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Sun August 28, 2011
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(Guardian.com) Interesting Finland is *gasp* actually demanding collateral for its share of the Greek bailout. End of the eurozone or the beginning of a return to prudent policy?  (guardian.co.uk) (82)
(Some Guy) Ironic Hayward's First Axiom of Environmental Energy holds that there is no source of energy-"clean" or otherwise-that environmentalists won't oppose if it becomes cheap, practical, and scalable  (powerlineblog.com) (60)
(Boston Herald) Stupid Man pays $51.31 sales tax on iPhone with two year contract. State representative files bill to stop this outrage  (bostonherald.com) (52)
(Pajamas Media) Spiffy White Man in Hammersmith Tesco? Supermarket muzak has started to kick ass in its old age  (pajamasmedia.com) (10)
(Daily Mail) Interesting British tea company Twinings pulls a "New Coke" on its customers. Picard not amused  (dailymail.co.uk) (107)
(Some Guy) Obvious As entertainment moves online, DVD sales are tanking like a Russell Brand remake  (news.sky.com) (41)
(Daily Mail) Weird News: Japanese firm orders all 2,700 of its employees to get the same 'energy saving' haircut. Fark: So they don't have to spend as long blow-drying  (dailymail.co.uk) (24)

Sat August 27, 2011
(NPR) PSA Insurers prepare to deny flood claims from Irene  (npr.org) (44)
(Yahoo) Obvious Chains like Chili's and Applebee's are being forced to revamp their menu because people are starting to realize their food tastes like crap  (finance.yahoo.com) (444)
(Yahoo) Interesting Two lessons for Apple about losing an iconic CEO: don't be like Disney and try to hew too closely to his "vision", but don't be like Wal-Mart and completely ignore it either  (finance.yahoo.com) (52)

Fri August 26, 2011
(Globe and Mail) Obvious Canadian government is trying to popularize the idea that things should cost less. But Candians are having none of it, they demand to pay more  (theglobeandmail.com) (45)
(MSNBC) Asinine Bernanke says time will do his job for him. That's great. So...why are you here again?  (msnbc.msn.com) (32)
(Some Guy) Interesting Direct flights between Cuba and Puerto Rico resume after almost 50 years. And by "flights", they mean they strap a hot air balloon to a donkey  (moneywatch.bnet.com) (45)
(Some Guy) Interesting Halliburton to add 11,000 jobs, mostly in North Dakota. Canada now on high alert for possible US invasion  (thejobmouse.com) (51)
(CNN) Fail Facebook suffers first consecutive decline in value as cost per acre of fake farmland drops  (finance.fortune.cnn.com) (12)
(Yahoo) Interesting According to Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, the economy is sailing on an even keel in beautiful trade winds with no need to change course  (finance.yahoo.com) (22)
(SmartMoney) Obvious Risk-taking investors are smart, better protected during recession than gold bugs, fans of metal whose 'image as "real money" is mostly owed to some lucky chemical traits that long ago made it ideal for shaping coins by hand'  (smartmoney.com) (49)
(CNN) Hero "I get a little nervous when people start throwing around the word "jobs" unmodified by adjectives such as 'decent-paying' or 'good.'" So I'm NOT the only one who's thought this for the past 3 years  (cnn.com) (78)
(Today) Asinine Americans to businesses. "Please focus on creating jobs instead of just making the shareholders rich. Businesses: "HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Oh, you're serious. Let me laugh even harder"  (lifeinc.today.com) (330)
(USA Today) Cool GM with LG on EV  (content.usatoday.com) (11)
(Bloomberg) Asinine And the rich get richer  (bloomberg.com) (36)
(Marketwatch) Interesting Total to reshuffle downstream. You would have to reshuffle 45 downstreams to equal the downstream power of Total  (marketwatch.com) (7)
(Fox News) Followup Wal-Mart cancels installation of wine bottle vending machines in Pennsylvania stores since Wal-Mart customers only recognize wine in boxes  (foxnews.com) (109)
(CNBC) Followup Always bet on bank  (cnbc.com) (5)
(Marketwatch) Spiffy Tiffany raises outlook as abandoned malls are the perfect venue from her comeback tour  (marketwatch.com) (4)
(CNBC) Scary Chance of recession as high as 80%  (cnbc.com) (18)
(CNBC) Unlikely Chance of recession no more than 20%  (cnbc.com) (2)

