Tuesday, 29 July 2008

Google Trends: It's crazy what people search for sometimes

Every so often I like to check out Google Trends. I get blogging ideas and get "caught up" on things that might be relevant to my interests. It's always amusing, though, what exactly people in the US search for sometimes.

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- Let me get this straight. The top Google trend is the new General Manager of WWE's Monday Night Raw? Now, don't get me wrong... I like wrasslin'... but this is kind of a sad statement of what people are interested in considering the state of the world.

2. gurren lagann

- Another shitty-assed giant mecha cartoon from Japan, featuring the same old plots and emo teenage pilots. Goody.

3. john edwards girlfriend

- So a politician has a mistress and a secret love child? Wow. I can't imagine that could ever happen.

4. sesame place

- I'm not sure that this is ranked because of the popularity of the beer-company sponsored Sesame Street amusement park (oh, the fucking irony) or that some woman popped out a kid in one of their bathrooms.

5. now and then here and there

- The name of the first episode of the previously mentioned shitty-assed Japanese cartoon.

6. a time to kill

- John Grisham's 1989 book (or the great '96 film) is popular again? Cool.

7. weeds season 4 episode 7

- I've never seen the series, so I don't have a comment here.

8. blooter

- Isn't this a Scottish slang word for pounding the hell out of something?

9. tonight lyrics jonas brothers

- Okay, little girls, they suck. Ask your parents about Hanson.

10. ronald gray

- US Army private convicted in 1988 of multiple rapes and murders is finally going to get what is coming to him.

11. unabomber manifesto

- I'm not sure why this has suddenly surged in interest.

12. isabel lucas

- Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen star injured in a car accident. There's a joke here.

13. pickle pops

- I hate to break this to people... but these are not "new". We made them in 2nd grade.

14. cindy nicole

- Latina actress with the face of a horse.

15. paper moon

- I saw the film, but don't remember it noteworthy enough to search about 35 years after it was made. Apparently some do.

16. princeton review rankings

- The 2009 edition of The Princeton Review’s annual college guide, The Best 368 Colleges, has been released. You probably can't afford to go to 360 of them.

17. mirrors

- Upcoming Kiefer Sutherland flick. It probably won't suck.

18. hiram bullock

- A fantastic musician from the World's Most Dangerous Band has passed away at age 52.

19. ryan seacrest shark

- No happy ending here. He lived.

20. jimmie henderson

- This is related to Ronald Gray from #10. President Kennedy commuted his death sentence in 1962.