Thursday, December 12, 2019

Shoppin' Silly, the Amazon Way! #2

We all know that websites, especially sellers, use algorithms to analyze our transactions.  They then tailor “suggestions” targeted to our presumed buying practices.

But sometimes those algorithms produce silly results!
Sure, Brahms is a “star”—one of the “Three Bs” of music.  But I bet this was really suggested because Flint, the near-immortal recluse in Star Trek: The Original Series’ “Requiem for Methuselah,” was actually Johannes Brahms (and lots of other famous people) during his lifetime!

Or am I presuming too much sneakiness on Amazon’s behalf?
Has watching 2001: A Space Odyssey driven anyone to drink?

What does a pirate hat have to do with Urban Legends?

See you on Monday for more glory and madness!

Monday, December 09, 2019

Paul Still Isn't Dead! (or so they say)

LIFE magazine decided to investigate the "Paul is dead" controversy, and reported on their findings in their November 7, 1969 issue.

Could it REALLY have been 50 freakin' years since then?  And a salute to the now-defunct Madison Junior High School, Bartlesville, OK, for subscribing to the mag, and then letting us students having the out-of-date issues!

Good ol' Mrs Rush, the librarian at Madison!

See you Thursday.
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