Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Dirty-Minded "Editor" Briefly Improves Nutcracker Wikipedia Entry

Posted on Wed, Dec 7, 2011 at 4:00 PM

So here we were, doing some rudimentary research on holiday things, looking up some basic facts about The Nutcracker for a calendar-section preview, when what did we see?

The following violation of the ballet's Wikipedia entry. Read the final sentence -- it's a bit blurry, but the important part is in ALL CAPS.


This is funny for two reasons.

The first reason is, well, because it's really funny. (And if you don't know what BLUMKIN is, click here.)

The second reason is the word "THROWN." We're guessing the dirty e-typesetter meant "throne" but got it wrong. These things happen when you're in a hurry.

(See also: their / there / they're.)

Anyway. Where were we? Oh yes. There.

Because Wikipedia is accessible to any "citizen journalist," we're sure this kind of thing happens all the time. But these naughty edits probably don't last long. In fact this one was gone quickly -- as soon as we saw it we wrote to a friend via IM, "Want to see something hysterical?" and by the time she got there, it was gone.

Fortunately, we have this cool little screen-shot app so we could show you.

We now return you to your regular Thursday, already in progress...

Follow us on Twitter at @ExhibitionistSF and like us on Facebook.

  • Pin It

Tags: , , , ,


Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook


  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"