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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:23 am    Post subject: Uncyclopaedia Reply with quote

From the Pseudoscience page, specifically the element on Objectivism:
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Discovered by the great scientist Ayn Rand, objectivism allows one to make anything true, simply by repeating the words 'truth' and 'fact' often enough. This allows you to take that worthless pile of poorly thought out prejudices and half understood ideas that passes for your opinions and make it true, because A=A or something.

This technique of "I beieve in objective truth, therefore everything I say is unarguable fact, therefor I'm right and you're wrong" has only one major rival, postmodernism, which runs "there's no such thing as objective fact, because all concepts are socially constructed, therefore I'm right and you're wrong, and could you get me a latte while you're up?" Objectivism is generally considered the superior of these techniques, being quicker.

Ms Rand was working on a second theory (namely, that the first person in an argument to get bored and drop out loses and thus proves the case of his or her opponent), when her career was tragically cut short. An unknown assailant approached her and said "I like paying my taxes", causing her head to explode, killing her instantly.

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 2:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Uncyclopaedia Reply with quote

Chancellor Valium wrote:
From the Pseudoscience page, specifically the element on Objectivism:
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Discovered by the great scientist Ayn Rand, objectivism allows one to make anything true, simply by repeating the words 'truth' and 'fact' often enough. This allows you to take that worthless pile of poorly thought out prejudices and half understood ideas that passes for your opinions and make it true, because A=A or something.

This technique of "I beieve in objective truth, therefore everything I say is unarguable fact, therefor I'm right and you're wrong" has only one major rival, postmodernism, which runs "there's no such thing as objective fact, because all concepts are socially constructed, therefore I'm right and you're wrong, and could you get me a latte while you're up?" Objectivism is generally considered the superior of these techniques, being quicker.

Ms Rand was working on a second theory (namely, that the first person in an argument to get bored and drop out loses and thus proves the case of his or her opponent), when her career was tragically cut short. An unknown assailant approached her and said "I like paying my taxes", causing her head to explode, killing her instantly.


"Objectivism" and relativism. A fine choice, isn't it? Talk about the devil and the deep blue sea.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 10:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Uncyclopaedia Reply with quote

Have you checked out the Russell T Davies page? Brilliant stuff.

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The BBC were against the idea of bringing back the Doctor until they heard Davros’ pitch – he wanted to set the show in the future, namely the year 2005. This was a groundbreaking idea at the time, which was 2003. With Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion, the show became a smash.

Davros is credited with bringing Doctor Who into the 21st century by incorporating modern concepts, such as sex, regional accents, and special effects your grandmother didn't make for Halloween. He set it in realistic locations, like London and Cardiff and he grounded the show with ideas that audiences could relate to, like being in love with a 900 year-old time-traveling alien. New Who tackled science fiction, drama, melodrama, action, romance, and comedy – often within a matter of minutes. The show now targeted the entire family, including infants and pets. Viewers reportedly hid behind their sofas due to the quality of the show.

"Yym llmhob cwr o llwymru ddbu'n fodd," laughed Davros. "Wwwwwlllli awlwlllwllngori'r ddiawllwlwdith."

In casting New Who, Davros fought for diversity. At first he cast Eccleston, a Northerner, in the role of the Doctor. In Series Two, he cast Scottish star David Tennant in the title role after Eccleston left to care for his ailing integrity. The change was used to illustrate the Doctor’s different personalities: Eccleston’s Doctor was vindictive and moody, expressing distaste for the human race but affection for individuals. Tennant’s Doctor had a brown suit. After Piper left the show, Davros made headlines when he cast the first ever inanimate object as a companion. The piece of wood - nicknamed Marfa Jones - was another masterstroke, raising ratings and cutting production costs. However Jones was forced to leave the show after just one series when she was deemed a fire hazard. Davros is also an outspoken advocate for the ethical treatment of pop stars, casting Billie Piper and Kylie Minogue, thereby saving them from almost certain irrelevance.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Uncyclopaedia Reply with quote

Professor wrote:
Have you checked out the Russell T Davies page? Brilliant stuff.

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The BBC were against the idea of bringing back the Doctor until they heard Davros’ pitch – he wanted to set the show in the future, namely the year 2005. This was a groundbreaking idea at the time, which was 2003. With Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor and Billie Piper as his companion, the show became a smash.

Davros is credited with bringing Doctor Who into the 21st century by incorporating modern concepts, such as sex, regional accents, and special effects your grandmother didn't make for Halloween. He set it in realistic locations, like London and Cardiff and he grounded the show with ideas that audiences could relate to, like being in love with a 900 year-old time-traveling alien. New Who tackled science fiction, drama, melodrama, action, romance, and comedy – often within a matter of minutes. The show now targeted the entire family, including infants and pets. Viewers reportedly hid behind their sofas due to the quality of the show.

"Yym llmhob cwr o llwymru ddbu'n fodd," laughed Davros. "Wwwwwlllli awlwlllwllngori'r ddiawllwlwdith."

In casting New Who, Davros fought for diversity. At first he cast Eccleston, a Northerner, in the role of the Doctor. In Series Two, he cast Scottish star David Tennant in the title role after Eccleston left to care for his ailing integrity. The change was used to illustrate the Doctor’s different personalities: Eccleston’s Doctor was vindictive and moody, expressing distaste for the human race but affection for individuals. Tennant’s Doctor had a brown suit. After Piper left the show, Davros made headlines when he cast the first ever inanimate object as a companion. The piece of wood - nicknamed Marfa Jones - was another masterstroke, raising ratings and cutting production costs. However Jones was forced to leave the show after just one series when she was deemed a fire hazard. Davros is also an outspoken advocate for the ethical treatment of pop stars, casting Billie Piper and Kylie Minogue, thereby saving them from almost certain irrelevance.


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Mind you, I disagree about the first inanimate object to be cast in Doctor Who - surely that accolade has to go to Captain Jerk!
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 31, 2009 1:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any links leading to "John Simm" used to redirect to "Thom Yorke", but some knob has done away with it (why?!)

do a search for "Northy McNorth North The Black Pudding Man" Laughing
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