Originally Posted by robackja
Error 500 in this case points to your Apache configuration was not setup with mod_rewrite support.
You can try wrapping the rewrite rules with this
If you no longer get the internal server error, but rewrite rules are still not working, then you don't have mod_rewrite support in your version of Apache.
Will go check. I use Godaddy so I am hoping they support it because that is my question elsewhere because I hate hate hate the fact my url has index.php=about in it ugh.