"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)

12.19.2005

and all i really want is some justice

Who doesn't love amazon.com? They sell everything, you can maintain years-long shopping carts and wishlists for your mom, and they still store the shipping address from my intern dorm room back in the day. I was on there tonight looking up some things and for some reason decided to click on that "see your recommendations" link on the sidebar. Wild. As it turns out, based on the things that are on my wishlist, they've come up with a random list of other things they think I'd like. And in some cases they're right -- because I own a lot of the books and albums they suggest. But in other cases, oh, my. Here's a list of:

Amazon-Recommended Items in Which I have No Interest Whatsoever for Reasons that Should Be Obvious:
  1. Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not So Wild) Places, by Steve Brill
  2. U.S. Army Survival Manual FM 21-76, by the Department of Defense
  3. Puttin' on the Grits: A Guide to Southern Entertaining, by Deborah Ford
  4. A Guide to Endemic Birds of Ethiopia and Eritrea, by Jose Luis Vivero Pol
  5. Wilt [that would be Chamberlain]: Larger than Life, by Robert Allen Cherry
  6. Life Lessons from Little League, by Vincent Fortanasce
  7. Plans, Death Cab for Cutie
  8. The Natural History of the Rich: A Field Guide, by Richard Conniff
  9. Earth Knack - Stone Age Skills for the 21st Century, by Bart & Robin Blankenship
  10. Entre-nous: A Woman's Guide to Finding Her Inner French Girl, by Deborah Ollivier

Now I realize that I buy some crazy stuff, but come on! What did I do to deserve a book about trust-fund babies? And a guide to living as a hunter-gatherer?!? Don't even get me started on Death Cab...

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