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Welcome to the 10nd Edition of our beloved and prestigious Poo Lit Surprise. Watch your step.
Consult the talk page or me for any questions or concerns. See the Poo Lit Archives for the results from past competitions.

The competition

What is the Poo Lit Surprise?

Poo Lit Surprise Logo

A writing competition held on Uncyclopedia for a small cash prize. It is designed to jump-start writing quality at Uncyclopedia. After the previous eight competitions, a significant number of featured articles for the following month(s) were from the PLS, and it could be argued that the overall quality of featured articles increased.

Who can enter and what are the rules?

All registered members of Uncyclopedia are encouraged to enter, though a few conditions and limitations apply. Judges are barred from entering the competition (see here for the list of judges). Non-noobs (people who've been here longer than 3 months) cannot enter the "Best Article By a Noob" category, and noobs are not restricted to the "Best Article By a Noob" category. A checkuser will be run to ensure that no supposed "noobs" are sockpuppets of existing users. Sockpuppet accounts will be disqualified and banned.

You may enter only once for each category (for which you are eligible; one article per category per person). An article may only be entered in one category, and it must fit within the requirements of a particular category. You may not change three words and the title of an article to make it eligible for another category; such behavior will result in both articles being disqualified. Additionally, in previous competitions, collaborations were permitted. However, due to a lack of collaboration submissions and complicating rules, collaborations are no longer permitted.

Articles created prior to the competition cannot be submitted. Also, no plagiarism. Should we discover your work is not original, you will be disqualified. Using resources such as the Reefer Desk, Image Request, or Pee Review is forbidden. Users may, however, use Vital, Uncyclopedia:The Creative Process, Category:Rewrite, Special:Wantedpages, Uncyclopedia:Requested Articles and/or Inspire an Article to help get ideas.

When is the PLS going to be held?

  • From January 18th ― January 31st, entries will be accepted.
  • From Febuary 1st ― Febuary 7th, entries will be locked and judged.
  • From Febuary 7th ― Febuary 13th, winners will be announced, articles will be moved into the mainspace, and all entries will be unlocked.
  • Febuary 14th ― we will all go play Shinty.

(n.b.: all times are to be measured by UTC, and all phases of the contest end at midnight on the specified day; entries may be accepted at the discretion of Sycamore)

Where should I put my entry?

The article should be placed on your userspace (i.e. the title should be in the format User:<insert name here>/[article name]). Alternatively, you can skip a step and type the article name below:

User:<insert name here>/

Between January 18h ― January 31st, you should post a link to your article in the entry section below and sign as you would a forum post or vote.

If you're a paranoid, or afflicted with OCD, or just want to tell people to shove off until after the PLS, add {{PLS-WIP}} to your entry.

Trousers or Kilts?

Kilts please.


Best Main Namespace Article

Also simply known as "Best Article", this category is for articles which are not of an alternate namespace (i.e. UnBooks, HowTo, UnNews, Why?, UnPoetia, etc.).

Username Entry Comment
Lyrithya Office Space I'll set the website on fire.
Airhogs777 WikiLeaks Still awaiting a Pee Review (don't even know if it's funny yet) Never mind.
Magic man I'm stalking you I guess this is pretty done. I'll still be editing it, but, ya know...
Sonic80 I'd Like to Talk to you about Jesus Just saving my spot right now. Yeah, its basically done. Icons-flag-pi Pirate Lord__Sonic80 (Yell  •  Latest literary excretion) __ 03:00, January 31, 2011 (UTC)
Fishalishalish Spittoon Done. If you peoples lock this before I'm done, I swear...

Then work faster!! --Tophat headless 17:54, January 31, 2011 (UTC)

Greeugh! But it's not February 1st yet. At least where I am. Whatever, if I don't finish you can discount this entry.FISH!ALISH!ALISH!RANDOM!TALK?(lol.) 03:08, February 1, 2011 (UTC)
K. So I'm really done now. I think. If you'll let me.--FISH!ALISH!ALISH!RANDOM!TALK?(lol.) 05:24, February 1, 2011 (UTC)
Ptok-Bentoniczny 33 miners were buried underground how would the copiapo accident look in other countries?
Mimo&maxus Something Forget the title. This is why a kid didn't do his homework.
Zombiebaron The Adventures of Zombiebaron An article about the book series.
Mrthejazz reptilian brain Sex sex sex sex food food danger sex sex sex. Won't have time to finish.
Black flamingo BabyTV Sex sex sex sex food food danger sex sex sex.
Thekillerfroggy Dark Horse Wink wink
Shabidoo Ozone I just wrote this during the last hour. Just kidding. I wrote it a month before the competition. Just kidding, I wrote this cause I'm single.
Dexter111344Mrthejazz Editing User:Mrthejazz/HURDUR I"M A NOOB I make edits good. You proud of me. I go suckle now.
MrthejazzDexter111344 BP did it My critically acclaimed sequel to my beloved article.

Best Noob Article

A category for noobs (users who have been on Uncyclopedia for three months or less). May be of an alternate namespace.

