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"I always try to slip in an Oscar Wilde"

~ Noel Coward

"In Soviet Russia, dead horse flogs YOU!! "

~ Russian Reversal

Hello there, sensible person. Haven't the foggiest about Kitten Huffing? Perplexed by the sheer madness of AAAAAAAAA? Don't know the first thing about iHumor? Well, we here at Uncyclopedia share your pain. After all, every established bureaucratic sysop was a n00b too at one point (although they may find it hard to admit).

This handy guide will outline some of the more obscure Uncyclopedia in-jokes, breaking them down into more digestible parts so that a sane person can at least begin to comprehend them.

So what is an Uncyclopedia in-joke?[edit]

Well, it can be defined as any joke that any ordinary, sane person would not understand. That is, only the people who created the article and a select few Uncyclopedians 'get it'.

See also: Worst 100 Uncyclopedia In-Jokes of All Time

What differentiates an Uncyc in-joke from regular in-jokes?[edit]

It is created by Uncyc users/admins, so is not huffed on sight.

The In-Jokes[edit]

This is it. The complete newbie alienating list in full. Beware, however, that these officially established Uncyclopedia in jokes are the result of years of exclusive in-bred humour and may be highly dangerous, causing intense headaches and in some extreme cases SEHS. So don't say you haven't been warned.

AAAAAAAAA![edit]

The pictures are what really make the AAAAAAAAA! article.

I'll get back to you on this. I'm not sure even if I know.

But, at the moment, what I think it's supposed to represent is the laziness of some editors who can't be bothered writing humour so resort to random humour. This is taken to an extreme by repeating the same letter over and over again. For a better picture of what's going on, listen to this audio clip to hear some of the vocal inflections and the vast array of emotion supposedly explained in the article.

In short: it is what you want it to be: whatever you personally perceive is the message. Everyone has their own personal interpretation.

Spin offs[edit]

Anonymous Slashy[edit]

Before Anonymous Slashy, the article on Asperger Syndrome was relatively bland by Uncyclopedia standards, and in a more strict Uncyclopedia, would have probably been deleted. This all changed after Anonymous Slashy, who through use of open proxies, made multiple blankings on the page while butting heads with other users. Although on his own the attempts would have proven futile, in the end there was a compromise between the masters of Uncyclopedia and a friend of the "true aspie", and for a time, the article underwent a severe downtoning.

Nevertheless, a parody article was written detailing the event, and even today references to Asperger Syndrome on the site may have a passing reference to Anonymous Slashy.

Steve Ballmer, Kanye West[edit]

This needs a little set-up. In late 2005, a former Microsoft programmer told CEO Steve Ballmer that he was leaving the company for Google. Upon hearing this, Ballmer graciously threw a chair across the room before describing his respect for Google CEO Eric Schmidt thusly: "Fucking Eric Schmidt is a fucking pussy. I'm going to fucking bury that guy, I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill Google." Just around that time, New Orleans fell into the sea, to the general indifference of the Bush administration. This led Kanye West to claim that "George Bush doesn't care about black people," which was controversial for some reason.

Pretty soon, someone got the bright idea to preface every single article on Uncyclopedia with quotes from these two. See, they're really versatile! Look:

"I have done it before, and I will do it again. I'm going to fucking kill I maed a yuky doody."

~ Steve Ballmer

C'mon, that's great!

"George Bush doesn't care about The Bermuda Triangle."

~ Kanye West

Why would George Bush care about a geographic area? That's absurd! In a good way!

Alas, a versatile joke is often a very stupid one. Soon, there wasn't anything that Steve Ballmer wasn't going to fucking kill that didn't care about black people. In fact, many times, Kanye West could rest assured that Steve Ballmer would make anything that didn't care about black people care about black people, by fucking killing it. By mid-2006, administrators had not only banned further Ballmer/West quotes, but began actively destroying existing ones.

Spin offs[edit]

BENSON[edit]

On the 6/6/6, a mysterious message appeared in the village dump:

BENSON IS HERE! BENSON IS FAR SUPERIOR TO YOU! BENSON TYPES IN ALL CAPS BECAUSE BENSON SPEAKS IN ALL CAPS! ONE DAY BENSON WILL KILL YOU ALL, OR PERHAPS OWN YOU! BENSON JUST WANTED EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT HE IS HERE.

