The Gullibility Test (It beats horoscopes anyway)
No... I'm not going to ask you "did you know that the word "gullible" is not in the dictionary?" This 'Gullibility Test' is a product of NewsTarget.com, that appears to be a website of a collection of facts and knowledge regarding modern day "myths" associated with health, medicine and technology. I use the term "myth" loosely here because what is considered a myth usually depends on how much you can be bothered to dig up the truth. Some questions are a bit American-oriented for a foreigner, but still should give a pretty good guess at where you stand as a citizen of humanity. I was pretty impressed with the test results. Maybe it was because it wasn't telling me how I was going to have a bad day, or warn me of future dangers, and other vague/warped/ambiguous advice that applies to almost everybody else like my daily horoscope might say. But I think it's mostly because I thought it described me better than any horoscope could do. Well why wouldn't it? Do you really need a bunch of stars and planets to determine how you will be fucking up tomorrow?LearnerAs a Learner, you're smart enough to know better, yet you're still not fully informed about reality. Around 15% of the population are Learners. You have the critical thinking skills to be a truly free individual, but you haven't exercised them enough yet. From time to time, you're still manipulated by the powers that be, although you frequently learn from those mistakes and refuse to be exploited again. You buy things because they are practical, not because they're cool.
If you were in The Matrix, you would have taken the red pill, but you would still be in a state of mild disbelief about the nature of reality. You are essentially unplugged, but still untrained. With more knowledge, you could become a true free thinker.
Your architects: You have always been an independent thinker. You rebelled against your parents, schoolteachers and always chose to hang out with smart friends who weren't necessarily that popular to the "in" crowd. Increasingly, you shape your own world by deciding what actions to take based on your own internal drive rather than what society tells you is right.
Action steps: Learn more. Educate yourself through alternative media and cutting-edge books. Read the answers below to get started. I don't think there's a single sentence in there I can disagree with. Except maybe the part about rebelling. I was more of a passive rebel who never really respected authority of teachers, mostly because they never respected their students either. I am pretty curious and maybe slightly disturbed albeit not surprised as to why 15% of the population scores around 70 on the scale. If the distribution of people's scores took the form of a gaussian curve, then I truly fear that the average score of the population lies much lower. Hopefully, the part about not hanging out with the "popular kids" will also be helpful in pointing out that I am not really antisocial by nature. I am simply just surrounded by idiots most of the time. It's well worth reading the answers to the questions after taking the test. There are some pretty interesting topics there but I won't discuss them so as to not ruin the test for you should you choose to take it. TAKE THE GULLIBILITY TEST.
Why the soundtrack of the war in Iraq is rap.
Discovered at Knight Shift (the same guy who introduced me to Vox Day)
The tragic story of The Simpsons on Channel 4
There is a second important reason to celebrate the end of another series of Big Brother
these days. The obvious one is that you no longer have to withstand the wretched sight of a group of halfwits staggering about and bitching about one another. The horrible atmosphere disperses. It almost feels like the air around the TV becomes a little cleaner. This aspect is well known and doesn't require too much whinging. Frankly, if you get your kicks from a half-woman half-walrus creature lodging a wine bottle up her crevice then you don't need terrestrial television shows, but some kind of specialist Godzilla/porn crossover best found on those weird webistes where there is "something for everybody." [That is NOT here]
The second reason, at least in theory, is that since the autumn of 2004 Channel 4, the best TV station in Britain by some distance [I hope they don't feel too flattered. Albert Speer was the best Nazi by some distance. The competition here is nothing to shout about] has begun to show The Simpsons
. It bought the rights to the show in spring 2002, agreeing to pay seven times what previous broadcaster BBC 2 was paying. Most of us didn't take too much notice of this until spring 2004 when suddenly The Simpsons
stopped appearing on the BBC, and a general atmosphere of doom and gloom set in.
