Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Gotta Love Google

Although I didn't watch the majority of the Super Bowl commercials on Sunday, my favorite of the ones I actually saw was the Google spot. I thought it was so sweet and creative and simple. In case you missed it, here it is.

Isn't that so cute? Maybe it just hit home with me since I'm pretty much Googling things nonstop. Ironically, a couple of weeks ago I had a Google incident that I actually meant to blog about because I thought it was so funny. The new Google ad was a great reminder to tell my story!

I was getting ready to give blood at our annual blood drive at work, and since I've had some difficulties donating in the past (I'm a slow bleeder), I thought I'd do some research to see if there were any tricks that would help my bloodletting go a little more smoothly. I started to Google "how to prepare for giving blood" but as soon as I typed the "how to" I was taken aback by Google's presumption. Below is a picture of the screen with Google's search suggestions. You'll probably have to click on the picture to make out the details.

Clearly, there are a lot of 10 year old boys using Google as a substitute for the birds and the bees talk and the uncomfortable lessons they'll soon be having in 5th grade health class. While I was slightly surprised by this, I wasn't surprised by a few of the other suggestions--how to lose weight fast, how to make money and even how to tie a tie seem like logical and normal commonly asked questions. Then there's how to cook haggis. Is haggis really so popular around the world that learning how to cook it is one of the top questions asked of the Internets? Maybe so, but personally, I'd be more likely to ask what is haggis, since I kind of think it's some gross meat dish made of sheep parts, but I'm a little foggy on the details.

Finally, we have the most bizarre of all questions: how to train your dragon. Um, what? I was completely freaked out by this at first, and then I was kind of worried it was a euphemism for something I didn't want to know about, and then I discovered that it was actually the title of a newly released movie. Now that the question makes a whole lot more sense and really isn't that funny at all.

While my blog post didn't turn out to be very funny, a recent one on the same subject from another blog I read is hilarious. You can find it here on 15 Minute Lunch. Beware though--this blog is definitely not intended for kids!!

1 comment:

cw said...

I think I unintentionally ate haggis at a lunch meeting this week. If it was, haggis is heinous. The word itself is just gross. It feels like it should describe a crime, not a dish.