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A long time ago (Many years) I took one of those Online IQ/Personality Tests, and this is what I got… More research is needed.

Peter, your Super IQ score is 117

Your overall intelligence quotient is the result of a scientifically tested formula based on how many questions you answered correctly. But it’s only part of what we learned about you from your answers on the test. We also determined the way you process information.

The way you think about things makes you a Conceptual Synthesizer. This means you easily grasp underlying concepts when learning something new. You’re also able to see complex relationships between ideas that are not always apparent to other people. You’re very focused in your approach to life and are not easily distracted.

How did we determine that your thinking style is that of a Conceptual Synthesizer? When we examined your test results further, we analyzed how you scored on 8 dimensions of intelligence: spatial, organizational, abstract reasoning, logical, mechanical, verbal, visual and numerical. The 3 dimensions you scored highest on combine to make you a Conceptual Synthesizer. Only 6 out of 1,000 people have this rare combination of abilities.


Yanno, there comes a time in a mans life when you look around you and say to yourself “Gaddamnit my life is F*!#&@! the hells up!”. At least that’s the impression that I get from people.

That and “they” (whomever the heck “THEY” are)* say, have said (I’m certain of this) some garbage about seeing life/you/something_else through another persons eyes to really understand what in the heck is going on. Obviously most people don’t really have the opportunity to do that.

Sure you could always argue that NO ONE can -REALLY- see through another persons eyes. And they will probably give you some philosophical gibber (why is this not spelled with a “j”!?!?) jabber about spirituality, and mental interpretations etc… but I think that having someone else tell your life story is a damn good proxy.

Now, this comic may not be my -life- story, but it does have some interesting things in it that I never saw before. Am I seeing me through someone else’s eye holes? Probably not, but it does make me realize that weird crap happens around me and I never knew it.

Even while reading some of the unfinished comics I have to say to myself (although sometimes louder than I think) “WTF is this bollocks!”.** At that point I generally make a half-brained effort try understanding, what I did, why I did it, and why my friends are like that. Maybe it’s because they hang around me too much…

* – I don’t know who “They” are but I think “They” are a bunch of pretentious bastards! I mean really… how dare “They” lay down the rules of life. I want to know who these jerks are so that I can throw pies at them and say “Thats what -I- Say”.

** I never really knew the rule about putting punctuation at the end of a sentence that concludes with a quotation. I wonder what it is.

In this day and age we (often silly and/or stupid) humans put a lot of unnatural crap into our bodies. Sure the majority of us who reside in so-called “modern civilization” often live longer thanks to doctors and medicines and all that, but at what cost? People in Tibet can thrive for a hundred years or more and they eat lots of yogurt and non-processed foods. That and they’re far away from all that airborne toxicity that we know and love in our city life.

Think about it, we piss and moan to people about not drinking and not smoking cigarettes and blah, blah blah etc ad infinitum. Yet NO ONE will tell you to quick drinking that gallon of coffee you take to work every morning! I’m sure that shit ain’t good for your body, because who -really- knows what the hells in it. Sure the marketing sounds good, but what does “imported from the D’Nchoco Tribe of Outer East Ganglia” translate into? My guess is that its probably Columbian beans picked by slave children and pissed on by goats. Do I even need to mention Kopi Luwak?

And what of our precious colas? Theres another death drink for yah. Loaded with caffeine, sugar, and a couple of things to make it -look- pretty and has negative nutritional value to it. Yet, once again, we buy and consume it in mass quantities! Why? Because of the flavr! I know I have a weakness for Pepsi myself but gaddamit I always feel straight up dirty after my one can/day. Ideally I’d be down to Zero cans in a day, but its a work in progress, that stuff’ll hook you by the nuts and won’t let go.

To make this whole mess even worse is that they put crap in the water now! Just looking at one of the bottles I’ve consumed recently theres a bloody ingredients list! Purified water, Magnesium Sulfate, Potassium Bicarbonate, and Potassium Chloride. Sure I believe that REAL NATURAL water should have minerals and bits in it but do I -really- need to be drinking stuff thats not supposed to be in there? Of course looking up some of the uses only makes my stomach want to blech. Why can’t we just make sure that we’re getting decent water out of the tap? People bother me deeply.

