Tuesday, October 03, 2000

The Web Frightens Me

Ok, so I'm trying to be all cool and finally post a graphic. So I go looking for a picture of a circus peanut from the search box on iWon.com (which they should rename youWillNeverWinCrap.com). I enter "circus peanuts" and it pulls up many websites that don't appear to get me what I want. Well, the iwon search mechanism also pulls up a list of what it deems as the "most popular direct hits" - and on that list I see a link for "candy samples". I think, "JACKPOT - FREE CANDY!!!!"

So here I am, sweet, innocent thing and resident candy addict, clicking on a link that I think will reward me with many opportunities to scam free candy, when, "whooaaaa, what is this I'm seeing?" A link for Busty Vixens of the 50's, 60's & 70's. " What's going on here?" I wonder.

Oh my GOD, I'm horrified! Turns out Candy Samples is the name of some old time tramp. My innocent search for free candy has lead me into the world of porn on the web (ok, we're not talking whitehouse.com here, but we're not talking Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory either).

What next, searching on the term cuddly puppies will give a link to bigBoobs.com? The web frightens me.

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