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edit 2001: A Space Odyssey

Thanks for looking over it! I was going to revise the article when I saw that it had both been moved to mainspace and been nominated for feature! Oh well. That's what you get for sleeping on the hobby, I guess. Anyway, I think most of the issues are addressed, and the only ones I had trouble with were:

  1. That Enterprise part. This is probably something we'll just have to disagree on, and say that aerodynamic sleekness is subjective. Personally I think the whole curvy smooth design of the ST:TNG Enterprise made it pretty aerodynamic, and I couldn't think of anything to replace it with in the article (ideas?).
  2. That picture overlap thing. I think I fixed it, but I'm not really sure. Since I use Google Chrome, and you probably don't, we'll inevitably have different rendering results. I personally never saw overlap, and I test my articles at both 1024x768 and 1440x900. Oh well. Let me know if you still can't see "The ratio of the dimensions" part clearly.

Otherwise, I think most of them are fixed (and Socky was kind enough to drive-by assassinate that feature/features error thing), and everything else has already been conveniently done by Mordillo! I'll just sit back here contemplating this now ...

Thanks again! MacManiasig.png MacManiasig-cheerios.png MacManiasig-holmes.png MacManiasig-starwars.png MacManiasig-firefly.png MacManiasig-pixar.png MacManiasig-oregon.png MacManiasig-lesmiz.png MacManiasig-doctor.png 16px-HalLogo.png Portal16px.png UncycLensFlare16px.pngDalek16px.png 16px-ChekhovSig.png16px-JapanSig.png Sir MacMania GUN[23:04 12 Oct 2009]

As for the Enterprise aerodynamics, in the series it couldn't enter an atmosphere and in real life if you get a model without a base it won't stay right side up (at least mine wouldn't). But that's a minor point. I planned to nom it, but guess I'll have to settle for voting for. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 23:50, October 12, 2009 (UTC)
I still think it looks like a rather wicked dildo. Pup t 00:02, 13/10/2009
1 Yes, the overlap is now fixed on my 9000 series computer. Thanks.
2 Caption suggestion: "Because shape doesn't matter a bit in the vacuum of space. The USS Enterprise NCC-1701-D did not take the news very well." I think that's a nice strong statement, and is funnier without the Enterprise bit.
3 Also I can't believe I forgot to mention you might want to remove some of the red links, or set them to articles that exist.
X Another aerodynamic comment--I think the best design for space is possibly a sphere, or something like it. Yes, there's no aerodynamics' factor, but a sphere is about the easiest thing to turn, and turning a massive body even in zero G is a pain. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:45, October 13, 2009 (UTC)
  1. Marvellous!
  2. Done.
  3. Fixed.
X Yeah, aerodynamics really isn't my strong suit. I guess on second thought, if the Enterprise were to enter any atmosphere in one piece, it would spin and shake excessively. MacManiasig.png MacManiasig-cheerios.png MacManiasig-holmes.png MacManiasig-starwars.png MacManiasig-firefly.png MacManiasig-pixar.png MacManiasig-oregon.png MacManiasig-lesmiz.png MacManiasig-doctor.png 16px-HalLogo.png Portal16px.png UncycLensFlare16px.pngDalek16px.png 16px-ChekhovSig.png16px-JapanSig.png Sir MacMania GUN[01:07 13 Oct 2009]
Aerodynamics isn't my strong suit either, but one of my best friends grew up with a pilot dad and an airplane mechanic older brother. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:04, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

edit Belated Despoil!

Meh. Too late and don't have the energy to raep at the moment anyway... Pup t 23:14, 12/10/2009

Yeah, somebody posted on my new talk page before you. HA! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:09, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

edit PEE feedback...

Which I'll go over in some detail later, but I think in short I'm just going to implement the changes that you've suggested. I have struggled with the images as this was done originally as text only and now I'm trying to visualise and failing dramatically - but I'll come back to them.

RE the logo... the name  steal  has been used as a parody of  nab  (see here), along with cua and bankwest - I don't know what the trend is elsewhere but banks over here are now leaning toward the less domineering model.

Cool, then keep it. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:12, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

The photos. The vapid looking narrator is someone from the Apprentice. The bank manager is from a Batman movie. The last girl is an ex-manager of HBOS who sued them for unfair dismissal over the fact that she was of Arabic descent. They all have some meaning, but I agree with what you're saying - just haven't been able to quite picture what I want on there.

And proofreading is one of those things that I need to do to it.

That's cool. I just thought I'd point out some things to make it easier. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:12, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks, Pup t 02:57, 13/10/2009

And if it makes you feel better, I read your intro. Pup t 02:58, 13/10/2009
Yes! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:12, October 13, 2009 (UTC)
UnScripts:steal Bank Customer Service training video Post feedback changes feedback requested. Thanks. Pup t 05:58, 19/10/2009
I'll try to look it over in the next 24 hours. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 06:02, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

edit You have to love me...

User:Why?/Template:Pee - User:Why?/PEE example

It's yours to do with as you will. Pup t 03:43, 13/10/2009

Thanks, Uncle Puppy. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:36, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

edit Grammar

I've responded to what you said on my talkpage incase you didn't know. --121.214.60.1 09:55, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

I saw it. Thanks! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 22:42, October 13, 2009 (UTC)

edit thanks

Thanks for the advice, I appreciate it. --Clemens177 04:24, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. Hope it helps. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:36, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

edit RE: About me and Clint Eastwood

Looks like Mordillo wrote it this month. Congrats by the way. --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 20:34 Oct 14 2009

Thanks for the congrats and the info. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:37, October 14, 2009 (UTC)

edit Thanks

Thanks for all your work on the pee review of my article! mAttlobster. (hello) 07:10, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome--hope it helped! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:56, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

edit On the other hand, you have different fingers

Just went through your comments on my article. I find them very helpful and constructive and will definitely incorporate them! (This weekend, right now I'm too busy procrastinating) Thank you. Only, I think I'm going to leave the bit about "a president" in there. That is an actual quote by Malema, so just for the sake of correctness, I think I'll keep it like that. But dude, again, thanks. --BlueSpiritGuy 14:08, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

Yeah, if he really said that, I'd probably leave it that way too. Glad I could help! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:58, October 15, 2009 (UTC)

edit On welcoming

I realise we were talking about this earlier, but I thought I would just drop buy with some advice. If a new user has contributed something you should check it out, also check their block log (I always used to welcome perma-banned users). If they are on a temporary block already or their contributions are generally vandalism give them this instead of the default message {{Oh Dear}}. If their edit(s) were just poor and you remove them, or a page that they created is on QVFD then you can use this: {{Test}}. Remember to sign after both of those. I like doing these things as it r maeks meh feel profeshunul. I'm going now. --ChiefjusticeDS 19:05, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

I like that idea, and I might do that now that that the backlog's caught up. At first I was welcoming something like 40 or 50 users a day, and didn't have time to check anything. Thanks for the advice. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 19:08, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

edit A new subdivision (fixed)

I've made what may be the final few edits on my Julius before its of into the wild blue yonder of the main space. I've asked Chief to look at it again, you can also check it if you like. --BlueSpiritGuy 21:27, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

All right. I'll check it out (but sorry, don't have time right now). WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 21:34, October 16, 2009 (UTC)
No problem, whenever you have time. And thanks again --BlueSpiritGuy 21:41, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

That was supposed to be under a new subdivision... Luckily it is under a new subdivision --BlueSpiritGuy 21:35, October 16, 2009 (UTC)

edit In case anybody cares--Poo Lit Surprise

Somebody may be wondering why I moved User:Why do I need to provide this?/HowTo:Be Homeless in America from the Best Noob Article category to Best Alternate Namespace Article category in the Poo Lit Surprise contest. Why? The reason is simple--while I may qualify as a noob for the contest, I'm hardly a noob for Wikis. So I felt a little uncomfortable competing as a noob. Now I can feel a little uncomfortable competing with people who aren't noobs. That is all. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 14:23, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

