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Here’s some search strings that people have used to find this blog. (ht: Fruit Tart)

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  1. September 21, 2006 12:41 pm

    Yesterday’s searchers include:

    “is cussing a sin?”

    “the armor of God for women”

    “how to stop the pain in a relationship”

    and, my favorite…

    “calvinism arrogance”

  2. September 22, 2006 12:02 am

    These things are funny, aren’t they? What I want to know is . . . can I have Viking horns on my helmet? :-)

  3. September 22, 2006 9:05 am

    today I got someone from Hungary looking for “Psalm 1”

    and someone looking for “John Piper” + cursing.

    Fruittart,

    I think the Viking horns are a fine idea, perhaps even biblically defensible because you find in the Bible both the “horn of salvation” and “helmet of salvation”.  Seems I preached on the horn of salvation once.  I’ll find the excerpt and post it next week.

  4. September 23, 2006 7:35 pm

    Thanks to Egana, I got found today by someone searching for “a heaping helping of my unbridled rage”

  5. Egana permalink
    September 23, 2006 9:29 pm

    The trouble with search enginges… Someone searches for something bizarre… and if ANY of these words are in your blog somewhere, your blog will come up.
    Actually, I got a little freaked out when somebody came to my blog because they google searched for some yuck phrase. I couldn’t believe that my blog would come up as a hit for the nasty phrase they had searched for. It turned out that the searcher did not use quotes, so several words matched up from various different posts on my blog, making me the first pick on the list if you blogged that phrase without quotes.
    Truth be told, that was when I began to sour on blogging. It was just yucky, and freaky, and made me not so keen on doing it any more.
    Although, considering the Christ-glorifying stuff that greeted this searcher, I bet that person was pretty shocked with a classic google “bait and switch.” It gives a new dimension to the phrase “seeker hostile” eh?

  6. September 24, 2006 11:10 am

    also, anytime you need a Strongbad quote or two to spice things up, I’m your man…

    ahem…

    just a turn pf phrase, the “man ” part…

    I’m not really a man, you know….

    don’t want any more confusion, like what happened to Bethlen Gabor. Lots of gender confusion around here on this blog… poor Bethie… can’t be too careful, ya know…

  7. Egana permalink
    September 24, 2006 11:15 am

    YIKES!

    If I keep forgetting to log in as Egana, there’s gonna be even MORE confusion! That was me up there, not Gorf.

    He is a man…

    I’m not…

    and since we are married, that’s a good thing to get straightened out too!

    like, Wow! this blog is sure a spooky place, Scoob!

    Rweah! Rweah! Rwooky!

  8. Egana permalink
    September 24, 2006 11:18 am

    “If you want a helpful overview of dispensationalism, historical premillenialism, postmillenialism, and amillenialism, then these charts (prepared by Mark Vander Pol) should be helpful.”

    this is what greeted me on “Between Two Worlds” that you have listed as other blogs you like. Man, you should issue some warning or something about inappropriate content for laymen amd other non-theologues. Ouch…

  9. September 24, 2006 2:08 pm

    See, you say that, and I’m like “Oooh, I should go check those out!”

  10. September 27, 2006 4:22 pm

    Here’s three non-funny hits I was thankful to get:

    can the book of isaiah speak to me today?

    sermon Titus 2:12-13

    missional church blog

  11. October 13, 2006 10:45 pm

    I’ll bet none of you got anyone searching for “epexegetic genitive” *sticks out tongue*

  12. October 17, 2006 8:06 am

    someone stopped by 5pointers after looking for “biblicism calvinism arminianism” – 2 out of three ain’t bad!

  13. October 18, 2006 7:47 am

    another interesting one (that’s fit to repeat) was “WHAT IS TERRETTS SYNDROME” (yes, in all caps… what does that say about my blog?)

  14. October 22, 2006 2:51 pm

    Where do you guys find this out?

  15. October 23, 2006 8:02 am

    we both use a WordPress hosted blog, and within the Dashboard>>Blog Stats, at the bottom is “Search Engine Terms.”

  16. egana permalink
    October 23, 2006 6:50 pm

    Welll…..

    somebody was looking for “barack obama mbti” and “rich fat koreans”

    I don’t know Mr. Obama well enough to attempt to type him, and rich, fat Koreans are certainly few and far between…

  17. November 6, 2006 9:15 am

    I finally got someone looking for MBTI stuff. Someone was searching for

    SPEAKING TO AN EXTROVERT

    I also got one looking for “postmodern epistemology blog”

  18. egana permalink
    November 6, 2006 9:58 pm

    good luck speaking to an exgtrovert… *wink* we like to talk better than to listen…

  19. November 15, 2006 11:22 am

    The more you think about this one, the funnier it gets. Yesterday I got someone searching for (yes, in all caps)
    WHAT IS TERRETTS?

