Target Is Refrigerating Their Doritos For Some Reason

Target Is Refrigerating Their Doritos For Some Reason

Steve was shopping at Target when he noticed something that stopped him cold. The Doritos were refrigerated, in a case alongside cheese and fresh ground meat.
Is this yet another strange new variety of Doritos, or a strange new habit of Target’s? [More]

Jos. A. Bank Attempts To Fend Off Men’s Wearhouse Get Weirder

Jos. A. Bank Attempts To Fend Off Men’s Wearhouse Get Weirder

Everyone was getting bored with the constant drama in the Men’s Wearhouse/Jos. A. Bank saga, and we ran out of “gonna like the way you look” jokes weeks ago. That’s why Joey B. decided to mix things up last week and make what seems like a completely random offer to acquire Eddie Bauer. [More]

(Chris Rief aka Spodie Odie)

Why Do Hotels Give You Free Tiny Soaps, But No Tiny Toothpastes?

Airline security regulations mean that traveling with a big tube of toothpaste in your carry-on is a distant memory. Yet, in their selection of mini toiletries, hotels give us bottles of lotion and bubble bath, but not one thing that just about everyone uses: toothpaste. Why is that? No one expects them to give us toothpaste because they don’t…because no one expects them to. [More]

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This Reese’s Peanut Butter Christmas Tree Looks Like The World’s Tastiest Poop

This Reese’s peanut butter Christmas tree resembles many things. Tipster Chris, who found it, says that it resembles “a combination turd/dildo.” It kind of looks like a sword made out of those long, thin balloons used for balloon animals. If you held it upside down, it would look a little like a palm tree. What it doesn’t resemble in any way is a Christmas tree. [More]

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Amazon Trade-In Trades My Camera For Invisible Camera

Nate saw that he could get a few bucks for his old Canon Digital Rebel camera using Amazon Trade-In. It was a few bucks more than he could get using eBay, so he packed it up and waited for his $97. They didn’t agree about its condition, so he asked to have it sent back. He received back the manual and cables in a smaller Amazon box…but where was the camera? [More]

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Orbitz Insists The Flight I Took Was Actually Canceled, Withholds $133

You know those paranoid sci-fi stories where everything the protagonist thought he knew about reality starts to come apart at the seams and he has to question whether he really is married to Sharon Stone or maybe he’s really trapped on an island with that Hobbit guy? Well, that’s what Orbitz is doing to Devin (well, maybe not the Sharon Stone part). [More]

Illness In Dogs Traced To Chinese Chicken Jerky

Illness In Dogs Traced To Chinese Chicken Jerky

The first thing that I do when looking at a bag of pet treats is turn it over and look for the country of origin. I’m not alone–and not paranoid, as it turns out. A few weeks ago, the Food and Drug Administration reminded American pet owners about unexplained and sometimes fatal illnesses related to chicken jerky treats imported from China. The FDA and its counterparts around the world have been warning consumers to be alert about jerky-related illnesses since 2007. [More]

"Sick" Pilots Cause Continental To Cancel Additional Flights

"Sick" Pilots Cause Continental To Cancel Additional Flights

Whatever illness has stricken Continental pilots, it sure isn’t Flyin’ Fever, because sick pilots forced the airline to cancel six flights Thursday after shutting down 24 Wednesday. Coincidentally, United Continental Holdings is engaged in tense negotiations with pilots working for its subsidiaries. [More]

Anonymous El Paso Woman Passes Out $100 Bills To Discount Store Customers

Anonymous El Paso Woman Passes Out $100 Bills To Discount Store Customers

Some shoppers who happened to be hanging around an El Paso Big Lots Wednesday morning received some unexpected gifts — $100 bills handed out by a mysterious woman who sought to “bless them” with a Benjamin. [More]

Report: Hundreds Of Thousands Told They Owe Defunct Hollywood Video

Report: Hundreds Of Thousands Told They Owe Defunct Hollywood Video

It turns out the reader who received a mysterious notice saying he owed a bunch of money to deceased Hollywood Video is far from alone. [More]

Is A Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Attacking My Time Warner DVR?

Is A Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy Attacking My Time Warner DVR?

Micah has an unusual problem with Time Warner Cable. He tells Consumerist that his DVR simply refuses to record two daily programs that he likes to watch. Those programs? Countdown with Keith Olbermann and The Rachel Maddow Show. A Time Warner technician could find no problems with the DVR itself. [More]

Watch For Mysterious Data Usage On Your iPhone

Watch For Mysterious Data Usage On Your iPhone

If you’re on one of AT&T’s limited data plans, you’d better start carefully monitoring the data usage, because some customers are noticing unexplainable daily hits on their accounts. The support forums at Apple are filled with pages of theories and complaints from frustrated customers, but our tipster David got the following admission directly from an AT&T rep: “She told me that most, if not all, 3g-capable iPhones were being charged erroneously like I had been experiencing. She told me AT&T was unaware of why the data was being charged, and where it was coming from.” [More]

Woman Says Southwest Refused To Serve Her Alcohol, Wouldn't Say Why

Woman Says Southwest Refused To Serve Her Alcohol, Wouldn't Say Why

Angel says she hadn’t had any alcohol before getting on her Southwest Airlines flight last week, but for some reason the flight attendant decided–after first taking her order–that she felt “uncomfortable” serving Angel her vodka and Coke. [More]

Does The "S. Larson" Who Always Signs Citibank Customer Letters Really Exist?

Does The "S. Larson" Who Always Signs Citibank Customer Letters Really Exist?

For decades, “S. Larson” has been the named that signed the bottom of Citibank’s letters to customers. But does this person actually exist or are they a construct? [More]

Stone Brewing Co. Discovers Its Beer Mustard Is Missing The Beer

Stone Brewing Co. Discovers Its Beer Mustard Is Missing The Beer

In addition to pale ales, Stone Brewing Co. sells mustards and sauces made with beer. Last week, in a blog post titled “MustardGate 2010,” the company announced that it recently discovered its mustards were beerless. (Or as they describe it, those mustards are “instant beer mustards–just add beer!”) The real mystery is what happened to the beer; the brewer says the kegs sent out to the mustard company were sent back empty. [More]

Verizon Buries Bags Of Rocks In Woman's Yard

Verizon Buries Bags Of Rocks In Woman's Yard

A woman in Albany, NY was gardening in her front yard and uncovered a white plastic bag filled with rocks. Then she found more, over a dozen in all, which turned out to have been placed there by Verizon workers who had removed an old utility pole last month and had run out of sand. [More]

Target Ignores Its Own Ban, Lets Petitioners Annoy Shoppers

Target Ignores Its Own Ban, Lets Petitioners Annoy Shoppers

Target has a ban on any sort of petitioning or fund-raising activities in front of its stores, even in California, but G says that yesterday he went to the Target in Vallejo, CA and ran into a group of petitioners at the entrance (see photos). [More]

Weird Auto-Dialer Scam Curses At You If No Operators Are Available

Weird Auto-Dialer Scam Curses At You If No Operators Are Available

There’s a strange auto-dialer message going around right now that asks you to call back for important info. When you call back, you might end up being offered lower interest rates on your credit card… or you might get a voicemail inbox where a man yells at you, “You stupid f***ing b*tch!” [More]