Thursday, January 05, 2006

WalMart: Planet Of The Apes = MLK?

Crooksandliars.com and firedoglake both have interesting takes on the appalling discovery that Walmart.com offers up some disturbing 'Similar Items' for potential buyers of a Planet Of The Apes DVD.

Like John Amato, I can't see how any database automation would attach a similarity between the Planet Of The Apes DVD and DVD's on Dorothy Dandridge, Martin Luther King and a movie about Ike and Tina Tuner. This has to be an intentional association. Especially when you look at the other Planet Of The Apes DVD's that fail to associate the 'Similar Items' mentioned above.

It will be interesting to see how the company addresses and explains this issue.