Random Tastelessness from the Land of the Internet


I just saw something that really bummed me out.  I was on CNN.com, just noodling around, and I clicked on an article about a woman who has killed eight babies that she gave birth to.  Next to the article, in the sidebar, was an advertisement showing a cute baby wrinkling his nose.  The caption said, “Don’t you wish you’d had life insurance?”

I know this wasn’t planned out, and I recognized that the ad is programmed to pop up when there is an article mentioning babies, but come on, that’s just rotten.  Random or not.