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Uncyclopedia is increasingly being used as a source in the world press further diminishing what little credibility the media had left. Articles citing Uncyclopedia have been published in a dozen countries including:

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    "Relevant/representative quote here."

Articles[edit]

2005[edit]

  • Whynacht, Dave. "Got a phobia? Here's the name for it". Halifax Daily News. May 19, 2005. 
    "Sticking with the theme of useless information comes Uncyclopedia, "The free encyclopedia of politically incorrect non-information." A recent article covered the Teletubbies "also known as the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, and how they led Notre Dame to two football National Championships between 1920 and 1924. The four were all dominant figures in their respective positions in the backfield, crushing each opponent mightily.” There was also a brief on Wal-Mart profits dropping because "bitchy rude cashiers and cocky greeters who act like they're going to make eye contact then suddenly look away and start talking to the cart boy have cut into spring sales and warned that results for the current quarter would miss Wall Street forecasts.” Now that's scary."
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    "READER Robert Tedford points us towards Uncyclopedia, a website of encyclopedia-style articles sent in by contributors, which tells us under the entry for Scotland - "Scotland is to England (aka Britain) what Canada is to the US. It is as the appendix is to the human body - not strictly necessary but can get inflamed, causing severe irritation." Quite."
  • "Bobby Henderson's Flying Spaghetti Monster becomes an Internet hit". The Oregonian. September 10, 2005. 
    "The pirate connection makes National Talk Like a Pirate Day (Sept. 19) the highest holiday in FSMism, according to a recent new entry in the humor Web site uncyclopedia.org. There's an annual Parrot Festival, too, but details are a little sketchy."
  • "Lazy Guide to Net Culture: Cogito ergo some". The Scotsman. November 28, 2005. 
    "Outwith philosophy and gunplay, you could just abandon the search for objective truth altogether and turn to a source whose level of reliability you can absolutely guarantee. I refer to the Uncyclopedia, where every word is a fiction. Take their entry on Scotland:’ Scotland was controlled briefly by Sun Tzu during his world tour. However, thanks to the bravery of William Wallace, Macbeth and Hamish the Haggis, Scotland gained freedom from Tzu's control … [and] … The list of things invented by Scots grows directly in proportion to the amount of alcohol one feeds to the Scot who is reeling off the list’. (This list includes: loon pants, Mr T, the idea for Russia being really big, and stabbing.) The mention of haggis reminds me that scotsman.com's haggis hunt starts on Wednesday - and its encyclopedia is 100 per cent factual. But not really."

2006[edit]

