Monday, December 1, 2008
Notoriety, intentional and otherwise
If you Google "giant women" and go to the image search, guess what blog is at the top of the list?
I don't know how a good an idea it is to be the public face on the Internets of this odd fetish shared by a surprising number of people, but it's a little late to think of that now, isn't it? Once the Google makes your blog the "go to" place, it probably won't help to join a monastery and renounce your formerly sinful and frivolous life.
And anyway, a monastery that won't let me blog isn't being serious about keeping me around.
(This is another photograph by Julia Fullerton-Batten, taken at a theme park of miniature street scenes in Belgium.)
Then there is the Google love that I made nearly no effort to get, but that I've got whether I want it or not.
This blog gives you the most popular image if you Google "analog clock". Until today, I have mentioned "analog clock" one time in twenty months of blogging, way back when I wrote Volume 5 of Wednesday Math, many moons ago.
Still not a week goes by when someone doesn't show up here looking for "analog clock" and many visitors out-click on the picture, presumably to save a copy.
It's a nice enough clock face, I suppose, but I don't see the particular attraction.
I guess it takes all kinds of weirdos to make a world.