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Sun February 14, 2010
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(CBC) PSA Good news: Cable provider offering to let you pay for only the channels you want to watch. Merde: In Quebec  (cbc.ca) (124)
(SomeCapn) Scary The response to the public becoming aware of the dangers of your artificial sweetener? Rename it AminoSweet and market it as natural  (naturalnews.com) (108)
(KTVI) Silly Obama administration gives gas station $43,000 to fill tires with nitrogen. Submitter is waiting for his Monster cable stimulus grant to come through  (fox2now.com) (118)
(The New York Times) Obvious So, it turns out Wall Street didn't just fleece us hard-working Americans, they raped and pillaged half of Europe. This can only end well  (nytimes.com) (61)

Sat February 13, 2010
(MSN) Stupid Dumbass: Bank of America sued for foreclosing on the wrong house. Asinine: The third time they've repo'ed the wrong house. Stupid: They refuse to pay for damages other than changing the locks  (articles.moneycentral.msn.com) (81)
(Daily Mail) Interesting An old form of currency "the Euro" has been found on a shipwreck off an island in Greece  (dailymail.co.uk) (69)

Fri February 12, 2010
(The New York Times) Spiffy It's like Cash for Clunkers in reverse: Japanese drivers spooked by the Prius recall can get a 250,000 yen ($2,780) subsidy if they buy an imported "green" vehicle --- the 4700 pound, 16 mpg Hummer H3  (nytimes.com) (73)
(MSNBC) Obvious If you had "Friday" in the pool for "Next time Toyota will recall one of their vehicles", your prize is on the left when you head out the door, But it's a Toyota so don't get too attached  (msnbc.msn.com) (30)
(ABC News) Stupid 2000: A strong dollar is good for the United States. 2010: A strong dollar is ruining exports and destroying 150,000 jobs a year  (abcnews.go.com) (32)
(ABC Action News) Dumbass Some products like the Snuggie, Slap Chop, and Ped Egg may not really work, Ric Romero reports  (abcactionnews.com) (60)
(Yahoo) Interesting Americans form a huge line at the Buffett  (finance.yahoo.com) (13)
(UPI) Obvious Crude oil prices climb above $75 per barrel on word that John Mayer is a racist douchebag  (upi.com) (39)
(The Sun) Interesting BA suspends 15 cabin crew members, pities those fools  (thesun.co.uk) (13)
(Marty McFly) Sad Inventor of the "Pluto Platter" -- which thankfully was marketed as the "Frisbee" -- comes to the end of his Ultimate game  (thestarpress.com) (88)

Thu February 11, 2010
(techcrunch) Interesting Google acquires vark.com for $50 million. Close but no cigar  (techcrunch.com) (38)
(CSMonitor) Fail MySpace CEO Van Natta quits after just nine months, which is pretty much what most MySpace users did four years ago  T-Shirt  (csmonitor.com) (29)
(The Star Press) Obvious Remember how the Democrats in Congress would say that raising the minimum wage would help Americans and actually create jobs? Um, yeah, about that  (thestarpress.com) (180)
(Spiegel) Scary My big fat greek bailout  (spiegel.de) (17)
(BusinessWeek) Interesting Philip Morris profit tops estimates, plans to boost health through the intake of second hand stock  T-Shirt  (businessweek.com) (24)
(Bloomberg) Asinine America's largest companies are sitting on $1.19 trillion in cash rather than hiring new workers and spurring economic growth. Scrooge McDuck approves  (bloomberg.com) (160)
(The New York Times) Obvious Google's fiber network is attempt to force telcos to change. In other news, jumping in water forces you to get wet  (nytimes.com) (40)
(The Consumerist) Hero Not news: Debt collectors repeatedly call, threaten man about unpaid vehicle loan. Not news: He is pressing criminal charges and suing for harassment. Fark: Man never had a loan; the debtor once used him as a "reference"  (consumerist.com) (73)
(BusinessWeek) Interesting It may seem a little bit loonie, but the Canadian dollar is rising in value, eh?  (businessweek.com) (31)
(Reuters) Obvious Jobless claims fall sharply in the last week on news that 55 inches of snow closes the unemployment office along with everything else  (reuters.com) (21)
(Houston Chronicle) Asinine American Airlines takes the only excessive step left in the fee wars, charging $50 extra to fill an empty seat  (chron.com) (64)
(Huffington Post) Scary Study finds that the wealthy have almost no unemployment, while the poor have almost 30% unemployment  (huffingtonpost.com) (221)

