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CrazyGameOfPoker
post Sun 25th April 2010, 5:14am
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Apparently all you need is 15 minutes of fame (well maybe an hour and a half)

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

Her only claim to fame is winning a contest to host SNL for one episode. Article's been up for 5 or 6 years.
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Milton Roe
post Sun 25th April 2010, 6:39pm
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Tue 30th March 2010, 4:20am) *

Damn me, that's actually a well-done and interesting article. I read it all and it was painless and informative and even entertaining.

It's badly named, as it's too detailed to be a merely standard stand-alone WP:LIST article. I think should renamed to Presidents of the United States who knew a foreign language.
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post Wed 28th April 2010, 9:47pm
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burnout_Domin...dise_Soundtrack

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Mod note: Merged this post here as it's not really worthy of an individual thread - kamryn.
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post Sat 9th October 2010, 6:53pm
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Two-year-old redirect vandalism at Kim Jong-Ill, note the spelling.

The added specificity did make me lol out loud. Also I'm somewhat amazed that the edit wasn't swiftly reverted by some humorless bureauprat and that the section-redirect was still functional (the tortured ambiguity of the sub-title in question having remained untouched in the two years since it was introduced).

By that I mean "waning" is to "health rumors" as "purple" is to "people eater" of course.

In any case Al-Jazeera says he might be one step closer to retirement.

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Kelly Martin
post Wed 19th January 2011, 5:11pm
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Ran across Wikipedia's press releasearticle on Apple's Time Capsule (Apple) yesterday. The article is fairly obviously at best a light gloss on Apple product literature. The Time Capsule has been heavily criticized in industry press for its design flaws (and Apple's original reticence to replace defective units), but the article valiantly minimizes that.
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post Sun 13th February 2011, 9:56am
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Meet the Farquhars

Sorry but the Punnett square made me lol out loud. At least one related vandalism remains unreverted.
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Obesity
post Sun 13th February 2011, 3:45pm
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QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Wed 19th January 2011, 12:11pm) *

Ran across Wikipedia's press releasearticle on Apple's Time Capsule (Apple) yesterday. The article is fairly obviously at best a light gloss on Apple product literature. The Time Capsule has been heavily criticized in industry press for its design flaws (and Apple's original reticence to replace defective units), but the article valiantly minimizes that.



Alison wrote it.
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post Sun 13th February 2011, 6:48pm
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 13th February 2011, 7:45am) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Wed 19th January 2011, 12:11pm) *

Ran across Wikipedia's press releasearticle on Apple's Time Capsule (Apple) yesterday. The article is fairly obviously at best a light gloss on Apple product literature. The Time Capsule has been heavily criticized in industry press for its design flaws (and Apple's original reticence to replace defective units), but the article valiantly minimizes that.

Alison wrote it.

I think it needs to be pointed out that I never touched that article, nor is it a product I had anything to do with. I don't go near Apple articles for obvious reasons, other than to provide the odd photo.

Jes' sayin' ...
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post Sun 13th February 2011, 10:30pm
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sun 13th February 2011, 6:48pm) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 13th February 2011, 7:45am) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Wed 19th January 2011, 12:11pm) *

Ran across Wikipedia's press releasearticle on Apple's Time Capsule (Apple) yesterday. The article is fairly obviously at best a light gloss on Apple product literature. The Time Capsule has been heavily criticized in industry press for its design flaws (and Apple's original reticence to replace defective units), but the article valiantly minimizes that.

Alison wrote it.

I think it needs to be pointed out that I never touched that article, nor is it a product I had anything to do with. I don't go near Apple articles for obvious reasons, other than to provide the odd photo.

Jes' sayin' ...

But then again, you would say that wouldn't you...
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post Sun 13th February 2011, 10:45pm
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sun 13th February 2011, 1:48pm) *

I think it needs to be pointed out that I never touched that article, nor is it a product I had anything to do with. I don't go near Apple articles for obvious reasons, other than to provide the odd photo.

Jes' sayin' …


And if there's anything Wikipedia doesn't have enough of, it's gotta be odd photos.

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post Tue 22nd February 2011, 6:06am
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QUOTE(Alison @ Sun 13th February 2011, 1:48pm) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Sun 13th February 2011, 7:45am) *

QUOTE(Kelly Martin @ Wed 19th January 2011, 12:11pm) *

Ran across Wikipedia's press releasearticle on Apple's Time Capsule (Apple) yesterday. The article is fairly obviously at best a light gloss on Apple product literature. The Time Capsule has been heavily criticized in industry press for its design flaws (and Apple's original reticence to replace defective units), but the article valiantly minimizes that.