There must be a secret reason behind all this. Tell me. I know somebody paid you for this.[MODUzOPERANDI, teh] 14:29 October 17
Before I answer that, I'm still confused as to who you are. Aren't signatures supposed to go to your user page? Are you the guy who claims I still owe him money? Or the girl who claims I still owe her child support? Where's my attorney? WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 14:41, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
AAAHH!! You took it out of n00b article? I barely have anything to judge as it is! We needs n00bs!! Che 15px-SBQ3.JPG } 17:13,17October,2009
Yeah, I wish I had just put it in the BANA category to begin with. I don't like making changes like that. But I just got a publisher asking me to make a pitch for a writing project, and I suddenly felt guilty competing as a noob. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:56, October 17, 2009 (UTC)
You should have left your article in Noob! You could have won! You might still win anyway but I know you would have won for Noob. Stop being so noble you don't have to feel guilty! You aren't the only noob whos done Wikis for years. If you can win it you can win it! I missed out on all the noob things because of that one stupid day. But you didn't have to! The judging isn't finished maybe you can still put it back. Probably not but you could ask! Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 19:42, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
I appreciate the suggestion, and yes, maybe it was foolish of me to withdraw from the noob category. And I'm sorry you missed out. But the decision's made and the entries are locked, so whatever will be will be and other wise sayings. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:07, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

edit SuperJew

Komish is the correct word and means funny, as you evidentally already know. Unless, that is, you're referring to the matzoh meal and potato biscuits often baked and eaten during Pesach. I'll assume the former, because saying a potential Uncyclopedia article would be like matzoh meal and potato Pesach biscuits would just be weird and you don't seem weird to me. But anyway, I digress. That might indeed be fertile ground for di farvaylung. Let me know if you start it and I'll add it to my watchlist and quite possible let you know if I think of anything funny you might like to add to it. :-) Rabbi Techno Icons-flag-gb kvetch Icon rabbi Contribs Foxicon FOXES 15:24, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

I don't feel capable of writing this myself. But I've been trying to recruit for Uncyclopedia the Gamemaster I mentioned, who is Jewish, and together we...hmm. And yes, I would definitely appreciate any suggestions you could give us. Me. Us. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 15:49, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

edit Regard THIS simple saltshaker

Hey, thanks for going through my article and fixing up the grammar. South African English is supposed to be like UK English, but it gets mixed up with all the other languages, resulting in some forms of bad grammar becoming acceptable. That's where I'm relying on guys like you and Chief to correct me. So thanks. And I like your idea on the Apartheid-struggle section, I'll incorporate it and let you know. --BlueSpiritGuy 16:00, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

Glad I could help. And do let me know when it's finished. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:08, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

edit MGMT

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For those obsessed with so-called-experts, Wikipedia has an article about:
O-6-methylguanine-DNA methyltransferase and MGMT.

Thanks for your informative review! One question I have for you- Do you think it would be more appropriate to link to Wikipedia's article on [MGMT (the band)http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mgmt] instead of where it links now? I think this might be a better idea, because the article is meant to be a specific satire on the band. Again, thanks!--You know what the music means... Our time is up. 19:24, October 17, 2009 (UTC)

My suggestion to the right. EDIT I also like the article. Pup t 00:32, 18/10/2009
What Puppy said. And you're welcome. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:51, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

OH MY GOD. You mean there's a band called MGMT? In that case, increase your Humor score to 10--this is a hilarious juxtaposition of incompatibles, not just a whimsical attempt to treat a molecule as a rock band. Sheesh, another Pee Review I did Thursday night without having proper background! Signed, your (first) reviewer Spıke ¬  10:45 18-Oct-09

edit Fixing minor fixes

Thanks for doing those grammatical changes, I'm not going to revert any of it, since I my grammar isn't up to speed at the moment, and probably won't be very soon. Oh, and on the Best N00b Article, I really wanted to enter something, but I've been covered in work the last 2 weeks and just barely found the time to complete Mr. Malema. But thanks anyway! --BlueSpiritGuy 08:22, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

edit Your signature

Thanks for your suggestion; I've now resubmitted the article to PLS. Regarding your quip, it's not so much pursuing sainthood as avoiding conflict. Most of my stuff in two months is tweaking other people's articles, diving into major rewrites only with stuff in Intensive Care, etc. Smooth collaboration requires that you look for the good in the previous work, because most people have a sense of ownership and bristle at bull edits (notably, replacing everything). Me too; it means wasted work.

Separately, you wanna put a little color in your signature? More than once now, I have read "Why?" literally. (And it reminds me of the crosses on Mount Calvary, but that's my problem.) Spıke ¬  10:40 18-Oct-09

I like being basic black, at least for now. And more than once when I read my own signature I've read it as "Why?" literally too. I rather like that. And if my three question marks are like the three crosses, which one am I? The thief on the left, the thief in the right, or the thief in the middle? (note those who are offended: The Bible says the day of Jesus would come as a thief in the night). WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:06, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Now we're getting somewhere! Very well. (Thief in the night was how Rainbow analogized "love was here and gone" in their one-hit wonder, "Stone Cold.") So, one way or another, or another, I have called you a thief?! Spıke ¬  02:14 19-Oct-09
Oh yeah. I should be offended by that, shouldn't I? Tries hard to look offended. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:11, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Cquote1 For yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so cometh as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape. But ye, brethren, are not in darkness, that that day should overtake you as a thief. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-4 KJV Cquote2
So does that mean that Why??? is actually Isaac? Pup t 03:53, 19/10/2009
Yes. Also how can the "day" of the Lord come as a thief in the "night"? Isaac 04:02, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Because it's extra sneaky. Just when you're expecting it to come during the day BAM middle of the night, baby! Pup t 04:05, 19/10/2009
That makes sense. Sometimes I come BAM in the middle of the night, baby! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:07, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Man! I keep reading "Why???" literally! Make it stop! Spıke ¬  09:41 19-Oct-09
Okay, my turn! Pup t 09:56, 19/10/2009
OK I changed it. Like this better? WHY not??? 18:12, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

edit My signature

This is my signature: BlueSpiritGuy 21:05, October 18, 2009 (UTC) Also, I edited the Revolutionary part of Julius Malema, and I also like it better than the old one! Thanks for the great hint. I also noted that an IP edited the article and actually contributed something funny! So it is coming to life now... Here's my signature again --BlueSpiritGuy 21:05, October 18, 2009 (UTC)

Blue Spirit Guy, sorry! Didn't think I typed my last in the wrong place, but it is surely in the wrong place now. I (SPIKE) addressed it to the owner of this page, Why??? regarding HIS signature. Cheers. Spıke ¬  21:12 18-Oct-09
PS--I think I see what happened; I created a new section, you filed a PS to Why??? at the start of my section, then interpreted my paragraph as a response to you! Be careful with this awkward method of communicating. Spıke ¬  21:13 18-Oct-09
I know that, I was just showing the WhyGuy my awsome and colourful signature! There was no misunderstanding. But thanks for caring. Here's that awsome signature again--BlueSpiritGuy 21:20, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
He has like totally copied my signature! --ChiefjusticeDS 21:27, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
Mine too. I had to change it. Spıke ¬  21:29 18-Oct-09
It said in the start manual to look around until you find a signature you like then steal it. So that's what I did. Just following rules --BlueSpiritGuy 21:33, October 18, 2009 (UTC)
Damn, and I'm stuck with this bland, lifeless thing. Pup t 21:38, 18/10/2009
This is what my signature looks like when I forget to log in or when I use my secret identity. Notice that the level of sheer awsomeness is fully retained. --86.854.32.179
Sneaky. User:POTR/Invisiblesigt 21:55, 18/10/2009
The sneaky part is he copied that from me! And I bet he thought I'd never notice, which is why he posted it in the last place I'd look, here on my talk page! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:08, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Here's the proof: User_talk:BlueSpiritGuy#Howdy. Say, what if a bunch of us start using that as our signature? 86.854.32.179
Mmmmm. My secret identity has been compromised. Also, please read the comment that started this whole conversation in the first place.--BlueSpiritGuy 07:16, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

edit How old are you?

