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Friday Random 10: Conservapedia Edition
This Friday's Random Ten is brought to you by the Random Feature on Conservapedia, the internets encyclopedia version of Fox News. They report. We deride.

1. Tiberius:
"When Jesus asked for a coin and asked whose face was on it, it would have been the face of Tiberius that was seen (unless it was an old coin)."
I love that parenthetical, and the assumption that you know the story of Jesus asking for a coin, even without the "render unto Caesar that which is Caesar's..." that is the famous part of that parable.

2. P.J. O'Rourke
Full Entry:
"P.J. O'Rourke is a conservative libertarian American humorist. As well working as a staff reporter for Rolling Stone magazine and editing the National Lampoon, O'Rourke has published many of his own books including Republican Party Reptile, All the Trouble in the World, Peace Kills and Eat the Rich."
Pitiful article, but I love the idea that O'Rouke has self-published all of these books, as if P.J. O'Rourke was also cranking the press out ala Thomas Paine.
3. Jeroboam II:
"He was the definitive instrument of God's deliverance of [The Northern Kingdom of Israel] from Syrian harassment..."
Special attention is paid to the five prophets that were preaching during his reign. Archaeological evidence doubting his existence is mentioned but glossed over.
4. Stratosphere.
Full Entry:
"The region of the atmosphere that spans altitudes of 4 to 30 miles,[1] or more narrowly from 8 to 12 miles in altitude."
No reasons for this massive variation are explained.

5. Mary Baker Eddy:
Full Entry:
"Mary Baker Eddy was the founder of Christian Science and the author of its core work, Science and Health, With Key to the Scriptures."
No birth date or death date listed. This is in the category "Women."

6. The Word.
Full Entry:
"The Word (or God's Word) (for American Christians) usually refers to "the Word of God", particularly the Bible or the New Testament."
No disambiguation page is provided for the Beatles awesome song "The Word," off of Rubber Soul.
7. Fat.
Full Entry:
"Fat is a lay term used to describe a variety of organic compounds that help to make up the composition of organisms. In sciences, fats are usually referred to as lipids. People who are excessively fat suffer from obesity."
No mention of the rise in obesity in their fellow churchgoers.

8. House of Stuart:
Hey! That's my ancestors! Still, the page needs links. They list members of the House of Stuart, with dates (though, oddly enough, Oliver Cromwell is listed as a member of the House of Stuart, with no mention of his having had a member of the House of Stuart executed. And no links to anyone else, to find this out for yourself.

9. Personal Attack.
Full Entry:
"A personal attack is an insult directed at a specific person. The term personal attack is usually used to describe an irrelevant personal attack, i.e. an attack directed at one person but used against a group to which they belong."
How appropriate.

10. Tom Cruise.
Full Entry:
"Tom Cruise (b. 1962) is a Hollywood actor who has appeared in a number of films. He was in the movie Rain Man. He is known for his support of Scientology and criticism of psychiatry."
Seriously, that's the full entry. That's all Conservapedia knows about Tom Cruise: Rain Man and Scientology.

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