Thursday, August 10, 2006

Wikipedia

So while watching the Colbert report a few nights ago, he did a segment on Wikipedia. For those of you out of the loop, Wikipedia is a free online encyclopedia, that can be edited by ANYONE. This means that if Roy Boy (i.e. John Candy) wants to go onto the site and change the capital of Canada to Toronto ("Yeah, right. Do we look that stupid? Ottawa!"), he has that power.

The principle of the site is that other people can correct any erroneous additions to the encyclopedia. So an RCMP Officer (i.e. Steven Wright) also happens upon the site, notices John Candy's addendum and says "What's this all aboot?" (Roy Boy: "We have ways of making you pronounce the letter 'O' pal") He quickly types a few words and presto! The Canadian capital is once again Ottawa.

Apparently this system has worked well since the site's inception. I want to change all that.

Evil Plan #1: we can start coining phrases which previously had no use outside of Ottawa, giving them international exposure. The colloquial term "Turkey Bacon", recently coined by Mr Jeff comes to mind. Who are we to withhold this quaint expression from the greater populace? Moreover, who can disprove our usage of this lexicon?

Evil Plan #2: we can simply start adding things into existing entries, purely for our own amusement. Is maple syrup the national beverage of Canada? It is now! Kermit the Frog got herpes from Miss Piggy? You don't say!

Bonus points for anyone who knows what movie I'm talking aboot... and I wanna hear what kind of dastardly plans we can come up with for Wikipedia!

3 Comments:

Blogger AquariusDragon said...

Hmm, how to help Dave's evil plot... what to put on Wikipedia... I know! Hollyisms!

10:03 AM  
Blogger James said...

Dave - There's similar site to wikipedia that's called: Uncyclopedia.

It's basically the same premise of wikipedia, where anyone can edit anything. However, it has one difference: it's all made up shit like you were talking about.

They have some pretty funny articles, some of my favourites are:

Snakes on a Plane

Cat-Toast Device

and also..

Wii

10:10 AM  
Blogger James said...

Hollyisms would be a great addition to ANY wiki.

10:10 AM  

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