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Sun August 16, 2009
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(Boston Globe)
 
 
 
"And trust me, you don't want to go to war with me. I'll take everything you got and everything you love and kill it''
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(52)
 
(STLToday)
 
 
 
Following Miller Brewing's lead once again, Anheuser-Busch announces plans for an even more watered-down beer
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(50)
 
(Edmunds)
 
 
 
Edmunds, the car authority, explains how Cash for Clunkers is driving up car prices. Duh. If you don't have a clunker, forget about buying in the near future
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(72)
 
(Fark)
 
Plug
 
"Totalfark made me the artist I am. Before TF, I was sane. And could still wear normal glasses" -Vincent van Gogh
 
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Microsoft prices Zune HD below iPod. In other words, see it in the .99 cent bin at your local gas station soon
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(104)
 


Sat August 15, 2009
(BBC)
 
 
 
Company posts wrong price for product online, and actually honors it
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(73)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
To crush the tax cheats, to see them driven before you, and to hear the lamentations of their lawyers
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(65)
 
(Washington Post)
 
 
 
To bring you down from your Red Bull high there's Drank, Blue Cow, Purple Stuff and other "relaxation beverages."
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(34)
 
(The Consumerist)
 
 
 
Circuit City, still in its death throes, is auctioning off one of its last few possessions, over 30 million names, numbers, and addresses for "loyal" customers
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(27)
 
(Mercury News)
 
 
 
Not only has Kid Rock's "American Badass" beer put Michiganders back to work, it's environmentally friendly, produced in a brewery run by biodiesel
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(49)
 
(Tampa Bay Business Journal)
 
 
 
Colonial BancGroup fails. However, the failure was inevitable as they've been failing at spelling the word "bank" for years
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(8)
 


Fri August 14, 2009
(CNN)
 
 
 
One of the "clunkers" that will need to be crushed after being traded in through the "Cash for Clunkers" program: a 1985 Maserati BiTurbo with about 18K miles on it (video)
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(74)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Bankruptcy Judge okays suit by Chrysler's creditors against former parent Daimler, which claims Daimler stripped out all the good parts of Chrysler before selling it off. Daimler responded by saying "there were good parts?"
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(36)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
CEO of WWE to run for US Senate... wants custom music and pyrotechnics installed on Senate floor
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(123)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Abercrombie posts loss on poor sales, amid news that softcore hebephile porn no longer sells clothing priced at double the competition
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(80)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Taking advantage of the recession, Norway now owns 1% of global stocks
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(33)
 
(Minneapolis Star Tribune)
 
 
 
You don't need to know which lender owns your mortgage, Citizen. Now please vacate before we sic the dogs on you
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(62)
 


Thu August 13, 2009
(C|Net)
 
 
 
After embracing e-book technology, Amazon takes the next logical step and lowers the pric... wait, e-books cost the same as hardcovers?
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(86)
 
(News 1130)
 
 
 
Experts predict that Telus and Bell will merge in what could be the most evil merger since Germany merged with Poland. Godwinned in 0
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(62)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Days after being named Forbes' "Green Company of the Year," Exxon pleads guilty to killing a bunch of endangered birds with hazardous chemicals
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(107)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Germany, France exit recession. As usual, France feels amour-propre, and Germany schadenfreude
source: uk.reuters.com   |   share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
(72)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
Walmart profits break even on news that the elderly will not, in fact, be able to be legally rounded up and processed for alternative energy use
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(23)
 
(Some Guy)
 
 
 
With healthcare costs rising some patients pay for care by bartering for things like fiddle lessons and web design
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(30)
 
(USMC Life)
 
 
 
Microsoft to appeal Word patent ruling
source: ballinaadvocate.com.au   |   share: Share on Facebook Share on Twitter
(78)
 


Wed August 12, 2009
(Some BC town)
 
 
 
If you're going to accept $10,000 to design a city's logo, try to change it slightly from the corporate logo you've just ripped off
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(50)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Home prices fall a record 15.6%. Time to kick that real estate agent/friend who said "The time to buy is NOW" right in the yambag
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(94)
 
(Seacoastonline.com)
 
 
 
Study: Health care costs grow 4x faster than pay. Well, unless you happen to be the CEO for an insurance company
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(32)
 
(The Mind Unleashed)
 
 
 
Instead of selling the Boston Globe for a $1 billion loss, the New York Times Company may decide to keep driving it until it breaks down instead, much like your 1996 Honda Civic. Good thing it isn't a Chrysler
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(22)
 
(Reuters)
 
 
 
