This morning I wrote on Twitter:

To which Greg Pak created the following hashtag:

Aaaaaand then we were off to the races. A curated selection of #UnFactCheckedScalzi tweets:

These all seem reasonable. This one, however:

Well. That’s just nonsense.

54 Comments on “#UnFactCheckedScalzi”

  1. Hmm, marzipan? That explains the main alien character in Agent To The Stars. Based on reality no doubt.

  2. Reading these gives a better start to the day than a balanced breakfast.

  3. timeliebe – Central NY – Dreaded Spouse-Creature to bestselling fantasy author Tamora Pierce (SONG OF THE LIONESS, THE CIRCLE OPENS, BEKA COOPER: A TORTALL LEGEND series), a co-author of TORTALL: A SPY'S GUIDE, Co-author with Tamora Pierce of Marvel's WHITE TIGER: A HERO'S OBSESSION for Marvel Comics. Contributing Editor for VIDEO Magazine during the 1990s, Columnist for C/Net 1999 - 2002.

    What, nobody’s suggested yet that your tears can cure cancer – too bad you have never cried?

    Guess Chuck Norris still has that on you….

  4. Lots of belly laughs reading this over breakfast on Twitter this morning. Fortunately, I didn’t spit up any oatmeal.

  5. I’ve already thanked you on Twitter, but I also wanted to thank you here, John. Thank you for signed hardcover copy #608/1000 of The Mallet.

    I’m already at page 153, and loving it. :)

  6. So my husband comes in and says, there’s this whole Twitter thing today of silly unfactchecked Scalzi facts. I said, oh he probably started that himself. Does that count as an unfactchecked Scalzi fact? Or is it only on Twitter?

  7. I think Kowal is on to something. Why do you really NEED a lawn bigger than most city blocks? And why else would you be willing to maintain it?

  8. Ellen, there’s a law in Ohio that any property transactions outside of municipal boundaries must occur in five acre increments.

  9. I think you should really deal with that Basta guy. Defamation like that could be damaging and, you know, might be actionable.

  10. Anton Strout: “The @scalzi is the heat unit used to measure the exact burning temperature of the unchecked internet troll #unfactcheckedscalzi”

    The actual value of this unit desperately needs to be fact-checked. Repeatedly.

    Although I was under the perhaps-mistaken impression that @scalzi is the per-square-inch impact of the Mallet of Loving Correction.

  11. Excellent! The tweet from Mary Robinette Kowal made me laugh aloud. Not that you have a ghost writer (or a ‘slew’ of dead ghost writers) or anything.

    Most fitting that Wayne Basta(“Stop”) should be the last word.

  12. Is it just me or does this strike anyone else ‘writers have jobs where they sit by themselves with no one to talk to all day long and need some kind of distraction or they will go nuts’.

    it has to get kind of lonely and isolating having a job where you are by yourself all day long.

  13. I hear he gets up to 50k visitors to his blog daily #unfactcheckedscalzi

    [Note: This is actually fact-checked and has been for years, which is something that people who accuse me of lying about this notation of mine always seem to conveniently forget everytime they bring it up, which is often, it appears. Also, Nate needs to up his game if he really wants to be a first-class troll. Sorry, Nate! Try harder! (Actually, don’t; I’ll just Mallet you) – JS]

  14. [Deleted because it’s off topic and Nate, as is common with the “he’s lying about his stats!” crowd, apparently doesn’t understand what the term “up to” means. Run along, Nate, and go be willfully obtuse elsewhere – JS]

  15. [Deleted because still off topic, and Nate still doesn’t appear to understand what “up to” means, nor does he appear to have read the actual piece which discusses the site stats. In short: Lots of stupid in a small space. Also, Nate, you’ve been told to leave the thread. Leave it – JS]

  16. [Nate, who is too stupid to take direction, and whose attempt to “factcheck” me is largely indistinguishable from my post about my site stats, is now in the moderation queue. How brave of him, however, to uncover the truth, which has been on the site for years. Go run and tell all your friends of your victory, Nate. No doubt they will be impressed – JS]

  17. Nate will take this back to RHDS’s site as a badge of honor, conveniently forgetting about the numerous times you didn’t “ban him for disagreeing with you”. But that’s what sycophants do.

  18. @ Guess:

    It strikes me as a writer’s equivalent of idle doodling — something that’s easy and fun to do as a break from the hard stuff.

  19. @ Greg Leon Guerrero Most fitting that Wayne Basta(“Stop”) should be the last word.

    Oh, but it wasn’t at all! It’s just the last one that Scalzi included in this post. The hashtag has been merrily hashing along all day, with surprisingly few repeats of the same jokes, except for the one about Reno.

    The most recent items include:

    “Every mention of @scalzi summons more churros from the deep abyss”

    “And on the first day, God said, “let there be Light.” But there wasn’t. @scalzi stole all the light bulbs.”

    “On moonless nights, @scalzi tears up the internet — no, the interSTATE — and eats the detour signs.” (This just caused Mary Robinette Kowal to get lost.)

  20. @scalzi never taped bacon to his cat, but he talked about doing it, and people talked about him talking about doing it, so now everyone believes he actually did it.

  21. You got it wrong, Greg… @scalzi once taped a stegasaurus, wrapped in bacon, to his cat! #unfactcheckedscalzi

    That was about the time tapes went out and CD’s came in.

    @scalzi never taped bacon to his cat, but he talked about doing it, and people talked about him talking about doing it, so now everyone believes he actually did it.

    There’s no proof either way because the tapes were erased…

  22. I suspect there is one dudebro sympathizer who’s gonna actually believe MRK’s — or would if she wasn’t a girl, of course.

    Also, Ghlaghghee would never stand for having a stegosaurus taped to her.

  23. Your twitter feed crashed my phone, when I tried to follow the links, so

    “Scalzi broke the internet.”

    is now my official contribution.

  24. I have unconfirmed reports that Mr. Scalzi is either a deity (called Scalzi, or Awesomeness, depending on whether one is talking about the human form or the personality/power of Mr. Scalzi) or, possibly, the character Hoid from Brandon Sanderson’s books. I’ve heard it both ways.

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