Amazon reviews of milk

From Amazon:

Here is a positive (five star) review:

At first, the idea of buying this milk online for hundreds of dollars
seemed absurd. Then I started thinking about the Romans. What would the
Romans think of this? Never mind the milk – the milk is common,
pedestrian, it's just milk. Even Romans had milk. No, it's the plastic
packaging. It is transparent, flexible, seals tightly and lasts
forever. The Romans would have never seen anything like it. So based on
this, I decided to buy something that the Romans would have paid any
amount for. Compared to Romans, I got it for a steal.

The Romans had legions and controlled a wide swath of the Earth.
They were the foundation of western civilization. But they never had a
Tuscan milk jug.

Here is a negative (one star) review:

If you have no weapons, I don't recommend Tuscan Milk. Instead, I
recommend getting a set of nunchucks or a club. A broom stick or a
brick are good too. If you can't find anything at all, you can buy the
book Combat Without Weapons available on Amazon. Tuscan Milk does not
work well as a weapon because it is hard to swing and difficult to
throw. It also can't be used to stop any bullets. I read on a website
that it can stop a knife, once. That's not really worth it to me.
Unless you are attacked by cats, and need a distraction, you probably
don't need Tuscan Milk. I wish someone had written a review like this
before I bought the milk. I hope this review is helpful.

The gallon costs $69.99 on Amazon.  I thank Eric H for the pointer.

Addendum: Eric also points me to this review:

"Pros: Inexpensive, easy set up.
Cons: Short product lifecycle. No instruction manual. No optical/coax sound
output."

Comments

You can't post a link to Tuscan Whole Milk and not mention the Three Wolf Moon shirt:

http://www.amazon.com/Mountain-Mens-Three-Short-Sleeve/product-reviews/B002HJ377A

Even the President has one:

http://i31.tinypic.com/2n1xoyc.jpg

Umm, the infamous Tuscan Milk reviews on Amazon have been a running joke for years. It started as a joke by some guys from slashdot or a similar site. It eventually got a story in the New York Times. There have been several subsequent imitators, where people give silly reviews of banal objects. I have no idea why the price is now so expensive. It may be part of the joke, which Amazon.com is quite aware of.

Is this a new fad? An emerging style of humor? I'm puzzled.

There was a pretty funny review for the children's book "Ping" on Amazon. Well worth the visit.

When I looked at the link, in the list of "Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed" was:

http://www.amazon.com/JL421-Badonkadonk-Land-Cruiser-Tank/dp/B00067F1CE/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_2

Another classic trove of good reviews is RAND Corporation's "A Million Random Digits, with 100,000 Normal Deviates": http://www.amazon.com/Million-Random-Digits-Normal-Deviates/dp/0833030477/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top

I too enjoyed the "Customers Also Viewed" section. For me it was:
Zubaz Pants
JL431 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser
3 Wolf Moon Tee
Birth Control is Sinful in the Christian Marriages
and this
http://www.amazon.com/Dr-Yoo-SJH-203A-Guardian-Angel/dp/B000Q2ULMY/ref=pd_sbs_hpc_5

Andrew, I just about did a spit-take on my computer with that one. This post and your response may go down for funniest comment in September.

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