Google News Alert

April 30th, 2009 at 12:28 pm by David Farrar

I have my name as an alert term for News. So I get to see when people say nasty things about me. My name is fairly rare but not unique, as this alert showed:

Google News Alert for: “David Farrar”

Shell casings, cigarette butt found near slain 65-year-old’s body
Gaston Gazette – Gastonia,NC,USA
A trail of Styrofoam packing peanuts was found leading from the Farrars’ hallway to the backyard where David Farrar was shot and killed.

Pretty sure it wasn’t me!

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25 Responses to “Google News Alert”

  1. andrei (2,668 comments) says:

    Wasn’t it you who acted starred with Lana Turner and John Wayne in The sea chase?

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  2. Ratbiter (1,265 comments) says:

    Gold-DARN it, David, I’ve TOLD you not to go raidin’ the peanut jar. How many times?

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  3. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    And you were the bad guy in that 1942 film Went the day Well.

    We’ve all got interwebs and we can track you.

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  4. david (2,563 comments) says:

    Was it the age that tipped you off David?

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  5. Ross Nixon (559 comments) says:

    Bother! I should have given the shooter more detailed info! ;-)

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  6. KiwiGreg (3,259 comments) says:

    Has anyone told you you are a nerd?

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  7. Short Shriveled and Slightly to the Left (786 comments) says:

    “Pretty sure it wasn’t me!”
    are you sure
    cos it took Bruce Willis and the audience a long time to realise he was dead

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  8. gladstone (38 comments) says:

    You’ve been fingered David. All the evidence points to you as both victim and killer. Clearly, it was a suicide. It was your fixation with Styrofoam that gave you away. Although you are dead, I emplore to give yourself up before you kill any more of your kind.

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  9. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    Cool, hadn’t realised that option existed.

    So, is there any way to set up the alerts to exclude some stories?- e.g. I want stories on tigers (animal) but not stories on the Tamil Tigers or the 500 sports teams on the planet with ‘tigers’ in their title.

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  10. Manolo (14,065 comments) says:

    Well, all this could be a subverting plot by your “enemies” at The Standard. :-)
    Socialists are vile and conniving people.

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  11. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    Actually David killed his older self to avoid destroying the world in a time paradox after an accident in a time machine, with a paper clip and small rubber band.

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  12. stephen (4,063 comments) says:

    Chthoniid, *presumably* Google Alerts works like the normal google search – just use your search term e.g. “tigers” but also include -“tamil tigers” -rugby -soccer -“water polo” etc… The minus sign excludes terms.

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  13. gladstone (38 comments) says:

    DAVID FARRAR IS DEAD! (I read it on some blog somewhere) MURDERED!

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  14. James (1,338 comments) says:

    “Pretty sure it wasn’t me!”

    Oh well….tomorrows another day.

    ;-0

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  15. side show bob (3,660 comments) says:

    I wouldn’t joke to much about being on a google alert. Listen to a radio interview last week ( internet ) where it was stated that google were going to handle every medical file on US citizens. Why would they do this ? Because they know more about you then your doctor does. It seems google has also signed up their services to the CDC which is involved in the control of diseases (i.e Swine flue). For example every time someone does a google search on flue symptoms their I.P address is red flagged and recorded in case their is an outbreak in their area. Now this may sound great but they have also signed up to departments that may not have your best interests at heart. Example, FBI, anyone typing in explosives will have their IP address red flagged. Be afraid folks, be very afraid big google is watching and they enjoy their work, they get well paid for it.

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  16. david (2,563 comments) says:

    “Rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated” sayeth the ubiquitous Mr Farrar.

    Hey David, are you sure it isn’t a return of the practical joke you once played by issuing a press release advising the world that someone inportant had died? Revenge from beyond the grave perhaps.

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  17. gladstone (38 comments) says:

    David Farrar is dead and we mourn his passing, but life goes on. No one is indispensible, least of all David Farrar. Do not weep for David, he was but flesh and bone. He belongs to the clay now. God rest his tormented soul.

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  18. peterquixote (231 comments) says:

    sorry to hear yous dead farrar,
    don’t worry we will recover,
    nobody is indispensible,

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  19. Kimble (4,443 comments) says:

    pics or it didnt happen

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  20. gladstone (38 comments) says:

    It’s long been rumoured that David Farrar’s body had that ‘thrice around the clock’ look to it, but 65!!!
    No wonder he knew so much about the internal workings of the National Party – he must have been present at it’s inception!

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  21. Chthoniid (2,047 comments) says:

    Aah, good thinking Stephen. Alas, there’s a 32 word limit on exclusions. You won’t believe how many golfers, sports-teams (in sooo many codes), Sri Lankan rebels, AppleOperating Systems, Airlines, Beers, Songs, Criminal organisations etc… that include ‘tiger’ in the name :(

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  22. Murray (8,847 comments) says:

    News of David Farrars death… has been leaked three days early.

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  23. James (1,338 comments) says:

    I bags his knees…..I want to know what all that fuss was about re Greenfly…;-)

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  24. gladstone (38 comments) says:

    I bags his knees

    Bugger! I wanted those!

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  25. Leonidas (1,441 comments) says:

    You’re also in the original 300 Spartans, not sure who you play yet:)

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