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Returning after a two week break, it’s The Unbelievable Truth, your weekly guide to the down and dirty, gossip la contraire, where we offer a needed respite from news about Bush, Rumsfeld, Iraq, and British Columbia’s very own right-wing prick, Premier Gordon Campbell.


Google Looks for WMD’s

Someone at Google apparently has a sense of humour. VanRamblings ran across this at Talk Left ...

1) Go to
2) Type in (but don’t hit enter): “weapons of mass destruction”
3) Hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button instead of the normal “Google search” button.
4) Read what appears to be a normal ERROR message. Read it ALL.


Gwyneth Paltrow Has A Kid, and Names Her ‘Apple’

Now, we could make fun of Gwyneth for naming her daughter Apple, or we could bemoan the fact that thousands of children across the globe are gonna be stuck with the name Apple in the years to come (five years from now, as Apple begins kindergarten, at least there’ll be a plethora of other Apples to join her).

VanRamblings hopes that she proves to be a good Apple, and a source of much joy to her mum and her dad.



Earlier in the week Defamer reported that late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel had to be rushed to the hospital after suffering an on-air allergic reaction in which his face swelled, his voice went raspy, and his eyes closed shut.

Now, the truth can be revealed about Kimmel’s near-fatal, totally controversial overdose on...Advil? As Defamer writes, “What the fuck? You take too many Advil and your head puffs up like an hydroencephalitic Charlie Brown? We’ve never really heeded those warnings on the label, especially the ones about not taking Advil after a bender. Wow. Our liver probably looks like the inside of Courtney Love’s nose by now.”

Posted by Raymond Tomlin at May 15, 2004 11:30 PM in Unbelievable Truth


1 Comment

The Google WMD thing has been making the rounds for a couple of years now. Yes, it's amusing, but in fact the folks at Google don't have anything to do with it apart from the way they have built Google. See, clicking on the "I'm feeling lucky" button merely takes you straight to whatever webpage is the top ranked for a particular search. And it's widely known that Google's Pagerank technology ranks pages according their popularity (measured by various techniques, e.g. the number of backlinks to that page). That you get taken to that funny page merely reflects the fact that it is the most relevant according to Google's system of metrics. That in itself is ironic, but hardly deliberate on Google's part.

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