A few days ago Google provided a new service that lets you track the hottest trends in Google searches. Being curious about what the world was searching about, I of course bookmarked the trends link. When I just hit it a few minutes ago, I was surprised to see my former Union High School classmate Artie Lange was ranked as high as 5 for hottest searches on Google. Wow, that's amazing. According to the tabs in Google, Artie is leaving the Howard Stern show which is obviously what vaulted him into the top 5 hottest searches on Google. I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M WRITING THIS AGAIN - A FORMER UNION HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI IS IN THE TOP 5 HOTTEST SEARCHES ON GOOGLE.
Anyway, a lot of people ask me what he was like in high school and I tell them the same thing. He was a good athlete especially for baseball, he was skinny, of course very funny, and he was always pretty nice to me. That's saying a lot because I was pretty nerdy back then, but Artie was a heck of a guy to me in Union. My two biggest memories of Artie are watching him play 3rd base especially during practice (I ran track) and the story of how he slipped a mock stick up note to a bank teller on the corner of Morris Avenue and Colonial Avenue; it was of course a fake, with a note on the back saying "only kidding", but Artie got in trouble none the less. I couldn't find his signature in my yearbook and as I recall he didn't graduate with the rest of us in 1985.
Anyway, congrats Artie on making Google's 5 hottest search trends for today. I hope you dry out, but WTF you are rich and famous right?