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edit Welcome to Uncyclopedia

Spike the Dog (06b)

Spike is a grumpy old dog. You can stroke his fur, or you can be smitten by his stick. It is up to you.

Hello, Irritable of contents, and welcome to Uncyclopedia. This is a wiki (a collection of pages anyone can edit). Words in blue are "links" and can be clicked to take you to another page. This wiki is for comedy. It pretends it's Wikipedia, but we make people laugh, not bore them. If you aren't interested in a fake encyclopedia but in writing fake news stories, we have UnNews, and there are other projects for scripts, lyrics, how-to guides, and so on.

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I hope you enjoy it here and write a lot of funny stuff! Spıke ¬ 19:44 5-May-14

edit Operation Arm Stretch Wrong

I don't begin to understand the joke at High fructose corn syrup. Spıke ¬ 19:44 5-May-14

Well, that was an interesting walk through the mine field of English words, though it always seemed it wasn't exactly about anything. And now you have deleted it. You might look through How To Be Funny And Not Just Stupid (never mind the title) and Choice of Words to see what we recommend to new authors. Spıke ¬ 23:47 5-May-14

My shit does certainly stink. I'll take your advice read the link and work on making one funny sentence before two. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:07, May 6, 2014 (UTC)

Well, you are back in with a new, and completely different, stream-of-consciousness. Unfortunately, it is hard for the reader to keep in mind that the title of the article is High fructose corn syrup. There is a cameo appearance of corn and sweetness, but not a clever explanation of the History of the stuff. Try doing what I do: Read the corresponding Wikipedia article with your tongue in the same place In Cheek and write a clever weave between what you've got now and the dry real world: Make it not just offbeat but make it relate to the truth in a way the reader wouldn't have thought of for himself. Spıke ¬ 18:52 8-May-14

Thanks for the help, I hope the other shorter entries I've added for coconut and AK-47 are funnier than that. Irritable of contents (talk) 19:19, May 8, 2014 (UTC)

The sense of humor is evident, but the page as a whole needs to hang together better. For example, read in context with your Change Summary, I can guess that "Turtle Devastation Wave" is the translation of Kamehameha. Just looking at the page and sharing the ignorance of the average reader with an interest in Coconuts, the result is unsavory Word Soup. Spıke ¬ 19:40 8-May-14

I had a feeling Turtle Devastation Wave was too obscure a translation; I don't think they even refer to it as that in the Dragon Ball Z dubs. Irritable of contents (talk) 19:48, May 8, 2014 (UTC)

edit For God's sake

We do jokes here, Tiger, not riddles! It does no good to include a Change Summary by which the reader might discover the meanings of all the puns you wove into that latest paragraph. The goal is to write an article that amuses the reader without requiring any additional research on his part. (Likewise Kal-Elmo at Superman, where the preceding Oscar Wilde quote should go away; and is "the letter LL" a typo, or another hidden Easter Egg?) Cheers! Spıke ¬ 00:54 9-May-14

If corn syrup as the force doesn't fly; I'll just admit defeat on that one and move on. Irritable of contents (talk) 15:37, May 9, 2014 (UTC)

edit L. Ron Hubbard

Thanks for reverting yourself. I had patrolled/approved your original edit, but you are right to revert it, as it is unlikely that the reader's interest in Hubbard will be accompanied by interest in The Silmarillion (or your apparent interest in everything!) — thus, it was pretty cryptic. Spıke ¬ 17:17 17-May-14

PS--Sorry to revert you at Al Gore: Articles that have been voted onto our main page are presumed not to need help being funny, such as being taken in new directions. When they are Overtaken By Events, it is acceptable to bring them up-to-date. Spıke ¬ 19:40 17-May-14

It's cool; I think the bit about Butlerian Jihadist terorist cell phones could probably work on one of the 9-11 pages. I still can't think of anything to say about L Ron.

edit UnNews:Mexican develops apple-based fuel‎‎

In UnNews even more than in the encyclopedia, most articles are written as a direct take-off on real-world events. Although in this case the Uncyclopedia reader will probably not be able to read the {{Source}} to find out what really happened, Mr. Argüello certainly was not nominated for a Nobel, "the fasted [sic?] way to solved [sic] the worlds [sic] hunger problem" is a non sequitur, as the news has nothing to do with hunger (except perhaps to cause some), and has nothing to do with bacteria. The clandestine humor theme is that the smiling Mr. Argüello's innovation will probably fail for the same reason that previous food-to-fuel schemes are failing, because it changes not just the price of fuel but of other things, in the other direction. Its theme is not to be a container for random flights-of-fancy. With apologies, therefore, I have undone your edits. Spıke ¬ 20:47 22-May-14

Thanks, for the help. I think I'll take a break for a while; while I'm still ahead. I'm glad uncyclopedia is still around unlike Encyclopedia Dramatica; I couldn't even look at their site to see if it had a news section. Irritable of contents (talk) 03:10, May 23, 2014 (UTC)

edit Pointless redirects

When our Valued Customer types one subject and is confronted with a page on a different subject, by way of equating the two — for instance, if he types Bush and gets an article on Moron — that is not called a "joke" but a "prank." Uncyclopedia is a satire encyclopedia, not a knock-knock joke. As one Uncyclopedia put it, who I am sure is now tending to a toddler, "Don't crack wise with the navigation tools." Cheers! Spıke ¬ 23:42 26-May-14

edit Barack Obama's birth

Hello! You came upon an article with a single comedy strategy (fact-based ridicule of both sides of a real-world political dispute) and basically a single author (me). It does not need a tug in the direction of zaniness, and it does not need initial quotations. Sorry. Spıke ¬ 23:11 21-Jun-14

edit Like the name

Like the handle. Wish I had come up with that! --LaurelsRomArtus*Imperator ITRA (Orate) ® 19:56, July 27, 2014 (UTC)

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