miserable failure
December 5, 2003 8:26 AM   Subscribe

A Google Search for "miserable failure" yields some hilarious results.
posted by ignu (24 comments total)
 
Yet another google bomb.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 8:28 AM on December 5, 2003


It is funnier if you type "miserable failure", and then select the "I'm feeling lucky" button.
posted by thirteen at 8:29 AM on December 5, 2003


that was so two days ago. /sarcasm but great nonetheless. I am a real fan of this online "detournement."
posted by grimley at 8:30 AM on December 5, 2003


Carter pops up as "Worst President Ever". It isa game all can play.
posted by thirteen at 8:32 AM on December 5, 2003


This is so cheap shot - but damn funny nonetheless.

Whatever may happen next election, at least we have a Internet consensus.
posted by orange swan at 8:33 AM on December 5, 2003


Carter pops up as "Worst President Ever". It isa game all can play.

I should have read more carefully. That search finds Bush as well.
posted by thirteen at 8:36 AM on December 5, 2003


Eh. It was two days ago two days ago.
posted by soyjoy at 8:57 AM on December 5, 2003


So it's four days ago?
posted by GiantRobot at 8:58 AM on December 5, 2003


I dont know, i think you have to go back to the 19th century to find the worst president pre king george bush
posted by MrLint at 9:03 AM on December 5, 2003


i heard about it yesterday but searched and it was never posted!

also, i'm pretty sure it happens because of
http://www.amiserablefailure.com
posted by ignu at 9:04 AM on December 5, 2003


I actually posted this on the front page of metafilter a few days ago... but *sigh* my method was to obscure (ie the "new overlords" link.)
posted by limitedpie at 9:23 AM on December 5, 2003


A Metafilter Search for "miserable failure" yields some hilarious results.
posted by laz-e-boy at 9:24 AM on December 5, 2003


  1. I must admit—I chuckled
  2. On the other hand I am a bit uneasy with the frequency with which Google is now being gamed. I fear that continued futzing will eventually degrade the utility of the single best information retrieval system on the net.
  3. Then again, it is funny
  4. etc
posted by Fezboy! at 9:24 AM on December 5, 2003


Then again, it is funny

It's funny because it's true.
posted by rushmc at 9:34 AM on December 5, 2003


limitedpie: I first saw it via your "new overlords" link; it works better obscurely.
posted by thebabelfish at 9:34 AM on December 5, 2003


Does anyone else play Simpsons Pinball? I love it when Homer says "Stupid Failure!".
posted by trharlan at 9:48 AM on December 5, 2003


GR8 POST! What else can I search for on this "Google"?
posted by ericost at 9:54 AM on December 5, 2003


I dont know, i think you have to go back to the 19th century to find the worst president pre king george bush

I dunno, Warren Harding was pretty terrible.
posted by nath at 12:27 PM on December 5, 2003


I hear Hoover sucked too.
posted by SimStupid at 12:48 PM on December 5, 2003


Everybody hates some president or another. My burden is that I hate two of the most popular.
posted by thirteen at 1:05 PM on December 5, 2003


ericost... try pancakes.
posted by grimley at 1:12 PM on December 5, 2003


Back in March, I got zero returns for Googling George Bush is very intelligent. Now it looks like I'm number one, and I didn't have to Google Bomb it.
posted by planetkyoto at 1:31 PM on December 5, 2003


Well, SURE, if you pick a phrase that no normal human being is ever likely to utter....
posted by rushmc at 1:50 PM on December 5, 2003


limitedpie broke the news on MeFi a few days in a FPP but it was obscure so I added a comment, but for whatever reason, it didn't hit "mainstream" until today, my email also got a few people saying to check it out.
posted by stbalbach at 2:37 PM on December 5, 2003


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