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Sun August 21, 2011
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(CNN) Asinine Tax-payer funded USDA to use tax-payer money to purchase $40mil in chicken to give to the poor and raise market prices on tax-payers  (money.cnn.com) (116)
(C|Net) Interesting Good news: HP's surrender leaves Dell as sole US-based vendor of Wintel PC's. Bad news: Nobody gets rich selling those any more  (news.cnet.com) (84)
(LA Times) Scary Advertisers are turning to Minority Report-style facial recognition for inspiration. You look depressed. May I suggest visiting Drew Curtis' Fark.com?  (latimes.com) (31)

Sat August 20, 2011
(Fox News) Followup Verizon to union: STFU and GBTW. Union to Verizon: Yes sir. Sorry sir  (foxnews.com) (122)
(NYPost) Interesting Groupon, the fastest money-making company in history, is going to need coupons to meet payroll soon  (nypost.com) (55)
(The Consumerist) Sick Subway's latest TV ad is a fear-mongering, disgusting look at the kitchens of fast food restaurants  (consumerist.com) (52)
(Reuters) Unlikely GM says bankruptcy excuses it from Impala repairs. I wonder how far that excuse would work if I had my broken assed GM car towed into their service department?  (reuters.com) (75)
(The New York Times) Obvious This is the best article I ever read  (nytimes.com) (44)
(MSNBC) Obvious While your 401k gets emptied by the latest market turmoil the super-rich are raking in the dough with investments only they can access. Guess it's time for more tax breaks for these poor rich folks  (msnbc.msn.com) (298)

Fri August 19, 2011
(Marketwatch) Advice FARK-ready headline: "Bottoming is a messy process"  (marketwatch.com) (29)
(Yahoo) Amusing S&P to LA: We're downgrading you. LA to S&P: Nuh-uh, we're downgrading YOU  (finance.yahoo.com) (36)
(my fox chicago) Sick Health inspectors shut down Chicago Burger King after finding more than 200 flying insects. Some were small, some were big, some were real whoppers  (myfoxchicago.com) (19)
(The Street) Unlikely Is it time to buy? That depends: Are houses free yet?  (thestreet.com) (72)
(Bloomberg) Unlikely If you want to be like Apple, you need to bafflegab, and other made up words  (bloomberg.com) (15)
(PhysOrg.com) Obvious New research from the Romero Institute of Finance shows major corporations control the world's wealth  (physorg.com) (8)
(MSNBC) Sad BoA cutting 3,500 jobs. Employees wishing to cash their severance checks will be subject to a 6% convenience fee  (msnbc.msn.com) (32)
(CNBC) Unlikely What to buy during a selling storm. Not listed: Guns, ammunition, and nonperishable food  (cnbc.com) (18)
(SFGate) Followup Australian brewer SABMiller makes hostile $10 billion bid to take over rival Foster's. Everything in Australia always ends up being hostile when enough beer is involved  (sfgate.com) (18)

Thu August 18, 2011
(Gizmodo) Asinine AT&T's New texting plan overcharges you by 10,000,000%. Literally  (gizmodo.com) (90)
(CNN) Sad What does Hewlett-Packard have in common with Texas Instruments, Radio Shack, Timex, Atari, Osborne, Altair, etc?  (money.cnn.com) (93)
(Marketwatch) Amusing Five money moves Dr. Doom is making. 1) Kill Spiderman 2) Crush the Fantastic Four 3) Oppress Latveria 4-5) High interest money market holdings. What? He's crazy, not insane  (marketwatch.com) (16)
(NYPost) Fail Walmart is running short on shoddy Chinese crap to sell, and is even short of staple items like toothpaste. In other news, Walmart shoppers have teeth  (nypost.com) (57)
(CNN) Scary U.S. dangerously close to recession. So, what do you call the current financial shiatstorm?  (money.cnn.com) (145)
(BBC) Obvious Lending subdued but stable, British mortgage lenders understate  (bbc.co.uk) (4)
(Canada.com) Silly Pope calls on economy to stop being economy  (canada.com) (15)
(Talking Points Memo) Sad Fitch downgrades New Jersey's credit rating to "Two Naked Snookies and The Situation"   (tpmdc.talkingpointsmemo.com) (53)
(Bloomberg) Amusing Duuuuuude. Like, I am totally gonna sequence this whole bowl. Yeahhhh  (bloomberg.com) (14)
(Marketwatch) Fail Gamestop sales decline. Would you like to purchase an extended sales decline warranty?  (marketwatch.com) (75)
(The Street) Obvious After looking the other way for years, the government decides to investigate Standard & Poors for fraudulent credit ratings. Now what could have brought that on?  (thestreet.com) (179)
(Marketwatch) Fail HP's poor tablet debut could color earnings. Specifically, color them brown  (marketwatch.com) (14)
(The Consumerist) PSA If you're eating dinner at a restaurant and decide to air your negative opinion about the place on Twitter while still eating, don't be shocked if you get kicked out  (consumerist.com) (257)
(Marketwatch) Obvious Five lessons from the stock market turmoil that will be forgotten by Wall Street tomorrow  (marketwatch.com) (23)
(Mother Jones) Sad "...even I'm shocked by the corporatization of beer. Anheuser-Busch InBev and SABMiller produce 80 percent of the beer consumed here. That's four of every five brews. And almost all of them suck"  (motherjones.com) (101)

