Today’s hot trends in Google search are dominated by TV: people are especially interested in the premier of the tv show, The Office.
But mingled in among the TV searches are a couple of the most intriguing searches I’ve seen lately:
- mccain stroke
- palin witchcraft
So, why are people searching for these terms? Is Sarah Palin going to put a spell on McCain, causing a stroke so that she can take over the presidency?
Actually, the searches are two unrelated issues:
- “mccain stroke” is a reference to an internet rumor that was started after John McCain’s speech at the Clinton Global Initiative, in which he suspended his campaign. Someone on HuffingtonPost analysed his speech, frame by frame, and remarks upon a possible issue with McCain’s left eye. My question for the author: is there anyone in the world who wouldn’t look sick in a frame-by-frame analysis? Dude, keep your iMovie editor away from me.
- “palin witchcraft” refers to a 2005 video that recently surfaced, showing Palin being blessed, in a blessing that does include protecting her from witchcraft. More disturbing than that, in my opinion, is the pastor’s offensive remarks prior to the blessing, in which he exhorts Christians to take more power, using the Israelites as a model:
The second area whereby God wants us, wants to penetrate in our society is in the economic area. The Bible says that the wealth of the wicked is stored up for the righteous. It’s high time that we have top Christian businessmen, businesswomen, bankers, you know, who are men and women of integrity running the economics of our nations. That’s what we are waiting for. That’s part and parcel of transformation. If you look at the — you know — if you look at the Israelites, that’s how they work. And that’s how they are, even today.
Yowza! Someone, hand me the remote, I think I need to join the rest of the Googlers watching The Office.