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Sir Bradaphraser is an uncyclopedia admin known for his run in with the Nazis, his time spent on IRC, and his commitment to VFH and pee review (and his writing, but that less than the other stuff). Brad is currently taking offers to host Uncyclopedia, since he has started burning all the bridges to Wikia-land.

edit Notable works

Brad never does his own images (and for this you can be thankful), so any images you see he either stole or someone made for him (without credit). Please click them to see who did what.

italic articles were quasi-featured, bold articles were featured.

  1. Community effort
  2. Featured on Uncycylopedias in other languages
  3. community effort
  4. with Thinkerer
  5. with Mhaille
  6. with Starnestommy

edit Less Notable works

edit Stuff I Need to get off my lazy bum and write

edit Unrelated AND off topic

edit Early Uncyclopedia days

In August of 2005, Bradaphraser came on to the scene with a dozen new articles that he'd written in an attempt to make a splash at the new satirical encyclopedia he'd found, Uncyclopedia. While over half of which would qualify for NRV Today, no such system was in place at that time, and thus a good many of his crappy articles survived admin deletion to this day. He often contributed to in the news, his favorite feature of Uncyclopedia (the ability to edit the front page has since gone for the normal user :( ).

edit The "Red Shirt" Incident

In early December, 2005, Bradaphraser was disappointed in what he found to be an unnecessarily political featured article, Red Shirts. He found it hilarious until it decended into sharp poltical commentary, and wanted the article to be able to be found funny by people regardless of their politics. As the page was protected (which, at the time meant that only administrators could edit it), Bradaphraser left a message on the talk page trying to suggest how the ending could be softened a bit on its political criticism without removing the humor content. When the page was unprotected, he applied the changes, only to have them reverted. Bradaphraser left a message on the talk page wondering (as many n00b contributors do) why an article's original author has veto rights over any subsequent edits, even if they could, potentially, broaden the joke's appeal. The author (established administrator and multi-featured author KP), stated that the author of an article has creative control over their work. While Bradaphraser didn't see how that was congruous with a wiki editing spirit, it did make a lot of sense to him that, ultimately, the author controls his/her own work. Bradaphraser then accepted this explanation and allowed the work to stand.

Not content to let the issue drop entirely, however, Bradaphraser expressed his frustration over what he thought was an improvement over the featured article by writing "bitterness", an article in the style of subject and with intentionally exaggerated bitterness and whining. Within a day, the article had been found by administrators (specifically, KP, Famine, and Mhaille), and Bradaphraser had had his own work protected and his false, created persona mocked mercilessly for being so bitter. Bradaphraser took this as a significant compliment, as it meant he had succeeded in emulating the bitter, emo attitude that so many on the internet have, and laughed with the admins even as they attempted to drag his name through the mud. It was because they were, after all, not only acknowledging that his joke was funny, but also applying it further that he found so flattering. He had been roasted by the admins who, up to that point, had ignored his work except to delete the worst of it without review. This was the moment when Bradaphraser first felt that his work was being acknowledged, in a wierd way, and started the next phase of his contributions to Uncyclopedia, where he went from predominantly being a viewer to being a contributor.

edit The Crusade to get on VFH

On December 31, 2005, the Uncyclopedia world was still embroiled in the euroipods debate. The talk page had gotten so inflammatory on both sides that it had been nominated for featuring just on sheer humor content. Users were complaining that a talk page should not be featured, and Bradaphraser had his idea. Why not repackage the talk page into an article, re-writing it so that it would be acceptable for everyone at VFH? It was, after all, great comedy material and should be on the front page, just to show how serous people can get over humor, which is a rather humorous contradiction. Well, he started with an introduction and some quotes from famous wars to put the rediculousness of the whole thing into perspective. This poorly repackaging of the euroipods talkpage was nommed to VFH by the time he'd woken up the next day. Unsure if it was good enough for VFH (which, apparently, someone thought that it was), Bradaphraser left it as is with a note on the talk page encouraging others to improve it as they deemed necessary. Unfortunately, the only feedback he recieved was in the form of against votes, some even saying they were voting against simply because it was a repackaged version of the Euroipods talk page, which discouraged Bradaphraser so much that he had difficulty improving it afterwards, as his entire goal from the start had been dismissed as a fool's errand.

While this effort failed on many levels, several important precedents were set. First, it was the start of Brad's significant contributions to VFH (where he made an effort to either give a thumbs-up or thumbs-down to every article there). Secondly, in searching for help editing his article, he stumbled into the IRC room, where he unwittingly became a part of the Cabal by freely giving his opinion on any and every subject. Finally, stumbling into the IRC room made him a greater part of the community by putting him in close contact with some of the important people at Uncyclopedia, including (and this is a VERY limited list) KT, RC, DG, Tompkins, and many, many others.

