Cuil Thinks I’m More Relevant Than Dr. Horrible

I was looking through my web stats this morning and I noticed that I had a link from cuil.com, the latest in a long string of supposed “Google Killers.” I clicked on the link, http://www.cuil.com/search?q=”dr horrible” and was quite surprised to get the results shown here

You probably can’t tell from the small version, so click on it for a larger version. Notice that on a search for “dr horrible,” instead of getting drhorrible.com, as you should, you get me. Twice, in fact; two different blog postings I wrote about Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog. That’s right. According to cuil.com, I am the best match for “dr horrible.” WTF? There have been lots of sightings of bogus results from cuil, but I was really surprised to find one featuring me.

Since I was already at cuil.com, I decided to egosurf and see if they had fixed their results for my name. Nope. Searching for me at Google returns a mostly-correct set of results. There are two link in there about the former Playboy playmate who shares my name, but all the rest of the front page results are about me.

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Dr. Horrible, Act III

I just finished watching Act III of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and it was very powerful. The end was not what I was expecting, I can tell you that. I don’t want to spoil anything, but don’t look for the clichĂ©; it’s not there. The writing and acting in this short were both top-notch. As I said before, I really wish it weren’t just a three-part special. I’d like to see more episodes.

They should also make the soundtrack available as a download from iTunes. There was some good music in there.

Dr. Horrible, Act II

Act II of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog was release today, and it’s just as funny as Act I. Once again, the music is great and the story is getting very interesting. I was talking with a friend about it, and we both wish it were going to last longer than three episodes. Maybe if Joss makes enough money from people buying it from iTunes, as my friend and I both did, he’ll extend it. Maybe.

Not to spoil anything, but be sure to keep an eye on Moist during his scene with Dr. Horrible. It’s subtle, but funny.

I Just Watched Act I of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog!

I just finished watching Act I of Dr. Horrible’s Sing-a-Long Blog and it’s hilarious. It’s a web-only musical, created by Joss Whedon, the creator of the bodacious show Firefly (and Buffy and Angel). It stars Neil Patrick Harris as Dr. Horrible and Nathan Fillion (Mal from Firefly) as Captain Hammer. Dr. Horrible is trying to get into the Evil League of Evil, and talk to the girl of his dreams, all the while being thwarted by the good yet goofy, Captain Hammer. 

Apparently you can stream each episode for free on the day it comes out until midnight (that’s what I heard) but after that, you have to get it from iTunes. I bought the “season pass” for $3.99, which gets me all three episodes as they are released. Go watch it.

Did I mention that it’s a musical. The songs are great and very funny.