Tuesday, April 04, 2006

i was minding my own business at work today and then suddenly: immortal!

Through the beneficence of persons unknown, I am now so blessed as to have my very own Wikipedia entry. Being Wikipedia, it may be anonymously revised by anyone. Quoth the raven, "Bring it on."

Note: The current Wikipedia text contains an error, saying I've had employment or attendance at three Big Ten schools when the count is really four (I've been employed and in residence three different summers at the University of Michigan). Can someone fix this? I refuse to touch my own entry, as that seems ridiculously tacky.

27 comments:

Tonya said...

I was thinking about editing the entry to add information about our fake wedding but . . . well . . . you neglected to celebrate our fake anniversary.

So, never mind.

Anonymous said...

It's not nearly as comprehensive as: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mathieu_Deflem

eszter said...

Just wait until someone comes around to claim that you're simply not important enough for a Wikipedia entry and argues deletion. See this post on Wikipedia and sausages including the comments. It was really interesting to learn that there is some serious hostility among some Wikipedia contributors toward bloggers.

jeremy said...

If I am deleted from Wikipedia for not being notable enough, it would be a blow from which I might never recover.

Deflem does have a lengthy entry, but then again he has a "Save Sociology" website.

Anonymous said...

do people put Wikipedia entries on their CVs?

Anonymous said...

Well, I just checked it out. 'Freese' got me nothing but a couple of other Freeses -- but 'Jeremy Freese' did (-- like 'Mickey Mouse'?).

The opening frivolity sets you up as a clown. Maybe you have prankish friends who love to ridicule you. But obviously you don't mind that a bit.

(You didn't put it in there yourself!?)

carly said...

I showed Rich your wikipedia and he was convinced you had written it yourself.

I believe you, though.

jeremy said...

I have neither written nor edited any of the text for my Wikipedia entry. If I had written it myself, I would have been more extravagant.

Yes, the entry introduces some frivolity and, no, I do not mind it at all. It's a Wikipedia entry about myself, and only in certain domains do I take myself very seriously (Wikipedia not being one of them).

Jude said...

I think someone here takes Wikipedia way too seriously.

Of course, the possibility exists that the anonymous person who is so critical of the frivolity in your Wikipedia entry is simply jealous.

captain crab said...

Knowing the rest of your family, I had thoughts of adding a thing or two to your Wikipedia entry, but having never met you, decided against it.
Lucky you!!!

Anonymous said...

Better brace yourself, because I'm afraid that entry is going to get edited at least for style and probably also for content.

Anonymous said...

Jude doesn't know the commenter IS in Wikipedia!

JF may've been entered on April 1st. Tonya's anniversary gift? Lovely.

shakha said...
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shakha said...

LOL! Yet it doesn't seem ridiculously tacky to you to bully your faithful readers into making a Wikipedia entry on you?

jeremy said...

Bullying? What bullying? This is a strange definition of bullying. Almost as strange as the way the word "coerce" is used in the ASA code of ethics, in which offering very high amounts of monetary compensation for participating in research is called coercion.

Rhymes With Scrabble said...
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Rhymes With Scrabble said...

shakha: I think his behavior is better described as "wheedling."

Personally, I like gifts, but I wouldn't turn up my nose at a wikipedia entry or anything...

astrid jane said...

Somehow this whole business makes me throw up in my mouth just a little.

jeremy said...

I know, and yet, I wouldn't mind if someone amended my entry to note that my last name rhymes with niece, not knees. Perhaps that will make jab actually full-blown hurl instead of just daintily pseudovomit.

Kieran said...

So your name is pronounced "Neice Freese"?

Kieran said...

Ah crap, you said "last name", so that previous comment is not even remotely funny. Gaah. How lame.

jeremy said...

(Kieran's Wikipedia entry, it should be noted, makes reference to how funny he is. [He is, to be sure, funny.])

astrid jane said...

HUAAALPP, maybe you, Kieren, and whoever posted that Wikipedia entry should just get a room...the kind with a heart shaped tub. That way you can make sweet, slow, blog-love to one another all night long. Dudes, I just paid 15 bucks for a cheeseburger and margarita at the local Red Robin's for dinner, and I'd very much like to hold onto 'em if possible

jeremy said...

jab: Behave! And, I miss Red Robin, except it's one of the restaurants I blame for The Great Weight Gain of 2003.

Ann Althouse said...

Wow, that's one of the only amusingly written entries I've ever seen in Wikipedia. There's usually this Wikipedia style that's clear but remorselessly straightforward. Or -- as has happened to me -- some ridiculous enemy comes in and turns your bio into the story of his dispute with you.

I love the Manson Family Farm crack. Very nice!

jeremy said...

Yes, who knows what anonymous benefactor I have to thank for it.

astrid jane said...

Sorry about that Jeremy. Better make that a room for four. How many people can one of those heart shaped tubs accomodate anyway?