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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Thu Jul 17, 2014 8:15 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby KysenMurrin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 1:02 am

Funniest thing about that whole story, of course: The blogger was taken to court because her review title ("The place to avoid: Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret") showed up 4th in Google searches. Now? The 3rd result is a post about the lawsuit titled "Is Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret the worst restaurant in France".
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Andurin » Fri Jul 18, 2014 2:03 am

KysenMurrin wrote:Funniest thing about that whole story, of course: The blogger was taken to court because her review title ("The place to avoid: Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret") showed up 4th in Google searches. Now? The 3rd result is a post about the lawsuit titled "Is Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret the worst restaurant in France".


Lol ^^ That backfired nicely ^^
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Fri Jul 18, 2014 4:23 am

Andurin wrote:
KysenMurrin wrote:Funniest thing about that whole story, of course: The blogger was taken to court because her review title ("The place to avoid: Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret") showed up 4th in Google searches. Now? The 3rd result is a post about the lawsuit titled "Is Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret the worst restaurant in France".


Lol ^^ That backfired nicely ^^


Yup. Il Giardino? Meet Streisand Effect.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Koatanga » Fri Jul 18, 2014 3:17 pm

You'll be amused to know I just Googled "Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret" and "Is Il Giardino in Cap-Ferret the worst restaurant in France?" is the #1 hit. The second hit is TripAdvisor giving it 2 stars.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Nooska » Fri Jul 18, 2014 11:38 pm

Repeating the above (in the name of science... or sumtin)

First hit is tripadvisor (.dk) with a review of 3.5
Second hit is a BBC news story about a french blogger being fined, and 3rd is the boingboing.net article
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Worldie » Mon Jul 21, 2014 9:46 am

This made me giggle.

I got a friend request from bnet, i accepted and asked who he was, no reply. A min after he goes offline and changes his bnet name in GMsomething.

They came up with something new.... I guess I can start reporting all those friend requests now.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Tue Jul 22, 2014 4:14 am

http://kotaku.com/some-sports-fans-upse ... 1608298005

So, people are upset that a video game tournament is aired on ESPN, but cool with texas hold 'em poker.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Koatanga » Tue Jul 22, 2014 3:28 pm

Klaudandus wrote:http://kotaku.com/some-sports-fans-upset-espn-is-airing-video-game-tourna-1608298005

So, people are upset that a video game tournament is aired on ESPN, but cool with texas hold 'em poker.

Could have to do with exposure.

For example, I and everyone I know has played at least some version of poker (including my 9-year-old daughter) or is at the very least familiar with all of the cards and their relative values. I and everyone I know can infer what cards would be useful to any of the displayed hands, understand the objective of the game, and at least some of the strategy.

On the other hand, I can't tell you what "DOTA" stands for, have no understanding of which things on screen were player-controlled and which were NPCs, which things was on who's team, what the objective was, or if any team was reaching the objective.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Kelerei » Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:55 pm

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:08 am

slightly related?

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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Kelerei » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:01 am

True story, I'm afraid.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jul 23, 2014 12:35 pm

Oh, I know its a true story, just amused it appeared in a Hello Kitty dictionary for kids.
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Era » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:29 pm

Klaudandus wrote:Oh, I know its a true story, just amused it appeared in a Hello Kitty dictionary for kids.


I also enjoyed that pink razor blade at the bottom of the page.

Also?

Got a blast from the past (for us young'uns) today when this randomly went on the radio:
http://youtu.be/J9FImc2LOr8
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Re: Post Your Amusements!

Postby Klaudandus » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:43 pm

Era wrote:
Klaudandus wrote:Oh, I know its a true story, just amused it appeared in a Hello Kitty dictionary for kids.


I also enjoyed that pink razor blade at the bottom of the page.

Also?

Got a blast from the past (for us young'uns) today when this randomly went on the radio:
http://youtu.be/J9FImc2LOr8


I see your original Space Jam and raise you Slam of the North Star
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uints81YYMc
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