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Here you'll find actual searches done at the Blue Pyramid that I find notable.  Why are they notable?  Because not only did someone plug these into a search engine, seeking an answer to their quest (or boredom), but they actually followed their search to the Blue Pyramid.  Some of these people are insightful without knowing it, but most of them are just silly.  Insightful are the zillions of people a day that search for some variation on the "best books of all time", arguably the best feature at this site (go here).  Silly are all the people looking for Statler & Waldorf memorabilia, which this site has never had any connection to.  The most notable searches, however, are the rare ones, as follow:

Week
Best Search (free-form) Best Search (quotes) Full Quotation of Best Search (quotes)
27 July
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2 August
2003
invited only adults to my wedding but someone is bringing their kid "why i don't drink" "Been reading up some more of late on Doug Hopkins.  It's a depressing experience, but then again, following most of my favorite songwriters is.  If anyone's wondering why I don't drink, this man's life has as much to do with it as any of the other little factors."
~Introspection (5 June 2001)
20-26
July
2003
zimmy's tobacco "20/5 vision" "The stadium, an indoor hockey arena restructured for the concert, was packed to the rafters & then some.  We were in a section that made me thankful for my 20/5 vision, but it was still amazing."
~Waltham Weekly (9 December 1998)
13-19
July
2003
stats on how a smile makes people feel "united states is the roman"

"After watching 'Gladiator' tonight, I'm even more convinced that the United States is the Roman Empire waiting to happen.  Not an original concept, nothing new or unpredicted, but most people keep blinding themselves to it anyway.  & part of me really believes that such was the primary message of the film.  Though I'm very good at reading in stuff that isn't really there.  But either way, this society is on the verge of a media-induced self-delusional implosion."
~Introspection (23 May 2000)

