|New tests show that the iPhone gets about as good of reception as Cousin Oliver did (consumerist.com)||(78)|
|Customer bites into oversize sandwich, suffers lockjaw, sues restaurant for gazillions--actually, all he asks for is another sandwich to replace the one he couldn't finish. Restaurant renames the sandwich in his honor (aolnews.com)||(27)|
|Wal-Mart CEO makes as much in an hour as Wal-Mart employees make in a year (abcnews.go.com)||(108)|
|For the 125th anniversary, Dr. Pepper is going to be made with real sugar (cbsnews.com)||(106)|
|Starbucks free, unlimited WiFi angers old man "You won't be able to find a place to sit down if more people are coming in to use their computers," said Thompson, 70 "I thought a coffee shop was for drinking coffee" (articles.latimes.com)||(151)|
|MSNBC ponders: So what exactly is a 'double-dip' recession? George Costanza unavailable for comment (msnbc.msn.com)||(32)|
|It's not that there aren't manufacturing jobs in the US, you're just incompetent (nytimes.com)||(109)|
|Arthur Laffer on Economics: "The economy will collapse in 2011" because the top marginal federal tax rate is the single most important factor driving the American economy. This is what trickle-downers actually believe (online.wsj.com)||(94)|
|"Your brain is not a silly organ designed to bankrupt you. It is an amazingly efficient machine. It's just built to do something other than to manage money" (google.com)||(14)|
|U.S. factory orders fall 1.4%. This is bad news for America's 12 remaining factories (businessweek.com)||(20)|
|(CommonWealth)||Company denies liability for defective railroad ties on grounds of "unreasonable misuse." Apparently they were left outside in bad weather and heavy trains rolled over them (commonwealthmagazine.org)||(27)|
|Unemployment rate drops to 9.5%, as over half a million people quit looking for jobs (finance.yahoo.com)||(72)|
|(WFSB)||Aetna on leaving social security numbers, names and dates of birth for nearly 5,000 customers in bureau on side of road: Our bad...mistakes happen. So we're cool, right? (wfsb.com)||(12)|
|One of Best Buy's Geek Squad employees decides to send The Consumerist "Seven Things Computer Morons Need to Know." This should go over well (consumerist.com)||(121)|
|BP - Oil spill, what oil spill? All we see is a pristine beach covered in the sand we just put down (fastcompany.com)||(175)|
|Some reporter that has their health insurance covered by their employer thinks that $600 a month is a lot to pay for health insurance (google.com)||(129)|
|Silly Putty ingredient found in McNuggets, to the surprise of McDonalds surprisingly (m.boingboing.net)||(28)|
|The gas pedal of your Toyota can get stuck? Don't worry, the faulty engine will make sure that you won't go too fast (abcnews.go.com)||(20)|
|Google discriminates against heterosexual married employees (nytimes.com)||(47)|
|Today's economic forecast calls for continued crappy jobs numbers, with a pissy growth picture moving in from the North. Basically, we're all screwed and you'd better learn to farm (usatoday.com)||(63)|
|Like most corporations, Diageo has a huge unfunded liability in their pension plan. Unlike most companies, they plugged that hole with 2.5 million barrels of whisky (guardian.co.uk)||(28)|
|(Some Guy)||50 really unfortunately named businesses (buzzfeed.com)||(95)|
|(Slate)||Should Apple get into the car business? Sure, if you like a really beautiful car that never crashes but only runs on five percent of all roads (thebigmoney.com)||(48)|
|New studies find that smoking bans in bars and restaurants cause major job losses, business closings. Ha, kidding -- all of the measurable changes have been positive (labspaces.net)||(319)|
|Microsoft's Kin was about as well received as Windows Me (gizmodo.com)||(145)|
|Bono's stake in Facebook has gone from uno to dos to tres to catorce, making it a beautiful day for Facebook shareholders (marketwatch.com)||(22)|
|(Some Guy)||Woot's CEO welcomes his new Amazonian overlords with trademark snarky goodness (woot.com)||(55)|
