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October 23, 2007

search and ye shall find . . .

Filed under: Haiku or Senryu,q.s. quickies — David Giacalone @ 3:13 pm

sleuth Query: Are Prof. Yabut and the rest of the f/k/a Gang the only fans of our Inadvertent Searchee pages? We’re often intrigued by the strange mix of serendipity and opportunity that search engines bring to writing and reading websites. Indeed, they bring over a thousand visitors a day to this humble little weblog — often by mistake, but frequently quite advertently, after we’ve written about a topic that truly troubled or inspired us. So, even if we’re merely entertaining ourselves, the f/k/a Gang plans to continue updating the adventures of the Google and Yahoo querists who land at our site. Below are some of the recent search engine queries that sent errant and avid searchers in our direction.

  • [larger] The guy who Googled [farmer goose spanking] might have been your run-of-mill poultry pervert, but if he was looking to learn about Andrew Marsinko’s $7.5 million lawsuit over the use of his image on a greeting card, he actually came to the right place, when he clicked on our “kinky” post, which was the #1 result out of 665,700 for that Search.
  • On a related topic, Mr. Goose was probably seeking absolution when he Googled [for the gander]. Clicking on the first result brought him to dagosan‘s haibun — short prose piece with a linked haiku — “bad for the gander.” As its title suggests, that gander’s goose was well cooked.

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………. magglass

  • We’ve gotten used to being the #1 Google result when someone searches the Italo-American slang word “goomba” or “gumbah.” Even Prof. Yabut was surprised, however, when our discussion of agita and ADD ended up the top result for the rather arcane query [gumba deficit disorder].
  • Being inflicted with a short attention span has taught the f/k/a Gang to be quite tolerant of the foibles of others. So, perhaps we earned our #2 slot (out of about 66 million results) in the Google query [how to treat all people], with our preachy post about immigrants and sex offenders. Of course, coming in second place keeps us humble, and might explain why the discussion about disbarring prominent New York attorney Jonathan A. Weinstein was only the #2 result for the search [self-aggrandize].

anniversary
the coolness of sand
under our umbrella

the pond ice sleuthSmF
holding its own
midwinter rain

………………… by Tom Painting – from Frogpond XXX:3 (Fall 2007)

  • I suppose Your Editor’s reputation for serial napping helps explain our top ranking in the Google search [advantages of sleeping late] — but, we admit that our post might not have been particularly helpful.
  • [how do you blush?] is a perfectly respectable question, and we were humbly pleased to have an answer in our recent piece “what makes you blush?,” which was #1 of 2.5 million Google results.
  • On the other hand, we surely — despite the aforementioned expertise relating to geese — were surely no help at all for the person who asked about [“restless cows” ]. They had to settle for this dreamy poem from our Honored Guest Poet Laryalee Fraser:
    • restless cows
      head toward the barn –
      milky way
    • ……………………………… by Laryalee Fraser – WHC Beginners

katydid

katydid–
caught by someone
waiting for the stars

……………… Kobayashi Issa, translated by David G. Lanoue

Memorial Day–
smoke from far-off fires
makes it hurt to breathe

……………………………………. by Peggy Willis Lyles – from Frogpond XXX:3 (Fall 2007)

afterthought (7 PM): Here are a few Searchee blurbs we inadvertently left out when we posted a few hours ago:

It’s great to have a little venting or ‘splainin’ about a pet peeve discovered by readers new to f/k/a. So, we were happy to find the following links on our Referrer page:

   I don’t know if it was a fan of Lemuel Gulliver who was looking for [Lilliput sex], back on Oct. 8th, but mention of the haiku journal The Lilliput Review inadvertently landed our post on Ohio sex offender laws in the second slot in that Google search.

farewell party—
the sweetness of the cake
hard to swallow

……………………………………………… by Gary Hotham – (Missed Appointment, Lilliput Review, Modest Proposal Chapbooks 2007)

 

quarter note gray Making a tiny splash in the realm of pop culture is always nice. The lyrics from one of our favorite songs and a few lines of verse from a favorite old movie brought f/k/a some visitors this month:

“I can’t do
what the big boys do” –
Old man sat down, he cried too

Ain’t me, it’s the people that say
The men are leadin’ the women astray
But I say, that the women today
Are smarter than man in every way

  • scarpimp On October 3rd, there were 16 million results to the Google query [they seek him here]. I hope the searcher who clicked on the first result was another fan of “The Scarlet Pimpernel” and Sir Percy Blakeney. and enjoyed our treatment of the movie and poem in the post “they seek him there.”

rusty blades –
she skates backwards
so we can chat

……………. by david giacalone – Frogpond (XXX:3, Fall 2007)

 

 

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