(Nicholas DiMaio)

Shoplifter Tries To Steal From Macy’s, Leaves Shirt, Bra, And Purse Behind

The woman suspected of shoplifting last night at a Macy’s store in California may be a little confused about how this whole “shoplifting” thing works. Police say that a loss prevention officer spotted the woman slipping items into her purse, and tried to detain her. Her shirt and bra came off during the altercation, and she fled the mall topless. [More]

Best Buy Celebrates Earth Day By Imagining A World Made Of Plastic & Wires

Best Buy Celebrates Earth Day By Imagining A World Made Of Plastic & Wires

Oh, Best Buy. If only we could give you a gift card so you could buy a clue. Yesterday was Earth Day, when we globe-dwellers were supposed to stop, think and honor our planet. Maybe you started composting, or promised to stop keeping lights on in empty rooms. Over at Best Buy, they celebrated by imagining a world that does away with pesky natural substances, and is instead overwhelmingly comprised of electronics. [More]

Coffee Shop Owner Uses Twitter To Ban Breastfeeding In His
Store, Seems Surprised By Reaction

Coffee Shop Owner Uses Twitter To Ban Breastfeeding In His Store, Seems Surprised By Reaction

Yesterday, a coffee shop called The DoubleShot in Tulsa, OK sent out a tweet announcing that breastfeeding was now banned on the premises: “Notice: No breastfeeding at the DoubleShot. Thank you.” (The tweet has since been removed, but a tipster saved it for us.) This set off a torrent of angry reactions on Twitter, partly because everyone loves to fight about breastfeeding and partly because it’s World Breastfeeding Week. [More]

This Home Depot Banner Upsets Customers For Some Reason

This Home Depot Banner Upsets Customers For Some Reason

What do you think of when you think of Home Depot? Planes from a nearby airport crashing into the building, of course, which is obviously why this Home Depot in Farmingdale, NY put up such a creative felt banner. The person who shot the photo and posted it to NYCAviation last Friday says that when he asked to see a manager the sales associate responded, “What kind of manager?” You know, the store manager or the incendiary felt banner manager, because there’s both. [More]

Your New iPhone's Reception Is Bad Because You're Holding It Wrong

Your New iPhone's Reception Is Bad Because You're Holding It Wrong

Apple has a message for you if you notice problems with the reception on your shiny new iPhone 4. The problem isn’t the phone–it’s you. If you hold your phone so that your gubby little hands bridge the metal antenna bars that wrap around the phone, the signal will suck more than usual. Apple’s high-tech solution: don’t hold it that way. [More]

Wegmans Charges $1.50 For Free Bottle Of Listerine

Wegmans Charges $1.50 For Free Bottle Of Listerine

Please, Wegmans. You know we’ve gone down this road with Target and they refuse to seek help. You’re the grocery store I grew up with, and even Consumer Reports loves you. So why does it have to be this way? Why are you going crazy? [More]

Sears Declares Halloween "Black Friday"

Sears Declares Halloween "Black Friday"

Forget Christmas creep. How about Black Friday creep? Sears went ahead and declared last weekend, October 30 and 31st, the beginning of Black Friday, and told their mailing list so.

Hy-Vee Invites Customers To Fight Diabetes While Getting Diabetes

Hy-Vee Invites Customers To Fight Diabetes While Getting Diabetes

A reader sent us this great event that Hy-Vee, a midwestern grocery chain, recently held to fight diabetes. Unfortunately the benefit has already ended, but join them next weekend when they fight cirrhosis with dollar beers.