"Fortuitous indeed"

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Is there some pop culture reference I'm missing here? Or has the Washington Post turned its advertising outreach over to Monty Python?

I'm not even going to get into the "by chance" vs. "fortunate" discussion.


  1. Simon E Spero said,

    June 22, 2016 @ 10:24 pm

    Obviously an A/B test mailing. Half the recipients were offered one year for $9.

  2. Chris C. said,

    June 22, 2016 @ 10:35 pm

    I have not a clue, and I usually keep myself aware of these things.

    Perhaps it was from a story you'd read and forgotten about, which some ad tracker somewhere therefore decided was an expression you'd recognize?

  3. Iamaom said,

    June 23, 2016 @ 3:45 am

    Who the hell pays for online newspapers?

  4. Ralph Hickok said,

    June 23, 2016 @ 6:24 am


    A lot of people. Pretty much the standard model for online newspapers now is that they offer a limited number of views per month and, once you reach that limit, you're asked to subscribe. It seems to work.

  5. James said,

    June 24, 2016 @ 8:23 am

    Well, if it were a pop-up advertisement on a web page that is programmed to appear at random intervals, Simon E Spero could be right.

  6. Karen said,

    June 25, 2016 @ 10:07 am

    I have several online subscriptions. I see no reason to assume that people will produce news for me to read without being paid for it.

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