We expect to find odd things on the internet. It's a given. It is, arguably, the entire point of the internet.
But we expect to find it in less familiar precincts. We don't expect to from zero to surreal just by visiting the familiar or the banal — the CNN, the weather.com, your personal home page.
Yet Google is, increasingly, bizarre, even before you clink on any of the freaky links it spits out for you. Case in point: Google's auto-complete feature, which offers you popular searches based on the letters you have typed into the search bar so far, increasingly suggests that the internet is made up exclusively of dadaists and deviants. (As if you didn't know).
Have no idea what I mean? Visit Autocomplete Me, where they offer some of the best examples.
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