Saying the internet is full of strange places is like saying that your local craft brewery is full of bearded fools: that’s it to the. At this moment, at least two people are discussing the sexual orientation of a cartoon pony. But one of the most delightful hidden corners of the internet is the Wikipedia page revision story for the song “Boyz-n-the-Hood”. Everyone involved is terrible in an entertaining way. It’s, as you can imagine, more profane than most Wikipedia revision stories:
And it’s a constant struggle between regular fans and the kind of constipated person who generally edits Wikipedia pages:
However, the real fun begins in August 2010 when an anonymous user adds an action summary of the song That’s over 6,000 words. Its content is not important. It begins “At the beginning, Dr. Dre discusses a piece of music composed by Eazy E and remembers that some of her mutual acquaintances initially questioned his artistic viability” and continues for several thousand words. Haha, it’s so fun to rephrase a rap song in the greatest possible words. But those clogged Wikipedia editors have lost their shit and accidentally put together a dedicated group of Boyz-n-the-Hood’s “Excessively Detailed Plot Synopsis” supporters that they put up every time they dismantle it.
That went on. To the. Years.
At the moment they seem to have reached the uncomfortable compromise of a slightly overly detailed summary of actions, the sentence of which is passively and aggressively interrupted by quoting the same page from the same book.
But they only lurk until Graham87 is distracted. Like all of us, he probably has more time these days. While undoubtedly watching the knights of El Camino from their posts in front of his office, he rolls endlessly and guards his sacred archive of rap facts. But one day he’ll slip. Then they make their move.
Manna also gets involved in senseless feuds on Twitter.
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