  • "Sideswipe". New Zealand Herald. March 20, 2006. 
    "Auckland has been lampooned on Uncyclopedia, a parody of online encyclopedia Wikipedia. Here's how the writer describes Auckland's traffic woes: "One of Auckland's most famous features is its endless traffic jams, which stretch from the Bombay Hills in the South to the Hibiscus Coast in the North. The average speed of vehicles in Auckland is approximately 1 micron per century, meaning that many Aucklanders are born, grow through childhood saying "Are we there yet?", meet life partners in neighbouring vehicles, procreate, raise families, and die in the same traffic jam"."
  • "Sideswipe". New Zealand Herald. March 22, 2006. 
    "First the mighty Auckland, now private girls' school Diocesan has been lampooned on Uncyclopedia, a parody of online encyclopedia Wikipedia. The writer says the school is known for "producing book-smart show-ponies and trophy wives who are destined to inhabit the suburban traffic nightmare of Remuera, where they are produced and reared". Ouch. But the knife really comes out when describing a typical Dio mini-break ... "Surplus to this, several weekends to the wee bach in Omaha or Pauanui are endured as well as the one in which the Dio girl and her girlfriends spend a few days and nights of drinking margaritas (sic), sunbathing in skimpy Sass and Bide bikinis and bonking with the favourite group of boys from the brother private boys' school." Harsh!"
  • "Sideswipe". New Zealand Herald. March 24, 2006. 
    "Responding to Uncyclopedia's lampooning definition of Diocesan School for Girls in yesterday's Sideswipe, a former Dio girl would like to point out ‘ ... Sass and Bide don't have a bikini range.’”
  • Portillo Jr., Ernesto (August 18, 2006). "Online parody of Tucson not always funny, but interesting". Arizona Daily Star. 
    "Tucson's boosters, who are many and influential, will likely not enjoy a Web page that waxes unflattering about our maligned yet adored town. But if you have a sense of humor, love parody and appreciate sarcasm — some good, but most of it bad — you might get a kick out of the unmerciful online sendup. Here's a sample: “Tucson, Arizona, also known as the Moldy Pueblo or 'Tuscon,' is the leading retirement capital of the Southwest. It is also known as 'The Fan-Belt Capital of the World.' It was originally part of Mexico, but you'd never know it today since the Spanish language has been banned and the most popular Mexican restaurants are Taco Bells." It comes from the Uncyclopedia, a wicked spoof of the online Wikipedia, the ‘free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.’”
  • "unWiki knowledge". The Pantagraph. August 18, 2006. 
    “Uncyclopedia.org offers a parody of Wikipedia, the online encyclopedia built through the collective knowledge of contributors. Here is a sample of the Gettysburg entry: "The three-day battle was exceptionally bitter and costly to both sides, like my fight with my girlfriend Brooke last week. Robert E. Lee could accept his losses and retreat from the field of battle, but Brooke and I had something special.’”
  • "On-cyclopedie". HUMO. November 8, 2006. 
    "Surfers die hun kennis over Kazachstan kwijt willen aan de lezers van de online-encyclopedie Wikipedia kunnen sinds vorige week op hun kin kloppen: nadat Borat-fans de info over het echte Kazachstan aangevuld hadden met een stel van de pot gerukte facts & figures, werd het item over de glorious nation onherroepelijk vergrendeld. Maar niet getreurd: grapjassen kunnen hun hart ophalen aan Uncyclopedia, een behoorlijk absurde spin-off van Wikipedia waarop álles zonder restricties aangepast mag worden. Check de artikels over schouderbladen of België en u beseft waarom wij deze site meteen tussen onze favorieten hebben gepleurd. [Surfers who want to give their knowledge about Kazakhstan to the readers of the online encyclopedia Wikipedia may take it on their chin after Borat fans had supplemented the information about the real Kazakhstan with a bunch of pot jerked facts & figures, was the item on the glorious nation locked irrevocably. But do not worry: jokers can indulge in Uncyclopedia, a rather absurd spin-off of Wikipedia which may be edited without restrictions. Check out the articles on shoulder blades or Belgien you realize why we have this site immediately chucked among our favorites.] (in Dutch)"

2007[edit]

  • Christou, Jean (2007). "Cyprus that great and peaceful island". Cyprus Mail. 
    "A NEW internet encyclopedia describes Cyprus as a huge and very important island, and a centre of international peace and harmony in the eastern Mediterranean, conveniently located close to its friendliest neighbor, Turkey. The only problem is, the encyclopaedia, called Uncyclopedia, is a spoof of the well-known Wikipedia."
  • "WHAT DO THEY KNOW?". North-West Evening Mail. June 13, 2007. 
    "TOURISM bosses and a councillor have hit out at a “sad” and “offensive” website which slams Cumbria and the Lake District.”
  • Henry, Lesley-Anne (November 10, 2007). "War of words over Ulster 'Uncyclopedia'". Belfast Telegraph. 
    "A hilarious new website, the Uncyclopedia, lets users say what they think of "our wee country". But the website has sparked controversy with its comments. In a link the Uncyclopedia brands Northern Ireland as "a small desolate land with little or no redeeming features"."
  • "An air of sexism". Argus Weekend. November 11, 2007. 
    "On Friday, Van Hunks's counterpart on the Cape Argus, Skelm, drew attention to the Cape Town entry on a website called Uncyclopedia, "the content-free encyclopedia". This stuff is good, so Van is leaping in to reveal more."
  • "Blog on coffee hit". Sunday Territorian. December 30, 2007. 
    "A HILARIOUS blog is dedicated to NT's obsession with iced coffee. Apparently, Territorians have been drinking the stuff since before the arrival of Christian missionaries. ``Pauls Iced Coffee is definitely the best, says the blog. ``It's only sold in the Northern Territory of Australia -- if you live in America or Mexico it's well worth the trip. Due to its glorious flavour and caffeine magic powers, iced coffee is a highly addictive substance. Most Territorians require a minimum of 600mls per day in order to feed their addiction.’”