6-12
July
2003
tomorrow never deis "alaska airlines commercials" "'Cause I'm so tired, tired of waiting, tired of waiting for youuuuu...'  Unfortunately, no one 'round here has reason to remember Alaska Airlines commercials from the early '90's in Oregon.  But lord, those were amusing.  & most of them involved that song.  Which for some reason comes to mind today..."
~Introspection (25 June 2000)
29 June
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5 July
2003
suspension hanging punishment "highway 31" "The Other Highway (31 July - 9 August 2002)"
~The Ray Bradbury Era (3 November 2001 - 29 August 2002)
22-28
June
2003
animated cards on heartache "working for calpirg" "Em got a job!!  She's working for CALPIRG, following in the footsteps (at least with some branch of PIRG) of so many of my friends before her.  They say they anticipate a quick rise through the ranks for her, but for now she's giving a standard rap & making me think of days gone by."
~Introspection (5 December 2002)
15-21
June
2003
of the result, which doesn't matter in the grand scheme of things anyway. remember kids, true math hardly involves numbers. it's really art. -the geekmeister copyright 1997-2003 by marcos kobylecki ma "problem with empiricism" "So, anyone who tells you there's no East Bugs outside of East is lying.  Or doesn't know better.  From my experience there's ONLY East Bugs outside of East, but that's just the problem with empiricism."
~Introspection (11 October 2000)
8-14
June
2003
fun gro beast? "who am i why am i here" "Who am I, Why am I Here?
My Tribute to Admiral Stockdale"
~EDPOP
1-7
June
2003
hans blitz wmd quotes "jellybean of the month club" "Are there more kinds of jelly or jellybean in the world?  & more to the point, does this make a Jelly-of-the-Month club ridiculous or simply make a Jellybean-of-the-Month club less ridiculous?"
~Introspection (24 June 2000)
25-31
May
2003
library shelving the m's "iraqi bill of rights" "US Defends All-Important Right to Loot... may be added to new Iraqi bill of rights under the Garner Regime.  While US troops were busy defending oil wells on behalf of the 'people of Iraq' (hereafter 'Exxon-Mobil Corporation'), other Iraqis were looting historical museums of their artifacts, some of them more than ten times as old as the United States of America."
~Introspection (17 April 2003)
18-24
May
2003
song lyrics: i should've known all along there was something wrong i just never read between the lines then i woke up one day and found you were on your way "how many people in yahoo groups" "After playing much basketball m'self, it turns out that (barring disaster... everyone's got a 20-pt. lead or something) I was 15 for 16 in my NCAA picks for yesterday.  & I seriously considered the Kent State game... I almost went with them.  Like Purdue, one always has to pick against Indiana.  I'd forgotten that.  Regardless, I'm quite happy with all that - I wonder how many people in Yahoo! groups had it perfect.  So close..."
~Introspection (16 March 2001)
11-17
May
2003
why doesn't funky friends give me my password/ "lines of vision intersect" "This was followed by a day at Ha'va'd in the snow, which is certainly a beautiful sight, unless one chooses to look down 'Mass Ave', in the direction of which all lines of vision intersect with the Science Center.  The Science Center is admittedly best described as an atrocity toward the concept of asthetics.  It's the Tienanmen Square Massacre of architecture."
~Waltham Weekly (3 March 1999)
4-10
May
2003
grade 5 adverb study sheets "naples to ionian" "F Tunis supp. Naples to Ionian Sea"
~Diplomacy Game (Fall 1999/Spring 2000) (EDPOP)
27 Apr
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3 May
2003
wonder if this will make the search of the week for storey "3d glasses movie" "Above, the Frontier's main corner, at Central & Cornell SE.  The glowing sign on top of the huge yellow roof looks pretty funky through 3D glasses, as my friends & I discovered after a 3D glasses movie one night.  This view is taken from where one makes the right turn onto Cornell to make the left turn into the narrow but accomodating Frontier parking lot."
~The Frontier Restaurant (EDPOP)
20-26
Apr
2003
katmandu bowling "imagination during work" "I can never be the type of person who faces one day like the next like the next in an unending stream of sameness.  But work schedules, almost as much as school schedules, ask one to do just that.  It just makes maximizing one's imagination during work & one's free time after work that much more vital.  Until I have jobs where I'm really exercising my brain (I used to say that would happen in school too... sigh), there must be things like developing ideas & creating variation to really keep my pulse going."
~Introspection (18 March 2003)
13-19
Apr
2003
2001 superbowl as wassup alien "hey june don't" "Hey June, don't make it bad..."
~Introspection (1 June 2001)
6-12
Apr
2003
sinus headaches make you act strangely "to sell someone up the river" "I was going to write something here that was awfully angry & doesn't look true to me now.  But a modified version of it talks about how friendship has a hard time getting past the urge to sell someone up the river for a well-received joke.  Sigh."