|In global cost-of-living survey, Tokyo is no longer world's most expensive city for expatriates, coming in second to Luanda, Angola and just ahead of Ndjamena, Chad (in.reuters.com)||(13)|
|Apple PR: "There is nothing wrong with the iPhone." Apple job-listings: "New positions available, Antennae Engineer" (apple.slashdot.org)||(55)|
|June private sector hiring comes within 50,000 of analysts' estimate of 60,000 (finance.yahoo.com)||(34)|
|Obamacare's greatest legacy may well be 10 percent tax on tanning beds, deterring generation of hot chicks from becoming leathery cougars (money.cnn.com)||(26)|
|Wall Street shocked as shares of Tesla motors surge on first day of trading. Current figures unavailable, but the CEO is reportedly amped (news.yahoo.com)||(35)|
|We spend more subsidizing home ownership than we do homeland security. Nobody can accuse us of not having priorities (usatoday.com)||(102)|
|(BallerSatus.com)||Lady Gaga's world domination continues. Only three people now stand in her way (ballerstatus.com)||(91)|
|Savvy entrepreneurs take over small colleges to start for-profit schools, then skimp on education and pocket the federal loan money while their students go bankrupt. Hey, maybe you can find someone with smarts at University of Phoenix after all (huffingtonpost.com)||(57)|
|The U.S. Dollar, 1783-2010, RIP (cnn.com)||(434)|
|(CFO)||Tired of not spending? You have "frugality fatigue" (cfo.com)||(60)|
|When you are BP, you know you have a problem when even the far-right evangelicals are beginning to side with the tree huggers (abcnews.go.com)||(37)|
|Now that Ford is dumping Mercury, who gets custody of that scorching hot Mercury Girl, Jill Wagner? (bostonherald.com)||(19)|
|(MacRumors)||Verizon to offer iPhone in January. Does it matter if this is a repeat from January, last July, last January, and the prior July, or will you click through anyway? (macrumors.com)||(43)|
|Today's Fark ready headline: Siemens buys stake in Dong (reuters.com)||(9)|
|Chatroulette passes penis event horizon (salon.com)||(44)|
|BP to pay up to $70 million to gas station owners who've suffered because some simple-minded Americans actually thought a boycott would hurt BP corporate, not their neighbors (breitbart.com)||(73)|
|Airline decides to try and squeeze more blood from rocks, by charging passengers extra for the pleasure of standing in line and checking in at airport (news.com.au)||(22)|
|(Some Guy)||Since it worked so well for Apple, Microsoft decides to jump on the "leak our upcoming product" bandwagon (techtree.com)||(38)|
|Tesla CEO is charged up for the company's IPO today (tennessean.com)||(41)|
|Foxconn solves its employee suicide problem. Is it with a) higher wages, b) better working conditions, or c) nets? (gizmodo.com)||(81)|
|In Obama's America, we've become a nation of fiscally conservative consumers. That's change I can believe in (washingtonpost.com)||(86)|
|Farkettes make better beer tasters than Farkers (online.wsj.com)||(124)|
|Should online dating sites be required to do background checks, or should subby be allowed to tell women about his indecent exposure rap when he goddamn feels like it? (consumerist.com)||(63)|
|Swatch creator dies. Family will spread his remains in a series of cheap plastic urns which they can switch around depending on their mood (msnbc.msn.com)||(78)|
|Obama continues to work his magic touch on the economy (hotair.com)||(47)|
|(Slightly Warped)||Great moments in price tag placement failure (slightlywarped.com)||(21)|
|Good news: Consumer spending rose slightly in May, beating expectations. Bad news: Mainly because our power bills are going up (google.com)||(28)|
|An Invisible Gorilla invented by Garrison Keillor is destroying our economic future, or something (marketwatch.com)||(25)|
|(Some Guy)||Paul Krugman says we are headed towards a third depression. Spiffy tag due to Krugman's track record (calculatedriskblog.com)||(180)|
|(RSC)||Our long national nightmare is over: 67 years of Radio Shack catalogues now available online (radioshackcatalogs.com)||(81)|
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