Current Mood: A little ticked off. And here's why: I'm bothered by the fact that so many people still use racial slurs quite frequently in their everyday lives, and that they use them ever so nonchalantly, as you'll soon see...
Here's the back story: I was checking my site stats earlier, when I noticed that someone had found their way here via a Google search. Now, while that's not at all out of the ordinary for this blog, the search term they used most certainly is. It's a racial slur...both derogatory and stereotypical.
The Racial Slur - Dot What?
Yessiree, someone was searching on Google for a Seinfeld character, and the search term they used was (and I quote), "DOT HEAD FROM SEINFELD." Yes, my friends, some dilrod was actually searching Google for that. How lazy, pathetic and insensitive can one be?
Dot head? Come on, that's just so utterly lame. What a pudding head this person must be. Anyway, here's the screenshot I took of the page so you can actually see it for yourself. Just click the image to enlarge it.
As you can see, this narrow-minded nitwit actually used those sad words when searching for a Seinfeld character. And not only that, but he/she was "SHOUTING" in the search box as well. Methinks someone needs a really good smack! Anyway, the whole thing just kinda set me off, which of course made me want to blog about it.
As for the search itself, there were 195,000 results, and this blog happened to come up in both the #1 and #2 spots. But there are no racial slurs anywhere on here! No way. Google just ranked me there, I suppose, because of the "dot" in the Aaron Cook dot Com blog title, and because I've mentioned Seinfeld here a couple of times.
Babu Bhatt - The Seinfeld Character
Based on my knowledge of Seinfeld, and of the Seinfeld characters themselves (Seinfeld freak alert!), I'm simply going to assume that this person was searching for the Pakistani character named Babu Bhatt, which was played by the very talented Brian George.
The Babu character is probably best known for waving his finger, while saying to Jerry Seinfeld, "You bad man! You very very bad man!" As seen here in this DVD screenshot. This is Seinfeld season 7, episode #24, at the 19:54 mark.
This episode was titled "The Café" and it was the first actual appearance of Babu Bhatt. He would later appear again in "The Visa" (season 4) and "The Finale" (season 9).
Season 9 was the final season of Seinfeld. "The Finale" was the name given to the final two episodes of Seinfeld, which aired on May 14, 1998 to an audience of over 76 million people.
Yeah, so, that's that. I suppose perhaps I shouldn't get so irritated over things like this. But c'mon, it's just plain pedestrian. And of all the words to use when searching for a TV character, why choose to use those when there are so many other pertinent words available from which to choose?
Share Your Doozies With Everyone!
Anyway, I'm curious. What are your thoughts on this subject? And what odd search terms have landed people on your blog? I know I've seen some "real doozies" in my time, but this is the first racial slur that has landed someone here.