Wednesday, July 20, 2005
Acting on an idea by Alan K. Henderson -- namely, what phrases cause one's own Web site to come up as #1 on Google? -- it seemed like fun to throw in some catch phrases and see if they stick. For example:
Bite the wax petunia. BITE THE WAX PETUNIA!!!
(Say it a few times with me. Go on, it's relaxing.)
For the record, it's not quite original. I got it by conflating this with this:
Let me also add: CURTAIL THAT LADDER! DO IT NOW!
And one other -- avoid unreasoning salami on toasted rye. (Inspired by my lunch.)
Just one more, which I can't believe shows no matches on Google: barbershop withdrawal. (Ask any barbershopper who hasn't sung in a while -- barbershop withdrawal can be a serious thing.)
Thanks for listening, folks. We now return you to your regularly-scheduled programming.
UPDATE: As of July 23rd, all four phrases are now Googlewhacks -- A Google search only finds them once. (We'll see how long that lasts!)