Alison wrote it.

I think it needs to be pointed out that I never touched that article, nor is it a product I had anything to do with. I don't go near Apple articles for obvious reasons, other than to provide the odd photo.

Jes' sayin' ...


i am sorry for my disrespect
sorry for my lies

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post Tue 22nd February 2011, 6:36am
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QUOTE(Obesity @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 12:06am) *
i am sorry for my disrespect
sorry for my lies

Sorry for my dialect,
and my pumpkin pies...
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Obesity
post Thu 24th February 2011, 1:12am
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QUOTE(Somey @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 1:36am) *

QUOTE(Obesity @ Tue 22nd February 2011, 12:06am) *
i am sorry for my disrespect
sorry for my lies

Sorry for my dialect,
and my pumpkin pies...


i don't think Biggie Smalls, despite his physique, ever rapped about PUMPKIN PIES
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post Thu 24th February 2011, 2:58am
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Nopsie, just sex and violence.
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post Thu 24th February 2011, 3:55am
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Some say the spies, make the pies
Spec-tacular, make me lick it from da fork
On da plate, then ya, shiverin, tongue deliverin
Taste of that pumpkin, that pie is jumpkin
Skip the milk and the cookies, no Oreos tonight
If its alright with you, we slicin' dat pie

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post Sun 10th April 2011, 8:12pm
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I thought Wikipedia had lost its capacity to surprise me. I was wrong.
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Sun 10th April 2011, 10:12pm) *

I thought Wikipedia had lost its capacity to surprise me. I was wrong.


Where I come from, there is a word for this.

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
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post Mon 11th April 2011, 7:09am
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QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Sun 10th April 2011, 3:12pm) *

I thought Wikipedia had lost its capacity to surprise me. I was wrong.


To be fair, that's in good part a reflection on our general culture rather than being specific to Wikipedia.
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post Mon 11th April 2011, 6:21pm
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QUOTE(radek @ Mon 11th April 2011, 12:09am) *

QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Sun 10th April 2011, 3:12pm) *

I thought Wikipedia had lost its capacity to surprise me. I was wrong.


To be fair, that's in good part a reflection on our general culture rather than being specific to Wikipedia.

Ever culture has its reliquaries. The reliquary of the tooth of Mary Magdelene . The requiquary of the lock of hair of Justin Beiber. You can start to worry when either the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires Beiber's hair, or else they start building a cathedral around it.

Even so, it's not THAT much more silly than Catholicism. tongue.gif
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post Tue 12th April 2011, 5:00am
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QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Mon 11th April 2011, 1:21pm) *

QUOTE(radek @ Mon 11th April 2011, 12:09am) *

QUOTE(Eva Destruction @ Sun 10th April 2011, 3:12pm) *

I thought Wikipedia had lost its capacity to surprise me. I was wrong.


To be fair, that's in good part a reflection on our general culture rather than being specific to Wikipedia.

Ever culture has its reliquaries. The reliquary of the tooth of Mary Magdelene . The requiquary of the lock of hair of Justin Beiber. You can start to worry when either the Metropolitan Museum of Art acquires Beiber's hair, or else they start building a cathedral around it.

Even so, it's not THAT much more silly than Catholicism. tongue.gif


Oh, I totally agree with that - I'm willing to bet that pretty much every culture at every point in history was more or less just as goofy as ours. It's just the fog of history and the dulling vapors of romanticism that make it seem otherwise. Seriously, when Mozart was around, how many people do you think actually listened to the guy (putting aside the fact that he's over rated). I tell you how many. Two. Everyone else was listening to some roadside tavern version of Justin Bieber (of course in those times, each village had to have its own version of JB, and some did worse than others). But that stuff never got recorded so we were spared it. Or it got passed through the generation but thanks to the passage of time it now seems quaint and "authentic" (ugh). But now we record every single damn thing.

So anyway, my standard of comparison, was my somewhat idealized version of what culture we should have, rather than any kind of historical comparison. You know, I was being elitist.

btw, that article was apparently created as a (very awesome and hillarious) violation of WP:POINT (bad editor! bad!),
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