Wednesday, August 08, 2007


So approximately half the hits to my blog on an average day come through a link to Lucien Freud's 'Girl With a White Dog' that I posted last year during my trip to London. I've always found it a bit odd, thinking the image couldn't possibly be that popular. Unfortunately, unlike with text searches, Google didn't provide me with the query that was bringing everyone to my site.

Well today, a search for 'Girl Dog Sex' from Comcast led someone to my site and it occurred to me that perhaps it was a similar search that was directing people from Google. Sure enough, I queried those words in Google Images and I was the 2nd hit.

No I don't really have a point, other than to say people are really disgusting (and also stupid, since it seems pretty obvious from the thumbnail displayed that the image is probably not what they are looking for).

Raul Hilberg, 1926-2007

The historian Raul Hilberg has died at the age of 81. His work "The Destruction of the European Jews" published in 1961 was one of the first major studies of the Holocaust. Despite all that has been written since, this book remains one of the most important and widely read histories on the subject.