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March 31, 2013
Wal-Mart gets wider entrance: In San Jose on Sunday, some clearly-in-his-right-mind dude drove an Oldsmobile through the entrance of a Wal-Mart store, picked up a blunt object and started hitting people. The dude behind the crash was tackled, hog-tied and arrested. Four were injured, one seriously. (Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News)

Wal-Mart gets wider entrance: In San Jose on Sunday, some clearly-in-his-right-mind dude drove an Oldsmobile through the entrance of a Wal-Mart store, picked up a blunt object and started hitting people. The dude behind the crash was tackled, hog-tied and arrested. Four were injured, one seriously. (Karl Mondon/San Jose Mercury News)

23:07 // 1 year ago
March 29, 2013
kohenari:

This is a joke, right?
I was so sure it was a joke.
And then I saw this article in Business Insider called “The Internet Is Trying To Figure Out If This Bacon Mouthwash Is Real Or Fake”:

Scope put out a website for a brand new product set to debut around April 1: Bacon mouthwash.
Mashable notes that“Procter & Gamble, Scope’s parent company, claims this is a real product.”
Scope is tweeting about the product nonstop, and the mouthwash does have its own product page on Scope’s main website.
According to the FAQ: “No pigs are harmed during the making of Scope Bacon. The bacon taste you’ll find in Scope Bacon is a perfectly healthy synthetic flavoring.”
But this product seems too amazingly strange to be true.

Is it good or bad when no one can figure out whether or not your ridiculous-sounding new product is real or fake?

This is why Tumblr went down tonight. The mere existence of this product crashed the server.

kohenari:

This is a joke, right?

I was so sure it was a joke.

And then I saw this article in Business Insider called “The Internet Is Trying To Figure Out If This Bacon Mouthwash Is Real Or Fake”:

Scope put out a website for a brand new product set to debut around April 1: Bacon mouthwash.

Mashable notes that“Procter & Gamble, Scope’s parent company, claims this is a real product.”

Scope is tweeting about the product nonstop, and the mouthwash does have its own product page on Scope’s main website.

According to the FAQ: “No pigs are harmed during the making of Scope Bacon. The bacon taste you’ll find in Scope Bacon is a perfectly healthy synthetic flavoring.”

But this product seems too amazingly strange to be true.

Is it good or bad when no one can figure out whether or not your ridiculous-sounding new product is real or fake?

This is why Tumblr went down tonight. The mere existence of this product crashed the server.

21:30 // 1 year ago
March 28, 2013

The IRS spent $60,000 producing the “Star Trek”-themed training video above, along with a “Gilligan’s Island” parody that’s equally as bad. If the acting seems wooden, it’s because they had IRS employees playing actors, and everyone knows that IRS employees can’t act. Members of Congress, on the hunt for things to cut, are already on the attack for this somewhat questionable usage of resources. The only thing this video needs is Crow T. Robot offering color commentary.

14:33 // 1 year ago
March 26, 2013
10:05 // 1 year ago
March 24, 2013

Why advertising cluster you-know-whats need to be called out

blackcrowcalling says: Ah be nice to the PI - they’ve been struggling to stay afloat for years.

» SFB says: I don’t consider it being mean to the P-I. I know they’ve had a tough run and many people have lost their jobs as a result. But there’s gotta be a point where you say “this isn’t working.” When you’re laying four layers of ads on top of a wire story, something’s broken. There are high-up businesspeople making decisions that lead to cluster you-know-whats like that. It’s an injustice to everyone that still works at that paper to say, "You know what we need? Another layer of ads!" As someone who remembers that they were a good newspaper that actually printed physical copies, I’d rather think of it as intervention to say that a new approach needs to be taken. — Ernie @ SFB

20:17 // 1 year ago
March 20, 2013

That awkward moment where your company’s new VP literally steamrolled your company’s most popular product because of a business decision your company made that affected his old company. Such is the tale of former Adobe CTO Kevin Lynch, who just joined Apple after spending much of the past few years publicly bashing Apple’s stance on Flash.

10:37 // 1 year ago
March 17, 2013
newshook:

Greek soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned from his national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the topflight league.

Today in awkward stares in response to awful salutes.

newshook:

Greek soccer player Giorgos Katidis has been banned from his national team for life after giving a Nazi salute while celebrating a goal in the topflight league.

Today in awkward stares in response to awful salutes.

(via newshook)

14:05 // 1 year ago
March 13, 2013
Scary to think of people buying guns like these without a background check at a gun show or the Internet. We really need to close the gun show and private seller loop hole.
Former astronaut Mark Kelly • Discussing his recent purchase of an assault rifle, which he posted about on his Facebook page. Kelly, who is married to Gabrielle Giffords and co-founded the gun control group Americans for Responsible Solutions with the former congresswoman, was trying to buy the rifle in an effort to better understand the process behind buying a gun. But the effort backfired, with gun rights supporters on the Facebook page calling him a hypocrite or “two faced coward.” In other words, buying assault rifles under the guise of showing the need for gun control isn’t a good idea. And also, gun rights supporters are kind of jerks.
12:35 // 1 year ago
March 9, 2013
15:16 // 1 year ago
March 5, 2013
If I am not mistaken, a cyclists has an increased heart rate and respiration. That means that the act of riding a bike results in greater emissions of carbon dioxide from the rider. Since CO2 is deemed to be a greenhouse gas and a pollutant, bicyclists are actually polluting when they ride.
Washington Rep. Ed Orcutt, defending a bike tax under consideration as part of a larger tax plan. He later apologized, calling his comments “over the top.” (via officialssay)

Today in Congressmen making arguments that make you throw up your hands in frustration.
13:22 // 1 year ago