Sunday, December 02, 2007

Mexipedia

We like to check in every now and then with the Conservapedia, just to see where Mexico stands in the Neanderthal universe. Having not gone there in quite some time, I have to say I was somewhat stunned by the current state of the Mexico entry. Aside from now correctly locating the country in North, rather than Central, America, the entry, while not especially distinguished, is decidedly not insane. The fact that the three women pictured on the page are the Virgin of Guadalupe, Miss Mexico 2007, and Miss Mexico 2005 even demonstrates (to me at least) a nuanced understanding of the national priorities. But Conservapedia is user-generated and its users are, to put it delicately, completely fucking insane (see "Clinton, Hillary"). So how did this slip by?

Oh, here's how - no one who uses Conservapedia really gives a shit about Mexico, because they're all obsessed about one thing:

    Most viewed pages

    1. Homosexuality‎ [2,031,882]
    2. Main Page‎ [1,983,920]
    3. Homosexuality and Hepatitis‎ [519,711]
    4. Homosexuality and Parasites‎ [509,733]
    5. Homosexual Couples and Domestic Violence‎ [374,895]
    6. Homosexuality and Gonorrhea‎ [333,595]
    7. Homosexuality and Anal Cancer‎ [295,398]
    8. Homosexual Agenda‎ [274,069]
    9. Homosexuality and Scotland‎ [273,829]
    10. Homosexuality and Genetics‎ [273,295]

Whereas the Mexico page has been viewed a measly 44,024 times (that's less than one-sixth as often as "Homosexuality and Scotland" - wtf?), and "there is no page titled 'homosexuality and mexico'." Um....unless we create one ourselves, that is.

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