2008[edit]

  • Johannsen, Tom (April 14, 2008). "Town's fury at 'Chav' slur". The Shropshire Star. 
    "Civic leaders in Telford have retaliated after cyberpests published a stinging online slur against the town. The scathing attack brands Telford “a world leader in the production and reproduction and re-reproduction (sic) of Chavs”. The comments were made on the Uncyclopedia website - a parody of Wikipedia, the popular online encyclopedia."
  • Roberts, Russell (April 22, 2008). "County town target for jibes". The Shropshire Star. 
    "Shrewsbury has become the second town in Shropshire to be mocked by cyberpests after they published a series of insults about the town and its people. The entry, similar to one which has provoked a backlash in Telford, claims the county town is famous only for Charles Darwin. The comments were made on the Uncyclopedia website - a parody of online encyclopedia Wikipedia."
  • "Spoof website mocks Lincoln". Lincolnshire Echo. May 7, 2008. 
    "City leaders have given a mixed reaction to a spoof website which mocks Lincoln and its past. The website, called Uncyclopedia, a satirical take on the online site Wikipedia, makes fun of the city and some of its proudest institutions including its university."
  • "Do they mean us?". Lincolnshire Echo. May 7, 2008. 
    "A Spoof website containing a page about Lincoln has described the city as a "glorified village" whose population is predominantly incestuous. The website, called Uncyclopedia, a satirical take on the online site Wikipedia, also contains scathing remarks about the University of Lincoln, the Waterside shopping centre and the city's historic past."
  • "Lincoln is vibrant and varied". Lincolnshire Echo. May 9, 2008. 
    "Contrary to what the spoof website Uncyclopedia (May 7) says, as someone fairly new to Lincoln (I've lived here for nine months but known Lincoln for 30 years) I can say that it is now a vibrant and varied city. The cultural life in Lincoln is fantastic, the people are generally very friendly, the new developments (including the university) have helped to transform the place. - IAN BOWER, Lincoln."
  • Baldwin, Andrew (June 30, 2008). "Harmless fun - or a slight on the town?". Huddersfield Daily Examiner. 
    "Spoof website dubs us as a place of flat caps, whippets, smog and shootings ... Some in the corridors of Huddersfield Town Hall have branded a website which takes a dig at Huddersfield as "puerile" and "thoroughly nasty". But, as ANDREW BALDWIN reports, its compilers hope we can see the funny side.”
  • "Living the nightmare". Townsville Bulletin. August 9, 2008. 
    "WELCOME to Townsville, a city described by many as hell on Earth, where the mercury never falls below one million degrees. The Ross River, a mosquito-infested swamp, is a smash hit with tourists and backpackers who travel from the far corners of the globe hoping to catch the famous fever. And Thuringowa, like a fat friend, was invented to make Townsville not seem as bad. So says an hilarious entry in the twisted online encyclopaedia -- the `anti-wikipedia'-- Uncyclopedia.com. Compiled by a group of internet users, the Townsville entry is among thousands on the popular website, which admits freely it was created intentionally as an encyclopaedia full of misinformation and utter lies. In the website's own words, it `puts the psych in encyclopedia'."
  • "10 Top Lesser known Townsville celebrities". Townsville Bulletin. August 21, 2008. 
    "[Margaret Schofield's] popularity has even extended onto the World Wide Web. She is mentioned in the Townsville entry on the `anti-wikipedia website, Uncyclopedia, where she is described as one of Townsvilles icons."
  • "False facts and other disinformation about cars featured in the Uncyclopedia". National Post. October 3, 2008. 
    "Invented in 1964, a car "Ö is an item of metal clothing worn by Americans and other people. Containing up to 150 pounds of gasoline alone, it is so heavy it had to have wheels added to support the weight. Even so, moving in it is so difficult a motor had to be added to ease the wearer." That's the definition of a car in the Uncyclopedia, an online satirical publication providing readers with false and "content-free" information. This particular entry provides all sorts of additional useful information, including the origin of the word (from the Latin roots "auto," meaning furious, and "mobile," meaning decorative structure) and a short entry about singer Todd Rundgren who, in 2006, "Ö stole the car of one Ric Ocasek and replaced everything except the engine. It has been making funny, unrecognizable noises ever since." For more automotive misinformation, visit uncyclopedia.org."
  • "Satirical encyclopedia studied by police for hate-crime content". Luton On Sunday. October 26, 2008. 
    "A mock online dictionary has given all things Luton some serious stick. Uncyclopedia, a parody of the internet's Wikipedia, describes itself as 'an encyclopaedia full of misinformation and utter lies'.It satirises anything and everything and has received negative attention as a result of its articles on towns and places. But it is also littered with racist remarks and derogatory comments which has prompted Bedfordshire Police Hate Crime officers to investigate the content of the website to see if a crime has been committed."
  • "What have King Henry VIII, Adolf Hitler and giant rats got to do with Leighton Buzzard?". LB News. October 29, 2008. 
    "A mock online dictionary which pokes fun at Leighton Buzzard and Linslade is being investigated by police. Spoof website Uncyclopedia - which satirizes website Wikipedia in layout and content - says the town became a rat following the creation of neighboring Milton Keynes. Although there is no dedicated entry for Leighton Buzzard (yet), the town is mentioned in three articles - one of which is a page on giant rats. It says: 'Many famous people are actually giant rats, including Hitler and King Henry VIII.' But it is also littered with racist remarks and derogatory comments which have prompted Bedfordshire Police Hate Crime officers to investigate the content to see if a crime has been committed."
  • Calvert, Alan (December 15, 2008). "Who is the town scribe?". Bolton News. 
    "MY attention has been drawn to an entry about Bolton on Uncyclopedia, an American website that presumably seeks to poke fun at Wikipedia, a more serious information source. If you access the site and put in the word "Bolton" you find a spoof entry about "a town in the North-west of England". We learn, for instance, that Samuel Crompton's spinning mule was an improvement over the stationary mule and that in later life he led unsuccessful expeditions to the African continent in search of the missing n and e in Hall i'th' Wood. The anonymous author is very rude about Bolton councillors and gives a handy guide to local dialect. Who could have written such things about the town we love?"
  • "Croutons for Horace Underwood, a new year gift". Korea Herald. December 27, 2008. 
    "According to Crouton, the modern crouton was invented by William Forrester in 1511. Forrester was a British doctor, writer and recluse. He tried to convince the British public to use the crouton, but he failed. Unfortunately, the idea of the crouton came before its time, as have many ideas and inventions. By 1599, the crouton became publicly accepted and was used for soups and salads."

