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(Lycos)   2004's top search terms: Janet Jackson, Paris Hilton, Clay Aiken. Iraq War #16; George W. Bush #81, between Prom Hairstyles and Tupac Shakur   (50.lycos.com) divider line 89
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2004-12-28 03:30:48 AM  
And what was this year's least popular search term? You guessed it: assistant crack whore.
 
2004-12-28 03:35:53 AM  
MP3s unavailable for comment.
 
2004-12-28 05:18:50 AM  
FunkLord

No no, Britney Spears is right up there at #4.
 
2004-12-28 05:19:20 AM  
Jet Lee still looking for missing throwing star
 
2004-12-28 05:19:59 AM  
Liars. They know the top search was "porn".
 
2004-12-28 05:26:13 AM  
Sid_6.7

Theres so many ways to search for porn, you cant lump them together because of dissimiler names. They said that searches came up with 560 ways to refere to the nipple in relation to janet jackson. Porn does itself in the same way that the conservatives did in 92 when H.W. Bush and Ross Perot split that bloc of voting. Porn and politics, more similer then you could imagine.
 
2004-12-28 05:32:50 AM  
Where's Hot Cocoa Sampler Box?
 
2004-12-28 05:34:14 AM  
It'd be good to see the actual figures of how many people searched for Janet Jackson compared to the number one of, say, Google.
 
2004-12-28 05:41:06 AM  
http://www.google.com/press/zeitgeist.html
France wins!
 
2004-12-28 05:55:45 AM  
My top search was "how to finally get post green lighted"....I think google was broke that day cuz i got "/nothing"


-D
 
2004-12-28 06:02:50 AM  
#1068?




Smarmy Chinese Romeos.
 
2004-12-28 06:08:23 AM  
"Neopets" is number 20?...

Dear god, it's spreading like CANCER. It just keeps growing and growing, oozing foul-smelling black goo over the entire net.

It beat Pokemon and Harry Potter!... I never imagined it has swelled to such a size! I always considered it a minor evil; perhaps an Unnamable... but it's a full-blown Great Old One!...
 
2004-12-28 06:13:16 AM  
Rock the Vote!
 
2004-12-28 06:15:47 AM  
Does anyone remember what that site was that recorded google searches and randomly showed you them?
 
2004-12-28 06:27:05 AM  
Well we all agree porn should be on there somewhere. I'd like to see the real results.

/contemplates emailing author
 
2004-12-28 06:37:39 AM  
Shall we start a movement whereby we all go to Lycos throughout the year and search for "Fakr" hundreds of times in an attempt to rank ourselves #1, or would that be too narcissitic?
 
2004-12-28 06:52:46 AM  
Searching for "fakr" would be narcisisstic, but i think "fark" would be fine.
 
2004-12-28 07:20:50 AM  
eh, oi'll tell ya what. when oi was a lad, there this thing that used to be really killer. it was called the lycos top 50.
 
2004-12-28 07:22:07 AM  
What the hell is a 'neopet'? I don't want to search for it cause I don't want to boost it up the list for next year.

And why is 'Drudge Report' at #59? Why don't they just go straight there?
 
2004-12-28 07:22:11 AM  
damn. i lost the accent half way through. that always fcukin' happens!
 
2004-12-28 07:24:53 AM  
This IS lycos we are talking about, not a real search engine. Who the hell uses that thing anyway?
 
2004-12-28 07:43:25 AM  
Cool! New and intersting ways to bash Bush!

/nah, no leftist tilt here
 
2004-12-28 07:51:44 AM  
George W. Bush is so low on the list because, why bother looking him up on your own when you have such unbiased, researched, no-agenda sources like Michael Moore, MoveOn.org, Dan Rather, and Green Day?

/it's sad because it's true
 
2004-12-28 07:52:55 AM  
Opti
And why is 'Drudge Report' at #59? Why don't they just go straight there?

For the same reason I once saw, on Ask Jeeves, someone ask "What is the web address for Amazon.com?" I'm not even joking.
 
2004-12-28 07:54:30 AM  
News Flash: You don't need to use a search engine to find information on Dubya. All one needs to do is look in a toilet after a bowel movement.
 
2004-12-28 08:01:19 AM  
I've scraped stuff off my shoes with more substance than George W Bush.
 
2004-12-28 08:05:59 AM  
Kurt Cobain?. What the hell?
 
2004-12-28 08:08:59 AM  
I did notice that John Kerry was slightly less interesting than Diabetes, but slightly more interesting than Christmas Trees. So, he's got that going for him.
 
2004-12-28 08:25:43 AM  
so much naked...
 
2004-12-28 08:29:01 AM  
Jackson remained on The Lycos 50 for 14 consecutive weeks until she was finally bumped during the week of May 18, when Nick Berg, the American hostage beheaded by Iraqi militants, and the War in Iraq dominated Web search activity.

Way to go, Nick! *high five* *chest bump*

sigh...
 
2004-12-28 08:29:15 AM  
FuzzplugJones

That is amazing. I know there are people like that out there, but I never thought a search like that would be so popular.

