Tonight when I sat down to write I was all set to publish a scathing post about the wiretapping scandal which looms over the Bush administration like a buzzard circling over roadkill, when a Google search halted me in my already cynical tracks.
I use Google image search to find images related to my posts, and I had entered “big brother” in hopes of finding a cool looking image related to the Orwell novel 1984. I thought an image like this one would compliment the post I had in mind quite well.
Can you guess what Google yielded as the results instead?
If you guessed loads of images from the T.V. show “Big Brother” then congratulations, because that’s exactly what I got. Lots of images from “Big Brother.” So many images in fact that I had to redefine my search terms and include “Orwell” in the search box, and even then I still got images about the T.V. show.
In spite of the scandal du jour the top search results for the term “big brother” point to a dumbass T.V. show. How utterly pathetic.
I’ll save the wiretapping post for a less disillusioned moment.