Pollsters might claim to be taking the pulse of America but Google will tell you what are the most commonly searched for subjects in the USA--this is as if the entire nation answered Facebook's favorite question: what's on your mind?
For most part, few surprises--most of the subjects involve sports or entertainment. Seven of the top twenty (numbers 3, 4, 5, 8, 14, 17 and 20) involve football contests that were played this weekend. Maybe 15 also.
Number 6 on the list is Martin Luther King, Jr. --that's nice. Today is his day and it shows that he's being remembered and looked up.
Number 7 on the list involves a TV comedian announcing that he's going to run for President. This is also comforting. Every deck of cards needs a real joker and heaven knows the Presidential process has been funnier than usual this year. I might have to revise this blog if Stephen Colbert actually wins the nomination.
I can tell that singer Lana del Rey must have been a big hit on Saturday Night Live - she's two of the searches under different spellings.
The only possible "hard news" story is search number 19. Well. And maybe the Girl Scout Cookies.