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“Google Naps” Maps Show The Best Places To Catch Some Shuteye, Antarctica Included

Sometimes you just need a nap. A refreshing, wake-up-invigorated-to-tackle-the-rest-of-your-day nap. But what happens when you’re not at home and are unfamiliar with the best place to lay your head? Fear not, because a pair of Dutch developers have the solution: Google Naps. [More]

Starbucks Says ‘Dumb Starbucks’ Can Not Use Starbucks Name

Starbucks Says ‘Dumb Starbucks’ Can Not Use Starbucks Name

A quick update to the earlier story about the “Dumb Starbucks” store that opened up in L.A. over the weekend with operators claiming they don’t need permission to use the coffee chain’s name because the addition of “dumb” makes it a parody and therefore covered by the doctrine of fair use. Starbucks disagrees. [More]

(Twitter user @MarkMcCune)

‘Dumb Starbucks’ Opens In L.A., But For How Long?

UPDATE: Starbucks has issued an official statement saying that Dumb Starbucks can not use the coffee chain’s name. [More]

(lymang)

Time Warner Cable Impersonators Ask: What Can We Do Worse For Our Customers?


Clearly disappointed that they weren’t able to progress beyond the second round in Consumerist’s Worst Company in America Tournament, Time Warner Cable has put out a call to their customers asking for tips on how they can possibly do things worse. No… that can’t be right. We have a strong suspicion that this press release did not actually come from Time Warner. [More]

Duane Reade Has All Your Back To School Supplies. All Of Them!

Duane Reade Has All Your Back To School Supplies. All Of Them!

From pencils, to bear costumes, to urostomy pouches, Duane Reade is your one-stop back to school supershop. The drug store gets a little gentle ribbing over the extensiveness of its inventory in this amusing little parody ad. [More]

Parody: Baby's Face Lotion

Parody: Baby's Face Lotion

This parody ad riffs on all those “age-defying” facial lotion commercials and takes it to their inevitable and ridiculous conclusion. “People say that I have a baby face,” says the female voiceover, “but now that I’m getting older, t hat’s just not enough.” Cue disturbing special effects. [More]

Smoke Pink Cigarettes, Fight Breast Cancer

Smoke Pink Cigarettes, Fight Breast Cancer

For every pack of pink cigarettes you smoke, RJ Morris will donate half a cent to breast cancer research. [More]

How To Fix iPhone 4 "Death Grip" Issue

How To Fix iPhone 4 "Death Grip" Issue

Here’s a custom mod you can apply to your iPhone 4 to fix any “death grip” related signal loss. [More]

North Face Reaches Settlement With South Butt

North Face Reaches Settlement With South Butt

Clothier North Face has reached an out-of-court settlement with parody vestment maker “South Butt.” Once again, comedy wins! [More]

South Butt Rebuts North Face

South Butt Rebuts North Face

“South Butt,” sued by North Face for trademark infringement, has filed a delightfully nyah-nyah answer to the apparel maker’s legal claims. While North Face asserts that South Butt is sewing confusion and mistake among consumers, and deceiving them, the parody company, intent on a 1st Amendment defense, insists that that “the consuming public is well aware of the difference between a face and a butt.” The rest of the fun filing, inside… [More]

Here's Something We Won't Be Investigating

Here's Something We Won't Be Investigating

We asked for permission but our boss said, “No.”

Ford Announces Solution To America's Car Woes: The 1993 Taurus

Ford Announces Solution To America's Car Woes: The 1993 Taurus

Here’s a video from The Onion that pretty much sums up our nation’s automobile situation. The added incentive of a free Primus tape is really what sold me.

DirecTV's Dead Guy Advertising Motif Taken To The Extreme

DirecTV's Dead Guy Advertising Motif Taken To The Extreme

Taking the creepiness of the DirecTV Chris Farley ad and running with it, comedy site Landine TV has parodied the campaign with three ads starring Heath Ledger, JFK and Jesus.

The North Face Thinks You Might Confuse Them With "The South Butt"

The North Face Thinks You Might Confuse Them With "The South Butt"

Is The North Face‘s near total overpriced puffy jacket dominance threatened by an 18-year-old college student who sells parody t-shirts, fleece jackets and shorts? Apparently!

Awesome People Film A Melodrama At IKEA

Awesome People Film A Melodrama At IKEA

I’ve long thought that Ikea would serve as an ideal backdrop for a drama of marital discord and corporate intrigue and, now, finally, it is. David Seger and Paul Bartunek created “Ikea Heights,” a short film shot entirely in a Ikea store in Burbank, California. It’s worth noting that this is MUCH funnier than Ikea’s own Ikea comedy.

Sony Releases New Stupid Piece Of Sh*t That Doesn't F*cking Work


This video has swearing, but its newsworthiness demands that we f*cking post it anyway.

Court Says Man Can Continue To Sell Tasteless Walmart Parody T-Shirts

Court Says Man Can Continue To Sell Tasteless Walmart Parody T-Shirts

Timothy Batten in Atlanta ruled that Charles Smith may maintain his Web sites, http://www.walocaust.com and http://www.walqaeda.com. Smith also may continue to sell novelty, satirical merchandise that criticizes the company, the judge said.

Veringular: We're Dropping Your Calls On Purpose And There Isn't **** You Can Do About It

[Adult Swim]