Cruise Ship Passengers Mutiny After Being Stranded For 3 Days

Cruise Ship Passengers Mutiny After Being Stranded For 3 Days

After the electricity failed, passengers on the MSC Opera luxury cruise ship found themselves stranded at sea for three days, reports The Daily Mail. The toilets stopped working, there were blackouts, water was in short supply and at one point, passengers were only given rolls to eat. Then they rebelled. [More]

Motorola Droid 2 Screen Shatters In Man's Ear, Blood Everywhere

Motorola Droid 2 Screen Shatters In Man's Ear, Blood Everywhere

A Texas man showed up at the hospital with blood streaming down his ear after his Motorola Droid 2 screen shattered in his ear. [More]

Pumpkinhead New Raisin Bran Crunch Spokesthing?

Pumpkinhead New Raisin Bran Crunch Spokesthing?

When I first watched Pumpkinhead–an Alien-style monster who’s rampaged through a few B-level horror movies–go on and on about finding inner peace and online dating, I thought of The Office. Now that I think about it, it’s probably closer in style to Aardman’s Creature Comfort animations. Either way, if you like horror movies, breakfast cereal, British accents, and very silly advertising, you’ll appreciate this clip. [More]

Dear God: Comcast To Consider Partnering With Ticketmaster

Dear God: Comcast To Consider Partnering With Ticketmaster

When you read about the proposed Ticketmaster/Live Nation merger, you might have thought to yourself, “Sure, this would be a merger between the world’s largest ticketing company and the largest concert promoter, but I think it could be more horrifying.” Comcast apparently agrees, as they’re considering getting in on the merger.

Unemployment Visualized As A Zombie Outbreak

Unemployment Visualized As A Zombie Outbreak

At some point, we’re going to have to stop referring to every red-hued outbreak map as being zombie-like, but this is not that point. It’s nearly Halloween, the #2 movie in the nation is Zombieland, and yesterday the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis warned that unemployment may exceed 10% before the end of the year. This is the appropriate way to view unemployment today.

No Charges In Case Of Utility Freezing 93-Year-Old To Death

No Charges In Case Of Utility Freezing 93-Year-Old To Death

No charges will be filed in the case of a 93-year old Michigan man who froze to death after the utility company put a malfunctioning electricity limiter on his house.

Utility Freezes 93-Year-Old To Death For Overdue Bill

Utility Freezes 93-Year-Old To Death For Overdue Bill

UPDATE: No Charges In Case Of Utility Freezing 93-Year-Old To Death

Don ‘t Lick This Poster

Don ‘t Lick This Poster

Consumer affairs is a subject with enough maniacs and skeletons-in-closets that this site really celebrates Halloween all year round. But we’re going to make at least a token effort to get ghastlier as it gets closer to Halloween.

What Is Up With These Horny Comcast Techs?

What Is Up With These Horny Comcast Techs?

Remember that gal who had Comcast install her cable and then the tech proceeded to call her over and over again, trying to get a date? Reader Andrew reports that the tech got turned in by another Comcast tech. The first lovelorn tech left a message on her cellphone saying that he was wrong and would stop calling. However, the second Comcast tech may have just been trying to make elbow room . He too hit on our consumer and asked her out.

Happy Day of Labor!

Happy Day of Labor!

Today is a bank holiday for the Gawker Media Network but that doesn’t mean that the fickle wheel of commerce stops keep spinning round. Here’s some updates on consumer’s stories we reported on last week.

UPDATE: Comcast Tech Fails Installing Cable to Customer’s Heart

UPDATE: Comcast Tech Fails Installing Cable to Customer’s Heart

Eager to prevent another snakesonablog style sleepy tech debacle, a Comcast rep contacted us about the unwelcomlingly amorous cable installer. She says:

Comcast Tech Fails Installing Cable to Customer’s Heart

Comcast Tech Fails Installing Cable to Customer’s Heart

It’s expected that Comcast cable installs are both late and flawed, but Andrew W’s friend adds a new wrinkle: unwelcome love advances.

Don’t Get a Kidney from Kaiser

Kaiser agreed to a punitive damages totaling $5 million after opening a new kidney transplant center with a disapointing success rate, to say the least.

Turns Out You CAN Get Insurance Insurance

Turns Out You CAN Get Insurance Insurance

CIGNA Changes Mind About Paying $9700 Surgery Bill

CIGNA Changes Mind About Paying $9700 Surgery Bill

Ahhh, the second of the insurance stories has trickled in and it’s a rip-roaring doozy.

Virgin Express’ David Cronenberg’s The Brood

Virgin Express’ David Cronenberg’s The Brood

Over at the illustrious AdFreak, we saw this European ad for Virgin express, in which the fetal claw of an unborn child rips through the plushy layers of its mother’s belly to grasp at what appears to be an Apple brand Mighty Mouse. Or maybe someone punched their fist through her back, we’re not quite sure. The slogan? The earlier you book, the cheaper you fly.