Gun-totin', Chronic-smokin' Hearse Initiator (ludickid) wrote,
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Wikigroaning: The Journaling

If you're like me, you love, love, love the internet. Especially when it is stupid and embarrassing. If that's the case, you'll just crazy-go-nuts for the fun new internet game, Wikigroaning. The premise of this game is simple:

1. Find a Wikipedia entry on some important real-world subject that a normal human being seeking useful knowledge from an encyclopedia might look up.

2. Then, try to find a similar or related entry about something completely useless to 99% of the population that describes in great detail something that no one could possibly need to know. The key to making a good matching pair is that the second, completely useless entry should be much, much longer.

A few examples from the article:

Shapes
vs.
Shapeshifting

Civil War
vs.
Civil War (comic)

Women's suffrage
vs.
List of fictional gynoids and female cyborgs

One from calamityjon:

English literature
vs.
Monty Python

Some from the boys on the High Hat forums:

'Body and Soul'
vs.
'Hollaback Girl'

Doctor
vs.
Dr. Girlfriend

And a few of my own:

Fiction
vs.
Star Trek novelizations

Nils Bohr
vs.
Lex Luthor

Sgt. Alvin York
vs.
G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero

Civil rights
vs.
Three Rules of Robotics

Hamlet
vs.
Atlas Shrugged

And you know what this means, don't you? It's your turn! Hit me with some of your favorite Wikigroans. BONUS: if you misunderstand the whole concept, I will make fun of you! Now GO!
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