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Sun November 22, 2009
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(Guardian.com) Sad The world may soon have no Borders  (guardian.co.uk) (74)
(Financial Times) Unlikely Old and busted: MSNBC. New hotness: MSFOX  (ft.com) (36)
(CBS News) Sad Lots and lots of people would rather die than continue working for France Telecom  (cbsnews.com) (158)
(Bloomberg) Asinine Goldman Sachs Group Inc., which got $10 billion and debt guarantees from the U.S. government in October, expects to pay 1% in taxes. Thats right, 1%  (bloomberg.com) (262)
(WXYZ Detroit) Stupid How much should you pay to have your water meter read? $1? $5? Keep guessing  (wxyz.com) (39)
(CNBC) Cool The worse the economy gets, the better the porn gets  (cnbc.com) (47)
(Some Guy in Bed) Misc Mattress maker Simmons files for chapter 11. Hopes to spring back to firmer footing by selling part of company to competitor, which is serta a good thing  (ethioplanet.com) (14)
(Dallas News) Cool This holiday season, fewer and fewer consumers are writing checks...and fewer businesses are accepting them. Warn your grandmother before she goes to Gap and buys you that hideous sweater  (dallasnews.com) (79)

Sat November 21, 2009
(Daily Kos) Obvious Banks manipulate order in which charges are processed to charge multiple overdraft fees? It's as likely as you think  (dailykos.com) (140)
(The New York Times) Sad Obama's stimulus package was small, soft and came too soon. Nation craves a bigger, longer, thicker, uncut package  T-Shirt  (nytimes.com) (180)
(Washington Post) Interesting Everything you think you know about the advantages of home buying is wrong. Or at least wildly exaggerated  (washingtonpost.com) (163)
(The Big Money) Interesting Google does a non-evil thing: Bans white teeth, flat stomachs  (thebigmoney.com) (66)

Fri November 20, 2009
(Some Guy) Interesting 15 Google interview questions that will make you feel stupid  (businessinsider.com) (176)
(Reuters) Sad The SEC surrenders to the oil industry; proving once and for all that the oil industry is the greatest college football conference in the country  (blogs.reuters.com) (19)
(Wall Street Journal) Obvious If the billions in Goldman Sachs bonuses bothered you, just imagine how their shareholders feel  (online.wsj.com) (29)
(CNN) Obvious "Black Friday" tricks shoppers need to know. When it says "no rainchecks" and "limited quantities," the store has two of that item, and one is probably broken  (money.cnn.com) (56)
(The New York Times) Interesting Latest Volt pre-production model taken for a spin. The verdict might shock you  (nytimes.com) (84)
(Autoblog) Interesting Buick will offer the new Regal with a manual transmission, making it easier for old people to put one right through your living room  (autoblog.com) (44)
(Google) Obvious Smucker's doubles profits on news that the same $5 that buys 1 cup of coffee at Starbuck's will buy 2 weeks' worth of Folger's  (google.com) (64)
(NJ.com) Obvious NYC announces their 2009 Gridlock alert days -- from my Blackberry stuck in this #$@& traffic on 5th Ave  (nj.com) (16)
(AOL) Fail If only there was a tag that could adequately describe the decision of an insurance company to mail 80,000 postcards with medicare recipients' names and social security numbers is plain sight. Oh, wait, there it is  (news.aol.com) (24)
(wbbm780) Interesting Dumbest things you do with your money: retalitory spending, hoarding, and monthly website subscriptions  (wbbm780.com) (52)
(Komo) Obvious Heavy rains hurt pumpkin harvest, says Nestle consultants Milli Vanilli  (komonews.com) (19)
(Big Think) Obvious Men's underwear indicates economy, formerly weak and limp, is now becoming firm and trending upward  (bigthink.com) (26)
(Daily Mail) Interesting Fifty oil tankers loitering off British coast as they lie in wait for fuel price hikes  (dailymail.co.uk) (119)

Thu November 19, 2009
(Chicago Tribune) Stupid In order to better serve their customers in this difficult economy, Starbucks is raising prices on its overbrewed lattes and cappucinos  (leisureblogs.chicagotribune.com) (68)
(Some Guy) Stupid Mini Coopers to be coachbuilt at the Rolls Royce factory. Features to include high-spec wood, leather-trimmed interiors and headliners made of 100% California smug  (autocar.co.uk) (62)
(Wired) Obvious Imaginary Apple tablet gets imaginary new display and an imaginary delay to its imaginary launch date, much to the dismay of Apple users and their imaginary girlfriends  (wired.com) (41)
(ABC News) Obvious AOL to cut a third of its staff. You've got fail  T-Shirt  (abcnews.go.com) (59)
(Reuters) Spiffy Sign #76 that the recession is ending: Williams Sonoma beats profit estimates. That's a lot of $75 pot-holders  (reuters.com) (34)
(Reuters) Obvious If you listened to the G. Gordon Liddy school of investments and put all your money into gold, you might want to stay away from sharp objects  (reuters.com) (178)
(Bloomberg) Fail Evangelical Christian Credit Union faces massive losses after making loans to churches. Where is your God now?  (bloomberg.com) (66)
(Bloomberg) Scary Moody's plans to downgrade $450 billion in debt. Mood: Stabby  (bloomberg.com) (15)

