Will Insurance Pay If Irene Flooded My Basement After My
Sump Pump Failed?

Will Insurance Pay If Irene Flooded My Basement After My Sump Pump Failed?

Ok, so you don’t have flood insurance, but what if your basement flooded after Irene because the sump pump failed when the power went out? That sounds “homeowner’s insurance-y,” right? Will insurance pay for it then? [More]

Sears To Start Selling Craftsman Tools Through Costco

Sears To Start Selling Craftsman Tools Through Costco

Do you like Sears’ brand of Craftsman tools but don’t like shopping at Sears? Well, this might be good news for you. The retail chain has announced you will be able to buy Craftsman wares at Costco stores as early as this coming weekend. [More]

Only In LA: A Bottled Water Menu

Only In LA: A Bottled Water Menu

In a land where image is everything, of course there’s a fancy restaurant with a bottled water menu. Yes, I’m looking at you Los Angeles, combination chimera, sphinx, harlot, and now, purveyor of “Vichy Catalán sparkling (1000ml), Spain, $12. Ancient water with an astonishing 3,052 milligrams per litre of Total Dissolved…” More like TDBS! [More]

Scofflaw Lemon Tree Escapes Florida, Causes Interstate Incident

Scofflaw Lemon Tree Escapes Florida, Causes Interstate Incident

Florida is apparently under quarantine because of diseases that affect the quality of citrus fruit. This isn’t information your average person from Wisconsin is in possession of, so when the United States Department of Agriculture wrote to one Waukesha woman to let her know that she’d have to give up her Meyer lemon tree, she was a little confused. [More]

Chipotle & Willie Nelson Team Up For Animated
Anti-Factory Farm Ad

Chipotle & Willie Nelson Team Up For Animated Anti-Factory Farm Ad

In a combination we never would’ve thought would be so likable, Chipotle has enlisted the help of Willie Nelson covering a Coldplay song to make an animated piece that is anti-factory farming. [More]

Orlando Shell Station Charges $5.59/Gallon, Shocking Drivers

Orlando Shell Station Charges $5.59/Gallon, Shocking Drivers

Gas prices are high, but $5.59 a gallon? That’s what drivers pulling up to a Shell station at in Orlando, FL are paying. They say they don’t find out what the price is until they get their receipt. Talk about Shell-shock. [More]

Fifteen Arrested After Theme Park Blocks Scarf-Wearing Muslim Customers

Fifteen Arrested After Theme Park Blocks Scarf-Wearing Muslim Customers

Rye Playland, a small Amusement Park in New York’s Westchester County, was briefly shut down Tuesday, after officials refused to allow female Muslim customers to go on rides unless they removed their headscarves. Fifteen people, including three women, were arrested for disorderly conduct. [More]

25 CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In Income
Taxes

25 CEOs Who Made More Than Their Companies Paid In Income Taxes

The Institute for Policy Studies has just released its 18th annual review of U.S. executive compensation and found that 25 out of the country’s 100 highest-paid chief executives actually earned more in 2010 than their companies paid out in corporate income taxes. [More]

JCPenney Removes "Too Pretty To Do Homework" Sweatshirt

JCPenney Removes "Too Pretty To Do Homework" Sweatshirt

After a jcpenney sweatshirt that said, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me,” caused an uproar among bloggers, the retailer has removed the garment from their website and issued an apology. [More]

Sprint Raising ETF To $350 For Smartphones & Tablets

Sprint Raising ETF To $350 For Smartphones & Tablets

While Sprint hasn’t yet joined AT&T and Verizon Wireless in switching from unlimited data plans to tiered pricing, the company has announced it will soon jack up the cost of cancelling your smartphone contract to match the early termination fees charged by these competitors. [More]

American Airlines Had Crappiest Call Wait Times During Irene

American Airlines Had Crappiest Call Wait Times During Irene

The already not known for being similar to Speedy Gonzalez airline phone lines were put to the test during Hurricane Irene when travelers tried to reschedule canceled flights en masse. The call centers were also put to the test by STELLAService, which “mystery shopped” the airlines’ customer service lines to see which had the shortest hold times. American Airlines came in dead last, beating out the second-to-last place Delta by almost an hour. [More]

AT&T "Surprised And Disappointed" By DOJ Effort To Block T-Mobile Purchase

AT&T "Surprised And Disappointed" By DOJ Effort To Block T-Mobile Purchase

Hey AT&T, the federal government has put up a huge roadblock to your $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA. What are you going to do now? [More]

Irene Knocked My Neighbor's Tree On My Deck, But He's Run
Away From His Foreclosure

Irene Knocked My Neighbor's Tree On My Deck, But He's Run Away From His Foreclosure

Irene blew a listing tree onto Brian’s property from his neighbor’s yard, smashing both his deck and fence. A seeming wrinkle is that his neighbor has long ago skipped town, leaving behind his foreclosed house with its drowsy trees untended. Brian wants to know how he can track the guy down, private eye style, and get reimbursed for the tree removal. [More]

Dept. Of Justice Moves To Block AT&T Purchase Of T-Mobile

Dept. Of Justice Moves To Block AT&T Purchase Of T-Mobile

Though it’s been said since the beginning that AT&T’s proposed $39 billion purchase of T-Mobile USA would be an uphill climb, most people seemed to think it would ultimately still go through. But earlier today, lawyers for the federal government filed a lawsuit in federal court to block the merger, saying it would violate antitrust law and “substantially lessen competition.” [More]

The Strange Flavors People Give Ice Cream

The Strange Flavors People Give Ice Cream

Just as culinary mad scientists will attempt to fry just about anything, they will also make ice cream flavors out of the least expected stuff. [More]

Teen Sentenced For 2 To 6 Years For Mugging Man For 7 Cents

Teen Sentenced For 2 To 6 Years For Mugging Man For 7 Cents

A New York judge got tough with a 15-year-old boy convicted of mugging a 73-year-old man, sentencing him for 2 to 6 years in juvenile detention. The judge said he would have given the boy the same 1 to 4 year state prison sentence as a youthful offender that he gave his accomplice if he had taken responsibility for the crime rather than taking back his initial confession. Because the boy with the 2 to 6 year sentence was not convicted as a youthful offender, his crime — unlike that of his accomplice — will stay on his record after he serves his time. [More]

JCPenney Sweatshirt Says "I'm Too Pretty To Do Homework"

JCPenney Sweatshirt Says "I'm Too Pretty To Do Homework"

JCPenney is selling this hot pile of a sweatshirt that says, “I’m too pretty to do my homework so my brother has to do it for me.” UPDATE: The shirt has now been removed from their website. [More]

Judge Says Couple Can Sue Laptop Security Business For
Recording Sex Chats

Judge Says Couple Can Sue Laptop Security Business For Recording Sex Chats

Security companies that track down stolen laptops don’t necessarily have the right to peek into virtual bedrooms. A U.S. District judge ruled that there are potential grounds for a jury to find that a company violated a couple’s privacy when it recorded their sex chats as it attempted to track down a stolen laptop the woman was using. [More]