Thu August 25, 2011
(Minneapolis Star Tribune) Interesting Hormel profits jump 15 percent on news that you can have egg and spam, egg bacon and spam, egg bacon sausage and spam, spam bacon sausage and spam but you can't have egg bacon spam and sausage without the spam  (startribune.com) (50)
(The Onion) Amusing New Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm thinking printers"  (theonion.com) (140)
(Fox Business) Unlikely Bernie Madoff wants to let you in on his investment in the world's smallest violin  (foxbusiness.com) (10)
(Some Tulip Bulb Investor) Scary Money is fiction  (thisamericanlife.org) (81)
(Forbes) Spiffy All eyes on Bernanke as Fed Chief Hits Jackson Hole. Well, I'm glad he's getting some, but I had no idea he was an exhibitionist  (forbes.com) (25)
(Cleveland Plain Dealer) Asinine Remember when the phone company used to charge you for calling long distance? Now they're charging you for not calling long distance  (cleveland.com) (70)
(Gizmodo) Obvious Apple without Steve Jobs Scares the Fark out of Wall Street  (gizmodo.com) (26)
(C|Net) Misc FCC asks AT&T for TMI on LTE rollout PDQ  (news.cnet.com) (19)
(AJC) Unlikely Delta upgrades its fleet; orders 100 new planes featuring "new lighting and curving architecture" to make your time stuck on the tarmac more contemporary  (ajc.com) (36)
(Yahoo) Followup There is a sales number going up in housing -- the percentage of foreclosure sales  (finance.yahoo.com) (39)
(Marketwatch) Dumbass In loss, we have a name. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson. His name is John Paulson  (marketwatch.com) (14)
(Telegraph) Fail Bankers warn market crash could hit within weeks, but reassure public that their own personal bonuses won't be negatively affected  (telegraph.co.uk) (34)
(CNBC) Obvious IT spending to decline as more companies realize they can't pay people to be on Fark all day  (cnbc.com) (80)
(The Week) Stupid WSJ: "Inflation is on the way." Eric Cantor: "Imma shorting my T-bond." WSJ and Eric Cantor: "D'oh." WSJ: "Inflation is on the way"  (theweek.com) (21)
(Yahoo) Stupid Warren Buffett invests $5 billion in Bank of America, is immediately charged a 3% overdeposit fee  (finance.yahoo.com) (130)
(Bloomberg) Spiffy Borders buyer kicks it up a notch. BAM  (bloomberg.com) (26)
(Bloomberg) Interesting QE3 DOA  (bloomberg.com) (8)
(Marketwatch) Scary About that whole "put all your money into gold" plan... yeah, on second thought  (marketwatch.com) (34)
(CNBC) Asinine Black box funds profit in volatile markets. Why don't they make the whole stock market out of it, then?  (cnbc.com) (8)
(CNBC) Spiffy Underwater on your home? Tires of other banks saying no to a refinance? Then you haven't banked with the Federal Government  (cnbc.com) (103)
(Bloomberg) Obvious Chinese officials forced to reach between their sofa cushions to cover the $2.5bil in bonds coming due for the Bejing Olympics  (bloomberg.com) (7)
(The Sun) Interesting Worldwide number of cars reaches one billion. More commuters than ever now suffering from carpool tunnel syndrome  (thesun.co.uk) (8)

Wed August 24, 2011
(CNN) Obvious Wanna get that promotion? Forget it, your boss' drinking buddy already has it locked  (management.fortune.cnn.com) (47)
(Some Guy) Followup ⌘Q  (techcrunch.com) (104)
(USA Today) Obvious Want to make money off others peoples money regardless of your performance? Here is what you need to know  (usatoday.com) (19)
(Reuters) Asinine Pity the bankers, they're the real victims here  (reuters.com) (32)
(Marketwatch) PSA How to prepare for the double dip recession: 1. Throw money in a large container. 2. Set fire to it. 3. There, that was fun  (marketwatch.com) (68)
(Bloomberg) Dumbass What do you MEAN throwing endless amounts of cash at Wall Street hasn't helped Main Street?  (bloomberg.com) (77)
(Marketwatch) Fail Heineken shares plunge on the news Drew Curtis has switched to bourbon  (marketwatch.com) (11)
(MSNBC) Obvious Yesterday was the right time to buy quake insurance  (msnbc.msn.com) (21)
(BusinessWeek) Unlikely It's okay everyone, Bank of America has plenty of capital, so stop asking if they need to raise more. Seriously, you act like it's 2008 or something  (businessweek.com) (19)
(CNBC) Interesting H&R block to sell consultants. I wouldn't say they've been MISSING it, Bob  (cnbc.com) (6)
(Marketwatch) Unlikely Gold $3000? That's a load of bullion  (marketwatch.com) (64)
(LA Times) Obvious Match.com agrees to screen for sex offenders on its site, reassures investors that business can continue with membership cut in half  (latimesblogs.latimes.com) (73)
(The New York Times) Obvious Qantas somehow manages to avoid killing every single one of its passengers, and still make a tidy $263 million profit this year  (nytimes.com) (11)
(auto week) Spiffy 1957 Ferrari Testa Rossa sells for record $16.4 million. Would have gone for more but the owner refused to show the CARFAX  (autoweek.com) (36)
(Philly) Amusing Philly cheesesteak king dies of heart attack at age 71. To be tastelessly buried in a bun underneath piles and piles onions and ketchup  (philly.com) (228)