Wed November 18, 2009
(Yahoo) Asinine How one hedge-fund manager (career criminal) profited (robbed people blind) by investing wisely (gambling) on the housing market collapse (the misery of others). The Wall Street Journal is there (laughing all the way to the bank)  (finance.yahoo.com) (102)
(The New York Times) Ironic Chinese firm successfully sues Microsoft for using unlicensed software in Win98, Win2000, Win2003, and XP. In other news, some chump in Beijing is still using Windows 98  (nytimes.com) (48)
(Dallas News) Misc J.C. Penney says "good bye" to its Big Book catalogue, sticky lingerie section  (dallasnews.com) (64)
(Some Guy) Obvious CWA president upset that American T-Mobile employees, who are already happy with their workplace, aren't interested in "organizing", plans to bring in German muscle to "re-educate" them  (wfaa.com) (43)
(CNN) Obvious Captain Obvious goes to Ric Romero school of journalism: Fragile economy could be damaged by $80 oil. You don't say?  (money.cnn.com) (46)
(Gawker) Interesting Employees at Google are getting disgruntled. Maybe because the scallops in the cafeteria are overcooked and the free snacks don't include peanut M&Ms  (gawker.com) (107)
(Some Guy) Spiffy Delta to offer free access to eBay from flights. Now you can buy crap in the Skymall catalog from people who already realized it's useless, at a steep discount  (sacramento.bizjournals.com) (15)
(Some Guy) Interesting ♫ Because I am a magnate, and you are steal ♫  (finfacts.ie) (19)
(The Consumerist) Scary Comcast may partner with Ticketmaster. This is good news...for no one  (consumerist.com) (36)
(AJC) Strange Eggo waffle shortage blamed on Atlanta floods. Wait, what?  (ajc.com) (28)
(CNN) Obvious Goldman Sachs apologizes for being a bunch of douchebags profiting on the collapse of America. "Sorry 'bout that, dudes"  (money.cnn.com) (52)

Tue November 17, 2009
(Reuters) Obvious For some inexplicable reason, 25% of the 90% of workers that are left say morale is low. Maybe it has something to do with 9 people doing the work of 10 while having to be grateful for no raises and no bonuses  (reuters.com) (100)
(LA Times) Asinine The AFA issues its annual fatwa against The Gap for not using the word Christmas in its Christmas advertising; neglects to check whether the the dreaded C-word was actually omitted  (latimes.com) (89)
(Some Guy) Sick GM lost $5,000 on every Saab sold in the last 5 years  (thetruthaboutcars.com) (65)
(MSNBC) Obvious This just in, but it's ever so slightly possible that all those telemarketers offering debt cancelling services might just possibly be ripping you off a bit  (redtape.msnbc.com) (16)
(IndyStar) Stupid Apparently News Now: Starbucks drops the price of a small coffee 15¢ in Indianapolis... gee thanks  (indystar.com) (22)
(The Consumerist) Asinine American Airlines fires web designer who helped a customer and apologized for the poor webpage design  (consumerist.com) (41)
(Gizmodo) Amusing Verizon Wireless files their formal response to AT&T's lawsuit: "AT&T has admitted the the maps are accurate ... they sued because the truth hurts"  (gizmodo.com) (208)
(The Register) Interesting "Newspapers should outsource everything except the vital job of rewriting press releases and pinching Fark stories"  (theregister.co.uk) (20)
(Washington Post) Sad Unable to keep limping along in a flaccid economy, Washington D.C.'s gay weekly "The Blade" abruptly goes down  (washingtonpost.com) (48)
(The New York Times) Obvious Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner found negligent in running the New York Fed's bailout of AIG. Wow, what a surprise  (nytimes.com) (59)
(The New York Times) Interesting Half of Americans willing to pay for online news, but only at an average of $3 a month. In other news, TotalFarkers are finally above average for once  (nytimes.com) (87)

Mon November 16, 2009
(PCWorld) Unlikely Who sells 1,350,000 less handsets than Apple in seven days but still thinks it's an iPhone killer? Droid does  (pcworld.com) (130)
(CNN) Obvious The Postal Service reports $3.8 billion loss, as their revenue has fallen from such great heights  T-Shirt  (money.cnn.com) (53)
(Some Guy) Unlikely Continental Airlines named 'least awful' airline in North America  (btnonline.com) (48)
(Wall Street Journal) Ironic Not news: Yuppies move into a neighborhood and want hog plant gone. Fark: District is called 'Butchertown'  (online.wsj.com) (153)
(JSOnline) Interesting Sausage maker expanding despite tough economy. Hopes the wurst is over. (w/pic of what a sausage maker oughta look like)  (jsonline.com) (33)
(NYPost) Spiffy Bank of America will be probed by Congress for stealing billions from U.S. taxpayers and lying to their shareholders. Fortunately, Congress is all out of lube  (nypost.com) (122)
(AZCentral) Interesting What does it say about our society when even in these economically down times, the mobile pet grooming business is thriving?  (azcentral.com) (136)
(Reuters) Fail GM vows to repay their $6.7 billion loan from the U.S. Treasury from their $16 billion escrow account of taxpayer money  (reuters.com) (26)
(Paste Magazine) Interesting On the left we have a list of the 25 best American breweries of the decade. On the right we have beer snobs  (pastemagazine.com) (226)

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