Wed February 10, 2010
(The Consumerist) Amusing Customer breaks her tooth on a Godiva chocolate pretzel, demands reparations. Godiva sends her a complimentary box of chocolates. Hey, at least it was something  (consumerist.com) (38)
(Reuters) Obvious Survey shows that slow computers, poor toilet etiquette and use of office jargon such as "think outside the box" and "push the envelope" are among the things that annoy workers most  (reuters.com) (109)
(The New York Times) Ironic Federal Reserve concerned that economic growth maybe be coming back; making preparations to combat this worrisome development. Yes, really  (nytimes.com) (36)
(USA Today) Spiffy In an attempt to avoid recalls Chevy introduces new brakeless driving system, said to be unstoppable  (content.usatoday.com) (48)
(Seattle Times) Obvious Alaska Airlines ditches Jones Soda as official in-flight beverage supplier, goes back to Coke. Apparently passengers didn't find candy-corn, turkey-and-gravy pop appetizing during turbulence  (seattletimes.nwsource.com) (56)
(Canada.com) Interesting Air Canada loses just $56 million in 2009 fourth quarter, which can easily be made up by applying a few dozen more fees to your ticket  (calgaryherald.com) (22)
(SFGate) Obvious Delta Airlines suspends service to hippies in Humboldt County, CA after medical marijuana laws caused production to move to LA, ruining the local economy, man  (sfgate.com) (14)
(Boston Globe) Interesting Former fast food chain employee sues for $5 million because his employer gave negative references  (boston.com) (43)
(BusinessWeek) Fail Honda recalls 437,763 vehicles, a better time when they didn't suck so hard  (businessweek.com) (131)
(Cracked) Interesting 6 global corporations started by founder's bad luck. No mention of getting drunk for 2 years after being stymied by squirrel with big nuts  (cracked.com) (14)
(New York Daily News) Ironic Playboy shareholder sues The Hugh Hefner™ for sticking his pen in the company ink  (nydailynews.com) (30)

Tue February 09, 2010
(Some Car Guy) Scary Not news: Recession forces automaker to replace V8 engines with V6s. Fark: It's Ferrari  (autocar.co.uk) (35)
(Houston Chronicle) Fail Drink a beer that's hard to put down. Drink a beer that comes with a thick layer of extra foam. Drink a Böner  (blogs.chron.com) (27)
(Chicago Tribune) Ironic Kraft, Sara Lee join Michelle Obama's anti-childhood obesity campaign  (chicagobreakingnews.com) (52)
(ESPN) Obvious Andrew Bynum vs. San Antonio Spurs - ESPN Los Angeles  (sports.espn.go.com) (9)
(Breitbart.com) Spiffy Stocks climb on hopes for backdoor deal on Greece debt assistance  (breitbart.com) (28)
(ABC News) Asinine Toyota: Hey ABC, remember all those awesome investigative stories you wrote about defects with our cars? Hey, we've got an awesome followup story for you. It's called: "Toyota pulls huge advertising money away from ABC"  (abcnews.go.com) (133)
(AP) Interesting After a spending spree, China's sovereign fund now owns $9.6 billion worth of major US companies, will use new shareholder leverage to demand labor cost cuts and more employee beatings  (manufacturing.net) (43)
(portfolio.com) Interesting Google to Goojje: Cut that shiat out  (portfolio.com) (27)
(PCWorld) Dumbass Apparently, Google is trying to turn Gmail into a Facebook competitor. I'm sure someone, somewhere thinks this is a good thing, but I can't imagine why  (pcworld.com) (35)
(Reuters) Fail Toyota recalls the Prius worldwide. Where is your smug now?  (reuters.com) (129)

Mon February 08, 2010
(Yahoo) Sad Good News: Chrysler to spend $550 million to build a massive new car factory in North America that will create 1,200 new jobs. Bad News: Mexico is technically part of North America  (news.yahoo.com) (70)
(The New York Times) Interesting China quietly buying up stakes in major companies such as Apple, Coca-Cola, Johnson & Johnson, Motorola and Visa. How hard is it to learn Mandarin?  (nytimes.com) (65)
(The Consumerist) Asinine 21 years of service means shiat in the new economy. Bank Of America can't stop itself from screwing even its own ex-employees on their mortgages  (consumerist.com) (59)
(Financial Times) Obvious Government employees and former bankers (the only people with any money left) are buying vast quantities luxury goods and cognac. This is good news  (ft.com) (46)
(The Hill) Interesting Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan emerges from his hole and predicts six more years of high unemployment  T-Shirt  (thehill.com) (38)
(Washington Post) Cool The legalization of gambling over the internet? Bet on it  (washingtonpost.com) (51)
(CBC) Hero Tim Hortons finally quiets complaining customer -- by banning his whiny ass from the store  (cbc.ca) (175)
(Wall Street Journal) Fail Three months after emerging from bankruptcy, CIT Group hires ex-Merrill chief John Thain as CEO. This may test the limits of the space-time continuum. Be cautious on 42nd Street, New Yorkers  (online.wsj.com) (30)

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