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Sun February 05, 2012
Source     Fark Headline Comments
(Gothamist) Fail When working as a garage attendant, if you park a $400,000 Bentley it's probably best to take the keys with you. FARK: Bentley was owned by college student  (gothamist.com) (85)
(Daily Mail) Dumbass McDonald's customer stunned that she can't block the drive-thru  (dailymail.co.uk) (84)
(Huffington Post) Asinine Think your boss is bad? At least he doesn't limit your to a total of eight minutes of bathroom time per day and uses a surveillance system to keep you honest  (huffingtonpost.com) (90)
(Some Guy) Obvious AT&T slows download speed of some iPhone customers. As if they needed technology to help them do that  (macrumors.com) (66)


Sat February 04, 2012
(CNBC) Scary Think your tax rate is too high? Try paying 102%  (cnbc.com) (89)
(Mediabistro) Fail New York Times post $40 million loss in 2011. However, it was spread out liberally among all its media businesses  (mediabistro.com) (53)
(UPI) Asinine Today's story of incredibly excessive roaming charges comes to you from Saskatchewan, Canada  (upi.com) (26)
(CNN) Interesting DOW hits a 4 year high; NASDAQ hits an 11 year high. This is not a repeat from 2007, 1999, 1987, 1929  (money.cnn.com) (58)
(Washington Post) Fail Sunoco CEO steps down after company posts $660 million loss. An oil company losing money? It's almost as inexplicable as a cotton candy stand in a carnival going broke  (washingtonpost.com) (35)


Fri February 03, 2012
(Japan Times) Weird University hires top ninja chief as business-school professor, researching how to apply ninja precepts to business world  (japantimes.co.jp) (42)
(BBC) Asinine As you can see. A completely ordinary Greek debt. Now, if I just cover it with a handkerchief & say, "Abracadabra".... Hey presto All gone  (bbc.co.uk) (70)
(BusinessWeek) Interesting Airlines say passenger demand grew 6% in 2011 ... 2% wanted lower fares, 2% wanted fewer delays, 2% wanted better service  (businessweek.com) (15)
(Business News Daily) Fail Do you consider yourself to be a non-conformist despite ironically conforming to everyone else? Enjoy your murderphone  (businessnewsdaily.com) (123)
(BusinessWeek) Obvious Sorry Mario, but our profits are in $1 phone apps instead of your $50 castle  (businessweek.com) (86)
(Mirror.co.uk) Interesting Crematorium to broadcast funerals live on the internet, allowing you to toast the dearly departed in your bathrobe  (mirror.co.uk) (22)


Thu February 02, 2012
(News.com.au) Fail Facebook will soon offer a "Premium Subscription Service" that will offer you more, and better ads. Now who wouldn't want that?  (news.com.au) (73)
(BusinessWeek) Followup After the earthquake, it appears that waste water dumping in Ohio has become a big fracking deal  (businessweek.com) (43)
(Boing Boing) Fail I could be wrong, but I believe that this resort advertisement has been Photoshopped  (boingboing.net) (97)
(BusinessWeek) Misc Petrobras $25 billion worth of bids offers lots of support to sagging petroboobie economy  (businessweek.com) (3)
(JSOnline) Fail Sub-Zero loses, promptly performs fatalities on 100 jobs  (jsonline.com) (24)
(UPI) Spiffy U.S. manufacturing activity gains in January. In related news, apparently there is still some U.S. manufacturing activity  (upi.com) (50)
(Reuters) Followup Zynga CEO says they didn't copy another company's game, they just evolved it "in revolutionary ways", like changing the color scheme  (blogs.reuters.com) (24)
(Daily Kos) Fail A study in how to ruin a brand in 48 hours. HP, Netflix and now the Susan G. Komen Foundation  (dailykos.com) (98)
(Middletown CT Patch) Amusing Truly full-service truck company offers to 'dump bodies'?  (patch.com) (10)
(Yahoo) Ironic In order to file their IPO, Facebook had to give up their privacy  (finance.yahoo.com) (8)
(Marketwatch) Unlikely Angela Merkel to China: "Europe is making fiscal progress." Progress towards financial apocalypse, but progress nonetheless  (marketwatch.com) (4)
(Business News Daily) Stupid 1) Don't 2) Don't 3) Don't 4) Don't 5) You're Fired  (businessnewsdaily.com) (37)
(News.com.au) PSA Will you be flying Qantas or Jetstar? If so, watch the takeoff ... on airfare  (news.com.au) (1)
(Some Sappy Byproduct) Interesting Crude tall oil gets the nod for biodiesel production. Well mannered short oil politely declines comment  (yle.fi) (4)
(Seattle Times) Sad Microsoft defenestrates 200 workers  (seattletimes.nwsource.com) (66)
(Telegraph) Fail "This deadly cold front is sponsored to you by BMW -- the ultimate driving machine"  (telegraph.co.uk) (8)
(Toronto Star) Followup After IPO filing, Facebook gets its ticker symbol. To the delight of Fark, Fb - is the choice  (thestar.com) (42)
(UPI) Obvious American Airlines announces plans for bankruptcy reorganization, hopes to achieve delicate balance between angering customers and screwing employees  (upi.com) (9)
(New York Daily News) Obvious Apple to introduce the world's first $1200 iPhone  (nydailynews.com) (170)


