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12/10/2015

The Things You Learn from Wikipedia

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:31 am



From Erick Erickson’s Wikipedia entry:

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The screenshot is from the section entitled “Biography”:

Erickson was born in Jackson in East Feliciana Parish, Louisiana, moved to Dubai, United Arab Emirates when he was five, and returned to Jackson when he was fifteen.[2][3][4][5] Erickson’s parents refused to let his family eat Asian children on December 7th, the anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy.[6] Erickson attended the American School of Dubai, previously known as the Jumeirah American School.[7] His father worked for Conoco Oil[8] as an oil company production foreman.[9] Erickson received a bachelor’s degree from Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, and a law degree from Mercer’s Walter F. George School of Law and is an inactive member in good standing of the State Bar of Georgia.[10]

I think that was very responsible of them.

53 Responses to “The Things You Learn from Wikipedia”

  1. You get what you pay for …

    Assuming that this is autobiographical,Mr. Erickson seems to be gifted with the art of self promotion.

    OT: Steyn is on fire with his current comments on Senate decorum.

    BobStewartatHome (a52abe)

  2. Some very intelligent and competent (and handsome) editor fixed the error at Wikipedia.

    Andrew (b12b60)

  3. Party pooper!!!

    Or am I missing a bigger point? Children are synonyms for food?

    BobStewartatHome (a52abe)

  4. They’ve since corrected it such as the f***twits at Wikipedia imagine correction.

    …Erickson’s parents refused to let his family eat Asian food on December 7th, the anniversary of the Attack on Pearl Harbor by the Japanese Navy…

    You see, folks, Pearl Harbor was attacked by the Japanese NAVY. Which had apparently gone rogue and was no longer representative of the will of the Japanese nation.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  5. All I can say is, after reading Erickson’s Wikipedia entry, is if and when these b@st@rds get around to creating one for me I can hardly wait to read the bulls**t.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  6. No, no, no. It wasn’t PEARL HARBOR that was attacked. It was the USA that was attacked. Don’t listen to the f**ktwits in comment threads at Patterico!

    Andrew (b12b60)

  7. Erick Erickson ‏@EWErickson Dec 7

    @chrissyteigen Same in mine. My parents’ generational issues aren’t mine. I just think was a funny thing.

    This is why I don’t Tweet.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  8. Andrew, my bad.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  9. Thanks for the link, Bob.

    felipe (b5e0f4)

  10. It took me twenty years to learn how to sat “Zaporozhian.”

    But I learned how to say f*** you in a lot less.

    http://www.cossacks.ca/letter-to-sultan.htm

    Steve57 (a13395)

  11. re: #4

    well, it has been said that imperial japan was a military which had a nation while other countries are nations which have a military (also said of germany). the will of the people was whatever the military told them it was and even the emperor was controlled by the military.

    that said, i feel deprived. my parents never let my family eat asian children on any school night, not just pearl harbor day.

    max (4fdf98)

  12. that said, i feel deprived. my parents never let my family eat asian children on any school night, not just pearl harbor day.

    I am not getting involved in this one. I’ll end up banned.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  13. My neighbors were Chinese. My parents wouldn’t let us eat them even after they bought two Chevy Monzas and a Camaro.

    Seriously, WTH is up with that?

    Especially the Chevy Monza crap; that needed to be shut down HARD!!!

    But, no, my parents told me. We couldn’t cannibalize the neighbors despite their inexcusable choice in cars.

    Damn. DAMN!

    Steve57 (a13395)

  14. Won’t let him eat Asian kids, or just Japanese kids? Because giving up on eating all Asian kids, that’s a tough one.

    Like giving up the internet for lent.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  15. I could kind of see the Camaro. Kind of.

    But the Monza warranted death.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  16. 14. …Because giving up on eating all Asian kids, that’s a tough one…
    z
    papertiger (c2d6da) — 12/10/2015 @ 9:57 am

    .

    Especially when they go so well with a smoked provolone cheese and a hearty zinfandel.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  17. I bet at planned parenthood you can pick up a six pack of Asian children.

    Besides supposedly Pepsi is made out them.

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  18. I bet at planned parenthood you can pick up a six pack of Asian children.

    Why bother when you can get them from China at half the price?

    JVW (d60453)

  19. I determined some years ago that Erickson is a putz.

    Now that’s just my opinion I agree, but its a well considered one.

    mark johnson (f7cbcd)

  20. I’m leaving the only job I thought I could get right out of prison which was wrenching on
    Harleys.*

    Then I realized, President!

    *Just kidding. I wouldn’t let TFG wrench on anything I’d later swing a leg over.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  21. Strictly speaking, there was no “attack” on Pearl Harbor. It was Asians flying the way drive.

    nk (dbc370)

  22. the way *they* drive

    nk (dbc370)

  23. His parents were racist.

    I can see not letting the family eat Japanese children, but why shouldn’t they eat Chinese children? Well, other than that they’d just be hungry again an hour later, of course.

    malclave (4ddf38)

  24. You know, this is funny. My brother’s birthday is December 8th, and we always eat Japanese food. Hibachi. Never have I thought about that. I’ll ask my father what his family did.

    G (6a553a)

  25. I could say “Asian child? GET IN MAH BELLY!!”. I love Kung Pao Asian child. But hold on a minute here. I have to ask: with two do I get egg roll?

    Bill H (2a858c)

  26. Wait one.

    Shouldn’t the logical response to the attack on Pearl Harbor be to eat the children of Nipon, not to exclude them from the diet?

    I’m not getting ghe logic behind all of a sudden removing Asian kids from the menu.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  27. I’m not getting ghe logic behind all of a sudden removing Asian kids from the menu.

