Friday, 12 October 2007

Pole dancing: Google-Amazon conspiracy?

Hot(ish) on the heels of Google inexplicably displaying a pole dancing lesson ad in my mostly tech or music related Gmail, I see from a recent New Scientist that Amazon have been recommending books on pole dancing to someone who ordered a book on chess:
"We've noticed that customers who have expressed interest in Think Like A Grandmaster: Algebraic Edition by Alexander Kotov have also ordered The Art of Pole Dancing: A Spin-by-Spin Guide by Peekaboo Pole Dancing Ltd. For this reason, you might like to know that... The Art of Pole Dancing: A Spin-by-Spin Guide will be released Paperback on October 28... You can pre-order your copy by following the link below..."

Is there something we should know? A secret conspiracy? Are Google and Amazon finally uniting on the critical issue, so vital to the world today, of bringing pole dancing to the masses? And, most importantly, do they provide a pole - or do you have to bring your own?


Melinda Seckington said...

It's apparently becoming more and more "normal" to take pole dancing lessons, even for kids/teenagers. Take a look at this:

I guess it's some weird mental logic that some people apply:

1. Pole dancers are slim and sexy.
2. Pole dancers pole dance.

1+2= If I pole dance, I'll be slim and sexy.


Anonymous said...

It certainly is more 'normal' for people to take pole dancing lessons, with no more an interest in becoming a 'stripper' than those attending yoga have to go off and become a buddhist monk in nepal. I teach pole dancing, however I do have strong reservations at targeting children and teenagers, great exercise though it undeniably is.

As for Google and Amazon cross promoting chess and pole dancing, they've both just had that 'creative thinking out of the box' corporate workshop, probably, or wrote their code on a boozy Friday afternoon when no-one does any serious work

kirk said...

Just give in Imp, and get up on that pole already!