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smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 10:51 AM

7 DEADLY SINS

Researchers at Kansas State University have come up with a unique and unusual study, namely geographically mapping "hot spots" when it comes to the seven deadly sins. I actually read a much better article on the study in a local newspaper out here, but it was unavailable online so this will have to do.

Here's a link to an article about the study:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2009/mar/26/one-nation-seven-sins/

Here's a map of each of the seven deadly sins and how badly each area of the U.S. is affected, red being a "hot spot" and blue being ice cold:
http://chartporn.org/2009/05/05/the-seven-deadly-sins/
Another map:
http://www.lasvegassun.com/photos/galleries/2009/mar/25/seven-deadly-sins-nationwide-hot-spots/

Looks like the East Coast is a little more evil than the west coast. Haha!


smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 11:06 AM

Forgot to say, looks like Florida is a leader in Greed, Wrath, Envy and Pride, wonder what Smoke and Felix think of that..........

BTW, I was unable to locate Sploofus Island on the map to see how we rate.

leaston
Leaston  (Level: 42.6 - Posts: 839)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 3:56 PM

Very Interesting!Jeremy! I came from Florida,St.Augustine...and now live in SW.MO. and it didn't really have a whole lot of anything LOL!

felix
Felix  (Level: 109.3 - Posts: 2500)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 4:02 PM

I agree with the greed part, here. I am currently trying to raise those sloth numbers. I do envy Linda's rocking chair. And well anyone who has seen me eat.....................

foogs
Foogs  (Level: 267.9 - Posts: 848)
Sun, 23rd Aug '09 6:29 PM

Warren Zevon's Mr. Bad Example, First Verse:

I started as an alter boy, working at the church,
Learning all my holy moves, doing some research.
Which led me to a cash box, labeled "Children's Fund."
I'd leave the change, and tuck the bills inside my cummerbund.

I got a part-time job at my father's carpet store,
Laying tackless stripping, and housewives by the score.
I loaded up their furniture, and took it to Spokane,
And auctioned off every last naugahyde divan.

I'm very well aquainted with the seven deadly sins.
I keep a busy schedule trying to fit them in.
I'm proud to be a glutton, and I don't have time for sloth.
I'm greedy, and I'm angry, and I don't care who I cross.

I'm Mr. Bad Example, intruder in the dirt.
I like to have a good time, and I don't care who gets hurt.
I'm Mr. Bad Example, take a look at me,
I'll live to be a hundred, and go down in infamy.


smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 24th Aug '09 12:34 AM

A number of commentators thought it was interesting that the Bible Belt was indicated in red in so many areas..........

Approximate area of the Bible Belt: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:BibleBelt.png

kaufman
Kaufman  (Level: 257.1 - Posts: 3936)
Mon, 24th Aug '09 5:43 AM

Those definitions of how to count those sins are so artificial, I wouldn't make anything of that survey. Except a pretty-colored map.

smokydevil
Smokydevil  (Level: 163.0 - Posts: 5381)
Mon, 24th Aug '09 8:04 AM

Haha, I was waiting for someone to say that. I agree for the most part, just thought it was interesting.

madamec8
Madamec8  (Level: 82.6 - Posts: 893)
Tue, 25th Aug '09 6:08 AM

Those definitions of how to count those sins are so artificial, I wouldn't make anything of that survey. Except a pretty-colored map.
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I think you'd need full confessions


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