Thursday, July 27, 2006
I may be way late to this party, but I loved the Onion's parody of Wikipedia.
As someone who uses Wikipedia too much (sorry Britannica!) I thought it was a nice reminder that finding a few dozen backup sources is probably a good idea. Especially since Wikipedia once said a friend of mine is gay, when, last time I checked (which was yesterday) he has a wife and two kids. (And no, my friend is not the star of MI-III).
Speaking of Wikipedia, I looked up its entry on Doping today because of the Tour de France scandale. The Wikipedia says that ancient Greek Olympic athletes used to eat sheep's testicles to boost testosterone. I can't vouch for whether they were, in fact, sheep's testicles instead of bull testicles or tiger testicles. The Britannica doesn't say. But thought you'd want to know.
By the way, I'm starting to think all sports should start a separate league in which athletes can swallow as many performance enhancing drugs as they please. The MLB Ultra. Or the NBA Plus. Or something. Because, honestly, it'd be pretty interesting to watch. Who wouldn't want to see a 1400-foot home run?