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Eric: My single favorite search query string *ever....*

...came over the statistics page yesterday:

fucking let me read some boondocks comics damn it

I can but provide.

Boondocks

(From the Boondocks page at goComics.)

Posted by Eric Burns-White at January 4, 2007 5:45 PM

Comments

Comment from: deviantyouth [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 4, 2007 6:51 PM

Good grief, there is no word for how weird that actually is. Single funniest search string ever though.

Comment from: kirabug [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 4, 2007 9:13 PM

Hmm. I do believe your searcher may have been frustrated ;)

The most intriguing search on my site for January so far is "little teeth" and the most intriguing for December (and many months before) is "ocd comics" -- only because I don't know how many of those are looking for obsessive-compulsive disorder comics and ending up with online comics day comics in their stead.

Or how often those obsessive-compulsive comic readers are running the damn search, which shows up every single month at least six or seven times.

Comment from: Wednesday White [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 5, 2007 12:55 AM

Unfortunately, I can't get any results for the other WTF, which was something like "Hermione and Ginny are lesbians." What baffled me was ranking above Wonkette and The Comics Curmudgeon (THE COMICS MOTHERFUCKING CURMUDGEON) for the fucking Boondocks. What the hell is that? At least Waxy had the common decency to be more important.

I don't actually have anything useful to add to the purpoted conversation, but if I don't test Typekey out I'll wake up tomorrow and, uh, well, probably Eric will wish he had been drinking and I'll just wish I'd jumped straight to a Wordpress/Hemingway install.

In summary: die Typekey authentication die, and also, documentation for one product should not turn into documentation for another product before the "how to upgrade your stuff" chunk.

Comment from: Wednesday White [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 5, 2007 1:30 AM

Goodness me, do I have a fix for the recurring Typekey/IE6 thing? I *do*.

Comment from: RMG [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 5, 2007 12:42 PM

The only interesting search references I get are for disgusting pornography, since the keywords are in all the spam I haven't managed to ferret out of my wiki. :(

Comment from: Darrin_Bright [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 5, 2007 2:49 PM

That doesn't come anywhere close to my all-time favorite benchmark of weird search queries: "animated clown shit".

This was from Sam Kington going through the search engine hits on his now-defunct (but still ressurrectable) INWO Homebrew site:

http://web.archive.org/web/20010409180707/http://www.illuminated.co.uk/searchengines.html

Which is to say, there are some much better hits (like "how I should ask my mother for clitoris licking"), but the whole clown scatology animation thing has always stuck in my mind as maybe not necessarily the pinnacle of bizarre absurdity but somewhere very close to the top.

Comment from: kellandros [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 5, 2007 3:58 PM

Do the search term statistics show if the user restricted the search to a specific domain or website?

If not, I could imagine a strange new form of pranking starting...

Comment from: monkeyangst [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 6, 2007 7:25 AM

My favorite search string was "sex with a monkey." What was better about it was that there was more than one hit from that string in my log.

Comment from: tynic [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 6, 2007 8:27 PM

I get a lot of strange strings pointing my way, but my personal recent favourite was "kate winslet's bottom". With the quote marks.

Comment from: Zeke [TypeKey Profile Page] posted at January 6, 2007 9:25 PM

Be glad you're not getting the search string "clark lana sex." At least once a day. The internet needs more Smallville sites to absorb some of those people and keep them away from me.

Of course, looking for Boondocks strips isn't much higher on the brain chain....

- Z

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