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Sunday, May 17, 2009

What’s on American’s Minds?

After I published my last post on Obama’s honorary degree from Notre Dame, I was trying to get ideas for another blog. There are so many things in the news right now: abortion (because of Obama’s visit to Notre Dame), water-boarding (and Pelosi’s lies about it), record high unemployment, government take-over of the auto industry, and the list goes on and on. While thinking about it, I noticed on Yahoo’s home page they have a list of the day’s top-10 searches. Aha, I thought, here’s a list of things Americans have on their minds. But after looking at the things on the list, I soon realized Americans aren’t interested in the same things the news media publishes.

On the top-10 list are:

1) Ayelet Zurer. Who? Is she some foreign leader or perhaps a congress woman I hadn’t heard of? No. Come to find out, she’s an Israeli-born movie actress staring in the new Ron Howard flick, Angels & Demons. OK, so that’s sort of current news I guess.

2) Deborah Gibson. The pop teen singer from the 80’s? You’ve got to be kidding me! I think I saw her hosting a one-hit-wonder show on VH1 a while back but other than that, I didn’t know she was doing anything. She’s number 2? Oh well.

3) Easy Crock Pot Recipes. Hmmm. At least I can empathize with this one. My wife recently bought one of those magic-bullet type blenders and I searched “blender recipes” so I know where these people are coming from. Still, to be the 3rd most searched item is a little surprising.

Rounding out the top-10 are:

4) Bridal Shower Ideas
5) Jane Campion
6) Will Ferrell
7) Blink 182
8) Bipolar Disorder
9) College Basketball
10) Travel Insurance

Perhaps I’m taking this news/politics stuff a little too seriously. Oh well! “To each his own,” I always say. I’ll continue to blog about things I think are important and people will still continue to read what they think are important.

I have an idea. Perhaps I should write a blog about Ayelet Zurer and Deborah Gibson exchanging easy crock pot recipes. It might not be interesting but at least my blog will show up in all the Yahoo searches!


Foxwood said...

No body's talking about what's really happening at Notre Dame.

RKBentley said...


Thanks for visiting my blog. I was a little intrigued by your comment. Are you saying that not enough people are talking about the Obama/Notre Dame scandal or are there other things going on at Notre Dame no one is talking about?

I visited your blog. At first glance, it looks like some good reading. I'll be sure and visit again when I have more time. Keep up the good work.

Thanks again for visiting. Come back often.

God Bless!!