Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Weird Wednesday-Google Me This!*

*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.
www.traveltonguecleaner.com/
Thinnest Tongue ScraperA thin slim & narrow tongue scraper works much better. Why? See it here
www.BFresh.net/StopBadBreath

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.

21 comments:

Breazy said...

LOL! I actually have a toothbrush with the tongue scraper on it and I like that a lot better than the big plastic thingies. I have a lot of tongue to scrape so I really do prefer the one attached to my toothbrush so does everyone in my family.You have a good day!

lime said...

breazy, tell me everyone in your family doesn't use your tongue scraper!

lecram sinun said...

Wow! So, gmail now becomes an auto Weird Wednesday maker... cool!

barefoot_mistress said...

OK In India, you can pay someone a couple rupees to scrape your tongue or clean out your ears...
Here's the thing though, how many people have used that tongue scraper pr ear cleaner gadget before you?
No way, uh uh, I will clean my own orofices thank you!

And yes you do have the refined sense of humour of a 10 year old boy!
You oughta teach elementary school.....

MyUtopia said...

That's cool. I have a friend, Cat, and it always advertises for cat food and stuff.

Amber said...

I ahve a fever and the cure is more cowbell!

Logophile said...

I have some zills, can I join?
You so silly!
I likes it.

snavy said...

You really can never have enough cowbell people!!

Ooooo Blue Gatorade. :(

I can tell you for sure that it does not come out of beige carpet well. Nope, not at all.

Caitlan said...

just replying to the Crafster thing

www.craftster.org

it is very, very hard to type the ftst part. Be patient, you will get it.

The home page has a list of recent projects in blue on the right. Click on the best one and scroll down. The bottom of the page has a little scrolldown toolbar. This has all the craft categories. The best one is shoes, and the stuff you are interested is in all the subdivisions with "reconstructed" in it.

Jodes said...

i want some finger cymbals.

Seamus said...

Hmmm, I thought that's what spoons are for!!! Are we that primitive???

Wait'll you use "jelly" in a G-mail. Bwahahaha!

Top cat said...

I just started gagging thinking about it.:)
tc

Tan Lucy Pez said...

Sounds like fun. Okay I'm in. I'm thinking....

Fred said...

I have Gmail, too. I might play with it so I can cheat. (Did a teacher just say cheat?)

Margie Blystone said...

How about the word... 'Wonky'... I don't know what it means but I've been using it a lot lately to describe my printer glitches.

M said...

(-: fun!
don't have time to comment...need to think of wacky email topics!

M said...

oh poo. i can't find your email address on your website/profile.
is this open to everyone or just those who already have your email?

miss_lissa said...

I'm game!

M said...

thank you for the email address...i swear i don't see it but i have headache tonight...i am addled brained.

AndyT13 said...

What?!?! No violence or porn?!?!
*kicks the floor

Lacquer, Semi-Gloss Lacquer said...

I do not have GMail

but I always get these ads for simulated rolex watches.

-and these other ads for lonely women who need to have their rolexs wound

-and how to increase the size of my rolex, and increase my rolex's performance

-oh yeah, and my MySpace has rolex salesmen named 'buffy,' wanting to be my friend, (who happen to be 13.)
---I don't even own a watch...

--but what really freaks me out are all the viagra ads, addressed to my cat.