Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The Emperor Norton

Dear Wikipedia,

Please make your site a pay site, so I won't waste so much of my time on it. It's causing me to fail school and lose lots of sleep. Thanks.

Yours Truly,

-King Hippo

Seriously, I need help. Instead of doing homework, I spend hours just looking random shit up on Wikipedia for hours on end. Instead of doing my film assignment, I think I spent the between 2 and 4 in the morning last night looking up random shit about old pro-wrestlers, recent Canadian and American elections and various cigarette brands. My mind wanders so much, it's not even funny. I can concentrate on anything but the thing I need to do. I have another essay I should be doing right now. And yet, here I am.

Anyhow, I love those Uncle John's Bathroom Reader books (chalk full of great trivia and such) and came across one of my all-time favourite articles again today. I decided to Wikipedia it and their article is is even more thorough than the bathroom book, so go nuts folks. I smiled when I read it. Make sure to read all about Joshua A. Norton, the first and only, Emperor of the United States.


Blogger Daphne said...

I would like to proclaim myself the Empress of something just to see if anyone would oppose me.

November 18, 2005 5:40 PM  
Blogger King Hippo said...

I hereby proclaim Daphne "Empress of Being Hot". To this there can be no opposition, no debate. So it is written, so it shall be done.

November 18, 2005 9:58 PM  
Blogger Daphne said...

Amen King Hippo. I like the cut of your jib, sir.

November 19, 2005 5:20 PM  
Blogger LU said...

i too have been known to waste countless hours on the likes of Wikipedia. another of my favourite "time sucking" sites is we are talking complete days of my life that i will never get back.

oh internet, why must you torment me with your endless useless information?

November 22, 2005 12:26 AM  

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