I really don't know how those "Quick Picks" are chosen, though I think it must have to do with searches we make. That one, however does seem to be in very bad taste, especially if you have never checked out novelty mugs or such.
22 people were stabbed in Chinese School on the 14th. Amazon has a knife for sale. Not only is this 100% off base from a marketing standpoint (who needs a knife,) but it also shows mind-stabbing insensitivity.
It's a algorithm that randomly generates your quick picks depending on what you've click on in the past (cookie you have on your computer from Amazon or other sites). If you've ever looked at novelty mugs or coffee/tea related items you are tagged. No "human"conspiracy here folks, move along.