HowTo:Write an average Uncyclopedia article
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There are many aspiring would-be-Uncyclopedians who simply do not know where and how to start. This HowTo page offers the standard guidelines that are used by most contributors to Uncyclopedia.
edit What an average article must include
An average article must involve at least eight (preferably all) of the following. To 'involve' means here 'to be mentioned'. An article cannot be funny without the following:
- George W. Bush
- Oscar Wilde
- Darth Vader
- World War III
- Dr. Phil
- Chuck Norris
- Russian Reversal
- Your Mom
Bear in mind we said 'average article', so if you want your article to be average, be sure to include them as much as you can.
|Hitler in General|
|Persons named Hitler|
|Hitlers not named Hitler|
| Could be Hitler|
(due to vowel orthogonality)
edit Choosing a topic
Now when you know what to mention, it's the time to choose your topic. Think of a celebrity and add "Zombie" to his name. This is a good and original way of inventing genuinely funny articles. Another way is to think of any word and add Jesus after it. For a hipster-inspired twist, try "Messiah", especially after a noun or abstract quality (e.g. Racecar Messiah).
edit A list of celebrities currently available for Zombie articles
- Zombie John Wayne
- Zombie Britney Spears
- Zombie Prince Charles
- Zombie Brad Pitt
- Zombie Madonna
- Zombie Marx
- Zombie George W. Bush
- Zombie Your Mom
- Zombie Oprah
- Zombie Dr. Phil
- Zombie Charles Nelson Reilly
- Zombie Pol Pot
Content is the easiest part. Every seventh word of an average Uncyclopedia article should be a (preferably American) celebrity name, mostly the ones mentioned above. The remaining six words are not as important. They could include something about blowing up, blowing to pieces, killing, dying, and sexual perversions.
Structure tends to be overvalued. It's the random celebrity names that count. If you feel like dividing your article into separate sections called chapters you may do it. It's optional, but if you do so, you must think of a good headline. No matter what the chapter is about, the headline should include something dramatic like war, civil war, ultimate demise, explosion, World War XVIII, the damned, rising from the grave, zombie, curse, apocalypse, or George W. Bush Murders Space Aliens With Oprah in Hollywood!!!!!!!!. Exclamation marks are not to be used economically.
No average Uncyclopedia article is complete without quotes from at least three of the following: Oscar Wilde, Steve Ballmer, Kanye West, Friedrich Nietzsche, or God. If you can include all of them, so much the better. Ideally, the finished article should have more quotes than actual content. Also see the tip on templates below.
Illustrations should be as vomit-inducing and irrelevant to your topic as possible. Select your illustrations with a view to getting Uncyclopedia readers fired or arrested merely for loading the thumbnail version. Use Microsoft Paint for that extra-professional editing job.
edit Now What?
After doing all this, you don't need to check your text once. It's bound to be funny and original if you've followed the guidelines provided in this article. Add as many templates as you can, even if they seemingly have nothing to do with your article.
If you have written an article strictly following these guidelines, you are truly a world class humorist and comedian. If you feel the article is finished, immediately exit Uncyclopedia and shut down your computer. Do not, under any circumstances, click the "Save page" button below the editing space. It is merely a scam to distract newcomers to Uncyclopedia.