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Your Comics Curmudgeon Has Written a Fancy Book

It has some secret Mary Worth double penetration in the final pages.What has famous Wonkette columnist/ex-editor Josh Fruhlinger been up to, since he was so lazy that he decided to stop writing a few easy Wonkette posts in the morning? Obviously, he is just spilling soft drinks on his belly and eating “100 calorie packages of meat Oreos” all the time, but also he has written a book! It is called Citation Needed, and it is all about the joyous idiocy of Wikipedia, and we’ve read enough of the associated website to confirm that it is Very Funny and Very Sad, together, which is the way you like things at Wonkette.

Go buy his filthy book! [[Citation Needed]: The Best of Wikipedia’s Worst Writing]

About the author

A writer and editor of this website from 2006 to early 2012, Ken Layne is occassionally seen on Twitter and writes small books and is already haunting you from beyond (your) grave.

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Comments

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  • Barb

    Cool, Amazon has it as a Kindle edition, sweet!

    • Beowoof

      On my way to get Kindle copy. After that Oakland situation I need something fun. Probably won't be enough and I will be opening a Rex Goliath soon.

      • bumfug

        I'm with you on the Kindle but I'm going with a bottle of Francis Coppola merlot.

        • littlebigdaddy

          Elitist!

          • bumfug

            I'm treating myself – my unemployment check arrived today.

  • chascates

    Does it have lotz of cartoons?

  • prommie

    Yummmm, meat oreos!

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      They are Rick Perry's favorite.

      • prommie

        Two discs of beef jerky with creamy lard in between, oh mamma!

  • RadioOcupados

    Needs moar flash grenades.

  • hagajim

    Is there piktures in it?

  • http://ifthethunderdontgetya.blogspot.com/ ifthethunderdontgetya

    Wikipedia can be a very fun place.

    Unfortunately, Josiah Cantrall's wikipedia entry was cleaned up after it was so gleefully desecrated by Sadly Naughts, but revenge has been claimed.

    Now it's marked for deletion.
    ~

    • SorosBot

      "This article fails to meet the notability standards of Wikipedia"

      Heh.

      • Biel_ze_Bubba

        Dumbfucks like Cantrall make FaceBook and LinkedIn start to wonder if they should have "notability" standards. Only a gigantic metastatic tumor of an ego could account for his giving himself a Wikipedia entry. With a bit of luck, he'll be forever associated with that spectacular (and highly public) display of narcissism.

  • LettucePrey

    SPOILER ALERT: Its major plot twist features Herman Cain's campaign manager eating a double Big Mac, inserting a pinch of Copenhagen into his upper lip, ripping off the "Do Not Remove" label from a mattress, and putting his cigarette out into the ice cream cone of a six-year-old girl.

    Srsly, this book looks frakking hilarious. I know a few people who get all their information from Wikkkipedia, so this is going to make a great stocking stuffer.

  • SorosBot

    But does it have any of Glenn McCoy's insane, often racist scribblings?

  • neiltheblaze

    Congratulations, Josh!

  • Pragmatist2

    You mean he surfed the web for a few weeks and wrote a book about it????
    Holy Wozniak!!! Why didn't I think of that?

    • Biel_ze_Bubba

      What a waste of time … he could have spent 30 minutes on Conservapedia, and had twice as much material that's twice as hysterical.

  • http://johnnyzhivago.blogspot.com johnnyzhivago

    Word for the wise: don't EVER get into an argument with Wikipedia editors.

    • tessiee

      Shhhhh!
      Don't tell that to Silly Sarah's fans!

  • elviouslyqueer

    Oh, I am going to edit the shit out of this. Wait, what?

  • http://wonkette.com/ weejee

    Do they note that if you ask Wiki about butt sechs, the favorite topic at Wonkette, you get directed to Iran and weapons of mass destruction?

  • chascates

    And what ever happened to young Jack Stueff?

    • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

      I heard he went to "The Onion". After seeing Kortney, I'd have chosen to work at "The Cuke" but Jack must have taken some HPV vaccine and caught mental retardation.

    • Tommmcattt

      He's in my basement in the gimp suit. Lovely, lovely little Jack dog…

      • elviouslyqueer

        "It rubs the lotion on its skin, or else it gets the hose again," amirite?

        • Tommmcattt

          It gets the hose anyway.

          • Lionel[redacted]Esq

            Strange, I always assumed Riley would be the one that ended up like that.

  • http://www.storycorner.us/ JustPixelz

    I'm waiting for "Barb's Barbs: Snark You Can Believe In".