2009[edit]

  • "EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ...; Science - THE LOWDOWN". Sydney Morning Herald. January 14, 2009. 
    "Work continues on one well-known anti-gravity power source. If you superglue a slice of buttered toast to a cat's back and chuck it in the air, the cat must, by Newton's fourth law, land on its feet, but the toast, by the same law, must land on the butter side. (See Uncyclopedia.) Result? The machine floats and spins where the cat-toast forces reach equilibrium, known as the kitty constant. Adding coils of copper wire creates a friction-free motion and propulsion system patented as MogLev and CataPull."
  • "Oh Man, he's got the Flu". Straits Times. February 8, 2009. 
    "According to my research - mainly from reliable sources such as Uncyclopedia, that brilliant reference website - there are several differences between women who have a cold and men who are down with Man Flu."
  • Arnzen, Michael (March 20, 2009). "The Uncyclopedia". The Popular Uncanny. 
    "I love dismembered hand jokes as much as anyone else, but this creepy image grabbed my attention as the featured image of the day on Uncyclopedia – a mock Wikipedia wiki that I stumbled upon when searching the web for material on the surrealist, Rene Magritte. At first I didn’t even realize I was ON the Uncyclopedia, and as I read the parodic material on the surrealist master I thought to myself, “How clever…some cheeky monkey had fun “culture jamming” with the open source editing of the wikipedia and pulled a surrealist technique on the very surrealist himself.” But then I figured it out and realized — they “got me.” A site like Uncyclopedia lures the unwary google searcher into its trap. Caught off guard, I fell into the hall of mirrors of parody — the doubling of the double — and experienced a twinge of the uncanny. Somehow I felt on safer ground when I subsequently found the “actual” wikipedia — not on its “correct” page dedicated to Magritte, but its page on the Uncyclopedia itself."
  • Villela, Bernardo (August 21, 2009). "Rob Zombie's H2 Makes Fake Headlines Justified". The Examiner. 
    This tidbit comes from UnNews which is similar to The Onion which only makes me wish it was an actual story. The "story" is linked to on Daeg Faerch’s page, he being Young Michael Myers from Rob Zombie's Halloween.”
  • "What's In A Date? / The 11th of September: a date that will live in so many memories -- not all of them sad...". St. Paul Pioneer Press. September 10, 2009. 
    "When I was talking to my friend Colleen, she said she had also got the postcard. I told her the objects on it were all female codpieces. I knew they had a name, but I couldn't remember it. It was something close to a pickle name? So I Googled 'female codpiece' and -- from Uncyclopedia, 'the content-free encyclopedia' -- came up with: 'A merkin is a pubic wig. According to the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which is an authority concerning such matters, prostitutes once wore merkins to disguise the fact that they had syphilis.' "Oh yah, rhymes with 'gherkin'!"
  • "Warp time". South China Morning Post. November 1, 2009. 
    "So far, nobody has come even close to dreaming up a method of creating the bubble that can suspend and propel a spacecraft at, well, warp speed. Discouragingly, the concept is described in Wikipedia parody, Uncyclopedia, as being the result of ferret flatulence."
  • Dure, Beau (November 5, 2009). "Emelianenko ready for debut on U.S. prime-time TV". USA Today. 
    "Emelianenko's brother, Aleksander, had boasted to MMA site Sherdog about hunting bears with knives and a long staff. The parody site Uncyclopedia also had a playfully doctored photo showing Fedor grappling a bear, along with an animation supposedly showing him doing an infinite number of pushups."
  • "The Guide: Music". The Guardian. November 28, 2009. 
    "The Guide was going to do this review in Snoop's "-izzle" speak. Tempting as that wasizzle (sorry), it didn't seem appropriate when we realised Gangsta Luv was about that painful kind of love-making which Charlotte In Sex And The City didn't want to do. Still, according to Uncyclopedia, he joins Bette Midler and Wings in doing so. Keep that mental image out of your head, and you may enjoy Snoop's best single since Signs. Fo rizzle! (You're fired - Ed.)"
  • "Telkom: I beg you, don't do it". South Africa Times. November 30, 2009. 
    "When the revolution comes, they'll be the first call dropped "TELKOM", as defined by the satirical Uncyclopedia website in 2006, "is the South African word for Satan, although this is a very loose translation since Telkom would kick Satan's ass. Telkom is just the baddest, meanest, ugliest corporation in all the world. It makes Exxon, Apple, and George Doublya Bush look like Mother Teresa"."
  • "Book salutes the humble, helpful coat hanger". Times Colonist. December 17, 2009. 
    "OK, do wire coat hangers left to their own devices in quiet dark place actually reproduce? "Of course they do," Hawkins says. And he quickly credits one Alethia Cyrus, a scribe at uncyclopedia.com for the term "mating balls" to denote what happens behind closed doors."

