May 20, 2005

John Stuart Mill: Right Wing Nut

Here's another collection of interesting searches that have brought people to this blog.

The searches in this collection fall into four broad categories.

There are those who know what they want, and whose dreams of finding what they want on the internet seem pretty plausible:

a girl with a big ass

monkey with mustache

organic and non organic stuffs you would find in a bag

famous people named claire

There are those who seek illustration or perhaps confirmation of what they probably suspected all along:
John Stuart Mill right wing nut

hugo chavez is a jerk

Some are simple requests for useful lists:
aggravating things about old people

Things you should never do

disadvantages of being a nurse

Most ask questions. The likelihood of such questions being answered definitively by something found through google ranges widely. (My favorite is the last, as it points to an interesting backstory.)
how do you know if it's meant to be

what's the real world like

whats bigger a dwarf or midget

why does everybody want to kick my ass

what it's like in a prison

what kind of jeans does paul jr. where on american chopper

why don't people go to the bathroom in star war movies

hit in jaw what kind of doctor

Today's winner is from category 1. It is, it seems to me, an example of a seeker having been led to the object of his desire with complete accuracy and efficiency:
glib contentless articles

Posted by Dr. Frank at May 20, 2005 05:49 PM | TrackBack

ROTFLMAO. Truly. It just fell off.

Posted by: Wes at May 21, 2005 12:57 AM

I claim responsibility for this one "why does everybody want to kick my ass" because I mentioned it in a post. I recall it being a post about humorous Country songs. It came up when you were talking about the weird Country video with the midgets.

Posted by: Zaphod at May 24, 2005 10:42 AM

Google may be the last thing around to convince idjits that there's a good reason to learn proper spelling.

The guy searching for the jeans whatshisname is "where"ing isn't going to get so good of a search result, after all.

(And yes, "idjits" is properly spelled.)

Posted by: Sigivald at May 24, 2005 07:52 PM

It isn't so much the proper spelling that will trip people up as Google does a pretty good job of spell correction. Though, of course, that won't help you when you substitute "where" for "wear."

No, what really amazes me is the amount of people that have no conception of how a search engine works. Like, they think that they can just type in a long rambling question and a computer program will pick out the key words and perform a search. Or maybe they think that there is a human on the other end, ready to interpret their query.

As a computer scientist, I suppose that my perspective is a bit myopic but some of those queries are mind-boggling.

Posted by: nick at May 24, 2005 10:11 PM