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Ten Word Wiki is an Encyclopedia for the ADD generation.
We describe everything in ten words exactly. Here's the Index.
posted by finite (38 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite

 
"Austrian German Dictator, failed Painter, jew hater, small 'stache, unibollocked"

"Fictional, troubled, orphaned teenage wizard with a thing for gingers. "

This is hilarious and awesome.
posted by DU at 6:43 PM on February 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


Metafilter: no idea how cats got in scanners, or why.
posted by hangashore at 6:44 PM on February 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


"George Lucas’ Whip Wielding Archaeologist Cashcow, Played By Han Solo "
posted by DU at 6:45 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


You can't really get at the essence of things using
posted by not_on_display at 6:45 PM on February 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


what the internet was originally, and still is, intended for.
posted by JoanArkham at 6:45 PM on February 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


First one I read. Neither awesome or hilarious.
posted by buzzv at 6:45 PM on February 23, 2010


Well, it's about time! No more blah blah blah or seriousity...
posted by Alexandra Kitty at 6:46 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


"This is hilarious and awesome."

5... you just don't get it, do you?
posted by HuronBob at 6:46 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


First one I read. Neither awesome or hilarious.

It's a wiki. You only have you to blame for it not being awesome or hilarious.

Art Alexakis
Everclear frontman, looks like Cobain Sounds like Cobain Isn't Cobain

See I learned something.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:49 PM on February 23, 2010 [2 favorites]


"We?"
posted by majick at 6:51 PM on February 23, 2010


Part president, part pimp. Known for leaving DNA on dresses.
posted by Omon Ra at 6:52 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Richard Dawkins: "Science geek marries glamorous actress, still believes there's no god. "
posted by DU at 6:58 PM on February 23, 2010 [10 favorites]


Kelvin Mackenzie and Piers Morgan have something in common.
posted by tellurian at 6:59 PM on February 23, 2010


Incomplete sentence:
An incomplete sentence is one that cuts off abruptly in
William the Conqueror:
angry, illegitimate, french. invaded england (1066). fell off his horse.
Stonehenge:
Stones left in a field by some people years ago
Nicolas Cage:
Best Actor in the world. Oh no, not the bees.
posted by Kattullus at 6:59 PM on February 23, 2010 [3 favorites]


Heh, I should post a funny comment with exactly ... damn!
posted by Joe in Australia at 7:00 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ten Word Wiki:

They said there was a squirrel, but they totally lied.
posted by louche mustachio at 7:02 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


I'm too lazy but
can someone hurry and make
haiku-pedia.
posted by robotot at 7:14 PM on February 23, 2010 [9 favorites]


tl;dr
posted by mullingitover at 7:17 PM on February 23, 2010 [7 favorites]


Mentalist singer, funky outfits, catchy songs, but apparently has penis!
posted by mccarty.tim at 7:18 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Suspicions thread would be full of ten word entries: Vindicated.
posted by Sebmojo at 7:46 PM on February 23, 2010


So is this the Twitter-esque version of Encyclopedia Dramatica?

Do not want.
posted by Malice at 7:48 PM on February 23, 2010 [1 favorite]


Ten Word Wiki is not really an encyclopedia is it?
posted by clvrmnky at 8:05 PM on February 23, 2010


Well, maybe there's less of a risk of edit wars.
posted by blucevalo at 8:26 PM on February 23, 2010


I think you might be on to something there, blucevalo.
posted by tellurian at 8:38 PM on February 23, 2010


Metafilter: no idea how cats got in scanners, or why.

They've already got an entry for MetaFilter: "what the hell's "sorted by date" mean? I'm from Reddit"
posted by UbuRoivas at 8:47 PM on February 23, 2010


Entertaining, but not useful in the slightest.
posted by lucy.jakobs at 10:11 PM on February 23, 2010


I love how the UI has more words per page than the actual content.
posted by The Devil Tesla at 11:06 PM on February 23, 2010


Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious ("something to say when you have nothing to say")
posted by Davenhill at 12:32 AM on February 24, 2010


Uh, how do you edit? I don't see any option to create an account or edit anonymously. Kind of lame.
posted by delmoi at 12:42 AM on February 24, 2010


Click new user: name; password; password repeat; email; create profile.
posted by tellurian at 2:31 AM on February 24, 2010


more thoughtful wiki
if entries were written well
in haiku style
posted by filmgeek at 4:23 AM on February 24, 2010


dammit- robotot
I should write before reload
favored link is here
posted by filmgeek at 4:27 AM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


Entertaining, but not useful in the slightest.

Congratulations on describing 99.9% of the Internet right there.

(Should have done the obligatory "Metafilter: Entertaining, but not useful in the slightest", but dammit if I haven't gotten some useful info from Ask a few times.)
posted by lifeless at 5:03 AM on February 24, 2010


Some day, the whole world will appreciate great British Humour
posted by Nick Murray at 5:18 AM on February 24, 2010


Some day, the whole world will also spell humour correctly
posted by Nick Murray at 5:19 AM on February 24, 2010


Ten Word Wiki: Trying ever so hard to be Ambrose Bierce, but failing.
posted by headnsouth at 6:48 AM on February 24, 2010


Cthulhu

Great Old One. Hideous but lovable in a grotesque way.

Neither a cupcake nor pasta link, though.
posted by misha at 7:58 AM on February 24, 2010


I'm having fun adding a bunch of philosophy entries.

Berry paradox: A paradox that cannot be described in exactly ten words.
posted by painquale at 4:08 PM on February 24, 2010


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