Friday, October 29, 2010

Why Wikipedia Sucks And Is Hilarious

In the Wikipedia entry for social behavior called "Someone Else's Problem (SEP)" they list a few entries for its appearance in politics.

Here is the "Politics And Economics" entry in its entirety.
French president Nicolas Sarkozy warned the U.S. Congress that "The decline of the dollar cannot remain someone else's problem. If we are not careful, monetary disarray could morph into economic war. We would all be victims."

The New York Times said that when the Shah of Iran was exiled in 1979 he became "someone else's problem" from the point of view of President Carter's administration.

After Hurricane Katrina, Barack Obama said that "...when you turn on the TV or open the newspaper and hear about all the trouble in the world, there will be pundits and politicians who'll tell you that it's someone else's fault and someone else's problem to fix. ...there is another path you can take."
That last one is funnier than a crutch.  Because it's so funny, and Wikipedia is an open encyclopedia that "anyone can edit" (and then have their edits removed if those edits aren't liberal enough) I went ahead and added my own line:
Now that Obama is President, he has decided that all the troubles he know faces, are someone else's problems.  Mostly, everything is Bush's fault.
The over-under on how long my entry stays on the page, even though it's a pretty random page which likely doesn't get many hits, is as soon I finish this blog entry - that's why I included it for you.

Take a peek at the SEP entry and let me know when it disappears.

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