Monday, October 30, 2006

The Google

To Americans everything is serious, but nothing is hopeless. To the English everything is hopeless, but nothing is serious. Or so I was told by a Nathan Lane look-alike, in Universal Providers, one of the funky, but affordable furniture dealers along Golborne Road on Saturday. And after years of intense (often Guinness fuelled) ruminations on the Yank vs. Brit cultural divide, this sounded the most inspired to date. That is, until I came to see Bush's latest accident on YouTube. And then I remembered just how serious and hopeless things can get. Well, apart from on the interweb, the place where the world unites in free thought - it is hardly surprising Dubya can't find his way there.


Anonymous Deborah said...

The Google
I love it
Thanks for cheering up my Monday!

1:47 pm  
Blogger Monique said...

OMG he should NOT be allowed to speak without reading from a script. He sounds like SUCH A DUNCE!

1:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed what a complete moron. But Blair no better am afriad on technology front.

1:54 pm  
Anonymous gossipsmacker said...

Love the part about him on Google Earth looking for his ranch.

Even after all thi stime he is still worth such a good laugh. He will be missed.

2:59 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should Google failure

3:02 pm  
Anonymous gayinbrixton said...

No joke everybody redaing here Please, please google “failure”. See if you recognize the person that comes up!!!!!!

3:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One of the things I’ve used on the Google is to pull up maps. It’s very interesting to see — I’ve forgot the name of the program but you get the satellite

Er, that program would be Google Earth, sir.

You know, the planet you’re currently living in…

3:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn’t he have access to real satellite imagery? Is this the technology we are using to defend our country now? Google earth? Forget NSA satellite’s!!! We got Google Earth!

3:04 pm  
Anonymous a proud american said...

May every word that any of you have ever said be taken note of and constantly thrown back in your face. No cameras and reporters are following you around constantly waiting for you to trip up so that they can crucify you to the masses…if so, then I don’t think any of us would have a very large fan base. If you don’t like an elected official, then do yourself a favor and join the campaign of someone that you do like, volunteer, and most importantly vote so that the next leader will be someone of whom you approve.

3:12 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I’ve seen a few blogs point to this TV clip of President Bush relating how he likes to use “The Google.” It’s followed by a snarky remark suggesting the search engine is on “the Internets.” While I think it’s pretty funny, I also tend to agree with the theory that the president’s malaprop endears him to his base. Stuffy East Coast inte;lectuals like me laughing at his abuse of the English language only polarizes them more.

4:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love it

5:24 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

is he on planet THE earth?

5:47 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

brilliant opening quote but on a Monday everything does seem hopeless and serious ama fraid

6:05 pm  
Anonymous Ben said...

We have long suffered the low expectations campaign that so long as he doesnt insult the blind or the cancer stricken it is a good day.
No kidding that is as bad as things have become

7:31 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could you make this up? Legend

8:54 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

love the quote sounds very oscar wildish

12:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

dear 'proud' American you are backing the wrong horse, are in an ever reducing minority etc....
Remember it was his spin to the same cameras that got him elected in the first place.Its his probelm that he couldn't raise his game as they sharpened their focus - useless f'in dimwit cowboy moron that he is

3:15 pm  
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