0522: "Google Trends"

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0522: "Google Trends"

Postby Socal Swimmer » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:04 am UTC

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NO TITLE TEXT??!!?

EDIT:

title text: "Obama has been writing Lincoln/Obama erotic fan fiction on his secret livejournal. Excerpt: Lincoln lay back on the bed, nude save for his trademark stovepipe hat. 'Tell me,' he purred seductively, as he and Obama formed a more perfect union. 'When you come, is it 10% ethanol?' "
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Minchandre » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:05 am UTC

Excellent comic...could someone explain the 10% ethanol reference?

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:05 am UTC

What's in Mountain View, California?

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Minchandre » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:06 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:What's in Mountain View, California?


The Googleplex.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby sunami » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:06 am UTC

google wrote:Your terms - running for president in 2010 - do not have enough search volume to show graphs.


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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby AlphaPyro » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:06 am UTC

The title text was missing at first but is now up. Also, s/2010/2012/.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby TheHand » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:07 am UTC

2010 will indeed be an exciting year for the presidential race. That being said, I imagine it will fly right by us without us even knowing, either that or they will have to put it off for another 2 years.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby shasan » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:08 am UTC

Ah, beat me by seconds to creating the thread. :\

There's no alt-text on this one so far! Head asplode!

@GodShapedBullet, Google is in Mountain View, CA.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby vish » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:08 am UTC

GodShapedBullet wrote:What's in Mountain View, California?


oh , the irony.
this is even meta irony.

i was going to post
http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=mountain+view or something
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby GodShapedBullet » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:09 am UTC

Well, I think Palin jokes are a little tired, but besides that a pretty cute comic.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby fransisco4 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:10 am UTC

vish wrote:
GodShapedBullet wrote:What's in Mountain View, California?


oh , the irony.
this is even meta irony.

i was going to post
http://letmegooglethatforyou.com/?q=mountain+view or something

Why?

Edit:oh. Can someone post the title text?
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Joseph » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:10 am UTC

I barely had to think about the "raptors on hoverboards" part. "Somerville... must be Randall." I think I read too much of this. If that were possible. :|

Also, sorry to nitpick, but the alt-text reads "Excerp:".

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby reflectia » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:11 am UTC

I saw alt-text. Excerpt was misspelled when I saw it, though.

EDIT: Shit, Ninja'd by Joseph. I was so proud I stayed up for this thread, too.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby paragon12321 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:11 am UTC

I want Mountain View's website to be google bombed w/ "I hate this website"

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Faranya » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:16 am UTC

How terribly perculiar.

I cannot navigate to this comic directly from the Christmas special, using either 'go to last' or 'go to next'

I can however go back to cuttlefish, gain momentum, and with 2 successive next clicks manage to break on through to the new comic.

I know of no reason why that makes any sense at all.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:18 am UTC

Obama has been writing Lincoln/Obama erotic fan fiction on his secret livejournal. Excerpt: Lincoln lay back on the bed, nude save for his trademark stovepipe hat. 'Tell me,' he purred seductively, as he and Obama formed a more perfect union. 'When you come, is it 10% ethanol?'
--title text
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby fransisco4 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:19 am UTC

Why can't the t.t. be seen on f.f. but it can be seen on i.e.?

Thanks sje.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby freastro » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:22 am UTC

Maybe I'm missing something...

Men,kissing
Delhi, India (TOP)
Los Angeles, CA (TOP US)

Installing,ubuntu (edited to correct)
Minneapolis, MN
Seattle, WA

(I'm sure you can Google the rest...)
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby almightyze » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:26 am UTC

I'ma go ahead and say I find the comic funny, the alt-text disgusting. If only cos of the 10% ethanol part.

Also...Chicago would be more "Blago fanfic." Or even (and the thought horrifies me) "Blago Emanuel fanfic." That, and "Daley is a corrupt asshole."
I was going to say, "more corrupt than Cianci," but I don't think any of you would get that one.
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01101110 01100111 00100000 01100010 01101001
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:27 am UTC

freastro wrote:Maybe I'm missing something...

Men,kissing
Delhi, India (TOP)
Los Angeles, CA (TOP US)

Installing,ubuntu
Milan, Italy
San Francisco, CA

(I'm sure you can Google the rest...)

Why the commas?
http://www.google.com/trends?q=men+kissing&geo=US
I think only the first one is based off truth, not installing ubuntu, etc. Randall lives in Somerville, for example.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby chardish » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:28 am UTC

At this point, Palin jokes are more or less the equivalent of kicking someone while they're down. Seems tired.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby SocialSceneRepairman » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:29 am UTC

These are jokes. These are only jokes. Actual search records may will differ. Move along.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby HowULikeThemApples » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:30 am UTC

Hilarious!
best I've seen in a while.
and first reference to ejaculate in an XKCD strip?

