Anyone who has been blogging even for a brief time will tell you that some of the search terms used to arrive at one’s blog can, to say the least, be rather… well, odd. I monitor mine constantly in order to ensure people finding my site are, largely, getting what they want from it. So when I see the phrase “semiautobiographical” in my search engine term list, or “Kafka and the doll”, for example, I get a nice warm fuzzy feeling knowing that I have helped someone along their way with, perhaps, that vital piece of information they may have needed.
Today, however, I was a little surprised to see among my search engine terms the phrase — or, rather, the question — “What is the best way to blow up a car?” I looked at it, nestled between “deal or no deal June 11” and “current affairs in biology”, and thought, That’s interesting. And it was. There’s no disputing that. So interesting, in fact, that my highly creative imagination started working overtime and I found myself dictating the same question into Google — knowing that the question would not have been answered on my blog, but fairly sure that there would be many, many answers to it out there.
And, sure enough, there were a few! Being an extremely responsible blogger, however, I’m not going to post any links to what I found. Suffice to say, I can now break into, hotwire and blow up a car.
In theory, at least. I mean, me blowing up a car…? The very idea. You just know something’d go wrong… right?
All right, it may never happen. Chances are, someone will decide there’s a far better way to make lots of money and this will be the last you or I will hear of it.
But if it does happen, I want one! Why? Well, simply…
” […] it’s the fact that you buy the car online, it gets shipped to you in two cardboard boxes, and the estimated assembly time is less than two hours. Perhaps it’s that the car is made out of “airbags” – the same polymer materials used to cushion NASA’s rovers when they landed on Mars. Then again, it could be the company’s claim that you can drive the car off a cliff without serious injury, and that it will float in a flood or tsunami.“
Just imagine the fun we could all have, driving our cars off cliffs! Wouldn’t that be wonderful and… well, bouncy? (Yeah, okay, I can’t drive… but would it matter?)