Oddly, my thread "huge Steroid Bust" was found by one person who searched for "kick Cena in the balls" along with 531 people who did not search for that.
We'll be back right after order has been restored here in the Omni Center.
“That the universe was formed by a fortuitous concourse of atoms, I will no more believe than that the accidental jumbling of the alphabet would fall into a most ingenious treatise of philosophy” - Swift
A thread I posted about discovering that I'm distantly related to Tom Ridge (still shudder to think about it) somehow has become a popular destination for people seeking aunt/nephew incest porn. And one guy wondering if Scott Bakula is a Republican.
Hmm. I haven't started a thread in nearly two years. I'm sure you're all grateful.
Unsurprisingly, the two threads I've done that have gotten the most referrals were a Raw preview from 2002 (people looking for "wweraw," mostly) and an '04 thread looking for the Ticketmaster presale code for the Royal Rumble.
"The object of persecution is persecution. The object of torture is torture. The object of power is power. Now do you begin to understand me?"
Harry Potter 6: July 16, the referrals to which taught me that most people can't spell "Voldemort". Also, some guy in Germany got there by searching for "jjf93kw1ohyyf wvaaly 6 dov kplk".
LOST: Through The Looking Glass (5/23/07) - the fourth season finale. One referrer wanted to know whose "gasket" did Jack visit. Lots of people searching for who died. And some guy searching for "david kelley" and "louisville, ky".
Eli Roth to withdraw "Hostel II" from theatres - some poor guy looking for a youth hostel in Oshkosh, WI. And two weird referrals from Germany on searches for "http://www.proposal-to-mary.com" and "http://bargains-hunter.blogspot.com".
My post popular (most referenced? most referred to? most queried?) thread by far with 700+ referrals was about Hulk and Linda Hogan getting divorced. Sadly, there are no random referrals about Sponge Bob getting a boner.
My two most referred to threads were about The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (mostly people looking for the list of all 139 figurines in the game), and when I talked about having to go to court for not having updated insurance or registration in New Jersey.
At least my review of Wrong Turn was found by two people looking for Emmanuelle Chriqui.
"Put on your helmets, we'll be reaching speeds of 3!" "It was nice of you to give that dead woman another chance." "All right, look alive everybody...oh sorry Susan."- MST3K: Space Mutiny Click Here (myspace.com)
Boom Goes the Dynamite!: Linking to the poor Ball State sportscaster who flubs nearly every minute of his segment except for the aforementioned non-sequitur which is made infinitely more famous when Scott VanPelt starts using it during SportsCenter higlights. The most hilarious referral was someone searching for "CRAIG EHLO RETURNS TO CLEVELAND". And....
I cracked the thousand-barrier (1117) with this thread (The W) about a Hillary Duff/Lindsay Lohan feud. The search threads were pretty much all combinations of various teen starlets plus the word 'nude.'
“How is it that I am a good actor? What I do is I... pretend to be the person I’m portraying. You’re confused. Case in point: in Lord of the Rings, Peter Jackson comes to me and says ‘I would like you to be Gandalf the Wizard,’ and I said ‘You are aware that I am not really a wizard?’ and Peter Jackson said ‘I would like you to use your acting skills to portray a wizard for the duration of the show.’ So I said ‘Okay’ and then I said to myself ‘Mmm.. How do I do that?’ And this is what I did: I imagined that I was a wizard, and then I pretended, and acted, in that way on the stage. How did I know what to say? The words were written down for me in a script. How did I know where to stand? People told me where to stand." -- Sir Ian McKellen, Extras
Well, in the 4+ years I've been here, I've posted four times before now (so my once-a-year average remains intact), and started only one thread, about Jimmy Fallon replacing Conan O'Brien on Late Night. Only six referrals, five mundane, but the sixth one was a Google search for butalbital, which is apparently a headache and pain relieving barbiturate. That may well come in handy for an hour's worth of Jimmy Fallon every weeknight.
Well, my undergrad ceremony was fun because we got Peter Jennings as a commencement speaker and he gave a pretty good speech. Not much else sticks in my mind, though. At my first grad ceremony, I remember only two things.