Fantastic news! Jarvis Cocker of Pulp fame and also known for jumping on stage to interrupt Michael Jackson's impersonation of Jesus at the Brit awards in the late ninetees - Jarvis Cocker is releasing a new album. Anyone who has seen my scrobblings on last.fm (or who knows me) will know that I'm a massive fan of Pulp. So... after several years away from the public eye, Jarvis is releasing a new album.
Keen to see when I'd be able to pick up a copy of his latest work, which includes the single "Cunts are still running the world" (already available for download, though guaranteed to stay off the radio without large holes in the song) I surfed on over to Amazon. Helpfully, the site did tell me that it would be released on the 13th November and I can even pre-order it like in proper record shops. However, the bizarrest thing about Amazon's page for the album (see here) is that their oh so well reputed recommendation engine felt the need to inform me that "customers interested in this title may also be interested in Ramada Jarvis Hotels"! This truly is the most bizarre effect of "helpful" semantic web stuff I've come across so far.
I wonder how far this kind of link can be stretched. Might people interested in James Morrison's new album "Undiscovered" may also wish to purchase expeditions to the South Pole? Or perhaps fans of Basement Jaxx might be interested in loft extensions as an alternative? The mind boggles. I'll be keeping my eyes peeled for more of these little nuggets of impromptu humour.