Being evil

No, it’s not Google. It’s someone pretending to be Google, and they sent out something called “Security Confirmation Code GUK/877/798/2010,” which means — well, nothing, actually.

Claimed email address is “Google@[],” which seems unlikely, inasmuch as that particular IP resolves to a RoadRunner account in Columbus. I’m thinking the alleged “Google Promotion Award Team” pulled that number at random, since the actual email, assuming there’s anything at all believable in the header, originated from the Middle East.

And oh, there’s a 36k Word document attached, which I don’t think I’ll read.

I will, however, point you to “Google Eye,” a song about a fish (not a phish) written by John D. Loudermilk and recorded by the Nashville Teens (not teens, not from Nashville).


  1. canadienne »

    1 July 2010 · 2:48 pm

    Dammit, I had finally exorcised that song from my mind whenever I used the search engine, and now you have brought it back. Ich habe eine ohrwurm.

    Was there another fairly popular version? (Since you seem to have encyclopedic knowledge of popular music.) When I hear that in my head, I don’t necessarily hear the Nashville Teens version, but can’t remember hearing another one.

  2. CGHill »

    1 July 2010 · 3:30 pm

    A John D. Loudermilk fan site reports on the Top 100 covers of JDL’s songs, based on plays at, and the only showing for “Google Eye” was the Teens’, which comes in at #45. Loudermilk cut it himself circa ’62, and I believe it did come out as a single, so there’s at least a chance you might have heard it.

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