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Janet Jackson's breast has become the most searched-for image in (Lycos) net history, even beating searches for 11 September. Nice to see everyone has their priorities straight.
posted by MintSauce (47 comments total)

 
If you build it...
posted by pekar wood at 5:30 AM on February 5, 2004


I don't know. Searching for boobies is one of the internet's finest skills. The Net was built on boobie-searches. If not for boobies (and searches for them), none of us might be here right now. And what's so noble about searching for 9/11 pics? That's just porn of a more morbid sort.
posted by jpoulos at 5:35 AM on February 5, 2004


It's odd, because when I first read that page I took it to mean 'most searched for image over a 24 hour period in history', rather than properly 'of all time, ever, even including Britney.

Or did we all understand that and I completely misunderstood everything and underestimated all of you?
posted by tapeguy at 5:38 AM on February 5, 2004


I like to say, 'get your priorities crooked.'

-- Mitch Hedberg
posted by rxrfrx at 5:39 AM on February 5, 2004


Well, it actually makes sense. 140 million people watch the Super Bowl live. Everyone had the exact same immediately comprehensible pop culture experience at the exact same second. With 9-11, the news was coming in waves, and much faster from TV than from the Internet, and technology was significantly hampered at the epicenter.

I don't think it's a priority issue at all. Since the Internet as we know it today is owed to porn anyway, I think it's pretty fitting, in fact.

on preview, jpoulos beat me to the porn
posted by pineapple at 5:42 AM on February 5, 2004


people still use lycos?
posted by sugarfish at 5:48 AM on February 5, 2004


Here in Australia the tv networks have been repeatedly showing the clip UNCENSORED, even on the nightly news! *gasp*

Personally, I gotta feel sorry for the poor left breast. It must be feeling a bit left out (or in rather!)
posted by Onanist at 5:50 AM on February 5, 2004


Why bother searching for it? At some point, someone will provide a link at drudge, metafilter, plastic, slashdot, et la. I was wondering what the 'big stink' was about, and, well, *yawn*
posted by rough ashlar at 5:52 AM on February 5, 2004


It's been said the entire field of Computer Science is best suited for the efficient generation, storage, transmission and presentation of pornography.
posted by PenDevil at 5:55 AM on February 5, 2004


Don't forget "discussion of pornography".
posted by cardboard at 6:10 AM on February 5, 2004


Beyonce's Breast.
posted by boost ventilator at 6:20 AM on February 5, 2004


Pineapple, I agree, my point about priorities is perhaps slightly mis-phrased / ambiguous.
posted by MintSauce at 6:30 AM on February 5, 2004


Nice to see everyone has their priorities straight.

Ha ha! Oh I get it, I get jokes.
posted by Stan Chin at 6:37 AM on February 5, 2004


Since US television is not rerunning Janet's tit countless times each hour, the search record makes sense, as opposed to 9-11 which was repeated over and over and over...
posted by mischief at 6:37 AM on February 5, 2004


... and over and over and ...
posted by mischief at 6:38 AM on February 5, 2004


I for one would rather see a naked breast than dead bodies lying around.
posted by eas98 at 6:52 AM on February 5, 2004


I can't believe people are still talking about this.
posted by jon_kill at 6:56 AM on February 5, 2004


As one BBC radio reporter said "it appears that Ms Jackson's breast if more offensive than Mr Lydon's mouth."
posted by lilburne at 7:03 AM on February 5, 2004


Is this superbowl something I'd have to have a breast to know about?
posted by bonaldi at 7:03 AM on February 5, 2004


What happened with Janet Jackson's breast?
posted by Slagman at 7:10 AM on February 5, 2004


The Net was built on boobie-searches.

[starship]

We built this net..
We built this net...
We built this net on tits and ass...

[/starship]
posted by jonmc at 7:32 AM on February 5, 2004


Good lords. So much hoopla over a single breast. Big deal. I have two.
posted by FunkyHelix at 7:40 AM on February 5, 2004


Sad that the focus is on the breast rather than the violent spectacle.

Miami Vice, that pinnacle of American Culture, could only show women in bikinis, but could shoot as many of them as they wanted.

"Women? Kill 'em if you have to, but don't show me their boobies!"

Stupid.
posted by swerdloff at 7:44 AM on February 5, 2004


(And don't ask why Miami Vice came to mind, I'm a warped individual)
posted by swerdloff at 7:44 AM on February 5, 2004


Remember the Starr Report in 98 or so? People clamoring for a pdf that mentioned a penis and cigar?

I think the janet jackson thing is only the most popular ever because there are more people online than ever before, and that it's no longer being shown on TV so seeing it online is your only chance.
posted by mathowie at 8:08 AM on February 5, 2004


Good lords. So much hoopla over a single breast. Big deal. I have two.

