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The Un-Truth at the Uncyclopedia

Uncyclopedia If anyone is more into sarcasm than myself, they are hanging out at the Uncyclopedia “the content-free encyclopedia that anyone can edit”. A total loving mimicry of the WikiPedia, at the Uncyclopedia at least there need be no debates about authoritative resources since it proudly claims to be full of lies. Just look at the decrepit logo!

Uncyclopedia is an encyclopedia full of misinformation and utter lies. It’s sort of like Congress or Parliament. Unlike Congress or Parliament, however, we do have a sense of humor. Nonetheless, this is one of the only factual pages, before everything turns into a puddle of utter confusion and disarray. Savor it. And for the love of Sophia, we know you like disarray, (and confusion) but stop adding confusion to this non-confusing page which leads to confusion, and possibly disarray. Which we wish to stop. Non-non-confusion, that is. Not disarray. Or is it the other way around?

What is amazing is the time and energy put into this elaborate joke. Or is it serious? See the featured article on “Open Heart Surgery For Dummies”

Open-Heart Surgery for Dummies was added to the “Dummies” series in 2002 in light of a sudden demand for cheaper heart surgery. The do-it-yourself method was popularised by this book, written by Gerald Carter, a freelance writer with no medical experience whatsoever.

And who conducting poltitcal science research could not use an article like “Axis of Evil Hot Dog Eating Competition”

The Axis of Evil Hot Dog Eating Competition is held each year in a secure bunker in a different member of the Axis’ country. A source of pride among Axis members, all evil activities cease when the games are played.

The non-truth is out there. I love it.

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An early 90s builder of the web and blogging Alan Levine barks at CogDogBlog.com on web storytelling (#ds106 #4life), photography, bending WordPress, and serendipity in the infinite internet river. He thinks it's weird to write about himself in the third person.