By Conor Lastowka, Josh Fruhlinger
Do you want aid telling the adaptation among a Renaissance Pope and an oracular octopus? do you want information on what irrelevant physique elements the attendees at Wing Bowl disclose to each other? do you want an accounting of which videos within the Air Bud sequence include the fewest fart jokes? thankfully, some of these proof are lovingly recorded on Wikipedia, therefore pleasant the goals of generations of students who labored in the direction of a compendium of the world’s most important info.
But how will you locate those information, hidden as they're between dull proof approximately technological know-how and historical past and stuff? worry no longer: for almost years, the web publication [Citation wanted] has sifted during the better of Wikipedia's Worst Writing. 1000 entries later, Conor Lastowka and Josh Fruhlinger have handpicked over 2 hundred in their favourite examples of putrid prose and picked up them the following. each one access beneficial properties hilarious remark from the authors, yet they're convinced you'll already be guffawing by the point you get to it.
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"Wikipedia has lengthy been my favourite resource of doubtful scholarship, unverified assertions, press-release hagiography, and complicated recaps of comedian books in lengthy run-on sentences. it's not simply that this fabric comes in handy to a author of faux minutiae. there's additionally a wierd excitement that is available in witnessing very undesirable writing and considering on the human brain that conceives it, and why that brain is so preoccupied with the drama behind the curtain of condo get together four. i'm simply comfortable that I now have the simplest of the worst, all hilariously annotated by means of Fruhlinger and Lastowka, and all sure in a single non-internet quantity such that i will be able to take pleasure in those bits of grim, awkward human poetry with out feeling tempted to get right into a large on-line struggle over the load of Mr. Belvedere." -John Hodgman
"You are usually not stunned to find a lot of Wikipedia’s worst writing comes from entries with nerdy topics, comprise Care Bears (and their suspect genders), grownup Diaper fetishes, extraordinary assumptions approximately He-Man characters, and extra. I’m confident Topless robotic readers will love the hell out of it...Frulinger and Lastowka aren't approximately as mean-spirited as i'm and approximately 5 million occasions funnier. The ebook is accessible right here at Amazon for $11. when you have a Kindle, the book is barely $1, that's the main absurd leisure price I’ve obvious in fairly a few time." -Rob Bricken, ToplessRobot.com
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