Thursday, September 8, 2011

Google + Me = BFFs

Remember when I did a google post a while back?  You remember – the one with the mini-donkeys

Since I am all about educating my readers I thought I would share my most recent google posts that are stored on my phone.  Get excited.

Google Search #1: Avant Garde

Anyone else watch Project Runway?  Well, I try to pretend I am so fashion forward and like I totally know what it means when they do an “avant garde” competition.  Truthfully, I have no freaking clue what avant garde is.  (Please tell me I am not the only one.)

So, for the record, avant-garde represents a pushing of the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm or the status quo, primarily in the cultural realm.

Oh, okay. So that explains this:

Definitely pushing the boundaries.

Google Search #2: Don’t Tase Me, Bro

Yes. I was going around the house telling Tommy, “Don’t Tase Me, Bro.” Funny thing is, I have no idea why this saying popped into my head.  Then it led to a discussion about what year this was.  I was convinced it was 2008; Tommy - 2007.  Tommy won.

Google Search #3: Giant Crocodile

My mom emailed me to Google “giant crocodile.” I did. It is giant.

It was captured alive in the Philippines and is 21 feet long and weighs 2,370 pounds.

Google Search #4: Chumlee

Tommy and I love Pawn Stars (wow, I watch a lot of tv) and as we were watching the other day I started thinking about whether “Chumlee” was really Chumlee’s first name.

Well, all you Pawn Stars fans, it isn’t. His first name is really Austin and he got his nickname when friends in elementary school took the name from cartoon character Tennessee Tuxedo’s sidekick, a walrus named Chumley.

Google Search #5: Awesomesauce

I have seen this word used around the web a lot lately.  No clue what it really means and how it became a part of the every day vernacular.

For those of you who have not encountered “awesomesauce” here is how it would be used in a sentence: “I have a full year of paid vacation.”  Response: “Awesomesauce.”

According to Urban Dictionary: The origin of 'awesome sauce' is probably from Strong Bad, although in that case he refers to a cleaning product with the trade name of Awesome Sauce. 'Awesome sauce' has been adapted for use both as an exclamation or reserved sign of approval.

Which then led me to Google Search #6: What is Strong Bad?

Apparently, this is Strong Bad.  And according to wikipedia Strong Bad is one of the major characters of the Homestar Runner series of animated Flash web cartoons. Of course.

Please tell me you learned something new today!

9 comments:

  1. NO, NO, NO, NO NOOO, NOOOOOOO!!!!

    I am 2 weeks behind in Project Runway and as Tim Gunn is my witness I will.not.accidentally find out anything about it!

    I *think* the rest of your post was good.....but I scrolled through it quickly...it was all for the love of Tim Gunn. I know you understand.

    Jane

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  2. I saw that article on the crocodile. So crazy! I didn't know what avant garde was either. I didn't even know how to spell it! But I love project runway!

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  3. Glad you are learning new things! We do some pretty crazy searches at work, maybe a little too explicit for this comment box. I've been seeing awesomesauce used frequently as well...glad you got to the bottom of this. Fashion week started today!

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  4. hahaha i was wondering about chumlees name the other night. thanks for filling me in!

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  5. Well, I learned 5 new things today!

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  6. love this post! I didn't know what avant garde meant but kinda picked it up from the Project Runway pieces when people would do some crazy stuff! don't you just love google... I learned a lot :)

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  7. Ha! Freaking love this! I google stuff all the time.. often to disprove Eric like "I totally know what that is..." (as I'm frantically googling while he's on the phone with me). ha!

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  8. This post cracks me up!!

    SIDENOTE: I TOTALLY think you should sport that avant garde look to work some day. PLEASE!!!!

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