2010[edit]

  • "We're not bogans". Melton/Moorabool Leader. February 9, 2010. 
    "ONE of the goals for Melton Mayor Justin Mammarella this year is to turn around public perception of the town. But if a newly discovered website is any indication, he still has a tough job on his hands. A public webpage poking fun at Melton was labelled an ‘absolute disgrace’ by Cr Mammarella. The uncyclopedia entry describes Melton as a ‘festering pit of sewage home to Australia's largest concentration of bogans and dont-wannabees'. As to its future, the site states that: ‘Meltonians remain blissfully unaware of their status and reputation beyond the boundaries of their shire. A global laughing stock, the question needs to be posed: Can Melton continue to sustain itself, as more and more bogans give birth to baby bogans?’.”
  • "ENTERTAINMENT". South Africa Daily News. February 18, 2010. 
    “’Chess is played by two people. They sit opposite each other with a board between them that has a bunch of pieces on it. The object of the game is to make your pieces eat your opponent's pieces. These pieces move in confusing ways, and not many people know how they move. Each player takes his or her turn, moving pieces until one of two conditions is satisfied. Either a player clearly defeats his opponent or both sides decide they are too bored to continue playing, and so agree to draw.’ - Uncyclopedia”
  • "Votes in: it's bogan". Melton/Moorabool Leader. February 23, 2010. 
    "THE UK-based creator of an anti-Melton website says he is surprised by the adverse reaction from the town's mayor. Mat Lyons said he created the Melton bogan website on uncyclopedia to convey Melton in a comical way. But Mayor Justin Mammarella was unamused, labelling the site an “absolute disgrace”. The website has also provoked a strong response online, with the majority of posters agreeing with Mr Lyons' damning assessment of Melton."
  • "Town earns its place in Uncyclopedia". Drogheda Independent. March 24, 2010. 
    "The site tells visitors: 'Other names given to Dundalk are Fundalk, Dumbdalk and El Paso. Around 3500 BC, the Neolithic people came to Ireland. One of the lasting features they left behind is the old Shopping Centre at the Hill Street Bridge, on the southern side of Dundalk. That's where Tescos does be. 'Dundalk has a rich history of cultural distinction and trend setting. Who can forget the 'two all over-leave the fringe' haircut of the early to late 1990s.'"
  • "Your horoscope for week of March 28". Dayton Daily News. March 28, 2010. 
    "SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): According to Uncyclopedia.com, "Riding the Snake" is a book co-authored by Oscar Wilde and Jesus Christ in 1429 B.C. If you can find a copy, I strongly suggest you read it. You could really use some help in taming the unruly kundalini that has been whipping you around. April Fool! I lied. There is no such ancient book. But that doesn't change the fact that you'd really benefit from getting more control over your instinctual energy. I'd love to see your libidinous power be more thoroughly harnessed in behalf of your creative expression."
  • Seretse, Gasebalswe (May 25, 2010). "Eland, the lovable and easily reared giant antelope". Mmegi Online. 
    "On a lighter note, the 'Uncyclopedia' say on Botswana and the eland: "The principal export of Botswana is eland which travel mostly across the western border into Namibia and its principal import is the same eland who return via Zimbabwe after closing time"."
  • "Offended? Why does S.C. keep getting bashed on the Internet?". Sioux City Journal. July 1, 2010. 
