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Mike Schilling

I don't have a blog, so you'll have to go to Google Groups search (i.e. Usenet)

1. Galadriel's dressing room
2. No one goes to Mordor in February
3. Book? I thought you were asking which librarian
4. I saw the Bob Gibson movie instead
5. That's going to cause some confusion. Is it OK if we call him Darth?


Lance, I'm always getting people clicking over from the fifth one. I don't know if you linked to me or I just commented.


My humble contribution:

1--"The magus of your secret knowledge"
2--"Power perms"
3--"Splendors of bralessness"
4--"Thoughts about Meat Loaf"
5--"Embrace us, oh Gaia!"


What a grotesquely fascinating exercise. Here are five of my first place searches in the Google:

"Blue Butts"
"Bishop Arrested by Homeland Security"
"Palm Springs Homecoming Parade"
"Save Darfur Racket"
"Jesus is a Bodysurfer" (in this case I was number three but the two above were referencing me, so I'm taking credit)

Here's what's really fascinating. Don't write about the same people that everybody else writes about. Write an interesting piece about somebody nobody else has written about on the internet, and not only will it be #1 on Google, but it might be a reference for people for all over the world. For instance, there is an evil woman in San Francisco who is high up in the library world and I'm the only person who's actually written about the witch by name. Type in "Inez Shor Cohen" in Google and you're going to be seeing my diatribe high on the first page even though I wrote it two years ago in a fit of pique. A better example is writing about a friend, Thad Trela, who just turned 80 years old with dignity and joy. Type "Thad Trela" into Google and again it takes you to my piece, and probably always will. It's an odd power, and needs to be used responsibly.

What I'm truly effing thrilled about, though, is that my blog comes up on the first page of a Google search for the phrase "Civic Center." Now that's beyond cool.


A quick glance through my stats returns: (not including recipes)

BT Sucks
what is the population of Sealand?
scary statistics
geronimo joke
peak phosphorous
calf names
Downey Street Memo (which makes me the go-to post for DSM info for Dummies)

And I'm truly dismayed to see I'm only number three for: Girls willing to be pieface.


1 Dildos and Cookies
2 I named my balls the Bush twins and paid the bill.
3 Livy, eat your heart out
4 ken tucker, 30 thousand microscopic hairs and neuroplasticity
5 "Those Buddhists think of everything" (is it cheating if quotes are required? If so, then: Yves Klein and the Hummingbird)

M.A. Peel

No one has more time to waste than broken-ankle victims. Thanks for the diversion Lance.

1. Lacrimae are so much deeper than tears.

2. The lazarette is a storage area in the bowels of the stern.

3. Shirley Horn trumps the talented Mr. Ripley

4. Eighties make-up isn’t kind to anyone

5. Melancholia moved in to the apartment last week


I guess I don't have enough catchphrases, but a post I did eons ago called "Baghdad and Boobs" (about my love of Arabian Nights movies--sorry guys) comes up nicely at Google no. 1. And I can testify that I get quite a few hits from that very search phrase. They almost never stick around very long at my place.

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