I need to know. You know, for stalking and striking at the right moment (and the right person) FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 10:32, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

But why does he really need to provide that? --ChiefjusticeDS 11:30, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Because it will make it much easier for me to kidnap and ransom him. I'm sick and tired of kidnapping random people who all turn out to be hobos.. FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 11:39, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
That seems reasonable enough to me. --ChiefjusticeDS 11:42, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Hey, how old are you, chief? (I might just kidnap you, too) FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 11:44, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Would you believe that I'm an ageless immortal? --ChiefjusticeDS 11:52, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
I do. So, how many eons have you lived? FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 11:55, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
About 18, they have all been rather dull, then Uncyclopedia arrived (I was just sat waiting and it came and found me) and finally I could while away the ages on PEE review. --ChiefjusticeDS 11:58, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Does that mean that you witnessed the eon when the old wizard did it? Cause that would be cool! FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 12:06, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

I witnessed the eon when we stayed late at work just to get access to the film phototypesetter. The idea you can do this work [sic] on the kitchen counter, with color and illustrations, on a $200 used laptop, is bliss. Spıke ¬  14:17 19-Oct-09

I witnessed the eon when magical mummified hamsters on Ra's Formula of Energy were used to supply my tomb-wall-computer with electricity. And don't get me started on the giant intertube network which the Israelites were forced to build.. Those were the days.. No spam, No rickrolling, All Uncyclopedia and mummy porn.. FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 14:32, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Bill Clinton on a trip to Peru divulged a weakness for mummy porn. There was no spam, but there were door-to-door salesmen. Spıke ¬  15:26 19-Oct-09
If someone doesn't follow this up with a reference to SPIKE's mother, Imma be disappointed. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 17:29, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
You leave my mother outta this!!! Spıke ¬  17:46 19-Oct-09
Well, let's see. I was born sometime in the 1500s AD (they didn't keep good records back then), but that was my first lifetime. Although sometimes I have weird dreams of being this crazy emperor in Rome or somewhere. In this lifetime, I think I'm 12. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:06, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
Cool article, bro :) you wrote it? FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 18:17, October 19, 2009 (UTC)
No, 'fraid I didn't. I was just looking for a link to an article that started with "lie," and found that. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:45, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

edit Combolations

On getting a deal with some sort of publisher. Don't settle for any less than five times the original offer. They always start low. It's in their culture. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 21:37, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

I appreciate the advice, and know that works for many publishers, especially if you're not an unknown in their field. But this company offers either: a percentage of sales (non-negotiable, although if you're somebody well know to their readership (I'm not) you might get more); a flat fee (probably negotiable); or a kick in the ass. In any case, right now I'm at the "yeah, we'll consider listening to you for a bit" stage, so don't want to rock the boat. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 21:42, October 19, 2009 (UTC)

edit Grats

  1. Sun Bee
  2. being published
  3. RotM (in advance)

Pup t 02:54, 20/10/2009

Thanks! But I'm not published yet; they just want to see my pitch. That's several steps from being published. Also there's virtually no chance I'll be RotM for this month, as I voted for Guildy. But if you're talking next month or later; well, we'll see what happens. (And I really need to make a template to thank people for accepting my bribe voting for Sun Bee). WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:01, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
Templates are often appreciated (which reminds me I still haven't done lateral thinking.) Script is sorted. Pup t 03:04, 20/10/2009
Everyone should know that I'm generally too lazy to do templates, anyway, I clicked on the edit button for a reason... Oh yes, congrats on getting a publisher to look at your pitch. --ChiefjusticeDS 13:09, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

edit Thanks for...

User:POTR/Template:Lateral Thanking Pup t 03:59, 20/10/2009

edit PLS

Early results pick you as n00b, me as illustrated, and Guildy as alt space, followed by you and I. Pup t 04:24, 20/10/2009

I didn't know they'd post until it was over. In any case, I don't see myself as noob especially because I withdrew from that category. I've worked on wikis for years, and didn't feel comfortable competing as a noob. I did talk the writer of Rules of Baseball into removing the parts written by someone else and writing new stuff so it would qualify. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:36, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
Sorry, for some reason I had in mind that you wrote Rules of but now I realise you didn't write, you gave Spike suggestions for improvement. Actually, I was slightly surprised when Morgz789 didn't enter when he said prior to PLS entries open that he would, and I like The Feline Fiasco. Pup t 04:50, 20/10/2009
I encouraged BlueSpiritGuy too, but his very nice Julius Malema was disqualified, and he said he didn't have enough time to write something else. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:53, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

edit Thing

User:Why do I need to provide this?/Sun Bee thanks :P MrN Icons-flag-gb HalIcon.png WhoreMrn.png Fork you! 05:22, Oct 20

You'll be getting one of these very soon. Glad you liked it! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 05:26, October 20, 2009 (UTC)

edit Curious, and nothing more

Yeah, I'm genuinely curious about your comment on the Lobster vote - I was surprised to see the in-joke link, because I really didn't think there were any in-jokes in it. So this is simply a request: can you point a few instances of in-jokes in the article (or other jokes you didn't get) out to me please? This is not any kind of drama, or sour grapes or anything, I just would seriously love to know! Cheers! --UU - natter UU Manhole 14:20, Oct 20

Mm-hmm, sure UU. We know the real reason. You just want to catch up to Onion69. You just can't resist a challenge, can you? :D WHAT now??? Tuesday, 16:55, Oct 20
Onion69? That's how I used to call orian... necropaxx, this is creepy.. hey, are we soulmates, or something? FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 19:48, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
What's creepy is you stalking talk pages looking for me. I know that restraining order's still in effect. And I used Onion69 because I saw it and thought it was funny. :p WHAT now??? Tuesday, 20:49, Oct 20 2009
Nuh-huh. No, actually. I never, ever write for the features, and the HoS doesn't bother me. I am just wondering if I've become so mired in the lexicon of this place that I don't see the in-jokes or whatever in that article. --UU - natter UU Manhole 17:51, Oct 20
I know. I was joking (hence the smiley face). Also, I don't know what the other users' problem is. Lobster was a darn fine article. WHAT now??? Tuesday, 17:59, Oct 20
What's creepy to me is users imitating my signature. Is this some fad or something? Damn, I knew I should have trademarked it. I could use the money. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 23:18, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
Under user, I know you're an admin here, work very hard, have had articles featured and chosen as some of the most popular for the month, etc. I also know that humor is a very personal thing--there are comedians out there with huge numbers of fans that I don't find funny.
All right, enough of my disclaimer. I had a hard time even reading through anything in the article before "Introduction to the Lobster." Frankly, had I not seen the authors' names, I would have thought it was just another random article written by some IP, and would have stopped reading after the first few sentences. I can't say that I know the first couple of sections are inside jokes; I'm simply assuming they are because not only did I not find them funny, I couldn't even determine what the jokes were. If Fat Bastard goes on for five minutes about having a wet fart in an Austin Powers movie, I may not find it funny but I can see that other people might find it funny. (By the way, I think Mike Myers is extremely talented and have been a fan of his for many years--Saturday Night Live, Wayne's World!--but I don't like everything he does). But as I said, in the Lobster article, I wasn't even sure what the jokes were--that's why I figured they were inside jokes. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 23:37, October 20, 2009 (UTC)
You didn't need all that disclaimer - I'm just a goof on this site like everyone else... Well, not like Orian, maybe, but the point is fairly valid! And I know humour is intensely personal - to me, that's the only thing that explains the success of Friends. Or anything by the Wayans Brothers. Anyway, yeah, I just wondered, as I said to Necropaxx, if I'd absorbed the mores of this place to the point that I was throwing in-jokes around without realising. But it just seems to be a personal preference thing, so that's cool. It is supposed to be a set-up to an completely ill-informed article, undermining the author for comedic effect - and that should hopefully become apparent the further down the article you get, but I know how important an intro is when it comes to connecting with an article, so that's cool. To each his own. Pippings! --UU - natter UU Manhole 10:03, Oct 21
I probably don't need the disclaimer, but I've gotten too many "what do you know you're just a stupid noob" messages (not here, other sites). In any case, I do admire that an admin specifically asks for details from someone who's new around here. Makes me (sniff) feel a little verklempt. Here's a topic while I recover from my verklemptity: Lobsters neither lob nor do they stir. Discuss. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:26, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

