Linda's comments on the Milton thread prompted me to share this ditty I wrote for the USP. Linda I wish I'd saved all the links I've looked for myself in a folder somewhere, but "Oh well!"
I got a googlin’ Jones:
Don’t give me no Yahoo,
No HotBot, no Jeeves, nor
Mamma and all of her clones.
If you can’t find a date,
With the girl of your dreams
They’ve got a neat place to find
True love, and all that is great.
There’s a website for porn
And if you’re lost in the maze,
And you’re hopelessly helpless;
This place won’t leave you forlorn.
There’s shopping galore!
And if he’s being a bore,
There’s movies and music
That will fill up your basket and more…
There’s a site in the mix
Which will heal all you know.
If you’re feeling low down,
This place will give you the fix
Give me no Lycos, no DogPile, or Excite,
No Alta, and all of that jive.
Just give us the Google, and soon
We will click on a wonderful sight!
Nice one. You've obviously developed a knack for finding useful sites by googling that I don't have yet, but things are improving.
(to the tune of “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me”)
“My Home Page”
“You Wanna Go Where Everybody Knows Your Screen Name”
I’ve been often told, “Seek and ye shall find.”
But it seems my search needs to be refined.
Still, I’m gonna seek
that perfect web site
in my mind.
Looking everywhere; haven’t found it yet.
It’s my home-from-home on the Internet.
The only place I ever
And when I find it I’ll memorize the URL.
Prompt me! Where is the path out of Cyber-Hell?
There’s forum where my e-friends can meet,
E-sharing thoughts that are clever and sweet.
And that will be—My Home Page.
I’m a little user, lost and forlorn.
I search for “beauty” but find only porn.
w.w.where can it be—My Home Page?
Although it may not the archive
that others would bookmark,
the icons look friendly and sage.
Won’t you tell me, please, the right place to click.
Show me the field where my cursor will stick.
Please help me find—My Home Page!
Nice one, Marian. Who'd 've thought the internet would start the creative juices flowing?
On a semi-related note, I happened on a Google Whack just a few moments ago by typing in "Mary Jane's Bluncer" in the advanced area of Google. Just thought I'd pass that along to Hugh and Rikki who know about such things.
Sorry, that should be "blunder", not "bluncer". No wonder I get Google Whacks!
Gee, 'pam's blunder' came up with 76 hits. Sigh.
Try Pam's "bluncer".
Not even one. Heck, even 'pam's jabberwock' came up with two.
Actually, 'bluncer definition' is a google-whack, but I'm not about to click on that site!
Of course, it didn't give me a definition......
The words roll off your tongue like a blues tune
"Sombaddy Git me mah Geetar!"
"I "Love Summer more than I hate Winter"
Thanks, Les (for the compliment). Myt first poem for eMule was about Daylight Savings Time. ANYTHING can start those creative juices flowing!
Will someone please tell the computer-stupid (ie me) what a google-whack is. Curiosity is after my eighth life!
Marian 2, a Googlewhack is the result of finding just 1 answer to a Google search. To learn more go here:
To find out more about our own Google whackers, type in Googlewhack in the search space on this forum. You will find a previous discussion of the topic here on e-mule.
My first poem for eMule was about Daylight Savings Time.
Ah, found it!
There once was a poetry forum
A literate, well-behaved quorum—
Except for their ravings
About Daylight Savings,
Which showed up their lack of decorum.
Hugh, and other Googlers, notice the biplane on google today to commemorate the first flight of Orville and Wilbur.
Thanks so much, Hugh - those links were fascinating. Until I read them I thought getting a single answer from Google was nearly as big a failure as getting none at all - it seems it's actually the ultimate badge of sucess. You can tell I've got a scientific background - one answer is never enough for me!!