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It’s Creepy

Early last Sunday afternoon The Curmudgeon was doing some writing and needed the correct spelling of “Caribbean;” as he wrote recently, he’s a good speller, but one of the reasons he’s a good speller is that he knows what he can’t spell and always looks up those words, and in this case, he can never remember whether it’s one R and two Bs or two Rs and one B.

A few minutes later, he opened his browser (Firefox; he’s not a Chrome fan), which is set to open at the philly.com home page.  There, he saw a headline about Leonardo DiCaprio “surprising” Jonah Hill on the air while Hill was hosting Saturday Night Live.   The Curmudgeon watched the clip.  (It obviously wasn’t a surprise; it was a well-rehearsed bit).

Two hours later, The Curmudgeon went to his Facebook page and there, in the upper right-hand corner, where they place the ads, was an ad for Royal Caribbean cruises and a blurb about DiCaprio and Hill on Saturday Night Live.

Oh, those Facebook people (and others):  they know when you’ve been sleeping, they know when you’re awake, they know when you’ve been bad or good…

The whole thing is just creepy.