July 23, 2004

Insight into the mind of Amazon.

Amazon emailed me this:
Greetings from Amazon.com Alerts.

As you requested, we're notifying you of new releases matching the
following criteria:

DVD and Video with "Cary Grant" in the Actor's name. ...

Publication date: July 20, 2004 ...
We hope you enjoyed receiving this message.
Well, first, I did enjoy receiving this message. It was quite amusing, in fact. Cary Grant was in Dracula? I click on the "more info" link and see it's that 1992 Francis Ford Coppola version of Dracula — the one with Gary Oldman as Dracula. Winona Ryder is in it. I saw that movie, and even if I hadn't, I'd be damn skeptical that Cary Grant was in it. I click on the link to see the full cast of the movie. I search the page for "Grant" and then "Cary" and find the actors Richard E. Grant and actor Cary Elwes. Amazon isn't quite as smart as we might think.

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