Talk:Fish in a bucket

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Just noticed how much this sounds like John Wayne might have written it. I'm just saying... --Smrt-guy 00:16, 20 March 2007 (UTC)


I know I said I was going to expand this on pee review, but I found that NeoZidane did a sound file and I liked it so I'm putting the sound file on and keeping it as is. Short and sweet is better anyway... --So So 14:49, 8 February 2007 (UTC)

edit From Pee Review

Now, this isn't feature material, but I simply don't think it deserves NRV. I don't plan on changing it into something totally different either. I'm not asking for a score so much as an "NRV" or "not NRV" verdict. People that understand subtle/absurd humor only, please. --So So 01:46, 25 January 2007 (UTC)

The speaker (presumably a fisherman) derives unreasonable enjoyment from fish specifically in a bucket. I can see how some people would find this funny, although it's not a gut buster. Keep, and maybe slap {{Style joke}} on it. --Alksubsig.gifAlksub - VFH CM WA RV {talk} 08:52, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Yeah, I wasn't really aiming for the gut either, so... But I'll wait to see if there are any more comments before I take the liberty of removing that ugly NRV. Thanks. --So So 09:59, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
I'll just add my vote that the NRV/ICU should definitely be removed. Some people are being way too harsh with the articles they NRV/ICU. Icons-flag-au Sir Cs1987 UOTM. t. c 15:04, 25 January 2007 (UTC)
Humour: 6 I had a hard time assessing the humor content of this article. It is quite funny if you read it the right way, but perhaps its style should be made a bit more clear. Try adding the {{Style joke}} template to it, and perhaps renaming the sections or the whole article, if needed, to something like "Memoirs of Fish in a Bucket"...you know.
Concept: 8 You could do basically anything with "fish in a bucket". The fact that you chose to write it as a re-telling of a man's childhood memories with what he considered to be the best thing since sliced bread is a new approach to it, but it seems to work for this article.
Prose and formatting: 8 The prose is appropriate for this kind of style, but my only suggestion would be to emphasize the speaker's narrative, reminiscing voice a bit more, such as more pauses when necessary, some off-topic rambling. You know, so the whole thign isn't jsut Fish in a Bucket. Gives the story some depth, I think.
Images: 6 The images are decently-captioned, I'll say that much. Thank goodness for Google, though.
Miscellaneous: 5 Remove the "some people" section and get rid of the bullets. They make it look like a list, which it isn't; it's a narrative.
Final Score: 33 As a final thought, add a couple more sections, and I think you can take away that NRV stamp.
Reviewer: --Señor DiZtheGreat Cuba flag large CUN AOTM ( Worship me!) (Praise me!) (Join me!) AMEN! 20:49, 25 January 2007 (UTC)


Thanks for the thoughtful critique. I'm going to follow most of your advice and fix it up some later. But I think I want to keep the name of the article and sections as is, as I think it emphasizes the limited mental capacities of the speaker, who just assumes everyone will know what he's talking about. Thanks again. --So So 00:10, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Humour: 8 Very funny to me, but I have an odd sense of humour. It's funny for the same reason that Snakes on a Plane is funny. And the content is pretty good, too. A fisherman rambling about fish in a bucket...
Concept: 9 "Fish in a bucket" is basically a throwaway concept to work with. Most unencyclopedic topics are crap, except for a few. You somehow managed to make it fit, although its title is not encyclopedic, its style is unencyclopedic, and so is everything else.
Prose and formatting: 6 Rambles a bit, but would be better if it rambled a lot. But not "ADD rambling", more like "your grandfather" rambling. "Ah, those were the days", if yuo know what I mean.
Images: 3 The images look like the first 5 results of a Google image search. And do you really need more than 2 tops to illustrate the concept of "fish in a bucket"?
Miscellaneous: 4 The formatting is rather odd, especially the avalanche of templates at the bottom and the seemingly random placement of images.
Final Score: 30 It's great so far. Keep up the good work and churn out a couple more sections. Hell, if you could work out all the kinks and make it long enough, I would nom it on VFH.
Reviewer: ~ Unflameviper Who's a Peach? 02:10, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

If it was long enough...

Glad to hear there are some other people out there that appreciate unconventional humor. I'll apply some of your suggestions as well. (But those really are the best I could find image-wise. On a Google image search, of course...) --So So 03:03, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I'm not sure if one more positive vote helps any, but I laughed my butt off reading this article, and was shocked to see that it had an NRV. It doesn't deserve one at all. --Wehpudicontok--Welcome to Vaporstory! 06:26, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

Thanks! "Every vote counts", or something... --So So 07:35, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

I thought this was funny--when I saw the title, I knew I had to read it. It would benefit by lengthening, thereby making it look less like lists. I like the narrarator's voice and the blunt simplicity of the idea.--Shandon 18:47, 28 January 2007 (UTC)

Got it. I don't think this would be good as a long article, but I will lengthen it out a bit to about medium size. Thanks. --So So 03:28, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

edit Praise

Very funny. Now scuse me, I'm gonna go get me some Fish in a Bucket. --Strange (but) Untrue  Whhhy?Whut?How? *Back from the dead* 11:16, 23 March 2007 (UTC)

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