Friday Fun: Werewolves & Wikipedia

No, I don’t mean the werewolf entry in Wikipedia, I mean the use of Wikipedia by werewolves.

You see, I recently received a review copy of The Werewolf’s Guide to Life: A Manual for the Newly Bitten by Ritch Duncan, Bob Powers and Emily Flake.

As you can imagine, it an imaginary non-fiction book helping new werewolves to cope with their newly transformed lives — it talks about work, romance and all the rest. I’m not quite finished it yet, but it’s very amusing and definitely worth a look if you like that kind of thing.

What struck me, though, is something from the entry on figuring out when the full moon is every month; for werewolves who want to keep their status secret and not alarm their community, you have to know this so you’ll know when to lock yourself up.

The authors recommend several standard reference books such as The New York Times Almanac and the Eldridge Tide & Pilot Book. Fine.

But check this out:

The Internet: The information superhighway is almost certainly going to have what you need. Sadly, it also offers a great deal of inaccurate, copied, or unchecked information. Make sure you double- and triple-check your information. Wikipedia won’t cut it this time.

Cool. I may even use this quote in my IL presentations.

After all, would you trust Wikipedia with your life?

What website would you recommend to werewolves who need accurate info on lunar phases? The US Naval Observatory?

Comments

  1. #1 Dorothea Salo
    September 11, 2009

    NOAA, surely? Weather Underground?

  2. #2 Maintainer
    September 11, 2009

    Clearly Duncan, R., et al. are not werewolves. It seems they have fallen prey to the likes of Britanica, Andrew Keen, and other elitist Bloodsuckers. I have grown to trust Wikipedia with my life for its invaluable in helping me maintain my secret life. Damn the ludditism of the Minions for their reactionary propaganda. I do, however, trust the Eldridge book–the Bloodsuckers are sneaky, mixing a little truth in their torrent of lies as they do.

  3. #3 John Dupuis
    September 11, 2009

    Dorothea, yes, they would be good to check as well. Also, NASA has a very cool 6000 year catalogue of moon phases.

  4. #4 John Dupuis
    September 11, 2009

    Maintainer, of course you realize I’m forwarding your IP address and other identifying characteristics along to my contacts in the van Helsing organization…

  5. #5 Maintainer
    September 11, 2009

    John, but of course. We have been trying to draw Helsing out for years now. I am delighted to have correctly judged you, sir. Thanks to your conscionable and concerned actions our plans are well under way.

  6. #6 John Dupuis
    September 11, 2009

    Look behind you, it’s Buffy and Faith. Hehe. (Yes, we tapped into your webcam.)

  7. #7 Maintainer
    September 11, 2009

    Better enemies a guy could not ask for.
    If I ever escape their foul and vile clutches I will return.
    (I’m secretly hoping they’ll take me in though)

  8. #8 John Dupuis
    September 12, 2009

    The game is afoot!

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