It is true, with the World Wide Web invading everyone’s homes and pockets with handheld devices everyone has a chance to be a comedian these days. Posts like this listing funny Amazon product reviews are popular these days. This post from Geekosystem collects even more creative reviews; 50 of them, to be more exact!
There’s always something we can learn from these funny, sarcastic, witty product reviews. Perhaps the most important one is that fun(ny) is something people enjoy. Oftentimes we tend to view learners as beings that need instruction in the most formal ways to ensure they learn what we want them to learn /period/. And I’m talking about formalities here, not a formal v.s informal learning discussion, please). But we are all learners who enjoy a good laugh… and why thake that away from the learning process?
Now, we can also learn a lot about creative writing when reading product reviews on Amazon. One of my favorites is the sarcasm-filled The Lost Symbol review by a user Valannin “Pantheon Outcast” which might be more creatively written than the reviewed book itself. Yes, he or she did leave a hidden message in the review à la Dan Brown.