This is the question googlers must ask themselves when they somehow arrive at this blog after googling something seemingly unrelated.
Google, as we know, works in mysterious ways.
This post is inspired by a very funny series, Dear Goldfish, done by my blogosphere friend Fish of Gold, in which she consults her WordPress stats to find out Google searches that resulted in her blog coming up for the searcher. You can see her series here.
It’s always hilarious, and I decided to do the same with my own blog. So here are some of them, posed as questions and proving the adage, “There’s none so queer as folk”. They come complete with my own answers in the style of an agony aunt column (sort of).
Google: gay men in thong and ballet?
Crayon Files: Okay!
Google: Song for cats and crayons?
Crayon Files: Always a place in my heart for that, obviously.
Google: Cat celebrity?
Crayon Files: Well, my cat’s a celebrity—in her lunchtime. Among the proper cat stars, Felix the Cat, incidentally first drawn by an Australian cartoonist, is my all-time favourite, but Garfield and Sylvester are not bad either.
Google: i wish luck to choose the bride you atemnak but?
Crayon Files: How dare you call me an atemnak? Good luck in choosing the bride, anyway.
Google: teeth rotten after drinking coke?
Crayon Files: That’ll do it.
Google: is there a hawaiian snow dome souvenier [sic]?
Crayon Files: Is the Pope Catholic?
Google: freddy’s yorkshire scones?
Crayon Files: Umm, gee, I don’t know. Maybe try the more famous Aussie version, Flo’s pumpkin scones, instead.
Google: do mermaid excess?
Crayon Files: That’s a tricky one.
Google: chaos workplace?
Crayon Files: Unfortunately, it’s the way of modern management.
Google: yadanarbon, the land of the gems?
Crayon Files: Thank you, I learnt a new place name. Yadanarbon is in Mandalay, Myanmar, and is also the name of a famous football club there. The Yadanarbon market is the biggest in Mandalay, with 3000 stalls. For gems, you’d be better to go to the Gem Palace, though.
Google: whiskey sky chicago?
Crayon Files: Yep, whiskey bottles just fall out of the sky there.
Google: One hundred ways of using marmite?
Crayon Files: There are indeed at least a hundred. See my post here for marmite pasta.
Oh, Caron, these are priceless!!! I love your answers, too. Now you’re tempting me to look at my own analytics and see what I come up with.
It’s too funny, isn’t it?
Snarky, hilarious and informative, just as an agony aunt column should be. I always love seeing other people’s search terms. 🙂
Me too. Your series is one of my favourite blog posts and always makes me laugh out loud.
Hysterical! Definitely makes one wonder, not only about how Google works but also what makes some people tick.
I know! Then again, I’ve probably searched some funny things in my time…