Between 1:30 and 3:15 this afternoon, a series of different web surfers came to this site after Goodle-searching for the phrase “luminous poison,” the trick murder implement in the 1950 film noir classic D.O.A. I alluded to this plot device last year, so I can explain why this page shows up in the Google results; what I can’t explain is, Why would a dozen or more people suddenly feel moved to look up “luminous poison” in the middle of Saturday afternoon?

4 thoughts on “Puzzle

  1. that’s nothing…. my post
    How to commit suicide on the internet
    is getting about 30 hits a day..
    Gotta watch those pungent headlines i guess

    If they are really that depressed let’s give then a little test..

    Have the following things happened to them?


    if not tell them to shut up and live the life they have…..

    but you knew that

  2. Maybe the film was on AMC? Or showing at a film festival in Australia? Or mentioned on another blog?

    It’s pretty interesting, though, what you’re asking. You’re trying to get ahold of the directional flow of ideas in the world.

    Swimming in the meme pool….

  3. Yep. It was on TCM this afternoon at 2 p.m. EST. Your Googlers liked the film and wanted to know more about it.

    (I prefer the Australian Film Festival idea, actually. But things are never as dramatic as you might hope for….)

  4. bls, you’re a whiz — with too much time on your hands! Thanks for clearing up the mystery.

    Strange times, eh, when you can deduce what’s on TV from the Google hits a site gets?

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