Tips For Keeping Your Tires On The Road During A Rain Storm

Tips For Keeping Your Tires On The Road During A Rain Storm

When roads get wet, the danger level increases significantly. Fast, careless driving can cause you to skid and hydroplane, risking your own life as well as that of anyone who’s on the road with you. [More]

I'm Watching Continental Let My Bags Get Soaked, Will I Be Compensated?

I'm Watching Continental Let My Bags Get Soaked, Will I Be Compensated?

Reader Ken is sitting on a plane right now watching his bags get soaked. He’s wondering if he’ll be able to get compensation for the water damage. [More]

Texas Car Dealership Will Give Away Cars If It Rains

Texas Car Dealership Will Give Away Cars If It Rains

What’s a great way for a car dealer to get attention during a drought? Offer customers a free car if it rains. No, the dealership owner won’t be standing out front in a poncho, handing out keys to everyone who passes by on the appointed day. It’s cleverer than that.

U.S. Open Backtracks After Telling 42,500 People They'll Get No Refund For Spending A Day In The Rain

U.S. Open Backtracks After Telling 42,500 People They'll Get No Refund For Spending A Day In The Rain

The U.S. Golf Association initially told 42,500 U.S. Open ticketholders who spent most of Thursday standing in the rain that they would be unable to refund or exchange their tickets. Then New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo stepped in and convinced the USGA to make the washed-out tickets valid for entry on Monday. Tomorrow’s forecast: rain.

Does Delta Pipe-In Rainsounds Midflight?

Does Delta Pipe-In Rainsounds Midflight?

During the Delta airline flight I rode yesterday, I could swear that in the middle of it they started piping in the sound of a rainstorm. It sounded like one of those Amazon rain forest soundmakers, you know, the ones where it’s a piece of tree limb and you turn it upside down and the beads inside make a pleasant rain sound. Then again, I was sitting pretty far in the back, so maybe it was just the sound of the head emptying. Unfortunately I don’t suffer from synaesthesia and my auditory faculties don’t interfere with my olfactory ones.

If You Live In A Flood Zone, Consider Flood Insurance

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Above And Beyond: Eddie Bauer Won't Leave You Out In The Rain

An Eddie Bauer in downtown State College, Pennsylvania replaced Anne’s pricey old umbrella without any charge or hassle. Anne purchased the umbrella several years ago, and was assured Eddie Bauer would “take care of it” if anything went wrong. In accordance with Murphy’s law, the umbrella broke one rainy day.

When I get to the desk, I proffer it and say that it’s broken, and that I was told that they’d deal with it, but I don’t know if that means that they’ll fix it, or send a replacement, or what. The girl checks with her manager, who’s standing right next to her, but is on the phone. The manager interrupts her phone call to tell me to go pick out another one. They don’t even look at it to see if it’s actually broken.

AOL Weather Alerts Only Happy When It Rains

AOL Weather Alerts Only Happy When It Rains

We like to Technorati up companies that are on Gawker overlord Nick Denton’s Nixonesque ‘Enemy Hit List’ from time to time and see if anything’s slipped through the cracks. A juicy stream-of-conscious rant about AOL on some MySpace idiot’s blog can really shoot rainbows through those Slow Tuesday doldrums.