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Matt Clouser
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Posted: 16 November 2011 at 6:50am | IP Logged | 1  

Got a chuckle out of this ...

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John Byrne

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Posted: 16 September 2012 at 9:06am | IP Logged | 2  

Somewhere, Josef Goebbels is laughing is ass off.
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Morgan Talley
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Posted: 21 October 2012 at 2:20pm | IP Logged | 3  

Not surprising, my school frowned upon information taken from Wikipedia.  I myself only use it for tv/movie plots and info.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 26 October 2012 at 6:47am | IP Logged | 4  

Not surprising, my school frowned upon information taken from Wikipedia. I myself only use it for tv/movie plots and info.

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Early on, I found I could not trust it even for that! I don't recall which film it was, but I remember reading a description and thinking "…that's not what happened. . . "

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DW Zomberg
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Posted: 05 April 2013 at 1:42pm | IP Logged | 5  

Just took a look at the entry for Arthur C Clarke's novel 2001. The site notes that one nation launches nuclear weapons at another in the book's finale, when, in fact, the missles were launched at the Star Child.

Yeesh.

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John Byrne

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Posted: 25 November 2013 at 5:26am | IP Logged | 6  

Recently I took a glance at the page allegedly presenting facts about me. Once again, most of the information is incorrect, sometimes subtly, sometimes wildly. Even things I corrected have been "edited" back to their former inaccuracies. (Someone, somewhere seems determined that my American citizenship will never be listed accurately, for instance.)
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Jon Levin
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Posted: 03 August 2016 at 8:09pm | IP Logged | 7  

This is a terrific and gets the points across accurately.
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