Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Wikipedia Courtesy of Michael Scott...

I have recently started watching The Office. Since we don't have cable, I tend to be behind on shows because I only watch them once my sister-in-law buys the seasons on DVD and allows me to mooch from her.

Yesterday, I encountered what might be the funniest Michael Scott quote, IMHO. It might not be quite as funny to the rest of the world, but to me, a grad student who works with first year undergrad students, it is quite funny.

"Wikipedia is the best thing ever. Anyone in the world can write anything they want about any subject, so you know you are getting the best possible information".
- The Office, Season Three, The Negotiation.

(source)

Thank you, Michael Scott. I guess this just teaches me that I need to go easy on my students when they make a case for why they used Wikipedia as an academic source.

11 comments:

...Mrs. Southern Bride... said...

HAHA, love it!

Brittany Ann said...

Wikipedia = Bane of My Existence. I hate it too when I taught first-year undergrads! It's funnier now that I work with high schoolers though! I need to log this and use it in a lesson on good research!

New England Girl said...

hahaha... Great quote!! :)

Holly said...

We love The Office! Google SNL's sketch of the Japanese 'The Office' (did that make sense?). Really funny.

Meg said...

ahahahah... I LOVE this. So hilarious. I haven't watched much of The Office, but I love it whenever I get a chance and I always end up laughing my head off! ;)

Finding Home said...

Seriously, that is like the best show ever. I roll on the floor laughing when I watch it. And that's no joke.

Taryn said...

My brother in law truly believes that wiki is a very accurate source of information. More accurate than the published word. I agree with him on principle, but when it comes down to it- I just don't trust wiki as a academic source.

(but the office is amazing.)

Lucky in Love said...

I loved that one too :) Classic....

Elizabeth said...

So funny - I love the office. My favorite was when he said, "You go into Burlington Coat Factory with $800 you are literally a king."

Emily said...

The Office is our favorite show! Michael Scott is hilarious... but I love Dwight and Jim going at it.

Snow White said...

That is wonderful! We get that ALL the time from the undergrads ;)