List of songs deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel following the September 11, 2001 attacks

From Wikipedia:

This is a list of songs purportedly deemed inappropriate by Clear Channel Communications following the September 11, 2001 attacks. In the days following the attacks, many television and radio stations altered normal programming in response to the events. During this period, the rumor spread that Clear Channel and its subsidiaries had established a list of “songs with questionable lyrics” that stations might not want to play after the attacks. This list was distributed by the independent newsletter Hits Daily Double, which is not affiliated with Clear Channel.

Snopes did research on the subject and concluded that the list did exist as a suggestion for radio stations but noted that it was not an outright ban on the songs in question.

The list contains 166 songs, including “all songs” by Rage Against the Machine and songs done by multiple artists (for example “Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door” by Bob Dylan and the same song by Guns N’ Roses). Interestingly, the cover of “Smooth Criminal” by Alien Ant Farm is on the list despite the fact that the original version, sung by Michael Jackson, is not.

Monkey Babysitter

A monkey in Dhenkanal protects and takes care of a twenty-four day old human baby when his mother is engaged in household chores. The monkey comes to the house in the morning and spends the whole day taking care of the baby and at times even sleeps in the house with the little one.

Exploring a Derelict Space Ship in a Rare Soviet-style SF Film

Here’s an amazing scene from an ultra-rare, kitschy, trippy, Soviet-style SF film, Ikarie XB 1 (aka Ikaria XB1, Icarus XB1 and Voyage to the End of the Universe). Czechoslovakia’s first science fiction film, this remarkable 1963 movie tells the story of Starship Ikaria XB 1’s 2163 trek to Alpha Centari. (“Voyage” was the savagely cut, English dubbed version released by American International Pictures.)

The film is generally apolitical, except for this remarkable scene, in which the explorers enter a derelict 20th Century space craft, littered with evidence of capitalist immorality. The visuals are striking. Corpses of tuxedo-clad, gambling westerners, their bodies preserved by open vacuum. The crew killed by their own chemical hand-weapons as they fought over dwindling oxygen. The ship laden with nuclear weapons — still active after centuries.

The Most Horrible English Words


Lopadotemachoselachogaleokranio –
leipsanodrimhypotrimmatosi –
lphioparamelitokatakechymenokich –
lepikossyphophattoperisteralektr –
yonoptekephalliokigklopeleiolagoiosi –

The word consists of 182 letters. This English word is derived from the Greece word, originating from the drama script of comedy titled “ecclesiazusae” written by a Greek writer, Aristophanes, 448- 385. It refers to spicy foods that cooked from the remaining vegetables and beef.

(via J-Walk)