Thursday, July 15, 2021

Shoppin’ Silly, the Amazon Way! #4

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!  Cases in point:

What do rubber car bumpers have to do with 2001: A Space Odyssey?

You might argue that this makes tangential sense.  If I own Frankenstein, I might want to learn how to get him started!

Now, Maybe Amazon thinks that after reading all those gory fairy tales, I might want to plant somebody in my garden?  I'll never tell!

See you on Monday with more fascinatin' Americana!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Gulf Breeze UFOs Were all the Rage

In 1990, that is!

Ed Walters fooled a bunch of people.  But as you can see in the final paragraphs of this July 6, 1990 article from USA Today, it sure was good for local tourism!  That's the American way! (or one of them)

See you Thursday for something momentous or maybe monkey business!

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