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(Telegraph)   Madness frontman "Suggs" wanted to find out what happened to his deadbeat father who walked out on him when he was 3. Friend of his: "Have you looked yourself up on Wikipedia?"   (telegraph.co.uk) divider line 84
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2012-08-24 08:25:02 AM  
So that bit about Father wearing his Sunday best was a lie?
 
2012-08-24 09:37:09 AM  
Well, he'd looked up Madness, but he needed to go ONE STEP BEYOND.
 
2012-08-24 09:48:13 AM  
Wow. That is sad.
 
2012-08-24 09:50:44 AM  
Must be love.
 
2012-08-24 09:59:27 AM  
Where is the empire state building thread for litters?
 
2012-08-24 10:02:31 AM  

p the boiler: Where is the empire state building thread for litters?


Cats everywhere want to know.
 
2012-08-24 10:03:03 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: p the boiler: Where is the empire state building thread for litters?

Cats everywhere want to know.


doh!
 
2012-08-24 10:03:06 AM  
I had heard his father was last seen on a "Night Boat to Cairo"
 
2012-08-24 10:03:58 AM  
but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?
 
2012-08-24 10:04:19 AM  
What the hell is the 'injects paraffin into his eyes' detail all about

Sounds bleah but its a valid treatment for something or other?

Doesnt sound like something done for addictive reasons so why put the detail at that point in the article?
 
2012-08-24 10:04:57 AM  

vudukungfu: but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?


My thought,exactly!
 
2012-08-24 10:05:10 AM  
img.photobucket.com
 
2012-08-24 10:05:56 AM  
So McPherson struts right out on him? What a shock.
 
2012-08-24 10:06:36 AM  

vudukungfu: WFT am I reading?


Yeah, that's what I came here to ask. Is this Brit slang for something or is the writer had been sectioned?
 
2012-08-24 10:06:39 AM  
 
2012-08-24 10:07:09 AM  
Why sad? Dad was a piece of shiat, and he never even knew him
 
2012-08-24 10:07:21 AM  

p the boiler: Where is the empire state building thread for litters?


Yea..I was looking for that as well
 
2012-08-24 10:07:33 AM  
Sectioning seems to mean that he was committed to a mental health facility by authorities, rather than by going voluntarily.

And injecting paraffin? I'm lost on that one.
 
2012-08-24 10:08:15 AM  
I'm off to read my Wikipedia entry...

Wow! I did write "Ghostbusters". Both the song and the movie? Wow. Well, I'm off to court.
 
2012-08-24 10:08:33 AM  
You were absolutely terrible in the closing ceremonies, son. I was right to leave you.
 
2012-08-24 10:08:54 AM  

evilmousse: What the hell is the 'injects paraffin into his eyes' detail all about

Sounds bleah but its a valid treatment for something or other?

Doesnt sound like something done for addictive reasons so why put the detail at that point in the article?


It's the explanation of why his father ended up in a mental institution.
 
2012-08-24 10:10:08 AM  

vudukungfu: but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?


Madness, madness, they call it madness.
 
2012-08-24 10:10:33 AM  
"This is madness!"
"THIS...IS...(listens for a moment)...oh, you know, I think it IS Madness!"
 
2012-08-24 10:11:16 AM  

Ebenator:


That's Terrell Suggs, right? Cuz that's who i thought of first with this thread...
 
2012-08-24 10:12:29 AM  
You can find everybody's long-lost pappy on Wikipedia.
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2012-08-24 10:14:39 AM  

THX 1138: Sectioning seems to mean that he was committed to a mental health facility by authorities, rather than by going voluntarily.

And injecting paraffin? I'm lost on that one.


It's Brit for kerosene.
 
2012-08-24 10:15:19 AM  

footshot: vudukungfu: but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?

Madness, madness, they call it madness.


"Paraffin" means something else in British English: "Kerosene."

Not saying that makes it make more sense.
 
2012-08-24 10:20:27 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: footshot: vudukungfu: but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?

Madness, madness, they call it madness.

"Paraffin" means something else in British English: "Kerosene."

Not saying that makes it make more sense.


whywouldyoDOthat?.jpg
 
2012-08-24 10:20:57 AM  
ONE STEP BEYOND!
 
2012-08-24 10:20:57 AM  
"The frontman of the band Madness has revealed that he learned his father had died by looking up his own page on Wikipedia. "

Well, shiat, I'm not looking up my own name in Wikipedia. I didn't know it was that lethal.

/as if I'm famous enough to be in Wikipedia
//or even in Urban Dictionary.
 
2012-08-24 10:21:22 AM  
Do you know "Summer Holiday" by Cliff Richards?

You hum it, I'll smash your face in.
 
2012-08-24 10:24:31 AM  

Harry Freakstorm


So McPherson struts right out on him? What a shock.


You're so bad, you should be in detention suspension.
 
