Posts Tagged “wikipedia”
Jul 31, 2008
The last days I have noticed that most of the spam I receive has some made up news as subject. I imagine it is to make people click on the messages.
The point is that one of those messages was titled “Knol, the Wikipedia killer”, or something along those lines. I didn’t click on the message, and actually I just thought that “Knol” was a made up word… but then I thought “hm, maybe this exists after all”, so I went to the Wikipedia page… and there you go, I just found out about Knol and learned something about Music in Capoeira because of some spam message.
Informative spam. Go figure. Or maybe it means I should read more tech news?
May 4, 2008
So, the other day I was reading about Scientology, and I stumble upon the Space opera in Scientology scripture. Apart from the odd article title, I couldn’t help but noticing the picture on the right. It has the following footer: “Hubbard said that the galactic ruler Xenu transported his victims to Earth in interstellar space planes which looked exactly like Douglas DC-8s”.
“Wow”, I thought, “that looks like a picture (and comment) from Uncyclopedia, not Wikipedia”. So, obviously, right after thinking that I just go to Uncyclopedia and check the Scientology page. It’s just hilarious, don’t miss it ;-) Apart from the funny reference to the poor journalist in that BBC documentary, it says things like:
> > Please be aware that Scientology's beliefs are so absurd to begin with, that writing an Uncycopedia article about it is a massively difficult undertaking. > >
Not to mention that their parody of the plane is almost exactly the same