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NotARepublican55
http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/wikigroaning-iii.php

"The rules are simple: Find one useful Wikipedia article, then find a nerdy, but similarly-worded article, and compare their lengths, content, and quality. As if by magic, the Internet's biggest secret will begin to unlock before your very eyes."
Milton Roe
QUOTE(NotARepublican55 @ Tue 2nd March 2010, 8:06pm) *

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/wikigroaning-iii.php

"The rules are simple: Find one useful Wikipedia article, then find a nerdy, but similarly-worded article, and compare their lengths, content, and quality. As if by magic, the Internet's biggest secret will begin to unlock before your very eyes."

Examples, please?

Image
everyking
I got a kick out of some of these comparisons. I think my favorite is "Kings of Babylon - Minor Naruto characters".
NotARepublican55
QUOTE(Milton Roe @ Tue 2nd March 2010, 11:26pm) *

QUOTE(NotARepublican55 @ Tue 2nd March 2010, 8:06pm) *

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/wikigroaning-iii.php

"The rules are simple: Find one useful Wikipedia article, then find a nerdy, but similarly-worded article, and compare their lengths, content, and quality. As if by magic, the Internet's biggest secret will begin to unlock before your very eyes."

Examples, please?

Image

No. 1 = Useful article

No. 2 = "Nerdy" article

Metal
Metalocalypse

Hip-hop
MC Chris

Jimbo Wales
James Kirk

Hubris
Wikipedia:Tan

Job
Otaku

Sexual attraction
Asian fetish

Athlete (track and field)
Cyberathlete

Senses
SNES

Mystery
Science
Theater
Mystery Science Theater 3000

U.S. national monuments
Locations in Star Fox

Supermassive black hole
Super Mario Galaxy

Play (activity)
Wii Play

Automobiles
Wii remote

Kings of Babylon
Minor Naruto characters

Rolling eyes
Lolcats

Space exploration
Star Trek

Mongol invasion of Central Asia
The Wrath of Khan

Location of Osama bin Laden
The Search for Spock

New world
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country

Nemesis (mythology)
Nemesis (star)
Star Trek: Nemesis

William Wallace
William Shatner

Square Deal
Squaresoft

Medical terminology
Anime and manga terminology

Miranda rights
Dont tase me bro

Selective service
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

Physician
Doctor (Doctor Who)

Mexican cuisine
Taco Bell

Rings of Saturn
Lord of the Rings

Jane Grey
Jean Grey

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Douglas Adams

Electric power
Power Rangers

Brannock device
Small Foot

Mary (mother of Jesus)
Madonna (entertainer)

Success
Social responsibility
Wisdom
Health
Intelligence
Marijuana

Minority
Minority Report (film)

Dating
Dates in Star Wars

Secret police
Police Squad!

Forensics
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

Children
Children of Men

History of Europe
History of video games

Gun
Light gun

Critical thinking
Real-time strategy

Radio
Radiohead

Mass
Mass Effect

Criticism of the Iraq War
Criticism of Family Guy

Physical exercise
Machinima

Ghosts
Ghosts (Harry Potter)

Soliloquy
Fart joke

Vote
W00t

Ascension of Jesus
Ascension (Stargate)

George Washington
Ron Paul

Dragons in mythology and folklore
Dragons in fantasy fiction

The Disintegration of the Persistence of Memory
Every time you masturbate...

George Frideric Handel
Guitar Hero II

Timeline of medicine and medical technology
Usage share of web browsers

Censorship in Iran
Editing of anime in American distribution

Pikeman
Pokemon

Dog fighting
Beast Wars

Automatic transmission
Autobot

Armageddon
Doom 3

Classical mechanics
Source engine

Wharf
Worf

World wars
Console wars
Somey
Here's a four-parter:

Dumb
Dumbbell
Dumbo
Albus Dumbledore
Trick cyclist
QUOTE(NotARepublican55 @ Wed 3rd March 2010, 8:40am) *

No. 1 = Useful article

No. 2 = "Nerdy" article

. . .

Jimbo Wales
James Kirk

So whom is [[Jimbo Wales]] useful to? Enquiring minds demand to know!
Sxeptomaniac
QUOTE(NotARepublican55 @ Tue 2nd March 2010, 7:06pm) *

http://www.somethingawful.com/d/news/wikigroaning-iii.php

"The rules are simple: Find one useful Wikipedia article, then find a nerdy, but similarly-worded article, and compare their lengths, content, and quality. As if by magic, the Internet's biggest secret will begin to unlock before your very eyes."

For me, the biggest surprise on this page is that someone thought any of this was a secret, much less "the Internet's biggest secret." Does anyone familiar with WP even need to check the pages to have a very good idea what they will look like?
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