Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Amazon - Xanadu? Really?

You may know this about me (or not), but I really like Amazon.com. I "shop" there a lot for books (and now music since I discovered their cheaper prices on mp3s).
Occasionally, Amazon sends out emails saying "we noticed you bought (this), perhaps you might like (this)". I don't mind these too much. I mean yeah, basically it's spam, and an advertisement, but It's Just infrequent enough for me to not mind hitting the delete button on my email. (I think once or twice they found me something I did like).
Well, the image above just came into my inbox, and I had to laugh.
I don't know if this is a political joke or what.
It says (in case you don't want to click the image to enlarge it)...
We've noticed that customers who have purchased or rated Outfoxed - Rupert Murdoch's War on Journalism... also purchased Xanadu - Magical Musical Edition.
What possible link can there be to a documentary about political journalism have to do with an Olivia Newton-John movie?! The only possible explanation (which I think is a funny one), is that the people who buy "outfoxed" are probably liberals who like to live in a fantasy world of Xanadu.
(For the record - no, I will not be purchasing Xanadu).


JWD said...

That is a hoot!

I must admit, I loved Xanadu when I was little. Although I don't think I ever saw the movie. It was the soundtrack that I loved. I think I fancied myself as a nine-year-old version of Olivia Newton John at the time. :)

cyen said...

Ah, that's right. I do vaguely remember you having that soundtrack. I don't think I've ever seen the movie either.
Netflix? Nah ;)
Too much of a culture shock :)