One of the most dangerous things you can ask a person is this: “What are you thinking?” You’ll either get an honest answer you may or may not like or you’ll get fed a reply the person thinks you want to hear. If you really want to know what’s on America’s mindless minds, just point your web browser over to the new “Google Hot Trends” website and get an eyeful of the mush that is satiating our middling mindsets. Here’s what “Hot” this morning: Sports, Lotteries, Entertaining Abusers, Holidays and Dead Actresses.
Here are the other Hot Trends over the last few days.
- Matt Cain’s Perfect Game
- “Dallas” Television Show Returns
- Disneyland Earthquake
- Lance Armstrong
- Kim Kardashian
Are you seeing a Trend developing?
Here are the Hot Trends from two days ago:
- Mobster Henry Hill is Dead
- Kevin Durant Wins Basketball Game
Three days ago:
- Apple Retina Displays
- Robin Roberts Cancer
- The LA Kings
I think these are a shameful lists. Are we better off knowing the Google Hot Trends? Or is it better to pretend we’re thinking about, and searching for, important things like the economy, bank fraud, and education and the presidential election?
Google Hot Trends records the Worst Of Us for all time. We are shown to be sycophantic, shallow, and without a lot on our minds. We appear to prefer mindlessness when it comes to doing Google searches. Are we escaping reality with these Hot Trends, or are these Hot Trends telling us precisely what is filling our minds in unguarded moments?
We can’t blame Google for publicly reporting this disgusting mess of us. It isn’t their fault we have nothing much on our minds except to find ways to drown out the violent, overwrought, and poor lives most of us online lead in real life. We clearly don’t search for ourselves online — it seems we know that reality all too well — so we instead look for escape and satiety in the barren virtual landscape, hoping against the hardness of our known truth that we’ll one day be as carefree, and fêted, as those idiots we idolize from afar in disheartening Hot Trends.