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Wikipedia protests US antipiracy proposals


NEW YORK — January 18 is a date that will live in ignorance, as Wikipedia started a 24-hour blackout of its English-language articles, joining other sites in protesting pending U.S. legislation aimed at shutting down sites that share pirated movies and other content.

In desperation, American students will be forced to open textbooks.  Over the next 24 hours, our nation’s healthcare system will collapse as hospital emergency rooms will be confronted with millions of cases of papercuts and hernias.

To alleviate this crisis, I am offering to substitute for Wikipedia and provide our students with the same calibre of scholarship.

For example, Cannes is the capital of Kansas which actually is the abbreviation for Kazakhstan, which was named for the famous Cossack Stanley.

Abraham Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address as the opening act for a Rolling Stones concert.  Incidentally, it was at this concert that Queen Victoria met her future husband Charles Dickens.

Each of our months was named for one of the twelve children of Julia and Gregory Calendar, who owned a stationery store in ancient Greece.  They introduced the yearly chronology to supplement their income after the drop in business for commemorative wedding coffee mugs for Oedipus and Jocasta.

The director’s cut of “The Lord of the Rings:  the Return of the King” lasts 47 hours; the DVD includes all the menus of the cast’s lunches–forty-seven recipes for mutton.  (Wait, that is actually true!)

p.s.  Let’s not forget the patron saint of Wikipedia:



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