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Old 03-27-2006, 10:04 PM
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Some things you should (or would) never ever Google

This previous thread of mine got me thinking: what things should you never, ever, ever, in the whole of your entire existence, Google (or Image-Google?)

We'll take away the illegal stuff, like child porn, which is a given, and leave the stuff that's just too nasty / disturbing / freaky / terrifying / sad / etc. to find out about.

(Also please to disable any NSFW links, so as not to annoy our modlings. *crosses fingers*)

For me, it was when I found out--through the boards, but I can't remember the thread--about harlequin ichthyosis . I've never tried it, but I'm assured that image-Googling it would bring horrible nightmares.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:06 PM
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scat porn. Iiiiiiicky.
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:10 PM
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Clown-themed art.

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Old 03-27-2006, 10:37 PM
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:36 PM
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scat porn. Iiiiiiicky.

Ha. Funny story here. It was many moons ago and we had just got the internet at home. Dad and I were watching tv, and it was a quiet night. Suddenly, he chimes out with a "Um, you know..if you ever look online and see 'Japanese Scat Girls'...don't click on it. It's Japanese girls. And shit. And also VERY disgusting."

You know, not that dad haphazardly bumped into that or anything...
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Old 03-27-2006, 10:44 PM
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This previous thread of mine got me thinking: what things should you never, ever, ever, in the whole of your entire existence, Google (or Image-Google?)

We'll take away the illegal stuff, like child porn, which is a given, and leave the stuff that's just too nasty / disturbing / freaky / terrifying / sad / etc. to find out about.

(Also please to disable any NSFW links, so as not to annoy our modlings. *crosses fingers*)

For me, it was when I found out--through the boards, but I can't remember the thread--about harlequin ichthyosis . I've never tried it, but I'm assured that image-Googling it would bring horrible nightmares.
AAAH!!! WHY! WHY! WHY!!!! I Googled it. I wish I hadn't.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:01 PM
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AAAH!!! WHY! WHY! WHY!!!! I Googled it. I wish I hadn't.
Wow, that's something I've never heard of before. I'm not entirely sure what to say about it, so I should probably leave it alone. Suffice it to say that there are probably many medical conditions that entails having a deformed appearance. Are we sure that's what we're here for? I don't wanna be a killjoy or anything, I'm just making sure we're being accurate here.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:11 PM
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Do not google "bubble wrap."

Yes, there is an electronic bubble wrap. More than one. You click on them, they pop.....

The funny thing is when you google something that you know might be questionable and it's not. I decided I just had to know, really, what a lap dance was. The kind of thing guys can get at a strip joint. I figured I really needed to know and my husband claimed ignorance, so I googled it, with a certain amount of trepidation, and I got the cutest stuff, including a little cartoon of a guy and his cat. Go figure.
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:18 PM
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Do not google "bubble wrap."

Yes, there is an electronic bubble wrap. More than one. You click on them, they pop.....

Oh the irony... (unless this was intentional, in which case whoosh me)
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Old 03-27-2006, 11:33 PM
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Oh the irony... (unless this was intentional, in which case whoosh me)

Nope nope nope nope. No whoosh around here. I've played with the virtual bubble wrap many times from bored.com.

It's not as fun as the real stuff, but in a pinch, it's not too bad.
It's like glass breaking sounds. They're rather nifty and cathartic in a way, but manufactured ones seem to lack something in the translation...even though it's still fun to hear glass break.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:29 AM
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:42 AM
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For the love of...whatever, do not google "google."



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Old 03-29-2006, 12:57 PM
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For the love of...whatever, do not google "google."

I did that, and now I'm rather disappointed that the U of T library didn't blow up.

*sigh* Nothing ever happens around here...
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:08 AM
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eunuch
Google makes no sense sometimes. The first image I get for eunuch is a picture of... a man with a penis.

