Last night, after my wife had watched something on the DVR, she flipped to live television and the channel was on Comedy Central, presumably because that’s where it stays after it records “The Daily Show.” Anyway, “Tosh 2.0” was on, and my wife managed to watch it five full minutes before she uttered, “This guy is awful. I hate him.” That’s probably some sort of record.
During that five-minutes, however, there was a segment on Google’s Autocomplete feature. That is, when you start to type in a word or phrase into the Google search bar, it will offer to fill in the rest of the word or phrase based on algorithm that accounts for popular searches on the search engine. So, for instance, if you type in “Is,” the autocomplete feature will offer this as the third result: “Is Daniel Tosh gay?” If you type in “Is it bad” … the autocomplete will offer this is a result, “Is it bad if your poop floats?”
Those two examples were offered by Tosh, and then he showed the one for “were there” and my wife and I were so skeptical — surely this is a comedy bit, right? — that we immediately picked up our phones and typed it in. Sure enough, it’s just as Tosh had illustrated:
That’s what people search for on Google.
Anyway, for funsies on a slow humpday, I thought we’d try out a comment diversion on the new commenting system and have some fun with the autocomplete. Let’s see who can come up with the most insane autocomplete search options. Just start to type in a word or phrase in your Google search bar, and tell us what the results are. Upvotes for your favorites.
I’ll start: “We were” … promised jetpacks.