So do half the males that surf the web looking for Janet's boob.
posted by bwg at 8:14 AM on February 5, 2004


At some point, someone will provide a link at drudge, metafilter, plastic, slashdot, et la.

At some point? If I remember correctly, I first saw the image linked from here within an hour of the end of the game. Go NippleFilter!
posted by soyjoy at 9:00 AM on February 5, 2004


Good lords. So much hoopla over a single breast. Big deal. I have two.

So do half the males that surf the web looking for Janet's boob.

Now that's obscenity worth bitching about.
posted by FunkyHelix at 9:11 AM on February 5, 2004


I thought CBS had decided not to air the anti-bush ad?

The other half of the 'net was built on Star Trek. I'm tired of everyone's denial on this matter.
posted by WolfDaddy at 9:56 AM on February 5, 2004


william shatner has fine boobies.
posted by quonsar at 9:59 AM on February 5, 2004


Talk about a tempest in a b-cup.
posted by Wylie Kyoto at 10:18 AM on February 5, 2004


At some point, someone will provide a link at drudge, metafilter, plastic, slashdot, et la.

Consider yourself one of the Internet elite. Mere mortals have to search for this stuff.
posted by moonbiter at 10:22 AM on February 5, 2004


oh man. can you really see her doodad? OH MAN.
posted by mcsweetie at 10:27 AM on February 5, 2004


Good lords. So much hoopla over a single breast. Big deal. I have two.

So do I.

Oh, you mean of my own. Never mind.
posted by jonmc at 10:30 AM on February 5, 2004


OK - now I've got Starship stuck in my head. And I didn't even really want to come into this thread. I guess that's what I get for not listening to the intelligent side of my brain. Thanks jonmc...
posted by MsVader at 10:32 AM on February 5, 2004


I was thinking about the din of mass media shrieking and jabbering over "Titgate" - which is threatening to drown out the latest recrudescence of the George W. Bush's AWOL Air National Guard service record story - and I had a sudden conspiratorial epiphany - Janet Jackson was working for Karl Rove ! - Rove promised that Ashcroft would pull some strings over at Justice so that the prosecutors would go light on her bro' . All she had to do was pop out a boob during the Superbowl half time show. It also served Rove by getting the cultural conservatives into a frothing tizzy which, with a few more carefully stage managed stunts, will hit full boil by November.

Or maybe Janet's pulling for the White House because of her and Karl Rove's secret love child. Think about it. Do you ever see them together ? Never. Did you ever think to wonder why ?
posted by troutfishing at 10:43 AM on February 5, 2004


because they're the same person?
posted by matteo at 10:50 AM on February 5, 2004


"A Venn diagram which illustrates why Janet Jackson's breast is not that big a damn deal".
posted by pineapple at 12:00 PM on February 5, 2004


Nice to see everyone has their priorities straight.

*cough* dork
posted by Satapher at 12:21 PM on February 5, 2004


I promise you a breast is no big deal. I'm always happy when a guy turns into a gaga idiot when I show him mine,

I think I speak for all the straight guys here when I say that we're here to make you happy.
posted by jonmc at 12:44 PM on February 5, 2004


tiat.
posted by Satapher at 1:07 PM on February 5, 2004


What I don't get, it really wasn't that NICE of a breast. Maybe that it is a famous breast that is related to another famous boob who is in trouble (again) for child molestation.
posted by Eekacat at 3:15 PM on February 5, 2004


I was most shocked that I saw it on the BBC website.

Janet Jackson's plump and slightly saggy uni-mam on the BBC.

<pens letter to Daily Mail in green ink>
posted by Blue Stone at 3:20 PM on February 5, 2004


The tinfoil-hatted moron in me wants to think that Janet did this as a favour for her brother to keep discussion of dirty deeds off the TV for a while.
posted by tapeguy at 5:52 PM on February 5, 2004


OK - now I've got Starship stuck in my head... Thanks jonmc...

Yeah, I had (happily) Led Zepplin's The Rover in my head before I read that. Now I've got that stupid fucking song in my head. You're evil, jonmc, eeeevil.
posted by echolalia67 at 8:26 PM on February 5, 2004


Hey, I hate the 80's Starship, too. Especially since that song soils the memory of my beloved Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship, not to mention Jefferson Handkerchief.

But it was just toooo easy...
posted by jonmc at 6:48 AM on February 6, 2004


The thing that titillates me...and I am titillated, there's no other word for it...is that no one is scandalized over the fact that we have a woman being disrobed--ostensibly against her will--by a man who PLAUSIBLY could state that music from her older brother is the first music he ever heard. There's a fifteen year difference between Justin and Janet's ages.

You go, girl. Break me off a piece of that. Grrrl power!!! JACKSON POWER!
posted by WolfDaddy at 12:24 AM on February 7, 2004


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