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Uncyclopedia: Your faves?

Posted by Dave Bath on 2009-07-09

Uncyclopedia logo: a squished version of Wikipedia logo

For relief from the continuing series of posts on use and rights of Public Service Information in Victoria, it’s time to ask readers about their favorite Uncyclopedia article, in the same vein as the question about your favorite xkcd, and a post that morphed into a thread on your favorite Tom Lehrer.

(For those who are unaware, Uncyclopedia is a spoof of wikipedia, with pages varying in quality, but the best are almost believable until you read carefully.  Either that… or they are all too true, as you can see by comparing Bogan on wikipedia with Bogan on uncyclopedia).

Perhaps my favorite is the one on Murphy’s law application for antigravitatory cats which involves sticking buttered toast (butter up) on the back of a cat.

Even in weaker articles, there are some gems, such as the following line from the Brendan Nelson page:

He originally began his political career as a member of the Australian Labor Party, but soon switched to the Liberal Party where he thought he could better support the ALP’s cause.

Other suggestions likely to appeal to readers of this blog:

  • John Howard

    He has a reputation of being compassionate for people who cannot swim, mainly by teaching them how to swim in the middle of the pacific ocean with no prospect of survival.

  • Kevin Rudd

    Whoops! Maybe you were looking for working families?

  • Bogan

    In addition to the above, many Bogans are also connoisseurs of fine literature, as embodied by the likes of FHM, Ralph and Zoo magazine. These preferred publications explore a number of important and progressive topics, such as whether fake breasts are better than real breasts, whether women should ‘sunbake’ topless, how many beers you can drink in one go to ‘sneak’ them past stadium security at the SCG, and so forth.”

  • Sarah Palin
    Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

    Sarah Palin Debate Flow Chart

  • Cicero

    Cicero made his name in a famous court case. Pro Rustico Amoricum (In defense of the yokel lover) pitted the young Cicero against Sulla‘s favorite Chrysogonos (Golden Gonads), who had been up to all sorts of nasty tricks whenever Sulla was asleep post-coito – which was pretty much all the time. Cicero won the case – or as the joke went – "The golden tongue licked the golden gonads".

If you detect something familiar about that snippet on Cicero, and the Catullus LIX (but not the entire page)… funny about that.

Anyway, over to you to nominate your fave(s) …. and a tip… Malcolm Turnbull and Gordon Grech don’t have a page.

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