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby freastro » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:31 am UTC

sje46 wrote:
freastro wrote:Maybe I'm missing something...

Men,kissing
Delhi, India (TOP)
Los Angeles, CA (TOP US)

Installing,ubuntu
Milan, Italy
San Francisco, CA

(I'm sure you can Google the rest...)

Why the commas?
http://www.google.com/trends?q=men+kissing&geo=US
I think only the first one is based off truth, not installing ubuntu, etc. Randall lives in Somerville, for example.


Below the search box: [cite]Tip: Use commas to compare multiple search terms.[/cite]
Plus I couldn't get it to work on some of them with spaces instead of commas.

Correction: [Installing,Ubuntu] shows Seattle, WA as #2.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby ShadowLurker » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:33 am UTC

they're not supposed to work
the ones in the chart are jokes

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby aion7 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:33 am UTC

SocialSceneRepairman wrote:These are jokes. These are only jokes. Actual search records may will differ. Move along.

These are not the statistics you are looking for.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby stderr5150 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:34 am UTC

The "men kissing" one was accurate, for the USA anyway. Try:
http://www.google.com/trends?q=%22men+kissing%22&geo=usa

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby canna » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:35 am UTC

Microsoft's headquarters are in Redmond

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby sje46 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:36 am UTC

freastro wrote:
sje46 wrote:
freastro wrote:Maybe I'm missing something...

Men,kissing
Delhi, India (TOP)
Los Angeles, CA (TOP US)

Installing,ubuntu
Milan, Italy
San Francisco, CA

(I'm sure you can Google the rest...)

Why the commas?
http://www.google.com/trends?q=men+kissing&geo=US
I think only the first one is based off truth, not installing ubuntu, etc. Randall lives in Somerville, for example.


Below the search box: [cite]Tip: Use commas to compare multiple search terms.[/cite]
Plus I couldn't get it to work on some of them with spaces instead of commas.

Correction: [Installing,Ubuntu] shows Seattle, WA as #2.
Right, but Randall didn't include commas. The phrases should not be separated. They are not multiple search terms.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby axilog14 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:45 am UTC

:shock: at the alt-text, especially with all those pics of shirtless Obama everywhere.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby link7927 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:52 am UTC

these results r real right?
thats sooooooo ggreat xD
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby x1372 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:04 am UTC

somehow I'm not surprised.

And yet, somehow I'm disappointed, and considering moving to...
1. Huntsville, AL, USA

where they were by far the most common searchers for "flying monkey"

Well, hopefully the brain bleach will kick in soon to remove that title text from memory.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Belial » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:09 am UTC

Joseph wrote:I barely had to think about the "raptors on hoverboards" part. "Somerville... must be Randall."


Yes....yes....Randall. Of course.

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby birdboy2000 » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:09 am UTC

In fairness, the reason it's "men kissing" and not, say "gay porn" is because this is in fact conservative Utah. XP

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby fisticuffs » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:12 am UTC

that's just great. the alt text, though... o_O

and imo, Palin jokes can never get old.
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Pizzashark » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:13 am UTC

TheHand wrote:2010 will indeed be an exciting year for the presidential race. That being said, I imagine it will fly right by us without us even knowing, either that or they will have to put it off for another 2 years.


Am I missing something here? A term is four years, so the next election would be in 2012... right? Or is 2010 when the smear campaigns for the 2012 election begin?
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby meltingemail » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:16 am UTC

Interestingly enough, the Google Trend #1 state for "men kissing" is Utah; the #1 city is St. Louis. For "women kissing", the #1 state is Utah, and the #1 city is Salt Lake City.

My goodness, WHAT in the world are they up to down there?

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby genericscreenname » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:17 am UTC

Ah, Somerville, what a town...

Also, I wonder if MIT has anything to do with Cambridge being the location for the most searches of "xkcd"

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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby Dezign » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:25 am UTC

meltingemail wrote:Interestingly enough, the Google Trend #1 state for "men kissing" is Utah; the #1 city is St. Louis. For "women kissing", the #1 state is Utah, and the #1 city is Salt Lake City.

My goodness, WHAT in the world are they up to down there?
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Re: "Google Trends" Discussion

Postby vodka.cobra » Fri Dec 26, 2008 6:30 am UTC

Randall, you have made an epic win
With "running for president in 2010"
However, I feel contempt for the folks
Who did not understand the jokes
About Obama or Palin

EDIT: Meter
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