Wed August 17, 2011
(Life.com) Interesting Portraying Abe Lincoln as a ruby-lipped tranny is no way to market your cigarette brand, son  (life.com) (21)
(Komo) Scary Australia plans to buy Super Hornets. OH GOD, NOT THE AMERICANIZED SUPER HORNETS  (komonews.com) (42)
(CNBC) Spiffy It has been a jaw-numbingly good quarter, thanks to so many people paying for BJs these days  (cnbc.com) (15)
(YouTube) Followup Thai Life Insurance doubles down and releases a new ad that is so emotionally crushing it could drive Mary Poppins to antidepressants  (youtube.com) (95)
(Daily Mail) Interesting The Fourth Reich is on the rise in Europe. This time it's being done the stealthy business way, via financial crisis and economic leverage. Meet your new king of the north  (dailymail.co.uk) (47)
(CNN) Stupid Wells Fargo to test $3 debit card fee. Followed by testing of a $4 fee  (money.cnn.com) (96)
(JSOnline) Spiffy Rockwell scores huge order, always feels like somebody's watching them  (jsonline.com) (22)
(Bloomberg) Fail Bain gives up on Kinetic, goes back to terrorizing Batman  (bloomberg.com) (2)
(Bloomberg) Followup Generic drug maker gets stiffed as Federal court upholds Pfizer's patent on Viagra through 2019  (bloomberg.com) (9)
(BBC) Obvious It would appear that fear itself has appeared  (bbc.co.uk) (5)
(USA Today) Unlikely S&P looks around for something else to downgrade, finds Google  (content.usatoday.com) (32)
(Yahoo) Unlikely Abercrombie tells The Situation to stop wearing their clothing, noting "significant damage" to their brand. Well if that isn't the pot calling the kettle orange  (news.yahoo.com) (90)

Tue August 16, 2011
(CNBC) Cool See you in hell, corporate America  (cnbc.com) (49)
(Marketwatch) Obvious Wal-Mart dispels economic doubts, tastefulness  (marketwatch.com) (11)
(eurekalert.org) Obvious Consequences of co-worker rudeness are far-reaching, SO YOU BETTER GIVE ME BACK MY STAPLER RIGHT THIS MINUTE  (eurekalert.org) (10)
(Some Guy) Obvious A humble request to breakfast cereal manufacturers   (blog.joethepeacock.com) (70)
(CNBC) Fail The sun is no longer there for Evergreen Solar  (cnbc.com) (38)
(Bloomberg) Ironic You can't downgrade me, I'M DOWNGRADING YOU  (bloomberg.com) (38)
(Some Guy) Interesting After adjustments for inflation are made, the DJIA is equal to its 1963 level  (financialsense.com) (26)
(MSNBC) Spiffy All right, pop quiz, hotshot. There's a home on the market that appraised well below market value now what do you do? WHAT DO YOU DO?  (msnbc.msn.com) (29)
(USA Today) Unlikely Unemployment rate for IT professionals only 3.3% as workers find software engineering and business analysis skills are useful in selling sunglasses at mall kiosk  (usatoday.com) (291)
(Chicago Tribune) Hero Starbucks CEO to other CEOs: "Stop donating to political campaigns and start creating jobs"  (chicagotribune.com) (255)
(AL.com) Misc Shell sells sea wells to the sea whore  (blog.al.com) (5)

Mon August 15, 2011
(CNN) Followup Cathay Pacific "going the extra mile" ad campaign delayed due to photos of airline staff going the extra mile  (cnn.com) (21)
(The New York Times) Asinine Copyright act of 1976: Musicians granted "termination rights," which allow them to regain control of their work after 35 years. RIAA: We believe the termination right doesn't apply to most sound recordings  (nytimes.com) (153)
(CBS News) Followup Bernie Madoff is Ruthless  (cbsnews.com) (33)
(CNBC) Amusing Weiner war erupts; Sara Lee and Kraft whip it out and go to battle over smoked meat poles  (cnbc.com) (33)
(NYPost) Amusing According to Yelp, NYC's Rikers Island is the Per Se of jails, getting an average rating of 4½ stars. Aunt Bea surrenders  (nypost.com) (8)
(Washington Post) Interesting Death Star plans leaked; princess, plucky astromech droid suspected  (washingtonpost.com) (20)
(Boston Herald) Unlikely Massachusetts man hopes to do with dirt what Apple did with computers  (bostonherald.com) (23)
(The New York Times) Cool Noted communist and dirty hippy Warren E. Buffett, on taxing the rich: "My friends and I have been coddled long enough by a billionaire-friendly Congress. It's time for our government to get serious about shared sacrifice"  (nytimes.com) (621)
(CNN) Interesting Google to Motorola Mobility: These ARE the droids we're looking for.... for $12.5 billion  (money.cnn.com) (80)
(Some Guy) Asinine Petroleum industry analyst explains why gas prices rise faster than they fall. Because they're doing it to us on purpose, suspiciously absent  (usnews.com) (66)

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