I’m not even going to attempt to write about all of the snake oil they try selling on the TV these days, but for gawd sakes, people wouldn’t -need- half of the drugs they take if they went outside and played in the fucking dirt for a while! But thats a whole ‘nother rant (With My Pants on Backwards*).

The point is, we eat way too much processed foods. Few people even think about where it comes from or how it’s handled. Salmonella on jalapeños and spinach I wonder why! The food is way overhanded and people get sick because they either don’t know how to wash something properly or assume that their bag of salad is clean.

Me, I’ll stick to what I know. If I wan’t hamburger, I’m going to the butcher shop and pick out a nice steak to grind up at home. It’s not difficult and far less dangerous than anything I’d buy at the store. And if by some stroke of lightning I do get sick, at least then I know where my poison came from.

Yes, I have plotted out at least 4 more blog topics. They just take garram forever to get typed up.

I’m not really sure that I can give you an exact date about when our brains ceased to function properly, but I think it was somewhere back in the late 1990’s. Remember those days? They were HELLS of a lot less messed up than the 2000’s. Maybe I was just too young to really know how bad the world was. Even so, there is a lot of crap that we seem to get ourselves into and most of it doesn’t even make any bloody sense. For my two bucks I would wager that television is at the root of the problem.

Yeah sure, everyone wants to blame TV for violence and all other sorts of bad things that we do. But really… TV wasn’t around when the Crusades were going on. Or how ’bout them witch trials? Nope. TV only lets the see all of the bad things that have been happening everyday since almost forever. So to say that TV ’causes’ bad behavior is a waste of breath.

No, what I’m talking about is how TV has some how gotten the idea that the public want to watch mind rotting trash. Reality TV? Bull. It’s not any more reality than half of the crap movies they try to force down our throats these days. I can barely stand to watch TV these days because hardly any of it is mentally stimulating! Sure Leverage was really cool for a while, but really there were just not enough hours in the day for me to spend an hour of it merely for entertainment.

Sure you can argue that video gaming is also merely entertainment but I would argue that it’s interactive. Especially the games I play. I don’t just sit there and click a few buttons. I have to use my brain to figure out stuff! God forbid my brain work while I am enjoying myself. Hell even while I’m playing World of Warcraft, I’m socially interacting with my Finance as well as any number of other players.

Really I wouldn’t be surprised if I suddenly decided to give up TV all together. All the stuff I really want to watch is on DVD anyways. So what if the new season of “Hot New Show” is on? I can always just watch it on the inter-tubes while doing something meaningful with my life.

Phobia – An irrational fear. There are a LOT of them (see Proof 1), but there is no Fear of Fear itself! NO really… go look it up. Does not exist! Well I lied, phobophobia comes close, but thats a Fear of developing Irrational Fears*. What I’m looking for is a phobia for being afraid. Or maybe F.D.R wasn’t talking about rational fears when he made that “..only thing to fear…” speech. I think it’s a lot more likely that the body that governs over phobias has decided that fear of being afraid is something that that every rational person should have.

The other one that is (shockingly) not listed is Fear of Video Games. Seriously?! Have these people never played Silent Hill at 2am by candlelight? That is piss your pants scary. While I’m on the topic of irrational fears brought on by gaming… My fiancée had a good chuckle about my frightening experiences with games in the F.E.A.R series. I think they’re one of the more entertaining first-person shooters I played in a long time**. They also have a great story, as well as a couple of heart-stopping “OH GOD WTF!” moments. Other people don’t seem to agree with me, maybe I’m weird. It’s more likely that they don’t play in the same environment, or have the same child-like nature inside of them.

Sure it’s “irrational” to be afraid of a video game. You could say the same thing about scary movies and TV. In spite of the fact that none of that stuff, news programs aside, is real we can be frightened by it. Thats also assuming that we set aside the philosophies of alternate worlds etc.

Thankfully there are books (Proof 2) that can help us get over our supposedly irrational fears. I am highly suspicious of anything that wants to try to cure my phobias AND my obsessive compulsive behavior to boot! I think my phobias are at healthy levels. Especially if I am to survive in this crazy mechanized world.

Laugh as you might when you hear about someones Acousticophobia, or even their Scotophobia. Then again, who hasn’t been frightened by noises in the attic?

Proof 1 – List of Phobias –

Proof 2 –

*Need I point out that phobophobia is in and of itself an irrational fear?