The End of an Error
2009.01.20 (Tue) 15:58
A little over four years ago, we launched the Two Percent Company. We did so in order to confront a host of disturbing trends that seemed — to us, anyway — to be sweeping like a wave of ra [»]
Of Mollusks And Men...
2007.03.09 (Fri) 10:04
If we mention a biologist, an educator, a skeptic, an atheist, a firebrand, and a cephalopod-obsessed pirate...and we add that it's not a "walked into a bar" joke...what's the first thing that [»]
Putting the "Fan" in "Profanity"
2007.02.06 (Tue) 01:35
Okay, we admit it: we swear. A lot. Sometimes, perhaps, even more than is precisely necessary. But, in all sincerity, who the fuck cares?
Apparently the majority of folks that Okay, we admit it: we swear. A lot. Sometimes, perhaps, even more than is precisely necessary. But, in all sincerity, who the fuck cares?
Apparently the majority of folks that [»]
The State of the Union, According to Us
2006.11.19 (Sun) 21:48
Today, November 19th 2006, marks the second anniversary of the Two Percent Company. It hardly seems like we've gone through two years of anger, frustration, and disbelief at the utter insanity of the [»]
2006.11.07 (Tue) 12:05
[* Unless you're an idiot. Then please stay home and just pray for your candidates to win. We're sure that will work out just as well for you.]
Of course, to our overseas readers, feel [»]
Illegal Warrantless Wiretapping Deemed Illegal
2006.08.18 (Fri) 14:36
Can we get a "Duh!" on that one, brothers and sisters?
A Federal District Court Judge Can we get a "Duh!" on that one, brothers and sisters?
A Federal District Court Judge [»]
The Talking Monkey
2006.07.19 (Wed) 15:59
Does it bother anyone else that George W. Bush has absolutely no clue how to behave in international diplomatic circumstances? Or even, more simply, how to behave as an adult?
Yes, he ?
Yes, he [»]
Sixth and Ninth
2006.07.11 (Tue) 21:22
Some years back, Two Percenter Jeff had a date. He picked a good bar in Manhattan, and told his date to meet him at Sixth and Ninth. After a shower and a shave, Jeff hopped on the PATH train from Hobo [»]
For the Kids: Practice Exam for Budding Noalogists
2006.06.19 (Mon) 15:45
Hey, kids! Take this handy exam, and you too can embark on a career of (endless, fruitless) searching for Noah's Ark!
Question: Which of the following is Noah's Ark?
can embark on a career of (endless, fruitless) searching for Noah's Ark!
Question: Which of the following is Noah's Ark?
Answer to Orrin Hatch: Duh!
2006.06.07 (Wed) 15:48
The latest in an ongoing (and certainly not over) Republican push to amend the Constitution to prohibit gay marriage The latest in an ongoing (and certainly not over) Republican push to amend the Constitution to prohibit gay marriage [»]
European Racism Version 2.0
2006.04.08 (Sat) 22:01
[Note: Since publishing this Rant, we've done a bit more research — due in part to our own suspicions, and in part to Dikkii's refreshingly blunt comment! Further research has led us to the c [»]
Alito and the Future of Abortion Rights
2006.03.03 (Fri) 21:53
When that Alito guy was confirmed to the Supreme Court, we were pretty concerned. We didn't much like the guy, and in the arena of toadying to the religious right, he was a much bigger concern to us t [»]
Microsoft's Next "Office"
2005.12.07 (Wed) 20:42
To be straight about this right up front: we are not Microsoft haters, and this Rant is not about bashing Microsoft for the sake of bashing Microsoft. (We are [»]
Visiting With History: AMNH's "Darwin" Exhibit
2005.11.27 (Sun) 23:53
This one goes out to all the folks in the New York area, or anyone who will be visiting within the next six months. As reported over on This one goes out to all the folks in the New York area, or anyone who will be visiting within the next six months. As reported over on [»]
The Award for Biggest Idiot of Thanksgiving Goes To...
2005.11.27 (Sun) 15:01
Are our laws meant to keep people safe and free to pursue their lawful and harmless goals, or are they meant to Are our laws meant to keep people safe and free to pursue their lawful and harmless goals, or are they meant to [»]
What Would Skeptics Do?
2005.10.21 (Fri) 18:28
A brief exchange on Bill Maher's show last Friday (we caught a re-run) got us thinking: Washington Post columnist Tina Brown: Given that we're in this — I mean, given the sort of religious persu [»]
Stay the Course...Yeah, Right Over a Cliff
2005.10.13 (Thu) 16:33
We have had it with the political catchphrase, "stay the course." It is, in all sincerity, the most shortsighted, pigheaded, blatantly psychotic message that politicians can convey, particularly at th [»]
Quentin Tarantino's: Kill Hugo
2005.08.24 (Wed) 00:59
Good old Pat Robertson. Good old moralistic, oh-so-Christian, Jesus-lovin', God-praisin' Pat Robertson. What does he have to say about anti-American Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez? "You know, I don't k [»]
Abuse of the Recess Appointments Clause
2005.08.07 (Sun) 16:13
So as we expect most of you already know, Bush gave John Bolton an "interim" appointment to the United Nations as soon as the congressional adjournment was called. We can't say that this was a shock t [»]
Golfing with God
2005.07.27 (Wed) 22:33
This falls into the "religious people say the darndest things" category, so we thought we'd share. We've been known to play a round of golf from time to time — we aren't all that good, and we ce [»]
Thoughts on the Ten Commandments Cases
2005.07.16 (Sat) 00:17
At the end of June, the Supreme Court ruled on two Ten Commandments cases — McCreary and Van Orden. In McCreary, the court upheld the ruling that a Kentucky display of the Ten Commandments in a [»]
What, He Didn't Inhale?
2005.05.11 (Wed) 22:01
We have so little to say about the circus freakshow currently whirling around the most circus-y freak of them all, former "King o' Pop" Michael Jackson. As with the non-stop dead pope coverage and the [»]
Breaking News: Republican Stops, Thinks
2005.04.19 (Tue) 23:41
Any time that a politician actually stops and thinks, it constitutes big news these days; and if the politician in question is a Republican, then it just could be the story of the year. Based on repor [»]
Medium: The Dubious Claims of Allison DuBois - Part V
2005.03.17 (Thu) 08:00
Allison's Answers to Skeptics: John Edward: But I'm a psychic. Stan: No dude, you're a douche. John Edward: I'm not a douche! What if I really believe that dead people talk to me? Stan: Then you're a [»]
Tucker Carlson Is, Mostly, A Dick
2005.03.03 (Thu) 19:37
We were waiting for the transcript of last Friday's episode of Real Time with Bill Maher to come out — because that incredibly obtuse and unlovable little scamp, Tucker Carlson, was one of the p [»]
A Piece of Our Mind - About Ten Percent
2005.03.01 (Tue) 23:49
We've all heard it said: the old canard that humans "only use ten percent of their brains." Sometimes it's posited along with self help strategies which promise to teach us how to use the elusive othe [»]
Libertarians and ColecoVision
2005.02.24 (Thu) 23:18
We recently heard from reader Joe, who asked about our view of the Libertarian party. He had read a Score entry in which we explained why we do not agree with the Libertarians, and was looking for som [»]