(1) Sat May 30 2009 19:03 Abridged Search History:
I haven't cleaned out my browser search history in years, and every once in a while something bizarre turns up in the autocomplete. I went looking to see where the search data was so I could go through it properly. It turns out the browser search history for Firefox is kept along with other form autocomplete data, in
[your profile directory]/formhistory.sqlite. I wrote a script (below) to dump the search history and went through it looking for fun. I found a lot of interesting stuff I'd forgotten about and stuff that's funny out of context, doing my part to add to other peoples' stock of Disturbing Search Requests. I thought I'd present some highlights, in the traditional Internet meme presentation of "one for every letter of the alphabet". Plus one number and one non-alphanumeric character.
- $39,000 and $45,000 compared to about $600 for a standard drill." So just take the Novocaine (pasted into the search box by accident)
- "1000 rat corpses"
- "An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting"
- "bringing down the house" fabricated
- "carolyn maloney" fisa
- "do not read beauty magazines"
- effect of ice sheets on ocean currents
- "Fiscal Pear"
- "groucho marx" "finnegans wake"
- "here comes the universe" (rejected title for Thoughtcrime Experiments)
- "iron man" lebowski invoice (I was right!)
- "james g blaine" "the state of maine"
- kermit cookie cutter
- learn to blow glass in brooklyn
- multi-nippled rotating
- "neccessary evil but still cool"
- "one leg is both the same"
- q*bert joke book
- rice cooker as crock pot
- "santa claus is parents" (I think I was going to make a Soylent Green joke)
- two-player simultaneous play
- "under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License"
- "villian the villain"
- "where fun goes to die"
- "you are * and i claim"
- zombic hunch
Update: in case you were wondering, there were 4834 distinct search strings in my history.
now the nerd alert award goes to anyone who read 'kermit cookie cutter' and immediately thought of the transfer protocol instead of the muppet character ;) (or the deluxe award to anyone who thought of both at the same time)
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