I love that there's a detailed article about the Fluffernutter on Wikipedia. I love even more that I wrote most of it. But what I love most of all is coming back to it after years away and seeing a bunch of little improvements, like a picture with the caption, "An open-faced variation of the fluffernutter sandwich using a rice cracker in place of sliced bread." Neat! And who knew Oct. 8 was National Fluffernutter Day? Wow!
What I don't like is coming back to find the "In culture" section stuffed with weird little tidbits, like that one time The Simpsons mentioned the Fluffernutter... exactly once... ten years ago. Wikipedia is a beautiful place where weirdos like me can indulge our passions and work together to preserve our culture—every quirky bit of it. But as much as that Fluffernutter article reveals what I love about Wikipedia, it reveals in equal measure what I hate about it.
Is this our culture now? Minutia about a super sugary, corporate sandwich? An anonymous editor on the article's talk page wrote, "Americans. Such a vile thing could only have come from our American brethren," but let's face it. Disneyfication has gone global. I wish some things were sacred—off limits from being turned into an advertising jingle or a Family Guy gag. Most of all I wish Wikipedians, including me, didn't slavishly lap all that up, spew it onto Wikipedia and call it culture.
I've been doing some work on Dr. Seuss articles lately, and I've decided it's a good idea to have a centralized place for the related references I've found myself returning to frequently. I'd like to eventually create a couple of userspace articles that provide more in-depth help with writing Dr. Seuss-related articles for the general Wikipedia public, but I doubt they'd get much use, so why bother? Anyhoo, below you'll find a good chunk of the important works about Dr. Seuss.
Cott, Jonathan (1983). "The Good Dr. Seuss". In Fensch, Thomas. Of Sneetches and Whos and the Good Dr. Seuss: Essays on the Writings and Life of Theodor Geisel. McFarland & Company. pp. 99–123. ISBN0-7864-0388-8.
Kahn, E.J. (17 December 1960). "Children's Friend". In Fensch, Thomas. Of Sneetches and Whos and the Good Dr. Seuss: Essays on the Writings and Life of Theodor Geisel. McFarland & Company. pp. 15–35. ISBN0-7864-0388-8.
For your copyediting efforts during the May 2010 Guild of Copy Editors Backlog Elimination Drive, editing 24 articles with a combined total of 48,036 words, I hereby declare Bobnorwal to be a member of the Order of the Superior Scribe of Wikipedia. Congratulations and thank you for all your hard work! --DiannaaTALK 03:46, 10 June 2010 (UTC)
This Clean-up Barnstar is awarded to Bobnorwal for copy editing articles totalling 12,895 words during the March GOCE backlog elimination drive. Thanks for your efforts! Diannaa(Talk) 04:40, 3 April 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for getting started on the copyedit at Squab - I hope that things have eased up for you. Malkinann (talk) 05:05, 21 July 2011 (UTC)
Thanks for all the work you did in making Mind Over Murder a certified "Good Article"! Your work is much appreciated. (Pictured: a basement bar. Piano-playing housewife not included.)
In the spirit of celebration, you may wish to review one of the Good Article nominees that someone else nominated, as there is currently a backlog, and any help is appreciated. All the best, – Quadell(talk)
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