  20. November 17, 2006 12:28 am

    I’m wondering how anyone even found my blog, seeing that it’s like a week old… do the stats tell you what search engine people used to find it?

    Well, least it’s an encouraging one: “life christ lives he lives to god”

    Is this page meant to be for anyone to post their search engine terms for fun, or just for Mike? It seems like others are doing it, but I don’t want to break rules or anything =).

  21. November 21, 2006 12:24 am

    Duh, I just reread this thread and realized that the reason I got a hit for WHAT IS TERRETS is that Mark got a hit for WHAT IS TERRETS. And now that I’ve typed WHAT IS TERRETS three more times into this thread I will be the #1 website in the world for people with tourettes syndrome who can’t spell good and want to learn how to do other stuff good too.

    Anyway, in answer to the question about whether you can post your funny searchers on my blog…sure. I’m not getting that many funny ones anymore anyway.

    I did get one today for “sin daily in word, deed, and thought.” Yup, that’s me!

  22. November 27, 2006 2:45 am

    (Ignore the time at which I am writing this =P)

    These are kind of interesting… I got “what were the sirens in the Odessy?” So when people horribly misspell a word, they get to my page.

    And: “128c0f84362adf66ff935639b3e162a5aa96658a” Do they just throw meaningless trash searches to me?

    Hope your Thanksgivings were enjoyable and filled. I’m excited to hear Mike speak again =)!

  23. December 12, 2006 7:13 pm

    Someone found me today searching for “wife nag”. Alright, fess up, was that you?

    Just kidding, don’t really fess up, at least not here, that could be bad…

  24. December 30, 2006 11:06 am

    Someone found me from searching on Web MD for “remedies for vomiting”

  25. February 7, 2007 9:29 pm

    Finally, some more funny ones. Someone found me searching for “iHydro water bottle”. Wow. Some people ask for them by name.

    And someone else found here the answer to their quest, “Did Egyptians tapdance?”

  26. February 8, 2007 8:07 am

    you can bet your sweet behind they tapped. Don’t you remember the song “Tap Like an Egyptian?” ;)

  27. July 4, 2007 1:20 pm

    Yesterday I got

    “champaign urbana emergent churches”

    and today

    “the pukin dogs of vf-143”

  28. July 28, 2007 12:38 pm

    I’ve been found by those searching for…

    “pipe smoking Reformed theology”
    “What does Steve Brown say about alcohol”
    “crap Philippians”

    and, ominously…

    “Egana + scandal”

  29. Egana permalink
    July 28, 2007 4:36 pm

    what? me? I wasn’t even there! You can’t prove a thing!

    It must have been Yegana in disguise!

  30. August 11, 2007 1:01 pm

    Someone found me yesterday searching for the answer to the question, “Why put aluminum in Bible?” Uh, I don’t know. Why?

  31. October 14, 2007 11:22 pm

    I’m seeing a few now and then pop in by searching for “selflessness prayer” and “intercessional prayer”.

    Sweeeeeeet….

    Oh, and “yo-yo”. Pretty sweet anyway.

  32. December 2, 2007 3:00 pm

    Here are a couple good new ones:

    “Jesus roman myth”

    “John Piper licentiousness”

  33. December 13, 2007 6:14 pm

    Here’s some from the past week or so:

    “god faithfulness to his people”

    ” “blood diamond” father son movie scene”

    “definition of doggedly”

    and… drum roll, please…

    “is talking to your self healthy”

    Why, yes it is, Chris. I agree with you, Chris.

  34. egana permalink
    December 13, 2007 6:38 pm

    I got a search for “delicious yumminess of a place”

    I would love to find out if they found any deliciously yummy places…
    and then go to them all to sit and enjoy!

  35. January 18, 2008 2:47 pm

    I think about half of my hits these last few weeks have been from people searching for pictures from the Love Boat.

  36. March 15, 2008 7:00 pm

    Here ya go, Mike…

    Someone got on my blog by searching Google for “mike shea urbana”.

    Yer famous.

  37. May 6, 2008 8:46 pm

    Ahhhh, yeah…. the best one on my blog yet!

    “luther beer”

  38. May 30, 2008 2:42 pm

    “doctrine of amputation”

    And, no… that’s not a typo.

  39. August 9, 2008 8:09 am

    Ha!

    “megan krejci”

    Somebody in Georgia either loves you very much… or is stalking you in a creeper sort of way…

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