September 17, 2006

Well, that's fine

You may be aware that Amazon allows users to apply tags to items, and that shoppers can then search by those tags. So, for instance, two people tagged Snakes on a Sudoku with "snakes on a plane"...and one person tagged it "wtf".

A few other items share that tag. You may enjoy browsing them.

Update: Some other wtf items that you may have missed (since they don't appear on the list I linked to for some reason):

This will make programming seem cool...because, seriously, what do teenagers love more than skiing?

The very rare stabbed-in-the-face Lincoln penny.

Posted by Francis at 10:09 PM

This, I don't understand. This, I do.

Posted by: Eric Berlin at September 18, 2006 11:48 AM

I get that somebody might well be puzzled to find milk on Amazon. I wouldn't buy milk over the Internet myself, but then, I wouldn't bother tagging the milk for others to puzzle over.

No, what puzzled me was the tag on Better Together, a perfectly ordinary book from Bob "Bowling Alone" Putnam's gang over at Harvard. I mean, I had some issues with the book (talked about extensively at my Tohu Bohu when it came out), but ... wtf? And the person who tagged it has four reviews, two of which are one-star reviews of books about Gujarat? From the wish list, he (or just possibly she) is interested in Statistical Analysis, Massive Humanitarian Crises, and Leather Sofas. Oh, and Grammar Cranks. wtf?


Posted by: Vardibidian at September 18, 2006 01:02 PM

Oddly, SOAS is the only item tagged under bollocks.

Posted by: Martha at September 18, 2006 01:13 PM

That is odd. You'd think this or this would make the cut.

My favorite "wtf" item is the Molecular Brain Research subscription, for $23,622.65 (non-refundable). Not an item you should even risk looking at, if you have One-Click turned on.

Posted by: Francis at September 18, 2006 01:54 PM
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