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So, you all know who David Beckham is, then!

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Bruce Lindfield, Jan 5, 2004.


  1. Britney Spears

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  2. Harry Potter

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  3. Matrix

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. Shakira

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. David Beckham (!!)

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  6. 50 Cent

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  7. Iraq

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  8. Lord of the Rings

    5 vote(s)
    11.4%
  9. Kobe Bryant

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  10. Tour de France

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  11. [none of the above]

    31 vote(s)
    70.5%
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  1. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I noticed that Google advertised their top 10 searches for 2003 at the weekend, across the whole world.

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/technology/3363575.stm

    But I noticed that at Number 5 was the England footballer (soccer player if you must!) : David Beckam.

    So - having looked him up so much in 2003 - you must all know everything about him by now....right! ?? ;)

    Seriously - does the Top 10 reflect your own searches - have you ever searched for any of Google's Top 10?
     
  2. wulf

    wulf

    Apr 11, 2002
    Oxford, UK
    I think I've done some searching about the Matrix, to find thoughts and reflections about the philosophy around the film. I don't recall looking up any of the others on Google though.

    Wulf
     
  3. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    I had no idea who David Beckham was until I went to China in 2001 and saw him on Pepsi cans. Of course every single Chinese man or woman under 25 knows who David Beckham is. I think I heard something the other day like he is now the most famous or popular athlete in the world...so long Michael Jordan.

    Don't think I've done searches for any of those btw.

    brad cook
     
  4. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    This really suprised me, as he has never been ranked as best footballer in the world or even in England!! Quite frankly - he always struck me as a bit limited in terms of technique and general footballing skills - he is a good kicker of a dead ball and a very accurate crosser - but there are far better players - even in England!! :confused:

    Also - if you hear him interviewed, he comes across as nice enough, but not that clever - he's just an ordinary, boring guy, who spends most of his life, practicing kicking a football.

    So why are so many people interested in him - I wouldn't step across the street to meet him...:meh:
     
  5. Robert B

    Robert B Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2000
    Hampton, Va USA
    I didn't know who David Beckham is. That's not surprising though since I don't follow sports at all. I did a search not too long ago on Lord of the Rings looking for a decent desktop wallpaper. I'm curious as to why so many people would search for "50 cent." I wonder what that's about?
     
  6. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    An article I read on this phenomenon, said that people were interested in the rapper's gunshot wounds!! :confused:
     
  7. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX

    Oddly enough...maybe David Beckham and 50Cent have something in common...more popular for the image than the skill!

    brad cook
     
  8. Josh Ryan

    Josh Ryan - that dog won't hunt, Monsignor. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 24, 2001
    none of the above, but I might try searching for Shakira in googles image search later... ;)
     
  9. I'm led to believe that Beckham's pretty good at "bending it" (whatever that might mean...)

    :meh:

    - Wil
     
  10. secretdonkey

    secretdonkey

    Oct 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    David Beckham - Oh, yeah...he's with Motown, ain't he? Yeah, I played with that dude,
    too, man. He's a good singer, man.



    :D






    anyone else remember Cheech and Chong's "Santa Claus and His Old Lady" skit?
     
  11. Tsal

    Tsal

    Jan 28, 2000
    Finland, EU
    I figure porn is not on that list as I already have my entertainment bookmarks full :p
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I think that refers to his free kicks and not because some have called him a "bender", for wearing womens's clothes!! ;)
     
  13. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    The only "footballer" in Europe I am familiar with is Kasey Keller. I went to high school with him.

    -Mike
     
  14. steve-o

    steve-o Guest

    Apr 17, 2002
    ive searched for brittney...but it was more of pics :cool:

    steve
     
  15. Hey MJ5150, Kasey Keller used to play for the team I support. Good goalie!
     
  16. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Hobbes.....when we were in high school, Kasey was unbelievable...they even named a street after him here in our town, it is the street the high school is on......a local restaurant has a huge collage of pictures, and signed memorabilia on display....I am glad to hear he is still doing well....it has been about a year since I have seen him.

    -Mike
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I can't believe somebody ticked David Beckham - why!!! ??? :confused:
     
  18. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    They probably heard his name somewhere and wanted to find out who the hell he is.

    brad cook
     
  19. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    The Matrix films are great original works of Art with many references to different types of religion and philosophy....so surely they shouldn't be on this list!! ;)

    I honestly hope that most TBers aren't like the rest of the internet world - that's the only reason I hang around here!! :D
     
  20. Figjam

    Figjam

    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Brit spears, matrix and shakira for me.