Friday, March 27, 2009

Top Twitter Users at

Find out who the top-ranked Twitter users are at Users are ranked based on the number of followers. Here's today's top ten:

cnnbrk (CNN) 681,469
britneyspears 581,384
BarackObama 571,885
aplusk 551,729
jimmyfallon 468,533
nytimes 429,416
lancearmstrong 418,176
algore 406,860
johncmayer 389,603

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Today's Penis Enlargement Spam Email Subject Lines

Here's what the Night Googler received in his spam email box today: more suggestions to get my inadequate penis enlarged (note that all typos are as received):

"Perform in bed with the same power as your performed on your honeymoon"

"Nobody can be blamed for your pitiful member but you can change it"

"Girls prefer well hung men"

"Raise the bed intensity several notches"

"Pleasure and big size always go together"

"Surprise your girl with enhanced organ"

"Get real huge and she will love you even more"

"Women start laughing when you pull down your pants, Stop it!"

"Your little friend in your pants is capable only for visiting toilets."

Where in the World are You? Map Your Name!

At Map Your Name, you type in your family name, and are presented with a map of either the USA, Europe, or Australia, demarcated with regional counts for that name. It's a quick way to find out where other people are in the world who share your family name (New York, New Jersey, and, of course, Sicily are hotspots for me).

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Seinfeld's lesson for telemarketers

Here's Jerry Seinfeld's quick lesson in how to respond to telemarketing calls. This is from the early, better days of Seinfeld.

Seinfeld makes a reservation

With all the wonderfully unpleasant experiences I have had lately with various businesses, I got a lot of enjoyment out of watching how Jerry Seinfield deals with companies that don't seem to fully understand how to properly conduct a transaction. This car reservation scene makes it to the top of many lists of great Seinfeld moments. Take away the canned laughter, and it would be perfect!

My Two Fans

My Two Fans is a 'webisodes' comedy series about a young woman who is always accompanied by two platonic male fans/cheerleaders. The guys offer encouragement, wear matching shirts, sing bedtime songs, and remind her why her ex-boyfriend was a fascist. Created by Lauren Iungerich, it's a lighthearted situation comedy (thankfully, with no laughtrack), but there's something not only sweetly romantic about it, but also deeply true to reality, despite the full-on fantasy concept.

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My hook into the series, which has now run for at least 5 short webisodes, is the guest appearance of Fran Kranz (Topher from Dollhouse) in episode 5.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Iron Man Trailer to be expanded into full-length Iron Man movie

Here's an oldie but goodie from The Onion: the story of how Paramount decided to expand the extremely popular Iron Man trailer into a full-length feature film - despite the inherent risks to the fanbase. I think this struck me as even more amusing since I just heard that the Star Trek XI trailer has set records for most downloads.

Wildly Popular 'Iron Man' Trailer To Be Adapted Into Full-Length Film

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Mass Lottery? Massachusetts Lottery? What's Up With That?

The Night Googler was feeling out of the loop, wondering why there are all these Google searches going on for lottery related things. Here's a list of all of the current lottery-related searches, listed by rank:

1. mass lottery
2. massachusetts lottery
3. mega millions winner
4. ma lottery
5. mass lottery mega millions
6. michigan lottery
7. ocean county nj
8. ohio lottery
10. nj lottery
11. ga lottery
12. megamillions
13. nys lottery
14. virginia lottery
16. va lottery
18. ma lottery winning numbers
19. georgia lottery
20. new jersey lottery
21. md lottery
24. mega millions winning numbers
27. maryland lottery
28. ocean county new jersey
31. ny lotto
32. illinois lottery
35. megamillions lottery
36. nylottery
38. new york state lottery
41. ga lotto
47. nj lotto
49. michigan lotto
52. mi lottery
63. texas lottery
64. new jersey mega millions
65. il lottery
72. megamillions numbers
91. megamillions ma

That's an amazing 38 lottery-related searches out of the top 100! The reason was the occasion of the draw for the winning numbers in a multi-state lottery. No one won this time, sadly for all those ticket-purchasing Google searchers. By the way, the past winner was from Ocean County, New Jersey; this explains those search items.

The Night Googler wonders if the current economic woes are driving people more toward a quick fix solution: buy a lottery ticket, and all those problems go away.