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contributions 2006–15[edit]

things I expanded · Auguste Rodin (GA) · Ulysses (poem) (FA) · Caspar David Friedrich (FA) · The Elephant Celebes · Ota Benga · William James Sidis · George Ault

things I started · "In Praise of Limestone" (GA) · The Nightmare (GA) [the first two sentences of which feature as the second search result when Gillian Anderson searched for "Fuseli" on The Fall so it's a pretty fucking famous article; also note, later in the same episode, she says "Rigor Mortis has passed"—egads!] · The Artist in His Museum · The Heart of the Andes · Bach: The Goldberg Variations · Jack Miner · Solitude Trilogy · Alfred Waud · Alexander Gardner (photographer) · Ex-Voto de 1662 · "Tears, Idle Tears" · Soyez amoureuses vous serez heureuses · Pilgrimage to the Fountain of San Isidro · Encyclopedic novel · Luncheon in the Studio · List of paintings by Édouard Manet · In the Conservatory · Hans Acker · George Edward Bonsor Saint Martin · List of works by Diego Velázquez · Saint Luke Drawing the Virgin · The Return of the Prodigal Son (Rembrandt) · Gustave Geffroy · The Trouble with Normal (album) · Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws · Carlo Naya · Breezing Up (A Fair Wind) · The Titan's Goblet · Equestrian Portrait of Charles V · Skagen Painters · Christiane Pflug · Charlotte Schreiber · List of Francisco Goya's tapestry cartoons · The Flight into Egypt (Elsheimer) · Portrait of a man in red chalk (Leonardo) · Asensio Juliá · The Burial of the Sardine · Women in the Garden · Augustin Hirschvogel · Albinism in birds · Leo Alexander · Dard Hunter · Charles Piper · Ralston Crawford, Category:Precisionism · Striped Skunk · James Wordie · The Chess Players (painting) · Olive Sparrow · Les Grandes Misères de la guerre · Pellet (ornithology) · Canadian Museum for Human Rights · St. Jerome in His Study (Dürer) · Self-Portrait (Dürer) · Adam and Eve (Dürer) · Eve, the Serpent and Death · Study (Flandrin) · Black-crested Titmouse · Noel Mewton-Wood · H. W. Janson · Álvaro Pombo · National Palace (Mexico) (machine trans.) · Ogden Rood · Georg Friedrich Kersting · Joseph Anton Koch · Georges Colomb · Agostino Busti · Konzerthaus Berlin · Office of the Commissioner of Official Languages, Category:Bilingualism in Canada · Nicolas-Germain Léonard · Staffage · Costillares · Commissure · Johann Michael Sattler · Johann Andreas Streicher · Johann Baptist Streicher · Conrad Graf · Kosmos (Humboldt) · The Two Voices · Dying Slave · Topographical poem · Le Petit Français illustré · Horae Canonicae · Philebus · Siegfried Reisseck · Adolf Dauthage · Antarctic Prion · Quantum biology · Professional mourning · Codex on the Flight of Birds // Copy 'n' formats: Fénéon Prize (fr:) · List of French painters (fr:) · List of French engravers (fr:) · Thomas Waterman Wood (PD text)

some people asked me to do some copyediting · Linezolid with user:Fvasconcellos · Symphony No. 3 (Górecki) with Ceoil · Triptych, May–June 1973 with Ceoil · Ine of Wessex with Mike Christie · Inaugural games of the Flavian Amphitheatre with Yomangani · Swedish emigration to the United States with Bishonen · Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion with Ceoil

poetry and wordplay[edit]

On the occasion of Awadewit offering to watch Ulysses (poem) for vandalism when it appeared on the main page (January 1, 2008).
[I'm watching you, Ulysses... Awadewit | talk 17:03, 25 December 2007 (UTC)]

It greatly buoys my spirits to behold
my name in such good stead upon the day
of my allotted glory—likewise ere
the cheerful clime that rings in our new year.

She is the muse, the one who speaks on high;[1]
our sister lost one man who once was nigh.
Small comfort would be found upon return
to ravaged prose or gleams in some fund's eye.

Ring Out, Wild Bells! Ring out green and vengeful
edits! Ring Out Rigors and reversions
which feed no fire but make our hearthstones cold!
Last, ring in souls like Awadewit, with
a promise and a resolution forged
in time and aiming true; had we not set
to sail once more, we'd stay at port with you.

Ulysses 05:38, 26 December 2007 (UTC)

On the occasion of Outriggr's existential crisis, provoked by Ceoil (as usual).

"Who has caused a fuss?",
Asked Owl. He looked all six ways
And swooped down on you. Gravediggr (talk) 06:11, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

"Will I turn to dust?",
Asked Mite. She would count the days
And ponder what was few. Ear Mite (talk) 06:42, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

"Man toys with my lust,"
Said Rat. "Trapped inside this maze,
There's not a thing to chew." Whiskeydog (talk) 06:35, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

"Wherefore do I trust?"
Asked Hen. "All these chicks I raise,
Then say goodbye, I do." Isolation booth (talk) 06:49, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

"Each does what he must,"
Said Skunk. No one did he praise;
And to the night, withdrew. DOGRIGGR (deflea) 06:24, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

Your thoughts are with Me,
Said God. If each of you prays...
If poems ended true.

