June 30, 2008

The RoBeast terrorizes Wikipedia

I've been perusing Wikipedia for about an hour now looking for a page to vandalize (yes, I'm bad to the bone). I'm basically just looking for a really boring page that hasn't been updated in a long time so I can throw a funny word or two into a paragraph that won't be malicious or slanderous, and more importantly, won't be noticed or fixed right away. Ok, I know vandalism is inherently malicious, but I'm just doing it for the lulz. If you want to argue morals with me, go right ahead. I'm that bored.

Anywhooooo, I ended up in the zoology department clicking around until I landed on the Notochord page. I considering hitting that page, but when I checked the history tab first and noticed some recent activity, I decided to pass. Some dorkus probably has it on their watchlist or something. I figured while I was there, I may as well scroll through the page and learn what a notochord is. Then I discovered some funny text on the bottom:

The notochord secretes a protein called sonic hedgehog homolog (SHH), a key morphogen regulating organogenesis and having a critical role in signaling the development of motoneurons[1]. The secretion of SHH by the notochord establishes the ventral pole of the dorsal-ventral axis in the developing embryo.

Did someone beat me to the vandalism?

Actually, no. Sonic Hedgehog Homolog is real. And boy, did I learn my lesson. I tried to take a short cut and be a 2-bit anonymous vandal, when I could have just studied biology in college and went to years and years of grad school to discover something unique and give a silly name - THE HONEST WAY!

Ah, fuck it, I'll take the warp zone.

I'm sure Mr. Cuomo would consider this a compliment.

I'm so immature, but I just can't help myself.



Rachel said...

I can only imagine this was partially inspired by our trip to the boardwalk this weekend. For the record, the Ro-Beast whipped my ass in pinball, Police Trainer and Super Mario Bros. Despite having to play Luigi.

Jay Amabile said...

super mario cuomo lol