In case you didn’t know, we live in a connected world with connected devices. If you have a phone that flips out and texting the letter F means tapping the number three three times, pinch yourself. You probably don’t exist.
In conversations, if you can’t remember something, type it in your phone and the question you’re asking will likely auto insert into your browser and you can have an answer within seconds, pending your location and signal strength.
Just last night, a friend was over and she’s beating her brains out over the minutiae of some actors name in a movie. She can’t move on with her goddamn story until she remembers that goddamn name … ugh, it’s on the tip of my tongue!
In the middle of cooking burgers, corn and rushing around the kitchen, I type in the title of the movie and say, “Mark Ruffalo!”
She pointed at me and said, “Yes! Gosh. I was about to die trying to remember.”
Did Google Break?
Hashtag. DEE GEE BEE.
Write it. Learn it. Use it.
Last night, I met Bill up at the bar. We were talking to a 20-something female friend of ours and the topic of kinky sex came up. “What have you done?” “Well, what have you done? That’s when I learned, from the 20-something, the term “Pegging.” I can’t unlearn that. And Googling it brought me to a wiki page for it, and now I really can’t unlearn it.
Not only is it a true term, Google wasn’t broke and I can’t find a reason to not talk about it more often from here on out at every party I go to.
Hashtag, IWGB = #Iwishgooglebroke.
This morning, I received a message from a friend. She did some nicey nice and then asked, “So I need your expertise. I want to do a movie night outside on the cheap. What projector should I buy to do this? Is this one good enough?”
Hashtag DEE GEE EFF BEE.
Did Google fucking break?
I mean for fuck’s sake. I’m not an expert. Nobody’s an expert anymore. All you need for almost every question in the universe right now is a computer or smart phone, a browser, and a finger to tap your questions.
Wondering about what camera to buy. Google’s not broken. Type it in.
Wondering about a topic to write about. Google’s not broken. Type it in.
Wondering about a religious question. Google’s not broken. Type it in.
How about cars? #DGB
No! Google’s not broken.
Wondering about that red dot on your stomach that just appeared …
You better hope your Google’s broken, because in two minutes, you’re going to self diagnose yourself with cancer.