Google Adsense has served up some odd things through Gmail before including bed-wetting clothing and feminine care products. Today I was served up an ad for Topamax, an anti-convulsant. Is there something in my mailing pattern or search trends to indicate I’m epileptic?
I’ve read Penny Arcade regularly for about a year and gone through the back catalog about a half-dozen times. The creators have recently released an adventure On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness and it will probably be huge with the two people that like adventure games. Anyway, they’ve been promoting the game on their site for a few weeks but today I noticed the best add I’ve probably seen in a year:
If I ever write a book I want an ad of this caliber.
I found a Google ad for Down with Pinatas, a group that advocates against pinatas and their violent heritage. The statistics page is wonderful. I’m assuming this is farce but it was a google ad. Why would someone pay to have a farce site promoted? Viral marketing? Bet? I don’t know. But if you scroll to the bottom of the page there’s a very small smiley. Intriguing…
A commercial or video short or something containing the following.
Scene: Person standing behind a antiseptic-looking counter with the phrase “holistic computers” orContinue reading
Well, at least the first one.