Tuesday 18 November 2008

Thoughts o' the week

Well, T3 has stated his intention to finish writing his thoughts of the week - seems that he was involved in a high speed crash with Jeremy Clarkson and no longer has the will to live write his column. Never mind, it was good while it lasted. And, to all of you Thoughts of the Week fans (yes, all 1 of you), do not despair for I shall take up the mantle for as long as I can be bothered. That's right, you get to listen to the rants of a complete madman who has never been to Yorkshire in his life! Ahem...
  • For some bemusing reason, a selection of the Uncyclopedia community want to merge with Illogicopedia. It even made the blasted UnSignpost for goodness's sake! These people clearly don't know that Illogic and Uncyc don't really mix, but let them have their moment in the sun. Next week they'll go back to watching Tom and Jerry or something. To the ratmobile!
  • As T3 reported in the previous post, the word 'Meh' has made it into the dictionary. This got me thinking... if Illogicopedia were famous enough, and we got enough people to use it, we could possibly manage to squeeze 'fnurdle' into the dictionary! Awesome, it sounds like a campaign and a half.
  • Seems that everyone is jumping on the Bad Jokes and Deleted Nonsense bandwagon these days. I still think Wikipedia made the wrong decision when they disowned part of their history and wiped them from their servers but at least a selection still remains. Oh yeah, and a lot of the people on Yahoo Answers need to be less serious about things. Hmm, suppose that goes for Wikipedians as well.
"Alternative rock is the name given to one stone when you're looking at another stone. The term was coined by photographer Edwin Blastocyst when looking at one stone and speaking about another, oddly enough." -- BJAODN
And finally, an apology for the tardiness of new featured articles. The admins have other battles to fight at the moment, all in the name of Illogicopedian independence. Till the next time, keep fnurdling and nosing the cheese.


  1. It's not so much that everyone is jumping on BJAODN now; the need for an independent copy of BJAODN was clear from the first time a rogue Wikipedia admin went on a deletion spree over there.

    There's an entire wiki (bjaodn.org) actively maintaining some form of this collection and the material is archived on various other sites, including Uncyclopedia's UnMeta wiki.

    Add to this the various Wikipedia mirrors (many of which are out-of-date and still have copies of material long since gone on WP itself) and the various sites seeking to expose Wikipedia as a less-than-reliable point of reference, and there should be BJAODN out there to last a lifetime.

  2. I am aware of the BJAODN site, I think it's brilliant. It's just that it seems, in the last few months, I've stumbled across a whole load of 'Wikipedia deleted articles' sites, be they blogs or wikis. In fact, my favourite at the moment is Deletionpedia.

    I still maintain it's a pity that Wikipedia got rid of the BJAODN because the site lost a lot of its character when it decided to (all but) wipe them.