Like every other almost six year old girl in America, my granddaughter Athena is mesmerized by the movie Frozen. Her birthday party on August first will be a totally Frozen-themed affair. I had never so much as heard of Frozen until I e-mailed Athena's mother for guidance in the selection of birthday presents. Once clued in, off I went to Amazon.com [via the Jefferson Elementary School, which gets a cut of everything I spend on Amazon], and there, sure enough, I found all manner of Frozen-related items, including a snowflake dress, in blue [which unfortunately has already been preempted by Athena's mother, so I must find some accessory.]
This morning I clicked on dailykos.com, as I do every morning, to read Markos Moulitsos' Abbreviated Pundit Roundup. Amazon has an ad on the main page of The Daily Kos website. What is Amazon featuring in its ad today, on my computer, but probably not on yours? The snowflake dress. This is way beyond creepy.
As I have remarked before, we really need to turn our secret world-wide surveillance system over to Jeff Bezos.