beschizza at January 28th, 2014 11:03 — #1
erik_denning at January 28th, 2014 11:13 — #2
People wonder why some states are so haunted? And we're fighting to keep a worldwide lead in science and technology.
donald_petersen at January 28th, 2014 11:15 — #3
I'm not buying it. Alabama is surrounded by poor, cheap, racist, backward, and hot, and a plurality of folks wonder why Alabama is so "good"?
Maybe I oughta visit.
spunkytws at January 28th, 2014 11:24 — #4
So Tennessee is racist while Mississippi is merely poor. How things have changed.
stephen_schenck at January 28th, 2014 11:24 — #5
How do we know Google wasn't autocompleting about the OTHER Georgia?
croesius1 at January 28th, 2014 11:33 — #6
Methinks it has all to do with college football. Same as with Oregon.
xzzy at January 28th, 2014 11:34 — #7
I'd really like someone to address the Illinois one.
All states have corruption, but it feels like they've made it an art form here in the land of Lincoln.
crashproof at January 28th, 2014 11:34 — #8
Maybe they're wondering why Lynyrd Skynyrd liked it so much, and they're curious about what could possibly be good about it.
chickied at January 28th, 2014 11:39 — #9
I grew up near Birmingham, AL. I imagine the football thing is a big part of the reason for that particular Google search. In fact, if you have any questions about Alabama, football is likely the answer.
Still, having lived in Georgia, having my sister and mom in Mississippi, and dipped my toe in Florida a couple of times, I'd say why is Alabama so good is a pretty good question considering the other places. Everytime I go through lush, impoverished Mississippi I think, "Why is it so darn poor here?" and everytime I am in Georgia i think, "Why is this land so ugly?" and when I am in Alabama I think, "Alabama the Beautiful!" damn straight!
chickied at January 28th, 2014 11:40 — #10
Or it could be that they recorded in Muscle Shoals
ratel at January 28th, 2014 11:52 — #11
ratel at January 28th, 2014 11:53 — #12
I've always thought Oregon and Alabama were a lot alike.
drew_g at January 28th, 2014 12:08 — #13
As an Oregonian dating an Alabaman, I have to admit Alabama reminded me more of home during my visit than I expected.
shuck at January 28th, 2014 12:12 — #14
I really expected Florida and Texas (at least) to autocomplete to "fucked-up." I'm disappointed
raines at January 28th, 2014 12:34 — #15
In the Department of Need More Data: Now I want to know: how do the results for a given state compare for queries in-state vs. outside? Do they vary in a predictable way with distance?
jardine at January 28th, 2014 12:35 — #16
Florida's so fucked up that Fark has a tag just for stories from it.
bryanlarsen at January 28th, 2014 12:52 — #17
Had to try it with the Canadian provinces & territories:
British Columbia: expensive
Nova Scotia: poor
New Brunswick: (no completion)
PEI: (no completion)
Yukon: sparsely populated
Northwest Territories: (no completion)
The weirdest one, to me, was Ontario's.
lemoutan at January 28th, 2014 12:52 — #18
Maybe an illustration of context? Don't know, just askin'
l_mariachi at January 28th, 2014 13:29 — #19
I got “poor” for New Brunswick, no completions for NWT and PEI unless I used the abbreviation, then it thought I might be trying to ask something about wrinkly Chinese dogs.
sashai at January 28th, 2014 13:59 — #20
There is also a European version.
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