New Contest: Fun With Wikipedia’s Pledge Drive
If you’ve used Wikipedia over the past few days then you probably know that they’re asking for donations again. I strongly urge you to donate some money to this worthy cause, but once you’ve done that it’s time to have fun with the donation requests.
Up until this morning, all Wikipedia pages had a banner ad across the top with a plea from the founder as well as his photo. This created some hilarious opportunities to show Jimmy Wales' face next to any number of inappropriate topics. For example, The Oatmeal (who first turned me on to the idea) have Jimmy’s mug over the entries for sex offender, anal wart, and douche.
If you have a low sense of humor then this is very funny, yes.
But today it gets better. Wikipedia swapped out Jimmy’s plea with another one, this time by a rather scary looking programmer named Brandon Harris. I’ve been entertaining myself by reading the entries on cannibalism, blackmail, serial killer, and redneck.
At first I was just going to snicker about this, but then I realized that this would make a fun little contest. Can you think of any other articles where brandon belongs? Please leave your ideas in the comments. I’ll pick the best several suggestions and the winners will get an E-ink ball. (US only, sorry)
Update: Wikipedia swapped out Brandon with another person’s picture. Since the pledge drive is still going on I will extend the contest.
Update: Now that interest has died down, I’m ending the contest. The Winners are:
- Alanna Coca
- curiosity killed the…