While much of my blog traffic comes from those good folk (especially Dorian's "Just Remember" meme...I'm still gettin' traffic on that), once in a while somebody finds me via a search engine or some such terwilliger. Imagine my surprise the day my hits went well over one thousand just because I retyped a joke about Joss Whedon from Futurama Comics. Awwww, thanks for the hits, guys...but seriously, that's a little obsessive.
Among all sortsa special data like time, temperature, and the pH index of my blog, StatCounter tells me when someone clicks through from Google or Yahoo or AltaVista or Hotbot (okay, okay, not so much the last two) by searching for a keyword or phrase. Proving that there are plenty of smart people out there in the ethersphere, many of you got exactly where you needed to be by searching for such phrases as comics oughta be fun or little stuffed bull or the best stuffed animal in the universe.
But some of you got misdirected to my site while you were lookin' for something else. It's a common feature here in the comicsblogowhirligig for bloggers to post the oddball search queries that brought people to their sites, and sometimes to poke gentle, fond fun at them with the best of intentions, hmm? Well, I'm gonna go that one better and actually help people get to where they thought they were gonna get, by posting their misdirected search queries and telling them where they probably shoulda gone in the first place. I call it...
Misdirected search query: is there a photo of marvel comic writer sid jacobson: Why, of course there is, and I don't know how you lived so long without it. Click here for a peek. Hey, he kinda looks like Gene Roddenberry, don't he?
Misdirected search query: what kind of ferrari did thomas magnum drive?: That's a Ferrari 308 GTS, Selleck fans, and you can see some photos of them here and here. At the bottom of this page is a photo of Magnum posing in front of that famous car, and by golly, he's a handsome, handsome man, ain't he?
Misdirected search query: outdated comics marvel title x-men along came a spider: I dunno if you'd call it outdated because it's still as fun as the day it was printed, but you're lookin' for X-Men #35 (August 1967). It's a comic so dynamic Cyclops will bend over backwards for you! If that comic book's a little too rich for your blood, try the reprint in X-Men #83.
Misdirected search query: books on new movie the ant bully: Hey, why are you lookin' for books on the internet anywhere but...
Misdirected search query: marvel heroes made of clay: Hmmm, I'm a little bit baffled on this one. You'd have more luck over at DC where I can think of at least one hero and one villain made of clay, but I'm blankin' on one over at Marvel. I can show you a Nazi made of bees if you want, but as far as I can think of unless the Bully Brigade gives me a hint, this guy plus this guy is probably about the closest you're gonna get.
Misdirected search query: future marvel essentials: If you love the Marvel Essentials as much as I do, bookmark this page and return frequently for essential Essential essentials. Essentially, that's all ya need.
Misdirected search query: comics about romans: Well, of course you've always got this, this, and this, but for sheer crazy Roman entertainment in the comics medium, the cream of the crop surely is these. Grab a stack of 'em, settle down with a roast boar and get ready for one of the best reading experiences of your life.
Misdirected search query: t.v.cartoon dogs dressed like sherlock holmes: Here ya go.:
Misdirected search query: pee wee playhouse post-crisis: I actually don't have any idea of what you were looking for, my friend, but may I say: that is the single best concept for a post-Crisis on Infinite Earths tie-in series ever!!!
Misdirected search query: comics of family guy having sex: Oh come on. You oughta be ashamed of yourself. Get off my website. Get off my website! I know where you live, Ft. Lauderdale sleazy surfer! Get the heck off my website, you sicko!
Ahem. Anyway, if you want to search the web the Bully way, remember you can search the Little Stuffed Bull way any time you want by using Bullgle as your own personal search engine! Or, make your own personalized search webpage right here, but by golly, when you've got a little stuffed bull peering with his telescope across the World Wide Web for ya, why would you wanna search with anyone else?