When it re-emerged on C4, there were reasons to be grateful and a little pissed. Five evenings a week we were subjected to prehistoric Simpsons episodes, which are very dated and look very very poor in comparison to the newer series. Like some strict, patronising schoolteacher C4 would placate us on a Friday night with a new episode [old to those who have Sky, but fresh for the rest of us], as if to say "do your chores and on Friday you'll get a special reward." And so we would watch them re-visit Kamp Krusty, we'd sit through the spectacle of that damn dog of theirs going to finishing school once more and, lord help us, we would grin and bear the Halloween episodes, knowing that they weren't even that great the first time around. The weekly reward would be something sharp, surreal and vital, like the wonderful Run Lola Run
-inspired Trilogy of Error
This started to grate when the episodes on a Friday night where replaced by slightly older editions that the BBC2 crowd had all seen before. And it became a full on act of war when Big Brother
planted its fat beer sodden arse all over our schedules. Why break the bank for The Simpsons
when you can stick something on the air that involves the viewer paying money? Something that can be made at most people's houses for the price of a few cameras and a handfull of shit props like some cowboy gear. Now we did feel abused. Five manky shows a night, the only novel aspect being the irritating Pizza Hut
commercials in between which I didn't even understand.
All of this came to an end yesterday when I sat in front of a Davina Mccall-less TV and realised how quiet everything was. The episode was a repeat, but new enough to put my mind at rest and laugh a little. But because of C4's stingy selection methods, I still don't know when I will next see one made after the year 2000. When you have something so good on your hands, treating it like this is a little perverse.
I suppose it would be worth responding to the Tescos jibe. I have never touched a value Valentines Card in my life. It looks far too classy for me. What I tend to do is fold a piece of paper in half and write I LOVE YOU FROM X on it. Cheap, to the point. And if you write the message in blood it will save you the bother of making one next year.
Why women's rights are wrong
Finally, a man, Vox Day, has braved the mass media with his anti-feminist views. As futile as I think it would be to argue his points with a woman, it's always nice to see someone serve it to the women on a nice platter with a good portion of facts and figures. Absolutely NOTHING can beat the information that statistics reveal. Truth is the essence represented by numbers. But maybe this is man's greatest strength and flaw at the same time. Everyone knows a man typically will not win an arguement with a woman. We are handicapped when it comes to arguing. Because men have a NEED to make SENSE. Women on the other hand will raise their paw and extend their claws while hissing taunts at you, call you names that you thought only existed in kindergarden, and will go at it just for their own sadistic pleasure until you give up. You'll see I'm not far off at this forum where Vox Day's original column at World Net Daily was posted. "The guy who wrote this is an idiot. A complete idiot. It would take many, many pages to describe how idiotic every single one of his claims are.....The guy who wrote this is an idiot. A complete idiot. It would take many, many pages to describe how idiotic every single one of his claims are." "As soon as I see a study from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics that says women cause real wage discrepancy, then maybe I'll pay attention. This person is saying the two have a direct relationship...a cause and effect relationship. I'm sure if he did a little bit more research, he'd find that there might be, oh, about a million other factors that cause it. Wasting time talking about this article gives it more attention than it deserves. There is no reasoning with somebody who is ignorant enough to buy what the guy has to offer.Read books. Lots of 'em. That's all I can say. " - King Margeret (commentator on Why Women's Rights Are Wrong forum thread)You see, like most men would do, Vox has carefully done his homework, for the most part anyway. Facts and statements are supported by valid references. His anti-feminist blog cooly discusses the impact of feminism on American and European society. Meanwhile, not a single woman has stepped up to the challenge of providing any findings from their own research. No no, I think I will call him an idiot instead and would write pages and pages about how idiotic he is except I won't. Uhh yeah, you could write 'idiot' over and over again for 90 pages straight and it still wouldn't mean a thing if you dont have a statistical NUMBER to show for. It's easy to see how these types of critics often talk out of their ass. "The thing that amuses me about liberal positions is that they are so prone to recommending impossible solutions to deal with easily averted problems. Faced with the problem of millions of women choosing to murder their unborn daughters, they'll advocate changing 6,000 years of Chinese culture. Right, good luck with that." - Vox Day article Interestingly, Vox claims that there are women who are against feminist views. In his blog, you can check out a couple of emails he received, by women who share his views, and those who don't. Even Grandma seemed to have some interesting points of view. A simpler time, not neccessarily the perfect time, when men and women respected each other for their roles in life. The typical man's goal in life was to raise a family, bring in a good income to support it and care for them. But as Vox points out, the typical modern woman's ideal world is "nothing but trashy romance novels, unfattening gourmet food, robots who look like Brad Pitt and George Clooney equipped with adjustable-speed vibrating genitalia and none of those mean, brutish beings called men." Don't even try arguing with that! You know it's true... those selfish bitches. The dangerously falling birth rate could only mean that we as a modern society are stupid enough to jeopardise our own future. "Actually, I've received more emails of support from women than I have opposing emails, let alone hate mail. In fact, the only thing that was even close was Proud Liberal's little essay, and that was downright friendly compared to some I've received in the past.My theory is that the numbers were too scary for the feminists to mess with. You know what Barbie says. Math is hard!" - Vox on fan/hate-mail.I came across Ann Coulter about a week ago when I saw this on a T-shirt website:
Picture from ThoseShirts.com
I'd invite her into my cosy living room and offer her a nice warm cup of shutthefuckup, but unfortunately I'm all out of teabags. Ann Coulter is probably one of the most violent bitches out there that needs to get put in her place. But I digress.
