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Google Laugh

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by buckeyebri, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. buckeyebri

    buckeyebri 40 Days in the Hole

    Go to Google and type in Weapons of Mass Destruction. Then hit I'm feeling lucky. Someone has a sense of humor!!!
  2. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    Other google 'fun' things to try:

    miserable failure
  3. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    a:link {font:8pt/11pt verdana; color:red}
    a:visited	{font:8pt/11pt verdana; color:#4e4e4e}
    <table width="400" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="5">
        <td id="tableProps" valign="top" align="left"> <a href="about.htm" border="0" >
        <img id="pagerrorImg" SRC="information.gif" border="0" width="25" height="33" ></a></td>
        <td id="tableProps2" align="left" valign="middle" width="360"><h1 id="textSection1"
        style="COLOR: black; FONT: 13pt/15pt verdana"><span id="errorText">These Weapons of Mass Destruction cannot be displayed</span></h1>
        <td id="tablePropsWidth" width="400" colspan="2"><font
        style="COLOR: black; FONT: 8pt/11pt verdana">The weapons you are looking for are currently unavailable. The country might be experiencing technical difficulties, or you may need to adjust your weapons inspectors mandate.</font></td>
        <td id="tablePropsWidth" width="400" colspan="2"><font id="LID1"
        style="COLOR: black; FONT: 8pt/11pt verdana"><hr color="#C0C0C0" noshade>
        <p id="LID2">Please try the following:</p><ul>
          <li id="instructionsText1">Click the      <a href="" border="0"> 
          <img border=0 src="refresh.gif"
            alt="refresh.gif (82 bytes)" align="middle" width="13" height="16"></a> Regime change button, or try again later.<br>
          <li id="instructionsText2">If you are George Bush and typed the country's name in the address bar, make sure that
            it is spelled correctly. (IRAQ).<br>
          <li id="instructionsText3">To check your weapons inspector settings, click the <b>UN</b> menu, and then click
            <b>Weapons Inspector Options</b>. On the <b>Security Council</b> tab, click <b>Consensus</b>.
            The settings should match those provided by your government or NATO. </li>
         <li ID="list4">If the Security Council has enabled it, The United States of America
             can examine your country and automatically discover Weapons of Mass Destruction.<BR>
             If you would like to use the CIA to try and discover them,
             <br>click <a  href="">
         <img border=0 src="detect.gif" alt="Detect Settings" align="center" width="16" height="16"> Detect weapons</a> 
        <li id="instructionsText5">
           Some countries require 128 thousand troops to liberate them. Click the <b>Panic</b> menu and then click <b> About US foreign policy </b> to determine what regime they will install.
        <li id="instructionsText4">
           If you are an Old European Country trying to protect your interests, make sure your options are left wide open as long as possible. Click the <B>Tools</b> menu, and then click on <b>League of Nations</b>.  On the Advanced tab, scroll to the Head in the Sand section and check settings for your exports to Iraq. 
         <li id="list3">Click the <a href="">
         <img valign=bottom border=0 src="bomb.gif" width="25" height="20"> Bomb</a> button if you are Donald Rumsfeld. </li>    
        <h2 id="IEText" style="font:8pt/11pt verdana; color:black">Cannot find weapons or CIA Error<BR> Iraqi Explorer</font><br>
        <a href="about.htm" border="0" >
        <font size="2">Bush went to Iraq to look for Weapons of Mass Destruction and all he found was this lousy T-shirt.</font></a></h2>
  4. buckeyegrad

    buckeyegrad Don't Immanentize the Eschaton Staff Member

    As I understand, the "waffle" and "miserable failure" search results are created by a google bomb. Does anyone know how to create these bombs? If so, could we create one that brings up scUM's football homepage whenever someone typed in the word "sucks"?
  5. DEBuckeye

    DEBuckeye It ain't easy, bein' cheesy.

    That would be awesome.
    Or, other words:
    whore (bring up Ann Arbor site?)
  6. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    That's hilarious:biggrin:
  7. buckiprof

    buckiprof 21st Century Buckeye Man Staff Member

    The July issue of Discover magazine actually has an article in the Emerging Technology section entitled "The Art of Googlebombing". (In the article it mentions typing miserable failure.)

    The article does explain how to manipulate the system Google utilizes when displaying pages called PageRank. The short story is that the page needs to have other links on it and carefully chosen words to describe the page you have linked to.

    To read the article and see if it is somehting one wants to do, either get the July issue of Discover or wait until the Ausgust issue comes out and visit the Discover mag website. The article in July's issue will then be available for free.
  8. O-S-U

    O-S-U Newbie


    Very nice

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