Man Develops Cobwebs Waiting For Verizon FiOS To Lookup His Address

Man Develops Cobwebs Waiting For Verizon FiOS To Lookup His Address

It should not take numerous minutes for Verizon to look up John’s address just to see if he might be eligible for FiOS. All told it took them 27 minutes just to locate his address and say, nope, you can’t get FiOS. So he served them by talking trash about their database. Oh snap! [More]

Suspected ID Thief Helps Police By Posing For Sam's Club Photo

Suspected ID Thief Helps Police By Posing For Sam's Club Photo

If you’re going to use someone else’s identity to go on a shopping spree, you might as well go hog-wild and hit some upscale stores. At the very least, don’t go shopping at a discount warehouse store where you’ll need to have your picture taken for your membership card. [More]

23 Things An Extended Warranty Call Center Rep Wished You Knew

23 Things An Extended Warranty Call Center Rep Wished You Knew

A shadowy figure steps out of the shadows, his fingers nicotine-stained and shaking. He glances around nervously before leaping forward and grabbing you by the lapels. “I’ve got 23 things to tell you about calling into an extended warranty call center,” he says, “and I don’t have much time.” [More]

How Does The Gawker Privacy Leak Concern Consumerist Users?

How Does The Gawker Privacy Leak Concern Consumerist Users?

If you’ve got an account on Gawker.com or any of its sister sites (Kotaku, Gizmodo, Deadspin and Jezebel among others), you’ll probably want to change your passwords because anonymous hackers have swiped usernames, email addresses and passwords and made them available via a torrent file. And by change your password, we potentially mean all of them. Now. [More]

You Make The Call — Did Lady Antebellum Rob Alan Parsons Project Blind?

If it sounds like you’ve heard Lady Antebellum’s Country Music Award-winning “Need You Now” a million times, maybe it’s because it’s been on the radio since 1982, when the Alan Parsons Project released the same song with different words as “Eye in the Sky.” [More]

My Frozen Waffles Stink, As Does Company's Response

My Frozen Waffles Stink, As Does Company's Response

Brad says a breakfast-befouling chemical odor emits from his Eggo waffles when he opens the package. When he brought up the issue to Kellogg, he says the company tried to satisfy him with some coupons, which he used to buy more waffles, only to experience the same problem. He sent a package to Kellogg and is waiting to hear back, and has also gone to the Food And Drug Administration. [More]

My Hotel Room Has Bedbugs — What Do I Do?

Rick woke up in his hotel bed to find he’d been joined by several unwanted strangers for some dirty exchanging of bodily fluids. That’s right, he’s got bedbugs. He’s freaked out and doesn’t know what to do. [More]

Woman Uses Cell Phone In 1928?

Woman Uses Cell Phone In 1928?

In what’s either evidence of time travel, an impossibly elaborate hoax or just a clip of an insane woman talking to a shoehorn, an independent filmmaker has sifted through the DVD special features of Charlie Chaplin’s 1928 movie The Circus to find footage of what appears to be a woman talking on a cell phone. [More]

Game-Hating Group Says 19 Percent Of Kids Can Buy M-Rated Titles

Game-Hating Group Says 19 Percent Of Kids Can Buy M-Rated Titles

Striking a blow against the validity of the self-regulatory practices of the video game industry, the Parents Television Council conducted a survey that found 19 percent of kids could buy Mature-rated games at retailers. [More]

Congrats, You Won A Text From A Scammer, Not $200 From Target

Congrats, You Won A Text From A Scammer, Not $200 From Target

Jim filled out a Target survey for the chance to win $5,000, and was excited to get a seemingly related phone call from someone telling him he had won a $200 runner-up prize. Then his heart sank when the guy on the other line demanded a $2.95 shipping fee up front to collect his money. Noting the dead giveaway of a con, he refused. [More]

South Park Creator Apologizes For Plagiarism
'Mistake'

South Park Creator Apologizes For Plagiarism 'Mistake'

If last week’s episode of South Park seemed familiar, it’s because you might have already seen the jokes and dialogue when they were first created, for a College Humor video. [More]

Band Says Pep Boys Left Its Van Unlocked In Parking Lot

Band Says Pep Boys Left Its Van Unlocked In Parking Lot

In a Facebook post, the indie band Lemuria says Pep Boys left its van unlocked in its parking lot after it fixed the vehicle following a robbery. And then a car thief came along and tried to hotwire the van. [More]

Favre's Photography Endeavor Could Lose Him $100 Million In Endorsements

Favre's Photography Endeavor Could Lose Him $100 Million In Endorsements

Over his storied career, Brett Favre has developed a reputation for inexplicable turnovers, but his off-field exploits could cause his biggest giveaway yet. Accusations that he sent lewd pictures and text messages to a whistle blower could make him cough up $100 million in potential endorsements over the rest of his life. [More]

Confessions Of A Department Store Credit Card Upseller

Confessions Of A Department Store Credit Card Upseller

J works at JC Penney and isn’t comfortable with what he describes as the company’s conniving ways of convincing customers to apply for awful credit cards they don’t need. [More]

Kmart Warns Spanish Speakers Not To Open Stuff Before They Buy

Kmart Warns Spanish Speakers Not To Open Stuff Before They Buy

Kmart scientists have discovered that everyone who opens products and leaves them on shelves can read Spanish, so a Maryland store has cleverly posted this sign to warn stuff-openers to ceasendesisto. Silly Patrick, who spotted the appropriate and in-no-way-insensitive signage, takes issue with its posting: [More]

Were 'Biodegradable' Sun Chips Bags Not So Biodegradable?

Were 'Biodegradable' Sun Chips Bags Not So Biodegradable?

Before you shed a green, biodegradable tear over news that Sun Chips has scrapped its environmentally friendly but unwieldy packaging, consider the possibility that perhaps the bags didn’t dissolve into nothing as easily as advertised. [More]

BP Took 79 Days To Do Fix Citizen Sent Them On Day 6

BP Took 79 Days To Do Fix Citizen Sent Them On Day 6

A reader claims he emailed BP and the White House on April 28th with the very method put into place to seal the gushing oil well on July 10th, and all he ever got back were boilerplate form letter replies. [More]

Researchers: Violent Games Make Some Teens More Hostile

Researchers: Violent Games Make Some Teens More Hostile

If your teenager is quick to anger and depression, disagreeable and likes to break rules, video games may not just be letting him blow off steam, but may actually accentuate his dark tendencies, a study by professors from Villanova and Rutgers concluded. [More]