Wikipedia's Bad Jokes And Other Deleted Nonsense
December 8, 2005 11:22 AM   Subscribe

Wikipedia's Bad Jokes and Other Deleted Nonsense category is a veritable goldmine of...well. I had never heard of a Mushroom Tattoo, for example, nor did I know about the tragic exploitation of the Gnomish Nation or the truth about the American Revolution. Towards the end, Ronald Reagan's condition was even sadder than I thought. And why shouldn't we believe in Atlantis, or for that matter the bearatross or Alphonse W. Turkeyman?
posted by Gator (15 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Mentioned in AskMe once upon a time.
posted by Gator at 11:23 AM on December 8, 2005

Recently, in Victoria BC, the toilets seats had all gone missing out of the police station. True story. They tried to start an investigation, but they had nothing to go on.
posted by rxrfrx at 11:38 AM on December 8, 2005

I, Gadmar the All-Seeing, have come back from the grave to say that Bush sucks. And I still like jellybeans.
posted by stinkycheese at 11:42 AM on December 8, 2005

I especially liked the section on Goatsefication. It's the sister phenomenon of gentrification, only it involves assholes moving into the neighbourhood.
posted by PeterMcDermott at 11:47 AM on December 8, 2005

Infinite recursion
1. REDIRECT Recursion, infinite

Recursion, infinite
1. REDIRECT Infinite recursion
posted by weapons-grade pandemonium at 11:50 AM on December 8, 2005

I wonder how many of these still exist on Uncyclopedia.
posted by rxrfrx at 11:54 AM on December 8, 2005

I can't believe that author passed up the chance to coin the term gnunion.
posted by allen.spaulding at 12:28 PM on December 8, 2005

posted by delmoi at 12:58 PM on December 8, 2005

"There is a rock band called the Presidents of the United States of America; however, no person has both held the office of President of the U.S. and played in that band."

"That should be rectified. "

posted by Mijo Bijo at 2:12 PM on December 8, 2005

Holy crap, I never though I'd live to see the day that mushroom tattoo appeared on the front page of Metafilter.
posted by TungstenChef at 2:45 PM on December 8, 2005

Sigh. BJAODN is so essential to my enjoyment of Wikipedia that I never really thought that there were people out there who hadn't heard of it. I should make an FPP that links to Wikipedia's (non-encyclopedic) sage advice, like Don't stuff beans up your nose and There is a cabal if you want there to be one.
posted by Plutor at 4:15 PM on December 8, 2005

I never remembered to put these edits to Homo Floresiensis on there. Subtle.
posted by dhartung at 6:34 PM on December 8, 2005

That bearatross is the dumbest and yet funniest thing I've seen in days. Thanks. This week sucked up to now.
posted by missbossy at 8:16 PM on December 8, 2005

See also: Unusual Articles.
posted by Tlogmer at 9:43 AM on December 9, 2005

Best. Friday. Ever.
posted by Ogre Lawless at 3:28 PM on December 9, 2005

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