Was this the foretold coming of the Antichrist? Probably. A group of Uncyclopedians immediately proclaimed him their deity. Thus was the birth of a legend. Though a writer of not-so brilliant articles, BENSON has had a section of the Village Dump named after him and even his own group of followers. He went through a period of inactivity, ending on October 2, 2006.

Carlow Crab[edit]

A user became agitated when an admin deleted his article on his own made up 'PC show' about a crab and his mates.

The Bible-style passages at the foot of the page allude to the presumed 'sacred text' that is Carlow Crab.

This article explains this adequately, albeit in a typically Uncyclopedian inflated style.

The Cabal[edit]

There is no cabal.

Crack[edit]

The primary cause of Uncyclopedians writing pointless article stubs. If the author were merely dyslexic, they would have written a tubs.

In all seriousness, though (coughs), there was a vandal that created mischevious accounts named after Uncyc users whom they disliked, only with the 'on crack' suffix.

Euroipods[edit]

The humour behind this advertisement for the Empire-i-phone is derivative of Euroipods.

A gargantuan in-joke that parodies the Internet marketing campaign for www.euroipods.com from mid to late 2005. The offer is... well, view the article and see for yourself. RudolfRana put it best on the article's talk page:

This is funny because it's funny that n00bs really think they can get free iPods. I mean, come on that's pathetically funny!

Despite this, some users did not understand the joke, or at least find it humorous. This led to conflicts on the Talk:Euroipods page which would ultimately earn the article a place in Uncyclopedia folklore.

Spin offs[edit]

  • The Euroipods incident was immortalised in Uncyc history by the Euroipods Crusade article, which parodies the creation, furore and eventual featuring of the article.
  • Euripides was a humorous homage to the original, created by Imrealized in June 2006.
  • Neuroipods was a rather humorous take on the talk page, though not easily detectable as such. It was featured.

Fisher Price[edit]

This started out as a piece of vandalism/slander where the user 4.252.99.182 posted the sentence 'go eat shit fuckers' on 1 November 2005. The admins thought it was funny and decided to keep it. It still remains, after numerous VFD attempts and was actually featured on the front page on 19 August 2006. This is mainly down to the Retrospective spin-off article, an adjunct which serves as an analysis of the original article, with various (often wild) perspectives written by Uncyclopedians.

Spin offs[edit]

  • 4.252.99.182 is an article written in honour of the original author of Fisher Price.
  • Fisher Price Wars is written in the style of a video game article

Grue[edit]

In Zork, used in adventure-game puzzles involving light - blunder into a dark room and "You have been eaten by a grue. Start over?" serves as an equivalent to "you have fallen into a pit" in previous Adventure games. In the Uncyclopedian world, Zork consists of almost nothing beyond being eaten repeatedly by grues - which are depicted as Domo-kun as the original Zork trilogy gave little info (other than a pair of eyeballs in the darkness) to describe this creature. See #Zork.

Jesii[edit]

Hail Mary and pray that there will not be any more of these. God bless.

Jordanhill railway station (le Gare ferroviaire de la Colline-Jourdan)[edit]

A page parodying Wikipedia's 1,000,000th article of the same name.

Spin offs[edit]

  • Is made reference to in the original Zork game.

Kakun's personal VFP page[edit]

Uncyclopedian Kakun crapflooded the vote for featured image page with a load of his own (relatively sub-standard) pictures, thus bringing about the 2 self-noms per week rule. As a primitive VFP vetting measure, Kakun was given his own page for proposed self-noms to which he must post images prior to submitting them at VFP. Other Uncyclopedians then judge their suitability for VFP.

  • See also: Full details of this measure at Flammable's Office.

Kitten Huffing[edit]

A person 'huffs' a kitten.

One of the oldest and most famous of the Uncyclopedia in-jokes, this involves ingesting cats as if they were a drug. As you might guess, created by an anonymous IP.

I presume this originated from a viral video spread on the Internet.

However, there is the possibility these videos spawned from the original Uncyclopedia joke. You see, I'm not sure.

Spin offs[edit]

The KTs[edit]

It's an Uncyc admin pseudo-vanity article. The 'band' in the article is made of of four clones of Keitei.

Latveria and the Summer of Romania invasion[edit]

In 2005, the "summer of Romania" brought a series of articles full of in-jokes directed at everything from local beverages (tuica and palinca being most-known) to individual politicians in certain new (as of 2004) Common Market member states in eastern Europe. An invasion of new users, Romanian and Lithuanian anon-IP's writing many strange pages, all supposedly utterly hilarious to those who were in the know, but rather meaningless to anyone else on en:uncyclopedia, regardless of the language used.

