Saturday, April 24, 2010

Amazon.com - Home for subversive humour

I have just stumbled on the fact that there are hilarious reviews on Amazon that have attracted huge followings, ensuring that they remain at the top of the review chain.

E-commerce meets enlightenment

One of my favourite objects of scorn is a piece of Ethernet cable sold by Denon as a magical music interconnect device. I wrote a blog entry about this some time back - http://www.waleedhanafi.com/2008/06/theres-one-born-every-minute.html, but now I find that it is being sold on Amazon with an indicated price of US$2,500!

The first two reviews are priceless, and it just keeps going. http://www.amazon.com/Denon-AKDL1-Dedicated-Link-Cable/dp/B000I1X6PM/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

Next up, with have the story of Ping, the classic tale of a duck on the Yangtze.

The first review will appeal to the geek in all of us. http://www.amazon.com/Story-About-Ping-Marjorie-Flack/dp/0670672254/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272028883&sr=1-1

Rounding up, we come to that most annoying of books, the American self-help tome.  The first review is not only hilarious, it is educational (assuming you wanted to know more about prison life)  http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Rhonda-Byrne/dp/1582701709/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1272038971&sr=1-1

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