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December 13[edit]

Trying to remember a Bruce Lee film[edit]

I recall a particular scene in a Bruce Lee film a long time ago (at least I'm pretty sure it was Bruce Lee, but it could have been someone else) where he sticks his fists in what looks like a bowl of steaming hot water and holds them there. Anyone know what film this was? -- œ 00:15, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Not a film, but the television series Kung Fu showed the main character, Kwai Chang Caine (portrayed by David Carradine ) holding his forearms against a pot of burning coals to permanently brand himself. I believe the scene was shown quite often in the opening or closing credits 10draftsdeep (talk) 17:47, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
In an ominous turn, he was then awarded a belt. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:50, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Do it yourself tattooing for the frugal. Clarityfiend (talk) 20:18, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
No I don't think that was it. It wasn't a branding, he was clearly immersing his fists in boiling hot water. I think it was meant to be a sort of endurance test. -- œ 01:53, 14 December 2010 (UTC)
Or perhaps it was supposed to grow callouses on the hands, to make them into better weapons. StuRat (talk) 06:10, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

Please help me find the Honda SUV parking garage commercial?[edit]

Years ago, I saw a commercial for a Honda SUV (Maybe the Honda Pilot?) A father was driving, and the family was trying to find a space to park at the parking garage. Even 72 levels later, he couldn't find a spot, so he kept going. Then the commercial flashed forward to 253, then level 2,000-something. The level below 2,000 showed something of a red cave, with a demonic-looking sentry watching the SUV roll past him.

I have been trying to find it for years now. Would you please help? -- (talk) 10:36, 12 December 2010 (UTC)

Fomula One Racing[edit]

I need to find the color name or the color code for the yellow color the Belgium Racing Team uses on their cars.Porporpor (talk) 13:04, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

I wish to reproduce the color for my 58 Triumph TR3A...Belgium Racing Yellow. I have contacted Road and Track Magazine...They wrote an article in 1960...The Color in Racing...That has been over a month ago with no return at all. I found the article at and tried to get help there...No Reply...I tried all the auto paint companies...Strange ask for British Racing Green and they ask how much quantity...same with Italian Racing Red... but ask for Belgium Racing Yellow and they ask you what year, and model it came on, and the color code.

You may be my last pit stop. Seems that color codes also differ with paint manufacturers so that info is also needed.

I would appreciate any help or links you may be able to provide,

Thank you,

Scott Sater

First of all, have you already read the Wikipedia article List of international auto racing colors?
Secondly, you write "the yellow color the Belgium Racing Team uses . . . ." From my sketchy general knowledge of Formula One and from the above-linked article, when the 'national colours' went out of general use due to the rise of sponsors' liveries, there had not been a prominent Belgian-based team (there would be no such thing as The Belgian Team as opposed to, say, the current Belgian Racing) for a while (though I may well be wrong about this), so it may be that 'Belgian Yellow' was never formally standardized, and that various Belgian teams used slightly different hues and finishes at various times. (On a parallel note, I know from professionally researching railway locomotive liveries that finding historical data on exact historic paint specifications can be surprisingly difficult, often the 'tech specs' simply never made the transition from current working documents into permanent records because nobody at the time thought that anyone years later would care.)
Thirdly, have you tried directly contacting the FIA, their Belgian members the Royal Automobile Club de Belgique (RACB) or the Touring Club Belgium (TCB), or a current Belgian motor racing team such as Team Astromega or Marc VDS Racing Team - even if there is no single specification for 'Belgian Yellow', I'm sure someone in such organisations would have sufficent historical interest to be able to suggest an appropriate one for the period you're interested in. (talk) 15:35, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Exhibition Stadium look[edit]

Is there a website of how the Exhibition Stadium look like before its demolition? Outside and inside? Baseball field and Football field? —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:30, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Have you checked the external links given in the Exhibition Stadium article? ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 19:48, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
The book Take Me Out to the Ballpark by Josh Leventhal, which is on my bookshelf right now, has several pictures of it. --Jayron32 20:37, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes. These external links in the article[1][2] have some pretty good illustrations, but they're all the baseball configuration. I google-imaged [exhibition stadium] and some interesting alternative views turned up, including a picture from when it was the CNE's racetrack,[3] and Andrew Clem's drawing of the ballpark configuration.[4] (His site is a good resource for ballpark outlines.) This one[5] shows the stadium getting prepped for some odd event that looks like it involves an artificial ski track. This one,[6] which is a companion to, shows the football configuration. ←Baseball Bugs What's up, Doc? carrots→ 21:03, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

song I heard[edit]

what's the song and the artist for a song with the lyrics: "I have trouble leaving when I can't find the door" it's preceded by a line about staying at parties till 4 and followed by something like "so far life's been good to me" (talk) 21:40, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

That's "Life's Been Good" by Joe Walsh. --Jayron32 21:47, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Niandra Lades and Usually Just a T-Shirt - Re-release a remaster?[edit]

Is the 1999 re-release of Niandra also a remaster or does it contain the same audio as the original release? Gershake (talk) 21:50, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

k d lang item notable?[edit]

Would K D lang's role as doing the laugh for Grunty on Banjo Kazooi be notable enough for our k d lang article? N.I.M. (talk) 23:18, 13 December 2010 (UTC)

Seems like trivia to me. It's not even mentioned in Banjo Kazooie. Clarityfiend (talk) 01:02, 14 December 2010 (UTC)

You'd think that would be majour, as she is a famous singer, even if Grunty is her only role. Amazing laugh, and the "Rauw! for Grunty's talking is funny too. How much did they have to pay to get K D lang as Grunty? N.I.M. (talk) 09:31, 14 December 2010 (UTC)