"Cash for clunkers" demand slows now that people who were going to buy a car anyway have done so and everybody else is hoping to nurse their 1991 Stanza for another year
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(68)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Fed leaves rates unchanged, begins to slow debt purchasing. In finance-speak, this is called 'leveling out'. In plain old English, this is called 'going into massive debt slightly slower than before'
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(33)
 
(PCWorld)
 
 
 
Microsoft not worried about court order to stop selling Word to your mother
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(49)
 
(Washington Post)
 
 
 
How bad is the recession? Even Nigerian scammers are complaining that it's hard to make a buck these days
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(19)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Sara Lee profits top estimates on news that there are millions of unemployed folks out there with nothing to do but sit on their ass and eat 'comfort' food
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(21)
 
(Sydney Morning Herald)
 
 
 
SAS to cut 1,500 jobs, possibly with flying daggers
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(18)
 
(AlterNet)
 
 
 
New report reveals outlet malls are for suckers; the so-called "deals" are anything but, and the reason they're in the middle of nowhere is because the real estate was cheaper
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(104)
 


Tue August 11, 2009
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Some hiring tricks employers use outside the interview to evaluate job seekers. Example: Submitting links to Fark while in the waiting room demonstrates thoughtfulness and creativity, someone not afraid to put his or her ideas on the line
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(178)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Apparently not content with her sisters being owned by the government, Ginnie Mae decides to go tits up too. How many more Mae's do we have?
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(23)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
New AIG CEO Robert Benmosche is taking two weeks off in his first month on the job, for which he's receiving a multi-million $ salary, after taking over for a guy that made $1. That's ¢hange we ¢an believe in
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(29)
 
(Some Smart Biz Guy)
 
 
 
33 ways to keep your company from running out of cash
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(63)
 
(BizJournals)
 
 
 
Clear Channel posts $3.7B loss. I'd explain more, but I have to cut to 10 minutes of commercials, followed by the new Nickelback song
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(271)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Former AIG CEO Edward Liddy retires from his $1-per-year job. Plans to enjoy the slums of Rio de Janeiro with his generous pay package
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(26)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
While the financial gaints are finally abandoning the cowboy traders and their risky strategies that almost collapsed the US economy; the second tier firms are only too happy to hire them on. Satayana smiles ruefully
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(22)
 
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
Continental asked to explain why passengers were stranded on a plane for six hours in Rochester, MN. Since their answer won't be 'because we're farking incompentent, that's why', we can assume they will lie
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(197)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Chevy Volt to get 230mpg in much the same way that your mom can say she's 'lost weight' and Obama can say 45 million are uninsured: by fudging the numbers
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(354)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Sales of Bud Light are falling, so the company will unveil 15 new commercials to bring back consumers who finally realized they were drinking alcoholic soda water
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(37)
 
(Wall Street Journal)
 
 
 
Two lawsuits to decide if you can get paid for that 3am phone call from your boss who can't figure out how to do that woosh thing in PowerPoint
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(78)
 
(Engadget)
 
 
 
Now that they have that bailout money, GM's Chevy Volt gets "pushed back" to an unknown month and year
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(132)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Citigroup approved $6B worth of new losses in the second quarter
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(6)
 
(Marketwatch)
 
 
 
New bull, new bubble, new meltdown by 2012
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(56)
 
(Gallup)
 
 
 
Consumers are adding debt. Gallup views this as a good thing. In related news, nobody will ever learn their freaking lesson ever ever ever
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(44)
 
(Cape - Gazette)
 
 
 
Maybe now's not the best time for newspaper execs to ask for a $70 million bonus
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(11)
 
(UPI)
 
 
 
The recession and the internet have screwed the hell out of the porn industry
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(53)
 
(The Mind Unleashed)
 
 
 
Obama to be "crushed under mountain of debt", says Harvard economist
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(273)
 
(The Sun)
 
 
 
KFC ponders filing trademark infringement suit against restaurant chain called "Sweaty Granny." Mmmmm ... Sweaty Granny
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(26)
 
(Yahoo)
 
 
 
Some US oil companies accused of drinking Mexico's milkshake
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(43)
 
(CNN)
 
 
 
Who knew handjobs could be worth $1,200 a day?
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(67)
 
(Globe and Mail)
 
 
 
Canada's favourite donut shop decides that sponsoring an anti-gay marriage event may hit them in the Timbits
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(36)
 
(BBC)
 
 
 
Financial expert offers tips on how to save money: "If you put money in an account the bank will pay you something called interest, which means they pay you for looking after your money"
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(50)
 


Mon August 10, 2009
(Bloomberg)
 
 
 
GM selling cars via Ebay. No word if Hummers available via Craigslist
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(44)
 
(Onion AV Club)
 
 
 
Observe The Free Market: Redbox gets 30 day lockout from major film companies after lobbying by Netflix and Blockbuster
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(67)
 

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