Filed under: Bloggidy Blog | Tags: crazy good, don hertzfeldt, falafel, giant pear, magic putty, pop tarts, skull fracture
Today’s top search engine word: kepala tengorak. That’s Indonesian for “skull fracture”. Three people found my blog today when they punched those words into Google. I guess they were possibly clicking on a picture of a ceramic skull I wrote about a while back. It also could have been a picture of our toilet brush holder–that’s an almost life sized human skull with the back of it all bashed in. (That’s where the brush goes. It’s pretty trippy.) I believe that’s the weirdest top search engine word I’ve seen. And it got three clicks which makes it thrice as odd.
Fully 50% of all of the search engine terms that bring people to the blog are about Pop Tarts. Pop tart cartoon, pop tart dude, pop tart animation etc. They all end up at a rather lame post that I wrote about a year ago about a trip I took to the grocery store. On a lark I took a picture of a cartoon pop tart that I thought had been drawn by legendary animator Don Hertzfeldt. Thank goodness I did that because the pop tart post is the most clicked upon entry I’ve ever written. People read it more than once every single day. It recently unseated another equally riveting post that I wrote about “Magic Putty” to take the top spot. Yeah, people. You can’t predict what the hell they’re going to be searching for, but they seem pretty interested in pop tarts and magic putty. And now skull fractures.
Apropos of not much, though, why not talk about it because you never know what people are going to search for, I went to the grocery store with Don today and took a picture of him standing next to a giant, snow covered pear.
Here’s a funny story: Let’s say, instead of Don standing outside of a grocery store next to a giant pear, he was standing outside a falafel restaurant. Would you assume he was an Arab? A cab driver from Milwaukee did when he stopped to ask Don directions while Don was standing outside of a falafel restaurant. I don’t feel anything one way or the other about that assumption. The story made me laugh so I thought I’d share. I’ve been trying to work that into the blog for a week at least. Phew!
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