Fun With Search Engines Part X:

Filed under: FWSE — Syd Lexia @ 7:47 pm

      Goddam, that’s a big X! It’s there to signify that this is indeed the 10th installment of FWSE. That’s like two Rocky Vs combined! Wait… that’s not a good thing. Anyway, here are some of the search queries that brought people to my site between 3/06 and 3/12:

1. blaze fielding video game chicks - As I’m sure anyone reading this has learned by now, search queries aren’t exactly private. Thus, the phrase “video game chicks” probably isn’t something you should be typing into search engines. It’s more than a little sad. That being said, I have toyed with the idea of doing a feature on the best female video game characters. Lists like that are a bitch to put together though. After all, I haven’t played every game ever made (or even one Tomb Raider). Lists like that generally take a team of three or four people to assemble.

2. cat people 1982 movie screenshots - I do enjoy cheesy horror movies from the 80s. If I were to review one though Cat People would definitely not be my first choice… I’d go with Creepshow, Cat’s Eye, or Trick Or Treat. This also raises an important searching tip that a lot of people don’t seem to know about. If you want to look up a specific phrase, put quotes around it. Cat and people are both very common words, but “cat people” is much less common phrase, especially when combined with movie, 1982, and screenshots.

3. animated sabertooth tiger gifs - Yeah… sabertooth tigers went extinct a long time ago. Like thousands of years ago on the BC side of history. Good luck with that.

4. snowballs - Someone apparently found my Commodore Christmas Crapfest using the Finnish version of Google. Snowball is a pretty common word, and I didn’t see my site anywhere in the first ten pages, so this person must have had a ridiculous amount of patience.

5. nancy everhard - I wish I was joking. Stop with the friggin’ Nancy Everhard already!

6. zeke salute your shorts played by - It was Ug. He didn’t do a very good job disguising his voice in the nightmare sequences, plus there was an actual part in that episode where Ug dresses up as Zeke The Plumber to scare Budnick and it was the same damn costume. Come on.

7. red sonya arnie - Interesting someone would look up Arnie instead of Arnold and/or Schwarzenegger. Lazy typist I guess.

      And there you have it. The searches seem to be getting stupider and stupider. That, or maybe I’m getting more cynical. Since this is tenth FWSE, I though I’d so something special. OK, it’s not that special. But as a bonus, here are some of the search queries from the week that I didn’t feel like commenting on:
geki retsu
commando screenshots schwarzenegger
ryu screenshot sf2
syd & nancy subtitles
steven tyler’s wife cheating?
megaman villains
michael bowers salute your shorts
donkeylips from salute your shorts
awful waffle salute your shorts
bobby budnick
voltron gas guns


  • Posted by Tebor on March 16th, 2005 at 11:55 pm  

    “Lists like that generally take a team of three or four people to assemble.”

    OOOOOOOOOooooo, I wanna be on the team! Though I know that just disqualified me right there.

  • Posted by Tebor on March 16th, 2005 at 11:56 pm  

    WOOOOOOOO!!!! GIANT X!!!!!

  • Posted by cybersst on March 17th, 2005 at 9:34 pm  

    I’m a lawyer with Fox Networks. Stop using the X-Files “X” now. We used MS Paint to make ours, too. May you rot in hell.

  • Posted by cybersst on March 18th, 2005 at 8:04 pm  

    Why didn’t Kevin Pollack’s character just wear a contact lens that covered up his lack of pigmentation in his right eye?

  • Posted by Syd Lexia on March 21st, 2005 at 11:44 am  

    Am I missing something or is that Wayne’s World 2 reference out of nowhere?

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