Latest Google Trend Surprisingly Cultural


Well, at last, after all the “Why Won’t My Parakeet Eat My Diarrhea” nonsense, we’re seeing a Google Trend “On Fire” item that speaks well of the readership: “charles i insulted by cromwell s soldiers.” The news hook is that the 1833 Paul Delaroche painting of roundheads harassing the soon-to-be-decapitated royal, which was damaged during the London Blitz, has been restored and will be shown at the National Gallery. Then again, maybe its popularity is explained by the interest of anti-government types who will Photoshop it up for a Tea Party or something. Well, let’s just accept the more flattering explanation that users normally hot on the trail of Thelma and Louise’s last names and such like have turned their minds to loftier subjects.