The Bonkers Beef Of The 'Boyz-n-the-Hood' Wikipedia Page
To say the Internet is full of weird places is kind of like saying your local craft brewery is full of bearded douchebags: That's what it's for. There are at least two people, at this very moment, debating the sexual orientation of a cartoon pony. But one of the most delightful hidden corners of the Internet is the revision history of the Wikipedia page for the song "Boyz-n-the-Hood." Everyone involved is terrible in the most entertaining way. It is, as you might imagine, more profane than most Wikipedia revision histories:
And it's a constant battle between regular fans and the kind of stuffy person who generally edits Wikipedia pages:
But the real fun starts in August 2010, when an anonymous user adds a plot synopsis of the song that's over 6,000 words long. Its content isn't important. It starts "In the prelude, Dr. Dre discusses a musical piece composed by Eazy E and recalls that some of their mutual acquaintances initially questioned its artistic viability," and just continues like that for several thousand words. Haha, so hilarious to rephrase a rap song in the biggest words possible. But those stuffy Wikipedia editors lost their shit, inadvertently creating a dedicated band of devotees to The Excessively Detailed Plot Synopsis of "Boyz-n-the-Hood" who keep putting it back up every time they take it down.
This went on. For. Years.
Currently, they seem to have reached the uneasy compromise of an only slightly excessively detailed plot synopsis, every sentence of which is passive-aggressively punctuated by the citation of the same page of the same book.
But they're just lying in wait until Graham87 gets distracted. Like all of us, he's probably found himself with even more time on his hands these days. As the Knights of the El Camino no doubt watch from their post outside his office, he scrolls endlessly, guarding over his sacred repository of rap facts. But one day, he's going to slip. Then, they make their move.
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