At The Melting Pot, Kids Eat Free For $15

At The Melting Pot, Kids Eat Free For $15

At Erica’s local Melting Pot, they have what sounds like a super fun event, a Little Chefs dinner where kids can cook macaroni and cheese fondue and a chocolate dessert fondue, while wearing chef hats and learning the magical ways of cheese and chocolate. That sounds fun…but Erica received an e-mail from the restaurant that made this all seem very confusing. [More]

Party City Takes Marketing Lessons From Macy's

Party City Takes Marketing Lessons From Macy's

Consumers are so literal-minded. We see a sign that says “all items $1,” and we foolishly believe that all items cost $1. Marketers take advantage of these tendencies with signage trickery and cruel, cruel asterisks. That’s what Andrey found at a Party City store. “It’s neither [all] on sale, nor does it make any sense,” he typed on his phone. [More]

American Family Association Accuses Sears Of Selling Porn,
Needs To Learn What Porn Really Is

American Family Association Accuses Sears Of Selling Porn, Needs To Learn What Porn Really Is

Remember those posters you used to flip through at the back of Spencer Gifts in the mall? The ones featuring scantily clad women — and some bare-chested dudes — looking all sexy-like into the camera? Well, apparently the not-at-all-insane people at the American Family Association are convinced that these are pornographic… and they are absolutely livid that they can be purchased at Sears.com. [More]

Asterisks n’ Things

Asterisks n’ Things

Here’s a more complete copy of the questionable Linens n’ Things ad we wondered about yesterday. Click to expand.

When Is Everything, Not?

When Is Everything, Not?