Encyclopedae Stupiditae

(Caution! Do not try this at home! These are proffessionals!)

The Web page that brings up the question: "Will this anal-retentive attempt at preserving the humor of the newsfroup that is the superset of all the groups on USENET be the death of spontanaity in alt.stupidity?"

Well, I thnik not. The world supplies thousands of stoopid events every day. No one in this froup should run out of fresh material. Or something. But I decided to provide information about the that isn't covered in the alt.stupidity FAQ.


References:

Credits:

Most of the references to Stoopidians who contributed to this...thing, are mentioned with their contributions (boy, I'll bet they're sorry!). Even worse, here's some that get global blame. (In some kind of order, but beginning with me!)


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Symbols

[ ]
It's a clue. Spatch used to maintain the [ ] at http://www.retina.net/~spatula/stupid/clue.html. No one knows where it's at now.
.
It's a point. It's the dot that separates the alt and the stupidity in alt-dot-stoopidititity. Now, when someone sends a post asking what the point of alt.stupidity is, you can tell them.

!#)&*@x!(8+=&*NO CARRIER
Tell a really bad joke, then hang up.

Numbers

42
This number popped up in a post and it stuck. It's from one of the Hitch Hiker's Guide books. Does anybody have the original message? I've stupidly grepped through 2000 posts, but can't find its origin.

A

and bacon
See bacon, and

B

bacon, and
Used by Spatch in an attempt to stave off the Great Flame War of '94 (see the FAQ). Flapjack claims to have invented the term.
bathmat
See gouta.
Big Frog
Ross (not Russ) is a Big Frog. Don't confuse him with certain aminals with hyperactive thyroid glands.
Bob Villa
Okay, so we don't know how to spell his name. We're stoopid.
Bunny
See Toaster.

C

Captain Playjerism
Bruce Wayne did not suffer the trauma of this man.
CEA
Cheese Enforcement Agency, I thnik. I can't find the post that started this one off. For more information, see cheese.
cheese
Anti-JN was a cheese addict. But he's cured now.
corn
Keylime and Cabbage were the corn supporters in the corn vs. bacon debate in 1994-95. Bacon won, but corn is acceptable.

D

decapitation
Magnus Mulqvist is the resident warlorder of alt.stupidity. If he can't figure out what it is, he grabs Fragarach and chops its head off. Becasue of him, there are very few bad .sigs in alt.stupidity. He's far more effective than those fine folks in alt.fan.warlord, where the battle against bad .sigs rages on every day.

E

especially the salty ones!
We're a salty froup. Ask your Dr. what 180 over 120 means.

F

FAQ
The alt.stupidity FAQ.
The Current FAQ (v2.0000000002)
The FAQ the Old Far^H^H^HTimers like to look at.
Father of alt.stupidity
That's Spatch. However, he did admit that he wasn't among the first.
Fragarach
The sword of Magnus Mulqvist. He decapitates.
froup
We give (l)Laura credit for coining the term, but it appears all over Usenet; so who knows? (Actually, Google shows it first being used by someone flaming someone else in talk.bizarre in 1988.)

G

god of alt.stupidity
Spatch and Papa Legba fought it out for the title of alt.stupidity god. Spatch won and Papa Legba subsequently vanished. Not that I'm implying anything. No sirree! After all, Spatch promoted me to be the Patron Saint of Something here on alt.stupidity!
gouta
Who started this? It has something to do with bathmat.

H

Hall of Mirrors
A quote from Flapjack that I used in a .sig a few times.
Har!
Har?
HDOS is something that Nosy mentions every now and then.
Huh? (tm Nosy)
May have been started in 1994 or 1995.

I


J


K


L

lutefisk
The earliest reference to lutefisk I'd seen was in one of Spatch's posts. It generated several followups including this recipe from the Last Viking.

M

Mars
In 1997, alt.stupidity invaded Mars to get protobacon.
mouth figurine
Wayne Kesslar posted a message in late '94 or early '95 that mentioned mouth figurines. (This was before he started publishing his Play-A-Days.) Tortess was fascinated by the idea and brought up the subject in a followup. It caught on and generated several threads that lasted for months.

N

Nosy wuz here befor the rest of us were...

O


P

Protobacon
See Mars.

Q


R

Russ, yes Russ
A flounder?

S

sampo
Ask Nosy.
SOCK
Captain Plaigerism's favorite weapon when defending the creative from those who would steal their material.

T

Toaster, story of
The story of the Bunny and the Toaster. (What little we know of it from the available archaeological evidence.)
Thursday
In 1995, steersdd@cc.memphis.edu would post messages and wish us a nice weekend in his/her .sig--no matter what the day of the week was. Nosy might have been the first to point out in a followup that it was Thursday.

U

undies
undies undies undies undies!

V

Villa, Bob
Keylime might have started it. Here's the only evidence.

W

Wriggo
We were all bored one night and Tortess suggested that we play a game of Wriggo.

X


Y

Yakked Corndog
Does anybody want to name it?

Z


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