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18 November 2004 @ 04:38 am
I love "sponsored links"  

I just pointed my browser at Dictionary.com and looked up the word "engram" with the following result (among others):

en·gram n. A physical alteration thought to occur in living neural tissue in response to stimuli, posited as an explanation for memory. Also called neurogram.

(Please note the phrase "thought to occur" and the word "posited".)

Then, just out of curiousity, I clicked on their helpful link: Get the Most Popular Sites for "engram". In the search results for that I found:

Sponsored Links:

Great Engram deals! Your price, your way - that's eBay.

Um … thanks, eBay, but maybe not today…

Current Mood: crazycrazy
Current Music: Jerry Garcia: Garcia
   .numbat on November 18th, 2004 03:09 am (UTC)
I know eBay have this thing about selling everything under the sun but I still think somebody should explain to them that some items have so little appeal as to rate in the negatives.
Peter Hentgesjbru on November 18th, 2004 04:57 am (UTC)
We'll remember it for you wholesale! Free shipping!
Carol Kennedycakmpls on November 18th, 2004 05:17 am (UTC)
If you Google your own name, you may well find that eBay is offering deals on you, too. This seems to be an automatic ad, so that eBay offers whatever you're looking for. I've seen some weird stuff.
Mayor of "There"rmjwell on November 18th, 2004 05:55 am (UTC)
I'm glad to see ELIZA has a holiday job.
gomeza on November 18th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
Na la ka se fa te da ma ta mi na di ta la...

Sorry, a lttle obscure Snowcrash humor there.
the laughing leaping waterminnehaha on November 18th, 2004 06:57 am (UTC)
Do you think eBay just bought every noun?