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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 9, February 26, 2006, Article 36

ENTRIES SOUGHT FOR NUMISMATIC UNCYCLOPEDIA

Baseball fans will welcome a new book, recently published,
"Baseball Uncyclopedia" (by Michael Kun and Howard Bloom).
It depicts the best of the worst in baseball -- worst team
name, worst uniform, worst player nickname. Lots of useless,
but often humorous, information that would be intentionally
deleted from the giant legitimate Baseball Encyclopedia
(published by Macmillian). Now that's a book! It has over
2400 pages and must weigh six pounds. The Uncyclopedia is a
series of short vignettes that challenges some of the myths
of the game and offers an occasional chuckle.  I doubt it
weighs a pound.

Well if baseball can have a uncyclopedia, so can numismatics.
Is there a numismatic myth you would like to bust? Write it up.
Got a funny numismatic story? Send it in. Got an irrelevant or
irrational numismatic article. Don't hold back. Can you speak
satire about coins or other numismatic items. Record it for
print. Do you get all the laughs at the coin club? You should
be ashamed of yourself -- but that's exactly what we want to
put between covers (book not bed!).

Uncyclopedias are a new trend. The term was coined by Wikipedia
and is sponsored by the Uncyclopedia Foundation. If you would
like to learn more about this blunted-edge trend click on: Uncyclopedia

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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