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Muppet Wiki. It's like Wikipedia, except, y'know, about the Muppets.
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posted by Plutor at 7:35 AM on August 1, 2006


Wow, this was a real trip down memory lane. Thanks!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 7:38 AM on August 1, 2006


LostPedia. It's like Wikipedia, except, y'know, about Lost.

Wasn't WikiPedia supposed to be about everything? Isn't it supposed to be able to cover all these topics? Why is there this branching out of wikiness? Why didn't E2 ever catch on? Or H2G2?
posted by ZachsMind at 7:49 AM on August 1, 2006


"I'm not a shrimp! I'm a King Prawn!"

Gold. Pure gold.

But not Long John Silver gold.

I think I just confused myself.
posted by willmize at 7:51 AM on August 1, 2006


Awesome. Although I had no idea there that many Muppet characters...
posted by Zinger at 7:58 AM on August 1, 2006


Wasn't WikiPedia supposed to be about everything? Isn't it supposed to be able to cover all these topics?

Wikipedia is about everything encyclopedic. This kind of thing gets deleted from WP as "Fancruft" (see also Minor character deletion policy). Does a single-skit joke character like Automatic Wastebasket belong in a general-knowledge encyclopedia? I'd argue no. But I'm glad these niche wikis exist.
posted by Plutor at 8:04 AM on August 1, 2006


Holy Christ, I had no idea there was ever a Hipster Muppet. Now I kinda wish they'd bring him back, to be the one character who does lines and talks about the Arcade Fire and scoffs constantly. Sort of the indie-rock Oscar the Grouch, if you will.
posted by Greg Nog at 8:10 AM on August 1, 2006


Wow, who woulda thunk there was a State of Indiana muppet?

This is great, thanks.
posted by marxchivist at 8:13 AM on August 1, 2006


I like Kermit 'n all, but that eye logo creeped me out.
posted by lester the unlikely at 8:15 AM on August 1, 2006


Yes! More Sweetums info!

Man, I love Sweetums.
posted by sugarfish at 8:22 AM on August 1, 2006


Wasn't WikiPedia supposed to be about everything? Isn't it supposed to be able to cover all these topics? Why is there this branching out of wikiness? Why didn't E2 ever catch on? Or H2G2?

Self important editors who think they are god makes getting something into Wikipedia difficult if you are not liked by the groupthink online at the time. They get spiteful, too, if say you re-post something they deleted a few hours earlier -- they'll haunt it for a few weeks to make sure it stays dead.

But anyhoo... woo hoo for more public forums!
posted by cavalier at 8:29 AM on August 1, 2006


Cavalier, you think WP should be a free-for-all? Anything anyone wants to put up there should be fine? I should add "The guy in the cube next to Plutor" to the article for Jim? And community decisions should be unenforced entirely or ignorable at will?

It'd end up like the Mefi wiki April Fools joke, i.e., a completely unhelpful mess.
posted by Plutor at 8:36 AM on August 1, 2006


The "non-notable" argument is the number one most popular reason given in Wikipedia "Article for Deletion" nominations. Yet, notability is not a policy on Wikipedia because it is too difficult to define. The question of notability is not restricted to Wikipedia, it is probably also the number one complaint on MeFi (see the tone of the post above by Plutor). Notability is a major question in an environment of unlimited data and it will become increasingly debated in the future in more serious and consequential forums than Wikipedia or MeFi.
posted by stbalbach at 8:54 AM on August 1, 2006


Holy Christ, I had no idea there was ever a Hipster Muppet.

Not only hipsters. Nerds, anarchists, androids, uberpatriots, goths, and, of course, filthy hippies. Never let it be said that the Muppets weren't open to subcultures.
posted by Faint of Butt at 8:55 AM on August 1, 2006


I think Wiki Kermit is watching me masturbate.
posted by Cyrano at 9:15 AM on August 1, 2006 [2 favorites]


This post reminded me to check on something. Henson's short film Time Piece is on Youtube. No sign of The Cube, though.
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 9:47 AM on August 1, 2006


Fantasticly awesome. The internets have brought forth a thing of pure muppety goodness. Thanks.
posted by Fezboy! at 10:12 AM on August 1, 2006


Derail: geh, none of my font tools will work at hiding it. Short answer Plutor, no.

Onrail: I absolutely loved the character evolution pages! Take Sam the Eagle for instance! The propecia stuff is comic gold.
posted by cavalier at 11:03 AM on August 1, 2006


OMG - they're making a sequel to the Dark Crystal - the only film I have ever been mistaken for the lead actor in. Fabboriffic!

/wanders off humming something about 'single shines the triple sun'
posted by Sparx at 3:41 PM on August 1, 2006


I'd always wondered what happened to the Golden An after it got put in the Tan Van and taken to Stan....
posted by rhythim at 4:48 PM on August 1, 2006


This post reminded me to check on something. Henson's short film Time Piece is on Youtube. No sign of The Cube, though.

myspleen.net
posted by jimmy at 5:17 PM on August 1, 2006


Oh you absolute doll!
posted by PinkStainlessTail at 6:20 PM on August 1, 2006


Well. there goes my year. There's some little gem lurking behind every new link.

In 1998, Miss Piggy had her own perfume released titled "Moi."
posted by orange swan at 7:32 AM on August 2, 2006


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