Comments: Friday Musing

Somehow, it seems that many of your odd search hits are my fault. I'm pretty sure I posted something about Tom Paxton's "Talking Bayonet" at some point, though the context escapes me now.

'boys clothing desexualized' hits probably comes from the discussions of modesty and gender we were having a while back.

UCMJ is the Universal (Uniform? US? I'm not sure, actually) Code of Military Justice, and Col. Steve probably gets credit for that, from the Abu Ghraib discussions.

"Ad Hominem tu quoque" sounds like Lawrence Krubner.....

In other words, it's not you, its your loyal, but notably odd, readership!

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at July 23, 2004 03:32 PM

Well, that makes it even more interesting!

Anyhow, I like my readers. They're interesting.

Posted by Anne at July 23, 2004 08:22 PM

"I do have to say that the sad soul who sought "argument that make men more intelligent that wemen" might want to consider, oh, I don't know, maybe wising up?"

Everyone knows that wemen were a species of marsupials who lived in a wide-ranging territory that covered most of Gondwanaland when Pangeia was breaking up into the 7 continents we have today. Because of the large skull case volume (1000 cubic centimeters), which is close to that of modern humans (1200 cubic centimeters) and matches that of early human species, some scientists have argued that wemen may have had an intelligence matching that of early Man.

No, actually, I just made all that up. The person who typed that search query is an idiot. I'm guessing a skull case volume of perhaps 900 cubic centimeters.

Posted by Lawrence Krubner at July 25, 2004 12:58 PM

""Ad Hominem tu quoque" sounds like Lawrence Krubner....."

Innocent, I say, innocent.

Posted by Lawrence Krubner at July 25, 2004 01:00 PM

"In other words, it's not you, its your loyal, but notably odd, readership!"

One thing I like about Google's "related interest" searches it how it slaps me in the face with the idea that we, generally, disagree most with people who have somewhat similar ways of seeing the world. For awhile Google matched me most often with a fellow with whom I disagreed about everything. But Google was aware that me and this other fellow read most of the same blogs, and Google noted that we both left comments on these blogs. What did I have in common with this fellow? Well, we both read weblogs that focused on economics and politics, unlike some of my other friends who only use the Internet to meet cool people through their MySpace accounts, or some of my other friends who never go online. This fellow thought President Bush was great, I think President Bush is one of the worst presidents in American history, but me and this fellow both have an interest in politics and, unlike a lot of people, we both read a lot blogs of both the left and the right.

The lesson here is that sometimes Google sees things as being related when you would assume they were not related. If you link to an article on the New York Times that mentions "bayonet drills" you may have no memory of that part of the story, yet Google will remember.

Posted by Lawrence Krubner at July 25, 2004 01:12 PM