"But the greatest evil of women's rights is demographic. Europe's demise is all but assured, thanks to them, as women's individual choices taken in the collective have stricken European society and brought on successive waves of feminist-friendly Islamic immigration by reducing Europe's birth rates far below replacement levels. And women's-rights advocates are now finding themselves in an ironic intellectual bind, as the onset of sex selection technology has them arguing that while a woman has a right to choose abortion, she can only do so for approved reasons.
This is because scientists are estimating that there are 100 million women missing from India and China and as the technology becomes cheaper and more widespread, this rate of loss is increasing. A U.N. official named Khalid Malik has warned that at present birth rates, with only 826 girls born per 1,000 boys, China will be missing 60 million more women within a decade. And in India, when a family already has two girls, a third pregnancy results in 78 percent of unborn girl babies being aborted.
The women of America would do well to consider whether their much-cherished gains of the right to vote, work, murder and freely fornicate are worth destroying marriage, children, civilized Western society and little girls. They can at least console themselves with the thought that, in the long run, it doesn't matter what they do, because the women's-rights ideology is an evolutionary dead end, and it is increasingly apparent that societies embracing it will not survive.
In the end, it's not that hard to understand. A little girl who is not born will never vote, work or raise a little girl of her own." - Vox Day column at World Net Daily.
Discovered at The Knight Shift.
Would you like the ShCity chicken, ShCity pork or the ShCity beef?
You can't blame people who find Matt Stone and Trey Parker's South Park distasteful. Afterall, they've portrayed every single stereotype in America (note: not American stereotype) in the most extreme possible sense. You can easily turn any joke on South Park, or Team America, into something offensive to a particular group of people even without it being obvious at first. I read a comment by someone once who said how Michael Moore blowing himself up on Team America was a 'fat joke' i.e. offensive to fat people. In that particular scene at the Team America HQ, Michael Moore infiltrates the base as a suicide bomber and blows himself up, apparently with sticks of "sausages" attached to his body (Matt & Trey improvised a lot of the props)...which are suppose to be sticks of dynamite.... I guess. Maybe these 'fat' critics saw red sticks and hallucinated sausages instead. I dunno. Mayor of South Park: "...And so we want you to design and build a Great Wall all around the city." [pause]City Wok owner: "I don't build wall. I just own operate City Wok."Kyle's dad: "We just think that you're the best person to put up a wall. We're sure you've got it in your blood."Owner: "Oh I get it... Just because I Chinese you think I build wall! That bullsh*t! I'm not stereotype ok?? Just because I Chinese don't mean I go round building wall! I'm just a normal person like all you! I eat rice and drive a'really slow just like the rest of you! I'm not a stereotype!"Mr Tuong Lu Kim, owner of City Wok, that also doubles as the city's cheapest airline City Airlines with the flip of a signboard, is
America's South Park's stereotypical Chinese immigrant. Mr Tuong's wife, Wing, also makes an appearance in one episode as a Chinese immigrant trying to make it to American Idol with her 'unique' rendition of pop classics from Abba, the Beatles, Andrew Lloyd Webber etc. If you've seen this episode, then you probably know Wing is actually a REAL person. A real immigrant who migrated to New Zealand and actually lent her voice on that episode. Desperate rising celebrity? Or just the coolest Chinese immigrant in American history???
Pictures from Wikipedia
There's more to reality than just Wing. Out of curiousity, I did a Google search and... and yes. There is even a real life Sh-City Wok franchise. Thankfully they have a sense of humour not to sue Matt and Trey. And then even more interesting enough, I found Mr Garrison's eerily similar invention 'IT', which he created as the 'faster,cheaper' alternative to air travel, although the operation and driving of the vehicle is more or less the equivalent of screwing yourself...literally.
Left: Really cheap vehicle, or really expensive sex toy?
Right: Euphoria travelling at 90mph.
I know.....wtf right?