Endless blanking and revert wars on Lithuania and Romania led to the creation of the "number of bans" article template (x users have been banned for editing this page...) and the parody "number of maimings" template (x users maimed or disfigured for daring to edit this page... why don't you go f*** yourselves, it's a better idea than anything you were planning to do here). "These are lies! How dare you say this about our magnificent country!" quickly became the battle cry of those who didn't see this all as a joke... and an inside joke from their own countrymen at that. Lithuania and Romania quickly, inexplicably became the most-edited pages on Uncyclopedia for much of 2005. QVFD was eventually flooded with small stub articles about individual political leaders and obscure media figures in these small nations. At one point, the page-blanking and edit wars had become severe enough that most of Lithuania Telecom (telecom.lt) was range-blocked for a day. Not that it helped...

One page in Lithuanian lt:Finikieciai even managed to get nominated for both deletion and feature at the same time. It attained neither and ultimately was edited to a stub. We were told that it was funny if you speak Lithuanian; we have to take their word on that.

Ultimately, what could be salvaged from the mass of English-language content and inside jokes created during this flurry of, er, activity was consolidated into a smaller number of more general articles, such as the What I Didn't Know About Romania series (Culture of Romania, Geography of Romania, Politics of Romania...) replacing all of these substubs.

Oddly, all of this somehow seemed to end as suddenly as it began. The affected pages went from being some of the most-edited and most-contested on Uncyclopedia (in 2005) to being dormant and largely-forgotten (in 2006 and beyond).

There never was much demand for a Romanian-language Uncyclopedia (2007 would be nearly over before one was even started) and Lithuania also remained very quiet. A Lithuanian Juokopedija was ultimately created in mid-2007; in about half a year of moderate activity it created just over a hundred pages before becoming dormant. An utterly pointless Wikia fork of the lt: project was even created with a different name and a half-dozen or so pages of "content" later that year. No idea why. It rests abandoned.

While those who were admins in 2005 may still cringe at the mention of these small but mighty nations, and remember how they terrorised the defenseless realm of Uncyclopedia so long ago, the young'uns just don't understand...

Minitrue Approved articles, Ministry of Love[edit]

Not really an Uncyclopedia in-joke as such, but still confusing if you have never read or heard of the novel 1984 by George Orwell. The book centres around a supposed future world where peoples' actions are constantly being monitored by the ruling entity 'Big Brother'. Minitrue, or the 'Ministry of Truth' ensures that Big Brother's version of 'the truth' is practised and exerted wherever possible. Failure to live by the State's rules can lead to a spell in the 'Ministry of Love', which Wikipedia explains quite well in this excerpt:

The purpose of the Ministry of Love is to enforce loyalty and love of Big Brother through fear, torture, and brainwashing.

As a running joke, this pre-dates the great firewall of China's blocking of Taiwan's zh.uncyclopedia.info, which appears to have started in mid-2007.

Nikki Lesson and the 'other' Uncyclopedia[edit]

A while back, another Wiki with the name 'Uncyclopedia' was discovered in Netland. This was infinitely much cruddier than the original and was just some schoolkid's vanity site. The site's creator, one Nikki Lesson was contacted by Uncyc's legal team. The result of this case is still pending, though nobody cares anymore, really.

Nobody cares[edit]

Since its featuring, it has become a tradition to link the words "nobody cares", whenever they appear on a page, to the Nobody cares page (see the previous entry for an example). Even on IRC, which does not support wikilinks, "nobody cares" is often written as "[[nobody cares]]".

In Featured Article Candidates (a VFH spoof), it is the only article that has no votes whatsoever, or even a proper voting section.

Oprah[edit]

Part of some sort of conspiracy involving rabid squirrels, but now that we've told you that, we shall have to kill you. Just like Steve Ballmer and Google. Oh, and there is no cabal.

Order of Uncyclopedia[edit]

This is a mickey take of The Order of the British Empire applied to Uncyclopedia and its users. Since its initiation, it has become a serious awards/ranking system for Uncyclopedians. Users can earn the titles 'KUN' or 'GUN' by winning Uncyclopedian of the Month or Writer of the Month respectively.

Pee Review[edit]

This is a play on words on Wikipedia's Peer Review. See also: Patented nonsense, Uncyclopedia: Reefer Desk as a play on patent nonsense and on reference desk.