Godriggr (talk) 07:03, 14 June 2009 (UTC)

On the occasion of William Shakespeare's featured article candidacy by a group including user:qp10qp.

   Shall I compare thee to a Featured A?
      Thou art as lengthy and as templated:
   Tough dogs may shake the yearling candidate,
      Yet Shakespeare's leash shan't be so fated:[2]
   Sometime too hot the eye of critique shines,
      And often the star's gold complexion dimm'd;
   And every FA from FA[3] sometime declines,
      By chance, or Marskell's[4] changing course, untrimm'd;
   But thy eternal "feature" shall not fade,
      Nor lose possession of that fair thou owest;
   Nor shall Raul[5] brag thou wander'st in his shade,
      When in the outside light thou growest;
   So long as netheads click, or GNU can see,
      So long lives this, and gives life to qp10qp.

   –Outriggr § 06:28, 9 August 2007 (UTC)

On the occasion of Auguste Rodin having Black Sabbath-related trivia added to it and user:Awadewit removing it, which produced a follow-up question from the trivia adder.

To keep Rodin a sculpture is an art;
prevail upon the busy. We are told
that if you want a task done right, you ask,
abashed, the one with too much on her plate.
Awadewit, at what the price? If these
unpolished lines of poetry upon
your page, perchance, could pass for pennies or
for pence, we'd still be less in elegance.

(Those femmes, who came and went, chose not to speak
augustly of Auguste, our French sculpteur
their hero was Italiano, their
faint music never heard at Sabbath heure.)

Ulysses 03:47, 13 January 2008 (UTC)

On the occasion of user:JayHenry's successful featured article nomination of Panic of 1907.

To J—H——

While the market may have fallen
yet another ten percent,
your Panic of Oh-Seven
has become the main event.

Would that prose could pay down debt,
and add liquidity!—
Could prop up falling prices
and recharge the S&P.

Were this the case, I'd send you off
post-haste to rake the muck;
but false prophets print reports
at length and pray at night to Luck.

Though be the wallet far from swelling,
some tall tales are ripe for telling;
what is missing ain't the selling,
it's The Panic of Oh-Eight.

Whiskeydog (talk) (October 2008)

On the Gadsby_(book) talk-page discussion regarding whether a lipogram should be used to write the article.


Very clever, JerseyHenry [1]—here, ye expressed deft effect by eschewed "e"s! 'Twere me... well, gentle creet'r... then every element be elected less freely yet. (Outriggr started it.) Whiskeydog (talk) 03:36, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Oh wow! Good job, goofy, forlorn dog of nonstop odors. Who knows how to post blocks of odd words for so long? How to top? To lob[6] off non-O's--to forgo most common words to do so. Ok, so who's cool now? --User:JayHenry (talk) 04:51, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

On the occasion of modern art criticism on the talk page of Three Studies for Figures at the Base of a Crucifixion, a featured article.

TheJudge310, I represent a consortium of art buyers and sellers (Vandalay's Art Industries) willing to apprentice you in the techniques of splashing oil on canvas. Your backstory will be as follows: "I was approached by a consortium of art buyers and sellers on Wikipedia who noticed my ability to keenly critique art I'd only ever viewed in a 300-pixel by 300-pixel format on a computer screen. We went down to Home Depot, bought some NHL Team Colors paint, and the next thing you know, I had developed synesthesia. The colors of the Mighty Ducks became to me the pizzicatos of a Schubert bassoon sonata and the triumphant buglings of an elephant-hippopotamus cross rolling in a Kalahari Hilton mudbath. All of this is expressed in my first work, Sailing the Seas of Cheese. They told me I would do for the Gothic vegan market what Thomas Kinkade had done for God." –Outriggr § 04:02, 10 August 2007 (UTC)

RiggrReader's Guide[edit]

  1. ^ "On high", literally—higher up on the page; and figuratively. "The one" is ambiguous: there are no others? Or she is simply being pointed to? We can't know.
  2. ^ These two lines are unfortunate.
  3. ^ Said as a syllable for meter, please!
  4. ^ Marskell is/was one of the main administrators of the "Featured Article Review" forum, where an article may be "defeatured".
  5. ^ Raul654 is/was the overlord of featured article candidate administration.
  6. ^ sic? "lop"?


CopyeditorStar7.PNG The Copyeditor's Barnstar
For your sterling work on Linezolid. User:Fvasconcellos  (t·c) 16:29, 25 July 2009 (UTC)
Barnstar of High Culture.png The Barnstar of High Culture
For all your good work in the arts. It's been a pleasure to see your contributions, and to work on some of the same articles. Cheers, User:JNW (talk) 15:32, 30 March 2008 (UTC)
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User:Outriggr has been identified as an Awesome Wikipedian,
and therefore, I've officially declared today as Outriggr's day!
For being such a beautiful person and great Wikipedian,
enjoy being the Star of the day, dear Outriggr!


A record of your Day will always be kept here.