    Congratulations Josh. You learned the copy/paste from the intertubes in college, right?

    • Barb

      That's really funny, thanks!
      Seriously, there are several of you that I would love to get together with. We could celebrate the brown liquors and bounce snark off each other until we have a book.

      • chascates

        In terms of brown liquors would Booker Noe be acceptable?

        • Barb

          Absolutely!

        • littlebigdaddy

          I'm glad you are not speaking about santorum. Ech.

      • Bonzos_Bed_Time

        Congrats on the Jesus-Bug!

        • Barb

          Thanks!

      • fuflans

        love the avatar.

        • Barb

          Thank you!

  • SexySmurf

    If Wikipedia is sometimes wrong (something I refuse to believe), does that mean Jerry Falwell didn't choke to death on Pat Robertson's cock?

    • Barb

      No, Marcus Bachmann stepped in, giving Jerry the Hindlick maneuver and the choking came to a climax.

      • tessiee

        At which point, Falwell went belly up.

  • emmelemm

    Get a real job, hippie!

    Oh wait… You did!! Congratulations, a book = awesome.

  • chascates

    p. 20
    The Terminator
    The studio had suggested O. J. Simpson for the role of the Terminator, but Cameron did not feel that Simpson would be believable as a killer.

    The true victim in the sad, sordid O.J. Simpson saga? James Cameron’s credibility.

  • Lionel[redacted]Esq

    According to the Wikipedia entry, the book is terrible.

    Congratulations Josh.

  • Bonzos_Bed_Time

    Wait, it looks like he only wrote half the book. Who is this dirty hippy that wrote the other half?

  • fletc3her

    Thrash has edited his Wikipedia page with false info so many times that they are now correcting it back to earlier submitted false info. Wikipedia editors keep reinstating the "fact" that Ted Nugent was a bassist for The Orb.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kris_Weston

  • fuflans

    oh josh! congrats! (i always appreciated your jabs at the furriners…).

    i be buying pronto.

  • BarackMyWorld

    I hope there's a section on worthless trivia. At no point when researching the life or work of Stephen Hawking would someone actually need to know which episodes of "Family Guy" have satirized him.

  • Dok-cupy Everything

    What? Nothing on the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus?

    • Lionel[redacted]Esq

      All of these years living in the PNW, and I had to look that up. Cool beans.

    • twaingirl

      librarian? or science teacher?

      • Dok-cupy Everything

        General nerd.

        (And raving Twain fan–just picked up Mark Twain: Man in White, but haven't had a chance to read it yet…)

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    GO JOSH!

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    "…it is Very Funny and Very Sad, together, which is the way you like things at Wonkette."

    Please relay this information to Kirsten.
    (I mean, does she even read your posts, Ken?)

    • keepem_sikanpor

      Word.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Monsieur_Grumpe

    OK I'll buy a copy. But I want it autographed by Josh saying "I'm sorry for making fun of Mark Trail"

    MG

  • ttommyunger

    Steal it? Maybe. Buy it? Not gonna happen.

  • littlebigdaddy

    So is Josh a job creator?

  • keepem_sikanpor

    Meat filled oreos ain't shit unless they're deep fried. Way to go, Josh! Guess I'll "Amazon" it for a paper copy since all of our book stores have gone away and I'm too poor for a kindle. Seems like it should be owned in a print copy, anyway.

  • http://wonkette.com/ Sharkey

    SPOILER: There's lots of bad stuff about Wikileaks and Anonymous in there too.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/30500320@N06/ DerrickWildcat

    I feel a little famous just for knowing this.
    Thank you.

  • FNMA

    Shameless self-promotion alert: My new book just arrived. I'll pimp it later. One blurber called me "a twisted bastard with a heart of gold."
    What's this "heart of gold" shit?

  • DahBoner

    But does he wear a pork pie hat and have a big siren?

    And I can't afford a coffee table to put his book on.

    Will a plastic milk crate stolen from behind the Piggly Wiggly do?

    • Barrelhse

      Next to the toilet would be appropriate.

  • OccupyFnChicken

    "Book"?

  • Wonderthing

    Am I in it? I cain't write for shit.

  • Billmatic

    Well lah dee dah. Typical egghead liberal always talking down to people and writing words to read.

    I don't need that shit in MY America.

  • politics_nerd

    Wall Balls.

  • http://www.monsejourlinguistique.com/ kezliura1

    You mean he surfed the web for a few weeks and wrote a book about it???