edit Why are you imitating me? Is this an evil conspiracy?

First PuppyontheRadio imitates my Why??? signature as How???, so I change mine to WHY not??? and now Necropaxx has got his signature as How now???. Is this some kind of flattery, or are they trying to totally confuse me, or are they both trying to take credit for my tiny number of awards? It's not like they don't have enough of their own. But they can't have mine, NO NO NO! WHY not??? 00:09, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

For the record, it's WHAT now??? Wednesday, 01:13, Oct 21 2009
Ah HA! I tricked you into admitting it, WHAT now??? Damn, am I clever! Ha Ha! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 01:24, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Now Mahm00shA is doing it too with HOW comes???. When I finish filing all these lawsuits, I'm going to be SO RICH! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:15, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

That settles it. You're American, aren't you? WHERE brooklyn at??? 02:44, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
No, I'm British. I just want to be an American. They have such nice teeth. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:49, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

edit Re: Sun Bee and Neanderthals

I'm not sure whether you put my talk page on your watchlist, so:

Stfu teller
Hello, Why do I need to provide this?. You have someone talking to you at Pentium5dot1's talk page thingy.
You can get rid of this ugly thing at any time by removing the {{Talkback}} template.


Just a note that I normally prefer that discussions started on my talk page be continued there. --Pentium5dot1 t~^_^~c 04:06, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

edit Pee Review

Thank you for your review of UnBooks:Master Baiter's Sportfishing and Tackle's Official Policy Regarding Workplace Harassment and Discriminatory Practices by the Employee Base for New Employees. Also, I have since edited it. I cleaned up the section about tireslashing (which I thought was actually worth keeping) and fixed most of the things you suggested be fixed. Thank you again! --Hotadmin4u69 [TALK] 04:59 Oct 21 2009

Sure. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:26, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

edit Word of mouth

Hey, thanks for spreading word on my article and introducing me to more people who can help me make it better. --BlueSpiritGuy 14:21, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

Sure. That's what people have done for me; I'm just passing it forward. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:29, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

edit Archery done got featured

You want to make a thanksplate or should I? --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 14:56, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

I was wondering who to credit with it! Half each was it? MrN Icons-flag-gb HalIcon.png WhoreMrn.png Fork you! 14:56, Oct 21
Sounds about right. Thanks, MrN. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 15:01, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
I started the article and Syndrome wanted to work with me on it; I ran out of ideas and Syndrome made it an article. He really deserves more credit, but I'll take credit for half if he doesn't object. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:27, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
I just made one for Sun Bee; if you'd like to make this one that would be fine with me. Or if you don't want to make it I can. I'll leave the decision with you, Syndrome. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:29, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
K, I'll do it later today. WHERE brooklyn at??? 17:22, October 21, 2009 (UTC)
Cool. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:55, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

edit Image change

Ah, I see. Would have uploaded as a different picture, but I'm not familiar enough with Mediawiki to do so.The preceding unsigned comment was added by 192.138.137.220 (talk • contribs)

Click Upload image at the left of your screen (it's under "toolbox", then click Browse to find the image you want to upload on your computer. Then fill in the blanks and upload it. If you have any more questions, feel free to ask me and I'll pretend to have all the answers. Also it's recommended to sign your messages by putting ~~~~ at the end. Happy editing! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 19:12, October 21, 2009 (UTC)

edit Grats again


(With Syndrome)

So I was wrong for once. So sue me. Pup t 23:45, 21/10/2009

Two in a row! Nice, Why! Necropaxx (T) {~} Thursday, 00:08, Oct 22 2009
Thanks, although it's more accurately 1 1/2 in a row because of Syndrome's work, but "1 1/2 in a row" sounds rather silly, doesn't it? WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:18, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Puppy, took me a sec to realize what you were referring to--I assume you mean your "Comment. I really like it, but it's about two thirds the length I want it to be." It's all a matter of opinion, after all. Archery being featured doesn't mean you were wrong, just that a lot of other people were right. (Seriously, Syndrome and I talked a lot about asking for the nomination to be withdrawn as we wanted to do more with it, so largely agree with you). WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:15, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

Love, WHY do I not know??? and How do you like them apples? WHERE brooklyn at??? 00:28, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

So going back to what we were talking about before Syndrome flashed his panties at us, you and I were right, but the rest of the voting public were wrong. That makes me feel slightly superior and as a result, happier. Pup t 00:31, 22/10/2009
Like it--mixes archery with sex, just like the article does. Only prob I see is the yellow border on the left side looks wider on my computer than the others (and top looks a hair wider than right and bottom), but sometimes my computer/IP/zillion security systems screw up coded images, so maybe that's just me. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:34, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Border looks good now. Don't forget to have something like ~~~~ and {{User:Why do I need to provide this?/sig}} because I wanna thank too! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 00:41, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Whyner, you got two in a row! Way to go, son! Mommy huggies and kissies. Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 01:47, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Whyner hugs and kisses back! You must have raised me good, you and Daddy! Whoever he is. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 01:49, October 22, 2009 (UTC)
Your Daddy? Oh yes, him. You will get to meet some day. Or maybe you already have. I don't know...Let's change the subject. Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 19:35, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

edit favour

Online stalker

Could you get a screenshot of UnTunes:The Online Stalker as viewed with Chrome. I've checked this on FF, MSIE and Opera (which as far as I know renders the same way Chrome does) but because of the issue I had recently with my lateral thinking template exploding I would like to see how this works on Chrome as well. And also on resolution better than 1024X768. (I have an old computer.) Pup t 01:57, 22/10/2009

Chrome? I'm using Netscape Navigator 1.2. (Seriously, I'm not using Chrome right now, but I know somebody said they were. Mordillo? MacMania? Sorry, I can't remember, but I think MacMania and Guildy are.) WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:09, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

Luckily, I can assist you there, Puppy. Screenshot delivered! Necropaxx (T) {~} Thursday, 02:11, Oct 22 2009

Cool, many thanks Necro, and sorry for the confusion Why. Pup t 02:20, 22/10/2009

edit Dear Diary: My Big Day 22 October 2009

Dear Diary,

Guess what I did today? I got the article Archery, which I wrote with Syndrome, featured! And what else is on the main page today? Yesterday's featured article, Sun Bee, which I also wrote! And what else in on the main page today? A write up about me as Noob of the Month!

So why am I depressed? Because I'll never have another day like this again!

