“Automated Ads Serve Up Nonsense” from today’s Wall Street Journal.  If you type SEWAGE into Google, an EBay keyword ad will offer you ‘great deals on sewage.”  That power-seller of sewage pumps is going to get a lot of click-throughs today so he’ll probably remove the ad before you read this.  I’m not quite sure this proves much about contextual advertising.  A better oddity occurred when a news site ran a story about a body found in a suitcase and Google served up ad for luggage.  Hat tip Kevin.

Update: Boing Boing found missing weapons of mass destruction on eBay.