    "It has come to the Weekender's attention that there is a new website hating on Sioux City. It's called uncyclopedia.com. The site's articles are full of particularly vengeful words bordering between satire and hate speech. Here's what the site had to say about Sioux City ...."
  • Gray, Alistarir (July 6, 2010). "'Flaxmurder' postings slammed". Hawke's Bay Today. 
    "The page also has a link to a recent news article where police found 14 sheep bound and crammed into a four-door Mazda saloon on the way to an illegal Flaxmere slaughter house. It also links to an unflattering Uncyclopedia page that describes the suburb as "Flaxmurder"."
  • Katyal, Sonia K. (July 2010). "Stealth Marketing and Antibranding: The Love that Dare Not Speak Its Name". Buffalo Law Review. 
    ""People these days," one advertiser argues (currently engaged in designing a viral marketing campaign called "Sweet," to rebrand corn syrup), "don't respond to commercials. Traditional advertising doesn't speak their language, so we're trying to come up with new ways" of communication.”
  • Kotlikoff, Laurence J. Jimmy Stewart Is Dead: Ending the World’s Ongoing Financial Plague with Limited Purpose Banking. Hoboken, New Jersey: Wiley, 2010. (pg. 4) ISBN 047060901X

2011[edit]

  • "Grand online yarns". Melton/Moorabool Leader. January 11, 2011. 
    "Melton Mayor Justin Mammarella's declaration that Melton residents were not bogans was also popular with online readers. Cr Mammarella was responding to an Uncyclopedia entry describing Melton as ``a festering pit of sewage home to Australia's largest concentration of bogans and don't-wannabees."
  • Maher, Jared Jacang (March 21, 2011). "Top 5 unfactual Colorado facts according to Uncyclopedia". Denver Westword. 
    “Did you know that the City of Wheat Ridge once elected a known cannibal as mayor, that the original acronym for the NORAD military facility was GONAD, or that Colorado's official state song is "O, Wyoming"? It's all true according to the Colorado page at Uncyclopedia.”
  • Lundstrom, Jim (April 24, 2011). "Vinyl Liner Notes: Alphonse Mouzon "Mind Transplant"". The Scene Newspaper. 
    "AM: That’s because of the superfly funky leather outfits that I’m wearing on the cover. I’m the original Pimp Drummer. Have you ever heard of a Pimp Drummer? You have to read about it and see The Man Incognito album cover photo of me at [Uncyclopedia].”
  • "Dishonest methods involving online reputation management". Network World. August 10, 2011. 
    Sock puppetry is the practice of pretending to be someone else and using the same techniques as astroturfing, the difference being the scale (sock puppetry is mainly done with individual reviews). For a hilarious send-up of sock puppetry, see the article in "Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia." Just don't take any of the content seriously."
  • Dietz, Jason (October 13, 2011). "The worst directors since 2000". Metacritic.com. 
    "There's somebody worse than Uwe Boll. Make that two somebodies. After getting their feet wet in the film parody game by co-writing the screenplays for Spy Hard 25 and Scary Movie 48, the Razzie-winning duo of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer added directing to their duties with 2006's Date Movie. And they have managed to churn out an average of one additional "satire" a year since, despite convincing and persistent evidence of a lack of talent. (An amusing "biography" of the pair at Uncyclopedia ends tellingly enough in "See also: Unfunny.")"

