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Healy



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Check out the left box of text

Also feel free to post your favorite wikipedia edits in this thread.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:51 am Reply with quoteBack to top

During the month or two that I fancied myself an editor of Wikipedia, I ran into an article called "Brain Dump" which seemed to have something to do with the transfer of a large body of information from one thing to another, but though it was quite long it didn't actually explain what kind of information was being transferred between what kind of entities. I think it's been deleted though.

There's also the weirdo version of the Homunculus page that gives you detailed instructions on creating one, but I can't find that.

("itt refer tantalizingly to weird and hilarious wikipedia pages and then not link to them")

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:15 am Reply with quoteBack to top

On the cucumber sandwich page I changed "British cucumber sandwich purists conventionally frown on these variants and many would not consider the modern variants to be variants at all, but simply a different sandwich" to "British cucumber sandwich enthusiasts conventionally frown on these variants and many would not consider the modern variants to be variants at all, but simply a different sandwich".

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 11:52 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Lol, Tyler.


Lol.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

pretty sure some guy sat down to write alot of the articles anbout english sandwiches they all read in the same wierd obsessive way

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:05 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 2:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i laughed. [citation needed]

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:04 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

my friend got a year's ban for saying that sudoku "took the nation by storm"


wikipedia

the encyclopedia that anyone can edit so it will be reverted by a bot

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 3:55 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

i like wikipedia because it's mostly by internet people
internet people tend to know about family guy and windows
internet people tend not to know about things that matter
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:07 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

oh man i remember reading that homunculus article, that was pretty creepy and awesome

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:26 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Didn't you have to soak a body in vaginal juices for a year or something.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:54 am Reply with quoteBack to top

http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Homunculus&oldid=105334113 (final paragraph of the alchemy section)

really consider myself so lucky to have stumbled across that as it surely can't have been around for more than a few days, but it rules everything on wikipedia imo

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 10:33 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Hides-His-Eyes wrote:
my friend got a year's ban for saying that sudoku "took the nation by storm"


wikipedia

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that's pretty odd.

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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03, 2009 12:30 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dri-ft you are a hero.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 1:53 am Reply with quoteBack to top

When I was doing research for a speech on wordplay for my creative writing class, one article lead to another and I ended up here and the attention box or whatever it's called made me laugh and laugh, more than any of the examples did.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2009 11:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

haha i also love how the person doing the knocking is referred to as the punster (new batman villain imo)

and this line reminds me of tommy for some reason:

"(this is a joke referring to a price drop in crops, as well as a joke about the heat in hell)"

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:40 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:51 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

nobody hug this up

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:01 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

thought that was the warheads symbol at first

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 5:02 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 7:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dezro wrote:
nobody hug this up


I totally get something like this, which is linked to in the article. They're called brain zaps, apparently, although mine have an auditory component that isn't mentioned.

It feels like an electric shock in my head, with a fairly low pitched buzzing which very rapidly (within a second or two) increases in volume to a peak, at which point it stops immediately and I feel disoriented/vertiginous for a couple of seconds. I thought I had some mild form of epilepsy, but I rationally I don't suppose that is how an electrical disruption in the brain would feel like. What are the chances it would actually feel like an electrical disruption when your brain isn't a sensing organ for electrical disturbances?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:50 am Reply with quoteBack to top

so uh anyone see the featured article today

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:56 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I have now.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I love this part:

Why Did the Chicken Cross The Road Wikipedia Article wrote:


Why did man invent god?

To get to the other side.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:09 am Reply with quoteBack to top

they were pretty up in arms

"oh no my secret clubhouse where will i talk about what anime i want to have sex with"

p. funny i thought

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 05, 2009 6:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

From this article:
Wikipedia wrote:
"Octopus's Garden" is a song written by Ringo Starr with a little help from his friends (although it is credited solely to Starr, as "Starkey").

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:44 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

the most 'wikipedia' illustration possible for an article on humour.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:50 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

can we all please add things to that See Also list. I just added Wikipedia because srisly guys this is humor

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:56 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

also, only an xkcd fan could write could write something as terrible as this imho:
Quote:

Root components [of humour]:
  • appealing to feelings or to emotions.
  • similar to reality, but not real.
  • some surprise/misdirection, contradiction, ambiguity, or paradox.



this rules though:

Quote:
Rowan Atkinson explains in his lecture in the documentary "Funny Business"[12] that an object or a person can become funny in three different ways. They are:
  • By behaving in an unusual way
  • By being in an unusual place
  • By being the wrong size

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2009 3:36 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Dezro wrote:
nobody hug this up


Holy cow this exactly describes what I have! The last time it happened I was almost asleep and I heard a loud voice saying JIM! and I jumped awake and had an increased heart rate and was kind of freaked out for a while.

shit this is like the start of a new chapter in my life I now know that I have exploding head syndrome Very Happy

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