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Additional Evidence of The Pending Apocalypse, Part 3,824

Posted by: Jon Fine on December 15, 2005

This just in, from Yahoo!:

The Yahoo! Search 2005 Overall Top 10 Searches:

1. Britney Spears
2. 50 Cent
3. Cartoon Network
4. Mariah Carey
5. Green Day
6. Jessica Simpson
7. Paris Hilton
8. Eminem
9. Ciara
10. Lindsay Lohan

The number one spot was claimed by new mother Britney Spears, the Top Search Queen three out of the past four years. 50 Cent “raps” up the number two slot and comeback diva Mariah Carey hits a high note at number four. Rounding out the top five is the grunge-rock band Green Day, who snares the number five slot. Recently separated blond bombshell Jessica Simpson and reality royalty Paris Hilton stayed in front of the cameras and on the Top Search list for the second year in a row. Appealing to a more grown up sense of humor, the “Adult Swim” lineup helped Cartoon Network dip in at number three as the only non-human to make the list.

Oh, the high-mindedness of us, etc.

What I really want to know, though, is this: Am I the only person thinking the Cartoon Network hired 5,000 college students to search for itself on Yahoo! every day?

UPDATE: Our pal Dylan Stableford writes to point out that “Cartoon Network” may have several meanings—including a just-busted pot ring in New York.

Like I said: 5,000 college students searching every day …

Reader Comments

Niti Bhan

December 15, 2005 9:26 PM

I'd say they outsourced it to cheaper locales such as 5000 students in India or China :)

James Wright

December 16, 2005 12:06 PM

11. Jon Fine


December 18, 2005 6:31 PM

Amen and Tom Cruise.


January 11, 2006 3:55 PM

The story is even more depressing when you know that a huge chunk of the Britney searchers probably were looking for a rumored, and reputedly pretty gross (i.e., there supposedly was blood involved), video of her and her hubby having sex back during when she was still very pregnant.

What's more depressing still is that that tidbit is probably occupying real estate in my brain at the expense of something I actually *need* to know.

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