February 09, 2008

Suckered by the internet.

It's not like I don't know the internet pretty well. It's been a salient feature of my life for a decade now; it should be difficult at this point for it to trick me in any major way.

And yet, just now, distracted by botany because I'd been reading descriptions of British moorland and I couldn't picture the plants that were being mentioned... I was actually so phenomenally un-savvy as to do a Google image search for "heather".

In retrospect, it's totally obvious that the results were all going to be pr0n. But there was a long, shocked moment in which I really couldn't figure out what I'd done wrong. I didn't want sex, I just wanted flowers! Jeez! Why are you so insensitive?

Posted by dianna at February 9, 2008 09:58 PM

To be fair, the Google image search for Heather only turns up 15 porn images out of 18 on the first page; the other three are totally flowers.

At first I thought there might be an explicit porn-to-Heather connection I was missing. But no! An image search for any female first name turns up scads of porn!

Posted by: MoltenBoron at February 10, 2008 12:34 AM