Archive:Monthly Write-a-Thon/May 5, 2010
- 1 Next party
- 1.1 May 5, 2010
- 1.2 The partiers
- 1.3 Keen-as-mustard and jumped the gun
- 1.4 Porch sitters--article creators who didn't edit a new article
- 1.5 Party crashers--article contributors who didn't create a new article
- 1.6 Rather late and missed the boat!
- 1.7 The shy ones, absent-minded profs, and other modest creatures
- 1.8 The total party poops
- 1.9 Special requests
- 1.10 Questions
- 1.11 It's a wrap!
- 1.12 Bonus point winners
May 5, 2010
Write-a-Thon starts on
May 4th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Wednesday in New Zealand, and ends on
May 6th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Wednesday in Hawaii.
Write-a-Thon II starts on May 8th, 1200 UTC, when it starts being Sunday in New Zealand, and ends on May 10th, 1200 UTC, when it finishes being Sunday in Hawaii.
- Aleta is not amused. However, we've all survived the Tallong Apple Festival while keeping our sense of humour fast, hence the topic. I already wrote about Who's on First?, so here's another of my favourites! Aleta Curry 23:32, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
- Hayford, feeling far from humo(u)rous after having just finished reading two grim novels about Nazi brutalities, nevertheless wrote a new article about the more unrelentingly grim of the two, Pale Moon Rising. It's pretty hard to tell the hero from the bad guys -- as the Kirkus Reviews summed it up: "Especially recommended for aspiring mass murderers and beginning psychopaths." Ugh. The other novel, An Infinity of Mirrors, at least has some of Richard Condon's usual light-hearted moments of inspired wackiness. Which, when then contrasted to the rest of the book's litany of Nazi horrors, probably makes the whole thing even worse. Well, next month I'll try to find a more cheerful topic.... Hayford Peirce 22:44, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
- Then did a *major* edit to Aleta's new article by *removing the brackets* from the Visual Arts and Media categories that she had put in the Metadata -- with the brackets there, the categories would not show up properly. Hayford Peirce 22:49, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
- Peter found it difficult to find a suitable topic. Not because there are no adequate entries, but it had to be something easy enough to do it in time. Finally (and luckily), he remembered the Karikaturmuseum Krems! --Peter Schmitt 23:04, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
- As addition to Aleta's Apple Festival a started a parent cluster apple festival with a definition and a Catalog. --Peter Schmitt 23:30, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Jess Key isn't having fun. She has five pieces of coursework and two presentations due this month (two this week) for her end of second year BSc coursework, so she isn't feeling up to much writing at the minute.--Jess Key 23:28, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
- Jess felt like she should do better. She tried his hardest, but nothing happened. --Jess Key 00:14, 5 May 2010 (UTC)
Keen-as-mustard and jumped the gun
Chicken-based technologies certainly seems to qualify, both as real things and humor. For the official encore, I shall do Violet Club (nuclear weapon), further indicating the influence of Monty Python on United Kingdom nuclear weapons. Howard C. Berkowitz 23:20, 4 May 2010 (UTC)
- Who said smart people don't have a sense of humour? (Warped, maybe, but they have one!)Aleta Curry 23:29, 4 May 2010 (UTC)