AdSense won’t let me click on its ads, but at least I can occasionally make fun of them. I think.
Yesterday, they put the one you see above in the top position on my blog. I don’t know why. You probably didn’t see it (at least, I hope not), but for some reason the algorithm thought Brad Warthen wanted to.
I don’t have any guilty secrets that this reveals, or I probably wouldn’t post this. I haven’t been searching for anything remotely likely to lead to such associations. Here are some of my recent Google search terms:
- no-knock warrant raid
- Ramesh Ponnuru
- where is wordle on nyt app
- hugh weathers
Over on Amazon, I’ve looked for:
- Wrangler Authentics Men’s Classic Relaxed Fit Cargo Short
- The Lincoln Highway: A Novel
- Sun Joe SJH901E 18-Inch Electric Telescoping Pole Hedge Trimmer
- Hourleey Garden Hose Washer Rubber, Heavy Duty Red Rubber Washer Fit All Standard 3/4 Inch Garden Hose Fittings, 50 Packs
Sexy stuff, huh?
OK, wait. This morning — after I saw the ad — Pinterest showed me this pic of Norma Jeane posing for a pinup painting (between pins of “Far Side” comics and Mickey Mantle), and the cutline used the name “Earl Moran,” and that made me curious enough to search for that name, which showed me this bevy of softcore images. And hey, all of those women, if still alive, are older than I am.
But that was after Google showed me the ad.
Don’t try to palm off some young babe on me. Give the customer what he wants — or what you, for inexplicable reasons, think he wants…
Anyway, this post is for my “AI is artificial, but not intelligent” file…