Candy -> Al Franken?
February 7, 2004 1:43 PM   Subscribe

I just ordered a box of See's Candies Gourmet Lollipops at Amazon. Based on that purchase, they recommened Al Franken's "Lies and the Lying Liars That Tell Them." Huh? I'm in OH, I just like the lollipops. Does See's have some kind of politics I don't know about?
posted by ferociouskitty to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
If you buy the book, you're a sucker?
posted by mr_crash_davis at 1:56 PM on February 7, 2004

"Those who shopped for and like suckers, also like Al Franken"
posted by jerseygirl at 3:27 PM on February 7, 2004

See's has nothing to do with recommendations on Amazon. Those recommendations are based on Amazon's cross-referenced database of customer purchases -- apparently someone who bought the lollipops also bought the book.

Perhaps you're reading a bit too much into this.

(And what does your being from Ohio have to do with it?)
posted by me3dia at 4:19 PM on February 7, 2004

Response by poster: See's is California-based - I've never seen them for sale here, but a student got me hooked on the lolli's. This is the first time I couldn't make some connection with an Amazon rec. If I'd ordered something from Ben & Jerry's, it would have made sense to me.
posted by ferociouskitty at 4:26 PM on February 7, 2004

I always thought Mary See was more of a Richard Riordan Republican myself... similar decor in the See's retail stores and the Original Pantry... (L.A. in-joke. Sorry.)

I moved from Cleveland to L.A. at the age of 6, and I have a lot of sympathy for anybody still in Ohio...
posted by wendell at 6:19 PM on February 7, 2004

See's is owned by Warren Buffett's company, and he's all over the political spectrum.
posted by spork at 7:29 PM on February 7, 2004

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