2012-08-24 10:26:17 AM  

JohnAnnArbor: footshot: vudukungfu: but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?

Madness, madness, they call it madness.

"Paraffin" means something else in British English: "Kerosene."

Not saying that makes it make more sense.



Alcoholics, amirite?

/died at 40 and he was Scottish; draw your own conclusions
 
2012-08-24 10:32:13 AM  
toughpigs.com

Uncle Marv?
 
2012-08-24 10:35:47 AM  
Madness rocks. And that is all I have to say about that.
 
2012-08-24 10:36:05 AM  
Wikipedia knows all. Ooooo-eeeee! Ooooo-eeeee! Ooooo-eeeee!

I suspect this is an illustration of the "Wisdom of Crowds" phenomenon, where a large number of independent people can, by combining their individual points of view or information, out-perform an expert either by having more informaiton, or by statistical averaging to a more accurate conclusion than any individual will normally be able to reach.

The great stastician, Sir Frances Galton (a cousin of Charles Darwin) noted that the visitors to an agricultural fair which held a "guess the weight of the bull contest" made guesses that averaged to a remarkable less than two pounds of the real weight of the animal. Experts, such as butchers, cattle breeders and such occupations made guesses that were significantly less accurate. The crowd, through randomness, accomplished what the experts could not through knowledge and experience. This example is found at the begining of the book, The Wisdom of Crowds".

Speaking of Wikipedia, here is what it says on "sectioning":

In the United Kingdom, the process known in the United States as involuntary commitment is informally known as "detaining" or "sectioning," using various sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 (covering England and Wales), the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 that provide its legal basis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involuntary_commitment

This confirms my suspicion on seeing the term that it refers to a section of a Parliamentary Act.
 
2012-08-24 10:38:02 AM  
Fark is depressing as shiat this morning. Crazy dudes on airplanes who've never had anybody be nice to them their whole lives, mass shootings at the Empire State Building, a guy whose father dropped dead thirty years ago and he found out on Wikipedia. This is a bleak, bleak world, full of bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling.

Flakeloaf: [toughpigs.com image 786x598]

Uncle Marv?


Then I LOLed.
 
2012-08-24 10:44:37 AM  
Well, I guess his father wasn't The Communicator.
 
2012-08-24 10:47:57 AM  
I know a few people who don't know where their fathers are, where they are, if they're alive, or care. When you're father does something like that to your family and severs the relationship, some prefer to keep it closed forever.
 
2012-08-24 10:51:38 AM  

Crewmannumber6: Madness rocks. And that is all I have to say about that.


Great band
 
2012-08-24 10:52:49 AM  
I looked myself up on wiki. There is no one there with my last name.
 
2012-08-24 10:53:42 AM  
Good to see even the British papers have sacked all the copy editors.
 
2012-08-24 10:55:21 AM  

Because People in power are Stupid: So that bit about Father wearing his Sunday best was a lie?


Depends on if he was buried in them.
 
2012-08-24 10:56:26 AM  

mat catastrophe: Good to see even the British papers have sacked all the copy editors.


their oustsourcing it to Malaysia

/thinking of moving to Malaysia
 
2012-08-24 10:56:54 AM  
Whenever I need to learnt something, I always look on the internet for answers.

Because everything on the internet is true.
 
2012-08-24 11:04:34 AM  

footshot: vudukungfu: but said he had heard that he had injected paraffin into his eyes and that had been sectioned.


WFT am I reading?

Madness, madness, they call it madness.


THIS..IS...SPARTAAAA!!
 
2012-08-24 11:09:29 AM  

threadjackistan: evilmousse: What the hell is the 'injects paraffin into his eyes' detail all about

Sounds bleah but its a valid treatment for something or other?

Doesnt sound like something done for addictive reasons so why put the detail at that point in the article?

It's the explanation of why his father ended up in a mental institution.


Too much pressure?
 
2012-08-24 11:14:17 AM  

Dear Jerk: I looked myself up on wiki. There is no one there with my last name.


RIP me
 
2012-08-24 11:15:03 AM  

brantgoose: Speaking of Wikipedia, here is what it says on "sectioning":

In the United Kingdom, the process known in the United States as involuntary commitment is informally known as "detaining" or "sectioning," using various sections of the Mental Health Act 1983 (covering England and Wales), the Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986 and the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 that provide its legal basis.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Involuntary_commitment

This confirms my suspicion on seeing the term that it refers to a section of a Parliamentary Act.



Then it is very much like what they call "5150" in California, referring to section 5150 of the civil code allowing for involuntary civil commitment for mental illness (won't get into the rest of it). But used in similar context, at least in the police & mental health worker circles. "Yeah, this guy's been brought in on a 5150" kind of thing. Sectioned. So British.
 
2012-08-24 11:16:46 AM  
Who?
If I were this guy, I'd have to look myself up on Wikipedia just to know who I am.
 
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