Tuesday, December 31, 2002
I'm always impressed by people who display on their websites, proudly, the bizarre things that other people had typed into search engines in order to get to their site. Often the keywords involve nudity, interesting or unusual body parts, celebrities, or even, at a pinch, the interesting and unusual body parts of nude celebrities. Occasionally they stumble into the area of extreme surreality or dangerous dada, not to mention really bad spelling. And this is amusing or interesting. So every now and then, when I remember, I go and look at the sort of backstage information about this website area, and try to make sense of it. And, almost two years on, I still haven't posted any amusing search engine results up here. This is because there haven't been any. You'll see what I mean when I tell you that the last ten search engines to arrive here did so through people searching for the following:

1. neil gaiman

2. Neil Gaiman

3. Neil Gaiman

4. neil gaiman

5. Neil Gaiman

6. neil gaiman

7. Neil Gaiman

8. Neil Gaiman

9. "neil gaiman"

10. neil gaiman

Sigh. And that's typical, I'm afraid. Never a "doomed rubber duck discounts" or "three-niuppled-Brutney-Spears" in the bunch of them.