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    • CommentAuthorpi8you
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
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    For those of you lucky enough to be in the Philadelphia area, USER927:
    The queries start harmlessly enough. Sure, user 927 has some medical problems ("heal time for broken legs," "human mold," "mold on humans," "skin mold") but who has the time these days to keep themselves entirely fungi-free?

    But things quickly take a turn for the worse with the sudden appearance of "dog sex" at 9:28 PM one evening. Half an hour later, the queries are about flowers ("anemona," "arbutus," "aster," "pink camellia"), which lasts until 2 AM the next morning, and all appears well again. The following day, "forced rape porn" makes an appearance. "Testicle festivals" follows soon after. "Hentai pedofilia," "bdsm electricity," and "tormented elmo" (?) are entered. Things go downhill from there, getting downright unprintable (let's just say that incest, torture, and urine are involved), until we run across the not-amusing-at-all "cut into your trachea."

    Seriously, who is this person?

    That's the question that inspired Gray as she worked on drafts. What are the "secrets that people contain in their search logs," she wondered, and what do they say about us? The play began as a set of four interlocking narratives from four users, but in the end was stripped down to a single story that Gray calls "cyber-noir."

    Theatre site/tickets
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      CommentAuthorbabymole
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
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    oh i like that baby. i put on my robe and wizards hat


    User 927's list of searches had that amongst it. I have no words to express why that amused me.

    The play sounds great, to bad I'm in the wrong country.
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    Clever idea. Some of the analysis of the aol data that came out at the time was pretty interesting.
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      CommentAuthoriangil
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
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    @babymole: that's from an Internet-famous bash.org quote.
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      CommentAuthorzoem
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
     (2359.5)
    Funny stuff. Some people will try to make art out of anything, I suppose.

    That did made me go back through my Google History though - if you want it to, Google will track all of your searches for you. It's useful, as long as you don't mind being tracked, of course. I thought mine were mostly pretty benign, aside from searching for "Level I Traumas Center" right before a series of searches about knives...
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeMay 25th 2008
     (2359.6)
    God help me if my search requests are ever published.
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      CommentAuthorbabymole
    • CommentTimeMay 26th 2008
     (2359.7)
    @iangil... WTF? Thats hilarious.