Yours, Why do I need to provide this? 03:15, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

Dear Why do I need to provide this,
Get over it, you big girls blouse.
Yours, your diary
Dear Diary,
If I wanted to share notes with something that talked back to me, I would have gotten a magic mirror. Or maybe a talking puppy.
Yours, Why do I need to provide this? 20:17, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

edit Official

Wikus Wikus van der Merwe thanks you for voting for BlueSpiritGuy as NotM. Because you did this he will not shoot you with his big fokken alien robot. As long as you leaves his cat food out.


Don't know Wikus? Go watch District 9 loser
Thanks for all your help and support with my article and in general. I'm gonna be busy for a while, but will be back in full swing around 14 November --BlueSpiritGuy 18:08, October 22, 2009 (UTC)

edit Users these days

Why do I need to provide this's VANITY PAGE!!! Honestly, when Orian57 got 3 in a row, did he ask for a vanity pic about it? Noooo. The most he did was say, "Oh, I guess I broke some sort of record, or something." grumble, grumble Also, check out the file page, I did something special. Necropaxx (T) {~} Friday, 01:14, Oct 23 2009

Well, actually I was hoping for something that also showed my NotM writeup, but I guess I can't have everything. At least this will give me something I can hang above the fireplace and, in my old age, look at and remember when. (Seriously, thanks, and what you wrote was pretty damn funny insulting funny. You know that Carly Simon song's probably about Mick Jagger or Warren Beatty or James Taylor? I've got it on an album. I always thought Warren Beatty was the prime suspect, but Wikipedia lists more. Funny thing I didn't know is Mick Jagger sang backing vocals.) WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 01:36, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
If you want a screencap of the whole page, try using a program like CaptureIt (malware free, I swear). I'd do it but this ain't my computer. Do hurry, as I imagine you don't have much time left. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 01:49, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks. I got the program but all I'm getting is the part of the page that's on my computer screen. How do I get the whole page? WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 01:58, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Discussion continued on Syndrome's talk page. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:03, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

edit NEEDING ADOPTION!

ME WANT NOW!--Invincibleflamegruemaster My burning lair of grues Talk while the Grue God is on break 01:34, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the request, but, um, see [1] and [2]. Asking three people in three weeks to adopt you can cause some problems. For example, what if we all fight over who gets to adopt you? There could be nasty, nasty bloodshed. You might want to post that you're removing your most recent requests, and try the first one you asked. So thanks again for the request, but I want to save my skin, so I'll respectfully decline. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:26, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Alright, I'll fix that. Thanks for the reminder.--Invincibleflamegruemaster My burning lair of grues Talk while the Grue God is on break 03:48, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
OK, All fixed. i only want U 2 adopt me. ONLY YOU.--Invincibleflamegruemaster My burning lair of grues Talk while the Grue God is on break 04:10, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
I've undone one of the deletes of another person's user page that you have done. I suggest you undo the other and apologise to both users profusely, as what you have done is not just the height of bad manners, it is a ban-able offence. Secondly, if someone advises that they do not wish to adopt you, have the courtesy to say "Okay, I accept that" and walk away as coming back is extremely rude. Thirdly, I am happy to take an adoptee if you are still wanting to be adopted, but I am a bastard of an adopter. Pup t 04:14, 23/10/2009
That's coming on really strong. Does that work? I mean, can you really get girls like that line? "I only want you to marry/date/massage me. ONLY YOU." --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 04:35, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Syndrome, you just won my heart. Say it again, but this time, beat me with a rubber hose while you call me a bad dog. Pup t 05:05, 23/10/2009
Dude, you're so pathologically compulsive. --Pleb SYNDROME CUN medicate (butt poop!!!!) 05:12, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
You know, I never really thought about that, Syndrome, when you said that about getting girls that way. Invincibleflamegruemaster My burning lair of grues Talk while the Grue God is on break 06:15, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Would you say I'm
  1. Rarely pathologically compulsive
  2. Occasionally pathologically compulsive
  3. Usually pathologically compulsive
  4. Almost always pathologically compulsive
  5. Or always pathologically compulsive?
Pup t 06:18, 23/10/2009
As I'm obviously disqualified as an adopter due to my low level of service, I can only advice Why to get his new adoptee to fix his sig pronto. ~Jewriken.GIF 07:46, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for the advice. However, I do not currently have an adoptee as I respectfully declined as he/she/it already asked two others to adopt him/her/it in the past three weeks. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 15:13, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
But... but... WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!! *sobs for three weeks* Invincibleflamegruemaster My burning lair of grues Talk while the Grue God is on break 01:04, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

edit unBiased Advice (the ONLY good kind)

Sure I would like advice. So far I have, with lots of expert help including yours, completed 22 articles (ref my Talkpage). Some of which seem to me are better than some of the Features. But when many of the very small band of voters repeatedly ignore my nominations (which are already Peed, fixed, approved and even recommended), I can only think my name is jinxed, and it's hopeless. But I have enjoyed writing them, and that's about all there is to gain anyway anyway. So I'm not complaining. But I am here for advice you offered. And a NOM for the Harry Harry spoof ITSCON which is a joint effort with Spike, who really worked hard. Perhaps nominate it under his Username (if he agrees and if you agree). Thanks--Funnybony 04:02, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

