Sunday, August 19, 2007

An Amusing Google Ad

At the top of the blog there appeared this ad:
The Middle East
Holds the center of the Worlds' Attention. Why?

Now, in the proper context that's not necessarily a stupid question, as there are no doubt many young people who haven't yet learned why it's so.

But all I could think was "Like, duh". (Also, is this an ad from the future, when we have colonies on the Moon and Mars? [Worlds'])

4 Comments:

Blogger erp said...

Why aren't there ever editors around when you need them?

August 19, 2007 6:01 AM  
Blogger Harry Eagar said...

And today's amusing Google ad is for duck bib overalls (whatever those are).

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and calls itself a duck, it's a duck, I guess.

Google's matching algorithm apparently isn't any more discriminating than those highway patrol speed guns that clock bridges going 80 miles an hour.

August 29, 2007 10:50 PM  
Blogger Oroborous said...

Apparently they're bib overalls made out of duck fabric, which is:

"A durable, closely woven heavy cotton or linen fabric."

August 30, 2007 12:48 AM  
Blogger David said...

If you've ever thought before that I'd plumbed the depths of trivial controversy, hold on:

In the great duck v. duct tape wars, the theory that it is, in fact, duck tape is based on the idea that the adhesive-backed fabric used is a duck fabric.

August 30, 2007 5:01 AM  

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