itunes.png This is one of my favorite freakomendations. iTunes suggests that if you like "Baby One More Time" by Britney Spears, you might like the "Report on Pre-War Intelligence on Iraq".

This recommendation just doesn't seem to make any sense in any context. iTunes has lots of users so presumably they have lots of data and Britney Spears is a very popular artist - so this can't be a cold start problem. Something went awry somewhere.

Or perhaps there's some reason - there is a Britney Spears / Bob Dole connection - or maybe the lyrics are some sort of subtle commentary on America's attitude toward Iraq. Hit me baby one more time indeed.

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Posted by The Bytesize Music Blog on May 19, 2008 at 05:26 PM EDT #

That's pretty funny! That is a really bad suggestion, it's not even close. I think the chances of you being interested in downloading a Bob Dole speech after listening to the Britney Spears cd are pretty slim. But, maybe they're thinking she's fun, now you need something stimulating for your mind!

Posted by Kelly on May 20, 2008 at 02:09 PM EDT #

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