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Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Flesh balloons.

I'm not obsessed with stats by any means, but I do check them occasionally just because it's fun. With the search query report, I can see some of the keywords that got people to my site. For example, someone was looking for "SC Johnson" in Google Blog Search the other day and found me listed at number three due to the posts I made regarding Glade candles a few months ago.

Here are a few of the search queries I've received in the past day or so:
under clothes
is the comedian ron white married?
first pool
pee dance
easily distracted
flesh balloons

Flesh balloons?
Well now, that's a bit disgusting isn't it? I had to know more. What are flesh balloons, and why is my site suddenly associated with them?
I followed the link to a French search engine, and discovered something sort of odd (and by that, I mean not as odd as the original term, but curious nonetheless).
Here's a screnshot of the search results:

click to view in entirety

The text comes from this entry, which reads:
"...obsessed with in my teens. The last one with the balloons, I dunno. I have no explanation for that. The picture on the left is an example of me doodling. I get a little obsessive when I doodle, and if left without a reason to stop, I can fill pages and pages with this kind of connectivity stuff."

Now read the text from the french search engine:
"obsessed with in my teens. The last one with the balloons, I dunno. I have no explanation for that. The picture on the left is an example of me doodling. I get a little obsessive when I doodle acutely than when one slices deeply into one's own flesh"

The hell? There was no slicing of flesh in my original post. None. I can't imagine that "left without a reason to stop" translates as "slices deeply into flesh." Even in French.
posted by hilary at 9:47 AM |


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm sorry, I can't help but sit here and laugh while reading this at work. The whole reason for "Flesh balloons" is very funny compared to what I thought at first. I have heard this pharse used before and I can't see you using it. Although you have actually shocked me lately with some of your useage of words!


5/10/2006 7:17 PM  
Blogger Roy said...


I'm stumped.

5/10/2006 9:26 PM  
Anonymous hilary-dilary-dock said...

That cracked me up! I read it the other day but when I tried to reply to it, I couldn't for some reason. It came at a good time, this post, because when I first read it, I was sicker than a dog and it was actually the only thing that day that made me laugh. I believe you healed me...they do say laughter is the best medicine! HA HA! :-p

5/12/2006 10:11 AM  
Anonymous Xer said...

I'm not obsessed with stats either, but I love to see what people have been searching for to find my site. It's usually not anything interesting since my domain name apparently is something people search for a lot.. 'werewolf'.. but sometimes I'll get something somewhat amusing.

Um.. yeah. Wow. Haha. I wondered why when I look for things on google things come up that I cant seem to find anywhere on the actual page. That's a really weird and random thing to show up as you saying, though.

5/14/2006 8:18 PM  
Anonymous Mom said...

Mystery solved! The following post was titled "Pass the Neosporin".

5/15/2006 11:21 AM  
Blogger ::Ali:: said...

I check the stats on mine from time to time too, just out of curiosity! Pretty neat sometimes!

5/15/2006 12:27 PM  
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5/18/2006 10:05 AM  

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