*Posted with Snavy's permission
Last week Snavy posted:
I think we need more cowbell
I commented thusly:
oh yeah, and cowbell is always good. so is that wooden scraper thingy that's shapped like a fish. i wanna be the lead in a band of cowbells and scrapers....ooooh and triangles, we need some triangles
She responded via email with:
LMAO!! We need some finger cymbals though!
Since I use Gmail, that brief correspondence fired off the automated searching that produces sidebar advertisements connected to your email. For those who don't have Gmail, Google basically searches the body of text in email and puts in ads they think will appeal to you based on the content of your email. To be honest, I usually ignore them but the ones attached to our correspondence this time caught my eye.
I implore you to click on the links and read briefly. It's well worth it and getting up at 5 am to see the kiddies off just makes me too damn lazy to save images and post them through Flickr, etc. I'll adjust soon but in the meantime let's get clicky with it.
Travel Tongue CleanerThe Most Effective Tongue Cleaner Dentists and Hygienists Love.
Thinnest Tongue ScraperA thin slim & narrow tongue scraper works much better. Why? See it here
Apparently the combination of cowbells and scrapers made them think we have a terrible halitosis problem (holds hand up, breathes into it, and sniffs...hhmm, anyone have an Altoids?). Do we have breath so bad it rivals meadow muffins? Is that what they are saying? Now listen, just because I like garlic and hot peppers doesn't mean a thing, ok?? I practice meticulous oral hygeine. C'mere, give me a kiss. Bwhahahaha!
Personally, I think the part of the ad that touts the feature that makes the one scraper less likely to trigger a gag reflex is one of the best parts. Here's the line of testers of tongue scrapers and the researchers wearing labcoats and carrying clipboards. Subject #1 uses the old fashioned wide tongue scraper and hurls on the researcher because his gag reflex is triggered so strongly. So now we see the researchers in multicolored spew-covered labcoats, sticky shoes, perhaps safety goggles...Jensen, put that down as a negative response to the old model. Hhhmm, I wonder how well blue Gatorade comes out of labcoats....
Ok, I clearly have a sense of humor as highly refined as the average 10 year old boy but I think we could mine this feature of Google for all it's worth in terms of Weird Wednesday fodder. To that end I am inviting you all to play along. Send me an email with whatever strange words you think could produce some bizarre search results. Just be silly and skewed, not borderline psychotic. No violence or porn. Put 'Weird Wednesday' in the subject line so I know it isn't spam to be deleted without reading. We'll see what other goofy results I get and the funniest will be posted in future Weird Wednesdays.