The wikiHow Guide to Stopping a Wedding
Wednesday, May 07, 2014 - 10:08 AM
wikiHow (lowercase 'w' is deliberate) wants to be the Wikipedia of how-to guides. And, as of a couple years ago, it had over 150,000 articles and north of 35 million visitors a month. But just like Wikipedia or any other wiki-based community, there will always be a problem of quality control. Take, for example, today's amazing deep internet find, the wikiHow article on how to stop a wedding.
To me, this reads as someone obviously having fun with the wikiHow how-to conventions, but it is played so straight that it's honestly kind of hard to tell. There's no subtle winks to it being a joke, and the illustrations are incredible. Here are just a couple.
If it's a joke, it's a great subversion of the culture and vocabulary of wikiHow's community. If it's not a joke, well, that is amazing on its own. Either way, it's an inspired use of wikiHow. So, now that you know the best ways to do so, get out there and stop those weddings!
(H/T Christopher Hooks)