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And the earth is flat too.

August 15, 2006 By: bio Category: General

In a recient poll published on Science.com shows just where your country stands on evolution… well, it does if your contry was one of the 34 polled.

Yay, USA… you came in 33rd out of 34. This left the country of Turkey with the title of “Most Scientifically Ignorant Country of those polled” (I know the religous right is pissed over this… they wanted that title!).

America... superpower and second to last on the list.  Dumbass!

“American Protestantism is more fundamentalist than anybody except perhaps the Islamic fundamentalists, which is why Turkey and we are so close,” said study co-author Jon Miller of Michigan State University.

I think there’s a better explanation for this sad, backwater showing of our science knowledge:

A country of dumbasses

Adults in each country were asked whether they thought the statement, “Human beings, as we know them, developed from earlier species of animals,” was true or false, or if they were unsure.

The study found that over the past 20 years:

  • The percentage of U.S. adults who accept evolution declined from 45 to 40 percent.
  • The percentage overtly rejecting evolution also declined, from 48 to 39 percent.
  • And the percentage of adults who were unsure increased, from 7 to 21 percent.

Of the other countries surveyed, only Turkey ranked lower, with about 25 percent of the population accepting evolution and 75 percent rejecting it.

I hate everything (nearly)

August 07, 2006 By: bio Category: General, Stupid Shit

I’m full of ire and destain for the world today, so I figured I’d make a quick list of all the things I hate (well, I hate a lot of things, so this will be the “quick list”).

  1. Stupid People.  Yes, I’m sure I’m not the brightest bulb in the house, but by and large, the unwashed masses make my dog look like Einstein.
  2. Stupid Huge SUV’s.  What, do you drive around singing “Cigaro” to yourself all day?  Bejesus… do you really need a vehicle that’s 8 feet wide, gets 10 mpg, and won’t ever fit in your garage?
  3. Wal*Mart.  It’s a gathering place for point #1.  Most shoppers at that chain really only need 2 things: orthodontia and soap.
  4. Political Parties.  The two party system in this country is a travesty.  Each side tries to push their agenda while stopping the other from doing the same.  How about putting that shit aside and doing what the voters want?
  5. Organized Religion.  Ok… the can of worms is open now.  Name one truly good thing that any organized religion ever gave to humanity (I can’t).  I’m not against having faith, but the moment a religion becomes organized, it get into politics, and we see what that means in #4.
  6. MySpace.  Every single MySpace site is the same special blend of calorie free mental diarrhea.  No content, no purpose.  And quit hot-linking my damn bandwidth away!!
  7. DRM in Windows Vista.  I swear to you, I will never install Vista until all the DRM crap is hacked out of it.  Treating everyone like a potential criminal is wrong. 
  8. Spinners.  Spinners are those wheels with the spinny bit in the middle.  You can also get them as plastic hub caps from Wal*Mart.  More gay than a very gay thing!  Seriously, why not get some euro tail lights and a coffee can exhaust while you’re at it and totally fag your ride out.
  9. Creamed Corn.  Just ick!
  10. Stupid top 10 lists.  Wow… are you that desperate for content? (Well, apparently I am).

Tune in tomorrow and listen to me call your Momma a bitch.

Why I hate myspace

August 02, 2006 By: bio Category: Geeky Stuff, General

One look at my logs shows why I hate myspace and opendirviewer.

Take a peek at the referer list for my site. EVERY SINGLE ONE from myspace or opendirviewer is a hotlink to an image on my site.

Fucking bandwidth leaches!!
Hotlinking to images sucks up bandwidth. With over 25% of the refer list being myspace alone, you can see why I get cranky.

So… I’ve done a little something to discourage it.

If you attempt to hotlink any of my images to your myspace page, my server replaces the requested image with the following one:

Of course, that image is what you’re seeing in the chart above. Before I started replacing images from myspace, the amount of bandwidth lost was much, MUCH worse!

The ultimate band name!

August 01, 2006 By: bio Category: General, Stupid Shit

Band names are important.

If I had any tallent, and was actually in a band, our name would be something like this:


Oh yeah…. that’s the perfect band name.

Yes, I know I need to post more

July 31, 2006 By: bio Category: General

Yet again with the “you need to post more” emails!

Yes, I know this.

And I actually do post fairly often, just not here.  If you want to see the scoop on what’s down at Casa de Tone, you need to hit my other site, toneparsons.com.

Of course, when something truely pisses me off, you’ll find a rant about it here.