Username Entry Comment
Coronium Jewkip teehee
xthegassshowerx Jerome Bettis My 10th grade LA AP final paper =)
Chunkyguy Real Indians All about Indians, and not Native Americans.Tthe article Real Indians was the original one, but I think fucked up with the title bad, and this is my first time writing down stuff (never hit so many keys before!). So, you've all the right to kick me in my balls. I'm the real n00b!
RPM The Decemberists The first thing I wrote when I came here this month.
SaintJayJay Machine Gun Not been on long, picked this at random from requested articles
Putthatknifedown User:Putthatknifedown/UnNews:Miley Cyrus is now 18 I did this a few mouths ago I hope it still counts I have been for 3 months and a few extra day it feels more like a month.
No, in order to be entered here it would have had to been writen between January 18th and January 31st. Sorry. --Tophat headless 02:22, February 1, 2011 (UTC)

Best Illustrated Article

Based on how well an article's images contribute to the humor of the article. May be of an alternate namespace (images and article must be created by the user).

Username Entry Comment
Lyrithya Do you have a face? For that matter, what, even, is a face? Eh? 1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 20:27, 31 January 2011
Thekillerfroggy In MS Paint With One Arm, While Furiously Masturbating Yeah
Zombiebaron UnBooks:Zombiebaron's Adventure To Asia "The prequel to Harold M. Zombiebaron's best-selling novel Zombiebaron's Adventure To The Zoo"

Best Alternate Namespace Article

The category which is strictly for alternate namespace articles (i.e. UnBooks, HowTo, UnNews, Why?, UnPoetia, UnScripts, etc.).

Username Entry Comment
Mrthejazz Howto: Annoy Richard Dawkins hi.
Thekillerfroggy UnNews:Disco never died! Gay People
Why do I need to provide this? UnNews:Steven Spielberg Presents Stonehenge Apocalypse No comment, your honor.
Mimo&maxus UnBooks:Diary of an Uncyclopedia noob Haven't finished it yet. Sorry for the grammar mistakes.
Black flamingo UnNews:Everything is shit It's all true.
Guildensternenstein UnScripts: Law & Order: Puritan New England I've been meaning to write an article with this title for ages. Hopefully I can get the majority of it done this weekend, seeing as I have no homework and nothing else to do. Edit: Finally done. —Unführer Guildy Ritter von Guildensternenstein 05:07, January 30, 2011 (UTC)
Modusoperandi UnScripts: Star Trek (film, 2009 reboot) I didn't like the movie. It took until now to figure out why.
Shabidoo HowTo: Understand and deal with pretense One step at a time.
Aleister UnBooks:The Old Man and LV Had the title in mind for months, this gives me a deadline to not write it again. (Update: Brought it up to a semi-good place just before the bell sounded. So there it sits, whistling and shuffling its feet.)
Zombiebaron HowTo:Read Braille; A Guide For The Blind For best results, it is recommended that you read this article with your eyes closed.
RPM UnNews:America's Chinese Creditors Approve State of the Union Address I was struck with a sudden inspiration after watching the address, and toiled into the wee hours to get it done while it was still timely.
Rcmurphy UnNews: GOP: Obama's SotU salmon comment "job-killing" Read this or I will personally strangle three American jobs.
Ptok-Bentoniczny UnBooks:Barack Obama's Economic Strategy Short article, nothing clever but I couldn't resist an urge to write something about Obama :P
Lyrithya Why?:Categorise pages I have this urge to add an unfinished notion I had at two in the morning to the pile. I'd finish it now, but there's no time. I think I may just be trying to annoy the judges.
John Lydon UnTunes:The Monkeys are Attacking I am stuck on Band Aids 'cuz Band Aids stuck on me!

Best Rewrite

For articles which are rewrites of existing articles.

Username Entry Comment
Shabidoo maxipad Not sure if I did this right. I edited it all a bit before I realised it had to go to my user space. Ive moved what was already edited by me. Not sure if this is an example template or if I am supposed to actually fill this all out. --Shabidoo 23:55, January 18, 2011 (UTC)
Ensuing discussion moved to talkpage.

1234 ~ 16px-Pointy 03:34, 19 January 2011

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand DONE !!!

Black flamingo Bass You guitar-playing bitches are gonna pay.
Matt Lobster Beard This is going to be the best article called 'Beard' Uncyclopedia has ever seen! Apologies - Unfortunately circumstances have meant I've had no time to spend on this. I will complete the rewrite as promised on VFD.
Lyrithya Workaround-oriented programming Actually, I think I'll do this. Yay, computers! Yay, technobabble! Yay, idiocy!
Winner of Wank-A-Thon 2009 A. West You're gonna be all like "HOLY LEVEL 10, ASSHOLE! YOU ACTUALLY WROTE SOMETHING FUNNY!"
Thekillerfroggy Muddy Waters It's gonna be great I tell ya.
Mrthejazz Regicide Found an article already named Regicide, so I moved this to rewrite instead. Won't have time to finish.
Monika Nick Drake This is too close to done to not enter, but I have to pick someone up at the airport and won't have time to linkify and format it. Sorry. It will be done after the judging.
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