“I’m going to find the dirty rotten bastard who organised this fucking fiasco and stick my bleeding piles where his sun doesn’t shine. What do you mean, in a nice, sensible, egalitarian and finely considered way? “
Anyone heard of the Tiger Woods Index (TWI)? Note related to the jokes above. This index is quite cool. It’s a Google-derived measure of what people are interested in vs what the MSM think should be interesting.
It’s essentially a ratio, calculated by taking the general Google hit count for a term, and dividing it my the number of News site hits for the same term. Here are some examples:
The higher the ratio, the less the MSM think the topic is important. The lower it is the more it’s being pushed by the [online] MSM. Not sure what measuing stick Google uses to determing which sites are searched for ‘news’, but this index is kinda interesting regardless.
Little boy: “Mummy that elf looks funny. What’s wrong with him?”
Mother: “Its not an elf darling. Its a parasitic byproduct of the MMP system in the form of a desperate politician from a very minor party. Do you remember what your father told you to do if you see one?”
Little boy: “Yes mummy. Ignore it and it will eventually go away to die quietly on a gold plated parliamentary pension with perks.”
Mother: That’s right. Good boy. Now who is the donkey this year in the nativity scene? On no, don’t look dear…its Phil Goff.”