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September 18, 2006

Shamed

NewsShocking news, citizens! I was just notified that the following message appeared on the Republic of Tinselman entry:

This article needs to be expanded. Though short, this article has some potential. Please expand into a full article. If this page is not expanded in 30 days, it may become a candidate for deletion.

After smashing my coffee cup against the wall – and oh, it is a good thing no one was there to see this tremendous anger – the anger of a Khan! – but after I finally settled down, I realized that, yeah... our Uncyclopedia entry might be a bit thin. There's just not much there. And after all we've been through! The invasion, Wilmey, megophias megophias, Rupey and then that hideous Inky creature! There's not even a mention of a "Khan".

Will the page be deleted? Probably so. And we will be further shamed. I leave that up to you... the citizens of this Republic. So edit away (and make this Republic proud)!

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This should be fun. Although not a minister, I propose a 'house rule' for this project:
- with such a large number of eager citizens tripping over each other to expand the article,
- and given the varies experiences and interpretations of fact that each citizen swears by,
- it may be tempting to delete what your fellow citizens write if it contradicts our own opinion . . .
- this will make the author's of deleted sections sad and may discourage them from writing more,
- SO, I propose we do not delete anything anyone else writes,
- instead, where disagreement occurs, simply add a line saying something along the lines of "this fact is disputed by some, who claim instead that . .. . "
- or better still, rather than disagreeing with your fellow citizen, accept their offered truths and elaborate on them!

This is in accordance with the rules of improvised theatre, wherein to 'block' another's suggestion tends to disrupt the flow and believability of the whole performance. An added bonus will be that the entry is assured of getting a lot longer.

Sorry if I sound like a fascist dictator - I'm just very excited about this (like Mussolini often got excited). I also believe that if we put our minds to it, we can eventually come up with something that even WIKI would accept.

Posted by: Mark | Sep 19, 2006 11:20:26 AM

We certainly need to post an update on the war-- what with all the goings on with Brad, Angelina, the abduction and elaborate escape of our beloved Khan, Super Gopher Boy Wilmey and his heroism in helping rescue said Khan, the puzzling disappearance of the NSK during all this, the initiation of the new ROT uniforms, Rupey and his noninvolvement in starting the whole thing.... alas, my computer moxy barely reaches the comment-posting level.

Posted by: Alli | Sep 19, 2006 7:29:27 PM

Hey, it says on the "discussion" page that all that needs to be done is some of the links need to be changed from Wikipedia to some of their own Uncyclopedia links. That's an easy change for a start, right? I need to do more reading of the past before I would be able to write anything as I only just washed up on the shores of the RoT of late, but changing links should be easy. Um...right?

-Bonnie

Posted by: Bonnie | Sep 20, 2006 9:34:12 PM

Hmmmm, I'm afraid so far I've only contributed to the proliferation of Wiki links... oops. I wonder if some of my one-liners will still 'work' (to the extent that they ever did) if we changed the hyperlinks to Uncyclopedia pages. (Hmmmm, again.) Why wouldn't Uncyclopedia want us to subvert Wiki in this way? Maybe they really work for Wiki?

Posted by: Mark | Sep 21, 2006 8:38:09 AM

Citizens, the edits you've made to our Uncyclopdia history are extraordinary! I'm moved! But I fear they are not yet enough. I was a bit disturbed when I didn't even see substantial mention of the mother of the Republic (Angelina). And the frightening disapearance of Gopher Boy Wilmey! After all, where is he? I'm beginning to get worried! And what about the seal of the Republic? It's not there. Lastly, I wonder if Bonnie is right about those wiki links. Hmm.

So much to do... so little time. A Republic can be difficult to run.

Posted by: Robyn | Sep 21, 2006 5:15:55 PM

There needs to be something about the Tinselriffic Uniforms.