Wed February 01, 2012
(Some Guy) Obvious Want a job in 2020? Become a nurse, teacher or fast food worker  (lifeinc.today.msnbc.msn.com) (226)
(CNBC) Obvious Time to pull the plug  (cnbc.com) (41)
(The Daily Beast) Obvious No rational person thinks Facebook is worth $100 billion. But then again, how many rational people are there left on Wall Street these days?  (thedailybeast.com) (70)
(Globe and Mail) Unlikely "The best thing I can do for today's youth is quit"  (theglobeandmail.com) (67)
(USA Today) Followup Salvation Army kettles collect a record $147 million at Christmas as people apparently will pay whatever it takes to stop the constant bell ringing  (content.usatoday.com) (11)
(The Raw Story) Hero Aussie boss sells business and gives $15 million bonus to staff  (rawstory.com) (50)
(CNN) Obvious YES  (us.cnn.com) (42)
(C|Net) Unlikely Tim Cook: we care about our slav...err, workers  (news.cnet.com) (87)
(Townhall) Sad Nokia Siemens Networks to ejaculate 2,900 workers  (townhall.com) (10)
(Marketwatch) Obvious Residents of Buffalo NY found to buy most lottery tickets in the nation as desperate residents try anything to escape the city  (marketwatch.com) (9)


Tue January 31, 2012
(The Daily Beast) Spiffy Stocks post their best January since '97. So it must be the Bush recovery. Or the anticipation of a Romney presidency. Or the Jet Stream. Or a celestial convergence. What else could it be?  (thedailybeast.com) (88)
(Yahoo) Amusing DP World sees 10% increase in business, has never looked up their name on Urban Dictionary  (finance.yahoo.com) (33)
(USA Today) Obvious Did you take advantage of the $8,000 first-time homebuyer tax credit? Congratulations, you've lost $16,000 so far... and counting  (usatoday.com) (135)
(BusinessWeek) Interesting Android handset makers stop worrying so much about competing with Apple... and start worrying about competing with Samsung  (businessweek.com) (55)
(BBC) Fail Fourth-largest Spanish airline collapses. You'll have to forgive them; they're from Barcelona  (bbc.co.uk) (38)
(Demon Ocracy) Scary Wondering just how large the Euro debt problem is? This frightening infographic shows you using 18-wheelers packed with 100 Euro notes  (demonocracy.info) (142)
(Yahoo) Interesting IMF disavows knowledge of China's fiscal "hard landing"  (news.yahoo.com) (11)
(The Register) Amusing Today's Fark-ready headline: "Top RIM jobs were too powerful and had to go"  (theregister.co.uk) (3)
(UPI) Strange Donald Trump to build cemetery near his New Jersey golf course. Groundskeeper told to expect an additional 1000 people under him  (upi.com) (14)
(Forbes) Interesting The Chinese are finally taking Glenn Beck's advice...which may or may not be right for you. But you owe it to yourself to check it out  (forbes.com) (105)
(NPR) Unlikely Don't let their oppressive shyness, lack of collaboration skills, unwillingness to speak up, and self-imposed isolation fool you -- introverts can be a real benefit to the workplace  (npr.org) (291)


Mon January 30, 2012
(Bloomberg) Sad Wal-Mart is now getting rid of door greeters entirely. But now who will harass us, demanding to see the receipt for the 24-pack of toilet paper we just bought but was too big for the bag?  (bloomberg.com) (209)
(Reuters) Interesting Wait, there's a place that doesn't have Starbucks?  (reuters.com) (33)
(NPR) Asinine Freddie Mac, a company owned by taxpayers that's supposed to make it easier and more affordable to get a home, has bet billions of dollars that homeowners will not be able to refinance their homes  (npr.org) (89)
(The Daily Caller) Stupid LOLWUT? Obama's Al Green karaoke moment helped save economy  (thedc.com) (20)
(Smh.com.au) Followup Facebook IPO predicted to raise $10 billion. Mark Zuckerberg immediately eyes 25 million new acres of fake farm land  (smh.com.au) (42)
(The Register) Strange RIM tops smartphone sales chart in 2011 in the UK, where it is apparently still 2001  (reghardware.com) (31)
(SeattlePI) Interesting Seattle is trying to reach around and steal San Francisco's tourists  (blog.seattlepi.com) (55)
(Telegraph) Spiffy Michelle Obama stimulus for Barack's package leads to increased sales  (telegraph.co.uk) (56)
(Hartford Courant) Interesting LEGO has a patent on filing nuisance lawsuits against companies that make similar toys  (courant.com) (28)
(CNN) Sad Another Japanese tradition is discarded in favor of the western way   (globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com) (19)
(Some Guy) Sad Another Club Med closes, narrowing the list of vacation destinations for balding, hairy-backed men hoping to get invited to a swinger party as they wander about the beach sucking down pina coladas while in the full throes of a mid-life crisis  (couriermail.com.au) (42)
(Some Guy) Amusing Ford still owns 12% of Aston Martin, which corresponds to 12% of the new Fusion being an Aston Martin. Can you guess which 12% that is?  (ford.com) (50)
(Telegraph) Sad Apple employees work in a constant state of iFear  (telegraph.co.uk) (166)

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