Wikipedia has become a clutch source of information (and misinformation) for a whole generation of would-be scholars and bar trivia contest winners. Who among us hasn’t fallen down the rabbit hole of obscure information about 80s movies or lost an evening to learning obscure facts about Civil War generals? Wikipedia has become a way of life.
The blessing and curse of Wikipedia is that it is edited by the crowd. Though there are a group of dedicated Wikipedia editors who strive to maintain the most accurate online encyclopedia possible, there are also a legion of hilarious smartasses out there who just want to watch the digital world burn. Over the years, there have been some hilarious edits to Wikipedia that have made the whole endeavor a little less truthful, but also a lot more fun.
The Lakers rookie got a harsh lesson in the meaning of the word teammate after he taped Laker Nick Young admitting that he cheated on girlfriend Iggy Azalea. The video leaked and Russell felt the icy wrath of his teammates and the vicious backlash of the Internet. We’re not here to legislate what the right or wrong in this situation, but we do know that some anonymous Wiki editor out there doesn’t take kindly to snitching.
— Kay Burley (@KayBurley) November 15, 2015
Following the Paris attacks, British news presenter Kay Burley tweeted the image and text above, and Twitter predictably mocked her for it. She inspired some serious memeing on British social media, and even ended up receiving this Wikipedia edit: “is widely known for her ability to read the innermost thoughts of Golden Retrievers.” Laughing a tragedy is a terrible thing. Laughing at someone’s cloying response to tragedy: that’s just hilarious.
Sadly, this entry has been returned to the far more pedestrian “1992-Present.”
Yes, this is low hanging fruit, but “Gang of Boners” really is a nice touch, don’t you think?
First Law of Thermodynamics
I am Jack’s branch of physics concerned with heat and temperature and their relation to energy and work.
It’s one thing to vandalize an athlete’s Wikipedia page. Vandalizing the page of a concept in the sport just to take a shot at a player? That’s magical.
Spot the Dog
TFW you have a bone to pick with a literary master’s particular brand of spare modernism.
Charlie Sheen’s “winning” era was one the scariest celebrity moments this side of Amanda Bynes. This sentence perfectly encapsulates a particularly frightening moment in Sheen’s life.
March 18, 2013
RIP to all who have been dunked on by the King.
Just in case the Solange-Jay-Z incident was starting to slip your mind, here’s a permanent reminder of the elevator ride heard ’round the world.
New York Rangers
During last year’s Washington Capitals vs. New York Rangers playoff series, an enterprising fan changed all of the page’s letters to capital letters. No, it likely didn’t have much psychological impact on the Ranger squad, but you have to award some points for creativity and determination.
Leonardo da Vinci
Maybe the early years of Wikipedia were truly the greatest.
Forever and Always
The Internet’s most hated band has been memed to death for over a decade now. With the latest assertions that Ted Cruz likes Nickelback, there is proof that the Internet’s hate affair with the band shows no signs of slowing.
A Youtube hero has put together all of barbs tossed at Nickelback to date. Here’s hoping for another decade of mocking a band that has been irrelevant for years.
Sometimes you Have to show tHat respect tHe only way you know How.
How can we truly know if indeed everyone loves Raymond? Who constitutes “everyone?” Furthermore, what does it mean to be loved? This post Wikipedia vandalism actually makes you think more than the entire series of Everybody Loves Raymond.