Posted by: Eleri | Sep 21, 2006 9:55:59 PM

Tinselman citizens... a most shocking announcement is coming soon. The plot suddenly begins to unravel even while it continues to thicken! We peel back the layers of the RoP onion and yet all we find are more infinite layers upon layers! When will it end?! Stay tuned.

Oh Super Gopher Boy Wilmey! Where is he when we need him most?!

Khan

Posted by: Robyn | Sep 22, 2006 2:16:27 PM

Okay, I'll give you a hint. We think we know to where Super Gopher Boy Wilmey has disapeared. And it's not good! It's very very very bad. More later.

Khan.

Posted by: Robyn | Sep 22, 2006 2:21:34 PM

I draw your attention to our very reasonable terms.

Once you have complied, perhaps then Wilmer, Super Gopher Boy, will return to your dismal realms.

Or perhaps not.

Lots of Love
Cog

Posted by: Incognita | Sep 23, 2006 6:31:38 AM

Fellow Citizens,

You may have been alarmed by this apparition - calling itself 'Cog' - making unwarranted threats on our doorstep. Let me assure you that he is what is known as 'blow-back' - a kind of unintended side-effect, if you like - of a covert war which right now is being waged at YOUR behest, by our brave men and women in undercover disguises.

Do not approach this Cog. He typically appears as a small child claiming to have 'lost his spider', but don't be fooled. Do not UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES visit his (aptly named) 'Museum of Dust' (unless of course you like reading defamatory remarks about the RoT and its Remarkable Khan).

Rupey

Posted by: Rupert Murdoch | Sep 23, 2006 9:42:36 AM

I forgot to mention something important about this 'Cog': sometimes 'he' is a 'she'.
Rup

Posted by: Rupert Murdoch | Sep 23, 2006 12:11:22 PM

She is always a she.

I will find my spider.

Almost as importantly, I WILL wrest Futurama back from the rapacious maw of the miniature-gobbling YiK.

And Rupert -- changes to the cross-media laws or not -- you will never reign supreme as long as I am Director of MoD and ruler of Terra Incognita! So you can just stop using the rationality-challenged Khan as a front for your bid for global domination right now! If you don'tr, I'm going to tell your mother... and we both know what she will say.

Posted by: Director Incognita Nom de Plume | Sep 23, 2006 6:13:47 PM

"I'm going to tell your mother...and we both know what she will say."
Can you really do that for me? Dame Elisabeth hasn't spoken to me much lately, because she believes that philanthropy and evil don't mix.

Posted by: Rupert Murdoch | Sep 24, 2006 5:25:20 PM

Dame Liz and I are like THAT! And yes, you're right Rupert -- She is not your biggest fan. In fact, she's sent you to the 'time-out' zone (The US) where you can stay until you have considered what you've done and why it is A VERY BAD THING. When you have seen the error of your ways, and are ready to apologise and promise never never to behave like that again, then you can come out.

But not until then.

Posted by: Cog | Sep 24, 2006 11:34:53 PM

Ah, but you see I have already escaped the US, and now have permanent residency in the Republic of Tinselman. But you and mother are right in a sense, because coming here HAS coincided with my Moral Transformation. Now, I only do evil acts in the service of good.

Posted by: Rupert Murdoch | Sep 24, 2006 11:54:56 PM

I guess I was wrong in expecting "a large number of eager citizens tripping over each other to expand the article", hey? We need something on the celebrity couple . . . but I'm sort of busy at present. Anyone else like to contribute?

I wonder what the Khan knows about the disappearance of S.G-B.W. I have my own theories on the topic . . . .

In the meantime, I'm enjoying watching Cog vs. Rupey! Before coming to RoT, I lived in Melbourne [Australia] - also the hometown of Murdoch - and some of their references are quite entertaining to me.

Posted by: Mark | Sep 25, 2006 1:15:55 AM

It's all GONE! *wailing and gnashing of teeth*

Posted by: Eleri | Oct 2, 2006 8:50:01 PM

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