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Your Own Personal Jesus… for only €95,00.

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As we all know, Google collects data. They do that to characterize your individual interests, in order to more effectively display advertisement which suits those interests. If you’re familiar with my blog, you may have noticed that some of my main interests are alternative medicine, mythology and religion – unfortunately, the Google-ad-machinery does not distinguish between those who are interested in mythology in order to practice it, and those who are interested in it in order to debunk it. As a result of this insufficiently discriminatory process, people who are as ferociously anti-religious as me get to see ads like “Holy Land Pilgrimage – explore the origins of your faith”, “ChristianDating – Find true happiness with a partner who shares your faith” and so on.

Today, I one of these ads actually managed to catch my attention. Behold “FreeJee – the snuggle cross”:

The product statement from the company’s homepage (My translation from the German original) is pure comedy gold:

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Written by Phil

September 25, 2010 at 02:04

Friday Fun Fact #4: Regrets

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via xkcd.xom

I wasn’t sure wether or not to post this as a fun fact, because it’s hardly a fact. Don’t even think about checking the numbers – the very existence of this popular comic made that impossible. Thousands of google results are people commenting on, or sharing, this. It does make a valid point about life though, and I strongly suspect that the graph quite aptly reflects the proportion of real regrets.

What I know for sure is that the proportions of this graph hold perfectly true for my life so far. o_O”

Written by Phil

June 11, 2010 at 04:42

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