Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Unusual Amazon Ads as prompts for creative writing

A part of Landolt-Bornstein's new series: Nuclear Energy, Kindle Edition:
cost $6,232.00
(you save more than a thousand dollars by buying the E-edition over the hardcover)

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This permalink goes to the review above and also has the five comments it generated.


The classic The Mountain Three Wolf Moon Short Sleeve Tee:
Cost $11.96-$26.96 (no joke to add here)
I call this one the classic as it was the first I learned (via Kottke?) about for it's great comments.  Here is a sample:

Links: Dual Function Design, Great Compliment...

Passion Natural Water-Based Lubricant -55 Gallon
Sale price: $1,495.00

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I think the T-shirt and the lube, and Amazon benefit from the attention these ads bring in and do not harm Landolt-Bornstien book. Good fun!
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UPDATED: Any ridiculously high-priced item is probably considered fair game for these satirical reviews.  Here is the Amazon page for $8,450 speaker cables.

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'Nother update:  Quora recently (May 3, 2014) investigated other "hilarious" reviews.

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