GM Reveals Secret Project It Developed With Bailout Money

GM Reveals Secret Project It Developed With Bailout Money

Finally, the truth is revealed: this is clearly where the bailout money went. Below, watch a Chevy Volt promotion song-and-dance-spectacular performed earlier this month at the LA Auto Show. [More]

Sears Driver Runs Over Customers' Dog, Inspires Website

Sears Driver Runs Over Customers' Dog, Inspires Website

What do you do when a Sears delivery driver runs over one of your dogs and kills it, but all Sears will tell you is that it’s your fault for letting your dog out of the house? You start a website called searskilledmydog.com. Update: There has been a reconciliation between the owners and Sears. I’ve included a statement from Sears below. [More]

Tiger Ad Bears Hidden Truths

Tiger Ad Bears Hidden Truths

Spotted by TMZ, this ad, which trumpets Wood’s off-roading ability, ran in Monday’s Wall Street Journal. [More]

Helicopter Medics Are Literally Dying To Save People

Helicopter Medics Are Literally Dying To Save People

Mommas, don’t let your babies grow up to be medical helicopter pilots. The Washington Post reports the cut-throat, private, for-profit $2.5 billion industry is getting more dangerous, due to crashes and ill-advised flights in bad weather. In 2008, 23 crew members and five patients died, making it the deadliest year ever:

Best Buy Employees Fired For Attempting To Stop Knife-Wielding Shoplifters

Best Buy Employees Fired For Attempting To Stop Knife-Wielding Shoplifters

If you work at Best Buy, don’t tackle any knife-wielding shoplifters or you’ll be fired. That’s what happened to two Best Buy employees who chased a couple shoplifters who were fleeing with armloads of merchandise towards a waiting car.

One-Armed Abercrombie & Fitch Worker Wins Wrongful Dismissal Case

One-Armed Abercrombie & Fitch Worker Wins Wrongful Dismissal Case

A former UK Abercrombie & Fitch employee whose prosthetic arm didn’t comport with the store’s “look policy” has won a case against the clothier for wrongful dismissal and emotional trauma.

Petland Employees Drowned Rabbits, Posted Photos on Facebook

Petland Employees Drowned Rabbits, Posted Photos on Facebook

We’ve written about pet store chain Petland before, due to their documented use of puppy mills and snarky response to groups that protested said use of puppy mills. Now PETA claims to have found photos on a Petland employee’s Facebook page that show her grinning while holding up the wet, lifeless bodies of two rabbits she had just drowned.

Taco Bell Chihuahua Mascot Dies

Taco Bell Chihuahua Mascot Dies

Gidget, the tiny Chihuahua star of Taco Bell‘s “Yo Quiero Taco Bell” ad series in the ’90s, in addition to other ad and film work, died yesterday of an apparent stroke. She (yes, she) was fifteen years old.

Don't Threaten To Kill Telemarketers

Don't Threaten To Kill Telemarketers

We know how you feel; telemarketers suck. But no matter how much they’re in the wrong, please don’t threaten to burn down their place of business and then kill them and their families—even if they call you a jackass—because they may report you to the police. Then, if your police are anything like the ones in St. Louis, Missouri, you’ll likely be arrested and charged for making terrorist threats, like poor Charles Papenfus.

Awful Movers Move Woman To Tears

Awful Movers Move Woman To Tears

Moving is never easy, but San Francisco resident Carleigh thought her transplant from a one-bedroom apartment to a one-bedroom condo wouldn’t be so tough. Ron, a customer service rep from Starving Students movers, talked a good game, convincing Carleigh the company could pull off the move in the three-hour time window the HOA demanded.

Slim Jim Shortages Cause Widespread Turmoil, Healthy Sodium And Cholesterol Levels

Slim Jim Shortages Cause Widespread Turmoil, Healthy Sodium And Cholesterol Levels

If you’re noticing a lack of mechanically separated chicken and hydrolyzed corn gluten in your diet, you’re not alone. The tragic ConAgra factory explosion that killed three people near Raleigh, N.C. ended Slim Jim production until this fall. [Update: The factory is reopening on July 27.] It was the only place where the snack sticks are manufactured.

Billy Mays Likely Died Of Heart Disease

Billy Mays Likely Died Of Heart Disease

A Florida medical examiner says that beloved pitchman Billy Mays suffered from hypertensive heart disease and likely died of a heart attack. A day earlier, Mays bumped his head during a rough landing on a US Airways flight — but the autopsy showed no head trauma.

Man Dies Trying To Stop Verizon Van

Man Dies Trying To Stop Verizon Van

The Washington Post says that a 79-year-old widower died after trying to stop a Verizon technician from pulling out of his drive way. The man was apparently extremely frustrated with his service, in addition to being quite lonely since his wife passed away from a stroke.

Continental Pilot Dies Midflight, Crew Lands Jet Safely

Continental Pilot Dies Midflight, Crew Lands Jet Safely

CNN is reporting that the pilot of Continental Flight 61 from Brussels to Newark died midflight, forcing a relief pilot to take over the controls of the Boeing 777.

Sorry, Your Prosthetic Arm Doesn't Fit With Abercrombie & Fitch's "Look Policy"

Sorry, Your Prosthetic Arm Doesn't Fit With Abercrombie & Fitch's "Look Policy"

UPDATE: One-Armed Abercrombie & Fitch Worker Wins Wrongful Dismissal Case

http://consumerist.com/2009/05/27/consumer-reports-safety-has-information/

Consumer Reports Safety has information (including a video) on how to prevent the type of home exercise equipment accident that caused the horribly, horribly sad death of Mike Tyson‘s 4-year-old daughter.

Comcast Wants You Back, Leaves Comcastic Love Notes

Comcast Wants You Back, Leaves Comcastic Love Notes

Kevin abandoned Comcast and switched to FiOS. Since then, his jilted cable/Internet company has made it quite clear how badly they want him back. They can’t believe it when they hear that he won’t see them. Denial is tough to watch.

Settlement In Shopper Stampede Case; Wal-Mart Avoids Criminal Charges

Settlement In Shopper Stampede Case; Wal-Mart Avoids Criminal Charges

Wal-Mart will not face criminal charges in the death of temporary holiday worker Jdimytai Damour at its Valley Stream, NY store. Damour was posted at the front of the store when the out-of-control early morning crowd broke the door down, and he was trampled to death.