You know, back in the old days, if I didn’t have a clue what to blog about, I could always count on Google. The top searches were an almost guaranteed source of inspiration. And on the rare occasions where that didn’t help, Google News filled the gap.
But that was in the long-ago, happy days of 2015.
Now, not so much.
Google News is a disgusting pool of mass shootings, nuclear dick-waving, racism, sexism, climate change denial, and petty aggravations elevated to the level of national disasters.
And the top searches aren’t much better. As I write this, Number One, the only search term to top 100,000 searches is “Sia”. Apparently, someone is trying to sell nude photos of the singer–so she’s giving away her own nudes to depress the market. Oh, and to advertise her upcoming album of Christmas songs.
Other uplifting items from the top ten:
Elizabeth Smart is filming the story of her kidnapping.
Kristina Cohen has gone public with rape allegations against Ed Westwick.
A shuttle bus driver in Texas has been arrested for shooting at a co-worker.
The third “Fifty Shades” movie is coming out in February.
The only thing that gives me any hope is that people are searching for election-related information. “Voting Day 2017” and “Where Do I Vote” are both in the top ten searches.
Please, if there’s an election today where you live–there isn’t one in my county–get out there and vote. Send a message that the world needs fixing.
So I can find something in the news we can share a laugh about.