I believe it was Google’s co-founder Larry Page who once famously said, “Seek and ye shall find!” People have been seeking ever since.
It’s not always clear what people are seeking, however. Google’s algorithms are good, but people’s collective ability to come up with gibberish search terms is so, so much better.
When Google can’t match people’s word puzzles to actually useful pages, it sends them to my decidedly unuseful blog. That strategy is bad for Google itself, the seekers, and humanity as a whole, but it gives me plenty of fodder for endless quarterly search term roulette posts. The winter season is here, and so is yet another installment of “Search terms that bring people to my blog against all odds and reason.”
Superpower spell must work
Indeed. Like most things, a superpower spell must work. Non-working superpower spells are a waste of money and can lead to plenty of disappointment and even embarrassment. Like that time my invisibility spell malfunctioned when I was doing, uh, research at the all-female…you know what? Never mind. But—yes—superpowers must work.
Very fucking saucy sex messages received
Yeah! Freaking nostalgia, man. Getting us all depressed and homesick and all that. Nobody likes you, nostalgia. Why don’t you just go home?! The home where I grew up, where my mom made her special-recipe chocolate-and-cookie cake, where I spent days outside with my friends playing hide-and-seek. The sun was shining, the birds were singing. I miss those days so mu– FUCK YOU, NOSTALGIA!
White rapper with orange hair
Slim Top! Shady Carrot! Yes, those are the only two ways I can think to combine Carrot Top and Eminem without repeating myself.
How to respond when he says your sexy
If you want to be annoying, you can start by telling him that “your” is spelled “you’re.” If the Internet has taught me anything, it’s that everyone loves a Grammar Nazi.
How do I write about a scam?
There are many ways to write about a scam. You could pick a dialogue-driven approach and give your characters—scammer and scammee—distinct personalities and dialects. You could write a whole screenplay. You could write a serious statistical analysis of scams received by various demographics. You could even answer to scammers and troll them like this guy.
Super powers found and magic spells and money
That’s just how it goes. You’re walking around the city, when you stumble into a superpower and you’re like, “This is a good day. I just found a superpower. Nice!” Later on, you see someone drop a magic spell. You run to pick it up, chase after them, but they’re like, “No thanks, I don’t want it back.” So now you have a superpower and a magic spell, and you’re thinking, “Sweet! This day just got better!”
In the evening, you’re warming up a sandwich for yourself using your newfound heat vision, when you suddenly see something shimmer in the corner behind the sofa. So you use your “Levitatum” spell to lift the sofa in the air, and right there on the floor is a shiny new nickel! Are you the luckiest person in the world, or what?!
Wow, I really got invested in that story.
Do shamans know their father son the Antichrist?
Oh wow! He’s their father and their son?! I love The Jerry Springer Show. It’s always so full of surprises!
How to show a girl that I am also interested in sex through text messages innocently
Dark room. Midnight. Shadowy figure crouched over a smartphone, tapping at the screen.
“I am also interested in sex. [Smiley face]”
Nah. Too obvious. Delete.
“Would you like to meet for some non-sexual activities that may eventually lead to…”
What’s wrong with me?! Delete!
“My steadfast tin soldier would like to visit your army barracks!”
What the fuck does that even mean?! This is ridiculous! Delete!
“Have you seen that episode on the Animal Planet where…”
Oh my God. I am just so hopeless! Delete!
*Just a GIF of Mr. Bean doing the hip thrusting dance*
I can’d do this anymore. I really can’t. Google, help!
Ball attached to handle with barbed wire as a self-defense weapon
Handle covered in barbed wire? What are you, Silas from The Da Vinci Code? That sounds like a terrible self-defense weapon!
*Man appears and whispers something into my ear*
Oh! Oooooooooh! Spiked metal ball attached with barbed wire to a steel handle? Why didn’t you just say so?! I don’t have that specific design, but here you go.
6 thoughts on “Search Term Roulette: “Defective superpowers” edition”
When I read ‘fuck nostalgia’ I assumed someone was searching for stories about the first time we got lucky!
I did toy with the idea of steering my commentary in that direction. Great minds, and all that!
I was as surprised as you when I landed on your blog after searching for: *Just a GIF of Mr. Bean doing the hip thrusting dance*. But I guess I shouldn’t have been. There’s something for everyone over here!
I cast a truly wide net!
Hahahahahaha! Both of you CRACK ME UP!!!
Your superpower Daniel is making people laugh.
He’s definitely great at that!