I have been doing some sifting through some old posts from before my time, as we prepare for what I now think of as Project Rufus. I came upon this post from Erik on Conservapedia, of which I don’t remember ever having heard. Erik wondered back in ’09 if anything would ever top this site in terms of unintended self-parody.
I clicked to look at the site and found that the answer to that question is yes; the 2011 Conservapedia puts the 2009 version to shame. Here is the front page article, which is about a high-end men’s hygiene product line. I wouldn’t bother bringing it up, but it is almost too Colbert-like to be sincere.
Which makes me wonder, is this site actually a satire/prank that Erik fell for back in the day? I think that it must be. Does anyone know?
From today’s front page: