Stand On The X, Get A Parachuting Grilled Cheese Hurled At You

Stand On The X, Get A Parachuting Grilled Cheese Hurled At You

What is a jaffle? It’s sort of a grilled cheese sandwich or panini with its edges sealed, making it easy to transport. Every few months, some “profit-agnostic” entrepreneurs from Melbourne, Australia draw an “X” on the ground, let their followers know through social media, and fling parachute-suspended sandwiches at their customers. [More]

The sign outside this Montreal restaurant translates into English as, "Pick-up line of the day: does this tissue smell like chloroform?"

Restaurant Defends Chloroform/Rape Sign As “Harmless”

Because nothing lures in potential diners to your restaurant than a rape joke, an eatery in Montreal has defended its decision to display such a joke in public on a sandwich board outside its front door. [More]

Holy Crap, The FreeCreditReport.com Guy Is French-Canadian

Holy Crap, The FreeCreditReport.com Guy Is French-Canadian

In celebration of the upcoming FTC-mandated drastic changes to “free” credit report advertising and web sites, public radio program Marketplace located the actor and musician who serves as the public face of FreeCreditReport.com in its horrifically catchy ads. That’s when they discovered something that, as they put it, means you will never look at the ads the same way again. The singing spokesdude, Eric Violette, is actually a pretty talented musician, but he isn’t the man singing the jingle. See, the commercials were cast and filmed in Montreal, and Violette has a distinct French accent. [More]

Movie Theater Pays $10,000 Damages In Snack Search Lawsuit

Movie Theater Pays $10,000 Damages In Snack Search Lawsuit

What ruins your movie-going experience more than being searched for surreptitious snacks? Having your mom discover that you’re taking birth control pills when movie theater employees go through your purse.

Coffee Shop Installs Fake Security Camera In Bathroom

Coffee Shop Installs Fake Security Camera In Bathroom

A coffee shop in Montreal has removed a “dud” security camera from its bathroom after news of it hit the local papers. Corporate headquarters asked the franchise owner to take it down, and apologized/avoided blame in a press release that said they were “not consulted in advance.” The franchise owner had installed it as a sort of junkie scarecrow, to frighten away heroin users who were leaving dirty needles in the bathroom stall.