Risky metaphorical headlines…

Well, talk about using smart-assed headlines and titles for your blog postings… Last year I posted this in my photoblog with the title “Forced Lesbianism”… Little did I know at the moment that it would make me a celebrity. In the Middle East, that is… Thanks to Google and their “smart” (insert tongue-in-cheek here) search engine, if you search for those keywords in the Images section my site is the only one that comes up…. Repeat with me: “Wow!” Dubious honor, to say the least. (if you use the same keywords in the Web section, my page is somewhere in page 8 or 9, in case you are curious)
I mentioned my celebrity status in the Middle East thanks to that, cough! cough!, innocent entry, right? I’m not making this up, ask the NSA if you don’t believe me, they know (not sure if that last one is a joke or a reason to cry.) Now, when checking my site stats, I invariably find that most of the hits for that entry come from, get this, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Irak, Qatar, Syria, Jordan, Yemen… Funny. What gives? I’ve been pondering about this ever since I noticed the pattern. My laymen’s sociological theory is that many guys there (and/or gals, who knows, really) are much more visually oriented than people in the West. They would go to Google and search for those keywords, but, rather than using the Web Section, where the entry is buried deep in the results, they would go directly to the Image tab and voila!, they would fall into the one and only site listed there as of today, mine. Google, the last frontier…
I’ll leave it to the experts to figure that sociological glitch out…

Just Rants

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