc 16:10, 26 July 2009 (UTC) (added) But it appears this is an artist's impression rather than a photo - perhaps one is not yet available. Karenjc 16:13, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

What is the name of the humourous picture with a black frame around it and a humourous title and description at the bottom?[edit]

They look something like the one at http://supersmashbros.ign.com/images/29909/Wii/Super-Smash-Bros-Brawl/3D/ . And sorry about the long title. 86.148.43.18 (talk) 18:57, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Motivational poster. Theleftorium 19:01, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
The humourous ones are actually "demotivational posters" though. And sometimes they aren't motivational or demotivational - there is a series of Star Trek-themed ones that are just goofy. Adam Bishop (talk) 02:09, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
The most popular site (WP:OR) that I know of for the demotivational ones is Despair.com. Why do we get this same question every year? Dismas|(talk) 05:17, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
More often than that - there were three last year, and one already in May of this year! Adam Bishop (talk) 05:59, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
And to think, I was going to say "every six months" instead of "every year". I would have still underestimated!! Dismas|(talk) 06:44, 27 July 2009 (UTC)
Why? Because not everyone who asks questions here (hardly anyone apart from us respondents, probably) realises that similar (or even identical) questions have been asked previously. They can check the archives (assuming they're aware we have archives, assuming they've read the instructions), but sometimes it's quicker to cut to the chase and just ask the question. And in any case, new answers to old questions usually involve new respondents, who often have new information to provide. -- JackofOz (talk) 21:46, 28 July 2009 (UTC)
You can occasionally stumble across cat-themed ones at Icanhascheezburger. Who then was a gentleman? (talk) 20:35, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

What he's probably thinking of specifically is Successories. Ironically, most of its mall stores went bust. Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots 10:34, 31 July 2009 (UTC)

What year was the novelty song Shaving Cream released? What year was The Hustlers' version of the novelty song Shaving Cream released?[edit]

What year was the novelty song Shaving Cream released? We don't seem to have an article on this song. What year was The Hustlers' version of the novelty song Shaving Cream released? Here's a Youtube video of it.[1]. I remember it hearing it when I was a kid which dates the song to at least the 1970s. This web page says it was on a 1976 album called Looney Tunes[2] but it's a compilation album so I don't know if the song pre-dates this album. A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 19:45, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

I googled "shaving cream song" and the first link said it's 1975. Tempshill (talk) 22:54, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Of course we have an article for the song: Shaving Cream (song), which says that it was written in 1946. Unfortunately, the article does not specify when it was first performed, nor does it cite any sources - so even the 1946 date may be incorrect. Abecedare (talk) 23:08, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
The 1946 date is right. It was written by Ben Samberg (Benny Bell) and sung by Phil Winston (Paul Wynn). See [3], [4], [5]. Abecedare (talk) 23:29, 26 July 2009 (UTC)

Sorry, my bad. I wasn't aware multiple artists may have recorded this song. Let me rephrase the question slightly. What year was The Hustlers' version of the novelty song Shaving Cream released? A Quest For Knowledge (talk) 02:30, 27 July 2009 (UTC)