I was a bit surprised to see an ad for the ceramic Department 56 National Lampoon Christmas Vacation The Griswold Family Tree on FaceGoogleLinkedMySpaceBookPlusIn. It was surprising because yesterday, Bunny came across a picture of an inflatable National Lampoon Christmas Vacation The Griswold Family Tree and was threatening her brother with it. She did a search and found the one on Amazon and sent her brother the link.
Now, why would I be getting the ad on LinkedMyFaceGoogleInSpaceBookPlus? Is FaceGoogleLinkedMyBookPlusInSpace listening in to us via our phones? Does the NSA have a sideline of selling information to advertisers to help their bottom line? Is LinkedMyFaceGooglePlusInSpaceBook psychic (or psychotic—could go either way)?
No. It's just simple tracking via the web [“Simple,” he says. Ha! —Editor].
But what does that have to do with me?
Well, I do have a MyFaceGoogleLinkedInSpaceBookPlus account. And GoogleLinkedMyFacePlusInSpaceBook knows I log in from the same IP address that did a search for “The Griswold Family Tree” and while I may not have been the one that did the search (since the search wasn't tied to an account—and just because I'm not logged in doesn't mean LinkedMyFaceGoogleInSpaceBookPlus can't track my viewing habits on the web), I did come from an IP address that did! And thus, I too, might be interested in the ceramic Department 56 National Lampoon Christmas Vacation The Griswold Family Tree.
No, not really.
My favorite pizza place is a bit of a drive. A twenty-hour drive of nearly 1,350 miles to Buddy's.
Yeah, I don't go there that often. It's a shame, because the pizza is that good. It's Detroit-style pizza, made in square, blue steel pans (from the automotive industry) with the sauce on top, and yes, Buddy's defined Detroit-style pizza.
And guess what? There's a video on Youtube about Detroit-style pizza:
My dad, who probably hasn't had Buddy's Pizza in thirty years, still pines for it, and kicks himself to this day for not getting the receipe from his sister (who worked at Buddy's for a number of years).
Darn. Now I want Detroit-style pizza.
Update on Thursday, November 16th, 2017
Now I really want Buddy's pizza.