Posted tagged ‘Moustaches’

getting your finger on the pulse of google searches

2011/01/10

this is NOT an internet gumshoe

At the end of the year, the nice folks at WordPress send an email out to blogpeople (is that the politically correct term?) giving stats on how many people visited their blog, which post was the most popular, etc. Each blogperson can then post these stats on their blog, to show off to others how many visitors they had in 2010.

Since it’s common knowledge that millions of people visit this site everyday, the hardworking legions here at thepastisunwritten (dotcom) thought it might be better to post some of the more…unusual…funny…interesting…scary…google searches that led people to this site. Except for the very last one, these are all unedited. One thing is for sure, the modern day gumshoes of the internetmachine sure don’t search like they used to.

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but if you go carrying pictures of hitler’s moustache, you ain’t gonna make it with anyone anyhow

2010/03/08

Say somebody has a brilliant argument. It’s well articulated, insightful, and has profound implications for the entire world. Literally, this argument could change the direction of all humankind. BUT THEN, when everything seems to be going great, the person making the argument uses the “Hitler Analogy,” where they compare something to Hitler, like, say, “People that don’t agree with me about this are just like Nazis.” 

Suddenly, all credibility is lost. Forever. A bad analogy just stopped the potential for a change to all civilization, because of a silly analogy.

Just as serious and dangerous as the “Hitler Analogy” is the “Hitler Moustache.” You may have seen it being put on United States President B. Obama lately, from what I can tell because he likes health care. I was in Seattle a few weeks ago doing “research” and was walking by Pike Market about to go into my hostel when I noticed some guys on the street corner with big picket signs, being ignored by everyone that walked by. So of course I went over to them to see what was going on.

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