Respectable information that you gleaned from a less respectable source


#1

I learned about the painting “Whistler’s Mother” from the film “Bean: The Ultimate Disaster Movie”

Stuff like that


#2

This, from the Mr Bean Wikipedia page has fully done me:

Mr. Bean is a childish and selfish buffoon who brings various unusual schemes and contrivances to everyday tasks. He rarely speaks, and when he does, it is generally only a few mumbled words which are in a comically low-pitched voice. He also does not like people taking his things. Mr. Bean often seems unaware of basic aspects of the way the world works, and the programme usually features his attempts at what would normally be considered simple activities, such as going swimming, using a television set, redecorating, or going to church. The humour largely comes from his original (and often absurd) solutions to problems and his total disregard for others when solving them, his pettiness, and occasional malevolence.[1]


#3

I learned all the planets in order from screech from saved by the bell.


#4

Lovely stuff


#5

I learned The Note Technique from DiS


#6

Learnt about dust and wind from Bill & Ted.

Also, the fall of communism in eastern europe from Wayne’s World.


#7

The film Trading Places serves as a good introduction to how trading works.


#8

Most things I learnt from comic books, video games or songs.

For example Mediterranean meaning the middle of the Earth from Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis.


#9

Apparently Scrubs is actually a fairly good source of knowledge about how hospitals work.


#10

A wealth of things from the Things You’ve Been Slow To Realise thread


#11

Also weirdly there’s an Infowars video which does a fairly good job of explaining communism.


#12

These are excellent as primers:


#13

Fedex Arrow - marckee


#14

But you already knew about Edinburgh being further west than Bristol?


#15

Yeah, I’m fucking wild about longitude


#16

Keep giggling about this


#17

would quite like ‘his pettiness, and occasional malevolence’ in my obituary tbh


#18

The order in which you pot the balls in snooker from Chas and Dave.


#19

Loads from the simpsons


#20

Quite a lot of recent US History when this song hit the pop charts