That's rather akin to when I googled "D cup breasts" and got a picture of a flat-chested asian girl, only to google "A cup breasts" and get a picture of, well, Russ Meyer

Except, well, she wasn't wearing clothing in the picture I got.
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Old 03-29-2006, 09:16 AM
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Pssst: Russ Meyer is a guy. He directed the movie that sill is from ( Vixen, IIRC), and a lot of other flicks with unbelievably-boobed women. Look up his entry on the IMDB.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:34 PM
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Google makes no sense sometimes. The first image I get for eunuch is a picture of... a man with a penis.
I'm pretty sure eunuchs only have their testicles removed, not the penis.
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Old 03-29-2006, 12:57 PM
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One evening at work, I made the mistake of trying to find information on an old fanzine for The Who. It was named after the song Naked Eye. I've never closed down a window so fast in my life.
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Old 03-31-2006, 01:05 PM
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After reading Zodiac by Neal Stephenson, I decided to see exactly what chloracne looked like, against my better judgement.

Probably a bad idea.
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Old 04-01-2006, 03:23 PM
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I'm pretty sure eunuchs only have their testicles removed, not the penis.
Really? I don't understand why men wince so much, then!
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Old 04-01-2006, 05:41 PM
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Really? I don't understand why men wince so much, then!
There are actually two classes of eunuchs: those who have had only their testicles removed and those who have basically been rendered Ken dolls. Castrati were usually just castrated (astonishing, I know), while eunuchs who were guards in harems were more likely to have everything removed, since men who are castrated can still have sex. There was actually a trend in ancient Rome for well-endowed, castrated slaves among upper-class women. Roman matrons would give the slaves as gifts to their friends. Pregnancy free copulation was the main selling point. Brought to you by A Mind of Its Own: A Cultural History of the Penis by David M. Friedman. It's a really good book, if you're into the body and society.
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Old 04-03-2006, 12:47 PM
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DragonCon has a group of folks (myself included now) who make humorous videos to be shown before panels and such and one thing they made last year was one that was the spin off of a Hummer SUV commercial. Well, in the creation of said animation, they needed graphics of a Hummer. And so the unwitting dude googled "Hummer."

What followed has been told and retold and was actually also made into another video skit for the group and entailed very obtuse and obfuscated descriptions of what it was that he ran across.

Yeah, searching for "Hummer" seems like a bad idea.
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Old 04-03-2006, 01:25 PM
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Chris Farley death pictures. That's something I know exists but I just don't need to see.
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Old 04-04-2006, 11:55 AM
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....harlequin ichthyosis . I've never tried it, but I'm assured that image-Googling it would bring horrible nightmares.
I really don't want to see it. But what is it?
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Old 04-04-2006, 01:24 PM
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I really don't want to see it. But what is it?
There's a link to it in my OP. Basically, picture the Joker's rictus grin from the Batman series, with really hard, scaly, disfigured skin, and... yeah. It's horrible.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:01 PM
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Do yourself a favor and google image search 'degloved finger'.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:13 PM
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I'm not sure of what half this crap is, and I haven't looked at any of it, but I still feel uneasy and squicked out at just the THOUGHT of it all.

Me = cannot handle gross things.

Me = also very curious person who needs to get out of this thread!!!

I'd say just stay away from rotten.com --> I stumbled across it years ago and remember seeing some gross things. Not sure how many were real, but they were still sickening.
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Old 04-04-2006, 05:22 PM
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I'm not sure of what half this crap is, and I haven't looked at any of it, but I still feel uneasy and squicked out at just the THOUGHT of it all.
Well, if you're that curious, why don't I send you to the sort of site I warned people against. (parent page here)


If I were feeling nice, I'd include a link to my earlier post in this thread, but I'm not feeling that nice.
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Old 04-04-2006, 07:56 PM
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Do yourself a favor and google image search 'degloved finger'.
No way! I looked that up a few years ago when I was writing an article about a workers' compensation case. The employee had suffered a degloving injury to her face.* The text alone was enough to make me nauseous.

That was the very last time I wrote a workers' comp case while I was eating.

* Apparently it's considered a degloving injury even if it doesn't affect your hand.
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Old 04-05-2006, 01:11 AM
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The sad thing is, I've looked up teratoma, flesh eating diseases, chloracne, two headed cat, abnormally large tumor, black haired tongue, and cancerous lung all before I decided to read this thread.
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