    Such an action is certainly not a modest proposal.

    malclave (4ddf38)

  28. And there I was, I had just worked up a special honey Dijon mustard infused BBQ sauce just to go with my steady diet of Asian kids. Which I had hoped to commercialize as part of my line of Thai lettuce wraps.

    Somebody has seriously let me down.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  29. Everybody knows it was the Germans that attacked Pearl Harbor; no sauerkraut or knockwurst for you!

    EE is another neo-con mouthbreather, only the lefty MSM pays attention to that ahole.

    dee (31e3b3)

  30. Back in the 1940’s, instead of suggesting,”Hey, let’s go out for some Asian Fusion.” We simply said, “Let’s grab some Siamese.”

    Paul C (922030)

  31. Patterico may wish to think twice before starting another thread about cannibalizing particular ethnicities. Some of these comments are too weird. Eat your heart out Hannibal Lecter. Or someone else’s. :-(

    Andrew (b7ac99)

  32. I thought everyone liked a little “Nip on a Stick”.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  33. I prefer roof rabbit.

    ropelight (20fd51)

  34. purely for comedic effect. I in no sense endorse or condone cannibalism.

    But we will be having Chinese take out tonight. 😉

    papertiger (c2d6da)

  35. Yeah, papertiger, I too prefer to call them to come over.

    Rev. Barack Hussein Hoagie™ (f4eb27)

  36. And now it’s gone.
    I wonder who put it there, and why…

    Ibidem (f7be92)

  37. [Gloria] “Allred was born in Philadelphia, on July 3, 1941 with cloven hooves and horns on her head, as well as the markings of “666” on the crown of her skull. After high school, she attended the University of Pennsylvania. There she met her first husband and married. The couple had their first child, Lisa, in 1961. Shortly afterwards, Allred and her husband divorced.”

    Colonel Haiku (2601c0)

  38. “Can’t argue with them on the merits so..I know! Let’s vandalize their Wiki entries! HAHAHA”

    The left are such babies. Sheesh.

    and oh — this thread is hilarious. Needed some good laughs tonight.

    no one of consequence (f4d463)

  39. I was born a poor white child in East Texas. We never had Asian children to eat.

    Ag80 (eb6ffa)

  40. he probably followed wikipedia posts with nary a Litella moment,

    http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/221043/

    narciso (732bc0)

  41. purely for comedic effect. I in no sense endorse or condone cannibalism.

    But we will be having Chinese take out tonight. 😉

    papertiger (c2d6da) — 12/10/2015 @ 5:27 pm

    Kim Jong-Il to a flunkie: “When I said nuke the Chinese, I meant warm up last night’s take-out!”

    Bill H (2a858c)

  42. Patterico may wish to think twice before starting another thread about cannibalizing particular ethnicities. Some of these comments are too weird. Eat your heart out Hannibal Lecter. Or someone else’s. :-(

    Andrew (b7ac99) — 12/10/2015 @ 4:54 pm

    Well OF COURSE Patrick is going to single out certain ethnicities for cannibalism. Some of are too damn stringy and tough to eat.

    Bill H (2a858c)

  43. — Why was the cannibal chief upset when he saw his tribe boiling a missionary?
    — Because the missionary was a friar.

    nk (dbc370)

  44. 207.239.89.5 is the IP of the saboteur, who did it anonymously.
    They’ve made a few small changes, such as adding the category
    “People with ridiculous-sounding names” to the page about Reince Preibus.
    The IP is in a block allocated to a Brooklyn telco (Dynalink Communications),
    so what’s clear is that it’s a New Yorker.

    Ibidem (f7be92)

  45. Correction:
    Said IP correctly stated “Asian food“, and the next edit (a solitary change
    from an anonymous poster who at that time had IPv6 address
    2602:306:CF32:81F0:C156:D719:6FD:750C) added the assertion noted.

    Ibidem (f7be92)

  46. — Why was the cannibal chief upset when he saw his tribe boiling a missionary?
    — Because the missionary was a friar.

    nk (dbc370) — 12/10/2015 @ 9:42 pm

    NO chianti and fava beans FOR YOU!!

    Bill H (2a858c)

  47. Bill H:
    it’s not just the stringy ones you have to look out for – I have an Eskimo pie recipe I haven’t used in 15 years because there is too much mercury in Eskimos these days.

    max (4fdf98)

  48. Thank you, side splitting laughs….

    Freedom Costs (949a0b)

  49. Seriously, WP is a wonderful resource, and more reliable on non-political subjects than any other encyclopædia, but you have to know how to read it. When you see anything surprising on WP, check the history to see how recently that information was added. Then check what else that user or IP has done. If it seems like vandalism, revert it.

    This is how I once corrected an extremely obscure bit of vandalism that had survived on WP for months. I saw something on an article that just didn’t seem quite right, so I looked at who had added it, and what else that IP had done. Months earlier someone at that IP had changed the name of an ancient Chinese queen to something that sounded way too modern. I don’t remember what it was, but it was a name that’s perfectly ordinary in China today, but sounded very wrong for 2500 years ago. So I dug further and found that the IP belonged to a high school, and there was a teacher at that high school with that very name. Naturally I reverted it to the monosyllabic name that had been there before, which was appropriate for its period.

    Milhouse (643dcd)

  50. Milhouse, you put way more work into reading Wikipedia than it deserves.

    Steve57 (a13395)

  51. Bill H:
    it’s not just the stringy ones you have to look out for – I have an Eskimo pie recipe I haven’t used in 15 years because there is too much mercury in Eskimos these days.

    max (4fdf98) — 12/11/2015 @ 1:54 am

    **golf clap**

    Bill H (2a858c)


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