Monday, February 23, 2009

Uncyclopedia; "Jeeneze, Peter; Let's have Lunch"

On February 21, I presented a challenge on my post I Buy Lunch.

Jeeneze was the first one to come in with the correct answer on February 22 at 12.05am. Then Peter Chow came in, again with the correct answer with more details on exactly where at the correct site the article was found, on the same day at 11.48am. Looked like Jeeneze slept late.

Yes, of course the source was from

So what the hell is this 'encyclopedia sounding' site.

From Wikipedia

Uncyclopedia, "the content-free encyclopedia", is a satirically themed wiki. Founded in 2005, it is formatted as a humorous parody of Wikipedia and aims ultimately to parody all encyclopedic subjects. Originally an English-language wiki, the project currently spans over 50 languages. The English version has over 23,000 pages of content.

Various different forms of humour style are used as a vehicle for parody from sophisticated satire to the apparently random. Like Wikipedia, Uncyclopedia has guidelines regarding what is and is not acceptable content and these guidelines have become progressively more strict as the site has expanded over time. The site has gained negative attention due to its articles on places and people.

Its logo is a hollowed potato, named Sophia after the Gnostic deity, that serves as a spoof of Wikipedia's globe logo.

Uncyclopedia was launched on January 5, 2005 by Jonathan Huang, known online as "Chronarion", and a pseudonymous partner called Stillwaters.

The idea for Uncyclopedia came from the English Wikipedia's now-defunct "Bad jokes and other deleted nonsense" page, where Wikipedia's editors would sideline nonsense which they perceived as humorous but unsuitable for inclusion in the main encyclopedia. Jonathan Huang and co-creator "Stillwaters" decided to make a wiki with this type of content, and created Uncyclopedia on January 5, 2005. Uncyclopedia's growing popularity resulted in it being voted Wikia's Featured Wikicity for November 2005, despite it not actually being a Wikicity.

The site has caused controversy due to its articles on towns and places and its similarity with Wikipedia, which led to a warning being issued by the Malaysian Internal Security Ministry.

Uncyclopedia's stated goal is to "provide the world's misinformation in the least redeeming and most searingly sarcastic and humorous way possible, through satire". Its articles contain information which is spoofed, fabricated or parodied to such an extent that very little factual accuracy remains.

Uncyclopedia has two main rules: "Be funny and not just stupid," and "Don't be a dick."

Should you need more information, check out with Wikipedia (where else) or go directly to the site.

I would think NegaraKuKu by our Muar boy NameWee would be inclusive.

Meanwhile I look forward to having lunch with both Jeeneze and Peter Chow.

NegaraKuKu, revisit?

I think this is a modified version done after his numerous interrogations by the Malaysian authorities on his return from Taiwan.

No comments:


Related Posts with Thumbnails