Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Tell me if this sounds funny to you...

Searching for things on the Internet is funny sometimes.

A while back I was involved in a historical research/fact-checking project that ended up taking me through countless websites on a variety of topics, and I came across some rather amusing tidbits in the process.

I can't for the life of me remember the search terms that brought me to these gems, but needless to say, these made work a little more interesting. Enjoy a sampling of some of the random, inane, and interestingly worded things I came across on real websites:

- "Coloring Book of Prominent African-Americans."

Just think about that for a moment.

- "Boston Massacre Game."

Wholesome fun for the whole family.

- Introductory blurb to a historical biography:

"[General P.G.T. Beauregard] was the only Southern general who was involved in the most momentous events during the Civil War."

Evidently all the other Southern generals went home when all the history happened. Obviously the historians have blown the importance of Gettysburg and Appomattox out of proportion because there's no mention of Beauregard ever being there.

- Hooray for advertising:

Ads by Google

Safe Search --- Kid Songs
--- Black Kid

- Actual links this time, not Google Ads:

Outhouse Facts & Trivia
Outhouse Gallery
Outhouse Jokes
Outhouse Screensaver
Outhouse Links
Reader's Stories & Photos

Seriously. There's, like, pages of this stuff.

- An excerpt from an article found at Tennessee History for Kids:

Every October, Lewisburg celebrates its legacy with a goat festival. If you like goats, you'll have a great time!

Shifting from goats to governors: Marshall County, which is not a big county by any measure, has the odd distinction of having produced three chief executives.

The whole article is even more amusing.

- Lastly:

Drugs activity fun
...I think this one speaks for itself

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