Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Google Autocomplete is notorious for taking a standard search and anticipating something completely ridiculous. ... [W]e conducted our own experiment and created a map of what each state wants. The resulting map reads like a list of New Year's resolutions made by Civil War veterans. Did you know, for example, that more than anything, Wyoming evidently wants an aircraft carrier? Are you close enough to Wisconsin that residents revealed their secret wish to be called "The Mitten State?" Who could forget existential Florida, whose only desire is simply "to know."





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So many secessionists on Google....who knew?


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In NY, according to our governor most of us "have no place in NY" while he also labels us "extreme conservatives".

The NY Safe act was an amazing example law not wanted by the people and declaration of people as automatic criminals just because they already own certain guns. And now we can't buy ammo without the same background rigamarole crap. Well IMHO that makes him an extreme authoritarian... nanny state ninny.

#1 | Posted by reitze at 2014-01-22 01:38 PM | Reply | Flag:

What do the makers of this graphic, or Google, have against southern New England?

And btw, it's VT that wants to secede, not New Hampshire. New Hampshire just wants to be left alone.


#2 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-01-22 03:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

Florida's result is because of me. I'm always using Google to acquire knowledge for the stories that are presented here. I am the One Who Knows.

#3 | Posted by rcade at 2014-01-22 03:59 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

My state? Michigan? That's easy. A job.

#4 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-01-22 04:25 PM | Reply | Flag:

I don't know what "bama" means.

But Kansas wants $10 wheat.

#5 | Posted by eberly at 2014-01-22 04:29 PM | Reply | Flag:

Florida wants to know how why all the other states are so jealous.

#6 | Posted by CrisisStills at 2014-01-22 04:43 PM | Reply | Flag:

#3 FF RCADE. Nice to see you using sarcasm like that.

#7 | Posted by reitze at 2014-01-22 04:45 PM | Reply | Flag:

Texas wants to secede....

#8 | Posted by aescal at 2014-01-22 04:57 PM | Reply | Flag:

I like how the authors don't even tell you what kind of search terms they used. Do writers even try anymore?

#9 | Posted by JOE at 2014-01-22 06:18 PM | Reply | Flag:

#9 Joe, they typed in "Florida wants" and looked to see what auto-complete provided...then they did the same for the other states. You're welcome.

#10 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-01-22 07:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

10: They chose the one they thought was funniest. I just tried a few and the first choices didn't all match up.

But yeah, well-played.

#11 | Posted by pragmatist at 2014-01-22 10:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

I'm surprised that Texas wants to secede. I was sure the google search would have come up with "...a decent head football coach".

Oh wait, this is talking about the state, not the university! My bad.

#12 | Posted by bartimus at 2014-01-22 10:24 PM | Reply | Flag:

Illinois. Gold Registration? Dear gods that scary considering the push for CONFISCATION usually follows "registration"

#13 | Posted by GotTruth at 2014-01-23 03:39 AM | Reply | Flag:

***"I'm surprised that Texas wants to secede. I was sure the google search would have come up with "...a decent head football coach."***

Ummm, by most accounts, they got one.

#14 | Posted by jwil72 at 2014-01-23 08:35 AM | Reply | Flag:

#9 | Posted by JOE
"Do writers even try anymore?"


#15 | Posted by TheTom at 2014-01-23 12:02 PM | Reply | Flag:


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