Fun with search tracking
Ok here are some of my favorite searches that have landed people in my fair carrot patch:
PENUS BLOW JOBS ( I particularly like the use of all caps-very A Prayer for Owen Meany
how long should my penus be? (I don't know-I don't even want to know how long it is now)
Divorce Chris Dufresne (Although I have referred to a chris on this site, I've never until now referred to a chris dufresne-and I can't remember the last time I even mentioned divorce)
tarte cheek stain philippines ( How the hell did the philippines get involved?)
name photographer little girl sitting on suitcase waiting for train ( Look I know I'm an educated girl, but how am I supposed to know that?)
jumping welshman screensaver ( ?)
irish woman army blog ( although I am of irish descent, I am certainly not in the army-nor do I know any irish women in any kind of army-and certainly none who blog)
Fellow bloggers, what are the strangest searches that have brought viewers to your blog?
Bad Bunni posted at 4/01/2004 01:07:00 PM
I spend a great deal of time trying to get people to be exceedingly specific with language. Like many before me ( Stephen Carter, Mark Edmondson, Allan Bloom), I bewail how terms have lost their meanings due to indiscriminate usage.
For example, a student comes to my office and says , "For the paper where I have to pick an artist and explain how he or she is creative. I don't know who to do."
"The description says pick an individual. It says does not say the individual has to be an artist. You could pick an astronomer or a programmer."
"Yeah, whatever... but what artist should I pick?"
"No, no, not artist. The description doesn't say artist..."
Not only does she want to pick the topic of her paper ( who the hell can't think of ONE person in all of time and history who isn't creative?-I mean really), BUT she doesn't even acknowledge that an individual who is considered creative and an artist are not one and the same. ( Or is she even really listening to what I have to say-and this response comes after spending an entire month on the concept of "mindful learning.")
I spend all this time trying to be specific about my language. I tell people how I feel and who I am in very clear terms-I'm mean, I'm cruel, I'm undependable, and I'll hurt you. A lot. You'll most likely be crying in a basement somewhere using old copies of Newsweek as tissue paper inside of a month. And do they actually hear me? No, and therefore I get re-actions like this one:
I guess that when she said that I made her deeply uncomfortable by complimenting her and taking her seriously, she meant it.
Uh, yep. That's why I said it, on numerous occassions as clearly as humanly possible.
I spent several hours yesterday with students in my office who complained, despite the hours I put in writing detailed notes on essays and papers, that they couldn't understand what was wrong with their writing. Well, perhaps the fifteen times I wrote "pronoun" agreement in that paragraph might be a clue.
Eric often used be frustrated by tendency to repeat myself. I didn't before I got this job, but both students and colleagues seem to be physically incapable of listening to a statement and comprehending it. I have simply adjusted to saying everything five or six hundred times before it pierces even the first levels of awareness. My students tend not to understand a concept unless it is physically driven into the brain with a blowtorch and a sledgehammer. My colleagues often require even more forceful treatment. Luckily, I am more than happy to indulge in a little violence in the name of academic excellence.
No wonder I'm so tired all the time.
More incredibly vicious things to say when you break up
Bad Bunni posted at 3/30/2004 01:45:00 PM
For the man who says that the reason he never bothered to break up with you is because he didn't want to deal with your hurt and upset.
"Please, I do my best work when filled with the inspiring love of a vanishing man. The only reason I even bothered to give you my phone number was your garaunteed disappearance. It was one of your few attractive qualities."
Bad Bunni posted at 3/29/2004 04:03:00 PM