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Wiki Weekly Subject Announcement #4 [Oct. 2nd, 2006|07:38 pm]
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misspadfoot
This week's theme: good old fashioned cheating. :D

I know a lot of members in the community are in school right now. Others may have jobs where they're required to be Subject Matter Experts in certain areas. Still others might just like pretending they're experts at things they're not. ;) Look up something you're either supposed to research the hard way, or something you've been faking knowledge about up until now.

Examples:

  • Shakespeare's Richard II - I was supposed to have this read last Thursday. Between reading for that class and my Bible as Literature class, it ain't happening.

  • Mary Magdalene - On that note, this is a character who has just showed up in my Bible class and, well, everything I know about Mary, I learned from the Da Vinci Code. Not good.

  • Paladin Character Class - I've got a shirt that says "I am not a geek - I'm a level 12 Paladin." I've always used the Final Fantasy meaning of the class, but it doesn't hurt to pretend to know more about geekdom.


Please try not to post duplicate articles. Additionally, it would be great if you'd explain why you chose your "cheating" subject, just for curiosity's sake.

Now go forth, for science!
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Wiki Weekly Subject Announcement #3 [Sep. 20th, 2006|12:43 am]
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misspadfoot
I haven't forgotten you, wiki_weekly! I just got stupid-busy.

This week's theme: television shows you're currently watching.

Examples:

  • Mystery Science Theater 3000 - There is nothing better than bad movies with fabulous commentary.

  • The Venture Brothers - A mockery of classic super-scientists vs. arch enemy cartoons. My favorite characters are the arch villain The Monarch and his (ex) sidekick, Dr. Girlfriend. The second season is currently running on adult swim and is pants-wettingly funny.

  • Flavor of Love - A rap figure I know nothing about tries to choose a new girlfriend from a plethora of women I don't like. I'm not sure *why* I watch it, but I inevitably do.


Please try to stick to serial television shows - not a miniseries or tv-only movies. Try not to post duplicate articles of the same show (I'd also be happy not to see spinoffs of the same theme, such as in the CSI: Miami, CSI: New York, CSI: Topeka Kansas etc. tradition). Finally, it would be great if you'd explain why you chose your show - whether it's a longtime favorite of yours, new discovery, guilty pleasure, or something you hate but can't stop watching.

Now go forth, for science!
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Wiki Weekly Subject Announcement #2 [Aug. 21st, 2006|04:20 pm]
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misspadfoot
[mood |curiouscurious]

This week's subject: authors you'd like to have lunch with.

Examples:

  • J. K. Rowling - Terribly sorry for how obvious this one is!

  • Jane Austen - Pride and Prejudice is one of my top ten favorite novels.

  • Dave Barry - He did in fact write a few novels, but I love all his work.


You can use these examples as starting points, or you can research another author of your choice. Please try to stick with authors who have written at least one novel - for example, don't use popular bloggers, script writers for tv/movies, or playwrights. Try not to post duplicate articles of the same author. Finally, it would be great if you'd explain why you chose your author - whether their entire body of work inspires you for a reason, or if there was one work in particular you really enjoyed.

Now go forth, for science!
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Wiki Weekly Subject Announcement #1 [Aug. 15th, 2006|01:17 am]
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misspadfoot
[mood |curiouscurious]
[music |"Doggy Dog" - Cowboy Bebop]

This week's subject: historical characters who appear on film (EDIT: television series and anime are also acceptable).

Examples:

You can use these examples as starting points, or you can research your own historical character. Please try to steer clear of characters traditionally regarded as mythological or legendary - for example, don't post an article about Greek heroes. Try not to post duplicate articles, but feel free to post different characters from the same movie. Finally, it would be great if you could give us the IMDB link to the film you're referencing, but it's not necessary.

Now go forth, for science!
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