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February 24, 2006 6:05 AM   Subscribe

We all have a lot of questions that are very hard to answer. Like how to prepare cereal, how to prepare a Pop Tart correctly, and how to walk like a ballerina. Luckily, wikiHow is there to help us dummies.
posted by a47danger (16 comments total)

 
I'm quite surprised that this is being done by one of the big existing "how to" sites. Very smart though.
posted by smackfu at 6:13 AM on February 24, 2006


I have always wondered how to look rich....
posted by zonkout at 6:29 AM on February 24, 2006


Are there people who know how to use a computer well enough to find and read How to Prepare Cereal who do not know and cannot figure out how to "prepare" cereal? Might not such people, when they read "Assemble toppings such as strawberries, bananas or any other food to enhance the flavor," start throwing pigs' knuckles and whole turkeys and pickled eel on their Lucky Charms? Wouldn't such people, when they got to "Eat and enjoy the entire bowl," die of injuries to their digestive tract because they attempted to eat and enjoy the bowl?
posted by pracowity at 6:39 AM on February 24, 2006


Someone needs to read "How to be funny without telling jokes".
posted by smackfu at 6:44 AM on February 24, 2006


I've heard that an incorrectly prepared PopTart might burn your house down.
posted by fixedgear at 7:09 AM on February 24, 2006


I'm confused about the difference between How to Brush Your Teeth and How to Brush Your teeth.
posted by allen.spaulding at 7:25 AM on February 24, 2006


I'm picturing somebody walking like a ballerina in a Nazi SS uniform. Was there a "tutu" option?
posted by davy at 7:25 AM on February 24, 2006


I've heard that an incorrectly prepared PopTart might burn your house down.

Yes, you might accidently create a Strawberry Pop Tart Blowtorch.
posted by Fat Guy at 7:41 AM on February 24, 2006


Someone needs to read "How to be funny without telling jokes".

Ah. A joke. Sorry. I tried the first couple of links, didn't see anything funny, and figured it was straight. Bad but straight.
posted by pracowity at 8:10 AM on February 24, 2006


Heh. The icing on pop tarts is flammable..
posted by robocop is bleeding at 8:37 AM on February 24, 2006


What's to prepare? You just eat them straight from the box. Toasting them is guilding the lily.
posted by Astro Zombie at 8:46 AM on February 24, 2006


Woah... Cotton Candy Trix? The United States is a strange and frightening place...
posted by Robot Johnny at 9:58 AM on February 24, 2006


"How To Woo A Girl" is clearly not aimed at jonmc:

For Valentine's Day, don't just buy her a teddy bear or a carnation - be elaborate. Promise to take her to Burning Man!
posted by hugsnkisses at 10:52 AM on February 24, 2006


And if you want to appear rich and/or woo a girl, you must learn How to Pick Your Nose Inconspicuously.
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:02 AM on February 24, 2006


What's to prepare? You just eat them straight from the box. Toasting them is guilding the lily.

Gilding?
posted by fixedgear at 2:11 PM on February 24, 2006


Some good political advice, too.

Oh, and pracowity, I think your first reaction was correct. It may be a joke, but it's not intended as a joke.
posted by klausness at 2:59 AM on February 25, 2006


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