Beware of Mountain Goats

It’ll be gone soon, but Jeff Garlin and Jon Stewart are having some fun at the expense of Wikipedia. Garlin, the co-star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, encouraged Daily Show audience members to edit his Wikipedia page to report that he was killed by a mountain goat, and at last refresh, there were at least five references to Garlin’s untimely death at the claws (jaws?) of a mountain goat.

Update: I refreshed one last time before posting, and the entry has been closed off from further editing to protect against vandalism. Still, it was pretty funny.

Update 2: It’s worth checking out the history of edits to Garlin’s entry, just to see how quickly audiences reacted to Garlin’s comments, as well as how quickly Wikipedia’s editors locked down the entry to prevent further alterations.

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