Monday, May 30, 2005

Someone Please Put the Wikipedia Out of its Misery!

Up until now, my dislike of the Wikipedia was completely irrational. Today I dialed it up in the hope of finding some pretentious article about French Theater and my disdain suddenly became warranted. The featured article for today is their encyclopedia entry on Dawson's Creek.

That's right. An encyclopedic look at the television show that (according to the Wikipedia article) "was the first series bold enough to pick up the mantle of Beverly Hills, 90210". And yes, there is also a Wikipedia article about Beverly Hills 90210.

The article goes on to state that "The series was reknowned for the verbosity and complexity of the dialogue between its teen characters, lead character Dawson often demonstrating vocabulary and cultural awareness to outdo the average graduate student"

I learned something from that last sentence. In particular, I learned that the author of the Dawson's Creek wikipedia article is a huge douchebag.

And in case you're wondering, we have our own encyclopedia going. The first article was on Friedrich Nietzche.

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