2012[edit]

  • Bond, Heidi S. (February 2012). "Many-to-Many Contracts". Tulane Law Review. 
    "Unix is an operating system n39 developed by Bell Labs. It was used - at least in the 1970s - primarily in large research groups. n40 AT&T initially encouraged its users to play around with the innards of the operating system. n41 Technically, most research groups only purchased rights to the object code. But AT&T turned a blind eye when versions of the source code were "accidentally" exchanged among users. Eventually, this got them into trouble with FreeBSD, an operating system that lawyers can think of as similar to Linux. Real geeks, of course, know that Linux is superior. See BSD Is Dying, Uncyclopedia."
  • "WEB WATCH". India Telegraph. June 7, 2012. 
    "Uncyclopedia is a satirical take on Wikipedia and disseminates knowledge that you probably haven't gathered already. Try this excerpt on Hitler: Some historians suggest Hitler may have felt cramped inside his mother's womb, giving way to his later resentment of foreigners invading his already cramped space in Europe. It has also been suggested that the insides of Hitler's mom were not diverse enough, contributing to his later xenophobia. In addition, the nutrient needs of an unbirthed Hitler may have, from time to time, gone unfulfilled. This most likely contributed to his paranoia and sense of impending doom regarding the continued availability of resources at Germany's disposal, including Aryans. In splits already?"

2013[edit]

  • Mills, Chris (May 24, 2013). "What's the Best Drinking Game?". Gizmodo UK. 
    "Personally, I've always found the drinking game that accompanies the TV show House to be pretty good. And when I say good, I mean it only took 40 minutes for a friend and me to be waltzing all over the place, shortly followed by unconsciousness. (I've just discovered it's been taken down off Uncyclopedia. I have no idea why...)"
  • "Parody website pokes fun on Mahatma Gandhi, Rabindranath Tagore". New Indian Express. September 27, 2013. 
    "Even as the Centre mulls bringing in a legislation that makes derogatory remarks against Mahatma Gandhi an offense, a parody website that attempts to poke fun at the 'Father of the Nation' has raised the hackles of the advocates of Gandhian philosophy. The satirised portrayal of Mahatma Gandhi on uncyclopedia.com, a self-proclaimed spoof website which can be edited by anyone and parodies the wikipedia in looks and content, begins thus: ‘Political activist, lawyer, non-violent inner-cage fighter, freedom fighter and peaceful protester, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi practised non-violence by only taking out his anger on his wife, who bore the brunt of his peace.’”
  • "Website describes Forest as 'genetic experiment that went horribly wrong'". Gloucestershire Echo. November 20, 2013. 
    "NOT sure if you have noticed, the Forest of Dean is inhabited by strange creatures, bound by rivers and is the hot spot for missing disposable holiday cameras...That is the less than flattering portrait on Uncyclopedia, an encyclopedia rather like Wikipedia. The site describes the area in jokey fact-free style."
  • "Cheese-rolling tractor driving farmers ... not us say city folk". Gloucestershire Echo. November 20, 2013. 
    "COMMENTS about Gloucester on the Uncyclopedia page have been met with a mixed reaction from people in the city. The tongue-in-cheek internet page contains some comic descriptions of the city's culture and history in a mocking tone."

2014[edit]

  • "Easter Side story; life matters". Sun Herald. April 20, 2014. 
    "There's even a Uncyclopedia entry detailing what Zombie Jesus said ufo the masses: "Braaaiiins ... braaaiiinnnss ... braaaaiinss!" It also includes the killer line, ‘He died for your sins. Now he's back for your brains.’”
  • Warden, Ian (June 23, 2014). "Llewellyn Hall and the demon drink". Canberra Times. 
    "Given what a drinker [Jean Sibelius] was and given that he incessantly smoked cigars (needless to say followers of the Sibelius cult have listed every known brand he ever lit up, including El Palacio and Rosa Aromatica) the fact of his living to be 91 has, like his music, elements of magic. Indeed he lived so long that, according to the biography of him in the authoritative online Uncyclopedia, he was still with us for the dawn of IT and "towards the end of his life, Sibelius began composing ring tones for [Finnish company] Nokia"."

2016[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. Removed without explanation.