Well, isn’t this groovy: Go to Google, type in the word “Whatever” and then hit the “I’m feeling lucky” button. Go on, I’ll be here when you’re done.
Yes, for reasons passing understanding, this is the top listing for the word “Whatever” on the whole Web. This site in general has been the top draw for the word “Scalzi” for years (probably since Google first started indexing), which is entirely understandable as there’s not a whole lot of competition. But I’ve never been the Web King of an entire common pronoun (or adjective, or interjection, depending on context) before. It’s kind of a tingly feeling. I suppose it helps that Whatever.com forwards to a site shilling teddy bears. But I’ll take it! For as long as it lasts, anyway.
I promise to use this power only for good, or in whatever manner amuses me fitfully. One or the other. You never know.
Update: 4/28/04 — My reign of terror is over: Whatever.com is back on top. It was fun while it lasted.