  • First, I think you're creative and definitely have talent. If I didn't think so, I wouldn't have posted a message encouraging you on someone else's user page. My close friends know that I do not make compliments I don't mean. (Sometimes that causes me problems, but oh well).
  • Second, I think it would help if you'd do a little more research. Most of the time, humor is funnier if it's close to the truth (think of your favorite comedians/comedy television programs/movies). It's not always true, but as this is more-or-less an encyclopedia takeoff, it almost always applies here. As an example, in my Pee Review of Baby Boomers I mentioned that you listed several people as examples of Baby Boomers who were born too early. Admittedly, if someone was born three years before that period probably no one but an anally-retentive type like me will care or even notice, but there are anally-retentive readers. But when it's someone born 10 or more years out of the era, that's significant (For example, you wrote a lot about Charles Manson, born in 1934, when the Baby Boomer era began with people born in 1946).
  • Third, think of your audience--what will they know? Humour is extremely personal--what is hiliarious in Japan might get a blank stare in England, and what I might find funny because I love science fiction my cousin who doesn't might find stupid. That's why most translated humour involves universial human foibles--the humorous Japanese anime that are translated into English generally involve things like pratfalls, shy men fumbling while trying to impress a pretty girl, etc. For an example here, in my Pee Review of Punji Stick, I mentioned that the vast majority of your potential audience probably wouldn't even know what a punji stick was (I knew because of a few minutes discussion in one class I took). It's tricky explaining an unknown subject and making it funny (I needed a lot of help before my article about my made up insect the Sun Bee got featured--my early versions were not very funny), but it can be done.
  • Fourth, take your time. It took me a month to get the mess that was Sun Bee together before it got featured, and then with help. And I abandoned Archery and it took Syndrome to whip it into an article. Sometimes taking your time can mean stepping away from an article for a day or even several days, and then looking at it again. Try to imagine you know almost nothing about the topic, and see if you still find it funny.
  • Fifth, you certainly don't have to slavishly follow anyone's suggestions. But if you don't, it would help if you wouldn't post that you followed all their suggestions when you haven't. Posting "I made changes because of a helpful Pee Review" is fine, even if you only made one or two changes. And you might want to carefully reread your article and ask yourself, "Did I follow all the suggestions I found helpful, or did I forget some?" And if there were suggestions you disagreed with, think about them again in a day or two. I'll be honest and admit my ego usually won't let me accept criticism when it's first given; I have to give it a little time and think about it. I once had three friends all tell me I had the same problem, and it took me days to finally say, "Hmm, maybe I should think about what they said." Not surprisingly, I ended up agreeing with them.
  • Sixth, once you've made several revisions to an article, making major changes is usually a bad sign. It's like carving a horse out of wood, and halfway through thinking "I bet it would look better as a dog." This usually doesn't work. Generally, after the first complete rewrite or two (and if these don't involve major changes there's probably something wrong), your changes will get smaller and smaller. Even with professionals who make a living at writing, major changes late in the process is usually a sign of impending disaster. And if they didn't make major changes in the beginning, that's usually a disaster too (although most professionals won't make that mistake). If you do make major changes late in an article, do something else for a day or two and then look at it again.
  • Seventh, read HTBFANJS, then read it again. Then after a week or so, read it again. Thne in a month or so, read it again. It's good advice (at least it was for me). Also read as many featured articles as you can, and read the featured version of those articles.
  • Eighth (adding something I left out), you might want to try more subtlety. Of course not all humor is subtle (Gallagher smashing watermelons and almost anything the Three Stooges does are not subtle). But for pseudo-encyclopedic articles, I think it's critical. Examples from Baby Boomers: 'Without Baby Boomers you’d still be using words like, “swell” and “broad!” and saying things like, "ain't she a swell broad?"'--I found this subtle and funny (in spite of the missing comma after "Boomers.") "Oh, and stop the Sun, Moon and Volcano worship while you are at it..."--not subtle and I didn't get the joke. Also 'Hillary...is a perfect example of a honky bitch who got raped by a Nigg.."--not subtle and random--was there a news story she got raped that I missed? Take the S.A.T."--subtle and funny.
  • Eighth Ninth, read my first section again.
Happy editing! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:17, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
I appreciate all that. And I have had a lot of help from Chief, MrN, Spike, yourself, and others. Even when we work a ton to take an article to it's final edit as advised and readvised, and get confirmation, approval, and recommendation, and nom, like with Baby Boomers it wasn't people voting against it, it was just ignored. So after a couple more of those I started to think my UN is jinxed (what would you think?). So even if I make all the improvements on earth, it will still be ignored. No one will even know its good, better, and VFH. If I work cooperatively and take an article as far as possible under guidance, and yet no one bothers to even look, then it makes one wonder? If people see my UN and just pass then what use is all the above?--Funnybony 17:18, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
The fact people don't vote doesn't necessarily mean it gets ignored. Most people won't vote if they would abstain. I personally have trouble voting for an article that still needs a lot of proofreading, as I find it embarrassing having a bunch of unintentional errors on the front page. On Baby Boomers, I generally liked the article, but will admit it bothered me that you said you followed all Pee Review advice when you didn't. If you just said the Pee Reviews were helpful, that would have been fine. Also some parts of it bothered me, such as a number of grammatical errors, and sections such as "If you still are (spanking your kids), you are a violent flaming ass-hole" which grossly insulted many of your readers. As I said in my Pee Review, most American parents support spanking as discipline. Also I've noticed when a reviewer makes a suggestion to revise something, you sometimes throw in something very different that doesn't always fit. If you find that recent revisions involve major changes, you might want to reread my point 6 above. (And I'm surprised it was removed from nomination as quickly as it was--it unfortunately didn't get much time to be noticed). Hope this helps! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:06, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

edit ITSCON

Here's one that's completely complete. A spoof on the Harry Harrys (about which I know a ton), I provided a load of different Satire material. Spike came on strong, but I just believed in him, and he slowly got so into it that he personally rewrote a lot and edited all to the point that he was satisfied. And the theme was unchanged. Now if I do nothing further that will suit him best. And I did virtually everything he advised, which was a lot. And anything I missed I asked him to please just do it as he likes. Because he really-finally came-full-circle and understood the subject (A Hindu hippie religious cult, who more than deserve a spoof). So what do I do now? If it gets NOM and people see my UN they might probably just pass, and all Spike's hard work is for naught? That's my seemingly valid concern. Thanks!!!--Funnybony 17:34, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
I think many voters would be happy to vote for an article they really liked that was written by soneone who's tried several times but hadn't yet gotten featured. But if you're concerned about it, if you have someone who wants to nom it suggest that they not include the authors' names (I'd bet that very few voters will check the history). Also I personally suspect that, until you do get featured, self-nomming is probably not the best way to go. I had to be talked into voting for my own article. Certainly vote for your own, but I've noticed experienced editors here often wait until several people have voted "for" before they add their vote. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:12, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Also, you want me to be honest. I just looked at ITSCON. Honestly, if it goes up for VFH, I will be voting against. Personally, I don't see much satire here, but a lot of insults, an inconsistent writing style, and several places where the article tells me I'm supposed to find it funny. Sorry, but I think your Baby Boomers and Spike's Rules of baseball are a whole lot better than this. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 18:37, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
On Boomers I'm sorry to mis-state about Pee Review, I think I was referring to others extensive help I also got, all of which I followed. I'll ask Spike about Itscon, and your views, and it's back to the drawing board. But I used two writing style, one for the article, one for "the Song" (in surf-speak by a surfer). What do you suggest about the well-deserved insults? It's pretty much the truth! I don't see anything nice said about Islam or other cults. It's either tow-the party line or satire (insults simply by stating the facts) with religions, specially cults.
You might want to check out the Imperial Colonization article God. That makes fun of several religions, yet I think a number of non-fanatics in those religions could get a kick out of it. If you use pseudo-encyclopedic articles to vent your private spleen, it can taint your writing unless you're very, very careful. A strong personal bias, which you just stated you have, usually has to be toned way down to be funny to anyone who doesn't completely agree with you--unless you write against your own bias. In order to successfully make fun of someone's side of an issue, you usually have to understand their side, and why they feel that way. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 22:14, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
What to do about the belt whipping quip? I read on news recently an extensive research carried out all over the world showed that whipped children had a minimum 5% lower IQ, and the same was true of countries where that was normal verses others where that is not!? I know if any man took a belt and hit my son, there would be hell to pay, so I'm sure not gonna be the bad guy. Even M Jackson's father got mega-shit for whipping his kids. Oopps!!! I bet he regrets that! I guess when he was beating on Micheal he wasn't thinking much about the future. I have a 12 years old son, If I even raised my voice he would be shocked! I told my dad, the cycle of violence ends with me (in our family). And that was kind of the meaning of the spoof. Anyway, it seems like if the shoe fits wear it on that joke. Everybody get insulted on Uncyclopedia, that seems kind of normal. But if you say to drop it then I will. Thanks--Funnybony 19:47, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Regardless of reports or statistics, people who are feeling deeply insulted aren't laughing. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 22:16, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

edit Armenia

Thanks for the PEE. Been away for a while so I'll see to things over the week. --Sog1970 14:21, October 23, 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:18, October 23, 2009 (UTC)
Wow. That was very thorough. I really have no idea about commas, do I. I do try reading it out in my head but it's essentially in a foreign language so that doesn't always work. That and I'm a bit thick. And also lazy. I think I solved the stoning concerns by suggesting that the Sunni taliban only want to keep such infidel behaviour out of their particular province, rather than the whole of Armenia, which is 95% Orthodox Christian. But I'm not sure about Capital/Capitol -0 I always thought it was Capital city and that the Capitol was either a building or a hill within the Capital city. But I may be wholly wrong in that. You're the Anglophone. --Sog1970 11:22, October 24, 2009 (UTC)
Oh, uh, hey, who messed with my review! I know I had it right! I'm incapable of errer! (In other words, you're right--capitol is the building or buildings. Damn, now nobody will believe I'm perfect.) WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 16:49, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

Also. i left the opening Tyra Banks bit alone as, if you'd suffered as many ANTM episodes as I have, you'd want her to suffer too. --Sog1970 11:24, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

