Monday, February 28, 2011

I'll Save Cannibalism for Another Day

Of Monday topics, New World Cannibalism and Ann Richards have been put on the back burner in order to ask an important question?  
Have you purchased Tuscan Milk from Amazon?  Or, downloaded the novel/biography Hgiyiyi?  Or, the reference book by Rand, A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates?

Sample Reviews:

Tuscan Milk
"First of all, I must say 'Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz' is a great product, and other reviews will verify that. However, I was able to buy the same product, slightly used, on Craigslist for only $84.99. I haven't received it yet, but I warn anybody buying 'Tuscan Whole Milk, 1 Gallon, 128 fl oz' on Amazon is probably getting ripped off."

A Million Random Digits
"Such a terrific reference work! But with so many terrific random digits, it's a shame they didn't sort them, to make it easier to find the one you're looking for."

These are just a few of items sold on Amazon to receive the full brunt of satire that the best of the internet can deliver.  Pouge at the NYT gives a rundown of the most popular spoof reviews.  My next question, do you know of other products that have received such treatment?

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