TL;DR Wikipedia Distills the Internet’s Vast Knowledge Into Short, Sarcastic Barbs

Finally, the information of the Internet expressed in the native language of the Internet.

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There’s a lot of information on the Internet, so it can be hard to know just where to turn when you want a concise explanation of any given subject. That’s where TL;DR Wikipedia comes in. They take all of the “knowledge” and “facts” and reduce it to easily remembered sarcastic flash cards.

TL;DR Wikipedia has been mocking card-style explanatory Internet journalism for just about a month, and pretty much every entry is solid gold hilarity. Here are a few of my favorites, but you should also check it out and follow it on Tumblr.

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Great. We have an easy way to simplify and focus the entire world’s knowledge through humor. Now, if we can just get a version of Flickr that doesn’t constantly return thousands of pictures of people’s garage bands in searches, the we’ll have perfectly streamlined the Internet.

(TL;DR Wikipedia via The Daily Dot, image via Marco D)

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