Tuesday, August 11, 2009

BOOBTUBE: WIKI WIKI BANG BANG

so there's this internet dude Gustavo (prolly not his rl name!!!!!111) whose e-steez is planting disinfo amongst the gold-leaf pages of Wikipedia. As he describes (with some mad aggro-nerd vibes):

I saw the perfect opportunity for vandalism -- rap/hip-hop articles. Almost universally, they fit each of the criteria for long-term vandalism: they frequently had difficult to prove "facts," were written in very conversational tones, and all the Stupid White Fatlord Wikipedia editors were too busy arguing about manga and Ron Paul to bother caring or knowing anything. And of those articles, a common and easily exploitable section was the "Other Nicknames" subdivision. Keeping track of all of the nicknames most rappers have is nearly impossible, and they were almost always totally non-cited. And no group has more alter-egos than Wu-Tang Clan.
My fact-checker friend Bob (one o) who turned me on this dude's game just found a good example of his wiki doodoo, on KRS-One's nickname plot:
Another nickname Krs had often been called as a teenager was "Jetski Nose" On account of his nose that resembles the shape of a jetski.
Boom boom. One of Gustavo's Fave 5 though is when he tapped the page of Ghostface the Grey and added this little moniker (which has since been removed):

CHUNKY MARIO DELIGHT

Word. Good name. Evokes imagery. Makes your mouth go ha ha. But now, check this (just the first 30 sex):


BLAM! MISS INFO LIVES UP TO HER NAME.

Anyway, that's it.

This post is dedicated to my friend Himanshu Kumar.

2 comments:

Hima said...

WHO DA HELL IS DAT! - sincerely, chunky shekhar delight

jygsaw said...

I once did something kinda similar on the Heavy D wiki page. It stayed there for a good number of months too. Scroll down to the part about Fatburger: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Heavy_D&diff=209824736&oldid=208669673

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