~Introspection (26 December 2002)
30 Mar
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5 Apr
2003
10 things to do for fun in libya "spray windex" "As a result, Zack's & my room has been progressively filled with little mounds of dirt granules, & the gaps between these mounds is rapidly closing.  I figure in a few days, finding our shoes & various other items on the floor (like my bed) will be a process of archeological discovery.  Maybe I can get out of my science requirement that way.  Zack's idea for how to solve the problem?  Spray Windex (yes, Windex) throughout the room, then wipe with paper towels.  I think Zack wants our interior sandbox to glisten in the light as it fills the room, or maybe he's just underestimating the problem."
~Waltham Weekly (24 January 2000)
23-29
Mar
2003
oustide fun with 3 year olds "stuffed animal buffalo" "Final stats on the first leg of the trip:  2,882 miles, 15 states (plus the District of Columbia), 6 days, 5 nights, & 1 cross-country companion stuffed animal buffalo, purchased at the 'cursed rest stop' in Connecticut.  After spending the whole trip trying to name him, we settled on the de facto appelation of 'Buffalo'.  Total trip stats will be posted once we reach the Bay Area, but I'm ready for a break for now."
~Introspection (5 August 2002)
16-22
Mar
2003
bp bastards "goodnight fish" "'Goodnight fish!'.  This was after I turned the lights out on the local apartment's fishtank, but Fish was right there.  Yeah, you woulda had to be there."
~Introspection (22 May 2001)
9-15
Mar
2003
lecture teens in bootcamp "how to meet cool people" "Fish is currently taking suggestions on how to meet cool people at UCSD.  Please send him ideas for clubs to join, potential jobs to get, or other more creative methods of making good friends among good people.  It will greatly improve all our lives if you join in the effort!"
~Introspection (22 August 2000)
2-8
Mar
2003
are yale people stuck up? "working for the future" "It's good knowing I'm not the only one who feels devastatingly short of my motivational goals.  Who yearns to make each moment more productive.  Who demands that much more from life & every moment & wants to stop working for the future & start working for now to the benefit of others.  Who wants to write a book.  Who can't stand America.  Who believe in absolute truth & God & teaching children.  Sheesh.  You'd think there'd be more of us out there."
~Introspection (9 December 2000)
23 Feb
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1 Mar
2003
i want to find songwriters in georgia that i can write with "all the pretty horses analysis" "Even more likely to be worthwhile are the truly amusing essays, like the history essay where my thesis argued that had the Erie Canal not been built, European powers would have reconquered the USA by 1850, or my All the Pretty Horses analysis which I wrote after falling 75 pages short of finishing the novel & had lost my copy of the book (both of these travesties received A's)."
~Eire Duck's Collected Works (EDPOP)
16-22
Feb
2003
i'm going bowling with clayton "we don't make a lot of the things you use" "BASF, a random company that does something (I suppose), who brought you the phrase 'we don't make a lot of the things you use, we make a lot of the things you use better'... the latest company in my Why-Do-THEY-Advertise? queries."
~Introspection (19 November 2002)
9-15
Feb
2003
picture of a lonely street lot "wall mounted shoe organizer" "If I stand in one place too long, I start to sincerely fear being bleached or having my liver sucked out with his ultra-high-powered vacuum.  His closet, as you may recall from last time, is color-coordinated.  Even Andy is becoming concerned that his tool-kit might be deemed too dirty to remain in the room... this after he spent ten minutes seeking his shoes which Todd had conveniently slipped into the new wall-mounted shoe organizer.  It's like a cloth edition of one of those sneaker-keepers from a McDonald's Playland."
~Waltham Weekly (3 February 1999)
2-8
Feb
2003
nilla wafers history "quebec drinking age" "Aside from the cold, Montreal offers a wealth of night life, derived primarily from Quebec's drinking age of 18."
~Waltham Weekly (3 February 1999)
26 Jan
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1 Feb
2003
novii remote crack "breaks his computer" "Eric, a guy living across the hall from the Berkeley area, offered to plug in our game to the computer Monopoly program he has & let the comp play it out.  So, we set up our game on his comp, dollar-for-dollar & let it fly.  When it hadn't been resolved by 2:30, he promised to let it run all night so Greg could get some sleep.  He's just slightly fiercly competitive & I (as all of you know, I'm sure) am just a teensy bit stubborn.  So, finally, at 8:30 am, Eric gets up to report that I have $200,000, Greg has $400,000, & he's shutting it off to end the madness before it breaks his computer."
