Today’s search terms were particularly smile-worthy and totally PG, so I thought I’d expound on them a bit.
thai cultural dance and thailand dancer
I understand that there is a healthy dance tradition in Thailand. I have never been to Thailand, but I did take this snazzy picture at a Thai performance a few years ago up in Las Condes, and like most things, it made me want to go to Thailand.
micro buses santiago
La micro (I know that looks wrong, but it’s not) is what we call the bus in Santiago. It’s the city bus, which used to be yellow, and very, very loud, but is now green and white, and nearly never has enough seats for anyone, and the ones it does have often require hopping up onto, particularly for Chileans, who tend to be shorter than whomever the bus was designed for. The new busses stop at actual bus stops, whereas the old ones stopped (or not) whenever they pleased. It’s an improvement, as far as these things go.
I have never gone skydiving and have no intention of doing so. I did follow some travel buddies out to the diving place in Wanaka, NZ when I was cycling around the south Island. I drove out to the diving place, and there I took pictures of them in the air and then on the ground, and then drank some pretty mediocre beer out of some very tiny mugs.
go greyhound jingle
The Greyhound bus bears almost no relation to the buses we take in Chile. In Chile, nearly everyone takes the bus, and depending on how much you are willing/able to pay, you can be quite comfortable. Few long-distance buses stop a million times, you don’t get dumped off in someplace that looks like it came out of a horror movie, and I have never seen anyone sneak a cigarette out the window in the middle of the night. Not that it’s Greyhound’s fault, but I cannot say the same of Greyhound. Please remind me to tell you the story about the secreted cellphone sometime. It came from the 70 year old woman behind me, that likes to hide her cellphone in one of her undergarments. But I digress.
I do not know what a quirk egg is. Perhaps it is related to a quark, or maybe there’s a bird called a quirk, like how there is a bird called a flicker that seems to be some kind of woodpecker which like the metal flashing on rooftops, and that is a shame when you are trying to sleep.
the sound of rain inside a tent
I have written about the sound of rain, and I hope whoever searched for me here enjoyed my descriptions. I’m particularly fond with the never-ending velcro description.
heckle and jeckle cartoons in spanish
I am not aware of what heckel and jeckel (correct spelling) would be called in Spanish. I know that the Jetsons are Los Supersónicos, and the Flintstones are Los Picapiedra and the Smurfs are Los Pitufos, and Doraemon is El Gato Cósmico, but I think that’s where my cartoon knowlege drops off.
This excercise made me think that I sometimes wish I could track down the person who looked for something and stumbled upon my blog so I could let them know the answers to their questions.
Except this one: why im cheating on you
I really couldn’t tell you.
How are people finding you lately?
Fun! Quirk eggs! Love it.
I just checked my search terms and really don’t have anything as fun as yours–other than the Piñerism “marepoto” and an inordinately high number of hits on “Anthony Bourdain’s boots.”
jajaja, Anthony Bourdain’s boots? did you write about them? And I will always love marepoto!
and right now there is “I am offended by my accent” and “chileans are ugly.” I didn’t say either one of these things, just repeating what’s out there, fwiw!
Yes, I did, actually! Well, I mentioned his boots in a broader piece about him here in Chile, but I am amazed that people (dozens of them!) are googling his boots!
haha-the quirk eggs! I think my strangest one was “i had come” but so far I havent had too many other weird ones.
(and that´s so interesting about the micros! They used to look just like American schoolbuses!)
yeah, a little re: micro appearance. They were yellow, on a truck chassis and made a terrible racket. BTW, there was a terrible spate of search terms, these were just the PG ones, and nothing too bizarre!
My strangest one of late is “gary the tooth fairy” – stranger because he actually exists, and I actually do have some photos up somewhere of him being chased by a reporter (don’t ask, the whole story would never fit in a comment 🙂
I hope whoever was looking for him, found him, and that he was the sort of tooth fairy they were seeking.
I think I might have to find that story on your blog! How could I miss that?
OK, here’s a good one: “crack in the ground chile.” Wouldn’t it just have been easier to search on “earthquake”??
Good Idea what you have done, I must start saving my own strange searches.
Here’s one from this morning: man buttocks up
Now what is this person really needing to have to search for it in google?
Oh, there have been some doozies, like too doozifull for me to even mention here. I’ll tell you one day in person. I don’t want there to be even more strange searches for these things!
Heckel and Jeckle: Las Urracas parlanchinas.
It took me a while to find the name, because I only saw that particular cartoon once or twice when I was very little. Yes, I get obsessed with pointless things. That’s the beauty of procrastination.
you’re super! you know more than even wikipedia! I’ve never even seen the word urraca before!
I’m a total google queen 😛 It’s amazing how you can find pretty much anything using just word combinations and a lot of patience.
And today I learned the french word for urraca is pie. I don’t know how useful it will be, as I have never even seen one in real life.
oh right! they’re magpies in English! And they’re chatty. Now I get it. In my brain they were crows, and it just didn’t make any sense, especially since I know the word for crow in Spanish! And I’m looking into studying French as well, for what it’s worth!
Here are my top 5 searches that are worth a chuckle:
1. Alexis Sanchez
2. Cats with guns / Evil Cats with guns
4. Bread based snacks
5. Meatloaf cat
I guess I really should worry more about my audience.
I don’t know, Alessandra, they sound like upstanding people!
I used to have a travel blog and for some reason I wrote about Al Shamshoon which is what the call the Simpsons in Arabic…or at least I think. It became one of those pages that got hits everyday. From Iran to Turkey.
What, Colin? You used to have a travel blog? And I missed it? Sadly, I don’t think “Los Simpson” is going to get me any sticky traffic any time soon! And also, funny about Al Shamshoon. I wonder if now I’ll get a ton of hits for it. I shall report back!
Haha this is fun. Some of my recent funny ones include:
– the mouth that speaks in English
– chileans are so ugly (to be fair, I kind of blogged about that once…)
– sexy donkeys an sater (i don’t want to know what that one is supposed to mean!)
– free adult themes (uh-oh!)
poor chileans with people googling about their attractiveness. I wonder what people google about Americans. On the other hand, no, I do not!