Wednesday, January 31, 2007

andrea needs revisited

Those of us who've actively (as opposed to passively) hung out in cyber space for long enough have had at least one weird encounter. I've never done the chat room thing but blogging can be a big magnet, too. Fourteen months ago I discovered the _____ needs way to kill time and posted my results because they were so bizarre. (This probably has something to do with Andrea Yates killing all her babies.) In the months since then, my post has slowly made its way up the Google hit list at the same time as the idea spread its way around Myspace. Since then, the comments section of this post have become something of a gathering place for people named Andrea. (As a child with what was then an unusual name, this is all a bit freaky for me.) It'll be interesting to see how much longer I'll be getting comments on this post from people wanting to join the party.

But enough about me. (What about you? What do you think about me?) Robert Bateman and Beatrix Potter: eat your hearts out. I love this. What a fantastic way to kill time during rush hour while waiting for your tube train. It would be even better, though, if you could ride to work on this.

11 Comments:

Blogger Heather said...

Oh dear. I just did it and three of the top five were:
Heather needs a man NOW!
Heather needs new boobs.
Heather needs two therapists.

Hmmm... seems Heather's a tad messed up!

31/1/07 4:42 PM  
Blogger Hellcat said...

I did a search for word didrooglie to see if it was in a lexicon and that is the link that got me from Google! Although neither you nor a didrooglie were there.

31/1/07 6:34 PM  
Blogger andrea said...

Heather: needs ... a party!

Hellcat: Wow. I had never googled Didrooglie before so I tried it and they were ALL ME -- what looked like zillions of pages of ME. MEmememememememememememe.

31/1/07 7:51 PM  
Blogger tlc illustration said...

Love the tube critters! as well as the ...needs post. Will have to try that when my regular blogging resumes (hopefully some time this year?)

31/1/07 10:06 PM  
Anonymous Silver said...

LOL, not everyone can claim such a nice Andrea collection as you have there!

Silver needs rhodium plating.
Silver needs at least 0.1 mm (0.004") clearance to flow properly.
Silver needs no introduction to fans of action movies.
Silver needs polishing to remove tarnish.
Silver needs more care.
Silver needs to go.
Silver needs to go much higher.
Silver needs to be annealed.

Oh dear, that was fun. ;D

So...what *is* a didrooglie?

1/2/07 8:41 PM  
Anonymous kyknoord said...

"...a gathering place for people named Andrea..." Sounds a bit like a cult. See if you can make them give you all their money.

2/2/07 3:08 AM  
Blogger andrea said...

Tara: Tara needs ... to become a thriving plantation again? :)

Silver: So technical! Silver is ... technically brilliant! Didrooglie is a misunderstanding of a phrase from a song -- that became my nickname!

Kyknoord: As usual you have an uncanny knack for seeing The Big Picture.

2/2/07 1:46 PM  
Blogger Barbara said...

I had a good laugh trying this with my name - the very first one said Barbara needs a good swift k@#$

4/2/07 12:39 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

Hey You! Andrea, here. As the Cowardly Lion says in The Wizard of Oz, "I don't need nuttin'...I don't need nobody, see?"
But, I digress. D'yer think, 1,000 years from now, that those underground aminals things will become some sort of subterranean, astrological, cult of the cloth at that time? Ready? Everyone together, then: scratch heads!

7/2/07 10:35 AM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

But Andrea tell me - did you ever find any stalker songs???

9/2/07 3:58 PM  
Blogger Kinetic said...

Another Andrea, and two years after the post. Fantastic, like a time capsule.

A few new results, + my commentary.

1) "Andrea needs all her wits and all the help she can get from the company's attractive operations manager to find and stop the perpetrators."
Sounds like the premise of a terrible porn.

2) "Andrea needs me close to her heart."
.. gtf away from me.

3) "Solo Andrea Needs No Siblings."
What the hell does that even mean?

4) "Blue Andrea needs sleep… badly."
I'll sleep when I'm dead, thanks.

5) "Andrea Needs Needles color pattern by undergroundrailway."
Stabby McStabStab?

6) "Please everybody READ THIS. ANDREA NEEDS HELP FAST!!!"
Quick! Do the Funky Chicken!

7) "Andrea needs treatment -- not a death sentence."
Apparently I'm on death row. I also suffer from mental illness or retardation.

8) "Andrea needs some help coming up with stalker songs."
.. I do?

9) "andrea needs revisited."
This is actually a blog about this meme, by another Andrea, from January '07 There is no end or beginning to the Wheel of Time..

10) "Miss Andrea needs to read her Emily Post."
Step off.

==Also, no one mentions One Way or Another by Blondie?! I'm a little ashamed..

18/2/09 1:39 AM  

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