Wackapedia is on hiatus. Check out my current thingie, FanDumb.And for your Wikipedia needs, visit Ben Yates' Wikipedia blog Read More
It's the game everyone remembers fondly and no one wants to play. With the old-timey tokens and penalty cards that seem to hail from the days of flicker reels and Tammany Hall (What is a "C… Read More
Did you know Wikipedia's entry on Festivus, the imaginary holiday invented by an imaginary person -- Seinfeld's Frank Costanza -- is longer than its entry on Presidents' Day (1848 words vs… Read More
I stand before you as a mountaineer gazing up at a rock face. On the Matterhorn. Or Everest -- one of those real tough mountains. (The Matterhorn is tough, right?) I'm going to attempt to do… Read More
Six Degrees of Procrastination: Mac.Macintosh : McIntosh apple : cultivar : portmanteau : Humpty Dumpty : Humpty DumptyismWho knew Humpty Dumpty was so procrastinatory? Turns out the term "H… Read More
In honor of this year's duct tape prom dress contest (details here, gallery here) a few Wikifacts about the tape everyone loves to love.Why it's easy to rip: It was designed as a waterproof… Read More
Eh, well, not exactly. I meant to play Six Degrees of Procrastination with Wikipedia's entry on the Childfree movement, but the movement itself is just so hilarious that I never got away fro… Read More
Today for Six Degrees of Procrastination, I decided to start with the topic England, since it was mentioned on Wikipedia's main page. It took a while to avoid Tolkienian cul-de-sacs, but her… Read More
In a weird convergence of obsessions (in this case, Finnish militaria and procrastination/productivity), I learned this week that Carl Mannerheim, Winter War general and creator of the Manne… Read More
Thanks, U.S. Rep. Martin Meehan! By trying to lie in your Wikipedia entry, your staffers have prompted Wikipedia to politician-proof itself.THE STORY: The AP reports that "members of [the L… Read More
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