Friday, September 08, 2006

Amazon suggests Brokeback Mountain for children's reading?

A woman gets a recommendation for Brokeback Mountain, because she bought a Harry Potter movie, said she owned The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, and rated The Lady and the Tramp. Now what has Brokeback Mountain to do with any of the other three?

Someone at Amazon is gaming the system, and playing a stupid game at that. I mean, if you're going to push homosexuality on people, then at least you'd recommend it to someone who had bought buddy-romp films (like Thelma and Louise) or throw-together farces (like Planes, Trains, and Automobiles). But--children's programming? Come on!

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