Pith & Vinegar & Electricity

• Singing telegram to Big Tobacco: Cigarettes aren’t ‘Little Cigars.’ [Kansas City Infozine]
• Norway defeats iTunes. Apple to unleash army of titans locked inside fjords. [Forbrukerportalen]
• Turn your $60 router into a $600 one. Because you’ve always wanted to play Hitler with your different program’s bandwidth usages. [Lifehacker]
• Considering a frat kid died from ‘water intoxication‘ this Aquafina toga ad (go TV ads, then toga) strikes us as… well we’re not sure but it definitely strikes us.
• Lil’ ‘lectrician kit at Amazon. They’re never to young to learn about sticking stuff in electrical sockets. [Amazon]

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  1. The Comedian says:

    Add Walter Jennings to the list of water intoxication deaths caused by fraternity hazing.

  2. ModerateSnark says:

    So American kids can learn to be electricians, but not scientists?
    http://www.consumerist.com/consumer/chemistry/

    Ok, I admit I just posted this lame comment to see if it goes through. Surely I’m not the only one who can only see the first 9 of the 26 Ben-porn comments.

  3. ModerateSnark says:

    Yay!
    Comments missing since problems started 14-16 hours ago are now visible and things are apparently restored to working order again.

  4. ModerateSnark says:

    Or not.

    My last comment saying things appeared to be fixed isn’t showing up yet, and there are no new posts from Brownlee or Popken this morning, as of 10:20AM ET.

    What’s amiss in Consumeristland?

    I’ll give you several hours to discipline your server before I check again. A good spanking should teach it a lesson.

  5. Ben Popken says:

    For anyone who’s reading, our blog software is kinda borked right now and we’re having difficulty posting. Not sure if this message will even make it. The tech team is on it and we’ll be posting snarky consumer good times soon.