edit The Comedy of Errors

March 3, 2006, Bradaphraser entered the IRC chatroom and discovered several admins discussing a racist wiki, a concept that, to this day, he finds absolutely hilarious (how exactly do you spread a minority belief against the prevailing opinion of society if you let ANYONE edit your wiki?). Upon seeing this, Bradaphraser suggested that this wiki deserved vandalism more than any wiki he'd ever seen. At this point, he was pointed toward the wiki itself to see what vandalism had already taken place. He went there, found a link, and clicked on it, at which point several dozen pictures of goatse, along with an extremely loud wav proclaiming "Hey everyone! I'm looking at gay porn!" The fact that this was all over the Nazis' site would have amused Brad greatly if it wasn't happening to him at this very moment. Talking to others in the IRC room, it was suggested that Brad may have contracted a virus, at which point he ran virusscan which found nothing. Still unsure of his computers' well-being, he restored his hard drive to an earlier setting. THEN, he posted all the mistakes he'd made into QDb in an attempt to give SOMEONE some enjoyment out of his misery, with the exception of the one he was making at that moment. Unfortunately, QDb is on the internet, and, well, Nazis have a penchant for overreacting...

When it was all said and done, Bradaphraser had a special page (and even his own category, at the time) at the WNwiki, a new-found paranoia about being online, and his first featured article, which was later voted one of the top articles of 2006. In a way, it was ironic that his first featured article was created completely by accident, but in another way, it made a lot of sense. By this time, Bradaphraser's Uncyclopedia reputation was built on self-mortification and the human condition of acting much more stupid than he actually is.

edit Adminship, the reskin, and WOTM

Quite by accident, Bradaphraser was made admin (mainly through my amiability over IRC, it is believed), and has used his power to (hopefully) make Uncyclopedia more user-friendly, especially at UnNews. At one point, he offended a vandal by calling him a loser, but eventually apologized. For the first Poo Lit surprise, Bradaphraser wrote Yahoo!, which made reskin. Later, Mhaille added enough to Rogue Punchlines to make another featured article! Finally, Brad took a great picture by Strong Rad and made a featured article out of Barns and Nobles. The community project he had a major hand in (George W. Bush) has also been featured, which made Brad very happy (since it was a different take on a joke that has gotten very, very old). Brad has also had two articles that were on the front page but not offically "featured" (Leporiphobia was featured on Easter because of the seasonal content, and Peyton Manning was part of the "Supper Bowl reskin, again for seasonal reasons). In June 2006, Brad won the prestigious "Writer of the Month" award, despite his inability to spell. He can now die happy. He also got a feature with Rock, Paper, Airstrike, but really, nobody cares. Also of note, Brad ran PLS !!! on Jan. 14, 2007.

edit The Run-in with Anonymous Slashy

Brad doesn't like people who are self-righteous totalitarians. Especially when they tell him what to do and threaten to take away things he loves if he doesn't comply. Like most people, Brad doesn't respond well to threats, and, perhaps irresponsibly, Brad will often do the exact opposite of what the threatener demands when threatened. This led to an altercation with the anonymous user who complained over Asperger's Syndrome. This is yet another proof that Brad had better never become involved in a hostage situation, as he'd be the first one to go.

edit The Future

Today, Brad is most often seen cleaning out the VFH nursery of the sick articles with a shotgun to keep it a manageable size. Brad often uses QFA to help do this. Brad is also known to initiate reskins and the like. Brad hopes to continue to be a major player at Uncyclopedia for years to come. On July 20, 2007, Brad got a full-time job (like, 60 hours/week). He hopes this isn't the kiss of death on his Uncyclopedia contributions, as it has been for others in the past.

edit Famous quotes about Brad

  • "The Demented cartoon Movie. The Brad ham eat all fish pie of your thinking" - Mhaille
  • "Hey Mr. Taliban, tally me banana!" - RabidWombat27
  • "Yeah Brad ure a good soul. *sole. (typo)" - mowgli
  • "When Bradaphraser speaks, America listens... to something else." - Olipro
    • "..but the english get stuck listening to Brad; then we all wish we were americans." - Braydie
  • "Some people say I'm a bit of a contrarian, but I tell those people they are wrong."--<<Bradmonogram.png>>
  • Brad says...: I'd rather deal with an intelligent opponent than a stupid supporter any day.

edit Fun Facts about Brad

  • Brad not only idolizes Weird Al Yankovic, but he will admit this when asked. (This has been cited by some as explaining his difficulty in understanding basic concepts of "humor").
  • Brad's favorite article at Uncyclopedia is Fuhrer King Bradley, and this is totally unrelated to the fact it's a character from his favorite Anime.
  • Brad allegedly has a nice voice and can do impressions, like millions of other people out there.
  • Brad believes that UnNews will eventually supplant Uncyclopedia as the reason a majority of users come to the site, given the fact that the format is so much more humor-friendly than the encyclopedic format. Despite his natural laziness, he seeks to improve UnNews every chance he gets.
  • Brad favors a large admin pool, because that worked great for UnMeta.
  • Brad is a coward pacifist, despite being a Republican, and thus is more likely to diffuse a potential argument than stand up for himself.
  • If I were in this video, I'd be the guy saying, "Someone call a doctor."
  • I've always been a twit, but now that I'm on twitter, it's official.
It should be noted that I am no longer an official twit. I got kicked out of twitter. Apparently, I was posting inane things that nobody cares about there.--<<Bradmonogram.png>> 12:46, 28 May 2009 (UTC)

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