Friday, April 4, 2008

Interesting Ad

I'm not supposed to refer to the Google ads that appear in the right-hand column, but I can't resist quoting this one in full:

Government
Looking for Government? Find exactly what you want today.
shopping.yahoo.com

Google ads are displayed automatically and selected by Google's "intelligent" search engines, which analyze the content of the blog and choose ads to match. No doubt Google has discerned that the French are looking for a government, and I guess by shopping at Yahoo, the suggestion is, they might find what they are looking for for something less than they're already paying. Good luck to them. On trouve tout à la Samaritaine, as one pre-Internet advertisement used to claim. On trouve plus encore chez Yahoo, y compris des gouvernments.

O tempora! O mores!

P.S.
This ad may not appear in your view of the page, because the ads are always changing, and Google's intelligent engines also take account of the tastes and habits of the reader as well as the content of the page. Caveat emptor! Caveat lector!

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

A la Samaritaine, I believe.

Unknown said...

Right you are. Thanks for the correction.

Anonymous said...

Once again, these ads are mentionned, and once again, I have to say I can't see any. At all.
Oh well, I guess I have a good ad-blocker or something.

Leo said...

Well, Google is overdoing him(it)self.
Here I have a Google add that says:

POLITICS DEMOCRACY
Super choix, grandes affaires pour les articles Democracy.
ebay.fr

And I thought the elections were over for a while.

Polly-Vous Francais said...

1. My Yahoo ads always ask me "Vous voulez gagner une carte verte pour travailler aux Etats-Unis?"

Um, no.

2. A la Samaritaine on ne trouve pas grand chose these days... I don't know what the real story is there; to re-open as a luxe hotel or as la Samaritaine again, not for a few more years?