~Waltham Weekly (16 September 1998)
19-25
Jan
2003
i need to know how i feed a duck "picture of a centipede" "The East Quad Office now has a picture of a centipede on its doorsign.  How uncool is that?"
~Introspection (13 September 2000)
12-18
Jan
2003
where can i find pictures of people with crazy colors in their hair?? "i regret everything" "I regret EVERYTHING."
~Introspection (18 July 2000)
5-11
Jan
2003
how much money do sociology majors make? "pain is universal" "Russ is awesome!  I think Maynes deflected my understanding of this for too long.  Ironic that all this comes on the weekend I related to Maynes the most.  But I seem to be relating to ALL SORTS of people the past couple weeks.  Pain is universal like rarely before.  Okay, that's not fair.  As Buddha pointed out, pain is universal & has been for just about ever.  But it seems really exceptionally prevalent the past couple weeks, all over the place."
~Introspection (17 April 2000)
29 Dec
2002
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4 Jan
2003
phil's transmission, corvallis, or "hope is just around the corner" "24 hours... count 'em & weep.  I'm that close.  Relief, I hope, is just around the corner..."
~Introspection (19 April 2000)
22-28
Dec
2002
brandeis commies "chucking me in" "Thereafter, without passing Go or collecting $200, I'll head for sandy San Diego to see the Fishmonger.  He, for the record, also will still have school at that time.  He'll probably punish me for making fun of this fact by just chucking me in the Pacific (the beach is something like 65 centimeters from Fish's suite) or sending me to Bio class, where all the same rules of GA-Tech apply."
~Waltham Weekly (13 May 1999)
15-21
Dec
2002
kia windshield wiper problem "world's best restaurant" "Keep in mind that any criticisms of the Frontier are likely inspired more by jealousy for the world's best restaurant than by any sort of validity."
~The Frontier Restaurant (EDPOP)
8-14
Dec
2002
emu mating "why americans vote" "Maybe we're just afraid that the CIA is keeping records of everyone's 'secret' ballot & the winning President will rage against all who voted against him.  I honestly think that would be the most rational explanation for why Americans vote behind a curtain but act as if they're voting in a neon-light-lined glass booth, with each of their picks announced via satellite on CNN."
~Eire Duck's Election Commentary (EDPOP)
1-7
Dec
2002
paul simon chevy chase call me al video history "the need to socialize" "Needless to say, I think that the need to socialize only in such formalized settings is simply a social relic & not the harbinger of the end of our communities."
~Introspection (31 October 2002)
24-30
Nov
2002
charles heston have you seen me here before "silly online quizzes" "So I broke down & took the latest of these silly online quizzes... this one was about New Year's Resolutions.  I won't put the graphic on here, because I don't like mucking up this page with graphics, but I will tell you that not only was my NYR supposed to be 'Incite a revolution through [my] art', but the graphic depiction is a stick-figure standing on a hillside yelling at people.  The stick-figure yells 'Stop being stupid!' & the faceless crowd yells back 'Okay!'.  Now THAT's creepy... these people have my perspective on the world nailed.  See what you get..."
~Introspection (19 February 2002)
17-23
Nov
2002
shmistory "fink means good bread" "Passing a truck that said 'FINK means good bread' may have been about the best thing to happen in the nine hours of van time.  In fact, it may have been one of the funniest catalysts of the semester, or year, or millennium so far (by default).  My lungs & gut still ache a little from all that hilarity.  Nothing like translational humor."
~Introspection (17 April 2000)
10-16
Nov
2002
thanksgiving turkey's perspective "the point in trying" "Kate, there's really nothing you can do.  So don't worry about it.  It's been well-established that I'm neurotic... I have had long conversations with my Mom, Schneider, & Fish in the last 24 hours about how I don't let anything go & don't see the point in trying to.  That's just my way.  If I want to do things the hard way, there's nothing any of you can do to wrench that away from me.  & yes, the hard way hurts.  A lot, sometimes.  But it's what I've chosen for myself, it's the only way I know how to live, & the only way I can see trying to live.  & I don't want no delusions, neither.  Don't worry - I'll be fine.  In my own little neurotic way."
~Introspection (19 July 2000)
3-9
Nov
2002
fun stuff to do in waltham "mormon secret wedding" "Congratulations are in order to Charles Heinberg & Krystal Rogers, who were married 4 days ago.  They were planning a big Mormon-style August wedding in Salt Lake, but (not surprisingly), it was a wee bit too stressful.  A crisp twenty says Charles & the Mormon 'secret-wedding' crew were not hitting it off big-time.  So they functionally eloped, & are now probably awfully happy.  Friends who bought tickets in advance for August are probably less happy."
~Introspection (24 June 2001)

