Collin (Bobamnertiopsis) is a big nerd.
What I write aboutEdit
I tend to work on Twin Cities or Vassar College-related things. I'm a stickler for italics. I like finding or making photos/graphics for articles without them. On occasion, I'll get an article up to GA quality. I do Wikipedia because it's a lot of fun. Real-life people I know include Littlebird Photography and Absternr.
DYKs and GAsEdit
- For other non-DYK articles, see this page.
- ... that Ukranian president Viktor Yushchenko criticized the country's 2008 coal mine collapse as a failing of Ukraine's government policy?
- ... that both the 5-8 Club and Matt's Bar, two Minneapolis eateries 4.2 miles (6.8 km) apart on the same street, claim to have invented the Juicy Lucy cheeseburger?
- ... that Albert J. Hofstede was Minneapolis's first Catholic mayor?
- ... that Andrea Jenkins plans to collect up to 400 hours of transgender oral history?
- ... that Archive of Our Own hosts over two million stories and artworks by fans of media franchises?
- ... that Vassar College's Bridge for Laboratory Sciences crosses a stream?
- ... that Cloud Man told missionary Samuel Pond that he and his entire hunting party had survived being buried in snowdrifts for almost three days?
- ... that while it was ultimately built as a single U-shaped building, the initial euthenically inspired plans for Cushing House envisioned the dormitory as eight separate houses?
- ... that Cusi Cram based one of her plays on a controversy involving two lesbian mothers and the U.S. Secretary of Education that began with an episode of PBS's Postcards from Buster?
- ... that Vassar College's Davison House is named for John D. Rockefeller's mother?
- ... that six years after The Debate Society produced their first show, A Thought About Raya, they produced A Thought About Ryan?
- ... that δ34S values in certain Archean pyrites suggest that sulfate-reducing organisms were present ?
- ... that Desdamona won the Minnesota Music Award for Best Spoken Word Artist every year from 2000 to 2006, except 2001 and 2002, when nobody won?
- ... that while exploring whether a person's name affects the job they choose, Don Celender wrote to a dentist named Toothman and a rectal surgeon named Butts?
- ... that the first East Lake Community Library in Minneapolis was called a "reading factory" because it looked like a storefront?
- ... that Vassar College's Ely Hall once housed the largest collegiate swimming pool in the US?
- ... that Frankenstein, MD is PBS Digital Studios' first scripted show?
- ... that according to its creator, GISHWHES is "the ugliest acronym the world has ever seen"?
- ... that a critic of the didactic comic strip Goofus and Gallant observed that the "obnoxious" Goofus may appeal to children more than the "do-gooder" Gallant?
- ... that Minneapolis's only dedicated long form improv theater is HUGE?
- ... that although the novel on which it is based is set in North Dakota, the forthcoming film I Am Not a Serial Killer is being filmed in Minnesota?
- ... that Minneapolis hip hop duo Ill Chemistry performed live as part of a Minnesota Ballet production?
- ... that a baby in a bathtub purportedly haunts Jewett House?
- ... that John Gatins, the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter of Flight, got into scriptwriting when a fellow Vassar graduate offered him $1,000 to pen a screenplay?
- ... that both John Quincy and Andrew Johnson currently serve on the Minneapolis City Council?
- ... that children's book publisher Kane/Miller published the English language edition of Everyone Poops?
- ... that the "City of Lakes" has a ship's wheel on its flag, a sailboat in its logo, and 13 lakes of at least 5 acres (0.02 km2)?
- ... that Minneapolis–Saint Paul's Metro system (train pictured) provided 23 million rides across its 37 light rail stations in 2016?
- ... that performances at the Minnesota Fringe Festival have taken place in a loading dock, a bedroom, a bathroom, and a moving car?
- ... that the journal Minnesota History covers topics ranging from the Dakota War of 1862 and cholera in the state to root beer stands of the Midwest?
- ... that despite Frederick Law Olmsted's wishes, Francis Allen had Vassar College's Lathrop House built directly north of Strong House?
- ... that Henry Wadsworth Longfellow never lived in Minneapolis's Longfellow House, a two-thirds scale model of his house built by an admirer of his work?
- ... that it was rumored that some seals escaped Minneapolis's Longfellow Zoological Gardens into nearby Minnehaha Creek?
- ... that Kirkus Reviews wrote that the plot and tone of the 1998 young adult novel Love Among the Walnuts were akin to those of a Preston Sturges or Frank Capra film?
- ... that it's possible to receive a wireless internet signal almost anywhere in Minneapolis, except on the city's numerous lakes?
- ... that Mr. Burns, a Post-Electric Play retells an episode of The Simpsons that parodies a movie which is a remake of another movie which is based on a book?
- ... that the creation of napkin holders has been a project featured in Popular Science and Popular Mechanics?
- ... that an organization to help young African American men avoid gangs and prison was co-founded by law professor Nekima Levy-Pounds?
- ...that the Nokomis Community Library, named for Nokomis in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's The Song of Hiawatha, is the only library in the Minneapolis Public Library System to be named for a fictional character?
- ... that an April Fool's Day "news story" which suggested that bull sharks had been found in Minneapolis's Minnehaha Creek drew almost 1,000 hits a day to the Nokomis East Neighborhood Association's website?
- ... that the Philaletheis Society was Vassar College's first student organization?
- ... that award-winning Broadway shows Hamilton, Bright Star, and The Humans were workshopped at the Powerhouse Theater?
- ... that Prof and Rahzwell performed a regular "drunk show" in which they would only begin rapping once Rahzwell threw up?
- ... that "you half expect to find the leaders of the Evil Empire ... plotting the demise of Luke Skywalker" in the Rarig Center?
