Thursday, March 04, 2010

What, Where? (or Craziness on the Interweb)

In life, WTF moments happen along from time to time. For some reason riding a motorcycle regularly seems to bring these out of the woodwork. Seemingly everywhere a rider looks is a potential WTF moment. As an example, there used to be a giant billboard on the strip near the Circus Circus Casino that read, "Vasectomy!!! It's easier than you think!"

Seriously... Is the Las Vegas Strip a prime spot to advertise cheap Vasectomies???

Well, today, according to the World Wide Weird, I discovered some fantastic things about some towns in Illinois. According to Google, these services or things are available:
  • Private Investigators
  • Foreclosures
  • Travel Deals
  • Open Houses
  • Employment Opportunities
  • Concerts and Shows
  • Home Rentals
  • Middle Eastern Singles & Dating
  • Native American Singles & Dating
  • T1 and even DS3 Telecom Services
  • Taxi Services
  • etc... ad absurdum...
What are these towns? Arpee, Illinois is one of them. Never really a town, it was a railroad stop and junction in the mid and latter 1800's. The other really was a village; Sunbeam, Illinois. This place was populated by only a few people in the mid 1800's. By the early 1900's it was a prarie ghost town.

This sort of internet junk could easily throw off someone trying to do research. Imagine what a less than ardent high school student could write about these two places if their only research tool was the internet.

"Was founded in the mid 1800's and now has a flourishing mixture of Middle Eastern and Native American cultures..."

Welcome to the internet... Could this really be the wasteland of the 21st century?

1 comment:

GYMONR said...

Hmmm...I guess that's why we love it so much...Ha-ha.
Big Al