Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Wiki Wednesday (This Week's is Whack, Yo)

It's the middle of the work week and that means Wiki Wednesday, the poorly conceived and grass growingly dull weekly Kneecapped feature. The last few Wiki Wednesday's have succeeded in detailing the ludicrousness of some Wikipedia entries. Why for example should Earth Worm Jim be immortalized by a 1,000 word Wikipedia entry? The answer is, simply, some people have too much time on their hands, unlike us bloggers. So I mock these people by hitting the "random article" feature five times in a row to see what pointlessness I encounter. This week, however, Wikipedia won the day with several useful entries. On to this weeks articles:

Smoke Not the movie featuring Harvey Keitel, but the actual, "suspension in air (aerosol) of small particles resulting from incomplete combustion of a fuel," kind of smoke. Did you know smoke is sometimes used as a flavor enhancer? Me too. How about that smoke inhalation is the leading cause of death in fires? Me too. So you may not learn much from this entry, but at least it's there in case you forget what that strange ghostlike substance that dangles and dances at the end of a cigarette is.

Helmet Airport Zzzzzzzzz....sorry but I don't care about Canadian airports. This one seems to service an oil field in British Columbia.

Jacqueline Simpson The matriarch of the Texas/Pop Star/Hollywood/Bimbo Simpson family and a part time researcher of folk lore and legend.

Olivett Nazerine University A small liberal arts college in Illinois. I've never heard of it, but Wiki says it’s recognized by U.S. News as a top college, which is why I've probably never heard of it. My school ranked in the top ten on Princeton Review's party colleges list in the categories of pot smoking, beer drinking, students (almost) never study, and ugliest campus. But did the Pixies write a song about your school? Didn't think so, bitches.

And lastly

Danny Kelly He seems like an interesting English media and sports personality, as well as an entrepreneur.

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