August 01, 2013

A Question For My Readers

Is this creepy?

Wait.

You'll need context....allow me to explain......

Last night Instapundit linked to an Amazon.com page for 'Zombie Apocalypse Supplies'. OK This was silly, so I sent the link to Wonderduck in part to let him know that Snowflake Village is overrun by zombjas...but that is not germane to the matter at hand.

Anyway, a bit later, he and I exchanged multiple IMs trying to figure out what a compression bag was and speculating about the 5 gallon tub 'o meals which advertised 300 odd servings but  gave not the slightest indication what they were servings of...or how over 300 'satisfying meals' would fit in a 5 gallon pail. Anyway after sending each other links to various amusing zombie survivalist inanities, we logged off shortly thereafter.

Which brings us to this screencap.....



...and this one....




All of a sudden the Amazon affiliated blogs I'm visiting are very interested in selling me tubs o' food and stuff.  So I ask my readers. Especially those who did not spend 20 minutes last night snarking on the zombie apocalypse page....Is this just the Amazon putsch of the moment or are they really tracking us that close? What are YOU seeing on Amazon affiliated sites?

If this turns out not to be creepy and you are feeling cheated by the lack of creepiness, then rest assured gentle reader there is still creepiness to be had....


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...like the fact that this exists.
 


Perky, extroverted nightmare fuel by AccessWorld whose site is a nexus of well rendered creepieness..."shudder" .



Posted by: The Brickmuppet at 05:26 PM | Comments (4) | Add Comment
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1 They do seem targeting search history quite heavily. It's nothing new.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Thu Aug 1 18:26:24 2013 (RqRa5)

2  Don't worry, they're not tracking you.

They're tracking the zombies.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sat Aug 3 01:04:41 2013 (PiXy!)

3 I don't think the zombies buy stuff online.

(Oh wait...You-Tube commenters!)

Posted by: The Brickmuppet at Sat Aug 3 19:10:09 2013 (F7DdT)

4 Right.  When you see those ads, it means the zombie wave is approaching, but you still have time for next-day shipping.

It's when the ads stop showing up that you need to worry...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Sun Aug 4 03:17:26 2013 (PiXy!)

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