February 25, 2007

Poe's Law Personified

I have seen the very temporary future; it involves a lot of laughter and an attempt by the astoundingly odd to create their own version of Wikipedia.

They call it the Conservapedia, described as this:

Conservapedia is an online resource and meeting place where we favor Christianity and America. Conservapedia has easy-to-use indexes to facilitate review of topics. You will much prefer using Conservapedia compared to Wikipedia if you want concise answers free of "political correctness".

It has consise entries indeed, including this on Canada, complete and unedited:

"Canada is the second largest country in the world for it's considerable amount of land. It was named Canada because when an explorer came to a Canadian Indian village he asked what this place was called, and they told him "Kanada", which means village in their Indian language. It borders the United States, and most of it's population is in The more southern provinces of Canada."

Indeed. Can you just feel the depth of research that went into that entry.

Then there's the mentioning that faith is "a uniquely Christian concept".

The not satirical at all Jon Swift has noted it's existence, as have all the commenters at Making Light.

For some strange reason, they aren't allowing any more new accounts. So much for open source editing, then.


posted by Thursday at 10:06 am


Anonymous Anonymous said...

LOL... Very funny review, esp. the detailed description of Canada. :)

7:43 pm  
Blogger Thursday said...

Well, I suppose it's (marginally) better than Voltaire's description:

"...a country covered with snows and ices eight months of the year, inhabited by barbarians, bears and beavers."

Even if it is tough to disagree with.

Thanks for the comment!

8:27 pm  

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