- ... that Raspberry Island on the Mississippi River is the last true island in Saint Paul, Minnesota?
- ... that headlines on Reductress have included "We're Piercing My Baby's Tongue" and "How To Friendzone Ethan While He's Still Inside You"?
- ... that construction of the Riverview Theater marked the beginning of a "theater-building orgy" in Minneapolis?
- ... that Minneapolis businessman Robert "Fish" Jones drove Ulysses Grant and William T. Sherman down Nicollet Avenue in downtown Minneapolis on their post-war tours?
- ... that during World War II, the Roosevelt Community Library in Minneapolis held storytimes for children, partly to help reduce juvenile delinquency in the Standish neighborhood?
- ... that although the Seeley G. Mudd Chemistry Building is Vassar College's youngest completed academic building, it is slated for demolition in 2016?
- ... that the STELLA programming language has been used to model Prince Hamlet's thirst for revenge in Shakespeare's Hamlet?
- ... that "The Student", one of Anton Chekhov's shortest stories, was also his favorite?
- ... that the Students' Building at Vassar College is modeled after a church attended by George Washington?
- .. that the producers of the horror podcast Tanis have never confirmed whether the show is fictitious?
- ... that artists are not charged to produce work at the Off-Off-Broadway theater The Tank?
- ... that Tapestry Folkdance Center's permanent home was discovered on a bike ride?
- ... that prior to opening Trylon Microcinema, Take-Up Productions' first film screening was projected against a white brick wall behind a coffee shop?
- ... that the publisher of the first picture book with lesbian characters wanted to change the names of Megan and Shannon, lest readers believe that "only women with Irish heritage were lesbians"?
- ... that widgiemoolthalite, which is composed in part of nickel, was first described by a man named Nickel?
- ... that a short story about a child raised without a gender served as an inspiration for a 1975 scientific experiment?
Here's a list of articles that I've helped make DYK-eligible.
- A Bayou Legend, with Ecoleetage, on DYK 16 May 2008.
- Al-Mufti House, with Ldud, on DYK 18 May 2008.
- Circus Juventas Promoted to GA on October 4, 2014.
- Dead Plane, with EnjoiNico on DYK 7 Jun. 2008.
- Evony, on DYK 27 Jul. 2009.
- LP III, on DYK 5 Apr. 2009.
- Mango House, with Ldud, on DYK 14 May 2008.
- Milwaukee Avenue Historic District, with Elkman, on DYK 8 Apr. 2008. Promoted, with my help, to GA status 16 Jun. 2008.
- Municipality of Salt, with Ldud, on DYK 16 May 2008.
- Verna Arvey, with Ecoleetage, on DYK 17 May 2008.
These articles I plan to start although please do not hesitate to start them before me. I would love that.
- Minnesota Fringe Festival
- Minneapolis mayoral election, 2013
- Wenonah, Minneapolis
- 46th Street (Metro Transit station)
- Vassar College
|The DYK Medal|
|For helping to make the DYK section a truly wonderful experience, and for encouraging WP editors in their efforts. Ecoleetage (talk) 23:31, 18 May 2008 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|To Bobamnertiopsis, for outstanding main page preparation, comments, oversight and editing Minneapolis, Minnesota. Happy 150th anniversary of the city becoming a town. -SusanLesch (talk) 18:54, 29 July 2008 (UTC)|
|The Original Barnstar|
|For working diligently to assess Minnesota-related articles--Appraiser (talk) 12:53, 4 June 2008 (UTC)|
|The Good Article Barnstar|
|For your contributions to bring Nokomis Community Library to Good Article status. I particularly appreciate your bringing it to such high quality before nominating that almost no work remained to be done. Keep up the good work! -- Khazar2 (talk) 00:52, 18 November 2013 (UTC)|
|The Million Award|
|For your contributions to bring Random Access Memories (estimated annual readership: 2,739,940) to Good Article status, I hereby present you the Million Award. Congratulations on this rare accomplishment, and thanks for all you do for Wikipedia's readers. – Quadell (talk) 16:33, 16 December 2013 (UTC)|
|The Editor's Barnstar|
|Congratulations on Cushing House achieving Good Article status! It turned out extremely well, and I wanted to personally thank you for being so thorough and open to discussion through the nomination process. You have some top notch work and I would happily review any article you nominate or assist with anything else that I can. Good work! -- ТимофейЛееСуда. 21:25, 22 January 2014 (UTC)|
|The Reviewer Barnstar|
|Thank you for your thorough review of Benjamín Galván Gómez! Your work is greatly appreciated. ComputerJA (☎ • ✎) 23:46, 28 October 2014 (UTC)|
|The Special Barnstar|
|Thanks for passing Puella Magi Madoka Magica for GA! As one of my favorite anime of all time, seeing its article as one of the best articles the WikiProject has to offer is a great achievement.
By the way, as my way of saying thanks, I'm encouraging you to take a look at my active peer review, Wikipedia:Peer review/Mami Kawada/archive3. I'm looking for more comments for said peer review, as I'm planning to send the said article to a GAN as well.
Finally, the backlog at the WikiProject's GAN list is quite long. It would be nice if you could take a look at some of them as well.
|The Citation Barnstar|
|For Children's Literature and Novels, there are very few of us who do the deep research needed to keep the articles from being WP:ALLPLOT. Thank you so much for rescuing Love Among the Walnuts and I hope that you keep writing in this subject area! Sadads (talk) 12:38, 2 July 2016 (UTC)|
|The 50 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal|
|Congratulations on the more than 50 articles you have created or expanded for DYK! Your efforts to improve the encyclopedia and the DYK project are greatly appreciated. Yoninah (talk) 23:04, 8 October 2016 (UTC)|