Possums Pollytics

Politics, elections and piffle plinking

Possum’s Box, google searches and a hint for Pollies

Posted by Possum Comitatus on June 14, 2008

The Possum Box is up and running with a couple of articles, and the RSS feed on the top of the left sidebar here has been added to make it easy to keep up with new articles as they’re posted over at the Box.

One of the consequences of having a rather wordy blog is that all sorts of google searches send people to these very pages – mostly looking for political stuff, but as you would imagine – often not.

For a while now I’ve enjoyed a little ritual of sitting down on a Saturday or Sunday afternoon with a glass of wine and have a bit of a giggle perusing the search engine queries that sent people to Pollytics. Since the readers and commenters really make this site as much as anything I ramble on with, I think it’s only fair that the strangeness and joy of google voyeurism be shared with all

These are some of the better ones I’ve had over the last little while.

sniffed my cousin’s bra

possum shooting+ result graphs (You need to graph that?)

“he needed a piss”

suck my possum

brendan nelson raccoon (The possibilities of that one)

qantas trip a fawlty towers fever dream

election calculator cash drawer (very appropriate in these boondoggle times)

possum ratsak ( Hmmf)

do possums eat duck heads (only when slow roasted, served on a rosti with a red wine jus)

possum terror (That was Dennis :mrgreen: )

blather “piers ackerman” (Now who hasn’t thought that?)

woman discovers possum living in her vag (WTF!?! Holy Smokes Batman!)

That last one is a bit disturbing.

Oh, and a hint to the pollies reading. When you’ve been busted for something like drink driving, speeding, running a red light, various traffic offences or other bouts of law breaking and you wake up the next morning in a cold sweat, worrying whether it’s all over the media – if you go to google and search “John Citizen MP”+ “drink driving” for instance, people like me can see your search.

It’s probably not a good idea.

I’m losing count of the times that I’ve seen some search on a pollie and their indiscretions, only to see it all over the media a few days or weeks later. You might want to keep that in mind eh?

12 Responses to “Possum’s Box, google searches and a hint for Pollies”

  1. Hughie said

    I’m losing count of the times that I’ve seen some search on a pollie and their indiscretions, only to see it all over the media a few days or weeks later. You might want to keep that in mind eh?

    Names, Possum! We want names!

  2. FMark said

    And to anyone, pollies or otherwise, who don’t want their search engine queries forwarded on, see http://cafe.elharo.com/privacy/privacy-tip-3-block-referer-headers-in-firefox/

  3. ih8JWH said

    “sniffed my cousin’s bra” could this be how Troy Buswell started out? or Troy searching for other indiscretions??

  4. Alan said

    DON’T reveal their names, Possum. You have always been a discreet marsupial. Keep the details in your pouch.

  5. Possum Comitatus said

    Alan, I’d never dream in a million years of saying anything.

    But I thought that they’d better know, not everyone is as ethical.

  6. Greeensborough Growler said

    Possum,

    The other fun activity is trying to visualise your fellow bloggers. Most people post under false identities which is half the fun of the blog. The rest is imagining what they would be like in the alternate world.

    You, of course, are a pipe smoking sage. KR from PB is an eighty three year old phone sex worker. How many posters blog in the nude? We need to know.

  7. Catrina said

    GG at 6
    With respect to your KR comment. That’s just the sort of thing that just piles more sh!t on your boots. Thing is that you can be so much better than that when you try.

  8. Possum Comitatus said

    Settle kiddies

  9. gusface said

    “You, of course, are a pipe smoking sage. KR from PB is an eighty three year old phone sex worker. How many posters blog in the nude? We need to know”

    but what if you’re a pipe smoking 83 yr old nudist phone sex jock with shit on your boots that posts here just to feel normal

    what then GG??????

  10. Rod said

    “How many posters blog in the nude?”

    I used to blog in the nude until I read your bit about KR, totally destroyed the illusion.

  11. Rudi said

    Dennis the row boat gets hit by a little wave, and his commentary lurches to declare the Liberals and Nelson in big trouble. Who would have thought!

    Dennis is a sage for bland times as he can amplify slight changes in polling to shifts of generational significance. I await the next poll with the inevitable bump and noise and his commentary condemning Rudd to one term.

  12. With regards to not revealing politicians googling their own indiscretions, are you sure you didn’t with “brendan nelson raccoon”?

    After Troy Buswell, anything is possible.

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