The latest round of Wikigroaning brings along with it a tale of life and death-- a Something Awful writer's life has been threatened by the Wikimafia!
Now that I own a shirt that proclaims how radical science is, I have come to appreciate the idea of owning shirts so ridiculous that they meet awesome back on the other side. Extremely specific shirts are "hot" this season, so keep an eye out for examples like these.
A very long time ago, SA posed the question, "How do [very fat babies] manage to grow up and do anything worthwhile at all? Someone, anyone, please email answers to me and the first person to tell me how this happens without the use of magic gets a prize." Now, after many years, the contest is officially OVER!
A great terror has befallen our peaceful anime club. Our High Chancellor of Manga, Lieutenant of Giant Mech Suits, Female Android Specialist, Master Sergeant of Cosplay, and Designated Keeper of All Original Copies, Greg, has forcibly lost possession of approximately 85% of the club's anime holdings. Friends of Anime-- this is a call to arms!
About three hours ago, I was getting out of the shower and I slipped and fell on a yogurt lid. Now that I've had a little while to rest and reflect, I've decided that instead of writing a regular update, I'm going to offload every memory I can think of right now into you.
Wikigroaning is the game of finding pairs of similar Wikipedia articles-- one nerdy, one not. Then, you take a look at both and see how informative, long, and complete they are. Is the nerdy one quite a bit moreso? Did you just groan audibly out of frustration, sadness, or disbelief? You've just found a wikigroan!
A game was created, and the premise is quite simple. First, find a Wikipedia article that normal people might read. For example, "Knight." Then, find a somehow similar article that is longer, but also useless to 99% of people. In this case, "Jedi Knight." Open both of the links and compare the lengths of the two articles. Are you depressed yet?
Todd "Goliath" Goldman, founder of merchandising company David & Goliath, apparently unknowingly duplicated a piece of art drawn by SA's resident artist, Shmorky, and then turned around to sell this divine coincidence for profit. How the heck did this happen?! Let's get to the bottom of this crazy mystery!
My favorite pastime on Wikipedia is browsing the community's user pages. I saw a dude with psoriasis once. Well I mean, I didn't actually see the psoriasis, but he had a little box on his personal page that said, "This user has psoriasis." I had to know more. Not about psoriasis, about these classy little boxes that fill up everyone's user pages!
For years, a young man known as XOZero wrote anarchist text files and spread them around the early Internet, hoping to bring down the establishment and set in motion a new world order in which he would be free to commit crimes, buy and sell what he wants, and watch TV all day without having to go to gym class.
It's been a while since I've had the opportunity to sit down and write something, but I have a really, really good excuse: I've been moving! I also just happened to have my camera phone with me and was able to document a great deal of the moving process for posterity (and to forever warn others against moving).