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The Amazing Baconizer: Take two books, CDs or films and find out how they're connected via Amazon's "people who bought this also bought..." database. (Wiki, including a short FAQ, here.)
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posted by me3dia (15 comments total)
Looks like it's been overwhelmed.
posted by alms at 2:36 PM on October 14, 2003

Cool, but slooooooooooow. I'll try it tomorrow and see if the crowds have eased up.
posted by elwoodwiles at 2:38 PM on October 14, 2003

Cool! Instant 'you godda see this' to the folks sitting next to me ...
posted by carter at 2:49 PM on October 14, 2003

Great idea and use of the API. It found five books between my blog book and Al Franken's, which is impressive.
posted by mathowie at 2:53 PM on October 14, 2003

Okay, I am so not cool anymore. What the hell is a wiki?
posted by xmutex at 3:25 PM on October 14, 2003

posted by anathema at 3:33 PM on October 14, 2003

That's certainly irritating.
posted by xmutex at 3:48 PM on October 14, 2003

I've been trying to link Kool Keith to Richard Dawkins for about 2.5 hours now....
posted by badstone at 5:05 PM on October 14, 2003

I am doing John Steinbeck's Grapes of Wrath vs Judy Bloom's Hello God it's Me Margaret.

Hmmm nothing for the does this work...?

OK L7 - Bricks are Heavy with Judy Bloom... try this and I am done...

OK it is taking forever. I am done. Perhaps another day.
posted by RubberHen at 5:05 PM on October 14, 2003

This was a lot cooler when I thought it had something to do with bacon. Mmm... bacon.
posted by Samsonov14 at 6:23 PM on October 14, 2003

I wanted to link Jerry Falwell to Suzie Bright, but I'm having trouble linking to
posted by alms at 6:41 PM on October 14, 2003

Sorry, Not this time...
Player's Handbook: Core Rulebook I (Dungeons & Dragons, Edition 3.5) -

The Chomsky Reader - Noam Chomsky; James Peck; Jim Peck
: Couldn't find a path...
posted by Snyder at 12:32 AM on October 15, 2003

Very cool when it's up. From "Stupid White Men" to "Atlas Shrugged" as follows...

Stupid White Men ...and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation!
Michael Moore

Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace
Gore Vidal

Forbidden Truth: U.S.-Taliban Secret Oil Diplomacy, Saudi Arabia and the Failed Search for bin Laden
Jean-Charles Brisard; Guillaume Dasquie; Wayne Madsen; Lucy Rounds

The Dirty Truth, The Oil and Chemical Dependency of George W. Bush
Rick Abraham

Dark Alliance: The CIA, the Contras, and the Crack Cocaine Explosion
Gary Webb; Maxine Waters

Coverup - Behind the Iran-Contra Affair
David Kasper; Barbara Trent

Waco: The Rules of Engagement
William Gazecki

Every Knee Shall Bow: The Truth and Tragedy of Ruby Ridge and the Randy Weaver Family
Jess Walter

Ambush at Ruby Ridge : How Government Agents Set Randy Weaver Up and Took His Family Down
Alan W. Bock; Dean R. Koontz

Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff
posted by TheophileEscargot at 1:41 AM on October 15, 2003

Gah, sorry to spam but I love this site. From "The Rules" to "The Female Eunuch".

The Rules: Time Tested Secrets for Capturing the Heart of Mr. Right
Ellen Fein; Sherrie Schneider
Palm Reading: A Little Guide to Life's Secrets (Miniature Edition)
Dennis Fairchild
How to Make Love to a Woman
Michael Morgenstern; Gregory White Smith; Steven W. Naifeh
An Introduction to Hand Reflexology
Denise Whichello-Brown
Radical Honesty: How To Transform Your Life By Telling The Truth
Brad, Phd Blanton
The Mating Mind: How Sexual Choice Shaped the Evolution of Human Nature
Geoffrey F. Miller
Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty
Nancy Etcoff
The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty Are Used Against Women
Naomi Wolf
The Feminine Mystique
Betty Friedan; Anna Quindlen
The Female Eunuch
Germaine Greer; Jennifer Baumgardner

OK, I'm done now, you can have your thread back.
posted by TheophileEscargot at 1:54 AM on October 15, 2003

Atlas Shrugged ====> The Tao of Pooh

Atlas Shrugged Ayn Rand; Leonard Peikoff
=====> Atlas Shrugged (Cliffs Notes) Andrew Bernstein
=====> Rand's Anthem (Cliffs Notes) Andrew Bernstein
=====> Wiesel's Night (Cliffs Notes) Maryam Riess
=====> A Separate Peace (Cliffs Notes) Charles Higgins; Regina Higgins; Cary M. Roberts
=====> A Separate Peace Larry Peerce
=====> Peace Breaks Out John Knowles
=====> Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry into Values Robert M. Pirsig
=====> The Tao of Pooh Benjamin Hoff; Ernest H. Shepard
posted by Espoo2 at 5:09 PM on October 15, 2003

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