27 Oct
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2 Nov
2002

can my roomate have a video camera without my permission "the last thing i expected" "Ways to minimize time spent at the library:  I went up to the reserve desk, flipped through endless computer-print-out pages of book-codes, & end up finding the one book I'm looking for.  I'm about to write it down when, looking at the scrap paper on which I'm about to write, I see the code I'm about to write already pencilled in.  The sense of tranquility I've been feeling was immediately magnified.  I feel imbedded in this calm state of inner peace, like people & life may rush on around & around, but I can just calmly spectate & do just fine.  This is the last thing I expected to feel right now, but I'll take it.  I am so ready to leave."
~Introspection (1 May 2000)
20-26
Oct
2002
are baklava's good for you? "east bug" "So I saw my first-ever East Bug today.  But it wasn't in East.  It was precisely the beetle/centipede combo, but far less intimidating than your average 'pede, kinda big & squarish & scuttling across the floor of the Gym.  Yes, that's right, the Gym.  Which is kinda distant from East, if you know your 'Deis geography.  So, anyone who tells you there's no East Bugs outside of East is lying.  Or doesn't know better.  From my experience there's ONLY East Bugs outside of East, but that's just the problem with empiricism."
~Introspection (11 October 2000)
13-19
Oct
2002
vernal pool jokes "mayonnaise man"

"Not pictured but still spiffy are Benji Brandzy, Nivey-Nive, the Gard-dawg, BeckerBoy, Shwin-P, Next-Door Manor, & of course the ubiquitous 'Debate Kids', who include Zirkinism, Rusty, Zim-Zim the Mayonnaise Man, Wheelchair Wilson, Bad Man Brad & many others, some of whom will join us in the coming year."
~Eire Duck's Friends (old section of Eire Duck's Pond of Peace)

6-12
Oct
2002
gris gone wild on campus "i got a million friends"

"'I got a friend who spends his life
stabbing my picture with a bowie knife
dreams of strangling me with a scarf
when my name comes up he pretends to barf
I got a million friends'
-Bob Dylan, 'I Shall Be Free No. 10'"
~Waltham Weekly (24 January 2000)

29 Sep
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5 Oct
2002
subarus in albuquerque "georgia tech of the north" "The weekend just past (a couple days past, I s'pose) was filled with the debate tournament at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, affectionately known by civilians as MIT (or, for Jaque's sake, the 'Georgia Tech of the North')."
~Waltham Weekly (9 December 1998)
22-28
Sep
2002
2003 mardi gras new orleans, balcony parties "concept of asymptotes" "Just wasn't meant to write tonight.  When I say 'tonight', I mean what most of you might call 'this morning', considering that I'm talking about 1-4 in the morning on this very day.  I really wanted to write something about the half moon & the concept of asymptotes, considering that I kept driving towards it & it kept feeling further from me, like the end of a rainbow or something.  Maybe it'll have to develop over time."
~Introspection (26 April 2000)
15-21
Sep
2002
john schneider role model "waterproofing shoes" "Finally, for those of you who recall our high school episodes with 'waterproofing' shoes, all of ours failed the test."
~Waltham Weekly (13 October 1998)
8-14
Sep
2002
insanely lonely "hate kinko's" "I hate Kinko's!!  Bastards!  They've flipped one set of pages & actually LEFT OUT another!"
~Introspection (7 August 2001)
1-7
Sep
2002
trendy headwear "boy who cried sheep" "From a few days ago, Brandzy has dubbed me 'the boy who cried sheep'.  He's actually using that slogan far too much nowadays."
~Introspection (7 November 2000)
25-31
Aug
2002
ye olde jaker "picture of a roman centurion" "Fish covers his Roman Centurion hair with a beatnik hat I saw him buy at UCSD.  Go look up a picture of a Roman Centurion's hat on the internet... that's EXACTLY what Fish's hair looks like."
~Introspection (23 June 2001)
18-24
Aug
2002
indian roommate in waltham "simon finger" "By now, the core group planning this was a fairly funky bunch which included Kelly from upstairs, a loose cannon at best, & Simon Finger of the Albuquerque Academy class of '96, now with shorter hair (slightly ironic) & the same old relaxed but sharp demeanor."
~Waltham Weekly (2 April 1999)

NOTE:  While this list begins with searches from mid-August, this feature page was started in late September.  The BP just offers you a few retro searches to get you warmed up.

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