Friday, August 04, 2006

How I Got Googled by my Pantihose!

I had a visitor to my site, a visitor who had googled for -- Jurassic park cane replica -- (the -- are mine, just to show the phrase they used). There were no " (quote marks). And my site shows as No 4, at least in the google datacenter they accessed.

They were shown the link for a page for my story of Far North Queensland (Australia). Sure enough, I do mention 'cane' but in the context of 'cane toads' (vile invaders to Australia). And shortly thereafter make a reference to Jurassic Park (talking about cassowaries - other vile creatures but that's my personal take on them) and a replica of a crocodile.

This same story generates hits on google when someone searches for pantihose. Just the one word. Not sure why so many people search for pantihose, though. Don't want to speculate either. That's their business. I am glad my site doesn't come up till the 6th or 7th page of results, as the first 5 pages are pretty weird sites.

Ditto for the words: dominican republic escorts

Sometimes I feel like a closet pornographer.

Caribana Weekend In Toronto!

Midsummer in Toronto, the August long weekend, when those who have cottages on a lake (or know someone who does) are heading out of town. Each province in Canada celebrates the weekend, but with a different theme or reason. Here in Ontario, it's Lord Simcoe Day, though if you offered a dollar to everyone who knew who Lord Simcoe was, you'd not break the bank.

But as the natives are heading for the hills, so to speak, they're being replaced just as fast by hordes of visitors from other parts of Canada, and many more from the USA. They're all descending on the city for three days of Caribana, the largest Caribbean festival in North America (if not the world!). The big parade is Saturday (tomorrow). It's so big, it takes all day to watch it pass.

The music is the thing, and the costumes! And the partying! I found some photos of the costumes etc. online at Caribbean African TV if you want to have a look.