Poo Lit Surprise[edit]

A parody of the famed Pulitzer Prize, awarded as part of a writing contest.

A Foolitzer Prize is awarded for UnNews, as is the Putzlitzer for contributors to Brazil's Desnotícias.

This guy used to be famous. Sort of.

Russian Reversal[edit]

Wikipedia has a good article explaining this. In Soviet Russia, Wikipedia reads YOU!!

Shot your fuck up[edit]

Originated from one comment, in poor English, on Talk:Poland. Presumably the author misinterpreted the colloquialism 'shut the fuck up'.

you son of a bitches[edit]

When someone alse talk bad about US or some other fucking English language country it means war and here? man people that make phis page ar deadly dum and they probobly dont evan know where poland exacly is. so if you dont know what are you talking about than shot your fuck up

Sophia[edit]

Ok, let's straighten this out. There are two Sophias, both acting as Uncyclopedia mascots. One is the Potato logo of Uncyc, yes, that brown one in the top corner. The second, which the potato is named after, is the (human) female 'gnostic deity of Wisdom' to which a number of Uncyclopedians' poems and ditties are dedicated.

Trap of heart, the[edit]

From Malaysian government warns citizens about Uncyclopedia, an overly-literal translation of warnings reportedly from the Malay government that Uncyclopedia information is unreliable and should not be disseminated by that nation's news media. The incident is presumably in response to unflattering commentary in the Malaysia article and possibly others in the English, Chinese-Traditional and China-Simplified versions of Uncyclopedia. The machine-translated version of the Malay media coverage also cited "the prince of the United States", Jimbo Wales, as one of those responsible for various websites in "the English passion".

Apparently someone missed the minor detail that Uncyclopedia is not Wikipedia, with content of at least one of the sites intended to be a joke.

See Forum:Urgent Public Safety Warning.

Tourette's Syndrome[edit]

What the SHITLICKING MONKEY SCROTUM???

This page was originally no more than a semi-factual stub, until an offended user, a self-proclaimed sufferer of Tourette's, wrote a big rant on the article page. It was then concatenated to the original text with a lot of expletives inserted; this was the birth of Template:Expletive, and the birth of the in-joke.

Uncyclomedia Foundation[edit]

This is Uncyclopedia's mirror of the Wikimedia Foundation, except it does nothing. Then again, the original Foundation does nothing useful either. Appears to be located on Trantor, according to the Foundation Trilogy. See also UnBooks, a parody of Wikibooks and UnCommons, a parody of Wikimedia Commons.

Uncyclopedia is the worst[edit]

The Uncyclopedia is the Worst saga spawned a commemorative t-shirt.

This article came about after a derogatory message in the Village Dump, which some people thought was funny. Someone suggested it should be expanded into an article, so an homage article was created, ripping into Uncyclopedia in a kind of ironic fashion in the same tone as the original post. Almost as if it was written by the person who created the original Forum topic.

Now, the article has evolved into a kind of repository for all derogatory remarks posted in the Forum, on discussion pages and even elsewhere on the Internet.

The last word on this article shall be left with the article's original author/compiler, Hindleyite:

Personally, I think there's nothing wrong with self-depreciatory humour. After all, we take the mick out of everything else, so why not ourselves?

Spin offs[edit]

Wheeling Jesuit University[edit]

From what I can gather, this began as some sort of vanity page for a local University that completely spiralled out of control, largely due to overzealous efforts by school officials in Wheeling, West Virginia (yee-haw!) to force the original author(s) to remove it. Check the number of sub-articles. It is kept as permissable vanity on Uncyclopedia because it is actually pretty funny in parts.

Wheely Willy[edit]

One (incorrect) assumption is that Wheely Willy is really Wikipedia co-founder Jimbo Wales.

An article about the prolific Wikipedia vandal Willy on Wheels. He has an account here on Uncyclopedia, where he is worshipped indefinitely.

Oscar Wilde[edit]

Oscar is a mascot and 'founder' of Uncyclopedia, to which literally thousands of quotes on the website have been (mistakenly) attributed. Recently things have been getting a little bit out of hand, leading to the use of unneccessary Wilde references being outlawed. Starting to be phased out in favour of Noel Coward and other such literary figures (yeah, like that'll ever happen).

Zork[edit]

See this entry on Wikipedia.

There was a sensible explanation for this fine piece of madness. Unfortunately, it was eaten by a grue before it could be revealed to the world and is now lost forever.

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