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  1. Looks Like We’re Getting Nothing Done Today: You Can Play Breakout in Google Image Search

    If you have a few minutes to kill, might we suggest typing "Atari Breakout" into Google Image Search? It will return images of the classic game, but after a few seconds those images will change into blocks, and your computer will beep and boop at you as the screen is transformed into the Atari classic Breakout. Google doesn't want anyone getting any work done today.

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  2. If You Google Image Search “Dying Grandparents,” You’ll Mostly Get Pictures of Christina Aguilera

    One of the fascinating things about Google's search algorithm is the way it associates certain words with images. For example, if you Google Image Search "completely wrong," you're going to end up with a bunch of Mitt Romney pictures. These tend to be associated thanks to large publications using certain words in their headlines that have certain images attached to them. It can make for some interesting results if folks didn't get the memo. Another particularly amusing example has just cropped up: If you Google Image Search "dying grandparents," the search engine returns a whole mess of Christina Aguilera pictures.

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  3. If You Google Image Search “Completely Wrong,” You’ll Mostly Get Pictures of Mitt Romney [UPDATE]

    In case you didn't already know, people were "completely wrong" about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's relatively recent 47% gaffe. This is the mantra that Romney's campaign pushed after the secret recording made headlines and stirred the political pundits on both sides into a frenzy [Romney's apology for the debacle uses the phrase to suggest that he, perhaps, was out of line]. Unfortunately, it appears that this has also had an unintended side effect. Using Google Image Search for the phrase "completely wrong" mostly brings up photos of Mitt Romney.

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  4. UPDATED: Amazon Suddenly Slashes Prices on Graphic Novels

    Bleeding Cool News has tipped us off to some serious and unexpected discounts. As of this post, Amazon.com is listing a huge number of Marvel trades and omnibuses at $8.24 or $14.99 a piece. Many are even hardcovers.

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