Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Surprise Shopping: Gay Priests

“Surprise Shopping” highlights online shopping and catalog results which don’t match what you expect.

This was the item that first inspired this series of posts, which made the rounds back in January 2010.  Now, why someone went looking for communion wafers and noticed this in the first place, I don’t know.  (Could even have been a hoax, a jiggering of Amazon results to make the funny connection — just buy both a couple times and you could probably force it.)

Of course, now we’re seven months later and the “Also Bought” statistics have changed so this no longer shows up.  (They do currently include an iPhone battery and a power strip, though.  Not as funny, though.  You never know what people will buy at the same time.  My last Amazon purchase was latex gloves and a book on PHP coding.  How would that look?)

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