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May 12, 2021

Something is happening here...


... but you don't know what it is, do you, Mr. joe?

Back story: the other night I watched a movie on TV, I don't remember the title, but no matter: at one point the lead character says something like "I've got my Balvenie 50 to keep me company."

I thought to myself, that must be some whisky.

Turns out that's an understatement.

But I digress.

The next day I was sitting quietly reading the newspaper on my computer and as I scrolled down, up popped an ad for Balvenie whisky.

What are the chances of that happening — and of my noticing the ad — without having had my attention drawn to Balvenie whisky during the movie?

I'd say as close to zero as you can get without being zero.   

It's as if my thoughts registered in some hyperspace and then reappeared in visual form the next day.

This isn't the first time something like this has happened to me, where I've thought about something and then seen it onscreen shortly thereafter.




Wait a sec — what's that music I'm hearing?

May 12, 2021 at 02:01 PM | Permalink


I go past the house of an elementary school classmate, just the other day, I wonder what she's up to, I haven't seen her in years.

I last night get a text selfie from my son, she is in the picture with him, she met him at an event, and says to say "Hi."

so it's not just google.

probably caused by Joe, deflecting the universe.

Posted by: JohnM | May 14, 2021 6:56:33 AM

I would bet Google has some kind of ad connection for every movie and song played. They maintain a database of product placement and then can make their pitch to the sellers. Hey your product is seen X times a week via this movie, song and??? Consumers have been primed now for $$$ you can close the sale. How many did you order? ;)

Posted by: Mike | May 13, 2021 10:32:21 AM

About 5 or 6 times a year, from as far back as memory goes.

Posted by: Flautist | May 12, 2021 9:28:47 PM

it was Putin's guys did that to you.

the Balvenie Caribbean Cask is a bargain compared to this.

Posted by: JohnM | May 12, 2021 4:40:51 PM

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