And she did have to go to rehab. Plus everyone saw her naked when she was still a model. Plus, I really hate her. --Sog1970 14:29, October 24, 2009 (UTC)
"I feel like I’ve been very lucky because I don’t really have an addictive personality. I’ve never had any drugs and I had a little taste of alcohol when I was 12-years-old, but that’s about it....Since the idea of addiction is a little foreign to me, I was really interested in going behind the scenes of a rehabilitation facility and investigating rehab."--Tyra Banks. She apparently went to rehab as part of her TV show. As far as her nude shots, my impression is that her "private parts" were covered and that any explicit nudes you see of her are fakes, but I'm not absolutely positive of that. And I think taking someone who, as far as we know as of this moment, has a relatively clean cut image and changing her into someone who runs a whorehouse is "random." As for hate, Fargo the Homeless said, "Hate is like fire; it burns those who hold it." Good luck with your article! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:01, October 24, 2009 (UTC)
I still hate her enough to wish it was true. --Sog1970 13:40, October 25, 2009 (UTC)
Sadly Tyra has retired from Armenian show-biz but thanks for the proofread of Celtic Carnage - I must remember that the service exists as commas and me are only nodding acquaintances. --Sog1970 20:45, October 29, 2009 (UTC)
Sorry about Tyra. As to commas, don't feel bad about that. After the death of Isaac Asimov, the man who wrote and published well over 400 books, one of his editors said Asimov had only a vague idea where to put commas. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:54, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

edit PBS

I love it! Did you make that? :) Dame Pleb Com. Miley Spears (talk) 00:34, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

The PBS letters I ripped off. The Pedobear head is my little creation, although obviously inspired by other people's pictures of Pedobear. I'm glad you liked it--it seemed to fit. And also I really should apologize for sticking it there without asking you. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 01:59, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

edit Comment on here...

...that may be of interest to you. Pup t 06:24, 24/10/2009

Thanks for letting me know. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:44, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

edit H2G2

I've only just discovered from your user page. What's your ID there? Pup t 07:51, 24/10/2009

Actually, nothing. I signed on in 1999, the year it began, when Douglas Adams was in charge (although I think other people actually ran it for him.) When the BBC took it over in sometime around 2001, they had a rule that they owned total rights to anything posted there. I (and a number of other people) wasn't comfortable with that and other new rules, so stopped posting. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:50, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

edit Pee Review

Thanks for your Pee Review. At least I scraped double figures! :) mAttlobster. (hello) 08:04, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

edit Oh my God

I just ventured into the surface of 4chan for the first time in months, and I must say, my IQ has dropped severely. Now I have murderer anime characters and cute little naked Spartan kittens in my head. What do I do?-Almost Sir Random Crap

Immediately pick up a copy of the Bible and read it. It's so filled with sex and violence it will get 4chan out of your head. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 17:57, October 24, 2009 (UTC)
Oh, thank you! God is now my new anti-drug!-Almost Sir Random Crap

edit Punji Stick

Hi Why! I took your words to heart and did a serious makeover on ITSCON. Now I'm going to leave it for a week. It started out pretty absurd, which was, perhaps, a lot more funny. Then Spike helped me rewrite into better, but much more literal, and therefore, offensive sounding manner (no wise cracks allowed). Now it's somewhere in between (minus a lot of junk Spike got me to ditch).

Meanwhile I went to your own review of Punji Stick, did a serious remake, and think I covered all your concerns and more. It's quite different layout now. Please let me know what I missed, or any other way to improve it. There is not really much more to say - as in Wiki - that isn't horrible. A Bamboo stake is not very complicated to explain. That's why I give it two uses, as a guide arrow, and a stake. Thanks as always.--Funnybony 20:11, October 24, 2009 (UTC)

edit On PEE

Hello there, I thought I would just share my thoughts on what you did to the HowTo:Get out of a relationshit page. I know it said that the review was reserved for Orian, but that is no need to delete what I'm sure were very valid comments. I attempted to retrieve your review but I wasn't able to, if a similar situation arises in future simply move your comments to the article's talk page, or just save the review, the fact that you made the effort to provide the feedback is more important than the author's desire to have the work reviewed by a particular user, especially when that user hasn't picked up the review and it has been sitting in the queue for ages. Right, also, don't double book! Try to remember which reviews you have reserved for yourself and do those (this one)! Right I'm done! --ChiefjusticeDS 22:31, October 26, 2009 (UTC)

Ah, I was afraid I'd get called on that one. After I said I'd review it, I read the request for one reviewer only. I hadn't actually written it yet, but took another review I did and substituted a bunch of x's. It was a weak attempt at a joke with the hopeful reviewer and reviewee after my goof. After I posted it, I thought it probably wouldn't seem funny, so I moved my stupid joke into history and crossed out my offer and apologized. I was kind of hoping nobody would notice.
Also I'm reviewing the other article right now. And sorry I'm once again violating my cease fire--I'm starting to feel addicted to doing these things. Is there an organization to help people get over their addiction to doing pee reviews, maybe a Pee Reviewers Anonymous? If so, I think you and I both need to join. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 22:43, October 26, 2009 (UTC)
Yeah, fortunately work has been busier recently so I have less time to waste on here, but agreed. I'm down to one every couple of days now, so I'm improving at least. No problems with the review in that case, I'll go back to sitting on recent changes and reverting stuff. I'll be here to check in your latest review too. Keep up the good work! --ChiefjusticeDS 22:49, October 26, 2009 (UTC)
Given that you two are pretty much taking care of the queue between the two of you, I'd prefer it if you kept going. Pup 01:25, 27/10/2009
Thanks. But in my case I'm supposed to be finishing a pitch for a publisher, and looking for more work (damn recession). So right now Unc is my drug. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 01:31, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
I have work! Pity they don't pay me for it... Uncyc is a wonderful way to relax of an evening, nothing like the satisfying click of a save button or the feeling of putting another review into Cajek's list... --ChiefjusticeDS 08:18, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
I finished and sent in my pitch, so now I can use the toilet without feeling guilty. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 20:50, October 29, 2009 (UTC)

edit Assuming you are familiar with Monty Python's Flying Circus ...

Would this work once it's finished?

Am I familiar with Monty Python's Flying Circus? You want to know if I'm familiar with it? Just for asking me that question, I'm going to have to slap you with a fish, hit you over the head with a rubber chicken, take back my dead parrot, steal all the cheese from your cheese shop, force you to play tennis with a Blancmange from planet Skyron, and eat all your spam (if I can get away from the Vikings). In other words, no, never heard of it.
Seriously, I looked over your aticle-in-progress. I think it's going to be difficult to get away from "Oh, I remember that funny face Michael Palin made, and how John Cleese said that really long name with all the sound effects." Right now it's nostalgia to me, but not much is new. But I think it's a well-written start. This may be one you'll want to write as is, then look over again in a couple days to find a new angle. Good luck! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:47, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
Quick second opinion. Derivative humour is rarely good, if you understand what I mean by derivative. There is an article on Brian of Nazareth that I have a particular hatred towards, as it derives it laughs not by being funny, but by rehashing a classic comedy. It grates on my nerves more than trying to watch a German re-enact the dead parrot sketch. This is well written, but elicited no laughs from me. (Obviously I have a personal bias here, but I may not be alone in my opinion.) Pup 08:50, 27/10/2009

PS: Yes, I've managed not to be on Uncyc for a week. My addiction is starting to go away! Unfortunately, I am now addicted to Spore. MacManiasig.png MacManiasig-cheerios.png MacManiasig-holmes.png MacManiasig-starwars.png MacManiasig-firefly.png MacManiasig-pixar.png MacManiasig-oregon.png MacManiasig-lesmiz.png MacManiasig-doctor.png 16px-HalLogo.png Portal16px.png UncycLensFlare16px.pngDalek16px.png 16px-ChekhovSig.png16px-JapanSig.png Sir MacMania GUN[02:02 27 Oct 2009]

edit Thanks

(moved from user page, plus new stuff)

