Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Why, Google? Why??

So I was just checking my gmail account, like I do every so often during the day, checking to see if I've got any new comments or anything like that (by the way, thank you Linda for stopping by so often!). At the top, they usually stick a link advertisement for something they think I might be interested in, based on the subject lines of the emails I've gotten recently (that's a guess, but I think it's pretty accurate). I always have to laugh when I open up my spam folder, because I almost always get a link to a recipe that uses Spam.

Today though, I was just in my regular email folder, and this was at the top.

Turd Tape - - Measure that turd! Sticker for inside your toilet only $2.99.+s.h.

Yep. I had to click through, because I'm morbidly curious that way.

Their slogan? "Sh*t happens, so why not measure it?"

And, even better. "Coming Soon: Stool Stick!"

I have no idea why I got targeted with this particular ad... but it's one I'm not likely to forget!

5 fellow footsteps:

Sara said...

OMG! Hilarious!

Linda said...

First off, you're welcome and second, are you sh*tting me?? They actually make this sort of thing? Good Lord, it had to have been a man that invented the darned thing! Somehow, though, I can see every frat house on every campus buying at least one!

Kaz Dragon said...

The thing is, I believe the Google bot scans your mail and stuff so that it can target those ads better.

What HAVE you been mailing people about to get that ad!?!?

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Barb said...

Egads. Isn't it enough to know if it tops the level of the water? :P