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Someone put that phrase into Google November 5th and ended up on our site, WordPress Site Stats lets me know. I yelled it over to Sam— her response? “Oh yeah… I think they’re TV characters. On a British show? Gay males.”

I tried it in Google but ended it up with nothing but the creepy (“MySpace – Devin {R.I.P. Sam, I love you, always} – 26 – Male “) and the pointless (“THE DEVIN’S ADVOCATE: WHAT WILL SAM RAIMI LEARN FROM DRAG ME TO HELL?“). Our brand identity remains intact.

Anyway, Googling yourself is so 00s. Everybody in the 10s knows the cool thing to do on the Internet is watch Al Jazeera documentaries:

This one’s about Indonesian sulfur laborers who battle raging heat and choking fumes to gather 100 kilogram loads from the mouth of an active volcano. It’s totally mesmerizing— well before the Johnnie Walker and Bon Jovi conversations.

Meanwhile, Anak Krakatoa, the new island growing in the crater left by the massive 1883 eruption of Krakatoa, has joined the list of active Indonesian volcanoes. It grows an average of a little over the height of a giraffe a year.

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My dear friend Michael ruined my night the other day by pointing out to me how Google’s automatic definition giver tackles the word “literally.”

lit·er·al·ly/ˈlitərəlē/Adverb

1. In a literal manner or sense; exactly: “the driver took it literally when asked to go straight over the traffic circle”.

2. Used to acknowledge that something is not literally true but is used for emphasis or to express strong feeling.

What the hell, Google. You are literally killing me with this horseshit second definition business.

In other news, I find it a little uncomfortable to tick off “the power of America’s example” in a list of our virtues literally minutes after expounding on the oft-neglected qualities of George W. Bush. Oy gevalt.