Cutting to the Core

The sad state of the world

ahoo just released the top 10 searches on its website in 2010 and it's utterly astonishing.

Some of the searches make sense. But in this time of upheaval in society, others are just plain dumb and give a clear signal to what ails this country and the world, for that matter.

I realize the world is in a, well, for lack of a better phrase, a world of poop, and that probably contributes to some people turning off the real world and living in fantasy. I'm not talking about fantasy football, either. Fantasy football is fun and totally okay.

But some of these 'top' searches are just ridiculous.

The BP oil spill was the number one Yahoo search in 2010. This is out of billions of web searches from across the world. This one makes sense. At the time, the BP oil spill was made out to be the worst thing since the Swine Flu. People from around the world had an interest in it and I can see it being a top search.

The World Cup was the number two search on Yahoo. I can live with that, as well. I'm sure I even searched out World cup websites when the U.S. team was playing last summer. However, I use Google instead of Yahoo. Sorry, boys.

But the World Cup is exactly that, the WORLD CUP. It's not like the World Series of baseball. The World Cup actually includes the whole world. I guess it just tells you how much people were alarmed by the BP oil spill to see the World Cup bumped to number two.

Here is where things start to get a little weird. Miley Cyrus was the number three search.

Really? Why is an 18-year-old girl the number three search on Yahoo? That's just wrong. That means more people on Yahoo searched for information on that teen wannabe super star than searched for information on the devastating earthquake in Haiti. Or for that matter, the number of American troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. That's right, people, it seems the need for information on Miley Cyrus is greater than the need to for information on how the twin wars are going.

You know what else is more interesting to the world than wars, devastation, the crappy economy, the world's hungry, Jesus Christ or just about anything decent? Kim Kardashian. OMG! At least Miley Cyrus has a singing career and until very recently, a promising Disney career. What does Kim Kardashian have besides a smoking hot body? Oh, okay, now I get it.

No, I don't.

After Ms. Kardashian comes Lady Gaga, the iPhone, Megan Fox (giggity) and Justin Bieber. I don't have anything personal against the 16-year-old Bieber, I just think it's a little foolish that he is No. 8 on the list. I'm proud to say I've never listened to one of his songs, but they must be darn good. Yeah, right.

The last two on the Yahoo top 10 search list are American Idol and Britney Spears.

So besides the BP oil spill, the World Cup and the iPhone, the rest of the top 10 searches on Yahoo have been pop culture personalities. And not even good personalities at that. And people wonder what this world is coming to.

Sadly, it appears people are much too interested in things that are just plain stupid and unimportant. And as sad as that is, I believe it's just who we are.


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