Thanks for the review! I'm gonna make the suggested changes, with the exception of adding a picture. I have no idea how to do that, being a new user. Sorry for userpage spam, I don't know where else to put this.--BlueSock 01:37, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

You're welcome. And don't worry about spamming/vandalising my user page; from the moment I posted it people have been doing that to my page, so it's something of a tradition. But generally when you get to a user page, click on the tab at top of your screen that says "discussion". That will take you to that user's talk page, and post away there.
As for adding images to an article, the easiest way for me is to go to an article that has images and clicking on edit. Then I'll copy the code for an image and paste in into my article while changing the name of the photo and writing a new caption. For example, if you go to Archery and click on edit, you'll see
[[File:Itä-Suomen läänin vaakuna.svg.png|right|thumb|Coat of arms of Eastern Finland showing a loaded bow to the viewer's right (heraldic sinister). Notice that the arrow is held tightly between the two limbs of the bow until the arrow's sudden and explosive release.]]
If you wanted to use a picture of Chuck Norris (which I don't generally recommend) and knew there was one on Uncylopedia at [[File:Roundhousekick2.jpg]], you could change the code on your article to this:
[[File:Roundhousekick2.jpg|right|thumb|Chuck Norris demonstrates the proper method for answering anyone who demands to see your mancard]].
You can also change right to left. There's also a way to change the size your image appears, but I wouldn't worry about that right now unless you really want to. (And be careful to change the code on your article, not the one you borrowed the code from. Although if you do accidentally save a wrongly changed version, you can click on history and save the earlier version over the most recent, wrongly changed version, so it's an easy fix).
If you do a search and don't find an image on Uncyclopedia that works for you, you can upload one from your computer. Find "toolbox" under the search function at the left of your screen. Under "toolbox" you'll see "Upload image". Click on that, and it will have you browse to find the image you want on your computer. You might want to play with that a bit. If you still have questions, feel free to let me know! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 02:07, October 27, 2009 (UTC)
Just noticed that when you vandalised my user page, you updated the vandalism numbers. Excellent. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 03:10, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

I knew I must have been doing something wrong, so I updated the numbers. I was actually just having problems with the uploading of an image, and I've pretty much relied on other articles for code. Thanks for directing me to the talk page. --BlueSock 04:26, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

I count any change of my user page by anyone other than me as vandalism just because I like seeing the numbers go up. Somebody put up the nomination template for NotM? I counted that as vandalism. I love to count! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 05:06, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

edit I just stumbled...

...across this. You've had more wiki exposure than I have, but I thought you may appreciate having this as a reference anyway. Pup 06:01, 27/10/2009

I appreciate it. I tend to use a hack a time or two, then soon forget how to use it and eventually forget I ever knew about it. So this be useful. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 06:07, October 27, 2009 (UTC)

edit You're too quick for me.

How about this version instead? Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:30, October 28, 2009 (UTC)

Sure. How do I change it? WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:32, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
I don't know. I'm getting a blank screen when I open up VFP (which may be due, in part to me having 800 other things running, too). I can delete it, and you can start over, if you'd like. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:37, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Ah, you blanked it. In any event, it's deleted now. Take that! Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:38, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
I just tried to fix it. Please check VFP and see if I did it right. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:39, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
It looks fine. Also, and I hope this won't crush your dreams, it won't pass. Sir Modusoperandi Boinc! 04:44, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
Oh yeah? Well I saw a couple coppers admins be wrong before, see, so I'm betting you guys ain't always right. You hear me? We'll wait and see, that's what we'll do. Wait and see. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:47, October 28, 2009 (UTC)
I love the changes. Pup 10:44, 28/10/2009

edit Thanks


What it says up there really, this is a really big thanks from me for working so hard over the last month and generally being an excellent new reviewer. I hope you can continue to work the queue in the months to come. This is just to let you know that someone is watching your contributions and is very grateful to you for making them. Thanks again.

(Oh and have this for your Star Trek review, I thought it was really good.)

GoldenShower Rejoice, Why do I need to provide this?! You have been entitled to the
Golden Shower Award
GoldenShower2
For donating high quality material to the Pee Review.

--ChiefjusticeDS 19:24, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

edit Pee review

That note was like a week or two old, so you can review it.--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 21:54, October 31, 2009 (UTC)

All right, I think I know what this is about. In the future, though, I wouldn't suggest you assume that I'd know what you were talking about, or even what I was talking about. I talk so much, I never listen to myself. Say, did I just say something? WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:10, November 1, 2009 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, should have explain that more--Iwillkillyou 333 TALK What's it like to be a heretic? 06:21, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

edit Australian Ministry of Tourism

“It is a common misconception that we Aussies are a friendly bunch. In reality, this is designed to attract tourists, whom are then beaten, robbed and fed to the crocodiles.”

--Australian Ministry of Tourism

WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:09, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

I do like that quote. The rest of the article can go though. Pup
Yeah, that's why I put the quote here as I want to keep it. I don't much care for the rest of the article, but don't know the topic either, which is why I didn't vote. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:17, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

edit Thanks for the review of Lunar Launch

OK, Cheech and Chong it is. And pics of characters. It's not a Wiki article, rather it just quotes their version in one sentence.

I'm not sure what kind of movie? I really didn't want it to end. When making a movie each scene is dealt with by itself, and I was hoping just to deal with a scene.

The final joke was Pesci saying, "You better hope we don't make it back, or I'll... is that worth saving?

As I recall, I liked that. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:50, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

I don't have an angle for ending. Because I believe it's impossible to do. The book by Irwin, "If we had to done it" really gives away nothing more than OJ's book does. OJ's book, although a denial, comes off like a confession.

I'll go over your points after thinking it over. But I kind of liked mixing characters. Like why can't Stanley make a movie with Rod Serling imitation voice? How about, they didn't train for Lunar Launch because NASA never dreamed it would get that far..? Please help me reach a conclusion on direction.

I don't mind mixing characters--I actually like thinking things like "Hmm, how about Star Trek as done by the Marx Brothers? Or what if Shirley Temple played Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz? Or what if George W. Bush pretended to be America's president?" But I think it could use a clear direction and concept. WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:50, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

The real SUBJECT is the impossible to comprehend procedure of Launch-Docking. Should we make "it" a term in Astro Physics?

I don't really want to show how it's done (have and ending). It's actually just supposed to be 2 scenes (in the beginning of a show) to set up the impossible to imagine. Thanks again--Funnybony 04:38, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

If you don't want it to end (and not everything does--I love Monty Python and the Holy Grail even though they never really finish the story), then I'd suggest having a strong "not-ending." I'm glad if my review helped! WHY???PuppyOnTheRadio 04:50, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

edit Make over

Thanks. I did a Cheech and Chong makeover. It's the start of a movie, opening. The ending is assumed NASA got them back. But we end with the realization that it's not going to be easy as "it". Although, apparently it was. Let me know when you get around to it again. I think I covered most bases. Thanks again--Funnybony 07:04, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

edit Premature Despoil

I don't know what happened. This sort of thing has never happened to me before. Pup

edit Moar thanks

ChiefjusticeDS Chief would like thank you for voting for him to be UotM for October

Thanks! It means a lot to me, which is quite depressing on it's own.

--ChiefjusticeDS 15:49, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

edit PEE REQUEST

Please, if you have the time, review this. It's been up there for more than a week. Thanks in advance. FreddThe Metalhedd 22px-Flag_of_Egypt.png 18px-Foxicon.png 16:57, November 1, 2009 (UTC)

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