Monday, March 26, 2007

Google gives advice to the lovelorn

I'm envious about how this page at WikiHow gives much more useful advice about how to deal with infatuation than I did, but not very surprised.

What did surprise me, however, was the useful advice presented over in the sidebar courtesy of Google Ads:

That should do the trick: a drum crusher, to beat the man (or woman?) at their own game, thus leading to happiness! So sweet - it makes me want to buy this ultra-soft throwdown throw pillow.

On the closely related WikiHow page entitled How to Forget About Your Impossible Crush there's this lovely sequence:

When given a choice, I should think it is always a good idea to go with the solution which has "Tertiary Impact" in its name.


Kelley said...


Personally, I love the idea of a "PhD certified test" telling you how happy you REALLY are. Because these things are best determined by proxy; happiness is so simple and scientific! I really, really hope that it's a multiple choice exam. Better yet? Scantron!

RichM said...

It might be a word problem: "Two trains leaving from Los Angeles and Washington DC pass during the night in Kansas" and so forth. Or maybe they need a tissue sample of some sort. Make the test sufficiently unpleasant and you can be pretty certain that once it's over, the testee is pretty happy.