Tue August 23, 2011
(USA Today) Fail Touchpad sales outpacing iPad for a day  (usatoday.com) (94)
(Marketwatch) Unlikely Dear Dominique Strauss-Kahn, sorry we blew our load about you blowing your load. Love, the media  (marketwatch.com) (100)
(Minneapolis Star Tribune) Amusing 3M gets itself out of a sticky situation by settling age discrimination lawsuit for $3M. Post-it. Done  (startribune.com) (5)
(The Consumerist) Ironic Wal-Mart is dying because its business model has finally turned on itself  (consumerist.com) (140)
(The Raw Story) Amusing Ben Stein: Higher taxes have historically correlated with more growth" Bill O'Reilly: "LA LA LA I CAN'T HEAR YOU"  (rawstory.com) (59)
(Bloomberg) Dumbass After farking the next seven generations, baby boomers plan to depress the stock market for decades  (bloomberg.com) (59)
(Yahoo) Misc Now asshole Uzbekistan wants roads. Very nice, how much?  (finance.yahoo.com) (6)
(Detroit News) Followup Great Depression: Hooverville. Great Recession: Some abandoned house in Detroit  (detnews.com) (49)
(Yahoo) Obvious July new home sales fell almost 1%, just as analysts had predicted. Just kidding, they're shocked again  (finance.yahoo.com) (38)
(Yahoo) Fail UBS unplugs 3,500 from the hub  (finance.yahoo.com) (16)
(Marketwatch) Unlikely Get three fingers ready for a Jackson Hole shocker  (marketwatch.com) (10)
(Bloomberg) Scary Former IMF chief: Fixing the world's economy is Mission: Impossible  (bloomberg.com) (107)
(Forbes) Obvious S&P President downgraded to 'unemployed'  (forbes.com) (48)

Mon August 22, 2011
(Reuters) Interesting HP: Just kidding  (reuters.com) (47)
(Yahoo) Fail $1.2 Trillion???...The Aristocrats  (finance.yahoo.com) (74)
(Forbes) Interesting Failing US industries would benefit more from tossing a couple layers of management than evicting organized labor  (forbes.com) (63)
(Yahoo) Interesting Kratos wins contract. Don't blame me, I voted for Kang  (finance.yahoo.com) (17)
(Yahoo) Obvious Experts warn that gold prices, which have skyrocketed in the last two years, might could, just maybe, be the result of a "bubble" that could burst any day now  (news.yahoo.com) (113)
(Bloomberg) Interesting Mobius sees stocks rising on inflation. That's twisted  (bloomberg.com) (8)
(Bloomberg) Interesting Smithers Sees 'Significant' S&P 500 Rally, two cars in every garage and three eyes on every fish  (bloomberg.com) (9)
(CNBC) Cool Oil continues a 4-week loss on its way to $75. You say that like it's a bad thing  (cnbc.com) (35)
(Boston Globe) Followup 45,000 striking Verizon employees go back to work. Union bills company $200 fee for early termination  (boston.com) (19)
(ABC News) Misc Article promises simple finance tips for the nervous investor. 'Eat a shotgun' inexplicably absent  (abcnews.go.com) (9)
(Foster's Daily Democrat) Interesting Pan Am is gone, but its baggage lives on  (fosters.com) (20)
(Washington Post) Obvious Apple and Pfizer: "You need to cut our taxes so we can create more jobs." US: "Okay, first prove to us that you're not sending the jobs you create overseas." Apple and Pfizer: "You need to cut our taxes"  (washingtonpost.com) (246)
(Marketwatch) Ironic The BBC: America's best news source  (marketwatch.com) (31)
(The Atlantic) Interesting Headline:"Can the Fracking Industry Self-Regulate?" which just makes subby wonder which fracking industry are they talking about, there are a lot of fracking industries out there  (theatlantic.com) (36)
(Straits Times) Interesting Filipino government wants their people to give in to their demand to stop hoarding coins, but citizens are not a bunch of Manila folders  (straitstimes.com) (19)

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