A friend of mine does something similar to that. He will first type in www.yahoo.com. Once he gets to yahoo, he will click on the search box, type in news.bbc.co.uk, then click on the search results to go to bbc's front page...I've tried to explain it 50 times to him, he's just to stupid to understand.
 
2004-12-28 08:30:25 AM  
I haven't searched for ANY of the top 100. I'm such a loser.
 
2004-12-28 08:32:32 AM  
Hello information? Can you tell me the number for 911?
 
2004-12-28 08:38:02 AM  
This is so flawed. Have you ever seen search results listing google.com or yahoo.com? Everybody knows the web address, they won't search for it! Did anybody else see the commercial for the national guard; call this number 1-800-GO-GUARD, or visit us on the web at WWW.1800GOGUARD.COM, AOL keyword 1800GOGUARD! Who the fark is going to put the keyword into AOL that is exactly the same as the URL?

Oh, and I think we should all search for "fakr.com" just to screw up the list. (Yes, I said fakr, not fark.) But that just might be due to my different sense of humor.
 
2004-12-28 08:38:48 AM  
Iraq War #16? That high?

How hard can it be to find the Iraq war on the internet? It's everywhere, all the time. It's like walking into a boggy swamp and not being able to find a quagmire.
 
2004-12-28 08:50:27 AM  
Clay Aiken? wtf?
 
2004-12-28 08:52:25 AM  
25. Final Fantasy (31)

Thats right biatches, Final Fantasy is more popular than President Bush.


Final Fantasy in 2008!
 
2004-12-28 09:17:39 AM  
The porn words are filtered out of the list before the top 50 words are tabulated. Porn words like XXX and sex are definitely higher than any other search terms. Porn searches are always kept in a separate category from "normal" searches because standard advertising can't be sold to porn terms.
 
2004-12-28 09:25:46 AM  
2004-12-28 07:54:30 AM Detour

News Flash: You don't need to use a search engine to find information on Dubya. All one needs to do is look in a toilet after a bowel movement.

2004-12-28 08:01:19 AM Mr. Clarence Butterworth

I've scraped stuff off my shoes with more substance than George W Bush.


I wonder if the search term "Get over it, you whiny biatches, you lost" ever placed. God knows, it needs to be higher in this list.

/How about "Watch this drive, biatches!"? Do you guys still say that?
 
2004-12-28 09:25:51 AM  
Someone truly needs to explain to me the popularity of Paris Hilton. People can't seem to get enough of that drunk, trampy, broomhandle with money.
 
2004-12-28 09:28:55 AM  
Ooops, forgot one thing.

*points and laughs at Detour, Mr. Clarence Butterworth*

*puts fingers to forehead in the shape of an "L" and chants* "Loooo-sers!"
 
2004-12-28 09:32:42 AM  
I would imagine that the GWB searches were so low due to demographics. Think about the people that would actually bother to search for GWB...
Do they have computers? Do they have the intarweb? Can't they just click on the MSN or AOL keyword for him? They probably just click the direct links from www.yikes-iliveinfear.com and www.christthelordsavior-inpolitics.com.

/I keed. It's Lycos... who uses that anymore?
 
2004-12-28 09:33:09 AM  
Opti

That's hilarious. I have a friend whose similarly dumb. When he enters a URL in IE, he clicks File..Open..then types http://www.whatever.com. Instead of just typing it in the address box at the top of the screen. Told him 50 times, but no use. He's just got it stuck in his head that's the way it works. Some people are farking mental.
 
2004-12-28 09:45:23 AM  
Clay Aitken? we need more Clay Henry.
 
2004-12-28 09:47:39 AM  
AnonymousGuy

Theyre not whining about losing, their expressing an opinion of the president. They lost, i think they accept that (let me know if they dont). But being whiny losers is different then complaining/insulting the president.
 
2004-12-28 09:48:15 AM  
 
2004-12-28 09:54:42 AM  
AnonymousGuy

I wonder if the search term "Get over it, you whiny biatches, you lost" ever placed. God knows, it needs to be higher in this list.

/How about "Watch this drive, biatches!"? Do you guys still say that?


You can look at it any way you want, Anonymous Guy. The fact remains that the top 5 Lycos searches were:

1. Janet Jackson
2. Paris Hilton
3. Clay Aiken
4. Britney Spears
5. Nick Berg

...and the person who received the most votes for President:

1. George W. Bush

Neither one of these speaks well for America, but that's okay. Being an American, I can say things like that. I can even say, "watch this drive," in yes--a mocking tone of voice. As conservatives are fond of saying, if you don't like it, why don't you leave? It works both ways, you know. That whole "majority rules, minority rights." Look it up sometime.

/I apologize for fueling flames in what should be a "haha! Look at the stupid/creepy/alarming things people search for" thread. It won't happen again.
 
2004-12-28 09:59:32 AM  
 
2004-12-28 10:12:14 AM  
No doubt it was all the fundies searching for Janet clips to renew and refresh their offense and disgust.
 
2004-12-28 10:15:07 AM  
RandomInsultGenerator:

This IS lycos we are talking about, not a real search engine. Who the hell uses that thing anyway?

Apparantly, fans of:

Janet Jackson, Paris Hilton, & Clay Aiken

Which isn't at all surprising.
 
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