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Dave Gorman’s Googlewhacking: there’s still hope


I am aware I  haven’t been posting lately and I almost felt bad for it, until I realized I have a legitimate excuse: I’ve been busy with job applications and freelance writing.

I think most of my friends and family have reached their limit at hearing my whining at the status of my job applications.

So I took a break today and decided to go back to some GRE studying, since graduate school may be the more realistic option in this job market. I was over at a friend’s place studying when she played a recorded show of British comedian Dave Gorman.

Just as I’d lost faith in my future viability, the story of Dave Gorman’s Googlewhack Adventure lifted my spirits. I was just telling another friend of mine on the phone this morning that I’d like to write a book at some point in my life. I just haven’t had the kind of life-changing or crazy experience to write about yet. But I’m 21. There’s still time.

Dave Gorman set out to write a novel when he turned 31, but a bet by his friend caused him to travel the world in search of Googlewhacks instead, on Random House’s dime. Well, he got his book. It just wasn’t a novel.

I was so inspired and entertained by Gorman’s story/show that I immediately decided to post this for you guys to check out. He toured in 2003, so maybe you’ve seen it already. But I saw it 12 minutes ago, so I thought I’d share one of the few clips available online if you hadn’t.

…..Needless to say, I still haven’t gotten past Princeton Review’s tips on working with exponents and square roots.

(Flickr photo by ario_j)

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