so, we were wondering, what happens if you do an "I Feel Lucky" search on google for the number "242". The result, of course, is www.front242.com!
So this is clearly an excellent metric of how neat a band is: Search google with just the number from the band name and see if the first match is the band homepage or just some other crap?
The frame on the left links directly to google I Feel Lucky searches so you can verify our findings.
SOME IMPORTANT EXAMPLES
# BAND RESULT KUDOS 1 A1 W3C no 2 2 Unlimited W3C no 4 Lab 4 Netscape 4 no 5 Five Shockwave no 6 6 Foot Underground Netscape 6 no 8 Altern 8 RealPlayer no 7 L7 RealPlayer no 9 Nine Inch Nails 9-11peace no 12 D12 Forign Stuff no 17 East 17 USA Copyright Law no 41 Sum41 Gallery 41 no 93 Current93 Nasa no 100 Haircut 100 Top100 no 182 Blink 182 Blink 182 yes 187 187 Lockdown The Film 187 no 242 Front 242 Front 242 yes 440 Apollo 440 Apollo 440 yes 606 Kid 606 Jazz no 808 808 State 808 State yes 911 911 Hippies no 1000 1000 Homo DJs HitBox.com no All searches done in JAN-2002
1. (allowing for statistical error) The only bands with numbers in their titles are either punk, industrial, boybands or electronic. What's with that?
2. The only good bands are Front 242, Apollo 440 and 808 State. (How blink 182 made it into the kudos set is not yet fully understood.)
This scientific investigation was brung to you by TotL Labs, a division of the scary and evil Temple ov thee Lemur. Go and look at http://totl.net/ or risk being inflicted with the burrowing brain weasels.
This site was done by chris(do not spam me anymore, not that it matters cus I already get so much, dammit)@totl.net - do not suggest more bands with numbers in. The experiment is now over.